26.12.12

New Years outfit

Hey guys, 
I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you did too! Delicious food, Christmas movies and tons of chocolate. Now the fun is not over yet since New Years Eve is less than a week away! I´m so excited since New Years Eve is my all time favorite holiday.Now of course I have found the perfect party outfit to ring in the new year, but just for fun I put together my dream outfit for next weeks festivities.








These three items would make a great New years eve outfit - paired with bright fuschia pink lipstick and some fancy hair accessories!

you can find the pants here, the jacket here and the shoes here

Have a great day
X
-A


24.12.12

Christmas time

Hey guys 
I can´t believe it´s already Christmas today. 
The whole month of December just seems to have flown by me in the blink of an eye and I don´t feel that I have been able to do all the things I normally do before Christmas.Those little things that have been like a ritual to me since childhood in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  I guess that is a part of growing up, as we get older we have more responsibilities and therefore less time for those things. Still I feel that it is so important to try and hold on to these little habits and traditions, traditions that remind us of Christmas as a child, like watching exactly the same Christmas movies (with a few new additions of course!) that I did 10 years ago, drinking hot chocolate ( with the addition of coffee) and walking around town taking in the atmosphere the night before Christmas Eve (this time being allowed to stay up late). I think the best Christmas traditions are when you are able to fuse together childhood memories and grown up reality. Although I may not love Christmas with the same childish wonderment as I did before it is still my favorite time of year. Getting to spend time with family and friends, eat good food together and commemorate those dear to us that are no longer here.
 I stubbornly stayed up until 4 am last night baking, just so that  I could bake something before Christmas rolled around, to uphold my Christmas traditions. I have such great memories of Christmases past and I can´t wait to make some more with my beautiful family. 






Happy Christmas everyone!!!
and thank so much for reading the blog 

-Andrea

12.12.12

Almost there...

Hey guys, 

I am so close to the end of finals, only one left. By this time I am getting a bit tired(several sleepless nights in a row will do that to you)and my motivation is fading. Basically I just want to sleep,eat and relax. I can´t wait until next Friday at noon, (icelandic time)then I will be a free woman! Let me tell you that,three weeks off from school does sound pretty good and I have promised myself to do nothing but eat good food, read  the books that I choose and generally enjoy life. But in the meantime, this picture helps.






See you on the other side 

X
-A










8.12.12

Links I love


Hey Guys 
Here are a few links from this week´s Internet route, including clever DIY gift ideas and a recipe for the ultimate comfort food. This Saturday was spent at a Farmer´s market, so many delicious things on offer such as homemade jams, cheeses, artisanal breads and homemade candies. I love food and these kinds of markets are so much fun, I just wish they were held more often here in Reykjavík. Anyways I hope you all enjoy your weekend. 



 We have the coolest mayor ever here in Reykjavík!

A very cool idea - a DIY christmas gift  for the fashionista

Im loving this great christmas present/ decoration DIY

A thought provoking article on why it is important to live in the now

I always wanted to try making Sheperd´s pie - this recipe looks so delicious and the mint adds an unexpected twist.  


X
-A

5.12.12

On my list...

Hey guys, 

I´m almost halfway through my final exams and I am so excited to get a little break and enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas. Drinking hot chocolate, watching christmas movies, buying presents, make some mulled wine.... the list goes on and on. I love this time of year.






 This beautiful ASOS suit has been on my mind for quite some time. Would look awesome with a crisp white shirt, a statement necklace and classic black pumps. This combo has so many possibilities as it can be worn together or separately. The burgundy blazer is a true investment piece, this color is everywhere this season (in addition to being very flattering)!
It would look great thrown over a killer dress or with some jeans and a tank top. I would wear the pants with a leather top and Doc Martens, or even a fringe jacket to add a little rock edge to the look.
 Oh! All the outfits I´m already putting together in my head. This combo has definitely made it to the top of my Christmas wishlist this year. 


