Category Archives: Outfits and style

Marsala

Hey guys! I hope your winter holidays have been great! Our Christmas tree is still up, spreading its needles all over the place. And, to everyone’s pleasure, Santa keeps leaving small presents for Johannes under it to this day.

I just finished reading Robert Galbraith’s recently published second novel called “The Silkworm”, which is the sequel to “The Cuckoo’s Calling”.
J.K. Rowling, who writes under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith is a great storyteller, and while I thought “The Silkworm” was good, I kind of expected more of book written by her (I guess, starting with a clean slate with no expectations from the readers is one of the main reasons writers chose to work under pseudonyms!). Somehow I didn’t feel much compassion for the main characters and, without giving away too much, I found the ending quite predictable. Although, that might just be me having read too many detective stories over the years.

And on a different note, I just saw that Pantone pronounced marsala the color of the year 2015. Finally a nice and flattering color of the year! I guess now we’ll be seeing a lot of this brownish wine shade in fashion both high and low. Everything from bordeaux and burgundy to oxblood will be widely available, and I’m so jumping that train!

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A TASTEFUL HUE

Happy Sunday everyone!

 

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Beanies and baking

Whenever I take a selfie together with Hannes I just come to realize how round my face actually is – all over again every time!

I hope you guys had a nice day today! I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather today (sore throat!), but I had a good time anyway. For instance, here you can see us wearing our new beanies. Nice, isn’t it?

And later at night my mum came over to us and taught Johannes how to bake a certain type of cookies. The two of them are going to attend a baking competition with these cookies tomorrow morning!

He seemed to really have gotten the hang of it, so I hope we’re going to enjoy his baking more often from now on!

 

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Long weekend in Sweden

Last Friday Sweden celebrated it’s National Day. It’s a national holiday, so most people had a three-day weekend! Luckily the weather was absolutely beautiful, so everyone headed outdoors. And so did we. Today (and I mean all day!) was spent at the botanical garden, which is situated about 5 minutes from where we live.
We started by feeding ducklings. Johannes loves to feed animals, but then again who doesn’t?

Johannes decided to wear his sailor outfit.

I wore my new ballet flats.

Of course, we had several coffee breaks during the day. There’s a great café at the botanical garden!

We made sure to spend some time rolling around in the grass.

Of course, Hannes and Greger were there too.

While Johannes was napping the rest of us had lunch.

It’s hard to take a good picture together with a one year old, because of how fast he moves all over the place! And for the same reason it’s almost impossible to take a picture without him in it.

Johannes made friends with a three-year-old named Anna. He called her Na. They picked daisies together.

And then there was this butterfly that kept landing on me all day. I hope that’s for luck.

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Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

I have updated my spring wardrobe with this cool blouse from Stenströms. The wild animal print features a lot of species, but the funniest one must be the giraffe wearing sneakers.

And at the same time, when you’re looking at this shirt from a distance, it simply looks like a greenish shirt with an abstract print. A pretty flattering one, too!

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Quilted jacket

Here you can see us today. Can’t wait till Johannes grows up, so I can teach him how to take photos (of me, of course!).

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Equestrian look

This season I do a lot of flirting with the equestrian look. Overall, equestrian look is extremely popular in Sweden among women of all ages and its practicality suits my style of living perfectly at the moment. Being a young mother means I have to do a lot of things on the go, and there’s not much room for planning ahead, so I need something easily variated and not too trendy. Another thing I like about the equestrian look is that you never have to (or should, for that matter) wear it full on. Just a couple of right details is enough!

And when it comes to adding accessories to this look, a greyhound feels like the second best choice after a horse!

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Bright spot

Here’s me on one of the city squares the other day. The Swedish climate doesn’t allow wearing this coat too often, but when I actually get the chance to put it on, it really makes me feel like a bright spot among the greyness!

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