you are every song

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pants: Kenzo for H&M (men’s collection) – shoes: Martin Margiela – blouse: gift – knit crop sweater: Zara – the backpack in the background: gift (sorta claimed this for myself I’m sorry) / Orla Kiely

Whoopty freakin’ do, I finally found a way to take pics in this room! Sorry for the mess on the left. I love this little corner though, messy or not. Very cute, very colourful, love all the different kinds of storage and stuff. Very dynamic. Love the shapes, love the soft blue colour.

Anyways I’m obsessed with these pants from the Kenzo x H&M collection. I waited a couple of days after the release to visit H&M, hoping that most of the cool stuff would be gone and I wouldn’t go nuts and spend all my savings on it. But what  struck me most, as I was looking at the collection online, were these pants from the men’s collection, that one dress that was like 400 euros, and also tabi socks! The latter two were sold out, thank god for that dress but one tabi Kenzo sock would’ve been cool though. OH WELL. Is it me or are men’s pants (in retail at least), like, way more comfortable? Like, I’ve been looking for pants in women’s sections and the measures are so weird most of the time. I’ve been looking in the wrong places my whole life? Or has my butt deflated enough for retail?? But mostly I love these jeans because of the colours and all the textures! Like:

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Also! CAT COLLAR.

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That’s it for now. It’s cool that I have a space to be like LOOK AT THESE COOL CLOTHES. Not that I don’t do it in real life, but only very few are as enthusiastic as me. So thanks for being here, too, you know? It’ll almost be eight years that I’ve carved out this little space here. A lot has changed, yet I still haven’t grown out of the outfit pic habit. How nice. Or weird? Who cares. Eh.

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ok mostly all of this stuff was second hand or a hand me down

Boop! I’ve been loving this outfit lately! I felt it looked so good IRL in mirrors but I’m not sure how I feel about it on camera, but still. Love it. It’s super comfy. I’ve been wearing the red dress quite often as it’s a loose-ish fit with a very soft fabric because I’ve been ill for, like, two weeks. Ridiculous. I don’t agree. Anyways, here it is, I. An outfit. Colours and all that. Tabis that the shoemaker refused to fix because they were a hopeless case so I took my own needle and sewed and glued them, just as Margiela would have wanted, I’d like to think. I’m happy I get to wear them again. I was in deep mourning for a bit after the shoemaker told me that devastating news and the tension I felt when repairing them on my own was enough to make me faint and definitely lash out to anyone interrupting me (I AM DOING IMPORTANT WORK HERE DO NOT DISTURB).

Second chance for my tabis. Two weeks for my sickness to subside. Also? I think I have been trying to find a perfume for two years, and I might have just found one? I used to hate perfumes because of migraines and public transport (someone tell me what is that overpowering, powder-y like smell that old chic ladies wear? You know the ones your grandmother, if she was fancy, might’ve had on her nightstand?). I started out with Japanese cherry blossom eau de toilette to cover up the scent of a smelly home, yet was not satisfied even though I love those cute flowers. I often found a perfume and then promptly had to set it aside after only a few uses because of the attached panic fuelled memories &tc and a general ugh-yuck feeling. Then I stuck to samples but the most positive experience I had ever been about one was ‘huh, not bad?!’. Then recently I got tricked in to visiting a store called SKIN or something or other. So while hoping to check out new serums and creams, the shop was stocked with hard to find perfumes. I gasped. And quickly I was drawn to Comme des Garçons’ perfumes. [Imagine a long dreamy silence here.] When I smelled them? A new world opened up to me. I sprayed some on those perfume cardboard sticks, walked around for a while and whenever I smelled them they took me by surprise, so many layers! I can’t believe it. I now understand perfumes. The shopkeeper kindly gave me two samples (their new ‘Dot’ and their classic ‘2’). I’ve been wearing 2 and I love how it changes on my skin. And it’s just like? Unexpected? But also very expected? I understand now. I understand.

So! Tell me!! What’s your favourite perfume? What do you wear? What have you discarded? What are your favourite top notes, base notes? Tell me everything I need to know about perfume.

A world has opened up to me and it is so beautiful.