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

20 comments:

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

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    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

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

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  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

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

    xxx
    http://thefashionsky.blogspot.com.es

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

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    1. It always works out as a good rule to use! x

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

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

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  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
    www.wh4reever.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your long sleeved tee, perfect colours!

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  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 :)

    Rui,
    http://inthepursuitofsomethingnew.blogspot.com/

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