• {Fashion Monday} Chill with Maud

    Two weekends ago I headed to Oslo, Norway with a couple of friends for a girls weekend getaway and had a chance to chill with Maud, well Queen Maud of Norway or Princes Maud of Wales to you and me.

    Regular readers of my blog know that 2016 is my year of travel and I am traveling at least one weekend a month abroad. So far I have been to: Prague, Czech Republic; Brno, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Warsaw, Poland and recent trip Oslo, Norway. To say the first quarter of 2016 has been a busy one is an understatement. My travels above do not include the weekends I have been to see Boo, my parents, meet up with friends and visiting my brother &Β he’s family up North.

    In all this time, I have to say I have mastered the art of dressing for comfort but also looking stylish at the same time. I am no fashionista but I do believe fashion fits all when we put in the effort. Because I am constantly on the move, skinny jeans and comfortable tops have become my best friend(s) and you will notice in 90% of my Fashion posts I am always sharing outfit ideas with skinny jeans especially ripped jeans. When deciding what to wear whilst visiting Oslo, I knew jeans, canvas, leather jacket and simple top would do the trick. Like I always say on this blog, I love dressing for comfort and jeans for me are comfortable. I did carry a heavy coat because when leaving the UK it was raining and blooming cold so I assumed Norway would be the same if not worse so imagine my surprise when the following morning we were greeted with some lovely weather and I had a chance to chill with Maud in Oslo outside the Palace.

    From the little history I read up, Queen Maud (AKA Princess Maud of Wales) married her first cousin Prince Carl (AKA Haakon VII) of Norway (yes take a minute to process that – first cousin). She moved to Norway with her Husband and visited England once a year and only had one child Crown Prince Olav. She was born in November (26th) 1869 and died back in UK in November (20th) 1938.

    That’s all the history I have πŸ™‚


    Fashion ~ Chill with Maud


    Back to Fashion, walking around the Palace (outside obviously) I noticed the statue of Queen Maud and I decided to go chill with Maud as the weather had just gotten warmer and though I do not usually take pictures of myself preferring to take pictures of my surround I asked my friend to take a couple of me chill with Maud. As mentioned above I donned my favourite pair of skinny ripped jeans from New Look, stripped tops also from New Look then paired the look with my leather jacket and some canvas. I finished the look with my favourite pair of sun glasses and a small H&M crossover bag.


    Shop the look

    What is your go to outfit for when you’re out and about, exploring or out with friends for lunch?

    Share your thoughts on my outfit below!! πŸ™‚



    1. May 2, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      I love travelling. I really wish i had of done more when I was younger.

      • May 3, 2016 / 4:09 am

        I love traveling too and doing as much as I can now before I have kids

    2. May 1, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Hi Miranda,

      Great photos, amazing experience along with a perfect outfit. I love how you put everything together so nice. I haven’t been to Norway but I would love to!

      Have a wonderful day!


      • May 2, 2016 / 11:23 am

        Aww thanks so much Zaria

    3. Edwin Lao
      April 29, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      I really love your outfit it looks great on you. I never thought North would be hotter seeing you on this photos. You look so simple but so happy. I’m sure you did have a great time experience with your friends there. Hoping to see more good outfit from you. Actually you have same size with my girlfriend that’s why I cant help imagining her in you.

      • April 30, 2016 / 4:39 am

        Awww thanks Edwin I am touched lol. It was surprising warm in Norway

    4. April 29, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      A year of traveling sounds great! I am thinking of doing that when my youngest is off to college is 2 more years.

      • April 30, 2016 / 4:38 am

        Traveling is just so awesome

    5. April 29, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      You are quite the globetrotter!
      That is sounding quite fascinating! I would love to travel around.

      And yes comfortable has to work.

      I found skinny jeans late, but have loved it since then!

      • April 30, 2016 / 4:37 am

        I found skinny jeans and ripped jeans late too but making up for it now

      • April 30, 2016 / 4:44 am

        😊 amazing doesn’t even begin to cover it lol I love traveling

    6. April 29, 2016 / 4:16 am

      It is always my dream to go to Norway because I find it a nice place to visit. I hope someday it will happen. More travels for you dear πŸ™‚

      • April 29, 2016 / 11:45 am

        I hope you do

    7. April 29, 2016 / 3:44 am

      What a crazy year thus far! I love the look, simple yet chic and cool.

