• Fashion,  Travel

    My London Shopping Trip

    Next weekend, Nick and I are going to London! It’s just for 3 days. The first day we are exploring Windsor and hopefully getting a glimpse of Meghan, Harry and the new baby at Frogmore Cottage. The second day is half-Windsor, half-London. And the third day is all about shopping in London! I have one whole day for shopping all by myself. So I have to make a game-plan. Here is my list:

    Selfridges London, Oxford St.

    My goal with Selfridges is to hit up the food department. It’s like Whole Foods on steroids. Kombucha, organic everything, and the best small farm french yogurt in the world. I’m really into high-quality yogurt…it’s weird but great.

    My second goal is to try on clothing from Claudie Pierlot, JBrand, Paige, Theory, and Reiss. I make a list of everything that looks good on me and then scoop it all up during the June/July sales.

    GOAT Fashion, Mayfair

    I would love to have a dress from Goat Fashion. I can’t afford full-price, but I’m sure I could manage a sale item. The plan is to go to the shop, figure out my size, style and color and wait for the sale.

    Boden

    Oh I can’t wait to shop at Boden! They have the best customer service in the entire world. Their clothes are wonderful. I have had only positive experiences with Boden. I can’t wait to shop, shop, and shop some more! I hope there is a sale, but if there isn’t, I’ll just make a list and buy everything on offer. The best thing about Boden? The petite section!

    J.Crew, Regent St.

    I need to hit up J.Crew to double check some sizing for some U.S. orders I want to place. If there is a sale, and the prices are close to American prices, then I may buy something.

    The White Company

    The White Company is another wonderful U.K. store, almost equal to Pottery Barn in the U.S. I love everything they have, although they are pricey. But the sales are great, and if you have the patience you can get really nice things at a good discount. I’m looking for home decor and clothing.

    French Connection, Oxford St.

    And finally, my old-fave…French Connection. I just want to pop on in and see if there are a few items that tickle my fancy.

  • Fashion

    My Purple Dress

    Jeg købte denne lilla, mønstrede kjole fra det Baum und Pferdgarten Lagersalg for tre hundrede kroner! I mange måneder, kiggede jeg på den kjoler på Boozt.com hvor det koster 700 kroner. Jeg var meget glad for at finde den i lagersalget.

    I bought this dress from Baum und Pferdgarten for $40 at their sample sale! I had seen the dress on Boozt.com for around 700-750 dkk which is double. I was so glad to find the dress, I rarely look good in patterns but this one is not so bad. It is jersey and so comfy!

    Above I have included some styles available to American audiences. I recommend any dress from Stine Goya and Baum und Pferdgarten in order to get a similar look.

  • Fashion

    Snow Canyon Utah

    I’m so excited to share these amazing photos we took with Arika from Zion Adventure Photography! The next time me and Nick are in the area we are going to take photos in The Narrows! The landscape photos are from Nick’s iphone.

    Jeg er så begejstret for at dele disse billeder fra vores rejse til Utah! Arika fra Zion Adventure Photography gjorde en fantastisk arbejde.


  • Exercise

    Quitting Hot Yoga

    I made the mistake of going to two hot yoga classes…one barre class and a ying class so we are talking super easy. I immediately began having coughing and lung issues at pilates reformer classes. I’ve sat in saunas and had no lung issues, yet after 1 hot yoga class I have issues? That’s not good.

    I tend to be prone to lung issues, so I’ve decided not to take the risk and quit my hot yoga classes.

    I’ll just hit the sauna instead! I’m thinking of trying an infrared sauna when Nick and I go to London.

    Jeg begik fejlen i at gå til to hot yoga klasser … en bar klasse og en ying klasse så vi taler super let. Jeg begyndte straks at hoste og lunge problemer ved pilates reformklasser. Jeg har siddet i en sauna og havde ingen lungeproblemer, men efter en varm yogaklasse har jeg problemer? Det er ikke godt.

    Så jeg har besluttet ikke at tage risikoen og afslutte mine varme yogakurser.

    Jeg vil bare slå saunaen i stedet! Jeg tænker på at prøve at få en sauna også, da Nick og jeg kom til London.

  • Advice

    Ladies, don’t let men use you for money

    I’m in a VERY PMS’ie mood right now. My PMS is so bad that I want to jump on a pagan stone altar and rip people’s hearts out.

    I will share a very disturbing conversation that my husband and I had with someone over the last few months. This was the conversation:

    “How is your girlfriend, Bob?”

    Bob replies, “Fine. Our new apartment is great! But we’re already thinking of moving into something bigger. I’m even thinking of buying a house in a few years, in this neighborhood.”

    In other words, Bob moved in with his girlfriend to reap Financial Benefits from her Salary. There was no engagement, no marriage…no love behind the decision. It was all about the benjamins, baby!

    Thanks to his girlfriend, he now lives in a very nice apartment of which he could not afford on his own. Thanks to his girlfriend, he is now thinking of getting an even nicer apartment. And finally, thanks this is girlfriend, he may be able to buy a house one day.

