Monday, 25 December 2017

Old Flames and Hometown Sweethearts

Top: H&M | Skirt: Monki | Boots: Zara

It's Christmas time which is also means it's the season for old flames and rekindling long-lost romances. Opportunities for second-chance romances arise and now you finally have the chance to talk to that cute boy two grades above you in high school. Now that you're running into old flames around town or at that bar everyone you know from high school will hit up (which is exactly why I'm writing this blog post now), you're probably faced with the question: Should you take advantage of the situation?

For me, coming back to my hometown is always such a strange feeling. It’s like time stands still there. I usually don’t deal with my emotions and I always try to leave agony and misery behind and move forward. This results in a lot of feelings I totally forgot about coming back to the surface.  Everything just hit me like a brick in the face when I ran into an old flame the other day at the bar. I  had my back turned towards him the entire night and I most definitely didn't invite to conversation.  While I tried to convince myself that I didn't want him to approach me, I knew deep down that I was dying to talk to him. Just knowing his presence was in the room made me weak at my knees. When I went to the restroom to look myself in the mirror and make sure I didn't have spinach stuck in my teeth, I saw my 15-year-old self in the reflection. I felt all silly and giggly about the whole situation but when I came back to my senses, I remembered that "friends", with whom we have history with, are not ideal candidates for a holiday fling. There might just be too many emotions at stake when you remember each other from the days of braces, acne and questionable fashion choices. Besides, going home for the holidays is a weird time to start something new. The cosy, Christmassy, romantic vibes in the air of way too familiar settings makes it so much easier to fall into the arms of an old flame. It's all very tempting, but is it ever a good idea to go after something you already consider a closed chapter?

While I'm still trying to convince myself that avoiding communication was the best thing to do, I can't help but think what if...? Would rekindling an old love mean that you have to be prepared for long distance relationships and deep talks about “what went wrong between the two of you all those years ago”? But what if you come back next year, meet in the same spot and then they’re married off to someone else? The good thing is that you will all be leaving town again as soon as the holidays are over, but the history you have together could make things a little more complicated (and more meaningful) than of you were to approach someone completely new. If you are looking for that special someone, maybe this is the right thing to do? If you never try, you'll never know what could happen. What if your past meets your present and it all comes together in a moment of perfect bliss? Sometimes what you’re looking for has always been right under your nose...

Would you ever hit up an old flame?
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Monday, 18 December 2017

The Curse of Being an Only Child

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Late one evening after a few glasses of red wine, one of my close friends asked me how I felt about everyone always asking me questions about being an only child. He asked me if I ever got tired of answering the same questions over and over again and that really made me think a lot. I don't get tired of answering questions, but once in a while you get those really stupid comments that really get on your nerves. "Isn't that, like, really lonely?" or "oh, I would just hate that so much" are the two worst responses you can give me. What do you want me to say to that? Most times I just brush it off and smile, but what I'm really thinking is "Listen, sweetie... It's not like I had much of a choice and because of comments like yours, I'm not so fond of it either." Personally, I think that being an only child sucks and this is why...

The misconceptions & 'The Only Child Syndrome'

When most people find out that you're an only child, they automatically just assume that you're greedy, spoiled and selfish. These assumptions will be used against you in an argument whether they're true or not. You cannot hide and you cannot run from 'the only child syndrome'. The only child syndrome is a label that's always gonna be attached to you so you gotta learn how to toughen up and not care too much about how others perceive you. I don't let other people define me by that. I define myself.

Always feeling like a complete weirdo

From a young age, I've learned to be alone a lot. Although I've learned to appreciate my alone time, I've always felt like a bit of a weird loner. Seeing other kids with their parents and siblings have always made me feel like there's something 'wrong' with me. It made me feel like my life was incomplete or at least just emphasized the idea that there was something missing that SHOULD have been there. It really made me feel like a weirdo and that really, really sucked.

The fear of ending up alone will always haunt you

The worst of everything is probably the fear of dying alone. If I don’t get married or have children later in life, it is a possibility that I might end up entirely alone. When my parents aren’t here anymore, I’m not gonna have any close relatives unless I choose to have children. On the bright side of things, you learn to really appreciate and adore the people that are in your life. My friends and my cousins are like sisters and brothers to me and I keep them very close to my heart.

