1.8.14

Buy less, choose well pt. one


Dearest readers,

Though I really have found my fashion bloging mojo back (read Monday's post), I have drawn some conclusions from my temporary outfall. One of them being, that my shopping pattern has got to change.

The point is dear friends, that I can spend hours and hours on fruitless (online) shopping, drooling over stuff I can never afford, feeling highly frustrated and then ending up buying lots of cheaper stuff that becomes worn out tons faster, which in the end, makes their price per wear probably higher.

A second issue I would like to adress are trends. As much as I love spotting, analizing and observing them, as much as I can fastasize about buying every it-bag, every iPhone cover of-the-moment, every earring-whim or go-to style jacket, as much as I  love the rush  of finding that perfect piece that is so very now, right now, I just don't want to anymore. Because again, after a few weeks or months these items will have gone out of style, and they will end up gathering dust in my closet.

Not only is this highly un-economical, it's also bad for my ecological footprint. Fashion is an enough polluting business as it is, and I do not want to make it worse by overconsuming. All this sounding quite familiar to you? Great. Because then you will be glad to hear  that I have formed a battle plan. From now on every Friday I will unfold a new stage of that plan extraordinnaire, and you my friends are more than welcome to follow along with me.

As a farewell note I'll share with you the first step in my journey: The shopping cold turkey. That's right, for two straight months I am not allowed to buy anything, nor surf to online shops, nor enter any physical shops (accept for the one I'm working in, that is, and of course, grocery shopping is alowed). Oh dear lord, only reading what I've just written down makes me break out in cold sweat! Bear with me, darlings!

xxx

PS: Oh and ehm, I hope I haven't offended anyone by these statements. I don't want to critisize people who do want to follow every trend or do like to buy lots of cheap clothes, It's just not working for me anymore, that's all.

PPS: Images via here and here

30.7.14

DIY-ing a golden edge coffee table for dummies.

Hi there dolls!

A few weeks ago I finally managed to execute a DIY project that had been loitering on my to do-list for centuries, however  didn't manage to share the results with the world yet, up til now. To come straight to the point, I gave my coffee a shimmery golden make-over.

Gold foil coffee table

Jolie, n'est-ce pas? I'll admit, it took me some sweat and patience, but in essence it's quite an easy project.

Gold foil coffee table

What you need is gold paint, gold or copper foil, glue for gold foil, varnish for gold foil and a small smooth brush. All ingredients can be bought in arts and crafts shop like Schleiper.

I started  by applying the glue on a short sidde of the coffee table and waited 15mins for it to dry (as instructed). Next I cut a strip of about 4 cm wide of the gold foil and the white paper underneath. I carfully lifted the gold foil as well as the white paper and pressed it against the glued surface. Then I removed the white paper and gently dabbed on the gold foil with my fingers and whiped off any excess gold foil with a tissue. I worked my way all around the table following the same steps over again.

Step two consisted of touching up small imperfections with the gold paint and if neccesary, applying some more glue and sticking on small pieces of the foil that I just tore off with my fingers.

I finished up with two coats of varnish for extra shine. Et tadaaa!

Gold foil coffee table

xxx

28.7.14

A clean slate.

Absent blogger? Moi? Mais non! ...Ahem, ahem. To be honest my friends, I've been experiencing an all time low on the inspirational side of life.

Non of my cloting felt decent enough to photograph, nothing in the shops felt worth buying, I started wondering why I even spend that much money on clothes to begin with (and I'm not even that big of a spender), felt quite fed up with the fashion blogosphere in general and I didn't even look up a single couture show online.

Was it a virus, a gross bacteria or an alien that temporarily took over my body? I suppose we'll never know. In any case, I'm back now. Ready to start with a clean slate. Or should I say a white canvas?

Clean Slate
Blazer (Mango). T-shirt (&Other Stories). Jeans (Zara). Sunglasses (H&M). Bag (Zara). Belt (Vintage). Rings (H&M). Shoes (Vans).

Clean Slate

Clean Slate

Pictures by my dear friend and fellow fashion addict Aurélie.

xxx

7.7.14

Talk of the T-shirts.

There come's a time in every girl's life when she realizes that spending cold hard cash on something as fleeting as a trending T-shirt is somewhat silly. Which is exactly why I am now presenting to you the Tees you've been wanting (or at least you should have been wanting) all spring long... on a discount! (i.e. they are now somewhat less ridicously pricey, but still quite costly for a mere piece of jersey)




























1. Mary Katrantzou, € 118 2. LPD New York € 51.  3. Kenzo,  € 199 4. Karl Lagerfeld, € 36 5. Zoe Karssen, € 30 6. Markus Lupfer, € 52.

Which one is your fave?

xxx

27.6.14

The flowers you need to buy right now.

Carnations

Carnations

Carnations

Bella Antique green and pink Carnations and Baby's breath, baby. And on that note, I whish you all a spectacular, floral weekend.

xxx
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