Die schönen blauen…

You remember my color palette?


Here it is. As I´m taking the next step towards planning my wardrobe according to the vivienne-files I´m checking out my wardrobe as it is today. I´m not going to throw anything out right away, if I like it and its in line with the scheme – it´s staying. That goes for a lot of my dresses, and even a few dresses that are outside the box. Simply, I will not have to buy any new dresses for a while!

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Colour me purple

So I have been spending an obscene amount of time on this site the viviennefiles, checking out colors and starting from scratch with a capsule wardrobe.

I am not much of a basic dresser so when I get down to planning a wardrobe it strikes me as pretty boring, but practical of course, to have a wardrobe filled with crew necked t-shirts and basic trousers. Not me at all.

But then I saw this page in the American Issue of InStyle (March 2017)

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And realized that I can stick with my color-scheme without being boring.

Because my color-scheme is a no-brainer. BLACK, NAVY, all kinds of striking blues and a little bit of reds (maybe pink?) and a splash of purple. And some clear white to wash all that down:) Click and you´ll see (I hope, I have tried to find a way to make a pic of this but not succeeded).


Style gurus

Whenever I am trying to find inspiration for my style I google, and like everyone else I also check out pinterest. But when it comes to style for women 50+, I have to say there isn´t much out there. At least not if you are a curvy lady, like myself. The curvy girls seem to loose their confidence once they hit the big Day. I am desperately looking for a style guru.

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Spring is here! (well, on it´s way I think)

IMG_0182We have had a long wait here in Scandinavia for Spring to arrive, but last weekend it exploded, people threw their jackets, and I´m sure a lot of them had to take sick-leave last week…

But, as it often is over here, the cold and the snow came back for a few days, and just like in a storybook my son used to love when he was a kid, the north wind and the gentle south wind have been fighting a battle this last week and weekend. But we have signs of Spring! Just look at those adorable first Spring flowers!

Personally I spent this weekend with a new blog-friend and OMG OMG OMG…

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The hair-rising news!

You know how I´ve been fighting a never-ending hair-war? Well, I´m happy to report I´m pretty pleased with my new hair-do!

It´s not vintage, or ver y long but it brings out my natural curls and waves and works with the frizz instead of against it. I think that´s the way to go… Continue reading



When my mother was moved to a nursing-home because her Alzheimer could no longer be treated at home, my bother and I had to clean out our parents flat. My father passed away in 1994 and my mother had saved everything since then. Of course she had had cleaning-help during her illness, but it was not their job to throw away stuff. So my brother and I spent a good three weeks cleaning and throwing and selling…

That is when I first got introduced to the concept of death-cleaning, which has become a bit of a trend in my own age-group (and beyond). So what does it mean? Well, it doesn’t have to imply that you will kick the bucket anytime soon! It just means you will not leave to your loved ones to clean out the house from crap when you are gone, and let me tell you, it will only make them remember you in a better way!

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