23 November 2014

DIARY | THE SUNDAY POST


Today's Sunday post is going up a lot later than usual because I've been trying to think of anything eventful I did this week. To be brutally honest, this probably has been the most boring week since I started the Sunday post so far.

The week started with me trying to create some kind of structure into my blog posts and I am pretty sure it worked out. I came up with lots of ideas, all I have to do now is to work these ideas of mine out and to plan them in. 

I'm also starting to  eat healthier again. I've been feeling a bit mehh and insecure ever since my skin just keeps on breaking out, so I'm hoping that a healthier diet will make my skin and just my general body and mind feel better. I ate a couscous salade for lunch this week and I made way too much, as you can see on my plate, there are lots of leftovers from my couscous salade, which will be tasty. 

I have been really tired, because I've been doing so much boring stuff this week that I just wanted to stay in bed all weekend. But I'll end up feeling guilty afterwards so decided to have a lazy Saturday morning. I woke up, read some pages in How to be Parisian, which is a really funny book to read and slowly got ready after that to hang out with some friends.  

As you've probably seen on my Instagram, I've been loving my succulents and cactuses lately so my room is basically filled with all of these really pretty green plants in white pots. Great for my Instagram feed, not so great for my purse as I'm just getting broke. I just buy mine from Ikea which is succulent and cactus heaven. 

So now I'm just going to crawl back into bed for a little while to recharge some of my lost energy and then I'm off to see a friend who's turned 18.



22 November 2014

OUTFIT | SECOND SKIN

ZARA old coat, Monki flannel (different colour), H&M jeans (similar), ZARA boots, Fendi sunnies*

This coat slowly is becoming my second skin. I love how it just looks good with everything. It's such a versatile piece. I decided to put it on over a flannel that was tucked in into my jeans on one half of to give this extremely casual look a bit more class. Since I haven't worn these jeans in ages I also decided to get these jeans out again. I finally remember why I don't like these jeans at all, they're way too long for me so these can go straight into the clothing donations pile of clothes in my room. To give me some more height I just wore some boots with a heel. And that's it. 


20 November 2014

OUTFIT | ONE OF THOSE DAYS

Zara coat (old) and jumper, ASOS jeans, New Balance trainers, H&M old bag, CĂ©line sunnies

I felt like wearing colour when I wore this outfit. But instead of changing (again) into another jumper, I decided to put my New Balance sneakers on again. I haven't worn them for ages, and to be totally honest with you I kind of forgot about them. But they add the perfect amount of colour that I wanted. Colour fix sorted. I also forgot about this coat hanging in my closet, but I rediscovered it and now I can't stop wearing it. This is why I love autumn and winter so much. I love discovering old gems of coats that I used to wear all the time.


19 November 2014

ESSENTIALS | WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS



Hey! So I did a winter wardrobe post last autumn, and I also did these posts for spring summer and I actually really enjoy making them. You can find all posts here if you ever fancy a read through all of them. Anyway, I really wanted to make another one of these posts as I really enjoy making them, it gives me a good look into my wardrobe, so I can check if I need anything else for winter and I feel like you enjoy reading them too. So without further or do, here are my winter wardrobe essentials.

Coats

This is the first time I'm adding coats into this essentials post. But coats are an essential, especially during the cold winter months. I have build up quite the coat collection over the past three years and I'm pretty proud of some of my coats. I still love most of them to death. I own the basic black coat, a navy military coat, thrifted grey coat, a pink coat and a camel coat that recently got added to the family. Coats are my thing. It's what I look forward to most when the leaves are starting to change colour. And even though my collection has multiple sides I could go to, I still would love to get myself an even brighter pink coat and I want to live on the edge and get a pale blue coat. 


Jumpers

I feel like jumpers are a key item in every winter wardrobe. Autumn / winter would have to be my favourite season because I can wear jumpers again. My jumper collection is pretty much sorted. As you can see, I own a white, black, grey, navy, camel and blue jumper. These aren't the only jumpers that I own, but these jumpers tend to be the jumpers I grab towards most, mostly because they're really cosy. I still would love to own a lot more jumpers, but it definitely isn't a necessity to get myself another jumper this winter. Winter jumpers, sorted. Although I can't guarantee you that I won't buy any more jumpers

Something I would like to add to the whole jumper story, are sweatshirts. They're pretty big this seaso and can be worn with almost everything. I love pairing them with skirts and jeans.

