Monday, July 30, 2012

Four Things Right Now

My new uber cool retro silver fan, that helps me stay chilled in these hot, but rainy, summer nights.

This beautiful orchid my mum gave me today.

Endless cigarettes and cups of coffee to stay awake and enjoy a long night with King of Queens in he background...

... and this new Elvis magazine in my hands. Yet another present from my mum. She'd found it on sale in a store in Sweden and bought it for me.
Thanks mum :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Summary

This week has been great, and I've had the perfect amount of free time combined with a couple of things to do during the week. Monday I journeyed home from Sweden. Before I took the train, I got a little shopping done. I just managed to catch the train however, but the haste and stress were all worth it, because I got some nice clothes ;) The ride home to Denmark is a long trip that takes about 4 hours - all of them spent in a train or in a bus.
It had been kinda cold and raining all of last week in Sweden, but Monday it was very hot and summery, so the long train ride was not the most comfortable. But it was doable, because I had a good audiobook in my ears, and a couple of cold sodas in my bag.

Tuesday I had an appointment, which I thought I should look a little nice for. So I decided to wear my new navy striped shirt, that I had gotten in Växjö the day before. I had so much fun taking photos for this outfit post, and I think it's because I got a camera stand a couple of weeks back.
It's so much easier to get most of the pictures the way I like it, and it gives me the opportunity to venture out in the world and take more exiting outfit pictures. I know I haven't done it yet, but look out - maybe next time I'm doing an outfit post, the background in the pictures will be a pretty lake and some trees ;)

Wednesday I met up with Marie in town. It was super hot that day, and I'm not all that great with heat. So even though I had planned an outfit post for you, I ended up in a simple top and some highwasted black jeans. Not all that exiting, haha. Anyway, I did, however, manage to take some photos while Marie and I drank coffee outside at our favorite street café. I've talked a lot about Marie, so here's your chance to see how she looks like ;)

Friday I had my annual summer party. Sounds like a big thing, which it really isn't. It is, however, super fun. I had invited the gang over - unfortunately Simon and Kasper couldn't come, so the party was rather on the small side... smaller side. BUT it was soooo much fun. Marie and Maria came at around 5 o' clock, and together we took a couple of beers (coffee for me of course) and went down to one of the sunny terraces near my building. There we sat for many hours, just having fun and girl talks, and then a little later, the guys arrived. After more beer and sunshine, high spirits were rising, and we all played a fun game of petanque. I don't remember who won, but we had a lot of fun. At around 10 o' clock we ventured up to my apartment, where the party continued with Guitar Hero, Buzz, beers and Jägermeister (and water for me, haha.) We all had a lot of fun, and even though we were few, it was just the perfect evening. It's kind weird that all of us are not going to have classes together next year, but I'm gonna continue having parties and hopefully that way we get to see each other some more :)

And yesterday was the day after the party. Funny coincidence, but yesterday I had my 16 months anniversary for staying sober. I didn't do much though. I cleaned up after the party, and then just had a nice time not having a hangover, haha. It's kinda crazy that 16 months already has passed since I decided to stop drinking. I never thought my life could be this fantastic, and further more, that the need for a drink would vanish completely.
Don't get me wrong, it was a bitch quitting, and I spent several months just feeling awful and sick, but now when I look back it was all so worth it :)

So that was my week in writing.
It's has been a great one, filled with laughter and good friends.
This is what summer vacation is all about!

Heres a picture of me and Marie from Friday's party :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Have A Drink On Me

I promised you I would try to write an outfit post for you today, and so here it is. Everything is ready for the party I'm having for some friends tonight. I'm all done up (as you can see) and ready for some fun. Actually I didn't plan on being so fancy for tonight, but I got a bit carried away, and well, this is the end result. Not bad, haha ;) I love dressing up and spend hours on make up and hair, but I seldom get to do it like this. Okay, I know it's not that spectacular, but I still feel pretty fine, haha. Now all there is to do is wait for the guests to arrive, and then we're gonna have some fun.

