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[My outfit] turtleneck dress & book clutch

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Vintage dress – c/o Red Luck Vintage | Handmade clutch | Vintage rooster pin 

My new dress is from Red Luck Vintage, a small American boutique I’ve been recently introduced to. Isa, the owner, has been a pleasure to collaborate with – she even recommended some things that would look good on me. And she was right! It took about three weeks for the package to arrive in Romania, but I’m so used to this timeline when it comes to other continents. The dress was very carefully wrapped, with the belt separately, and accompanied by a handwritten note and the shop’s social media links. By the way, you can check out the shop’s Facebook for sales, new stock info or simply for inspiration.

I’ve been off turtlenecks for a while, but now I’ve started liking them again. It could have to do with this dress – it’s so demure and so 80s, it was really fun to style. This time, I paired it with one of my favorite pins – the rooster – and a handmade book clutch that I’ve got from a swapping site. To complete the librarian look: the background of the university library. Ha!

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Dress Gallery Paris FW2014 | Kittenhood

[Dress me in] Dress Gallery, FW 2014

Dress Gallery Paris FW2014 | Kittenhood

Is anyone over contrasting textures in fashion? I certainly am not. I still love seeing a chunky sweater with a sequin skirt or a brocade bottom with masculine shoes. It just works. Dress Gallery is a French label launched in 2009, which I’ve only discovered this season. Designed by Leslie Kouhana, the brand has a vintage, feminine aesthetic, but it often crosses the border into different styles, without ever being too much or too trendy. I love the contrasts in this collection, how versatile and wearable each piece is. These are just some of my favorite looks, but you can see the rest of the line here.

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[Download] Vegetables iPhone wallpaper

[Download] Vegetables iPhone wallpaper | Kittenhood

Hey you, don’t download that, download this! I made this tomato, onion and radish print last year, when I got all excited about the possibilities of Photoshop drawing. I’ve since toned down my enthusiasm, but I still like the way these veggies turned out. By the way, they’re also available on society6, as a print, t-shirt, phone case, pillow, clock etc. (free shipping today!) and on my Etsy.

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[Put some color on] teenage girl in layered outfit, 1944

Late fall is for bundling up, i.e. coming up with ideas on how to layer everything you own without looking like a snowman. Suggestion: take inspiration from 1940s teenagers, who were badass layering masters! A petticoat slip such as this one acts as a base layer that keeps your back warm, but also as a way to puff up your skirt. Then comes the classic (off) white shirt, for a proper, neat look, and finally the cardigan, chunky and cozy, in seasonal burgundy. A few pieces of jewelry won’t keep you warm, but they’ll look nice, and extra points if you can do you hair like this girl. [Put some color on] teenage girl in layered outfit, 1944 | Kittenhood

Image source – Life | Slip – Modcloth | Blouse – Modcloth | Cardigan – Modcloth | Skirt – Modcloth | Necklace – Modcloth

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[Weekend marvels] 37/2014

Have a fun weekend, everyone!

Chanel Iman by Alexander Neumann
Chanel Iman by Alexander Neumann
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Oh, my, god. Look-at, these, illustrations. Lotta Nieminen has a great eye for details and such a good hand (is that cliche to say? sorry).
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[Shop handmade] temporary tattoos

[Shop handmade] temporary tattoos | Kittenhood

1. Fox tattoo by Oana Befort. Of course, I had to start with a fox one, and it’s probably one of the prettiest foxes out there.

2. Veggie set by Julia Rothman. You have to be pretty badass to wear all these vegetables on your arm, even if only temporary.

3. Flower set by Pepperink. Same text as number 2 above, just replace “vegetables” with “flowers”.

4. Tree tattoo by Fleeting Ink. And here’s one for the bearded plaid-wearers out there, hanging with their logs and their s’mores in the cool camping site.

5. Breakfast club set by Tattoo Tattaa. Do you love breakfast? Do you really, really love breakfast? Well, there you go.

6. Cat lady tattoo by Tattoorary. I couldn’t end this without the proper cat lady accessory, could I?

Plaid Fall Dress | Kittenhood

[My outfit] Plaid dress two ways

Front Row Shop Dress | Kittenhood
Dress – c/o Front Row Shop | Blouse & bow – vintage | Ankle boots – BBup

At first sight, this is just a regular plaid fall dress. However, at a closer look, there are these press studs that close two by two, transforming the dress completely! So, while you can wear it straight, as the rectangular shape suggests, you can also choose to close the studs for a more fitted look. This is quite helpful to me, because I always belt dresses that are too loose, but I like having the option of a more relaxed fit. I just love versatile items like this one –  they’re excellent for traveling, since they come with more than one look. This is by far my favorite Front Row Shop piece!

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Vivetta, FW 2014 | Kittenhood

[Dress me in] Vivetta, FW 2014

Vivetta, FW 2014 | Kittenhood

These are some brands that, season after season, make me want to scream: I want you inside my closet! It’s the case of Vivetta, the perfectly girly and quirky Italian label that deserves everyone’s appreciation. That is, if you’re into any of the following things: polka dots, metallic shoes, detailed collars, full skirts, cocoon coats, scallop, pink faux fur. And you probably are, since you’re reading this blog. And if that’s not enough for you, know that Vivetta has been spotted on Alexa Chung, Kate Nash and Aubrey Plaza, among others.

See previous Vivetta collections here, here and here.

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DIY citrus candles | Kittenhood

DIY citrus candles

DIY citrus candles | Kittenhood

Making candles is one of those addictive crafts that leaves you with a house full of… well, candles! Citrus candles have probably been made before – but they’re so perfect for this season, I couldn’t help myself. This is my version – poured in tiny clementines and scented with vanilla, so they smell like winter baking. And bonus points: you get to eat all the fruit you used.

Clementine candles | Kittenhood

What you need:

  • citrus of choice (I used clementines)
  • kitchen knife
  • wax (can be from other candles)
  • wicks (tutorial on how to make your own here)
  • sticks
  • glass jar
  • (optional) essential oil

Instructions:

Clementine candles | Kittenhood

1. Dent the peel of the citrus fruit all around with a knife, then slowly remove it from the fruit to get a perfect semi-sphere. Set aside.

2. Cut the wax into small pieces and place it in a jar. Put the jar in a pot with hot water, not allowing any water inside the jar.

Clementine candles | Kittenhood

3. Meanwhile, set the wicks into the citrus peel, propped with sticks as pictured.

4. When the wax is melted, add a few drops of winter-smelling essential oil. I used vanilla.

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5. Pour the wax slowly into the citrus peels, making sure the wick holds still. Allow to cool completely before removing the sticks.

DIY citrus candles | Kittenhood

Juat a little crush, Autumn Kim | Kittenhood

[Just a little crush] Autumn Kim

Juat a little crush, Autumn Kim | Kittenhood

I can’t say for sure if this girl’s name is Autumn Kim or it’s just a nickname. She is from Korea, which means her blog is in Korean, which means it’s hard for me to navigate. But after eying her on Lookbook, there was no turning back. These are just some of the beautiful pictures I could find on her sites, including what looks like a gorgeous online vintage shop. Impeccable photos, surprising styling and doll-like features make Autumn Kim one of my biggest style inspirations right now.

Juat a little crush, Autumn Kim | Kittenhood