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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.



  1. Jimmy says:

    Gorgeous pics. Menswear suits you.

  2. Anniken says:

    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.

  3. Sandra Vuk says:

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

  4. Vasia says:

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

    • says:

      Thank you vasia!

  5. Knut Modersen says:

    Metal queen in a suit.

    • says:

      hail Knut! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Londoners Eye says:

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

    • says:

      Happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing day!

  7. 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!

    • says:

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

  8. 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!

    • says:

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

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

    • says:

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

  10. Neely Moldovan says:

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

    • says:

      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!

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

    • says:

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

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

    • says:

      Thank you for the kind words Jennifer!

  13. 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! 🙂

    • says:

      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 😉

  14. Jack branson says:

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

    • says:

      Maybe it is, who knows? 😉

  15. Margaret says:

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

    • says:

      Thank you gorgeous!

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

    • says:

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

  17. Joshua says:

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

    • says:

      Thank you Joshua! Very glad you liked it!

  18. Elizabeth O says:

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

    • says:

      You are too kind Elizabeth! Thank you!

  19. Christa says:

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

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

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

    • says:

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

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