Oh, in case you're wondering: The dress is from the gorgeous "Swan by Clements Riberio" line done for Evans. Now here's some people who knows how to dress the ladies. I got it in the sales (and two other from the same line) and I'm so so so in love with it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunkissed Skin So Hot It'll Melt Your Popsicle

Wauwi wauwi wauwwauw, it's such a hot summers day today. I'm not good with heat, but fortunately I had lovely plans for today. I met up with Marie at 1 o'clock, and together we hit the sales in the shops, and after that we had ourselves a well deserved cup o' joe at our hang-out street café. It was so great to see Marie again; we hadn't seen each other since the exams. Fortunately, we're gonna see each other again Friday, cause I'm having a party for some of my friends. I'll try to see if I can post an outfit post, but no promises.
Hope your day was as swell as mine :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

It's been a while since the last outfit post, but luckily here's a new one.
I'm back in Denmark after a long day yesterday. I spend most of the day in a train, then another train, and then in a bus - all which were were very hot.
It came as quite a shock to me that, that although it has been pouring down in Sweden, at home in Denmark, it was sunny side up. Anyway, before I took the train home yesterday, I was in luck. We came to Växjö early, so I had time to do a little shopping. I found this cute sailor shirt in Lindex,
and so today I thought I'd wear it. It's very comfortable and oh so cute. I'm very glad I bought it.

Oh, and as you can see, I like to have fun when I take outfit pictures :)

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Four Things Right Now

We woke up to beautiful, warm, sunny weather - for the first time this week. It's been raining every day since I got here,
so when I woke up this morning, and the sun peeked through the curtains, I was just so happy.

I went outside to take some pictures, and then I discovered the neighborhood cat had come for a visit.
I love this cat; it's just so cute and happy and playful. I spend an hour playing with her and laughing at all of the cute things she's done.

I suggested to my parents that we'd eat breakfast outside. They agreed, and so we've been sitting outside in the sunny weather for an hour now.

And just because it's so cute; here's the cat again :)

Sunday Summary

This week has been lovely, as I've been with my parents in their summer home in Sweden. I took the train from Roskilde Monday morning,
and 5 hours later, I arrived at the sunny station in Växjö, Sweden. If you're curious about how the house looks, then take a look at this post.

Tuesday I spend most of the day outside. I helped my dad chopping wood, and in general just helped around. There's a lot of stuff to be done with old, wooden houses, so every time you're done with one thing, there's always something new to do. However, in the evening we had a relaxing time.
My mum had made a delicious strawberry cake, and we spend some hours in front of the telly watching a couple of episodes of Mad Men.

Wednesday we took the car for a spin, and drove to Växjö, where we did some vintage shopping. Well, my mum and I did - my dad hates going shopping with us, but then again, isn't it like that with all dads? :) Anyway, I found a couple of nice things - like a vintage ashtrey and two tea pots.
All in all it was a good day.

Friday it was, once again, pouring down. There's not much summer about this summer - at least not in Sweden. Not one day has gone by this past week, without it raining. But then again, I love rainy weather (as long as I'm inside) so it didn't bother me that much. I spend some hours down in the smithy, where I helped my dad paint cupboards, and later in the day, I once again chopped some wood.

All in all it's been a quiet and cozy week here in Sweden. Tomorrow I'm going home again.
I love being on vacation where ever, but it's still nice to come home again.
I hope you all have had a great week as well.
See you, xoxo

Friday, July 20, 2012

During Wind And Rain

Summer's on hold at the moment here in Sweden - at least for the past week or so. Not many sunbeams have broken through the dark and grey skies, so for the past few days, I've mostly been inside. But today I've been out a lot. I love rain, so I don't mind at all. I've helped my dad out in the old smithy, painting cupboards while listening to a good audiobook. The smithy lies just a few hundred meters from the house, but we still needed umbrellas for the short walk, cause it was pouring down something awful.
Still, I love rainy weather, and I can't wait for autumn to arrive.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Four Things Right Now

I've been at two thrift stores today in Växjö, where I bought two tea pots. I've been looking for a new tea pot, but today I was lucky to find two.

I also found this super cool vintage ash trey. I love the colour green, and this ash trey just has the most beautiful look with the gold and green combined.

Again this evening, my mum had made another beautiful and delicious summer cake. I just couldn't resist taking a picture of it - isn't it pretty?

And now I'm just relaxing in my bed with a couple of Swedish magazines and "Little Britain" in the background.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Two Things Tonight

It's been a long day with a lot of hard work. I've spend most of the day outside in the sometimes hot, sometimes chilly, sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy Swedish weather, where I've been helping my dad chopping wood for the winter. We managed to get a lot done in the 4 hours we were working, but late in the day it really started raining a lot, so we decided to go inside and save the rest for tomorrow. Anyway, after a day of hard work, we were due some relaxation. My mum had made a - both beautiful and delicious - strawberry cake, which we enjoyed while watching a couple of episodes of Mad Men. As you know, I'm quite a big fan of Mad Men, and for the past year I've been trying to talk my parents into watching it. Well, finally they caved and bought the first season. It's been a lovely day and evening, but now I'm really tired, so I'm off to bed!
Nighty night

Monday, July 16, 2012

I ♥ Sweden

So, as it turns out, there will be no outfit post today - and probably not for the rest of the week. Cause even though I have been all dressed up today, I'm now in my sweats - and loving it! Anyway, I got up early this morning, and took the train to Sweden. Even though it's a long trip, I kind of love taking the train to Växjö. I love just sitting in my seat, listening to a good audiobook and looking out the window. At around 3 o'clock, I arrived in Växjö, where my parents picked me up. We drove straight to the house, where I immediately changed into sweats, unpacked and then went outside in the garden.
I've been outside for a couple of hours now, but then it got kind of chilly, so now I'm inside again. But I did manage to snap a few pictures of the lovely house where I'm staying. My parents bought this house when I was 14, and I've spend every summer, winter and and some weekends up here ever since then. I hated coming up here when I was a teenager, but now, every chance I get, I travel up here. I just love everything about this place. In summer, I can relax outside in the garden, and winters are spend in front of the fireplace. Anyway, I've mentioned this house so many times now, that I thought you should see how it looks. And so here are some pictures for you:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Summary

It's been one slow week in my life, but at least I had time to find my passion for blogging once again. I've been blogging a lot this week,
but over all nothing much has happened. So this Sunday Summary might be slightly boring.
Monday I enjoyed a quiet night with a pot of tea and a couple of Harry Potter movies. That very same day I also did a post about my apartment,
and showed you all some pictures - if you didn't see it, you can find it here.

Tuesday I got up early and ate breakfast and enjoyed the morning sun. Later in the day, Maria came by, and we had the loveliest time. We drank a lot of coffee, ate some pizza and drove down to the harbor and bought ourselves some ice creams and walked on the peer a bit.
All in all it was a fantastic evening, great to see her again, and most of all to have some girl talk.

Wednesday was very boring - but I put my boredom to good use, and styled my hair in different ways. Especially one hairstyle, I liked.
It was this, and I've already had my hair like that 3 more times. Sometimes boredom is a good thing.

Thursday nothing much happened, but I had kind of a girly day. I painted my nails, took a nice foot bath, shaved my legs, teated my hair to a nice
(and might I add expensive) treatment, and so on - you girls know what I'm talking about :)

Friday and Saturday have been totally low key. I've stayed in, cleaning the apartment and doing the laundry. Further more, I've managed to watch the complete series of Sex and the City in just one week - wow, now that I'm seeing it in writing, it really has been a slow week. But sometimes a girl just needs a week off from everything. Fortunately, next week is going to be more eventful. Tomorrow I'm taking the train to Växjö in Sweden, where I'm meeting my parents, and for the whole of next week I'm staying at the vacation home. It's gonna be great to get out a little and just seeing something else that the 4 walls of my apartment.

