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februar 2014

Outfit | Comme ci comme a

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing jeans from Diesel, boots from Aldo,shirt fromMats Nrgaard, sweater fromLindex, trench from Selected Femme,bag fromJosephand sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Hva jeg gjr nr jeg ikke skal til Paris under moteuken? Skaffer meg en genser med franske ord, bare for minne meg selv p det en gang ekstra eller to. For vre helt rlig frister det faktisk ikke s veldig denne gangen. Jeg ser for meg at jeg hadde endt opp med hodet i en spypose midt i kaoset. But then again, Paris is never a bad idea.

Uansett, skjorte og collegegenser er en look jeg aldri gr lei og det funker kjempefint med den lille magen ogs (enn s lenge).

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What I do when I'm not going to Paris for fashion week? Get a hold of a sweater with french words, just to remind myself that I'm not going. But to be honest, I doesn't really feel to bad. I would probably end up with my face vomiting in a bag in the middle of all the chaos anyway. But then again, Paris is never a bad idea.

Anyway, shirt and a sweater on top is one of my favourite combos. I never get tired of it and it works great with my little baby bump too, we'll see how long that will last.

My maternity essentials

Det er virkelige ikke noe poeng investere altfor mye i klr som skal brukes under graviditeten. Det er jo tross alt bare snakk om noen mneder. Likevel er det noen ting jeg har innsett at jeg liker ekstra godt ha i skapet mens magen vokser. Man fler seg gjerne litt shabby til tider, og da er det greit vite at man har noen plagg som funker uansett dagsform.

MATERNITY JEANS -This one is a must. The only jeans that fit me right now are my Diesel Skinzee jeans because of it's low waist. So I'm looking for maternity jeans as we speak. I lived in mine during my last pregnacy and it's so comfortable with the stretchy fabric over the belly.

TIGHT DRESSES -As I've said before, I think tight tops is the best way to go when you're pregnant. At least when you're starting to get really big. Dresses are awesome. A dress and tights and you're ready to go. Super easy!

SNEAKERS - Good footwear is really important. I know my back will thank me for not wearing too much heels! Once in a while is fun as long as you can walk, but I'm really glad I have a pair of new Adidas sneakers for my heaviest months.

FEMININE DETAILS -So I usually go for oversized and boyish items, but now I suddently feel like wearing more feminine pieces. Today I actually bought a sequin skirt (!). But it's really nice to just dress up and feel nice.

BASIC T-SHIRTS-T-shirt and jeans is a super combo, when you're pregnant too. I like to style it with short jackets or blazers when the belly gets really big.

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There's no point in buying too much clothes during the pregnacy. I mean, you're only going to need it for a few months. Still, there's a few essential pieces that I've learned to appreciate a lot. You often feel a bit shabby and tired, so it's really nice to have some pieces what works no mather what.

1.Jeans fromH&M2.Dress fromH&M 3.Sneakers fromNike 4.Skirt fromLindex 5.Nail polish fromNCLA 6.Bracelet fromSaint Laurent7.Skirt from Rika 8. T-shirt from Helmut 9. Dress from H&M

Outfit | Casual Saturday stroll

Photo/Iselin Aar.
Wearing rings from WeThe Hatters, jeans from Diesel, boots from Also,dress from H&M, jacket from Lindexand bag from Decadent.

Denne helgen har vi besk av svigerfar og svigersstrene mine, og da er selvflgelig bylrdag obligatorisk. I alle fall for oss jentene! S koselig bare tusle rundt i butikker og p kaf.

Jeg har gtt til innkjp av mine frste mammakjoler ogs. De er egentlig bare fra den vanlige kolleksjonen til H&M, men helt perfekte til voksende mager. S tidlig s denne magen spratt ut, s trengte jeg veldig plutselig er par litt strammere og mer magevennlige plagg. Vanligvis gr jeg alltid for oversized, men jeg synes stramme overdeler er det absolutt fineste til gravide mager.

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We're having my father in law and my sisters in law here this weekend, and a Saturday stroll downtown is a must. At least for the girls. It's so nice to just walk around in stores and cafes.

Also I've purchased my first maternity dresses. They're really just from the regular H&M collection, but they're perfect for growing bellies. And since this one popped it much sooner than he last one, I suddently felt the need for tighter pieces immidietly. Usually I go for oversized pieces, but I think tight tops is the best for pregnant bellies.

