It’s on rainy days especially that I like to brighten things up and have fun with my outfits. It’s because when it’s dull and grey outside, I don’t want to add to the dullness and greyness. I also love to wear bright pink, stripes and an interesting (floral) print – not necessarily all together but hey, why not?
The outfit above was worn only to walk Mr. Pig and consists of one of my favorite swapped tops, which I often lounge in at home, a pair of crazy leggings from the Versace for H&M limited edition, the sweater is super old and is from H&M, the scarf is also H&M, I have no idea where the socks are from – actually I think I may have stolen these from M after they shrunk in the washing machine. And the fun bright rain boots are from Gate.
The photo below is of another outfit, I wore this to work and had actually just bought that umbrella because it was raining so hard and I always forget to bring an umbrella. I needed a new one anyways, as M had lost my pale pink almost beige Topshop one that I had lent him. This one is from Sixx and is more pink and more coral so I like it more. The shoes I had just swapped that day, I don’t know what brand they are but I love the colors and was happy to change into them as the rain was particularly brutal that day (and a pair of jelly shoes is always better in the rain than a pair of leather ballerina flats). Oh and the red dress is a recent purchase from Asos.
On most days I go for the “no make-up” make-up look: just a bit of foundation or bb cream, a light dusting of shimmery powder and a little bit of eye shadow (with which I either help add a bit of sparkle to my eyes or I use a bit of medium brown shadow to define my eyebrows). If I’m feeling a bit more adventurous (e.g. less lazy) I do a cat eye using liquid or gel eyeliner for my eyes (I actually only use mascara at night, because that’s way too much effort for a daytime look, haha). I love that there are so many ways to wear a cat eye:
To start this issue of Favorites let me show you one of my favorite outfits that I’ve ever worn. It symbolizes everything that is Very Veronique: a crazy print (Iron Fist t-shirt), a dose of a fun bright color (or fun tights in general, these are from Asos, the bag is from Pull&Bear and it’s personalized with a little picture of Dracul on the front), unique shoes (Iron Fist “Filthy Landlubber” wedges). Then add a favorite mini skirt (Zara Woman) and a fake leather jacket (Topshop). I wore this outfit to a lunch date and I have to add that the shoes were getting a lot of attention.
In this volume of Favorites we revisit April 2014. April is always a busy month, with the nicer weather there’s more to do and also so many people have their birthdays in April, it’s madness. Speaking of birthdays, this is what I wore to M’s brother’s birthday dinner.
I mentioned in my last post that these are one of my all time favorite earrings. I love them so much. They were an impulse purchase ages ago (well that last post was from 2009!) and I still love them as much today as I did when I bought them!I think the reason why I like them so much is because they remind me of dream-catchers. So they have this dreamy magical feel to them, no? Also I love the combination of silver and gold (when it’s done right).
Some of my favorite photos from December 2009 (I just picked a random month).
Top to bottom: attending an end-of-year party (I was sick but was having a super hair day), a photo from a magazine shoot – it was about tattooed ladies and what we wear at work (I’m calling this “lab chic”), wearing one of my favorite yellow dresses (Mango) and a funny pair of slippers, a holiday greeting card featuring me & my adorable pooch Buddy (bull terriers are the best!), said bully being a bit of an ass (he was caught red-handed-pawed), a style inspiration photo (I still love those wedges and that beautiful cape), another photo-shoot photo, this time portraying my everyday style (those are one of my favorite Freedom for Topshop earrings), and last but not least y’all know I love love. This is one of the sweetest most kitsch photos ever. I mean, who does that? But you gotta love it.
Over a year ago I posted over on my old blog (which is no longer active), a post in homage to Laura Spencer. I wrote about how by a strange coincidence thanks to my lovely sister I came across a vlog series on youtube called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice). Anyways, as I am now in the midst of working on my thesis, I recently re-watched the entire series and have fallen in love with Laura Spencer (aka Jane Bennet) all over again.
Jane Bennet is a beautiful person, both in character and in appearance, and it’s so easy to like her. But in this particular adaptation, she is a bit more. In other versions she can be a tad two-dimensional, she doesn’t has the liveliness of Lizzie and usually doesn’t undergo any major character development. She just stays and waits until Binngley comes back and proposes to her. However, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is different. I love how they modernized one of my favorite stories and made the characters and the story itself come to life in a believable way. Anyways, back to Jane. I wanted to share some inspiration photos from her tumblr page because she has once again become my Style Crush!
This one is probably my favorite. The bicycle pin is so precious and the whole look is just adorable and vintage inspired and wonderful. (On a side note: I have fallen in love with pins lately. Such an easy way to add a little something unique to an outfit right?)
Her look is both vintage and modern. I adore her. Really. I love how her clothes are so unique and the styling is really appropriate. She wears little hats or headbands or just has really perfect hair (the braids, swoon). This last picture is Laura Spencer modeling for ModCloth. She’s herself here but still in tune with her character of Jane. It’s another side of Miss Spencer but you can imagine Jane Bennet wearing these clothes as well (especially the 2nd dress – I LOVE the second dress!!).
The second most viewed post over on my old blog had been a style inspiration post (with no text whatsoever) with a thematic cohesiveness consisting of some of my favorite quirky female fictional characters. I’ve decided to revamp the old post here because I’m still so inspired by them all. The ladies have loads of style and some serious character.