Anyway, that's about it for now.
If everything goes as planned, there should be a new outfit post for you tomorrow.
As always, check Facebook for updates. Have a nice Sunday, ladies - and gents!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two Things Tonight

I wanted to show you two things tonight. First, my nails. I've seen this kind of style a million times and always liked it and wanted to try it out. And today I did. The result is not completely fantastic, but practice makes perfect. The other thing I wanted to show you is this cute plant pot. I got it a couple of weeks back when I was in Sweden with my parents. I bought it - and two more like it - at a supermarket called ICA. They were very cheap
and oh so cute. I love the nice retro rose print - it reminds me of something from another time with more class and style than what we have today.
I'm so glad I bought them, and as you can see, I've already filled them with cute flowers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Something New Today

Today I've been kinda bored - how could I not be, with that amazing evening I had yesterday? So between the occasional episode of Sex & The City, endless cups of coffee and a fair few cigarettes, I decided to go play a little with my hair. For so long now, I've been wanting to grow my hair out, and it's finally beginning to have some length to it. That means that there are dozens of ways to style it. And you know me; I'm a sucker for a good 'n old retro 'do'. So I found myself a bunch of bobby pins and tried out a hairstyle I'd seen on a vintage blog earlier today. I actually think it came out pretty good for a first try. It wasn't hard at all; all I needed was bobby pins, strong hairspray and some creativity.
What do you think? Is it a keeper?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Girls Night In

Late in the day, Maria came by for a visit. We haven't seen each other since the exams, which is really out of the ordinary for us.
We have kind of a "hoemance" going on - and yes, it doesn't sound that nice, but I looked up what bromance for girls is called,
and that's what Google suggested. Anyway, Maria and I have this absolutely perfect friendship, where we can talk about everything
- and I really do mean everything. So we sat down for a couple of hours and chatted vividly about everything going on in our lives,
drank loads of cups of coffee and smoked what seemed like endless cigarettes. At around 7 o'clock we drove down to the harbor and
bought ourselves a couple of ice creams, and whilst eating the delicious cold summer snacks, we strolled around, looking at all of the
boats and talked about future dreams of having fabulous parties at sea. Unfortunately I forgot my camera to document the beautiful
Danish summer weather and the good times we had.
After our stroll we bought pizza, went home and talked it up some more.
We've listened to all of my old records, and when it turned darker outside, I lit cozy candles inside.
All in all this evening has been a fantastic one. I so enjoy having a break from school!

Before: What the place looked like before Maria came by.

After: What the place looked like by the time Maria was leaving.

Outfit Of The Day: Baby, It's You

For once, I got up fairly early this morning. It's a kind of rare occasion when I'm on summer break, but I woke up to a ringing phone, and in stead of going back to sleep after my phone call, I chose to get up, make my bed, make a pot of coffee, take a shower and get dressed.
Today is the first time in what seem like forever, that I got a bit dressed up. Later today Maria is coming by for a couple of hours.
I can't wait; I haven't seen Maria since the exams, and I really miss her. But she's a mum, and she has obligations at home,
where as I have all the time in the world to just do whatever I feel like. Anyway, it's gonna be so great seeing her again.
Another thing about today is, that I've really had a great morning. There's just something so nice about getting up at a decent time a day.
I've enjoyed cups of coffee, magazines and The Beatles' 'Baby, It's You' on repeat.
I hope all of you are gonna have a fantastic day as well.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Storm's Coming

What a perfectly perfect and cozy evening I'm having. While the trees are making sounds from the occasionally hard blow of wind, I'm sitting inside and having a grand old time. This time a day (night) is my absolute favorite time - winter or summer. That time a night when it's getting dark, but the sky still has this amazing dark blue undertone. I'm sitting in my candlelit apartment, watching the 5th and 6th Harry Potter movies and I'm drinking Yogi tea.
I always drink Yogi tea. It's organic, and all of their flavors taste great. One of the best things though, are the small words of wisdom written on the tea tag. I'm soooo enjoying life right now. It's pretty great!