Holiday in Prague

So I finally got my long vacation, but the last week leading up to it was basically torture, we had so much to do at work and because I was going away for four weeks I needed to make sure I was up to date on everything. I love my job, but not my workplace, so I need to adress that at some point. Vacation is a great time to ponder over life!

I had one week at home, and I´ll give you updates on that in a later post (and I promise I will try and update the blog more regurlarly! It is one of those things I enjoy doing, and have decided to do more) – but I wanted to tell you about the first trip I did during this summer vacation.

Continue reading

A walk on the old side and a start on my capsule wardrobe

Having the Teenage Mutant Ninja at home (he´s actually sleeping on my living-room floor on a mattress) not only improves my diet and exercise habits, I also am forced to be a little bit social…

Today, Sunday we decided to take the bus down to the Old Town (Gamla Stan) to watch the tourists and also have a look in the Science Fiction Book Store.

Continue reading

Die schönen blauen…

You remember my color palette?

Färgkarta

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!

Continue reading

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)

Bild 2017-05-14 kl. 14.00

 

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).

Färgkarta

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.

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading