Transitioning into Spring

Well hello there, it’s been a while! Over the course of the next couple of blog posts I’ll fill you in on what I’ve been up to, the changes that happened on the way (hint: it’s got to do with the hair post I wrote – have a peek at my Instagram if you’re curious), and what goodies I have been LOVING since my last update. Excuse me, if my writing is a little rusty – I’ll be back on track soon!

To get back into things I wanted to share a few outfit ideas that I think are perfect for the transitioning time into spring and summer. They’re super budget friendly, all items are from ASOS and H&M, and reference a few trends I have recently spotted, namely the 70ies and the continuing comfy cool attitude, definitely not complaining about getting away with wearing flat shoes every day!

School Cool  Sweater / Jeans / Sneakers / Watch / Backpack

Lunchtime CasualGilet / Jeans / Slippers / Socks / Earring / Bag

Spring DateJacket / Blouse / Skirt / Bag / Shoes / Bracelet / Bracelet

What are your current favorite styles and would you pull any of these three looks off? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Lots of love, Maja

Small Collective Haul

IMG_9948Over the past couple of weeks / months I have been picking up a few products that have been on my lust list for the longest time. Now, most of these won’t come as a surprise to you because you have seen them been mentioned in previous posts, such as the Chanel Vitalumière Acqua, the Anastasia Brow Wiz, the Origin’s Super Spot Remover and both the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and The Body Shop’s Argan Oil lip butter.

So we only have to unknown products left that didn’t come with a wish list in advance and were more impulse buys. First up we have the MAC lip pencil in Soar, which is supposedly the shade that Kylie Jenner sports to create her signature 90’s lip. I have worn this a couple of time and can totally agree that this is a great color. Pretty mauve-y on the lips and since it’s so easy to exaggerate your lip shape with a pencil I’ve recently had quite a few comments whether I was using some sort of lip plumper.

The other item, which you can’t fully see in all its glory is the Lee sweater underneath. I first saw this on Sabrina’s blog and really, really liked it, forgot about it, saw it again in a department store here in Stockholm and just had to order it. I love the sporty vibe of it, that’s oohmphed up by the sequins and that it say’s For the life you lead. As cheesy as it sounds, but I am a firm believer of taking ownership of the life we were given and accepting changes in plans.

Have you tried any of these products? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Favorite YouTubers: German Edition

Even though I spend most of my time online and offline being surrounded by english speaking people, well, not really here in Stockholm, but the communication is primarily english here for me anyway, I like to be reminded of the sound of the German language every so often. Having connected with quite a few bloggers on here that I initially thought were English but turned out to be fellow Germans, I though I would also share my favorite German-speaking YouTubers on here. So say Willkommen to my first German post!

ConsiderCologne

Lena und Leonie wohnen beide in Köln und so kommt mir der ein oder andere Hintergrund in ihren Videos durchaus bekannt vor und erinnert mich ein wenig an die Heimat. Die zwei sind super sympathisch und ich freue mich immer wenn ein neues Video hochgeladen wird. Seien es DM Hauls oder Frühstücksideen, als ebenso großer Bioderma-Fanatiker kann ich mich mit den beiden sehr gut identifizieren und lerne doch häufig noch etwas dazu.

MadameTamTam

Jasmin ist nicht nur unglaublich hübsch, sie hat auch ein Händchen für vielversprechende Marken die noch relativ neu auf dem Markt sind. Besonders sehenswert sind ihre Favoriten Videos, denn mit ihrer Vorliebe für Hip Hop aus den 90ern entdecke ich immer wieder neue Künstler und Songs die mir den Weg zur Arbeit verschöner.

Teetharejade

Wenn es um meine liebste Wunschgarderobe geht steht Nisi ganz oben auf meiern Liste. Minimalistisch aufgebaut, aber mit tollen Designer Handtaschen und dezenten Make-up Looks aufgewertet, sieht sie immer top gestyled aus. Ihre ruhige Stimme und zartes Erscheinen machen ihre Videos zur absoluten Erholungsphase für den Kopf.

aWish

Als professionele Make-Up Artistin hat Anna einige Tips aus Lager die das Auftragen von Make-Up um einiges erleichtern. Von A – wie Augenringe abdecken bis E – der perfekter Eyeliner, kreiert sie momentan ein ABC der Schminkwelt. Auf Anna’s Kanal bin ich mir sicher in jedem Video wieder etwas neues zu lernen. Sei es über ein Produkt, oder eine Anwendetechnik.

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Talisa’s Video’s gucke ich immer wieder gerne, weil sie einfach so ein fröhlicher und herzlicher Mensch ist. Schon ihre “Hallo Freunde” Anrede ist so einladend, und durch ihre Videos hat man das Gefühl sie als echte Freundin kennen zu lernen. Auch mit ihrem Modestil kann ich mich gut identifizieren und würde am liebsten jedes Teil, das sie ‘hauled’ nachkaufen.

 

Kennt ihr die Mädels? Und falls ihr noch Empfehlungen habt, immer her damit!

