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august 2013

Outfit | The oversized coat

 

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing sneakers from Adidas, old dress from H&M, coat from Cathrine Hammel and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jeg elsker store plagg. Gjerne for store plagg. Denne kjolen er i strrelse 42 og det er ikke en kjole jeg har brukt like mye som denne.

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I love big clothes. Even too big. This dress is like three sizes more than my regular size and there's no dress I've used as much.

A pink fall

1. Coat from Studio Nicholson 2. Sweater from Kenzo 3. Skirt from J. Crew 4. Skirt from Carven 5. Coat from Rochas (even more pink alternative  here) 6. Sweater from YMC 7. Shirt from Joseph 8. Beanie from FWSS 9. Nail polish from Essie

Rosa er tidenes jentefarge, men det er ikke akkurat en farge man bruker s ofte som voksen. Likevel er det en av mine favorittfarger og jeg elsker sm rosa innslagg i form av en lue, en veske eller en kpe. Denne hsten er fargen her for fullt, og hvis jeg ikke hadde lyst p mer rosa i skapet fra fr, s har jeg det i alle fall n. Alts, den kpene fra Studio Nicholson og Rochas er bare helt r! Og den rosa lua fra FWSS er allerede i hus.

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Pink is the ultimate girl color, but it's not exactly a color you use a lot as a grown up. Still, it's one of my absolute favorite colors and I love a dash of pink here and there. Like a beanie, a bag or a coat. Pink is one of the biggest trends this fall, so if I didn't want more pink before, I certainly do now. I mean, the coata from Studio Nicholson and Rochas is simply amazing. And the pink beanie from FWSS is already bought. 

Outfit | Same dress, different look

Photo/Janka Polliani.

Wearing heels from Bik Bok, dress from Cathrine Hammel, second hand coat, bag from Decadent, watch from Guess and hat from Lindex.

Den temperaturen som er ute n er i mine yne helt perfekt. Varmt nok til lufte bena og kaldt nok til finne frem igjen ulljakker og strikk. Jeg elsker store overdeler til elegante kjoler og korte skjrt!

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This in between weather that's going on right now is perfect in my eyes. Naked legs are no problem, but you can also wear a big coat or a knitted sweater. I just love oversized tops combined with elegant dresses and short skirts!

Changes

Det er ikke det at jeg ikke liker hye hler, men sneakers er bare s utrolig deilig av og til. Jeg bruker de til alt fra jeans til kjoler. N begynner det sakte, men sikkert bli litt kaldere ute ogs, og jeg trengte et par som var litt varmere og mer fornuftig. Forandring fryder! At de har litt leopardprint er selvflgelig ikke feil det heller.

Og nr vi frst snakker om forandringer. Det er ikke bare p bena det blir forandringer. Jeg er kjempestolt av vre en av de nye bloggerne p Side2! Bloggen vil ha samme innhold og samme adresse, den vil bare f en litt annen innpakning etterhvert. Jeg gleder meg veldig!

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It's not that I'm not a fan of heels, it's just that sneakers are so good to wear sometimes. I wear them with everything from jeans to dresses. It's slowly becoming a bit colder out too, and I needed a pair that's a bit warmer and reasonable. Change is good! And of course, the leopard print is not wrong at all.

And when we're talking about changes. It's not only my legs that's heading for new times. I'm proud to announce that I'm one of the new bloggers at Norwegian Side2. And because of that my blog will look a bit different after a while. Same content and same address, just another wrapping. I can't wait!

Outfit | Little white dress

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing leopard boots from Din Sko, dress from Cathrine Hammel, biker jacket from Gina Tricot, bracelet from Efva Attling, watch from Guess, bag from Tosca Blu and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Her er et av de andre funnene mine fra Cathrine Hammel forrige uke. Denne lille hvite er allerede en klassiker i skapet mitt og jeg elsker at den kan brukes sammen med boots og en skinnjakke som dette, men ogs til en formell middag.

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Here's one of my other findings from Cathrine Hammel last week. The little white dress is already becoming a classic in my closet and I love that I can use it with boots and a leather jacket like this, but also for a formal dinner. 

On bags

Photo/Tommy Ton.

