Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Nobody Likes You When You're 23

T-shirt: Unknown | Dress: The Reformation (old) | Shoes: Vans Old Skool

Today is my 23rd birthday.

I'M TWENTY-FUCKING-THREE.

I've been listening to What's My Age Again by Blink-182 all week because it makes me calm down about my age. It feels like last summer I turned 20... But in all honesty, I feel more like a kid than ever. Also, my mom woke me up with presents, chocolate cake, sour candy, and chocolate buttons which are all some of my childhood favorites. I'm hoping she'll do the same for me when I turn 33!



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Thursday, 12 July 2018

July Wishlist

As my birthday is coming up, I’ve been asked a lot of questions about what's on my wishlist for this year. That has really got me thinking a lot about what I want. Like I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I’ve been trying to cut down on my consumerism, so I really had to wreck my brain for ideas. Now that I created a wishlist, I really wanted to share it with you here on my blog!

#1. Vintage, Gold Jewelry

Normally, I only wear silver jewelry. I once read somewhere that silver jewelry suits people with pink undertones and gold jewelry suits people with yellow undertones. However, while my skin tone, in theory, looks better with gold jewelry, I have always been a silver kinda gal. Now that it's summer and I've got a tan, I want to experiment a bit more with gold jewelry. As you might have seen, gold jewelry in a vintage Southern European style is very hot in the blogosphere right now. I want to give it a try. I do, however, prefer sticking to actual vintage jewelry pieces as opposed to vintage inspired items. Why not be sustainable when you can? While I will be looking at Etsy and other online vintage stores for these ‘new’ jewelry pieces, my favorite non-vintage jewelry stores are Bagatiba, Missoma, Rock N Rose, Reliquia Jewelry, and Haati Chai.

#2. War Child t-shirts 

Second on my wishlist is a t-shirt from War Child. My favorites from the collection are the ones from Vivienne Westwood, Bella Freud, and Pam Hogg. I have a lot of t-shirts on my wishlist, but this one is for a good cause. War Child is a UK organization that, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, has teamed up with a variety of British designers to create a collection of t-shirts to help support and raise awareness of War Child’s charity. All the money will go towards providing high-impact programs across war torn countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, and Uganda. The programs will offer children support with issues such as mental health, education, and protection.

#3. Swimwear 

Third on my wishlist is swimwear. I don’t really own any swimwear because it used to be my least favorite thing to spend money on. However, now that swimwear companies focuses on the person wearing the swimwear and flattering the female body as opposed to exploiting them. I'm all for it now. I’m probably gonna go for a swimsuit or a bikini from the brand Matteau as I love the cuts and beautiful silhouettes of their swimwear.

#4. Gucci loafers

Okay, so I've been smitten as well... The last thing on my July wishlist is a pair of Gucci loafers. While I can appreciate classic designs and wardrobe stables such as these loafers, I have been trying to stay away from this–in my opinion–horrific Gucci trend that has been going on these past couple of years. The classic Gucci loafer, however, is not a part of the money making tactics behind the Gucci brand like the Gucci sneakers, the Gucci hats, and the Gucci *whatever* are. I’m very aware of the fact that some of these hyped items are just trendy because you get to show off your money. It's not what the designers have envisioned for Gucci as a brand, but rather items made as a source of income for Gucci. It saddens me to see fashion take this direction, but this is just a personal opinion so please don't be offended if you are part of the 'Gucci gang'. (If you wanna learn more about this specific topic, I suggest watching Haute Le Mode on Youtube. He is very passionate about the topic and his channel functions as a type of fashion industry 101 YouTube channel).

What's on your wishlist for this month?

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Image credit:
Instagram/@rocknrosegirls, /@katemossagency, & /@matteau.swim + Pinterest
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Why I Never Attend Music Festivals

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Clubmasters | Dress: H&M* | Sneakers: Adidas Gazelle*

I am a huge music fan. I love live music and summer concerts. However, when it comes to music festivals, I have to admit that they’re not really for me. In fact, I’ve never been to one either. That tends to come as a shock to some as music festivals are a pretty big deal where I’m from. Every cool kid goes to the annual, infamous Roskilde Festival just outside of Copenhagen.

Granted, music festivals look and sound amazing. Who wouldn’t enjoy music, fun, and good company in the sun?! As I keep asking myself that particular question, I have admit that I have a hard time believing that the festivals can live up to the fairytale image which is being sold to hopeful festivalgoers.

I believe that music festivals are a worldly phenomenon that has become a rite of passage for my generation. If you want to be “someone” or want to maintain a cool image, it's a given that you should be attending music festivals. While I, in theory, could be just another common festivalgoer I've decided not to because I don’t believe in that mindset when people think they're above the average millennial just because they associate themselves with a random youth subculture. There’s no way in hell I’ll ever go to a music festival just be a cool and edgy millennial and let me tell you why...

