by byanika on 09/04/2012 · 45 comments

in By Anika,inspiration,self worth,stripes,texture

Hi Sweethearts!

I always feel the need to mix it up!

A single colour is never enough for me. One pattern is unfulfilling. One language is limiting. Too much safety is stifling.

You know what I love? Individuality.

I love that we can mix the same staples in so many different ways. I love that we move through similiar phases in our lives in such varied manners. I love that we all perceive, think and express our selves in a myriad of ways.

There is inspiration everywhere -mindblowing experiences waiting to be shared, new travellers to join forces with, new kisses to be exchanged, new prints waiting to be created, new dresses to be sewn, new jokes to tell and completely screw up the point of, new thoughts to be pondered.

The way I live my life is specific to me. My fashion an expression of me.

We are all mixing it up -all of the time.

It is the texture of life.

The outfit is typical of me I think, flowers meets stripes: Bolero by H&M and reworked by moi, the dress is my design, bling is mostly H&M and Gina Tricot, the hair controlled still, but rendered completely bloody curly after a full night of salsa dancing. AAAAArriiiiiivvvaaaa!

Thank you for being a part of the texture that is my life, friends!

Tell me, how do you mix it up in life and fashion – in that way that only you can do?


I would love to connect with you!

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1 FrancaNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I love this, the mix of patterns is amazing!


byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Thanks my sweet! How is life across the wee pond? Sending you lots of hugs and a big smooch.


3 FrancaNo Gravatar
April 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

I’m not across the wee pond just now! Living in Belgium for 5months! :-)


4 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Pretty! I love it this look.

And I too find too much safety to be stifling! Oh, HAIL no.


byanika 5 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Haiiil no! Love it.
I know, darling, that is how you create everything that you do. Much love to you!


6 AlexandraNo Gravatar April 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Girl you look great! This outfit makes you kind of remind me of Florence Welch… I LOVE IT!


byanika 7 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Wow, thanks so much! Thank you so very much for reading and commenting, sweetheart! Hugs to you


8 GiGi La-BelleNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

you look amazing,…. Great outfit


byanika 9 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I really appreciate you. Hugs!


10 AnetteNo Gravatar April 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

The white top with the black “stripes”.. is from HM, no? Or Gina Tricot?


11 GabyNo Gravatar
April 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm

You really know how to work it. just sayin!


12 KatrinNo Gravatar April 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

Lovely post, as always. The stripes are awesome, I personally kind of never can’t pull something like this of, but I adore it on you!


13 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar April 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

I was missing your outfit post, Anika guapa. Always gorgeous and radiat.
Love and sunshine to you, my dear friend


14 TrudieNo Gravatar April 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

I don’t think you’ve ever mentioned her, but you’ve heard of Gudrun Sjoden, right? She mixes prints and colours to perfection. http://www.gudrunsjoden.com


15 Return to SenderNo Gravatar April 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I always envy your ability to mix patterns so wonderfully – I always chicken out!


byanika 16 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Honey, I think you should go for it! I know you would look fab. Sending you big hugs!


17 anne the SpyGirlNo Gravatar
April 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Love it!
Didn’t I see that stripe somewhere in your home like on your pillows?? Are you raiding the couch again (haha).


byanika 18 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hahahha you got me honey. Love you Anne.


19 JenmarieNo Gravatar
April 11, 2012 at 12:56 am

Look great Anika! Love the mix of fun spring-inspired prints!


20 For Those About To ShopNo Gravatar April 11, 2012 at 3:05 am

Oh wow that floral pattern is gorgeous and the texture looks so touchable.


21 Susan TinerNo Gravatar April 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

Brilliant pattern mixing. But what I always love best is your smile.


byanika 22 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

You are too sweet. Thank you so much for your friendship! I love you to bits.


23 Bella QNo Gravatar
April 16, 2012 at 5:57 am

What a delicious treat to see you festive in florals and stripes! It is you yet so easy to relate to! xo,


24 absolutely mrs kNo Gravatar April 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

i am so so so much in love with that gorgeous bolero, the colors, the print, just too beautiful. stunning with black.


byanika 25 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Thanks babe! Much love and many hugs coming your way.


26 YvonnaLiviannaNo Gravatar
April 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I love this. The “texture of life” what a great way to put it. I might put that up on my wall of inspiration. It is natural for us to switch it up and try new things, each new endeavor or hobbies creates a stronger more complete sense of self. I love this. Your post lifted my spirits!



byanika 27 byanikaNo Gravatar
April 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I am so grateful for your comment my dear! Sending you so much love!


28 LorenaNo Gravatar August 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Nicely mixed! i have the black version of that H&M kimono and i never thought of mixing it with another pattern :)


29 Zenab M.No Gravatar January 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Du store min!!!!
Hvem visste at vi begge hadde sans for å lage egne kreasjoner!!
Shiiiiit, kan ikke tro vi deler det :)
Det ante meg forresten litt altså ;)
Men vi må ta med symaskinene våre å inspirere hverandre!!
Du er inspirerer meg virkelig med bloggen altså!
Fortsett å blogge, ha den gode selvtilliten og dele ut gleden!
Superklem <3


30 AnitaNo Gravatar April 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Looking as gorgeous as always dear! Love your outfit and your state of mind :)



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You’re looking great! Awesome Outfit :)


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34 anitaNo Gravatar September 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

I love your outfit and all your mixing up! you are so creative, and it always looks so amazing! keep it up darlin :) you are always so gorgeous



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