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januar 2014

Outfit | Snowing like crazy

Photo/Line Kirkhus.
Wearing boots from The Last Conspiracy,diy jeans, shirt fromZara, second hand coat, diy earrings and bag from Hipsters for Sisters.

Snen skaper kaos her i Oslo og alt av trafikk er mer eller mindre forsinket. Kjresten skulle ta fly i gr, og ble sittende p flyplassen i nesten to timer vente. Mens jeg og Line strevet med f knipset noen antrekksbilder nede i byen. Jeg skal love dere at det fristet bli sittende med kaffekoppen p de stolene i bakgrunnen, men hva gjr man vel ikke for et par bilder.

N skal jeg og Mina sette i gang med bake kake til det ene tantebarnet mitt som fyller sitt aller frste r i dag, og s brer det avgrde ut i snbygene igjen etterhvert og i selskap. Ha en herlig fredag dere!

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The snow is causing caos here in Oslo and the traffic is just horrible. My boyfriend was stuck at the airport for almost two hours yesterday. While Line and I was struggeling to get some outfit photos downtown. I can promise you that those chairs in the background and a cup of coffee were more tempting. But hey, what a blogger do for a picture.

Now my daughter and I is ready for some baking, because today one of my nieces turns one and that's needs to be celebrated. Have a great Friday, guys!

DIY | Dior earrings

Som veldig mange andre, har jeg hatt skikkelig lyst p disse reringene fra Dior (bare se s fine de er!). Siden de er alt annet enn hyggelig mot lommeboken, s fant jeg ut at jeg mtte prve lage mine egne. Her kommer en aldri s liten oppskrift! Den er p engelsk, men jeg hper det gr bra. Det er bare sprre i kommentarfeltet om det skulle vre noe dere lurer p!
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As a bunch of other fashion lovers, I've been craving these earrings from Dior (I mean, just look at them). But since they're not exactly friendly to your wallet, I decided to try a DIY. Here's the recipe!



YOU'LL NEED
- Super glue
- Pearl earrings
- Matching pearl beads (big)
- Earring backs

WHAT YOU DO
1. The first thing you'll need to do, is adding a small amount of super glue on the pearl bead. I recommend asking for a super glue that dries fast, because this one was really slow.
2. Apply the earring backs on the pearl bead and let it dry. Remember to make sure the glue is completely dry before going for the next step.
3. Et voila! Now you can but the pearl earring through you pierced ear, the pearl bead will work as the earring back.

Can't wait to show you how they look on. And I can asure you that the earring backs doesn't show.


Outfit | Pattern mix

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing old boots fromFace,pants from Diesel, old sweater, beanie from H&M,parka from Nellyand scarf from John Henric.

Av og til er det skikkelig deilig bare pakke seg inn i en svr jakke og skjerf. Spesielt nr snen laver ned ute! Heldigvis blir det skikkelig bra akefre og forhpentligvis skilyper ogs, s jeg krysser egentlig fingrene for enda mer sn til helgen.

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Sometimes it's so nice to get lost in a huge coat and a scarf. Especially when it's snowing like crazy. Luckily this means amazing conditions for sledding and skiing, so my fingers are crossed for even more snow in time for the weekend.

Winter saviors

Jeg hadde sett ut som en sviske om jeg ikke hadde tatt litt ekstra vare p huden min om vinteren. Jeg blir til og med trr mellom fingrene! Heldigvis har jeg funnet et par produkter som gjr susen, men det har tatt sin tid og jeg har ikke tall p hvor mye forskjellig jeg har prvd.

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL |This really do wonders for my skin. Before leaving the shower I apply it all over my body and face. The result is super soft skin!
FACIAL CREAM |
I prefer products without too much perfume, especially for my face. This one from La Roche-Posay is the perfect base under the daily makeup and it doesn't contain any parabens. If you haven't checked out this brand, you should. I tried it the first time when my daughter had a lot of bad eczema, and the creams from La Roche-Posay were the best.
FIBERSTRONG HAIR CREAM |
I recently went from using different hair oils, to this cream from Matrix and it amazing. I was really tired of too sticky hair, but this one is really good. You can't even feel it in your hair. In addition to making the hair look good, it makes your hair stronger and healthier. Bet we all could need that during the winter?
HAND CREAM |
I usually buy creams without perfume, but this one is just so good. Too bad it's almost empty! Do you have any recommendations if I were going to try a new one?
HYDRATION MASK |
Even though I use both day and night cream my face still gets dry sometimes. When that happen I simply put on this cream/gel from Kiehl's before going to bed and my skin is all good in the morning.