Det er ingen hemmelighet at jeg elsker rene linjer. Egentlig nr det kommer til det meste, men spesielt nr det kommer til vesker. Mine to favoritter kommer begge fra Decadent og jeg har omtrent ikke brukt noe annet de siste to rene. De er klassiske, preget av rene linjer og utrolig slitesterke.

Veske er en av de viktigste elementene i et antrekk. Sammen med sko og jakke. Har man en fin veske i god kvalitet, en lekker jakke og et par kule sko er antrekket p en mte reddet. N har jeg imidlertid innsett at jeg m bevege meg litt ut av komfortsonen. Basic-veskene er i hus, s n er det p tide med en liten utskeielse. Og utskeielsen er allerede p vei. Gleder meg til vise dere galskapen!

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It's no secret that I love straight lines. When it comes to everything really, but especially when it comes to bags. My two favorites are both from Decadent and I barely use any other bags. They're just so classy, clean and solid.

So, along with the shoes and the coat, the bag is the most important piece in every outfit. If you have a nice bag in a good quality, a smoking hot coat and a pair of cool shoes your outfit is kind of saved. However, I have to step out of comfort sone. I already have the basic bags, so now it's time for a little extravaganza. And the extravaganza is already on it's way. Can't wait to show you guys!  

In my work bag

I tillegg til kamera og data er dette noe av det jeg drasser rundt p hver dag. Ikke rart at jeg m ty til sekk i tillegg til hndveske.

HEADSET | I'm always listening to music when I'm on the subway. Right know the soundtrack from The Great Gatsby is on repeat. Would rather have these headphones, though.

HAND CREAM | Hand cream is a must in every girl's handbag. This one is from Chanel and it's simply fantastic.

SUNGLASSES | Sunglasses helps me avoid headaches, so I always keep at least one pair in my bag. The classic wayfarers from Ray-ban is my favorite pair.

KEYS | Well, you have to have them. And I think my boyfriend is tired of me forgetting them. Also I'm loving my new retro key chain from HAY.

LIP BALM | I haven't always been addicted to lip gloss and lip balm, but now. Not a day without! Love this one from Korres.

IPHONE | More important than my wallet.

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In addition to my camera and computer this is some of the stuff I'm alway carrying around. Not all that weird that I have to bring a backpack in addition to my handbag. 

Outfit | All black again

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearing Converse, leather skirt from Vila, sweater as dress from Bik Bok, bag from Decadent, sunglasses from Ray-Ban, ring from Efva Attling and watch from Guess.

Det er alts s digg med lange gensere! Jeg elsker slenge p meg det over shortsen eller skjrtet sammen med et par Converse.

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It's so nice with those long sweaters! I just love to throw on one of those over a shorts or a skirt with a pair of Converse.

Knit for fall

Dette bildet har jeg lagt ut p bloggen fr, men nr jeg tenker p hst er det liksom alltid dette bildet som treffer meg best. Jeg s gjennom en drss av gatemotebilder fr jeg til slutt endte opp i den gamle inspirasjonsmappen min. Det slo meg at det er lenge siden jeg har kommet over gatemotebilder som virkelig inspirerer. Enten blir det for voldsomt, for lettkledd her oppe i nord eller s innebrer looken en eller annen iynfallende designerting som egentlig er den eneste grunnen til at bildet ble tatt.

For meg er strikk det viktigste ordet nr hsten kommer. Store deilige gensere over skinnskjrt og skinnbukser. Med jeans eller egentlig hva som helst. Mine yndlinger denne sesongen ser dere over.

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I've posted this photo before, but when I'm thinking about fall it's like this is the photo that I like the most. I've been looking through a bunch of street style photos before ended up in my old inspiration folder. It hit me that it's a long time since I've found a street style photo that really inspires me. Either it's simply too much, not fitted for the weather up north or there's some extraordinary designer item which is the only reason the photo was ever taken. 

For me knit is the most important word when fall arrives. Big sweaters over leather skirt and leather pants. With jeans or whatever. You can see my favorites under the photo.

Outfit | Lunch break

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing boots from Aldo, leather skirt from Vila, sweater from Lindex, bracelet from Dyrberg/Kern and rings from H&M.