I hope some of this debunked any misconceptions you've ever had or maybe you could see yourself in what I've written. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section!
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Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Year of the Toxic Call Out Culture

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Damn, 2017. If there’s one thing you’ve taught me, it’s that the Internet leaves no room for human mistakes. The amount of call outs and online rage storms that has taken place this year is absolutely insane. Everywhere you look, there's someone being called out about RuPaul knows what. In my opinion, it has gotten to a point where it’s too much. It’s almost as if the point of calling people out has disappeared. There isn’t any connection between the call out culture and its original context anymore. It’s just all a big blur of people calling out people just for the sake of calling something out.

No one strives for change or address the real issues. Instead, we point our fingers at someone and yell "WITCH" or "BURN THEM AT THE STAKE." We gang up on them and put them into these boxes which we rise ourselves above. It makes us feel confident and like social justice warriors. It makes us feel like we’re better than them and that we help defeat all evil in this world. Instead of giving them space to adjust and understand the bigger picture, we brand them as monsters.

This call out culture is so toxic. I wish that everyone would take a step back and rethink what’s important to call out and what isn't. My theory is that this was a reaction to the chaos of 2016. All the deaths, Brexit, the Presidential Election etc. must have had an influence on this mess. I think that people had just had enough. They needed to stand up to the bullsh*t. While speaking up about issues is an amazing and liberating thing to do, we need to know our boundaries. We need to understand that change doesn't come by creating a wall between the 'good' and the 'evil'. I fear that the way this call out culture handle things, might have the exact opposite effect. No one wants to change their perceptions and opinions if we don't show them sympathy and stop making them the enemy. So why not help them become better rather than humiliate, demean and lower them?

What are your opinions on this toxic call out culture?
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Live Your Best Life

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Jacket: TopshopSweater: Archive by Alexa | Dress: Zara | Boots: Mango

For me, 2017 has been the year of self-love. I've really worked my @$$ off to get a different mindset towards life and how I could improve as a person. I came to realize that I have to start from within. You can't help others, if you don't know how to help yourself. I wanted to share the steps, I've been following in attempt to live the best life I possibly could. Bare in mind that I'm only 22 and I'm still a student at university. While my current situation might be different to any of you reading this (and the fact that I still have a lot to learn about life), I believe you these steps will help you get on the right track.

1. Love yourself. This is the key to everything. Look at it this way; if you hate yourself because you have ugly teeth, try to find one tooth that you really like and focus on that. Eventually the other teeth in your mouth won’t matter that much because you have that one damn fine tooth and you’re proud of that one tooth (that's what Bob the drag queen taught me). The most important relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself so you better start loving yourself. Loving yourself also includes taking care of yourself mentally and physically. Groom yourself, say no to things you don't want to do and be your own best pal.
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2. Know your identity. People who don’t have an identity often tend to become subjects for someone else’s agenda. Figure out who you are and then get to know that person. I think that knowing your identity ties in with not caring about what others think of you and that is such an important step, if you wanna become a much happier self.

3. Enjoy the little things. It's important to enjoy the little things in our everyday lives. When we cherish these little things, we'll eventually see that life ain’t that bad. Appreciate things such as coming home on a Friday afternoon knowing that you have a whole weekend ahead of you. Praise the small gestures you do for yourself such as buying a new issue of your favorite magazine. It can also as be the tiniest things such as sniffing the pages of a brand new book or finding extra money in your pocket. It can be popping a really good pimple (I know... I'm so gross) or the first sip of your first coffee of the day. You become a much happier person and get a more positive attitude towards life.
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4. Buy those shoes. I’m an advocate for treating yourself and spending money on yourself, if you're financially stable. As they say; If there’s something you want in life, go get it! I know that’s probably meant to have a deeper meaning of some sort, but that’s how I interpret it. Life is so short so remember to be gentle with yourself and to treat yourself once in a while.
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5. Dare to dream. Dare to dream and dare to dream big! If you're scared of what others might think about your dreams and aspirations in life, then don't tell them. In my opinion, you should be allowed to dream, realistically or not, and no one should be able to take that away from you. I truly believe that if you don't limit yourself and dare to dream big, you'll achieve great things in life. I've attached a song by Jónsi in which he sings "We should always know that we can do everything. Go do!" It's a brilliant song and even more so when you listen to it with these words in mind.

What are your tips for living your best life? I'd love to know about it in the comment section.


