Prints & Patterns

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As I’m writing this post I’m actually sitting in Brisbane, where winter is quickly approaching and the nights are becoming a little tooooo chilly for my taste, which makes it even more satisfying to write it, as I can think back to warm days and summer printed shirts. And yes, this outfit was another attempt to be the best dressed traveler and as humbly I can say it, I actually think this shirt did the job for me, ha ha 😉 but this shirt though… When I first saw it, I looked at it the way I look at Christmas food, so when I got my hands on it, my eyes lit up like Christmas lights.

This was actually our first day in Phangan, we arrived a few days before the full festivities and used the time to get a little around the island while it was still fairly quiet, and ended up on this little isolated beach some few minutes away from the main beach in a boat taxi. We had the beach for ourselves and it was just a nice time of relaxation and god knows we needed it, because a few days after the full moon party week started, and the days of relaxation were over !

Talk to you later,

A

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Embracing the summer style

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Even though I was out travelling in the middle of south east Asia with many things on my mind that wasn’t fashion or style, I still couldn’t help but dressing to impress now and then – old ways die hard as they say 😉

For me this outfit is the perfect definition of a summer outfit – its loose, light and has just enough patterns to still make it intriguing. I actually wasn’t too sure about matching the shirt with pants with stripes, but I think the balance turned out good and this outfit in the end put me in the run of being they best dressed traveller… In south east Asia at least. That is, when I wasn’t wearing bathing shorts and singlets.

A

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Insects are the new black

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Back to business as usual with the first outfit post in way too long :0 but as you can see, old ways die hard and as so many other times the shirt is doing all the heavy lifting for the outfit – even though I must point out my new loafers from River Island as a nice addition to my shoe collection. Back to the shirt though – which actually has a lot in common with Thailand, you see all those insects on the shirt will actually try to attack you all the time! So I thought this shirt would buy me a little goodwill. Think again!
However the shirt did do a much better job looking good on me, than it did protecting me – and let’s be honest, that is the reason I bought it. Another thing to point out is the fit, because it is a little loose which make it easy and very comfortable to wear which was perfect in that climate. So I’m quite satisfied regardless of the 1089 insect bites I had to suffer every night. 😉

Talk to you later,

A

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The Velvet dream

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You want something that is luxuriously smooth, soft to the touch and elegant? The answer is velvet! Velvet is a statement just waiting to happen and will get you noticed whether you’re bound for a full-on formal affair or something a little more low-key.

Velvet items comes in a lot of shapes, but I opted for the velvet blazer for the formal aesthetic look, and I picked it in one of my favorite colors, green. It’s always hard to find the perfect button-down shirt for a velvet blazer, because you don’t want a color that challenge the blazer as the focal point and with this black and white button-down, I think I found the perfect balance. I finished the look with a pair of slim-cut trousers in black and black monks.

I really like this outfit, mainly because of the velvet dream. Velvet just has that rare ability to just automatically elevate a look into the upper echelon of elegance, the only other thing that can compare to velvet when it comes to elegance and smoothness in my opinion, is the color white. Both velvet and dressing whites, have in common that it can be extremely difficult to style them and not look like you trying too hard or just getting it horribly wrong, so when it comes to velvet, starting with something smaller such as accessories to get a feel for it, can be a good start.

Talk to you later,

A

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J.Lindeberg Trousers & Blazer // Topman Monks // Selected Shirt 

Unicorns, Unicorns, Unicorns

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Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn!

A quote I can relate to when I’m wearing this shirt, which by the way must be my favorite shirt to date. I love being playful with my clothes, and this shirt fits that bill perfectly. It’s playful, it’s comfortable and it’s sexy. Playful because of the print. Comfortable because it was slightly oversized and made of some really soft and nice fabric, almost like silk and sexy because it’s actually a see through, ha ha!!

I paired it with my window pane trousers, I was a bit scared that it would be too much of the good stuff, but teamed up nicely with my new favorite shirt to make up a perfect late summer look, because when fall really sets in, this outfit is probably a little too light. But a shirt like this can be styled in many different ways so it’s more appropriate for fall, so don’t be surprised if me and my unicorns make a comeback in the colder months.

Have a good one,

A

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Whyred shirt // Zara Trousers and sandals

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