Castle

No, not the series. A castle. Like a part of history from the old aristocracy in Sweden. Sweden has a lot of castles, and many of them are made into cafees, to visit, eat, and hang out. This was a particularly nice area, because of the lake just nearby, the beach and the green trees and flowers.

And the cakes. I have to admit it makes me happy when I can have a really good gluten-and dairyfree cake…because some of them truly taste like crap:)
My mom, aunt and I really endulged:)

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Skirt- Carven
Blouse- Lipsy London
Sandals- Missy KG
Bag- DKNY
Belt- vintage
Hat- bought at a tourist store in Stockholm’s old Town

Island trip in Stockholm

My mom and I went to Stockholm and took the boat out to the sea, to one of the many Islands in Skjærgården. I love Stockholm. Not only does it bring back good memories from childhood (I lived close to there my first 6 years), it’s architecture is gorgeous and all the bridges and water makes it very much come alive, particularly in summer.

So, we enjoyed lunch and a little walk on the Island, went through Old Town (Gamla Stan) with it’s cozy and narrow streets and a number of nice places to sit down for food or drinks.

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Oh, and I got myself a new hat in the Old Town – I have a thing for them these days, and they are great in the heat.

Like it?

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Skirt-Vila
Blouse- Sheinside
Sandals- Maison Martin Margiela
Bag- DKNY

After the Beach

As mentioned in my previous post, we were enjoying being by the sea, watching the wildlife and the sunset, drinking some cold wine (My favourite these days is J.P.Chenet Ice) and just chilling around in a comfy dress, sandals and a hair that I have done absolutely nothing with – and please don’t tell me that is obvious, he he. </strong

Summer in Norway, with the sun up until around midnight, the fjords, the mountains…not much can beat that.

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The swan is dressed in all white – own design (yes, I know, I have a dry sense of humour:)
My dress and cardy is from h&m, shades from Rayban, sandals bought at a random store in Amsterdam.

Now I am off to Sweden for a few days, see you there:)

A Weekend by the Sea

Some of my friends had rented a small cabin by the sea, by the Oslofjord, so my husband and I decided to go there for a couple of days, over the weekend. The weather is so amazing these days, this is summer as I can remember it from my youth…warm days, warm water, nights where you can sit out and glance at the gorgeous sunset.

I just love summer:)
And, summer by the sea is great, I have to say. We met up with other friends, bathed with the kids, bbq on the beach, and chatted and had cool wine when the kids were in bed. Ah…life:)

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I did yoga on the beach, and the kids were fishing mini-crabs (yes, there is a little crab that my hubby put on my belly:)

Swinsuit is from Versace
Leather skirt from h&m
Kimono was a gift from the blogger Anna Mavridis (check it out)
Hat and necklaces from ebay

Friends, wine and city-life

My friend and trusted hairdresser, Iris, just had her birthday, and she also just moved to Oslo. Since we are both having vacation, we thought it would be a great idea to chill, chat and drink wine in the middle of the day in the park. And, so we did, with several of her friends dropping by. It was such a nice time:)

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Does not Lisa have the most awesome pink hair (yes, Iris is her hairdresser as well!!) and the coolest iPad-cover (bought at Aldo in the UK)!
And, yes, if you are from Norway, you might have seen her sing on http://www.vg.no/rampelys/tv/reality-tv/the-voice-lisa-fikk-hilsen-fra-will-i-am/a/10126246/.

My outfit:
Dress- Vera Wang
Bag- Michael Kors
Bracelet (green)- See By Chloe
Bracelets /orange and red)- vintage
Hat- a gift
Sandals (the most comfy!!)- Miss KG/Nelly (adlink)

Retro done easy:)

I love a retro outfit.
Today, it was a result of lazyness, really;-)
I was going to run some errands, and did not feel like washing my hair as I took my shower, so I put it up in a bun and put a nice scarf around – saves a bad hairday any day:)

It was so warm that I did not feel like putting make-up on. A nice red lip will save any make-up “free” day (because with shades on, no one will notice, ha ha). A dress and a pair of heels…..Voila! Stylish with no effort. Ready for running errand AND looking fresh while having a coffee out in the sun:)

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Dress- Mango
Scarf- Calvin Klein
Shoes- Andiamo
Clutch- Friis&Co
Anclepiece- Barfota Design

B&W

Today has been a super-lazy day (Ok, except for cleaning and doing yoga, that is), and the big highlight has been going to the grocery store, he he. Vacation is nice, I have to say:)

I love hats in the summer, and changing them up a bit with different scarves, or, like here, a hairband, makes it fun and you can make it go well with the outfit.

Today I had a black and white moment (but, as many of you have noticed, I often put in a splash of colour:)

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