Mmh loads of yummy stuff comming to H&M for June-July!
Sorry for being absent from the blog, but I’ve been too busy! Some recap from last week:
I’ve been to the library…
A small trip to Kopli to check out Paavli Kaltsukas…
Tried out Kukeke in Telliskivi with Liina…
Enjoying the sunsets…
Baked a lemon curd tart with fresh strawberries…
One of my favorite dudes visited me this weekend…
I mean look at that little face!!!
Sunday brunch at my favorite place, NOP..
Bough tulips for 1€ which brightens up the kitchen!
Today I spent my day in Helsinki on a job interview and running some errands.
Yesterday I spotted Christina‘s challenge and I thought this would be a fun idea (and a good excuse to clean my closet). So, the challenge is to count how much clothes you have! I must admit that I didn’t of course include everything (as I have 3 big IKEA bags with stuff to the flea market plus clothes scattered around in Finland and in the washingmachine etc) but I did count all the clothes I have at this very moment in my closet.
I thought that this would also be a good moment to show you some stuff from my collection of clothes. Well, first of all I just want to say that I have too much clothes. I try to get rid of stuff 1-2 times a year and I’m preparing myself for a day of selling at a flea market. My wardrobe consists of 5 “shelf-boxes” that never seem to close and some space where I hang some dresses or clothes that easily wrinkle.
So whats the outcome? Well, according to my approximate calculations:
~ 14 pair of pants
~ 12 shirts/skirts
~ 12 dresses
The sum of this party is 110, and it doesn’t include any outerwear or shoes. I think it’s a lot, but then again I don’t buy expensive clothes, most of my clothes are from H&M and Zara.
Okay, let’s look at some of my stuff! I have soo much clothes that I don’t use so I picked out some of my favorite pieces.
Here’s a part of my sneaker collection. These are my newest and most used sneakers, from the left Air Force 1 in black high tops and white low, Air Max 90, Janoskis and leopard and suede Vans.
This is the prettiest and I think the most expensive dress I own, I wore it on a Great Gatsby themed party. From H&M Studio Collection two winters ago.
One of my absolute favorite pieces in my wardrobe is this set from Cecilie Copenhagen, can’t wait until summer so that I can wear the shorts together with the shirt.
Two sweaters that I don’t use that often that I should. The navy to the left is from the same H&M Studio Collection as the dress and the gray is from H&M x Alexander Wang. I’m considering selling the gray one, if you are interested send me a message.
You guys have seen my light gray faux fur jacket quite a lot, but when the weather starts to warm up I will switch to this thinner model from H&M Trend. The suit jacket I havent yet used, but I love the small blue stones.
The leather jackets. I love my leather jackets. The one to the left, I bought two years ago in Barcelona and the one to the right I bought 4-5 years ago in Paris. Some of my best purchases!
This kaftan or kimono from Monki, I bought it during Christmas sales. It is such a fun print and reminds me of Rodebjers first kaftans.
As I then felt a bit inspired, I styled myself a little with some of my favorites. Got a bit carried away, but I’ll show you some of the outfits.
I now challenge you!
Pictures: makeitlast.se/emmaelwin/ and google.com
From upper left: Asos.com/Asos.com/Weekday.com/Zara.com/Lindex.com
From upper left: Monki.com/Kappahl.com/Lindex.com/Weekday.com/Asos.com
A classic trench coat is a wardrobe staple that every girl should own. It is so versatile yet clean, wear it with boyfriend jeans, a dress or slacks and sneakers! The most classic trench coat is of course Burberry’s or the more edgy variation from Burberry Porsum, but if you don’t feel like spending a couple months of rent on a jacket, here’s 10 trench coats for under 100€.
I fortunately found THE trenchcoat second hand last week, as I am super picky concerning the beige color. I’ve been looking for a beige trench coat for the last 5 years but I think that different brands offer really nice options this spring. They come in different shapes and lengths, and I really like the minimalistic trench coat with no buttons and a sleek look.
A trench coat doesn’t need to be beige, I also own a black one (I just love the Darth Vaderish feeling of swooping around with it). If you want a statement piece, go for the bright orange from Monki or the striped one from Asos, as they can brighten up any outfit. I would pair the orange one with a completely black or crisp white outfit. As seen above, Emma Elwin wears the black one from Kappahl that is made from sustainable materials, which I like very much, as you always should check what materials are used, because it tells a lot about the quality of the garment.
Pictures from HM.com
Yass, new arrivals to H&M! I love this specific part of the Trend collection, as it is more subtle, clean and minimalistic from the rest of the 70’s inspired collection. I did look at the jackets (the brown texture one, yum!) in the store on Monday, the shirt in the 6th picture is on everybody’s blogs atm. I do love the color scale and choices of fabrics for this collection, the ribbed dresses are really nice and versatile. The white dress channels the Céline SS15 feeling as well. But there’s this one piece I must buy from this collection and that is this dress:
Pictures HM.com and http://sannatranlov.freshnet.com/
Well, first of all I’m not the biggest fan of bright colors and patterns, but dang I fell for this dress when I saw Sanna Tranlöv wearing it in January, I thought it was Marni’s but fortunately it is a cheaper version. I have to try it on first ofcourse, might be that I don’t feel comfortable in the color.
Okay, let’s continue with the spring and summer clothing. I’m looking for a good pair of loafers, been looking at a pair from Zara and from H&M. I haven’t yet found THE perfect pair of perfect black patent leather loafers, but it would also be nice to have a printed pair. Here are 4 nice pairs that I’m considering, all from Asos.com!