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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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

What I got for Christmas 2016

Hello everyone! Hope you are all still having an amazing Christmas season, I know I am. Christmas Eve has passed and I thought I’d let you in on the gifts that I received this year. Hopefully, you are as nosy as me and find this post interesting, haha.

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First of all, like every year, I got spoilt with so many sweets. The banana candy to the right is sooo good(and extremely sweet, haha) and then of course a marzipan pig and some tiny chocolate covered marzipan pigs. Marzipan is a very popular Christmas treat in Norway.

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Then, my sister got me this beautiful phone case from ‘Richmond&Finch’. It’s so posh, but I just love itttt. I haven’t had a case on my phone since I got it because I’m so picky and think the phone looks prettier without, but it’s time to face the fact that it wont last long without a solid case.

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My sister also got me loads of these weird hairbands/scrunchies that I think are supposed to be better for yout hair than normail hairbands. They are really comfortable to keep your hair up with and doesn’t feel like they damage it or rip a lot of hairs out. The mittens are from my parents and are Norwegian Selbu mittens with the special Selburose knit pattern. Lovelovelove them and the Christmassy color. Will definitely be wearing these a lot, so please let us have some snow soon!

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From my uncle I got this book, which I actually hadn’t heard about, but I think it’s a classic and I am excited to read it! Have any of you guys read it?

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From my aunt ant my other uncle and their kids I got these super fluffy baby blue slippers! My sister got the same ones in white and when she opened her present I was like “aww, I want some too” and then I opened mine and they had gotten some for me as well! I have been wearing these all day today, they are so comfy and insanely warm. Definitely the perfect winter gift!

I also got some money for Christmas this year as I, as you may know, am saving up for a bunad. So now I’m a little closer to that goal too! I am so thankful for all my presents, and also so thankful for last night spend with my closest family. It was the perfect Christmas Eve.

Hope everyone who’s celebrated today on Christmas Day have had as lovely a celebration as I had yesterday. My day has been spend in the attire seen above: Penguin PJ’s and fluffy slippers while watching ‘Vampire Diaries’ and digging into a bunch of Christmas leftovers!

Also, today I woke up to 300 followers on my blog! That’s insane and such an amazing Christmas Day Surprise! Thank you all so much for the support and lovely comments both here and on my other social media, you make my day! ♥

Christmas Hugs,

//INGRID

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Yes, I know, where have I been? I just realized it’s 10 days since I last posted anything on this blog and I’m so sorry. The last weeks have been very hectic. I had two exams which happened to be on the day after each other and I was panicking trying to get through everything I had to read. I think they went well, though. Other than that, I’ve just had a lot on my mind and I must admit I’ve been feeling a little bit down. But now, with only one exam left to go it’s time to put on the blogging shoes again and tell you about my favorite day that I had last week.

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On Saturday, after my two exams were well over with, me and one of my best friends decided we had to treat ourselves to a little celebration, including dinner and a movie. For dinner we went to a thai restaurant in Oslo called YaYa’s. And if you’re ever in Oslo and in the mood for some delicious thai, this is the place! The food is amazing and the restaurant is so creatively decorated with lots of colors and fun furniture. We both had the Chicken Cashew wook, Yayasssssss. For movie we had both been longing to see “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” in the cinemas. I know there’s split opinions as to the movie, but I absolutely loved it. I loved being back in the wizarding world and the entire movie felt so magical with such a well thought out balance between comedy, romance and darkness. 10/10 recommend from me.

Saturday was also the day they put up all the Christmas lights and trees in the city and in celebration of that they held the most amazing fireworks show! We didn’t know about it beforehand and was taken by surprise when suddenly the entire sky was filled with lights and colors – so beautiful!

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On the last picture you can see the gates to the “Christmas street/market” which I am dying to visit, and when I do, there will be a post. Promise!

I had to use pictures of my phone as I didn’t bring my camera into the city, so I hope you can bear with the quality. Other than that I want to announce that I am jumping onto the Blogmas-train, and I really hope I’ll be able to put up a Christmassy post every day through December! I’ve got a lot of ideas – so keep your eyes peeled, lovelies!

//INGRID

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Burgundy, Baby

It’s November and almost just a month till Christmas is here. Sadly, our snow has left us and we’re left embracing the Fall season again. Nothing wrong with being able to bring out my brand new bomber for it’s first city walk without freezing my arms off, though.

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I’m all about a good color match. Therefore, when I saw this cute little street with it’s burgundy bricks and the red fence in the background I simply had to take advantage. Don’t get me wrong, being all matchy-matchy doesn’t always look fabulous, but I think this combo worked out quite well.

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I love finding inspiration in my surroundings. Whether I’m on the bus, looking through the window at home or walking through the park I’m always alert of what’s around me and how it all feels. I think it’s called mindfullness. And I’m so happy I discovered this little street. Think I’ll have to go back one day for more photos. Make sure you always let your surroundngs inspire you and not let you down. See the positive side of things.

