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august 2012

Wouldn't mind | All black & fishnet

Photo/Stockholm Streetstyle Edit/Me.

Perfeksjon! Columbine ser fantastisk ut i helsort og de skoene der skulle jeg gjort temmelig mye rart for. Spesielt om jeg kunne kombinert dem med mer netting, som denne toppen. Hva synes dere om helsort?

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Perfection! Columbine looks so good in all black and I would do a lot of crazy stuff for those shoes. Especially if I could combine them with more fishnet, like this long top. How do you guys feel about all black?

Lifestyle | Parga vol.1

Ferie er helt himmelsk. Og Parga lever definitivt opp til forventningene! Det blir litt mindre oppdateringer her inne enn til vanlig, men dere kan selvflgelig flge meg p Instagram (sarastrandno)!

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Holiday feels like heaven. And Parga is really living up to our expectations. It won't be as many updates in here as usual, but you're very welcome to follow me on Instagram (sarastrandno)!

Parga next

Bikini from H&M, sunglasses from Giorgio Armani, Boho Waves from Bamboo and tinted moisturizer from Formula 10.0.6.

Da er vi straks p vei til Parga og jeg er s klar som man kan bli for to uker med sol og varme! Kameraet og macen blir med s vi snakkes der!

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Very soon we're off to Parga and I'm as ready as you can get for two weeks of sun and warm weather! My camera and mac is coming along, so I'll see you there! 

Wants | Black & gray

1. Isabel Marant 2. Carven 3. R13 4. 3.1 Phillip Lim

I dag har vi pakke- og ordnedag fr vi drar til Hellas i morgen tidlig. Aller helst skulle jeg vrt ute og spist is dette antrekket!

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Today we're just packing and organizing before leaving to Greece tomorrow morning. I would love to be out eating ice cream in this outfit instead!

Contest | Win this outfit from Vila

Her kommer overraskelsen jeg snakket om i gr! N kan en heldig vinner f dette kule antrekket fra Vila rett i postkassen, shorts, genser og caps. Det eneste dere trenger gjre for vre med i trekningen er se filmen under og svare p dette sprsmlet: Hvilken farge er det p skoene til den siste modellen? Legg igjen svaret sammen med din strrelse i kommentarfeltet. Masse lykke til!

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Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, denim suit and bracelets from H&M, bag from Decadent, t-shirt from Lindex and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Denne dressen tror jeg m vre et av de beste kjpene jeg har gjort i r. Jeg har brukt den kjempemye og den er kanskje det jeg har skapet som er aller lettest style. En enkel t-skjorte og et par sko, s er det egentlig greit.

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This suit is the one of my best buys this year. I've used it a lot and it's maybe the one thing in my closet that's easiest to style. A simple t-shirt and a pair of shoes, and it's OK.  

At Bestseller

Jeg og mini har hatt en skikkelig kosedag hos Bestseller, hvor vi blant annet har sett p massevis av godsaker fra Vila, Selected Femme og Name It. De som flger meg p Instagram (sarastrandno) har nok sett den hvite bomberjakken allerede, fytti grisen. Senere har jeg en kjempekul overraskelse til dere ogs!

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I've had a super cosy day at Bestseller with my Daughter and we've been looking at awesome collections from both VilaSelected Femme and Name It. Those of you who's following me on Instagram (sarastrandno) probably saw the picture of the white bomber jacket already, it's soo awesome. Later I have a super cool surprise for you guys!

A new classic #2

For en liten stund siden kom jeg frem til at jeg manglet et par klassiskere. For eksempel den bl skjorten og sorte wayfarers. Converse har jeg sverget til siden ungdomsskolen, men svarte har jeg aldri hatt. N var det p tide! Hva med dere, Converse eller ballerinas?

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A while ago I discovered that I was missing a couple of classic. The blue shirt and black wayfarers for example. Converse I've used since primary school, but I've never had black ones. About time! How about you guys, Converse or ballerinas?

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Photo/Una Isabelle Handzic.

Wearing loafers from Din Sko, shorts from Levi's, bag from Decadent, knit from Zara and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

I dag har jeg og mini hatt bydag sammen med en venninne, s det ble comfy sko og et eller casual antrekk. Litt trist at det var kaldt nok til ha p strikkegenser igjen, men p mandag reiser vi heldigvis til varmere strk!

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I've had a city day with mini and a friend, so I ended up wearing comfy shoes and a casual outfit. A bit sad that it's cold enough to wear knit again, but luckily we're leaving for Greece on Monday!

