SNAPSHOTS FROM MY LAST WEEK IN LONDON

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I have a ton of pictures on my phone of this beautiful cherry blossom tree that lives close to my home during my stay in London. I could follow the development every day. This is what makes Spring one of the best times of the year. When everything is blooming it makes you so optimistic and excited for all the new things to come.

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The weather also started to feel like Spring. On this particular day it was 19 degrees Celcius. Here, I’m enjoying a iced latte at Wulf & Lamb near Sloane Square.

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Again this picture was taken on a day where the weather was absolutely incredible. Malene came to visit me and we just enjoyed the sunshine in Holland Park and ate fresh fruit and guacamole.

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On our last evening in London we decided to walk all the way through Hyde Park before heading to dinner in Mayfair. It was such a treat to see a sunset like that.

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Malene looking gorgeous and colorful in her dress from Lovechild 1979 and knit from Acne Studios.

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We also did a bit of shopping (even though I’m always trying not to). I bought this beautiful blazer from Urban Outfitters. It is very lightweight and perfect for Spring and Summer.

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I also had a little “fika” with my Swedish girls at Fabrique (which is a Swedish bakery chain). This place makes the best cinnamon buns. I will miss these girls so much (but hey now I just have an excuse to come to Sweden more often)!

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Another pretty corner in London. I swear I have at least a 1,000 of these kind of pictures in my camera roll.

APRIL WISH LIST

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I’m heavily into candy stripes, velour bags and chunky sneakers (or should I call them trainers by know?) as you can probably tell from the above.

The bag is from the amazing brand Staud which I recently discovered probably through Lucy Williams (aka. Fashion Me Now) as everything she mentions is gorgeous. Literally. They make amazing bags (you have most likely already seen the “plant pot in the fishnet”) but also their clothing collection is worth taking a look at.

Knit J.W. Anderson

Bag Staud

Trousers 3.1 Phillip Lim

Sneakers Nike Air Monarch IV

BLUE JEANS & A SHIRT – MY EVERYDAY UNIFORM

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A good pair of jeans and a nice colored or printed shirt have over time become my everyday uniform. I basically live in my jeans. They are such a good stable to have and just like a canvas you can color on top of them. I never used to wear blue jeans before I found these ones from Levi’s. It’s a vintage pair I bought in Amsterdam last summer. They have the perfect wash and fit which are probably the two things that matters the most when you’re looking for a nice pair of jeans.

As I have told you before I almost always find my shirts in vintage stores or on the markets. It’s like going on a treasure hunt. This one I only payed 5 £ for. Not bad at all.

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Shirt Vintage

Jeans Vintage Levi’s 501

Shoes & Other Stories

Bag Céline

HAVING A LITTLE ‘ME TIME’

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Now when the semester is about to come to an end I can really start to feel the pressure. We only have two weeks left until graduation and a million things to do before then. On top of that I am working on my entrance assignment for KEA (Copenhagen School of Design & Technology). It’s a lot of things going on at once. It’s not a pressure that someone else puts on me it’s just myself. I am sure a lot of you know the exact feeling. I just want to do good. Not for others but for myself.

Sometimes putting a lot of pressure on yourself can be your own worst enemy. I have learned over the years that taking a mental as well as a physical break from things can be really beneficial. Just to think about something else for a moment. Do something good for yourself. Usually I go for a long walk, go to the gym or meet a friend for a coffee. Today I decided to take a little time to myself. I went for a short walk and then grabbed a coffee and a croissant at my local bakery. There I just sat for an hour reading in my favorite magazine and forgot about the rest. You leave feeling energized (not just from the coffee) and motivated to go back to work.

I was actually reading an interview with Allison Janney and I just found her career and life story very inspiring. “I’m so proud to be able to say it, and I’m going to say it right here: I’m Allison Janney, and I’m an actress. She tells me it was her first time she truly felt comfortable claiming her profession out loud.” Don’t be scared to dream big and be proud of every achievement you reach along the way. Small victories are also victories. We should all remember to be proud of ourselves and praise ourselves a little more often.

LOBSTER LEGS

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I have noticed that I have worn a lot of blue and red combined lately. And why not? It’s a damn good combination and relatively fail safe. The new thing is the very bright tights that bring it all to life. It is such an easy and inexpensive way to wear more colour.

Shirt Vintage

Scrunchie Ganni

Dress & Other Stories

Tights Calzedonia

Bag Céline

Sneakers New Balance

A GLIMPSE OF GOLDEN HOUR

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Well it’s supposed to be Spring but at the moment Spring feels very far away. Knitwear are still a necessity. This slightly chunky knit is all I need right now. Living in the UK/Denmark they can be very good to have all year round. I am not complaining though. Knitwear is my favourite wear. I imagine sitting on the beach on a summer evening wearing a blue striped skirt with this white knit thrown over. I am keeping that thought in mind while it’s currently drizzling with snow outside my window.

Knit & Other Stories

Trousers & Other Stories

Bag Céline

Shoes Acne Studios

THE DEFINITION OF SMART CASUAL

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According to me it would be a look like this or at least this would be the kind of outfit I would wear if want to feel super comfortable but at the same time a little put together. I have rediscovered my love for track pants and I love this navy and red (best combo really) pair that I bought a couple of years ago.

Another thing I’m really getting into is the ponytail. I used to love having my hair up in a ponytail but then I grew out of it somehow (although I cut my hair shorter). I always had a ponytail back in my early teens because my hair was so long that I could almost sit on it (okay that might be a little exaggerated but you get the idea). Now the ponytail days are back. When you can put pretty accessories in it then why not.

Blazer Sandro

T-shirt Cos

Track pants H&M Trend

Shoes & Other Stories

Bag Céline

Scrunchie Ganni