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

4 Style Lessons 'Home Alone' Has Taught Me

These kinda posts seem to have become a thing on my blog and now that it's Christmas, I wanna talk about the style lessons I was taught by the Home Alone movies. My all time favorite Christmas movie is 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' which I've watched a million and 10 times. It sparked my love for New York City and my interest in '90s fashion. Here's what the Home Alone movies taught me in terms of style...
  1. A well dressed woman with statement gold earrings equals a strong, powerful woman. Kate Mccallister looked phenomenal and she always wore gold earrings and went against all odds to look for her missing son. She succeeded both times. Meanwhile, another fierce and well dressed woman in New York City took action and punched both Marv and Harry when she thought that they had sexually assaulted her. She also happened to wear gold earrings. You go, girl!!

  2. Camel coats look great on everyone. It's literally one of the only styles of coats that I've seen which will suit both men and women as well as young and old people.

  3. Funny quotes makes a good Christmas jumper. How many Christmas sweaters with the prase 'Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal' written on them have you seen so far this year?

  4. Little boys in knitted sweaters and bauble hats look freaking adorable. Kevin looks so cute, innocent and childlike in his cozy knitwear and I'm all about that look. Can you guess what I'm gonna dress my future children in during Christmas time?
How many times have you watched 'Home Alone' so far this year?
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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Why I Won't Celebrate New Years Eve Again


Jewellery: H&M | Dress: Zara | Heels: Sonia Rykiel x H&M

December is right around the corner and with December comes New Years Eve. I really don't want to go this year and in all honesty, I don't think I will attend another New Years Eve party ever again. Okay, okay... I know that sounds a bit dramatic, but let me explain: For as long as I can remember, I've always associated December 31st with the feeling of dread, never-ending loud bangs and drunk people everywhere I look. I get nervous just by thought of it (and as we speak). I'm not scared of drunk people, but I find them extremely annoying when I'm not in the party mood. I am, however, scared of the fireworks. Everyone I know is so excited for New Years Eve, which they refer to as "the party of the year", and I just don't think it meets all those expectations. I love going to parties leading up to Christmas, but as soon as Christmas is over, I'm officially done with parties for the season.

On New Years Eve, every bar in the country is packed full of drunk people. There are no cabs available and public transportation is a chaotic mess which means you always have to walk from bar to bar in your high heels on the cobbled city streets. Not only do you have to walk in the freezing cold and get blisters all over your feet, you also have to be on the look out for potential danger. The dangers that lurk on December 31st can vary from rapists and psychos to slippery streets covered in ice and snow to firework explosions and accidents. My biggest fear is losing an eye in a firework accident which automatically makes New Years Eve a night of horror for me and as they say; It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

I'll admit that a huge part of my hatred of New Years Eve comes from the fact that Christmas is over. Like every other sensible human being who celebrates Christmas, I freaking love the holidays. I love Christmas so much that I can feel myself becoming a better human being and a much nicer person to be around in the month of December. I suppose New Years Eve never really stood a chance anyway... I've always forced myself to go party on that one dreadful evening and as each and every single New Years party, I've ever attended, was in full swing there would come a time when I felt like being alone. I would move away from the party and go sit in a corner all by myself just to sob over a glass of champagne while ABBA's 'Happy New Year' would be playing. On that specific evening, everything is just so dark and depressing to me. I could be staring into nothingness for an eternity until someone would yell "EMMA!!! WE'RE DOING SHOTS!" at me and I would know that my company was needed elsewhere.
Last year, I politely declined all New Years Eve invitations I had received and I decided to stay home instead. I watched a movie, ate a bunch of snacks and went to bed super early. I remember briefly waking up at 12, when all the fireworks around the area went off. I then went back to sleep and that was it. It was the best New Years Eve I've ever had. The best part was that I had neither a hangover from hell nor a maxed out credit card. I had no guilt trip over excessive amounts of calorie intake from the night before and I was free to do whatever I wanted as soon as I woke up (as opposed to having a headache and a trashed house that needed cleaning).

What are your plans for New Years Eve?


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

7 Things I Would Tell My High School Self

T-shirt: Drag Queen Merch | Dress: The Reformation | Tights: Asos

I graduated high school 3.5 years ago and so much has changed for me since then. So, when my dad found a box filled with my old stuff from high school in his storage room, I couldn’t help but notice how big of a difference there was between the person I was in high school and the person I am now. There are so many things I know now that I wish would have known in high school so I decided to write a few of them down.

