Author: eliffilyos

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Rope Off, Rope On

Usually it would have been just me hanging on to summer, never letting it go, refusing its end and freezing my ass off in the process but this year it’s the whole continent that’s fighting with me as I’m trying to let it go and move on to fall clothes. I know I’m going to miss it like crazy once it’s gone, but humankind is greedy. I don’t like dressing up in summer any more than I like dressing up in winter so I’m always trying to find new ways to layer my clothes, even using ones I already forgot in the depths of my wardrobe, like this decades old H&M dress. And it’s OK that it’s really fancy because the rope sandals are sailor cool. . Ivory wrap dress H&M (similar here & here) . Black tapered pants Zara (similar here & here) . Black rope sandals Mango (similar here & here)

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By Malene Birger Spring 2017

To be perfectly honest, ever since big guns like ACNE left the Scandinavian fashion scene I’m having a hard time finding genuine inspiration from Danish and Swedish brands. I used to wait eagerly for their fashion weeks as it was always full of new ideas from emerging designers but now it seems like they all look the same. Baum und Pferdgarten is a huge let down this season and even though Ganni still seems like the forefront brand of Danish fashion, they can’t make the jump between a local brand and a global sensation. That being said, there are some brands like By Malene Birger who don’t necessarily bring anything new to the scene but is still agreeable simply because they have too much Phoebe Philo in their codes. So now, as I think Copenhagen is in dire need of some new blood, I’m enjoying the beautiful stylings of By Malene Birger and getting ready for fall. I know it’s the Spring 2017 collection but since it’s like a low budget remake of Céline Fall …

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Push The Buttons

First of all; I’m sorry mom for the wrinkled dress but this is linen and I’m not going to iron something when I know it will get ruined again in 2 mins. Second of all; this is the first time in recorded history that I wore a puffy shoulder dress. In fact I refused to buy this dress the first time I saw it; I gasped out of love at first but then I saw the shoulders and let it go. I’m usually very much open to trying new styles as long as my figure allows it but for some reason I have this serious problem with shoulders, I just can’t wear anything that has a shoulder line below or above my actual shoulders so that means no shoulder pads, no vintage sizing and definitely no puffy sleeves. But after insanely searching for a dress like this sans the shoulders and failing miserably, I took the leap and got it. I think it’s looking alright! . Off white linen dress Zara Studio (similar here & …

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Hoop The Loop

File this under “I didn’t see that coming but I should have because apparently everything, and I mean literally everything, comes back in fashion at some point”. Hoop earrings are not only acceptable but they are very much “the” jewelry of the fall season now. Just make sure to keep your hair laid back with minimum (actually 0) accessories, try to wear a single or toned down duo of colors and minimal looks with it and best of all, wear it only on one ear and leave the other one naked.

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Cluse Me In

Three things I learned this weekend: 1) You can easily turn any bat sleeve kimono or cardigan into a wrap skirt and it feels more comfortable and laid back then any other skirt can ever be, 2) Apparently the little girl inside of me isn’t dead at all and I still enjoy wearing pink shoes, more than I’m proud to admit, 3) I’m OK with wearing watches with any kind of outfit as long as they’re chic and light like jewelry. For a long time the only “thing” occupying my right wrist has been my faithful elastic hair tie so I started to sense my left wrist is feeling left out – my left hand and arm being useless compared to the other one already – it begged me to adorn it with something nice and just as useful. OK nothing can be as useful as an elastic hair tie but this one is close, or should I say CLUSE (ba dum tss). Works like a watch, feels like a slender bracelet: right wrist, the …