#_FORYOU by Lea Nyland

This weekend was a special weekend to me. Not only was it my birthday, it was also my man's birthday, AND it was the preview show of my first collaborative collection with the Dallas based brand Ferrah. We showcased our collection with FashionXAustin and it was a great success! We got to network, we got to meet customers, we got to sell and we got to take a look at the awesome city of Austin. The final presentation of the full collection will be showcased with FashionX in Dallas in September, so if you are around that area at that time, please stay tuned for the continuation of _FORYOU. Here are some shots from this weekend.

fashion show
borrowed from @ferrahofficial

borrowed from @ferrahofficial

Borrowed from @fashionx.co

Borrowed from @fashionx.co

Fashion Show
Borrowed from @naomijrichard

Borrowed from @naomijrichard

Borrowed from @fashionablyatx

Borrowed from @fashionablyatx

Borrowed from @pompublicrelations

Borrowed from @pompublicrelations

Fashion show
Me and the founder of Ferrah, Lela Orr - both of us wearing full outfits from Ferrah.

Me and the founder of Ferrah, Lela Orr - both of us wearing full outfits from Ferrah.

My birthday night - after the show, looking a little tired, but happy in full outfit from Ferrah SS16 collection.

My birthday night - after the show, looking a little tired, but happy in full outfit from Ferrah SS16 collection.

Lela Orr and her man Sam. Lela wearing full outfit from Ferrah. Kimono style from _FORYOU and dress + corset from SS16.

Lela Orr and her man Sam. Lela wearing full outfit from Ferrah. Kimono style from _FORYOU and dress + corset from SS16.

My man and I. My full outfit from Ferrah SS16 collection.

My man and I. My full outfit from Ferrah SS16 collection.

Dreamer by Lea Nyland

Dreams are surreal. Dreams can alter reality. In dreams anything is possible... Dreaming happens in the unconscious, and that unconscious comes to live, when you turn the lights out, when you let go and all you do is breathe. The concept of dreaming no one has ever really been able to explain. Why do we dream? What is the functionality of it? Is it a reflection of your reality?

And what happens if you try to combine the two?

sunset

What happens is that you make your dreams come true, and this is exactly what my brother and his business partner did. I am extremely proud and inspired! Take a look at their new record label...

Game of shadows by Lea Nyland

10 days from now my partner and I will show a preview of our collection in Austin. It's funny how the last weeks before a show is always the craziest. It's like a fabric cave of needles, swatches, scissors flying around, and at times quite isolated! Its me, myself and my babies coming to life, but if I am not careful I will catch the cabin-fever - something that manifests as dark feelings and thoughts. You can ask my better half, since he is the one trying to keep the pieces of my dark mind together - I admire him for being able to!

Hopefully the result of these shadow games will reflect in the fruition of the collection. Only time will tell - until then, I will try and not be too melodramatic, so here are some more playful games of shade...

Palm trees and summer fashion

Game Of Shadow

Palm trees and summer fashion
Palm trees and summer fashion
Palm trees and summer fashion
Palm trees and summer fashion
Palm trees and summer fashion
I am wearing yellow sunglasses, find similar here // DIY earrings, find similar here // Blue dress, find similar here // blue belt, find similar here // yellow shoes, find similar here.

I am wearing yellow sunglasses, find similar here // DIY earrings, find similar here // Blue dress, find similar here // blue belt, find similar here // yellow shoes, find similar here.

Persevere by Lea Nyland

Sometimes it's hard to know if the path you have chosen is going to lead you anywhere. I think that is the most scary part for anyone who has decided to follow their dream - is this a dead end or are my efforts and my focus worth while? Because what the future holds is so uncertain, it is easier to give up then to keep going when it seems like the rewards are not coming. But if you are digging for diamonds, you never know if the treasure is right on the other side. If you stop digging, you might have stopped right before you got to it - so instead - if you get tired, learn how to take a nap instead of giving up. Keep climbing that latter, the rewards are there! 

 

At least, thats what I try to tell myself...

What is success?

What is success?

What is success?
What is success?
What is success?

