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november 2013

Outfit | Saturday stroll

Photo/Daniel Aarø.
Wearing old boots from Face, dress from from H&M, sweater from Gina Tricot, second hand coat, bag from Decadent and scarf from John Henric

Jeg er så glad i disse bootsene. De gjør at kjole- og skjørtsesongen varer mye lenger! Mitt hemmelige triks er å bruke knestrømper i ull inni. 

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I love these boots. They make the dress and skirt season last so much longer! My secret is to wear extra long woolen socks inside.

Birthday girl



Er det noe man aldri blir for gammel til, så er det å glede seg til bursdag. Jeg ble overrasket på kontoret med lunsj og kake, og nå har jeg fått besøk fra Sunnmøre. Tid for skikkelig familiekos i heimen med andre ord. Påfyll i sminkehyllen er veldig gøy det også, spesielt når påfyllet er Taboo fra Chanel, highlighter fra Bobbi Brown og ny parfyme. Greit, parfymen var fra meg til meg, men det er lov. Tusen, tusen takk for alle bursdagshilsener på Instagram også, dere er så gode! 

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There's something you'll never be too old for, and looking forward to you birthday is one of them. My colleagues surprised me with lunch and cake, and now it's family time at my place. New stuff in the bathroom shelf is really nice too, especially when it's Taboo from Chanel, highlighter from Bobbi Brown and  a new perfume. Ok, the perfume is from me to me, but that's allowed. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes on Instagram too, you're the best!

Outfit | Good hairday

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing boots from  Stockholm Design Group, leather skirt from from Selected Femme, second hand sweater, jacket from Object, necklace from Marte Frisnes, bag from Joseph, sunglasses from Ray-Ban and earrings from Asos.

I dag var det helt greit at vinden prøvde å blåse av meg håret, for da fikk jeg viftet litt ekstra med det. Jeg var nemlig en tur innom Sølve på Adam & Eva i Storgata for å friske opp igjen fargen og stusse litt tupper i går, og jeg er så fornøyd! Mens andre blir mørkere mot vinteren, blir jeg lysere. 

Dere kan bestille time med Sølve her. 

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Today I didn't care if the wind tried to blow off all of my hair, because then I got the chance to really show it off. You see, I visited my favorite hairdresser, Sølve, at Adam & Eva yesterday and I couldn't be happier with the result. While other people go darker during fall and winter, I go blond. And I love it! 

Feel inspired

Er det noe som aldri slår feil når jeg trenger litt påfyll, så er det å klippe i blader. Det er jo litt trist å ødelegge de fine sidene, men det er for gøy til å la være.

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If there's one thing that never fails when I'm in need of inspiration, it's this. It's a bit sad to destroy those beautiful pages, but it's too fun not too. So today's challenge it to just have fun, take care of friends and family and relax. 

Pale pink

Det er ingen tvil om at rosa er en av de største trendfargene for tiden, men jeg har tatt det overraskende rolig. Jeg trodde jeg skulle kle meg i rosa fra topp til tå, men det er noe med de fargene som får for mye oppmerksomhet. De slutter å være spennende. Selv om jeg fortsatt er veldig glad i et innslag av rosa her og der. Det var i klesveien, sminke er noe helt annet. Og selv om det er mye mørkere ute og ansiktene plutselig tåler mer farge, er det ingenting som er som duse rosatoner og roser i kinnene. Inspirasjonsbilder finner dere på Pinterest.

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Pink is definitely one of the most popular colours right now, but I'm being surprisingly calm about that. I thought I would be dressing in pink from head to toe, but it's just something about those colours that get too much attention. They stop being exciting. Even though I still love a hint of pink here and there. That's clothing, makeup is something different. And even though it's darker outside and I feel that I can wear more and heavier makeup, nothing beats pale pink and rose cheeks. You can find a few looks on my Pinterest.

Weekend jewelry

Det er ikke lenge siden jeg ikke brukte gull i det hele tatt. Enten det var snakk om smykker eller veskedetaljer. Nå er det plutselig det jeg vanligvis tar på meg. Favorittene for øyeblikket er det dere ser over, og de har vært på meg hele helgen. Nå mangler jeg bare en gullklokke!

