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desember 2013

Happy New Year

Godt nyttr kjre dere! Hper dere har en herlig feiring.Vi feirer med gode venner, og jeg gleder meg allerede til vekke Mina igjen, s hun fr se rakettene nr klokken slr tolv. Det er s koselig!

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Happy New Year dear ones! I hope you're having a blast. We're celebrating with good friends, and I can't wait to wake up my daughter again at midnight, so she can see the firework. It's the best part!

Best blog moments 2013


I kicked of the new year with a trip to London with Ghd.

Together with H&M and a few other bloggers, I hosted trade night with our readers. Such a fun night!


I spent a lot of time in lesund with my family. Home is where the heart is!


The balcony finally got ready for spring and I loved spending the mornings out there.


My obsession for denim on denim continued.



I was featured in a lot of magazines like Who What Wear, The Zoe Report, Grazia, Costume and Elle to mention some. Can't even explain how fun that is. I'm so greatful!


I went to La Gacilly in France with Yves Rocher, honestly the best trip this year.


I mean, look at this place!


I went for it and started my own digital content agency, We Don't Do Print, together with my partner in crime. And those hot summer days at work were the best!


I finally passed 10 000 followers on Insagram, and felt so honored and thankful that you guys like my lifestyle photos.


This lunch break photo was actually one of my most popular photos in 2013.

I went to Stockholm three times this year, and the second time it was all fun and enjoyment with my best friend. The best weekend!


I started blogging for Side2.



When fall arrived I did a collaboration with Diesel and Fashiolista.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you. For reading, commenting and being you! I can't wait to start a new blog year.

Outfit | Homis

Photo/Daniel Aar.
Wearing boots from Stockholm Design Group,second hand skirt, sweater from Brian Lichtenberg, bag from Josph,second hand coat, necklace from Marte Frisnes and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Da er jeg straks p vei tilbake til Oslo, og selv om det skal bli skikkelig deilig komme tilbake til sitt eget hjem, s er det helt forferdelig reise fra familien. Jeg er er litt som Jude Law i The Holiday i tillegg, s jeg kan love dere det ble sipping nr vi sa hade til litt av familien i gr kveld.Prvde manne meg opp med Homis-genser og macho-kpe, men det gikk ikke helt etter planen. Prver p nytt i dag da, men mest fordi jeg elsker reise i store myke gensere.

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I'm soon on my way back to Oslo, and even though it's going to be really nice to get back to our own home, it's so sad leaving all the family here. Also I'm kind of like Jude Law in The Holiday, so I can promise you there was crying during our goodbyes last night. I even tried to man up with my Homis sweater and a macho coat, but that didn't really do it. Trying with the Homis sweater today as well, but mostly because it's so comfy to travel in. Well, time to go!

Born in Paradise



Nyter dere julen fortsatt? Her er det skikkelig Sunnmrsvr med regn og sterk vind. Det passer ekstra fint drmme seg bort med en skikkelig summerduft med andre ord. Escada str jo alltid for noen av de beste sommerduftene og denne er ikke et unntak. Den lukter en blanding av ananas og kokos, begge er to sommerfavoritter for min del. I tillegg er det et hint av vannmelon, eple og guava ogs. Skikkelig deilig! Ingen tvil om at denne blir med i kofferten i sommer.

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So are you still enjoying Christmas? The weather here is crazy with lots of rain and strong winds, so it's perfect to dream of summer with a true summer scent. Escada always make one of the best summer perfumes I think, and this is no exeption. It smells like a mix of pineapple and coconut, both two of my summer favorites. But it also has a hint of watermelon, apple and guava. So delicious! No doubt that this is coming wiht me in my suitcase this summer.

I samarbeid med Escada.

Outfit | Collar up



Photo/Daniel Aar.
Wearing heels fromZara,jeans fromDiesel, shirt and hat fromH&M, jacket fromObjectand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Det er noe helt spesielt vkne 1. juledag se p alt som ble pakket ut i gr. Ekstra gy er det med barn i hus! Hadde dere en fin feiring? Jeg er faktisk mett enda!

Uansett, jeg har blitt helt avhengig av skjorter. Aller helst med mange knapper pne og i det siste har til og med kragen sttt opp. Jeg husker at det var skikkelig in p begynnelsen av 2000-tallet og at jeg synes det var skikkelig stygt. I alle fall med de enorme kragene. Rart hvordan ting forandrer seg alts.

