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The need to sail away at times

The need to sail away at times

Fashion, Life itself

It’s been hectic. Very hectic. It feels like that’s the way my life has been lately and don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy it, but the truth is, moving, starting my own business, running my own business and actually making my living out of it has taken its toll on me. It makes me want to jump on the next plane to an isolated island and just stay there forever. Knowing me though I’d be restless in less than two days and would want to get off that island asap, but the thought of a getaway is constantly in the back of my mind.

What sparked this thought is the backdrop of this photo shoot. A full rigged steel ship from 1888 called af Chapman. For those of you visiting Stockholm I can tell you it nowadays serves as a youth hostel with a lovely view over the Old Town and the Royal Castle. Priceworthy and an amazing location.

There’s also a much needed simplicity in my everyday life to minimize the hectic elements. I need to dress simple, cook simple and make my life as stress free as can be at this given point of time. That’s where a naval inspirired denim-on-denim look from Cubus comes in handy. They have great staple pieces for your wardrobe and just like I mentioned IKEA in my last post, you need to pick out the godies of their collection and it’ll create a great basic outfit without much effort.

It’s sometimes hard to explain how much work that goes into what I’m doing. When I mention that I’m going to fashion weeks for men in London, Florence, Milan, Paris and New York this summer, everyone is excited and saying they’re so envious. For sure, it’s going to be one heck of a ride and I’ll enjoy every second of it, but both planning the logistics of the fashion weeks as well actually doing them is an everyday headache until they’re over and done with. I look forward to them immensely, but realized London is merely five weeks away and that starts a non-stop circus that won’t end until 16th of July.

After all that I most certainly will need a getaway. On my own. To a remote place (note, I didn’t say distant). All by myself. Winding down. I’ve been thinking of Santorini or Mykonos in Greece or even Fiji, but haven’t really decided on where to go yet. Please feel free to hit me up with suggestions in the comments of places where your mind and body can rest, but preferably getting a tan while doing it (I mean, I can go see the northern lights in the winter…).

Don’t get too excited about this being yet another post I end with a smile, as this will not become a habit, but I am actually smiling when I’m typing this down. This post wasn’t as much a reflection on life itself, more like a status update to tell you all that I’m busy as heck, but I’ve had the best of times the past week with both a three day business trip to London as well as celebrating my mother’s birthday this past weekend during which we had dinners, went to concerts and saw The Book of Mormon. Some quality time with mom is never wrong and I truly love her so very much. I’ll make sure I’ll have a shoot with her in it sometime so you’ll see what remarkable woman I’m talking about.

Cap: WeSC
Denim jacket: Cubus
Sweater: Cubus
Shirt: Cubus
Jeans: Cubus
Shoes: Jim Rickey 

Photographer: Linda Andersson 

71 Comments

  1. Eva
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 12:19 PM
    Reply

    Definitely behind a prepared boy like you is a big mom. I would love to see you together on some photos. So many people underneath the amount of work that is to be done as bloggers. Your outfit had a beautiful denim look, I like your photos as usual, and even the white shirt has a nice line. However, simplifying life is always better than complicating it 🙂
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  2. Jen
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 12:48 PM
    Reply

    You are so remarkable yourself. Now I can see where you get it from. Please post a shoot with your mom! That would be so lovely for your readers. Take care of yourself, Thomas! Traveling is awesome as you get to see and experience many things but health is first. I am super excited for you and can’t wait to see fashion week photos in your posts to come!

  3. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 03:09 PM
    Reply

    You can never go wrong with denim on denim in my eyes! Love the look and don’t stress too much! Everything always has a way of working itself out in the end

  4. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 03:58 PM
    Reply

    Double denim can be a tricky trend to pull off, but when it’s done correctly it can be one of the most flattering and stylish menswear staples you can wear. So i think you have done it right! Your look is absolutely great!!!

  5. Jo
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 04:10 PM
    Reply

    We know it takes an remarkable woman to raise an incredible man as you. I have no doubt your mom is an extraordinary woman and would love to see a future post with her in it. Starting a business is always hectic at the beginning but from what I’ve seen so far, you are doing an amazing job. I am so proud of you and beyond words happy for you that you are finally doing something you LOVE to do! How fresh is this look?! Nothing beats denim and crisp white shirt combo. You truly styled it so perfectly.