The basics

Ahh the basics. The key to every wardrobe. I used to hate buying basics, until I convinced myself that I should start buying basics. Now I can't stop buying basics. Let's just say that I have quite the pile of basics forming in my closet right now. Stripes, black, white, grey, I've got it all. It's a colour coordinated mess in my wardrobe, so I definitely don't need more basics. Basics are like I said before the key to your wardrobe and I feel like they're just so easy to gravitate to when you're either in a rush or don't know what to wear. If you haven't invested in basics yet, you can get yourself a black and a white tee at H&M for less than €10. Which is not a lot of money at all. It's a start. Get yourself basics if you need them. I don't need them, but I will buy them again this winter.

Blouses/shirts

Since I'm more into basics, I feel like I also need to invest in a few "basic" shirts and blouses. It's an essential to a working lady's wardrobe, and to be honest, I quite like wearing a blouse if I want to feel either smart of sophisticated. In my opinion, blouses and shirts are a must in your wardrobe, especially in winter. They can be worn under jumpers with the collar popped out, or you could just wear them on their own. I love them, especially on their own, with an oversized coat and leather trousers. I don't wear them enough, but I need more. As you can see I'm kind of lacking in the blouses and shirts department. I finally got myself a black shirt last month, so at least I've got my basic coloured shirts covered. But I still would looove to get myself a proper shirt, maybe even from the men's department for an oversized feel. Yes. I want another shirt. Wear more shirts, Laura. 

Trousers

 Jeans are an essential. And ever since I found my perfect pair of jeans at ASOS earlier this year, jeans have become my second skin. I love the ASOS Ridley jeans most as they're just the perfect fit for my short legs. However I do own pairs of jeans from Zara, which are okay too. As you can see my jeans/trouser collection is dark. I prefer dark bottoms to lighter bottoms as I don't have the skinniest legs in the world. But besides jeans, I also loveee to wear leather trousers or leggings. They're so easy to style and they instantly make an outfit pop. I love my jeans collection so much and I think I would have to get myself another pair of Asos Ridley jeans, as I love them so much and I only really own 3 pairs of jeans. And 2 have rips in them So yes, jeans could be another thing added to the list of things I still need to get.

Hats

Hats. I love them. I preferably would like to wear them all year around. Now with Fedora's it's pretty easy to wear them all year around. I love Fedora's and I am dying to get myself a tan and a grey fedora, because I'm currently living with just this black little beauty, but I feel an urge to get more.

Then beanies. If you've been following my blog for quite some time, you know I get really excited to wear beanies again. Yes you totally can wear them to hide your bad hair days but most importantly, they make a statement. Especially if you get an orange one like I did. As you all know I like my monochrome outfits so if there's this opportunity to put a coloured beanie on, I will take that opportunity. Get yourself lots of beanies, they're cool. I want more beanies. I usually get mine from eBay or Primark, cheap as chips and can be thrown away after winter without regretting it too much.


Like I said before, I need to get myself a new pair of jeans, some more blouses and/or shirts. That pale blue coat and pink coat I was talking about are also more then welcome to join the wardrobe gang. But besides that I am pretty much sorted for winter. Will that mean I will go on a spending ban? I will try. But I can't guarantee you that I will ever stop buying. 

So that's my winter wardrobe essentials post done. I've spent over a good hour editing and writing these post and really enjoyed it. I really hope you enjoyed it as well, and I would looove to know if there's anything missing in your winter wardrobe.


18 November 2014

OUTFIT | AUTUMN WALKS

Forever 21 coat, Zara t-shirt and boots, ASOS jeans, H&M bag

I wore this outfit last Friday when I went on that walk through the woods I told you all about in the latest Sunday post. And as you can see, it wasn't really a walking appropriate outfit. My then new boots, were facing a rough time going through trails of dead leaves and slippery wet roads, but they survived, luckily.

Of course this beauty of a camel coat had to come out to play too. I loveeee it so much. Even my dad liked it, and he usually doesn't enjoy anything new I buy. It is such a versatile piece and I think I could still be wearing this exact coat in ten years time, if it doesn't look too worse for wear. If it does, I will just have to start stocking up on this one.