Weekend inspiration / Minimalism

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I’m not always as good at minimalism as I’d like to be. I love images of a clean white house with only the essential furniture and a really cool accessory here and there, but somehow my studio is always a mess and there’s clothes and other stuff everywhere. I like looking at very small, clean wardrobes with only black, grey, and whites – but I also love adding a touch of color or leopard or cat-print to my wardrobe every now and then. I’d like to be able to live with less, but somehow it doesn’t always turn out that way (when I decide I really need a device to make grilled cheese even though I don’t have space in my kitchen). Sometimes I just am really in the mood for less. Have less on my mind. Wear less. Have less. Think less. But then again I am who I am and even though sometimes I wish I was born in Scandiland (minimalism just seems to come natural to them), I am who I am and I’m just not always that good at minimalism. Even though it’s so esthetically appealing to me. And sometimes I feel like people are trying too hard to be minimalistic (on blogs, on instagram) and then I can find it quite liberating that I’m a mess sometimes and not ashamed of it. Luckily there’s moodboards! So I’ll just enjoy (and share here) this week’s inspiration while sitting in my bed in my house that is shattered with clothes and tea mugs and receipts and other random things. Cleaning the house this weekend, that’s for sure. What are you up to this Easter weekend?

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Blending in

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Besides adding pastel blue to my spring wardrobe, I’m really into more natural colors that go really well with my black and grey wardrobe. I’m really into nude/tan shades and couldn’t resist to add these suede trainers to my sneaker collection – I love the beige/tan tone and their simplicity that is upgraded by their color. It’s crazy how happy a new pair of sneakers can make me (no worries, a lot of other things make me happy as well). I’m loving the color of this new bomber jacket as well that I scored in between meetings in Amsterdam this week. Jackets and shoes are the top 2 things I like to vary with while wearing all time favorites time after time (like this t-shirt dress) and I honestly don’t think I can have enough of either of them. Now what’s on my mind is a nude bag (which has been on my mind for a while now but since these trainers turned up, even more) to match the look. Happy Thursday!

Jacket: Monki / T-shirt dress: Noisy May via ASOS / Leggings: Topshop / Trainers: Puma via Intreza


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White coat

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Oh, the joy of sunshine combined with a fresh new white coat. I used to have a good white coat until it turned beige (that eventually happens with almost all things white in my wardrobe, I can’t seem to keep my whites white for long) and I got rid of it and decided that the white coat was not for me. Until I saw this one, clean, collarless, with zippers and splits at the sides, and then I decided to give the white coat another try. So far, so good, and I really plan on keeping this one the color that it is for at least this spring ( I know myself). Love the contrast with my dark hair as well, I made it darker again and cut my bangs, it was about time. Apart from that, not much news. Just my favorite type of high waist skinnies and I’m wearing lots of crop tops lately. Enjoy the sunshine!

Coat: ASOS (also in light blue AND on sale) / Crop top: ASOS / Jeans: Cheap Monday via ASOS / Slip-ons: ASOS


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Tropical

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Tropical prints will be big this summer and even though you I might not be the girl that wears colorful tropical prints, I have a weak spot for prints done really well. I love this tropical print tracksuit from Zoe Karssen, from the color to the print. I’d totally wear this.

Find the trousers here and the sweatshirt here.


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Fresh Kicks

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There;s nothing like a pair of fresh kicks to upgrade an outfit I so often wear and never get tired of – the all black skinny jeans, cool t-shirt and favorite leather jacket look. There’s a part of me that likes a good bit of alternation, wearing something different every day. but there’s also a part of me that wants to wear all black every day and black skinnies with black leather jackets all the time. When it comes to shoes though, variation is always best. It’s the joy of the morning in which I browse through my shoe collection and figure out which ones I’ll wear that day. I had been eyeing these Puma sneakers for a while now and am super happy to have gotten my hands of them, they’re such a fresh and cool pair of kicks and they walk like heaven.

Hope all of you had a great weekend! I went off the radar for a bit due to a lack of sleep, inspiration, photographer and energy but that was just because I had worked my butt off last week for the blog. It might seem a little strange, me telling you that I’m so very busy but in the mean time updating a bit less and not showing much changes yet – but as I said 2 weeks ago: all good things take time and the work I’m doing now will show in a few weeks, so bear with me! After recharging this weekend I’m fully ready, much inspired and excited for another busy week!

Leather jacket: Acne / T-shirt: Stussy via ASOS / Jeans: Cheap Monday via Zalando / Bag: Alexander Wang / Bracelet: Cooee / Trainers: Puma Trinomic xs850

By the way, did you enter the ASOS competition yet giving you a chance to win a shopping spree worth £200 on ASOS? Enter here!


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Friday gear (the essentials)

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Here’s what I wish I was wearing today.
If you’ve read this weeks talk on basics and essentials and it doesn’t make sense yet: these are my spring essentials.
Gingham is fully back so I’m looking for a good gingham shirt like the simple black and white one pictured above. I can’t go without espadrilles this spring and I’ve been obsessing over these particular ones ever since I first saw them in Copenhagen last year. I really need a lace bra this spring (I ordered this exact one) to let it peek out a little from underneath low v-neck shirts and blouses. Another thing I’ll be wearing a lot this summer (but hopefully in spring already) are boyfriend shorts, love these heavily shredded ones. The perfect black bomber, an essential that is still missing in my wardrobe. And last but not least, as you know I don’t own that many bags and I’ve been looking around to see if there’s anything I like at the moment and this one really caught my eye. I absolutely love the nude leather!
So yes, wishing I looked like this today but if you want to see what I really look like today – take a look at my instagram later ;) Happy Friday!

Lace bra: Monki / Gingham shirt: Topshop / Bomber jacket: Acne / Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Espadrilles: Samsøe & Samsøe / Shorts: Blank NYC via ASOS (I ordered them a size up to wear them as boyfriend shorts and they’re really good!)


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Black.

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There’s just nothing better than black on black on black. In black and white. In Givenchy and Supreme.
Happy Thursday.

Givenchy shirt via The Clutcher / Supreme cap / Cheap Monday jeans via ASOS


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