Stockholm Fashion Week: Day 1
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Long time no see, I suppose I should say. This last month has been super crazy and busy, that I just have not found the time to sit down and produce blog-content that I will be happy about. Just one week after I started on my fourth semester at the University, I sat myself on a plane heading to Stockholm for Fashion Week. It is my first time attending any fashion week outside of Norway, so it was really a huge jump for me. Not only did it take a lot of e-mailing back and forth to get into any shows, but it also needed a lot of planning hence why I did not manage to blog very often in January.  

I was in Stockholm from the 21st of January to the 23rd. We arrived early in the morning to be able to catch the first opening shows. On the photo above, you can see me and Nnennas airport outfits. We decided to stay super comfy and casual, both wearing big warm jackets, super cozy pants and sneakers. 

Wearing: Isabel Marant coat, Diemme long sleeve, Second Female pants, MSGM via Zalando sneakers and ATP Atelier bucket bag.

We checked in at Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm (Sponsored stay), which is perfect if you want a cheap but also a central hotel in Stockholm. During fashion weeks, we do not really spend any time at the hotel, because there is always something happening, so we only need a place to change clothing and sleep.

Photo on the left by Joanna Totolici for Vogue.com. Wearing: Ganni knit, Iben skirt, H&M tights, ATP Atelier bag, Komono sunglasses and Nike sneakers. 

Started the day of at the Beckmans College of Design show, which was students showing their work. I think it is really interesting to see new and upcoming designers display their work, however I feel like for most design students these days it has become harder and harder to stand out from the crowd, and that really impacts their design. Instead of making something wearable, its all about making crazy and extravagant pieces that no-one can possibly wear. Hopefully these students made what they really wanted to make. The next show I went to was Johannes Adele and after that we visited the Glitter lounge at Grand Hotel, which was the most gorgeous suite with pink floors and cute jewelry all around. 

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Photo by: Lisa Höök

On this day, we had brunch at Riche, which is the perfect spot to sit down in between shows. I have written about Riche in my "An Instagrammes Guide to: Stockholm" previously. I went for the eggs benedict, which tasted really delicious. After a rather quick lunch, we had to hurry back to the Grand Hotel where most of the shows were held, to watch Newhouse, followed by Busnel before heading to the Filippa K show. Ended the day at Max hamburger, because you know... it's fashion week haha.

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Knit Talk

Fair isle knitwear is huge this season, we have seen it both at Loewe and Fendi, and every big fashion blogger on Instagram. This knitted sweater from Isabel Marant looks like a christmas sweater to the man in the street, and the perfect statement for every fashion enthusiast. With glittery threads going through some parts of the sweater, it can be used on an everyday basis or to parties. 

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I decided to style it with some brown corduroy pants from H&M, which I have gotten tons of use out of this season. Corduroy makes the perfect contrast to the knitwear. For accessories I went fore som pointy boots from Isabel Marant, some big sunnies and silver earrings with green stones to compliment the attire. 

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Wearing: Isabel Marant Etoile sweater, Isabel Marant boots, H&M pants and sunglasses and Carré earrings. 

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Layered

When you live in Norway, it's important to be a master of layering, especially when you are into fashion. It is no secret that winter outfits can be quite a bit boring, therefore I like to mix patterns, colors and materials to make an interesting look. This outfit consists of three different patterns, but all in the same scale of coloring. With a hint of red, the outfit looks complete. 

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This outfit basically consists of wool. I have these amazing, wide wool pants from By Malene Birger which are perfect for this season. Since they are wide, you can even put on some wool tights underneath to stay extra warm. To make the outfit a tad bit more interesting, I decided to wear my H&M x Erdem coat with a checked pattern. Also in wool by the way haha.. 

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When it came to accessories, I wanted it to be simple yet interesting. I threw on some simple boots with a twist; a silver heel, a cute silk scarf and a red beanie to make the outfit pop. Lastly I grabbed my trusty old & Other Stories bag, that fits with almost all of my outfits. Accessories really is the key to stay stylish during the winter, because it does not only add certain elements to your attire but also, it is the only way sometimes to make big, warm winter clothing more interesting. 

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Wearing: H&M x Erdem coat, Cubus sweater, By Malene Birger pants, Nué Notes scarf, Wood Wood beanie via Zalando, Proenza Schouler boots via Zalando and &Other Stories bag.

