So I spent Midsommar in Sweden with my best friend Linda and I have to say, Sweden kicks some serious butt. The people are tall and beautiful, not to mention well dressed, and the scenery is unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled to. In addition to the traditional Midsommar feast I was able to enjoy with her family, which included lots of herring and schnapps, I also managed to arrive just in time for the summer sales both in Sweden and in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between Spirit Store, Tiger of Sweden, Acne, and Birger Christensen both my brain and wallet nearly imploded. Actually, I think they did. I’m pictured in front of one of the largest walls of candy I’ve ever seen wearing an Acne blazer, T by Alexander Wang sweater, Diesel jeans, and my much battered and beloved Theyskens’ Theory boots.
PS The first and last photos were taken on the train that crosses the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, which is worth googling as it’s one of the most beautiful train rides in the world.
Speaking of outerwear for this fall that is way, way, way out of my price range, take a look at these poncho/cape jackets from Alexander Wang(above) and Rag & Bone(below). Somehow they manage to look both effortless and completely glamorous and edgy at the same time. Think of how easy it would be to just throw one of these over a whatever kind of outfit and BAM you’ve got something sophisticated and sexy. I also really love how the ponchos combine textures and materials to create something more unique than a jacket. If only they weren’t all 1000+… Outerwear this fall kind of expects you to not have any money to spend on what goes on underneath, sheesh. But naked+Alexander Wang poncho jacket? I’d do it.