29 September 2014

2day

Outfit credits: Bikbok coat, H&M hoodie and beanie, vintage tee and boots, Lager 157 jeans.

27 September 2014

Don't, don't you want me?





In awesome dress from Motel Rocks

I think I'm almost done with the abuse of my hair for this time around. It's pretty much white now. Yesterday it was bright turquoise blue, haha. Bicarbonate+shampoo is my bestest friend. It takes forever, but it really is the most amazing, and the damage is minimal compared to bleaching, even if you bleach just once, and do this six times. It gets a bit dry at worst, which is easily cured by a  hair mask.

If you have no idea what I'm on about, I'm talking about the little magic trick where you mix bicarbonate (baking soda) and schampoo to lift semi-permanent hair dye out of your hair. You just put the mix in your hair, leave it in for 1,5 h and rinse. And depending on how dark the hair color is, the more times you have to do it. You have to rinse it roughly every 1,5 h though, or the color just stays on your head, having nowhere to go, and no more will come out.

As I wrote a couple of days aho had a lot of yellow/orange spots in my bleached hair that I wanted gone. So to remove yellow/orange you have to add blue/purple. So I dyed it all blue to neutralize  all the warm colors, and then I lifted it all out. I put in new mix four times to get it all out, and took turns putting in pink/purple toner to keep it from getting green. So that's how ya do it.

Also, I cut it a bit (read: a lot). I really like it, tbh. It looks so edgy and like it was totally on purpose!

// Malin out

ps. Listening to Human League's Don't You Want Me like a crazy person because reasons. ds.

24 September 2014

Wannabe

Outfit credits: Missguided fluffy knit and check skirt, H&M hoodie, vintage tee, boots and bag.

This skirt is great for fall. Do you know why? Not because of the colors (okay, well, that too tbh), but because it's an A-line skirt (and not skater) in a stiff/heavy material, which means that it doesn't slide or blow up from the wind. I personally hate wearing skirts and dresses that does just that (blow up), which especially is a problem during F/W. I live not far from the ocean, so it's more or less always windy here. But in this skirt I didn't even think about it. It was at a point where I almost forgot I was indeed wearing a skirt, which is a whole other problem. 

The biggest issue in my life atm (right after getting my hair in the right color) is however that the sewing machine is sort of broken, and I have tons of shit I need to fix, take in and shorten. (Note to self: have dad look at it asap!!!)

Malin out. 

22 September 2014

Trams

I was going to make a more proper post today, having the day off and all, but then I decided that I was going to fix my hair. And for me that tends to turn into a whole-day thing. So here's some stupid webcam photos of me instead. What a bargain for you! 

As of right now my hair is part silver-white-blonde, part yellow/orange and part dark mousy blonde. Because why the fuck not. I haven't figured out how I'm gonna get rid of the yellow/orange, without bleaching it or ruining the white in the process, yet. Because I don't want grey/purple hair. And that, my friends, is the problem. But not to worry, I'll come up with something genius eventually. 

Malin out. 

20 September 2014

Post title

Outfit credits: Missguided knit, H&M hoodie and maxi skirt, vintage tee and boots, ebay bag, DIY headband.

18 September 2014

Chandelier


Outfit credits: Missguided knitted sweater, ribbed top and midi skirt, vintage boots, episode sunglasses, assorted jewelry.

17 September 2014

Straight for the Knife

I was gonna do a blog post yesterday for today, but I got sick (I even almost had a fever!!!), so that didn't happen. So here's a webcam selfie from a few days ago, because we all know the reason you're here is that you want to look at my face. So here I am in the most ridiculous tee that is most likely not Adidas I found at a vintage store, and my brand new mega-basic men's hoodie. I'm not much of a fan of women's hoodies because they're always so short! I just want them to cover my butt, but they're all like made to end above the waistline of low cut jeans! So yeah, men's department it is. 

This was a bit random, but I felt compelled to make a post, even if it's completely pointless. Feels like it's been a while since I made a post like this anyway. I contemplated writing a commentary to the Swedish election, but I find myself still uncertain about my feelings about what has happened, and how to express them. I guess it kind of depends on what happens next, in the upcoming few days. 

I still have a massive cold but because I am super-devoted (HA!) there will be a new outfit post tomorrow!

Good talk!

Malin out. 

12 September 2014

Elastic

Outfit credits: UNIF Sangre moto jacket, H&M hoodie, Gina Tricot crop top, Lager 157 jeans, Nelly.com boots.

So I accidentally bought a UNIF jacket. But to my defense the price that I ended up paying was out of this world for a UNIF garment, or anything of this quality. It was at Famous Ape (y'all know one of my fav stores in Malmö), and I don't actually know if it was on a discount or just seriously underpriced, but it was only 700 SEK (roughly $100). And it looks so good, guys, the fit is great. Even Lovisa said it was gorgeous and she's about as far from the style of UNIF as you can possibly get. It even has like five pockets that are all real! And we all know the struggle of fake pockets. Also, it should be said that it being in a burgundy velvet will make it a great statement piece for fall. 