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New Years Eve

When it comes to outfit planning, I am on both sides of the spectrum. I might plan my outfit days, even weeks ahead of an event or just a simple shoot, or I just throw something together last minute. Every year up to this year, I have planned my new years eve attire. I sometimes ordered a dress, or looked in every store until I found the perfect piece of clothing item to wear. 

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And this year, that was not the case. I ended up at H&M the evening before the big night, looking for something to wear. I had been eyeing this dress for quite some time now, because it can both be used at events and nicer occasions, and in my everyday wardrobe, combining it with blazers and boots. I grabbed the dress and some super cool dotted tights, and headed to the cashier. 

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When it came to accessories, I went for some open toed, white heels from Zara. It has actually become trendy to wear tights with open toed shoes, who would have guessed? I then threw on my old H&M studio collection handbag, which adds a fun element to the outfit. Lastly, for some real new years eve bling, I added my silver watch, some sparkly earrings and a black hair accessorie for a ending touch. 

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Ended the night on a terrace, overlooking the Oslo fjord with my boyfriend and his family, looking at some amazing fireworks. Hope you all had a lovely new years eve! 

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Wearing: H&M dress, bag & tights, Mango coat, Zara heels, Glitter earrings and hair accessorie and Triwa watch. 

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Something Unexpected

I love having one clothing item or accessories be unexpected in my outfits, it really makes the attire more interesting and fun. These pink MSGM boots makes any outfit stand out, with the square toe and an interesting detail in the back, the boots became the focal point of the whole look. I really love the combination of pink and brown, so I decided to dress up in my all so trusty corduroy blazer from H&M, which surprisingly has become one of my most used items in 2017. 

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I put on a green and white striped blouse from Nué Notes under the blazer, to add a some more color. Lastly for accessories I put on some big disrupted hoops from Maria Black, and an amazing handbag from Sonia Rykiel. I love adding extra detail and putting more effort into any look I wear, it does not only make the look more put together, but also makes me feel better. 

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Wearing: Weekday jeans, Nué Notes blouse, H&M corduroy blazer, MSGM boots via Zalando, Maria  Black earrings and Sonia Rykiel bag via Zalando. 

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The Perfect Suit

December is finally here, and 2017 is close to an end. This also means that the party season is coming up with all the christmas get-togethers and dinner parties. This also raises the oh-so big question: WHAT DO I WEAR? 

Obviously one can't buy one new outfit for every occasion in December, so my tip for you is to invest in a suit. Not a business kind of suit, but a cool and relaxed co-ord. This one from Rodebjer is the perfect investment for this season. Not only does it look super good with both the blazer and the suit pants matched together, but also separate. Think the pants with a silky patterned top, some golden necklaces and a pair of heels. Or have the blazer open, paired with a fun dress some kitten heels with glitter socks in them? I could probably go on an on, but my point is, there is so many ways you can style up something like this. 

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I decided to go with a bit more casual look, and paired it with some a-m-a-z-i-n-g boots from ATP Atelier. I put on my merino wool turtleneck underneath to keep me warm and cozy. To make the outfit a tad bit more interesting I put on some yellow lensed sunglasses from Kaibosh and these amazing brushed golden hoops from Maria Black. 

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Wearing: Rodebjer blazer and pants, Cubus turtleneck, Maria Black earrings, ATP atelier shoes and Kibosh sunglasses.

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A Short Guide to Easy Dressing

This upcoming season makes the dressing-game just that much harder. The cold is not a friend with fashion sometimes, I must say. That's why I decided to write a teeny tiny guide to easy (and warm) dressing. 

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1. Co-ords, or coordinated sets if you will. You are literary finished in just some seconds, because you have your whole outfit in front of you! One can mix and match these co-ords with different shoes, bags and jewelry, and get more use out of the set. This By Malene Birger set is in a wool blend, which is perfect for this season; Actually a necessity if I say so myself. How else would you stay warm?

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2. Stick with your faves. Is it one thing that doesn't combine well with winter, is experimenting with new styles/fabrics. My motivation for dressing cool is actually at it's lowest during the winter. So if you want easy dressing, then just stick to your faves. What I'll be wearing this winter is: Long-lined blazers in different colors, denim jeans that DOESN'T show my ankle haha, two different wool coats, one shorter warm jacket and one longer fake fur jacket, merino wool basic sweaters etc. This will be my uniform, just alternating between the different jackets and jeans and what not. 

And now the guide is over. I said it was short.

