Just a quick post to wish you guys a very happy Halloween, and to show you this year’s Halloween costume! This year, I decided to dress up as one of the characters from the Moomin series: Little My! She’s this angry little girl, but she’s very brave and adventurous as well, and I quite like her. In one of the episodes she makes a house from a giant pumpkin. So I though it would be fun to dress up as her. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing tonight: I might go to a Halloween party, or I might just stay inside watching a scary-but-not-too-scary movie. What are your plans for tonight?
A new week, a new outfit! I got this cardigan when I was in Göteborg last month, and I’ve been wearing it a lot since the beginning of the school year. As you may know, I started studying Swedish in Ghent this year, but since I don’t have a room there yet, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the train lately. So I love to wear this to school because not only does it keep me super warm, but it’s also just the most cosy thing to wear and it always makes me feel a little more at home. Besides that, I really like the shape of the pockets. For some reason, I think that comfort is one of the most important things when commuting, so I like to pair this cardigan with my white Converse, for the ultimate walking comfort, and my Fjällräven backpack, to carry all of my books (and food!).
I’ve never had a long coat like this, but when I was in Gothenburg, surrounded by all these people in their wonderful neutral colored clothes and super long coats and cardigans, I just felt like the time was right and I got one. Isn’t the way that a city can influence you like that just the greatest thing? Anyway, I just paired it with some very simple basics and I took this Filippa K tote bag, which is currently my favourite, to carry around all of my things. Walking around in the city in those clothes actually made me feel like I kind of belonged there. Do you love this coat as much as I do?
Part two of the things I wore this summer but never got a chance to post on my blog! I wore this outfit about two months ago (here) and I think this is probably the most girly outfit I’ve ever posted on my blog. I bought this skirt at a bloggers closet sale last year but I had never actually worn it before – because even though this may seem like a garment that goes well with anything, I never found the right way to combine it. But when I was going to go out with my brother and his friend Ken, who’s a fashion student, Ken told me I had to wear it, and I actually quite liked it. I paired it with a top that’s made of some kind of thick fabric, which makes it look quite elegant, a delicate gold necklace, and my favourite socks-and-sandals combo. Do you like this as much as I do? :)
So last week, I suddenly felt like making an entire video in Swedish, so that’s what I did. However, I still thought it would be useful if you guys could understand what I’m saying, so I made subtitles as well. Enjoy! :)
It may be October but since I didn’t get the chance to make a lot of outfit pictures during the summer, I thought I’d show you two of my favourite late summer outfits. I’m wearing my relatively new but already beloved T-shirt dress that I bought in Göteborg. I don’t think I’ve ever had a dress that’s so comfortable! Whenever I’m wearing it, it kind of feels like I’m wearing pyjamas, and I have to say that is not something I dislike. It’s made of a soft, mixed grey fabric (viscose and polyester, according to the label) and you might not be able to tell from the pictures but IT HAS POCKETS! I’m not completely sure why I think dresses with pockets are so exciting, but in a way they make me feel strong and independent, which is not usually a feeling you get when you’re wearing a dress. I paired it with a nice backpack and my beloved Birkenstocks to make the whole thing even more comfortable, and some very simple and delicate silver jewelry to give it a chic and feminine touch. What do you think? :)
Autumn seems to have arrived so suddenly this year. One evening last week I was sipping from a cup of tea and enjoying the first autumn feelings all the while listening to some nice music when all of a sudden I thought: wouldn’t it be a nice idea to share some of that with the people who read my blog? So I sat down and I made a little autumn playlist for you, with all my favourite songs to listen to on cosy nights in or when you’re on your way to work or school. It starts very quietly with a song by the Icelandic band Amiina, and then a little folk-y with a Swedish song called Höstvisa (which means Autumn Song) written by Tove Jansson and Erna Tauro. Besides that, there are some more modern songs by London Grammar, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Destroyer and many more. Most of them are kind of peaceful and accoustic, but some are a little faster as well. Let me know what you think!
amiina – Hemipode
Cumulus – Höstvisa
London Grammar – Everywhere You Go
Holiday Shores – We Couldn’t Be Together
Twin Sister – White Bread
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Dry the River – History Book
Siri Nilsen – Jeg vet
Grizzly Bear – About Face
amiina – Over and Again
Roth – Kings of the Wild
Destroyer – Chinatown
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Mando Diao – Strövtag i hembygden
Sigur Rós – Illgresi
You can find it on Spotify by clicking here, or by typing Imaginary Autumn in the search box in the Spotify app :)