Monday, 28 February 2011



There isn’t much to be said about this outfit. It’s quick, easy… My boyfriend gave me this scarf a while ago and I love that it adds an instant touch of colour and pattern to an otherwise very neutral outfit.

Sunday, 27 February 2011



Some days are just hard to dress for. This was one of them: It was -2°C outside, so I needed something warm. I had a work-related meeting after class, so I needed something nice-ish and after that I had dance class, so I needed something not too warm that wouldn’t limit my freedom of movement.

This outfit did all that (I took off the knee-high socks, the boots and the cardigan for dancing, leaving me in tights, skirt and a sleeveless shirt) and managed to integrate the last two pieces of my thirty that I hadn’t worn yet – the black skirt and the red top. Multitasking outfits = win.

Saturday, 26 February 2011



Outfits 19 and 20 fell victim to work and sickness (I spent Day 19 in bed entirely and Day 20 in pajamas and workclothes alternatively, so…) but here’s Outfit 21. I love the dress – comfy, warm, wonderful.

Thursday, 24 February 2011



There’s the necklace again. And the jeans, and shoes, and shirt. I found out I dress in phases – a couple of days of the same skirt, a couple days of the same pants, a couple days of this or that. Usually the same bottoms, often paired with the same shoes.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Thought of the Day


Flowers and tea. Do you really need much more for happiness?



I love that necklace. Yes, I know, accessories aren’t part of the challenge but damn, do I love that necklace. It’s a little clock. It works. I searched everywhere for such a necklace and finally, I found one that I liked.

Saturday, 19 February 2011




The PhotoArgus has this to say on controlling depth of field. One of the best known methods is, of course, lens aperture and I love (love, love, love!) how much room to play with depth of field my new lens (f/1.4) gives me.

These pictures are all straight from the camera and unedited, and serve no purpose other than me going ooooooh, depth of field. Yes, I’m about five sometimes.



Friday, 18 February 2011

Playing catch-up (again)

There’s no outfit for Sunday 13th, mostly because I stayed in my pajamas until it was time to go to work, quickly threw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and fifteen minutes later changed into my work uniform. Reverse the process after work and you get my fashionable Sunday.

There isn’t an outfit for Monday, either. Penguins ate it.


This outfit was very comfy, but the main reason why I love it is the shirt: it says Chicks With Brains and has a little chick with huge glasses on it. It’s from the C&A and was a grand total of €9 and it just amused me and the BF entirely way too much, so I bought it and it made its way into my 30 items. Love.

And then I sort of lost all creativity and wore this exact same outfit again on the 16th. I meant to wear a belt, but since that didn’t look good at all, it turned out to be just exactly the same. Creative? Not so much…

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Outfit: 12 / 30


Purple blouse (H&M), grey skirt, tights of not-quite-identifiable colour. I bought these shoes in a little non-descript shop in Paris, mostly because I only had my winter boots with me and was tired of walking on their (admittedly low) heels. I love the tights because they match anything that has purple, grey or blue in them. They seem to change colour depending on the light…

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Exciting News (for me)


Say hello to my new baby camera lens. I bought this 50mm 1.4 Canon lens on Thursday and am still all kinds of giddy. It’s my first fixed lens and my second lens (I also have an 18-55mm kit-lens that came with my camera) and the fact that it doesn’t zoom is still a little strange to me – but then, I bought it for that very reason, to challenge myself to develop my photography and to force myself to think about composition a bit more.

Plus, with f/1.4, it means great control of field of depth and that it’s good in low-light situations, so I’m over the moon.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

30 in 30: Playing Catch-Up


Outfit 6 of 30: Okay, I’ll tell you a secret. This picture wasn’t taken on the 6th of February. That day, I was busy  a) having a hangover from my birthday party the night before and b) spending time with my parents eating cake and wandering around town. So I  put on the same clothes another day to document the outfit.



Outfit 7 of 30: black blouse (H&M), turquoise patterned skirt, scarf (H&M), boots (V&D). The bag was a Christmas present from my parents and I’m utterly in love with it. Finally a bag that my laptop fits into properly and that looks good.

I’m still a little scared of colour. One item of colour is more than enough for any one outfit, right? Right? The skirt has black and brown in it, so I don’t feel the least bit bad about combining the two. Who ever said black and brown don’t go together, anyways?


Outfit 8 of 30: It’s hard to see in this picture, but both the shirt and the tights are actually brown. And the shirt even has stripes.


Outfit 9 of 30: Yes, that’s the same skirt, tights and shoes three days in a row. Why on earth not, I ask? I wear jeans three days in a row, why now a skirt as well? I’m proud of this outfit, because combining two strong colours (the turquoise of the skirt and the pink of the scarf) was not an easy feat for my colour-challenged self.


Outfit 10 of 30: Another day, another pink scarf. I meant to wear a red one, but while perusing my closet for the red scarf, I came across this one and honestly couldn’t remember when or where I’d gotten it. Which clearly meant I had to wear it all day long – it worked, in the end I remembered how I got it.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011



Outfit 4 of 30: Black jeans, green striped blouse (H&M), grey cardigan (H&M), black/gray shoes. Comfy, a little slouchy, but without the cardigan it looked really rather neat. Still, it’s too cold to leave the cardigan.


The necklace was a Christmas present by my aunt. She still regrets that I liked it and she couldn’t keep it for herself. Hah!

Monday, 7 February 2011



Outfit 3 of 30: Dress (H&M), striped shirt (inherited from my mum), brown tights and boots, scarf (H&M). The shirt is another item I chose for this challenge because I just don’t wear it enough. Usually, I pair this dress with a simple black or brown shirt, so the stripes are almost daring by my standards ;)

Thought of the Day


This is so incredibly true.

Image Source.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

30 in 30

The first outfit of the 30 in 30 challenge. It made me feel like a bit of an old-fashioned farm girl-granny-crazy cat person mix, but a) it was incredibly comfy and b) I actually really enjoyed the way it made me feel. A little like dressing up for Carnival?
I got the grey jumper from my aunt and never managed to integrate it into an outfit before this one, which is the very reason I decided to make it one of my thirty items for this challenge. What’s the point in having the jumper if I never wear it?
Grey jumper, grey t-shirt, brown tights, brown double belt, grey boots, clock necklace.