This new Year’s Eve/weekend will go to history in many ways, it was so perfect and it’s really how I imagine a New Years Eve to be. First of all, it wasn’t spend in London (No offense London but I really do prefer an intimate NYE spend in a small town like we did this time).
We celebrated in the lovely little town in Dorset county called Bridport, where we rented an Air BnB with friends and spend NYE in an other friends restaurant opened up just for an intimate dinner among friends. It was the perfect evening who could just as well been taken out of a movie. At midnight we went to the local square to watch the whole town dressed out (not up, but out!?) in the craziest costumes. A local tradition I’ve been told. After that, we did a quick pitch stop at a bar to dance to the weirdest and loudest music with an interesting mix of people, to say the least, and then back to the restaurant continue the feast. One thing I found so charming with small towns is the fact that everything is in walking distance, it took no more than a few minutes to walk in between the places and I love that. Well this was the actual NYE but since we did spend two nights there you can imagine how many other things we manage to fit in, it really prolonged the New Years celebration to an entire weekend!
When it comes to the outfit I decided to go for something glamours and dressed down in the same way. It’s always a safe card when you go to a gathering where you don’t know how other people will dress. I ended up wearing skinny jeans layered with a slipdress to have the best of two worlds. My glittery socks, sparkling earrings and red lips really added that extra glam to the look!
Thank you everyone involved in this New Year’s (and Ulgen for snapping those photos!) It was the best!
Happy new years to you all!
Socks/ Topshop (KLICK)
Lipstick/ Next (KLICK)
T-shirt in different colors and shape can change any trouser into different looks
Gold earring takes no place in the luggage but makes a big difference when styling your outfit
I’m not in any way calling myself a master of packing, there is way more people who master that art better than me, but practice makes perfect. I have traveled with only hand luggage at least 4 times a year for the past 4 years, so I think I still have a few things I can add to this subject.
Right now I’m about to board the plane for a Christmas holiday in Sweden with my family, but before I thought I would share two of my tips for packing light.
1. Bring a lot of tops. A T-shirt or a top can change the look of one pair of trousers, depending on the color, the fit, the print etc. The good thing with t-shirt is that they take next to no space in the luggage, so you can do the math. Different T-shirt equals many looks.
2. Earrings. A pair of gold earrings can make the simplest outfit look expensive and chic. The same thing here, they take hardly any place in the luggage but make a big different when creating an outfit.
Now time for boarding, see you in Sweden!
T-shirt left/ H&M
T-shirt middle/ Herculie from Liberty London
T-shirt right/ Ganni
Hoop earrings/ Isabel Marant
Ball earrings/ Urban Outfitters
Book/ The book of Palms (KLICK)
This Wednesday night I came back from a two-day trip to Sweden, why not? Since I only had two days and had to travel both days I had to dress in something comfortable to travel in and nice enough to wear two days in a row when hanging out with the family. My track pants from Next is a savior in those cases. You look cool plus the are soft and comfy, what more can you ask for? To not look too casual (too much of something is never good) I wore a pair of boots from Ash. And finally my tee from Isabel Marant Etoile, I just love it!
Also take a look at the beautiful light we have in Sweden in the last pictures! Crispy and clean.
Coat/ Mango (KLICK)
Trousers/ Next (KLICK)
T-shirt/ Isabel Marant Etoile
One of my best tips when you either just have a bad hair day or don’t have time to wash it is to simply put it in a bun, and to add some smashing earrings. I promise you that first of all no one can tell that your hair isn’t in its best condition and second, everyone will focus on the earrings. Easy peasy lemon squeeze.
I have gone from loving a high bun into a low bun in the neck kind-of-girl. It feels more slick and chic and less boho (I’m always more boho in summer time). Have a lovely Wednesday!
Photographer: Maryam Samar
Earrings/ H&M ( similar here)