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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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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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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Messy hair and other hair-rising stories

I was going to post more regularly about my style, that was my plan. But as plans often do, that fell flat to the ground after a visit to the hairdresser…

I have been going to the same hairdresser for 30 years, she is like an old friend, but now and again I have been unfaithful. Why? Simply because I´ve wanted to change my style or because I have wanted someone else to give me a new input on my hairstyle.

Because of my change of style this time around I decided to be unfaithful again. So I researched carefully, because there is nothing worse than having your hair ruined. It grows back, but it takes ages!!! I haven’t been in many hairdressing-salons in the last 30 years, so I didn’t know which one was supposed to be the best these days, but after careful consideration I booked the one with the best reviews on several sites and decided it would be worth the money.

I would perhaps expect a fashionable salon to have that discreet air of sophistication about it, you know, but there was very little of that. It was extremely noisy, my hairdresser was late and the customers had to wait around in a small, dark space next to the staff-room. The staff was friendly, but it became clear to me that no matter what I said I would get a cut from the salons “fall collection”. Which is probably why the senior stylist spent an hour trying to tame my naturally curly and wavy hair into straight submission. Straight hair is obviously the Thing. Unfortunately my hair does´t do straight. Nor submission.

I am not going to show you pictures. The day after my hair was a total mess. It cost twice what my usual hairdresser charges and the only thing I was pleased with was the color. That was really good! Not that jet black is that hard to do…

Well, guess that was my last attempt for a while to try something new in the hair-area. But I do still need a great new style, lets see if I can muster the courage to try again anytime soon:)