discovering culottes

This is the moment where the age old “Is it a bird, is it a plane” question could rightfully be posed. Are culottes pants? Are they a skirt? Are they a portable tent that you can use to hide from people in certain situations? I think I’d go with d) – all of the above. […]

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weekend getaway packing tips

It’s the holiday season. The season of arrivals, departures, fun times, cozy times, crazy times but if I’m being honest – mostly packing times. After years of traveling back and fourth between two countries that are on opposite side of Europe from each other,  I feel like it’s safe to claim I’ve reached a certain […]

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wearing white, denim & bare feet

Remember when we were younger and had not a care in the world? When it seemed as though the time stood still and waited for us while we spent hours on end just lounging around and daydreaming? The other day I wore this extremely simple combination of wardrobe essentials – a white button up shirt […]

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wardrobe essentials: button up shirt

I’ve yet to come across another equally effective way of dressing up in a totally relaxed manner. For me, it’s always been button up shirt way or no way. There is a reason why these pieces of our wardrobes are considered elegant and above all – appropriate for the most important occasions. Weddings? Check. Work? […]

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monochrome makeup look

The hotter the weather, the less “paint” on my face. Luckily, it takes minimal use of makeup to still attain a presentable, chic look. Spring & summertime bring colorful sunsets and fresh breeze, which undoubtedly paint a pretty inspirational canvas in my mind. Warm, but soft tones are what I’ve been playing with the past […]

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sand tones and gold accessories

“Salt in the air, sand in my hair.” Unexpectedly, this quote just popped up in my head the other day. Probably due to my exponentially increasing desire to just lay on the beach all day long, now that the days are longer and sun shines a just tad brighter. As an adult in an attempt […]

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tortoise shell sunglasses

A recent addition to my accessories stash. For four years now I’ve been on a mission to revamp and minimize my wardrobe. Having less to choose from when getting dressed and saving time while doing it means that a lot of what you own HAS to match. Efficiency is achieved through picking out neutral colors […]

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DIY minimal pearl necklaces

I’ve been wearing my dainty pearl earrings almost every day for the past few months. I quite enjoy the highly elegant look they add to any ensemble without risking the granny vibes. The other day whilst digging through my jewelry box, I realized that those earrings are actually the only pearl item I currently have. […]

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wardrobe essentials for spring

This article was brought to you by Woman Within. Ah, spring. A season all about renewal  (“out with the old, in with the new” and all that jazz) but it always seems to put everyone in somewhat of a fashion limbo. Maybe it’s the fickle weather which has you constantly wondering whether you should throw […]

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unexpected manicure

The other day I tried to save the last drops of my now thickened black nail polish. Not having a nail polish thinner makes a girl resort to cheapie methods such as using alcohol or acetone. Big mistake. Big. Huge. I got what I paid for – a thinned out nail polish that peels off […]

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styling medium length hair

Once upon a time I used to care about my hair. Not in the way of keeping it clean or neat, but in terms of playing around with it, taking actual time to do the do’s. Somewhere between starting uni (read: having to rise at five o’clock in the AM every day) and simplifying different […]

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3 books that will change your life

While I was advising you how you can clean out your closet fast with one simple trick, I couldn’t get the idea of writing about books that changed my life. What sparked that idea is this urge to share everything that I learned through my journey of getting to know my real self, downsizing my […]

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navy smokey eye

I substituted my green eyeshadow lovin’ with an equally fun alternative. In between having some rarely used shades in my make-up palette and stalking runway beauty looks, I fell for the navy smokey eye. There’s a fine line between the glam grunge vibes of the deep blue shade and the so called “just-got-punched” look but […]

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how to hunt down vintage levis

Before I bought my first pair of so-called mom jeans, I had searched high and low for such a pair. Ideally, the goal was a pair of medium dark blue vintage Levis, yet the universe apparently didn’t seem willing to cooperate at the time. I do still love the ones I purchased then, but the […]

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wardrobe essentials: rollneck

With March already making itself home, we know spring is just about to give us a loud knock on the door. I still find myself reaching for items with ‘winter’ written all over them. In between loving my coat‘s warm embrace and partying it up with the coziest of chunky knits, I still crave hanging […]

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DIY Céline hairclip

It’s been more than a year since we witnessed the emergence of the perfect hair accessory at Céline runway show of SS 2015. The thought of finding something similar one day has been stuck in the back of my mind since. I finally found what I have long coveted – the Céline hair clip look-a-like, […]

