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April 16 – Channeling Tyra

I’m having my model debut tomorrow – I will be walking in a fashion show at a local mall – to tell you the truth – I’m so excited!

Yesterday, I tried the different outfits that the stores has put together for us – a very inspiring and sometimes horrifying experience. I don’t think I ever would have even glanced at the pieces I’m wearing in the show – skinny ”jeggings/jeans”, bright stripes, red leggings (ok leggings period), a white mini in lace (and I’m sorry, but I do kind of feel like I’m wearing something a fourteen year old should be wearing…) and shorts. I’m not a shorts girl, never been. The best part about is the opportunity to see oneself in a very different light – you know, I can wear red leggings. It might not be a reflection of who I am and what I want to portray, but it didn’t look as bad as I thought it would.

I bought this glitter jacket at H&M yesterday – if I’m going to try on a bunch of clothes that aren’t me – why not give a few glittery (very me!) pieces a look in too 😉

I wore this for work, because I believe that anything that sparkle works for every occasion. Am I right or am I right? 😉 I’ve also changed my hair, as you can see..


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March 25 – I Heart Spring. And my dentist.

It’s been amazing today, the sun was shining and it was actually warm! Surely 15 celsius (ok, I’m sorry but I just don’t know what that is in farenheit…). I think spring does something to us who inhabits my two cities (since I work in one and live in one, I consider myself having a pretty nice relationship with both). Suddenly the streets are filled with people, light coats and jackets has jumped out of the closet and all you really want to do is see your friends and be happy.

Do you live in a sunny warm climate all year? Do you experience this kind of massive euphoria all of you all the time? wouldn’t that be something 😉

Skirt Karen Millen, yellow tank and cardigan bought at MQ.

I did something today I know Boyfriend doesn’t like… you can see it in the picture. I’m wearing my shoes inside… But I just wanted you to see the whole outfit for once, since this skirt has such a big print it works best with heels.

I loved wearing a flower print and bright yellow today – Ah spring!

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March 24 – A mixed bag of emotions today

We’re launching a new computer system at work, homepage and everything so today was pretty much like being back in school – like being in class, learning about all the new features and everything. A long day but a pretty good day.
White tank Vero Moda, purple tights H&M, coral cardigan Oasis and skirt Mexx. Obi-belt from India.

I overslept a bit this morning so I grabbed a few simple items, but trying to be a bit creative with colors.
Then I added… guess(!)… my leopard scarf!

Me and Boyfriend hung out with my parents tonight, really nice. But I got pretty emotional after watching a documentary on tv about a rape at a school and afterwards the whole community started supporting the convicted rapist (a 25-year-old boy who confessed the whole thing) and well.. it was a long story but I just got so mad after watching it..

But then, I got home and read some wonderful news at one of my favourite blogs (bright side dweller) and that made me feel happy again – you know, good things do happen and MOST people in this world are great people.

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March 23 – A sharp tool in the shed and then some

One meeting today that demands a sharp silhouette, some structure and being all together ”business appropriate”. Took me quite a while to figure this look out.

kind of looks like I lost my foot…

I now know for sure that I have gained weight over the past few months. Right now I even feel like things I wore back in january doesn’t fit anymore – it’s a thigh and hip thing. Mostly just annoying, since I don’t have that many pants to begin with and I don’t like to shop for pants. I thought with all the dancing we’re doing that at least my body would stay pretty much the same, if not slim down a bit. Funny thing is, I can’t tell from my pictures or reflection that things have changed, it’s only the fit of my clothes that gives it away. These jeans are still a bit too tight, especially in the front and the waist but hey that can be a good thing from behind 😉

My teeth are hurting too, it’s that the part that brings on the wisdom? You call them wisdom teeth too, in the US, Canada, Britain, Australia?

The jacket’s from Italy, picked it up five or six years ago.

But it is sunny today! Wow, the sun can really make up for a million things, like weight and pain – Happy!  And oh,  I bought flowers today, I think they’re just spectacular!

I’m making a dress for one of the dance numbers we’re doing this weekend, in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. I’m excited, inspired and very very scared all at the same time.

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March 22 – Purple does it again, and eco is the new black.

I feel very pleased with this outfit. Oh yes indeed, I kind of just threw this one (ok, I wore the skirt and the shirt with a purple cardigan on saturday, so I swapping the cardie for a vest might not be considered mind-blowingly clever) and for once dressing wasn’t a hassle. I still haven’t found a proper way to organize my closet so I feel a big sense of relief when I manage to stay away from the ”dressing-myself-block”.


