Friday, June 29, 2012

Life's a carousel

Actually I guess life is a roller coaster, but today it was a carousel. Wheeee!

I started on a diet yesterday. As you can tell I am doing splendidly. Belgian waffle, strawberry jam, whipped cream aaaand chocolate sauce? No amount of willpower in the world could help me out of that pickle.
Ohh and look who ended up wearing the same top today? :D

Pictures shamelessly stolen from Bentes Instagram. Takk Blæntis!

♥, S

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OOTD - June 28th

I've gone monochrome today in a outfit noone would dare accuse me of being adventurous in.

Top: KappAhl
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Rocket Originals
Necklace: Salvation Army

Aaand yes. My winter jacket. In June. Welcome to Norway. I'm heading out to meet my bestie Bente and we're going to the market that's currently in town. My parents were there yesterday and came here for coffee after and they said it was freeezing so I come prepared, but not too happy about it! ;)

♥, S

Monday, June 25, 2012

Shiny family silver

When my paternal grandmother passed away I think 13 years ago, I was given a necklace that had belonged to her. At the time I must admit I didn't care too much for it. I was 14 and you know how that age can be. :) My grandparents were divorced so I didn't have a very close relationship with her, and I guess that lead me to not putting much emotional value in the necklace either. It was put away and I completely forgot about it untill yesterday, when my mom gave it to me. I am very glad to have it now as it is beautiful and a nice memory of grandma Emma that I am glad to now be able to treasure. I didn't think it was silver, but upon closer inspection (and some help of my macro lens) I spotted a little stamp saying S 835. I have no clue how old it is, where she got it, or the story behind it, but I'm so very glad my mom kept it safe for me.

Grandpa Birger and Grandma Emma in 1971

I have a few other pieces from my maternal grandmother and things that my mom has given me. They might not be the most extravagant pieces, they might not be expensive, but they mean something special to me.

Silver and enamel brooch from my Grandma Margot

Silver and enamel necklace that my mother was given for her confirmation.
The Lords Prayer is on the backside.

Filigran brooch that my mother bought in Madeira on a vacaion in the 70ies. It's my favorite!

And theeese were gifts to me on my baptism in 1984. :) 
I wear all of these frequently and I'm glad to add something from grandma Emma to my little collection. I'll wear them proudly and keep them safe, and maybe someday I will be able to hand them down to someone else and hopefully they will mean something special to them as well.

♥, S

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another weekend passed!

It feels like last weekend just ended, yet here I find myself late Sunday evening and a whole week has passed. Where did those 168 hours go? Time, please stop flying.

This weekend was again spent in the name of family fun. Saturday we headed to Krish's mothers place and spendt the night there, and today we've been with my family, celebrating my oldest brothers birthday. The sunshine finally decided to spend a noticable amount of time with us, which makes me a happy camper. :) Also a whole lot of cake and icecream was consumed, which helps too. :)

What happens when you try to take OOTD pictures and the boyfriend wants in. :P

Hope your weekend was as nice as mine! :)

♥, S

Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

My weekend in 16 pictures

Saturday: Birthdayparty at Bentes! Food, laughs, drinks and good times! Even the sun stopped by to say hello for a while. I think there were about 10 of us but somehow I ended up with pictures of only Bente, Bodil Krish and myself. 
And oh, that feeling when you're sitting on a bus on your way to someones birthdayparty and you suddenly realise the birthdaygift you bought is sitting on the table back home. *facepalm* But thankfully Bente let us in anyway. ;)

Sunday: My brother Brage and I headed on a roadtrip to Tautra, a little island in the Trondheimsfjord. We were originally just heading to our parents place, but it turned out they were on a Sunday trip of their own so we decided to join them at their destination for dinner. It's been almost 10 years since I last visited Tautra so it was about time, as the area is beautiful! So lush and green. We ate dinner at Klostergården which lies right next to the ruins of a monastery that was buildt there in 1207. It will definately not be 10 years till next time I go there! I spotted two thriftstores on our way there too, but they were both closed on Sundays. Must go on a Saturday next time! :)

We stopped by the family farm on our way back and were ambushed by a couple of cowboys. Thankfully, we live to tell the tale! :D

♥, S 

Friday, June 15, 2012

OOTD - June 15th

I wish it was warmer.

Top: Gina Tricot
Cardigan: Fretex (Salvation Army store)
Pants: Freddies of Pinewood
Accessories: Various thriftstores
Shoes: Rocket Originals

♥, S

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Searching for that perfect pair of glasses

Back in May, I wrote a post about two pairs of glasses I had ordered from Ebay. They arrived only a few days later, but hmmmf. I wasn't quite feeling them when I put them on. I mentioned having bought a vintage pair of specks that I felt were too small, well, these seemed too large! Never satisfied, am I? :D

The first two pictures are the new cheap ones, and the third picture is the vintage pair (already with someone elses prescription in them, they are a pain to wear) that I got several years ago.

These are my current pair that I use, mostly just for finding my way from the bathroom and to the bedroom and vice versa, after taking out my contacts. These were from Zenni Optical and cost next to nothing with glasses and all. But I want me some cateyes! :)

I guess the search continues... :) Where would you suggest looking for vintage/retro glasses, any websites to recommend?

