January 30, 2018

little dark girl with kind eyes
when it comes time to
use the knife
I won’t flinch and i won’t blame you,
i will remember the kisses
our lips raw with love
and how you gave me
everything you had
and how I offered you what was left of me,
and I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
your records
your books
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
of you
who made me laugh
little dark girl with kind eyes
you have no knife.
the knife is mine and i won’t use it

-Charles Bukowski

As my new year’s resolution involved finishing all those books on my shelves, I’ll share with you guys some of the words I stumble across along the way. I just finished Charles Bukowski‘s book of poems “Love is a Dog From Hell.” While most of it is crass toilet talk (they call him “Dirty Old Man Bukowski”) he has his moments of sentiment. And when he lifts the dirty veil to show you his eyes, if even for a moment, it’s good. It’s really, really, good.

photos by Andew Morales

click to shop the look:

vintage Jean Paul Gaultier blazer (similar here) | Alexander McQueen pants (similar here) | Snidel shoes (similar here) | Karen Walker sunglasses


  • Reply Missy May February 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Loving the casual styling approach here. Great poetry too!

  • Reply Ceta Walters February 21, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    I think your content is so unique! Really love the poetry aspect.

    xx, Ceta

  • Reply Elvira February 19, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    A beautiful outfit and wonderful poems! I can not say that I like everything in Bukowski’s poetry, but some are very impressive.

  • Reply Amanda Wang February 17, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Lovee the all black!


  • Reply Lovely February 17, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    This is a fabulous outfit and those trainers are just awesome, the whole look is styled perfectly!


  • Reply moda & style February 17, 2018 at 6:42 AM

    Absolutely stunning!!! I like your look, so cute!!! You are a 10!!!

  • Reply jani February 15, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Loving the All black look. I am not much of a Bukowski fan but this is a good excerpt!

    Jani from

  • Reply Cecilie February 14, 2018 at 6:27 AM

    Gorgeous dear<3


  • Reply Amanda Wang February 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Loveee this look! Those sunnies <333


  • Reply barbiegirl06 February 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    I’m completely in love with this post! The outfit, photos, you! Everything is so perfect! :-)

  • Reply Rimantė February 9, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    Love your shoes and all look! Great post!

  • Reply Rachel February 6, 2018 at 3:52 AM

    Love the Way That You’ve styled Them with the rest of this outfit!

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK February 5, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Love this look


  • Reply Jessica February 5, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    So edgy and posh on that black outfit dear! Really cool shoes too.

    Jessica |

  • Reply Joy February 5, 2018 at 6:09 AM

    you look stunning even in all black outfit

  • Reply everyone'starling February 4, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    I’m so in love with this look! So stylish girl! :)
    Have a wonderful week, dear,
    Walli and Kathi from

  • Reply Mariya February 4, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    You look amazing! Loved the intro by Bukowski!


  • Reply Didier February 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Gosh I have so many books to catch up on! Looking great as always!


  • Reply Radi February 4, 2018 at 2:19 AM

    I’m loving this dressy and business like look with those metallic sneakers. Awesome outfit!

  • Reply Carmen February 3, 2018 at 3:24 AM

    Oh GIRL, what a great great look! And I like your resolution, sounds so inspiring!
    xx, Carmen –

  • Reply Alessia February 2, 2018 at 6:13 AM

    This poem is so beautiful! I absolutely love this look, the shoes are cool!
    xo Alessia |

  • Reply Daria February 2, 2018 at 5:49 AM

    These sunnies are just gorgeous! I´m so in love with them!

    Have a great weekend!


  • Reply Elise February 1, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    I have so much books to read on my list! Definitely need to get started…

    You look amazing by the way! xx


  • Reply Joanne January 31, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    I absolutely ADORE your street style, this looks very sleek, professional, yet comfortable!
    You have a lovely blog, with some really nice content and layouts! It’d be great if we could follow each other on Bloglovin maybe? Do let me know! <3 Have a nice week.

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Rubi January 31, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Lily those shoes and sunglasses are so awesome!! Looking fab babe!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  • Reply Yara Mel January 31, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    Love love the idea! Keep sharing. That was a lovely romantic piece :)
    The outfit is perfection!

  • Reply Short Girl Long Jacket January 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    That is a beautiful poem! And love your silver shoes.

  • Reply Shloka January 31, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Girl you are so talented in every way. Crushing on those sunglasses too!


  • Reply mikey January 31, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    obsessed with this outfit! Always enjoyed the pairing of sneakers with more tailored looks. You pulled it off so well!

    x –

  • Reply Keri January 31, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    I am not really a poetry kinda person, but this one spoke to me! And so did your outfit <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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