VOMITING, COUGHING AND ENJOYING SUNNY DAYS

Coat/Saks Potts, Knit & Pants/HM, Shoes/Adidas Originals

…and wearing pink pants once in a while.

We’ve had a couple of wonderfully sunny days in Stockholm lately, and it really feels like spring is just around the corner. Unfortunately, I’ve not been too able to enjoy the loving weather; first suffering from what I self-diagnosed as noro-virus, followed by a chronic pain in my throat which has also taken away my voice. So lately I’ve been coughing and whispering around with a rusty whiskey voice. Some say it’s sexy, some might think it’s annoying, but mostly it’s seen as adorable when I’m with all seriousness trying to carry out an argument whilst sounding like a drunk grandma.

Yesterday was Valentine’s day, and we had the most wonderful dinner at Nosh & Chow. Earlier in the day I had my first exam of the semester, so it was extra special having a nice, relaxed dinner afterwards. Clothing-wise, I’ve been hyper about colors lately. They’ll definitely going to be a combining theme of this spring’s outfits.

Wish you all well-being and sunny days.

Hertta

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OUTFIT OF THE DAY – MID SKIRT MANIA

Coat/Hafnium Copenhagen, Boots & Skirt/Zara, Knit/Line Of Oslo, Bag/Saint Laurent

Afternoon!

One of the most popular items of the season has been the mid-length skirt, and my wardrobe doesn’t make an exception. It’s the one piece which can be combined nearly with anything: knits, festive tops, sneakers, ankle- or thigh high boots, turtlenecks…! Effortless and chic. For a shorty like me (165cm) it’s important to have the skirt well cut in order to avoid looking like a hobbit. A little slit in the front adds to the length nicely.

Yesterday was my first official day off since what feels like forever. We ended up touring boutiques and cafés with a girl friend, and finally ended up to Riche for meatballs. We even had a furry tail-wiggling friend with us! Stockholm seems to be rather dog friendly with it’s restaurants and bars. As it began raining while we were dining, us comfort-zoners decided to stay for drinks afterwards in order to wait it out. How I’ve missed careless being without the underlying stress – even just one day in between courses makes wonders. I’ve been taking a really long walk every evening now in order to maintain my physical and mental health. It felt a little bad missing it yesterday, but today is a new evening.

This weekend stands for the opening of plenty of Christmas markets around Stockholm, as well as the first Advent. Lots of fun things scheduled for Saturday and Sunday! Including some presents shopping, mulled wine, ginger bread, candles and meeting friends. My new course began today, and our first papers need be returned by Tuesday. But as Christmas is getting closer, having the holidays in mind undermines whatever stress. Tis the season!

Wishing all a good Friday,

Hertta

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MONDAY OUTFIT + THIS WEEKS PLANS!

 

Coat/Knight, Turtleneck/Zara, Jeans/Kappahl, Shoes/Vagabond, Bag/Saint Laurent

Good evening!

Today was the first snowy day here. Which was wonderful! Couldn’t help but to feel a childlike enthusiasm as I woke up and saw the snowy roof tops. I had a day off, which in University never means an actual day off, but studying. I managed to fit a quick coffee-and-chat to lunch time with my friend Lotta, which was super nice! Aside from that today has included laundry, food-prepping and a long walk.

What’s going to happen this week?

Tomorrow there’ll be a seminar (yaiks) at 9am, which is the only uni attendance this week. But! As I mentioned, that certainly doesn’t call for vacation. Next Monday I have a large Economic history exam, accompanied by a 10min powerpoint presentation on Tuesday. Prepping will be starting this evening, and the days will be spent largely in the library. I need to do some reading every day, including the weekend, so it’ll be library-sleep-powerwalk-eat week ahead.

The last couple of seminars have gone all right social anxiety / panic wise. We have been able to hold small, couple of minute presentations about our independent studies from our own seats. I’ve gained some confidence, and speaking up doesn’t feel that terrifying from one’s own seat. Still, there are some fears and noises in my head that are trying to gain space. I concentrate on looking at the person I’m speaking to, and sticking to the subject: knowing exactly what I talk about has also helped. As well as saying out loud that hey, I’m a little unsure about this. It’s still a long way to go, but I’m happy with my progress for the time being!

This weeks plans also include booking my Christmas trip to Finland, and planning our family trip to Tallinn during the semester. Very excited for the upcoming holidays, caught myself listening to Justin Biebers ‘Mistletoe‘ today.

Why did I make a post about this weeks plans, as mine are pretty much as exciting as a snails (Sorry, snail)? Just thought that well, perhaps everything on social media has to be flashy and fabulous. At least a large part of my life is just the regular every day living.

Hertta

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A FLUFFY, FUZZY, WARM WINTER OUTFIT

 

Boots/Stuart Weitzman, Pullover/Acne Studios, Skirt/Zara, Fur/Hafniumn Copenhagen, Beanie/COS

Hello! Anyone there?

The finals of this semester are closing, and the sneaky stress is creeping in. This has resulted in silence here as well. Overall everything has been well, apart from slight push backs. I for example totally forgot to apply for spring semester. And realized my mistake a month after the application had closed. But! Apparently it’s still somewhat fixable, and I’ll be able to continue my studies – if not, plan B will be put to use (What that is, I don’t know yet, but lord am I good at swinging it). Ha-Ha, cry-laughter. I feel like whenever I’ve got a lot on my plate, things begin to fall through the cracks and obvious things disappear from my consciousness. The concept of time gets blurry, and days begin to blend so that they’re hard to tell apart.

What to make out of all this? I definitely have space to grow as a planner & organizer! This will be a focus for the remaining fall semester.

But here we are with a wintery outfit update!

Never in my life since turning 13 have I enjoyed wearing any sort of a hat at wintertime. I just decided that I look like an egg head with a beanie, and that was the end of an era. This week I gathered my strength and went for this COS beanie – the cold wind really got to me. Perhaps I’ve grown to be a little more practical, or comfortable, however you like to put it. My wardrobe piece for the winter is however the rosso antico coat. I’ve been ever so pleased with this fur from Hafnium. Even though the color is slightly risky, it’s unbelievably easy to mix and match with nearly what ever – all what’s needed is a little imagination.

Earlier I’ve talked about how it’s been getting colder here; well, that all feels like summer compared to the weather now. Freezing! But clear, which is all that matters; whenever it’s not raining, I’m not complaining.

Hertta

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