Dette er det jeg tar p meg nr jeg ikke klarer bestemme meg p morgenen. Skinnskjrt og en genser. I tillegg har det jo begynt bli litt kaldere p morgenene fr solen titter frem, s jeg prver unng fryse uten g p samme smellen som i forrige uke. Skinnbukse i stekende sol.

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This is what I'm wearing when I can't decide in the morning. Leather skirt and a sweater. Also the weather is turning a bit colder in the morning before the sun comes up, so I'm trying to avoid freezing without doing the same mistake as last week. Leather pants in the heat. 

The hat

I dag tidlig var jeg innom Lindex for se p denim-nyhetene, men hattegal som jeg er kunne jeg selvflgelig ikke dra uten denne hatten. Den er helt r og jeg er sikker p at den kommer til redde mang en drlig hrdag denne hsten! Det er ikke frste gang jeg fr for denne formen heller, hvordan jeg liker style den kan dere se her, her og her.

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This morning I stopped by Lindex to take a closer look at their denim news, but as I'm crazy for head pieces I couldn't go without this hat. It's soo cool and I'm sure it will save many bad hair days this fall! It's not the first time that I fall for this shape either, and you can see how I like to style it here, here and here.

Outfit | Sporting the scuba shorts

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing Converse, shorts from Cathrine Hammelbag from Decadent, knit from Bik Bok, bracelet from Dyrberg/Kern, rings from H&M and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

I gr hadde jeg en helt fantastisk kveld hos Cathrine Hammel og denne shortsen er én av godbitene ble med meg hjem. Jeg digger den! Og min fascinasjon for dykkerstoffer lever alts fortsatt i beste velgende. Se mer bilder fra kvelden og mine favoritter p @sarastrandno og @cathrinehammeloslo p Instagram.

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Yesterday I had the most amazing night with the Norwegian fashion brand Cathrine Hammel and this shorts is one of the items I brought home with me. I just love it! My fascination for scuba fabrics is stilling living, in other words. You can see more photos from the night and my favorites at @sarastrandno and @cathrinehammeloslo at Instagram.

Outfit | Nude heels

Photo/Nathalie Helgerud.

Wearing heels from Bianco, jeans from Acne, second hand t-shirt, bag from Decadent, biker jacket from Gina Tricot, hat from H&M and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jeg har sverget til lave sko nesten hele sommeren, men i dag var det faktisk skikkelig deilig finne frem hlene igjen. M p jakt etter flere av denne typen med litt lavere hl. N er det slutt p kjpe hye hler som ikke gr an g i!

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I've been going for sneakers and sandals all summer, but today it was actually really nice to wear heels again. I have to find some more like these with low heel. No more buying heels that you're not able to walk in!

Happy Sunday

Som mange andre jenter har jeg en veldig svak for magasiner med fine cover, og stsaker. Og etter en travel uke, s m jeg innrmme at det var ganske s deilig vkne til regnvr i dag. For det betyr kosedag inne med film og baking. Oppskrift p mini cannolis finner dere her. Nam nam! Hper dere har en herlig sndagen dere ogs.

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As most girls I'm a sucker for magazines with pretty covers, and sweets. And after a busy week I have to admit that it was kind of nice waking up to discover that it's raining. Because that means cozy family time inside with baking and a movie. You can find the recipe on mini cannoli's here. Yummy! Wish you a great Sunday too!

Outfit | Casual Saturday stroll

Photo/Synne Steffens.

Wearing Converse, bag from Decadent, skirt from Vila, sweater from To by Part Two, bracelet from Dyrberg/Kern and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Det er f ting som er s digg som en god college-genser. Jeg bruker den helst over et skjrt eller kjole, s det ikke ser for avslappet ut.

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There's nothing as comfy as a nice sweatshirt. I usually wear it over a skirt or a dress, so it doesn't look too comfy. 

Hairy talk with Slve

Let me introduce you to my number one hairdresser, Slve Haugereid at Adam & Eva Storgata. The thing is, I get a lot of questions about my hair. So I thought I should share a talk with Slve with you guys, instead of pretending like I'm some kind of expert. 

What's your number one tip for Scandinavian hair that gets all frizzy during fall and winter?

- The humidity changes when the weather gets colder, so it's important to get enough moisture. Two of my favorite series when it comes to moisture is nutri-thermique from Kérastase and anti-frizz from Bamboo, Alterna.

