The weight of the world on my shoulders

I’m already on my second cup of coffee which I usually never drink but today it’s absolutely nesaccary. With only 8 hours of interrupted sleep and a nap where I couldn’t even snooze off for two minutes, it’s safe to say I’m very tired. My body is so stiff and I feel this heavy weight on my shoulders. Probably a mix of stress, too little sleep and in much need of a long massage.

Having a 7 month baby is so much more work then what it was four months ago. I love every minute spent with my son, but I feel like I’m running on my last battery here. When and how I will be able to recharge will only be shown in the future. For now I wanted to share my outfit pictures I took the other day.


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Abaya: Norwegen Designer // Pants: Bik Bok // Top: Vero Moda // Hijab: Modanisa // Shoes: Store in Miami

Elizabeth

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One finally attempt

So I finally finished a skirt I started on making a while back. The only thing was that I made it too thigh and i was hard to move in it. Now I finally fixed it with the help from a YouTuber. She gave me the brilliant idea to make a slit in the back and sew in a triangle piece of fabric. I had some complications with the execution which made it way too frustrating to sit down and sew. I took a beat and came back to the project, but whenever I did my sewing machine would pull down the fabric and tangle it all up, making holes in it. When I noticed my machine wasn’t willing to work with my, I hand stitched the fabric but this wasn’t the optimal solution. I finally sat down yesterday for one final attempt. And to my surprise, it worked! With a new needle in the machine and a lot of patience, I finally finished it.

My machine: Husqvarna VIKING H|CLASS
Fairly simple to maneuver when you get the hang of it. I recently also looked in the manual which, to my surprise, was a huge help. I found out that I could actually do an overlook seem with the machine. It’s nothing like an actually overlook machine but it does the job, with a much nicer finish than before.

 

Elizabeth

Spring cleaning

Every year I start my spring with a closet cleaning. I’ve had an urge to do this the last couple of days and today I finally found the time. While the little one was sleeping, I could at last go and clean out my closet. I found clothes I knew I would never wear again, clothes that were worn out and had done their dead, and clothes that I’ve bought but never really worn, outside my own home of course. I’m sure I’ve still got things I know I’ll never wear but just don’t have the heart to throw away just yet.

It’s like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders. Now I also have an excuse to go shopping again, cause some of the things I threw out I do need again just in a bigger size. Tomorrow I will continue on with the rest of the house, but that’s more washing and scrubbing cabinets and floors. Wish me luck!

Elizabeth

 

Grey on grey

Today time ran away from me and before I knew it I had to make my way to work. Planning on posting before I left was a bit ambitious, since time never is on my side. Seems like we don’t have enough of it. But before I left I managed to shoot a couple of outfit pictures. Tried a turban style today which I have been in love with lately. Let me know if you’d like a tutorial on that style.

Shoes: Bianco | Dress: Cubus | Tights: Vero Moda

Pullover: Vero Moda | Watch: Nelly

Scarf: Nelly | Lipstick: IsaDora

Elizabeth

Casual

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Today I had a very chill and casual day out doing some errands and spending quality time with my mum. I wanted my outfit to have the same casual feel so I paired a nice flannel shirt with and oversized sweater and some boyfriend jeans.

Jeans – H&M
Sweater – Bik Bok
Shirt – Carlings (link)
Shoes – Converse (link)

Elizabeth

A trip down memorylane

I was on my way home from the grocery store today when I began to think.. I was at the exact same place I went with my mum every Saturday from the age 10 till I became 14, if not 15 years old. We had these Saturday shopping trips where we drove to the next ‘big’ mall. We would window shop, or try out lots of clothes, where I ended up finding something and begged “pretty, pretty please” to my mum till she agreed to pay for the item(s) or loan me the money. After some hours of shopping we would sit down and have coffee, cake and lunch. I remembered that I always asked if I could have a sip of my mothers coffee from an early age. I would tell her my verdict and she’d agree. The last hour went to food shopping before we drove home.


That little memory made me think about all the other things that happened that never where planned. Because let’s be real, those are the happenings that are most exited and the ones you remember.

It’s funny how you’re life avowals & I can’t wait to find out what my life has planned for the next years to come.

Elizabeth

Packing it in

I know I still have a couple of days left till I’m off to Florida, but those who know me know that I can’t wait to pack my suitcase and get going. I often start 2 weeks beforehand. Thinking about what I would like to take with me, planning outfits, buying the last clothing or beauty articles. This time though, I must say I’ve made myself proud. My suitcase is already packed with half of it empty. I always pack too much and since I know that it’s going to be cheep in America, I’m sure that my suitcase will fill itself up along the holiday.

Since I’m only in Miami for 1 week I’ve packed light. I’ve Limited myself to 1 shorts, 2 skirts, 4 tops, and 2 long pants and sweaters for the rest of the days in Berlin when I get back.

Now I’m off to shoot a packing video, but first a sneak pick of what I’m taking. Stay tuned on YouTube for my video, MylifElizabeth

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Elizabeth