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Wearing: By Malene Birger pants and coat, Cubus merino wool sweater, Toteme turtleneck, Carré earrings and Nike sneakers.

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The Colors of The Season

Something we all do, no matter if it is intentional or not, is to dress accordingly to the season. The fall equals brown, black, beige and warm tones in those spectres. Maybe it's our way of blending in? Maybe it's depended on a deeper unintentional thought in our heads? I can't say why we do this, and some of us don't depend on the season at all when dressing. But one thing that is quite constant, is that trends mostly "tell" us that these are the colors of the season. I am sure you have heard that burgundy, khaki and brown belongs to fall? Or pastels, light denim and beige trench coats belongs to spring? 

However, sometimes it is also fun to break these norms, if I can call them that. In this outfit I am not breaking any norms, but challenging the seasons colors in an interesting way. Many people would for example not pair a black pair of satin trousers with a dirty-brown corduroy blazer, but you will be surprised what you can match up together if you just try it on! 

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I bought this corduroy suit from H&M a while a go, and I must say; I have really been getting my use out of it. At first the color really really put me off. But with my brown hair and brown eyes, it really warms up my complexion. Not only is corduroy one of the biggest, if not the nr 1 trend of the season. It adds a surprising touch to any outfit, whether I use it with denim or a patterned dress. I definitely do not regret buying it. 

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Wearing: H&M pants and blazer, Cubus merino wool sweater, Veja sneakers, POC scarf, Triwa watch, Mango sunglasses and Monki socks.

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Something New

I have recently discovered something new about myself. It seems like I turn to color when everything around me turns grey. In the summer I rarely wear color. I use clothes in black, white grey and tones in that color scheme. Now that the winter has taken over Norway, I realized that my outfits are becoming more and more colorful. I surprised myself when I bought this dress. I saw it and just had to try it on. Turns out it was a perfect fit. I am not a pink kinda gal, but there was just something it that I loved. 

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Wearing: H&M dress, Isabel Marant bag, Mango sunglasses and Veja sneakers.

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Match Your Surroundings

When your the weather is getting colder, our outfits becomes different, changing depending on the surroundings. Found this jacket at Mango, it is from the Mango Committed Collection which is all about sustainable fashion. I think it's hard to get a proper silhouette during the colder months when dressing, because almost all wool coats are long. This one is higher in the back and lower in the front, which makes it perfect to wear with skirts when you want to show of some figure, but also stay warm. 

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Wearing: Mango Committed jacket, Zara skirt, Baum und Pferdgarten bag, Le Specs sunglasses and Isabel Marant shoes.

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When the Words Stylish and Winter Don't Go Hand in Hand..

Often when I dress myself, I rarely think about the temperature outside. I am usually really happy about my outfit until I get outdoors, and I start to notice the freezing cold sneaking up on me. Then I regret my decision making for my earlier dress-up.. But the next morning, I do the same mistake again. I couldn't help but wonder: Why does it have to be so hard to dress stylish and warm at the same time?

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I am still learning about my mistakes, but I am getting better. One day I will probably fall upon the past, and dress to impress rather then dress to non-stress (trying to make it rhyme you know.. haha). Because in reality, it is really stressful to be freezing when there exists other options. So I have a few tips for those of you that value styling over warmth:

1. Think inside, rather then outside: Many peoples common misconception is that you have to wear a wool coat or a parka in order to stay warm. Many people also only own like one or two winter coats and/or jackets, and get tired of them because you are basically in the same outfit everyday. If you hate this as much as me, use this tip: layer up with wool close to your body. I prefer a 100% merino wool sweater as close to my body as possible, and also wool leggings to have on under my jeans. In this particular outfit, I also topped it of with a alpaca wool blend knit from Isabel Marant to really keep the warmth. 

2. When taking photos, just remove: I know this tip sounds stupid but if you are like me, and you love taking photos for Instagram, you know that gloves, scarfs and beanies doesn't always look great in a styling photo. I get really cold on my hands when I am outside in low temperature, so it is important for me to wear gloves. When I decide to take an outfit picture, I just take them of, snap a bunch of photos quickly, and then put them on again!

3. Thin. Wool. Socks: You heard me! Wool socks doesn't have to be the traditional chunky ribbed handmade gift that you receive every christmas, they actually exist in all black and thin! These thin wool socks will fit perfectly into your sneakers, but keep you warmed then the normal cotton ones. If you are a fan of sparkly glitter socks, I highly recommend wearing the thin wool sock underneath, because let's face it: Lurex is not warm!!