What's the two biggest hair trends this fall?

- I'm more about creating a hairdo for the person sitting in front of me, not the trend. As long as the hair is well done, you can get away with almost anything. What I can say is that the ombre hair we've been seeing a lot, is getting way softer.

Which tool is your favorite?

- The straightener! It can do anything. Waves, curls and straight hair. Ask your hairdresser how to use it or watch a film on YouTube. And remember to section your hair! That's my number one tip.

What's your two number one products right now?

- It depends on the hair type of course. But Ultimate Elixir from Kérastase gives great results. I've used it a lot in styling and it works every time. Also I recommend people to invest in good base products, like shampoo and conditioner. Just keep track on when the salons is having campaigns and it doesn't have to be that expensive. Also you don't have to end up with all the fake products that some sites are selling.

My hair styling

1. Straightener

2. Ultimate Elixir

3. Super Dust

4. A splash of hair spray

You can see more photos of my new hairdo, and the color, on Instagram and in tomorrrow's outfit post!

Outfit | Scuba

Photo/Karn Kjerstad (check out her amazing style).

Wearings heels from Alexander Wang, dress from Only, scuba top from Zara, bracelets from Dyrberg/Kern, rings from H&M and Marte Frisnes, sunglasses from Ray-Ban and bag from Zara.

Min fascinasjon for plagg som kan minne om en dykkerdrakt ser ikke til g over med det frste. Denne genseren havnet i handlekurven p zara.no sekunder etter at jeg frst s den, men var utsolgt noen timere senere nr jeg endelig skulle klikke den hjem. Heldigvis fant jeg den i butikk og jeg digger den!

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My fascination for diving suit inspired pieces doesn't seem to end just yet. This sweater found it's way to my shopping bag the moment I spotted it at zara.com, but it was sold out just a couple of hours later when I finally was about to purchase it. Luckily I found it in the store and I love it!

Golden fingers

Dette er kanskje det eneste jeg har kjpt i det siste som ikke er svart. Enda mer sjokkerende er det egentlig at det er gull, for jeg har sverget til slv s lenge jeg kan huske. I det siste har jeg imidlertid innsett at ingenting er som gull nr det kommer til bittesm ringer og armbnd. Spesielt ikke p solbrune hender. Disse ringene er et skikkelig kupp fra H&M (har ikke blitt grnn under dem heller enda) og ringen med kuler er fra Marte Frisnes.

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This is maybe the only thing I've bought lately which isn't black. Even more surprising, it's gold (!). I've been a silver girl as long as I can remember, I even doubted rose gold. But lately I've realized that there's nothing like gold when it comes to small rings and bracelets. Especially if you're blessed with tanned arms too. These is a super budget buy from H&M (haven't left any ugly marks yet either) and the smallest one is from the Norwegian jewelry designer Marte Frisnes.

Outfit | All black everything

Photo/Daniel Aar.

Wearings heels and top from Zara, leather skirt from Vila, cap from H&M, sunglasses from Ray-Ban, bracelet from Dyrberg/Kern and rings from H&M + Marte Frisnes.

Det har vrt helt unormalt stille p shopping fronten de siste mnedene. De siste dagene derimot, har skapet plutselig fylt seg litt opp igjen. Det er bare det at alt jeg har kjpt er svart.

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It's been surprisingly quiet when it comes to shopping the last few months. The last couple of days however, my closet seems to have grown a bit. It's just that everything I've bought is black. 

Product of the week #2

Jeg m innrmme at det er lett bli blendet i verden omgitt av bloggere som blir betalt for meningene sine. Favorittprodukter man leser om p en av favorittbloggene er kanskje ikke egentlig et favorittprodukt, men et produkt som de har ftt betalt for skrive om. Man tar i mot anbefalinger som ikke funker fra folk som egentlig bare vil selge, og mottar produkter som ikke holder ml fra leverandrer som vil ha billig markedsfring. Da er det ekstra kjrkomment med et rd fra storesster, som har srget for at jeg endelig har funnet en foundation som jeg virkelig liker. Den dekker godt, er lett og kjempeenkel ta p! (Clarins Everlasting Foundation)