BRACELET - Love thin bracelets you don't even notice until you take a closer look.
BANGLE - Finally a bracelet without a chain that fits my wrist.
THIN RING - Simple, but different.
RING (similar here) - A classic.
PEARL EARRING- My latest obsession, pearls.
PIERCING INSPIRED EARRING (similar here) - And piercing inspired jewelry of course.

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A while ago I didn't wear gold at all. Not jewelry, not bag details or anything. Now I'm going for gold all over and these are my current favorites, been wearing them all weekend. The only thing missing is a golden watch!


My Instaweek

@sarastrandno
Denne uken  passerte jeg 9000 følgere på Instagram, og jeg må bare takke alle dere som følger meg. Det er skikkelig gøy og jeg setter veldig stor pris på det. Jeg trenger imidertid flere profiler å snike på, så om dere har et tips eller to blir jeg veldig glad om dere legger igjen en kommentar. Enten det er mote, mat, interiør eller hva som helst!

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This week I passed 9000 followers on Instagram, and I just have to thank you guys for following me. It's so fun and I really appreciate eigh one of you. However, I need more profiles to stop buy, so please leave a comment if you know any inspiring people. Fashion, food, interior or anything!

Outfit | The oversized beanie

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing boots from  Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Acne, sweater from Bik Bok, jacket from Object, second hand coat, bag from Hipsters or Sisters, necklace from Marte Frisnes and beanie from H&M.

Jeg elsker alt som er oversized, også når det kommer til luer. Så jeg var ikke akkurat i tvil når jeg fikk øye på denne hos H&M. Varm og god er den også! Nå er jeg straks på vei til en av mine favorittbyer, Stockholm! Følg med på Instagram for oppdateringer gjennom dagen (@sarastrandno). 

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I love anything oversized, also when it comes to beanies. So I wasn't really in doubt when I spotted this pale pink beauty at H&M. So warm and cozy too! Now I'm heading for one of my favorite cities, Stockholm! Follow my day there at Instagram (@sarastrandno).

Put a pearl on it


Til tross for at jeg har hele fem hull i ørene, har jeg ikke brukt øreringer noe særlig de siste årene (bare svære glitrende øreringer med klips), spesielt ikke perler. Ikke siden jeg var 16 år og helst ville stikke hull både her og der. Etter å ha sett dette bildet fra Sophie Bille Brahe har jeg imidlertid gått til innkjøp av flere par. Ja til perler, gull og piercinginspirerte detaljer! 

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Even though I actually have five holes in my ears, I haven't really used earrings a lot the last few years, especially not pearls (only those big sparkling earrings with clips).  Not since I was 16 and really just wanted to pierce everything. After seeing this photo from Sophie Bille Brahe however, I've been going around looking for similar ones. I just love the whole pearl, gold and piercing inspired details! So you'll definitely see more fun ears from now on. 

Outfit | Skinzee

Photo/Marie Nord.

Wearing heels from  Zara, jeans from Diesel, dress as sweater from H&M, jacket from Object, rings from Still With You and sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Nå har jeg trasket rundt i Skinzee i flere dager og etter mange timer på jobb, småløping hit og dit, sitter den fortsatt som et skudd. Vanligvis har jeg problemer med at jeansene blir altfor vide rundt knær og legger, en rumpe som forsvinner og knapper som stritter imot, men Skinzee fra Diesel er et unntak. Det blir ikke noe vask på denne med det første, nei!

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I've been walking around in my Skinzee for days now and even after several days at work, running here and there, it's keeping the perfect shape. Usually I have serious issues with jeans. They are too wide around knees and legs, my butt disappears and the buttons are struggeling to survive, but Skinzee from Diesel is really something else. Finally a skinny stayer in my wardrobe!  


See more Skinzee looks here.
In collaboration with Diesel and Fashiolista.

