What’s better than to hurry home from work in order to get some solid hours at the beach to watch the sunset. So lucky that I live right next to this beautiful scenery. In these pictures I’m wearing my new favorite piece for this summer, it is from H&M and was on sale. I love how there are still so many great pieces left to find on sale. I have been going crazy lately shopping on sale online, for my trip to Marrakech. So I will do a summer sale post next week, so make sure to check back for that.
It is no secret that shopping on a tight budget confined to the sales racks is not as fun as splurging on the newly arrived items with a price tag that says twice as much. However, that’s just how realty is sometimes. But that does not mean you can’t look like a million bucks even though your outfit is on a budget. So today I’ve decided to create a little Tips Thursday. On how to make the clothes, already laying in your closet collecting dust, gain new life, or how to moderate those less exiting sales items just hanging there under that huge red sign screaming 50% off.
1 Change those plastic buttons on your blazer with gold or silver buttons The first tip I will give you I read on a DIY post on Pinterest a while back ago, and it is just so smart and simple. Your barely worn blazer, it fits you perfectly but is just not giving of that chic and sophisticated look you see on other people. It might even look cheap – maybe because it actually was. An easy first step is to remove the blazers buttons (probably black plastic) and change them with some proper buttons in a gold or silver color. That will give you blazer a much more exclusive look.
2 Remember to always iron out those wrinkles Such an easy thing to do (even though I must admit, this is something I do too rarely… well, because I can be really lazy). However, by simply ironing out those wrinkles in your shirt, t-shirt or whatever, your clothes will soon look a lot more expensive. (If you are a lazy head to, hang your shirt by the shower, the damp will even out those wrinkles in no time! Huh, a tip in a tip, I’m on fire today)
3 Always make sure your shoes look clean and polished I cannot state enough how important this one is! Dirty shoes and then especially heels, that look dirty or broken does not look expensive AT ALL! Obviously after a night out in your favorite pair of heels, they will get smudgy and sticky. It is so easy to polish your shoes, just remember to buy one of those shoe polisher the next time your at the store (plus they are super cheap, so it’s a win win). If you went a little more crazy on the dance floor, and chipped up the heel, a shoemaker will fix this for you within no time and this isn’t expensive either. So make sure to polish up those shoes, there are no excuses left – trust me, I always look for one.
4 Change the belt on your coat Usually when you buy a coat, either if it is a big fluffy winter coat or a super sleek trench coat for spring, they usually come with a belt. More often than not, these belts will just be simple in the same fabric as the coat, with a cheap looking plastic buckle. By simply changing the belt to a cooler leather belt, with a sturdier metal buckle, you will change the whole look of your coat.
5 Steer clear of overly trendy pieces This one can actually be more of a challenge, if you love indulging in the latest trends, but will actually get you a long way if you are on a tight budget. The reason for this is because if you spend your tight budget on something that is just so right for this season, the chances are that it might not work for you the next season. So then you might end up only wearing it a couple of times. By focusing your purchasing on more classic items that you can use season after season will give you so much more value for you money.
Hope you guys enjoyed my little Tip Thursday and comment if you have any other great tips on what you do to give your clothes new life.
This weekend I ran away to Oslo, to catch up with family and friends. It almost felt like a little mini-vacation, even though I had (and still are having) the most annoying cold. However, I got to enjoy Oslo to the fullest. I have been soaking up some sun, eating amazing food, drinking some good wine and long silly conversations with some of my best friends. It is so nice to be able to go away for the weekend, to have some time off and not to worry about anything other than deciding on what to eat for breakfast.
So as you might have noticed from some of my previous posts, I love Copenhagen. It is such a beautiful and vibrant city, with so much to offer. So if you are doing a city summer, I will highly recommend a little trip to Copenhagen. So here are some affordable activities to do in Copenhagen, so that you can save your pocket money for other things … like shopping maybe? Comment if you would like a City Guide on affordable shopping in Copenhagen as well. So here are my six recommendations for your time in Copenhagen, let me know what you think.
Copenhagen Fashion Festival Copenhagen Fashion Week is just around the corner, which is an exciting time for anyone interested in fashion. However, unless your name in on the guest lists, much of what you see from fashion week will be from behind your computer screen. That is why Copenhagen Fashion Week started this great platform called Copenhagen Fashion Festival for the fashion hungry consumer who wants to be part of the Danish fashion week. This is a festival that is open to everyone, where you will find more than 200 events, including fashion exhibitions, street parties, mini-concerts, competitions, trend shows and shopping events with great discounts. So I will highly recommend being a part of the festivities that are from the 10th to the 14th of August. Read more about the festival her.
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Papirøen (translation: Paper Island) As the food lover that I am, this place has with no doubt become on of my favorite places in Copenhagen. This place is street food heaven. The Paper Island is located near Nyhavn and Christianshavn and is right by the canal with the most fantastic view. It is a huge warehouse space that is filled with food stalls, food trucks and containers with different street food from all around the world. My personal favorite is the Thai food. So come here, buy some food, grab a lawn chair and just enjoy life. Find out more here.
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Amager Strand (translation: Amager Beach) Spending your summer in Copenhagen, and the sun is shining this is where you want to spend your day. I feel so lucky to live right next to this place. Just a 10-minute metro ride from the city center and you will find yourself at the most beautiful beach, which seems just to go on forever. Such a beautiful place, with white sand, clear water, and my personal favorite: they sell amazing ice cream there. During the summer, there is also being hosted different beach parties here, that are so much fun. Where they play live music, food trucks serving you all sorts of exciting food, drinks & rosé wine as far as the eye can see, and happy people dancing far into the night.
Find the next beach part here.
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Go Boat If you love to be on the water, this will be perfect for you. Gather your best friends, pack a delicious picnic and head out for the canals of Copenhagen. GoBoat it’s a Company that allows you to rent a boat, suitable for up to eight people, to explore the canals of Copenhagen, (note, you drive the boat yourselves). The price is based on how many hours you rent it, and is quite cheap if you are many people. I’m going out with some friends in the end of July to try a Goboat for the first time, I’m so excited. However, if you want a cheaper version of exploring the canals, there are these tourist boats you can go on, that will guide you through the canals, though it is a lot more touristy than the Goboats. Check out the Go Boats here, or this one for the cheaper version.
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Frederiksberg Have (translation: Frederiksberg Gardens) If you are in the need of a little bit of magic, this is the place for you. The Frederiksberg Garden is one of the largest and most attractive green spaces in Copenhagen and is breathtaking. It is just the most romantic landscape, and you feel like you just entered a fairytale world. The garden is filled with winding paths, small canals, the most incredible trees, plants and a large variety of birds. Do yourself a favor, and save some time in your busy schedule for a quite and relaxing walk through the garden. (It is located right next to Copenhagen Zoo) You can fin the garden here.
Tivoli A summer guide to Copenhagen would not be complete without mentioning Tivoli. This is though one of the more touristy things to do in this Copenhagen Guide and is a little bit more expensive than the other alternatives. However, it is quite remarkable to have an amusement park in the middle of the city. Here you can experience different rides, suitable for both adults and kids, or just walk through the beautiful scenery of Tivoli’s gardens. At Tivoli there is as well often many different concerts, Pharrell Williams recently performed here. So if you are going to Copenhagen, I would make sure to check out their summer program. Find all the information you need here.
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Hope you enjoyed this guide, on what to do in Copenhagen, during the summer. There are of course so many other exiting things to do in this Amazing city. However, this is some of my top tips for a summer in the city. Leave a comment if you would like to know more about Copenhagen, or other small tips and tricks to the city.
And don’t forget to enjoy this amazing city of mine!