Tips on dressing like a Scandinavian

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Minimal styling - dressing like a Scandinavian - Vancouver Fashion Blogger
Forever 21 coat / H&M knit sweater and ankle boots / AGOLDE jeans / Zara scarf and bag

If your obsessed with Scandinavia like I am. My hunt for a Scandinavian wardrobe has been always on my mind, while keeping my own touch.

My obsession with Scandinavia (mainly Denmark) started when I met my boyfriend who is from Denmark back in 2008. I moved to Denmark with him just a few months after meeting him and fell in love with the country and fashion right away of course. Since then Scandinavia have forever been in my heart and my favourite part of the world.

And little did I know before going there just how big and amazing fashion is there. Till this day I still haven't gotten enough. There are so many amazing fashion houses there and the people are so fashionable. Their style is unique because it is minimal but yet not...if that makes sense.

But anyways, I have learnt a few things about the Scandinavian fashion and how they dress so hopefully I can help you with your wardrobe as well.

1. Quality over quantity. Buying quality is something they all do, it is important to their aesthetic. You will mostly likely see everyone wearing one piece from a Scandinavian house brand as well as more high end designers. Even though fast fashion like H&M is very popular there they are good at mixing it up, styling it with higher end items.

2. Minimal Styling - Danish people are the best at taking crazy outfits and making them look minimal and put together effortlessly. No matter what they are wearing the minimal touch comes through, even if it is full on prints. But it is also true that you will see a lot of black, white, grey and denim (which is basically my wardrobe).

3. Confidence - I think this is another important part of their overall look. Is that they are themselves. They wear what they want unapologetically. Their confidence to pull of crazy outfits and look amazing has always been something I have admired SO much and wish I could do myself.

How to add colour to your look while keeping your personal style

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

Adding colour to your wardrobe - Acne Studios knit - Vancouver Fashion Blogger
Zara blazer / Acne Studios knit / AGOLDE jeans / H&M ankle boots

If any of you are like me, which I know some of you are, then wearing colour is a tricky thing. I tend to mostly wear black, white, grey and denim (lots of denim). So when I do try to wear colour I can't help but feel a little less like me. But I have learnt a few ways to add colour to my wardrobe and still feel like me so I thought I would share.

1. This should be common sense but sometimes it can be forgotten. But when buying a piece that you would normally wear in black might just be something you would wear in a colour. Like if you are a jeans a and t-shirt kind of girl, instead of pulling out the basic white tee, wear a pink one instead, it's on trend and you are still wearing a look you are comfortable in.

2. This is goes with the first one, but wear the colourful pieces with your favourite to go pieces in your wardrobe like you would normally wear these items. Like in this outfit I am wearing, I love pairing this blazer and jeans with black and white but instead this time I pulled out my Acne bright pink knit underneath. It was a look that I would normally wear just with a pop of colour and I think the look turned out amazing. 

3. If wearing a bright coloured top still isn't your thing another great way to add a colour of colour is through your accessories. One of my favourite looks that I see on people is when they wear basic outfits but with a colourful shoe, like sneakers or maybe a full monotone look with a pop of colour in the shoes or bag. 

So now you know, you don't have to wear something that isn't you. But in any case, if you are wanting to add colour to your wardrobe, using these tips and tricks, just playing around and seeing what you like can help get you started.

Why I bought a new winter coat

Saturday, 11 February 2017

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger

new winter sherpa coat -  Forever 21 - sale season - Vancouver Fashion Blogger
Forever 21 sherpa coat / American Apparel fisherman sweater / Topshop trousers / H&M ankle boots

With winter soon coming to an end, most people have there eyes fixed on Spring and ready to get their Spring wardrobes ready. I myself and also thinking of Spring but also with January and February being the Sale season I find it is good to keep a watchful eye on the winter sale pieces. It is during this time of year that you can find great winter styles at amazing prices.

That is where is coat comes in. Forever 21 always has sales but sometimes they have an additional % off sale prices. So when this coat went on sale and it was also an additional 50% off, it would have been stupid of me to leave such a nice coat behind. I picked up this beauty for $24. Can you believe that!?!?!

For me it was also great timing because we ended up getting a lot of snow just after I bought it so it has already got lots of wear. It is a coat that will last a long time in my winter wardrobe as it is a great staple piece to keep me warm that isn't too flashy but still looks super cool.

My skincare favorites

Monday, 30 January 2017

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

At the moment I have completely fell into with taking care of my skin. I know that might sound strange but for me, this is quite exciting.