Winter fresh

Jeg liker helt forskjellige lukter p vinteren, enn p sommeren. Og disse to fra norske Alexander Sprekenhus er nye favoritter etter bare en uke i baderomshyllen. Den dusjspen med kamomille er virkelig helt fantastisk deilig. Jeg har hatt lyst teste produkter fra Sprekenhus lenge, for jeg har hrt s mye bra, s det var ekstra gy endelig f pne disse flaskene. Tid for helg og ekstra lange dusjer!

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I like completely different scents during winter, than during summer. And these two from the Norwegian brand Alexander Sprekenhus is on my favourite list after only one week in the bathroom shelf. That body wash with chamomille is truly amazing. I've been wanting to try some products from Sprekenhus a long time, since I've heard a lot of promising stuff, so it was extra fun to finally open these bottles. Time for weekend and extra long showers!

Wouldn't mind #20


Photo/Le-21me.

Er det en ting jeg aldri fr nok av, s er det varme gensere. Jeg har en svart fluffy en, men den har jeg fjernet nupper p s mange ganger at jeg er sikker p det snart er hull i den. Den p bildet er ikke akkurat klassisk, men fy sren s fin. Skulle gjerne gjemt den bittelille bollemagen som har begynt snike seg frem, inni den der.

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If there's one thing I'll never get enough of, it's warm sweaters. I have one black fluffy one, but I've been removing so many knobs that I'm sure it will be a hole in it any day now. The one on the picture isn't exactly classy, but my God it's nice. I would love to hide my tiny baby bump (actually starting to show) inside this one.

Outfit | Baby on board



Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing hat and ring from Asos, boots fromStockholm Design Group,jeans fromDiesel, sweater fromZara, second hand coat andbag fromHipsters for Sisters.

Endelig kan jeg si det! For det er ikke uten grunn at det har vrt litt roligere p bloggen i det siste. Jeg er gravid og den lille rakkeren i magen har virkelig likt lage kvalme. De siste mnedene har jeg ftt muligheten til studere dosklen litt for godt, men n har det heldigvis begynt gi seg. I dag var vi p ultralyd ogs og det er s deilig endelig kunne fortelle det! Mina har allerede tegnet tegning til minien som er p vei og det skal bli skikkelig spennende g fra vre tre, til bli fire!

Det er ikke s lett se det enda, men jeg lover fortsette legge ut antrekksbilder. Bollemage eller ei. Dette bli gy!

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Finally I can tell you! Because the reason for the lazy blogging is a baby on board. The little one has been a big fan of causing nausea, so the last couple months I've had the opportunity to get to know the toilet a bit too well. Today we took the first ultrasound too and it's feels so good to be able to share the news. Mina just finished the first painting for the mini too and we're so excited to go from three to four!

You probably can't tell yet, but I promise to keep posting outfit photos. Huge or not. This is going to be fun!

Beauty tip

Jeg m bare tipse dere om denne primeren. Det har serist aldri vrt s lett sminke seg som nr jeg legger denne frst. Jeg s at den hadde ftt veldig mye positiv omtale, men har liksom aldri flt noe behov for primer. N er det imidlertid ingen vei tilbake. Dette er en stayer i sminkevesken!

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I just have to share this primer with you. Seriously, it's so easy to apply the other makeup after putting this one on. I noticed it had a lot of positive reviews, but I've never felt the need for primers. Now however, there won't be a day without it.

Outfit | Khaki beanie love

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing beanie from Wool and the Gang, boots from Stockholm Design Group,pants from Lindex, shirt from Zara, jacket from Object,bag from Hipsters for Sisters,scarf fromJohn Henricand sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jeg har ftt skikkelig khaki-dilla og til slutt fant jeg endelig en lue ogs. Jeg fant den hos Wool and the Gang, som selger bde ferdigstrikkede plagg og strikkekit. Dessverre klarer jeg ikke strikke rett frem en gang, s jeg mtte nye meg med en ferdigstrikket en. Uansett veldig bra at den kom fr helgen, for her snr det skikkelig igjen!

Hper dere fr en herlig start p helgen! Jeg og Mina har fri i dag, s her gr det i baking og dukkehus.

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I'm hooked on khaki and finally I found the perfect beanie too. I found it at Wool and the Gang, who sells both knitting kits and finished products. Unfortunately I'm really bad when it comes to knitting, so I went for the finished one. Anyway, great to have it before the weekend, because it's snowing like crazy again over here!

Wish you a great Friday! Mina and I are having a day off, so it's all about baking and doll houses.