    Love,
    Jo

  6. Aimara
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 05:20 PM
    Reply

    Love your smile Tom! This casual outfit is so on point and so are the photos. Can’t wait to see that post about your mama!
    As for getting away I need that too! I totally recommend Santorini. It’s my favorite place on earth!
    I think most people don’t realize how hard it is to be a blogger, sure it’s fun but it’s hard work!
    Thanks for sharing friend
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  7. Iliana
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 06:53 PM
    Reply

    I love the photos and the nautical vibes! Denim on denim is a trend I have yet to try and you’re making me want to go for it. You look so clean and sharp.

    Xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

  8. Mariann yip
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 06:57 PM
    Reply

    Being busy is a good thing! Just don’t get burnt out. In order for us to find fulfillment in our blogging careers it’s important to stay busy but also have fun while doing it. It sounds like you have a busy few months ahead but when you’re in NYC let’s please meet up for coffee! I’d love to get to know you more 🙂

  9. Coco
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 07:48 PM
    Reply

    Hello dear Thomas, I know what you mean! I couldn’t bear that kind of stress all year round, that’s why I’m not a full time blogger. Fashion week are as much exciting as exhausting. But I’m sure you’re going to do great. It’s a good idea starting to plan a chill-out getaway! If it’s in August you may know that all Greek islands will be terribly crowded. Santorini in September must be magical! I love your denim on denim look! You make basic items look luscious, that’s a huge talent. And you look so young and fresh! Please keep smiling, and happy belated bday to your mom! Love, Valeria

  10. Sharon Wu
    Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 08:34 PM
    Reply

    Life has been quite hectic for me too! It seems like you and I are always on a similar path lol. I am loving this denim on denim look, Thomas! You are rocking it as usual. Happy belated birthday to your mom! Hope you two got some nice celebrating time in 🙂 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/top-3-toms-shoes-season/
    @stylelullaby

  11. Candace
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 02:10 AM
    Reply

    Looking excited to seeing that shoot with your mother! I’m sure she’s just as amazing as you. My life has been pretty hectic too, trying to decide whether to stop being a wuss, quit my job and go full time blogging and the whole process of relocating to another state. Trust me, I feel you and I also need a getaway very soon. Things can get very hectic for us at times and very few people can relate to that. I’m thinking a trip to somewhere tropical would be good for you. Lots of sunshine 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  12. Stephanie
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 02:59 AM
    Reply

    it’s not even fair how brilliantly you wear every single style. i absolutely love the denim on denim and the basics on you. seriously great!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  13. Alyssa
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 03:09 AM
    Reply

    Hello there! I am new to your blog and this is the first post I came across let’s just say I will be visiting your page more often! I love what your blog provides “making luxury affordable”! Your photos came out great & Denim on Denim is totally on trend! Where ever you go to unwind take the much needed time for you. The hectic won’t last forever.

  14. Eric K
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 04:19 AM
    Reply

    Yes buddy, I deff hear you and I feel sometimes the same way . I enjoy hectic schedule and try to balance it all the time . I’m loving this denim look. I’m deff looking forward seeing you in Florence and NYC .
    You are also picked the best places to go . Greek islands are amazing

  15. Stephanie
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 05:56 AM
    Reply

    I’m glad you’re busy and that things are going well. Your denim on denim look is awesome!

    Stephanie | http://www.dotsandhoney.com

  16. Charissa
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 04:21 PM
    Reply

    You rock Thomas! Don’t let the stress and work pushing you down and making you feel bad or sad. I can totally relate to you, on how so many things can be something other people envy you for. Or can look super fun [and ARE of course]. It’s also super stressful to plan indeed, but usually.. after you did plan it, you’ll only experience the fun times. XO Charissa || http://www.ladygoldapple.com ||

  17. Samjah
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 06:13 PM
    Reply

    You know just what to type to put a smile on my face. I’m in love with your blog posts! I must say this is my favorite outfit you have worn because it suits your charming personality so well. It’s very cool yet stylish.
    I too need to get away soon. I’ve been letting work get to me, an

    • Samjah
      Friday May 5th, 2017 at 06:14 PM

      And it’s been pretty stressful. I think we both need a staycation at a nice hotel!!!