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It's something special about waking up on Christmas day after unpacking all the gifts. Especially with kids in the house. Did you have a nice evening? I'm actually still stuffed!

Anyway, I'm officially addicted to shirts. And I prefer them unbuttoned and with the collar up. I remember that beeing very popular in the beginning of year 2000, and that I hated it. Especially with those huge collars. It's weird how things change, huh?

Christmas makeup

N er det bare n dag igjen til selveste julaften, og n er det straks klart for pynting av juletre og glgg. Og selvflgelig det mest spennende av alt, legge alle gavene under treet. Det er s deilig nr alt er klart og det bare er koseting som gjenstr. Som for eksempel finne frem alt glitteret som skal p kroppen i morgen. Jeg gr for sotede yne med glitterskygger og rde glitrende negler, sammen med rde lepper selvflgelig. Har dere tenkt noe p morgendagens look? Uansett, nyyt kvelden!

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Only one day left until Christmas eve, and I'm getting ready to decorate the Christmas time while drinking hot drinks. And of course, the most exciting part, putting the gifts under the tree. It's so sweet when everything is done, and only the cozy stuff remains. Like deciding what glitter to put on my body tomorrow. I'm going for dark eyes, with glitter on top, red glitter nails and red lips. Have you decided? Anyway, enjoy your evening!

Outfit | Skirt and sneakers

Photo/Daniel Aar.
Wearing sneakers fromAdidas Originals,skirt fromSelected Femme, sweater from tre Ccile, bag fromDecadent,second hand coat and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Jeg er s glad jeg fikk byttet til meg denne jakken. Har brukt den s utrolig mye. Det var veldig begrenset hva jeg kunne pakke med til lesund, og da er det alltid favorittene som fr vre med. Og sneakers er jo et must p julehandel.

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I'm so glad I got to trade med this coat. I have been using it a lot. I couldn't bring a lot of clothes this time, and only the favorites came along. And sneakers is a must during the Christmas shopping.

Christmas essentials



Jeg er endelig p plass i lesund, og selv om "hjemme" er i Oslo, er det ingen annen plass jeg kunne tenke meg feire jul. N er det bare fnne frem koseklrne, julefilmer og alt som hrer julen til!

1.BOOK | If there's time, I always love to relax with a good book or magazines.
2.MUG| A good mug is essential, because I always drink a loot of good coffee and other hot drinks during Christmas.
3.CHOCOLATE| Well, no Christmas without chocolate.
4.BEANIE| Even though it's not snow this year, I always feel like wearing big beanies and knitted pieces.
5.THE HOLIDAY | This is one of my aboslute favorite Christmas movies. Mr. Napkin Head <3
6.HEADPHONES| For when listening to Michael Bubls Christmas songs.
7.RED LIPS | This is really essential. And nice if you don't bother putting on a lot of other makeup.
8.COMFY SWEATER| I'm definitely staying in my cozy clothes tonight.
9.CANDLE | I love candles during winter, especially during Christmas. Sets the perfect mood!
10.GLITTER|
Glitter on the tree, glitter on the nails, glitter everywhere!

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I'm finally in lesund again, and even though our home is in Oslo, there's no other place I would want to celebrate Christmas. Now it's time to take out those big woolen socks, Christmas movies and everything that feels like Christmas!

Sisters by Heart

Illustration by the one and only Garance Dor.

N er minifamilien og en haug med bagasje straks p vei til flyplassen, men jeg m bare dele denne hjertesaken med dere frst. De fleste av oss tenker alltid ekstra mye p alle de som ikke har det s greit nr det nrmer seg jul. Jeg tenker alltid at jeg burde gjort mer, og hvor urettferdig livet er for mange. Heldigvis er det alltid noe man kan gjre. Enten det er stort eller smtt.

Libresse har for eksempel et samarbeid med Kors p halsen, en del av Rde Kors, som hjelper barn og ungdom som trenger noen snakke med. P nett eller over telefon. Det fine er at alle kan bidra til prosjektet. For om dere legger ut et "hjertebilde" p Instagram og tagger det med #sistersbyheart_no, donerer Libresse 5 kroner til Kors p halsen for hvert bilde som blir lagt. S vis hjertene deres for alle som trenger det!

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Me and my family are soon on our way to the airport, I just have to share this little warming thing with you guys first. Because most of you probably send some extra thoughts to those who suffer in some way, during Christmas. I always think that I should do so much more, and how unfair life can be. Luckily there's always something you can do. Whether it's big or small.