X
-A





26.11.12

Music on a Monday

Hey guys!


I really love this song by Ellie Goulding. Perfect to perk up an otherwise grey Monday. 







Now back to exam prep!

Have a great week

x

-A


24.11.12

Gorgeous



Love this jacket! Gala Gonzales for Gina Tricot. 
When I lived in Denmark Gina Tricot was one of my favourite shops - I was there at least every other day to check out the new arrivals.Now that I´m back in Iceland the only way I can get to my favourite shop is trough the Internet(with the help of some friends back in Denmark). So what do you guys think? Should I get it? 




Have a great weekend!
X
-A


16.11.12

Beauty!!



Hey guys,

I absolutely adore these beautiful embellished boots from Topshop, although they are quite impractical for the icelandic winter weather ( it started snowing today). Still I think they have made it to my Christmas wishlist.


 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
X
-A
 
 


13.11.12

Mantra



Hey guys,

It will be a bit quiet on the blog for the next couple of weeks as I am super busy studying for my finals. I will try as I can to update the blog but things are bound to be a bit irregular. In the meantime, here is favourite Marilyn quote. So true and I try to keep this in mind everyday.


 
 
until next time
x
-A
 
 


6.11.12

Monday

 Hey guys
So Iceland Airwaves 2012 is officially over (have to say I am a little bummed out, this year´s festival passed too quickly). I had so much fun, happy I got to see some of my favourite artists perform as well as discovering a few new favourites. This is the third time I have attended the festival and I haven´t been dissapointed yet. Definitely going next year!!



All in all it has been a great weekend - and the cherry on top is this wonderful coat from H&M my parents got me from their trip to Boston. I love the black and blue faux fur collar. Been wearing it everyday since I got it.


 
 
I hope you all have a great week
X
-A
 
 



1.11.12

Airwaves! My Airwaves checklist




Hi guys!
so yesterday was the first day of Iceland Airwaves, I had so much fun!!! I wanted to share with you my
musthaves for the festival weekend:
 
 
 
comfy shoes (and pretty)  


Really love these shoes from ASOS. Made to be worn during a music festival like this. And if I wear impractical shoes I make sure to at least pack some ballet flats.
 
 
 
 
a cross body bag
 
 

 This one is great for various events - as you can both use it as a clutch and then it has a shoulder strap to be worn as a cross body bag. And it is roomy enough to hold all the essentials.

 
Warm cover ups
 

I will be wearing my faux fur all weekend long, but of course I will also need some gloves to keep warm like these suede ones from Friis and company.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Statement pieces
It´s important to make an entrance
 
 








 

 
 
 


 
Have a great Airwaves !!!
 
X
-A
 
 
 

30.10.12

New year´s sequins


As I am fashion addicted I have already started planning my new year´s outfit .



 
 
Wonderful sequin dress from Topshop that simply spells out NEW YEARS!
 
 
 
 
 
these wonderful, wonderful shoes ( that are still comfy for dancing)
 
 
 
Aaand new years is the perfect time to add a little extravaganza to your look.
 
 
 
 
Have a great day everyone
X
-A
 
 


25.10.12

Airwaves

Hey guys!

Airwaves is less than one week away!!  Starting to feel the butterflies in my stomach. This is (almost) better than Christmas.  What I love about his festival is that you get to discover new icelandic bands (or bands you didn´t know about yet) as well as all the great foreign artists that participate. 1860 is one of my must see bands this year. They are an icelandic band and their songs give me the chills everytime I listen to them. For those of you that don´t have a bracelet to the festival,  check out the Iceland Airwaves off venue program, I think they will be playing a couple of venues.



 
 
I would love to get some comments from you guys, are any of you going to Airwaves? what are your must see artists?
 
Happy Thursday!
 
X
-A
 
 
 


24.10.12

Robert Doisneu

Hey guys,
Robert Doisneu is one of my favourite photographers, I really love his beautiful photos, most of which are set in my all time favourite city: Paris.
 

