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november 2013

Outfit | Saturday stroll

Photo/Daniel Aar.
Wearing old boots from Face, dress from fromH&M, sweater from Gina Tricot,second hand coat, bag fromDecadentand scarf from John Henric.

Jeg er s glad i disse bootsene. De gjr at kjole- og skjrtsesongen varer mye lenger! Mitt hemmelige triks er bruke knestrmper 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, s er det glede seg til bursdag. Jeg ble overrasket p kontoret med lunsj og kake, og n har jeg ftt besk fra Sunnmre. Tid for skikkelig familiekos i heimen med andre ord. Pfyll i sminkehyllen er veldig gy det ogs, spesielt nr pfyllet 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 p Instagram ogs, dere er s 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 fromStockholm Design Group, leather skirt from fromSelected Femme, second hand sweater,jacket fromObject, necklace from Marte Frisnes, bag from Joseph, sunglasses fromRay-Banand earringsfromAsos.

I dag var det helt greit at vinden prvde blse av meg hret, for da fikk jeg viftet litt ekstra med det. Jeg var nemlig en tur innom Slve p Adam & Eva i Storgata for friske opp igjen fargen og stusse litt tupper i gr, og jeg er s fornyd! Mens andre blir mrkere mot vinteren, blir jeg lysere.

Dere kan bestille time med Slve 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, Slve, 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 slr feil nr jeg trenger litt pfyll, s er det klippe i blader. Det er jo litt trist delegge de fine sidene, men det er for gy til la vre.

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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 strste trendfargene for tiden, men jeg har tatt det overraskende rolig. Jeg trodde jeg skulle kle meg i rosa fra topp til t, men det er noe med de fargene som fr for mye oppmerksomhet. De slutter vre 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 mrkere ute og ansiktene plutselig tler mer farge, er det ingenting som er som duse rosatoner og roser i kinnene. Inspirasjonsbilder finner dere p 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. N er det plutselig det jeg vanligvis tar p meg. Favorittene for yeblikket er det dere ser over, og de har vrt p meg hele helgen. N 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 flgere p Instagram, og jeg m bare takke alle dere som flger meg. Det er skikkelig gy og jeg setter veldig stor pris p det. Jeg trenger imidertid flere profiler snike p, s om dere har et tips eller to blir jeg veldig glad om dere legger igjen en kommentar. Enten det er mote, mat, interir 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 fromStockholm Design Group, jeans fromAcne, sweater fromBik Bok, jacket fromObject, second hand coat, bag from Hipsters or Sisters, necklace fromMarte Frisnesand beaniefromH&M.

Jeg elsker alt som er oversized, ogs nr det kommer til luer. S jeg var ikke akkurat i tvil nr jeg fikk ye p denne hos H&M. Varm og god er den ogs! N er jeg straks p vei til en av mine favorittbyer, Stockholm! Flg med p 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 rene, har jeg ikke brukt reringer noe srlig de siste rene (bare svre glitrende reringer med klips), spesielt ikke perler. Ikke siden jeg var 16 r og helst ville stikke hull bde her og der. Etter ha sett dette bildet fraSophie Bille Brahehar jeg imidlertid gtt til innkjp 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 fromZara, jeans fromDiesel, dress as sweater fromH&M, jacket fromObject, rings fromStill With Youand sunglassesfromRay Ban.

N har jeg trasket rundt i Skinzee i flere dager ogetter mange timer p jobb, smlping hit og dit, sitter den fortsatt som et skudd. Vanligvis har jeg problemer med at jeansene blir altfor vide rundt knr og legger, en rumpe som forsvinner og knapper som stritter imot, men Skinzee fra Diesel er et unntak. Det blir ikke noe vask p denne med det frste, 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 bruke for mye penger p, s er det sminke og hudpleie. Spesielt concealer, foundation og andre forbruksting som jeg ikke kjper fordi jeghar spesielt lyst p dem, men fordi jeg trenger dem. Noen ting er selvflgelig morsommere kjpe og det er noe helt spesielt med den flelsen som flger med en Chanel-emballasje for eksempel. Det jeg bruker gjre nr jeg prver vre skikkelig fornuftig er lage sm lister, slik at jeg vet hva jeg mangler og har lyst p nr jeg skal innom en tax free eller et salg. Da slipper jeg 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 tilbehret og de sm detaljene gjr 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 fromStockholm Design Group, jeans fromDiesel, sweater fromBik Bok, hat fromIsabel Marant pour H&M (kids), bag fromHipsters for Sistersand scarffromJohn Henric.

