Thursday, November 27, 2014

How to Wear Knee High Leopard Boots / 5 Ways

Hello everybody! Since the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so...oops, wrong song...I don't have a fire, I have an air conditioner, not that romantic huh? So yeah, as I was saying, since the weather outside is progressively turning into a snow blizzard I decided to start a new series on the blog called "How to Wear..../ 5 Ways". Which is basically me, trying to figure out 5 ways of styling one particular piece for everyday use and taking photos in my cozy, warm home.
I really hope you find this interesting, because I'm not freezing my ass on the streets, unless someone lures me outside with meat or a Hugh Jackman, or the meat of Hugh Jackman...Oh Gawd, pretend I didn't write that!
Okay, so, without further ado, down to business!

Let's pretend for a moment that I have real life friends and that I frequently engage in various conversations with them, (instead of the reality, where I write in our guild chat in Guild Wars 2 and people simulate interest). Let's pretend the conversation with my so called friends tilted to the direction of animal print fashion and how much they hate it. And indeed, I can perfectly see where they're coming from. For many years, animal prints have been popularized by a certain non intelligent beings in our country and I suppose other countries in Europe as well. Animal prints, especially leopard, are frowned upon, considered tacky and tasteless.

I was on the same wagon few months ago. I hated fur, leopard and everything that was slightly fuzzy. I loved how it looked on gorgeous slim models, walking down the New York streets, but I was sceptical of how I - a self proclaimed drunk potato - would look like in the same clothes. Until one day, I woke up in the morning and thought "I LOVE FUCKING LEOPARD!" And then I thought "I LOVE FUR TOO!". And then I bought from an online store some cheap, lovely looking, knee high leopard booties. My boyfriend exclaimed "What the hell is this ugly thing?", but we all know I dress to impress my cats, and they all seemed to like it so, STFU boyfriend!
So here are my 5 ways of styling my new leopard booties!

Play It Safe

One of my everyday favorites is the simplest - a short sleeved sweater, high waist jeans and jewelry for flavor. The high waist gives a nice boost and keeps the proportions in check, while the short sleeves of the sweater allow a laid back and casual feel. You can layer the sweater with whatever you want, I was too lazy to do that.

High waist jeans - Asos, Leopard Boots - Zoe, Sweater - second hand, Necklace - Yoins

Earth Tones

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear "leopard" is the color black. But black is the only color I hate. Instead, I chose the alternative - rich earth colors: rust, chocolate brown, cream, bronze and gold. I wore a thrifted leather H&M skirt, with a thrifted loose sweater and the reddish brown clutch. This is one of those combinations that are extremely easy to pull off, the earth tones minimize the leopard effect and everything falls into place naturally, without being too much.

Clutch, Skirt & Sweater - Second Hand

Pinkinify ^_^

I'm all for experimenting and pink + leopard has always been my favorite color mixture. Of course, it all depends on the color of the leopard, the pattern and the shade of pink. I think a soft rose-pink chunky knit would contribute greatly to an equally soft shade of yellow leopard. And while we're still experimenting, why not throw in a festive beanie and a lavender backpack! 

Oversize sweater - H&M (second hand), Scarf - H&M, Festive Beanie - Second Hand, Lavender Backpack - Choies.

As long as you're not too wasteful on the textures...maaaan, do whatever the hell you want, see if I care! Fashion rules are for sissies! 
This is the outfit I wear, every time I sum up the courage to go outside. While the coat isn't that warm, a soft aztec blanket scarf does magic. For a playful effect I added a beanie I bought from a random men's department few years ago.

Coat & Scarf - Nowistyle 

Vintage Lace

My fondness for combining delicate and rough items is endless. I love playing with feminine dresses and making them more bad ass and unconventional. I didn't even knew if this would look good, until I actually put it on. Sometimes imagination isn't enough, you have to actually dress up and move your lazy ass in front of the mirror, to see the end result.
I wanted to create an effortless urban appearance, so I left the dress flow freely, without accenting on the waist with a belt. For finish I added a long slouchy navy cardigan and tied the hair into a messy bun. Perhaps too messy? 

