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februar 2014

Outfit | Comme ci comme ça

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing jeans from Diesel, boots from Aldo, shirt from Mats Nørgaard, sweater from Lindex, trench from Selected Femme, bag from Joseph and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Hva jeg gjør når jeg ikke skal til Paris under moteuken? Skaffer meg en genser med franske ord, bare for å minne meg selv på det en gang ekstra eller to. For å være helt ærlig frister det faktisk ikke så 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 går lei og det funker kjempefint med den lille magen også (enn så 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 å investere altfor mye i klær som skal brukes under graviditeten. Det er jo tross alt bare snakk om noen måneder. Likevel er det noen ting jeg har innsett at jeg liker ekstra godt å ha i skapet mens magen vokser. Man føler seg gjerne litt shabby til tider, og da er det greit å 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 from H&M  2. Dress from H&M  3. Sneakers from Nike  4. Skirt from Lindex  5. Nail polish from NCLA  6. Bracelet from Saint Laurent  7. Skirt from Rika 8. T-shirt from Helmut 9. Dress from H&M  

Outfit | Casual Saturday stroll

Photo/Iselin Aarø.
Wearing rings from We The Hatters, jeans from Diesel, boots from Also, dress from H&M, jacket from Lindex and bag from Decadent.

Denne helgen har vi besøk av svigerfar og svigersøstrene mine, og da er selvfølgelig bylørdag obligatorisk. I alle fall for oss jentene! Så koselig å bare tusle rundt i butikker og på kafé.

Jeg har gått til innkjøp av mine første mammakjoler også. De er egentlig bare fra den vanlige kolleksjonen til H&M, men helt perfekte til voksende mager. Så tidlig så denne magen spratt ut, så trengte jeg veldig plutselig er par litt strammere og mer magevennlige plagg. Vanligvis går 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 på vinteren, enn på sommeren. Og disse to fra norske Alexander Sprekenhus er nye favoritter etter bare en uke i baderomshyllen. Den dusjsåpen med kamomille er virkelig helt fantastisk deilig. Jeg har hatt lyst å teste produkter fra Sprekenhus lenge, for jeg har hørt så mye bra, så det var ekstra gøy å endelig få åpne 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-21ème.

Er det en ting jeg aldri får nok av, så er det varme gensere. Jeg har en svart fluffy en, men den har jeg fjernet nupper på så mange ganger at jeg er sikker på det snart er hull i den. Den på bildet er ikke akkurat klassisk, men fy søren så fin. Skulle gjerne gjemt den bittelille bollemagen som har begynt å 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 from Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Diesel, sweater from Zara, second hand coat and bag from Hipsters for Sisters. 

Endelig kan jeg si det! For det er ikke uten grunn at det har vært litt roligere på bloggen i det siste. Jeg er gravid og den lille rakkeren i magen har virkelig likt å lage kvalme. De siste månedene har jeg fått muligheten til å studere doskålen litt for godt, men nå har det heldigvis begynt å gi seg. I dag var vi på ultralyd også og det er så deilig å endelig kunne fortelle det! Mina har allerede tegnet tegning til minien som er på vei og det skal bli skikkelig spennende å gå fra å være tre, til å bli fire! 

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

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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 må bare tipse dere om denne primeren. Det har seriøst aldri vært så lett å sminke seg som når jeg legger denne først. Jeg så at den hadde fått veldig mye positiv omtale, men har liksom aldri følt noe behov for primer. Nå 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 from John Henric and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jeg har fått skikkelig khaki-dilla og til slutt fant jeg endelig en lue også. Jeg fant den hos Wool and the Gang, som selger både ferdigstrikkede plagg og strikkekit. Dessverre klarer jeg ikke å strikke rett frem en gang, så jeg måtte nøye meg med en ferdigstrikket en. Uansett veldig bra at den kom før helgen, for her snør det skikkelig igjen!

Håper dere får en herlig start på helgen! Jeg og Mina har fri i dag, så her går 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 så mye som minner om vår ute helt enda, men jeg klarer ikke la være å klikke meg gjennom vårnyhetene. Og det er selvfølgelig et par ting jeg har litt ekstra lyst på denne sesongen også.

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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 Anthropologie 2. Jeans from Stella McCartney 3. T-shirt from Markus Lupfer 4. Sneakers from Stella McCartney x Adidas 5. Sunglasses from Stella McCartney 6. Dress from The Row 7. Bag from Valentino 8. Sandals from Zara 9. Skirt from H&M 10. Watch from Zara

Outfit | A hint of green

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots from Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Diesel, shirt from Zara, sweater from Lindex, jacket from Samsøe and bag from Tosca Blu.

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

Ha en fin onsdag videre, dere! Jeg sitter egentlig bare å gleder meg til svømmehallen med minifamilien etter jobb, det er så 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 vært skikkelig stille de siste dagene, men neste uke kan jeg endelig avsløre grunnen til det (i tillegg til ødelagt kamera,da). Gleder meg skikkelig! Nå er det imidlertid back on track, og jeg lover nytt antrekk allerede i morgen.

Uansett, jeg har sneket meg til en sniktitt på Essies nye neglelakker, så nå har jeg skikkelig glitterdilla. Vanligvis går jeg for forholdsvis nøytrale negler, men litt glitter har virkelig gjort seg i det siste. Favoritten så langt er Belugaria (dere kan se bilde av hvordan den ser ut på Instagram), men de to andre blir definitivt flittig brukt de også. 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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