      • April 29, 2016 / 11:45 am

        Thanks so much

    8. April 29, 2016 / 3:20 am

      What an amazing year you are having already! This is why I am jealous of Europeans – you can just pop over and see another country in a weekend. Coming from Canada, I’d need a weekend just to recover from the jet lag!

      • April 29, 2016 / 11:45 am

        Awww bless

    9. April 29, 2016 / 2:27 am

      Loving the “Chill with Maud” look. Especially the jeans! I want a pair of jeans like that!

      • April 29, 2016 / 11:44 am

        Thanks Marrielle

    10. April 28, 2016 / 5:18 pm

      Looks like an amazing time! And I love your outfits!

      • April 28, 2016 / 7:09 pm

        Thanks Michelle

    11. Fi Ni Neachtain
      April 28, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      How lovely that you’ve been on your travels again, I’d love to visit Norway some day. I love the outfit inspo, striped tops are a favourite of mine.

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:22 pm

        Thanks Fiona, I am loving and enjoying my travels

    12. April 28, 2016 / 9:53 am

      sounds like you’ve had a grand time! great outfit suggestions, i went to copenhagen earlier this eyar and had no idea what to wear. wish you’d done this post earlier.

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:18 pm

        Hahahaha thanks, hoping to visit Copenhagen myself soon

    13. April 28, 2016 / 7:27 am

      Looks like you have visited some great places already this year. We are looking forward to being able to travel when the little ones are older.

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:17 pm

        I have been blessed so far this year excited for the rest of the year

    14. April 28, 2016 / 2:24 am

      Norway?! Amazing.. And I love the outfit. So cute..

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:15 pm

        Yep Norway and thanks

    15. April 27, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      It’s important to feel good while you look good. Traveling isn’t fun if you’re not wearing comfy clothes.

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:11 pm


    16. April 27, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Love a good ripped jean! What beautiful weather you’ve had for your shots too!

      • April 28, 2016 / 2:10 pm

        Thanks Jo, it was nice weather indeed

    17. April 27, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Stylish and comfortable! I love that combination. Who says you can’t do both?

      • April 27, 2016 / 8:09 pm

        Who says indeed lol and thanks

      • April 27, 2016 / 11:26 am

        Thanks so much

    18. April 27, 2016 / 6:50 am

      Maud looks like she approves! Your travelling this year has been impressive!

      • April 27, 2016 / 7:01 am

        Hahahaha thanks Grant, she does doesn’t she!!

    19. Michelle Blackwood
      April 27, 2016 / 6:13 am

      Love the casual comfy look, I’m excited that you get to travel so much, have fun!

      • April 27, 2016 / 6:38 am

        Thanks Michelle me too

      • April 27, 2016 / 6:36 am

        Thanks so much

      • April 26, 2016 / 7:23 pm

        Thanks so much, Norway is amazing

    20. Kita
      April 26, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      So cute. I love this chill look. I would totally rock it.

      • April 26, 2016 / 6:46 pm

        Thanks Kita

    21. April 26, 2016 / 5:28 pm

      I love that you are picking one weekend a month to travel abroad. I lived in London for 6 years, and regularly took weekend getaways to different European cities (depending on what flights were cheap).

      Check out Brugge, unless you have already!

      • April 26, 2016 / 5:35 pm

        Thank Kylee, I am yet to check out Bruges but it’s on my list

    22. April 26, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Love the outfit! Anything black and white is a yes from me and I’d definitely wear this for a casual day out. I’ve never been to Oslo before either, I’d love to visit!

      • April 26, 2016 / 5:13 pm

        Thanks Laura, you should definitely visit

    23. April 26, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      I love the look of your outfit. Casual yet trendy. That’s the way I want to go.

