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Inspiration Monday: Autumn already?

Finally I managed to take part in the Inspiration Monday challenge at Two Birds again! This week’s inspiration is the lovely Maggie Gyllenhaal, dressed in a maxi dress combined with a black blazer and brown bag:

maggie gyllenhaal

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Well, I’ve got a single maxi dress, and that’s pink and summery….so, looking at the weather, which has turned from a beautiful late summer to cold and dreary autumn in the last few days, I decided to let the colour palette of her outfit inspire me. The dress I immediately thought of after seeing this picture is a recent purchase from H&M, which I combined with black tights and booties (yes, it was that cold today! I can’t believe I was wearing sandals just a few days ago….)  and a black cardigan. I added the bag for a pop of colour. So here it is, my take on Maggie’s outfit:

Inspiration MondayOutfit: Shoes by G&I, dress by H&M, cardigan by Chille AnaP, belt by Hallhuber, bag by Emma Stone.

Take a look at the other participants’ outfits here.

Inspiration Monday / Shoe Challenge No.48

gwyneth paltrow

I really like the inspiration for this week, Gwyneth Paltrow. Her outfit is simple, yet chic. Even though I like dresses like hers, I don’t have one, so I decided on the one item resembling her dress most in my closet, a tunic blouse, which I paired with my jeans skirt since it’s too short to be worn on its own. Then I added a belt and shoes in the same colour – I hope the yellow is not too much! You can take a look at the other participants outfits over at two birds.

今週のインスピレーション「Gwyneth Paltrow」のコーデーが大好きです。シンプルなんですが、それでもおしゃれです。このようなドレスは好きなのに、実は一枚ももっていません。それで私の持っている物のなかで一番似ているようなチュニックにしました。そのまま着るには短すぎですから、デニム・スカートとあわせました。そして同色のシューズとベルトにしました – 黄色ではですぎかな?他の参加者のコーデーはtwo birdsでみれます。

fast'n fun vintage shoesShoes: Fast’n Fun / シューズ:Fast’n Fun
Worn with: tunic and top by St.Emile, jeans skirt by Zara, belt by H&M, clutch by Angel Jackson, earrings by Cinderella Chance.
St.Emileのチュニックとキャミソール、Zaraのデニム・スカート、H&Mのベルト、Angel Jacksonのバッグ、Cinderella Chanceのピアス。

The shoes I found at a flea market years ago – they seem to be really old, but I couldn’t resist the cute fan-shaped ribbon! I hardly ever wear them, just so they hopefully will stay in good shape for some more years 🙂

この靴は結構前にフリーマーケットで見つけました – かなり古そうでしたが、かわいリボンは好きで買いました!壊さないようにたまにしかはきません 🙂

fast'n fun vintage shoes

The belt knot is inspired by the wonderful style blog “cute and little” – the knot is great for wearing a slightly too long belt! Check out the tutorial here.

ベルトの結び方は「cute and little」という素敵なブログがインスピレーションでした – ちょっと長めのベルトをつけるにはちょうどいいですね!結び方はこちらでみれます。

belt knot

Inspiration Monday / Shoe Challenge No.47

Diane Kruger
Finally, I managed to take part in Inspiration Monday again! This week’s picture was too cute to pass, so I took a break from reading books for uni and put together the following outfit:

とうとうまたInspiration Mondayに参加しました!今週の写真が可愛くて、絶対参加したかったです。卒業論文の本をよむことを休んで、こちらのコーデーを考えだしました:

Duras Peeptoe PumpsShoes: Duras Ambient / シューズ: Duras Ambient
Worn with: Top and skirt by H&M, belt by Laurèl, DIY flower hairclip.
H&Mのキャミソールとスカート、Laurèlのベルト、DIYの花クリップ。

This time, I didn’t take it as literally as the last times, and took mainly the colours as inspiration. I quite like the outcome, and it’s definitely something I wouldn’t have put together without the challenge! Both the top and skirt are quite old, and I haven’t worn them in a long time, but seeing them now I’m sure they’ll see more use again in the future 🙂 The shoes I bought in Japan, also quite a long time ago – even though they don’t look like it, they are probably the most uncomfortable shoes I own. Somehow they fit perfectly when I tried them on in the shop, but now they are too tight. It seems like they magically shrunk! Has that ever happened to you? ….I’ll try having them stretched, but if that doesn’t succeed I guess I’ll have to sell them, even though I really really like the style. Here they are close up:

