It was time for the company’s annual Christmas party this weekend, in Stockholm, and I was choosing between my Karen Millen Dress and my Ted Baker dress. Oh, the problems a woman can have… One classy dress and one a bit more sassy. The Millen dress is a comfortable one that fits with my Louboutin boots and the new never worn Baker dress is a quite tight dress that need heels. Not knowing if dinner was served as a buffet or how icy the streets of Stockholm was going to be, this decision wasn’t as easy as it sounds. (Yes it was, I’m just trying to be a bit over dramatic.)
When trying to decide which one to go for, I got my mother involved. I sent her photos of my choices, and the answer back was “go with the classy one, not the short one”. I tried to explain my buffet worries if I would go for the not-so-much-room-for-expansion Baker dress. Growing up with only brothers (I know this might be one of the worst excuses ever) has made me have no self control what so ever, when being put in front of a buffet. We always competed over food, in a smiley way, and who could eat the most. Buffet-time for us was like the Olympics for an athlete. After I tried to explain this to my mother, she gave up trying to help me choose a dress and just said “darling, you’d even look good in a black bag, I don’t know…”
As we all know, mothers are always right. Right? And with my bad sense of humor, of course, I wanted her to see how right she was! *wink wink* And the socks just so completes the outfit!
I heard there was going to be a buffet and decided to go for the Millen dress after all. A good choice, that made me feel comfortable all evening and into the early hours before heading back to the hotel.
I booked two nights at the hotel, to stay the whole weekend in the capital of Sweden. On the Saturday I “decided” to have a movie day (and night) in my hotel bed, and room service. But on my last day I kept busy. On the Sunday the weather was beautiful, cold but sunny. And there was some (very little) snow too! I walked around all day, and I mean all day! When I’m on a city break, I enjoy getting to know the city I’m in by foot. I walk and walk and walk. I walk in circles. I get lost. I get back on to a familiar street. I get lost again. Maybe I remember to take a photo (of none interesting things) here and there. Or more, photos of things that catches my eye but can’t really be seen in a photo (because I never bring my real camera, of course). And then I walk some more. I love old buildings, small narrow streets, the island areas of Stockholm (when in Stockholm), Christmas lighting, the sky, the beauty of the nature and so on. And Sunday wasn’t just any day, it was the Nobel Day. As I was making my way to the Arlanda Express train to go to the airport I passed the Haymarket, where they were all getting transported to the big gala from. The gala… And all the nice dresses… Imagine going to a party like that and be “forced” to choose a dress to wear… Just dreaming away for a bit here…
It was a nice ending to a nice little weekend in Stockholm. Back home in Malmö, I got greeted with a bit of a snow storm. Winter is here!