March 21, 2014

Celine Ponyhair Espadrilles

I have been so broke the last couple of months that I can actually say that the last proper shopping I did was in January. That is such an awkward sentence for me. Like it actually doesn't make sense in my head, even though it's true.

Anyway, when I did my January shopping I came home with a few things, and these beauties were in one of the Harvey Nichols bags (tends to be Harvey Nichs I shop at since I know it in and out and I like the intimate, less chaotic shopping experience that they offer)...

I don't know whether I should be ashamed to admit that I already have two pairs of Celine ponyhair loafers and one pair of Chanel espadrilles in my shoe collection so honestly these may not be the most original addition to my accessories department but they just demanded I buy them so what was I supposed to do? The colour is certainly unique and I actually didn't have any ponyhair espadrilles so I suppose they serve a new purpose. I'm planning to wear them to all my awesome summer dresses I will be purchasing this spring, YAY!

What else did I buy? Well, another pair of shoes.... They are TRULY AMAZING and I can't wait to share them with you guys. I bought some Stella McCartney lingerie, the Clara collection, my absolute fave that seems to be making up the majority of my lingerie selection these days, and a Helmut Lang sweater. All of which hopefully in time will receive a proper introduction here. And maybe I will share my spring shopping list as well if I get a sec.

Oh, and P.S: I am aware my designer variety is becoming rather monotonous with Celine taking up most of these posts but I can't help the love I feel for Phoebe Philos brilliance. 

January 9, 2014


Thinking back to the summer and Stockholm Fashion Week. I wore my favourite, most adored, shoes one of the days. Don't actually think they have had a proper introduction here on the blog, I'll make sure to fit one in maybe tomorrow. But they don't really need an introduction, do they? They are the babe Celines from SS13 and there isn't much more to say. My most expensive shoe buy in 2013 but SO my best shoe buy as well. I LOVE. Rest of the outfit includes the Acne Copy Linen tshirt I lived in all summer and my favourite high waist shorts, several years old, from H&M. Oh and the Proenza of course.

January 8, 2014

Keeping me warm

Sweden is giving us surprisingly mild weather for January but I can't complain, because although I love the snow, the +7C degree weather allows me to wear more comfortable and, let's face it, nicer things. Still though, got to keep warm because it's not exactly LA temperatures outside. I bought these two beauties in September time, both Acne, and they are amazing. The gloves are calfskin and calf hair, if I'm not mistaken, and the scarf is lambswool. Love. 


Happy new year my loves. Or happy 2014 as I like to say :-) This is a short post which will eventually be followed by a long one. I like to get my new year resolutions down on paper, or in words, but don't know if this is the best outlet for personal promises such as get a better grip over my economy (no that does not mean cutting down on shopping, but rather other unnecessary expenses) or get a more healthy morning routine (in 2013 the routine was wake up, shower, do makeup on the bus and eat breakfast on the bus if you have time, otherwise skip breakfast)....

So I will settle for one resolution up here: have a nice day. For those who know me you know it's no secret my 2013 has been an emotional roller coaster, one that I am still recovering from, so my goal for 2014 is to make it much more stable, and have much more control. And make it good. Make every day good. Have a nice day. And I hope all my readers will, in fact, have 365 nice days this year.

October 21, 2013

Seeing stars

Trousers Etoile Isabel Marant, Shirt Sea

Two weeks ago it was still summer in London, like 20 degrees. Crazy. So I took advantage of that by spending some time in nature. Wore a shirt with small stars from a brand called Sea and my Etoile Isabel Marant cropped jeans with stars - I adore these. Have worn them so much and I just don't want to give them up for winter.... Stressing about that. Stars this late summer / early autumn is something I have really bought into for some reason. I'm not necessarily a star person but it just so happened that the pieces I fell for were all with star prints. I am really trying to expand my wardrobe into prints, and as you noticed in the previous post, animal prints are working out well for me, and as you notice in this post, stars are on the plus side as well....

Added a few pictures I took of my surroundings as well because... Well they speak for themselves really. I lived just by Chelsea Bridge which meant I crossed the Thames daily when walking my dog, and the view NEVER stopped astounding me. I can't even count how many photos I have taken of the Thames, particularly during sunset.

October 8, 2013

What makes the outfit

Quick post as I am in extreme study mode. About a month ago I treated myself to a new autumn attire for my nails. Needed a classic red and black nailpolish and then I got one of the YSL AW13 colours, Gris Underground, to add some excitement once in a while. So far only tried the grey-ish one and am really pleased. I also got a second AW13 trend colour from Chanel as a birthday gift a few days later, so actually my nails have four colours to choose from this autumn...

