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juli 2013

Outfit | City stroll

Photo/Birgitte Liebich.

Wearing Arizona sandals from Birkenstock, dress from Only, bracelets from Camilla Pihl x David Andersen and Dyrberg/Kern, sweater from To by Part Two, bag from Decadent and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jeg er en tilhenger av helsorte antrekk og litt sol stopper meg ikke. Selv om jeg m innrmme at skinnkjole det ble i varmeste laget nr solen stekte p sitt verste.

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I'm a big fan of all black and a little sun won't stop me. Even though I have to admit that a leather dress was a bit too hot in the middle of the day. 

Classics with a twist

Speilglass er fortsatt like kult i mine yne og jeg blir aldri lei av fine klassikere i ny innpakning. Disse solbrillene fra Ray-Ban passer like godt til den lille sorte, som jeans og de blir definitivt fast innventar i vesken. Som begynner bli ganske full. Solbriller begynner nrme seg en besettelse alts.

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Mirror lenses is still super cool if you ask me, and I never get tired of nice classics with new wrapping. These sunglasses from Ray-Ban goes great with both the little black dress and jeans. They'll definitely be a must have in my bag. Which is getting full. Sunglasses is becoming an obsession. 

On camo sweaters

Jeg har alltid hatt en ting for militre innslag, men vanligvis er dette noe jeg tenker p nr hsten og vinteren kommer. N har det imidlertid kommet inn en hel del gensere med militr-trykk og jeg merker at jeg godt kunne hatt en snn over bde en kjole og en shorts. Mnsterpyse som jeg er, hadde jeg nok ikke kombinert den med en leopardveske, men genseren skal i alle fall i hus. Et perfekt plagg bruke for gjre antrekkene litt mer avslappet. Samtidig passer det egentlig til absolutt alt. Hva synes dere?

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I've always had a thing for military fashion, but usually I don't start craving it before fall or winter. However, when I spotted these camo printed sweaters I suddenly realized that I would love to wear it over both a dress or a shorts. I would never dare to wear it with a leopard bag, but a sweater like this I just have to have. A perfect piece to make any outfit more relaxed. And it really goes with anything. Or what do you think?

Product of the week

Jeg styrer vanligvis unna alle kremer med for sterke lukter, men av og til dukker det opp noen produkter som er s deilige at jeg bare m leve med lukten. Denne hndkremen var fast innventar i vesken et helt r, fr jeg rett og slett glemte av den. N har jeg sneket p badet til mamma og oppdaget den igjen. Noe s deilig!

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Normally I don't use products with strong scents and perfume, but sometimes there's a product that's too nice to be left in the stores. I always kept a hand cream like this in my bag before, but then I simply forgot about it. Now I've been sneaking around in the bathroom with my mom and dad and discovered it again. So sweet!

Outfit | Birkenstocks again

Photo/Magne Strand.

Wearing Birkenstocks, old pants from Bik Bok, bag from Decadent, coat from Benetton, second hand t-shirt and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Birkenstock-sandalene begynner bli fast fotty nesten uansett vr. De slene varmer overraskende godt! S dette har blitt min typiske uniform denne ferien. Ikke akkurat noe troppe opp med under moteukene, men av og til er det deilig finne tilbake til evigvarende klassikere.

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I'm wearing my Birkenstock sandals a lot these days, even though the weather isn't all that good. The sole is surprisingly warm. So this is becoming a typical uniform for me this holiday. Not exactly something to show up in during fashion weeks, but some times it's just so nice to find back to those everlasting classics.

Outfit | The leopard sweater

Photo/Hanna Strand.

Wearing boots from 1. by Object, dress from Only, sweater from Lindex, bag from Decadent, watch from Guess and my sister's cap.

I dag er det endelig litt mildere i regnvret, s jeg dristet meg til med bare kjole under genseren. Skikkelig deilig!

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The weather is finally a bit warmer although it's still raining, so today I could finally wear a dress under my sweater. So sweet!