1. Lay off the late night trips to McDonalds. I know it's a fun late night adventure for you right now, but you really shouldn't eat that much junk food (especially when you aren't even hungry!!). You're gonna get reeeaal' chubby reeeaaal' fast and that's not gonna be cool with you. It's actually completely going to ruin your self-esteem so you should ask yourself if it's really worth it.
2. Don't be so concerned about your image. I know that image and the way you come across to others mean a lot when you're in high school, but just know that the only one who thinks your ears look weird is you. All those negative thoughts you have about yourself are not true at all. Remember that anyone who says differently are insecure teenagers themselves.

3. Get a better wardrobe. Right now, you're scared of telling people about your interest in fashion because you think the other fashion lovers will laugh at you. You know what kind of clothes you like and what kind of clothes you don't like, but you're too scared to execute these looks. Well, I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't be. Go nuts in vintage stores and extravagant fashion pieces!! It's a lot of fun. Wait and see – you'll absolutely love it later in life.
4. Don't worry about that stupid math class. Don't worry about that stupid math class. It's taking up WAY too much of your energy and spoiler alert: you're not gonna use it in your 'adult life' either way. Besides, you can't be good at everything and in this case, you're kind of a lost call...

5. Choose another dress for prom. Although it is a beautiful dress, you're not gonna feel confident enough to wear it. It's gonna make you feel extremely uncomfortable throughout prom night which will cause you to run home in attempt to find another dress to wear. Then you'll accidentally fall asleep and you'll totally feel like you've missed out on prom night because of that stupid dress.

6. Don't rely on the approval of your friends. You're all just a bunch of kids and they know just as little about life as you do. Besides, you need to trust in yourself and become more independent. It's a really bad habit to develop to be dependent on others' opinions and not everyone has the best intentions for you. You'll soon learn your lesson though and it's gonna be quite a shocker so prepare for that.

7. Join the school magazine ASAP. You're gonna be so glad that you joined the school magazine (and that you kept all the issues years later) once you've graduated high school. You'll begin to really enjoy writing in general. This experience, that the school magazine is providing you with, is gonna guide you on your way later in life. That's why you need to join it as fast as you can and stick around the editorial team until you've graduated.

What would you tell your high school self?


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Thursday, 16 November 2017

The New Fluidity

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Blazer: H&M (old) | T-Shirt: WEEKDAY (old) | Trousers: Zara | Shoes: Converse

I chose a particularly boyish look to go with today's blog post because I wanna talk about gender fluidity. Gender fluidity is a hot topic these days which also means a lot of people are being introduced to the term for the first time EVER. I understand that to some, gender identity can be a very touchy and personal matter. That being said, I think it's so important to talk about it in a non-aggressive and non-defensive way. I don't think it helps the cause to be infuriated by insensitive questions at all. We need to help others understand no matter how insensitive they sound and you don't do that by screaming at someone.

Gender fluidity isn't a fixed identity meaning that it refers to people who doesn't identify with one 'locked' gender. Some people may identify as agender (i.e. having no gender), bigender (i.e. both woman and man) or non-binary (i.e. neither woman nor man). Non-binary means not committing to one or another. There is a large range of non-binary gender identities such as gender fluid, genderqueer, gender neutral, third gendered etc. The list of gender identities goes on, but these are the gender identities most commonly referred to. For me, it means that I don't want to settle for one gender and the expectations and rules that come with it. I want it all or nothing at all.

Gender fluidity is currently in the public eye and that does impact the way people dress, but it's important to know that gender fluidity isn't a trend. Gender fluid people are coming forward now and living as their true selves, because of all the debates concerning gender equality and LGBTQ+ issues. Gender fluidity is a lived experience, not something you can dress as which is why the LGBTQ+ community went nuts when Vogue referred to a cisgender couple as champions of 'a generation that embraces gender fluidity' to make a fashion statement.

I hope this blog post answered a few question for anyone who might have been confused by the term 'gender fluidity'.


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Friday, 10 November 2017

Most Binge-Worthy TV Shows

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Coat: Vintage | Top: Zara (old) | Trousers: Zara | Sunglasses: Céline | Boots: Doctor Martens

One of my favorite things to do during these rainy, dark autumnal days, we are encountering right now, is hiding under my covers and binge watching my favorite TV shows. I, myself, always struggle to find new shows to watch and end up watching the same shows over and over again. I  sometimes wonder if other people feel the same way or if it's just me being very picky. Either way, I wanted to share my favorite and most binge-worthy TV shows (in my opinion) with you today.