  18. Gina Diaz
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 11:26 PM
    Reply

    Hi, Thomas! since been quite busy on my end too. Definitely, you could try Greece Island on your break (i love Santorini) as always, it is a pleasure to read your post and see your amazing looks and photography! I truly adore this denim outfit on you, you look both glamorous and so stylish!!!

    Happy weekend, babe!!!

  19. Jo
    Friday May 5th, 2017 at 11:38 PM
    Reply

    I would also like to have a quiet getaway so I’d also be interested in knowing where to go haha! I’m glad you had some down time with your mom over the weekend. It’s always nice chill with the fam after a very busy week. Hope you enjoyed Book of Mormon. I’ve heard such great things!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  20. Jordan Chapman
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 12:37 AM
    Reply

    I definitely get the madness of fashion month. Going to multiple weeks in one season is killer and even though it’s great (sometimes, not all the time) to be at a fashion week, it’s super draining! The urge to fail away is not one that you alone have and I definitely suggest Santorini! I’ve heard great things about it, or maybe look at the Seychelles, Mauritius, or the Maldives! A beach is a much-needed stop before AND after fashion season, so I hope you find a good one!
    Jordan xx
    http://thehatlogic.com/they-come-in-twos-not-threes/

  21. Jessie
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 04:03 AM
    Reply

    That makes two of us, Thomas! I totally understand where you are coming from when you said you want to sail away from your hectic daily life. I could totally draw similarities to your mind that you have urges to get off from the islands after a day or two. Guess that’s the weakness of the workaholics. I’m actually on a vacation in the States, but instead of filling my days with sightseeings and parties, most of my days are filled with work related meetings and doing workings on my laptop. I guess dress minimal and simple really helps with easing the mind or take a chunk of the burdens away. I should totally rock in my shorts and flip flops tomorrow (joking). I hope all things will eventually work out for you, and you should totally take a staycation somewhere, where you can easily return to work if anything happens and still be able to relax for a bit.

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/being-blanc/

  22. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Reply

    Dear ( My) Tommy,
    This has been such a wonderful way to relax for a while today. I finally had the time to sit down and properly read this post although I’ve been intrigued for the past couple of days. I could totally relate when you posted that “sail away” caption and was completely overjoyed to see that the next one was a smile. I actually can relate to that too! I had a serious issue at work Thursday that by a miracle took a 360 turn. I’m glad we are both at a little bit of peace. Ok !!!
    Love the backdrop !!!! Need to visit !! I especially adore this denim on denim look from Cubus Official ! So classic yet fresh and new ! Can’t wait to hear and see more ! I’m going to take a closer look at Cubus for Jim! I agree with Jen about seeing a post with your lovely mom !!!
    Love ,
    Your Jenny

  23. Christine Kong
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 04:21 PM
    Reply

    I totally get you. Life is so hectic isn’t it? Even if you aren’t a blogger, there are so many things that go into our daily lives. But as a blogger, I can empathize where you are coming from too. It’s like a secret club that only we know how much time and effort goes into everything we do. And like you said, it’s fun and exciting, but it is truly a lot of coordination and time and planning. I am excited to hear about London FW from your perspective soon. Try and enjoy the moments too as you bustle around from show to show. Mykonos sounds amazing. Greece is definitely on my list of places to visit sometime soon. What about Iceland? Not for a tan, but it’s gorgeous there from what I’ve seen. I am all about denim and this denim on denim look speaks to me! Love the crisp white you paired with it as well! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  24. Bailey
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 04:43 PM
    Reply

    What a neat post, your style is great! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Emily Lunstroth
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 06:20 PM
    Reply

    I always love a good all denim moment but love your pop of white and layers!

  26. Alex
    Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 09:17 PM
    Reply

    The backdrop on these shots is so good! I feel you, I am my own business owner too. After this week, a particularly difficult one, I just want to buy a one-way ticket to the beach.