Navy cardigan - Nowistyle, Lace Dress - Frontroshop, Vintage bag - second hand.

Phew! Finally it's over! I would really appreciate it if you guys comment on this post and let me know if you have any recommendations on these new series of the blog! Maybe there's too much photos? Too much text? Too less text? I don't know, give me a beep in the comment section!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hippie Jeans and Yoins tassel necklace

My dream finally came true! No, I didn't meet Hugh Jackman, but I have photos in front of a carousel! Yes, my dreams usually vary from an almost impossible degree like, "Marry my male commander Shepard from Mass Effect" to "Start eating more healthy". To be honest, the second one sounds as impossible as the first. 

Who wouldn't want to marry this hunk? I swear, he looks much more better in action!

Ahem...back to fashion! I wore this outfit for a brief walk in the Mall. As you probably already know, I hate Malls. There's too many people there, just...too...many...But mom and dad sent me some cash for Christmas and I decided to spend it in the most egotistical manner possible and buy a new pair of booties. 
As it turns out, all these years of shopping only second hand, have left me as stingy as Scrooge and I didn't buy any booties. But I did manage to take these cool photos and wear my new thrift finds! (technically my sister's boyfriend took the photos, I owe him a beer!)

Everything here is second hand, except for the awesome tassel necklace which is again from Yoins. I'm currently working on greasing my rusty layering skills and this outfit is the result of my efforts. 

For the bottom layer I wore a pink ruffled shirt, that looks rather boring by itself alone, but combined with the appropriate sweater tools it creates a great combo. For the top layer, I stopped on a grass green sweater, with a wide neckline and asymmetric hem.

The bottoms were problematic, because I didn't want something boring like jeans or shorts. The winners here are these bell bottom second hand jeans from Vero Moda. For a nice bold finish I added the Yoins gold necklace and mom's vintage leather bag. 
I think the overall result looks like a cake with a dash of hippie vibe. What do you guys think? 

Tassel necklace - c/o Yoins, Bell bottom jeans, sweater and shirt - Second Hand.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Yoins White Oversize Shirt

Since I was able to understand what the word sex means, I've been intrigued by how it is portrayed in movies. The best part is watching a sex scene with your parents, while awkwardly trying to move along the conversation, desperately trying to make it less awkward, but perfectly understanding this is a feat of impossible merits...Apart from this, I've always enjoyed the "after sex" scenes, the "amber sunrise, prepared breakfast, wearing the man's shirt" kind of scenes. I love the white, basic huge shirts women wear (turns out 99% of the male populace has a white shirt in their wardrobe), it just looks more pretty and cozy next to a coffee mug. This is one of the reasons I've been on the lookout for an oversize men's shirt.

You may wonder, why don't I just wear the boyfriend's, but he dresses like a beer potato chip and doesn't own any shirts + I have no intention of looking like a beer potato chip.

One of the items I chose from Yoins to review, is exactly the white shirt I wanted. It's comfortable, flowy and light. Since I couldn't photograph myself wearing it with just my underwear, like a movie cliche, I opted for comfort and took my shirt for a visit to the boyfriend's workplace.   

It was cold and windy, so I brought my aztec scarf and fuzzy socks to keep me warm. The brown bag is a vintage find which I tore apart and now it's metamorphosed into a clutch. I know my scrunchy is disturbingly ugly, but I didn't have a more fashionable one. My motto is "If it's on the back and I can't see it, it doesn't exist!". Main reason why my hair on the back is almost never combed...

That's it for Sunday's post. I'm off to kill some dragons! Let me know in the comments, what do you think of those movie cliches and do you like the basic white shirt! ^_^

White batwing sleeves shirt - c/o Yoins, Chelsea camel boots - Stradivarius, Jeans - New Yorker