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Wearing: Isabel Marant knit and hat, Weekday jeans, Veja sneakers, & Other Stories bag, vintage belt and Ideal of Sweden phone case. 

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An Instagrammers Guide to: Stockholm

I enjoy traveling. I really really enjoy it. That is why I decided to start this series called "An Instagrammers Guide to". I often find, when searching for information on new destinations, that guides that are not too "touristy" are impossible to track down. I would not go to the length of calling my guides not touristy, because in fact: they are. BUT (!!) I will say this: My guides are made for people who want to enjoy a city or destination from all perspectives. They are for food lovers, that are not afraid to eat a greasy burger, nor spend some extra money on teeny tiny plates of gourmet. My guides are for fashion lovers, who love everything from vintage, to the high-street, to luxury goods. And most, most importantly: my guides are for Instagrammers! People that have no shame using flashlight in restaurants, taking outfit pictures in front of a crowd, or spamming their Instagram followers. Because when you are traveling, you are allowed to do that! So here's to NO SHAME! (Pssttt... if you don't familiarize with this, that is okey. You are welcome too!)

This is the second guide in the "An Instagrammers Guide to"-series. Click here to read about London.

Where to Eat

Berns Asian
Type of restaurant and pricing: Asian restaurant, SEK High range pricing.
Location: Berzelii Park 9

"I have always wanted to eat dinner at Berns. The venue is beautiful and has a lot of details, which me as an Instagrammer really appreciate. I had shrimp sushi and a glass of rosé. I imagine, if you go here during fashion week, that this is the perfect spot for people watching. They also have a lovely outside seating, which would be perfect for brunching".

Riche
Type of restaurant and pricing: French, SEK Mid range pricing.
Location: Birger Jarlsgatan 4

K25
Type of restaurant and pricing: Foodcourt, SEK Low range pricing.
Location: Kungsgatan 25

Elias
Type of restaurant and pricing: Lebanese, SEK mid range pricing.
Location: Herkulesgatan 5

"Dad convinced me and my sister to go to this restaurant. It was right by out hotel, and as we were very hungry, we decided to give it a try. I have never been to a lebanese restaurant before, so I didn't know what to expect. As we couldn't decide on what to get, my dad just said to the waiter that he should decide. We got lots of different small platters with traditional lebanese food. Among these were hummus, fried halloumi etc. Everything tasted delicious, and the service was really great!".

Wagamama
Type of restaurant and pricing: Asian, SEK low range pricing.
Location: Klarabergsviadukten 65

Where to Shop

& Other Stories
Type/Brands: High-Street store, H&M-Group. 
Location: Biblioteksgatan 11

Aplace
Type/Brands: Multibrandstore, Dagmar, Ganni, Rodebjer and Kaibosh among others.
Location: Norrlandsgatan 11

Céline
Type/Brands: Luxury brand store.
Location: Mäster Samuelsgatan 5

Sephora
Type/Brands: Make-up store. Brands like Nars, Make-Up Forever, By Terry etc. 
Location: Biblioteksgatan 2-4

"Whenever I am in a city with a Sephora store, I just have to stop buy to stock up on some of my beauty favorites. We don't have Sephora in Norway, so there are a lot of beauty brands I cannot get ahold of here. I used to be quite a beauty junkie, and still have a big interest in make-up and skincare. Sephora is heaven for beauty-lovers!"

Beyond Retro
Type/Brands: Vintage
Location: Drottninggatan 77

Where to Stay

Hobo Hotel
Cost: Mid-range
Location: Brunkebergstorg 4

"We ordered our stay long before this hotel even had opened, so we were excited to see what it would be like when finished. Hobo Hotel is very central, so you can walk to most places if that is your preferred transportation. The hotel is quite hip, and has cool design features. If you want a cheaper alternative to a designer hotel, this is the place!"

Berns
Cost: High-range
Location: Berzelii Park 9

HayMarket
Cost: High-range
Location: Hötorget 13-15

What to See

Fotografiska
What/Cost: Museum, SEK 135 for adult, 105 for students. 
Location: Stadgårdshamnen 22

"This is THE museum if you are interested in photography. I am quite interested in art, and especially photography, so Fotografiska is like heaven for me. They had old copies of Vogue, and a lot of fashion inspired photographies which is my preferred type of photography. They also have an amazing shop, where you can buy posters, coffee table books and post cards. Defiantly worth a visit!".

