Joan as Police Woman - Forever and a Year
Wearing ZARA lace dress, Primark black sandals, H&M cuffs, ZARA bag
So, first post by the New Me. Since I'm still working on the new layout (while it's the most minimalistic thing ever - but that's probably the most challenging thing I could think of.. read on) I'm hoping that this simply is a period of habituation. Soon I will be in balance with myself, my style and my blog. Carrying out a minimalistic style has been trending ever since Phoebe Philo started sending out her models on the Céline runway in 2010, and I must say that it has always sounded good to me. I mean, it must be pleasantly serene in your brain whenever you wake up in an all white room every morning. No gaudy items crying out for attention, causing your rod and cone cells to scream for some visual peace the minute you open your eyes. Your camel, white and black coloured wardrobe is smiling calmly at ya, waiting for you to pick two, three items at a maximum to wear that day. Just about perfect. No stress.
For me though, there is one problem: I AM A SUCKER for everything that is covered in lace, cute bows and I love wearing 324738247 pieces of jewellery at the same time. Not to mention that I always crave for layer over layer over layer etc. ... I just can't help it. I start out with an all black palette, and I end up stacking silver and gold jewellery on top of each other, wearing mint nail polish and red lipstick at the same time.. And in the end I ditch the cool black T-shirt for a ruffle-y pastel top instead. We're back to square one.
It's the same with this set of cuffs from H&M. It's so epically cool and sooo minimalistic, that it's been popping up at every fashion blog. Combining my pair of cuffs with a floor-sweeping dress made out of powder pink lace must be some kind of profanation. But as I said - I just can't help it.
At least this ensemble contained some minimalism considering the fact that it's just one layer. (Being it that way because it was insanely hot at the time doesn't matter.) And the layout that's coming up will be the perfect blank canvas for my jewellery and layering indulging.