Beauty wishes



Er det noe jeg synes er surt å bruke for mye penger på, så er det sminke og hudpleie. Spesielt concealer, foundation og andre forbruksting som jeg ikke kjøper fordi jeg har spesielt lyst på dem, men fordi jeg trenger dem. Noen ting er selvfølgelig morsommere å kjøpe og det er noe helt spesielt med den følelsen som følger med en Chanel-emballasje for eksempel. Det jeg bruker å gjøre når jeg prøver å være skikkelig fornuftig er å lage små lister, slik at jeg vet hva jeg mangler og har lyst på når jeg skal innom en tax free eller et salg. Da slipper jeg å ende opp med farger og ting som aldri blir brukt. 

1. COCONUT MELT | I'm totally addicted to coconut for both body and face, and now it's time for a refill.
2. LUSTRE DROPS | I've heard great things about this one and it will be perfect for busy mornings with minimal makeup.
3. LIPSTICK| I've never used a lot of lipstick, but lately that has changed. This shade is just what I'm missing!
4. LUMINIOUS GLOW | If there's something I'm missing during the winter, it's the glow. So I might give this one a try.
5. NAIL POLISH | I thought I would stick to light colors during the winter too, but now I feel the need to try some darker colors and this one looks super fun.  
6. BLUSH | I'm already using a pink creme blush from Chanel, but I need one that's a bit deeper for winter.
7. BROW KIT | Brows are super important, and I've had great experience with the Bobbi Brown eyebrow kits. Now I'm just using dark eyeshadow however (!).
8. NAIL CREAM | Everything on my body is troubled by the cold, especially my finger tips. Maybe this one solves the problem.
9. LIP BALM | I'm almost out of lip balms, never though that would happen, and I'd love to try this one from Rodin.
10. BOOK | If there's one makeup brand I've had good experience with, it's Bobbi Brown, so I guess these tips would be worth paying for.
11. SHOWER GEL| I love Korres and jasmine is perfect for those cold days.
12. CREAM | As I said, I love products that can be used on several parts of the body. This cream can be used on both body, face and hands.
13. SHIMMER| I tried this one with a friend, and it's perfect. Love how the light part work as a highlighter.  

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One thing I hate spending too much money on, is makeup and skin related products. Especially foundations, concealers and so on. Stuff that I don't buy because I want it, but simply because is need it. Of course there's fun stuff too and there's always a special feeling that comes a long with that Chanel bag for example. What I do when I try to be really reasonable is to make lists. That way I know what I'm missing and what I'm wishing for the next time I stop by a tax free or a sale. No more bad decisions, weird colors and make-up that never get used!

Wouldn't mind

Photo/French Vougettes.

Det er ingen hemmelighet at veldig mye ligger i detaljene og dette bildet beviser dette nok en gang. Jeg digger hvordan tilbehøret og de små detaljene gjør denne elegante looken hakket mer casual. 

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It's no secret that the devil is in the details and this photo proves that once more. I love how the accessory and the little details makes this elegant look more casual and exciting.  

Outfit | Put a hat on it





Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots from  Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Diesel, sweater from Bik Bok, hat from Isabel Marant pour H&M (kids), bag from Hipsters for Sisters and scarf from John Henric.

Jeg har lett etter en slik hatt siden søsteren min hadde en som var altfor stor til meg liggende i skapet hjemme, for snart ti år siden. Så når jeg så at denne var en del av barnekolleksjonen til Isabel Marant for H&M, krysset jeg fingrene for at det lille hode mitt endelig skulle ha en fordel. En effet! 

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I've been looking for a hat like this since my sister had one too big in her closet, almost ten years ago. So when I spotted this one as a part of Isabel Marant for H&M kid's collection, I crossed my fingers that my small head would finally give me an advantage. En effet! 

Weekend tip


Jeg sørger alltid for å ta litt ekstra godt vare på kropp og sjel i helgen og en denne masken fra Face Stockholm er en del av rutinen. Det første jeg må si om denne ansiktsmasken er at den stinker. Altså, den lukter helt forferdelig. Likevel fortsetter jeg å bruke den, for dette er en av få ansiktsmasker som faktisk har hatt noen som helst effekt på huden min. Den bør imidlertid ikke brukes mer enn en gang i uken, spesielt ikke nå når det er kaldt, siden den tørker ut huden. 

