Sorry for the delay in outfit posts but I guess I'm still recovering from travelling, NYFW, my birthday and all the chaos that every September brings into my life. Here is another look from probably my busiest day in Stockholm. I woke up at the crack of dawn for a busy day that would have me visit a multitude of sites. Since comfort was key I wore sandals and since I knew I’d be heading to an amusement park before the day was over I wore some fun graphic pants I picked up earlier in the week at Swedish high street chain Monki. Although I mixed a variety of prints I stayed in the black, white and tan category to prevent looking overwhelming. I popped the monochromatic palette with a bright red scarf.
Strappy Gladiator Sandals – Delman
Graphic Ikat Pants – Monki
Striped Sweater – Forever 21
Houndstooth Pony Pouchette – Rebecca Minkoff
Chain Necklace – DIY
Tortoise Sunglasses – Isaac Mizrahi
Leather Jacket – Jodi Arnold
I started off at the Vasa museum - to see the world’s oldest / best preserved war ship. It was apparently built in the 1600s and sunk within 20 minutes of it’s maiden voyage. It was only recently recovered in the 1900s and after many years to preserve the ship the museum opened it’s doors in 1990. Seeing it up close evoked fantasies of what life would be like in a war time seafaring nation.
Headed next to Skansen – Sweden in miniature with traditional buildings and farmsteads brought together from all over the county complete with wild animals native to Sweden. There are guides present dressed in traditional costumes who were actively participating in ancient traditions from dying/spinning wool to using a loom to create fabric.
One of the historical allotment huts I saw made me realize perhaps NYC apartments are not so tiny afterall.
After being steeped in tradition, I was brought back to modern times by the sounds of steel at Gröna Lund. Although I can easily get motion sick I couldn’t resist a chance to ride the swings and float over the Baltic Sea while catching some of the best views of Stockholm available.