I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Leather? Oh, yes..

It's quite literally a shock to even think I'm becoming a bit mad for leather. I felt my toe dip in the pool of leather lust when the ones for summer arrived on the scene. I think in fact this fall / winter just might make me dive right in from my waist down to my ankles. Who knew leather could ever be so chic?

Leather, it's coming off the black list! See for yourself...

Max Azria

Daryl K

I can't stand it! I want just below the knee leather knickers and I want them now!
Ports 1961

I'm not recommending head to toe leather but the jacket! OMG the jacket!!
Barbara Tfank

Leather leggings that will be on everyones list. FYI they just outdated your trusty dark wash jeans.
Daryl K
Behnaz Sarafpour

Leather boots that go all the way up the thigh without looking stripper?? YES!! And guess what? You could easily replicate this look with leather leggings and matching leather ankle booties. I just got butterflies in my tummy. Hey, I told you I was a fashion nerd.
United Bamboo


This is just the beginning of the shows for fall! I'm eagerly awaiting more. Aren't you?