Sunday, 10 February 2013

I've been shopping #7

Just a little post to show you what I bought in Copenhagen - The shopping over there was brilliant.. particularly If you like a more simple, relaxed kind of style. Lucky for me, I was in heaven and thankfully it was my Birthday a few weeks prior to my trip, which I was kindly given some Danish Krone. My only downside to the Copenhagen shopping experience is there's no middle ground. You either have expensive designer boutiques or high street stores like H&M, Zara and Monki, which goes against my one holiday shopping rule - Don't buy things you can get at home.

The first item I picked up was a pair of Acne jeans. I live in black jeans, pretty much wearing them everyday, so I saw this purchase as a bit of an investment. The pair I chose are the skinny, ankle length cut. They fit me perfectly and have kept their shape so far. I found the sizes came up quite small, so if you're thinking about buying a pair definitely try them on.

Whilst browsing in one of the department stores Illum, I came across this lovely illustration book. I'd say it's comes under the genre of an "adult's colouring book", I fell in love with all the hand drawn doodles and scribbles that fill each page. I love having these types of books around the house, as they always come in handy for inspiration.

I "ummed and ahhhed" over these Whyred boots the duration of my trip. They were a bit of a bargain with 70% of the original price, so it brought the price down to around the same as a pair of boots from Topshop. They have a really cool heal and I look the navy blue suede, they makes a change from my usual black staple boot.

I could have spent hours looking in the book section of Illum finding the perfect housey/lifestyle magazine to bring home. After a good half hour mulling over a good selection I chose Vakre. The magazine has a great Scandinavian aesthetic with a "find something different every time you flick" type of quality.

Last but not least, I bought Matt a little gift. This long sleeved tee is from a really cool store called Norgaard. I love anything stripy with a nautical influence, I think it always looks great for spring summer and the bright orange made it a little more different to anything I had seen at home. I think he likes it!

Do you guys like Scandinavian style? Have you ever been shopping in Copenhagen?
I'd love to know...

Harri xxx


  1. i love that doodle book and those boots are gorgeous! if only i could afford acne jeans :( ox

    1. Thanks Sophie :) Ahh, I know they were a bit of a splurge, the birthday money was a big help though :) x ps. check the sales, I know a lot of stores they go down to 50% off

  2. Oh, these are perfect! Love the shirt. :)

  3. It sounds like you had a lovely trip. I love all of your purchases, the illustration book looks exactly like the type of thing I would pick out :) xx

  4. Love the boots!
    Nice blog dear! Wanna follow each other? :)


  5. super awesome finds! I love your one rule, dont buy things you can get at home! that is a great way to shop!

  6. I never considered Scandinavian style before, but I officially just fell in love with your top. Great finds!!

  7. looks like some good staples. oh er adult colour book

  8. Ahhhh the photos on your blog are so lovely, so glad I found it!
    And I love that striped tee, the red gives it a little twist :)

    Michelle xx

  9. Love your long sleeved tee, perfect colours!

  10. I love this minimalist style. You can't go wrong with a striped shirt and black cords! Hopefully, one day I'll have my own little shopping trip in Copenhagen :)