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I always make sure I take extra good care of both body and soul during the weekends and this masque from Face Stockholm is a part of my routine. The first thin I have to say about it, is that it stinks. I mean, it smells really really terrible. Still I keep using it, because this is one of the few facial masks that actually gives my skin any results at all. You shouldn't use it more than once per week however, because it dries out the skin.  

Outfit | Leopard boots

Photo/Linnea Aarstad.
Wearing boots from  Din Sko, jeans from Diesel, men's shirt from Zara, sweater from Part Two, rings from Still With You, jacket from Object and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

My work desk fix


Jeg har allerede delt mine overlevelsestips når man skal tilbringe litt tid på flyplasser, men her kommer noen til jobbpulten. 

1. NOTEBOOK | No work desk without a notebook to keep track of ideas or just to scrabble a little when on the phone.
2. COFFEE MUG | A lot of us need a few cups of coffee per day, so a mug like this saves both time and money.
4. LIP BALM | It's always nice to keep a lip balm on the desk to refresh once in a while.
5. NAIL POLISH | It may sound weird, but work is the perfect place to polish nails. At least if you work a lot on computers. Drying without boredom!
6. BAG | I always carry a lot of stuff, too much for a little bag like this. So I always bring an extra handbag for the go.
7. HEELS (SIMILAR HERE) | When delivering in day care and all that, I usually don't feel like wearing heels. But I might have a pair on my desk or in my backpack for meetings and so on.
8. HAND CREAM | So nice with soft hands all day. 

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So I've already shared my airport fix, but here goes the work desk fix..

Outfit | Layer up

Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots from  Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Gina Tricot, biker jacket from Matthew Williamson for Lindex, bomber from Samsöe & Samsöe, bag from Hipsters for Sisters, scarf from John Henric and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Reuse #2

 Skull from DL & Company.

Jeg elsker disse lysene fra H&M, og har ikke samvittighet til å kaste glassene når de er utbrent. Tidligere har jeg blant annet brukt dem til oppbevaring av sminkekoster. Veldig dekorativt i baderomshyllen! Denne gangen fikk de imidlertid nytt bruksområde som vase. 
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I love these candles from H&M, and I simply can't throw the glass away when they're empty. Earlier I've used them for my make-up brushes, a nice decoration in the bathroom shelf. This time however, it turned into a vase. 

Pick of the day


Er det nå jeg skal begynne å kjøpe bursdagsgaver til meg selv? Denne vesken fra Stella McCartney er absolutt gyldig grunn.  
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So maybe it's time to start buying birthday presents to myself? ThisStella McCartney bag definitely makes me consider it.  

Outfit | Pom pom beanie


Photo/Marie Nord.
Wearing boots from  Stockholm Design Group, trousers from Lindex, men's shirt from Zara, coat from Gina Tricot, bag from Hipsters for Sisters, beanie from Bruuns Bazaar and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

 

November wish list


1.  Sweater from Stella McCartney 2. Leather bra from Saint Laurent 3. Skirt from Acne 4. Bag from Saint Laurent 5. Sweater from Theyskens' Theory 6. Perfume from Byredo 7. Ring from Jennifer Meyer 8. Earring from Sophie Bille Brahe 9. Dress from Zara 10. Watch from Michael Kors 11. Leica C 12. Hand soap from Aesop 13. Hair mask from Original Mineral 14. Nail polish from Chanel 15. Sunglasses from Acne 16. Hand cream from Aesop.

Det er litt ekstra gøy å skrive ønskelister nå når det nærmer seg jul. I tillegg har jeg bursdag 29. november, så da har jeg en unnskyldning til å skrive mange og lange lister. Mest fordi jeg synes det er så koselig. Spesielt med julemusikk i bakgrunnen! 
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It's a bit more fun to make wish list now that Christmas is coming up. Also it's my birthday the 29th of November, so then I have another good excuse to write many and long lists. Mostly because I think it's so cozy. Especially while listening to Christmas music. 

