środa, 25 maja 2016

White Shirt Phase, girl version

 I'm doing as I promised: recreating my outfits in a boy/girl format. Today, it's a female version of the grunge-y look from the last outfit post. The pink wig added a bit of Asian street glamour to the mix, so here I am, adjusting my hair in a very chic and fierce way like some K-pop superstar. Since I'm, like, about 15cm taller and 15kg heavier than an average one, I probably shouldn't even have tried recreating this pose. Oh well!

My photographer said this photoshoot brings some Japanese train station realness and I couldn't agree more, even though it was actually shoot in a parking lot of a shopping mall. You gotta admit it's true, though. I feel like the picture above tells the story of a schoolgirl who went out to have some fun right after school on a Friday evening. She just threw a fancy jacket and a snapback on her uniform and now she's texting her bro to hurry the f*ck up and wear a matching outfit.

 Oh, right. The skirt. Seifuku skirts like this one seem to be the hit in all Asian-style online boutiques, Ebay, and so on. I got it ages ago in a thrift store and no, I didn't have to spend those fifteen bucks all those boutiques sell it for. It's a win!

So, that would be all for today. A break from regular blogging sucked, but in the end I really needed it. Don't worry, though - it seems like it's over and I'll be able to show you a new outfit post every week. I've got plenty of girly sets ready this time around, to make up for their general absence in the past few months.

Photos by Marta. Thank you!

czwartek, 19 maja 2016

Outfit recap: 09.05.2016 - 13.05.2016

Hi there, long time no see! Well, I still have no photos to show you, but there is always that little quirky filler I can provide: my drawings. In the past few months, I've been a bit reluctant towards taking mirror selfies (and maybe - but just maybe - one day, I'll dedicate a post to my reasons), so I started capturing my outfits with quick illustrations in my small sketchbook. I usually do it whenever I manage to dress up for a whole week straight, which isn't always the case (oh, how do I love being a freelancer!). So, this is my second illustrated Outfit of the Day recap this year and I truly do hope there will be more, because I like it so much more than just showing plain selfies.

The illustrations are in the following order:

  • Tuesday: an effortlessly smart outfit for a day trip + quite an elegant dinner (which I somehow finished with a totally non-elegant dessert at McDonald's).
  • Wednesday: I used the shirt and the cardigan from the day before in a completely different, much more casual set.
  • Thursday: I still didn't put this wig in the drawer after Monday, why not just wear it then? I combined it with an XXL flannel and my new straw porkpie hat.
  • Friday: a side shot to show off the hat's actual shape. Believe me, it's lovely. So is this outfit, which suddenly got so alternative with platform sneakers and long white socks.

środa, 4 maja 2016

White Shirt Phase

 I went a bit into grunge this time, but only a bit - my preppy spirit has won as usual. There is marble-ish denim, leather and creepers, but there's also a porkpie hat, a neat messenger bag and a white shirt. Speaking of which, I am definitely going through the white shirt phase. Usually, you see me sporting shirts of all different colours, but I have been slowly leaning towards the mentioned classic - first, through my squirrel print shirt, and then, diving into plain white.

I have to admit I came up with this whole outfit quite effortlessly - just grabbed some bulletproof pieces and threw my standard accessories over it - and it felt amazingly comfortable to wear despite looking so polished and... I don't know how to call it, Tumblr-ish? I hope you know what I mean. And that's good, since it makes one or two less things to worry about throughout the day. My life has been a mess lately, so stressing over something so trivial is definitely the last thing I need.

Photos taken by Marta. Thank you!

środa, 20 kwietnia 2016

Teddy Boy

Truth to be told, I've been exposed to the teddy girl style not so long ago (just google it, just do it). When I first saw the pictures of those gorgeous ladies, I couldn't help but wonder if I weren't unintentionally ripping their outfits off - just look at what I'm wearing in today's post... Naaah, this is fashion, guys, there are no rules. Besides, I'm sure they weren't aiming for a strictly androgynous look but rather wearing masculine clothes in a feminine way. Totally not my cup of tea! I'm the one to go for the total boy or total girl outfit.

So, apart from being probably my most boyish outfit up to date, this is also the first one here that incorporates blue denim pants. I'm not a fan of the classic blue jeans - I think people are making way too much of a fuss about it being some kind of the ultimate universal piece of clothing. Truth to be told, I wear this pair only when all the other pants I own are dirty/being washed/drying after the washing; it's just too casual and too light for my taste. Here, however, I think it just perfectly toned down the bold jacket and lace-adorned shirt.

jacket, shirt - thrifted
pants - Fishbone

Photos by Marta, thank you so much!