Jeg har lett etter en slik hatt siden ssteren min hadde en som var altfor stor til meg liggende i skapet hjemme, for snart ti r siden. S nr jeg s 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 srger alltid for ta litt ekstra godt vare p kropp og sjel i helgen og en denne masken fra Face Stockholm er en del av rutinen. Det frste jeg m si om denne ansiktsmasken er at den stinker. Alts, den lukter helt forferdelig. Likevel fortsetter jeg bruke den, for dette er en av f ansiktsmasker som faktisk har hatt noen som helst effekt p huden min. Den br imidlertid ikke brukes mer enn en gang i uken, spesielt ikke n nr det er kaldt, siden den trker 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 fromDin Sko, jeans fromDiesel,men's shirt fromZara, sweater fromPart Two, rings fromStill With You,jacketfromObjectand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

My work desk fix


Jeg har allerede delt mine overlevelsestips nr man skal tilbringe litt tid p 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 fromStockholm Design Group, jeans fromGina Tricot, biker jacket fromMatthew Williamson for Lindex, bomber fromSamse & Samse, bag fromHipsters for Sisters,scarffromJohn Henricand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Reuse #2

Skull from DL & Company.

Jeg elsker disse lysene fra H&M, og har ikke samvittighet til kaste glassene nr de er utbrent. Tidligere har jeg blant annet brukt dem til oppbevaring av sminkekoster. Veldig dekorativt i baderomshyllen! Denne gangen fikk de imidlertid nytt bruksomrde 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 n jeg skal begynne kjpe 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 fromStockholm Design Group, trousers fromLindex, men's shirt fromZara, coat fromGina Tricot, bag fromHipsters for Sisters,beaniefromBruuns Bazaarand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

November wish list


1. Sweater from Stella McCartney 2. Leather bra from Saint Laurent3. Skirt from Acne 4. Bag from Saint Laurent5. 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 gy skrive nskelister n nr det nrmer seg jul. I tillegg har jeg bursdag 29. november, s da har jeg en unnskyldning til skrive mange og lange lister. Mest fordi jeg synes det er s 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 fromZara, pants fromBik Bok, t-shirt fromArnie Says:, coat from Cathrine Hammel, bag fromDecadent, necklace fromMarte Frisnesand sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Disse skoene har blitt en favoritt i skapet. Det er s gy med noen ting som skiller seg litt ut i et ellers veldig enkelt antrekk. Bare synd jeg har ftt gnagsr, hvis ikke hadde de blitt med ut i morgen ogs!
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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 sukkerstt, men jeg fr bare mer og mer sansen for disse skjrtene. Bare synd at vi fikk se frste snen dale i Oslo i dag!

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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.
WearingConverse, jeans fromDiesel, sweater fromtre Ccile, hoodie from H&M, jacket fromMatthew Williamson x Lindex, bag from Hipsters for Sisters, earrings bought at Magmalou and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Det er ikke ofte jeg har p meg hettejakke, men her i lesund pser 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-byrene under presseuken, er det alltid en eller to ting som jeg har mer lyst p enn andre. Disse solbrillene fra Jimmy Choos vrkolleksjon er en av de tingene. De er helt r, og et perfekt tilbehr selv til hverdagsantrekkene.

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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 fromStockholm Design Group, jeans fromDiesel, sweater fromPart Two, second hand coat, scarf from John Henricand bag from Decadent.

Black Saffron

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

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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 innrmme at jeg aldri har kjpt 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. Slvjakken er en reproduksjon som jeg hadde p nskelisten i over et r. 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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