  27. Laurelle
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 03:31 AM
    Reply

    Your first paragraph is EXACTLY how I’ve been feeling!!! I hope we both get a breather and have success! And I totally hear you on needing to simplify what we can! Even just little things make a difference! Also, you look amazing. I love this casual outfit!
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

  28. Meg
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 04:25 AM
    Reply

    First of all, you look amazing. I am in love with this outfit. Second of all, I totally get you. I am the kind of person who always has to be working so I definitely burn myself out. And when you have so many things relying on your business it can be really hard. Sometimes a break is all you need.

    meg
    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

  29. Martina caruso
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 07:59 AM
    Reply

    Adoro questo outfit 😍😍😍 bellissima location scelta 📸📸
    See my last post treasure —>> http://mcaruso930.blogspot.it/2017/05/white-dresses-for-women.html?m=0

  30. Hadasah Love
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 07:10 PM
    Reply

    Dear Thomas,
    I definitely understand how busy it can get. And yet, love the fact that you are able to manage and exceed at everything you’re doing. I love your blog and I’m always looking forward to your new posts. The Cubus look is simple and so cool, just how I love an outfit to be! Btw, Mykonos in Greece sounds simply beautiful 😉

  31. Gracie
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 07:34 PM
    Reply

    You really rock the Cubus jeans and jacket. Life sometimes does get too,hectic. I always try to cram too much in a day. Exercise always seems to ground me. Have fun at fashion week this summer.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  32. Rachel Holliday
    Sunday May 7th, 2017 at 11:55 PM
    Reply

    I feel you Thomas! Life gets so hectic that it often gets really difficult to switch off and unwind. I agree with you about preparing for fashion week- its so stressful and everyone is so envious, but the reality is that you end up working 7am-11pm and never really get to truly rest. You really have got a lot planned though 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing all your Fashion Week posts.

    This hostel ship sounds amazing- it’s on the bucket list now 😉 You look stylish as ever too in this white shirt and jeans combo.

    As for your getaway, The Whitsunday Islands in Australia are my top pick 🙂

    Rachel xx
    The Daily Luxe, Latest post: How To Get Designer Clothes For Less

  33. Dom
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 03:23 AM
    Reply

    Dear Tommy. First off, I’m so happy to see this denim jacket again after seeing it on instagram. This is one of my favorite outfits from you for sure! I need P to buy us a Cubus jacket, aha. Anyways I’m sorry everything is so busy for you. You already know how hectic my life is, if I had more time I would’ve been on here to read this post a lot earlier. Hopefully you get a breather soon. Looking forward to reading about all your sure to be amazing adventures.
    Love, Dom

  34. Rachel Vogt
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 04:53 AM
    Reply

    Aww i wish i can sail away all of the time, wouldn’t that be nice. Love your denim on denim outfit.

  35. Gala
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 11:09 AM
    Reply

    You heb such cool style. Loving the denim jeans on you!

  36. Samantha Mariko
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 12:44 PM
    Reply

    You are such the busy bee!! But I feel you, doing so many things at a time, and then going to fashion week.. I’ve only ever been to Tokyo Fashion Week, but even just that was really tiring and stressful so I can’t even imagine going to more than 1! I really adore this simple denim look, it really goes with the backdrop and the ship. I always enjoy reading your thoughtful comments, thank you 🙂

  37. Open Kloset
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 01:52 PM
    Reply

    Hey Dear Thomas,
    I hope you are Better Now.
    I understand that now a Lot going on, Moving, your Own Business, Life but I know you will handle Everything the Best:)
    I went trough on this stage of my Life as well. As You Know:)
    The Simple Denim Look, Just Loved❤️
    I love Simple Things, Sometimes more is Less:)
    Hmmm Where you should Go to be just Yourself, and have some Own time, I would Go to Santorini, or to a Nice Island:)
    Both a Very Good Idea:)
    Did you already Decided? I am very curious:)
    Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Monday