前回はできるだけ元に近いコーデーにしましたが、今回はただ色をインスピレーションにしたコーデーにしました。チャレンジがなければこのようなあわせにしなかったのですが、結果はかなりすきです。キャミソールもスカートも結構古いもので、長い間着ていなかったのですが、これからはまたよくつかうようになりそうです :) 靴も結構まえに日本で買いました。そういうふうに見えないと思いますが、実は私のもってる靴のなかで一番はきにくい一足です。試着したときに、サイズがぴったりだったのに、今は小さいです。不思議に小さくなったきがします。このようなことは体験したことがありますか?。。。ストレッチしてもらうつもりですが、それでもダメだったら売らなければならないと思います。こちらはクローズ・アップです:

Duras Peeptoe Pumps
And, last up, a picture of my DIY flower hairclip – inspired by a pair of shoes from Pura Lopez I had originially planned on making shoe clips, but ended up making a hairclip instead:

最後に、自分で作った花のクリップの写真です。実はPura Lopezの靴をまねして、シューズ・クリップを作りたかったのですが、そのかわりに髪用のクリップを作りました:

DIY flower hairclip

Shoe Challenge No.35 / Inspiration Monday

After passing on last week’s Inspiration Monday (check out everybody else’s posts here) for lack of a tie anywhere in our house (my BF, whose ties I could have borrowed is unfortunately half a world away in Japan) and also, to be honest, because menswear inspired style isn’t really my thing – I love girly fashion – I really wanted to take part again this week, with the beautiful Emma Stone, who combined a gorgeous black leather jacket with a summery dress, as inspiration:

ネックタイがなくて(彼氏は日本にいて、借りられなかったです。。。)、メンズウェアもあまり好きではなくて(がーリー・ファッションが大好きです!)、先週のInspiration Mondayに参加しませんでした(他の参加者のポストはこちらで見れます)。今週は絶対また参加したかった:素敵なレザー・ジャケットを夏っぽいドレスと合わせたEmma Stoneがきれいなインスピレーションです:

Emma Stone

And here’s what I made of it: I decided on a patterned dress, which I wore with a black faux-leather jacket, beige booties and a black bag (since I thought one more colour would be too much):

こちらは私のコーデーです:花柄ドレスを黒いジャケット、ベージュのブーツと黒いバッグ(もう一色ふやすとやりすぎになると思いました)と合わせました:

H&M BootiesShoes: H&M / シューズ:H&M
Worn with: Dress by Cacharel, jacket by Fabulous by Cecil Mc Bee, bag by Armani.
Cacharelのドレス、Fabulous by Cecil Mc Beeのジャケット、Armaniのバッグ。

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Inspiration Monday: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
Recently, I read about Inspiration Monday on the wonderful blog Not Just Another Mother in Heels which made me want to take part too! Inspiration Monday was started by the blog Two Birds. Each week, they post a photo of a celebrity, whose outfit the participants try to recreate (it doesn’t have to be the exact same, it just should be used as inspiration) with items out of their own wardrobe and post a picture of on their own blogs. I think this is a good opportunity to discover new ways to use and combine the things you own to create styles you haven’t worn before! So for this week, the inspiration photo is of Drew Barrymore, wearing jeans with a striped t-shirt and a khaki shirt, as well as grey heels and a hat. I really love this outfit – simple, but not boring at all! Also, I actually have very similar things – yay! So, even though I’m a day late in uploading (thanks, graduation thesis!), here you go:

最近Not Just Another Mother in Heelsと言うブログでInspiration Mondayについて読んで,参加したくなりました!Inspiration MondayはTwo Birdsというブログのアイディアです。毎週、あるセレブの写真をブログにのせて、参加者はそのセレブのスタイルをベースとして、自分の持っている洋服で似たようなスタイルをつくって(完全に同じじゃなくても大丈夫です)、自分のブログに写真をのせます。それで自分の持っている物の新しい使い方と組み合わせ方を発見して、今まで着たことのないスタイルを見つけられるでしょう!さて、今週のセレブはDrew Barrymoreです。彼女はデニムをストライプTシャツ、カーキ色のシャツ、灰色の靴と帽子と合わせています。このスタイルはとても好きです:シンプルですが、つまらなくはないですね!実は私も似たような物をもっています:)!それでは私の服装です(卒業論文のためのせるのが少し遅れたんですけど。。。):

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