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I would propably look like a prune if I didn't take really good care of my skin during the winter. I mean, I even get dry skin between my fingers. Luckily I've found some products that makes it better. It took a while, and a loot of products, but now I finally got some stuff that works.

Wouldn't mind #19


Photo/Tommy Ton for Style.com.


bruke mer smykker dill er jo p listen min, men s langt gr det ikke srlig bra. N er det imidlertid et par spennende ting p vei i posten, og sm reringer er definitivt neste p listen. Sammen med en kamelfarget kjole og en fuzzy krage eller to.

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To use more jewelry is already on my list, but so far it's not going too good. However, there's a few exciting items on their way, and tiny earrings are definitely the next thing to order. Along with a camel dress and a fuzzy collar or two.

Outfit | Blue da ba dee

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots fromStockholm Design Group,jeans and coat fromGina Tricot, sweater fromBik Bok,bag from Hipsters for sistersand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Jeg har virkelig savnet lyse jeans i det siste, men siden alle mine enten har hull p knrne eller bare nr til ankelen, har de vrt helt glemt i kulden. Det er jo bare tull! I dag kjrte jeg p med ullstrmpis sammen med svarte knestrmper og det gjorde virkelig susen. N er det tid for kyllingwok og kos i heimen! I dag skal beina rett ut p sofaen. Ha en herlig kveld!

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I've really been missing light blue jeans lately, but since all mine have either ripped knees or are super short, they've been hiding from the cold. Well, that's just rubbish! Todsay I went for woolen leggings combined with socks over the knee and that did it. Will do more of that! Now it's time for some chicken wok over here. Tonight is definitely going to be a coach night. Have a great evening sweeties!

Happy weekend, happy feet


Jeg er nok ikke den som oftest sprader rundt i hye hler, spesielt ikke p denne tiden av ret. Likevel synes jeg det er mye lettere finne fine sko med hye hler enn lave. Sneakers er enda verre. Spesielt om man er ute etter noe litt mer elegant og annerledes enn Nike og New Balance. S dere kan tenke dere trynet mitt nr jeg s disse fra The Last Conspiracy. Jeg elsker dem! Akkurat passe crazy og elegant. Hva synes dere?

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I'm not the person who regularly take her high heels for a walk, especially not this time of the year. Still I think it's so much easier to find nice high heels than flats. Sneakers are even worse! Especially if you're looking for something a bit more elegant and different from Nike and New Balance. So you can imagine my face when I spotted these beauties from The Last Conspiracy. I love them! A little crazy, a little elegant. What's your opinion?

Outfit | Stay warm

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots fromStockholm Design Group,jeans fromZapa, parka fromNelly,scarf from John Henric, bag fromDecadentand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

I dag var jeg temmelig lei av den samme dunjakka, de samme vinterskoene og det samme skjerfet. Nr det er sn og kaldt ute, har jeg nemlig en tendens til bare ville skli inn i de samme tingene. De varmeste og mest komfortable! Heldigvis har man som regel flere alternativer enn man tror, og parkasen reddet meg nok en gang. Det er s deilig ha noen slike redningsplagg.

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I was so tired of the same down coat, the same winter boots and the same scarf today. When it's so cold and so much snow, I seem to just glide into the same pieces day after day. The warmest and most comfortable! Luckily you usually got more options than you think, and my parka saved me once again. It's so nice with pieces like that.

The January list so far



Januarlisten er liksom min vri p nyttrsforsett. Bare med mindre og mer kortsiktige ml. Likevel viste de seg vre vanskeligere n enn jeg hadde sett for meg. Her kommer en liten oppdatering!