  38. Jenelle
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 02:01 PM
    Reply

    It did read like a bit of a status update. I was wondering how you were doing as you get stuck into your new life. It comes with unforseen challenges, but at the end of the day I think we wouldn’t have it any other way. Planning for Fashion weeks is seriously time consuming and stressful. The Sydney one is next week and I am only just reminded of all the time I spent this time last year getting all ready for it, planning outfits, getting them sent to me in time, having to find the right shoes/ bags/ scarves etc etc. Only to get there and have it be FAR warmer than I had planned so I had no need for about half of my cold weather looks. Lucky I was able to loan some looks last minute halfway through the week!
    All the best settling in.
    And by the way, Perth, where I live is the most isolated city in the world. It’s beautiful too!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  39. Claudia
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 04:23 PM
    Reply

    Love the classic pieces of your outfit and the combo, adore your minimal clean style… and that backdrop! You’re gonna kill it on fashion week, hectic, yes, but worth it! Can’t wait to see the outfits you put together. As for your holiday, Mykonos sounds perfect! I might even go myself! xx C.

  40. Jacqueline
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Reply

    I know the feeling. I feel like I’ve been so busy I just want to go in the middle of nature and turn off my phone. Blogging can be very stressful and planning everything out is too! I love these simple staple pieces. I think they really make getting up and dressing for the day so much easier.

  41. Kirsten Wendlandt
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 08:35 PM
    Reply

    Thomas, it’s so true what you say about people not realizing just how much work goes into what you do. On the outside, people just see all the glitz and glamor that comes with blogging. All the events you get to go to, traveling you get to do, and clothing you get gifted. What people don’t realize is how much work goes not only into each post, but into taking and editing photos, coming up with original content, maintaining consistency, and just always being on top of things. Even the travel (although fun) can be exhausting. You are doing such an amazing job though, just try to keep that in mind when it feels a little overbearing.. Your work is worth it!

  42. Emily
    Monday May 8th, 2017 at 09:59 PM
    Reply

    I used to drive a little out of the way home when I lived in the city just to drive past an airport and pretend I was on a plane headed somewhere tropical, or at least carefree. It sounds like you have an exciting few weeks head, but most definitely busy! Worth it though, no doubt. Also, love those last two pictures so much!

  43. Aurela lacaj
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 03:44 AM
    Reply

    I feel exactly the same way, escaping to an island where nobody can find me. Life is more hectic than ever nowadays. But they say it will pay off so lets hope for that 🙂 I am so jealous you are going to fashion week. Is my dream to attend to go to fashion week in all this cities. I love your style and this denim an denim is so simple but so darn chic. Why can’t man dress like you in Vancouver!! About your gateway I been to Santorini and Mykonos, never to Fiji ( on my bucket list for now ). If you go alone Mykonos would be a better choice, is fun and amazing. Santorini is more a romantic gateway but is the best town for IG worthy pic 🙂
    Aurela x

  44. Diana
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 04:40 AM
    Reply

    i am actually very curious what kind of business are you starting? new clothing line? I love how you styled this denim-on-denim outfit. I would love escape to island where I don’t need to worry how to earn money haha and just enjoy this beautiful life.

  45. Sarah
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 05:01 AM
    Reply

    This is the perfect Denim on Denim look and I am totally obsessed with your jeans. You are looking so cool, calm and collected in the photos. But I can only imagine how hectic things truly would be for you. I think as bloggers we make life seem so perfect in pictures, but only we know what we are truly going through. And being your own boss and trying to constantly motivate yourselves also isn’t easy. Going to Fashion Week is a dream come true, it will be so amazing and I’m looking forward to your pictures :). But If I were you I could definitely sneak in a quick break before the madness of Fashion Week. I always escape to Thailand because it’s so close by, but Mykonos sounds so amazing too. Make sure to take some time out for yourself :).

    xxx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com

  46. Tandya
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 05:03 AM
    Reply

    Love that you ended this post with a smile. Most people can’t grasp how much work blogging and having your own business is! I think you have to be a blogger or business owner to truly understand. You pretty much work 24/7. I like how you strip away the layers and go back to basics with your outfit choices when things can be overwhelming! Thank you for sharing! This has also allowed me to reflect as well.

  47. Gabriela Vera
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 07:02 AM
    Reply

    Thomas the backdrop and the title of this blog post go perfectly together. I totally get you, life can get hectic. I work full time and have two boys. And on top of that I do blogging and manage my own Instagram page, so life can get busy. Getting away is not always a bad thing. I’m headed to Mexico next week to enjoy life.

