Accessories Are a Girl's Best Friend

In my mission to support smaller brands more, I discovered a brand that has a monthly subscription box of jewelry (and accessories) for a very affordable price. That brand is MintMONGOOSE.


Blogging Space Decor & More

As I've mentioned occasionally on my Instagram, I'm still in the quest of creating the perfect blogging space. So far I'm almost done with it, and there's only couple of details missing (mainly from my inspo board). Recently I got to add some of my missing details to my space thanks to Coconut Lane.

Coconut lane office things

Style Inspiration - Elize Ryd

It's no secret I look up to Elize Ryd, the female singer of the Swedish metal band Amaranthe. I mention her from time to time in my Instagram Story, and I do comment on her socials very frequently. It's safe to say she's one of my role models in many ways. She is beautiful, graceful and talented. She speaks her mind when she strongly feels about something.  I'm constantly heart-warmed by the way she interacts with her fans, especially the younger ones who have fanpages for her. 

And her style is fabulous.

While I wouldn't blatantly copy her, I can openly say she inspires me to find more rock vibed pieces into my wardrobe. Her way of combining very classic fashion with metal elements really makes her stage looks and also everyday styles perfect. And to me, relatable. 

Since I work in an office and in technical field, I wouldn't be too comfortable wearing full on gothic or pure metal style. Not that you couldn't, but I prefer little more classic style when it's about business. I do color my hair all kinds of vibrant shades to bring out my metal side, but I also like to have it in my fashion as well. As I've told you before, I've been trying to declutter my closet and in the same process I've thought about my fashion choices and what I really want from my style (some of it you can read here if you haven't already). I've come into conclusion that I want a closet with office appropriate looks with some more out there looks for my free time. And that's where I can appreciate a thing or two from how Elize's style is.

So, what I've learned from Elize's style:

Classic looks always beautiful.

Like in the photo below, where every piece worn is very basic and in a way classic (the kind of pieces have been around for ages and they're crowd favorites to this day). It doesn't mean the outfit would be boring, but instead very put together. Also I really want boots like that in vegan leather!

Picture by Nat Enemede Photography
In makeup, less can definitely be more.

This might be the thing I love about Elize the most. She isn't hiding her face behind a ton of makeup, but instead seems often to have little to no makeup and yet manages to look stunning. This keeps me inspired to have my no makeup days on weekends and not being afraid of showing my undone face in my socials. Even if I love my painted face a lot.
Picture by Simone Simons (I believe)
Black looks amazing any day

I don't have to explain this one. We all know it's a classic color, looks fabulous on most people and goes with anything etc. 

Picture by Am. Creations
Leather makes any look that much more rock

Leather, and its vegan counterparts are an element that I personally combine to rock style in my mind. I think leather is edgy material and it brings nice character to any look. Although of course I encourage you to look into the leather item your buying and making sure the background of the material would be as ethical as possible. I'm currently educating myself on which kind of leather alternative would be the best options for the values I have. I'll talk about that more once I make up my mind about it.

Picture by Am. Creations
Accessories can definitely make the look

You don't need so many clothes if your accessories are on point. Changing accessories can make a huge difference to an outfit, like in the picture below where a simple bodysuit becomes a cool stage look with the right accessories. I personally love a good corset belt or a harness, both of which instantly bring a little rock chic into an outfit.

Picture by Samuli Keskitalo Photography
Lace can look very modern

There was a time I didn't really like lace since it made me think of wedding dresses, old times and so on. But seeing Elize in some fabulous lace looks has eventually changed my mind for good. Which you might know if you spotted this post. In below picture you can see one of my favorites when it comes to Elize's stage outfits, I love how the white lace looks on her. 

