shown above is the latest addition to my necklace collection.
I really kind of do collect necklaces. I very rarely wear them though.
this particular one, however, looks stunning paired with plain black clothes and that's why I love it.
I decided to keep that black blazer by the way. too much of a classic to let it go.
+ I came across the ugliest pleather jacket of all time yesterday and for some reason tried it on---it looked great. the price was even greater, 15 euros. I gave up the whole idea of adding any extra things on the blazer lapels, but I think this new black pleather jacket just screams for some additional metal pieces. now all I have to do is find some studs of different sizes. I want small and big pyramids and conical studs and dome studs. does anyone know where to get some in Finland? I'll go and check some random goth shops tomorrow.
ps the necklace idea wasn't mine, I saw it on some blog. can't remember how I got there let alone the name of the blog but it was a great one written by a cute girl from hong kong.
EDIT///it was the lovely Denise whose blog I found this from! check it out, I'm a fan!
my mother brought me this (or should I say these) babe when she briefly visited st. petersburg in the spring. I've never been a big fan of the russian culture or aesthetic but there's just something about this particular matryoshka doll. it's not exactly the traditional model, maybe that's why.
I've been looking for a well-fitting black blazer for everyday use ever since I got the nude colored one in the spring. finally I found one, I'm just not completely sure it's the right model for me--it's not exactly a boxy fit. the back's been taken in just a little bit and it flares out at the hem again.
I know it's stupid to keep something I'm not 100% sure about. it's just that I really want a black blazer for the autumn and what are the chances of getting an even better one for the same price??
haha the hard parts of being a materialist like myself....
EDIT// I was also thinking about maybe adding some studs on the lapels--then again the stripes are most definitely a problem. stripes and studs, wouldn't call that a perfect ensemble. what do you say?
I want to only purchase clothes that make me happy.
I don't want to buy a piece of clothing just because it's something that suits other people.
I only want to buy things that suit me and who I am.
I want to buy things I can use for a longer span of time. things of good quality, of a high standard. none of those ugly jersey creations that last for about three spins of the washing machine.
I want to have a closetful of things that make me grin in the mornings, instead of making me depressed and anxious.
I want to have a variety of delightful things to choose from.
I want to have things that go together. pieces you can't go wrong with.
loose dark dress++dark fedora hat++moderately patterned leggings++black ankle booties
can you go wrong with those??
ps I wanted a dark grey eye liner like the one this ida sjöstedt model is wearing and found a perfect one from make up store yesterday. the only sad thing is that I look like a teenager in a heavy goth-phase wearing it.
+++ please pretend you didn't notice that little area of the sleeve in the drawing that I apparently forgot to colour in.....
so this is what I decided to finally pamper myself with on my birthday. I'd been looking at this won hundred dress at beamhill for ages and now I'm just glad I didn't get it right away-- it was on sale.
I was also pampered with some gifts from my parents and relatives, but more importantly with the company of my parents. it was actually pretty great. we went to buy some groceries at the old market hall in the city, walked around, bought flowers and books, had ice lattes and finally went home to make some gorgeous risotto with fresh scallops and white wine.
pretty much the perfect birthday---until I went out that same night and visited some of the most disgusting clubs in helsinki. I rarely have fun going out anymore, I think I just go to the wrong places.
I'm feeling awfully uninspired at the very moment--my room is a mess, so is my life kind of
+++ it's too hot to throw on anything that even resembles stylish clothing. jenna wrote about this earlier (it's in Finnish, sorry) and it seems I'm not the only one suffering from the lack of appropriate pieces to wear in this freaking heat. the only thing I'm comfortable doing right now is lying out in the backyard in a bikini sipping a cold drink.