Baroque style clothing patterns

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Starting tomorrow morning with the sun rays you will get the Midas touch - the golden touch.

Recently I've been seeing baroque style clothing patterns everywhere! It has reminded me of the story about king Midas, do you know it?

The story

Midas had a lot of gold and the more he had the more he wanted. He stored all the gold in his vaults and used to spend time every day counting it.

One day while he was counting a mysterious stranger came from nowhere and told the King that he would grant him a wish.

The king was delighted and said, “I would like everything I touch to turn to gold.”

The stranger asked the king, “Are you sure?”

“Yes,” replied the greedy king.

So the stranger said, “Starting tomorrow morning with the sun rays you will get the golden touch.”

The king thought he must be dreaming, this couldn’t be true. But the next day when he woke up, he touched the bed, his clothes, and to his surprise, everything turned to gold. Of course, the king was very delighted.

He then looked out of the window and saw his daughter playing in the garden. He decided to give her a surprise and thought she would be happy. But before he went to the garden he decided to read a book. The moment he touched it, it turned into gold and he couldn’t read it. Then he sat to have breakfast and the moment he touched the fruit and the glass of water, they turned to gold.

He was getting hungry and he said to himself, “I can’t eat and drink gold.”

Just about that time his daughter came running and he hugged her and she turned into a gold statue. There were no more smiles left.

The king bowed his head and started crying. The stranger who gave the wish came again and asked the king if he was happy with his golden touch.

The king said he was the most miserable man. The stranger asked, “What would you rather have, your food and loving daughter or lumps of gold and her golden statue?”

The king cried and asked for forgiveness. He said, “I will give up all my gold. Please give me my daughter back because without her I have lost everything worth having.”

The stranger said to the king, “You have become wiser than before” and he reversed the spell. The king got his daughter back in his arms and the king learned a lesson that he never forget for the rest of his life.

Sometimes getting what you want may be a bigger tragedy than not getting what you want.

The story is borrowed from Inspirational Stories.

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The baroque trend has also been visible in Finnish fashion magazines, e.g. Trendi and Olivia.


The outfits that have inspired me lately are both from the catwalks and blogs...

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I personally have been especially fascinated with the black and gold color combination so when I found this baroque style black dress with golden sequins at River Island, I just couldn't help myself - I had to have it


At the same time I wanted to share with you the first photos of our new cupboard in the kitchen - love it!


I think this dress is perfect for Christmas season parties, don't you agree? What are your weekend plans? Happy Friday!

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10 comments

  1. The association between baroque clothing and the King Midas story hadn't crossed my mind, but you've got it right on! I always love gold, and the I think the dress you chose is just perfect for the holidays :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I'm glad you like the link!

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  2. I love the dress! it's definitely so right for Christmas or whatever other parties. such a shiny piece. and it also is very similar to my tunic dress in golden and pink. I think I will maybe wear that in December.
    by the way, about H&M coming to Estonia. all three stores will be in Tallinn (unfortunately, haha). going to Tallinn is always such a challenge because the distance is quite long, more than 150 km.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy you share my love for the dress!

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  3. you are too pretty for words.

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  4. Hi darling, you look sensational, that is beautiful dress, love the gold embroidery! I am also taken by the baroque trend, loved the glorious gold bits of inspiration you've featured and the fairytale.

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  5. I love that story, it's got a really good moral, it's true though, sometimes we think we want something so bad but when we get it, we realise it didn't bring us the joy we thought it would... that's why the simple pleasures should be treasured
    <3

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy that you liked the story :)

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