With two spring/summer babies, birthday season is upon us and I’ve having fun shopping for my two boys (I LOVE naturebaby). Here’s some ideas for 3 and 6 year old birthday gifts.
Since moving to Denmark, I really have missed meeting with ladies, going through their wardrobes and given them a good spring cleanse. At it is spring now – I think it an apt time to open up your closet, peer inside and reevaluate all the items you have – do you wear it anymore? Does it fit you still? What items do you have that you can wear it with? Are you perhaps too old for it now?
Spring is a perfect time to give your wardrobe a makeover as you are already putting away the winter items (make sure you get rid of anything you didn’t wear over winter or any items that have seen their day) and as you get out your spring/summer items, check and see if you can donate any of them or if you’re missing anything in particular (this is why I always host a clothes swap party in spring!)
Shopping for me has always been an enjoyable pass-time but these days the budget is tight, time is limited and as am over 30 years I can’t dress like a 20 year old anymore. Shopping for me is now about getting wardrobe essentials at a good price and if I want to buy something ‘trendy’ I head to H&M and pick it up there for under 100kr.
Here’s a great checklist for your wardrobe:
Coats & Jackets
I know that I’m on the market for a cashmere sweater, snow boots, a peacoat and dressy pants – what’s on your wardrobe essentials list?
images c/o coffeestainedcashmere
As the days are getting more and more ‘brrrrr’, I’m embracing my Topshop parka coat I recently scored and love snuggling into the faux fur hood. However, I want to find something a bit more formal, dressy – and dare-I-say- grown up for this winter. Here’s six styles of winter coats we can choose from, which winter coat do you prefer?
I’m not sure who’s styling for Forever21 but whoever they are, they’re doing a great job.
Here’s my top six items I plan on finding this Fall.
1. A leather skirt.
2. A brightly coloured turtleneck
3. Tweed – either a blazer or skirt.
4. If funds allow – or if I score a thrifted pair: leather pants
5. Pleated or plain: a maxi skirt (I have one already but since this trend is going nowhere anytime soon and it’s perfect for a busy Mom, this is a sound investment!)
6. Mustard or Maroon. Neither of these colours suit me, but they are so deliciously Fall as long as I don’t wear them against my face, I should be good.
All these would perfectly match a pumpkin spiced latte…. if only Starbucks existed here (I never thought I’d say that!)
images c/o F21
one of these. Slightly dorky I admit, but they are a classic Scandinavian bag. And now they make laptop bags, perfect to keep my little Mac safe on its bikerides.
Which colour would you choose?
Maybe we’re a little bit late for the 4th of July here, but I’ve been noticing that all the boutiques in Denmark are ga-ga over stars. There are stars everywhere – on scarves (I purchased one for $6!), sweaters, purses… you name it. They love them!
Who says just because they’re heading back to school kids are the only ones allowed to get new purses? I say no! A Mommy needs a back to school purse too!
Here’s my back to school picks,
Well, they’re not really my ‘first’ purchases, but the first worth reporting. After this post on boots for Fall, I began going on a scout around the many shoe stores in Odense. I found one that I fell in love with – all the shoes were totally my style. Unfortunately, I soon found out that the boutique was closing due to the huge competition of shoe stores in the area. But fortunately they were having a closing out sale whereby all items were discounted by 70%. Wahoo. Wow, my husband is lucky there were not more shoes in size 38 left. I managed to score these two pairs of boots for 543 Kr. ($89 CND!) Am looking forward to wearing them over the next 6 or so months. Isn’t it funny how a simple purchase of warm weather attire, can suddenly make the long, cold, rainy, windy, snowy and dark days ahead of you seem suddenly more appealing?
Btw. both pairs are Pavement, a relatively new brand to the Danish shoe market but with a very good repuation for style, quality and affordability. All leather and all made in Spain. You can find Pavement shoes sold online here, here and here.
One of the reasons I was so enthusiastic about our move to Scandinavia was because every product that I’ve come across made in this part of the world – particularly for children – are so beautiful, innovative and of good quality. And with #1′s 5th birthday fast approaching, I felt it time to do a little shopping…
And don’t even get me started on the kids clothes here… actually a post is forthcoming!