Lately on Instagram

I lesund pser regnet ned enda, s det er ikke s lett f tatt antrekksbilder for yeblikket. Dere kan imidlertid flge med p Instagram (@sarastrandno) for litt hyppigere oppdateringer og sm bilder som ikke blir publisert her p bloggen. Takk til alle som hjalp til med velge neglelakk i dag forresten. Flertallet vinner selvflgelig, s det ble den bl! Jeg kan vise dere senere.

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The rain has been pouring down here for days now, so it's not that easy to capture any of my outfits. However you can follow me on Instagram (@sarastrandno) for more updates and small photos that won't be published on the blog. Thanks for helping me decide on the nail polish dilemma today btw. I went for the blue one! I'll show you later.

Essentials | The Norwegian summer

Sommeren i r tilbringes hjemme p Sunnmre, og akkurat n viser gradestokken 14 grader. Ikke akkurat sommervarme, men heldigvis har hstvarene begynt ankomme butikkene. Og det skal ikke s mye til for beholde den kule sommerstilen samtidig som man holder seg varm. Min favorittkombinasjon er skjrt og store ullgensere.

SNEAKERS | These are definitely on my list. For the Norwegian summer with mountains and hiking, but also a different edge to the summer dress.

WOOL SWEATERThis one's perfect to throw over your shoulders on a cold summer night or with a black leather skirt.

LONG LEATHER SKIRT | Long leather skirts are perfect when the weather's a bit colder. It also has this great elegant vibe!

RAW COCONUT CREAM | And while talking about moisturizers, not much feels as nice as raw coconut cream. Gives a scent of summer too, which is nice up north.

SUNGLASSES Tortoise sunglasses is becoming more popular than the ones with mirror lenses, and when the sun appears I'd love to wear these.

BEANIE | I can't wait to start wearing beanies again and the Norwegian summer seems to allow it already. And this one from FWSS is a must.

BAGGY JEANS | No Norwegian summer without baggy jeans. And as you might have noticed the Acne Pop Jeans is my favourite at the moment.

iPAD CASE | The iPad saves both me and my daughter on rainy days. So why not carry it in style? Think it's waterproof too!

MAGAZINES | A bunch of magazines is definitely an essential. 

NOURISHING CREAM | I've been eating a lot of Greek yoghurt lately, so why not add some to the face too? I know my skin needs a lot of moisturization right now, that's for sure.

WARMING SCENT | I never stop loving the products from Korres and hope I can visit Greece to buy a new load. Like this with saffron, amber and cardamom scent. Feel warmer already!

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I'm spending this summer in my hometown, lesund, and right now it's only 14 degrees. Not exactly a summer temperature, but luckily the fall items is starting to arrive. And doesn't really take much effort to keep the cool summer style and keep warm at the same time. My favorite combination is big knits over leather skirts.

 

Outfit | Beige leather

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Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, blazer and skirt used to be my mother-in-law's, bag from Decadent, sunglasses from Ray-Ban, my boyfriend's t-shirt, watch from Guess, bracelet from Efva Attling and necklace from Celine Engelstad.

Svigermor har sagt flere ganger sagt at jeg m ta en runde i bodene, og i gr gjorde jeg det. S mye bedre enn shopping! Jeg fant flere kjempekule skinnskjrt og drakter, s i dag har jeg p med bde blazer og skjrt fra svigermors gamle garderobe.

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my Mother-in-law have been asking me to take a look in the house to see if I can find some old clothes that I'd like to use, and yesterday I did. So much better than shopping! I found several leather skirts and suits, so today I'm wearing both blazer and skirt from my mother-in-law's old wardrobe.

The perfect denim skirt

Photo/A Love Is Blind.

Jeg har svidt nevnt at jeg leter etter det perfekte dongeriskjrtet, og det viser seg at det ikke skal vre s lett. Jeg mener, hva har skjedd? Det virker som alle skjrtene som er i butikk n er i supertynne varianter, og alle er stort sett veldig lys i farge. Nr jeg ser for meg det perfekte dongeriskjrtet, s ser det mer ut som det over. Som det kan overleve mer enn bare én sesong. Noen der ute som har sett et i butikk n? 

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The perfect denim skirt is definitely more difficult to find than I ever imagined. I mean, what's up? It seems like every skirt in stores now is so thin and in a very light color. When I'm dreaming of the perfect denim skirt it looks more like the one on the photo. Like it can last more than one season. Anyone seen one that's not listed above?

