Hello Weekend!

by Elsa Termenon on March 2, 2012

What are your plans for the weekend? I am so excited for the weekend to finally be here as we’re having a friend visiting all the way from Jordan in the Middle East. We haven’t seen him in two years (since our wedding in Sweden) so we are thrilled to finally get together and spend a whole weekend together here in Philly. Depending on the weather we’ll make our plans but we’re thinking about going to our favorite flea market and escape the city for a bit on Sunday… I have waited for this so long, going to flea markets is the best sign of spring for me!

This photo is from Apartment Therapy and it’s from someone’s vacation home in Kenya. Wouldn’t you just love to have a place like? I could really see myself on those cushions with a book lounging in shade of the afternoon heat for hours… You can always dream, right?

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What I wore in 2011

by Elsa Termenon on February 29, 2012

The other day I realized how I had completely forgotten to do a post on my favorite outfits from 2011, like I did here for 2010. I guess in all my nausea and morning sickness back in December/January it just slipped my mind! Now we’re well into the new year but I thought I’d do this post anyway just to look back at last year and the looks I loved the most. Going through all of these photos made me even more anxious for spring to come – I’m so ready for colorful dresses and bare legs in sandals!

I’m curious to know what you guys think, which one is your favorite (counting the photo above as #1 and so on, let me know your fave ; ) I think my own favorite is #12, the last one of the bunch, because that vintage paisley dress is just so me!

Photo # 1-8, 10 & 12 by Natxo Termenon. Photo # 9 & 11 by Jonas Lindström

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Vintage navajo poncho

by Elsa Termenon on February 26, 2012

Earlier today after a nice brunch and a walk in the sunshine we passed a vintage store I’ve never seen before and almost immediately I found this vintage navajo poncho. I love the color combination, it can really make any simple outfit so much more boholicious and colorful! Yes this poncho really had my name written all over it and believe me when I say I’m gonna wear it so much this spring, especially with my favorite floppy hat and Frye boots just like I did here.

Did you all had a nice weekend? I know I haven’t been posting that much but I’m blaming it on this bump I’m growing – I’m seriously sleeping 12 hrs per night plus having naps in the afternoons, crazy I know! So this weekend has been a lot about resting and relaxing plus going for a great dinner and a concert with the The Philadelphia Orchestra that left me with goosebumps for days after.

I’m in week 19 now and I seriously need to reorganize my wardrobe and put away the 80% I can’t wear anyway now…

I’m obsessed with my new orange red lipstick (Heatwave by Nars) it’s the perfect shade and texture.

I’m Wearing:

Navajo poncho – Vintage

Sweater – Forever 21

Floppy hat – Vintage

Sunnies – Prada

Jeans – GAP

Boots – Frye

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Crazy about denim overalls?

by Elsa Termenon on February 24, 2012

I think that overalls are something you either love or hate, there’s nothing in between. I happen to love them, but they are super tricky to wear, I’m the first one to admit that. I prefer the ones that are fitted over those more baggy ones. I think the fitted ones are easier to wear because they don’t take over your look completely… they don’t wear you, if you understand what I mean. I will always love an overall look that are flirting with the 70′s – a fitted overall with wide legs, wooden high heels, a simple white T-Shirt and a floppy hat! It’s a perfect spring/summer look!

What’s you opinion about overalls? Are they for kids and construction workers alone? Would you wear one and if so – how would you wear it? 

See the rest of this outfit with my Vintage Lee Denim Overall here.

Images: 1,2,5,10 from Hanneli 9 from Apartment Therapy (other photo sources unknown)

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A Creativity Boost

by Elsa Termenon on February 22, 2012

Since my morning sickness stopped around a month ago I’ve seen myself turn into a force of creativity. As some of you know I’m working on completing my first novel right now and my writing pace is usually slow but steady… until now. It feels like the pregnancy has just pushed a button and I’m now getting more work done than ever before. Even now when I’ve been a little sick I’ve probably written more than three times what I normally do in a day! If I could stay pregnant forever who knows what I’d accomplish? And not only do I get more work done, I feel happier with what I have accomplished because I have more ideas and more flow! I’m so happy because if I keep this pace up I’ll finish the first draft before my due date. Yes, it would almost be like a delivery before the actual delivery because this book surely feels like my little baby.

