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mai 2013

Outfit | Dress and sneakers

Photo/Hilde Kristiansen.

Wearing sneakers from Nike, dress from H&M, shirt from Zara, bag from Decadent and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

I gr avsluttet jeg dagen p taket av Grims Grenka med Gina Tricot. En skikkelig deilig sommerkveld med masse fine klr, god mat og drikke, og blomster p hodet. Jeg sliter fortsatt med gnagsrene mine, s det ble sneakers til kjolen i gr.

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Yesterday evening was spent with rooftop fun along with Gina Tricot. A really nice summer night with nice clothes, delicious food and drinks and fun people. Since I'm still having trouble with galls I wore sneakers with my dress.

Dailies

I ukene har jeg som regel med meg bde data og speilrefleks p jobb, og da er det bare ryggsekk som gjelder. Det fine er at den ogs har plass til en liten clutch. Som er genialt nr man bare skal ut ta en kaffe eller noe i den dur. Det faste inventaret og tingene jeg ikke gr en dag uten, ser dere over.

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During the work day I usually carry both computer and camera, which makes a backpack the only choice. The nice thing is that there's room for a small clutch too. Which is genious when going out for a cup of coffee, press event or whatever. You can see my dailies above.

1. LIP BALM | Korres

2. HAIR CREAM | L'Oréal

3. SUNGLASSES | Ray-Ban

4. LIP GLOSS | The Body Shop

5. CLUTCH | H&M

Outfit | Parka & mirrors

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing Converse, jeans from Zapa, parka from Vivikes, t-shirt from Gina Tricot, clutch from H&M and sunglasses from Carrera.

I gr endte jeg opp med tidenes gnagsr, s var det eneste jeg tenkte p kle meg komfortabelt. Parkas og speilglass m vre en av favorittkombinasjonene mine akkurat n!

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Yesterday I got the worst galls on my feet, so today the work outfit is all about being comfortable. Parka and mirror lenses is one of my favourite combinations right now!

Outfit | The dungarees

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearings heels from H&M, dungarees from To by Part Two, jacket from Gina Tricot, old sweater, sunglasses from Ray-Ban, watch from Guess and bracelet from Efva Attling.

Jeg har endelig ftt snekkershortsen i hus, som jeg har hatt p nskelisten siden i fjor sommer. Det er s gy f inn litt nostalgiske og morsomme plagg i den ellers enkle garderoben.

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Finally I have a pair of short dungarees, which I've been wanting since last summer. It's so much fun to add some nostalalgy and fun in my simple summer wardrobe.

Essentials | Summer accessories

I Norge har vi ventet p varmere vr i flere mneder og n kan vi endelig si at sommeren er rett rundt hjrnet. Det betyr lange dager ute i solen, enten man befinner seg hjemme eller i utlandet. Og i solsteken er det noen ting jeg ikke klarer meg uten, og noen ting jeg gjerne skulle hatt for kunne svette i hjel med stil.

1. SUNGLASSES | I always keep a pair of sunglasses in my bag and quality is the key to avoid headache. At least for me!

2. BLUSH | During the summer I try to use a minimal amount of make-up, but a pink blush makes the summer look perfect.

3. SUNSCREEN | The last few years there's been a much bigger focus on the importance of sunscreen. And that's definitely a good thing! I always look for the ones that are water resistant and contains natural ingredients.

4. BOOK | I tend to get really bored when tanning, so if I'm going to lay there for a while I have to have something good to read.

5. COCONUT | Coconut is my favourite summer scent! So I'm always looking for anything with coconut flavour or whatever.

6. BRONZING OIL | After a long Norwegian winter the skin isn't exactly nice and tanned the first days in the sun, so a good bronzing oil is always nice to have. The one from The Body Shop is not sticky at all, and dries super fast.

7. EARPLUGS | I'm obviously a lot outside during the summer and music is important when jogging, waiting at airports or tanning alone.

8. LOAFERS | Loafers is my favourite shoe during summer and this summer you can definitely go wild with prints.

9. LIP GLOSS | With minimal make-up a nice lip gloss lifts the look. My all time favourite is from Lancôme.

10. CAMERA | There's no other time of the year where there's so many good memories to capture, so a camera is of course always in my bag.

11. CLUTCH | When you're not going too far and don't have a lot of stuff to bring, a clutch is perfect. I can definitely see myself with this one on a sandy beach.

12. LIP BALM | Moisture is key, both for you body and hair. Korres is one of my favourite brands and this lip balm feels so soft and smells incredible.

13. SHOULDER BAG | Shoulder bags is what I use the most during summer. Much easier when walking a lot.

Outfit | Same blazer, different look

Photo/Birgitte Liebich.

Wearing loafers from Choies, vintage shorts from Levi's, shirt and blazer from H&M, sunglasses from Ray Ban, bag from Decadent, watch from Guess and bracelet from Efva Attling.

