I’ve been on a bit of hiatus since I had to find a job after my previous contract ended. But now, a month after starting my new job, I thought I’d return with an outfit post. Valentine’s Day is coming around again, which means some of us will celebrate by doing something special with our significant others or our friends. Whether you’re completely into the day of love or prefer to have a chill night with your mates, here are a few outfits for different kinds of Valentine’s Day plans.
I’m most likely going to opt for a chill night in with the hubby, a trip to the movie theater at the most, since I’m usually too tired after a long day at work (and we’ve had different celebrations pretty much every weekend since last November). However, if you’re lucky enough to have really special plans, why not doll up a bit? ;)
Are you doing something to celebrate Valentine’s?
I still can’t get over how amazing Beauty and the Beast live action movie was, so I wanted to make a few Disney inspired outfits to keep the major nostalgia feels going a little bit longer. Belle and Peter Pan are two of my all-time favorites out of the classic Disney flicks. Belle with her bookworm tendencies is such a relatable character and Peter Pan has whimsy that is completely irresistible.
Belle is all about that French countryside feel. Simple dresses, light colors, and summery florals work perfectly for a Belle inspired look. Naturally, she is most known for her yellow ball gown and the blue apron dress, which makes it easy to channel her style just based on the color scheme. And how perfect is yellow now that summer is FINALLY here?!
Peter Pan brings to mind earthy colors and comfortable clothes. Pan’s whimsical nature can show through fun accessories like bohemian jewelry and colorful bags. If Belle is a summery character, Pan embodies fall colors and fabrics perfectly.
Which were your favorite Disney films growing up? And did you like the new Beauty and the Beast?
Halloween is just around the corner and one of the best things about it are all the costume parties! Thus, I spend probably 80 % of the year thinking about various outfits I could pull off come next Halloween. However, I rarely do the Halloween costumes I really want to try because they are too demanding.
Nonetheless I wanted to show a few options for Halloween costumes.
6 Fandom Inspired Costumes
The first three more demanding ones inspired by Lagertha for Vikings, Amy Pond from Doctor Who, and the Evil Queen (aka Regina Mills) from Once upon a Time.
Lagertha is a strong warrior so comfort is key: pants and long sleeved shirt are comfortable and keep you warm in the chilly October weather. A faux fur vest is reminiscent of the ancient warrior people in Norway. Round the whole outfit up with Celtic inspired jewelry, comfy boots, and braided hair and you’ll be the most impressive viking at the party!
Amy’s look is also all about comfort – but with a mini skirt! A soft flannel shirt and a leather jacket and you’re ready to kick some dalek ass! If you have a chance, get a red wig to give the costume the final touch.
The Evil Queen is formidable yet sultry: she favors blacks and deep reds with a fair amount of bling. Black faux leather pants pair nicely with a fancy red top and chunky statement jewelry. Furthermore, it’s an outfit you could even wear to a party around the year. Remember a sleek hairdo and red lips!
If you are in a hurry and want an easier costume, here are a few options. Combine black leggings with a black top and add a headband with cat ears. Voilá – you’re a witch’s familiar!
The Queen of Hearts only needs a voluminous red dress and a little crown to be recognizable. But you can also grab a heart scepter or make one yourself if you want a little addition. And don’t forget to yell “off with their heads” a lot!
The final outfit is inspired by Disney’s Little Mermaid. Ariel’s bra can be faked with a fun sea shell top. Add a starfish barrette in your hair and some mermaid leggings you’re good to go!
What costume are you planning on wearing for Halloween?
Two of my favorite reading materials this summer: Game of Thrones and Me Before You – hands down! I started re-reading the Song of Ice and Fire books during the late Spring and now I’m hooked (again). And, of course, with the new season being so epic I am completely submerged in the world of Westeros once more. Though the season just ended (and what a finale!) I am still in the middle of reading so I get to stay with the characters for a while longer. With this in mind, I wanted to make a little “fashion inspired by” Polyvore set and ended up making another one for the book-that-made-me-cry-more-than-The-Fault-in-Our-Stars – also known as Me Before You.
I love all the individual styles of the characters in Game of Thrones. I love the whole winter-y an steely look of the Starks but also the bold and rich colors of the Lannisters. And don’t even get me started on miss Khaleesi herself! Her style has changed so much but it’s always recognizably Dany!
Me Before You was such a tearjerker that I don’t know how I survived it. It was heartfelt and emotional – something I couldn’t stop thinking about for weeks. I still haven’t seen the movie but will hopefully soon. I love the casting of Emilia Clarke as the lovable, goofy Lou and Sam Claflin as the intelligent and handsome Will. Lou’s style is very quirky and colorful. Bold patterns and interesting shapes cover her feminine shirts and dresses. And I love that about her – she seems like a radiant sun personified!
Have you read Song of Ice and Fire and/or Me Before You? Did you like them?
As a continuation of the Buffy and Sookie style posts I’ve done, here’s one of Luna Lovegood, the lovable hippie-ish friend of Harry Potter’s. Her style is very fluid and flow-y, incorporating hippie vibes and pastels into an earthy wardrobe. She has a lot of lilac and pink as well as light blue in her clothing. The items are always perfectly suited to her strange but charismatic character.
I tried to incorporate here the colors typical to Luna and the soft femininity of many of her dresses and tops. Her personality shows in every item of clothing, which is really admirable.
Maybe a possibility for a Halloween costume? ;)
//This post was scheduled as I’m in Ireland when this post is being published. So, as soon as I get back I’ll be posting about my trip!
After I did the post about Sookie’s style, I wanted to do another fandom style post but this time with the BtVS ladies. I love 90s fashion and I think a lot of the outfits in BtVS are really cute. Nonetheless, I felt I needed to narrow my focus so I chose the college years (starting from season 4 of BtVS) where Buffy and Willow’s style evolved and matured from the first seasons.
Both Buffy and Willow wore a lot of skirts in college, Willow favoring maxis while Buffy opted mostly for ankle length and midi skirts. The Slayer still liked to wear leather and Willow hadn’t ditched her signature quirky outfits either – they simply matured and made them more college appropriate. Both seemed to also like floral patterns and bright colors, which I personally love :)
I also thought I’d add here a traditional Buffy outfit, which I’m fully intending to do for Halloween some year!
Have you guys been watching the new season of True Blood? I loved True Blood when it started and, even though I’m not a huge fan of the plot lines that have been going on during the last few seasons, I still want to watch every episode. Especially since this is the last season! I love the books too and I think Anna Paquin has done a great job in bringing Sookie Stackhouse to life. And who could not love Alexander Skarsgård?
I wanted to do a style collection inspired by Sookie simply because I adore her clothes! They’re always so feminine and pretty – even though she can be kick-ass too!
In this first set, all the dresses are from Modcloth. I noticed when I was putting this set together that the dresses that kept popping up that most reminded me of Sookie were all from there. IT’s understandable because Sookie is very girly and has a lot of even old-fashioned beautifully cut dresses. But if Modcloth isn’t quite in your price range, I’ve collected these cute separates that are all inspired by Sookie’s feminine but comfortable style.
I feel like Sookie’s style is perfect for the summer. If you go with either a pair of black shorts with a cute denim jacket or a yellow sundress, you’ll be cute as a button for work or a party!