A Good Day

Blogging is balancing between living a normal life and creating interesting content.

In a way I want to entertain you with funny and relevant posts and make you want to come back again. But on the other hand I want to give more of myself to this blog, than someone else. I want the secret recipe to my blog being my humanity – the irreplaceable me. So do I write about my dirty socks or about the new way to apply makeup?

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I got plenty of dirty socks. In the Summer I take up my pastel colored ankle socks and walk around proudly thinking that I’m super colorful in my otherwise black clothes. Too bad you can see all the dirt in those socks almost instantly, and I never have the patience to not check out the day’s dust catch: this is how many steps I got to pace in this life today.

If I wrote about my life in a diary-kinda-way, there would be a lot of  the same things, my every day life.
The morning starts by hitting the snooze button and curling up to my man. He always has the energy to smile and say the things, that carry me on. Sometimes I wake up bravely to make some coffee, smile at my reflection and start A Good Day. But other times I stay in bed. I keep sleeping, and there’s a chance I don’t wake up properly for the entire day. I forget to put on socks and there’s a girl staring at me in the mirror, that just wants to write poems about life – the real life behind the screen, where the dishes are left dirty in the sink and the eye lashes stay on the drawer.

I work just like anybody else, I eat lunch and I stare out the window. My lunch isn’t any prettier than the neighbor’s – not in my stomach anyway. My work isn’t better – sometimes the tasks get done with a blink of an eye and sometimes I have to chase them like fruit flies after buying organic fruits home. The workaholic in me isn’t satisfied until at the very finish line. Then it’s a relief to close my laptop and relax on a sofa. But sometimes it’s hard to leave work, when you feel like you never left your home at the first place. Every now and then I have ran out of all my powers, but I have an entry ban to the sofa in my head.

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It would be nice, if everything was nice. On A Good Day I take a photo of my beautiful dinner and say cheers to my Thursday – I am Charlotta after all and there is nothing I can’t do. But other times I crash on the bed on top of the clean laundry, that are waiting to get folded. They never get folded by themselves, but sometimes, just sometimes, they seem to disappear to the closet in a perfect order – if you just have patience to fall asleep and wake up to another tomorrow.

I’ve never liked mathematics, but the probabilities to a Good Day are pretty good then.
And as to the new way to apply makeup – forget about it. Use makeup brushes and a beautyblender.

white t-shirt – Esprit

jeans – gina tricot (Zadaa second hand app)

sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger
watch – Polar M400

lipstick – Kiko Milano Creamy Lipstick in 116

 

What KonMari taught me about style

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denim dress outfit

denim dress style

denim dress style

I’m the one to always hate hyped-up things. I usually get so annoyed of the hype, I end up ignoring the subject and later I find out that I missed out – big time.

That was the case with the famous KonMari as well. Until this year, when I finally  did some research on the matter and actually decluttered the whole apartment with my boyfriend.

Before going into the title, I want to say something about this famous book and the KonMari method: KonMari isn’t about minimalism. I had this vision of an empty room with only a few things in it. That all of a sudden I have to throw everything away and that’s the thing here: throwing things away. It’s actually the other way around: you should keep the things you like, the things you love at your home. You should gather the things you enjoy and show some respect to them. Sure you have to throw away a bunch of stuff away as well, but only things, that you don’t need or want to keep.
And throwing away useless stuff really makes you think. It makes you think of your spending habits and it really shows you, what things you truly enjoy. One of the big areas that we went through were our wardrobes. That was a huge deal to me. I learned a lot about my style and the kind of clothes I like to wear. Here are my style tips.

What Marie Kondo taught me about style

  • Buying your own clothes is super important. Since I’m the youngest sister of four, I always got the old garments. I rarely shopped for clothes and I think that’s why it took me a long time to find my own taste. I threw away most of the ‘old clothes’.
  •  Life is too short for feeling nothing more than comfortable in your outfit! There were some uncomfortable clothing in my closet, that I never wore. Too tight, too small or just a cheap fabric. I threw away those bastards, that made me itch by just thinking of them.  Also: comfortable doesn’t mean dull or unfashionable.
  • You don’t need all the ‘Must have’ clothing items. You only need clothes, that you like and personally enjoy. Of course there are some of the classics you probably do really, really need, but it’s always up to you. You got this!
  • You should buy clothes, not color. I wear a lot of black and sometimes I feel bad about it and buy something colorful – only to never wear it. It’s better to buy clothes, that you’re gonna like to wear, even if it means it’s mostly black. You’re probably gonna find a way to bring some color to your outfit anyway – if you like. For me it’s usually a bright lipstick, colorful eye makeup or a scarf. On these photos I’m wearing light blue eye shadow (and that denim shirt is colorful for me).

After going through my clothes using the KonMari method I’ve actually bought some new things, that have instantly become one of my favorites. So I also ended up becoming a better shopper! Nowadays when I’m buying new clothes I always make sure the fabric is of good quality, that I actually love the item and I think of all the other clothes I could pair it with.

denim dress
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On these photos I’m wearing two new things that made it through the sifter: an oversized denim shirt and simple black leggings from gina tricot. Apparently the store acts only in Europe, so I found similar shirts for you like this  and this  (boohoo*).

Have you read KonMari? What do you think of this outfit?

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