#1. The Hygiene

The first thing I have to highlight is, in my case, plays a crucial part in my opinion of music festivals;  the hygiene and ESPECIALLY the toilet facilities. That’s just a big fat NO from me. I can't wrap my head around the fact that you are sleeping in an overheated tent in a pool of mud and other people's bodily fluids. I panic just by the thought of waking up to the sound of someone vomiting on my tent which, according to my festival obsessed friends, happens quite often. Because the hygiene becomes such a huge issue, I've heard about people getting a eye infections from the evaporation of urine (because people don't want to use the toilets). I don't blame people for not using the toilets though. I wouldn't want to use a dirty, portable toilet either when the chances of someone tipping it over is that high.

#2. My Overshadowing and Totally Realistic Fear of Dying

I remember back in 2000, a few people were stomped to death at a Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival. Although I would expect the safety to have been improved since that incident, the massive crows at music festivals are always going to be there. Everyone is there to listen to the same band, and everyone wants a spot where they can see. Sometimes, people behave like animals when alcohol and their favorite band is involved and I'm not ready to die just yet.

#3. The Inaccessible and Overpriced Food

You're in line for ages while you're incredibly hungover and then, to top it all off, you're being totally overcharged for a bottle of water and an average hot meal. Sometimes, you reach the end of the line you're told that they're out of that one specific meal that you have been craving all morning. I'm wiping nervous sweat of my forehead as I'm writing this. In all fairness, the price point at festivals are kind of a given as it is with any event... YAY, capitalism!!


These are the three reasons as to why I don't attend music festivals. Of course I know that the pros outweigh the cons in the long run, but I just really like to complain about stuff. If you choose to go to any music festivals bearing all of this in mind, I applaud you!
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Friday, 29 June 2018

Jungle Boogie

leather jacket, biker jacket, zebra, zebra dress, fishnet tights, Celine, sunglasses,
Leather jacket: Zara (old) | Dress: Zara | Boots: Mango (old)

While leopard print always comes back as a wardrobe stable, it's very refreshing to see zebra print make its return. There's something so '80s-chic about zebra print and as you might be aware of, I'm obsessed with the '80s. I have been having a hardcore high street fashion detox since the beginning of the 2018 (which is also why I have been so freaking bad at blogging this year; I don't have any clothes to blog about). However, I'm currently in desperate need of summer clothes so when I found this Zebra dress in the summer sale at Zara, I knew I had to bring it home with me. I've paired it with my beloved Céline sunglasses, a black biker jacket, a pair of fishnet tights, and a pair of heeled patent boots.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Where I Find Interior Inspiration

In a couple of days I'll be moving into a dorm room. While I'm terrified of moving away from my mom's house, I'm exited about getting to decorate and furnish a new space. Because of this, I've been frantically looking at my four favorite sources for interior inspiration, and I thought I would share them with you in a blog post today.

#1. CHRISTIANE SPANGSBERG

Christiane is such a talented, young artist who uses her Instagram account to showcase her art work. Her drawings are beautiful and simple. They remind me of  a mix between Picasso and Matisse. All her pieces tell a story like the commissioned collection that Christiane did for Paddington Inn in Australia which is about how strangers meet. Besides sharing her gorgeous art work, Christiane also shares costumer pictures (which are always of beautifully styled homes) as well as images of her own cute, little Østerbro-located apartment in Copenhagen. 

#2. CHRISTIE TYLER

Christie will forever and always be my muse and go-to woman for photo inspiration. Besides being an amazing fashion blogger, Christie really has an eye for interior design. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that her room is one of the most dreamy rooms, I've seen on the Internet. Her entire room is following a warm neutral palette with gold undertones. I'm most definitely going to get myself the Hans Wegner Y-Chair (which is also a great investment piece) as well as a midcentury nightstand like hers. As a Dane, I grew up seeing that specific chair everywhere and midcentury styled furniture in teak tree. It reminds me a lot of my grandma and grandpa's house. My heart is also set on Christie's rose gold clothing rack, her marble tray, and ivory faux cowskin hide.

#3. MEGAN ELLABY

Megan Ellaby is another one of my favorite fashion bloggers. Although, Megan doesn't really like minimalistic, Scandinavian interior design or plain white walls, I still manage to find her home on of the most beautiful ones on the market (I also spotted some Danish midcentury teak furniture in her house, hehehe). Megan's home is very influenced by her love for music as well as the '60s and '70s. The house really oozes of personality and I appreciate bravery in styling which Megan totally has!

#4. LIZZY HADFIELD

I haven't been following Lizzy for as long as I have been following Christie and Megan. However, in the short amount of time that I have been following Lizzy, I have fallen head over heels in love with her apartment. Her dining room/seating area with that insane apotheker's dressoir is probably my favorite part of her home. She had me desperately googling after one similar to hers (failed :'(... ) when I first saw it. Furthermore, I'm also totally loving the vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug on the gorgeous herringbone floor. I'm imagining decorating my future adult apartment like Lizzy's.

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different style of blog post. Let me know if you'd like to see more interior related blogposts or if you'd like for me to continue sharing my different sources of inspiration!

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Image credit: Instagram/@christianespangsberg, @nycbambi, @meganellaby + www.shotfromthestreet.com
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