Hello there, I'm Marie

Welcome to my blog!


My name is Marie Kristine Standeren, and I'm a Norwegian girl (I refuse to call myself a woman - I believe in keeping one's inner child as long as possible) in my 20s who loves to see new places, meet new people, and explore new cultures. 




This blog's mission is to inspire to live a happy life through pretty pictures, joyful colors (yellow is my absolute favorite color!), tips, ideas, style, music, and the little things in life.










My personal style is a mix of "expensive" (meaning more expensive than fast fashion - including true vintage), high-quality pieces; cheap and unique second-hand clothing; items from local boutiques; and fast fashion such as ASOS, Zara and H&M (currently cutting down on fast fashion items, but the longevity of clothes is close to my heart so I still wear these garments).

I'll mix and match second-hand/vintage pieces with fast fashion items (that I've already bought - no new items!) and local boutique/sustainable/eco/slow fashion garments.




Sustainable/eco-friendly, slow, and minimalist fashion and living


Info on designers/brands practicing one or more of these concepts; which products to buy; where to buy these products (online and brick-and-mortar); challenges, testing, and tips; etc.

I want to show how to dress well in garments that have been around for a while and how to follow current trends w/out buying new fast fashion items. I'll be writing about sustainable fashion and designers who focus on this, as well as online stores and brick-and-mortars around the world who sell sustainable fashion, second hand and/or vintage clothing.  






How to live well and be happy.  I believe that happiness comes from within and from interactions with other people

live well:

being joyful and grateful

little things in life

follow your dreams

what you have instead of don't have


new paths

focus on intrinsic rewards

Enjoying and appreciating the little things in life as well as noticing and focusing in on the details.



Travel & dreams/goals


Exploring the world, being open to change, and following your dream(s). Seeing new, breathtaking, interesting, unusual, and exotic places as well as experiencing different cultures, make me happy. I'm constantly "traveling" towards my goals (both literally and figuratively) and I want you to be a part of that journey while harvesting some tips and tricks along the way!





"Inspirational Mondays"


Every Monday (is the plan at least..) I'll post a collage of inspirational pictures (and maybe a quote or two): My own pictures mixed with pictures found online (paid for or given permission to use of course!) that I find inspiring in one way or another.