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Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing heels from Zara, shirt and bracelets from H&M, jeans from Bik Bok and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

I dag ble det lufting av den nye skjorten fra H&M. Keep it simple, kom jeg frem til. Som vanlig!

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Today I took my new shirt from H&M for a walk. Keep it simple, I say. As usual! 

A new classic

Photo/Private. Magazines/Det Nye & Costume.

Det er en ting jeg ikke fikk plass til p denne listen. Og det er den klassiske bl skjorten, som jeg har lett etter i evigheter. Alle jeg dameskjortene jeg har prvd har hatt innsving og sm detaljer som gjr at skjorten plutselig ikke er s klassisk lenger. Men i dag snublet jeg over den perfekte i herreavdelingen hos H&M. Helt enkel, akkurat passe grovt stoff og akkurat passe ls i XS. Jippi!

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There was one thing that I didn't have the room to put on this list. And that's the classic blue shirt, that I've been looking for forever. Everyone I've ever tried has had these weird sidecuts and little details that removes the classic. Today however I stumbled upon this in the men's department at H&M. Very simple, just rough enough fabric and just loose enough in size XS. Jey!

My instaweek

Instagram fr meg til se ut som tidenes matvrak. Spesielt etter helgen. I dag for eksempel, frokostbilde som bestod av amerikanske pannekaker, vaniljeis og kaffe. Hverdagskos er tingen! Telefonen var selvflgelig med p alle visningene under OFW ogs, s p sarastrandno finner dere blant annet antrekksbilde fra Moods of Norway-visningen. Hper jeg ser dere der inne! S gy f litt bilder p leserne sine.

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Instagram makes me look like a huge food fan. Especially after the weekends. Take today for example, a breakfast photo that was showing american pancakes, vanilla ice cream and coffee. Enjoy yourself when you can I say. And of course my telephone was with me at all the shows during Oslo Fashion Week, so among other stuff you can find what I wore at the Moods of Norway show on sarastrandno. Hope to see you guys in there! So much fun to see pictures from my readers. 

Dream workspace

Photo/All over Tumblr, Style by Kling and afterDRK.

visualisere og spesifisere drmmene sine skal visst gjre dem lettere oppfylle. Derfor gr jeg fra en beskjeden liten lapp i notatboken, lse ord og sm mapper p skrivebordet til et helt blogginnlegg. Drmmen er jobbe med mote, digitale medier, tekst, kommunikasjon og ellers alt av visuell kos. Kanskje ikke alt, men min fremtidige skrivepult skal i alle fall vise at jeg har ftt tak i noen av drmmene mine, ikke at jeg har tatt til takke med noe. Sett dere ml, work hard and be nice to people! Og del gjerne noen av drmmene deres i kommentarfeltet, det hadde vrt kjempehyggelig!

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Your dreams are more likely to come true if you visualize them and specify them. That's why I'm going from a shy little note in my book, light words and tiny folders on my dashboard to a blog post. I'm dreaming of working with fashion, digital media, text, communication and all kinds of visual cozy stuff. Maybe not all of them, but my future desk is going to show that I've reached some of my dreams, not that I've settled with something almost good. So set som goals, work hard and be nice to people! Please feel free to share some of your dreams in the comment field, that would be so great!

Mardou & Dean SS13

Photo/Private.

Mardou & Dean stod for en rkul visning i gr kveld. Jeg s flere bde plagg og kombinasjoner som har havnet p nskelisten, s n gleder jeg meg til f sett p noen av plaggene i butikk etterhvert. Hurra for Mardou & Dean, det blir moro flge med fremover. N gjr jeg meg klar for hla i taket og Moods of Norway!

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The Norwegian brand Mardou & Dean had a great show last night. I spotted both pieces and combinations that ended up on my wishlist, so now I'm already looking forward to seeing some of the pieces in store. Go Mardou & Dean, can't wait to see what the future brings! Now I'm getting ready for party and Moods of Norway.

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Photo/Hilde E. Kristiansen.

Wearing heels from Zara, shorts and top from Bik Bok, jewelry and bomber jacket from H&M, bag from Decadent and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Oslo Fashion Week nrmer seg slutten og i gr hadde jeg en kjempemorsom kveld med Hilde, til tross for at vi ikke kom oss til halvparten av de visningene og tilstelningene vi hadde planer om rekke. Vi startet festlighetene med Wiksén-visning og avsluttet med det som etter min mening er den kuleste visningen i Norge p lang tid. Nemlig Mardou & Dean. Dere fr se bilder senere!

