My personal guide to gifts that lasts

Thoughtful Giving: A Guide to Gifts That Last – Contains Adlinks

In a world inundated with fleeting trends and disposable goods, the art of thoughtful giving seems to be fading into the background. We live in an era where a click of a button can get you the latest gadget or fashion item, but what about the gifts that leave a lasting impact, the ones that stand the test of time? In the hustle and bustle of today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s easy to overlook the significance of a well-chosen, enduring gift.

The timeless art of thoughtful giving – my personal guide to selecting gifts that not only reflect your sentiments but also stand as a testament to the enduring bonds we share with our loved ones. In this blog post, I’ll delve into the importance of giving with intention and unveil a curated list of gifts that transcend trends, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come. At least in our family.

So, if you’re tired of the cycle of gift-giving that often ends up forgotten or discarded. Let’s rediscover the joy of giving gifts that last. After all, a thoughtful gift is not just an item; it’s a timeless expression of love and appreciation. I love giving fluffy and cozy things that feels like a hug. So my list always include slippers, blankets, scarfs and so on. Here are som favourites starting at 113kr. Many of the products are on sale right now and if you are like me this could be a great moment to save some money and have all your christmas gift ready under November.

A slow autumn capsule wardrope

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. The changing colors of the leaves, the crisp air, and the cozy feeling of wearing warm clothes and layers are all reasons to love this season. As we transition from summer to autumn, it’s the perfect time to create a slow autumn capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. The idea is to have fewer clothes but more options. When creating a slow autumn capsule wardrobe, it’s important to focus on quality over quantity. Choose pieces that are well-made and will last for years to come both stylewise and in terms of quality.

Start by assessing your current wardrobe. What pieces do you already have that can be worn in the autumn? Look for items like sweaters, jeans, and boots. These are all staples of a slow autumn capsule wardrobe. Next, dont forget to integrate your summer dressers and skirts that are perfect for layering with cozy sweaters and socks. Some people like to make a list of the pieces you have but im more of a visual person so I perfer images or simply looking at my closet.

When or if shopping for new pieces, look for items that are versatile and can be worn in different ways and seasons. For example, a classic trench coat can be dressed up for a night out or worn with jeans and sneakers for a casual weekend look. A cozy sweater can be worn with a skirt, dress, trousers, or leggings.

Finally, don’t forget to incorporate your personal style into your capsule wardrobe. Choose pieces that make you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, the goal of a slow autumn capsule wardrobe is to simplify your life, not to restrict your personal style. Timeless for me might not be the same as for you.

In conclusion, creating a slow autumn capsule wardrobe is a great way to simplify your wardrobe while still looking put together and staying warm. Focus on quality over quantity, choose versatile pieces, and don’t forget to incorporate your personal style. With a little bit of effort, you can create a wardrobe that will last for years to come.

Here are some past autumn/transitional combinations i’ve worn in the past that I could easily wear again this season.

This is my go to essential capsule list

  • black trousers
  • beige trousers
  • grey trousers
  • jeans
  • beige dress
  • black dress
  • beige skirt
  • black skirt
  • beige /brown chunky cardigan
  • black wool/cashmere cardigan
  • beige wool/cashmere sweater
  • trenchcoat
  • waxcoat
  • loafers
  • mary jane/ballerina
  • clogs
  • sneakers
  • grey socks
  • ecru socks
  • tank top
  • longsleeved t-shirt/top

Conscious Fashion: How to Build a Sustainable and timeless Wardrobe

As more and more people become aware of the impact of fast fashion on the environment, the concept of conscious fashion has gained traction. Conscious fashion is all about making mindful choices when it comes to clothing, with a view to reducing waste and minimizing harm to the planet. If you’re looking to build a sustainable and timeless wardrobe, here are some tips to get you started.

Invest in quality pieces. One of the key principles of conscious fashion is to buy quality over quantity. Instead of buying lots of cheap, disposable items, invest in a few high-quality pieces that will last for years. Look for natural materials such as cotton, wool, silk, and linen, as these are more sustainable than synthetic fabrics. When it comes to choosing colors and styles, opt for classic pieces that will stand the test of time, rather than following fleeting trends.

Choose second-hand or vintage clothing. Buying second-hand clothing is a great way to reduce waste and give pre-loved items a new lease of life. Look for thrift stores, consignment shops, or online marketplaces like eBay or Depop. You might be surprised at the gems you can find! Vintage clothing is also a great option, as it tends to be well-made and has a unique style that sets it apart from mass-produced clothing.

Support ethical and sustainable fashion brands. If you do choose to buy new clothing, look for brands that prioritize ethical and sustainable practices. This might mean using organic or recycled materials, paying fair wages to workers, or minimizing their carbon footprint. Do your research and support brands that align with your values.

Take care of your clothes. Proper care is essential if you want your clothing to last. Follow the care instructions on the label, and store your clothes in a way that will keep them in good condition. Repair any damage promptly, rather than throwing items away when they start to show signs of wear and tear.

