Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our weekend in a few quick snaps!


We're back from our little trip to the coast, and I had such a nice time! And time just flew by as it so often does when you are enjoying yourself. We even had a couple of sunny days which wasn't expected. I had to attack a pair of leggings with scissors to make some temporary shorts. It didn't look particularly fashionable, but it did the trick! :)

We did a bit of fishing and I caught my first fish ever today! Between the 7 of us who were there many a mackerel was caught and eaten.

We stayed at this house (upper left corner), which belongs to Krish's grandma Mimmim. We were there with his mom, "stepdad", brother, sister and her boyfriend, and two ├╝berpoodles Hedda and Zita.

Hedda and Zita being good little models.

And then, in what seems like a blink of an eye, I'm sitting here at home again. A new, fresh week awaits!
Hope your weekend was a good one too!

♥, S

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OOTD - July 25th and 25th

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm a pants girl. I know it's not the vintage thing, but the climate here doesn't allow for bare legs except from in a few short summer months, which we have been robbed for this summer. I have a closet full of skirts and dresses that I would love to wear, but they rearly get an outing because I don't want to get cold. And I get cold easily.
So here are the outfits of the day yesterday and today. Not so summery, but at least I'll be warm and comfy. Skinny black jeans and Freddies!

Pants: Cubus
Top: From my bestie
Cardigan: Salvation Army store (H&M)
Shoes: Eurosko
Purse: That bagshop at the mall that I don't remember the name of

Note to self: Need more mustardy yellow clothing. I just love it with red lippies and black hair.

Pants: Freddies of Pinewood
Top: Lindex
Belt: Bruktbo
Shoes: Eurosko

I'll be going on another weekend trip either tomorrow or Friday so this will be my last post for a little while. Stay safe and be happy!

♥, S

Monday, July 23, 2012

New specs!

Hello new glasses, meet my nose. You two will probably be spending quite some time together, so get used to eachothers company.

Last week I finally went to have my eyes checked and now I have a pair of brand new glasses resting on top of my nose. They were a early birthdaygift from my Mr. I ordered these online and I couldn't belive how quickly they were manufactured and shipped. From ordering them to the DHL truck to pull up on front of my building it only took 5 days, 2 of which were the weekend. I was expecing it to take a couple of weeks!

On a whole different topic, my weekend was spent at the cabin where we had a merry time with family, food, Yatzi and lots and lots of sleep.
Only 3 days left till our next weekend trip!

Hope you are all having a great Monday!

♥, S

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hot Sticks in the house

Quite a few vintage godesses out there have recommended using hot sticks for vintage style hairdos, so I've been wanting a set of my own for quite some time. But man, it proved to be a bit of a struggle getting them. First of all I couldn't order them from the US because the voltage is different than here, and I would have needed a adapter to make it work here in Norway. So I scouted UK Ebay for ages but no one was offering shipping to my country. Finally I found them at a UK site, ordered them, and soon recieved a e-mail saying they didn't have the product in stock, even though the listing for thm said otherwise. Waited two weeks, got tired, and asked for my money back. Eventually I bought them from BeautyBay and recieved them today. Whohooo!

My hair was already a bit curly and frizzy from another failed pincurl set but I put heat protecting spray in and got rolling. I just had to check them out as quickly as possible! :) I was a bit worried that 14 sticks wouldn't be enough, but I had 5 to spare when I was done. :) Next time I won't be so greedy with them. They heated up quickly and putting them in was easy-peasy. Done in just a few minutes, even thought it was my first time trying them out.

Sorry for the poor picture quality. Webcam pics is a saviour when you are lazy.

Left them in for 15-20 minutes, then took them out, brushed my hair, slapped a flower in there, and:

Hair done! So quick, so easy. I'm sure I will get a better hang of it as I try it out a few more times (and on hair that's not frizztastic from earlier) but for a first try I think that's pretty allright.
Ten thumbs up for hot sticks!

I'll be going on a weekend trip to the cabin tomorrow and I won't be back till Monday, and in a week we are going on yet another weekend trip so blogging will be a little scarce for a while. Hope you all are well in the meanwhile!

♥, S

Friday, July 13, 2012

Recent randoms #3

I'm usually sporting red lipstick, but I wanted something a little less *KAPOW*! so I went on a hunt for a more coral coloured lipstick. I ended up with this one, Rimmels "Kiss Me" from the Colour Show Off collection. I'm not going to pretend to be a makeup blogger as I am forever a complete ditz with makeup no matter how many tutorial videos I might watch, but hey - Here are some pictures including me doing my best sexy face:

It was cheap and I like the colour. I can't vouch for the staying power of it as I haven't worn it for a longer period of time yet. The smell is pretty strong, a sort of sweet melony smell that was a little over the top but nothing I can't live with. And it matches my cardigan! :P

I got two pairs of sunglasses in the mail yesterday. The white pair is from Ebay and I already had them in black. Again, super cheap, $7. The pink and green pair is the Velma sunglasses from Bows and Crossbones and were around $12. On the picture on their website the pink looks almost like a dark dusty rose, so I was surprised to see it was actually a bright delcious pink. A pleasant surprise! :)

The Carmen necklace also arrived and I l-o-v-e it.

And I got some cards from the same company too. On sale, and cute!

A H&M hair flower/brooch.

And a funked up version of a french manicure! My nails have been in a sorry state the past few months so I've given them a much needed break from nailpolish. I don't know if it's because I cut them with a regular nail cutter (instead of filing, which I cannot stand) or maybe because of nail polish remover overdose? Anyway, after a long break they look nice and healthy again so I could finally put some polish on. :)

Have a super day!

♥, S

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy birthday mamma!