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:34 pm

        Thanks so much

    24. April 26, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      Norway is in my bucket list! You are so lucky because I have heard that the weather isnt as sunny as in your pictures

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:31 pm

        It’s not always sunny but it was lovely

    25. April 26, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      You are going to have the best year of your life by the sounds of it. Many of the places you will be visiting are on my travel to-do list too. Have fun!

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:31 pm

        Thanks Chantal I have been living it to the hilt lol

    26. victoria
      April 26, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Absolutely looks fun, Looks like I want to go there and I really love your style

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:29 pm

        You should thanks

    27. April 26, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Great travels and I love your destinations so far!! Your outfit it cute too!!

      • April 26, 2016 / 1:58 pm

        Awww thanks Nikka

    28. April 26, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      What a beautiful looking place! I would love to visit, it seems like the weather was kind to you too!
      Absolutely love those sunglasses – right up my street!

      • April 26, 2016 / 1:48 pm

        Thanks Tanya it was amazing and the weather was perfect

    29. Lexie Lane
      April 26, 2016 / 11:24 am

      That looks so fun! I would love to go there too. Love your style, especially the top. So cool!

      • April 26, 2016 / 11:38 am

        Awww thanks Lexie

    30. April 26, 2016 / 9:22 am

      Love the outfit. It really suits you! I’ve never thought of visiting Norway before reading this.

      • April 26, 2016 / 11:38 am

        Thanks Danny

    31. April 26, 2016 / 8:46 am

      A weekend of travel a month is really a great way to explore and appreciate other places. Rip jeans looks really cool and comfy.

      • April 26, 2016 / 11:38 am

        Thanks Franc it’s definitely the best way to explore more places

    32. April 26, 2016 / 7:44 am

      The ripped Jean look isn’t exactly my thing. I do rock it sometimes though. Loving the sunnies, won’t go anywhere without a pair.

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:28 am

        I keep forgetting mine but since I am heading to warm climate I will remember to take them with me

    33. April 26, 2016 / 7:42 am

      I have never heard of Maud (what an old fashioned name too) – looks like you had a fascinating time

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:27 am

        I did thanks for much Kara

    34. April 26, 2016 / 6:05 am

      How lovely to visit Norway! I have my flights booked to Bergen this summer and I’m really looking forward to it. Lovely outfits you wore too!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:25 am

        Thanks Elizabeth, I am yet to grace Bergen

    35. April 26, 2016 / 5:08 am

      Those sunnies have such a great shape. I love them. I would love to visit there one day.

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:25 am

        Thanks Bella

    36. April 26, 2016 / 4:16 am

      My outfit of choice when traveling is jeans and comfy shirt too. Tennis shoes are also a must. I do take sandals if I know that I’m going to the pool or something. I’m hoping that I can road trip with my husband again this summer. πŸ™‚

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:25 am

        Comfortable is the way to go and hope you do have a road trip

    37. April 26, 2016 / 3:49 am

      What an amazing trip!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:24 am

        That it was Nicole

    38. Elizabeth O.
      April 26, 2016 / 3:02 am

      I would rather wear comfy clothes than stylish ones that are hard to walk in or move in, but of course if there’s an option for both then I would definitely go for that. I like the outfit that your during this trip, it’s comfy and it still looks hip!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:24 am

        Thanks so much Elizabeth

    39. Bonnie @wemake7
      April 26, 2016 / 2:32 am

      That is so awesome that you have been traveling a lot and visiting some great places. Great post.

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:24 am

        Thanks Bonnie

    40. April 26, 2016 / 2:17 am

      Norway sounds like a beautiful place to visit! the outfit is perfect too!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:23 am

        Thanks Brittany, it sure is a beautiful place

    41. Jeanine
      April 26, 2016 / 1:42 am

      Such a great outfit choice! I think it looks wonderful, as does the photos! I would love to visit Norway at some point. Looks like a great place.

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:23 am

        It’s an amazing place you should definitely visit

    42. April 26, 2016 / 1:15 am

      Ooh loved the outfit! the pictures look really nice, id love having a fashion euro trip !

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:23 am

        Thank Amy

    43. April 26, 2016 / 1:06 am

      Awesome! I love travel posts because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see these places.

