2015-08-18

Distilling my style




Yesterday I packed away my summer clothes as I do every August,
but this year I only brought back out the autumn/winter clothes
that fit a certain style - I suppose you could call it Dark Mori.

It shrunk my wardrobe just enough for me to get an overview
and a new found appreciation for the lovely pieces I actually have.
I also longingly ran my fingers over my knitted scarves and cowls,
but it's still much too hot for those.

Now that I don't have to be a representative of a certain interior decor style
(a style that moved further and further away from my own over the years),
I have decided to let my true personal style run free this fall.

I've ordered permanent purple hair dye and I'm getting my ears pierced.
I'm gonna be that weird Emo 40-year-old in class this semester
(though I'm still only 37) and I'm going to rock every inch of it :)





I'm even considering doing a couple of 'Back-to-School' outfit posts.
What do you guys say to that, is that something you'd be interested in?
Above is what I wore to work today. Take away some color,
add knitwear and heavy boots - and you have my fall style.










50 kommentarer:

  1. I love what you are wearing! I am all for seeing you with your purple hair and new clothes! Doooo it! Dooooo it!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. "Work it, girl!" huh? :)
      Thank you for your support, Sylvie!

      Radera
  2. I'd love to see more outfit posts! Can't wait to see the new hair, you will totally rock it!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm afraid I gave the wrong impression in my post. I won't bleach my hair first, so it will probably mostly be black... :)

      Radera
  3. You look good in blue and you know how to put an ensemble together! More pix, please!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! My camera is weird, the whole outfit is actually more green teal IRl, but I guess that doesn't matter... :)

      Radera
  4. I love this outfit and have to giggle because I just bought myself a very similar dress. I would love to see some of the back to school outfits you are thinking of throwing together. :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. This dress was actually full length/maxi before, but I could never find a reason to wear it - so I took scissors to it the other day, and immediately found a use for it :)

      Radera
  5. You will rock the look. What kind of hair dye did you order?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I ordered Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL Mystic Violet. I haven't used it before, and it's been 10 years since I last used permanent dye - so I will have to get back to you on how it works.

      Radera
  6. Funnily enough, my finger and toe nails are painted blue today. Nail twins!! :D

    I'd love to see more outfit posts from you, and hope you'll show us your purple hair ♥

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Total nail twins! It's the last summer look of the season. After this I have purples, black and orange lined up :)
      Thank you for your encouragement, I will certainly do more outfit posts!

      Radera
  7. Vilken snygg outfit! så väl sammansatt. Fördelen när man läser en påbyggnadskurs som jag gör är att det inte finns någon som är "rätt eller fel", alla är så olika....finns det någon lärare som är normal? :-D
    Dark mori är såå snyggt. Tyvärr är jag lite för feg för att klä mig hur som helst på jobbet.
    Det skulle vara väldigt kul att få se lite skol-outfits. Lycka till med plugget!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Helt sant, jag minns inte en enda lärare som var normal :D Men jag ska ju vara student..!
      Jag tycker absolut att du ska rocka Dark Mori lite mer på jobbet, det passar ju perfekt där uppe bland skogarna ;)

      Radera
  8. Yes! Yes! Yes! You be that 37 year old awesome weirdo! You may even befriend some of your instructors :D

    Can't wait to see the purple hair. As for the Back to School outfit posts, THEY ARE A MUST!!!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I've heard that many of the students this year are my age or older, because of a new law that requires teachers to have all the Uni points in every subject they teach. SO maybe I won't be the only weirdo :)

      Radera
  9. Yes, more, hair,clothes, etc. Love the outfit!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I will show more of my style from now on, for sure.

      Radera
  10. Oddly enough, I love posts about clothes. especially when autumn comes.

    You remind me that I need some serious clearing up in my wardrobe.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Well, that settles it! If even my only male reader wants outfit posts, I gotta do it :)

      Radera
  11. Good grief, preach it sister! I think you and I are on the same page these days. I would love to see your back-to-school outfits! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. As I would love to see yours! Is there going to be flower dresses and Dr Marten's boots in your future?

      Radera
  12. I love the outfit! I really want to see the purple hair. I sometimes have purple streaks added in but I can't during football season. (rival teams colors are purple). silly I know. Looking forward to seeing your styles.
    blessings
    ~*~

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks!
      Since I won't bleach my hair, the purple will mostly just make my hair black unless I'm in the sun. But I will post pictures anyway :)

      Radera
  13. Yes! Definitely, unabashedly yes!
    Positively exciting =D
    I really love the lacey bits of that dress.
    Funny enough, I have been kind of wishing for winter. It would put my knitting desires into gear, heh.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm glad to hear it, Marianella!
      Oh, I have many dresses with lacey parts, or that are all lace :)
      You should totally show more of your outfits too!

      Radera
  14. Love to see some outfit posts. :)

    SvaraRadera
  15. I think what you have done is great! I am also 37 and am that weird person but I'm more of the bohemian hippie. I envy your purple hair dye! I wish I could but the job won't allow 'strange' colours...lame!!! I'd love to see some back to school outfits!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you!
      I went through a hippie phase, but it just doesn't suit my dark disposition :)
      My hair in purple will mostly look black. I'm not going to bleach my hair first, because it just can't take it.

      Radera
  16. So cute! Love this. I know you're rocking the purple. Purple was made for you.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you - and Oh, I wish I could claim purple as 'mine'!

      Radera
  17. Yes please - outfit posts! It's good to see what you like to wear - helps me with trying to figure out what to make, although I'll be starting that waaaaay before you do the outfit posts. Yes, I will - waaaaaay before. ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I have a feeling you already know and understand my look :) But oh yeah, I am soooo on top of what I'm making for you too, yeah for sure.

      Radera
  18. I have also recently coem to love strega fashion, so I'd love to see more of your outfits. I could also do some outfit pics, but I don't feel pretty at the moment. *sigh*

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm sorry you're not feeling it at the moment, I know how heavy that can be :(
      I think I have been Dark Mori/Strega all my life, I just didn't firgure it quite out until recently. It felt really good to sort out my wardrobe.

      Radera
  19. I think it's lovely! I like the blue and I would love to see some fall fashion posts!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Hannah! I will totally do some outfit posts this fall :)

      Radera
  20. Det skulle vara mycket intressant om du gör "back to school outfit posts"! ^_^ De där kläderna är så vacra! En kombination av svart och turkos är en av mina favoriter. <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Tack, jag har blivit så uppmuntrad av allas snälla kommentarer, så det kommer jag definitivt göra! Turkos/petrol/aqua är min "sommar"-färg :)

      Radera
  21. Du kommer vara den coolaste 37-åringen de skådat!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Du är så rar som säger så :) Ibland känner en sig bara lite gammal.

      Radera
  22. Cannot wsit to see the hair! Mori is awesome!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Dyeing it on Monday! Planning an outfit post after that :)

      Radera
  23. I think the outfit and the plans are delicious. You might give a freshman or three a crooked neck and everything.

    Love the toenails!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I hope to make them all do a double take ;)
      Thank you!

      Radera
  24. so it seems everyone wants more outfit posts by you <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's been really nice to see all the encouragement <3

      Radera
  25. I love the dark mori look. Would really enjoy seeing some back to school outfit posts. :-)

    SvaraRadera

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