My outfit details can be found in my previous post here, which is also full of photos inspired by my surroundings. And also, while we’re at the shameless self-promo..(here’s my insta as well).

Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday. Mine is a chilled one, trying to gather enough energy to survive my exams nest week. Gahh..

//INGRID

Exploring the Streets of Oslo

I just love living in the city. The raving city life, all the people buzzing around, the tiny cafes on every street corner and the diversity of people and buildings all in one place. On Sunday, me and my friend Elise, decided to explore. We wanted to take some cool pictures and we knew excactly where we could get them.

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We went to Grünerløkka in Oslo. Sundays are always market days at Grünerløkka, which means the streets are full of life and there’s always something to look at. Not to mention, the street art around the area of BLÅ is just amazing. This whole area is so urban and exiting.

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Outfit details:
Headband – BikBok | Scarf – Monki | Bomber – Monki | Pants – BikBok | Shoes – Converse

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This last wall painting is my favorite. I see it everytime I take the tram home from the city. Shows how amazing a childs imagination is in such a sweet way.

This one became a post with more pictures and less words, because sometimes I just feel the pictures tell the entire story for themselves. Quite true that a picture says more than a thousand words.

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Today in Pictures

You know those days when you’ve actually got a full schedule and it just feels so good to be both productive and social? Today was one of those days. First I did some revision in school before I met up with my friend, Elise, in the city. We had planned to go for a little shopping trip, and allthough it was actually her that wanted to buy some stuff I kinda ended up splurging a bit myself – no worries, you’ll get a haul! After busting our wallets shopping we had a nice sit down at a cafe and got to catch up a little bit. Later in the evening me and my family went to my uncles new appartment for a real pizza party. We seriously ordered so much pizza and I’m beyond full right now. Not to mention, he had cake.

I brought my camera along today in hopes of maybe doing an outfit shoot, but we lost ourselves completely in the shopping and totally forgot. BUT I have planned a photoshoot with Elise on Sunday and we’ve discussed fun locations and everything, so look forward to that! Even though there weren’t any outfit pictures, I thought I’d share some pictures from my day with you.

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I got so excited when I saw that they had put up Christmas lights in the streets. But to my major dissapointment they didn’t light up when it became dark… What even.

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All in all, such a lovely day. Keep your eyes peeled – both a haul and an awesome outfit photoshoot coming your way this weekend!

Remember to check out my Instagram, I would love to see your accounts as well!

//INGRID

Whats On My New Phone?

Ok, now I definitely feel like the stereotypical “look what’s on my new iPhone 7”-beauty blogger, but to be fair, I haven’t bought a new phone in 4 years and I am extremely excited about actually owning some new tech. I myself also love to hear how people set up their phones, what apps they love etc, so today I thought I’d share a little bit about my phone with you.

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The phone I bought is the new iPhone 7. I thought that if I first were to buy a new phone, I’d might as well go for the newest in store. I got mine in the color rosegold, as every other basic bitch in the universe. But don’t tell me this is not such a pretty color??

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The phone comes with the classic iPhone packaging. In the box you get a normal charger plus a pair of headphones. You do not get the hyped wireless headphones, I think these are like some superexpensive business that you need to buy separate. And I don’t mind, because I need the wire on my headphones as a lifeline whenever my phone drops put of my hands. You do get an adapter, though, so that your headphones ar compatible with the plug-in. Would have been a shame otherwise.

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When it comes to the question of how much better this phone is from the previous iPhone’s I don’t think I’m the best person to ask. My last phone was a broken iPhone 5, so for me this is a major upgrade and I’m just loving the high tech feel of it all, haha. The camera quality I must say is amazing. Other than that, I don’t know if a normal person like you and me would feel much difference between this one and ex. an iPhone 6s.

Here it is compared in size with the iPhone 5:

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(And now you probably understand why I’m kinda happy about a new phone?)

I’m really struggling getting used to the size. My old phone was the perfect pocket/hand size and this is just slightly bigger, but it feels huge. I don’t even dare to text while I walk because I’m scared I’ll drop it. And seriously, where do I keep it? It doesn’t fit in my pocket, haha. Good thing I didn’t go for the 7 Plus.

But hey, enough about the phone, let’s move on to my apps!!

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Here you see my homescreen in all it’s glory. Jk, I’m so boring I haven’t even gotten around to getting a personal background yet. The three folders on top say “Extra”, “Travel” and “Fashion”, for those of you that aren’t very fluent in Norwegian. I try to keep my apps to a minimum level as I like it a bit minimalistic, but some are just must-haves. Facebook + the Messenger app comes first. I honestly don’t scroll that much on Facebook, but I definitely use Messenger a lot when it comes to communicating with my friends. The WordPress app is such a good app for commenting/answering comments on the go, plus reading blog posts whenever I feel like it. Then of course, I have a Snapchat. Since I’m a bit boring I won’t share my account her, but let me tell you, I’m such a snapper. Probably the source of most of my friends daily entertainment/annoyance.