In conclusion, building a sustainable and timeless wardrobe is all about making mindful choices. By investing in quality, choosing second-hand or vintage clothing, supporting ethical brands, and taking care of your clothes, you can create a wardrobe that is both stylish and sustainable. Remember, every small change makes a difference.

A slow September

September for me is a month of new starts, of organisation, there’s a back to school feeling and always lots to do. The kitchen garden is groaning with all sorts of wonderful produce, not to mention the abundance of sunripe tomatoes. As I hate waste and love the idea of enjoying all the home grown goodies throughout the winter, I am busy making jars of conserved tomatoes and all sorts of sauces and soups for the freezer.  Summer holidays may be over, but there is a sort of excitement in the air and there is a noticeable shift towards autumn. It really feels like a chance to reset and be productive in preparation for winter and celebrations to come. My daughter turned 18 this summer and she just bought a flat and will be moving out in October. A huge change for us as a family and of course very emotional.

Hopefully you’ll find inspiration for a slow and seasonal living in September; Now is the time to collect seeds fom the garden and planting your bulbs for next Spring, I will be planting more Alliums, Tulips, this year in the garden.

I will also contue to work and plan for our new home in Spain, Villa La Romana. We worked so hard this summer trying to get as much done in the short period of summer. we ended up doing most of the work ourself since it was in the middle of vacation time and most companies closes during vacation in Spain. Especially smaller and local contractors. I learned how to plaster, remove tiles and i’m actually very proud of myself for what we accomplished but also that we dared to follow our dream. Even if it scared us.

I will make my best to take the time and ensure that September will a month to enjoy the last of bittersweet indian summerdays. As the days grow gradually shorter and the light shifts ever-so-subtly, the very first hints of briskness in the early-autumn air makes me slow down, reflecting, and contemplating layers for the first time in months as summer turns to fall. 

Have a wonderful month.

with love 


Hållbar och medveten klädvård

I samarbete med Steamery

Att ta hand om sina kläder och textilier så att de håller längre är ett stort steg mot en bättre miljö. Att använda de kläder och saker som vi redan har är alltid det mest hållbara alternativet och något som vi alla kan jobbba på att förbättra. Med några enkla steg kan du göra så att dina plagg och textilier håller längre och ser fräscha ut så att dina favoritplagg blir långlivade och därmed även mer hållbara.

Att tvätta är det som sliter mest på kläderna så jag försöker alltid dra ut så mycket det går på det. Många gånger räcker det att vädra, kanske spraya på lite linnevatten och plagget går att använda igen. Material som ull har en självrengörande egenskap så ull behöver man inte tvätta lika ofta alls vilket är en av många anledningar till att jag älskar ull så mycket. Däremot kan det bli lite nopprigt och se lite slitet ut vilket jag inte gillar alls. En noppbortagare av något slag är därför en väldigt bra investering som gör att plaggen omedelbart ser fräscha ut.

Ett annat tips är att investera i en steamer och anledningarna är många. Ångan i steamern fungerar antibakteriellt så jag steamar alltid ullplagg som jag köpt vintage. Kavajer, tröjor eller kappor är några exempel. Den tar bort skrynklor, ytlig smuts, allergener och ofräscha lukter. Jag har gärna i lite ekologiskt linnevatten i min steamer för ännu fräschare effekt. Ofta är kläder inte direkt smutsiga och mår bättre av att bara fräschas upp, som till exempel en skjorta, kavaj, tröja eller ett par byxor som använts en dag. Eftersom ångan består av 100% vatten är den också skonsamt mot din hud. Bättre för dig, bättre för miljön!

Den bästa steamern jag har provat hittils är denna från Steamery Den är en fusion mellan steamer och strykjärn. Vattenbehållaren är liten men räcker ändå länge. Förut har min stora frustration varit att man måste fylla på vatten hela tiden och att man knappt kan steama ett plagg förrän behållaren är tom. Så är det inte med Steamery’s nya Iron steamer vilket gör att den blivit min absoluta favorit. Jag använder den i princip på allting! Utöver kläder så använder jag den tex även på:

  • soffklädseln för en snabb uppräschning
  • gardiner som sitter uppe
  • sängkläder som ska fotas
  • duken som har vikmärken men redan ligger på bordet

Med rätt klädvård förlänger du klädernas livslängd. Det gör också så att kläderna bibehåller färg och form över längre tid. Klädvård bidrar även till minskad konsumtion.

Iron steamer Sand

Vita soliga sommarklänningar

Soliga och vita sommarklänningar är ett återkommande och kärt tecken på att sommaren närmar sig. Vita klänningar som symboliserar sommaravslutning, bröllop, dop, studenter och andra härliga och somriga tillfällen. Många av mina vita klänningar används flitigt även om det inte är sommar men det är lite extra sköna att bära när värmen kommer.

De långärmade vita klänningen har jag använt året runt med stövlar och tjocka stickade klänningar. Nu bär jag samma klänningar fast med sandaler eller flipflop och kanske till och med har en bikini under.

HM//Second hand//Residus//Ajlajk

Här har jag valt ut några favoriter som finns i butik just nu. Vita klänningar som fungerar lika bra till fest som till vaarags. Lätta att klä upp eller ner.

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