A WINE-BURGUNDY LOVE STORY

Bag A.P.C.

It was sort of love at first sight when I came across this beautiful wine-burgundy colored bag at my latest online shopping trip. I do love a bit of online shopping and it can sometimes be a bit of a weakness though a have to say that I am a very organized shopper who rarely do impulse buying. I am more the type who considers everything for too long until it’s all gone. This was no exception. I saw it online and debated with myself back and forth if I should really buy it. Then I saw a girl on the tube wearing this bag (and at this point I hadn’t even seen it in real life as I couldn’t find it in any stores across London) and then I just knew I had to click it home. A massive thank you to that girl as I truly love it!

T-shirt Filippa K// Dress & Other Stories// Shoes Jigsaw

Blazer Sandro// T-shirt Cos// Jeans Levi’s (vintage)// Necklace Jane Kønig

MINI GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM

Favorite areas and parks

Amsterdam you have my heart. Honestly one of the nicest cities I have ever visited. It had such a homely feel (maybe because of the water and all the bicycles?). We stayed in Amsterdam-West which, personally, is my favorite area of the city. Lots of young people, students etc. live here and the atmosphere is just really nice. Great area for restaurants and bars as well. Other than that I really enjoyed the more central area around the channels. Especially Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizergracht. Definitely consider going on a canal tour to see the city from the water. It truly is a special experience (but try to avoid the most touristy ones). Vondelpark and Oosterpark are great for a stroll or consider renting a bike (you can do that all over the city) and bike around the parks. De Pijp is another area worth a visit. It is a very new, upcoming area but the vibe is really nice and there are some great shopping possibilities around there as well.

Favorite restaurants and cafés 

You can’t go to Amsterdam without visiting Dignita. Hands down one of the best brunch spots I have ever tried (and I have tried a lot over time). They have an overwhelming amount of options (which leads to over ordering) including coconut yoghurt, pancakes, croissants and a lot of (other) vegetarian/vegan options too. For lunch I highly recommend Café George. They literally have everything on the menu and most of it very budget friendly. If you find yourself in Oosterpark around lunchtime the restaurant right by Hotel Arena serve up some amazing tartines (think a mountain of avocado on crunchy sourdough bread). The chain café SLA is also a great option if you are craving something healthy. They serve up some amazing salads and they aren’t bland at all. If you don’t fancy a burger for dinner try to look up Libertine Café Café on Wolvenstraat. Otherwise try to book a table in the popular restaurant Bar Spek in Amsterdam-West.

Favorite stores for fashion, books and interior

Amsterdam is a brilliant shopping destination as well. Personally I’m not a big fan of overly crowded shopping streets (if you’re like me try to avoid the pedestrian streets around the Dam Square) instead I prefer the small boutiques and shops in the side streets. You will find a good selection if you just walk along the canals. It’s mostly independent small boutiques but occasionally you will find larger stores such as Cos, Samsøe & Samsøe, Brandy Melville etc. Some of my favorites were OU and RUM for clothing, DR Vonen for furniture and Mendo if you are into really beautiful coffee table books. If you are looking for some high end shopping try to head to the museum district. Around PC Hoftstraat you will find all of the most luxurious fashion houses. Don’t miss the amazing Shoebaloo if you love shoes. It’s tough to go out from there empty handed.

WEARING DOTS IN SOUTH WEST LONDON

Top Ganni// Jeans BDG// Sneakers Superga// Bag Céline// Necklace Jane Kønig

 Yes another outfit that includes a black and white dotted top. I just want everything dotted at the moment. I have always loved dots (small dots, polka dots, all kinds of dots) but I haven’t really been wearing any up until now. The dots have made a great comeback at least on me (though a have seen them quite a bit on Instagram recently). This top I have been wearing without a bra (yes I have started to learn to embrace my rather small breasts and enjoyed that I can actually go braless without it being uncomfortable) and the material is so soft and nice.

Another great new discovery of mine is these jeans from BDG (Urban Outfitter’s jeans label). They are so comfortable it would be wrong of me not to mention them (and the price isn’t bad either). With their slight kick in the end they have a really flattering fit on the legs.