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timeless gift ideas

I’d like to believe I’m a good gift-giver, carefully observing and listening to interests, wishes and personalities of people closest to me. Not being a huge cheerleader of all things disposable means I am certainly not into disposable gifts. Investing a lot of time and thought into a gift and giving a great one does […]

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4 tips for perfect winged eyeliner

Everyone agrees there are far and few things in the make-up world that are considered classics. One of those things has to be winged eyeliner look. On the flip side – the greatest struggle of womankind is precisely keeping those eyeliner wings sharp looking and even. I’ve got just a few easy tips to keep […]

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the importance of the little black dress

At this point in time, I’m 98% sure that when a ‘little black dress’ is mentioned, everyone’s ears start bleeding and the eyes start rolling inexplicably. Or maybe it’s just me? Whenever a person of any level of influence in the fashion world (a fashionista, if you will) is presented with a question of recommending […]

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dainty earrings

Being addicted to layering of all kinds (layering bags, wearing skirts over pants…), I recently discovered a totally new way to do so. Wearing multiple dainty earrings is not only a creative new way of layering your favorite earrings, but also a great way to give those tiny pieces of jewelry a bigger impact on […]

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top fall lipstick colors

Bright coral lipsticks and creamy nudes aren’t exactly considered your fall lipstick colors, but I have to disagree with that notion. Risking sounding like an emo teenager – I rarely label things. Just like I don’t have “winter” and “summer” handbags (hi mom), I don’t have winter and summer lipstick colors either. I’ll wear deep […]

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how to steal and wear boyfriend’s clothes

Beating around the bush is out of style for FW 2015 so I’m just going to be real here. I steal. When I was a teenager, I enjoyed stealing hearts. Nowadays, I already have a truly special one in my possession so I moved on to something else. Something more… tangible. Clothes. Not any clothes, […]

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one minute hairstyle

I think it’s safe to say that this is the longest relationship I’ve ever been involved in. In the hair styling world, at least. I’ve done it all – one night stand with slicked back hair, casually dating messy hair-dos, intense flirting with the colors of the rainbow (pink, lavender, bleached white, gray…). Yet through […]

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a bit about all white outfits

There is something ethereal about shades of white that I cannot quite put my finger on. The appeal of crispness and cleanness will never go out of style in my book, and that’s exactly what all white outfits give me every time I chose to wrap my body in one. Every once in a while […]

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real love for fake freckles

I wasn’t naturally blessed (or cursed, as some natural freckles owners often feel) with those beautiful miniature skin marks. Sure, I do get them on and around my nose during the summer but that show is usually over by the time September rolls around. Luckily, there is this thing called make-up, which manages to do […]

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styling a kimono

I’m getting all sorts of California vibes from these photos. And considering we’re already knees-deep in September, I think that looking at a few sunny photos can never hurt. Let me tell you right away – styling a kimono turned out to be a breeze! I’ve always wanted to own a kimono, alas up till […]

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minimize your wardrobe asking just one question

Let me tell you how proud I am of myself for managing to minimize my wardrobe. Very proud. There. This may sound a bit ludicrous to you, but if you’ve been following my fashion journey from the start, you would know just how much my style, thoughts and attitude towards fashion and shopping have changed. […]

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DIY embellished slippers

New in, straight from the back of my shoe cabinet. I am still amazed at how much a bit of spray paint, metal studs or ribbon can alter a piece of clothing. Once upon a time, these were just your average black pointed-toe flats. While I do love me a basic pair of shoes, these […]

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3 cheapest items in my closet

First off, let me point out some of the things you can buy for 6 euros in Amsterdam: – a phallus shaped salt & pepper shakers – 18 cigarettes – almost one 24hr bus card – a vintage jacket, 100% silk blouse, viscose & silk blend kimono If I was a porn star, I might’ve […]

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2-step fresh skin routine

Don’t you love that feeling when you wake up, quickly wash your face with warm water, slap on some moisturizer and run out the door? Yeah, me neither. If we’re going to be completely honest here – most of us aren’t blessed with that supermodel complexion and usually we need a little pick-me-up from the […]

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DIY lip tint

What better time for DIY projects than summer vacation? If you’re feeling bored these days and have some free time on your hands, definitely try this one out! As it’s always the case with all my DIY projects, this one is pretty simple, quick and very inexpensive to make too. I’m so pleased with how […]