Stranger Things

I want to mention the '80s-Sci-Fi-horror-inspired hit series, 'Stranger Things', first. I bet I don’t have to tell you about it, as the entire world is obsessed with the show right now, but because the second season is available on Netflix now, it's the perfect time to rewind to the first episode and binge the entire show. In my opinion, the second season is a lot more intense and it will surprise you with  its character developments, its new enemies in the Upside Down and the crazy love triangles.
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RuPaul's Drag Race

Unless you are new to my blog, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I'm recommending literally everyone I meet to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality competition TV show about drag queens from around the United States. The queens are competing against each other in different challenges and they're all in it to win the title as America's Next Drag Superstar. As the name of the show suggests, RuPaul's Drag Race is hosted by the iconic RuPaul Charles. It's funny, emotional and very, very real. It shines a light on some real life issues within the LGBTQ+ community and works as a navigation system for young people who are trying to find themselves (myself included). It's just SO good and I think everyone, no matter age, sexuality and gender, could benefit from watching it.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is a golden oldie. A girl named Laura Palmer is found dead in a little town called Twin Peaks so they call in an investigator, Special Agent Dale Cooper, to solve the murder. However, the murder of Laura Palmer turns out to be a little more complicated than first assumed. The show ended without a conclusion in the early nineties (due to bad viewership), but now, 25 years later, the third season is finally out. It's a weird and trippy show, but so good nevertheless. It's kind of a cult show and it's is aesthetically pleasing so if you watch it, I'll guarantee that you'll have something to talk to Tumblr-people about. 
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American Horror Story

I always have trouble explaining what 'American Horror Story' is about to others, but, generally speaking, it's a horror show with a different plot and scenery for every season. My advice would be to watch the first 4 seasons and then skip ahead till season 7. For me, the 5th and 6th season weren't really that great. So, in this case, I think it's okay to cheat and not watch the show chronologically. My two favourite seasons were the first season, which was about a family who moves into a haunted house, and the second season which is about a catholic insane asylum in the '60s. If you're into creepy stuff and horror movies, I think you should give American Horror Story a go.
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Buzzfeed Unsolved

Continuing in the same vein, I want to mention the YouTube show 'Buzzfeed Unsolved' with Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej from Buzzfeed. It's a reportage show about spooky and creepy real-life events and myths that covers both murders, paranormal phenomenons and strange unsolved events. Shane and Ryan are giving off that good cop/bad cop vibe as one is a believer of the paranormal whereas the other isn't convinced. Ryan and Shane work so well as a team and you tune in to watch the show just as much for the creepy reportage as you do for those two knuckleheads.

If you decide on watching one of the shows I mentioned (or you already have watched any), please let me know what you thought of it in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts!



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Thursday, 26 October 2017

4 Style Lessons 'Stranger Things' Has Taught Me

When the third season of 'Twin Peaks' was airing, I wrote a blog post about the style lesson I've learned from the show. Now that 'Stranger Things' is back with their second season, I'm gonna do the  exact same thing. 'Stranger Things' has really managed to fascinate and influence the fashion world as of recently. For example, the Louis Vuitton's SS18 runway show during Paris Fashion Week featured a look with a 'Stranger Things' t-shirt and now, Topshop has completely transformed their website in conjunction with their new 'Stranger Things' collaboration with Netflix. Anyways, here's the four style lessons 'Stranger Things' has taught me:
  1. The '80s is obviously the best fashion era ever. 'Stranger Things' really made me fall in love with '80s fashion all over again.

  2. Buzz cuts suggests a strong female character. After watching Eleven (not to mention how well Millie Bobby Brown wears the hairstyle outside of her role) rock the hairstyle, I really warmed up to the idea of cutting all my hair off.

  3. 'Geeky' is a new fashion statement, but it's also an attitude. Part of what makes Barb so popular, I believe, is the fact that she she's an outcast and a smart girl who was treated very unfairly. She looks effortlessly good and because of her, big geek glasses, mom jeans and pink frills are dominating the fashion picture. Everyone loves Barb and people are celebrating her by embracing her signature geeky look. #JusticeForBarb

  4. Money doesn't equal style. We already knew this one, but Joyce and Jonathan really reaffirms this statement for me.
Are you as excited for the new season of 'Stranger Things' as I am?
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?

