December 4th, 2010
I've been wanting to do some outdoor outfit photos for a while, but with this freezing weather (last time I've checked it was -16 degrees Celsius), I think I'd basically turn into an icicle if I even attempted that. So, indoor photos will have to do, but I really hope I'll be able to take some outside soon. If only the temperature would go down (or up?) to around 0 degrees, I think I should manage...
Thank you all for all your sweet comments in my last post. I hope you are all enjoying your weekends. I'm trying to catch up on sleep this weekend since I was so busy during the weekend and really got too little of it!Cardigan from Sonia Rykiel pour H&M, vintage skirt and the tights are from Gina Tricot.
September 11th, 2010
It's been much too long, again, I know. I'd planned on posting at the beginning of this week, but then I caught the flu so the hiatus became even longer than I'd anticipated. Oh well.
I'm going to share some pictures with you that we took a week or so ago when my boyfriend and I went to walk around in Neve Zedek, an old neighborhood in Tel Aviv one evening. It has a bit of a European atmosphere, I think, and felt nice and romantic. I'd never been there before, and I really liked seeing the old houses and narrow streets. It is very different from the architecture elsewhere in Tel Aviv which is very modern, worn down and dare I say quite ugly.
While we were there I also spotted a little shop that seemed to be filled with antique or antique like treasures. Unfortunately it was closed, but I was standing there staring through the shop window for at least ten minutes, so I simply need to get back there one day that it's open.
July 18th, 2010
I've been wearing my new playsuit (that almost looks like a short dress at first glance!) nearly every other day since I got it around a week ago and on Saturday when my boyfriend and I went for a little walk I had him take some pictures of me wearing it. As you can see, I've also had my hair cut. I'm not sure if I like it yet since the hairdresser I went to cut it about five cm shorter than what I asked for (something that has never happened to me before - I always find myself needing to tell my hairdresser to cut my hair a little more) and I'm a little annoyed with that. I had wanted my hair to be cut in the same length as it was last year
at this time of the year
, but there is nothing to do about it now. In a few months it'll be a bit longer and by then I'll beyond doubt be used to it.
Now I'm off to make myself a cup of tea for the umpteenth time today. I've caught an unpleasant cold that my boyfriend had last week. I don't mild colds so much, but when one has to cope with one in sticky hot weather it is near torture.Playsuit from Dahlia, horse shoe shoes from Topshop.
July 10th, 2010
my improved wardrobe
I guess it's actually much too late to start sorting out my summer wardrobe in July, but I've never had the need to do any seasonal wardrobe cleanses before, and I didn't imagine that this summer would be any different. I've always been able to wear all my clothes (aside from heavy winter coats, mittens, scarves and such) at any time throughout the year just by putting them together a little differently: switching thicker tights for thin ones, and occasionally not wearing tights at all, or wearing thin cardigans over blouses or dresses instead of thick wool cardigans or sweaters (that's Norwegian weather for you).
These past weeks I've come to the realization that putting away my thicker and darker skirts, dresses and cardigans would give me a better overview of my dressing choices, and there is really no point letting clothes that will be too warm to wear in Israel for the next few months take up valuable closet space, is there?
I tidied these away:Half a dozen skirts, half a dozen dresses and some tops and cardigans that are too warm for this weather.
To make more space for:Floaty, lightweight dresses and some colorful onessummery skirts, blouses and tops.
I feel more inspired looking at my closet after this little clean-up, and hopefully this feeling will stay on even if I still think colder weather allows more dressing choices.
I want to thank all of you who commented in my last post for all your encouraging words and suggestions. I'm going to try and go ahead with the ideas that I first have in mind for my post and blog more frequently even if it seems like quite a challenge at times.
July 3rd, 2010
I am such a lousy blogger - I know. I keep wanting to post more, but my inspiration seems to be going through a downfall at the moment and that is really bothering me. I also keep thinking "Oh, this would be nice to post about!", but, then it doesn't seem like worth posting about a little while later. After re-reading these couple of sentences, I realized I've kind of made this sound like a blog depression (is that even possible?). A bit silly maybe, but I suppose what I wanted to put into words is; is there anything you would like to see on my blog, anything that you miss seeing here, or, in other words, do you have any ideas of what I could post about?
Over to something else. Yesterday I went to the Topshop sale and I got this pretty little dress that I was eyeing on the Topshop website a few months ago, and that I've been trying to get on ebay (but it's always been selling for too much), so I was really happy to get it for half price yesterday. The downside, however, is that it has a small foundation (I'm guessing) stain at the neckline and the shop assistant refused to give me a discount because of that (quite ridiculous since in Europe I'd get it in a second). I really hope it'll come off. I love the fact that it has long sleeves as well as being very light weight so that I can protect myself a little from the sun in it.
Lace dress from Topshop, necklace from my grandmother and scarf (worn in hair) from my other grandmother).
June 9th, 2010
These photos are from last weekend when my boyfriend and I went for a walk to the outskirts of this town and ended up in a very nice place with fields, trees and a little forest. We walked around a little bit and got to a little kibbutz as well, which was fun to see. For some reason my boyfriend had never been to this place before, even if he has lived here for years and years and I think that's pretty odd. I think I have this compulsive need to get around, get to know and see every little corner of a place as fast as I can once I get somewhere new. I've been that way ever since I was little, and at the age of 25 it's maybe a little bit childish finding enjoyment in exploring, but I just can't help it.
The dress I am wearing is one that my mother bought for me at a flea market in March. It's vintage and has the cutest little buttons and check pattern. I don't get a chance to wear it much because of the heat, but in the evenings when it's a little cooler, it's just perfect!Vintage dress, hair bow from Glitter and shoes from Topshop
June 5th, 2010
This weekend (yes, tomorrow's a weekday again over here!) I had planned to do so much: clean and tidy the apartment, go jogging and prepare a lecture for monday (I've started giving private English tutoring), but, of course, I managed to catch a small flu and thus didn't have the energy to do any of those things. I get ill a lot in Israel for some reason, despite the fact that I've always had a very good immune system, so I wonder if the change of climate might be to blame. At any rate, it is surely not fun.
What have you all been doing (or will still be doing) this weekend? Blouse from H&M, shorts and shoes from Topshop