As exciting as it is, finding yourself and determining your journey isn't always easy. I'm a firm believer of positive growth, if you keep an open mind and find ways to improve yourself in positive ways, life will bring you bliss. However, not all will understand you or your growth which can lead in disappointments and broken relationships. Nevertheless, you will get many things (including new relationships) in return. Remember that you also define yourself by choosing the people around you. If someone prevents you from growing its best to cut ties with that someone, even though its hard. Because, when you find yourself you will reach a certain happiness that you were never be able to reach if you surround yourself with the wrong people. You will radiate this new found happiness and attract people who have found themselves too.
Wearing: Earrings The Boyscouts, Top Zara, Bracelet The Boyscouts, Belt Zara, Jeans Cheap Monday
Now that it's colder I wear pants and jeans more often which often makes me long for comfortable but tight looks. I have always liked accentuating my femininity and especially during the winter it makes me feel great (I'm not the type to walk around in big sweaters and such). Those who have been here for a while (and follow me on social media channels) know that I have been working out a lot more since last summer. I have experienced many changes in my health but also physically. I can honestly say that my body is looking it's best ever that I have been working out regularly. I even have to buy new pants and some other things because my waist and legs are more toned. I'm desperately looking for a new pair of white high waisted pants to replace this one for, since it became very loose. Hopefully Cheap Monday will release another pair of these upcoming season because I absolutely love their second skin jeans. I can't wait until spring, how about you?
Wearing: Sunglasses Cheap Monday, Dress Mango (sale), Bracelet The Boyscouts
Those who follow me on Instagram had already seen an snippet of this look, which I wore for a special accession during the weekend. Somehow this sale season, I managed to buy anything but winter proof items (aside from a pair of leather boots) but luckily I have plenty special accessions coming where I can wear those items. I had my eye on this dress for a while now, I loved the shapes and cuts and when I saw it for fifty procent off I simply couldn't resist. Whenever I find items that I love on sale I get extra excited, as if I start loving the item even more haha.
Wearing: Jumper Zara, Knitted dress worn as skirt H&M, Scarf Zara, Bracelet COS and Earrings the Boyscouts
As mentioned in my previous post, creating different looks with one item isn't that hard if you open your eyes for the possibilities. As winter is all about layering, I tend to search for creative solutions to maintain my style without freezing to bits. I use items for different purposes and no one ever seems to notice that I'm wearing the same item as the day before. Some might be tired of seeing this dress but I simply wanted to visualize how easy it is to recreate a look and feeling as if you are wearing a new item. Speaking of new, I recently purchased this long white scarf. When it comes to scarf I do not like little frills or other details, I like it plain and simple. Preferably in cashmere. I did find a black one in cashmere this season but since I couldn't find a white one and I do wear white often I decided to ignore the material for once. It's warm and exactly what I need right now.
As a minimalist I'm not interested in overly obtrusive clothing or jewelry and quality will always come first. And while we are discussing the topic quality, products from the Boyscouts are right up that alley. Its incredibly refreshing to see the attention to craftsmanship in times where mass production is only increasing. Their minimal and graphic approach to design is impeccable and I couldn't be more delighted to share that I took over their Instagram account for the next 7 days. I will be sharing my vision on their current collection and trust me, this isn't something you would want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram account to see my vision unfold.
Wearing: Earrings The Boyscouts, Knitted dress H&M, Belt Zara
Those who have been following me for years already know that I'm not afraid to wear an item multiple times. In fact, over the years I have always said that the key to style is to be able to reinvent your items every time. I always tell myself, practice what you preach and since many have been asking about it I thought it would be a great idea to show how you can reinvent your garments with very simple adjustments. You have seen this dress before, in fact I have worn it in two different variations already and today I decided to make a simple adjustment by throwing on a belt. By adding the belt I created the illusion that I'm wearing two separate pieces instead of one. Little effort, big difference. Later this week I will show you another look with this dress, creating something new again.
With the cold we have been experiencing here its about time I share my solutions to beat the cold. I honestly believe that you do not have to look like a bag of potatoes during winter, there are many ways to find warmth in your looks. One of the things I always wear when its cold, is a thermal suit (yes from head to toe). I recently got a pair that looks like a suit from the 90s as if I'm on my way to aerobics. Its perfect to wear underneath my clothing, it doesn't stick out or makes me look puffy. I find it very important to maintain sleek lines during any season. Aside from that, I also wear a wool coat (not pictured) or layer more fabrics when I'm wearing a leather jacket. During colder days, layering is key. Combining fabrics such as wool, leather, cashmere and more creates the perfect balance between warmth and remaining fabulous. How do you survive winter?
I can't believe time has gone by so fast, its the last month of the year and before we know it we will be celebrating a new year. I'm so grateful for what I have and what's yet to come. Some people are obsessed with what is hot now, or what is coming next, but are rarely concerned with how its visual production will transcend time. Creating your own vision takes time and maintaining a vision takes knowledge, keeping your vision innovative takes confidence and belief. To believe in the endless possibilities laying before hand..
Honestly, if I could think of a garment that I would love to wear all winter it would be a figure hugging knitted dress, preferably with a turtleneck. It would be amazing to simply step into a long dress of cashmere or wool, throw on a coat, scarf, gloves and boots and be ready to go. I recently stumbled upon this dress and even though it didn't fulfill my cashmere dreams, the lining, silhouette and thickness of the fabric were on point, so I simply couldn't resist buying it. Hopefully I will find dresses similar to this in wool and in black but if not, I might consider making a few myself.