The Beauty Edit

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I am very much into beauty, in fact I once thought that I would end up as a stylist/make-up artists doing both beauty and fashion. However there are so many talented people doing beauty these days. I love watching YouTube and learn about new techniques and products; YouTube was in fact where I learnt a lot of what I know today about make-up and beauty. 

Even though I am not the best in the business or an educated make-up artist, I do think that I have some knowledge about the topic, and that I have found some pretty amazing beauty products that work for me! Please do keep in mind that my skin type is normal to combination, where I get oily in the T-zone. 

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1. YSL Touche Éclat All-in-one Glow Foundation

I have actually been getting loads of compliments when wearing this foundation, where people are saying that my skin glows. What I like about this foundation is that even though I have oily skin, I can still wear it. I would say that it´s light to medium coverage, and actually smells super nice which is rare for foundations I personally think. I apply this with my Real Techniques beauty blender sponge, and it soaks into the skin seamlessly. 

2. Erborian CC Crème

I bought this CC cream in Paris in December, and I have used it pretty much every day since. It's white when it comes out of the tube, and turns to color when you blend it into your skin. It blends really nicely into the skin, so it doesn't look like you are wearing makeup. When I apply this, i usually spread a good amount around my face, before I blend it in with my hands to really warm up the product. Then I "patt" it into my skin with my trusty beauty blender. 

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3. YSL Touche Éclat Face Highlighter Pen

4. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

This concealer costs like 4 pounds in Boots in the UK, so I always stock up on it when I am over there. Not only is it super cheap, it also works wonders for the price! When I apply this, I use the applicator and put it under my eyes, on my forehead right between my brows and upwards, down the bridge of my nose, on my cupids bow and some on my chin. Then I also blend this out with the beauty blender. 

5. Nars Laguna Bronzer

I have been using this bronzer for as long as I can remember. Every time I am in a country where there is a Sephora, I stock up on this one. The color is perfect for contouring and for bronzing up the skin, or that is at least my personal opinion. Even though it has a few shimmer specks in the product, it doesn't show up on the skin. Remember skin isn't naturally matte, so why would one use only matte products?

6. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

7. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in C Pop

8. MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush

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9. YSL Couture Brow

Lately, I have been obsessed with only using colored browgel on my eyebrows. I think it gives more of a natural result, while also giving them more definition and color. I have quite bushy eyebrows, but they are also sparse meaning that they don't really look that full unless I color them or use some products. This one from YSL is super good, but the Maybelline one is defiantly a good dupe for it. 

10. Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Filler

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11. Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime Fix+

12. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

This one is another product I have been using for years. One of the things I love about it is that it literally lasts for a year or two, not even joking. You need the tiniest amount, and the eyeshadow sticks all day, no creasing. 

13. YSL Top Secret Eye Perfecting Fluid

14. Huda Beuty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

I have been loving this palette lately. Bought it in Paris at Sephora, and I have been using it almost every day since. I am currently loving experimenting with colored eyeshadow, and especially orange, purple and pink. One would think that people would look weird at me for wearing those kinds of colors on my eyelids, but actually people have been stopping me asking for where my eyeshadow is from! 

15. YSL The Shock Mascara

16. Clinique High Impact Mascara

17. YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara

18. Maxfactor Clump Defy Mascara

As you can probably tell, I have a lot of different mascaras that I am loving lately. This one is the cheapest one, but it's just as good as the others. The perfect everyday mascara, that separates the lashes while also giving them length and volume. My lashes are quite stubborn, so I need a good mascara to keep them staying up all day, and this works wonders! 

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19. Clarins Eclat Minute Lip Comfort Oil

I really can't live without this lip oil. It soothes my winter dry lips, smells amazing and the applicator is so so soo soft. I don't really like the smell of the other, more colorful ones of the comfort oils. The one I have is the original one, and it's truly amazing. 

20. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick

21. YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lipstain

22. Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Mehr

23 & 24. Nars Audacious Lipsticks in the colors: Anita & Raquel

If I could only pick one lipstick, or one lipstick range that I could wear for the rest of my life, it would be the Nars Audacious lipsticks. They are quite matte, but at the same time so moisturizing and soft on the lips. I have three shades from the range (all the nude ones haha), but these two are my favorite! Defiantly worth a try, if you are a lipstick lover. 

25.  Balmain Silk Perfume

It's perfume for your hair, in the most amazing scent ever! What more can I say?

26. Balmain Texturising Salt Spray

27 & 28. NCP Olfactives perfumes

These are perfumes that you can mix and match with each other! There are a wide range of smells to choose from, some woody and some more floral. I think it's so much fun to try out new perfumes, and especially when you can mix them yourself to find that perfect scent that fits you.

I hope you got some new products that you want to try out, or some new tips and tricks to use with your already existing beauty range. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments or send me a direct on Instagram or on my Facebook page! 

Stockholm Fashion Week: Day 2 and 3

Thumbnail photo by Joanna Totolici for Vogue.Com

Day 2 of Stockholm Fashion Week started off at a breakfast event with Reschia shoes in the beautiful Lydmar hotel. The suite where the event was held, was the most gorgeous hotel room I have ever been in! The interior was just how I would love to have my own apartment look like, with fishbone floors, vintage rugs, designer furniture and amazing art. 

Wearing: Stand jacket, Monki dress, Lindex tights, Decadent bag and Veja sneakers. 

After the Reschia event, we decided to go shopping since we had some time on our hands. As I have expressed earlier on this blog, I love love love & Other Stories, so of course we went in there to have a look. Found myself some amazing jeans, a wide-sleeved shirt, a pair of glitter socks and the most amazing round bag which you will get a look at later in this post. Also went into Zara for a quick look through the selection there, and found some some super cool checked pants that I will get lots of use out of. After our little shopping spree, we sat down at Wienercaféet, which is a cute little place to eat some swedish pastries and drink some coffee. 

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Then it was time for shows again. First off was Swedish Fashion Talents which I must say was one of the most interesting shows! Particularly one brand called Rave Review who use materials from secondhand clothing to make new great creations. Right after that show, we went directly to the Stand show, who showed fun jackets and coats as usual. 

Later that day, Reschia hosted another event at the Lydmar Hotel. We had lots of fun getting to know other people in the industry. For the event, I decided to change outfits into my newest purchases. We then attended the Whyred show, which was one of my favorites. They showed the most amazing wide denim pants, some super cool dresses and an outstanding mens collection. 

Wearing: & Other Stories shirt and bag, Zara pants, Asos patent coat and Nike sneakers.

After the Whyred show, we took a taxi to Tako where we had booked a table. Tako is an asian fusion restaurant which is my favorite type of restaurant. I had tempura shrimp and tuna sushi with jalapeño and a tiny egg. 

Our flight was scheduled to leave on the third day of Stockholm Fashion Week, so we did not have a lot of time to go to shows, but we managed to see some. The first show of the day was Naim Josefi, following that we had to check out of our hotel, then grab a quick lunch. We then headed to a meeting with Vass PR in Stockholm before we had to run to the Stylein show. After that we headed to the airport where our flight was delayed for two hours.. 

That was it for my first time at Stockholm Fashion Week. Next up is Oslo Fashion Week (or Oslo Runway as we call it in Norway) and Copenhagen Fashion Week. Let me know if you want to know more about Fashion Week and my experiences around it! 

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Wearing: Lovechild 1979 blazer, Gina Tricot blouse, Glitter earrings, Sunbuddies sunglasses, Finery London pants, & Other Stories bag and Veja shoes. 

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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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