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Oslo Fashion Week is coming to an end and yesterday I had a great evening with Hilde, though we missed a bunch of shows and parties. We started the evening with a intimate and nice show from Wiksén and ended the night with the coolest show that I've ever seen here in Norway. I'm talking about Mardou & Dean. You'll get the photos later! 

Lifestyle | Wining and dining

Photo/Me & Marianne.

Wearing boots from Din Sko, dress and earrings from H&M, diy vest, sunglasses from Ray Ban and bag from Decadent. 

Starring these super duper people: Pia, Aleksander, Marianne, Elen and Marie. Film by Ellisiv Flack. 

I gr inviterte Vixen og Laroche Chablis en liten gjeng bloggere til sjmat og vinsmaking hos Onda. En helt herlig sommerkveld med deilig drikke, mat og en gjeng flotte folk. Tusen takk! Det kommer en liten filmsnutt ogs i lpet av dagen, s det er bare og flge med.

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Yesterday Vixen and Vinordia invited a small group of blogger to eat sea food and drink some wine at a great restaurant here in Oslo, Onda. It was a fabolous summer night with delicious drink, food and awesome people. Thank you so much! There's a film coming up too, so check in later. 

Wants | Black leather skirt

1. Mango 2. T by Alexander Wang 3. Acne 4. Jimmy Choo 5. Mango 6. Organic by John Patrick 7. Converse 8. Carven 9. Baserange

I gr skulle jeg hoppe over en bekk ifrt yndlingsskjrtet fra Selected Femme, og hye splits i stramme skjrt er jo som kjent ikke anbefale. Skjrtet revnet og n m jeg finne et nytt. Hvilken look liker dere best?

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Yesterday I jumped over a little stream in my favourite skirt from Selected Femme, and high splits in tight skirt isn't very smart. The skirt torn and now I have to find a new one. Which look did you like the most?

Shoulder bags

Photo/Stylescrapbook.com, what-do-i-wear.tumblr.com and vanillascented.freshnet.se.

En av de tingene som gr igjen p blogger og streetstyle-bilder for tiden er sm skuldervesker. Selv har jeg allerede hentet frem igjen en gammel favoritt fra Bianco, men tro meg, jakten p en mer firkantet en har for lengst begynt. Drmmen er en Proenza Schouler PS11, super casual og elegant. Hva synes dere om sm skuldervesker? 

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One of the things that is really hot on blogs and street style photos these days are tiny shoulder bags. I've already picked up an old favourite from the closer, but believe me, the hunt for a squared one is definitely on. The dream is of course a Proenza Schouler PS11, super casual and elegant. So how do you guys feel about tiny shoulder bags?

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Photo/Elen Kristvik.

Wearing heels from Zara, dungarees from Mango, coat from Vila, bag from Decadent, sunglasses from Ray Ban and bracelets from H&M.

I dag var det duket for pning av Oslo Fashion Week. Jeg benyttet anledningen til lufte min nye snekkerbukse fra Mango og hadde det storveis sammen med blant andre Elen og Ada. N gleder jeg meg bare til resten av uken!

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Today was the opening show of Oslo Fashion Week. I pulled on my new dungarees from Mango and had a great time with a lot of super duper girls. Looking forward to the rest!

New wayfarer

Statement-solbriller er kjempekult, men det er litt som med t-skjorter. Man m ha noen basics ogs. Og siden jeg har klart miste de svarte wayfarer-brillene mine fra Gucci, var det bare f tak i et par nye med en gang. Passer veldig fint at sola skinner i dag!

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I'm a big fan of using sunglasses as a statement piece, but it's kind of like the same deal as with t-shirts. You have to have some basics too. And since I've managed to loose my black wayfarers from Gucci, I had to get a new pair immediately. Good thing the sun is shining today! 

Sunday morning

I gr mtte jeg innom Narvesen ved Nationaltheatret, Oslos beste blad- og aviskiosk, for f tak i Sunnmrsposten. Sist jeg var i lesund ble jeg nemlig intervjuet i sammenheng med en artikkel om blogging. Ekstra stas nr det er lokalavisen merker jeg! Veldig gy. Jeg plukket ogs med meg nyeste utgave av Styleby, s i dag ble det skikkelig sndagsfrokost. Ha en fin dag, dere!

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Yesterday I went to the best newspaper and magazine store in Oslo to get a newspaper called Sunnmrsposten. A while ago I was interviewed about blogging and it's something special about being featured in newspapers, especially when it's the one from my hometown. I also picked up the latest issue of Styleby, so today I had everyting for a super Sunday breakfast. Have a great day guys! 

