the perfect dress

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dress: COS (other pattern) / Sneakers: Topshop
Bag: Kate Spade (in purple) / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

Guys, this might be the Perfect Dress. I honestly have way too many dresses and should definitely not be buying any more, but this one ticked all my boxes. Comfy? Check. Nice silhouette without being form-fitting? Check. Lightweight but still cozy? Check. Perfect combination of black and navy so I don't go crazy trying to match it? Check!! I mean, could it get any better? Actually it can - this dress comes in another pattern, which I totally snatched up, too.

I hadn't realized I was repping Sweden with this dress - I knew COS was European, and H&M's sister brand, but I didn't know it was out of Sweden! I can totally see it now, with all its perfect minimalism and neutrals and chic basics. I don't think I fooled anyone that I was Swedish in this outfit (the dark hair pretty much gives it away), but it was perfect for romping around some museums! We went to the modern art museum, which I loved, and it had a fun sculpture garden with blown-up Picasso pieces. I promise I had more fun than my flat-mouth-emoji face looks. Also lol that I always forget to take off my Fitbit. This dress may go with everything, but a dark purple wristband is definitely hard to coordinate!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you had a great Monday!

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weekly notes / vol. 1

Friday, August 19, 2016

Image from my Instagram.

Am I like the most inconsistent blogger or what? I mean, aside from irregular posting schedules and going on vacations and stuff. I always try to start a "feature" (style crushes, outfit inspirations, wishlists, inspiring videos, you name it) and try to make it a weekly thing but that never seems to pan out. Instead I make wishlists when I feel like it and post other people's outfits when I'm not able to get my own up. But this time! This time will be different! (I have feeling that anyone who utters that is doomed.) This time will just be a nice, easy record of what I've been enjoying this week. It'll go something like this:

  • Look of the week: Devon absolutely killed it with this color combo. I also love the mixture of structures in this look - the flowing tie-neck blouse and the long, high-waisted slacks. Gorgeous!
  • Blog I've Started Following: I just followed Rose and I can't get enough of her dreamy photos and on-point outfits. Plus that hair! #coolgirlgoals

  • Instagram of the Week: Okay hopefully my own Instagram picture won't be used for this slot every week but, hey, whatever. I managed to get up closed and personal to some adorable puffins during my time in Iceland. Look at these babies!!
  • What I'm Watching: Trying to catch up on Mr. Robot (Rami Malek, marry me pls). Gotta psych myself up for it though because oh man can it be overwhelming (but so so good, right?). Image by emtommaso).

  • What I'm Listening To: Just before I left for my trip, my friend and I saw The Last Shadow Puppets in concert. If you're unfamiliar, it is the utterly devastatingly perfect combination of Alex Turner (yes, the Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner) and Miles Kane. They just released their second album a few weeks ago and it is perfection. Haven't stopped listening!
Image 1 of ASOS Lace Insert High Neck Blouse
  • What I'm Wishlisting: I love anything with a high neck, and I could totally see myself transitioning this ASOS top from summer to fall. (Plus, it's on sale!)
And that's it for volume one of my weekly notes!

Rockin Stockholm

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jacket Blank NYC / Top: bp / Jeans: Topshop / 
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo

Hej, hej! My first post from my travels! I'd say this was a pretty good depiction of the weather in Sweden - warm enough for a sleeveless top during the day, cool enough to throw a jacket on at night. What with Stockholm being the home to all things minimalist and leather (think Acne!), I happily wore my best puchase from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, this Blank NYC jacket. It was such a good price and it's super high quality (I would have loved to got it in green, too!). This top was also an NSale purchase because I can't stay away from anything in windowpane pattern. 

We took these photos in a charming little park near Nytorget, which is a pretty hip part of Stockholm from what I could see (based on the restaurants and what people were wearing). We came back here once more during our trip for some chic shopping and eating. I'm putting together a hefty guide on Stockholm (we spent a week there!) so look out for that soon!

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