All posts tagged: outfits

Outfit #12

Wearing Stylenanda windbreaker and skirt, Weekday T-shirt and Superga sneakers, this outfit is a prime example of my aforementioned style formula.   If someone had told me he’d sleep through most nights once he’s 1,5 years, and had assured me he’d go daycare five hours every day by that time, too, if anyone had just told me that earlier, I would have felt so much less stressed! When your baby wakes you every hour throughout every single night, it’s hard to see the end of the tunnel. The days seem long, oh, so long. But looking back now, I can’t believe the worst of it only lasted one and a half years! Less, actually, but let’s not dwell on the details. Because if things are good, they’re good, but when they go bad it’s the worst. Anyway, baby is now settled in at daycare and suddenly I’m left with five whole hours to myself every day!!! I still can’t believe it! You can’t imagine ever being this free again until you are, can you? My …

Hi from Bangkok!

Wearing a Stylenanda dress and super old Columbia fanny pack. We’re in Bangkok right now, but I’m disappointed! Considering people like to call the city a “shopping paradise” and it is indeed packed with stores, malls and street vendors, I find none of anything is even remotely my style. I came with very little luggage, but I guess that’s what I’ll leave with… Since the shopping is a let down, we’re just using the opportunity to have a lot of Japanese tonkotsu ramen, or rather tsukemen in particular, something you don’t get in Berlin. But I’m looking forward to moving on to the beach tomorrow. One, Bangkok is super stroller unfriendly. Prepare to carry your push chair up and down numerous stairs just to cross the street! Second, Thais seem to always give incredibly vague directions. Not very helpful, even if it’s actually your job, info desk lady!! Three, city tripping the way we used to doesn’t make a lot of sense with a toddler. It’s too taxing on them, and they’ll inevitably slow you …

Me as a mother

Wearing an old COS dress from when I was pregnant, a striped ASOS longsleeve and Vans. The dress somehow still makes me look pregnant?! Almost exactly the same time last year, I was struggling with the image of myself as a mother. I hated it, to be honest. But I’ve been wandering with open eyes and have found a million different ways of being a mother… That’s why now I am OK. Motherhood won’t devour you whole, it won’t limit you to just one thing, it will only become yet another aspect to your self – and I’m here for that. I’ve found I am still me, just better. I don’t want to sound cheesy… Motherhood has changed me, but that’s because I needed changing. I was incomplete and just a child before. Now I’m grown and smart because I’ve less time and energy to squander on useless shit and overthinking. Basically, I love what the process did for me, even though it was really fxxxing painful. Our days are now formed mostly from the same …

Breakfast club

Wearing a Stylenanda jersey sweater — which I only later found out was a blatant Champion x Vetements rip-off — Style Mafia skirt and Vans, obviously. On my way to breakfast at ABC – Allan’s Breakfast Club, which also offers dinner and wine in the evening. I’ve been meaning to write a food guide to my neighborhood, only the post I wrote already got deleted and I’ve been too lazy to start over ever since. I’m getting around to it, though — fear not, good friends.

How I shop

Wearing Jacquemus longsleeve, ASOS jeans and Whyred loafers. I’m an almost exclusively online shopper. I often even order our groceries online. I use free shipping, free returns, 10% off for newsletter subscriptions, even price comparison sites — all that jazz! Probably 90% of my overall time on the internet I’m window browsing shops. That’s just a rough guesstimate. But even if it was way off the mark, most of the other remaining xx% I’m looking at fashion, too! So if nothing else, I’m fairly knowledgable concerning what’s out there clothing- and style-wise at any given time. I check the ASOS new in-section, sometimes multiple times, daily. Doesn’t mean I’ll buy anything. I’m just looking. But like, all the time. When anything catches my eye I try to not act on impulse. I’ll bookmark or favorite, and sleep on it, instead. Might be I’ll buy it the next day, next week, next month, or might be I won’t. Drawing out the process helps me decide whether I truly want that damn thing or not. Another rule …

Origami

I’m wearing the H&M cardigan from before, a Monki skirt and holding a white puffer bomber from Stylenanda. I really wasn’t trying to be original, but I randomly ended up tying the cardigan in this way and really, really, liked it. I’ve just noticed it’s Christmas really soon. I’m relaxed about it, though. All my life I thought I suck at buying presents, but this year, I got all of them way in advance. And I think they’re good ones at that! There is just one for my mom I haven’t gotten, and no idea what it’ll be, yet, but there’s still time. Have you already gotten your Christmas shopping done?

