Sunday, 29 March 2009

Polka dotted underwear.

Yesterday I bought this really darling underwear set with polka dots on it from Tiger of Sweden. I thought it was just so delicate and charming with the dots and the bows and lace that I had to get it.

Polka dotted underwear 02
Polka dotted underwear 01
Taking photos using photobooth isn't very easy (at least not from that angle), sorry about that.

Also, thank you for the suggestions on what I could post about while I don't have a camera. Some of those ideas were really good, and I'll try to use them sometime later on. I don't think I'll have the time to post a lot this week since I'm quite busy correcting tests, preparing lessons and moving away from Helsingborg in southern Sweden where I've been for two months now. I'm going to Israel for a little holiday in five days (where I'll also be able to use my boyfriend's camera!) so I hope to post more then.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

The painted veil.

The painted veil 01

The Painted Veil is probably one of my favourite films (my list of those is long!) mainly because the scenery and atmosphere in it is so spectacular.

The painted veil 03

It makes me long to go to the Chinese countryside and to wear beautiful dresses from the 1920s.

The painted veil 02

Naomi Watts plays Kitty, a young woman who didn't get married to her husband, Walter, played by Edward Norton, because she loved him, but because she wanted to get away from her family. She has an affair, and Walter finds out. Kitty doesn't want to be divorced for adultery so she stays with Walter. She is forced to come with him into a remote area of China where he is to fight cholera, and hates it there. Walter tries to make life miserable for Kitty, and they barely speak with each other, but slowly they begin to have feelings for each other again.

The painted veil 04
The painted veil 05
The painted veil 06

On another note, my camera has been sent in to be repaired - and was apparently sent back to me, but it seems to have gone missing with the post. So extremely frustrating. That's why I haven't been posting much lately, but also because I've been quite busy.
Therefore I want to ask you, do you have anything you want to see in this blog? Really, anything? A few ideas, wishes and suggestions would be good so that I have something to post about until I get my camera back!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Vintage hair

This is what my hair looks like today after some experimenting.

I followed Strawberry Koi's tutorials to get my hair like this. The tutorials are really great, so if you don't know them, or if you're interested in doing the same to your hair (which really is easier than it looks), you should check them out.

I hope you've all had a magnificent weekend!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Nearly spring!

Hello springy weather (01)

It finally seems as if spring has come (although it was much, much too cold too cold to wear this outfit by itself!) - the sun has been shining every day for the last few days, you can definitely feel the warmth of the sun, and there are small buds on all of the trees. It's so lovely, but it feels a bit sad that I won't get to see a real, green spring before I leave here to go back to northern Norway (but, the nice holiday to the summery place I'm going to before that will make up for it).

Hello springy weather (03)
Hello springy weather (04)
Hello springy weather (05)
Hello springy weather (06)

Blouse and shoes; Noa Noa, skirt; H&M trend, tights; Cubus.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


I was tagged by sweet Anna of Muchlove. Thanks, dear!

The rules are:
1. respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. tag eight other un-tagged people.

what is your current obsession?
Spring, pink, efficiency, working out and pancakes.

What are you wearing today:
The same yellow polka-dotted top worn in this picture, and a black suspender skirt. Black tights, and black oxfords.
Hanging from a tree (02)

Do you nap a lot?
Usually I do since I very easily get into bad sleeping routines.

Why is today special?
Because the weather is nice and it’s pretty outside.

What would you like to learn to do?
A backflip.

What’s for dinner today?
Lentil soup!

What’s the last thing you bought?
Paid postage for a package.

What are you listening to right now?
People talking around me.

What is your favourite weather?
Sunny and warm weather – where the sun warms you, but it doesn’t get sticky. Maybe with a little breeze too.
Frolicking in the woods (11)

What is on your bedside table?
At home, my alarm clock, an old teddy bear, and a book. Here I don’t have one.

What’s your style?
Feminine, girly, vintage, retro and sweet.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Deciding what I am to write my master’s thesis on.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Anna is such a sweet girl, and she is extremely talented making cute jewelery that she sells on etsy.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In Stockholm perhaps or maybe a pretty place on the French countryside.

Favourite vacation spot?
dag1 04

Name the things you cannot live without.
My boyfriend, my dog, my family, pretty clothes, freedom, nature and the internet.

How was your childhood?
Happy for the most part. I was really happy and carefree until I started school at least, and after that quite happy to okay.

What person would you like to have in your hands right now?
The boys in my life; my precious little dog, Tassus and my wonderful boyfriend.

What would you like to get rid of?
My own anxiety.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Anywhere summery and carefree.

Which language do you want to learn?
It’s not just one, but several: Hebrew, Dutch, Italian and French are on the top of my list.

Which countries have you visited:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, England, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Hungary, France, Spain, Italy, the Vatican, Greece, Turkey and Israel. I’ve been to most countries in Europe and the only countries outside Europe that I’ve been to are Israel and Turkey – I really love travelling and I so much want to visit other countries on other continents.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Content and happy with what I’ve achieved and the things around me.

I'm going to tag the following eight people:


Monday, 16 March 2009


I didn't have the time to blog this weekend as my sister came for a visit, which was a lot of fun. We baked pizza, watched movies, went to Malmö for some shopping, went to the cinema, partied, went for walks, had Indian food and looked at pictures. A very pleasant weekend.

