Tuesday, June 10, 2014

J u n e ♡ o b s e s s i o n s

Dear readers,
Today we are going to talk about obsessions. 

No, I am not talking about Orange Is the New Black. Even if that is an even bigger obsession than the obsession I have dedicated this post to. 

This is very out of context, and I apologize, but I really have to share. 

It's seriously getting embarrassing. I've spent the past few days on the couch, drinking tea, laughing, crying, making funny noises, blowing my nose, wheezing out my feels and having long conversations with myself about how much I love that damn Netflix masterpiece. Orange Is the New Black has been my life and my wife for the past few days. I haven't replied to texts, caught up with my Twitter feed, I just put my phone in the other room and let my emotions run wild. And I mean a lot of emotions. 

Let me add even more details to this already shameful picture; 

Season two was released this Friday. While preparing for season two, I spent both Wednesday and Thursday watching season one, again. When I was done with season one, the countdown clock said that there were still 9 hours left. No, I did not stare at it for 9 hours. I'm not that crazy. I slept for about 8.5 hours, made some tea, stared at the clock for 15 minutes. 

Then I binge-watched season two, cried, laughed, everything I mentioned above, and when it was over I felt empty and dead inside. 

So now I'm watching season one again.
I will not judge you if you judge me for this, no. 

Please watch Orange Is the New Black and talk to me about it. Okay? 
Thank you. Moving on.

I am a person who easily gets obsessed with things, to sum it all up. Now it's time to talk fashion. Fashion obsessions. Probably not as scary as the obsession I've just finished ranting about.

It can be anything, a hat, those skeleton tights I wore for like two years straight, a color, a pattern, you get it. I see something, my brain goes "SPECTACULAR" and I immediately need a whole new wardrobe and feel like my entire life has been a lie. 

It's terrible, I feel like an addict who can't decide what to be addicted to. 

Anyhow, to get to the point; this happened very recently, when I was browsing Tokyo Fashion's Tumblr and stumbled upon this fabulous lady. 

For the past few months, I've been all about lace and eyepatches, swirly patterns, more elegant things, but now I suddenly feel like drowning myself in black and white, wear futuristic skirts and plastic platform shoes. 

I repeat; it feels like my entire life has been a lie and I need a whole new wardrobe. Preferably now. 

Being on a tight budget means I will not be able to follow my new dream, however, which is probably a good thing. I have bought some new things, for some of my savings, but you know what, working with what I've already got is so much better - this is what I tell myself to calm my inner shopaholic. 

Inspiration is always good, even if you can't get your hands on everything new you might want. I haven't felt excited about fashion at all lately, but this gave me a real kick in the butt. As you could see in my last entry, I have already slipped back to the more street-y side of my wardrobe, even if I weren't completely happy with how those two simple outfits turned out. 

Now, as Sheinside.com has asked me to make another collage for them, I thought I'd take this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and create a collage inspired by my new found inspiration. 

Here we go! 

1 ♡ 2 ♡ 34 ♡ 5 ♡

Maybe this collage and the links will help one or two of you, if my insanity has somehow rubbed off on you. My fingers are very itchy, but I will contain myself. Even if I can't get everything at the moment, gathering as much inspiration as possible is always a good idea!

That's a fashion tip.
I am getting better at this fashion blogging thing.

Anyhow. I apologize for potential typos and other strange things you may have come across in this post. I have sinusitis, apparently, so my head is in outer space while I'm here, on the couch, writing a bunch of nonsense. This is also my last week of freedom before I start working, so I really hope to get better in a few days. Wish me luck.

I hope you're all having a great week!
Hugs and kisses 'til next time, ok. ♪ 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

r e c e n t ♡ c o o r d s

"What's the name of your fashion style?" 

What do you think? Should I? 
I probably shouldn't. 

Just a month ago I was obsessed with lace and  more elegant stuff, now I have rediscovered my love for knitted hats, padlocks and pins, more street-y things in black and white. I have also started dipping my face in glitter. And I love it. I have to tell you, I really didn't see this one coming. "Pink" and "glitter" are words I'm not too familiar with fashion wise, I'm too "svart och svår" for cute stuff. That's Swedish for "dark and twisted", but it sounds so much better in Swedish.

"Svart och svår, nitton år."

Maybe it's the warmer weather. All swedes are completely different season to season, it's like the entire country is replaced by new, either fresh or depressed souls four times a year - as you maybe already know if you have read my rants about how terrible the swedish winters are. I'm fresh now, I guess. How lovely. 

My recent obsessions resulted in these simple coords, anyhow! 

They look a little boring, I agree, and I apologize for that. I'm currently suffering through the worst cold - or whatever it is, I've been sick for more than a week now, might be the flu - I have had in years, so dressing up and leaving the house turned out to be a major challenge. Despite the simplicity I kind of liked them, though, so I'm at least giving myself an A for effort. 

The leather skirt ( ← hello I am a link ) I'm wearing in the first picture is from Sheinside, as well as the striped long-sleeved top I'm wearing in the second picture.

I'm going to share what set this ball rolling in my next post, this week, but I want to keep this and that separate, so that I can actually spit out a shorter post for once in my life. Also because it will be more neat that way, and it will make my perfectionist brain happy. 

So, to end this post, I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you're all feeling a lot better than I am! 

This week I've fallen off a stone wall and faceplanted the concrete, seen Maleficent, been to a rather wild party, power walked more than I should have and slept way too little. Kids, do not repeat my mistakes. Okay, Maleficent was so worth it, one of the best movies I have ever seen, and the party was worth it too, but . . . Let's just say I'm more dead than alive and a lot sicker than I was before I decided to be stupid. 

Please be smarter than me, okay.
Lots of kisses to y'all!  

See ya soon! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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