remember those days
Do you remember those days when you could wear this outdoors without freezing to death? Well those days where 6 months ago. As for right now, I'm doing nothing else but wishing that the summer to come will be hot and sunny! Santa, that's all I wish for christmas!
prototype with viktoria modesta
This video is really great and the artist Viktoria Modesta is so cool. Just watch! Right now I'm at the
office/studio with Fredrik Wannerstedt and editing pictures! Hope you guys have a great thursday!
So yummy, who would think salmon and sundried tomatoes would go that good together?! My dinner tonight!
2 years, time pass fast
// An outfit from 2 years ago... time pass by so fast! Anyway, that day 2 years ago I was wearinng: Sweater - Lager 157 // Jacket - H&M //
// Pants - Monki // Shoes - Nelly.com // Glasses - H&M // Earrings - Pilgrim/H&M // Rings - Glitter/ gift //
It's crazy how fast time pass by, cant believe its 2 years ago these pictures were taken, if feels like last winter/spring! Anyhow, I'm gonna go look for christmas gifts today after work, and later I'm going to the gym. I finally feel healthy enough to workout!
Could kill for this homemade chocolate now... you'll find recipe here! (It's vegan, gluten free etc too!). Anyway, today I'm going away for dinner, and I'm having salmon. It was a few weeks since I ate it last time! Still eating mostly vegan food but I'm having fish and dairy a little now and then!
At Konstfack yesterday, I had a really fun night. Went home around 3 o clock in the morning! Good music, cheap beer and wine, old and new faces, happy people and a lot of dancing which I love! Tonight I'm going away for dinner at Rebecca's place with her friend Natasha. I hope your Lucia and weekend was just as good as mine! Kisses!
Bought these amazing shoes for the even more amazing price, 250 sek, original price is 800 sek! I'm the master on sales yeah. These shoes are from TopShop, I'll wear them even if it's not summer haha.... Tonight I'm attending an event with friends and classmates at Telefonplan here in Stockholm. I bet it's going to be a great evening, just smiley faces, no tears! (If someone shed any tears tonight it's tears of happiness)
Last winter in the Alps. No snow in sight here in Stockholm, nor in Växjö, I guess. I'll be spending the christmas holidays together with my family and my brother's girlfriend in Växjö. Just 5 peeps and a cat cuddling up together at christmas eve, eating a lot of homemade food and candy, opening gifts and just celebrate another christmas together that we've been blessed with. I'm trying to figure out what gifts to give them all. I want to give them something they can have fun with, need or want. 1,5 more weeks to think, think good Ellen!
perfect curls, selfie warning
@stylebyellen on instagram
Sometimes when you really succeed to make the best curls ever, you just have to credit your hair with its own mirror-selfie. So I did, I almost never make selfies like this anymore... I just feel embarrassed posting these pictures. But yet, I never think any less of people I follow on instagram that post selfies from time to time. Anyway, maybe I should stop give a shit of what people may or may not think and just do (believe me I do that too often, like it just get-back-to-me-in-a-painful-hurtful often way). Perhaps that's the key to live a joyful, long, happily ever after life? Well, in that case.... my new rule to live by, starting now! Oh I have so much I want to do now that I couldn't do before, and thats because I don't care what others will think anymore, hehe excited!
I don't really know what this is. But I do know that I have a pair of pants on my head and that this photo was taken a few days ago. Those pants are by the way really nice, from Monki and really comfy! Don't they look beautiful? I promise you to show you an outfit with them on soon, and nooo they will not be on my head!
Oh, how lovely wouldn't this be right know?! It's my name-day today in Sweden, Anna,
one of my two middle names! Celebrating that with some chocolate, yäääs indeed!