Gröna Lund
What/Cost: Theme park, price depends so check their website!
Location: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9

Tak
What/Cost: Rooftop bar, Free I think?
Location: Brunkebergstorg 2-4

Urban Deli Rooftop
What/Cost: Rooftop, free
Location: Sveavägen 44

 

 

Eggs Benny

There is nothing better then to start a Sunday, my only off day during the week, with a huge breakfast and a good friend. My friend Dina and me went to The Nighthawk Diner here in Oslo and had a traditional american/british breakfast. Dina had chocolate pancakes and a milkshake, I had eggs benedict and freshly pressed orange juice. We both had coffees because what is a Sunday breakfast without some coffee? 

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I decided to dress casual with a twist. I put on some Zara jeans and a white tee, threw my checked coat on top, and added an element of surprise. I always want to wear something surprising to make an outfit more interesting. I put pink glitter socks in my rose gold heels, and added some yellow sunnies to top of the look. Let's just say, a LOT of people stared at my feet this day.. haha. 

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Wearing: Zara jeans and shoes, Monki socks, Baum Und Pferdgarten coat, Commes des Garcons t-shirt and Kaibosh sunglasses. 

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When Comfy is Key

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable. The idea of wearing stiff jeans, heels and tight tops makes getting up from bed in the morning even harder then it already is. So sometimes, you just decide to dress comfy! But most often, comfy seem to be the equivalent of wearing sweatpants, or tights, or hoodies, or big chunky knits.  In other words: Boring outfits! So I decided to challenge this "norm" and put together an outfit that is super comfy, and yet stylish. 

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This loose dress from Nué Notes is really comfortable, because it is not tight or hugging your body anywhere. To keep with the loose and flowy theme, I matched it up with this seasons H&M brown corduroy blazer. And lastly, what is comfiness without some sneakers? I added peachy glitter socks to make the outfit a tad bit more interesting. To make the outfit complete, just add some sunnies and a bag, then you are good to go (in the most comfiest way).

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Wearing: Nué Notes dress, H&M blazer, ATP Atelier bag, MSGM via Zalando sneakers, Monki socks and Céline sunglasses. 

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Red Leather Pants

It is not often I wake up early to have breakfast at a café instead of home, very rarely actually. So when me and my friend Dina decided to test out the breakfast at Albert Bistro here in Oslo, I was really excited. Not only was the breakfast perfectly made (and perfectly instagrammable hehe), but the sun was actually shining, which made that Saturday morning incredible. We had coffees, croissants and freshly pressed orange juices. 

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I really wanted to wear these crazy red leather pants from By Malene Birger, but styling them was not so easy. I am usually a person who almost always wear something black, but with these leather pants I almost felt to "rocker-y" if that can be a word haha. So to soften up the quite in-your-face leather pants, I paired it with a cream colored silk blouse. I added my favorite cropped Mango jacket in the same tone as the silk shirt, and just to make the outfit a tad bit more interesting, I put on a silk neckerchief from Nué Notes in a gorgeous green color. 

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These ATP Atelier fury slip-on loafers are to die for, but since fall is here, I had to put on some snazzy glitter socks to keep my feet somewhat warm. Lastly I added my square H&M shades, and my trusty old & Other Stories bag, which seems to match up to almost all of my outfits. 

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Wearing: By Malene Birger pants and silk blouse, Mango jacket, Nué Notes scarf, ATP Atelier loafers, Monki socks, H&M sunglasses, & Other Stories bag, Carré ring and Weekday earrings. 

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The Secret to a Pattern Mix

Pattern mixing have become a huge trend this season. Nailing the oh so huge trend can often be oh so tricky.. I am not a huge contributor to this trend, but last week I decided to give it a try. I think the key to nailing a pattern clashing outfit, is to just try it on! You never know what can look good until you put it on your body. Another tip to have in mind is to coordinate colors. In this outfit I matched the amazing yellow/mustard colored boots from ATP with the stripes of this rib knit from By Malene Birger. I think coordinating colors in a pattern mixed outfit is key to success. The third and last tip is to have a unicolored jacket (or another clothing item) to break up the two different patterns. This outfit would look r-i-d-i-culous without the denim jacket. The unicolored piece helps separate the stripes and the checks, making this attire somewhat more eye-appealing hehe.. But most importantly (and cliche) is to just have fun with it! 

