The Crop Flares

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Hey guys! Long time no see, oops. I know I said 1-3 posts a week, and I actually stuck to that for a while until I fell off the wagon. I guess it's kind of like going to the gym - if you don't do it for a few days then it's just easier to not think about it, I guess... I'm gonna try to schedule some more regular posts from now on, to make sure this does not happen again! 

Anyway, I wanted to quickly post this outfit I wore some time ago when it wasn't as warm as now. I've been super bored of skinny jeans in the last few months, I still wear them but more on my "lazy" days. I wanted to find something with a bit more shape and something more comfortable. Then came the Topshop Dree crop flares! Oh my god, these jeans are so comfy that I could probably sleep in them (but I wouldn't, because I have an illogical fear of my outside clothes touching any inside clothes spots at my home). I think there's so many ways to wear cropped denim, and I'm kind of hoping to mimic all the ways Topshop styled it on their website

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I wore: Zara trench,  Topshop jeans, Zara top, Oysho straw bag, Quay sunglasses, boots from Depop

In Love With Pink

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Good morning! I'm back from visiting my sister in the Netherlands for Kings Day, and I wanted to get these photos up as I'm just in love with this blouse. It was one of those things that I thought about for 2-3 weeks until I actually got it, and I'm so glad I did. I even put up a poll in my stories to see what you guys think (majority said yes). & Other Stories is one of my fave stores and being in Copenhagen makes it difficult not to pop in whenever I'm out and about, so I'm trying to give myself more time to consider these things.

Also, big thanks to everyone for the positive feedback on my last post. I really want to add more value to my posts, rather than just prancing about in cool outfits (which, let's face it, I do a looot), but at least I'd like to provide something people can take away. This has always been my viewpoint, and it really helps when I know people actually enjoy it. 

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One last thing, how cool are these 90's shades and naked woman earrings? They were gifted by fellow Luxembourg blogger Kimberly, who has her own brand Zoรฉ Muse. I honestly wish I had the guts to launch a brand, so I really admire her! I know I will get a lot of wear out of these statement earrings, and my friend Amalie loved my sunglasses so much that she wore them in her photos too, which is why I'm wearing two different pairs here, haha. 

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I wore: & Other Stories blouse, ASOS jeans, Mango flats, Zoe Muse sunglasses & earrings

A Little Chat About Plastic

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Woahh. I still have so many photos to share from Spain! And I have so many new photos too! And so many exciting posts! These photos are photos from when we took a stroll on the coast of L'Escala - super windy day but so worth it. Moving on...

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A few days ago it was Earth Day and this year focus is on reducing plastic pollution. Since I'm posing about on the coast in these photos, I thought it was relevant enough to bring this up, as that's where a lot of the waste ends up going. There are beaches in the world that no longer resemble beaches, because all the plastic and other waste has taken over the coast.

Me and my friend Kaori were just discussing a few days ago how plastic talk is not sexy on the internet, as it's easier to live in denial about the impact we are having. And I get it. We're all human, and sometimes we just want to enjoy life without worrying or thinking. However, there are really simple things you can do which require almost no effort, and making them your habits will drastically reduce your own plastic waste.

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So here goes, 5 random things me and my boyfriend do to reduce our plastic usage:

  • Unless I have a backpack or a big shoulder bag on me, I always carry a tote bag in my bag in case I end up needing it. I have somehow collected quite a few cloth tote bags either from vegan festivals or my old job at Deliveroo and they're all really nice! If you fold it up it takes no space at all, even in a small cross body bag or your coat pocket. Next time you go shopping for food or clothes, just refuse a bag and use your own. You can of course do the same with existing plastic bags that are in your home. The point is to refuse any new bags.  
  • Carry a reusable water bottle with you when you're out. You don't even need to buy a special one! For example, a while back we bought some fancy juice in a 1L glass bottle and after drinking it I washed the bottle, so now my boyfriend uses that for water when he's out. Also, same applies for reusable coffee cups if you're a coffee drinker. Lots of cafes actually give you a discount if you bring your own cup.
  • The bathroom has a lot of options in terms of replacing plastic (I might even do a separate post at some point). For shampoos, why not try Lush shampoo bars? Lush also have naked shower gels, which are basically their classic shower gel in a solid form without the packaging. One of them lasts the two of us at least 2 months, it's really good. Also for laundry, we stopped buying detergent and all that stuff in plastic packaging, instead I use soap nuts. I even got my mum hooked on this stuff! The small box I bought will last us 130 washes, and it was less than ยฃ10 so very cost effective. And finally, get yourself a bamboo toothbrush!!! Me and my boyfriend have used them for years and so do some of our families now. They last for ages and are so nice on your teeth, I can never see myself going back to plastic ones.
  • Buy loose fruit & veg!!! I know you have heard this before. But I can't reiterate this enough. Just place the items carefully in your shopping basket/trolley and use the self checkout if you feel weird about it. If you need to weigh them before and don't have a self checkout, make sure to put the scanning sticker on one of the items and put them next to each other on the conveyor belt. This morning I saw a man take a bunch of loose bananas into one of those small plastic bags and it made my blood boil. So unnecessary. 
  • Purchase a set of glass or stainless steel straw, as well as reusable cutlery that you can bring with you when you go out. Also, this is such a nice gift to someone!!! I could have really used this when I lived in London as I made occasional visits to places like Pret A Manger, where I always got a bunch of plastic cutlery for my soups or salads. 
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I wore: Zara trench coat, Oysho bag, Soludos espadrilles, The Kooples scarf, Quay Australia sunglasses

My Favourite Green Dress

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Do you remember my post about consumerism? (You better, if you call yourself a loyal reader of mine as it was one of my most popular posts, ever!) Anyway, back to my post. The main premise was that I feel sick of consumerism and constantly rewarding myself for the most ridiculous things. Well, fast forward a few years and I felt kinda crappy while living in London, and suddenly the idea of rewarding myself sounded VERY interesting... To justify it, I was constantly adding stuff for sale on my Depop, but really it was silly, because the money (and items) coming in wasn't the same as that going out. 

Since moving to Denmark I've done quiiiite a bit of shopping as well. I genuinely can't resist going to & Other Stories whenever I'm in town. This time I'm not trying to be hard on myself or create rules. If I want something, I'll probably get it. But what is different is that instead of discarding older items, I'm trying to make them feel more exciting so that I can wear them again and again. This dress is such a good example of that. I got it in 2015, but I have worn it 1-3 times each year since then. It may not sound like much, but when it's a "statement" item in a wardrobe as big as mine, I think that's pretty good! I've also worn it on completely different occasions, for example summer drinks outside, house party, day at the beach and even last New Years Eve with tights and boots.

Also, can you believe I had already taken photos of this dress to be posted on Depop? I'm so glad I didn't. Hopefully I can continue using this mindset and become more mindful when it comes to shopping.

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H&M dress, Quay sunglasses, Soludos wedges, & Other Stories earrings