Quick stop in London

A lot of exciting stuff happening at the moment: Last week we prepared for our move to Oslo and now we are on our way there.

But in between we had a stop in London for a wedding. It has been an amazing weekend with lots of sun, a good party and little sleep ;)

Now we have almost arrived in our new home. Can’t wait to unpack all the boxes and start decorating tomorrow! What did you get up to this weekend?

Wedding London
Dress: Vero Moda / Shoes: Tamaris

Royal Blue

For a while I really have been struggling with the colour royal blue. And although blue is my favourite colour in general, I really tried to avoid this particular shade for some reason.
I was circling royal blue clothes in the shop, tried something on every now and then and finally decided I would pass on this trend. Until I saw this: The blazer from Selected caught my attention immediately and is now one of my favourite pieces from my everyday wardrobe. Combined with neutral and light shades and some gold jewellery I think the blazer looks quite cool and edgy.
After a dark and grey Norwegian winter it feels nice to have some loud colours on me after all. What’s your favourite spring colour?

Royal blue blazer

spring colour

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Blazer: Selected Femme / Earrings and necklace: H&M
Blazer and top: Selected Femme / Earrings and necklace: H&M

(Photos by Theresia Pauls)

 

Minimal

Not that it was anywhere near to warm enough for wearing short sleaves when I took these pictures, but I really wanted to show you this baby pink, silky top that I got from Topshop recently.
I like that it is so minimal and yet has a special detail on the back, which makes it perfect for any occasion.

Do you have a favourite piece in your wardrobe that you like to wear anytime and anyplace?

Topshop

Jewellery H&M
Top: Topshop / Bracelets and necklace: H&M

Stavanger

Hitchcock movie style icons (or why the 50s are back)

I have always been a fan of old movies. And some weeks ago when we couldn’t decide what to watch, Hitchcock came up as an idea.
And don’t we all like his work: The Birds, Vertigo and Psycho are absolute classics. Blonde women with red lips and overly bold eyebrows fainting dramatically when presented to unspeakable horror. You got to love the 1950s!
But wait – does that really sound so old-fashioned? Alright, no one really faints anymore but the style of these ladies? I think make-up wise….the 50s are totally back!
Look at these female leads from Hitchcock classics and see for yourself!

Eva Marie Saint actress
Eva Marie Saint
Grace Kelly style icon
Grace Kelly
Kim Novak Vertigo
Kim Novak
Janet Leigh Psycho
Janet Leigh
Hitchcock
Tippi Hedren

 

 

Reindeer gloves

I think January is officially the coldest month in most European countries. While we had a really mild December here in Norway, it is getting really chilly now with minus temperatures.
In my opinion there is no better way to get through this weather than with the right accessories – that keep you warm and look good.
That is why I love my new reindeer gloves!

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A beach walk with my new reindeer gloves

Gloves

woolen gloves

A simple T-Shirt

Over the past few months I have often been reaching for rather masculine looking T-Shirts, even from my boyfriend’s wardrobe. And no, not only for chilling on the sofa, but to actually combine with my daily outfit. I think a baggy top with super tight pants can look really cool and laid-back.

Some weeks ago my friend, photographer Theresia Pauls, asked me to wear this lovely red T-Shirt from Grana for a photo shoot. Of course I was thrilled!

I really like Theresia’s style because of the vivid colours and brightness. And red lipstick and top were perfect for a grey winter day in Norway.

Check Theresia out here for contact and bookings!

Red T-Shirt

Red T-Shirt Grana

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Pardon my French

Recently one of my wardrobes favourites has been my new top from Gina Tricot.
I have always loved tops with messages and the Gina Tricot ones are particularly comfy to wear and easy to match for any occasion.
I have worn it with high heels on nights out and with sneakers and jeans at daytime.
In this case I have chosen something in between: A black skirt and oversized cardigan with medium heel ankle boots.

Gina Tricot
MercY beaucoup – And pardon my French
Outfit
Top: Gina Tricot / Cardigan: Gina Tricot / Skirt: Vero Moda: Ankle boots: Buffalo London / Bag: Picard

Bag Picard

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

I hope you guys are having a wonderful Christmas! I spent yesterday with my family in Germany and had an amazing evening with good food and nice presents!

I think as you get older it’s much more about giving gifts rather than receiving them. Don’t you agree?

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays

Victoria's Secret
A Victoria’s Secret gift I picked up in Copenhagen
Lakrids
Another gift from Denmark: White chocolate coated Liquorice topped with gold powdee

 

London

I am back from an amazing weekend in London. We had a delicious Christmas dinner with a nice bunch of people, exchanged Secret Santa presents and did some Christmas shopping.

London
I tried to pack light to leave some space for shopping items. Most important was my new top by Gina Tricot, my Secret Santa present, and my 2 Advent calendar bags for the weekend.
London shopping
We did some shopping at Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason’s (two of the oldest department stores) and Church’s.

 

Winter essentials

Although the Norwegian winter has been a bit lazy so far (as in no snow and quite warm), it gets really windy and chilly once the sun has set. Especially if you are walking along the coast.

This means I don’t leave the house without an oversized scarf and a wool hat anymore but my absolute favourites are my classic Norwegian mittens. They are handmade and 100% wool and I can tell you my hands have never been this warm in winter.

What are your winter essentials?

Gloves, mittens
Handmade Norwegian mittens

 

winter accessories
My favourite winter essentials! Mittens: Handmade from a street market / Oversized scarf and wool hat: H&M

 

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Blue winter coat

Finally it got a little colder here in Norway. After many weeks of rainy weather and 12 degrees the air is dry and freezing now. Time for winter wardrobe!

I found my perfect coat at Mexx! I love the classic cut and double button design.