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I’m cool like that….

Next up, I recently made a blog-Instagram and you are all very free to follow if you want to see more of what I do on a daily basis and get a sneakpeek on future blog posts!

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Lastly, I’d like to let you guys have a little look in my “Fashion”-folder. Currently home of three apps: ’tise, ZARA and ASOS.

 

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(From the left: Tise, Zara, ASOS)

The first one, ’tise, may not be that interesting for all of you as it is an all-Norwegian site. But I just love the concept of it. It’s basically an online store, but where you personally can put up your own items for sale or buy items from other persons. The app also has a function where you can adjust it so that all the profit from the items you sell goes to UNICEF – I love that.

Next, there’s the ZARA app and the ASOS app. I bet you are all familiar with these stores, but let me tell you – scrolling through their clothes on your phone is just so easy and so much fun. I actually don’t buy much of any of these apps, it’s more like window shopping for me. But if you were to want an item it is way to easy to just click it home, haha.

I hope this post didn’t get too long and boring, I personally kinda liked making it. What are your go-to apps?

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//INGRID

10 Fun Facts About Me

I got tagged by the lovely brynncamilla to write 10 facts about me. You should all go check out her facts as well, they’re really fun to read. As I’ve been thinking a lot about making some sort of ‘get to know me’ post, I thought this could be a good start. Here we go:

I. I’m around 5’7, or 172 cm.

I always think it’s a bit fun to hear bloggers actual heigth, because you can never really tell from a picture sometimes.

II. I once sailed with a ship to Shetland.

This was with my folk high school(the school I attended the year after I finished high school). We sailed from Bergen, Norway to the Shetland Islands of Scotland with a huge three-masted sailing vessel, and we were working as a crew on the ship. What an experience.

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This leads me to the next fact:

III. I’m freaking scared of heights.

I’m the kind of person that never takes any roller coasters, nor climbs big mountains because whenever I get to high up I can feel my entire body going into a unison NOPE. But this folk high school year was a year for me to really challenge myself and one of the things that I thought of during the entire sailing trip was to climb up to the highest plateau of the mast, which was about 30 meters I think. And you know what? I did it. It was freaking scary and one of my best friends had to climb behind me the entire way, but the feeling I got when I was on top – felt like I had conquered the world, haha.

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And the people were walking beneath me like tiny ants.

IV. My family has 5 animals.

As you already may know, I have a dog. But we also have 2 bunnies and 2 horses. I love animals. I have always been surrounded by a lot of animals and can’t really imagine a life without them.

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V. I have extremely good memory.

Ok, don’t get freaked out, but I’m the kind of person who will always remember a persons name, or their birthday or what someone told me 2 years ago. I’m also really good at learning lyrics/poems etc by heart. I get so creeped out by my own memory sometimes that I pretend I don’t remember to not seem like a stalker, haha. When it comes to remember doing stuff, like cleaning or doing my homework I’m terrible though.

VI. I can speak 3 languages(or 5 if you will).

First one is of course Norwegian, my first language. All Norwegians also have to learn English in school from about the age of 6, and I would be as brave as to say that I’m close to being as fluent in English as I am in Norwegian. At least, I feel like you guys understand what I write, haha. Schools in Norway also demand that you learn a third language for 3-5 years, and I chose German. I actually learnt German for 6 years in school as I also took a ‘German in-depth’ class my last year of high school. I’m terrified of speaking German though, as there’s so much grammar to remember. And at last, I do understand both spoken and written Swedish and Danish as they are so similar to my own language, and if my life depended on it I could probably speak some phrases on these languages as well.

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VII. I might have a slight touch of Misophonia.

Misophonia- ‘selective sound sensitivity syndrome’ is basically when you get annoyed by sounds like the noise of someone eating or coughing etc. These are my biggest pet peeves and I’m so sorry because you can’t actually get mad at someone for ex. sneezing, but sometimes I do.

VIII. I once got kicked in the face by a horse.

Maybe not a fun fact, I guess. Long story short, one of my horses got scared and I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got hit mostly in my stomach/hip but also in my face. I must have the best guardian angels ever because I got away with no internal injuries, just a lot of bruises. I got a trip in an ambulance though. I’m the kind of person that never gets in any accidents, so fingers crossed this was the first and also the last.

IX. I’m a nerd.

Who would have guessed? Ok, you’ve probably already figured. I’m such a nerd and I love it. I read the first Harry Potter book at the age of 7 and I love Harry Potter, reading, writing, learning new facts. I also never had that much against school. It has come a little bit with the years though.

X. I’m a procrastinator.

If it’s procrastinatable, I procrastinate. And I have procrastinated writing my psychology essay since this morning, soo, kinda have to do that now.

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(This picture illustrates me trying to reach my goals in life)

Hope this post wasn’t too much me-talk and that you found at least some of these facts a bit fun!

//INGRID