All posts tagged: minimal style

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)

An Old Maid

News flash: I wear dresses sometimes. But only when they are so comfortable that I wouldn’t feel like I’m cheating on my tapered pants or short shorts and when they are so not girly at all (with frills and flower prints etc etc) so that leaves me a very, VERY narrow range of choices to choose among. Namely: t-shirt dresses, sweater dresses, slip dresses, shirt dresses AAAAND apron dresses. I started looking for an apron dress at the beginning of this summer because I knew it would save me but after weeks of searching I gave up and decided to just buy an actual linen apron and wear it like a dress. That was when I typed “linen apron” in the search box of Etsy and found the one. I know I look like an old maid but it’s a minimal, kind of bad ass eclectic piece of shit old maid so it’s good. . Black apron dress with white slip dress MomoSaigon (similar here & here) . White leather glove flats Martiniano (or get them …

A Conscious Search

It’s been a long while since the last time I went crazy over a piece of clothing I couldn’t initially find and if I remember correctly, that last time I promised myself never to do it again yet here I am, wearing the H&M Conscious mules for which I searched the whole world frantically for two whole months. I checked stores here, then in NY, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara; I asked my hubby to check them in Berlin, Oslo – they were completely sold out everywhere, which is a hint that you should give up on them at that point, but I refused to get that message from the universe. And much like every other dream, this one too came true through eBay and here they are: my slightly overpaid for, fancy mules. The search is over. finally. Thankfully. . White back button shirt Need Supply (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Black satin bow flat mules H&M Conscious (similar here & here) . Tan leather bucket bag …

Looking Over The Shoulder

Despite my love for black, which doesn’t even need explanation at this point, I don’t like wearing all black. I actually refrain from wearing all black, I don’t think I have the right hair and skin tone (or Scandinavian cool) to pull it off so you can almost never see me in all black. But it took this off the shoulder sweatshirt from the exclusive Martine Jarlgaard x Byond collection (yeah, it’s a sweatshirt made from a sustainable fabric with open shoulders that you can pull to either side) to make me wear head to toe black in the middle of summer. I tried my usual recipe; white pants, linen pants, denim and then khaki pants but none of them did justice to this top like my classic cut tailored black pants with Converses to tone down the flare. . Black off the shoulder envelope sweatshirt available only on BYOND . Black pants Topshop (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Converse All Star (or get it here) . Gold earrings Anissa Kermiche

Crop & Fringe

Before getting to the outfit I’d like to point out for the official record that these photos were taken in Montreal, at the beginning of February (2016) and anyone who has ever been to our beautiful fridge would know that to not have snow and be able to walk around like this anytime from mid December to the end of March is as rare a sight as seeing bigfoot crossing 5th Avenue. About the outfit; I love cropped stuff and I love fringe and that’s all you need to know. . Grey wool coat Zara (similar here & here) . Ivory fringe sweater LaModa101 (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Black leather booties Zara (similar here & here)