Libresse is now teaming up with Cross your heart, a part of the organisation Red Cross, who help children and yound adults who need someone to talk to. Online or on the phone. The nice thing is that everyone can help this project. Because if you post a "heart photo" on Instagram and tag it with #sistersbyheart_no, Libresse will donate 5NOK for eigh photo. So show your hearts!


In collaboration with Libresse.

Outfit | Leather and knit

Photo/Birgitte Viset Liebich.
Wearing boots fromAldo,skirt fromSelected Femme, sweater fromGina Tricot, bag fromHipsters for Sisters,bracelet from&Other Stories, jacket from Object and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Egentlig skulle jeg nske at jeg kunne g i skjrt hver eneste dag, s nr jeg s at gradestokken var over p pluss-siden, var det rett frem med skjrtet. Jeg har aldri vrt en pyntejente, s det er egentlig utrolig rart jeg plutselig synes det er lettere ta p seg et skjrt enn en bukse. Ser dere leppestiften forresten? Det er den jeg fortalte om her. Love it!

N er det tilbake til husvask og pakking her, for i morgen tiidlig drar minifamilien p juleferie til lesund. Gleder meg skikkelig!

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I really wish I could wear skirts every day, so when I realized it wasn't freezing outside, there was no doubt on what to wear. I've never been a girly girl, so it's very strange that I think it's easier to wear skirts than pants. Wouldn't imagine that a few years ago. Do you see the lipstick btw? It's the one I mentioned here. I love it!

Now I'm heading back to cleaning the house and packing, because we're off to our Christmas holiday in lesund, early in the morning. Can't wait!

In my Tuesday bag

Etter en skikkelig helaften med Side2 og alle de herlige bloggerne i gr kveld, er det ekstra deilig med en rolig formiddag i dag. N skal jeg og lillegull p kafdate og trttetrynet kamufleres med min nye knallrosa leppestift-favoritt. Rosa lepper blir se p bloggen om ikke lenge, med andre ord!

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After an amazing evening with
Side2and all the lovely bloggers there yesterday, it's really nice with a slow morning today. However it's time to hide this tired face with my new pink (!) lipstick and hit the town. Pink lips are coming up on the blog, in other words!

Outfit | Lazy Monday

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing old boots,DIY jeans,shirt from Zara, jacket fromObject,bracelet from&Other Stories, necklace from Marte Frisnes, bag from Hipsters for Sisters and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Wouldn't mind #17

Photo/Lamodellamafia.com.

I dag skulle jeg gjerne tatt p meg en lang fuzzy kpe og gjemt forkjlelsestrynet under en hatt som dette. Emmanuelle Alt og Capucine Safyurtlustr alltid for mange av hydepunktene nr det kommer til gatemotebilder. For n har det blitt snn at det er mer forfriskende med de som holder det enkelt, enn de som kler seg ut, under moteukene. Enig?

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Today I would love to snuggle up in a long fuzzy coat and hide my sick face under a hat like this. Emmanuelle Alt and
Capucine Safyurtlualways deliver many of the street style highlights. Because now it's more refreshing with those who choose to keep it simple, than those who play dress up during fashion week. Agree?

Outfit | Bootcut jeans

Photo/Guri Heli.
Wearing boots fromAldo,jeans fromLindex, blazer fromWith & Wessel, bag fromHipsters for Sisters,bracelet from &Other Storiesand sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Jeg husker at jeg sa at jeg aldri skulle eie en bukse med bootcut igjen, men som dere ser, gikk ikke det helt etter planen. N m jeg innrmme at jeg innrmme at jeg synes det er ganske fint, spesielt kombinert med en enkel blazer eller genser.

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I can remember myself saying I'd never wear bootcut jeans again, but as you can see, that didn't go as planned. Now I had to admit I think it looks really good, especially combined with a simple blazer og sweater.

Winter scent | Vanilla Noire

Jeg er utrolig kresen nr det kommer til parfyme og det er veldig f dufter jeg har srlig lyst ha p kroppen. I tillegg bruker jeg alltid helt andre parfymer p vinteren enn p sommeren, og vinterparfymen er alltid den vanskeligste finne. Noen andre som har det p samme mte? N har jeg imidlertid funnet min perfekte duft for vinteren 2013, Vanilla Noire fra Yves Rocher. Den er s fin ogs, jeg elsker fine flasker og fin innpakning.

