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Category Archive: basics

what i wore this summer

By Marlene | Published: 23. August 2017
Spruced-WhatIWore-Summer-Rodebjer1 The beauty of some dresses only reveals itself after you’ve owned them for a while. Although I should’ve known I would love the Art Dress from RODEBJER from the start, because the same brand makes the caftan that makes me feel like an eccentric art collector with a holiday home in Palm Springs (not a bad thing) and that I’ve gotten more compliments for [...]

basics: the shirt dress

By Marlene | Published: 2. October 2015
Spruced-Rika-AlbaShirt1 Am I really going to admit how many times I hit 'refresh' until this shirt (dress) from Rika was finally – finally! – available in the onlineshop? So many times that I started to wonder if it was really going to be worth it or if I was merely talking myself into loving it. It wouldn’t be the first time I’d gotten set on a piece that ended up being [...]

basics: the black maxi dress

By Marlene | Published: 24. July 2014
Spruced-Basics-BlackMaxiDress1 We booked our summer holiday this week. That would be next year’s summer holiday. I know, I know. Who plans anything that far in advance? Parents that’s who. Which I sometimes still can’t quite believe I am now. But as much as I like the idea of rocking up at the airport with a carry-on and taking the first flight to somewhere sunny, well, I never really [...]

basics: the dressing gown

By Marlene | Published: 12. March 2014
Spruced-Robe-Ikat Ettina only sells her own label at Thone Negrón, with one exception: she stocks a small selection of dressing gowns from Ikat that perfectly mirror the down-to-earth luxury of her own label. It’s just the kind I’d been looking for. Cut in a kimono style, it’s made from Japanese cotton with a lovely circular pattern, is wonderfully light but still heavy [...]