Picture by Tim Tronckoe Photography
Simple hairdos - or even not doing your hair can be the best way to go

I'm personally very lazy when it comes to my hair. I literally just brush it in the morning and I'm done with it most days. That's why I love that Elize mostly wears her hair just as it is, not curling it, not doing difficult hairdos and so on. Of course anyone having locks like hers can get away with that because the hair is so beautiful (and if you check out Amaranthe, even all the guys have more amazing hair than I do). While I'm still having too much fun with semi permanent shock colors to go with my natural color all the way, I definitely enjoy not doing too much styling and instead letting my hair just be. And maybe getting it to grow few inches.

Picture by Tim Tronckoe Photography
Lashes do more to your makeup than lipstick

I don't know if you gathered it from the pics I showed you, but more often than not it seems that Elize doesn't really wear lipsticks. I think I read once that at least on stage, she prefers not to have lips done that much because they tend to smudge during the show. Which I can believe since my lipstick seems to say bye-bye once I even think about them going close to anything. Having eye makeup - and moreover lashes - on point keeps the focus in the eyes, removing the need to really do much to your lips. I do love my bold lippies, but given the choice, I rather leave out lipstick than doing lashes.

Picture by Am. Creations
In case this post makes you interested in reading more about Elize's style and such, I recommend reading more here and here.

Disclaimer: I do NOT own any of the photos in this post unless stated otherwise. If I have used your photo and haven't credited you properly, please don't hesitate to email me so I can give credit to the person it belongs to/add your links and such. This post's purpose is not to make any money whatsoever, but rather highlight points from Elize's style.

So, did I manage to sound like a complete fangirl that I am? Good. I really have no problem sharing with anyone my appreciation towards Elize and the whole Amaranthe band. If you haven't checked out their music, I strongly encourage you to do it right now. Amaranthe is publishing their fifth album within some months from now, and I will definitely be talking about it once it's out. I hope we can also get them to play shows in Finland next year because it's been way too long since I saw them live.

Have you heard Amaranthe's music before? And, do you love Elize's style as well? Let me know in the comments!

Etsy Harnesses

Since I've been on a journey to have less clothes, having a few more accessories makes a lot of sense to me. With the right accessories, I can make more out of my existing clothing items, and I can add a vibe to the look any time I feel like it. That's why I head to Etsy, and got some things to spice up my outfits.

rock chic look

xoBeauty False Lashes

One of the most defining things in my makeup routine is having cute lashes. I rarely go without false ones, which you can judge all you want to, but it's how I prefer my looks. Still, I don't necessarily don't like to go too dramatic with mine, and I've found a brand that does quite the perfect matches for my liking.

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

New season, new capsule wardrobe. I've actually created mine at the beginning of the month, but sharing it little late is better than sharing it never, right? 

capsule wardrobe

Juvia's Place The Magic Palette

In my quest to use more colors in my makeup, I decided I should get a palette that would have colors I love but that would be a little out of my comfort zone. That's when the Juvia's Place came in my mind. I've watched so many videos from Angelica Nyqvist talking about Juvia's, that I kind of had to try them out.

Juvia's Place Magic Palette

Floral Playsuit

It's finally Friday! I'm always so excited to get to the weekend, because it means sleeping in, having coffee in bed and spending time with my boyfriend. This week we've been playing Mario Odyssey on Switch, which we got last weekend and have been so excited about. I'm hoping we can play quite a bit this weekend as well as I believe the weather won't be that amazing before next week. I've loved the co-op campaign on the Mario Odyssey because it's done really well in my opinion. It's challenging at times but so playable that you don't get frustrated with it. We have set a goal to play it 100% through and I definitely believe we can achieve that goal.

As for today's post, I really wanted to share another outfit with you.

shop sweet mayhem playsuit

NYX In Your Element Fire Palette

Lately I've been getting into more colorful makeup. And by lately I mean the last couple of months. So I've invested in couple of kind of bright palettes and one of them I want to share with you today.

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Happy Monday my loves! I can't believe how many days flew by without me posting here. Sometimes it's a bit tricky to get time to sit down and write with the full time job and other commitments I have outside the blog and social media. And many times I just like to hang out with my boyfriend a simply enjoy life without sharing much to others. Today, however, I felt like posting an outfit. So that's what I did.

rock chic look