Tag: basics

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted on the blog. I’ve been active on social media but to be completely honest with you: I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with SFFTE. What direction I want to take with my blog, […]

GETTING READY FOR FALL

GETTING READY FOR FALL

No better feeling than the feeling of endless opportunities. And that is exactly how the start of a new season feels to me. I’m not one of the people who is desperately clinging to Summer by going out bare legged while the leaves are falling […]

CLOSET CLEAN OUT UPDATE

CLOSET CLEAN OUT UPDATE

So here’s the deal: I’ve been cleaning out my closet like my life depended on it (read all about it here), I kid you not. But then my life happened, lots of cool collabs happened and with the blink of an eye my carefully sorted wardrobe was filled with a whole bunch of great – but quite unnecessary – items. Not really a problem, I fully admit that I really enjoy this huge perk of being a blogger, but it doesn’t really do much for your tidy plans.

So now what? What I did learn from this experience is that I’m much better at Winter clothes than I am at Summer clothes. My leathers, heavy knits and chunky sweaters are sorted (for the next 10 years, that is), but I’m totally lacking on Summer clothes. To be honest, I look quite the same every single year as soon as the temperatures are going up: ripped, baggy, denim shorts, a loose tee or cotton/linen shirt and either sneakers, ankle boots or sandals. Easy-peasy. But last year I somehow got more and more into dresses and I have to admit that I’m gravitating towards dresses in stores even stronger this year (shocker!). So I made up my mind about what I like – and allow myself to – add to the wardrobe this summer, which is:

  • A white Summer dress, one of those items that I think looks totally amazing on everyone, but I don’t own.
  • Sandals. I’ve been on the hunt for nice, slightly chunky, but not too bulky, sandals for years, but I never seem to find the right pair. I’ve been spending quite some Summers on my Birks now, totally fine, but I want something slightly more stylish.
  • A bikini. Ugh.
  • A lower pair of block heels.
  • Denim shorts, last year’s faves have gotten too big, time for a replacement.
  • Tops. I need tops that can worn during summer: like camisoles, (printed?) blouses, flowy shirt..

Besides that there’s some items I think my wardrobe ‘needs’, like a replacement for my black skinnies, black/grey/white tees, the perfect striped top, classic pumps and a black structured blazer. Looks like I’ll always be on the hunt for the perfect basics, so I don’t necessarily need them now, I’ll focus on some pieces that will be a great addition to what I already have, which makes it easier for me to though out the things that I won’t be wearing that much anymore. Ah and those kicks? Also new. But plain, classic, Nike Cortez sneakers are always a good idea.. Full look will follow soon.

Sneakers – Nike Cortez via Sarenza

 

DO AS THE FRENCH DO

DO AS THE FRENCH DO

Honestly, when I started this no-shopping-month experiment a little while ago I expected it to be 1. much harder and 2. something that would bring me in a state of sartorial stress to the max. Both couldn’t be less true. In fact, it has been […]

PERFECT WARDROBE COMING TO LIFE

PERFECT WARDROBE COMING TO LIFE

Now that I’m taking this entire month to reorganise and rethink my wardrobe (read all about that here), I find myself focusing on basics even more than I already did. I’m using this month to find out what are my absolute go-to pieces, items I […]

STACKABLE DISCOUNT

STACKABLE DISCOUNT

Shopbop items
– Shop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – 

March might be a no-buy month for me, but that doesn’t mean I can’t provide you with some shopping inspiration along the way, right? ;) And also, since I’m using this entire month to clean out my closet properly (not just a quick clean out, I’m trying to be critical about every single item that’s in my closet. Does it make me happy? Will I wear it a lot? Is this item a great addition to my wardrobe? Inspired by the 5 Piece French Wardrobe principle after my no buy month I’m going to check if there are basics in my wardrobe that need to be replaced or added.

Shopping for basics can be more difficult than one might think. At least, if you’re as picky as I am. I’m one of those people that keeps wearing her basics over and over again – I just don’t get bored of a good basic very quickly – which means the quality has to be great. I’ll write an article about my favourite basics later on. I’m willing to spend a bit more on great basics if that means they will ast longer, so when hunting for basics I usually end up buying at Shopbop. A few times a year Shophop has their big stackable sale – outside of the usual sale season – that allows you to shop more for less. Sounds good right? This year’s Tiered Sale on Shopbop has kicked in yesterday, which means stacking sale (the more you spend, the higher the discount, find the conditions here), I’ve laid my eyes on that nude 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix bag, it’s gorgeous. But hey, no shopping for me. I’ll manage ;) All you need to do to get the discount it to add discount code BIGEVENT16 at check out. Offer ends on March 5th, 12pm PT:

– You get a 15% off when you spend over $250
– 20% off when you spend over $500
– and even 25% off when you spend more than ¢1.000

OUTFIT: 290515

OUTFIT: 290515

      Ph. Shirley   All of my most basic and most comfy items thrown together in one outfit. Nothing special, but something I certainly feel totally at ease in. So I’m curious: what is your go to outfit, that somehow works on those […]

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Src: Carolinesmode, COTTDS, Stockholmstreetstyle Confession: during the holidays I have a slight obsession with other people’s way of managing to pack their suitcases. Like almost every other woman out there, I always tend to pack wayyy too much, which leads to last minute dropping some […]