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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 [...]

basics: the white summer dress

By Marlene | Published: 17. September 2013
Spruced_Basics_WhiteSummerDress1 So I'm sitting here wearing woolen socks, asking myself: how did this happen? It can't possibly be fall already, can it? I was on Majorca only three weeks ago. Fine, four weeks ago. In 33 degree weather! And now it's dark outside at 7pm, I fired up the heating for the first time last night and in the supermarket the crates of strawberrys have been replaced [...]