This outfit post is two years old. The one good thing about redoing my blog is rediscovering old treasures and new (‘old’) ways to wear things together. I bought the dress more than four years ago, when I lived in Buffalo, NY. Even if I don’t wear it much these days it is one of my favorites. The shoes, oh, the shoes! My first pair of self-bought, really expensive, shoes. Jeffrey Campbell came into my life, and has since made a home here. I remember I was beyond thrilled when I walked around in these shoes in the area where we lived before. Dressed like this some people would shoot me disgusted look (‘oh, she think’s that she is something’, you know the type) at the grocery store. Life is too short to care and definitely too short not to wear what you want to wear!
Worn and all, it adds to the charm. Comfortable, special, making me so tall!
Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. The celebrations started at 11 with a beautiful (and oh so tasty!) brunch with cava at my friends’ house, followed by meeting up with the rest of the Norwegians (and then some) at the university celebrations (put together by the Scandinavian Society), a walk to town to grab some wonderful double chocolate gateau at Patisserie Valerie (wonderfully tasty!), back to Scandinavian Society (now at a pub called Fullford Arms), home for pizza, out with a different society, and around 2 am on the 18th of May did my 17th of May celebration end. It was a long day, to say the least!
I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday!
Last year’s 17th of May outfit, this year I’ve been in York and celebrated with my Norwegians who also study here. It’s been lovely! More on that later. Gratulerer med dagen, skjønninger!
I had the worst sleep last night -you know when you are afraid of sleep past a meeting and you keep dreaming that you are a) late, b) unprepared, c) forgot all about it? That was my night. I woke up on time, got ready and headed over to the other campus to help my friend, Sunniva, with her TV production exam. It was such a relief waking up and having the entire day being great after the night I had..
For her exam, Sunniva had to write, direct and produce a talk show -with a host and a guest. I was the guest as ‘fashion blogger’ talking about trends, fashion and demonstrating how easy it is to put studs on a jacket. It was so much fun, a little bit nerve wrecking, and I met a few really cool people there! If I am not too embarrassed of seeing myself on screen (as an adult, childhood films don’t count) I might ask her if I can post it here.
//Scarf – found at a market in Turkey // Jacket – Floyd // “Belt” – Necklace from Express // Dress – Asos // Backpack – DIY // Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell //
When it comes to fashion, it is the one chance you’ve got to making a statement about who you are and make an impression that goes for more than just looks. It is art, the way things go together and how people with almost identical wardrobes can have two very distinct and unique ‘statements’. In many ways I have found what I am comfortable with, but I don’t limit myself to one style. One day I will be wearing an all white maxi dress with curls in my hair, the next studded boots, leather jacket and a red knit. There should be no right or wrong, a this or that. There is more to your personality than one layer, one side. Fashion, your style should reflect this as well.
Today I finished my second Japanese exam as well, now I have five exams left and will be done in about two weeks. But first the constitutional day of Norway tomorrow! Hooray!
Last summer I really wanted a tulle skirt. Only problem was that I couldn’t find any that fitted my criteria of color, shape, and length (of course, there was always one that fitted one of the three). Whilst visiting my aunt and close friend, Helena, in Sweden, we decided to simply make the skirt I envisaged (after well over two bottles of wine). The result, well, it turned out greater than what I expected.
As you can see, we made two skirts that go together or apart (though, the tulle skirt needs something under it). I really like the deep purply color when they are worn together -and you really see the tulle! When the bottom layer skirt is worn on its own it gives a messy, yet girly, kind of look.
I am hoping to add some elastic to the tulle layer this summer, to make it easier to take on and off (now I fasten it with safety pins and a belt). And perhaps even make one in green! I do love green.