Stockholm is a magical city. It’s like a toy town that is filled with beautiful stylish people and insanely covetable shops. I spent the day there yesterday with Jackie and Daniella. We patrolled...Read More →
Stockholm is a magical city. It’s like a toy town that is filled with beautiful stylish people and insanely covetable shops. I spent the day there yesterday with Jackie and Daniella. We patrolled all the shops, tried on so many shoes, and pretty much melted to butter in Acne (more on that insanity later). It was a perfect day and was followed up by hot dogs, beer, ‘Just Dance’, and skinny dipping at 3am. Holiday bliss? I think so.
p.s. the wooden wedge shoes that so many of you have been asking about are by Minimarket.
England let us down in the World Cup (and so did America). But, in honor of Canada Day I thought it only seemed right to bring a flag sailing with us today. We didn’t have a moose one so we settled for the Union Jack. Can you tell it was a little bit windy?
Wearing: Urban Outfitters burn out tee, Levis 501 d.i.y. shorts, Rainbow flip flops, F21 turban, Monki sunglasses. Flag: gifted from my dear friend Emma at Jigsaw’s head office.
Spent the whole day sailing and thinking that I was channeling a bit of a Miami Vice vibe. When asked if I had ever actually watched the show I had to sheepishly respond ‘No’ and then be told that in no way was I rocking a Miami Vice inspired look. Oh well, to me these glasses have an eighties West Palm Beach sort of feeling… even though I have no idea what was going on in West Palm Beach in the eighties. Slightly problematic. Anyway, to avoid turning this into a philosophical ‘if a tree falls in the forrest and no one hears it’ sort of musing lets move on. The photographer and scientist, otherwise known as Mr Crusader, picked out these glasses at Monki for himself yesterday but kindly let me wear them. I’m seriously impressed with them because the lenses are so clear and really protect your eyes from the sun unlike most High Street sunglasses that run about 15 quid (ehemm… Topshop & Urban Outfitters). Plus, they even have a cheeky little message hiding inside…
After much anticipation, I finally made it over to Monki today… only to walk in and realize I had been to the shop plenty of times before when visiting Sweden, but just never remembered the name. Oh well, that didn’t kill my buzz. The shop was a bit sparse for sale stock but I managed to find a little black Anna dress that I had been eyeing up on the website and a little florescent orange tube top (gasp!?) to wear under it. The back is quite low, racerback, and sort of mesh – all of which work to rule out a conventional bra. I also grabbed a grey and white stripped t-shirt dress contraption that has a massive pocket, a detail that seems to be a trademark of the shop. I then sauntered over to Weekday where I fell head over heels for a fringed suede jacket… it was still 70 quid after being reduced by 50% and since fringed suede jackets are normally my thing I thought that maybe I better think about it for a few days. But, seriously, how gorgeous is it?! Then headed into a shop called Solo where I found the coolest leggings with leather patches on them by Made in the Shade… am thinking they are going to act as the springboard for a new futuristic inspired look.
Ah, holiday goodies… how happy you make me.