"Everything should be wonderful. Just the most mundane ordinary things... Wouldn't it be nice if they were a little bit elevated." - Rick Owens
This quote defines what luxury means to me. Luxury can be achieved on a smaller scale, and does not need to involve the extravagance that would normally be associated with the word (although wouldn't that be nice!). Emphasizing quality in things of everyday use, as opposed to those saved for that rare and special occasion, makes the everyday vicissitudes of life less enduring. I do have a small collection of luxury clothing items I incorporate into my everyday life, but beyond that I feel extremely lucky and grateful to have closer access to such intelligent and accomplished professors and peers. Wearing nice leather whilst sitting listening to and discussing brain candy- then coming home to my cat; what luxury that is!
How do you you define luxury? Is there anything wonderful that you include or think about in your everyday life?
I apologise for not posting here in a while. Uni has been extremely busy with no end yet in sight.
Please excuse my tired and almost makeup-less face here. It was one of those days when people keep asking you if you're sick, but you simply felt too tired to even slap on some makeup! I decided to post a photo anyway because I like this outfit.
Rick Owens Naska leather jacket
Rick Owens Lilies skirt
Silent by Damir Doma top
This is one of my favourite non-leather jackets. I enjoy how it caresses the shoulders yet still remains open at the neckline and front.
I'd like to make a meaningful observation, but I'm afraid I'm too worn out from study to formulate sentences properly! It will have to be saved for another post.
The wind was kicking up as I attempted to take outfit photos-
Rick Owens jacket, boots
DRKSHDW tunic, leggings
Thank you to ODYSSEY for inciting discussion regarding the wearing of black on one of her posts. Stephanie was lovely enough to feature one of my comments regarding the topic, which you can view here. I have been following ODYSSEY for a while now, and I always smile when she posts something new!
I would also like to thank Prêt à Porter P for posting my blog as "site of the moment"!
After months of wishing and wanting, I now own a pair of Guidi backzip boots. The leather is incredibly thick and soft, and I am only slightly ashamed to admit I could get high off the smell of the leather. For those interested I purchased a size up from what I normally wear, and without having yet walked around in them that seems to have been a good decision.
It was quite a coincidence that Alicia Sea of Ghosts also recently acquired a pair of boots she had been wanting for a while, and I felt like I related to her post. Being the first time I have ever paid retail for a designer item, it was quite daunting to to click "check out". Watching as the sizes began to sell out, I finally decided after months of continuous checking that I would buy them. Given where I live every purchase is made without being seen, touched or tried. They are so much nicer in person than I could have imagined from a computer screen.
I foresee that these will be a pair of boots I feel good wearing everyday. Especially now the Winter weather has come around.
Rick Owens Pillbox jacket (melton-felt and leather): Beautifully soft leather sleeves, smooth thick leather shoulders and soft wool body. It's unfortunate that I didn't take photos from the side, there is an extra piece of fabric at the back that loosely hangs and makes the jacket that much more interesting. I think this jacket will only get more comfortable over time as the thick leather shoulders start to mold to my body.
I apologise for not posting very often this month. Uni has pretty much taken over my life and sapped any creative energy and effort I may normally have had. I post on my INSTAGRAM quite frequently, so if you'd like you can follow me on there.
It's not a nice feeling, being too tired/lazy to get dressed in the morning (let alone get out of bed!), a pattern I've noticed wax and wane as the uni year intensifies and then declines. To remedy the situation I opt to wear my tried and true favourite items, sunglasses to hide my puffy face and eyes, mixed with a heavy dose of caffeine and mandatory kitty cuddles.
How do you normally react when the pressures of work/study/life start to increase?
Rick Owens Pillbox jacket, clutch, boots
Silent long sleeved cotton top
Cheap Monday dress
I've also cut my hair in an attempt to try and get back to my natural hair colour. Unfortunately for the second time my hairdresser has failed to match the the lengths properly to my natural roots, so I think I will have to remain patient as it grows out.