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I have to admit that it easy to get blind in a world surrounded by bloggers who gets paid for their opinions. Favorite products that you read about on your favorite blog may not really be a favorite product, but simply a product which they get paid for to show. You take advise that doesn't work from people only wanting to sell, and receive products you don't really like from people craving some free advertising. Then it's really nice with a recommendation from your big sister, who made sure I finally found a new foundation that I really like. It's really easy to put on, light and covers what should be covered. (Clarins Everlasting Foundation)

Outfit | The patterned skirt

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing boots from Aldo, skirt from Soaked In Luxury, bag from Decadent, t-shirt from Weekday, jacket from Gina Tricot and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Leopardgalskapen fortsetter! Dette skjrtet er enkelt til tross for at det er fullt av mnster og overraskende lett bruke. Selv for en som vanligvis styrer unna mnster.

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The leopard craszyness continues! This skirt is simple even though it's full of patterns and it's surprisingly easy wear. Even for one who usually don't prefer patterns.

Outfit | Morning coffee walk

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing Converse, old pants from Bik Bok, Anine Bing t-shirt, coat from Vila, watch from Guess, necklace form Celine Engelstad, bag from Decadent and sunglasses from Gucci.

Det er ingenting som starte dagen med en kopp kaffe. Spesielt ikke i dag nr det plutselig var skikkelig guffent vr ute. Selv om jeg m innrmme at det var litt digg kunne ta p seg en svart skinnbukse og en stor jakke igjen. En sikker vinner de morgenene jeg har litt drlig tid!

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There's nothing like kicking off the day with a cup of coffee. Especially today when the weather was a lot colder again. But I have to admit that it felt a bit good to be able to throw on a pair of black leather pants and a big coat again. A safe choice for me those mornings when I don't have a lot of time!

Happy Sunday

Jeg har ftt fullstendig dilla p bananpannekaker. Det er virkelig den perfekte frokosten! Masse nring i tillegg til at det smaker kjempegodt. Spesielt etter en tur i blbrskogen. N trenger bare trne litt ny lakk, s er det tid for badedag med mini. Nyt sndagen og bananpannekakene!

2 moste bananer

2 egg

3 ss grovt mel

1 ts sukker

1 ts bakepulver

3 ss havregryn 

Miks alt sammen i en bolle og stek p middels varme. Den rren gir ca. 6-7 pannekaker.

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I'm so hooked on banana pancakes. It's really the perfect breakfast! A lot of energy and a great taste. Especially after you've been out picking blueberries yourself. Now my toe nails just need a little polish and we're ready to hit the beach. Enjoy your Sunday! The best day of the week.

Outfit | Leopard boots

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing boots from Din Sko, old dress from H&M, bag from Decadent, coat from Benetton and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Jada, s det blir bare mer og mer tydelig at jeg har ftt leopardmnster p hjernen. Vanligvis bruker fornuften srge for at hvert eneste skopar som kommer i hus er svart, men n er det p tide med litt forandring.

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Yeah, so it's just becoming more and more obvious that I'm hooked on leopard patterns. Usually my mind makes sure every new pair of shoes are black, but now it's time for a change. Shoes are the perfect statement piece!

This week's wishlist

1. Red Valentino 2. Acne 3. Valextra 4. Michael Kors 5. Thakoon Addition 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs 7. Diptyque

Det er ikke akkurat tegn til hst ute (heldigvis), men jeg merker at nskelistene mine inneholder mer og mer hstlige innslag. Som denne jakken fra Thakoon Addition. Den hadde virkelig vrt perfekt nr vret blir kaldere. Enten det er til lyse baggy jeans, skjrt eller en kjole. Tror jeg er i ferd med bli helt leopard-frelst! Og jeg som aldri har vrt noe glad i mnster. Acne-loafersene er ogs p toppen av nskelisten. Det er liksom leopard- og blomstermnster som er tingen for meg om dagen. Flere nsker finner dere hver uke i sidebaren.

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It's not any signs of fall yet (luckily), but I'm noticing that my wishlists is getting more and more ready for colder weather. Like with this jacket from Thakoon Addition. It would be perfect with either light baggy jeans, skirts or dresses. I think I'm turning into a leopard freak! And I've never been a fan of patterns. The Acne loafers too, pattern. Seems like leopard and flower patterns is the thing for me these days though. Anyway, you can see more wishes every week in my sidebar.


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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