What kind of winter wear did you chose this year?

Mexx coat

Winter coat

Winter fashion

High heels

Winter coat

High heels

Mexx

Bling ring

For years I have been avoiding glitter and sparkle on both clothes and jewelry. But these rings made me go back. When I saw them at H&M I just had to get them. As I have mentioned before, I hardly ever wear real silver and gold as I like to match my jewelry with my seasonal wardrobe and try something new every now and then.

Despite the sparkly bits on these rings they look quite subtle on the hand even if you wear all three of them at the same time.

Sparkly rings from H&M
Sparkly rings from H&M

Faux leather

As many of you know already, I am a big fan of all kinds of leggings. My latest addition to my collection are these back leggings with faux leather details from Calzedonia. Here I combined them with a classic white blouse and semi-high ankle boots. But what I like about these pants is that you could also wear them with a plain T-shirt or an oversized sweater and sneakers.

Faux Leather Leggings
Leggings: Calzedonia / Blouse: Mango / Shoes: Buffalo London

Faux leather pants

Faux leather leggings calzedonia
Details

Rings and inspiration

So nice when you can start the day in a relaxed way. With a cup of coffee and a little style inspiration from a fashion magazine.

Oh, and I haven’t shown you my new favourite rings yet. Have been wearing them everyday recently.

Have a perfect day everyone! x

Style, rings, gina tricot
Rings from Gina Tricot

Inspiration, style, magazine

 

 

Rainy weekend

Another week begins after an amazing weekend with one of my best friends from Germany. And I wonder if it will ever stop raining again. The good thing about this weather is that you can do all the cozy stuff, like having tea at cafés or watching the big waves while walking along the coast.

I think the moment these pictures were taken was the only minute without rain during this entire weekend.

Calzedonia
Leggings: Calzedonia / Boots: Din Sko / Leather jacket: Zara / Scarf: Zara

Calzedonia, Autumn in Norway

Graffiti

 

 

Dresses

My closet is full of summer dresses and it is definitely getting too cold to wear them. Since the weather wasn’t too good today I spent quite a bit of time looking for some going-out dresses for this season on asos.com.

These are my favourites:

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Asos dress, pencil dressAsos red dress

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All dresses available at Asos.

1 / Asos

2 / Warehouse

3 / Paper Dolls

4 / Asos

5 / TFNC

6 / Closet

Hunky Dory…

…and by that I am not only referring to the brand my sweater is from. Everything actually is hunky dory on a sunny autumn day like today ;) We had lunch outside and it was so warm that I wished I was wearing a t-shirt instead. I wouldn’t mind a little more of that summer weather next week.

I hope you guys had a sunny Sunday as well. xx

Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory
Sweater: Hunky Dory / Leggings: Calzedonia / Shoes: Din Sko

Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory

 

 

My autumn essentials

Here in Norway there seems to be a time in autumn when wearing a jacket is too warm and wearing just a top is too cold. For weeks I have been leaving the house with a coat on and after a little while it got so warm I had to take it off… only to find myself freezing in no time again. What’s up with the weather here? It might be the air or simply the fact that I mainly seem to walk uphill around here, but I definitely needed to do something about it.

The solution to my little problem came in a shopping bag from Bik Bok. I got some cardigans which I found to be a good match for almost any kind of weather you can get around this season in Norway. They are really comfortable and – most importantly – not scratchy at all.

Autumn fashion, Herbstmode
Cardigan: Bik Bok / Top: Vero Moda / Skinny Jeans: Bik Bok / Shoes: Din Sko

Autumn fashion

 

Herbst Fashion

 

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Bag: H&M

September inspiration

One store I really miss here in Norway is Breuninger – a big department store located in my hometown Düsseldorf and some other German cities. Can’t wait to go home soon and do some shopping :D

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Autum look available at Breuninger: Sweater: René Lezard / Skirt: René Lezard
Coat, Sweater and Trousers: Strenesse

Knit wear

One of this season’s must-haves are plain knit sweaters in neutral colours – easily to match with jeans or skirts, sneakers or high heels.

I found my favourite one at H&M last weekend.

Knit wear
Knit sweater: H&M / Leather jacket: Zara / Jeans: Bik Bok / Shoes: Buffalo

 

Knit wear

Basics

You don’t need to buy many clothes….if you get the right basics. It’s easy to make an outfit look good for any occasion if you mix and match with the right shoes, jewellery and accessories. This season I love grey, white and black with silver, gold or pearl jewellery.

In these photos I’m wearing a blazer from H&M, a top from Selected Femme, skinny jeans from Bik Bok and high heels from Buffalo London.

My necklace is from Topshop and my bracelets are from Primark.

Basics

Jewellery, Bracelets

Basics

Basics

 

My favourite online shopping sites

1. H&M

H&M

I think most online orders I make are from H&M. In my opinion they just have the biggest variety of clothes. Work, party, sports, beach – you can find something for any occasion.

 

2. Asos

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Asos is my favourite online shop when I look for something really laid back and cool or a dress for very special occasions. For some reason it’s never anything in between for me although I know they have a lot different stuff in many different styles.

 

3. Nelly

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I like Nelly because they have so many amazing brands I can’t get in the shops in Germany and/or Norway: Hunkydory, Hunkemöller…just to name a few. Oh, and they also sell make-up and cosmetics which is always a plus.

 

4. Conleys

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Conleys is not the cheapest store but it definitely has a very fine selection of brands. Just flipping through the catalogue (which you can order for free by the way) makes me happy :) Conleys is a German online store, but they ship to other European countries as well.

 

5. Victoria’s Secret

It was only recently that I discovered the Victoria’s Secret online store. Gone are the days I could only shop there when going abroad :D

 

Where do you do your online shopping? What are your favourite stores?