Coat & Mohair pullover/H&M, Leather pants/Zara, Beanie/COS, Bag/Celine

Let’s discuss university stress; often joked about, but very familiar to most!

As I’ve probably written, I’ve been quite tired and stressed lately, having issues to fully focus. Due to my tendencies of rarely giving much appreciation to my work, I’ve mostly thought that I’m probably just born lazy and should just to try harder.

BUT! Today we had a chat around the topic of stress with a classmate. As we spoke, she really opened my eyes; this whole fall, we haven’t really had more than one day off at a time. Our courses have begun straight after the last one has ended. Not only that, but our deadlines for essays have been mostly Mondays or Tuesdays, meaning that the weekends have been dedicated to writing. During just the first two months, we’d had over 500 pages of readings + countless articles. Our hand-ins account for 60 written pages in the past four months. To think about it, how have I actually managed to focus in much anything besides that? The blog, social life?

Effectiveness. Time management. Prioritizing. Simply: spending one’s time wisely!

I’ve taken up studying in the mornings: spending the few most efficient hours of the day just to do schoolwork. I get so much done! Towards the end of the day, it might take me an hour to finish a chapter I’ve written in 10 minutes in the morning.

Walking 10 000 steps minimum a day. As the brain is getting over heated, this is what keeps me sane. Just walking, whatever the weather. It’s an energy boost, and makes room for a lot more new thoughts!

Sleep. I wrote about my insomnia HERE. I’ve really come to realize how crucial this is! I need to be in bed by 10pm each day – otherwise it’ll all just fall to pieces. A hard working brain needs to reload! 9-10 hour beauty sleep is how I keep running.

Meeting friends. Making enough time to meet friends physically at least two or three days a week. It’s not healthy sitting inside one’s own head for too long. Friends help one put things into perspective, and remember that life ought to be enjoyed of.

No partying. Having a busy lifestyle, at least in my case, is very much undermined if I begin hanging out in the bars. Having a glass of wine or two is fine — but messing up the sleeping pattern and losing a whole day to hangover is just not worth it. That’ll have to wait for another period in life.

And sometimes when nothing helps, just breathe, take a day off whatever the workload, and get back to it properly rested. School isn’t worth losing mental or physical health for.



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Coat/Acne Studios, Knit/H&M, Dress/Ganni, Bag/Saint Laurent

Good morning!

Yesterday we had a brunch @Pom & Flora with a friend. Yum! What I soon became to realize after beginning my no added sugar – no meat – no dairy – no white flour –diet was that eating out with such restrictions is HARD. Ordering food from Foodora, I discovered two meals in my area which were suitable for me. But Pom & Flora was a relief! Nearly everything is vegan to begin with, and can be asked to be made without certain ingredients. Always so delicious. Any tips on courses which can be made at home? Snacks are easy, but breakkie & dinner variations would be welcome!

Above is yesterdays outfit. Just love throwing knits above dresses! Super easy, comfy and warm.

Happy Monday!



Coat/Knight, Turtleneck & Pants/H&M, Bag/Stella McCartney, Shoes/Givenchy, Sunnies/Celine

Hello Sunday!

This week was emotionally hard. In the beginning of the week I hit a fairly bad low, which got to the point that it was close that I couldn’t get out of bed. Or meet people. Or, eat. Even replying to messages felt like an enormous challenge. It caught me by surprise, and I phoned confused, crying filled calls to mum. I’ve been feeling very low before, and I was quite afraid to end up back there again. But towards the weekend I got better, and back to my usual self. Apparently just an unforeseen glitch.

The weekend was wonderful. I decided that even though I’m buried in schoolwork up to my neck, I will shut it off for two days. Just to keep myself sane. And so I did! On both Friday and Saturday evening I managed to meet some old friends I haven’t seen in ages. ”Adult friendship is two people saying ”I haven’t seen you in forever, we should really meet” until one of you dies” – but not this time! On Saturday I travelled to Drottningholm for a magical Christmas market. Or, it would’ve been magical, if the transport would’ve worked! We walked on a roadside for 2km just to get there, and froze in a bus stop for half an hour with thousand others on the way back. But what a beautiful place!

Do you guys recognize the coat? It’s the same as I’ve had in a couple of earlier posts, just the other side up. The black turtleneck which was on my wish list I found from H&M men’s department! A good shopping hack is always to check the guys  side for basics. For some reason it seems that their products are often made of better material, this one being for instance 100% merino wool!

Hopefully everyone has been enjoying their weekend. Best of luck for Monday!


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Friday night cookings @home

Call me crazy.

It’s the time of the year when the most delicious desserts (saffron buns, gingerbread, christmas chocolates) are turning up to the market. And what do I decide to do?

Go on a diet for nearly the whole December – until the 22nd, when I fly back home. Why? Lately I’ve been feeling exhausted and tired, having difficulties with balanced eating, and probably lacking a thousand vitamins. It’s also nicer to treat oneself around Christmas not having eaten too much of all those goodies already.

So how will my December diet look like? 

First of all, no added sugar.

No white flour or dairy. This does’t include eggs.

No meat. This doesn’t include fish.

No alcohol.

What will I be eating then?

Fruits. Apples, bananas, pears, kiwis, mandarines, avocados, sharons..

Vegetables. Tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, onions..

Beets. Carrot, Sweet potato, yellow beets, red beets, parsnip, turnips..

Fish & Eggs


Rye Bread


Almond milk

…To name a few.


Let’s see how this goes! I’ll keep you guys updated.


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