I leave Tuesday night, and there is so much to do...but I am SO FED UP WITH CLEANING! AH! Anyone got any good recommendations to make it more bearable? Strategies, music? I have far too much to get done...but just a bit over 48 hours and I'm off to Vegas and ready to get on that plane. Stockholm, my love, I will return to you!
Everything is vintage. Skirt for sale - $10, Top for sale - $3.
Sorry for all the melancholy faces in the pictures today, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed! :P
I wore this outfit yesterday for a day out and about with my sister Ingrid. It's a really simple look - but when it's 95 F outside you wanna keep it basic! Everything is vintage.
I've never understood why redheads (like my dear daddy and me!) are called gingers. Ginger is yellow. Personally, I'd say my hair (when I feel like resembling my dad) is more like paprika! Wouldn't you say?
Here's a closer look at the dress, which is - ta da! - for sale! It's a really simple sun dress, tailored but comfy and flowy, covered in lovely little daisies. It has spaghetti straps and a zipper in the back. Just $5 - leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Much love! <3
Dress: Lulu*s, Belt: High school graduation, Hat: Vintage
My beautiful new sundress from Lulu*s! This is the Farmer's Market dress (worn with one of my graduation ropes instead of the included belt), and I love it. It's soft and flowy and summery, and I adore the assymetrical hem. It's summer, baby!
I adore my new Kid at Heart shorts from Lulu*s! What do you think? I don't really have a better top to go with them at the moment, since most things are packed up already - for Stockholm in just two weeks! :D
I just finished watching Trassel (Tangled), and yes, I confess, today's post is a little bit Disney-inspired. But interestingly enough, parts of the fairy-tale's fashion mirror (or precede) a trend I've been seeing a lot of lately: flowers in our hair.
Floral hair was all over the spring runways, and while the models' hair might not be as long as Rapunel's, it was frequently incorporated into braids. In fact, braids themselves seem to have made a resurgence lately, in all of their forms. Some particularly interesting ones were on the runways of Valentino for Spring 2011 (bottom picture). It looks like basket weaving! How do I do my hair like that?!
Flowers are fabulous and braids are beautiful, but my favorite has got to be the combination of the two. Of course, actually incorporating flowers into your braid isn't as easy as it sounds (and it sounds pretty damn difficult to me!), and the closest thing I've seen are these braids by French hairstylist Odile Gilbert:
But flowers can be beautifully incorporated into your look without the use of braids as well. You might have noticed that flower crowns are taking over Lookbook right now. The lovely Rachel-Marie of course has her version, and Niki's pictures of her crown set the perfect summer mood.
But I'd like to focus on some newer Lookbookers who have rocked this trend, and not gotten quite the hype they deserve. Maryam, Elodie, and Flora (how appropriate!) have some pulled off beautiful floral garlands with their looks. If you like them, please click on the titles and head over to Lookbook to hype!
Dress: Byer Too! A lovely vintage little tafetta and velvet number. What do you think? I've had this one in the closet for a while, always hoping for that perfect occasion to take it for a spin. Unfortunately, I'm moving overseas in three weeks and the closet needs some shrinking...and there's not much time for spinning. So it's for sale! Check it out on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74308724/vintage-taffeta-and-velvet-80s-prom
The listing says shipping to the US is $6, and international locations is $12 - however, I can also send it to Sweden for the reduced price (good news for all you lovely Swedes!). Let me know if you have any questions!