The past few days I have been busy sorting out all the different pictures I stored on my computer. I love black and white photos and have been saving the ones I liked the last years. I put some together to make a little black and white texture inspiration for me and you. It's already the last day of October, just two months and we will celebrate the beginning of a new year. October past so quickly, well November here we come!
Roundscarf: Asos | Belt: Scotch&Soda | Socks: Hema | Shoes: Asos
What I was wearing Sunday. It has been pretty cold last weekend, temperatures even dropped to the freezing point. Well I don't mind, I love to wear lots of layers with scarfs and socks to complete the look.
Well I guess the photos explain exactly what I did, but I will write it down as well. I was inspired by some articles I saw online. Different Dutch designers showed paint-checked items. I liked the fact that it looked a bit messy and definitely not machine striped. So why not do it yourself..
1. Put the tights on, grab your waterproof marker.
2. Start drawing vertical stripes on your legs, beginning at your toes, all the way up.
3. Add horizontal stripes, so you are drawing a checked pattern. I circled all the way up, drawing in a sort of spiral line. That's it.
Note: it will leave some black marks on your legs.
What are you looking at?
1. Articles I bought last week. An amazing tote bag, love the inbetween camel-cognac color, it's thrifted. Bought real hair extensions to DIY with, some velvet and brocade jacquard fabric and HEMA honey comb waffle socks.
2. A photo of last weeks outfit, I have no idea what I'm doing but I thought I like to see strange photos on blogs of others.
3. Today's soup! Pea soup with celery root, bay leaf, leek and carrots.
4. Pluis likes the sewing machine!
5. Food; steak, peas and baked potatoes.
6. Some leather triangular shaped bracelets in a window in Arnhem. Love the different colors, I will check them out soon when the shop is open!
I love hats and I do have enough options at home, as you can see here. So some outfit inspiration with hats on top like a cherry on a pie is never wrong. I do not only like the fedora hats, the burgundy, beige and black shades are great as well. How amazing is that first jacket?
What I was wearing yesterday, love to wear my furry cardigan. I think it is an unbelievable ugly cardigan which makes it great. Sometimes the uglier the article the better! It exists out of different pieces of colored fur with different textures and cut in different lengths. I love the big broad shoulders and the boxy fit.
I've selected my favorite items of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection. How rad is that leather jacket, really amazing! Those plexi-glass heeled wedges are insane as well! What are your favorites?
1. Measure how 'cropped' your blouse needs to be, pin it down.
2. Cut the bottom half of your blouse, just beneath the pins.
3. Sew the seam, don't fold the hem, leave it unfinished.
4. Use a needle to loosen the fabric at the bottom, revealing white threads.
What I was wearing yesterday. Love my Harley Davidson suspenders, totally appropriate for playing in the woods. So that's exactly what I did. The weather was really strange past weekend. It was around 22 degrees Celsius. That's quite warm for the time of year. Loved it though.
What are you looking at?
1. Yesterday the new Scotch and Soda shop in Arnhem opened his doors. Of course no opening without champagne, it's a beautiful new store located on the Bakkerstraat. Love the all white walls with the dark wooden cabinets inside.
It even has a little patio at the back of the shop.
2. Had a long day at work last week, when I arrived at home this lovely meal was greeting me, thanks honey.
3. Today's outfit, outside playing in the woods. Needed some distraction after a whole day of studying.
4. Eating alone because Mart had to work, made a mushroom risotto with honey topped baked brie.
5. Mart and his orange bike, love it.
6. Many food photos, I know. Steak salad with apple and carrots.
Fluffy cardigan: Thrifted | Sweater: Thrifted Polo Ralph Lauren | Jeans: Acne | Heels: Deena&Ozzy |
Ear Cuff: Asos | Necklace: Random | Rings + Handpiece : DIY
What I was wearing today. Had a day off and took the whole morning and afternoon to study. In the evening I went to the opening of the new Scotch&Soda store in Arnhem, the shop where my boyfriend works. Next week I'll have more time to blog and I'm going to DIY some things.
What I was wearing today. You can vaguely see the blurry haze in these shots, it was already turning dark outside. But as I promised, some outfit photos. Coming Monday and Tuesday I'll have to final exams and then it's the end of the first term already. Can't believe how quick the time is passing, but hey I won't complain. But about my outfit, it's no delusion, I'm wearing a leather skirt on a pair of leather trousers.
Hopefully the Acne Resort 2013 collection will hit the stores soon. I'm really curious after these cut out, lace up boot-sandals. Both dresses look great as well, hope they are as nice in reality as on the photos. I guess I just have to be patient and keep waiting till they arrive, who's joining me?
Sorry for the lack of outfit posts, but Mart (boyfriend and photographer) has to work extra hours because of a new shop opening. And it's getting dark way to early these days, so there is no light to take photos.
Two pages full lovely hair inspiration! I'm thinking about doing something different with my hair, but I really have no idea what to do. So until I've figured that out, I'm browsing tumbler and blogs for inspiration.
My weekly contains two instead of six photos this week, because I didn't shoot any others. Coming two weeks I have exams for the courses I'm doing at the moment, so last week consisted out a lot of studying. I also worked more than I normally do, so I didn't had any time to take photos.
In the first photo you can see some items I scored recently. A beautiful mint-green pair of thrifted Wrangler trousers, oh I love that color! Those who follow me on Instagram: @heritagemode, have already seen me wearing these. The other items are a thrifted Adidas sweater, the newest Elle and the sequined tie I DIY'ed last week.
Today's eye make-up. Bought a new one from Chanel a few weeks ago: La Ligne de Chanel. It's a compact eyeliner with two shades in one box. You can create both a graphic and a velvet-powdery look. Obviously I used the slightly moistened brush for a precise and clear line.
It has been quite a long time since I have done a DIY, but I have something for you. I decided to make my own sequined tie. Here you can find a step by step guide to make yourself one as well.
What you'll need:
Scissors, round nose pliers, sequined fabric, tape measure, needle, thread, chain, closure and clasp.
1. Cut a piece sequined fabric in the shape of a tie, leave it long at the top. Optional: use the tape measure to get the preferable length. Be sure you have chosen sequined fabric that won't fringe. 2. Fold down the top and stitch it down so you'll have a small tunnel (is that how you call it?). 3. Approximately three centimeters from the top you'll have to create some sort of knot to make it look like a tie. Don't make a real knot, but wrap your thread around the tie twice to narrow that part down.
4. Use the round nose pliers to cut off your desired length of chain. You can use your tape measure to decide how long the cord needs to be. 5. Thread the chain through the tunnel at the top of the tie. Use the round nose pliers to add the closure and clasp. You're done!
Today's look. I decided to put on my leather trousers, haven't worn them for a while. Love that the trousers are really long, but to wear them with these boots I decided to fold them twice. And I'm also wearing my cypress boots again, they fell apart after I had worn them twice. So I finally brought them to the shoemaker so they could put the sole back on it. Welcome back, beauties.