Woman in red jacket and dachshund walking in a snowy winter landscape
Wardrobe

How to dress for winter in Scandinavia

About a month ago I got the following message on Facebook from an English friend of mine:

“We are probably moving to Stockholm/Uppsala in the next few months and I thought maybe you could give me some tips on how to dress for Nordic weather. What should I buy before I leave and what are the most important pieces of clothing and accessories that I will need to see me through the long winters. My wardrobe is pitifully in need of updating after spending the last 10 years living as a student so I really need to get buying some new pieces, so any recommendations about how to start putting together a nice wardrobe would be very handy too!”

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Girl sitting on ledge with a black Mulberry Bayswater handbag next to her
Reader Favorites, Review, Wardrobe

The Mulberry Bayswater: 3 1/2 years later

The Bayswater is one of Mulberry’s most iconic bags. According to Mulberry it “is a timeless and classic style that celebrates the very best of understated and exquisite leather craft. It proudly features the signature postman’s lock closure, and has a soft, brushed interior, showcasing the exceptional level of leather quality”. Sounds good, right? I bought mine, a black buffalo leather version, in the summer of 2011 from Mulberry’s flagship store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. It’s an investment piece, and if my calculations are right the price has increased by over 30% since 2011, so it’s even more of an investment if you were to buy one today. Which raises the question: is it worth it?

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Decadent Christmas present workshop
Wardrobe

My wildly unrealistic wish list

A few weeks ago, when I asked for post idea suggestions on Instagram, my sister suggested that I should make an “if I were a filthy rich person” wish list. I liked the idea as I usually don’t spend much time on sites like net-a-porter and the like at all, so I thought I could give it a go. So, in the words of the incomparable Eartha Kitt:

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list

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Reader Favorites, Wardrobe

Scandi chic: the new Parisienne?

Dear Parisiennes: I get it now. Truly, I do. I apologize for my ridiculous behavior. We caught on a while ago to the fact that there is no single “Parisienne” style of dressing and that this French Voguette/Jane Birkin hybrid beast only exists in books and blogs and magazines, but it was still a fun idea to play with. All those breton shirts, all that je ne sais pas (typo, but I’m keeping it), and let’s not forget that effortlessness, right girls? So much effortlessness, massive amounts of effortlessness, it was borderline exhausting! Don’t worry though, you will be happy to know that there seems to be a completely new mythological girl to emulate.

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Winter landscape in Norway during dusk with a glowing moon
Wardrobe

My (passive-agressive) A/W wardrobe staples

I don’t know about you, but there are few things that annoy me more than seeing fashion bloggers post outfit photos in heels and bare legs in winter. I scoff and roll my eyes and my inner monologue goes something like “bitch, we all know it took you 20 minutes to remove your goosebumps in Photoshop”. We need to cover up and battle the elements, not get frostbites and pneumonia. So, in the spirit of my passive-aggressive inner monologue, I give you my personal A/W wardrobe staples.

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