I’m literally feeling like a little kid just waiting for the winter to come back to Stockholm and the snow will start falling down again. I just loooove with it snows and when it is lots of snow outside because it just lights up the streets and the sky looks so much brighter. So beautiful! And if you have not experienced this you need to book a trip to Scandinavia or Iceland in the winter because everyone needs to experience this!
Things I can’t live without in the winter
♥ Ugg boots – I literally couldnt care less if it’s trendy or not. All I care about are what they are warm and fluffy on the inside (like all the Ugg haters personalities could be more like lol!!) and I have no desire in life to be “fashion”…
♥ Chai lattes & Hot chocolate – Yeah lots of chai lattes are essential and so are hot cocoa with whipped cream.
♥ Fur jackets – Can’t get enough!
♥ Leggings – The key here is to only buy really thick leggings so you can wear them as pants. These are much more flattering and curve hugging than jeans. My fave ones are actually from Zara (wearing them on this photo) and I got about 10 pairs in grey, black and dark blue.
♥ Harry Potter – Love watching Harry potter around Christmas time and I’m dying to watch the new JK Rowling movie. All Harry Potter haters can just twirl away from this blog hahaha!
♥ Smokey eyes – I can’t stand smokey eyes in the spring and summer, it is just too harsh, but oh in the winter it looks so chic!
♥ Buying new knitwear – I love shopping for cute cardigans and tops and currently I’m on the hunt for a oversized long chunky cardigan!
♥ Learning to cook new dishes – Cooking is one of my biggest hobbies so every winter I want to learn a few new dishes and become a real pro at cooking them, chef style!
I consider it a key skill in life to at least have 5-15 different dishes you can make really well.
♥ Going out for drinks – I know this might sound obvious but it something extra magical about the feeling around town during December. Everyone seems maybe a bit more cheerful which makes it a lot more fun to go out and socialize. Especially for me that’s become a real homebody.
What’s your winter essentials? I would love to hear and get inspired!
I love summer outfits styled with a pair of overknee boots, however it may look better when you are somewhere like LA or London. I wore this in the evening a few weeks ago when it was quite cold weather, so boots were still appropriate to wear (at least in a light color).
I guess my style is a bit different than the typical Swedish/Stockholm way of dressing, which is more minimalistic and effortless. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on clothes I still like a more glam style. I love Russian girls clothing style and the typical Jetset babe look!
But don’t get me wrong, I live for track suits, work out pants and sneakers just as much as dressing up in fancy outfits
My next post is going to be about summer outfit inspiration, something I’m constantly looking for! Living in countries like the UK and especially Sweden, summer is not very long and it is difficult to buy a good summer wardrobe without spending a fortune. Personally I think it is a waste of money to spend a lot of money on just summer clothes since it’s summer 2 max 3 months per year. I rather spend my money on more expensive accessories and fall/winter clothing.
One of my favorite places in the world is South of France, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Cannes. I miss it so much! I use to go there in the summers before but when I moved to London I did not travel as much as before.
I really miss the amazing atmosphere that you only experience there and the luxurious yet simple surroundings are just my taste.
The other day the weather was over 25 degrees so I decided to wear something that just screams summer and south of france. I found this lovely yellow dress from Zara in my closet which I have never worn and quite frankly I had forgotten all about it.
I matched it with a matching necklace, one of my black Balenciaga bags and a colorful pink balenciaga bracelets, pair of raybans and a gold watch.
The photos are taken by the very talented photographer Armand Dommer which is always a pleasure to work with. He always make me turn up the “blog-posing” a notch which is quite fun I will post more photos from the shoot later, the full outfit pics and also some make up close up with all the product details! Xx Louise
Wearing IDUN lipgloss in color “Cornelia”
I really love this simple outfit, cute and casual! Both the top and jeans are from Zara, the top is probably still in stores and the jeans as well. Affordable yet chic.
The necklace is an old piece from Bvlgari but I changed the chain to a longer one. Sunglasses from Ray Ban (size 58mm), watch from Michael Kors, bracelets from Balenciaga and Tory Burch.
I took some extra close up photos of this look as well. I will post those photos separately with all the product details of the make up I used to create this look.
Photos by Armand Dommer
Yesterday I passed by my lovely hair dresser Sofia at Ljusberg Olsson to get my hair freshen up. I am really into the lighter blonde look at the moment so Sofia added a few highlights (bleach) in the front and did a base lift. A base lift is a highlighter (known as “toning” in Swedish) that changes the tone of the blonde, which makes the color look lighter and blonder. The one Sofia uses on my hair makes it look cooler and more beige, less golden/yellow.
I really can’t stand yellow blonde hair, it makes me cringe. I can guarantee that anyone with yellow-blonde hair will look much better if they would try the base lift Sofia uses on my hair!
Wearing Maybelline Nude Perfection lip liner all over my lips. No gloss or lipstick, only lip liner!
Bootcut + platforms = The perfect match
I just love the combo bootcut jeans with platform heels, because the longer jeans covers the heels so you can’t really tell how high the heels are, creating the perfect illusion that you are taller than you are.
A perfect trick to appear both taller and slimmer!
These photos was taken two days ago on Tuesday, the last day when Stockholm had lovely summer weather. Now that weather is gone (as usual the warm days here are very short lived) so I am happy I got to wear this outfit.
My fave bootcut jeans from Zara. I bought them last year but I actually saw them in store the other day, so if you are looking for a pair of affordable boot cuts, these are the pair to go for. They have a lot of stretch and have the perfect mid waist. However the legs are very, very long. I have long legs for my height (165 cm) but I can’t wear these without heels.
I got my hair done last week by my amazing hair dresser Sofia at Ljusberg Olsson, I am so happy to be blonder now when the summer is just around the corner. I need to do a touch up soon again because I seriously always wanna look this blonde <3
Photos by Armand Dommer