    Bob is not a man. Bob is not a man you should date, associate with, talk to, text, waste time on, certainly not have kids with or dream of marrying.

    Bob does not love his girlfriend. He loves the financial benefits she provides him with.

    So ladies, what is the first rule of a relationship?

    Other then making sure he wants to marry you…Bob got a nasty ‘Dark Look’ on his face when I mentioned marriage…thus showing his true rotten soul.

    The man pays. Always. You must live within the means of your man’s salary. The man’s salary pays for food, housing, electricity and life. If he can only afford an apartment, you live in an apartment. A van…you live in a van. If the woman works, her salary goes to a few fun things for herself (clothes so you don’t have to hear the husband bitch), pay for family vacations, and retirement.

    Bob would be better off not having a girlfriend. If he could not get easy sex, he would be forced to ‘Man up’ and work on his career (and user attitude.) Then, after he has become A Real Man who can Afford a Family, then and only then should he be rewarded with a girlfriend.

  • Fashion

    Waiting for the Sale

    Google is ad-attacking me with BB Dakota clothing. I’m sorry to say it is working. I want the blue dress shown below…and have added it to my list of ‘Sale Stalking’ items.

    But I know from purchasing off of AliExpress and from years of sale-hunting that everything appears to be 40-50% overpriced on the website. $88+ tax….for that dress? No honey. It’s crepe/polyester. It’s a super easy piece to create. I’m looking to get this dress for under $50 including tax. Another point of note is that on the Instagram page everyone looks a bit ‘unkempt’ and wrinkly so the fabrics are not high-quality.

    But since Google has spammed me non-stop with ads…I have spent some time making a list of my favorite pieces. Enjoy the pretty, but wait for the sale! Remember, clothing options are unlimited, you pay what you WANT to pay.

  • Fashion,  Travel

    Zion National Park

    We went on a road trip from Southern California to Zion National Park. It was amazing! It only takes 2 full days to see most of Zion (the non-scary hikes), which is nice because you can keep heading up to Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley. We hit up Bryce Canyon but it was snowing pretty heavily (see instagram) so we didn’t see much.

    Vi tog en biltur fra sydlige Californien til Zion National Park. Det var fantastisk! Det tager kun 2 hele dage at se de fleste af Zion (de ikke-skræmmende vandreture), hvilket er godt, fordi du kan fortsætte op til Bryce Canyon og Monument Valley. Vi så Bryce Canyon, men det snoede temmelig tungt (se instagram), så vi så ikke meget.

    In Zion, we did all of the hikes that did not involve heights…which means no Angel’s Landing. We saw deer, waterfalls, and avalanches. The avalanches occurred high up on the mountains and sounded like thunder echoing through the entire valley. There were no crowds in winter when we went and the weather was adequate (some rain, but not bad.)

    I Zion gjorde vi alle de vandreture, der ikke involverede højder … hvilket betyder ingen Angel’s Landing. Vi så rådyr, vandfald og laviner. Lavinerne skete højt op på bjergene og lød som torden ekko gennem hele dalen. Der var ingen folkemængder om vinteren, da vi gik og vejret var tilstrækkeligt (lidt regn, men ikke dårligt.)

    The one hike we didn’t get to do is ‘The Narrows’ which is on the list for next time. If you live in Socal, visiting Zion is a must. The drive was not that bad! We did L.A. to Vegas, and Vegas to Zion.

    Den ene vandring vi ikke fik at gøre er ‘The Narrows’, som er på listen til næste gang. Hvis du bor i Socal, er besøget Zion et must. Drevet var ikke så slemt! Vi gjorde L.A. til Vegas og Vegas til Zion.

    My wardrobe on the trip was from Ann Taylor Loft. The marled sweater is wonderful and still available, also in cardigan form. The top is cute and sold out, but Loft always has a great selection of cute tops. I prefer v-neck because of my long face. I love being able to wear cute, inexpensive clothes on trips. It makes me feel fresh and happy!

    Min garderobe på turen var fra Ann Taylor Loft. Den marlede trøje er vidunderlig og stadig tilgængelig, også i cardigan form. Toppen er sød og udsolgt, men Loft har altid et stort udvalg af søde toppe. Jeg foretrækker v-hals på grund af mit lange ansigt. Jeg elsker at kunne have søde, billige tøj på ture. Det får mig til at føle mig frisk og glad!

  • Fashion

    Wednesday Wants: Aerosoles

    I’m buying the brown leather sling-back ‘Up-High‘ right now. I want to get the ‘Birdwatcher‘ heeled mules in white, and the more I look at the cute little ‘Downtime‘ flats with the gingham print the more I want them! Aerosoles has never disappointed me, I trust them to provide me with comfortable shoes. I own a pair of white heeled sandals that I wear with dresses all time time in the summer. So this is my Wensday Wants…an Aerosoles hopping Spree!

    Hvis du bor i Danmark, kan du bestille Aerosoles sko fra deres hjemmeside og derefter sende skoene via shopusa.com or myus.com.