Shopping stop: Here’s what I learned

img_8887Good morning my angels,

And then she was MIA for a week. Well, reason being that my parents visited and we went on a roadtrip (which I vlogged), and then because I’ve been working really hard on a project, which I’ll tell you more about later on. When it’s ready. But how are you all doing? What have you been up to? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ve been doing an experiment the last months time. It all came out of losing my job in the beginning of April, and naturally having to think about how I spend my money. I made the decision to start my own business, and it’s a very exciting time, but will obviously be hard work. So while I have no income I thought quitting shopping would be both a good idea and a fun experiment.


RULES

I can’t spend any money on clothing, accessories, or shoes. If I want to buy an item, I have to sell one from my wardrobe first and then I’m allowed to spend that exact amount (or less, win) on new clothes.

HOW IS IT GOING?

Throughout April and May I have not bought one piece of clothing (Edward has bought me two t-shirts, but I don’t consider that my shopping). I have rediscovered old t-shirts, pants, and used clothing in new ways. So far: mission accomplished.


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WHAT HAVE I LEARNED?

First of all not buying new clothes has made me open up my eyes for my existing wardrobe, and how much of my clothes still is on trend and exiting to wear. I think the timing of my shopping stop was perfect with season changing and warmer weather arriving. That’s exciting every year, isn’t it? I’ve rediscovered wardrobe pieces from last year, like my wide leg cropped pants, dresses, cropped tops, and sandals. And on top of that I find myself fitting into jeans and a dress I didn’t fit just a few months ago. That helps too. One dress I wore here and that might even be my Spring and Summer go-to.

Another thing I’ve noticed is how simple my style really is. A white t-shirt and jeans is my “uniform,” my jewelry never really change, and I love wearing my white sneakers or some slip-ons.

I have sorted out all the pieces I don’t get any wear out of and put them for sale leaving more room to see what’s actually in my drawers and on the hangers. Minimalism is key (although I could probably get rid of way more clothes than I have).


NEXT UP:

I would really love some new mom jeans as I have lost weight and my current ones are looking sloppy, and I would love to find a pair of sandals in tanned leather for the warm weather. A month ago that list was so long (I have it on my phone, and it both includes jewelry, glittery heels, a red jacket, and loafers), but I have realized how much I can do with the clothes I already have.

I feel more inspired than ever to be way more simple with my wardrobe and buy less trend-based items, but more classic items I will want to use for years. Have any of you tried a shopping stop? Let me know what you learned!

Xx Christina

Happy weekend, ready for shopping!

Hi angels,

I’m actually on my way to the gym as we speak. Gotta get that morning work-out in, but I just wanted to check in quickly and give you a good tip. At least if you’re in the mood for some shopping this weekend. I know I am!

Boozt is offering 20% extra off of their products this weekend only, which is perfect news for me since I’ve been having this shopping urge lately. I wanna say, that I’m usually pretty good at keeping my shopping to a minimum, just because… rent, food shopping, bills… But lately I’ve been finding myself in Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom during my lunch breaks, and if not the physical store I’ve just been virtually shopping on the many shopping apps on my phone. I actually especially like Urban Outfitters shopping app, just a tip.

But back to the 20% extra off. That’s too good to let pass, so I took a little stroll on their website and found some really cool items:

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Calvin Klein sweatshirt | Moschino BagBilli Bi SneakersPlease Jeans Pants | Please Jeans Coat | Wood Wood TopRebecca Minkoff bag | Levi’s Overalls | Diesel T-shirt

Let me know if you buy anything, I love to see what other people shop (which is also way I’m always watching ASOS Hauls on YouTube!).

Happy weekend loves! I’ll see you tomorrow.

Xx Christina

My favorite items from the sales

I love a good sale. Especially when I don’t have to stand in line in the store, but can sit comfortably under a blanket at home. Maybe even with a cuppa tea and a lit Jo Malone candle. Since I’ve been going through the good deals the last couple of days I thought I would share them with you. Maybe some of you are back at work and havn’t had time to look, or maybe you just cannot with the overload of products and deals. I got you!

ASOS
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1.The ultimate lounge wear 2. Patch Work Jeans 3. Baker Boy Hat 4. Color block knit 5. Over The Knee Boots 6. Tote Bag 7. Midi Dress With Contrast Paneling 8. Point Mid Heel Silver Darlings 9. Split, Wide Legged Jeans With Cool Pearl Detail

Gina Tricot
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1.Fleece sweater with cute quote 2. Ganni Sweater Dupe 3. Pink Scarf 4. Patterned Stockings 5. Crystal Black Triangle Ring 6. Red Skirt 7. Black Skirt 8. Satin Dress With Pattern 9. Layered Dress With Flower Pattern

Boozt
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1.Filling Pieces Sneakers 2. Ganni Love Dog Tee 3. Calvin Klein Sweater 4. Malene Birger swinsuit 5. Billi Bi Studded Bots 6. Billi Bi Winter Boots 7. InWear Velour Dress 8. Rebecca Minkoff Jacket 9. United Colors of Beneton gloves

TopShop
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1.Abstract Hem Mom Jeans 2. Knot Front Midi Slip Dress 3. Star Mesh Body Suit 4. Statement Pointed Heels 5. Oversized Denim Jacket 6. Dark Blue Ripped Jeans 7. Cateye Sunglasses 8. Velvet Midi Dress 9. Bath Robe

Xx Christina

December 20th: PJ’s for Christmas Day

It’s time for a little PJ’s inspo. Edward and I (And I bet a lot of other families) have the tradition of staying in our PJ’s on Christmas Day while we watch movies, enjoy good food, and open the last half of the presents (we open the first half on the Danish Christmas Eve the 24th). So I thought it would only be right to bring out the PJ’s in here. Maybe some of you guys are on the market for a new one? Does anyone have the same tradition? If you have other traditions, I would LOVE to hear them <3

picmonkey-collage-21 ) ASOS Gingerbread man PJ’s 2) Victoria’s Secret Flannel PJ’s 3) Asceno Silk PJ’s 4) Asceno White Silk PJ’s 5) Gina Tricot Floral PJ’s 6) Monki Gnome Dot PJ’s 7) New Look Tartan PJ’s 8) River Island Jungle PJ’s 9) ASOS Sheep PJ’s

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December 14th: Festive dresses for Christmas Eve Dinner + 30% off on ASOS

I’m starting to think about what to wear on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and while scrolling through the many pages of festive wear I thought some of you might need a little inspo on that note as well. I think key to a good Christmas Eve outfit is something loose, that will hide the food-baby you for sure will end up with, and then I think some glitter or velour is the way to go. But there are so many good choices, so below I’ve chosen some of my favorites.

Also, ASOS is having 30% off gifts until December 21st and below dresses are all from this sale. Happy shopping guys! Let me know what you’re wearing on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day guys. <3

picmonkey-collage-21 ) Black Velvet Wrap Dress 2) Midi Lace Dress 3) Bardot Shirred Lace Dress 4) Sweater Dress with Pearls 5) Lace Mini Dress 6) Weekday Dress with Digital Print 7) Drop Hem Dress 8) Check Dress 9) Velvet & Lace Dress 10) Heritage Check Dress 11) Weekday Stripe Dress 12) Lace Hem Midi Dress

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