21.10.14

Turtle Neck, Skater Skirt, Tall Boots

knee high vintage boots skater skirt
denim skater skirt zadig&voltaire watch cross body bag
outfit knee high vintage boots skater skirt
turtle neck denim skater skirt cross body bag
turtle neck knee high vintage boots skater skirt
knee high vintage boots skater skirt

oversized cardigan: Zara - sleeveless turtle neck: Ebay - skater skirt: ASOS - cross body bag: H&M - knee high boots: Vintage
pictures by Charlotte

You know what clothing item gets way too little credit these days? The sleeveless turtle neck. I remember seeing these in my early teens, rocked by the Ally McBeals, Buffy-the-vampire-slayers and Halliwell sisters of my television world. The sleeveless turtle neck has this perfect balance of sexy meets prim-and-proper, with all of its boob-enhancing qualities, and I guess that always appealed to me. The whole idea of looking like you mean business, but also having great boobs. I'm truly a child of third wave feminism, obviously.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a sleeveless turtle neck these days? SO HARD. I ended up finding this particular rendition of the silhouette on Ebay, and it turned out exactly like what I wanted. I like how it properly covers the armpits, keeping armpit-fat in check. I mean, no armpit-fat-shame, but I personally prefer this particular look without armpit-fat because with all of that covered, I feel like your clothes look more tailored, and less like they're just a smidge too small.

I love this top, I've had it since last winter but I don't think I've featured it on the blog before. It looks especially cute with the short skater skirt and my knee high vintage boots. Very 70s-kicky-Charlie's-Angels-esque. Big fan of this outfit. Hope you like it too!

20.10.14

Lobogato Giveaway

YEAAAY TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!

As you might know, I've developed a bit of a love affair with the Belgian jewelry label Lobogato ever since Veerle and Katrijn kindly gifted my a necklace of one of their previous collections. I've worn the V-necklace TO DEATH, and then I added the quartz necklace to my jewelry repertoire, which I loved even more than the V-necklace. I remember asking Veerle and Katrijn whether they'd be offering silver jewelry sometime in the future, since I prefer silver to gold, and lo and behold! Their new collection aired, and it's got silver pieces!


lobogato jewelry

Source, clockwise starting from top left: 1//2//3//4//5//6

I think those tooth earrings are the perfect mix of elegant and creepy. I love how Katrijn and Veerle keep returning to a mix of soft and hard, geometrics and nature, delicate and bold. It's really their signature style. And super affordable to boot.

ANYWAY! I've picked out two favourite pieces from the new collection (the hexagon necklace in both the long and short version)




Annnnd now it's your turn! Let me know what your favourite Lobogato piece is by comment, tweet, instagram or mail, and be sure to leave me a way to contact you in case you're the winner. You have until next week, 27/09/2014, 10pm to enter.

Good luck!

19.10.14

Wanted: Small Cross Body Bags

It has recently come to my attention that big purses are, like so two-thousand-and-late. I mean, we will always need big purses to haul our shit around in, obviously, but somehow I feel like the more you've got going on in your life (#workingadultproblems), the less complicated you want everything else to be. Simpler wardrobe, less cluttered living spaces, easy beauty routines and, yes, smaller purses. As much as I love my feminazi tote bag, sometimes it really bothers me when it takes me a minute or two to find something (or to ascertain whether an item is actually IN the bag or somewhere else entirely). Also, cookie crumbs, man. And look how cute small cross body bags can look as an accessory!


small cross body bag

Source, clockwise starting from top left: ASOS - Collage Vintage via WhoWhatWear - Polienne - InezDaily

So! Because women's clothing remains totally failing in the pocket-department (shallow pockets if you're lucky, or NO POCKETS AT ALL), I've decided to start carrying a little bag. Something practical, simple, clean, holding the essentials for quick errands: wallet, phone, lipstick, sunglasses. That's it. I can't tell you enough how great it feels to NOT stress out because you have to rummage through your oversized purse, looking for your smartphone (I'm probably not the only one who constantly thinks they've lost their expensive-ass phone). I ended up buying this 9.99€ H&M cross body bag, because it is a total steal, because it's just large enough to hold everything I need, because it's white (which goes with everything) and because it's really, really pretty.


small cross body bag


Before I ended up buying this bag, I contemplated several other cute, affordable options. Here are some of the nice options I managed to find.

small cross body bags H&M mango asos

Source: 1//2//3//4//5//6//7

So! Which one do you like best? Would you ever give up your carry-all for a small cross body bag?


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