I am trying some new hair products. I have no idea if these are good or not. I just went into a store and grabbed something that looked good, hahaha so tactical! Anyway, if any of you have tried Sachajuan products, please tell me your thoughts! I didn't start until 11 today so I went up early to go to the gym, still sore from yesterday but I went anyway. I am gonna take this gym thing serious now!
vegan lentil stew
Made a vegan lentil stew today, I improvised the whole thing and it ended up so yummy. I'll write down the recipe in this post for you guys later today! Now I need to eat this yummy stew and rest, I went to the gym earlier today and now I'm so tired!
(Finally got up from bed)
1 clove of garlic
500 g of finely crushed tomatoes
500 g of finely crushed tomatoes
3 dl red lentils
1 dl Oatly IMAT fraiche
1 dl Oatly IMAT fraiche
Chop the onion, grate the carrots and the garlic. Fry the onion, carrots and garlic with oil and curry (after taste) in a pot. Add the crushed tomatoes. Also add salt, black pepper, dried basil and cayenne pepper after taste. Let it simmer for a while with lid. Add the lentils, and water if necessary. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, with lid, or until the lentils has softened. Finally add the Oatly iMAT Fraiche, vegan creme fraiche, as an option, add a dab on the plate instead, picture above.
Bought this lovely moisturiser in New York, for 26 dollar (roughly 200 sek) and here you have to pay 500 sek... anyway, I love this facial lotion, my skin feels so nice and smooth after using it. I use it both day and night and my skin feels really balanced after 2 weeks use. I'm usually both oily and dry, especially during the winter, so this is just perfect for my skin right now! Do you have any skin care favorites? (I still have my love for Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference, but sometimes it's just nice to try something new, and when you're in the US you really have the chance to try expensive stuff)
I'm invited to a dinner party at Johanna's house tonight, it's one of the girls I got to know in NYC! It's going to be so much fun seeing her again! However, I bought some new clothes from Monki today, hehe, my favorite store! At the moment I'm getting ready for the dinner and soon I'll be heading to the liquor store, feels weird being able to buy liquor legally again haha!
hotel night view
The view from the hotel I lived in with my family the last week in New York, pretty beautiful view from a hotel room right? Anyway, I'm at my internship in Stockholm at the moment editing pictures. Just took a 10 minuets long break to make this blogpost for you guys. After work I'm going to the gym, yes I got my first gym membership yesterday! Yeeeyh haha, and after that I'm going to some sort of event with my friend Kamilja and some friends to her!
These days when the sun never show, I truly miss the blue sky of New York!
no burger no more
A hamburger I ate togeather with Therese in New York, somewhere in Brooklyn.
I'm actually going vegan, kinda, I'm eating plant based food with a few exceptions from times to times. Those exceptions will only be fish and dairy, not meat. And an exception could be when I'm at a restaurant or invited to a friend for dinner etc, I don't want to have a difficult lifestyle, you know, I still want it to be easy, just making better choices for myself! Today I'm making my own butter, and yes it's vegan, I'll tell you the recipe if it's worth telling!
Pics from the High Line in New York, it's a old railway made into a park. Really cool idea and a fun park to walk through!
right now in sthlm
Pictures from last time I visited Stockholm, and now I'm gonna live with that babe above!
So I'm finally in Stockholm. It's going to be nice to get some routines back now after 2 weeks of just doing anything I want! So I'm about to go and buy some groceries and then I'll probably just chill. I am so tired, and I gotta get up early tomorrow for my new internship at Fredrik Wannerstedt's studio, and he has a photoshoot tomorrow. Dennis, who I know from Växjö, will be there too, nice to see a friendly face!
i am the lussekatt master
I'm moving to Stockholm tomorrow morning so mom, dad and I decided to celebrate first Advent today instead of tomorrow. So I baked saffron buns together with mom! Or, she made the dough and I the buns! I look really concentrated in the pictures... gotta get it right! Well, I'm taking some of these awesome Lussekatter with me to you Rebecca so that we can cuddle up tomorrow with candles and blankets in your apartment!
central park ice skating
Haha, omg.. none of the ice skaters could actually skate.. I'm serious, I'm like 10 times better than the best one in the rink that day, so hilarious to watch haha!
