Navy is my black, my favorite and go-to color! I don’t look good in all black. I wish I had bought the scarf in navy so that I could dress completely navy from top to toe.
Here’s my list, tell me yours!
1. Black lambswool scarf from Acne.
2. Gray lambswool sweater from A.P.C. (similar here)
3. ‘Fleur d’oranger’ candle from A.P.C.
4. A.P.C. petit standard raw denim jeans
5. Navy double-breasted peacoat from Isabel Marant (similar here, here, here & here)
6. Best facial cream cleanser ever from Aesop.
7. Navy trainers from A.P.C. x Nike Air Max (similar here & here).
8. Navy ribbed lambswool and cashmere sweater from A.P.C. (similar here)
9. A pair of brogues from Church’s.
10. Navy merino wool cardigan from A.P.C’s previous spring collection. (similar here)
There seems to be a consensus that sunscreen smells very bad. I’ve never really been partial towards this scent until the other day when I slapped some sunblock on my face and I realized that I’ve actually missed this particular smell – because the sunblock scent exemplifies summer and good times so well. Apropos of scents, I’m also quite fond of fig based scents for summer – or just fig in general –, well not on me as I’m totally true to my signature fragrance. Oh! And the clean bouquet of freshly washed clothes. I can’t think of anything better. The ‘Blanche’ perfume from Byredo is, in my estimation, the quintessence of said scent. I believe these are the redolences that have summer written all over them.
Regardless, as I’m so pumped about summer, I just had to share my summer collages with you. The weather in Norway has been incredible as of late, which is kind of weird since I was wearing my winter coats last week and now it’s all of a sudden 25 celsius outside. I ain’t complaning, though. I just love waking up to the sun rays lighting up the room in the morning and having long breakfasts on the balcony, while checking out flight tickets for prospective journeys, haha. I’m already planning a trip to Portland, San Francisco, and maybe Seattle in the end of December, not to mention a west coast road trip next summer. You know, I always plan almost a year in advance for bigger trips in order to get the best deals in terms of flight tickets. $1000 for a round trip to America is such a steal, especially during the holiday seasons. At least checking out flight tickets makes up for the need to tumble a bonanza of palms and valleys.
Those of you who have been following my blog for some time are most likely aware that I have a penchant for scented candles. I love burning candles, especially when the colder seasons are approaching and melancholy has settled in.
I went to London on Thursday and finally got my hands on this covetable “Cannabis” candle from Malin+Goetz. It’s rapidly become a new favorite of mine. The peppery redolence is hands down extremely seductive and addictive – but fortunately it won’t put you behind bars, so I wouldn’t mind getting drugged on this candle. And burning it makes me high, lol, even though it doesn’t contain a sprinkle of cannabis. It also smells like men’s perfume, which might explain why I can’t stop sniffing at it – yes, I also have a soft spot for mens’ fragrances. One word: LOVE!
Here are some silhouettes that are ideal for summer, outdoors festivals and my style. I’m going to the Hove music festival that takes place on the island of Arendal in southern Norway in the end of June. It is rumored that the festival is situated in beautiful and idyllic surroundings – I’m a sucker for fairytalelike settings. As much as I love music, I’m not really a camping kind of gal, so I have only been to music festivals held in the city. Luckily, I’m not going to sleep in a tent, otherwise I would never go to a festival with camping.
Initially, I was a tad concerned that I don’t really own clothes that are tent festival-appropriate – clothes that I’m eager to trash or adorn with red wine stain and beer, that is. This post evidences that my closet doesn’t encompass throwaway material. On the other hand, I’m not keen on compromising my current philosophy of shopping and wardrobe building by obtaining new, disposable clothes just for this one particular event. Also, I want to wear summery festival versions of my everyday uniform, as I’m not much of a style chameleon. Consistency is the keyword! However, after making these collages I realized that I’ve got nothing to worry about – unless I’m sleeping in a tent for an entire week. I am certainly not planning to bring anything breakable, so why should I worry? Lol! And it’s just clothes (which I spend a fortune on)… haha. Oh well, as you might have gleaned from my reading my posts, it’s in my nature to over-complicate simple things by participating in over-thinking. To be honest, I can’t curb my over-analytical nature.
A.P.C. chambray shirt, Acne shorts, See by Chloé sandals, Celine bag, Topshop hat, Stella McCartney bra,
Chanel rouge noir nail polish, Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses, Byredo ‘Blanche’ perfume, Omega wrist watch
Vanessa Bruno Athé blazer, Vanessa Bruno combi shorts, Celine bag, Marni sandals,
Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, Topshop hat, Byredo ‘Blanche’ perfume, Omega wrist watch
In any case, these outfits are seemingly very consistent in style. If I want to wear these silhouettes during spring or early fall, I just swap the shorts with pants or jeans. As for shirts, I would wear them semi tucked into the shorts and roll up the sleeves for an off-the-cuff look. The linen-cotton blazer serves as a chic go-to jacket for chillier summer nights. Incidentally, I would never wear such delicate fabrics and items to music festivals, let alone a $4000 purse.
My love affair with burning fine candles has evidently been rekindled as of late. It seems like luxury scented candles are amongst the things that have a durable power to cheer me up, clear my mind, and re-energize me – especially after an exam and massive doses of required reading for an entire week. Right now, my favorite fine candle to burn is True Grace’s Moroccan Rose (a gift from one of my best friends, thank you). The essence of the Moroccan Rose candle has an intensely floral rose scent with woody base tones. It’s a wallet-friendly alternative to candles from Diptyque, Byredo, etc. I also adore the candles from A.P.C. and the No. 5 Feuille de Figuier is the next one I’m going to purchase.
Truth be told, I don’t feel bad about finding pleasure in material objects as long as it’s practiced in moderation – and there’s nothing wrong with materialistic pleasure either. Anyhow, I have no plans to become an ascetic.
However, there’s still one thing that has to be done so as to clear my mind; I need to reorganize and declutter my closet while listening to my favorite violin concertos. It’s really high time for de-stress therapy.
Rather than having a perfumery with several options in my cabinet, I find it more suitable to be a “one scent”-girl. I am literally obsessed with finding the perfect fragrance. A scent that just oozes me and highlights who I truly am. A scent I feel comfortable and confident wearing. A scent I can probably wear for decades. Yes, my mom has been wearing Coco Chanel (Coco, Allure, Mademoiselle) for decades. I absolutely love the smell of my mom and I will always associate her with those scents.
So far, I have failed to find the right scent. Parisienne by YSL is my current perfume, which is not made for me as I hoped it was. Right now I cannot afford another new experimental bottle but I’ll most likely give the scents from Diptyque, Annick Goutal, Serge Lutens and L’artisan Parfumeur a try one day. I’m pretty much fed up with the ordinary scents from Gucci, Bvlgari, Marc Jacobs etc, so I am absolutely determined to try out the more “extraordinary” fragrances that is not available everywhere.
My current obsession is Philosykos by Diptyque. We’ll see how long this obsession lasts. Finding your scent is as essential as owning the perfect white shirt. Have you succeed to find your scent?
(images via google, theselby)