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?

images via Pinterest


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News / Lovely By Lucy has an office!

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One of the things I’ve been working on and that has gotten me excited lately has been looking for an office space. Ever since I started Lovely By Lucy I’ve been working from home, but I felt now was the time to start looking for a more focused place to work. Not only to be more focused, get more work done in a shorter amount of time (no Netflix allowed at the office!) but also to bring Lovely By Lucy to another level and maybe get a little less intertwined personal and work life. I found an office space, actually a shared office space where I have my own (very big desk) in an inspiring environment with lots of other young entrepreneurs in all kinds of different fields. I’m moving into my office today and couldn’t be more excited. Stay tuned because this is just the start of lots more to come.

Now all I have to do is decorate my workspace. Which might be even harder than finding one. Luckily there’s Pinterest for that!
images via my Pinterest.


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On My Mind

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Here’s what’s on my mind right now..

- High on my to do list: finish my interior that is still not done after moving in in October last year.. There’s hardly anything on my walls yet! But I guess the finishing touches are always the hardest ones. I really want to decorate my house nicely though so I might have to make some time for that..
- Homemade granola bars. Still looking for a healthy and easy recipe but I really want to do a bit more baking and cooking again and number 1 on the list is making my own granola bars!
- Kittens! Always.
- This very cool Chinese printed top from Swedish favorite BACK by Ann-Sofie Back.
- Leather and lace. I love good contrasts.
- Cocktails! Because it’s almost Friday!
- Perfect basic black high tops from Balenciaga.
- When things don’t happen right away, just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce and 13 hours to build a toyota.
My head seems to be all over the place with ideas and plans and thoughts, both personal as for Lovely By Lucy (thanks to your input as well!) but I have to realize sometimes that I can’t do it all at once. That’s why this Friday, it’s Spa day. Me-day. Happy Friday!

Find all of these (and more!) images on my Pinterest.


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On the Hot List – at De Bijenkorf

 

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Resort, almost spring. Mentally, I’m totally ready. My wardrobe isn’t really ready yet though. Of course, there’s the basics that are always in my closet: the great skinnies I’ve been wearing for years, the white, black and grey tees. My wardrobe pretty much consists of a stable amount of basics and every season I like to add a few eye catchers, items to spice up those basics. So what’s on the Hot List (and in store) right now? Here’s some of it, partly on the Hot List in the entire industry, partly on the Hot List because I love it. Also on top of their game this season? Dutch department store de Bijenkorf, adding more and more luxury brands to their online store and stocking all the hot pieces in this article. Like this blouse and these shorts above from the Acne Resort 2014 collection. I saw them in real life and they’re so good. Sequins are making a comeback looking at spring and even fall 2014 collections and I love a high quality sequin piece when done well. Guess you can always trust Acne for that.. Get the top here and the shorts here.

resort hot list isabel marant tokyo fujiyama sweater

What you wore this fall but can still wear this spring: slogan shirts and logomania. Sweaters are having a big moment as well and both trends are combined in these 2 pieces from Isabel Marant Étoile, absolutely on the Hot List right now. Get the Good Morning Tokyo sweat here and the Fujiyama sweat here.

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I’ve been talking about it already, but baby blue is my color of choice this season, and not only mine. I adore this 3.1 Phillip Lim mini satchel, so cute!

resort hot list bold artsy prints

Colorful geometric prints, abstract prints and color clashing. Come spring, everyone (even me) is ready to add some color to their wardrobe, brighten it up a little. Now I’m very restrained when it comes to any print in color, but geometrical prints do often catch my attention and when a print is done really really well, even I give in to it every now and then. Maybe not as much as Henry Holland does with the geometric track pants and sequin printed tee you see above, but if even Paul Smith makes a good geo printed pant (second one pictured) – who knows what’s to come this spring! Are you ready?



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7 Things

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7 things that are on my mind right now.. First of all this look from the latest J. Lindeberg collection – love the combination of a thin white shirt (unbuttoned one button too many), a tough leather jacket and a silky scarf.

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No such thing as too much mascara. Ever.

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These Adidas Equipment running support trainers. If anyone finds these in a size 39, let me know and you’ll be greatly rewarded.

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This marble nail DIY by Ivania from Love Aesthetics

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So, so many things at Zara. I’ve been trying for 2 months to ignore both the Zara stores and websites which saved me a lot of money but I think my will power has come to an end. Would LOVE to wear this in spring with my Air Force 1.

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Streetwear. Not just now, always. Check out the Stussy exclusive for ASOS pieces, really good streetwear basics!

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This picture from Stockholm Streetstyle. Still looking for the perfect long grey coat, and I might have to add a nude bag to my humble bag collection. Too good.


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Fresh off the streets

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Besides going to Copenhagen 3 weeks back I’m pretty much missing out on all the fashion frenzy that’s going on right now (New York last week, London right now) but it was a deliberate choice and I’m actually surprisingly fine going through all the shows at home and watching street style pictures (that tend to inspire me less every season, I must say, no offense). Besides it’s not really missing out when you have lots of other fun stuff to do instead (think: going to Stockholm on Wednesday, planning a big giveaway for you guys and another few projects I can’t share yet but will do soon). Believe me, the grass isn’t always greener. Maybe a bit more fashionable though.

Pictures via The Cut, Rodeo.net, Wheredidugetthat.com, StreetFSN and Le-21eme.com


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Couture on Kicks

chanel couture spring 2014 show sneakers

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited over any haute couture show as I am over the Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture show. I don’t really watch haute couture since it’s very far from my personal style and interest, but when I found out about the sneakers at Chanel last week, I was really happy. Happy to see something different in Haute Couture, a shift towards wearability (because when Chanel does sneakers in a couture show, it’s a shift), always happy to see sneakers. Where I was always convinced that sneakers can be worn with anything, as long as you own that s**t, Lagerfeld now seems to agree with me that even couture dresses and kicks indeed go very well together. And if you can wear couture dresses with sneakers, you can wear anything with sneakers, or at least that’s my logic. It’s the shoe of the year, no doubt about that.

On a slightly different but related note: First images of Riccardo Tisci and Nike’s collaboration are out, and here’s some of what we can expect from what I think will be a match made in heaven, Givenchy’s designer and Nike. Who’s excited? And where can I put myself on a pre-order list?
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