Outfit | Boyish

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, jeans from MiH Jeans, jacket from Zapa Paris, t-shirt from Bread & Boxers, bag from Decadent and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Dette er kanskje det mest avslappede antrekket jeg noen gang har lagt ut p bloggen, men dette er et typiske fridag med familien-antrekk. Og det er jo p tide at dere fr se det ogs, etter snart 5 r med blogging. Jeg elsker kombinere flere store plagg, i dette tilfelle jakke og bukse.

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So this is maybe the most relaxed outfit I've ever published on my blog, but this I really a typical day off with the family-outfit. About time you got to see that too, after almost 5 years of blogging. I love combining several oversized pieces, like I did here with the jacket and the jeans. 

White collar from O'2ND

Etter at jeg vget meg til gi magetoppen et comeback har jeg sett etter et par andre elegante alternativer, og denne fra O'2ND topper listen. Den skiller seg ut fra alt annet jeg har sett og hadde vrt perfekt til et par snekkerbukser og hler. Hva synes dere?

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After I dared myself to try the bare midriff thing again I've been looking for more elegant alternatives, and this collar from O'2ND is on top of my list. It's different from everything else I've seen and it would go perfect with a pair of dungarees and heels. What's your opinion? Should I go for it?

Outfit | Double denim

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing heels from Zara, jeans from Acne, shirt from Surface to Air, bag from Decadent, jacket from Gina Tricot, sunglasses from Ray-Ban and watch from Guess.

Denim p denim er en kombinasjon jeg aldri blir lei og jeg kunne nesten matchet hvilke som helst denim-varianter. Akkurat n leter jeg etter det perfekte dongeriskjrtet, og da tenker jeg p et med klassisk bl farge i tykk dongeri, som her. Ikke de typisk tynne og lyse vaskene som finnes i butikkene n. Det m jo finnes et sted?

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Denim on denim is a combination I never get tired of. I'm sure I could match almost any denim type, doesn't really mather which color. Right now however, I'm looking for that perfect denim skirt, that classic blue color in thick denim, liker here. Not that typical thin and light wash that's in stores now. I mean, it has to be out there somewhere?

On swimwear

Sommeren er her, selv om det ikke viker snn i lesund for yeblikket, og bikinien skal p plass. Jeg foretrekket rolige farger og lite dill nr det kommer til det meste, men p bikinifronten synes jeg det er veldig kult med noe som skiller seg litt ut. I r har jeg ftt ynene opp for neopren-bikini og jeg digger disse fra Triangl Swimwear. Se for deg en snn en p stranden med et par solbriller med speilglass! Det blir ikke stort kulere enn det i mine yne. Hvilket badety foretrekker du?

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Summer is here, even though I can't feel it right now, and I'm searching for new swimwear. Usually I prefer calm colors and no fuzz, but when it comes to swimwear I actually prefer something that stands out. Right now I'm loving neoprene bikinis and I absolutely love these alternatives from Triangl Swimwear. Imagine a bikini like this on the beach with a pair of sunglasses with mirror lenses! Doesn't get much cooler than that in my eyes. What swimwear do you prefer?

Outfit | When travelling

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, dress from Only, sweater from Brian Lichtenberg, bag from Decadent, bracelet from Efva Attling, watch from Guess and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Nr man reiser vil man egentlig bare ha p seg noe komfortabelt. Jeg valgte den diggeste collegegenseren i skapet og tok den over yndlingskjolen for yeblikket. Veldig greit triks hvis man nsker reise komfortabelt uten g for joggedress-looken. S slipper man drasse med seg jakke ogs. Ogs Converse da, det er stort sett de skoene jeg har p hver eneste gang jeg reiser. Hva med dere, har dere noen ting dere alltid har p?

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When travelling all you really want is something comfortable. I chose the most comfy sweater in my closet and wore it over my favourite dress at the moment. A nice trick if you want to travel comfortable, but in style. You don't even have to drag around that annoying jacket. And then there's the Converse, I wear them every time. How about you, anything you always wear when travelling?