WHITE SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT & GREEN SILK TROUSERS

Shirt 2ndday// Trousers Ganni// Sneakers Adidas// Bag Céline// Watch Daniel Wellington

Today I have been ‘living’ in London for three weeks and honestly the time flies by so fast I almost can’t keep up with it. Only one week left to school starts. I am nervous, but mostly just excited. These pictures were shot this Sunday where we went to the farmer’s market in Parson’s Green and just chilled out with some good food (aka bread & humus) and a good book in the park (right now I am reading ‘Inside Vogue’ by Alexandra Shulman and I am really enjoying it).

The weather was nice and sunny and perfect for some light weight clothing. These silk trousers from Ganni have definitely been one of my best purchases this summer as they are perfect for those “in-between-days” where it isn’t cold but isn’t exactly boiling either. Paired with my beloved Adidas Stan Smith it was a match made in heaven as we were walking quite a bit.

WHAT MY DREAM HOME SHOULD LOOK LIKE

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After my recent ‘move’ to London it comes naturally to me that moving away from home and getting my own space will be one of the next phases of my life. I feel more ready than ever to take the step and I can’t stop looking at interior pictures on Tumlr and browsing all the interior stores I can find. I know that when you are 20 years old and decide to move away from home the budget is quite tight – but you can still dream right?

One of my biggest dreams has always been to get a bathtub in my home. Ever since my family and I moved from a tiny apartment to our current house this has been something that I have wanted (which clearly isn’t achievable as many Copenhagen apartments don’t even contain a proper shower) as our apartment had a bathtub. I was devastated to leave that bathtub behind (I was five years old at the time). Other than a bathtub a huge bookshelf has also been on my wish list for my upcoming apartment for a long time. It would be amazing to actually have an overview of the books that I own and I think I would read much more books then (a soft armchair would definitely also play a role when it comes to making me read more books!).

I am also madly in love with everything velvet at the moment (at least when it comes to home stuff). I would love to have a velvet sofa. Not necessarily a pink one (as the one pictured above) but maybe a dark grey or blue would be nice? But I must admit that a pink sofa would be great to get some color in there too which is another priority of mine.

Last but not least I dream of high ceilings and big windows that allow a lot of light into the apartment. Light is probably my number one priority mainly because of my huge obsession with cactuses but also for a million other reasons that I just can’t explain. Everything just looks more beautiful in lots of sunlight.

LONDON HERE I AM

Top Topshop// Trousers Mango// Shoes Acne Studios// Bag Céline// Necklace Jane Kønig

Exciting things are happening at the moment. I have moved to London for the next 4,5 months with my dear friend Malene to study one semester of Fashion Media & Communication at London College of Fashion. I am so bloody excited about it (and a bit nervous too to be honest). Luckily we have a good three weeks until school starts to settle in and explore the neighborhood and the rest of this lovely city. We are staying in a small studio flat in Kensington which is definitely one of my favorite areas of London but I am also determined to widen my horizon and explore new areas (I still haven’t been south of the Thames).

We shot the pictures yesterday (which were a bit gloomy but nowhere near how terrible the weather is today) in South Kensington. The blouse from Topshop I had just purchased the day before after hunting down one of the last ones in my size (it is unfortunately sold out on their website) and I’m so glad I did that. It is just such a good combination of the wrap trend, dots and pleats. It is a bit cropped but paired with black high-waisted trousers and black boots it makes your legs seem very long.

AUGUST WISH LIST

Shirt Topshop// Trousers Stella McCartney// Earrings Missoma// Perfume Byredo// Bag Marni// Shoes Sam Edelman
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 It’s already August and soon it will be autumn… but first lets enjoy the fact that it’s still summer. This time of the year I always try to find some more transitional pieces that work in (almost) all kinds of weather. A pair of cropped woolen trousers paired with black kitten heels (which I used to hate but now love) seem to be a perfect combo for the following month or two while we wait for it to become more sweater appropriate weather. I must admit that I’m a bit excited for fall to come. It just is the best season when it comes to clothes (one word: layering!). Speaking of exciting things to come this bag from Marni is a ‘coming soon’ item on Matchesfashion. Such a gorgeous clean white color and a beautiful detail with the round top handle. It’s a winner!