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Wearing: & Other Stories jacket, By Malene Birger sweater, Zara skirt, ATP Atelier boots and bag and Le Specs sunglasses. 

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Pajama Party

This was honestly one of the most comfortable outfits I have ever worn. This silky set from By Malene Birger can be styled casual like I have done here, or you can wear it with heels and some big earrings for a night out. 

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Wearing: Baum Und Pferdgarten coat, By Malene Birger pants, shirt and belt, ATP Atelier bag and Veja Sneakers.

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Villa Stenersen

Spent today at Villa Stenersen, a beautiful villa made by the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo. I am currently studying art history to compliment my ongoing bachelors degree in media science. Since I am going for a career in fashion, I think it is good to have a basic understanding for art, and how it influences fashion. One of my favorite topics within art history is architecture, so it is nice to go to these kinds of exhibits to get a more in depth understanding and to see it up close. Villa Stenersen is open only on sundays until the 31st of October, so be sure to check it out!

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Went there with my good friend Dina, and we of course snapped some photos of out attire. I really really like the picture of us below, as I am much a fan of contrasting components within a photo. Also have to say, these ATP Atelier boots are literally fall boot goals! 

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Wearing: By Malene Birger blazer, ATP Atelier boots and bag, Zara skirt, Isabel Marant Etoilé t-shirt and Ganni sunglasses. 

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Lost in Translation

I know it seems crazy to say but I am always on the look-out for a new location to shoot content at. Whenever I see a beautiful building or good looking architecture, I think "I should go there and shoot photos". I am quite obsessive with my Instagram account, which I know can sound a little dumb, but I am just so passionate about imagery and expressing myself through different art forms. I saw this one location on Instagram, and my mind was blown. How can I live in Oslo and not know about beautiful places like this? Only a 5 minute walk from my work as well haha.. Anyways, me and my friend Dina headed out last Sunday to grab a coffee, which seemed impossible since every café we found was closed. We went to different locations and shot lots and lots of content, take a look!

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Wearing: Isabel Marant shoes, jacket and hat, Weekday jeans, & Other Stories bag, boyfriends old shirt, Kaibosh glasses and vintage belt. 

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The Skincare Edit

If there is something I have had up's and down's with: It's skincare.. I know the importance of cleaning your face every morning and evening, but sometimes I just stop and don't use anything other than a makeup wipe for months to end. I then forget what my skin used to look like, and how good or better it can actually be. I am now into the zone of cleaning my skin and just like last time, I have rediscovered the importance of doing so. I also think I have found products that really work for me. Just missing some products like eye cream and serum which I am currently on the hunt for. 

Anyways, I thought I would share what I am currently using in this first post called "The Skincare Edit". I will probably post more of these whenever my routine changes. And If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to hear them!

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Step 1

After I have removed my makeup, I go in with this cleanser from Murad called the "Essential-C Cleanser". I use a sort of exfoliating sponge to cleanse with, because I hate touching my face with my hands hehe.. This cleanser has a lot of antioxidants in it, and it helps removing any environmental impurities, which is good for me who lives in a big city. It is also not tested on animals which is great! After I have cleansed my skin, I rinse it of with a small towel with water, but I only "pat" dry with the towel, I do not drag it around if that makes any sense.

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Step 2

After the cleanse, I use the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Toner. It helps calm down the skin after cleaning it, and preparing it for the moisturizer. I use a small cotton pad and apply it to my face avoiding the eye area. It is amazing to see how there still is some leftovers makeup on my face which comes of with the cotton pad. That really sets an example for why you should cleanse. The toner isn't amazing, but it does the job. 

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Step 3

At last comes moisturizer. I have combination skin, which means I get quite oily on my forehead and nose. The Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is oil free, so It does not add any oils to my already oil face heh.. It sinks into the skin fast, and is very lightweight. 

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Extra

The Mario Badescu Silver Powder works for me like a facemask. You apply it with a cotton pad, dip it in water, then in powder and then press it on problem areas on your face. I use it on nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. It helps clear out pores and draw out excess oils. I only use this 1-2 times a week. 

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Lastly I just want to mention this primer. It is called the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. Since it is mostly meant for normal to dry skin, I use this on cheeks, sides of forehead, chin and around my nose. It helps smooth out my skin, but also giving my skin a hydrating boost. 

Let me know if you have any questions or recommendations!