I’ve always wondered how people live without a nice good old backpack. We absolutely can’t. Even though we sometimes think it’s about time to leave them behind, we go back to them looking for comfort, practicality and that casual vibe that we love. When travelling we always ask for those three attributes, so backpacks are a must. Besides, they make you look younger. It’s a fact. (My birthday was last week, so I’m quite sensitive about aging lately, sorry ;)
But we care about design, obviously. We love beautiful accessories, even backpacks. And well, who doesn’t know these cute square bags? They are all over the place now. You can blame hipsters… or you can just admit that they are pretty cool (the two adjectives we were fishing for!), because they are. Did you know they were originally design in 1978 for Swedish school children? Those Scandinavians are always so trendy… And did you know that Fjäll Raven has other collections of day packs that are equally awesome? We have chosen our favourites (those Autumn colours!) and put together a little selection for you on the picture above. They also have a fantastic tote, which I can imagine would be wonderful for mummies who travel and even a day pack that doubles as a chair!!!! How amazing is that? After spending six hours last Sunday standing in a terrible German train (thanks, railway strike!) I can see how convenient that could be.
We already have our look for our Autumn adventures: boyfriend jeans, white sneakers, a cashmere sweater and one of these backpacks. Which one would you choose?
PS: This post was sponsored by Fjäll Raven. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that make The slow pace possible.
Did you see this post yesterday? After taking some pictures of that bag, we thought: how come we never speak about Hakei on the blog when it’s one of our favourite brands? So today we want to share with you their new Autumn looks! And please do notice the bags!!! Continue reading
Well, this post should have been called P. needs it, I already have it. A couple of years ago I bought a beautiful Burberry trench with leather details that became immediately my favourite piece. I wear it basically everyday in Autumn. It’s one of the first things I’d save if there was a fire in my house. That’s how much I love it. Lately, we have been looking for a trench that suits P. This is our selection:
1. The classic Burberry trench, of course. It’s obviously an investment, but it’s worth every cent. It’s timeless, it enhaces every silhouette and makes you look like a million dollar. Even if you wear it with jeans and Converse.
2. This light trench could be another option. It has a minimalistic vibe that makes it really cool. The light color is really nice too.
3. P’s favourite. We saw it the other day in a store in Hamburg and it triggered the search of the perfect trench. We both know this is the one she wants, but let’s keep looking…
4. A flowy trenchcoat. Zara always offers its take on trends and classics. This version seems to be borrowed from the boys and has camouflage lining.
5. This relaxed, casual little number would be perfect for everyday working looks.
But again, I know she wants number 3. Which one is your favourite?
Quick afternoon post to stop for a minute and admire the gorgeous dresses Chloé presented recently at Paris Fashion Week. More images after the jump!
We love hats, but we almost never wear them. We told you before: we are lazy dressers. Plus I’m a bit paranoic and I’m always thinking that my hat will fly away as soon as I go out the door. Wind is always an issue here. Very convenient for sustainable energy strategies, but really annoying for fashionable ones. Anyway, since I’m determined to make an effort this season and step out of my confort zone I’ve been browsing the Internet looking for the perfect hat to dress up my Autumn looks. I will blue-tack it to my head if necessary. See? I’m determined. These are the candidates:
1. This hat reminds me of young Sissi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria. I used to love those films when I was a child. I always wanted to look like Romy Schneider. The beautiful montains in Bayern, crispy air, rosy cheeks and gorgeous little hats. Pretty expensive, though.
2. Since I’m all for monochromatic looks this season, this hat could be a key basic piece to upgrade my looks. Besides, it has an Italian ganster vibe, don’t you think?
3. The investment piece. This is a classic. It can’t get better than that.
4. I find this color very flattering and it could be the perfect twist for an all black outfit, no? A little bit floppy, it has a nice 70’s feeling to it.
5. This beauty could be my favourite. I saw it in a magazine and I can’t stop thinking about it.
6. Zara is always a good place to look for affordable fashionable accessories. This navy hat is really pretty and looks way more expensive than it is.
Which one is your favourite? Do you wear hats? If you live in a cold country like us beanies don’t count. They are not a fashion matter, they are essential for survival!
Emerson Fry has been on our radar for a couple of years. They make wearable, beautiful collections that create by themselves the perfect wardrobe for the working woman. And let me emphasize the word woman. Their pieces are timeless, elegant and they claim to have the best USA quality. The cuts and the subtle details make their looks perfectly polished. Here you have our favorite looks, if you’d like to see… Continue reading
I’m just back from Italy. That means I’m rethinking my wardrobe. Should I wear more heels? More glittery accessories? Do I need a pair of Hogans? Are my boyfriend jeans my worst enemy? Should I make pencil skirts my uniform? I don’t know, everytime I visit Italy I want to be girlier, I want to dress up every day and Sofía Loren becomes my style icon. But then I go back to my normal life, see images like these and I remember that I am a casual style / flat shoes / messy hair kind of woman. Besides, now that I’ve discovered this brand, AYR, I’m thinking that the feminine Italian style can wait a little longer. Maybe until I turn 40? Continue reading
When you are a lazy dresser like we are and your main priority is comfort, cross body bags are a must. While we love a nice tote bag, this season we are looking for the best cross body bag to run errands and travel in style. It has to be light, compact, pretty (obviously) and has to fit our camera. Here are a few options, from the most expensive brands to the most affordable high street labels.
1. This is our favorite. It has a vintage vibe, inner and outer pockets and it’s made in Italy.
2. Her name is Lily and it’s cute, isn’t it? The golden details make it classic and the deep green color is the epitome of Autumn.
3. And talking about color… this bag would look amazing with a monochromatic look. All black, all chocolate, all navy, all white, all burgundy… The possibilities are endless! Quite an investment piece, though.
4. The smallest of the list, but we love the brogue and fringe detailing to the front flap. A back to school bag!
5. Finally, the modern classic. Maybe too casual, but maybe the most appropriate for us?
This year I’m really looking forward to Autumn. I want to feel the crispy air and I want to finally master the layering techniques. That’s what Autumn is about, no? Oh, Autumn fashion… isn’t it the best? The famous layering, the colours, the textures… and this season I’m liking Zara! What? Yes! I find a little bit difficult to find nice pieces at Zara. On magazines, blogs and ads everything looks fine but then I don’t find those pieces in the shops. And if I find them, they just don’t look as… polished. Is it just me? Anyway, their Pre-fall collection rocks! Here you have some images, if you’d like to see…