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Category Archive: fashion

the five minute fix || home office

By Marlene | Published: 1. December 2016
spruced-5minutenloesung-homeoffice-look1 A couple of months ago I got a sweet email from someone who’d bought my book. Here’s some of what it said: „If you ever write a follow-up to Stilvoll, it would be great to include some tips for working from home. I’m always looking for an alternative to jogging pants, yoga wear and pajamas.“ As it’s currently taking me months to answers emails, [...]

five of the best || fisherman’s cap

By Marlene | Published: 3. November 2016
spruced-charlottekraska-fishermanscap I own a good dozen scarves in a variety of greys, at least five pairs of black gloves and way too many coats. But I wear the same hat every winter, the inevitable beanie from Cos. There’s nothing wrong with it, and yet I’m thinking the same thing that I think every year around this time: It’d be nice to wear something a little more interesting. Like [...]

my style || anja

By Marlene | Published: 31. October 2016
spruced-mystyle-anjatimme-1 This blog is effectively nothing but an excuse to ask women that I admire about their style. One such woman is Anja Timme. I’ve wanted to interview her ever since we first met last year, when I very impolitely kept staring at her bamboo handbag: a crescent-shaped Japanese picnic basket that I was afraid would be vintage – it is, more about which later –, [...]

dressing danishly

By Marlene | Published: 26. October 2016
spruced-skagen-mirandawatkins-1 I took Arlo to see my mum and dad at their summerhouse in Denmark this August and got to spend a day by myself in Copenhagen (thank you, grandparents!). Copenhagen at least once a year – I wonder if I could convince my GP to write me a prescription. A visit to the city feels like going on a retreat to me. It’s instantly relaxing to walk through town, even [...]

post card from la maddalena

By Marlene | Published: 24. October 2016
spruced-lamaddalena1 „Just one more week. Then we can relax a little. Then things will calm down a bit. Then we can talk about something other than who can work how much when and how we’re going to organise ourselves around Arlo. The to-do list will get shorter, the calls to the handymen become less frequent, the frozen pizza diet will finally end. Then we won’t have to wash [...]