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:22 am

        Awww bless me too

    44. April 25, 2016 / 11:21 pm

      I adore your outfits. What a great idea!!! I want to travel one weekend a month. It sounds perfect. You’ll get to see so many places by the end of the year and it becomes part of your lifestyle. Sounds good to me. x

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:22 am

        Thanks Chloe, I want to make it as part of my lifestyle as much as possible

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:22 am

        Thanks Lilinha I love skinny jeans and boots too

    45. April 25, 2016 / 11:06 pm

      OH i love the photos. Oslo sounds so interesting. I’ve never had any ripped jeans but they do look pretty cool! Angela from Daysinbed x

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:21 am

        I started wearing them last year and can’t get enough

    46. April 25, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      I love your outfit picks and that watch is gorgeous!
      Ripped skinny jeans are always fashionable and I agree that dressing for comfort is also important when you’re travelling so much.
      I think it’s wonderful that 2016 is your year of travel and I hope you thoroughly enjoy yourself lovely πŸ™‚
      X X

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:21 am

        Thanks so much Lucy, I hope 2016 continues to be good to me and my travels

    47. April 25, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Wow you have already done so much travelling this year! Love the outfit choice – especially those shoes

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:20 am

        I have indeed and hoping to add in more, thanks Ellen

    48. April 25, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      I love all of the shades and patterns in this look. I love the picture of you with the Maud statue. I’ve never seen it before!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:20 am

        Thanks Liz

    49. April 25, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Looks lole you had a fab time! I’d love to travel a bit more but I think I’ll wait until the toddlers a bit older first!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:19 am

        It was an amazing time thanks

    50. April 25, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      I am glad that you enjoyed chilling with your homie Maud haha! I love the cat eye sunnies and skinny jeans are so comfy and a must!

      • April 26, 2016 / 8:18 am

        Hahahah thanks Ana

    51. April 25, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Oh how I love to read traveling bloggers and live vicariously through them. My children are still very young so it’s so hard to travel far with them. This summer we will be doing a lot of camping in our new camper. I love all your photos and a little history lesson you have included. Safe travels and I’m visiting from the Facebook BloggerUKClub :))

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:31 pm

        Awww thanks Trista so much. I am enjoying my travels so far and excited to see what 2016 has left for me

    52. April 25, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      I’ve just read your travel itinerary and I am jealous of how many fabulous places you have visited and are due to visit!

      I love your outfit here, this is exactly the colours and look I would go for.

      Laura x x x

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:30 pm

        Awww thanks Laura

    53. April 25, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      I nmormally go for white shirt, jeans, and sandals. It’s safe and it’s comfy.

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:30 pm

        Not doing safe these days but comfy all the time

    54. April 25, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Wow. I am so jealous of how much travelling you are getting to do. I am also a fan of jeans but more boyfriend or bootcut than skinny. One thing I really don’t get are ripped jeans. I guess I’m not fashionable enough to understand but why buy jeansthat are already ripped?

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:26 pm

        Hahahaha I love ripped jeans these day

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:24 pm

        Thanks Alina

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:24 pm

        Awe bless I am glad to inspire

    55. April 25, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      You have been a busy traveler! Love these comfy clothes selections.

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:23 pm

        Thanks trying to make a dense

    56. April 25, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      It’s hard to find comfy and stylish clothes while traveling, but those outfits really work! I’d love to visit Norway.

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:18 pm

        Thanks so much Pam

    57. April 25, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I love your comfy but stylish style. Ideal for travelling without being sweatpants and hoodies! H x

      • April 25, 2016 / 5:04 pm

        I know right lol thanks

    58. April 25, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      I would love to travel more but with four kids it’s really not possible at this stage in our lives. I love your outfits too, again I would love to dress better but for me it’s all about practicality at the minute and money for lovely new outfits is definitely limited!

      • April 25, 2016 / 5:04 pm

        I think practical outfits can be dressed comfortably and cute too 😊

    59. April 25, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Wow, you’ve been to so many places. These places in Europe are also on my bucket list. You both look gorgeous!

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:46 pm

        Thanks so much Julie.

