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Outfit of the (Yester)day: Come Monday Night

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
My ultimate source of style aesthetic inspiration is the iconically twee 2014 Belle & Sebastian musical movie, God Help the Girl, a film in which Emily Browning and other cute hipster friends dance around Glasgow making music and wearing the best vintage-inspired clothing known to man. Talk about life goals. The mustard tones of this sweater remind me of the music video to the film’s title song, an indie-pop romp that features a lot of footage of gorgeous boater-hat-clad Emily lying in a sepia-toned field on a bright sunny day while singing. That sounds like my happy place in a nutshell. (Given the day of the week, though, this post is named after a slightly different God Help the Girl number.) Until I too can conquer my mental health demons by starting a retro band with Oly Alexander, I’m content to reenact my favorite film with what’s available to me: Peter Pan collars and warm colors galore! This is Modcloth’s Foxtail & Fern dress, the first item of clothing I ever purchased from that fine vintage-inspired,…

Tulle Me About It: One Skirt, Two Ways

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
Soft, dainty tulle skirts are, as Prospero famously says in the closing of The Tempest, such stuff as style dreams are made on. (Didn’t you know that Shakespeare’s iconic sorcerer was into pastel fashion?) Not only am I lucky enough to have a tulle skirt of my own–I bided my time for so long, waiting for a Charlotte Russe 50% off sale that finally hit in December–I’ve also discovered two very delightfully different ways of styling it. One matches perfectly with my 70s French Provincial dresser and vanity table (featured in the mirror shot above!) while the other looks vaguely vampire-slayer-at-a-gala. That’s a kind of duality I can live with. Tulle skirt ♥ Charlotte Russe Fake leather (always!) jacket ♥ a charity shop in Edinburgh   Cropped sweater and infinity scarf ♥ XXI Forever, as they’re calling themselves these days Striped crop top ♥ H&M, altered  Rose quartz pendant ♥ a strange, mystical rock shop near Zion National Park, Utah Considering that my second look was vaguely inspired by S1 Buffy’s “Prophecy Girl” attire,…

A Trace of Teal

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
This is something that you’ll rarely see; us two in colour. But we’ve tried so many different things fashion wise this year already, maybe it’s the start of a new thing? We’re gradually adding a splash of colour to our almost all black wardrobes, hey, you should be proud of us guys! We’re loving the colour teal at the moment. There’s something quite majestic about it, when we think of the colour, the word ‘mermaids’ are instantly brought to our minds! Who doesn’t want to feel like a mermaid? Rachel:  Jacket- Forever 21 Top- Young Guns merch Skirt- Urban Outfitters Boots- Dr Martens Skirts have been some of my favourite items of clothing to buy recently, so when I found this teal A-Line skirt in the Urban Outfitters sale, I didn’t hesitate to order it. I like to make excuses a lot of the time, this occasion being “hey, it will go perfectly with my new docs, so I need it”. I love how it has the buttons at…

Boohoo Fashion Resolutions

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
At the beginning of January we were contacted by Boohoo and asked if we would like to collaborate on a resolutions post. Every year the majority of people make resolutions they can’t keep, so Boohoo decided to give bloggers the chance to make a resolution they’d hopefully stick to! They kindly gifted us an item each that we wouldn’t normally go for but wanted to try and style. So here are the pieces we chose, let’s hope we can stick to this resolution! Rachel: Lara High Rise Skinny Jeans I’ve always been a fan of patterned trousers but I’ve never been brave enough to buy myself a pair. This was the perfect opportunity to get myself some and try something new, finally! I love the red and black check design, they’re also high waisted which is something I like my trousers to be. I’d say the material makes them feel more like thin trousers than jeans but regardless of this I love them! I styled the trousers with a black cropped…

5 Things That Make Me Happy

Originally posted on The Modern Reality:
Family My family has always been a big part of my life. They’re always there for me and vise versa. I don’t know what I would do without them, especially my parents. They’ve given me the opportunities to be who I am today. They taught me things and understand my growth, supporting me and encouraging me. I am forever grateful for my parents and family. Making People Laugh I’d like to think I’m a pretty funny person, only because that’s what people tell me. The joy I get from hearing someone’s laughter is so heartwarming. I’m not really a pranker. I’m more of a crack jokes type of person. And if were really cool and understanding with each other, we might occasionally have a hilarious roast session. Money They say money doesn’t buy you happiness, but I say BS! Now obviously too much money might not necessarily be a good thing. I couldn’t imagine winning the lottery. I would never want that amount of money in one lump sum.…

Fall Fashion Outfit Idea: over the knee boots & leather jacket

Originally posted on happynami:
Here’s my Autumn outfit of the day. I was inspired by this lovely new sweater you can see underneath. Plus, you can never go wrong with a good black jacket. I think leather jackets especially, are one of those clothing items that will never go out of style. What I’m wearing: SCHUTZ over the knee boots MANGO bag ZARA  jacket GAS JEANS chunky sweater STUSSY dress FOSSIL eye glasses Unfortunately none of the items shown in the photos are available anymore. I usually buy my clothes on sale or in outlet stores (especially the more expensive items), but hopefully this outfit could serve as an inspiration for some of you. What are your favourite fashion items for Fall? Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comment section bellow. 🙂

Quick drugstore everyday make-up tutorial! Simple and great for beginners!

Originally posted on O so Vogue:
Here is a quick and easy make-up tutorial that is great for going to school, work, or anywhere during the day! It’s really is easy and there are only a few steps so it is great for people that are in a rush or don’t like spending too much time doing their make-up. Also, all of the products are drugstore items so anyone can re-create this exact look!  Below is a collage highlighting the most important steps but if you need more detailed descriptions they will be below 🙂 First start off with a bare and clean face, so do whatever your face-care routine is in the morning and let’s get started! I don’t like wearing lot’s of face makeup to school or when it’s warm so I will not be showing it in this tutorial, although if you prefer using foundation on a daily basis, apply it now. I just use concealer, so first I go in with the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind- dark circle eraser. I use…

Chameleon Soul | Anna Lei

My name is Anna Lei. I work full-time as a creative in the fashion industry and write culture, music and entertainment articles for various magazines on the side. My blog mostly features my personal style with bits of my photography, poetry and music interests sprinkled in. I’ve eaten burritos for three days now and show no signs of stopping. Kanye West is my favorite human.