Sunday, 27 September 2015

color inspo - old facades

Last weekend I went to celebrate my grandfathers 90th birthday. We celebrated with a dinner in Gamla Linköping, and I went via my brothers place in Stockholm and got to hang out there a bit too. I just wanted to shares some photos from Gamla Linköping because I really think this is a place to visit if you ever find yourself in that area.

Walking around here makes me question why we are so scared of using colors in modern facades. There are some really bold colors ad combinations here but they all fit perfectly natural together. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Hair and stuff

I'm the. most. impatient. person in the world when it comes to hair. I want en extreme change every time I go to the hairdresser or I wont be happy and I get bored with a new hairstyle after two months, tops. This means I pretty much always have an idea of what I'm going to do next only within a few days of getting my hair cut or colored. On the other hand, I don't really do that much with my hair on a daily basis, so I can't have a high maintenance do. I haven't really come to any conclusion yet on what is the easiest hairstyle do to have - long or short, bangs or no bangs, red, brown or blond? Right now I'm looking back on these two pictures, one from a year ago, and one from two years ago, and I miss having long hair... And bangs. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Blog makeover - a work in progress

Hello there! Don't recognize yourself in here, do you? Well, the blog is getting a make over, I'm not finished yet, but it's a start. I've been meaning to do this for a while, as you can see I even changed the name to reflect more of what is going on in my life right now. The cat and the hawk is actually referring to my two hobbies - dancing in my Lindy Hop club Swingcats and playing roller derby as Holly Hawkeyes. As it feels like all I do these days (except  for working) is dancing or training I feel the name is an accurate representation on my daily life. I figure it can be a good symbol on contrasting sides of myself, or something like that, too. If you want to be deep. Who knows. It works.

Also I love cats, and birds are just so cool.

Friday, 4 September 2015

my dance shoes

In Herräng, at the Lindy Hop Shop, I splurged. On new, red Saint Savoy shoes. I hand't tried dancing in heels before, but it worked out perfectly. Sure after a couple of hours my feet were a bit sore, but no more than what would have been expected. After five nights of dancing I got a blister. But I loved dancing in these! Will save them for special occasions though. 

When I came back from Herräng I bough a second pair of dancing shoes, a pair of black Ked's. Yes, I know, completely wateful but at least I know that I will use these a lot, since I plan to dance for a long time. These will be my new everyday-dance shoes. I haven't danced with them yet, but they are really comfortable, with more arch support than I expected.  

Oh, and there are my tap shoes too. A gift from my dad this Christmas. They will also be more used now, I've started to practice on my own at home, with youtube-tutorials, so I can surprise my tap teacher/friend A... 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

outfit. the koala-shirt

Recently I have found myself wearing simpler outfits, more shirt and trousers than matchy-matchy dresses and cardigans. It might just be a reaction to all of the girly stuff I was wearing through the summer, or the fact that I for some reason tend to wear more trousers in summer because I prefer wearing cropped trousers and that works better with summer shoes. I don't know, and it doesn't really matter. What matters is that I finally got around to wear this adorable koala-shirt that I bought in London in February. It has been one of those items that I have "saved" and not worn for some reason.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

buh-bye August!

Hello there. So I haven't blogged much in a while again. I've simply had too much to do, for example working on a competition at work that meant a lot of overtime, Roller Derby practice has started again after the summer break and we are painting the house whenever the weather is good. Plus I got hooked on the tv-series Merlin on Netflix, so... But since I'm quite active on Instagram (as @magpie_sunrise) I thought I could make a short summary of the past month thorough a few of the picture I've posted there!

back to work after the summer break

out camping in the mountains with A over weekend
I had saved Season 9 of Doctor Who, and really liked 12!
Gold and animals on our staircase-wall
hydrangeas.... love them
I wore some gifts, Tardis-watch and shellfish-top
Handsome Hugo
My most "liked" picture ever. Breakfast smoothie. Well...
Hugo's hands
Tired feet on a Sunday
Cricket fell in love with a shoe
We'll see if September brings an increase of posts here! I don't want to promise too much because I'm going to travel all weekends but one this month, and then there are still like ten tv-series on Netflix I have to catch up on...