Image from here.

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Sunshine and Bloody Marys

by Elsa Termenon on February 20, 2012

This weekend I ignored the fact that I had a really bad cold and we actually had a pretty nice time enjoying the spring like weather in Philly! I think my list has really done me well, I’ve done almost all of the points on it and this February has been really good so far! In the first photo you can see my new super bright red lipstick that I got on Saturday (Heatwave from Nars) – it does really add a pop of color to my pale face and generally just make me happy. Ah… the simple things in life….

I’m becoming a (virgin) Bloody Mary connoisseur these days (cravings!!) and this weekend I had at least three of them at different places… The one at Silk City Diner came closest to perfection.

We’re having Twin Peaks marathons like every night nowadays… it’s been a few years since I saw it so it’s so great to watch it all over again! Along with some pizza it’s exactly what I was up for this weekend.

Today I’m still trying to fight off that cold with ginger tea and fruit salads but it’s quite ok anyway.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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This is the 5th post out of the 30 Posts Challenge. To be honest I forgot a bit about this challenge but now I’m back on track again… For those new to this it’s bascially 30 headlines on the themes fashion, style and my wardrobe and I’m doing the best that I can to create posts under each headline. Click the link above to see all of the headlines in the challenge.

This post I’ve thought a lot about and finally come to the conclusion that I don’t think I own anything that I haven’t worn at least once. Hypothetically I could have a bunch of things laying around unused because often I do see some vintage treasures that I just know I need to have… but I’m not sure when I’ll be able to use it. Maybe it’s too extravagant.. too weird (but in a fun way) or too delicate. But no… it was quite a pleasant surprise to realize that I do use all of my clothes and shoes and if I don’t I usually end up selling it. 

I guess I’m not as attached to the items in my wardrobe as I thought myself to be. Also, there’s limited space and why keep things that are never used, anyway? Do you keep things you never wear (and probably never will wear) or do you get rid of it like me?

Photo by Jonas Lindström, see more of this outfit here.

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Black and white

by Elsa Termenon on February 15, 2012

Last time in New York I found this knitted sweater dress at Reiss and instantly fell for it. It doesn’t happen that often with something black/white because you all know I’m all for colors generally. However, I still found it fun in it’s own way with a kind of 80′s feel to it.

Sweater dresses are so perfect because you throw on a pair of tights or leggings and boots and you’re ready to go, perfect in the winter too when regular dresses might be too cold. Right now, getting into week 17 of my pregnancy I also love these kind of knitted dresses and long sweaters since they’re bump friendly! I will still be able to wear this one for a while…

The bump seems to be growing bigger every day… and as it grows my wardrobe slowly shrinks!

But who cares really? 

The polish is O.P.I in the shade “Dim Sum Plum”. It looks neon pink but in reality is way more purple… Shades are vintage

White leather moccasin boots are my old buddies from Urban Outfitters. I love that the weather finally allows me to wear them! 

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Have a sweet day!

by Elsa Termenon on February 14, 2012

I just want to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day today! I hope you have a beautiful day however you spend it, may it be with your best friends, family or your love.

I never used to care much for this day, but here in the US I have the feeling that people take it way more seriously than elsewhere… I don’t know if that’s true. Anyway, I think it’s a sweet reminder of everything that is good in your life… of all the love around you! Because really, all you need is love!

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Sporty Stuff

by Elsa Termenon on February 12, 2012

This week I finally got myself some new sneakers for the gym since my old Nikes were ready for retirement. These Nike Free Run 2.0 are lightweight and just so comfortable that the choice was pretty easy. I had the 5.0 model for the last three years and they’ve served me so well. I also got myself some other sporty stuff, mostly for relaxing at home or for going to/from the gym and I can say it was well needed!

I rarely buy myself these kind of clothes, simply because I’d rather spend on vintage dresses and high heeled shoes… But then when I end up wearing the same navy blue hoodie (stolen from the hubby) and grey sweatpants for breakfast or for running over to the gym I just feel that I really could use some color! So color I went for!

The striped orange/cream long sleeved T-shirt and the grey hoodie are both from GAP.

Tie dye blue hoodie from The Balance Collection by marika.

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