Outtake: Stylelikeu Closet Series - Minka Sicklinger

(photos/video from Stylelikeu)

Coming at you with another Stylelikeu video that has me in awe! I'd like to draw your attention to a personal favourite closet video of mine, that I've watched multiple times and I'm still not sick of, the closet of Minka Sicklinger. Minka is not new to my blog, I did a post on her a long while ago and I'm still as obsessed with her as the first day I found her (and I'm not meaning lightly obsessed like I mean full-blown obsession to the point of maybe crying if I ever got the opportunity to be tattooed by her). But yes, check out this blog post first to get a little background info on her and then power on through these photos and special little video.

063 - When Love Runs High

Wearing: Everything vintage, Platform heels c/o Missguided

Here is a little sneak peek into my bedroom. One day, when I'm completely happy with how it looks, I'll do a small room tour so you can see my entire layout. But for now, this will have to do. Todays post is in collaboration with Missguided, as I was kindly sent these shoes to style and incorporate in their #GreatEscape footwear campaign. The jist of things was to choose and wear an item of footwear in the place that "makes you truly happy and helps you escape the hustle and bustle of life." And all I could think of was my bedroom. 
I love my bedroom an abnormal amount. I'm surrounded by the cosiest textures, the richest colours and the most comfortable atmosphere. My bed is decked out in throws and cushions, making it heaven at the end of a long day. My books and jewellery are all on display, and my room constantly has a nice fragrance (at the moment I'm burning three candles: papaya, passionfruit and coconut & lime. AKA tropical paradise in the middle of a chilly Australian winter) And I'm always immersed in my collection of clothes. Yes, collection not just clothes. Again, stemming off from a previous blog post, my clothes are much more than clothes. They are wearable pieces of art that are all unique and all hold a special place in my wardrobe.
Now onto the outfit. To be honest, nothing special at all. I had the intention of being risque and wearing my Bad Vibes shorts and going topless, with my kimono robe covering my boobs but self-esteem got in the way and the look didn't turn out how I envisioned it. So instead, I'm donned by favourite little black dress, threw on some impressive jewellery and became my interpretation of a 60s sex kitten.
All in all, I'm pretty stoked that these photos turned out so well and that I now have a new (free) pair of shoes to strut my stuff in! Happy Friday y'all, have a sweet weekend and I'll catch you on the flip-side!

062 - Lost Decree

Wearing: Vintage dress & cardigan, Arizona Birkenstocks, Bag from India, Assorted jewellery from India/Eastern Soul/Inspired Tribe

I feel that taking photos in front of this building kind of forces me to step back and just re-evaluate an outfit. Don't get me wrong, I love going fucking insane in my wardrobe and pairing whatever the hell I want with something as equally extravagant and coming up with mind blowing outfits that are just outta this world. But then there are days when I want to wear just... well, this. I suppose we could agree that this is maybe more of an accurate representation of how I look at least 60% of the time. Not to say that my previous outfits are not me, just that when I'm busy, or just needing to be comfortable, or simply not giving a fuck, this is something a little more easy. This entire outfit holds many elements that I've been too scared to post on my blog, mostly because I was unsure of how they were going to be received by you guys - but also because the conceited side of my personality kept thinking "this just isn't very pretty."
I became afraid that maybe my Birkenstocks made me look a little club-footed, that my legs lost their length because of a flat shoe; that my hairstyle lacked volume and texture, and made my head look too round; that maybe you would all notice the winter weight that's been attaching itself to my torso like a stack of tyres. But you know what? I'm only human. I'm pretty fucking ordinary, and I just have to stop caring. Because while this outfit may not exude 'pretty', it exudes comfort and ease. And let's be real here, platform boots can get pretty fucking uncomfortable. (Not to mention when I have to walk 15 minutes up-hill to get anywhere, or when I'm sick as a dog with the wretched winter flu - my Birkenstocks seem like the obvious choice.)
I think over the next few months I'm going to bring some of my outfits back to basic, sure I'm still going to be creating and shooting some magnificent outfits (a couple of collaborations thrown in for the mix) that will look crazy good, but I also want you guys to see the more toned-down, relaxed version of myself. What do you reckon? Sound like a good plan? Drop a comment and let me know!