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Mondays are misunderstood. The subway rush hours begin.

Did you remember your travel mug?

I forgot mine on our shoe cabinet, next to the front door, we built it ourselves and had to cut its legs off, to make it fit but it didn’t seem cruel at the time. It was too late when I remembered my travel mug.

I came home that night and reheated that day-old coffee, added a dash of cinnamon to make it loveable again and happily ever after.

I put on my headphones. Play. The Smiths. Simplicity is romantic and refreshing.  I had (have) a very cool friend who once said to me: “I’m probably the biggest person you know that listens to The Smiths”. He was right. I never considered size as a factor regarding “The Smiths” but now it makes perfect sense.

Some make-up will help lessen the burden of a Monday morning too. Add gold. Jewellery over power-suits. Easeful. It is brutally cold and humid and my hot coffee mug is getting cold and lonely, forgotten on the white shoe cabinet next to my black, second-hand doc Martens.

I wonder if people get my opinions about second hand leather every time I see my doc Martens. Probably not. I’ve been kicked out of most vegan groups so I don’t have anyone relevant to ask. Good. I smiled. Plant-based. Heart emoji. Wink.

I escaped from the tube and walked on the frosty sidewalk. Where are all the fairy lights? Do fairies call them just lights?

Do they have human lights? I wonder how those would look like. They’d probably hate Mondays too.

Would I be more loveable again if we added a little cinnamon?

If so, we can watch a movie tonight. One with a great twist ending, that -brilliant as we are, we’ll figure out before the movie ends but say nothing not to spoil it for each other.

I walked into the kitchen but forgot why.

Think. Stop.

Close your eyes and count to one. This is how long forever lasts.


  • Jimmy
    Posted at 11:28h, 03 December Reply

    Gorgeous pics. Menswear suits you.

  • Anniken
    Posted at 11:30h, 03 December Reply

    Those earrings are life! How you manage to mix menswear with dainty jewelry and make it look so desirable is beyond me. I need you to style-coach me.

  • Sandra Vuk
    Posted at 11:32h, 03 December Reply

    Hi Chelf. I was so looking forward to another editorial of yours! Where is this place? Gorgeous pieces!

  • Vasia
    Posted at 11:34h, 03 December Reply

    A camel coat really makes everything look so polished, right? I love the outfit and the jewelry!

      Posted at 21:28h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you vasia!

  • Knut Modersen
    Posted at 11:36h, 03 December Reply

    Metal queen in a suit.

      Posted at 21:26h, 04 December Reply

      hail Knut! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Londoners Eye
    Posted at 11:37h, 03 December Reply

    It’s my birthday today. Nice to wake up to a new post of yours.

      Posted at 21:25h, 04 December Reply

      Happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing day!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 16:12h, 03 December Reply

    I forgot my sons water bottle for school this morning. I remembered when I was in the shower and then had to run it to the school on the way to take my younger one to swim lessons. It’s been a Monday for sure!

      Posted at 21:25h, 04 December Reply

      hahaha, I’m glad it’s over now 🙂

  • Angela Tolsma
    Posted at 20:43h, 03 December Reply

    I can’t count the number of times I have forgotten my to go cup when leaving the house. However a power suit always makes the day better. I’m also the weird one who loves Mondays!

      Posted at 21:24h, 04 December Reply

      My fave girl! I told y’all they are misunderstood.

  • Kates Kreates
    Posted at 22:22h, 03 December Reply

    I love this look – it’s so stylish! Mondays are always manic in my house… glad it’s almost over now!

      Posted at 21:23h, 04 December Reply

      start working from home as a free lancer and all days turn into mondays 😛

  • Neely Moldovan
    Posted at 23:43h, 03 December Reply

    Such agreat look! Also your hair is stunning! So jealous!

      Posted at 21:22h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you! I hate the way my hair looked that day, it was humid and we just went for it, I’m so glad you liked it!

  • April Marquardt
    Posted at 00:34h, 04 December Reply

    This look is absolutely stunning! And can we please talk about how you pull that look off so well!

      Posted at 21:20h, 04 December Reply

      April! Thanks love! Suits suit everyone, what can I say? 😉

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 01:56h, 04 December Reply

    I love this look on you! You look absolutely stunning! I am so in love with you hair in these photos too!

      Posted at 21:18h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you for the kind words Jennifer!

  • Flossie McCowald
    Posted at 05:10h, 04 December Reply

    LOL, fun reflections on what can often be the dreariest day of the week! Love your look, and I have to say – only now occurred to me that one of the benefits of working from home = I’ll never forget my coffee behind when I go to work! 🙂

      Posted at 21:17h, 04 December Reply

      hahaha very true! I also work from my home office so I don’t have to worry about forgotten coffees but every once I a while I must go out and face the world, with our without my travel mug 😉

  • Jack branson
    Posted at 13:53h, 04 December Reply

    Thats true, somtimes people be rushing like its the end of the world. You have nice pictures and winter outfits in this post!

      Posted at 21:11h, 04 December Reply

      Maybe it is, who knows? 😉

  • Margaret
    Posted at 14:09h, 04 December Reply

    Looking fierce, for what seems to be a typical Monday! Loving the menswear look. You pull it off very well.

      Posted at 21:11h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you gorgeous!

  • Zesty Olive
    Posted at 15:50h, 04 December Reply

    I love the earrings! Also, that Burberry coat. All on my holiday wish list! 🙂

      Posted at 21:08h, 04 December Reply

      Yay! You have to get the earrings girl, they look fantastic with everything and anything!

  • Joshua
    Posted at 17:14h, 04 December Reply

    The look really suits you. Love the androgynous style that you are wearing

      Posted at 21:07h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Joshua! Very glad you liked it!

  • Elizabeth O
    Posted at 21:10h, 04 December Reply

    I love the way you wore your hair and the simple elegance of a beautifully tailored suit. I love it all.

      Posted at 22:05h, 04 December Reply

      You are too kind Elizabeth! Thank you!

  • Christa
    Posted at 21:22h, 04 December Reply

    That was a lovely Monday. The menswear look is gorgeous on you, but the way you string words together is even better.

  • Lois Alter Mark
    Posted at 02:40h, 05 December Reply

    What a look. The details, as always, are absolutely stunning. Thank you for taking us on this Monday journey with you.

  • Elizabeth Edgar
    Posted at 15:19h, 05 December Reply

    Mondays are always crazy here. I love how you rocked the menswear! I enjoyed this post very much.

      Posted at 20:06h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you love! Stay tuned for more “borrowed from the boys” looks

  • Heather K Hobbs
    Posted at 20:57h, 06 December Reply

    Love your hair! It fits the whole look!

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