April Favourites, Illustrated.

2021 04 April favorite things Mangomini

Things I Enjoyed Most In April, In Drawings.

Since it’s already the last day of April, it’s a good time for a look at some of my favorite things this month, in illustrated form of course.  I did a lot of hiking & picnicking, had a sunny kayak adventure and added lots of new little plants to my growing collection. This whole outfit is from Monki. The pants took such a long time to draw, but I do love them so it had to be done 😉 I also love that the t-shirt and tote bag are made from organic cotton and the packaging was completely plastic-free.  

Other things that I still loved this month, but already included in my March favorites, are Ben Howard’s new album and live stream concert and cold water swimming.

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Want to See More?

Take a look at my some of my favorite outfit from April 2019 or this one from 2018.

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Hello April! Happy April Mood In Drawings.

2021 Hello April Calendar Illustration Mangomini

Happy Spring Plans, Illustrated.

Happy first day of April! A new month means a new calendar page, even in this crazy time. This is from my 2020 Wall Calendar. As you can see I chose a happy, casual and pizza-loving theme 😉 When I was putting together my calendar I was doing a lot of home improvement projects (lockdown had just started) and it shows in this drawing. What are your plans for April?

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look from my April illustrations from previous years here and here.

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Spring Mood 2021, In Drawings.

2021 Spring Mood Mangomini

Spring Style 2021, Pinterest Inspiration Drawing

Watercolor drawing of my spring 2021 mood, inspired by my Pinterest mood boards. Every season I like to look at Pantone’s new color trend predictions and search Pinterest for spring outfit inspiration. When it comes to fashion, I’m not a trend follower any more. I mostly stick to my basics, like jeans, polka dots, comfy sneakers and bohemian style accessories. But I also like to add a few fresh elements and colors. You can follow me on Pinterest or  Instagram if you’re curious to see more things I like.

Second Lockdown Spring

This time last year, I did not expect to be going into our second lockdown spring. I really hope by the time summer starts, we’ll all be able to enjoy it together again. For now, I will just enjoy it as much as possible, close to home, and in small company.

In the mood for more Illustrated Spring Inspiration?

Take a look at last year’s illustrated spring plan or this pre-pandemic spring style drawing.

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February Favourites, Illustrated.

What I Wore Most This February, In Drawings

Because it’s #meetthemaker month here is another entry for my hand drawn illustrated fashion diary, where I draw my personal fashion, food and overall favourites.

It was hard to sum up my February favourites in one drawing because we went from freezing cold and snow, to super sunny spring weather, back to freezing cold again the whole month. I’m not complaining because I loved the snow and I definitely enjoyed the first warm days. Kayak season is open! Picnic season as well, although that’s open all year for me. I also did a few more cold water dips in the river, Wim Hof style, and plan to do many more.

For this illustration I chose my “in between weather” favourites: Levi’s ribcage jeans, a cute bohemian shirt and my Ugg boots, that are perfect for quickly getting my feet warm after being in the cold water. Plus one of my favourite vintage bags and my favourite face mask.

I could also have included my mittens, beanie hat, bikini and sandals, because I also wore all of those several times last month. You might see them in a March recap. 😉

As you can tell, despite the lockdown and evening clock, I had a lot of fun in nature. In, on and near the water and picnicking and hiking. I hope March will bring more of the same.

Wishing you a happy & healthy month as well!⁠💚

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Curious to see what my favourites were one year ago? Take a look here.

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Sunny February Days, Illustrated.

What I Wore In February, In Drawings.

I was working on several wintery illustrations and then it was suddenly spring! One of the things I love about freelance life is that I can be flexible with my hours. So today, to fully take advantage of the sunny weather, I took half the day off for a long hike and a sunset picnic. I do have to work late now, but since we have an evening clock at the moment, I don’t mind so much.⁠🥖🍷

The illustration above is a recap of my day, as part of my ongoing illustrated fashion diary/what I wore series. When I do these I always like to look back at the same time from the previous year. Here‘s and example from February last year.

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Almost Spring Mood, Illustrated.

What I Want To Wear, In Drawings.

This illustrations shows you my “almost spring mood”. An outfit that I want to wear, but can’t exactly, because it’s still too cold ánd I don’t actually own everything on here. The sweater, sneakers and tote bag I just really like.

How much longer exactly until spring ??⁠💛😎

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February, So Far, Illustrated.

My February Favorites, In Drawings.

Illustrated recap of my February so far. As you can see from this drawing, I have spring, and spring fashion & colors on my mind. In reality I’m mostly sticking to my trusty work uniform of blue jeans and black sweaters. I’m also becoming more and more of a plant lady and am currently trying to make sooooo many plant babies. (Let’s hope some of them survive!) In between illustration jobs I’m working on several home improvement projects. Stripping off old wallpaper and painting walls, to name just a few.

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Almost Spring Wardrobe Update, In Drawings.

Almost spring - in between weather -Mangomini

Trans Seasonal Wardrobe Update For When You Want Spring To Start Now!

Seeing all the new spring collections online and in shops, is making me long for spring even more! Also, I’m just tired of my winter wardrobe. So, this week for Hello Giggles, I illustrated how to add some new spring items to your wardrobe right now, without freezing, a.k.a. in-between-weather wardrobe 😉

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Want More In-Between-Weather Wardrobe Inspiration?

Take a look at this one from 2017 and this one from way back in 2014.

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Picnic Weekend!

Picnic weekend by Mangomini

Early Spring Picnic Outfit, In Drawings.

This weekend the sun was back so I spent most of the weekend picnicking near the river with lovely food, wine and friends.

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Interested in more Illustrated fashion?

Take a look at this early spring look from 2019 or this one from March 2021.

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A Hint Of Spring!

 What I wore by Mangomini

My Early Spring Fashion Favorites, In Drawings.

This week I could trade in my winter coat for a ‘spring jacket’ for the first time this year. Spring is coming early this year and I couldn’t be happier about that!

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