 

Outfit | Slip-on



Photo/Cordelia Strand.
Wearing slip-ons from Zara, pants from Bik Bok, t-shirt from Arnie Says:, coat from Cathrine Hammel, bag from Decadent, necklace from Marte Frisnes and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Disse skoene har blitt en favoritt i skapet. Det er så gøy med noen ting som skiller seg litt ut i et ellers veldig enkelt antrekk. Bare synd jeg har fått gnagsår, hvis ikke hadde de blitt med ut i morgen også!
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These slip-ons are becoming a favorite in my closet. It's so fun with a few items that stand out, especially when it comes to simple outfits like this. Just too bad they're not too good for my feet, unless they would be out walking tomorrow again. 

Fluted skirts


Photo/Pinterest.com.

Jeg er virkelig ikke glad i ting som blir altfor sukkersøtt, men jeg får bare mer og mer sansen for disse skjørtene. Bare synd at vi fikk se første snøen dale i Oslo i dag! 


I'm really not a big fan of cute pieces like this, but these skirts, I'm liking them more and more. Just too bad we spotted the first snow in Oslo today!

Outfit | Hoodie weather



Photo/Thyri Dale.
Wearing  Converse, jeans from Diesel, sweater from Être Cécile, hoodie from H&M, jacket from Matthew Williamson x Lindex, bag from Hipsters for Sisters, earrings bought at Magmalou and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Det er ikke ofte jeg har på meg hettejakke, men her i Ålesund pøser regnet ned. Da er en stor og myk hettejakke noe av det beste! 

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I don't wear hoodies a lot, but in my homwtown the rain is pouring down. Then there's nothing like a soft and big hoodie!

All that glitters


Uansett hvor mye fint jeg ser hos de forskjellige PR-byråene under presseuken, er det alltid en eller to ting som jeg har mer lyst på enn andre. Disse solbrillene fra Jimmy Choos vårkolleksjon er en av de tingene. De er helt rå, og et perfekt tilbehør selv til hverdagsantrekkene. 


No matter how much pretty stuff I find during press week, there's always one or two things that I want more than any of the other things. These sunglasses from Jimmy Choo's spring 2014 collection is one of those. They're so cool, and a perfect accessory to those simple outfits.


Outfit | Easy peasy

Photo/Heidi Ringdal.
Wearing  shoes from Stockholm Design Group, jeans from Diesel, sweater from Part Two, second hand coat, scarf from John Henric and bag from Decadent. 

Black Saffron

Det var like før jeg kjøpte denne da jeg var i Stockholm, og jeg angrer skikkelig på at jeg ikke gjorde det. Det er er ikke ofte jeg faller ordentlig for en duft, men denne har satt seg.


I was just about to buy this one when I was in Stockholm, and I really regret that I didn't. It's not often I truly fall for a scent, but this one is stuck with me. I'll definitely have to have it.

Favourites from Isabel Marant x H&M

Jeg skal innrømme at jeg aldri har kjøpt en eneste ting fra noen av designsamarbeidene til H&M. Det har stort sett blitt for voldsomt, for dyrt og rett og slett ikke helt meg. Denne gangen har jeg imidlertid sett meg ut noen favoritter. Sølvjakken er en reproduksjon som jeg hadde på ønskelisten i over et år. At den skal inn i skapet, er det liten tvil om.

1. This coat is a classic, it will last season after season.
2. I've been wanting a pair of pants like these, and no one does the relaxed look like Isabel Marant.
3. You'll never get enough basics, but this sweater will stand out even though it's simple.
4. This is just a perfect statement.
5. I love the Marant coats, and I love a good bargain.
6. Another basic that will look great with a simple denim look. 

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I have to admit that I've never bought anything from the previous H&M collaborations. It tend to get too much, too expensive and just not me. This time however, I have a few items on my list. The silver bomber is one of the reproductions and I had it on my wish list for over one year. I'm definitely getting that one! 

 


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