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Photo/Daniel Aar

Wearing shoes from Converse, shorts and jewelry from H&M, shirt from Zara, glasses from Giorgio Armani and old watch from Tommy Hilfiger.

Jeg leker tobarnsmamma i dag, s da ble en ls shorts og komfortable sko plutselig ekstra riktig. I tillegg er det endelig sommervarme i Oslo igjen, s da var det p tide at sommerskjorten fikk lufte seg litt igjen. Hper dere har en fin lrdag!

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I'm pretending to be a mother of two today, so a pair of loose shorts and comfortable shoes was the only way to go. Also it's finally feeling a like summer again, so my summer shirt had to go for a walk again. Hope you're having a great Saturday!

My favourite accessories right now

1. Lindex 2. Essie (Blanc) 3. Giorgo Armani 4. H&M 5. H&M 6. Ebay 7. H&M 8. &M 9. Zara. 10. Decadent. 

Det er ikke s vanskelig skjnne hvor jeg gr nr jeg vil ha nye smykker, H&M er virkelig overrepresentert her. Som regel er ikke kvaliteten noe srlig, men med statement-tilbehr (reringene for eksempel) passer det meg veldig fint. Jeg bruker dem nemlig bare et par ganger fr jeg blir lei, og da er det dumt om de kostet en formue. Hva med dere, handler dere mye juggel?

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It's not very hard to figure out where I go when I feel like shopping new jewelry, H&M is really overrepresented here. The quality isn't all that good, but with statement pieces (like the earrings) it fits me perfectly. I tend to wear them just a few times and then it's not very fun if they costed you a fortune. How about you guys, do you shop a lot of cheap jewelry?

And to my foreign readers who didn't get the chance to see the article in the Norwegian magazine Det Nye, here is it online.  

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Photo/Private.

Wearing leather skirt from Selected Femme, top from Tiger of Sweden, sunglasses from Lindex, bracelets from H&M and second hand/DIY jacket.

Det er s greit med plagg som redder nesten hvilket som helst antrekk. Militrjakker for eksempel, med dem kan du kle deg s kjedelig du bare vil under.

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I love pieces that saves every outfit. Camo jackets  for example, with one of those you can dress as boring as you'd like underneath. 

Inspiration | Hello there Sporty Spice

Photo/Style Trove, The Shady Side & various Tumblrs. 

I gr varmet jeg opp til sportylooken med caps, s n er jeg snart klar for kaste meg over bde joggesko, sportslogoer, bomberjakker og hele pakka. Dette er enda en av de trendene jeg faller for fordi den fr et antrekk til se mer avslappet ut, likevel har jeg vrt rimelig treig. Det er jo snart et r siden mange av disse bildene ble tatt. Hva med dere, klare for bli ta frem minnene om Sporty Spice enda?

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Yesterday I started warming up the sporty look with my new cap, so soon I'll be ready for both sneakers, sport logos, bomber jackets and the whole deal. This is one more trend that I'm falling for simply because it makes an outfit look more relaxed, still I've been quite slow. It's like almost one year since many of these photos were taken. How about you guys, ready to bring back the memories about Sporty Spice?

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Photo/Eli yen.

Wearing loafers from Din Sko, jumpsuit from Lindex, bag from Decadent, shirt and bracelets from H&M, second hand sweater and cap from Monki. 

Jeg var innom Emsedge.elle.se i dag tidlig, og da s jeg bilde av denne capsen fra Monki. Kjrlighet ved frste blikk og den havnet p hodet med det samme.

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I stopped by Emsedge.elle.se this morning and discovered a photo of this cap from Monki.  Love at first sight and I wore it right away. 

Wants | Hey gray

1. Zoe Karssen 2. 3.1 Phillip Lim 3. Alexander Wang 4. Converse 5. Tom Binns 6. Karen Walker Eyewear

De som flger meg p Instagram (sarastrandno) har sikkert allerede ftt med seg at jeg har lyst p denne genseren fra Zoe Karssen. Love it! Grtt generelt, str egentlig hyt i kurs hos meg for tiden. Gr t-skjorter for eksempel, en nesten bedre redning enn hvite t-skjorter. Den perfekte fargen til litt bling som statementsmykker eller reringer.

