New job, new apartment, semi-new style

topshop-jeansAffiliate links: Zara Top \ Topshop Jeans \ Gucci shoes \ Céline sunglasses

These days I’m running around with Edward trying to find a new apartment. We ultimately want to move next month, but definitely before Thanksgiving, which gives a lot of extra work on top of just starting my new job. So we run around during the weekend and after work to see different places. I’ve actually started vlogging and also filmed some of the apartments that we’ve seen (the ones that are even worth filming – wait actually it would be fun to show all the bad apartments!), because I thought it would be fun for you guys to follow the hunt. The New York hustle is real, I’m telling you.

Other than the apartment “news” I also wanted to show you an outfit that has been an office favorite this month. I’ve changed my style slightly after starting my new job, just because it’s a way more professional environment, and I want to show my best self you know. So I’m leaning a little more towards the business vibe, but still keeping it trendy. I recently found this wrap blouse in Zara, which reminded me a bit of the Jacquemus Polka Dot blouse that I’ve been eyeing for what feels like ages (real time: a few weeks), but which is also way too expensive for my current budget (read: I want to move apartments). H&M also designed a blouse with the same vibe, but I honestly just hated the material.. Long story short: I went with the Zara option and styled it with white raw hem jeans, my classic Gucci shoes, and statement sunglasses from Céline.

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Electric Blue

casual-outfitAffiliate links: Jeans Levi’s / Bag Aimee Kestenberg / Shoes Superga / Sunglasses Ray-Ban / Earrings Pilgrim Jewelry / Necklace Pernille Corydon

I always say that it’s all about the detail. And the detail was indeed what made this outfit. Starting a new job for a handbag designer means new bags thrown at you, so I decided to style my outfit around this little electric blue number. I ended up with a tone-in-tone blue/grey casual outfit making the bag stand out. Perfect for a day of brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda with my good friend Jenni, and after that some shopping on Fifth Avenue for the before mentioned new job.

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First Autumny Outfit of 2017

fall-outfitAffiliate links: Bag Vintage Gucci / Loafers Gucci / Skirt Baum & Pferdgarten / Shirt Two Songs / Sunglasses Ray-Ban

I’m so excited that it’s finally fall. I’m one of those crazy people going all out and getting energy from this in-between season. Don’t get me wrong I love summer, but fall is just so damn beautiful and cozy. I cannot wait for Central Park to turn into a burning palette and the crisp air to allow more layers and warm baths. I told you, I’m excited.

First also means building up your wardrobe for the new season. I like to keep my basics and switch out the trend pieces. My first purchase this season is this preppy skirt from Baum & Pferdgarten that is perfect to dress up for work and down for a Saturday stroll. When it gets a little colder I envision wearing it with a thin turtleneck, big earrings and black boots.

What are you guys getting for the new season? Anyone else totally excited?

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The Most Epic Manhattan View

west-new-yorkAffiliate links: Tee Ganni / Shorts American Eagle Outfitters / Straw Bag from Chelsea Market (similar here) / Sandals Steve Madden / Sunglasses Ray-Ban / Straw Hat vintage

It’s still very much summer in The City, and I’m enjoying every second of it (with a few interruptions of going to Denmark and London, but more about that later). Last Sunday I took the car and drove to my friend’s house in West New York. First of all, I was so proud of myself for driving the car all alone in this crazy city and making it to my destination in one piece (I might or might not have done a cheer or two during the ride), and second of all I was so happy to be hanging out at my friend’s house instead of some coffee shop in SoHo. I remember when I was younger we always used to go to each other’s houses and hang out in the garden with the coffee we had made ourselves and the snacks we had found in our kitchen. Not a fancy café with overpriced coffee and cake, and too many people talking too loud. Gosh, I miss those simple days. So that’s what we created. A calm day by the pool with the most epic view over Manhattan I’ve ever seen.

I wore the shorts from my birthday suit with the cutest croissant t-shirt and a big straw hat. A perfect airy outfit for a humid day.

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Upper East Side stroll

park-avenueAffiliate links: Jeans Topshop / Blouse Zara / Sunglasses Ray-Ban / Shoes Superga / Bag SKALL Studio

As I’m writing this, I’m sat in Central Park on one of the many big rocks. To my left is a group of young women sitting in a circle (I have tried to figure out what they’re doing for about 40 minutes now) to my right is a three-person jazz band playing the well-known non-rhythm rhythms of old school jazz. It most of all reminds me of the feeling I had, when I just arrived to New York. About two years ago. Young, free, and ready to concur the world (and also, it makes me want to type faster).

Now, two years later, I’m still young. But I’m definitely less free, and I think my idea of concurring that world has shrunken in just a bit. New York’s constant buzz will do that to you. I came here to build a career, and that’s what I’m doing. But in between two very exiting happenings, I decided to take some time off. To be that free, young woman again. Do the things I haven’t done for so long, because my energy level on the weekends has been close to 0%. I’ve started working out again (not just biking to and from the office), I’ve sipped coffee while doing some serious people-watching, gone for early morning-walks with my love, hung out with new friends, and like right now, sat in the park doing what I love; Writing. Most of all I’ve just completely taken a break from the busy lifestyle for a month. I’m working on gaining my strength and energy, rediscovering my joy of getting up in the morning, taken time off-line to be creative. Finding my best self.

The other day I met a friend for coffee and after we decided to go for a stroll on the Upper East Side. Park Avenue was full of cars doing their afternoon rush hour thing. Yellow cabs all over. The most perfect moment to snap a few photos of that day’s outfit which shows that fall is working it’s way in. It’s still nice and hot here, but some days and especially mornings, the crisp fall air makes me want to reach for warmer items. I cannot wait to fill up my wardrobe for the season-to-come to be honest.

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I’m wearing a blue-striped boudoir style cropped top from Zara with high-wasted white jeans from Topshop. As Carrie would say, I styled it up (in this case probably down) with some shoes ala Supergas classic white sneak, retro Ray-Bans, and just loads of jewelry. A very classic late-summer outfit combo for me.

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The jazz band started packing up for the day, so I think I’ll do the same. Head home to a cold shower after this stinging hot day. Drink a glass of wine just because I can. Sleeping in tomorrow. Just because I can.

See you soon!

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