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Show that shoulder!

Miss Leatherpants

There is something about one-shoulder-tops that intrigues me. I find it really classy and I think almost everyone can get away with wearing a top like this. To me this definitely beats the 'total' off the shoulder trend we've seen so much lately. I think it's more flattering and you can wear it in a lot of different ways. 

I bought this top at Zara, of course, and instantly loved the print and that one puffy sleeve. It's actually a bodysuit, but I cut off the bottom part, since I don't think it's comfortable. I paired it with my black long skirt, that I bought at Vanilia almost 6 years ago and with my new Superga platforms. I love the fact that it's an overall black outfit, but still looks very summery and classy at the same time. I wore this outfit while strolling around the city and later that day to dinner. But if you would pair it with a straw bag and a straw hat, you'd be ready for a beach day. 

What do you think about the one-shoulder-top? 

With love,
Lara

Wearing
One-shoulder top from Zara - Sold out
Long skirt from Vanilia - Old collection
Platform sneakers from Superga
Bucket bag from Lauren by Ralph Lauren - Sold out

From day look to evening look

Miss Leatherpants

I remember when I was a teenager, I'd spent so many hours deciding on what to wear and on getting ready. All the clothes in the world weren't enough. Even though I still spent time on styling and putting a nice outfit together, I also didn't want it to take over. I mean, it's not the most important thing in life right?! 

So nowadays with clothes, I like good quality, minimalistic and timeless pieces. I think about in how many different ways I can style the piece, so I can wear it often in different ways. That's why I decided to take one of my favorite go-to dresses for summer, and just style it in two different ways. A more casual look for during the day and a more dressed up evening look. This dress is just perfect, it's pretty loose, it has the perfect length and (obviously) you can wear it in a lot of different ways. 

I decided to wear the black long dress with a simple white tee and for the day look I paired it with my black converse (I just can't get enough of these old school sneakers), my denim jacket and my waist-bag (sooo convenient). It's just a casual look that you can wear to a lot of things. I wore this while exploring Venice - LA. 
For the evening look, I just switched the shoes and the jacket and wore the bag differently. I styled it with my blue embroidered ankle boots and my leather jacket. I find a leather jacket gives the outfit a bit of a cool vibe, but because of the fit it also gives it a more dressed up feeling. This was the perfect evening look to have a quick stroll at Santa Monica Boulevard and then go for dinner. It was a great day (besides alle the traffic jams)! 

Which look do you like the best?

With love,
Lara

Wearing
Long black dress from Aritzia
White tee from Stig P

Denim Jacket from H&M
Sneakers from Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Waist-bag from WarewarE
Blue embroidered ankle boots from Zara
Leather jacket from Modström

Dare to be bold!

Miss Leatherpants

So glad it's getting warmer here in Canada. For me warmer weather also means to be more daring and creative with my outfits. Or at least, I'm trying to be. As you probably know I love wearing black and also I'm not a big fan of wearing clothes that are too showing. Well, hello there grandma :P So with this outfit I decided to put on my brave face and shove my self consciousness aside...

Actually when I saw this top I immediately fell in love with the print, the tones and the cut. I really love the flower power vibe and the zipper in the back. So I didn't hesitate when buying it. But when I tried it on at home for certain other occasions, I didn't feel comfortable in it. I felt like the top showed too much of a cleavage, like I wasn't skinny enough to wear a crop top like this and other people would feel that way too when they would see me. So in the end every time I tried it on, I chose to wear something else, something familiar and not so daring (for me). My self consciousness and me trying to be bolder was biting me in the ass. So this time I decided not to get changed, even though I still didn't feel comfortable, at all. I just needed to suck it up, because I really love the top and that's what matters right?!

I styled the top with my dark green trousers, plateau sandal and of course my beloved half moon bag and golden watch. I bought the trousers during my last visit to the Netherlands, at NOW, one of my favorite shops in Maastricht. If you're ever visiting, definitely a must-go-to-shop! I'm really happy with those trousers, since it has the perfect fit and you can style them in a lot of different ways. I've worn them with sneakers, heels and now with more edgy platform sandals. Also I'm a big fan of delicate chokers and I think this one is a great and elegant addition to the whole look. 

I think it's the perfect look to stroll around in the city, but you can also wear it into the night. And I have to admit, even though I was glad to be home and able change into my pj's, I was very pleased with myself for not giving into my insecurities. In the end, life happens when you step out of your comfort zone. 

So my new motto is: dare to be bold(er)! Not only in fashion, but also in my day to day life.
Do you ever experience something similar? Let me know in the comments!

With love,
Lara

Wearing
Top from Zara
Trousers from FRNCH 

Platfrom Sandals from Selected Femme
Half Moon Bag from A.P.C.

Choker from ALDO
Watch from Skagen