Today is my moms birthday! Gratulerer med dagen, mamma!

My parents are at the cabin so we didn't get to celebrate the day with them, but I'll celebrate with some pictures of her, past and present. And a song!

A picture of my mamma today, that my dad sent me.

Hipp, hipp, hurra!

♥, S

Monday, July 9, 2012

One that got away + 2x OOTD

There's a Salvation Army store nearby that I stop by several times a week. It's on my way to and from the grocery store so it's almost impossible to walk past without poking my head in to see if there's a treasure waiting for me.
For the past month this bikini had been in their window display and I knew it would be mine, mine, mine. They have big signs in each window saying "Items on mannequins will be sold on *this and that date*. First come, first serve. No reservations!" so sadly I couldn't grab it when I first saw it, but I made a big fat note in my mental calendar saying that on Monday July 9th I better be there at 10 in the morning. So I was. The bikini wasn't. Snap!

I told the man who was working there, all excited, "I'm here for the bikiniiii, yaaay!" but he got a apologetic look in his face and said that one of their new employees had sold it over the weekend. Cue my disappointment. Luckily I took a picture of it a few weeks ago so I can show you what it looked like. Isen't it adorable?? Why yes. Yes it is.
I hope the girl who ran away with it looks and feels fabulous in it! And that I never run into her because I will probably tear it off her body. B-e-a-utiful! ;D

My pre-disappointment look: 

Tank top: H&M
Cardigan+necklace: Salvation Army
Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
Shoes: Rocket Originals

Also, my OOTD on Friday or Saturday? I'm not sure, but here:

Dress: Coldfish on Etsy
Bag: H&M
Sunglasses: Ebay
Shoes/necklace: Salvation Army

♥, S

Friday, July 6, 2012

Suiting up!

The postman came bearing gifts today! *claps hands in excitement* A while ago I wrote a post about my hunt for a bathingsuit, and I landed on one of the choices I had listed there - I actually got it in two versions. I got two bathingsuits from Ellos and I couldn't be happier with them. The quality is better than I had thought and it was one of the cheaper options. Double win! 

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I got a black one because, well, that's a pretty safe bet. Since I made the initial blogpost they've added another version with what looks like a somewhat abstract orchid print? I don't know, but I got that one too. I was a tad unsure about the skirted bottom, it looked like it might look like a mini-dress and I had thought in the back of my mind that I might have to use the scissors on it, but when I put it on I was very pleased. No alterations needed, and thank goodness for that. I would probably end up butchering them if I got close to them with something sharp. 
Add some cool shades, a hairflower or two, bangles, you name it... And I think they will do me good service this summer. 

Speaking of accessorising, I purchased a couple of things from Bow and Crossbones last night. I was looking for some cateye shades that had a bit of colour to them, and via the wonders of Google I found a cheap pair (£8) that ended up in my shoppingcart. And whooops! A fruit charm necklace somehow snuck into the cart as well. Weird how that happens sometimes. 

I hope you have a great weekend!

♥, S

Thursday, July 5, 2012

She looks familiar...

Krish and I headed into town today and he insisted on walking past the train station. I didn't really understand why but I didn't think much about it - He said it was nice to walk a different route. But it turned out he had seen a familiar face yesterday when he was out working. :P

^Too lazy to do her hair
Haha! It's a ad for a mall in town. They are doing this thing they call citytribes, where they've photographed different people with similarities. My "tribe" was the polkadots and bangs one. Fun!

Also got a pair of shoes at the Salvation Army store. Cowabunga!

♥, S

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Recent randoms #2

I got this little kitty at a secondhand store in my hometown called Bruktbo. It's located right next to the recycling station and they go through other peoples thrash, finding all sorts of gems! Their prices are much more likeable than in most thriftstores around here. I'm sorry I don't get to stop by Bruktbo as often as I used to (when I lived in the same town) but I go there whenever I can and rearly leave empty handed.
The slightly bigger kitty is a salt shaker my mom gave me, and the rabbit is another Bruktbo find from a while back.

I got this coat at Bruktbo too. It's by Cewo, made in Sweden and it's 100% wool. A steal at 50NOK/ca 8USD. I love the pockets, and it hardly seems to have been worn. It just needs some ironing and it'll be good as new. I know I'll get some good use of this when autumn comes! :)

And my last Bruktbo find - A pair of earrings, 80s maybe? One of them were a little grimy with some corrosion, but I was able to clean it up.

These two are from the Salvation Army store, Fretex. A duck umbrella? How could I resist? And red cardigans is one of those things I can never have enough of. I like the ruffle effect on top, it adds some intrest.

Pineapple bag from H&M, heart sunglasses from Ebay.

And last but not least, a fun colourful skirt from Lindex. It was on sale for only 29NOK/5USD, and it has pockets! Win! :)

♥, S

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Daisy dress

The year is 1970 and my parents are heading to my aunt and uncles wedding. A few quick pictures before they left for church results in the best picture in the history of time. I might be a little bit biased though. :)
This is my mum and my grandpa Birger. Gramps was obviously not attending the wedding (or so I assume, concindering his outfit) but gladly posed with his beautiful daughter in law, my mamma. I wont call it beauty and the beast, but there sure is a wee bit of a style difference going on. :)

And then a picture of the good looking couple.

Fast forward 42 years and here is the dress again. My mom mentioned it to me on Sunday and after a quick trip to the basement I found myself inside it. The daisies have faded but other than that the dress is still in great condition. And it fits like a glove! So it has changed it's address from my parents basement to my closet. As my dad told my mom: "Solveig will keep it safe untill you want to wear it again".
I'm attending a wedding in August and maybe it's time the dress gets a little outing again. :)

♥, S