It looks chilly, right? Well it was, but I mean.. the leaves hasn't fallen off the trees yet!!! The end of November and you could still get these beautiful views of Manhattan and Central Park with a lot of colors! In Sweden it's grey and boring outside.. I hate this time of the year. So glad I'm born in May, because spring is my favorite season of the year, together with summer of course. (My favorite holiday is Midsummer, yes it beats Christmas! But Christmas is just right behind). The last day of my Juice Detox, I'm feeling light, energetic and a little cold, but that's to be expected!
The base ingredients in my green juice: cucumber, celery, kale and spinach. I added lime and cilantro today. If you like sweet juices, such as apple, orange and so on, this is not for you. Even I find it a little hard to drink. But a detox should be fun not a pain. You could still have this as a base, just add one apple, orange or kiwi, coconut water is great too. Remember, it's supposed to be fun! Eventually you'll learn to drink non sweet juices. An easier way to learn to appreciate green juices is to cut down on the fruits, like apple, orange, kiwi, pear etc, for each juice you'll drink! However, I'm feeling fantastic, nor am I hungry. I just miss to chew my food though haha... one thing you have to remember when the detox is over, eat small portions and chew well, otherwise your stomach will hurt. Let your tummy get used to the food again, skip fast food, meat and dairy for a few days! Or maybe, we should skip it forever? Or at least cut down on it ;). But don't forget that it's supposed to be fun!
a brooklyn view
So cold that day, and I look really happy about that right? haha.. anyway, this is a view from Brooklyn close to the Brooklyn Bridge, pretty beautiful! I'm halfway through my juice detox today. I just feel a little hungry between the juices, otherwise I'm great! Well I'm still tired though, but that's must be because of the jet lag.
I updated my OS X Mavericks to Yosemite yesterday... AND I hate it! Don't do it folks.
air max 90
I succeeded to buy one pair of Air Max before I traveled home from New York. I paid 110 dollars for these, which is approximately 820 sek, in Sweden you have to pay 1400 sek ($190) for the exact same pair. Happy girl here! However, it's the second day of my juice detox and I'm feeling great. I started the day with a cup of green tea and a glass of citron water. After that I'm just drinking homemade juices, 2L a day, and of course a lot of water and tea when I feel like it! The first 3 days I'm making juices of both fruits and vegetables, they always end up in a green color anyway haha! The two last days I'll be drinking green juices, which means no fruit. Basically it's made of cucumber, spinach, kale and celery, I'll add some ginger and other non sweet vegetables too, I do like variation! Oh and I'm using a juice extractor to make my juices!
top of the rocks
Top of the Rocks, the most beautiful view you could get of Manhattan! Slept to 15:30 today, and I DON'T understand how that happened... I set my alarm for 10:00.... anyway, I'm juice detoxing this week, 5 days to cleanse my system from all the junk I got in New York. Someones who's with me? And yes I'll give you my yummiest recipes!
Brooklyn Bridge a few days ago. I'm back in Sweden now, feeling down and really jetlag.
on the tram
A few pictures from the Roosevelt Island tram we took the other day. We went to a Broadway show yesterday called Pippin, I thought it was fantastic, funny and entertaining throughout the whole show! Today we're going to Williamsburg so that I can show my family where I lived.
My brother and I on Roosevelt Island. It's still really cold outside, but today's gonna be a little warmer, yey! The missions of today: Brooklyn Bridge, Top of The Rock, MoMA and maybe Broadway. I don't want to travel home on Saturday, love this city so much!
Yesterday at Grand Central station. Omg, it's freaking freezing outside, I hate the cold. Today we're walking the highline and then I'm leaving my family to go and do a intervju/retouch test. It takes about 3 hours... wish me luck guys, cross your fingers and all that shit! I really want to nail it!