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Category Archive: fashion

Hipster jeans – why? And other mainly important questions to ask yourself when you turn 40

By Marlene | Published: 30. July 2019
So of course I tried the FaceApp aging filter the other week (and, yes, I’m aware that the Russian state now probably has access to all of my data. But I immediately deleted the App!) (After I used it) (We’ll get to my grasp of technology later). I found the result more amusing than alarming, because how surprising is it that I will look like a dried [...]
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1 piece, 3 looks || the midi skirt

By Marlene | Published: 8. July 2019
The idea behind the 1 piece, 3 looks series was to get the most out of your wardrobe staples. That’s why quite a few of the pieces you can see here were already featured in part 1 and part 2. I really do wear the heck out of them. But besides a good ensemble cast you also need some principal perfomers. That’s how I try to approach shopping, when I’m [...]

copenhagen city guide

By Marlene | Published: 4. July 2019
When a friend asked me a few weeks ago to share some tips for a weekend in Copenhagen, I thought: I should write down my dozen or so favourites for the blog (and future reference). A dozen quickly turned into around 50. This city makes it easy to keep finding places to love and share. So, here they are – my evergreens and some great new (summer) hits. [...]

my workout (or why the worst time to start a sport might be perfect timing)

By Marlene | Published: 27. June 2019
It was absolutely the wrong day to start working out. My accountant had called the previous day with news that I had to pay back a lot more money for 2017 than I had anticipated. The week before that, someone had unintentionally taken my suitcase instead of theirs from the bus (although I didn’t know it was unintentional at the time and it would take over [...]

3 looks for the playground

By Marlene | Published: 22. June 2019
It might not be the best idea to change the format of a new series for the second ever episode. But! When a reader asked me after the first installment of 1 piece, 3 looks (I can’t find the original comment – apologies!), if I could feature three outfits for the playground that did not involve the usual jeans-and-a-t-shirt combination, I decided to [...]