    Xo,
    Gabriela Vera
    http://www.gverastyle.blogspot.com

  48. Eliza
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 12:54 PM
    Reply

    That’s true, when you’re running your own business and earning money out of blogging, it can be really overwhelming. Meeting, calls, plans every single day. I understand your struggle very well thou. But hey, Stockholm is not that crowdy, and you always have a chance to find an isolated island somewhere near 🙂
    Going minimalistic is a great idea to settle your life. And this look is such a great example. White and blue is such a great and very confident combination! Love it. The Jim Rickey trainers are so fab!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  49. Ria
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 04:56 PM
    Reply

    Come to Miami hahaha. You can definitely catch a tan here. I know exactly how you feel when everyone talks about how exciting things are but they have zero grasp on the scope of work.

  50. Lauren
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 06:51 PM
    Reply

    I love these photos and the background is just perfect! I know how you feel about things getting hectic. Sounds like you have some fun lined up though 🙂

    Xx,

    Lauren // http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

  51. Vanessa Berlin
    Tuesday May 9th, 2017 at 08:37 PM
    Reply

    I completely understand your feeling, sometimes because of the hectic pace of life and the daily routine, we just feel that we want to give up. But it’s important taking a moment and be gratefull for all the things we have. It’s amazing that you moved and have the opportunity to start kind of a new life in a different place, despite all the thing that sometimes appears on the road.
    Love your look head to toe, because for me there’s nothing better than a cool denim outfit paired with sneakers it makes the look even more chic. That background is so breathtaking, I would love to visit Stockholm!
    Thanks for sharing my friend! xo!
    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  52. Kierra
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 02:08 AM
    Reply

    I had no clue how busy you were. I hope that is starts to get easier at the time goes. I would love to know about your business. That’s something new about you that I’ve never known about you. I hope to start my own business some day. I will have you to look up too, which is always needed.
    I hope your mother had a wonderful birthday. I love celebrating my mothers birthday, it is always so much fun. But from the sound of it I’m sure she loved every second of it with you.

    http://www.naturallyfarout.com
    -Kierra

  53. maryam
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 02:55 AM
    Reply

    I can completely related to you in regards to running away to an isolated island. If you decide to go, I will be your travel buddy..hehe.. I find myself so stressed out, trying to run my blog as a full time business and keeping my corporate job. But at the end, it is worth it. You are a great creator and I am always excited to see what you do next. Fashion week sounds amazing, I am sure it will be hectic like you said, but fun at the same time. I’ve never been to any of those cities that you are going to visit for fashion week, but can’t wait to hear what your experience is going to be like.

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  54. Jessica
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 03:15 AM
    Reply

    I love reading your blog!I totally understand the hectic lifestyle of blogging, fashion weeks and just all the travel and planning that it takes to do this type of work. As you requested, I would say Greece, specifically Santorini is a stunning and quiet place to rest-becasue you have the choice to do a lot or very little depending on your desire. Hope you get to rest soon. xo, Jessica

  55. Darya
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 05:21 AM
    Reply

    I love how perfectly you manage your time finding work-life balance!
    So nice that you spent some days with your mom (knowing that you are busy as heck).
    I’m truly inspired to work and travel more and have a rest of better quality.

  56. Bernice
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 06:07 AM
    Reply

    I hope you aren’t overworking yourself too much! You need a getaway pronto xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/05/10/Peachy-Keen-Sweater-Review-with-Inu-Inu

  57. Sheree
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 07:07 AM
    Reply

    I can totally feel you that running your own business (presumably as a full time blogger) is incredibly stressful. It is everything you are and everything you own creatively. There once was a time when I thought I would be able to make my blog a business, but I live in LA, the space is so crowded and competitive, everyday there is a new blog popping up by some young, hot thing. Now I think I just try to have fun and be creative and just enjoy blogging again. On another note, love the simplicity of a white shirt plus denim look, it is always a classic and classy look, what a great story for the boat backdrop.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  58. Luke
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 07:25 AM
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    I totally think after the circus of working fashion month you should treat yourself to some exotic location to recharge. It is so important to look after and reward yourself especially when you are running your own business!

