Trying to stay inside as much as possible during these polluted days in the smog city. You know it is worse than normal when you blow your nose and what comes out is black (sorry about the details). No place for a fragile Scandi.
Wearing: Isabel Marant trousers, Nike sneakers and Arnie Says jumper.
There was a time when the word "basics" would send shudders down my spine. I associated it with suits, blazers and stiff shirts and I didn't really understand the concept of it. I remember back from my days at Høyer that my colleague Nina (aka the wardrobe editor) would always go on and on about finding the perfect basics and building a wardrobe based on a few key pieces. I however, was young and dumb and jumped on every trend. I ended up with a short lived wardrobe, several wardrobe emergencies and an empty bank account. I had to grow older, smarter (!) and poorer before I realised the importance of investing in good basics. Not blazers and straight cut trousers, but the perfect striped top, an everyday timeless bag, some simple and exclusive jewelry and the perfect leather trousers. These items have saved me several times throughout the years. Add a couple of Equipment shirts and some high street fashion pieces, and I am set for a long time.
What are your perfect basic pieces?
COS jumper/ Helmut Lang leather trousers/ Toga Pulla boots/ Hunkydory fur/ Holzweiler scarf / Proenza Schouler wallet and bag/ diamond necklace and earrings was a gift from my dad
And my hair is long again. If even just for a day..
Happy Sunday girls! (and boys if there are any of you reading..)
Outfit post coming up in a bit..
"I promised her the world, but instead I bought her a globe"
Good enough for me.. (but please say you added a pair of shoes? )
More tourist pics of me and my sidekick..
FWSS BEANIE/ ALEXANDER MC QUEEN TROUSERS/ H&M SHOES/ PROENZA SCHOULER BAG
I recently got back from the most amazing spa weekend in Bath. Such a charming little city, famous for their Roman spa, healing hot mineral water, fudge and buns. I worked my way through all the above-mentioned. I pushed my boyfriend to order all the unhealthy stuff, just to eat it myself (as I always do). I have this weird theory that the calories (or carbs in my case) don't count when the food belongs to someone else. Anyway, book a Bath trip girls!
Comfort is key for me when on holiday. Sightseeing, outside lunches (especially this time as Billy was joining us) and changing weather inspired me to go for this "nothing special but cosy and warm" outfit. Wearing H&M pinstripe wool trousers/Holzweiler scarf / Proenza Schouler bag/ Holzweiler scarf
HELMUT LANG DRESS/ TOGA BOOTS/ GIVENCHY CLUTCH/ HUNKYDORY LAMB FUR/ HOLZWEILER SCARF
Confession time: I haver the tiniest feet! At a size 35,5 (uk2.5) is it a miracle I am able to stay upright. When I was a showjumper was I well known for falling off the horse frequently, and I do blame it on my feet-heigh ratio that doesn't add up. This is the reason for why I love boots as they make my feet look more proportional. But today I celebrated the warmer weather in a pair of ballerina shoes, and truth is: You can barely see my feet!! Is it just me being silly here or can you guys tell as well?
Anyway, these Lanvin ballerinas are worth looking a bit silly for. I am pairing them with leather trousers with buttons around the ankle (love them!) from Faith Connexion, Bik Bok jumper, Proenza Schouler bag and vintage fur vest
High quality soft leather is one of the most comfortable fabrics I know. This long sleeved leather dress is from LA brand Raquel Allegra, it is a great dress for a slightly edgier work outfit.
Pairing it with Toga boots/ Holzweiler scarf (around my neck and on my bag) and Proenza Schouler bag
Some close ups of today outfit. Toga Pulla boots (new favourite brand! So cool and wearable! And cowboyish..) and Proenza Schouler PS11 with Holzweiler silk scarf.
Now I'm off to my dance class. Yup, Jazz ballet beginners class at the age of 29. Better late than never they say.
I bought this coat in the Asos sale ages ago, and it is still one of my favourites. Leopard lifts any boring outfit and it was just what my (budget friendly, please note) outfit needed when heading off to my first post-holiday-day back to work yesterday.
ASOS coat / Bik Bok jumper/ Isabel Marant boots/ ASOS jumper/ Mango shirt/ Proenza Schouler bag