If you have read my recent "Autumn Style list" you would have definitely have seen these babies and known that I have been watching them for a while! I couldn't get them out of my had and started to plan how I was going to style them in different outfits - bad, since those thoughts, whenever they come up - they result in purchase!
How amazing arent they! Love everything, from the model, hight of the heel as well as, probably the most important part ;), the ethnic inspired pattern, in perfect combo of colours, patched to the brown suede.
Can't wait to give them a walk, since theese babies are definitely made for walking! ;)
The last week was pretty awesome and here is what I captured with Instagram! Celebrated my sister's birthday, she turned 20, no more teenager! =) I played with nailpolish and enjoyed the lovely autumn colors. For a perfect ending I made a cake for the first time in my life ;) to celebrate my lovely b'friend's birthday!
1. H&M; 2.+ 3. Zara; 4. Custom Made by Handmade Eden; 5. Halens.se; 6. Ellos.se
After I wrote this sentence: " As my love for paisley grows, so does the number of paisley printed garments in my closet. " in this post here (click), I decided to actually check this out and this collage shows the result! I must admit that I am pleasantly surprised since I've "covered" quite a wide range of pieces, don't you think? ;)
I love the pailsey print! Love that it starts as a one small, tear drop, which meets with her sisters and together they create a lovely and colorful pattern. Since I love styling outfits with patterned pieces, the paisley is always an obvious choise! ;)
As my love for paisley grows, so does the number of paisley printed garments in my closet. As I already mentioned it here, the newest addition is this new blouse from Ellos.se. Fell for the print and the color combinations the moment I saw it! Then, the collar of the shirt is quite unusual and I like that. This will be the perfect way to add some boho-vibe into a simple outfit! ;)
The past week through my Instagram lens. Some of our sunflowers that grew on our balcony blossomed (in the middle of October!) and are now shining bright in our living room. Bought a lovely, bell-sleeved blouse from H&M and wore it at my sister's b-day party! It's been a lovely week which we are now ending listening to Led Zeppelin!
I love "do-it-yourself". I love seeing other people do it and get inspired to try on my on, or just starting up my own projects and putting my vision to reality. I feel so crafty after completing a project and that ,makes me feel great, I've acomplished something. I share my passion for "DIY" with the b'friend, who is excellent in playing with wire and certain objects, like crystals and different precious stones and pendants.
Here is what we have created recently (you can see some other jewelry here) and we have more projects going on, some of which will be for you ;), but more on that later!
It's actually more of an "autumn/winter" style list, but since winter is not here yet..."my autumn style list" it is! =) What my autumn staple piece is, what I'll be accessorizing with this season, what materials I like to mix or what color on my nails I'm going to wear this winter...you can read about all of this below. Enjoy!
PIECE OF CLOTHING
When autumn arrives, my starting pint of an outfit is this thought: "What jacket am I wearing today?" And at the end, it all really comes to the jacket, weather it's raining, blowing, or if it's sunny, but still crispy in the air. Jackets are my autumn staple piece. Since it is the thing everyone notices the first time they see you, it's important to leave a good impression =)
The jacket above is my absolute favorite! Got it from Laredoute.cse last year and I completely love it...especially the print!
Nothing new at the "bag-front" here, it's still fringe that is the "key-word", this time you can also add, suede, tassels and beads, as my new beauty from Madlady.se is a favorite!
Until winter oficially arrives and everything is covered in snow and it's time to activate my beloved Dr. Marten's, I'll spend my autumn in my ankle boots. Most often, they have a cowboy touch - and studs or chains as decoration. On the photo above you see my newest and best pair of cowboy boots - deffinitely spending my autumn in them!
My favorite autumn accessories are the "head pieces". I love wearing hats and autumn is the perfect season for my favorite, fedora hat. Then, as we go into winter I like to mix it up with knitted headbands or beanies!
This knitted headband is new and it's from GinaTricot.
This season is all about layering necklaces. It's my new thing...I went from wearing one statement necklace, to layering two or three, small chain necklaces. I also discovered that when you get the trick with layering necklaces, you can get more daring - and start mixing statement pieces as well. It's so much fun and you can always express your style or send a message with a broad variety of pendants.
blouse&boots&ring with red stone - Topshop.com; hat - GinaTricot; necklace - Forever21.com; jeans - Lindex; feather ring - H&M; bag - Karmastyle.se
I made this collage in September last year (here) and as I was going through my archive, searching for some inspiration, I saw it again. This is a typical autumn/winter outfit for me. A lace blouse, paired with patched jeans (or flares), lots of jewelry, a statement bag and cool boots. So, no wonder that last year's autumn inspiration outfit is as well, this year's outfit inspo! =)
I'm usually inspired by the nature, people on the street, certain mix of pattern and color that I see while passing by the trees. I also love getting inspiration from my favorite labels, their look books as well as the posts on their blogs. The photo above is from Free People's September Look Book and it describes exactly how I want to look this season.
