Pink Blush in Monte Carlo

Summer’17

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A daytrip to the beautiful (extravagant) Monte Carlo, Monaco.
What we saw:
The dock
Prince’s Palace
Monte Carlo Casino (I saw a golden Ferrari)

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What you don’t see:
How extremely sweaty I am because it was one of the hottest days during the heat wave last summer.

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We conquered the heat and walked all the way up to the Prince’s Palace. Which was absolutely worth it. Beautiful walk and a beautiful view on the top.

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One thing I really wanted to see, that we skipped because the heat didn’t really encourage us to walk that far, was the Princess Grace Rose Garden. Definitely on my list for my next visit.

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Outfit Details:
Dress – Nelly.com | Backpack – Urban Outfitters | Shoes – H&M

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Personal Style 

As much as we all love to dress up from head to toe – high heels, curly hair, lashes,  a full face of makeup – there is something so special about jumping into the clothes that are just YOU. I’ve been thinking a lot about personal style and allthough I am a person that loves to wear all different kinds of styles there’s always a style that just represents the plain and natural me.

In this post I’ve tried to put together an outfit that represents my personal style. This is me, all chill, no make up, and my hair tied in a messy bun, because why not? The photos are shot on the most beautiful location that I know, near the sea at our cabin in the south of Norway. I’ve been spending my summers at this place since the age of one and there’s something so special about coming back every year to this place that no matter what, will always stay the same.

Outfit Details:
Body – BikBok | Jeans – Levi’s | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Shoes – Converse(slightly bitten off at the heel thanks to my very kind dog)

What do you feel represents your personal style? And do you have a place that always feels like home to you?

Tomorrow I travel to Nice, France, and I am super excited! Make sure to follow all my social media linked below if you want to keep up with my trip and get some outfit sneak peeks!

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Summer Nights

Where: Sørenga, Oslo

An area by the seaside of Oslo, with lots of bathing space, restaurants and city life. We chose to retreat to the calmer side in the shadows of the dock because the weather was especially hot this day.

I’ve recently been growing more and more fond of my own city. Maybe it’s the summer weather? Anyway I’ve been exploring more places that I don’t usually hang out at. I’ve also been walking around by myself, exploring and enjoying the peaceful seaside of the city. Oslo has been amazing these last few days, I really hope the weather stays like this all summer. A girl can dream, right?

OOTD: Top – BikBok | Bikini – BikBok | Jeans – BikBok | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Shoes – Converse | Sunglasses – Pretty Little Thing

Do I shop my outfits any other places than BikBok? Apparently not, haha.

How has your summer been so far? Is it hot in your country?

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Stockholm Diaries

Have you ever fallen in love with a city?
Personally I have several cities that are close to my heart in their own special way, and Stockholm is definitely on that list. In March me and my girlfriends/super besties had a weekend getaway to this amazing city, where we got the taste of all the memorable experiences Stockholm had to offer!

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Shopping
An important aspect of the trip was to get a lot of shopping done, and I mean, a LOT. One thing we all were determined on was finding the perfect thrift shop, and so we did, right at the top of the main street, Drottninggatan. Beyond Retro was the thrift shop of our dreams.

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It’s safe to say that none of us left this shop empty handed. If you want to read more about the shop and it’s consept, you can check out their website here. Other than that you can also find all the big brands and stores in Stockholm, and we took the opportunity to visit all the shops that we don’t have in Norway, for example River Island and Sephora(my Sephora haul is up here). We were really disappointed when we found out that Urban Outfitters was temporarily removed, as we were all super hyped to shop there.

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Food and drinks
Aren’t food and drinks the highlight of any vacation? First of all our hotel, Generator Stockholm had an amazing breakfast menu that we were super excited about! Lots of options that were cooked at the hotel kitchen. How yummy does this breakfast look?

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For lunch on Saturday we felt like a sweet alternative and went to Café Muren in Gamla Stan/the Old Town and ordered belgian waffles with Nutella and cream, apple pie, hot chocolates plus the Swedish cake Kladdkaka. Meal of our dreams.

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We also ate dinner at one of the Italian reastaurants in Gamla Stan on Friday. Amazing food and a really lovely waiter who was super excited to show us his Norwegian skills as he had actually lived in Oslo! Gamla Stan is a really lovely destination if you’re looking for a place to have your dinner in Stockholm. The small medieval streets and houses are filled with restaurant options!

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Saturday, we felt like Asian for dinner and found the perfect place not far from our hotel in the city center. Szechuan beef and chicken, sushi and a lovely vegetarian Pad Thai for our main meal and then for starters edamame(soy beans) in sea salt and yummy vegetarian dumplings! A dinner success! After dinner on Saturday we decided to explore Stockholms nightlife. We started with pre-drinks and girly chats at the hotel room before we made our way to Stureplan, the party capital of Stockholm, haha. The night was seriously so much fun. There is something special about being out with your absolute best friends!

