Country Therapy


Jacket - Vans
Jumpsuit - Zara
Choker - Self made

I find myself surprisingly content on the countryside. I mostly spend my days going for runs in the woods and reading. Nothing with literary merit, really. Mostly entertaining stories of heroes and heroines and unknown lands. I've always had my heart set on fantasy. I'm the person who makes lists of made up books with invented content for the fear of someone asking what I'm reading. God forbid I'd have to start reading real 'adult books'.

When I do manage to tear myself away from the books I spend time with family playing mariokart and jenga. We also watched two horror movies that left the back of my neck tingling for the next couple of days. It feels so good to do nothing after such a hectic year of studying. I can practically feel my brain generating new rested brain cells (ok, I'm fairly sure that the science doesn't work that way but just treat it as a metaphor). When I'm removed from the city I also feel removed from the obligation to be social. It's like I have a permission to just lounge around and read my books. Just goes to show that I'm a slight introvert. Also, I find myself doing things I normally wouldn't bother to do, such as going fishing, painting window sills, or scrubbing down the handrails of our porch. All these things that require mere physical effort prove to be quite therapeutic. 

Not just that, but I also love the freedom to dress and look exactly as ugly as I want. It kind of makes me feel powerful in a sort of unapologetic way. I have to admit some days I've even tried to find the most careless combinations I could possibly muster. In fact I tried to dress so uncool it became cool in its own right. If grunge ever breaks through street fashion properly again, all I'm saying is that my unapologetic country style will have its time to shine. Event though I love the city and can't wait to get back to the civilisation, my time on the countryside has been a well appreciated break from the reality. Exactly what I needed.


Ride or Die

Pants and top - Bik Bok
Denim Jacket - Levis (Vintage Fare)

For this look I wanted to go for something fun but comfy to wear to the amusement park. I think that the flowy tribal pants were a perfect fit as they paid homage to the colorful and fun atmosphere of an amusement park but did not compromise in comfort either. I love simplicity in my looks and dislike when there is too much going on in one look. The hack for me is to have one 'show stopper' piece and keep the rest of the outfit to as neutral as possible in terms of color and pattern. The key thing to realize, however, is that neutral does not automatically translate into boring. What I mean by this is that one should still have fun with the cut of the other pieces in the outfit. For example, my top is kept to a simple white to accentuate the pattern and beautiful blue of the pants, but is by no means boring due to the fun criss-crossing cut. 

The day itself proved to be so much fun. After days of binge watching Netflix, Elna and I decided that it was time to resurface into the real world and do something active. The smart human beings that we are, of course we ended up being hungover that day. In addition to this, we both suffer from motion sickness, a clear proof that we are internally sixty years old. Needless to say we did some heavy water drinking and nose-breathing that day. Still, the intellect bunch that we are, we went to every single head-upside-down roller coaster we could find. Emphasis on the word roller coaster though. One life-lesson from experience that I will gladly pass on to anyone who cares to listen is the default rule to avoid all non-roller coaster rides that go head upside down. Seriously, don't do it. It's highly a 'ride or die' situation with less 'ride' and more 'die'. Now that I have saved you all, I will return back to my Netflix account. Until next time.


Perpex Heels For a Modern Day Cinderella

The Blouse - Zara
Chloe Perpex Heels - Public Desire 
Steel Choker - Zara
Bag - Ralph Lauren