May is the busiest month on our calendar every year. What with anniversaries, birthdays, the end of the school year, school recitals, school field trips, visitors from abroad etc…it is non stop here. I’m just coming up for air after an amazing weekend of catching up, eating and drinking with Simon – our friend from University, who now lives in Stockholm.
We had a very late night on Thursday talking and drinking good wine, and then we were off out for dinner on Friday. The kids and I hung out in front of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday afternoon, streaming it live via SVT.se, the Swedish tv channel. This made it even more fun and Eurocentric listening to the Swedish translation:) I found it all as surreal as ever, but I loved the drama – and in the end the right diva won! For all you American readers who have no idea what I am talking about the Eurovision Song Contest is the annual competition that rocketed ABBA to fame in 1974. Here’s Conchita, this year’s winner from Austria, a drag queen with more diva in her than Celine Dion.
Before Simon arrived I had another hair cut and went even shorter – thanks to Chadd I am now sporting a magnificent undercut. I LOVE it.
Jeans – Zara TRF (old) // Shoes – Avarcas Pons // Top – Mango
On Friday morning we headed out shopping and I treated myself to a couple of NARS lip pencils – Yu and Cruella.
The color of both is so intense and bold and I feel really feminine wearing them with such short hair.
Dress – ASOS (currently on sale) // Sneakers – Adidas Samoas // Glasses – Oliver Peoples Wacks // Handbag – Marks and Spencer (on sale)
Then Friday night it was off to Abattoir again where Simon proposed to Karin a couple of years ago now!
Dress – Marks and Spencer (old – similar here) // Shoes – Nine West
Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the US and my fabulous kids presented me with great handmade cards. This one from Poppy made me grin especially – there is no greater compliment she could have paid me than describing me as ‘odd’ and ‘risky’…
Today I’m off to watch her recital so decided to wear a dress again. I started off with the canvas Newburys.
However, with the jacket I decided the grey nubuck pair coordinated better – not much in it to be fair…
Dress – River Island // Boots – Rag and Bone Newbury boots // Jacket – Marks and Spencer
Finally – shhh it’s a secret – but we’re having a surprise disco for Poppy this weekend for her 8th birthday!! Here’s an idea I stole from Pinterest – all her friends will be VIPS!