last week we went on a cruise for a mini summer holiday to (where else) Stockholm. this was my third time going to Stockholm, the first time was in winter (and it was -20C when we got to Stockholm), the second time last summer and it was raining heavily with hard wind. third time’s the charm, they say, and they were right: it was all sunny and hot when we left Helsinki, and hot (& damp) in Stockholm when we arrived, which was much better than last year’s trip! it was sunny in the morning and got a bit cloudy during the day, but still very warm that i could even walk around without wearing my cardigan.
since last year my husband chose the destination (Vaasa ship museum), this time it was my turn to decide. and naturally, i chose to go shopping. so we spent the whole day downtown, and i finally got to see the lovely stuffs at & Other Stories with my own eyes (and touch them too, oooh!). we also went to 2 Muji stores, and American Apparel Store. none of those exist in Finland, so excuse me for being curious. while the stuffs in & Other Stories and Muji stores make me wish we have those stores in Finland, i unfortunately failed to see anything special in the American Apparel Store. i mean, sure, the stuffs are nice & cute, they’ve got some nice basics there, but that’s just it: they’re basic stuffs that you can find in H&M and Gina Tricot and wherever else for 10 times cheaper prices. i went there in the hope that i would find the infamous dual-tone tights, but not only did i not find them, i found that the stuffs there are over-priced (for basic stuffs). sorry, but i guess this brand is just not for me.
anyway, i’m just thrilled with the fact that i got one of the things i put on my wishlist: the rubber + wood clutch from & Other Stories! also an open back red top from the same store, and a t-shirt from Muji (love how they packed it in such a small roll). after all the shopping, i couldn’t resist taking an ‘Asian tourist’-y kind of picture of myself with all the shopping bags in front of the store as a joke.
this was yet again another successful (mini) holiday. 🙂 our cabin on the ship was super nice, the food were all great, the weather was perfect… i definitely wouldn’t mind taking another cruise again this summer! 😀