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It's been a while

Miss Leatherpants

 Patent skirt from  MOSS COPENHAGEN ; Shirt from  Uniqlo

Patent skirt from MOSS COPENHAGEN; Shirt from Uniqlo

So I'm guessing you totally forgot about me and my blog right?! I totally did. Or well, I didn't forget, but I just didn't feel like writing anymore. I even thought about quitting entirely. I haven't been feeling that great and inspired lately. So I just behaved like an ostrich... head in the sand and ignore everything around it and especially ignore my own feelings. But I guess here I am again, for now ;)

So just a little update. I do love to write, to create and take photos, but lately I was having a hard time to find my thing again. And I know this isn't the first time I shared this with you, but somehow I just can't find my way out of this circle of feeling uninspired, down and not knowing what I want from life to feeling I've figured it out and this time I'll definitely get shit done. And that indeed works for a while, but then there is this voice in my head again, telling me I'm a failure and who am I to pursue this and that, while there are so many other people out there who can do it better. And I'm so done with this feeling. I mean, I'm almost 30 years old, now will probably a good time to say farewell to all the insecurities right?!

And it's not that I don't know what to do, in theory I know it all and I can give the best advise, but in the end you have to practice what you preach, and that my lovelies, is where it goes wrong. I just crawl back into my shell, stay at home, don't meet any people en thus feel like I can't create, because of course I'm not getting inspired... You see, circle? But I slowly started to make some changes, into my work and my work schedule, into me dressing up again (this is also a lot easier now it's not -30 anymore) and we also moved into a new apartment, which I really love. There is a lot of light in the living room and the garden room (yes we have a garden now), so I enjoy waking up here. 

But it's time to take it to the next level and actually start doing something with all the ideas I have in my head. I started with writing my ideas and some thoughts down on paper, I've created to-do lists and I've set mini goals. So I'm getting there. And I just have to deal with the fact that the voice will turn up again, but I just need to not let it consume me. 

As I mentioned before, this is not the first time I'm sharing these kind of things, and although it feels I'm just stuck and talking about the same thing over and over again, I have to admit I'm not. I might not have figured it out entirely, but I'm getting closer. All these other times have helped me grow and are helping me to really fight for figuring this out. 

Also one thing that I'm doing more lately, besides forever styling my interior differently and taking photos of it, is cooking and baking. I just love to create things and then take photos of it. So to not leave with all the heavy stuff, I will share this recipe for a quick and easy but uplifting lunch with you that I made the other day. I got this recipe from Jessica Merchant from The Feed Feed and it was just too delicious not to share. So here it is:

Blood orange, ricotta & honey toast. 
What you'll need:
- 2 slices (or more, depending on how hungry you are) bread of choice
- 1 cup of ricotta
- 2 blood oranges, peeled and the middle removed. 
- honey

So it's really easy, just toast the bread, put the ricotta on top of it (you can season it with a bit of salt and pepper), then put the sliced blood oranges on top of that and drizzle some honey over it. And it's done! 

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So I do hope you'll kind of stick with me and that you might even share your story. Also I do hope you'll enjoy this delicious and quick lunch someday!

With love,
Lara

Back from Summer break

Miss Leatherpants

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I know it's been a while since I wrote a blogpost... 4 months to be exact. We've had such a busy Summer (and Fall) with a lot of visitors and a lot of travelling. Which was really nice, I got to see my parents, 2 of my girlfriends, my parents-in-law and my cousin and I got to show them all around Canada, or well, all around Ontario and Quebec ;) Gordon and I went camping a lot and travelled to Copenhagen and Iceland. So I really wanted to just enjoy these moments in real life.  

Also, I didn't feel inspired to write a blogpost, so I decided to just don't force it and wait until the time was right again. To be honest, I'm still not sure if this is something I want to continue doing. I mean, I love writing and love posting on the blog. But lately I've been thinking a lot (actually not lately, I always think too much probably) about the direction of the blog. I don't want to only post outfits (I still will post those, since I do love putting an outfit together and showing you guys) and keep things superficial, but I want to dive into the deep.

I get kind of sick seeing all these oh-so-perfect-lives on all the blogs and Instagrams. I'm guilty as well, because of course you're not going to hang all the dirty laundry outside, but I do miss sincere and real conversations and topics to write about. Don't get me wrong, everyone is different, so please stay true to yourself, that's the most important thing. Don't do things because other people are doing it! 

So while I'll keep searching for my thing and the direction I want to go in with my blog, here are some of my outfits from our most recent trip to Copenhagen and Iceland. Which one do you like best?
I hope you'll stick with me and if you can relate, please let me know. Also, don't be shy to let me know what kind of topics you would love to see me write about. 

With love,
Lara

 Wearing: sneakers from adidas, socks from Lululemon, trousers from Frank And Oak and sweater from Mads Nørgaard

Wearing: sneakers from adidas, socks from Lululemon, trousers from Frank And Oak and sweater from Mads Nørgaard

 Wearing: sneakers from adidas, socks from Lululemon, suit from Frank And Oak, t-shirt from a Vintage Store in Montreal, sunglasses from Dior and bag from A.P.C.

Wearing: sneakers from adidas, socks from Lululemon, suit from Frank And Oak, t-shirt from a Vintage Store in Montreal, sunglasses from Dior and bag from A.P.C.

 Wearing: sneakers from Adidas, stockings from Simons, playsuit from Topshop, blouse from Maison Scotch, belt from McGregor, blazer from Frank And Oak and bag from A.P.C.

Wearing: sneakers from Adidas, stockings from Simons, playsuit from Topshop, blouse from Maison Scotch, belt from McGregor, blazer from Frank And Oak and bag from A.P.C.

 Wearing: ankle boots from Zara, jeans from Levi's, sweater from WoodWood and blazer from Frank And Oak

Wearing: ankle boots from Zara, jeans from Levi's, sweater from WoodWood and blazer from Frank And Oak

 Wearing: hiking boots from Columbia, pants from MEC, shell jacket from Arcteryx and hat from Fjällräven

Wearing: hiking boots from Columbia, pants from MEC, shell jacket from Arcteryx and hat from Fjällräven

 Wearing: sneakers from Adidas, trousers from Frank And Oak, cardigan from COS, blouse from Zara, belt from H&M and bag from A.P.C.

Wearing: sneakers from Adidas, trousers from Frank And Oak, cardigan from COS, blouse from Zara, belt from H&M and bag from A.P.C.

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