Et av mine kriterier nr jeg kjper meg noe nytt er at det skal passe til mye forskjellig slik at det blir mye brukt. Et eksempel er denne blazeren. I gr brukte jeg den til svarte bukser og en gr t-skjorte, mens i dag har jeg den over en dongerishorts og en dongeriskjorte. Samme blazer, to forskjellige looks.

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One thing I'm always thinking about when buying something new is whether it goes with a lot of different pieces. One example is this blazer. Yesterday I wore it with black jeans and a grey t-shirt, while today I'm wearing it over double denim. Same blazer, two completely different looks.

Pointy loafers

FromChoies.com.

I fjor brukte jeg de svarte loafersene mine s mye at de ble utslitt. S med hull i slen og slitt t mtte jeg bare se meg rundt etter et par nye. For sammen med Converse er loafers den typen sommersko jeg bruker aller mest. Hvilke lave sommersko foretrekker dere?

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My loafers didn't make it last summer, simply because I used them so much. So with holes and broken sole I had to look around for a new pair. Because in addition to Converse, loafers is the kind of summer shoe that I use the most. This year though, they'll be a bit more feminine with a pointy toe. So which kind of summer shoes do you prefer?

The summer hair

Vr i luften, sommerfugler i magen og ny hrfarge. Hver eneste sommer fr jeg lyst bli blond igjen, men heldigvis er frisren min hakket mer fornuftig. Jeg har aldri vrt s fornyd med hrfargen min som det jeg er n og det morsomme er at den er nesten helt lik min naturlig. Bare brunere og mer markert.

Tidligere har jeg eksperimentert mye med farger og jeg har vrt alt fra platinablond til nrmere svart. Det er egentlig frst n jeg ser viktigheten av komme til en frisr som virkelig kan farge og srger for at du ender opp med noe som kler hudtonen din samtidig som behandlingen ikke delegger hret. S jeg anbefaler virkelig ta sommerfargen hos Slve p Adam & Eva i Storggata, han er og blir den beste! Det er bare bestille time her. Over kan dere ogs se hvilke produkter jeg sverger til akkurat n.

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Spring in the air, butterflies in my stomach and new hair color. Every summer I feel like going all blond again, but luckily my hairdresser is reasonable than that. I've never been happier with my hair color and the fun part is that it looks almost like my natural. Just browner and more stripes. 

I've experimented a lot with color over the years and I've tried everything from platina to almost black. But now I really see how important it is to go to a hairdresser that really knows hair color and makes sure you end up with something that suits your skin tone and that doesn't destroy your hair. So if you ever go to Norway, stop by Slve at Adam & Eva in Storgata here in Oslo. He's the best! Under the photo is also a list of products I love right now.

Summer on the balcony

Det er s utrolig deilig kunne sitte ute nyte en kopp kaffe og magasiner igjen! Og gleden var stor da jeg oppdaget at jeg hadde et ulest Costume i postkassen i tillegg til siste The Edit fra Net-A-Porter. Perfekt etter en dag i skogen! Hva har dere brukt fridagen til?

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It's so nice that the weather finally allows us up north to enjoy a cup of coffee and magazines outside again! And luckily I found the latest Costume in my mailbox when we got home yesterday in addition to one unread The Edit from Net-A-Porter. Perfect after a day in the woods!

On leopard patterns

Photo/Tumblr.com.

Skapet mitt bestr for det meste av ensfargede plagg. Av og til kan jeg sl p stortrommen med litt print p en t-skjorte. N har jeg imidlertid ftt ynene opp for leopardmnsteret, igjen. Jeg har prvd alt fra jakke til sko tidligere, men hver gang har disse tingene havnet bakerst i skapet etter bare én bruk.

S n er sprsmlet om dette er en av de gangene hvor man blir blendet av gatemotebilder og andres flotte antrekk og glemmer sin egen stil. Det har jeg nemlig en tendens til gjre hver eneste sommer. S fort hsten kommer ser jeg tilbake p sommerantrekkene og lurer p hvor det ble av stilen jeg vanligvis er temmelig tro mot. Likevel tror jeg at et par leopardloafers eller en jakke m i hus. Det skader vel ikke gi mnsteret en sjanse til? Og sommeren skal jo tross alt vre leken!

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My closet is mainly baseed on one color items. Sometimes I go all crazy and buy a printed t-shirt. But now I've opened my eyes for the leopard pattern, again. I've tried everything from jackets to shoes earlier, but they end up in the back of my closet every time. 

So now the question is if this is just one of those times where you see something on street style photos and forget your own style. I tend to do that every summer. And the minute fall is here I look back and wonder what happened to my style during the summer. Still I think I have to give the leopard loafers or blazer a try. It doesn't hurt to give the pattern another try, does it? And the summer is for playing, after all!