Fall Fashion Favorites

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This is a bit of a cop out, I know. Anyone that knows me will know that this combination up here is a typical Maja look. While you’re probably picturing all shades of forest green, burgundy red and honey gold when thinking of the fall season, I just feel more comfortable in my trusty dark shades. What’s definitely new to me though is navy! I’ve been told before that navy goes well with blonde hair and blue eyes, and you’ll have seen me play with navy eyeliner here, yet up to this year I didn’t venture into that color spectrum within the fashion department at all really.

Browsing through Zara the other day I came across this dark blue cashmere sweater that is literally the softest thing in the world and instantly fell in love. Darn you, Sweden for your ridiculous mark-ups, otherwise this baby would’ve been mine without giving it a second thought right away. But good news: I’ll be visiting Tallinn, Estonia this upcoming weekend and will make sure to take this home with me.

Our office isn’t heated yet and a big scarf that can double up as blanket is a definite winner in my books! This, again, Cashmere version comes from Acne and has been sitting on top of my wish list for the longest time. I do have a feeling we’ll become friends not too far into the future and am already looking forward to cozying up in this.

A plain white shirt. What else is there to say? I go through these like I go through skinny black pants, but they’re just so effortless and easy to throw on. Throw a cardigan or sweater on top, slip into comfy shoes and say good-bye to the secretary look and bonjour to classic comfort. This Muji version is made from cotton and allows your skin to breathe underneath all those layers in the winter.

My first reaction to these shoes was a little bit mixed. To me they look like the hyped Eytys sneakers and Isabel Marant Nowles boots had a baby and this is what Zara came up with. I haven’t tried them on, and in terms of white sole+ black leather they are quite similar to my slip-ons, but for some reason I can’t get them out of my head. What do you think?

Especially now that I am sitting most of the day in front of my desk,  I appreciate the comfort of a loose fitting pant. Again, keywords here are effortlessly stylish which is exactly my kinda cup of tea. I’m not sure how flattering this leather version is on any other size than a 34, but there’s no harm in trying.

Even though I am wearing only silver and rose gold on my wrists at the moment I am very very attracted to these gold pieces by Jane Køning, a danish jewelry designer. That cuff looks just like a screw and how cool is this two-piece earring? If anybody feels like treating me to a jewelry upgrade: you know where to find me!

Last but not least: another untypical choice for me. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to the nail polish department but this Blue Satin shade by Chanel definitely tickles my fancy! From far away it looks almost black but when the light catches it it gives a nice shine and reflection. A nice alternative to your standard black.

 

So these are my current obsessions, I’m curious as to what you’re craving for fall? And please don’t forget to let me know what you think of those shoes!

Favorite YouTubers: Fashion Edit

Last week I introduced you to my favorite beauty gurus on the YouTube landscape and already promised to extend it to fashion. So this is obviously today’s topic then: here are five of my most watched fashion girls, all equally awesome and great for some outfit inspiration. Whether it’s their seasonal look books or regular hauls – I immediately want everything! Some mornings when I feel really uninspired I will watch a couple videos and then pull an outfit from my wardrobe that resembles the shown looks to get out or my boring rut. Hope these speak to you as much as to me, and like last time: any recommendations are very welcome!

Jen – ClothesEncounters

Jen is really cool. That just made me sound very uncool, didn’t it? It’s true though, she’s a proper bad-ass but in the sweetest, prettiest form they come. Her style is full of juxtapositions and contrasts, she mixes patterns, styles and thrift store items but always looks like a Urban Outfitters model. Her editing and music is also really on point and I look forward to watching her videos which are uploaded roughly every 3 to 4 days.

Lily – Lily Melrose

 Lily’s style is best described as a potpourri of british design. She shops at the high street and yet manages to own all of her looks. She isn’t afraid of trying things out of her comfort zone and so you will both find her in pastel colored doll style coats, as well as biker boots and torn flannels. I think out of the bunch she is the quirkiest and most relatable to me.

Wendy – Wendy’s Lookbook

If you only watch one video out of all here mentioned, let it be this one! Just look at that editing and creativity! Wendy and her ‘Mystery Man’ produce really nice pairing episodes and style advice, always with a chic and elegant appearance. She gives great tips on buying second hand designer items online and explains everything very well and easy to understand. Her voice has a really calming effect on me and she seems like a lovely person.

Mel & Steph – The Fashion Citizen

How I wish I could tag along on one of their shopping trips to Goodwill! I don’t know how they do it but they always find a-ma-zing pieces for under 5$ that they style with other items and suddenly they look like they’re wearing thousand of dollars worth of clothing. Mel has a more romantic, refined style whereas Steph is great to look for if you’re more on the grungy, edgy side of style. Go, Arizona!

Tara – Tar Mar

How gorgeous is this young lady? She’s recently been undergoing a bit of a change in style and I’m absolutely digging it. It’s a bit more daring yet still super wearable, think pastel pink latex skirts and cream fluffy jumpers. Sounds horrid, but she’s the one to pull it off! She’s a fashion student as well, so I can relate to her busy schedule and admire her for still making such an effort when dressing for uni.

 

Do you know any of these, and let me know: who’s your absolute style inspiration?