I thought I'd share some pictures with you.

In Malmö - I need sunglasses because I can't keep my eyes open when it's so bright.

My sister next to the city tower here in Helsingborg.

Do you think I could be hired as a guard?


Indian food is so, so delicious.

I also have a question for you. I changed the font on my blog last night, but I can't see it on the computer I am using at work (now), but I could at home on my own computer. Do you see it (a handwriting-like font), or does it look the same as before?

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Cinnamon rolls.

I made some delicious vegan cinnamon rolls yesterday, and now they're all eaten up.

(before they were baked)

Here is the recipe in case any of you would like to make some.

125 grams of vegetable margarine
2,5 deciliters of soya milk
25 grams of yeast
0,5 deciliters of raw cane sugar
9 deciliters of spelt flour (I usually let half the amount be full grain spelt)

cinnamon, vegetable margarine and sugar for the filling.

1. Melt the margarine in a pot, and add the milk when melted.
2. Add the liquid to the yeast, which you've crumbled. Mix well.
3. Add the sugar, and the flour and mix. Knead the dough.
4. Let the dough rise for about an hour.
5. Divide the dough in two and roll it out with a rolling pin.


6. Smear butter and strew cinnamon and sugar onto the dough.
7. Start rolling it together on the longest side, and then cut into 4 cm rolls with a knife.
8. Put the rolls on a baking paper and let rest for a few minutes. At the same time, put the oven on 200 degrees C.
9. Bake for around 12 minutes, and voilà!

Of course, if you don't want to make vegan cinnamon rolls, the soya milk and vegetable margarine can be replaced with ordinary milk and margarine. The same goes for the sugar and the flour - use white, refined sugar and white wheat flour if you want!

(There is something wrong with my camera, which is why these pictures aren't the best. For some reason the image doesn't show on the camera screen when I take pictures - but it does show when I click to view it. So frustrating.)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Red, white and an umbrella.

Umbrella/outfit (04)

On Sunday I dressed up in some of the new clothes that I bought last week and took these photos. Because it was raining it wasn't initially such a good day for taking photographs, but I really like the darkish and gloomy shade the weather caused them to have.

Umbrella/outfit (3)
Umbrella/outfit (2)
Umbrella/outfit (1)

Blouse from H&M, skirt from Gina Tricot, tights from Noa Noa, wedges from Din Sko, hair band from Kanel and umbrella from Tiger.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Saturday night's outfit.

I had so much fun last night. I rarely go out partying because I never really have the time - I had almost forgotten how amazing it is to dance the night away. Do you often go out partying/dancing etc.?

This is what I wore, nonetheless. I changed my mind about that bow in case you're wondering why I'm wearing it in one picture and not in the others.

To all of you who are wondering why I am not wearing any shoes: Over here we don't wear shoes inside... I wore some oxford lace ups when we went out later on.

Outfit: evening sat. 7th of March (1)Outfit: evening sat. 7th of March (2)
Outfit: evening sat. 7th of March (3)

Leotard; Gina Tricot, shorts; Tjallamalla, tights Noa Noa.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Pretty clothes on ebay.

Since I already spend so much time on ebay looking for cute vintage clothing, and because I neither have the means nor the need to buy everything I come across for myself, I thought I could perhaps show you some lovely things I've come across that maybe someone else would like to get.

Such a darling little dress, found here.

I love the fact that this one is so whimsical!

Isn't this one just wonderful?

The most adorable sailor playsuit, found here.

I thought this one was so, so sweet. Perhaps because Annie is one of my favourite films?

Oh, and this one is really cute, too, with an Indian print.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Shopping in Malmö.

I finished teaching rather early today and decided to go to Malmö to see the city and go shopping a little bit (which ended up being more than a little bit...), and I have to say that I prefer it so much more over Copenhagen. Malmö seems to have a much bigger variety, uniqueness and to be cheaper - which is strange as Copenhagen is a lot bigger. Or maybe I just wasn't lucky when I went to Copenhagen. Still, I am going to try to persuade my sister to go to Malmö with me instead of Copenhagen when she comes here in a little more than a week.
Anyway, here is what I bought;

This extremely adorable blouse at H&M. I had no choice but to buy it - it was one of those times when you feel love at first sight - and then I always get it because I know I will not regret it.

A skirt from H&M trend. I think this will be just perfect for spring and summer. One thing that struck me about it is that the colours in it remind me so much of the recent Lula (which I had to buy since it doesn't seem to be coming even though I have a subscription).

Another skirt from Gina Tricot. I love the colour and the cut of it!

And these wonderful high waisted shorts at Tjallamalla. They are a little slouchy, but tight at the waist and around the legs. I love them.

Oh, and I also got a see-through umbrella! I needed a new umbrella, and this one was really cheap, and I like the fact that it's see-through.

I also happened to run into Elin from 'Elinkan' while I was there. She was as sweet and adorable as ever!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sunday's outfit.

This is what I wore yesterday, on my way to do some grocery shopping.


Coat: Thomas Burberry, white blouse and skirt: H&M, navy vest: Zara, belt: Cala, socks: Vero Moda, patent ballerinas: Benetton.