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atypical summer outfit

A very non-summery outfit I have to share with you today. While some might jump to the conclusion that I went a bit cuckoo, let me clarify –  I am in Amsterdam at the moment. That is pretty self-explanatory, but for all of you that have never experienced Dutch weather before – it’s freakin’ crazy. […]

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a different kind of bucket bag

Surely by now you have seen a plethora of bucket bags – different sizes, colors, textures and prices, too. If you are a fashion savvy person and you do an occasional browse through all the style magazines and blogs in search of the latest info on new ‘it’ items, then there is no chance you […]

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caramel accessories

These days I’m kind of moving away from the standard gold or silver accessories. The subconscious reason behind it, I believe, is that my closet is filled with neutrals. So instead of pointlessly adding white paint to an already white canvas, so to speak, I decided to add some accents. A quite natural choice in […]

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bare all

Long time, no see! How have you been gals? I truly apologize for my 5-month absence, I have been swamped with work on my theses and life in general. Now that it’s all over, I can devote my time to this space. I missed blogging very much so today there is a lot of chatting […]

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DIY square hardware ring

After “making” my DIY tube ring, I was left with some more parts to play with. As you can see in the video, it takes literally zero effort to deconstruct a lipstick tube and get two industrial-looking statement rings. I have to say I like the looks of this square ring just a tad more […]The post DIY square hardware ring appeared first on moiminnie.

chic basics

Definitely chic but could it be too basic? Not in my style book. I like to look at these type of ensembles as blank canvases. You have unlimited possibilities of adding and mixing pieces when you’re working with neutral colors and simple cuts. There is nothing more satisfying than taking your beloved items and making […]The post chic basics appeared first on moiminnie.

crop it

Currently lusting over the sunny days I spent in the South of France, roaming the streets of Toulouse in my classic black heels. Let’s not disregard the fact that I’d kill for the ability to wear this outfit these days too. Messy hair, take-out coffee and Vogue menthe cigarettes included, as statement accessories. Just your […]The post crop it appeared first on moiminnie.

memories from france

I had more than a few spare moments this past week to relax and visit a few blogs. There are a lot of recaps of the past year around the web, which inspired me to do one (or more, as you will see) as well. I rarely repost things you’ve had the chance to read/ […]The post memories from france appeared first on moiminnie.

berry-toned

Drunk-looking face and overall a slightly disheveled look always go hand in hand with deep berry tones. At least in my book they do, as evidenced by the blindingly overexposed shots above. There is a certain magic in the air this time of year – the shades (and taste, obviously) of mulled wine are undoubtedly […]The post berry-toned appeared first on moiminnie.

acrylic paint as nail polish

Winter gets me in all sorts of moods on everyday basis. One day I’m all up for warm, berry toned looks and the next I’m going as pale as your average dead person. Today is clearly one of the latter. After a few weeks of rocking the all natural look with not even a clear […]The post acrylic paint as nail polish appeared first on moiminnie.

denim portraits

Once upon a time I must admit I wasn’t particularly interested in all the goodness denim pieces have to offer. After obtaining enough denim pieces to say I formed a small but carefully chosen collection, I am singing a different tune. From dark skinnies, to mom jeans, to coveted Levi’s 501 – I acquired versatile […]The post denim portraits appeared first on moiminnie.

christina fischer bags

Take a look at the bag I’m wearing. Gorgeous, right? Beautiful, pitch black smooth leather with silver hardware details. Handcrafted with an impeccable attention to detail. Minimal. On trend. Very versatile. And guess what? Made entirely out of recycled leather. Cue jaw drops. The post you are reading today has been in the works for […]

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wearing menswear

While we’re on the topic on all things cozy, I feel like it’s the perfect time to discuss all things oversized yet again. Being a small girl, it’s safe to say that almost anything larger than size XS will probably have an oversized fit on me. Being a small girl that enjoys neutral colors and […]

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cozy essentials

I haven’t posted one of those ‘new in’ posts in a good while, aside for some make-up goodies you saw a while ago. Since I scored some truly show-worthy items these past couple of weeks, I felt inclined to talk about them on ze blog. Don’t know about you guys, but November is kicking my […]The post cozy essentials appeared first on moiminnie.