Outfit | Leather and denim

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing boots from Choies, dress from Only, jacket from Gina Tricot, bag from Decadent and cap from Acne.

Jeg ga meg selv en liten utfordring, tre antrekk p rad med samme kjole. S n kan dere bla tilbake om dere trenger inspirasjon til hvordan man styler skinnkjolen. nsker dere en herlig 17.mai-feiring i morgen!

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I gave myself a little challenge, tree outfits in a row with the same dress. So now you can scroll down if you want inspiration on how to style the leather dress. Hope you like it!

Acne denim cap

Solbriller og hodeplagg er de to tingene jeg aldri fr nok av. Men hodeplagg er jo hakket verre finne, s nr jeg s denne dongericapsen fra Acne mtte den prves med en gang. Perfekt til svart skinn, denim fra topp til t eller p stranden.

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Sunglasses and headwear is kind of my thing. But headwear is of course much harder to fins, so when I spotted this denim cap from Acne I just had to try it. It's perfect with black leather, all denim or just on a hot day at the beach.

Outfit | Casual sporty

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing heels from H&M, dress from Only, bag from Decadent, sweater from Vila, my boyfriend's cap and biker jacket from Gina Tricot.

Her gr det i ett og i gr lp jeg innom H&M for se etter et par hler ha p i konfirmasjon. Da s jeg plutdelig disse i skohyllen og dere, de er kjempebillige og veldig stdige til denne typen sko vre. Budsjett-funn!

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Yesterday I ran inside H&M to see if I could grab a pair of heels to wear to a confirmation. That's when I spotted these beauties. They're super cheap and really steady. Budget find!

Readings

Hver mned vokser bladbunken bde med papirmagasiner og iPad-magasiner, og jeg m bare tipse om mine to favoritter i mai. Eurowoman og Trendenser. I Eurowoman finner dere til og med et intervju med en av mine favorittbloggere, Garance Doré.

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Every month my magazine collection grows both in paper and digital, and I just have to tip you of my two favourites in May. Eurowoman and Trendenser. In Eurowoman you can even read an interview with one of my favourite bloggers, Garance Doré.

 

Outfit | Leather on leather

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing boots from Aldo, dress from Only, bag from Decadent, jacket from Gina Tricot and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Jeg er ingen kjolejente, men skinnkjoler er noe helt annet. Elsker denne ste og elegante lille sorte fra Only og synes det var ekstra gy kombinere den med bikerjakke.

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I'm not the girl who wears a lot of dresses, but leather dresses is something totally different. I love this cute and elegant little black dress from Only and I love combining it with a biker jacket.

It's a wrap

Photo/Tommy Ton for Style.com.

Jeg har ikke vrt helt sikker p hva jeg synes om at skjorten og jakken plutselig henger rundt livet igjen, men n tror jeg kanskje at jeg har vent meg til tanken. En rutet skjorte er i alle fall p nskelisten etter ha sett Dries Van Notens SS13-kolleksjon, s hvorfor ikke prve la den henge under en bikerjakke?

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I wasn't sure how I felt about spotting the shirt and jacket around the waist again, but I think I've got used to the thought. A checked shirt is definitely on my list after seeing the SS13 collection from Dries Van Noten, so why not try to wrap it up under a biker jacket?

Carrera sunglasses

Andre har en ting for sko, jeg har en ting for solbriller. Selv om samlingen er mer en stappfull, mtte disse i hus. N kan jeg nesten ikke vente med kombinere dem med en grnn parkas (som jeg m finne fr jeg blir gal). De har identisk brille her.

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Some have it for shoes, I have it for sunglasses. Even though my collection is more than full, I couldn't say no to these. Now I can't wait to wear them with a green parkas (which I have to find asap). You can find identical glasses here.

Outfit | Beige and black

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing pumps and bag from Zara, skirt from Acne, knit from Gina Tricot, coat from Zapa and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Disse genserne fra Gina Tricot er helt geniale. De koster bare 199 kroner og har perfekt passform, s jeg har gtt til innkjp av bde rosa og beige. Et lite fredagstips!

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I'm hooked on beige, but I'm not ready for that all white look yet, so black shoes and bag is a must. Now it's Friday, after work and barbeque time. No heels or mini skirts in other words.

Picture perfect

Forrige sommer var denne fuktighetskremen med litt farge og solfaktor med meg gjennom alle soldagene. N har jeg prvd en ny krem fra Formula 10.0.6 og er helt frelst! Et lag med denne, s er huden er supermyk og klar for det meste. Anbefales p det sterkest om du er p jakt etter en ny dagkrem.

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Last summer this tinted moisturizer followed me all through those sunny days. Now I've tried this new cream from Formula 10.0.6 and I'm hooked! One layer with this one and the skin feels really soft and is ready for almost anything. Really recommend it if you're looking for a new one.


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