"...learn how to take a nap"

Blue is the color of communication by Lea Nyland

One of my favorite things about our holiday was that we got time to just talk together. In a busy everyday life, you forget to prioritize the power of talking and listening to one another. The connection it can create and bond of recognition and appreciation for each other. I felt like i got to rediscover my man, and it went straight into my heart - yet again! Funny enough, on a little island like that, everywhere you look, you see the ocean and that ocean in particular is very very blue <3

Swimsuit ready
Swimsuit ready
Swimsuit ready
I am wearing vintage sunglasses, fin similar here // swimsuit from Zara, find similar here.

I am wearing vintage sunglasses, fin similar here // swimsuit from Zara, find similar here.

Jungle fever by Lea Nyland

... Or something like that :)  We have rented a scooter and are racing all over the island to find all the hidden gems around this place. Yesterday we found the longest strip of perfectly white beach and we were the only ones there. And not only did we find the beach, the way to the beach was a long hike through what looked like a rural dessert like area, and all of a sudden this beautiful pink flamingo was just chilling in some shallow water. Of course we had to get closer, but once we were only a few meters away she took off, screetched at us - flew in a big circle around us and finally landed again in the same spot right in front of us. We figured she must have had a nest with some eggs there, and just tried to be a protective mama-flamingo, so we let her be and left. Of course this was the only day I had decided to leave the camera at home, so her comes a little bit of jungle fever instead...

Palms and fashion
Palms and fashion
Palms and fashion
Palms and fashion
Palms and fashion
I am wearing shorts from levis, find similar here // yellow fluffy shoes, find similar here // printed camisole, find similar here // kimono, find similar here // sunglasses, find similar here.

I am wearing shorts from levis, find similar here // yellow fluffy shoes, find similar here // printed camisole, find similar here // kimono, find similar here // sunglasses, find similar here.

Iguana Drama by Lea Nyland

The other day we went on a catamaran out to visit a deserted island here in Turks and Caicos. When we got out there, of course we had to shoot some photos, and in our search for a great location, we saw this hammock just hanging under some trees. Walking through sand, stones and bush we finally got into it, and all of a sudden we were ambushed by 10 iguanas coming at us from every corner! I was screaming like a little girl, and they kept coming at us from their hideouts.. Obviously this was their territory, so we thought it better to bow down and leave. We later learned that the name of the island was Iguana Island...

Beach wear
Beach wear
Beach wear
Beach wear
Beach wear
Beach wear
I am wearing a beach robe from my own collection // sunglasses from Michael Kors, here // bikini from Zaful, here. 

I am wearing a beach robe from my own collection // sunglasses from Michael Kors, here // bikini from Zaful, here

Beach wear
Beach wear

Turks and Caicos through my phone by Lea Nyland

At the moment we are in the Caribbean visiting what seems like paradise on earth. The beaches are silky white and the ocean is a turquoise color that only mother nature can create! The palm trees are waiving in the wind and if you walk straight into the see you will be able to visit the 3rd largest coral reef in the world. I am mesmerized by my surroundings, and these photos do no justice, but they are my poor attempt to share my appreciation with you!

Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel
Caribbean travel

All I need is denim by Lea Nyland

Whats your go-to denim style? I am a true jeans girl! I have been wearing jeans as far back as I can remember, and I think I always will.. They are my go-to's if I am feeling lost in my wardrobe, if I want to feel comfy, if I feel like I need a confidence boost or if I feel like showing of my booty. I think that the right pair of jeans can make your behind gorgeously bootyful! I have learned that for my body type, mid- to high rise with bigger pockets is the way to go.

Stripped down in denim
Stripped down in denim
Stripped down in denim
Stripped down in denim
Stripped down in denim
I am wearing swimsuit from Zaful.com, find it here // 501 Levi's, find similar here.

I am wearing swimsuit from Zaful.com, find it here // 501 Levi's, find similar here.

