I only do practical if it is cute. Impractically.

by byanika on 15/11/2010 · 23 comments

in By Anika,snake,studs,winter

Hi sweethearts!
It is freezing here in the beautiful land of Norway,
but you know me, I still need my studs and prints :)
I can`t honestly say that I am a practical dresser.
I do realize that this might seem surprising to some of you LOL
This is one of my ok-fine-it-is-bloody-cold-and-clearly-I-am-not-that-well-insulated-but-I-don`t-want-to-wear-something-boring-and-not-feel-like-me-when-braving-the-freakin-horizontal-storms-compromises.
I used to think I couldn`t wear tweed with pattern (I`ve had all sorts of funny ideas) but when I found this one (that FIT!!! hahhah) I thought screw that, let me use another one of my funny ideas and add studs from a bag to it. Logical, no?

                    Jacket, gloves, miniskirt come scarf and rosy bag, H&M. I love mixing textures!

Tell me, how do you translate your style into a practical look for winter?

Thank you all so much for your comments, I am answering you at your own lovely blogs :)
xxx Anika
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1 NatashaNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Adorable jacket! Did you stud it yourself? Looking fab girl!


2 Anika Sweetfaced StyNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Honey I stud anything I can get my hands on LOL :) thanks sweetheart.


3 Thomas Campbell KittNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I have yet to see a non-studded outfit. My sis is fabulous! and slightly bonkers, but aren't we all..


4 theplussideofmeNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Love it! You're making me think that I need to get my bum over to a fabric/sewing store and pick up supplies! I used to live in the mountains, and I definitely compromised style for warmth by pulling on a heavy snow jacket all of the time. Now that I live in a place that doesn't get that cold, I can use more fashionable jackets like trenchs, pea coats, and the like :)


5 Anika Sweetfaced StyNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

OMG Thomas! you are becoming a regular reader! thank you! <3 how cute are you? Can I provide you with a studded mankini darling brother? LOLplus side of me, thank you so much for your comment! I so wish I lived somewhere where dressing practically wasn`t an issue. Another compromise that I do is not ski in a land of skiers. I can make it down a hill in emergency, but only if I pretend to dance flamenco LOL


6 tanvii.comNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm

This looks AWESOME!!! Absolutely love the jacket and your DIY studs!


7 BellaNo Gravatar November 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Only you could take studs and add it to tweed and come out with a worthy, wearable item! Genius, Anika! I wish I could tell you how I do a practical look for winter but being so fashionably challenged, I make the best of what I've got! Usually that means jeans with a warm top and voila! Boring, I know, but I live vicariously through you! :)


8 jenNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

i love that you added those studs yourself : )


9 iFierceNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 2:48 am

Anika!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Love it dollface! I love the shoes, and I love mixing textures as well sweetheart! The entire outfit works for you as always!


10 VanessaNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 3:32 am

Ha! Your post's title made me smile, largely in self-recognition. I've been known to walk many a mile in blistered impractical shoes. (I've yet to find a pair of truly "CUTE" practical shoes, so I continue the pain!)The jacket is very cool, esp. with the studded details.


11 nicoletteNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 6:25 am

anika! i love all the different colors, textures, and patterns in this. i feel like only you could pull this off :)


12 AneNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

Thanks for clearing this up! I've been wondering lately, seeing you at work in your summer-ish dresses, if you had a huge big sweater or cardigan hidden somewhere in your office, but now it turns out that you're just a real Viking. As to your question of winter style: I LOVE knits,and look forward all summer to the day I can wear woollen cardigans and big scarves. There are so many styles this year, as well as different types of yarn, so there should be something out there to keep you warm as well? (If you ever feel cold, that is). ;)


13 Grit and GlamourNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Love the studded tweed…such a great idea!? Vhttp://www.gritandglamour.comtwitter: @gritandglamour


14 dcNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I also like stud!I totally would wear this coat, awesome!DCxxhttp://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/


15 BBMNo Gravatar November 17, 2010 at 1:34 am

love, u seriously have major talent with layering. teach me!


16 MarchMusingsNo Gravatar November 17, 2010 at 4:09 am

The idea to add studs was genius. And I wouldn't have guessed it was a DIY job at all.


17 Infatuation with FasNo Gravatar November 17, 2010 at 6:56 am

The outfit looks lovely! I have the exact opposite problem of it being too cold, it is too warm wear I am at to wear all the beautiful fall clothing!


18 AllisonNo Gravatar November 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Just found you through Links a la Mode!I really like the mix of textures here! Apparently it's not cool to wear your electric blanket to work *sigh* …so I deal with winter by putting on more clothes and hoping it will pass quickly ;)


19 Anika Sweetfaced StyNo Gravatar November 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Thank you for your sweet comment Tanvii-dear! xxWow beautiful Bella, thank you! Really appreciate your entusiasm sweetheart. you can live vicariously through me anytime you like :) )))Thanks Jen, I do like to personalize my clothes :) iFierce, thank you darling! xxThanks for your comment Vanessa, glad to hear I am not the only one forgoing practicality LOLWow Nicolette my lovely, thank you so much! you really think so?Ane, thank you so much for your comment! I take it you mean that my attiude is that of a viking, not my physique!!?!?? LOLThank you Vahni <3Thank you dc! Get one at H&M and make it your own hon! :) Thank you so much BBM! I`d love to show you, any time hon :) Now that is a great compliment March Musings, thank you so much xxOh, I`ll try to send some of the cold your way Infatutation :) See, I think that the electric blanket-look is an underrated one LOL thanks for stopping by Allison :)


20 Princess PaigeNo Gravatar November 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm
21 ArianaNo Gravatar November 19, 2010 at 1:04 am

can't believe you studded that coat yourself, it's gorgeous!


22 NEM1976No Gravatar November 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Those studs make the coat so rock&roll. Great idea. And yes I recognize the too-cold-not-very-good-insulated part. You're hilarious, Anika!


23 simplymayraaaNo Gravatar November 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

wow! if you didn't say so, i would have thought you bought your jacket that way! i love your style!


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