Since my basic wardrobe is a lot of plain black clothes, I like to have pieces like this that are simple and wearable for the everyday, but that will automatically make any outfit look edgy. UNIF makes amazing such pieces, another example being the Hellraiser flats. 

Malin out.

ps. Still massively obsessed with Sia's album. The best part at work atm is when we listen to the NRJ  radio station and they play Chandelier like once an hour. ds.

10 September 2014

Five Fall Favourites

My five favorites for this upcoming fall has been inspired by some trends that I'm crazy about, and Raise.com, a site that lets you purchase discounted gift cards to your favorite brands and sell old gift cards for cash! Fall is probably my favorite season, partly because of my birthday, but also because I love the kind of clothes that you generally wear in "fall fashion", like light jackets, boots, layering and dark colors.

I didn't want to make a super generic post on fall fashion. I mean, everyone who cares the slightest about fashion knows we'll all wear lots of burgundy and plaid. So I thought I'd make this list about five "trends" that I'm personally crazy about right now, but that might not otherwise be typical for fall.  Hope you enjoy!

Fringe: I'm sure a lot of people associate fringe with spring fashion, and the festival season. But I will definitely be wearing it all of fall, in the form of these two jackets from Missguided. Get the tan suede one here, and the black one here.

Pastel pink: Also probably a spring-thing, you know, with pastels. But who cares? I love pink, it's my favorite color to wear after black. And I've been dying for a pastel pink coat since last fall season. Get coat here (Missguided), fluffy dress here (Motel/Asos) and sunglasses here (Missguided)

Big earrings: Now that I have really short hair again I enjoy wearing bigger earrings that doesn't get lost in the hair. My current favorites are the plain hoop earrings in the middle. All of these are store bought (apart from the moon, which is from here (Etsy)), so I can't link them, but I recomend browsing etsy for cool and unique jewelry online. Actually gonna do that myself right now, I think.

Low heels: Nothing better than shoes that look like you're a badass who wears heels in the everyday, but in reality it feels like you're walking in flats. Get there shoes here (H&M Sweden), here (Nelly.com) and here (UNIF/Dollskill)

Chokers: Also something I enjoy now with the short hair. Gives that Mathilda (Natalie Portman) from the movie Léon vibe. And also it kinda always look edgy. The tattoo chokers are from eBay/Gina Tricot, the studded one form Shock and the other two are DIY.

So that's that for this time. If you'd like more posts like this one, let me know!

Malin out. 

08 September 2014

Eye of the needle

Outfit credits: Cubus moto jacket, Famous Ape lace kimono, H&M dress and sunglasses, O-Mighty hologram bag, Lindex necklace, vintage boots.

Yesterday was my birthday (I am now 23), and this was my outfit for my birthday dinner with the family. I got the lace kimono from my sisters, and it is amazing, since it's two of my favorite things right row, pink and fringed (I'll talk about this in a "fall favorites"-post later this week). They also gave me this gorgeous pink maxi lace dress that I am so excited to show you! I just need to shorten it and maybe take it in a bit first. 

Malin out.

ps. SO in love with Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear. Been playing it on a constant repeat for the past few days. Love all the songs, and her voice! ds. 

05 September 2014

Don't even look at me you basic

Outfit credits: Carlings bomber jacket, Lager 157 jeans, O-Mighty hologram tote bag, H&M sunnies, vintage tee and boots, assorted jewelry. 

I've been pining for a hologram bag for over a year now, and when I saw this from O-Mighty it spoke to me on a spiritual level and I knew I had to have it no matter what. Luckily it didn't require much of any "no matter what" on my part. It even shipped way faster than it said on the website (they said 2-4 weeks, took 6 days from the date of placing the order). So 's all good.

Malin out. 

04 September 2014

Things not spoken about

Outfit credits: Missguided fringe jacket, bikbok maxi skirt, episode sunnies, vintage everything else. 

I dyed my hair pink again, because I can never resist. 

I also got tattoo nr. 8 yesterday. I was thinking I was finally going to do a "my tattoos"-post when the swelling has gone down some more, like next week. So I was wondering if anyone has any questions about it that they would like for me to answer, about my motives and experiences with tattoos? In case you do, leave a comment, or tweet/facebook (on my official page, tho, obviously) me and I'll try and answer whatever you might want to know!

Malin out.

ps. ALSO, I made a promise on ask.fm that I would do a photoshop tutorial for my basic color edit that I do in most my photos (like these for example). And I did, but posted it on my second blog, because I didn't want it to mess up the aesthetics of this one. But here's a link to it! ds.