Key pieces for the spring wardrobe

Photo/Theyallhateus.

Det er jo ikke s mye som minner om vr ute helt enda, men jeg klarer ikke la vre klikke meg gjennom vrnyhetene. Og det er selvflgelig et par ting jeg har litt ekstra lyst p denne sesongen ogs.

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There's not exactly much that reminds me of spring just yet, but still I can't stop scrolling through the spring news. And of course there's a few items that a crave more than others this season too.

PEARL + GOLD JEWELRY-This is without doubt one of the biggest accessory trends right now, and I'm definitely not tired of it yet. After my Dior DIY I craving for a matching bracelet even more.

DENIM -I love denim even more during spring and summer. Shirts, shorts, dresses, jeans, whatever. It's the one fabric that never fails, and matches anything.

GLITTER DETAILS- So I'm going from glitter nails, to actually wanting glitter t-shirts with with cats on it. Didn't see that one coming, but the embellishment trend is definitely going to be big this pring.

SNEAKERS -I'm so glad that comfortable footwear is here to stay, and I can't wait until the streets are dry and I can go running again. Preferably in some Stella McCartney x Adidas sneakers.

TORTOISE SUNGLASSES -We're all a bit tired of the reflective lenses, but not completely for my part. Especially not combined with tortoise frames.

SMALL CROSS BODY BAG -It's time to leave all that extra clothes you bring during the winter, and only bring the neccassary. Time for a small cross body bag, in other words. I love them!

METAL SANDALS -Metal details for your sandals is the way to go, and I love the budget version from Zara.

SKIRTS -I love skirts. More than dresses and pants. Can't wait to show off bare legs again. Preferably in a tutu neophrene skirt like this.

WATCHES -I can't wait until it's warm enough to show off those masculine watches again. Anyone seen the new watches from Zara btw?

1.Bracelet from Anthropologie2.Jeans fromStella McCartney3.T-shirt fromMarkus Lupfer4.Sneakers fromStella McCartney x Adidas5.Sunglasses fromStella McCartney6.Dress fromThe Row7.Bag fromValentino8.Sandals from Zara9.Skirt from H&M10.Watch from Zara

Outfit | A hint of green

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots from Stockholm Design Group,jeans from Diesel, shirt fromZara, sweater from Lindex, jacket from Samse and bag fromTosca Blu.

Gjett om det var jubel nr snen var borte fra gatene da! Jeg bor et stykke utenfor byen, hvor det fortsatt er en del sn og is, s jeg har strevet litt med planlegge skoene deretter. Mitt beste tips til andre i samme situasjon er rett og slett ha med litt lekrere jobbsko, selv om det kan vre litt irriterende drasse p. Egen skohylle p kontoret blir vel det neste.

Ha en fin onsdag videre, dere! Jeg sitter egentlig bare gleder meg til svmmehallen med minifamilien etter jobb, det er s sykt digg.

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You can imagine the happiness when the snow disappeared from the streets! However, I live outside the city where there's still a lot of snow and ice, so I've been struggeling a bit when it comes to footwear. My best tip for others in the same situation is simply bringing own work shoes, even though they can be a pain in the ass to drag around. My own shoe shelf in the office will be the next.

Well, have a great Wednesday guys! I'm heading swimming with my to dear ones after work and I'm soo looking forward to it.

Sparkle fun

Her har det vrt skikkelig stille de siste dagene, men neste uke kan jeg endelig avslre grunnen til det (i tillegg til delagt kamera,da). Gleder meg skikkelig! N er det imidlertid back on track, og jeg lover nytt antrekk allerede i morgen.

Uansett, jeg har sneket meg til en sniktitt p Essies nye neglelakker, s n har jeg skikkelig glitterdilla. Vanligvis gr jeg for forholdsvis nytrale negler, men litt glitter har virkelig gjort seg i det siste. Favoritten s langt er Belugaria (dere kan se bilde av hvordan den ser ut p Instagram), men de to andre blir definitivt flittig brukt de ogs. Hvilken likte dere best?

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It's been awful quiet in here the last couple of days, but next week I can finally share the reason with you (in addition to a broken camera, that it). Can't wait! Now however, it's back on track, and I promise to give you a new outfit post already tomorrow.

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to get a preview at these new polishes from Essie, so now I'm really hooked on glitter. Usually I tend to go for more neutral nails, but glitter made the days so much more fun. My favourite so far is Belugaria (you can get a closer look at it on Instagram), but the other two is definitely going to get used too. Which one did you like the most?


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