Walk of shame by Lea Nyland

How to add to your wardrobe without spending a lot of money? The answer lies in a new phenomenon called shared economy. But in fashion, it is actually not that new - we used to call it vintage shopping, as a finer word for 2nd hand. Back when I lived in Barcelona there were so many great shops dedicated to finding hidden treasures from time-pockets. But ever since I moved to Dallas, I haven't seen any shops similar to that. It puzzled me to begin with, but then I realized, that here - we have garage sales or estate sales. A completely new experience to me - but if you are patient and bring your good eye, you will be able to do some amazing vintage discoveries. And since the retail industry is one of the most damaging industries to our environment, it is not only good for your wallet, it is good for our planet as well. I have to call that a double win!

How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
How to save money and have great style
This dress I found in a vintage shop in Denton. It is beaded with pearls and the base fabric is a silk mesh. The designer is Lillie Rubin, and has quite the 1920's vibe to it, but I fell in love on the spot. I couldn't believe the work that had gone into this dress, and when I looked at the price, it was 20$! There was only one decision to make - she had to be mine <3 Find some similar styles that I love here - here and here.

This dress I found in a vintage shop in Denton. It is beaded with pearls and the base fabric is a silk mesh. The designer is Lillie Rubin, and has quite the 1920's vibe to it, but I fell in love on the spot. I couldn't believe the work that had gone into this dress, and when I looked at the price, it was 20$! There was only one decision to make - she had to be mine <3 Find some similar styles that I love here - here and here.

Date-night by Lea Nyland

Last night my love and I had a much needed date-night. It's one of those things you forget to do when you have been together for so long, but when you actually do them, you wonder why you don't do it more often. I wore my fluff slippers, and my man laughs at me every time I put them on - obviously they are happy shoes :D

Date night
I wore and old top from Zara, find similar here // Levi's jeans, find similar here // and my DIY fluff slippers that my man thinks are silly :D, find similar here.

I wore and old top from Zara, find similar here // Levi's jeans, find similar here // and my DIY fluff slippers that my man thinks are silly :D, find similar here.

Ice-cream by Lea Nyland

Sometimes wrong helps us find right. Maybe one day we'll find the place where dreams and reality collide. Until then - let me eat my sneakers ice-cream!

Belted blue skirt
Belted blue skirt
Belted blue skirt
Belted blue skirt
Belted blue skirt
Belted blue skirt
I am wearing vintage skirt, find similar here // top from zara, find similar her // shoes from zara, find similar here.

I am wearing vintage skirt, find similar here // top from zara, find similar her // shoes from zara, find similar here.

If I could, I would... by Lea Nyland

My going-out dream outfit. With a little bit of boob-tape, and of course a fresh mojito in my hands, this would be my friday-night-out! Love the plunging neckline with enough drape to have me dancing all night. And then paired with embellishments and yellow tassles dangling from my ears - I can hear the music playing already :D

What are your friday night outfits looking like?

XXX

1. batik cross body bag, here // 2. dress, here // 3. earrings, here // 4. shoes, here.

Fluff is the way to go by Lea Nyland

I have a crush on yellow. You can ask my better half - we are trying to decorate our new house, and all I want is yellow here and yellow there. But since he won't let me have yellow everywhere, at least I can put it on myself :) Yellow is also supposed to be the color of happiness, and today I need a little help with that. 

I am having one of those days where I feel trapped in the world that I have created for myself, and all I really want is to break free and power through. Even though I don't know how. My love tells me to be patient - he has told me this for the past 7 months... So since I can't find that happy place inside myself, I will put some fluffy happiness on my feet and hopefully they can carry me through today.. 

Hope you guys are having a better day,

Xxx

Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
Yellow is the color of happiness
I am wearing old top from Zara, find similar here // old skirt, find similar here // sunglasses from Asos, find similar here // vintage belt, find similar here // DIY fluffy shoes, find similar here.

I am wearing old top from Zara, find similar here // old skirt, find similar here // sunglasses from Asos, find similar here // vintage belt, find similar here // DIY fluffy shoes, find similar here.

Think pink by Lea Nyland

It's friday, the weekend is here - and pink is in my heart! You know that feeling, when you heat a new song and that is the only song you wanna listen to, over and over again until you reach a threshold and all of a sudden you can't stand that song?