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Those who's following me on Instagram (sarastrandno) probably already know how I feel about this sweater from Zoe Karssen. Love it! Actually I love grey in general these days. Grey t-shirts for example, almost a better solution than than white t-shirts. The perfect colour to match bling such as statement necklaces or earrings. 

Lindex + Missoni

25. september  blir Missonis samarbeid med Lindex tilgjengelig i alle Lindex-butikker og p nett. Det er jo alltid stas f kloa i plagg signert av store motehus, og de karakteristiske mnstrene til Missoni er noe som aldri gr av moten. Jeg gleeder meg til se hele kolleksjonen! Hva med dere?

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On September 25th the collaboration between Missoni and Lindex will be available in all Lindex shops and online. It's always fun to get a hold of pieces signed by big fashion houses, and Missoni's characteristic patters is something that's fashionable forever. I'm so looking forward to seeing the whole collection! What about you guys?

Refill | Black & white

Photo/Tumblr.com.

Sndag betyr pfyll i inspirasjonsmappen. Jeg har skikkelig dilla p svart og hvitt for tiden, som dere kanskje har sett bde her, her og her. Men det er jo tross alt den perfekte fargekombinasjonen for oppn et klassisk og minimalistisk uttrykk. N er jeg klar for litt bading og spising ved vannkanten, dere kan jo gjette hvilke farger jeg har p meg.

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Sunday means refill in my inspiration folder. I'm having this black and white period now, as you might have seen herehere and here. But hey, it's perfect color combination for a classic and minimalistic look. Now it's time for some bathing and eating by the water, you can guess which color combination I'm wearing. 

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Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing sandals and sunglasses from Lindex, leather skirt from Selected Femme, second hand blazer, t-shirt and bracelets from H&M.

Her fr dere en nrmere titt p blazeren jeg snakket om. Jeg fant den hos UFF ved Jernbanetorget, min yndlingsbutikk nr det kommer til second hand. Dere skulle sett hvordan den s ut fr jeg tok ut skulderputene, tatt rett ut av 80-tallet. Litt 80-talls feeling har den enda, men det liker jeg.

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Here's a closer look on the blazer that I mentioned. I found it at my favourite second hand store and you should have seen how it looked before I removed the shoulder pads. Hello 80s! There's still a bit 80s feel left, but I like it. 

New in | Bling, bling

Her er det nye dilldallet mitt fra H&M som jeg skrev om i gr. Som flere av dere sikkert har ftt med seg, s har jeg vrt p jakt etter store lenker en stund. Disse var egentlig fulle av sm anheng, men de var det bare nappe rett av. Hurra for juggel sier jeg bare!

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Here's my new accessories from H&M that I mentioned yesterday. As many of you might already know, I've been looking for oversized chains for a while now. These were full of pendants, but they luckily they were very easy to remove. 

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Photo/Kaja Wang.

Wearing pumps from Zara, jeans from Bik Bok, belt and shirt from H&M, clutch from Vila and sunglasses from Lindex.

Til tross for regn har jeg hatt en kjempefin dag i byen. Jeg har til og med funnet en rfin hvit blazer hos UFF og litt nytt tilbehr fra H&M. Gleeder meg til vise dere!

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Despite the rain, I've had a great day downtown. I've even found a great white blazer in a second hand store and some new accessories from H&M. Can't wait to show you guys! 

Wouldn't mind

Photo/Afterdrk.freshnet.se

Denne skinntoppen er grunn nok alene til at COS burde pne butikk i Norge. Helt nydelig! Spesielt sammen med hullete jeans fra Acne og super-freshe vintage solbriller.

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This leather top makes me crave a COS store in Norway even more.  So gorgeous! Especially together with ripped jeans from Acne and super fresh vintage sunglasses.

My Instaweek

Instagram: sarastrandno.

Etter blogg-abstinenser, et par innlegg mindre og trste-instagramming som flge av problemer med serveren, er sarastrand.no endelig tilbake. Det er ikke lenge siden forrige gang, men n skal alle problemer vre lst. Jippi!

Jeg har ogs trukket en vinner av lindex-konkurransen. Gratulerer s mye til Ole-Martin, n tenker jeg at samboeren din blir superfornyd!

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I've had some troubles with my server again, but after Instagramming to make me feel better and a couple of posts less, sarastrand.no is finally back on track. It's not long since the last server crash, but now all problems should be solved. Jey!


This is a personal style blog by Sara Strand, based in Oslo (Norway). My blog is all about high quality photos capturing own outfits, the latest trends, cravings and lifestyle. My style appears casual, minimalistic and even a bit androgynous.

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