DIY make-up palette

The reason for me being away for a week is nothing more than a simple desire to just relax. October was a busy month for me and the past week was all about packing for my trip and running last errands before departure. Some time off was much needed. Now that I feel recharged, I’m […]

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from above

These past few weeks have been very hectic to say the least, I feel like my head is going to fall off any minute now. I’m working on so many different things at the same time and sadly, it’s taking a toll on the blog as you may have noticed. Not gonna keep you much […]

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black & nude

These days I’m really into the all natural look. I still have a bit of tan left from the days spent in France, so I’m using that as an opportunity to go bare-faced (or with as little foundation as possible). Liner/eyeshadow is optional but a few swipes of blush, bit of nude lipstick and two […]

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light knits + bermuda shorts

Sole fact that October is currently happening doesn’t mean that we’re suddenly obliged to dress ourselves in coats, thick trousers and layer everything, right? I can honestly recall days in June when it was actually colder than it is now. So just for a little while, I guess we can indulge in combining pieces that […]

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botanical

On our way to the center of Perpignan, I had to stop in front of this huge glass building (probably a business center of sorts). An improvised botanical garden was all around it, filled with palm trees, aloe plants and all kinds of cacti. Of course I had to whip out my camera and take […]

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weekend wear

Stripping away all the unnecessary has to be one of the best things in the world. The feeling of excitement about that increases exponentially when Friday rolls around. Weekend wear could not possibly get more comfy than a pair of whites – faux leather shorts (previously seen as a part of the white, black and […]

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french diaries: perpignan & le barcares

Part two of the French Diaries. Oh how I miss the warm sunny days of the South of France, the words cannot describe! Gonna keep this short and just share a list of highlights of this amazing summer that has passed way too quickly for my liking: – New experiences and being able to share […]

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white, black, navy

If I was a flag, I would be made up of these three colors, obviously. I am well aware of the fact that we’re already one foot into the fall season, but as Lana put it – I’ve still got that sadness for summertime. Even though my french adventures have come to an end in […]

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french diaries: toulouse & le village d’eus

Now that the french adventures are over, I finally sat down to sort through the photos and show you some of them. To be honest, I don’t even have that many. Wherever I went, I focused on looking around me, smelling, touching, feeling instead of staring at the screen and missing out on an opportunity […]

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styling mom jeans

While I do enjoy dressing in skin tight clothes and sexing it all up with a stiletto every now and then, my ‘oversized everything‘ obsessed alter ego prevails most of the time. Hence, me emulating the look of 80’s soccer moms shouldn’t come as big of a surprise to anyone. I’ve been pining over the […]

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5-piece outfit

No fussy details, no complicated silhouettes; just five simple chunks of clothing creating one harmonious composition. I’m getting away with no layering just before I start obsessing over it like I do every FW season. Since my outfits are thrifted/ not branded 90% of the time, I have some good news today: you can actually […]

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DIY chunky chain necklace

Similar to Céline one, you’ve seen my version on the blog before. A lot of people were interested in knowing where I got it from and, later, how I made it – when I replied it was a DIY. Way before the idea light bulb appeared above my head, I was looking for a simple, […]

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cropped grays

  A tailored gray mini skirt with slits on the sides, (not-so-tailored) jersey crop top and chunky black details. Fitting into the background perfectly, I’d say. As you may notice, I completely refuse to acknowledge that summer is slipping away and that fall is already knocking on our closets’ doors. Although the desire for knits […]

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the white shirt

I’ve already written about a men’s button-up as an essential part of my summer favorites, but let me put an emphasis on it once again. I am unsure as to why it’s so appealing but it most certainly has an almost magic quality to it. The crisp whiteness looks insanely good against slightly bronzed skin […]

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black accessories

Sometimes I like to spice up my daily attire with a pop of color and sometimes I like to keep everything sleek and monochrome. The latter is what I’ve been into these last couple of weeks. Hot days and breezy nights demand simplicity, both in color and the amount of pieces one adorns oneself with. […]

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breton

Just a quick style update before I resume writing my final paper. This ensemble took me 2 minutes to throw on and I feel like that’s exactly why it has that effortless ‘french chic’ vibe. That and breton striped shirt, of course. I spent my day wandering around the streets of Toulouse, with a cigarette […]

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current essentials

I know that summer is long gone for some, but for me – the ultimate summer child – it’s still very much present. The last two months have been very exciting, fun and a tad stressful. In between enjoying the sun by the pool in the South of France and taking tons of photos of […]

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think less

When the lovely Sophia, blogger of Tao of Sophia (and the founder of the Blog and The City network) asked if I’d like to have one of the shirts from her mini collection named “Steps to happiness”, I simply couldn’t say no. She chuckled at my response and said she knew I’d go for the […]

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