    60. April 25, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      It must be great to travel and explore new places. I love the outfit you chose, especially the stripey top x

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:40 pm

        Thanks Cathy

    61. April 25, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      This is a really good idea for a resolution. We like to have something booked each month. maybe we will have to extend it to 1 abroad trip every month like you have next year!

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:24 pm

        Thanks Leanne, I made a decision last year to make this year my year of travels and one weekend abroad seemed manageable lol

    62. April 25, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      I love that you’re trying to travel more this year! If you want an amazing city to visit for a weekend, I 100% recommend Ljubljana in Slovenia – SO stunning πŸ™‚

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:13 pm

        Thanks Becca, I went there last December and I loved it can not to visit this year

    63. April 25, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Wow you really have done so much travel so far this year. I wish I could travel so often as I love exploring new places. Your outfit is perfect for a day sightseeing xx

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:13 pm

        Thanks Lindsay definitely building up the mileage

    64. April 25, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      I am absolutely adoring that outfit – the sunglasses are so nice and I wish I could get away with the ripped jean look. x

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:12 pm

        Awe thanks so much Sarah

      • April 25, 2016 / 3:12 pm

        Thanks VaiChin

    65. April 25, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      It looks like you had so much fun! That look is adorable on you <3

      • April 25, 2016 / 12:39 pm

        Awe thanks

    66. April 25, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Your outfit is cute and looks comfy – perfect for chilling with Maud. I have old friends in Norway and I would love to visit.

      • April 25, 2016 / 12:39 pm

        Thanks Alli, you should of you ever get a chance

    67. April 25, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Thank you so much. This is totally amazing

      • April 25, 2016 / 12:38 pm


    68. April 25, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Totally agree with you. Skinny jeans and a comfortable top make the perfect travelling outfit. x

      • April 25, 2016 / 12:38 pm

        Thanks Rhian

    69. April 25, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Wow, you’ve been busy! You’ve visited so many amazing countries already this year! πŸ˜€
      I love the ripped skinny jeans and comfy tops, too! That jacket is lovely! πŸ™‚ xx

      • April 25, 2016 / 11:02 am

        Thanks Sarah, I am adding up the mileage lol and can’t wait for the rest of the year

    70. April 25, 2016 / 10:46 am

      I love chilling with Maud – I had never heard of this Queen but love the fact that she was also known as Princess Maud of Wales as I’m currently living in Wales. You must be knackered with all that travelling you are doing but what a wonderful opportunity & a great way to see the world.

      • April 26, 2016 / 4:58 pm

        I feel a bit knackered but I am loving it

    71. April 25, 2016 / 10:41 am

      I love that style. Looks like you had a great time and you do look comfortable!

      • April 25, 2016 / 11:02 am

        I had an amazing time thanks

    72. April 25, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Fab outfit choice! I have just got back from a weekend in Florence and I could get used to travelling light, I loved just having hand luggage. I haven’t been to Norway, looks lovely x

      • April 25, 2016 / 11:02 am

        Thanks Laura, I want to visit Florence too and yes I love my hand luggage only travels

    73. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
      April 25, 2016 / 10:30 am

      Loving those sunglasses! I lost my shades last summer and I am definitely in need of a new pair.

      • April 25, 2016 / 10:58 am

        Thanks, I got mine recently so loving them

    74. April 25, 2016 / 10:17 am

      Wow you have been a whole lot more places than the last time I caught up with your posts and I am loving this outfit x

      • April 25, 2016 / 10:58 am

        Thanks so much Rachel and yes I am adding up the mileage

      • April 25, 2016 / 10:57 am

        How awesome is that πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΎ

    75. April 25, 2016 / 9:27 am

      great outfit choice, clothing should be comfotable as far as i’m concerned.

      • April 25, 2016 / 10:56 am

        Thanks so much and yes I agree

    76. April 25, 2016 / 9:12 am

      I do love your outfits. Obviously comfortable and yet, stylish too! A weekend abroad every month? So envious πŸ™‚

      • April 25, 2016 / 10:56 am

        Aww thanks so much, yes one weekend a month

      • April 25, 2016 / 8:26 am

        I did thanks Hun, it was made better by good weather

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