1. WEAR MORE LIPSTICK |I actually do wear more lipstick now than I did before, but still I keep forgetting to put it on. However, my current favorite is Grand Rouge (34. Rouge Bordeaux) from Yves Rocher.
2. INVEST IN PIECES THAT LAST |
So the only thing I've bought exept grocaries and underwear so far, is snow boots. Not a fashion shoe, just good quality snow boots that I know will last for years. Perfect for playing in the snow with my daughter!
3. DON'T HASITATE |
I'm totally failing this one. I actually left that snow boot I talked about in the store, only to go back and buy it in another store (luckily it was on sale there).
4. WEAR MORE JEWELRY |
Yes, failing this one too. I just forget to put in on in the morning. Any ideas on how to get better on this one?
5. TRY NEW COLOURS |
I have the plans ready on this one. There's actually a few light blue items in my closet right now. The weather makes it difficult though, so still going for my darkest and warmest clothes.
6. BLOG MORE |
Well, there's at least one post per day, which is better than it was during December.
7. GET HOLD OF A SMALLER CAMERA |Still no camera in sight, do you have one to recommend?

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The January list is kind of my version of the New Years resolution. Just smaller and more short term. Still, it turned out to be quite a bit harder than I imagined. Here's how it's going so far.

Instalately

@sarastrandno

Jeg m bare si tusen, tusen takk til alle som flger meg p Instagram. Det er s sykt koselig med alle kommentarer og dere er virkelig en oppmuntring gjennom dagen. N skal jeg lpe fra kontoret til middag med noen venninner, og jeg gleder meg skikkelig! Ha en fin kveld, dere.

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I just have to thank you guys for following me on Instagram. It's so nice with all the comments and you truly make my day better. Now I have to run from the office to meet some friends for dinner! Have a great evening.

Outfit |Let it snow



Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing old boots from Face,pants fromBik Bok, sweater and hat fromH&M,second hand coatand bracelet fromDyrberg/Kern.

Det er ikke akkurat lett kle p seg nr det er -13 grader nr jeg gr til jobb p morgenen, men man lrer vre kreativ etter en stund. I dag kjrte jeg p med ullstilongs, knestrmper, bukse og lrhye stvletter. Det hjalp imidlertid ikke for trne, s i dag ble det fornuftig skoshopping etter jobb.

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It's not exactly easy to get dressed when it's -13 degrees when I leave for work in the morning, but I've learned a few tricks. Today for example, I wore woolen leggings, socks over the knee, pants and thigh high boots. Didn't help my toes however, so today I went shopping for a pair of true snow boots.

Kaibosh

Jeg har lett lenge etter et par solbriller som dette, til tross for at det er vinter og -10 grader (!). Er det noe jeg har dilla p, s er det solbriller. Jeg tror faktisk jeg har flere solbriller enn skopar. Problemet er at jeg ofte faller for de rareste fasonger og farger, men s er det jo selvflgelig de mest klassiske som alltid ligger i vesken og som blir mest brukt. Disse fra Kaibosh er en mellomting og de skal definitivt f mte sola allerede i vinter.

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I've been looking for a pair of sunglasses like this for a long time, even though it's winter and -10 degrees (!). If there's something I'm hooked on, it's sunglasses. I think I have more sunglasses than shoes actually. The problem is that I tend to fall for the weirdest shapes and colors, while it's (of course) the most classic pairs I keep in my bag and that I use the most. These from Kaibosh however, is right in the midde. They're definitely getting their debut already this winter!

Outfit | Golden buttons

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots fromStockholm Design Group,jeans fromDiesel, t-shirt fromBread & Boxers,coat fromRiver Island, old beanie fromH&Mand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Det var helt magisk vkne til sn i dag og jeg er straks p vei for hente ene tantebarnet mitt, s vi kan leke storfamilie p aketur. Dette antrekket blir med andre ord byttet ut med dunjakke, votter og ull. Helt greit det ogs! Ha en herlig lrdag, dere.

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It felt so nice to look out the window and see snow this morning. I'm soon on my way to pick up one of my nephews so we can pretend to be a big family out in the snow. This outfit will have to be switched out with a down coat, mittens and wool in other words. I'm totally ok with that! Wish you all a great Saturday.

Weekend wishes


Det er helt vilt at det snart er helg igjen! Og denne gangen er den skikkelig kjrkommen ogs.