We had a pretty big meeting at work today, lots of suits. I  walked in to a room that quickly became a sea of gray and black (oh, most of them had great suits by the way, nothing wrong with a great suit). But I do love being one of the colorful little fishies in that sea.

I truly believe that leopard works with anything, or at least this scarf does. Yes, even tiny florals. Oh I know you can’t tell from these pictures (for me, photographing is still just crapshot) but my tights are purple. Found them on sale at H&M yesterday, there were so many of them I grabbed two pairs, might go back for more. I just don’t understand why nobody else has snatched them up, but I guess that’s just more for me!

I went to a eco-friendly fashion show yesterday, a spur of the moment thing. And a lot of it was great – creating awareness on different alternatives to shopping ”new” clothes like vintage, thrifting, swapping, eco-friendly materials, fairtrade etc. And they had ”regular people” for models, the boys and girls who organized the event, which I love because it makes the whole thing more accessible.


I have to say, some things felt a tad cliché still (like eco-friendly fabric is beige, gray, armygreen, I guess it has something to do with selling to a certain demographic who dress a certain way and they go for the whole natural thing, and that’s fine, but come on – sure we can do more colorful and creative stuff with the good stuff? or am I wrong?) and there was one thing in particular that I didn’t like: everything was style with black.

Don’t get me wrong, I wear black. But I pretty much every outfit was combined with black leggings, tights, cardigans, shoes etc. And truth to be told, black can very easily look dowdy and ”washed out” in the spotlight – if you don’t have amazing lightning.

Maybe it has to do with what’s trendy, I don’t know. And maybe it has something to do with the fashion among the kids who are aware. I can’t help but think that it would be good (nice) to create more diversity in style and colors when we’re trying to raise awareness about ecofriendly alternatives. So that everybody, from the hipster girl to the uptown girl (or boy) feels like yeah, we can make a difference and look great too. You know, that classic ”win-win”.

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March 18 – Wearing a lot of Swedes

I have figured some things out. 1. These pants are way too wide in the waist, they keep falling down – so I put a safety pin in the back. They still did a slip and slide dance though. 2. The zipper did a similar routine after I’d been sitting down for quite a while – it’s good I wore a scarf, otherwise my co-workers would have seen way more than I think they’d like…

Still I felt good in this outfit. It helped me out through an early morning presentation and at a high-profile meeting in the afternoon – I felt professional, but still ”young and hip” (oh putting it that way makes me feel quite the opposite)

gray long-sleeved top H&M; black long vest Kappahl; Chinos MQ

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March 12 – agonizing and putting things off

I thought I was going to give my chinos and some layering another go. Here’s todays ensemble.

Chinos : MQ (brand 365 Sun Shine); Tunic: Gina Tricot; Vest: Vero Moda; Boots: ara; Bangles (yep, 23 of them) : from India, a gift; Necklace: Pearls for girls.

I got some things done at work today that I have been putting off for way too long – finally I got some projects and ideas off the ground. I have to say, even though having 23 bangles on one arm makes quite a noise while you’re typing, I really liked this look for work. I felt cool enough, polished enough and free enough.I felt like me.

I still haven’t decided on the audition – to go or not to go… Well, I guess a part of me is scared – have you ever been to an audition? It’s nerve-racking, takes a lot of time and energy. And this audition is pretty far away, a three/four hour drive… So I’m hesitating.

Oh well, I got a few more hours before I have to decide. But today, and having something likes this over my head at least puts my creative side and ambitions to the forefront. I feel a need to take myself way more seriously.

I’m one of those who easily get’s caught up in what’s going on around her. When I got in to marketing and decided to study that it was with the intent of using those skills for music and other creative projects. But everybody was talking about advertising and high profile companies and by the end of it I had forgotten why I was there in the first place.

It’s the same thing with work, I only work 40% but I forget to do anything else besides work. I forget putting time and effort into music, into my dreams and what I’m actually good at. What I could excel at.

So today, while riding the bus to work, I though about creativity and how I have been putting up different barriers to my dreams – like I feel a need to pigeon hole myself and define what I do, what genre I’m in, what range I have (etc) before I get a move on. Instead of just working at it

So today I made up a schedule for myself. How many hours in a week I need to put into music (or something creative. Dancing counts. Blogging kind of counts.) I now know I need to put in 24 hours a week. That could amount to a lot of results, if I really commit to it.

Oh, down below you can see my new rubber boots that I wore yesterday. I love them, they’re so much fun on a gray soggy day. And yesterday I only had an appointment with my dermatologist so I only need shoes for function, not to last me an entire day as a part of my outfit

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