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Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse

Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
studded croc RAS boots
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
 blouse: vintage via Think Twice - patent skirt: c/o River Island - studded boots: c/o RAS - shaggy faux fur coat: Primark - necklace: c/o Lobogato - cross body bag; Mango

So this is what a really good hairday looks like now that I have bangs. I actually didn't style or curl my hair, I just put it up in a bun after washing, and this is the natural beachy wave I got as a result! Love it. I picked up the trick when researching my new haircut, reading about Jeanne Damas' morning routine because that woman has the best hair ever. So thank you, Ms. Damas! Easiest route to good hair ever. Also, the perfect proof that bangs don't have to be high maintenance.

The outfit is a mix of slightly unexpected components, and all of it together reads sort of punk to me. Blondie could have totally worn this. These studded croc boots and the patent skirt are perfect building blocks in my wardrobe: black, so it goes with everything, but with enough interesting detail to give any outfit a bit of an edge. 

Btw there was some weird guy waving at us from the window near my feet while we were taking these pictures. Totally sounds like the plot of some weird ass horror movie about abused inbred children secretly living in the basement without the new inhabitants knowing. Yes, I just basically described the plot to The People under the Stairs aka one of my fav wtf movies.

Peace out!

Skincare: Clinique Take of the Day oil cleanser review

Skincare: Clinique Take of the Day oil cleanser review

Today we're talking cleansing! Honestly, when you're into wearing makeup like I am, nothing is more important than removing all of it before bed. When I switched from sheer coverage foundations to medium-full coverage ones (Revlon Colorstay, at the time), I immediately noticed that my regular cleansing milk just didn't cut it anymore - my skin started to break out because it wasn't thoroughly clean at the end of the day. I started looking for a product that would take all of my longwearing makeup off without having to combine 20 steps or without having to rub my face (sensitive skin right here), and oil cleansers solved all of my problems. I usually use two: a liquid one for my eye makeup, and a thicker, balm type product for my face. Let me introduce you to my current favourites: the Take the Day off cleansing duo by Clinique!

Outfit: Levi's Wedgie fit jeans, embroidered shirt, glitter boots

Outfit: Levi's Wedgie fit jeans, embroidered shirt, glitter boots

Beauty: Yves Rocher's new lipstick collection

Beauty: Yves Rocher's new lipstick collection

Hi there! Let's talk lipstick for today's post ;-) For spring 2017, Yves Rocher is overhauling their entire lipstick collection: instead of differently packaged and named lipsticks (cherry oil vs grand rouge vs moisturizing cream), all of their lipsticks will be rebranded into the Rouge Vertige line, differentiated by finish: satin, shine and pearly. Sleek, and it's much easier to find the shade and finish you're looking for if you don't have to take the different collections into account. I received three shades in the three different finishes to give you guys an idea. Let's take a look.

Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret

Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Kipling Lifesaver bag
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Kipling Lifesaver bag
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Boho print Lifesaver handbag: c/o Kipling - cableknit sweater: H&M - suede mini skirt: vintage - knee high boots: & Other Stories - robe coat: c/o Mint & Berry - beret: old

Hi babes! How's things? I've just had a rather productive work day getting into academic literature on Foucault, poststructuralism and feminism (I know, writing a PhD is pretentious AF), and now I'm zoning out on the couch watching Catfish. It's the episode on this little 4chan type asshole who catfished 400 women and still doesn't understand that he's the gross bag of dicks. He's probably alt-right too. Something about entitled assholes whining that gorgeous women won't give them the time of day, while their own standards are obviously set way too high, just makes me feel like punching something/someone. TOO BAD THAT PATRIARCHY ISN'T WORKING FOR YOU THE WAY IT WORKS IN BULLSHIT MOVIES DUDE. 

Anyway, rant's over: an outfit! My bangs really work so well with these types of retro 60s/70s looks, and I love how this one came together. Simple basic pieces offset with a statement bag, neutrals paired with vibrant eggplant - I felt very elegant wearing this outfit to work. The skirt was a vintage find from late 2015 (I think) that I sort of upcycled by shortening it from midi to mini, much more wearable. Perfect timeless, high quality suede skirt. For those types of finds, thrifting really is the best option.

The bag is by Kipling. I keep being impressed by how cute and fashion forward Kipling's handbags really are these days! I know I'm not one of the only kids who grew up loving those backpacks with the little fluffy monkey attached (remember that the monkeys always used to have really dorky grandpa names?? I had one named Herbert or something, loved it), so seeing that the brand has grown up along with me is a pleasant surprise. Although I sort of wish the fluffy pompom hanging from this Lifesaver bag had a dorky name as well.

Hope you like the look!