There’s something that’s just so right about green, black and leopard together. While I feel like the combo is in itself a bit of a retro nod to ’40s style, I especially love it given a modern spin, with tough elements and current silhouettes thrown in to give it some balance.
This whole look was inspired by these Brooklyn Designs earrings, really. It’s how I always map out my outfits – I take one element that sparks my inspiration and then build a look centred around it. Take this look from last week for example: I really just loved the idea of a neon jolt of colour tempered by eathier neutral tones, so I grabbed my new neon yellow Joe Fresh sweater and created a look around it. This look, on the other hand, was driven by a desire to create a fully monochromatic look – I’d been inspired by the amethyst top resting against a burgundy skirt and decided to create a more urban translation of that accidental combo.
Anyway, I was really struck by the classic opulence of the green onyx and gold of these earrings, so from that I piled on a luxurious pair of Pink Beryl tights, layered, dark-toned tanks, a sliver of emerald green via this much-loved wool skirt and my go-to leather jacket.
If any of you have been reading my blog for awhile, then you’ll be very proud of me…I’m finally starting to go to bed before midnight! For first-timers, pretty much I’m the most extreme case of a night owl you could ever find. I’ve never suffered from insomnia exactly but I’ve always loved/needed to stay up until at least 2 am, really ever since I was a kid. Through a whole lot of melatonin, rigid wake-up times and exhausting my body with tougher-than-usual workouts, I’m finally getting into a more “regular” sleep schedule though. I should be a normal human being in no time. If you have any more tips, keep them coming!
When It Started – The Strokes