I think nails are really important to your overall look and have lately really been devoting time (and a little money) to maintaining mine. Will update soon with my Chanel colour as well.

October 4, 2013

Wanting what you can't have - AW13 Shopping List

Every season I make a mental shopping list... Sometimes I even make a list. So this season I thought I would share it with you and even be so kind as to make it a visual shopping list. Now RARELY do I end up with all the things on my list in my wardrobe, but this list is more of a guideline to choose from... Of course other things slip in as well, but the things on this list are things that have been on my mind for a month or more now, so they're not impulsive buys. Of course, as you may have predicted if you know me, the majority of the items on this list are shoes. And when I look at the collage I KNOW they look really similar to each other... But for some reason my brain has decided that they are all so different and all DESPERATELY needed in my shoe wardrobe... So no, I don't want one or the other with these, I want them all. As you can see I am aiming on flats this season, I want to be comfortable.

  1. The perfect leather jacket from Acne: Mape. I think it's around £1,000.
  2. A colourful coat. Love this pink one from By Malene Birger or this adorable blue one from Carven. They range between £400-£700 and they are both perfect colours for me. 
  3. Celine ponyhair loafers in navy and black. Been wanting these since before the summer but for some reason I always choose to buy something else...?
  4. A pair of flat, black leather boots that go above the ankle so they are autumn and winter friendly. These are Alexander Wang and are around £450.
  5. The Alexander Wang Kori boots. Been on my list for about a year now... I want the heel to be in rose gold, for some reason that colour is appealing to me most... Around £400.
  6. Acne Alma in distressed suede. Just so cool and would liven up any outfit. Around £350?
  7. Isabel Marant Nowles Snow Boots. As I am moving back to Sweden, useful isn't even the right word to describe them... I suspect I will be living in them because between the comfort, heat and right level of coolness they literally are the perfect winter boots. £400 ish.
  8. Saint Laurent suede ankle boots. How perfect? The heel is great, just high enough to be considered a proper pair of heels but not high enough for them to be uncomfortable or annoying to walk in... Unfortunately these are around £600-£700 so they may need to wait until I win some kind of lottery...
  9. The cutest Marni necklace!!!! I have been wanting a Marni necklace for years and as I am trying to figure out my autumn wardrobe I drew the conclusion a statement necklace is obligatory and this one is perfect. £230.
  10. iPhone 5S in white and gold. My iPhone 4 (!!!) is falling apart and is probably the slowest phone used on this Earth today so needless to say I am in DESPERATE need of a new one. They range from £550-£800 I think...
  11. Nike Air Max Thea... I found these way too late and they are now sold out everywhere. It is slowly killing me because I would love a pair of everyday trainers to sport up some of my outfits. But I haven't quite given up yet so they will remain on this list.
  12. Velvet trousers. Don't know why but for about a month now they have just been something of interest... Saw a pair in H&M that weren't quite right but since then it's been like a definite on this list...

Actually, two of these things have already sneaked in to my wardrobe... To be revealed later. And two more are on their way... Or three more actually. One item on this list was ordered in to a store and arrived today, the other I am actively hunting down and the third is just a matter of waiting for. Snore.

As I was writing this... Two more things were added to my mental list... Or oh well, actually, three. Sometimes I can't deal with myself. There is something about that wanting what you can't have phenomenon that just gets to me, and I KNOW I can't have all of these bits but for some reason I just refuse to accept it. Oh how frustrating. Anyway, for those interested the 4 additions to my list are:

  1. A perfect everyday gold necklace. I have my eyes on either the bone necklace or the BangBang necklace from Maria Nilsdotter. £200+.
  2. A perfect everyday gold bracelet. I have my eyes on the bone bracelet from Maria Nilsdotter...
  3. Uggs. I know they don't make a fashion statement but when I am walking my dog in the 1.5 metre snow in Sweden I am more concerned about surviving....

September 28, 2013

Perfection in a size S

Needless to say this was what was in the dustbag a few posts down. How beautiful is this beauty? The colour is divine and although simple is the key word to describe it there is something about the simplicity that makes it everything but boring... It fits just the right amount of stuff and keeps you from doing what is so easily done - bringing half of your home out with you when you're going out for the day (or night). This bag is the smaller version of the Celine trio, I like the smaller version better because I think it adds something extra, but the big one is just slightly boring in my eyes... I don't know, it's one of those weird things you can't explain, you just feel....

Anyway, enough about Celine and on to new conquests - I am planning a slight shopping spree coming up and I thought I would share what's on my list so far.... Pop in tomorrow for an image-version of my shopping list, which includes a new phone - YAAAAAY!!

