Dress number two from my contribution to the Mexx April dress. Mexx have asked me to style two of their dresses for their campaign. View look number one here. I fell in love with this elegant dress when I saw it. It can be worn on an everyday basis, to a party/dinner date, or to your office job – depending on the use of accessory. I like the light fabric, and the frills in the front. You can also tie it up in the neck, if you feel like showing less cleavage.
As the length reach my knees, I wanted to give my legs their deserved length by adding apair of nude pumps. By tying the dress, I also marked my waist, which also leads to longer looking legs. I opted for a classic, minimalistic look, so I made the clutch the only accessory, in addition to a pair of red lips and curled hair.
I look forward to digging up my head chain again, and wear it with light summer clothes. It’s the perfect festival accessory. If you want to make one yourself, just follow the leg chain DIY steps. You should use three chains, and collect them in a ring in the front and in the back. I’ve used thinner chains on the sides, and a thicker on the top. Just fit them to your head, and cut off the prefered length. It takes no less than five minutes.
H&M jacket and skirt | Gina Tricot knit and rings | Mango bag | Zara boots | YSL lipstick
Some days are sunny and quite hot (in the opinion of a norwegian haha), while others are cooler. I’ve exchanged the wool tights with nylon ones, the thick winter coat with a thin spring jacket. Some days I can even walk around without a knit sweater, as long as I keep my jacket on, and perhaps wear a cardigan underneath. I could wear this outfit all seasons except for summer, with a few moderations during winter. I like such basic looks. They’re very versatile.
BikBok top | H&M pleather skirt and gold rings | YSL lipstick
I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m really into this hair color. Especially now that it has washed out a bit. It goes very well with this lipstick that I got from my friend Julie for my birthday. It has that perfect dark burgundy color, without being too brown. The H&M maxi rings were a real deal. They were priced down to 30 NOK ($5), and you could get two for the price of one. Woo! I’m very cheap when it comes to accessories. I mostly get them on sale, as I don’t prefer spending money on shiny things.
New in. A large, black, timeless handbag. A classic. This one has room for my camera, books and all the stuff we girl fill up our bags with in order to survive through the day. It will work for both business and school purposes, as well as for everyday use.
A different perspectiv. From hip and down. I’m the kind of person who fail to look at peoples shoes and legs when I walk down the street. I’m more focused on faces and upper body outfits. I have some friends that always look at feet first, and pay attention to a persons footwear before they look at their outfit or face. I think that it’s a cool angle though, as you can tell a lot about a persons style just by looking down.
1. Vans | 2. H&M | 3. Nelly | 4. Steve Madden | 5. Sam Edelman | 6. Vans
I have a huge addiction on leopard sneakers these days. It started last year, when I saw one of my earlier H&M colleagues wearing a pair of leo vans similar to pair 6. I’m slightly leaning towards the laced up goodies. Though all the shoes are rad and comfy at once, which is a huge bonus. After years of stepping around in heels, I’ve rediscovered the joy of shoes that take me from A to B in no time. Plus I don’t need to look after gaps between bricks.
Mexx asked me if I could style two of their dresses from their upcoming April dress collection. The first one was this relaxed basic dress. The great thing about basic black dresses is that there are no limits to how you can style it up. You can go with colors, no colors, accessories, jackets, shoes, hair styles. With the accessory you choose if you want a preppy look, or if you want to look more casual and laidback, rocked, elegant, urban and so on. As I love contrasts I chose this fedora to add a bit of masulinity to the outfit. I liked how my suede jacket looked with it. To make the outfit more interesting, and standing out, I put on statement jewelry on top. I think the mix of it all looked cool and laidback, without being too much.
More music today. It’s sunday, so why not. The year I started blogging, Lykke Li was the it-girl – music and fashion wise. She still is to me. I love listening to her songs, especially the ones from Youth Novels. They make me feel nostalgic. Her videos are always inspiring.
Excellent tunes to start the day with. Breakfast and Velvet. With a quiet saturday, I’m feeling all energized and ready to take on todays plans. I got a lot on my schedule. Just the way I like it.
I found the perfect denim jacket. It’s from Monki. It’s light blue, oversized, boxy and has cropped sleeves. I also grabbed with me this skirt. In silver. I dressed it down with a dose John Lennon on my tee, and the jacket. Outfits with contrasts are always the ones I find most interesting.
I went to freshen up my hair color yesterday. It turned out a bit darker than both me and my hair dresser had pictured. So for the first time in my life I’m somehow close to being a brunette. The colors in the first picture are the most accurate, though I’m not really that dark in my roots. I’ve always been curious of how I would look with a darker hair style, and actually I like it a lot! Change feels good most times. It will wash out a bit in time anyway, and I can always go lighter again before summer if I’d like to.