Shirt: Archive By Alexa | Pinafore: Topshop | Boots: Mango

October is every blogger and horror enthusiast's favourite month. This month, it's all about Halloween, scary movies, spooky events and dressing up in party costumes. Seeing as I love horror movies, I wanted to share a few of my favourite horror movies on here. I have so many favourites that it was almost an impossible task for me to choose, but I've managed to find five movies I really wanna watch again before Halloween.

IT (2017): If you've seen the trailer, you'll already have a pretty good idea of what 'IT' is about. Basically, there's this evil, supernatural clown lurking around in the sewers and he takes the kids of small town Derry. And then there's a bunch of kids who try to figure out what his deal is and where the clown takes their siblings, friends and school buddies. Only children can see him and he can show transform himself into their biggest fears (like in Harry Potter). For me, this movie is a 10/10 just for the aesthetics alone. The movie were just was overall greatness and I highly recommend you watch it.
Pay the Ghost (2015): Like most movies starring Nicolas Cage, there's a huge problem that needs to be fixed. In this case, Nicholas Cage is looking for his son who was kidnapped my this creepy ghost-demon during a Halloween parade in New York City. 'Pay the Ghost' has supernatural phenomenons, Salem witches, Nicholas Cage and New York City and that's just one good cocktail if you ask me.

Scream (1996): Who doesn't love a classic like Scream? Although the plot is pretty much all about stabbing and escaping a masked figure, the movie is so damn good. I don't know what it is, but I'm all about the '90s high school boyfriend drama which Scream is an embodiment of.
Death Note (2017): Apparently 'Death Note' was a Japanese anime or manga series before it was made into an American movie. I've never watched the original and I don't think I want to since the fans of the original story seem to be SO upset about the American version. Anyways, I thought it was amazing. It was a different take on a horror movie and it had Nat Wolff and the best cheesy '80s love songs in it.

The Sixth Sense (1999): The Sixth Sense is a theatrical masterpiece. Bruce Willis plays the role as Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, who tries to help Cole Sears, the cutest little boy ever. Haley Joel Osment plays the role as Cole Sears and he "sees dead people" as the famous quote goes. The two develop a friendship and the movie has quite a plot twist in the end.

That's about it, my dudes. Like I said, these are just five out of a very large list of my favorite horror movies. What are some of your favorite horror films?


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Monday, 2 October 2017

How to Get Ready for a Party in Less than 10 Minutes


When I was 18, there was always a spontaneous party going on almost every day of the week (yes, even on school night. #sorrymomanddad). I'm pretty trained in getting ready in a very, very short amount of time and I'd even go as far as say as I master the art of getting ready in less than 10 minutes. So now that party season is on its way, I thought some of you wonderful readers might find my tips useful.

Makeup Routine

  1. I dust a bit of my powder foundation from BareMinerals on in the shade 'fairly light' N10.
  2. Then I move on to my eyebrows, I use my MAC brow gel and eyeshadow in 'concrete'.
  3. For my eyelashes I use the MAC Zoom Lash mascara which is honestly my favorite mascara of all time.
  4. I switch between MAC Russian Red, Rimmel London 107 and a liquid lipstick from NYX in the color 'Cherry Skies' for my lips. If I don't have a lot of time, I'll go for the Rimmel lipstick as it's the easiest one to apply.
  5. For blusher I use SO MUCH of my MAC Desert Rose blush. That's my favorite makeup product. It's SO cute.
  6. To finish it all off, I use a little bit of my Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer highlighter or the NARS Albatross highlighter. I don't use any conturing as I have been pretty blessed in the bone structure department and it tends to look a little like dirt on my face.
Acne Studios dress & Sonia Rykiel heels

Outfit Combination #1: Fancy Dress & High Heels

If you're going to a bit more of a fancy event then I'd say option 1 is pretty ideal. You basically just grab a statement dress in your closet and add a pair of black heels. Acne Studios makes really good statement dresses which doesn't look too over the top. All attention goes to your dress and you don't necessarily need to worry about matching accessories to your outfit.
H&M slip dress | H&M choker | Zara boots

Outfit Combination #2: the Little Black Dress

The second option is a simple, classic little black dress. Everything goes with a black dress and you can go in any direction you want in terms of accessorizing. I'm wearing a choker with my black slip dress in the photo above along with my sparkly, silver boots from Zara. As Karl Lagerfeld once said  "One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress".
Drag Queen Merch tee | Alexander McQueen jacket | Doc Martens

Outfit Combination #3: Oversized Tee & Statement Jacket

Last month, I wore my Haus of Piss t-shirt to a birthday party I was late for. Everybody was asking  me questions about my t-shirt so I guess wearing graphic merchandise t-shirts also works as a great conversation starter. Any oversized graphic t-shirt will do. Show everyone who's team you are on and what you're about by wearing your favourite merchandise as a dress and add a pair of boots and a nice jacket to it. Then you're all good to go!