Happy weekend

I kveld reiser jeg til lesund og blir i hele tre uker, s n er det siste sommerkos p balkongen p en stund. Jeg synes det er s fresht dekorere vannglassene litt nr det er varmt ute. Man skal jo drikke en hel del vann, s hvorfor ikke gjre det litt ekstra fristende? Elsker isbitene som Camilla viste her, men i dag brukte jeg pepperkakeformer til trykke ut vannmelon. Veldig fresht, og kjempegodt! Anbefaler ta en ekstra titt p moteserien i siste Stylemag forresten, love it.

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Tonight I'm leaving for my hometown and staying for three weeks, so this is the last summer day on the balcony for a while. I think it's so nice to decorate the water glasses a little bit during summer. After all you're going to drink a lot of water, so why don't make it a little more tempting? I love the ice cubes that Camilla showed on her blog a while ago, but today I used shapes to slice the watermelon. Super fresh and it tastes great too!

Outfit | The Birkenstocks are here

outfit_street_style_birkenstock_cap_2Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing Arizona sandals from Birkenstock, jeans from Acne, old dress as top from H&M, bag from Decadent and hat from Monki.

I gr fikk jeg endelig sandalene fra Birkenstock, og de var enda strre enn jeg husket. Det er absolutt ikke de letteste sommersandalene style, men jeg tror trikset er ikke overkomplisere det. Selv om jeg liker dem aller best sammen med et par vide bukser eller skjrt.

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Yesterday my new sandals from Birkenstock arrived, and they were even bigger than I remembered. It's not the easiest summer sandals to style, but I think the trick is not to over think it. Even though I like them best paired with a pair of wide pants or a skirt.

Outfit | The headband

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, skirt from Lindex, t-shirt from Weekday, bag from Decadent, jacket from Gina Tricot, sunglasses from Ray-Ban and old scarf.

Hodeplagg har vrt p topplisten min siden barneskolen og i dag tok jeg frem igjen dette skjerfet og knytte det rundt hodet. Digger ogs hvordan Irina bruker Céline-skjerfet sitt her ogs, s det skal definitivt testes sammen med bikerjakken i nrmeste fremtid.

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Head pieces have been on my top list since I was a child and today I found this scarf and decided to wear it like a headband. I love how Irina wears her Céline scarf on these photos too, so I'm definitely going to try that with my biker jacket too.

Get that summer glow

Veldig mange drmmer om den perfekte sommerglden n som vret er varmere og solen endelig titter frem. Jeg foretrekker minst mulig sminke p varme dager og i det siste har denne kremblushen fra Youngblood vrt en favoritt kombinert med et tynt lag mineralfoundation eller bb-cream. Den er veldig lett pfre, gir masse gld og fremhever kinnbena p en naturlig mte. Tidligere har jeg hatt ganske drlig erfaring med kremsminke og stort sett fles det klumpete og "sticky". Denne er heldigvis forholdsvis lett og trr til vre en kremblush, s jeg tror nok jeg kommer til kjpe en rosa ogs. Yndlingsfargen nr det kommer til sommerkinn! Andre tips jeg bruker nr jeg nsker perfekt sommergld er

ROSEBUD | To wear on top of a dry blush

DAY CREAM FOR DRY SKIN | Add an extra layer of day cream under your make-up

LIGHT EYESHADOW WITH SHIMMER | Apply a small amount under your eye brows

BB CREAM | Perfect for busy mornings and dry skin

BRONZING POWDER | Apply a tin layer on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin

Har du flere triks for fin sommergld, s legg gjerne igjen en kommentar. Jeg er alltid p jakt etter flere!

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I guess everyone's dreaming of that perfect summer glow now that the weather is warmer and the sun finally is showing itself. I prefer minimal make-up on hot days and lately this creme blush from Youngblood has been a favorite combined with a thin layer of mineral foundation or BB Cream. It's very easy to apply, gives a lot of glow and makes the cheek bones really stand out on a natural way. Earlier I've been trying some quite bad creme make-up and usually it feels to bumpy and sticky I think. This one feels lighter and dryer to be a creme blush, so I think I'll actually buy a pink one too. My favorite color when it comes to summer cheeks! See other tips I use to get summer glow further up. Always looking for more though, so shout out if you have any.


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