I never was the kind of girl who paid too much attention to beauty or skincare products. I never felt the desire to use them and I actually treated my skin very poorly. For example, I never use to take my makeup off before bed. I know (I can see everyone cringing right now), it's awful but it's the true. I was way to lazy and just honestly didn't care too much. For the odd times that I did take my makeup off, it was just by washing my face with water and calling it a day.

But recently things have changed. I am not sure what exactly happened or when this urge too take better care of myself happened but I am glad it did. So I have been some products now for a while to take proper take of my skin and have found some ones I am very happy with and keep grabbing. Some of these products are new to my routine but I am loving each one. So let's dig in to it and see what products I am using and why.

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop
First we have this shower gel that I just picked up from The Body Shop but I already know it is going to be a long term favourite. Just the smell alone makes me want to pour it in my water, it is just amazing. I have always really liked The Body Shop products and I think they make some of the best smelling products out there. So I went on a bit of a haul too long ago, since it had been WAY to long since I had been and I now have this new passion for my skin and wanting to find the best products out there. So I highly recommend if you love a yummy smelling body wash.

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Next up is this Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub. This scrub is SO good, I bought this in Sephora back when I was back home on holiday in September. I had been wanting a facial scrub for a long time and I stumbled across this and just thought it sounded great so I gave it a try.

I am the type of person who like a harsh scrub, otherwise I feel like it isn't really doing the job properly. Maybe this is just because of how my skin is but I really like to have that gritty feeling. This walnut scrub definitely has that and my face always feels as if it's a baby's bottom after using it. My skin tends to feel very dry in the winter, especially in certain places like my face and hands so I feel like I need a good exfoliator to get rid of dry, dead skin and replace it with new more hydrated skin.

I think this scrub has helped me achieve exactly what I wanted with a facial scrub, so 100% approved by me.

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop
Going back to The Body Shop. This product has been a life long favourite and smelling it just brings me back to my younger years and just that alone is worth having this product in my life and I know that you know what I mean by that. We all have products like that.

For me this is the most amazing smell, it really doesn't get better. And not only does this smell amazing, it feels so good on. This is the Satsuma body butter and when I put it on it just soaks right in to my skin. You don't get any of that oily feeling that is just lying on your skin, which you don't want. So I highly recommend any of the body butter's from The Body Shop, especially if you are looking for good products that aren't too expensive.

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop
So I recently made an online purchase from Sephora, as I tend to do. And when you order online with Sephora you can get SO many free sample of products too try (seriously love Sephora shopping online).

*Side note - If you are going to shop anything from Sephora I highly suggest making your purchase online, so much more free products to try and test. Then if you find something you really like, then you can buy it and you don't pay for shipping after $50 which is super easy to do. Seriously, this is my tip to you.*

*Side note #2 - They should really pay me for this.*

Anyways, moving on, back to the product. Yes, when I made that purchase one of the free samples I got was this Estēe Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye complex. Now I have only been able to use it this week so far but I can definitely see myself purchasing this product once this sample is done (which will take a while, you only need so little). I have never had an eye serum, cream or gel that has felt so nice. It soaks in and makes my under eyes feel so soft. And with my age I am excited to see what it can do. We will have to keep using it longer to see better results but so far I love it!!

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop
Last but certainly not least. This product is the one I am MOST excited about. It is the product that I was taking about my on my Instagram stories where I gave a little sneak peek. Not only had I been wanting to try this product for a while but this brand has been on the top of my list of beauty and skincare brands to try, so I was SOOOO happy to finally buy this and receive it in my most recent package. This brand using all organic, pure ingredients so you know you are getting the best for your skin.

This is the RMS beauty oil. I choose this one right now because I was really looking for something to help hydrate and make my skin feel like it's glowing. This product is suppose to dramatically increase radiance, even skin tone and help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Again I have only used this oil this last week but so far I love everything about it. I am looking forward to see how my skin is after using this product for a long time. I read so many good reviews about this oil so I have no doubt in my mind that this is going to be in my skincare routine for a long time. I love it and am so happy with it!!!

It is more on the expensive side though so it is something to think about if you really want it.

Skincare Favorites - RMS beauty - Estee Lauder - Ole Henriksen - The Body Shop

There you have it. Those are my favourites at the moment and what I am using all the time. I will keep you guys updated on my skincare journey and if I have new favourites and so on. So I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe got inspired to take better care of your skin as well and maybe helped you find a product that you have been looking for. I will leave links below to these products if I can and others that I think would be great as well.