Sunday, we decided to go for Italian again, just because why not! We went to this Italian restaurant called “Flames”, where I’m not kidding when I say the food was amazing! First they gave us free bread with olive paste for starters, ka-ching! Then for the main course we had different kinds of pasta and Elise had the most amazing Chevre and Honey pizza, it was so divine that the rest of us stole a good piece of it, haha.
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Culture
We also paid a visit to the Modern museum/Moderna museet, which is a museum for modern and contemporary art located on the island of Skeppsholmen, which is very central. There were all sorts of exhibitions you could see, but we chose to walk through “The Collection”, including key works by artists like Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Dali etc. This exhibition was free as well and there was so much to see!

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After being at the museum we decided to have a little photoshoot with beautiful city backdrops:

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Helene looking stylish as always, she should get a blog, right??

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Gorgeous Ida with the beautiful city behind her!

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One of the best trips I have ever been on! You don’t need to travel far to enjoy yourself! Have you ever been to Stockholm?

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OOTD: Sunny Days in Oslo

I’m back! It’s been forever and I’m so so sorry. There’s really no excuse, but the fact that I think I’ve just been uninspired and tired. But summer is finally here and I will use it to my advantage to get up some lovely posts for you guys!

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On Friday, me and my sister had a lovely dinner at Olivia Tjuvholmen, which is an Italian restaurant in Oslo. I have very good experiences with the food there and it’s not very expensive, which makes it an easy option on a sunny day!

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My outfit:
Jacket – Gina Tricot | Top – Brandy Melville | Skirt – H&M | Shoes – Converse

The weather has been amazing the last few days! Only sunny days and it’s been extremely hot. Too bad I’m stuck inside studying for my exams all day. But, in a week it will all be over and I’ll finally have a well deserved summer vacay!

How’s your week been? Have you had sunny weather as well?

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Sunset Walks

Allthough my outfits tend to be very monochrome, I find contrasts so beautiful. A white snowy road meets the red sky. White shirt and black jeans. The cold weather meets the warmth of the sun. Lately we’ve been blessed with more sun, it’s getting lighter outside and I can feel myself getting lighter inside as well. We are slowly saying goodbye to the cold and dark winter and welcoming spring(well, not yet though, this is Norway after all).

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In this post I thought I would show you an outfit that I feel reflect very well on my personal style. If I could I would probably have worn this every day, but let’s pretend I didn’t say that. Wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m boring.

This outfit is put together by both old and new items. A white shirt that I’ve had since forever, a black belt that I found hidden in the back of my closet and cannot even remember how I got, some fairly new black jeans and my all time favorite and beloved grey woollen coat.

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Outfit Details: Sunglasses – H&M | Coat – URBAN | Shirt – Cubus | Jeans – Carlings | Boots – Pavement

I’m also wearing some really cool socks from Monki, with a dog riding a bicycle on them. Just thought you should know.

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These photos made me realize I want to shoot more in the early sunsets. The lighting is so magical. A big thank you to my little sister who gets dragged out in whatever weather and forced on these walks with me to take photos, you da best.

Hope you are all doing amazing. I have had my winter holidays this week and I must say, I could really get used to not having to go to school everyday. The week has so far consisted of 80% watching Bates Motel on Netflix and 20% homework. Do not follow my example, kids. Now that I’ve watched all the seasons that are out on Netflix so far I might be able to be a bit productive before the weekend comes. Wish me luck.

How has your week been so far?

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Colorful Walls

Where: a parking lot near Grønland in Oslo, which I discovered the other day is now a building area. Thought I’d use these “old” photos to reminisce about this little grafitti wall with its bright colors.

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Outfit Details: 

Bomber – MONKI | Sweater – Gina Tricot | Pants – BikBok | Shoes – Converse | Scarf – MONKI | Backpack – Urban Outfitters | Headband – BikBok

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Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

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My Getaway Weekend

Sometimes we just need to hit the pause button on life and enjoy ourselves a little getaway from reality. This weekend I visited one of my best friends who lives and studies in beautiful Trondheim, the city of the wooden houses.

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You’ll find Trondheim located almost in the middle of Norway, around 500 km north of the capital, Oslo, where I live. Being one of the most popular student cities in Norway, Trondheim is always full of life and adventure. To capture everything we did on this amazing weekend would be nearly impossible, but I would like to take you along on the walk we had on Saturday, in beautiful and sunny, though very windy weather.

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Walking along Nidelva, which runs through Trondheim, you’ll see small and big wooden houses in various colors all along the riverside.

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Nidarosdomen(The Nidaros Cathedral), place of the burial of St. Olav, and a unique Middle Age building. The cathedral is so massive you can’t even capture the entire building in one shot.

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On the last two photos, Solsiden(the sunny side), best known for its long strip of restaurants and bars, filled with lights and life during Trondheims nightlife.

Such a wonderful and amazing city that I cannot recommend enough. Already looking forward to my next visit!