That's how I feel about pink these days - I just haven't reached my threshold yet :D

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend out there <3

Think pink
Think pink
Think pink
Think pink
Think pink
Think pink
Think pink
I am wearing old dress, find similar here // kimono from Zara, find similar here // Shoes from Target, here // bag, find similar here // ear rings from Target, find similar here.

I am wearing old dress, find similar here // kimono from Zara, find similar here // Shoes from Target, here // bag, find similar here // ear rings from Target, find similar here.

Happiness is a royal color by Lea Nyland

Lately I have thought a lot about happiness. It's something we all seek, something we all feel, something that is a common denominator for us all. But sometimes it can feel like it is so far gone, and at other times it can feel like it will never stop! 

There are a lot of theories on happiness. Some say it's in our genetics, and that there are people who are more predisposed to being happy then others, and some say that it is all a mindset and that we have the key to happiness within our selves through the focus we choose.

I believe it is an equation of a lot of circumstances and points of views,  but none the less, when you do feel happy - it can make you feel like the queen of the world! A good place to start, is to become your own best friend :)

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Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
Happiness is a royal color
I am wearing shoes from Zara, find similar here // trousers from my own collection, feel free to contact me for inquiries // kimono from Target, find similar here // ear rings from my own brand, feel free to contact me for inquiries // vintage belt, find similar here.

I am wearing shoes from Zara, find similar here // trousers from my own collection, feel free to contact me for inquiries // kimono from Target, find similar here // ear rings from my own brand, feel free to contact me for inquiries // vintage belt, find similar here.

Print on print by Lea Nyland

Last week was crazy! My man came back from Europe, and we had to pack down our apartment because this saturday we moved into our new house, yay! :D It's been so hectic that all I could do was to put on a print that was equally as hectic and just let it all flow.. But from now on I should be back to normal speed on the blog. The collection I am collaborating on is also coming to an end, I can't wait to show you the final result - so stay tuned :)

Print on print
Print on print
Print on print
Print on print
Print on print
Print on print
I am wearing a printed set from my own brand, feel free to contact me for any inquiries // sunglasses, find similar here // shoes from Zara, find similar here.

I am wearing a printed set from my own brand, feel free to contact me for any inquiries // sunglasses, find similar here // shoes from Zara, find similar here.

Style on point! by Lea Nyland

Today's style inspiration comes from these two lovely ladies. I think the color combinations and the play with proportions are super interesting, and I would do a combo like that any day!

1. here // 2. here // 3. here // 4. here // 5. here // 6. here // 7. here // 8. here // 9. here // 10. here // 11. here // 12. here // 13. here // 14. here // 15. here // 16. here // 17. here // 18. here // 19. here // 20. here

1. here // 2. here // 3. here // 4. here // 5. here // 6. here // 7. here // 8. here // 9. here // 10. here // 11. here // 12. here // 13. here // 14. here // 15. here // 16. here // 17. here // 18. here // 19. here // 20. here

Summertime!! by Lea Nyland

Makes me feel fine!

It is so warm and so sunny in Dallas today, me and Hudson went for a long walk and the house is now clean - so I think the rest of the day has pool time written all over it! 

Wishing all of you out there a lovely saturday :D

Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
Roses and sunshine
I am wearing Vintage shirt, find similar here // Vintage trousers, find similar here // Zara shoes, find similar here // Vintage belt, find similar here.

I am wearing Vintage shirt, find similar here // Vintage trousers, find similar here // Zara shoes, find similar here // Vintage belt, find similar here.

Space out by Lea Nyland

Friday! The golden child of the weekdays, the super hero of the work week and the welcome wagon to the weekend!

Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday
Pleated silver jacket by Lea Nyland // white shirt dress by Lea Nyland // White wrap belt by Lea Nyland // over the knee boots from Catharine Malandrino, here. Please feel free to contact me for any inquiries. 

Pleated silver jacket by Lea Nyland // white shirt dress by Lea Nyland // White wrap belt by Lea Nyland // over the knee boots from Catharine Malandrino, here. Please feel free to contact me for any inquiries.