My love for paisley print is growing every day and I always get inspired whenever I see this print, wether it's on a piece of clothing, wall paper or a nice cup, it alays has my sensors sunning. So when I saw this blouse at Ellos.se I couldn't resist it! Loved the color palette ( so right now, right!) and the collar, then I imagined it with a pair if flared jeans, lots of bangles and necklaces, a fringe vest and before you knew it - I had clicked it home! ;)
As I've already said, jackets are my favorite to wear during this season and that is why they need to be a bit more special. I want a jacket similar to the one on the left to be my bff during the cold days of this season. It breathes the real 70's bohemian vibe and that just makes me go bananas for it! I found this one on Etsy.com, but it had sold out! If you know where I can find one like the one above, or you have a jacket like this and are selling, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org, since I've been looking for a jacket like this for a month now and still can't find one!
The boots, on the other hand, are from Laredoute.se and they have a special place in my heart from the moment I saw them. Seriously, what's not to love about them? Hopefully they'll be on my feet pretty soon! ;)
It's no secret that I love nailpolish, but I noticed that recently I'm drawn to two shades moslty. These are shades of brown and blue. On the photo above you see all the version of brown and blue polishes I have and love wearing. Gold, copper, cream or hazelnut work great, as well as turquoise, teal, mint or deep, royal blue.
What color is the nailpolish you'll be wearing this season ?!?
I challenge everyone who has read this list to make their own, if you want and feel like it of course, and than share the link of your post in a comment below - I'd love to read your autumn style lists!
" A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, it fits in on the color scale between green and blue. It radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow.This is a color that recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. You only have to focus on the color turquoise, whether on a wall or clothing and you feel instant calm and gentle invigoration, ready to face the world again! "
My new leather and crystal necklace that I made myself couple of weeks ago! Had some pieces of leather straps over and wondered what to do with them. Then it came to me...I made a braid out of the leather straps, took a crystal and tied it around the two ends of the threads. After I had done that, I thought that it still needed something extra, that was when I added the cream, wooden beads.
A perfect statement piece to boost up your confidence with, exchange energy and lead you on the right path of love and light - which we need a lot of during the short, cold and dark winter days!
You all know about my love for fringe bags. I've wanted a brown, suede one for a long time and when I saw this one at Madlady.se it was clear. I completely fell for the small details like the wooden, read beads, the braid and the tassels. It has so many small pockets and I love that! Clearly a new favorite!
" The sun shines not on you, but within you...and galaxies are born and die - all within your heart. You can swallow the Milky Way in a single gulp and hold Gaia in the palm of your hand. The very Divine sparkles in every sight and sound - and you are simply that. "
As we enter fall I like to put a isde my playful, summery hippie-chic style and lean more towards theo bohemian vibe instead. I love the fact that I get to play with layers, mix materials and textures, compose with colors...all that becomes more interesting when styling an outfit. The key is to look comfortable and chic, but yet express your creativity and be yourself.
So here is how I'd style an autumn outfit perfect for an afternoon cup of coffee in town with your friends.
" The scarab beetle is a symbol of self creation and self transformation. A reminder that you can be whatever you want to be. "
I got this scarab beetle pendant as a present form the b'friend a long time ago. After cleaning out my jewelry drawers couple of weeks ago, I found it and thought it would be nice to make it into some kind of jewelry so that I could wear it...two days later, I got a scarab beetle ring from the b'friend! He is so crafty, don't you think ?!?
And I adore my DIY, one of a kind ring...what do you think babes?
" One must always be prepared for motion and endless waves of transformation. "
Welcome October. It's time to prepare for strong and big waves of transformation and as the leaves change color and turn from green - to red - to yellow so does the time and now is the right one for cozy sweaters, layered clothing, coats and boots. September has been a month of new beginnings, a lot of projects have been started (so excited - you'll find out about it soon) and the last month that kept summer's breath close to us.
As we turn to october is time for a different motion and time to accept and prepare, just as the nature does, for the colder and shorter days to come!
>>> Be Wild. Be Free. Be You. <<<
Greet life with arms wide open and dare to take a step further!
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