♥, S 

Kvinner og klær - Magazines from the 50s

In May when we were staying at the cabin, my aunt asked me if I'd like to have a look at some old magazines she had after a relative who had passed away. She didn't know what to do with them, but didn't have the heart to throw them away and figured out they would be a fun read on lazy summerdays at their cabin. She was right!

Look, it's a treasure! They are all from 1954 apart from 2 that were from the year after. This magazine is called Kvinner og Klær (Women and clothing) and it's still very popular today under the name KK. I didn't have nearly enough time to read them all, so they are waiting for me till the next time I go there. But I did snap some pictures of the articles inside that I wanted to share.

Love the dress to the left, and check out the purse to the right!

"Summery coctail with 4 ingredients"

"Norwegian women and French clothing"

Advice on what to bring with you for summer vacation

"Summer in sight" - And is that Queen Elizabeth to the right?

Ideas on what to wear to the beach. That polkadot explosion is fantastic!

"Bring your vanity to the countryside"

Crownprincess Märtha of Norway died in April 1954

Each issue of KK had loads of patterns advertised inside of them that you could order through the magazine

"Wrap a shawl around your shoulders"

 Both of these cute American dresses are made out of cotton, and both have a daring cleavage. This is more common than ever this summer, but it is undeniable that it calls for nice collarbones. 

I look forward to give them a more thorough read when I get the chance! As much as I love looking at the pictures the very best part was reading the housewife advice column, where people could send in their tips and tricks. It really made it clear how they made a little last a long way. This one lady told the story of when she accidentially broke a candle in two, but with a bit of cleverness was able to mend it. And you almost couldn't tell!

♥, S

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dress daydreaming

The boy and I are going to a wedding this summer, which has made me realise I don't have a whole lot of "dressy dresses" in my wardrobe. Nearly all of them are dresses I would wear whenever, and when you're going to attend a big occasion like that you want to dress up a little extra, right? So this led me to Pin Up Girl Clothing to have a little looksy at their evening dresses, and lo and behold, on the first page *IT* was.

Ava dress in burnt gold
Source + more pictures

I instantly fell in love with the cut of the dress, and most of all the colour. Hello mustardy yellow, how I love you! Customer reviews on this dress (and the other colours) seemed for the most part to be very positive, and as much as I was telling myself it was too expensive at $108 I knew it had to be mine.

But then I started looking at the numbers. Oh reality, what a horrible monster you can be.
The dress is $108.
Shipping to Norway is $43.
Customs duty is $16.
Value added tax is $43.
Which tallies up at $210.

Sigh. Bye dress, it was fun while the dream was alive! :D
And this has been todays episode of #firstworldproblems.

♥, S

Saturday, June 9, 2012

OOTD - June 9th + Some sunshine pictures

Blouse: Gina Tricot
Cardigan: Fretex (Salvation Army store)
Skirt: Etsy
Shoes: H&M

Today has so far been beautiful! Krish was working so I headed to Stjørdal, my hometown, together with Brage, one of my brothers. We had dinner with my parents and just relaxed in the sunshine.

Me and my pappa! <3
It was so warm, so I pulled my shirt down to leave my
shoulders bare, thus the somewhat strange looking top


This is Moa, the farm where I've lived for most of my life. My oldest brother and
his family lives here now, plus my mamma and pappa.

Hellooo sunshine
Brage working on that tan! ;D

I LOVE the GoT TV series, and I've started to read the first book.
I can hardly put it down!

♥, S

Friday, June 8, 2012

OOTD - June 8th

Dress: Fretex (Salvation Army store)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens for H&M
Belt: Gift from Bente :)

Have a great weekend!

♥, S

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sunshine and smiles

Today I hopped on my bike and rode into town to meet my best friend Bente for sunshine and smiles. We did a tiny bit of shopping, which is almost obligatory when we're out and about, but mostly we enjoyed the sun.

Hi Bente!

While we were wandering around, some street musicians caught our eyes and ears. Turned out they had spent the last 10 months traveling all around the world, making money along the way by performing, and they had just returned to Norway. They were fantastic! We found ourselves singing and shyly dancing along.

BFFamily performing. You can't see in this picture, but a pretty big crowd
gathered while they were playing.

They'd brought a big map along with them the whole way, drawing in the places they visited as they went.

Bente signing their guestbook

We then stopped by a thiftstore to hunt for treasures, but we left almost emptyhanded.

How about a foot massager or two?

Pretending to look at a crochet doily for the sake of the picture

Then we headed to Solsiden, which is both a mall and a area with lots of restaurants and cafes. By this time we'd worked up an appetite, so we bought a wrap each and sat down in the grass outside.

Happily unaware I am getting sunburned
Then we called it a day and said our goodbyes. :)
I mentioned we did a little bit of shopping. Remember my last post when I said I wanted the miny coloured top from Gina Tricot as well as the tropical print one I got? Well, they didn't have my size but I ended up with this aztec print one instead:

And from the thriftstore I got this necklace/bracelet set for next to nothing:

♥, S