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I'm really picky when it comes to perfumes, and it's not many scents I feel like splashing on my body. Also I tend to go for totally different scents during the winter than during the summer, og vinterparfymen er alltid den vanskeligste finne. Anyone else got the same problem? However, I managed to find the perfect scent for me this winter, Vanilla Noire from Yves Rocher. It's so beautiful too! I'm always a sucker for nice bottles and packaging.

Outfit | Leather on leather


Photo/Elen Kristvik.
Wearing boots from1. by Object,old pants fromBik Bok, shirt from Zara, leather t-shirt from Selected Femme,bag fromJoseph,bracelets from Dyrberg/Kern and Other Stories, ring from Marte Frisnes and sunglasses fromRay-Ban.

Winter wear

1. Parka from FWSS 2. Boots from Zara 3. Boots from Diemme 4. Parka from Zara 5. Coat from H&M 6. Boots from Miu Miu 7. Boots from Tod's 8. Parka from H&M 9. Coat from Gant 10. Boots from Salvatore Ferragamo 11. Boots from Zara

Jeg blir like overrasket hvert r, nr det plutselig er mer enn 5 minusgrader, glatte veier og sn ute. Og hvert r str jeg der uten varmt og praktisk ytterty. Jeg har alltid tenkt at dette kommer til ordne seg nr jeg bare blir voksen og litt mer fornuftig, men nei. Her str jeg i r igjen. Ullkpen gjr liksom ikke nytten lenger, ikke vanlige ankelstvletter heller. P tide med forandring med andre ord. Hvilken jakke og hvilke sko ville dere gtt for?

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Icy roads, snow and super cold weather surprises me every year. And every year I stand there without warm and reasonable outerwear. I've always been thinking that this will change when I just grow up, but no. Here we are again. The woolen coat doesn't keep the cold out anymore, not my heeled boots either. It's time for a change! Which coat and boots would you choose?

Today's essentials

I dag er det jlerier som gjelder, for to av de flotteste folka jeg kjenner skal gifte seg. I kveld blir det hla i taket med andre ord!

ILLUMINATOR - I don't use this one every day, but a little extra glow is a must today.
RINGS - Stacking up my golden rings.
BLUSH - Going for pink cheek bones to my navy dress.
HEELS - Don't know if I dare to bring these out on the ice, but one can hope.
PERFUME - A few splashes of this one, and I'm ready to go.

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Jewelry, high heels and nice makeup is the only right thing to go for today, as two of the dearest people in my life are getting married in only two hours. Can't wait!

Put a rhinestone on it


Akkurat n kunne jeg tenke meg ha stener p alt! Det er et utrolig feminint og lekent innslag, og jeg merker at man trenger litt mer av det n om vinteren. Mulig det blir et lite DIY-prosjekt snart.

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Right now I would love to have rhinestones on everything! It's so feminine and fun, and I can feel that I need some more of that now during the winter. Think I'll have to go for a DIY project asap.

Style Secret

Vi har alle en hemmelighet eller to nr det kommer til mote og skjnnhet. N skal Yves Rocher samle alle disse p ett sted, og dere kan vinne en tur til Paris om dere avslrer en. Min style secret er bruke 100% kokosolje som sminkefjerner. Sminken forsvinner kjempelett og huden er silkemyk etterp. I tillegg er det jo veldig deilig vite at det er helt naturlig. Les flere style secrets, og legg igjen din, p yves-rocher.no.

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We all have a secret or two when it comes to fashion and beauty. Yves Rocher hace decided to collect all those style secret and share them with the world, and you can actually win a trip to Paris if you leave yours. My style secret is to use 100% raw coconut oil as makeup remover. It's really effective and the skin gets super soft. Also it's nice to know that there's no other ingredient than coconut. Read more style secrets, and leave yours, at Yves Rocher(it's in Norwegian, but you can always use Google Translate).

In collaboration with Yves Rocher.

Today's sale picks

1. Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim 2. Heels from Alexander Wang 3. Heels from Saint Laurent 4. Sunglasses from Thierry Lasry 5. Ballerinas from Repetto 6. Bracelet from Saint Laurent 7. Heels from Rick Owens 8. Beanie from Lanvin 9. Bag from Saint Laurent

Det virker som salget begynner tidligere og tidligere for hvert r som gr, og flere av yndlingsbutikkene mine p nett har allerede startet. Her er mine favoritter i dag! Hva ville du valgt?

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It seems like the sale is starting earlier and earlier each year, and many of my favorite online stores have already started. Here's today favorites! What would you choose?


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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