 

 

 
Kiss at the Hotel de Ville - my favourite picshot by Doisneu!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a great day!
X
-A
 
 



23.10.12

Inspiration: outfits




Hey guys,
 Tuesday once again.
Today I totally lack inspiration for what to wear. I have a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear!! Wish I could just pick one of these outfits.
 


 
 
 
 


 

 
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I really love the shearling coat and gold pants.Would not object to wearing that today
 
 
Have a good one
X
-A
 


22.10.12

Wise words

Hey guys,

Some wise words from the late Marilyn Monroe to accompany you in to the new week. She was such an amazing actress, and from what I´ve read and heard she was an amazing person as well.





 
 
Have a great week!
 
X
-A
 
 


19.10.12

Weekend inspiration


Hey guys!
Can´t believe the weekend is here again.
Not that I am complainig though, always nice to get a little break. Here are a couple of things that have gotten me through the workweek.





Words of wisdom from Henri Matisse



 


Find Yours.

Found this video from an ad campaign by Expedia. They launched a video competition with the theme Find Yours. The videos had to focus on how you find yourself through travel, your wake up call, your understanding or your anthem for example. This video is called Find your goodbye, and it is very heartfelt... I almost cried. Job well done Expedia!


 
 
 
 
 
 
Caspar David Friedrich
Caspar David Friedrich is one of my favourite artists. I was introduced to his art while studying art history a couple of years back. His work seems appropriate for this time of year as it always reminds me of wintertime.
 
 
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
Pink!
 
October is breast cancer awareness month,  so pink seems like an appropriate colour to wear. I would not object to wearing this every single day of the month. So pretty!
 

Oscar de la Renta

 
 
And the hair to match !
 
 

pic via yvanrodic.com
I looove dip dyed hair!



 
 
Have a great weekend !
x
-A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


18.10.12

topshop lust list


Hi guys,
 
Like I have mentioned I seriously love love love Topshop. Unfortunatly their website doesn´t ship to little Iceland. Fortunatly I have an amazing friend that lives in Denmark and she lets me send my orders to her. As a result I have been spending quite some time "window" shopping these past few weeks. Here are a couple of things that made it to the top of my list. As you can probably tell by these items I am really into gothic details at the moment:  if it is made of velvet, mesh, lace or has crosses on it - count me in!



WHIMSICAL lace up boots
 
 
 
 
 
MESH lace trim dress
 
 


VELVET cut out body 
 
 
CAT´S  eyes t- shirt
 
 
VELVET cross choker necklace
 
 DIP dye embellished shorts
 
 
JEWEL  photo t - shirt 
 
 
 
 
Gorgeous, not?
 
I think I might be a (top)shopaholic
 
 
Have a great day everyone
X
-A
 
 
 
 


17.10.12

I put my faith in something unknown, I´m livin on such sweet nothing!



Hey guys,
 
This song woke me up this morning. I absolutely love Florence and I really, really love this song!



 
 
Have a great day!
x
-A
 
 


16.10.12

wanted: Carrie Bradshaw shoes


Hi guys,

I found these cute heels at ASOS the other day. I am a huge fan of Sex and the city and these remind me a bit of the shoes Carrie wore in one episode. Needless to say, I´ve added them to my wishlist.


 
If you like them too, you can find them here
 
 
happy shopping!
X
-A
 
 


15.10.12

Landscape

Hey!

Found these amazing landscape photographs online the other day. These are all taken in Iceland by a photographer named Andre Ermolaev and the photos are taken from a plane or helicopter. Simply stunning!
We also had the some very beautiful northern lights lighting up the sky last night - unfortunatly I was not able to take any photos as my camera battery was empty.

 


 
 
 
 
 Looks more like art than natural landscapes. All photos in this post belong to Andre Ermolaev
and I strongly suggest that you check out his work in the link here above.
Happy Monday!
 
X
-A

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