LOOKING FOR MYSELF.

Updated on Jun 06, 2011
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accordingtoannika 's thoughts:

See a lot more photos of this outfit here!

Getting dressed is such a hassle for me these days. Wow, that sounded really lame. But it is!

Obviously I care a lot more about what I’m wearing now that I have this blog and the constant desire to impress you fabulous people out there. So, I start out with a piece of clothing that I want to build my outfit around – it could be a skirt, a pair of shoes, jeans or even socks – and then I try to figure out what items to mix it with. And I try. And I try. And then I try some more. Honestly, I must have tried on more clothes during these past three weeks than I have in the last three years.

The problem isn’t to find an outfit that looks good, or at least decent. The problem is that 9 times out of 10, what I’m trying on just doesn’t feel like… me. If you’ll please excuse this pretentious metaphor: whenever I get dressed, it’s like I’m out on a search mission, looking for myself. (Ouch.)

Usually, I don’t have the time to keep looking long enough to find what I’m searching for – since I’m never sure what exactly it is I’m trying to find, it’s sort of a needle/haystack-situation – and I just end up leaving the house in whatever I have on when I realize I’m late. But now and again, I succeed. Then I look in the mirror – or even better, at the outfit photos – and think: hey, there you are!

When that happens, that first item I wanted to build my outfit around is always long gone. This outfit is the first one since this one that I feel is 100% me – and it started out with, ehmm, a pair of really high heeled sandals and a black, semi-transparent shirt. Then the jeans came into the picture and suddenly the heels were gone, the sheer shirt gave the look too much of a dramatic goth feel, and, well, you can see the final result above.

A quick note about the t-shirt before I stop ranting: I bought it about five years ago, when I first got really into fashion, and I decided that Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair was the most awesome brand ever. (I still think so!) I was going to university in a small town at the time, and on a trip into Stockholm I went to the tiny FASR boutique, located in the super hip area where I still can’t help but feeling like the clumsy geek who’s always chosen last in gym. Just being in that store was such an inspiring experience – I spent about two hours admiring every single piece of clothing in there, before I finally bought the only thing I could possibly afford: this t-shirt. I was so proud of it and every time I wore it, I simply couldn’t stop myself from mentioning to people what brand it was. (Not that anyone had even heard of it.)

In the years that has passed since, quite a few more remarkable Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair-pieces have been added to my wardrobe – but the t-shirt is by far the one I use the most. I guess I like how it reminds me of a time when a plain, off-white t-shirt was something I couldn’t help bragging about.

COMMENTS (35)

Rroosh
Rroosh on November 26
you are beautiful! great shots
michelledy
michelledy on October 26
love those jeans :)
Life_InspiresMe
Life_InspiresMe on July 18
simple, yet very chic .
katay
katay on July 04
fabulous!
Anomali
Anomali on June 17
fabulous!
eL_L
eL_L on June 11
love your simple style! :)
rasytea
rasytea on June 07
chic
Rock102
Rock102 on June 07
beautiful!
klichem
klichem on June 07
you look gorgeous.
BOUNDandTIDE
BOUNDandTIDE on June 07
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KingstonAtitud
KingstonAtitud on June 07
Love the jeans! Love tha boots!
deekaywang
deekaywang on June 06
amazing pic & greta outfit:)
katherinelou
katherinelou on June 06
your photos are always sooo gorgeous! love your outfit!
KeaSamone
KeaSamone on June 06
Simple and chic. So cute.
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on June 06
such a sexy parisian grunge look!
creepy_stranger
creepy_stranger on June 06
gorgeous!!!
Mimi_Walker
Mimi_Walker on June 06
CUTE BOOTS !
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on June 06
lovely, and the pants are hot
anonymours
anonymours on June 06
cute style
commonsenseandstilet
simple and chic :)
SarulelaK
SarulelaK on June 06
chic! +1
lunaree
lunaree on June 06
very sexy :)
courtingbliss
courtingbliss on June 06
I love this outfit! Well done :)
racheeey
racheeey on June 06
The plaited belt and hat are such great accessories :) Simple and beautiful!
SolveigFashionStream
love how it's simple but still head turning ! Very nice outfit and you look gorgeous like always :)
stellapnp
stellapnp on June 06
love how the sunlight is always in your photos!! love your boots!!
semiichaotic
semiichaotic on June 06
I've never seen jeans and a t-shirt look so fabulous. Beautiful. <3
mochaccinoland
mochaccinoland on June 06
great style!
fashionluvr
fashionluvr on June 06
Simple yet chic ... love it!! The hat is an awesome touch
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on June 06
love it
uniqueELLE
uniqueELLE on June 06
wow :o
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on June 06
Simple and chic :)
4precious4style
4precious4style on June 06
nice photo!!
margiereyes
margiereyes on June 06
lovely outfit! :) simple yet chic. +1! :)
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on June 06
very comfy and cute casual outfit, dear! you look amazing no matter what you wear :D +1xx
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