1. PERFUME |This one is called Lazy Sunday Morning and I should definitely wear it on my upcoming lazy Sunday.
2. IPHONE CASE |
We all love fun iPhone-cases, right? I just bought one from Etsy. It's fake, it's cool and I can't wait to show you.
3. BRACELET |
This one is so cool. I love the mix between gold and rope. Would love it to wear it to my date night on Saturday!
4. CLEANSER |
I already have a bottle of this one, and I'm sure going to use it this weekend. It's great!
5. SHORTS |
Mina is going to a sleepover, so I would love to stay in bed with these shorts Sunday morning.
6. SWEATER |
I'll never get tired of sweaters with good writing. This one is the perfect weekend sweater.
7. SUNGLASSES |
The sun is finally coming back, and these would be awesome.
8. CONVERSE |My Converse will have to retire soon and I'm thinking of all black for my next pair.
9. BAG |
Ok, so this doesn't really have anything to do with my upcoming weekend, but it's great and I would love to have it.
10. BOOKS |
No weekend without inspiring magazines or books!

Outfit | The oversized parka

Photo/Eli yen.
Wearing boots from Stockholm Design Group,jeans fromMardou & Dean, t-shirt fromBread & Boxers,parka from Nelly, bag from Josephand sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Hurra, hurra! Jeg har funnet den perfekte (og varme) parkasen. M innrmme at det var ekstra deilig g fra pysjen til denne svre jakken i dag tidlig. Jeg har nemlig blitt det dyneslumremonsteret etter ferien. Vanligvis slumrer jeg aldri, for jeg er overbevist om at dagen blir mye bedre om jeg str opp med en gang vekkerklokken ringer. S det sprs om jeg m legge til et punkt til januarlisten min, ikke slumre. N skal jeg dra handle litt, for jeg tenkte overraske kjresten og Mina med noe nytt og ekstra godt som en vennine tipset meg om til middag i dag. En av fordelene med eget firma alts, kunne g fra kontoret klokken to av og til.

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Jeey! I found the perfect (and warm) parka. I have to admit it was extra nice to go from my pyjamas and into this huge coat this morning. You see, I've become an snooze monster after the holiday. Usually I never put my alarm on snooze, because I'm convinced the day will be much better if I jump out of bed the minute the alarm rings. So I think I'll have to add that to my January list too, not to snooze. Now I'm going shopping groceries however, because I'm planning to surprise my boyfriend and Mina with something new and extra good for dinner today. One of the benefits of running your own company, to leave the office two o'clock once in a while.

Beanie addiction

Jeg elsker hodeplagg! Luer, hatter, capser, you name it. N er den frste kashmir-luen fra norske Kashmina i hus, og det er s sykt digg at den ikke klr. Gleder meg til vise dere hvordan den ser ut p!

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I love headwear! Beanies, hats, you name it. Now the first cashmere beanie from Kashmina is here, and it's so nice to wear a warm beanie that doesn't itch. Can't wait to show you how it looks on!

Outfit | White out

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots fromAldo,jeans from Bik Bok, sweater from Lindex,second hand coat, watch fromMichael Korsand bag fromDecadent.

I dag er det frste dag tilbake p jobb etter ferien, og selv om senga kjentes litt ekstra myk ut i dag tidlig, var det temmelig deilig vre tilbake i gamle rutiner. Selv med regn og grisevr! Det blir ullunderty-shopping etter jobb i dag, for si det snn.

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I'm back to work after a long holiday today, and even though my bed felt extra soft this morning, it felt surprisingly good to be back in old rutines. Even with rain and crappy weather! I'm so going shopping for woolen underwear after work.

Add some fuzz

Photo/Vogue.com.

Jeg ville nokke ikke dratt den s langt som dette, men jeg har skikkelig dilla p fuzzy innslag. Enten det er en detalj p vesken, skoene eller egentlig hva som helst. N finnes det jo kjempemye fin fuskepels ogs. I tillegg er lang saueull ogs kjempefint! Hva synes dere?

