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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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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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

OOTD: Old Chevy Truck

Hello lovelies! Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. This weekend has been an absolute rush and I am so glad we got an extra hour of sleep today because we set back the time. From Friday to Saturday me and my mom had a little girls trip to Sweden, always nice to have some quality time with one of the most special persons in my life. When we came back Saturday evening I rushed straight to the city to meet up with some friends and go to a stand-up gig, it was so much fun. Then I went straight from the comedy to a Halloween party in the appartment of one of my uni friends. Since I was in such a rush my costume ended up being the oh so original ‘mouse ears and whiskers’, but hey, at least I could make Mean Girls references all night.

Today is my mothers birthday, so we are going out for dinner in about an hour. I hope she gets the best birthday ever, this wonderful woman who is my number one supporter in everything I do. Anyway, here’s todays birthday dinner outfit, shot in front of my dads old Chevy. Excuse them dusty wheels.

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Shirt – CUBUS | Jeans – CARLINGS | Shoes – PAVEMENT | Scarf – H&M | Bag – NELLY

Went for a very simple and comfy outfit, as per usual. This scarf is so comfortable and warm, I probably wear it every day. A must for Fall. Can’t believe it’s the last day of October tomorrow. Time is going by so fast and I am not keeping up, haha. Just ready for Exams to be over and Christmas to arrive.

What are you up to this Sunday?

//INGRID

 

Places I Want to Visit

As I may have expressed a tiny bit in some of my blog posts I am experiencing such a travel lust these days, it’s insane. This has got me thinking both about places I have been and want to go back to and about the places that I’ve never been, but that are sort of on my ‘travel bucket list’. I love day dreaming about travelling and going on adventures, so I thought I’d let you daydream along with me in this post. Since I’ve never been to any of these places and don’t have any pictures of my own I thought I’d put together 5 different ‘postcards’ that I made out of pictures from Google. Let’s go:

island

I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just this drive inside of me that longs to this place. The strong nature forces makes me think of it as such a free place and I would love to see all the natural forces in action. Like the geysirs and the blue lagoon. But mostly, I just really want to go on a trip with Icelandic horses. I’ve ridden Icelandic horses before in Norway, and they are such strong and independent creatures. To combine a horseback trip with such beautiful nature is just an absolute dream.

rome

I feel lik everyone has to visit Rome at least one time in their lives. And I have actually never even been to Italy. The thing that I’m most attracted to is the history of the city. Just imagine how it was living in Ancient Rome? I’m also so in love with the architecture of European cities and I long to walk in the small, busy, paved streets of Rome.

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Have you guys ever heard of this place? Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It’s basically neighbors with the North Pole. You may have heard rumors that we have polar bears walking in the streets in Norway. We don’t really. Except here. And that’s the only bit that scares me a bit about visiting, haha. But again I’m drawn by the nature forces and beauty of this place. A lot of my family members have actually lived here as well, so I have heard so many stories and really want to see it for myself.

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I remember in high school I had a friend from Budapest and she always told me the funniest and most lively stories about this city. I have been to Hungary before, but we never got to visit Budapest and I was so gutted. It just seems like such a cool city full of life and all the Hungarians I have met in my life are such lovely and fun people.

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Lastly, I really want to visit Tokyo. And this is actually a bit out of my comfort zone as I have almost never left the European continent, haha. I’m a very ‘home loving’ person and when things are too different I can get a little bit scared. But the different is also what draws me in about Tokyo. It’s such a different culture than what I come from and I’m so fascinated about the Japanese culture – it’s such a rich culture! Also, Tokyo seems like a MASSIVE city to me with it’s 13.6 million people compared to the 600 000 living in my city, and I just feel like that would be such an experience.

Have you ever been to any of these places? What top 5 places do you want to visit?

//INGRID