...And that's it! I guess we can conclude that if I'm ever in a rush to go to a party, you'll never catch me wearing pants. I hope you enjoyed this blog post even if it is a little bit all over the place.
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finding Your Personal Style

WEEKDAY shirt | Nasty Gal trousers | Zara oxfords

A while back, I really started noticing how much the clothes I wore affected the way I feel about myself. That feeling I would get when I wore great clothes is the reason why I love fashion and personal style so much. It's about finding your own voice and persona and expressing that through your clothes. I had a history teacher in high school who'd always so wisely say: "Only dead fish swim with the stream". That's one of my favorite quotes now. Through your visual style, you're telling a story. The clothes you wear and how you style them are a part of your personal brand.
Developing your own look is a great way to focus your voice. A look can be as crazy or as polished as you like as long as it's consistent, curated and match your personality. My personal style is heavily inspired by the '80s and the early '90s so when I go shopping for new clothes, my instinct is to go directly to a vintage store or a thrift shop. I love wearing '80s clothes because it makes me feel like I have a little piece of the '80s with me.

What's your personal style?
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Back To University

Massimo Dutti coat | Zara dress | Doc Martens

I had my first two lectures of the semester today. I was very excited to get started again and get back into a routine. A lot of things, in terms of education, are falling into place for me. Last week, I wrote about my worries about the future, but now everything just seem to have fallen back into place. The thing is, I just don't know how to be chill so I freak out over the smallest things. Jeez.
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Dancing in September

Hat: H&M | Jacket: vintage | Top: Monki | Boots: Doc Martens | Trousers: vintage

I think it’s safe to say that summer is pretty much over. I’ve been dancing around to ’September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire since september 1st. I’m so excited for this upcoming season. I love everything about autumn; Halloween, horror movies, heavy rain, candles, duvets, blankets, pillows, cushions, and, most importantly, the autumnal FASHION. This season is all about brown corduroy, beigey tweeds and tartans and grey checks. I love granddad chic stuff and my wardrobe happens to be filled with just that. I love layering and I’m so excited to go look for new sweaters, boots and funky new accessories to elevate my outfits.

Entering autumn also means entering a new semester at university which is SCARY. I have such a clear vision of what I wanna do with my life and which direction I wanna take in life. It’s normal to worry about the future, I know, but sometimes you just get these days were you doubt yourself and your abilities. Like, will I even be able to make it in this industry? Is immigration going to be an issue when I want to leave home and chase my dreams in New York City? I really, really hope that it wont.
Do you ever worry about the future? What are you most excited about for autumn? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

My Favorite Fashion Magazines

I while back a wrote a blog post about why I still love and swear by fashion magazines. So logically, I wanted to do a follow-up post about the magazines I personally love the most and why I think that they're so good. Of course my favorites vary over time, but these are the ones I absolutely love and read religiously right now.

Vogue Italia

I first became aware of how good Vogue Italia is after an editorial featuring Violet Chachki and a bunch of club kids from New York City. I'll always support businesses, brand, magazines etc. that support queer culture. After becoming aware of Vogue Italia, I started obsessing over how amazing their editorials are. There's a whole lotta Mario Testino and aesthetically pleasing fashion shoots. I don't understand a single word of the articles, but I love the pictures so much – and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

i-D Magazine

Did I hear someone say fishnet tights? Because oh, honey! i-D Magazine is what pushed my to try out the fishnet trend. I get almost all of my fashion inspiration from this magazine as it has a grungy, street vibe to it which I'm all about. I've known about i-D magazine for a while, but as of right now I feel extra drawn to it. The magazine is about youth subcultures, fashion, LGBTQ+, nightlife scenes and underground scenes around the world. They always feature all the queer people, I stalk on Instagram and wish I could befriend.

Dazed

Much like i-D Magazine, Dazed is about fashion, underground- and youth subcultures. It's a mixture of everything good and I'm never disappointed when I purchase a new issue.
Do you ever read magazines? Which ones are your favourites?
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