  59. Michelle
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    I think we all need to escape every now and then. And wait, that boat is a youth hostel? So cool! Sounds like life is busy and whenever I feel overwhelmed I just tell myself it’s better than nothing going on. Love all those denim vibes – very cool and casual. And lastly, sound like you have an amazing mom – happy birthday and mother’s day to her 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  60. Elif
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 05:18 PM
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    This might be my favorite look. You really did a great job combining the blue tones. Love the shirt touch look to – casual sporty! You have to treat yourself to some warm location to recharge like BALI! I think you will love it. I am here for the same reason. Need to recharge and take time for myself! If you need any tips just let me know! xoxo Elif

  61. Andreea Birsan
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 06:02 PM
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    I can totally relate to that! Starting your own business and the constant struggle of making things work can be hectic! Although, the rewards and appreciation make all those efforts worth it. As for your FW plans, you are really lucky to attend shows in all those cities! Wish I could do the same :D. But now yeah, till the FW mess starts, simplicity is the key and you totally nailed it in this double denim look which feels so fresh and cool.

    Wishing you a lovely day!
    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  62. marcy
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 08:43 PM
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    Definitely feel you Thomas I been feeling the same way lately! I feel I work more than I sue to work in RL hahaha
    On the other hand I absolutely love the denim on denim looks!! Such classic style and love wearing it too.
    As always great pictures!

    xoxo
    Marcy

  63. Katya Bychkova
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 12:04 AM
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    I swear Thomas your posts are always hit the exact same situation I’m dealing with! I also feel that my life is way too hectic all the time. For real, in between blogging and studying at college I have no “me” time left. And while it might feel that blogging is not actually “a job” and I don’t do a typical 9-5 it’s still a lot of commitment and time involved! Yes it can get super hectic! Yes all I can think of right now is a vacation! But we will make it through brother – with the cutest smiles on our faces! #LetsDoIt

    http://stylesprinter.com

  64. Darlene
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 02:25 AM
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    Hi Thomas

    I know exactly what you mean. the habit of needing to escape from time to time. I still get envious of you when you get to go to all of this events tho. Some people especially who has a 3rd world country passport can’t leave whenever they please. They have to go through rigorous visa application so I guess people get jealous because you can go anytime, whenever and to wherever you need to be! So you are very lucky indeed. I also believe you are a torch of light to those who aspire to become you. Also, there’s no such thing as an easy job. What matter is your passion towards it and you are very passionate that’s why I admire your work and dedication!

    xxxx
    http://www.thenewgirl.me

  65. Deddeh Howard
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 06:34 AM
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    I feel the same way Thomas, can totally relate. It’s a crazy and fun ride running your own business and making a living out of it. I’m proud of you and you look amazing. Love this outfit.

  66. Helen Chik
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    I know exactly how you feel Thomas and sometimes I feel so bogged down too! It’s just hard but I always remind myself I have the best job in the world!

    Go somewhere tropical for a break like Bali or Phuket 😉

    Helen xx
    http://helenchik.com

  67. samira
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 04:26 PM
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    Thomas, I love your outlook on life! You are so positive! I know how you feel and I am currently in the same boat; I am just exhausted! But really enjoyed reading how you manage this part of your life 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Samira
    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  68. Sofia
    Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 04:02 AM
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    I remember my first time going to Stockholm s a kid and we actually stayed at a ship. I don’t remember if it was the Chapman but it kind of looks like it. We were on a school trip so all the kids stayed in this larger room with bunkbeds and had fun. Greece seems like a good idea! And then you can come visit me here in LA

  69. Yasmin
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:41 PM
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    Your casual looks always have so much life! I think you’re always so adorable, especially the way you crop your jeans or roll up your sleeves. There’s always some cool detail to notice when you style yourself. It’s unique, but totally you. I also love that you took the time to find a location that reminds you of getting away while talking about wanting to get away. It’s a great way to tie a little storytelling into the visuals. Such a great inspo for my own work!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  70. Kate Tik
    Sunday May 28th, 2017 at 04:04 AM
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    Omg I saw Greece and Fiji! They both sound divine. Hehe. I am in need of some vacation time as well. Thanks for sharing an update.

    katetik.com

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