środa, 13 kwietnia 2016

Squirrel Friend, girl version

Ah, mid-spring, the time for denim jackets and sheer 20 den tights... that turn out just a bit too light when you look at them standing in the sunlight... Shhh! I didn't say that. Anyway, this post marks the start of a series that has been on my mind for quite a long time: boy version vs. girl version. 

My genderfluidity is clearly visible here on the blog. In fact, I often put my clothes together in a way that can be easily changed into a girly/boyish outfit, usually depending on the choice of the bottom part + accessories, but sometimes it's just the general feel that is similar - as you have seen in my Valentine's Day and White Day looks, which, at first glance, don't seem to have much in common, but definitely share the same mood. Today, of course, I'm showing you the female version of my latest outfit post. 

The upper patter is basically the same, minus the cardigan. The other half, however, has been switched to a pretty lolita-ish skirt and my new super tall platform sneakers (which gave the whole look a bit of true sass). Also, you can't really see it, but my makeup is slightly different - I made my brows a bit more delicate while my eyeliner, on the contrary, got a bit bolder.

(oh gawd, these goosebumps. Just focus on the fabulous sneakers and remember that it's still a little too cold in the shadow.)

shirt, skirt, bag - thrifted

Photos by Marta, thank you so much!

środa, 6 kwietnia 2016

Squirrel Friend

These photos were shoot on a particularly sunny day back in February (by Klara, but it's kinda obvious - her amazing quality and one-of-a-kind atmosphere can be spotted at first glance). Honestly, it feels weird to look at myself from that time, because I feel like I was a completely different person living in some alternative reality back then...Well, to be honest, the location of this shoot itself feels like some alternative reality.

When you think of Warsaw, you certainly don't have any wild beaches on your mind, but... here it is! Even though the little squirrel friends on my shirt (what an adorable print, I swear) would probably prefer to jump into the woods, I don't think they were disappointed in this pretty place chosen by my friend.

As I said, seeing myself from two months ago feels unreal. So much has changed for me since that time, both for better and for worse. With my 25th birthday coming closer, I came to a conclusion that I need to stop just sitting and waiting for things to happen - so I decided to take some radical steps and start a big revolution in a few major areas of my life. So far, the future might not seem as sunny as the picture above, but still, I'm trying to follow this new path smiling just like here.

I've done it all before, but never on such scale and, well, never as a proper adult. There are moments when it gets really tough. Also, it's not like I got a full approval of these choices from the people that are dear to me. However, it's my life from now on - and I hope you'll continue to observe me on my journey!

shirt, cardigan, pants, bag - thrifted
shoes - H&M DIVIDED

Photos by Klara, thank you so much!

poniedziałek, 4 kwietnia 2016

Outfit recap: Easter (25.03.2016 - 29.03.2016)

 I spent the Easter (and a couple days before it) visiting my family. I can't carry anything heavy now due to health reasons (a doctor's order I kept ignoring for a year until it got really bad. Listen to what your doctor says!), so packing a lot of clothes and accessories for those five days wasn't an option. I just took two tops, two bottoms, a dress, a cardigan and two pairs of shoes - and tried to get as creative as possible with this! And while I came up with many great outfits, there was no selfie-suitable mirror to capture them... WAIT. Why not draw all those sets instead of taking pictures? This is exactly what I did and I'm going to share these drawings with you now!


A classic schoolboy look: red shirt with interesting prints (see it here) teamed with black skinny pants and a cardigan. I wore bright red socks to compliment the shirt's main colour, too.


It was a such an awful day! I got horribly sick, received some really bad news the evening before and had a hard time processing it, and on top of that I still had to look at least half decent since we had guests (I hope it explains my super tired expression here). I didn't take anything warm enough because most of my sweaters/sweatshirts were way too heavy to pack them into my suitcase. Fortunately, Dad let me borrow one of his finest sweaters which looked pleasantly oversize on me (and was cozy enough to keep me comfortable during the awful cold).


The elegant suede dress and patent shoes were what I wore for the Easter breakfast. Also, tried out this side ponytail thing. My hair is at this problematic length - I have no clue what to do with it.


Wearing the hell out of Dad's sweater in a girl version of Saturday's outfit.


Stepping up the boy chic game with a darker shirt and shiny shoes instead of platform sneakers. I had some formal matters to settle that day, so I wanted to look as smart as possible, haha.

All illustrations were done by me & coloured with Letraset Promarkers. If you like what you see, please visit my Facebook fanpage and Instagram for more drawings like these!

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