My style right now is: frumpy

I’m wearing a H&M cardigan, ASOS jeans and Reebok shoes. I really like all of these because they’re immensely versatile: I can wear the cardigan open or bound in very different styles (you’ll see). The wide-leg jeans end at this super awkward, funny length, so it looks really frumpy and grandpa-ish, which is fun, but when I roll them up they turn into the perfect denim culottes. And the shoes, I’ve already written about them before here.

Vacillating between quirky / classic

I’ve been so bored with my wardrobe, I’m shopping a lot at the moment to shake things up. And while at it, I’m heavily vacillating between the usual quirky / new conservative. Like, I still love clothes with a twist, but I’m also looking for elegant, very classic items. I recently got a camel coat and a handbag, for instance. I haven’t worn a handbag in years! But then there’s also [pictured]. It’s a good mix, though. I think it’s good to have stuff to build more conservative styles now and again. Quirky can get boring, too! And on days I feel that way, I can just dress nice and normal. I think that’s what I actually needed. Options!

Finally, I know what I want!

OK, so forget about my moodboard. After a few more days of confusion, and feeling completely uninspired, I finally, finally realized what it is I want: super simple, absolutely unexciting normal people style. You know, jeans, T-shirt/sweater, flats… that kind of thing. I’ve already tried it out today, and strangely felt better in that formula than I have in any other style in a while! Yes, I might have a fair share of unusual, err, fashion-y? clothes, but honestly, right now I am feeling zero of them. What I’m also yearning for is a bit of elegance: fitted sweaters and, yes, dare I say it?, a tad more feminine dresses, instead of my eternally super-oversized stuff. So although for the entirety of my fashion-conscious life, I wanted to basically look like a bum, apparently not any more. My newest Instagram inspiration comes from @robertabentaler and @irinalakicevic, to get an idea. It’s probably my age and where I stand in life right now. I mean, might be I’ll change my mind again in a month or so, but …

My favorite thing to wear at home at the moment…

… are these asymmetrical hem knit culottes from Zara. Soft, just the right amount of flowing, and so comfortable yet chic! The waistband too is soft and firm yet elastic enough so it doesn’t cut into my mid-section. I don’t usually wear them outside, but the point is that I could! And you know how I feel about at-home-wear that easily doubles as going-out-wear! Well, move aside, my formerly favorite COS merino knit culottes – which unfortunately shrank in the wash a while ago anyway, meh! I have these in all three color-ways, and am happy about each of them! Oh, and extra tip: Zara Home homewear slippers! They always have a few very cute options to choose from. Myself, I have a pair from two years ago and still love them to bits.

Super confused -_-

I would have never thought, but… I don’t know how to dress myself! Any more. Up until most recently, I’d been cocksure of my sense of style. I was confident I knew how I had to put things together, combine this with that, buy this not that… But these days, I’m not so certain. Case in point: wide leg trousers. I put some on the other day, but only managed to look like a politician on her way to a plenary session. Strong! Professional! … Middle aged. I wasn’t feeling myself at all. When we got home, I had to look up how others, like @majawyh, @dana.hourani or @marinathemoss, wear them. Well, now I got the idea. But boy! And that wasn’t the only instance in which I’d drawn a blank either. In fact, it happens to me all the time now! That tops are usually my wardrobe trouble area is nothing new. But these days I find even my coats and jackets awkward on me, and those I was once most infatuated by. I still like most of …