wtorek, 21 czerwca 2016

A Cherry on Top

I just keep on revisiting this location over and over again, each time presenting a girly retro outfit to this old tiny passage. This time, I went there with my other photographer a.k.a The Other Marta (even though, to this Marta, the First Marta is known as The Other Marta. This is way too funny). The photoshoot, however, is a joint effort of both of them, since the thrifted suede dress was shortened for me by Marta the BFF and the photos were done by Marta the University Times Friend. I apologize, it must be a bit confusing by now.

This outfit is delightfully dolly. And retro. And preppy. These new frames are like a cherry on top of this vintage cake (although the scarf is the only cherry-coloured thing here). It looks as if I, for a change, didn't try to deny the fact that my jaw is so damn square-ish, but rather embraced its shape - because these glasses accentuate it even more. But it's okay, really, since I wear this pair all the time and get complimented a lot.

Just a word of notice: I might be a bit less active here during the next few months. Both my new exciting job and equally exciting adventures are calling... and since I can finally enjoy it all without having to stress about anything too much, the blog won't be that much of a priority to me. At least for now.

Photos by Marta. Thank you!

niedziela, 19 czerwca 2016

Outfit recap: 30.05.2016 - 03.06.2016

This is an EXTREMELY belated Outfit of the Day recap that I didn't have a chance to scan earlier, but then - I like the dynamism of this one a lot, so I didn't want it to go wasted either. So here it is, something fun to end this week.

  • Monday: a coral dress with the white socks + white shoes combo that I've been fond of these days. Very light and very feminine, perfect for the warm weather.
  • Tuesday: I cut my hair! No more of this mullet-ish bullcrap on my head. On that day, I wore a vintage basketball top with a leather skirt and platform sneakers. Fabulous!
  • Wednesday: a preppy dress for a day spent at work.
  • Thursday: just a casual outfit with a flannel shirt and a pair of Nike's.
  • Friday: a smart casual combo I wore for a date. The print of this shirt is actually a pattern made of tiny anchors. So cute and boyish.

środa, 8 czerwca 2016

Summer Break

If you've ever watched Sailor Moon, you can probably see I was trying to recreate Haruka's signature silhouette here: checkered high-waisted pants and broad shoulder line accentuated with a loosely tucked white shirt. Well, that was the initial plan, but it came out more like a schoolboy who just started his summer break type of look.

I wanted these photos to come out crisp and saturated like the previous photoshoot, but the final result brings more of a lazy hot afternoon mood. The purple-pinkish chalk experiment on my hair fits perfectly into this dreamy aesthetic.

Many of you might be starting the actual summer break right now. I do not, since... well, I am a proper adult (sic!), but let me pretend just for the sake of the usual summertime nostalgia.

Photos by Marta. Thank you!

niedziela, 5 czerwca 2016

Outfit recap: 23.05.2016 - 27.05.2016

Aaaaand here I am with the next illustration of my Outfit of the Day Recap series. I pledged to do these each time I somehow manage to dress up nicely for at least five days a week and I'm keeping my word so far! I am the person who can wear the same shirt three days in a row if I like it enough, so versatility of the outfits is yet another factor deciding on whether I'll do a recap that particular week or not, haha. Without further ado, let me quickly describe what I was wearing.

  • Monday: the usual oversized flannel paired with skinny pants, a faithful pair of Nike's and a snapback to swiftly go through the day. I used pink hair chalk on my bangs for some extra sass.
  • Tuesday: it was scorching hot that day, so I just choose a pair of shorts and a polo shirt with a dandy floral shirt (that I hope to show sometime soon on the blog).
  • Wednesday: a loose denim dress from the last post with a straw porkpie hat and heart-shaped sunglasses. So girly.
  • Thursday: a cozy sweatshirt + skinny jeans combo for a day spent on drawing in a cafe.
  • Friday: I'm getting casual Sailor Uranus vibes here! This is a look you'll see in my next outfit post. Very summer-y and schoolboy-ish.

środa, 1 czerwca 2016

The Perfect Summer Outfit

Fun fact: I bought this dress - which is, actually, an extra large denim shirt - last year's fall with wearing it in summer already in mind. That didn't stop me from overusing it during the colder months, though, with colour-blocking tights and a cardigan on top. Still, I couldn't wait to wear it once it gets warm enough, because really, with this straw hat, red bow and sailor uniform-inspired bag, it makes the perfect seifuku-ish summer outfit.

It's Children's Day today, so the whole look is just slightly on the playful, childish side - even though I find myself looking more like a boy in a dress with my already short hair neatly tucked underneath the hat. Fortunately, the hints of pink hair chalk on my bleached bangs give it a bit of girlish charm.

Photos by Marta. Thank you!

środa, 25 maja 2016

White Shirt Phase, girl version

 I'm doing as I promised: recreating my outfits in a boy/girl format. Today, it's a female version of the grunge-y look from the last outfit post. The pink wig added a bit of Asian street glamour to the mix, so here I am, adjusting my hair in a very chic and fierce way like some K-pop superstar. Since I'm, like, about 15cm taller and 15kg heavier than an average one, I probably shouldn't even have tried recreating this pose. Oh well!

My photographer said this photoshoot brings some Japanese train station realness and I couldn't agree more, even though it was actually shoot in a parking lot of a shopping mall. You gotta admit it's true, though. I feel like the picture above tells the story of a schoolgirl who went out to have some fun right after school on a Friday evening. She just threw a fancy jacket and a snapback on her uniform and now she's texting her bro to hurry the f*ck up and wear a matching outfit.

 Oh, right. The skirt. Seifuku skirts like this one seem to be the hit in all Asian-style online boutiques, Ebay, and so on. I got it ages ago in a thrift store and no, I didn't have to spend those fifteen bucks all those boutiques sell it for. It's a win!

So, that would be all for today. A break from regular blogging sucked, but in the end I really needed it. Don't worry, though - it seems like it's over and I'll be able to show you a new outfit post every week. I've got plenty of girly sets ready this time around, to make up for their general absence in the past few months.

Photos by Marta. Thank you!

czwartek, 19 maja 2016

Outfit recap: 09.05.2016 - 13.05.2016

Hi there, long time no see! Well, I still have no photos to show you, but there is always that little quirky filler I can provide: my drawings. In the past few months, I've been a bit reluctant towards taking mirror selfies (and maybe - but just maybe - one day, I'll dedicate a post to my reasons), so I started capturing my outfits with quick illustrations in my small sketchbook. I usually do it whenever I manage to dress up for a whole week straight, which isn't always the case (oh, how do I love being a freelancer!). So, this is my second illustrated Outfit of the Day recap this year and I truly do hope there will be more, because I like it so much more than just showing plain selfies.

The illustrations are in the following order:

  • Tuesday: an effortlessly smart outfit for a day trip + quite an elegant dinner (which I somehow finished with a totally non-elegant dessert at McDonald's).
  • Wednesday: I used the shirt and the cardigan from the day before in a completely different, much more casual set.
  • Thursday: I still didn't put this wig in the drawer after Monday, why not just wear it then? I combined it with an XXL flannel and my new straw porkpie hat.
  • Friday: a side shot to show off the hat's actual shape. Believe me, it's lovely. So is this outfit, which suddenly got so alternative with platform sneakers and long white socks.

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