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I don't think I would go this far, but I really love to add some fuzz these days. Whether it's a detail on my bag, shoes or anything really. Now a days there's a lot of nice faux fur too. Long sheep skin is a great alternative too! What do you think?

Current mascara favourite


Er det et kosmetikkprodukt jeg er lite trofast mot, s er det mascara. Jeg kjper stort sett aldri samme type, fordi det alltid finnes en eller annen jeg tror er bedre. Noen som kjenner seg igjen eller? Akkurat n er det imidlertid Volume Build fra Oriflame som er favoritten. Jeg har sluttet bruke yebrynsblyant og har gtt for en mer naturlig look. Denne mascaraen fungerer veldig godt til mine ganske tette vipper, og forhindrer at de klumper seg. Har dere noen tips til mitt neste mascarakjp?

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If there's one beauty product I'm not faithful too, it's mascaras. I usually buy a different type eich time, because I'm always convinced there's a better one out there. Someone else got the same issue? Well, right now Volume Build from Oriflame is my favourite. A while ago I stopped using brow kits and all that, and have been going for a more natural look. This mascara works perfect if that's what you're going for. I have quit thick lashes, and this one doesn't make any lumps. Do you have any ideas for my next mascara buy?

Outfit | Rainy days


Photo/Karn Fjrtoft.
Wearing old boots fromFace,dress and beaniefromH&M, coat from Benettonand bag from Decadent.

Det har regnet i flere dager og jeg merker at jeg virkelig begynner savne snen. Jeg som fikk meg nye ski og hele pakka i fjor! Men skiskoene blir nok byttet ut med lrhye stvletter en stund til. Eller ullsokker. Her er det nemlig feber i hus, s det ser ut som det blir en skikkelig rolig tacofredag. Fredag er heldigvis bra uansett. God helg, kjre dere!

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It's been raining for days now and I'm really starting to miss the snow. I mean I bough new skies last year and everything! Well, it seems like that gear will be switched out by thigh high boots for a while longer. Or woolen socks. You see, there's a fever in the house, so it looks like it's going to be a really calm Friday. Friday is good anyway though. Happy weekend dear readers!

The January list



Det er noe helt spesielt med januar. For selv ingenting egentlig er forandret, er det en mned full av hp, drmmer og nye ml. Jeg bruker egentlig aldri skrive nyttrsforsett, men i r har jeg kommet p en ny vri. Nemlig mnedsforsett. Nyttrsforsettene blir jo gjerne glemt like fort som de blir skriblet ned, men om jeg skriver en liste hver mned med litt mindre ml derimot, da m jeg handle ganske kjapt. Her kommer alts den frste fasjonable listen i r! Kanskje dere har noen flere nsker til bloggen?

1. WEAR MORE LIPSTICK |This one is already going very well. I always love lipstick on others, so why not wear it myself. It looks so chic! Especially during winter.
2. INVEST IN PIECES THAT LAST |
I haven't been shoppping at all lately, and it's going to stay that way. If I'm buying something, it's going to be quality and something I really want.
3. DON'T HASITATE |
Ok, so I tend to spend a week researching and hasitating before buying something. That way items often get sold out before I make a move. This month I'm going to trust my instincts.
4. WEAR MORE JEWELRY |
I'm suddently addicted to gold, and I would love to stack up with some more rings. Especially after I started following a brand called The Hatters on Instagram.
5. TRY NEW COLOURS |
No, I won't go all crazy, but I really miss something else than black, white and grey in my closet.
6. BLOG MORE |
This is a good one, I hope? I'll try my best to create more and better content for you guys. Even though outfit posts is kind of difficult with the weather and holiday right now.
7. GET HOLD OF A SMALLER CAMERA |
Unfortunately my 7d had an accident and need some service. So it's time to invest in a smaller camera. I need one anyway, so it sould be fun with a camera that's easy to bring everywhere.

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It's something special about January. Even though nohting really has changed, it's a month full of hope, dreams and new goals. Usually I don't make any New Years resolutions, but this year I've thought of something new. Monthly resolutions. Because let's be honest, we all tend to forget the New Years resolutions just as fast as we write them down. If I write a smaller and easier list every month however, I have to act fast. So here it goes, the first fashionable list this year! Do you have any wishes or ideas blog wise?


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