Minimalist Mondays

Minimalist Mondays

Heart glasses
shopzerouv.com

Pamela love ring
otteny.com

King Baby Studio ring
couture.zappos.com

Aldo ring
aldoshoes.com

White jewelry
farfetch.com

Coast short black dress
$285 – coast-stores.com

A P C black leather jacket
$735 – net-a-porter.com

Lacy socks
sockdreams.com

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Minimalist color schemes, I feel are perfect for these dreary English Monday’s and I’d love nothing more than to drag myself out of bed at 6 a.m. and put on this entire ensemble before heading to work with a Starbucks in my hand. Definitely the ideal work outfit for my dream job working as a fashion journalist/editor for a well known fashion magazine. (One day, one day.)
The lace detail on the otherwise simple black halter neck dress as well as the white over the knee lace stockings were inspired by Japanese Harajuku style fashion. Now not many people apart from those closest to me know this but I’m crazy about about Japanese culture; the food, the religious traditions, the cultural festivals, the social conventions, manga (one of my favourite things in the whole world) and most especially, the fashion!
There are different categories within the Harajuku sense of style and the one I picked on for this look was a mix of kei visual/kawai. Overall I wanted to integrate those elements with a very urban street style look hence the lush bomber jacket. Another vision of inspiration for me was the Meidham Kirchhoff S/S 14 collection. Now I have gushed to friends and sometimes strangers about this particular collection, it is quintessential and I want nothing more than to own a piece of it.
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(For those that wish to fulfill this wide-eyed desire of mine, my birthday’s on Wednesday – email for my postcode ;))
I didn’t notice it up till now but the ensemble I composed is very similar to the top right Meidham Kirchhoff collection piece isn’t it? This has all been done subconsciously I swear! How absolutely breathtaking is the collection though? (I feel incomplete without it)
I’m definitely going to buy all the jewelry I chose to complement the outfit, they’re all statement pieces and I chose to focus on rings more so than anything else because well, I have a thing for them. A real heady, intoxicating appeal for them. The ear cuff and necklace although sold by different labels look like a aesthetic set which is part of the reason I chose to pair them together however with this outfit it may be better to leave the choker out as it could understate the lace detail of the dress. I really want all of these items for myself. Really do.
Now on to the beauty products, the Tom Ford Black Orchid lipstick looks to be a deep purple shade but is actually a dark red and is surprisingly wearable in at least 4 different ways – as a stain, as a class lipstick, as blush, and with a gloss over. Very durable and very chic. The Rimmel Scandalous Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner is another favourite of mine. Last week I searched four different department stores on both Oxford Street and Bond Street to find it and lucked out at the Boots in the West One shopping Center in Bond Street Station. These babies are selling out fast and I definitely know why. This eyeliner is the best I have come across in years, being not only smooth but also long lasting, waterproof and easily applicable!
As for the glasses… they’re just really cool.
Here’s to hoping the weather gets better! Bjs **

Friday Favourites

Friday favourites

Plaid top
chiarafashion.co.uk

Noisy may black waistcoat
$77 – nelly.com

Pull&Bear black faux leather pants
$64 – pullandbear.com

Structure shoes
nastygal.com

Knapsack bag
shopjeen.com

H m jewelry
$4.79 – hm.com

Beanie hat
madlady.se

These are some of my favourite things. Don’t you love them?

The Marc Jacobs watch has been on my wishlist for a few weeks now and I hardly ever wear or want to purchase a watch! The rings are a given, it’s the one jewellery piece I can actually wear for long periods of time without getting too fidgety. However the faux leather jogging pants although a definite coveted item ensues a bout of hilarity for me everytime I bring them up. I think that they may forever remind me of the Kanye West interview with Zane Lowe which Jimmy Kimmel made a pardoy of using children.

I swear that comment was not random! In the original interview, Kanye rants about how he presented the idea of leather jogging pants to Fendi years ago and got rejected; “Me and Virgil [Abloh] are in Rome, giving designs to Fendi, over and over, and getting our designs knocked down … [We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherf***ers you done seen with a leather jogging pants?”

I do love that man, not so much for his music but for the priceless and scandalous statements he makes almost daily.

The tartan crop top and fur gilet had a love affair in my mind and when paired them with the Jeffrey Campbell Scully platforms, VOGUE beanie and smiley face backpack created a formidable edgy synery for me that I couldn’t help but want to see materialised. Rimmel’s line of Kate Moss lipsticks has also had me transfixed as a fan for almost a year now and I own two of the darker red shades (Numbers 01 and 10) with intentions to get more in the future. Overall I could say that I’ve owned four but I lost the other two earlier in the year (I have terrible track with beauty items) but I did replace them which is saying much for their overall appeal. I love this line especially because of how creamy and long lasting the lipsticks are, usually the main problem for me with wearing anything other than a light lipgloss is that the products dry out my lips but BUT THAT NOT A PROBLEM WITH THIS LINE!

Honestly try them out and see for yourself 🙂

Have a good weekend everyone! Bjs**