September 27, 2013

Isabel Marant for H&M

... And here comes the obligatory post that you knew was coming. The Isabel Marant x H&M collection imagery has finally been released, I saw it first on Wednesday. My thoughts are quite predictable, I love her designs, and have several pieces from her already, but for some reason I have a hard time seeing myself buy these bits? Not because they aren't amazing, they are, but they feel.... Old. I feel like they have been done before in her main line and in Etoile, and then I feel like I would in that case just rather buy the real deal... Which is the truth, her inspiration for this H&M collection was taken from her past collections, and the goal was to make more affordable best sellers out of what has already been done. But for me it becomes less exciting this way, especially given that I have worked with her clothes for almost two years now, so I know the collections quite well.

But either way, the styles above are my faves. The trousers in the first picture are almost identical to a pair from Etoile AW12 and the trousers in the third picture are quite similar to a pair from Etoile AW13 that you can find in store now... Other than that I love the jackets in picture 1 and 2 and I have been searching for the perfect leather trousers for a few years now... So could be some pieces of interest... Also, just have to say that I love Alek Wek modelling for this line <3. See the whole collection here

September 26, 2013

What's in the dust bag?

Hint 1: Dust bag means it's either a bag or shoes...
Hint 2: Awkward current Celine obsession...
Hint 3: That strap coming out of the dust bag...

If you still can't figure out the answer to the question in the title.... I may reveal my new buy tomorrow. Stay tuned...

When in Stockholm....

Bag - Proenza Schouler, top - Acne, skirt - H&M (old), shoes - Celine

As I mentioned earlier, a few weeks ago I attended Stockholm Fashion Week. Although I wouldn't consider myself one of the best dressed, or most uniquely dressed, out of the people you meet there, I still thought updating the blog with one or two outfits could be nice. I wore this one of the three days, and was absolutely boiling. Might I add that this was at the end of August?

I am beginning to see a pattern with the skirts uploaded on this blog.... They all have (old) next to them. Is that my way of hinting to myself that new skirts are a necessity?

Well anyway, there isn't much else to say about this outfit, I love those shoes, just love, but what else is new...? The bag has been my trusted companion for around three months now, and actually there has recently been a new addition to my handbag-collection (which so far only consists of two proper bags but oh well, you have to start somewhere)... Pop in soon to see the update on a picture....!

September 25, 2013

Celine ponyhair leopard loafers

This is old news for those of you who know me, but these babies deserve an introductory post before thrown in with a whole outfit, although they would probably make that outfit, but still. Bought them in the early spring and oh lord are they uncomfortable but I'm working on it, because the beauty is too much. Ponyhair and leather. 

Celine did another version for SS13, with a strap over the front, which turned out to be WAY more comfortable. Yes I am beating myself up just slightly over not finding those first but that doesn't mean I'm going to reject these ones....... However, I may buy in to the other version in a navy, I'm in love and having trouble falling out of it....

September 7, 2013


Yes, I definitely have a weakness for shoes... And clothes... But you can't forget those little extra things that make a difference in your daily life. I am one of those people who love to add a little something extra to my everyday life, such as a luxurious scented candle, nice hand-soap and hand-cream, or a special perfume. The photo above represents some "new ins" when it comes to my everyday routine - a Byredo scented candle and a Byredo perfume. Just having them stand on a shelf in my room makes my day a little bit better, I love the look of them. The smell, of course, is... Well, perfect. For me anyway.

September 6, 2013

Stars in silk

As promised an official outfit post with my Etoile Isabel Marant star trousers. They are just so comfortable...! I have actually worn them a lot this summer, the fact that they are silk means they make you feel cool on hot days and always... refreshed, in a way? It's hard to explain. The only problem is that I am finding the different looks I can create with them limited... Or maybe I am just not using my imagination enough....

Anyway, in this picture I wore them with an open back top and then threw on a loose sweater when the wind started blowing.... The weather in London right now is crazy hot so if it stays this way these trousers will show up here again quite soon I suspect...

September 5, 2013

Wearing my bow

Today I wore my new Maria Nilsdotter ring, a little golden bow. I love it so much because it is so cute and unique, and really adds to an outfit, more than you would think. I also love the fact that I chose a size good for my index finger, which is a finger I usually don't wear rings on, but actually kind of love wearing rings on...? It was an amazing birthday gift from my lovely friend, which makes this ring so much more perfect.

As for the iPhone featured in this photo.... Suffice it to say I am looking forward to what Apple will be announcing on the 10th September, this phone has now definitely passed its golden years.