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Time for a Haul

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you’ve all come off to a good start of 2017! As the title implies: New Year, New Me, New Clothes. Well, not really. I’m actually quite happy with where I am as a person now and for the new year I will try to embrace that and develop even more as a person. Clothingwise I haven’t really found much of any interest in the sales this season, but there are a few pieces that I just couldn’t resist(some of them weren’t even on sale, I just had to have them)!

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BikBok Billy Pullover in Pastel Pink.

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I feel like this is the type of sweather that you don’t even need to touch to know that it’s soft, you can just see it. And it’s so soft. I’m also loving this pastel pink color as it really brightens up any outfit for winter.

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BikBok Will t-shirt with Roses.

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I just thought this t-shirt was so cool and unique, and at the same time very simple. Perfect to spice up an all black outfit. I later found out that there’s another version of this t-shirt with little birds on it and it’s so pretty. Perfect to combine with light denim in the summer. I will go back to get it. (Find it here).

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BikBok Mia Sweater, Furry Black.

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I used to own a sweater like this and I loved it so much, but somehow it just disappeared and I’ve never found it again. So when I found this (almost) replica of it I got really happy. It’s super fluffy and cosy and also really warm.

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The next one isn’t clothing, but this beautiful notebook. If you didn’t know I am a great Harry Potter fan and this classic black book caught my eye instantly. Not to mention, I have an obsession for pretty stationairy. The only problem is that it’s so pretty that I don’t want to waste the use of it. I want to use it for something really nice. Any ideas?

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Lastly I bought this white lace bralette from Lindex tha I just found so delicate and pretty. It made me think that I need to find a way to combine lace more in my outfits, it can be so beautiful if worn the right way.

Thank you so much for reading. As you may see, I’ve done some small changes to my design. I’m really working on keeping my blog top quality and well written for the new year so that I can be proud of everything I post. I’m thinking about doing a Q&A post some time in the near future as well, so if you have any questions you’re dying to get answered, please include them in your comment, that would mean a lot! Hope you’re all having a great day. You’re all amazing.

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Christmas Recap

Hello everyone! How has your Holidays been? My four days off of work were definitely very relaxing and I managed to re-gain a lot of lost energy. Since I’ve been a bit MIA during the Christmas times, due to work and being with family and friends, I thought I’d bring you a little Christmas recap to let you guys tag along to what I’ve been up to the days up to and after Christmas, so let’s go! PS: There’s going to be a lot of iPhone photos, so bare with me on the quality this time!

December 20th

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Remember I talked about the Christmas market? I finally got to visit it together with my friend, Ida. We decided to have a full on wintery and Christmassy day and started it all off with some fun at the skating rink.

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Up next, lots of Christmas goodies. I went for churros with cinnamon and sugar and Ida went for a Belgian waffle with chocolate. For drinks I got a cup of hot Chocolate(with cream!!) and Ida had Gløgg(Norwegian version of Mulled Wine).

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Then of course, even though we’re both super scared of heights, we had to go on the Ferris wheel. Worst and best decision of the day. It was all idyllic and fun until we reached the top and the wheel stopped cause they were letting mote people on. We seriously froze in fear, it was so high up!!! The view was so and so as it was a very foggy day, but we could indeed see how high up we were!

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The view from the Ferris wheel with the skating rink underneath us and the market and shopping street to the left! The fancy building straight ahead is the Parliament!

December 23rd

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Spent the morning decorating the tree and the entire house for Christmas, as is the Christmas tradition in most Norwegian homes. I enjoyed this s much, really brings me back to being a kid and being all excited for Christmas. I actually think I enjoy it even more now really, haha!

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This is my self-made Christmas sweater, I’m cool like that.

December 24th

The big day. In Norway we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, meaning presents, food and dressing up all on this special evening.

My gorgeous glittery dress that I wore. Love the open back!

The evening was amazing and I just want to relive it over and over again. I didn’t take any photos of the meal that day, but I’ll show you a reconstruction(as I of course had leftovers the next day), to let you in on what we eat on Christmas Eve in Norway!

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Dinner is either pork, lamb or fish mostly, depending on where in the country you’re from. In my family we eat pork. The main dish being ribs and then next to it, sausages and meatballs(they’re not really meatballs, just couldn’t find a better English word), potatoes, of course, and then two types of sauerkraut and mustard.

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For dessert: rice cream/risalamande/riskrem with raspberry sauce! This is literally the best thing in the world. Get at it if you ever have the chance.

December 25th

The next day was spent in my PJ’s and slippers digging into all the leftovers and wathcing Vampire Diaries. It was not a productive day AT ALL. Exactly how Christmas Day is supposed to be!

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The last days have been more back to normal. And back to work, ugh. Been really spoilt with my dad making us so many amazing dishes for dinner, including his soon to be world famous pizza. Just look at this piece of art:

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One word: HEAVEN.

Hope you enjoyed this little recap. I probably won’t be seing you until next year now, so I hope you all have a very lovely day tomorrow, stay safe and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xx,

//INGRID