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One dress – Four seasons- Winter 2

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Again a post about the most versatile dress I’ve ever had. It’s actually on the list of my 25 most used items in the Stylebook app. That’s really not bad for a dress.

Ennå en gang et antrekk med den mest anvendelige kjolen jeg noen gang har hatt. Faktisk ligger den blant de 25 mest brukte plaggene mine i Stylebook appen, og det er jammen ikke verst for en kjole. 

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This time I’ve paired it with an oversized, cream cardigan from the Norwegian brand Holzweiler, the scarf is also from Holzweiler. I also wear the leather coated jeans from Fiveunits, Timberland boots and bag is from Mulberry. Everything a few years old.

Her er den sammen med en cardigan og et sjal fra det Norske merket Holzweiler. Bukse fra Fiveunits, mine trofaste Timberland støvletter og veske fra Mulberry.l Alt er noen år gammelt. 

DSC_0277The watch is from  Mockberg. Klokke fra Mockberg. 

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Bildene ble tatt i juli, det var da vi fotograferte denne kjolen for alle årstider.DSC_0283Photos from July, when we photographed this dress for all seasons.

 

 

You can find the dress in these posts:

One dress- Four seasons – Preparing for winter

One dress four seasons – Autumn 2

One dress, four season – Autumn 1

One dress, four seasons – Summer

One dress,four seasons – Spring outfit 2

One dress, four seasons – Spring outfit 1

We’re still waiting for an opportunity to do another photoshoot, it’s not exactly easy this time of year. I dream of a photoshoot in the snow, that would be amazing, not that we normally have much snow…

Vi håper på at vi snart får sjansen til å fotografere igjen, det er ikke akkurat enkelt å få til på denne tiden av året. Det er mye som skal klaffe, både vær og føreforhold, pluss at vi begge faktisk kan. Drømmen er å kunne gjøre en photoshoot i snøen, men man vet jo aldri om det blir snø i Bergen. 

 

Until next time

Kari

 

 

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Dressing the truth

I have to admit I’m a sucker for blazers and dresses and when I worked in an office I wore this a lot. I have a couple of good blazers from back then and also managed to buy two more this year. Ok one of them was a real bargain as it was from the test collection and sold for only a fraction of the price. (NOK 300 normal price about NOK 2000)

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But it’s time to be realistic, I don’t work at the office no more, my health issues put a stop to that a couple of years ago. (I still hope and believe I can work again if only my head stops spinning for every little thing I do.  There’s always hope.) What I need now is practical, comfy clothes to wear around the house, clothes I can relax in, take a walk in and run some errands in without looking like I dressed in the dark. I really don’t wear blazers at home and I have to face it, I’m at home 90% of the time and this is how I really dress.

 

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So it was time to face the truth, I started by dividing my clothes into 2 categories my Cozy homey clothes and the clothes I wear when I’m going somewhere. Some are for both categories. Leanne from Classy yet trendy for sure was no fool when she started to sell e-books in several categories. I’ve learned so much from her, but since I live in a much colder climate and also in Scandinavia where we have different fashion I have to be creative with what we’ve got here.

So far I’ve only categorized them in my Stylebook app, this is an app for IOS, there are also other closet apps Smart closet is one and GlamOutfit one. So here’s my Cosy homy capsule for this winter.

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And here’s some outfits from my cosy home capsule.

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And here’s the rest of  my winter capsule, I could probably do with half of this, but this is clothes I like and use when going somewhere.

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The last thing i bought before I started my shopping fast was a orange skirt, I’m still waiting for it so don’t know if it will stay, I’ve become an expert in sending things back. Anyway I played around with it and made some outfits.

 

 

I think that separating like this will make it even easier to get more wear of my clothes. It has also proved that I do have enough of clothes in both categories so no need to panic even if I’m having a fast. The options are many, I don’t need to put on the same everyday or feel I’m badly dressed when at home.

 

 

 

Until next time

Kari

 

 

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One dress- Four seasons – Preparing for winter

Winter is maybe right around the corner, even if we normally don’t have that cold winters here it’s still good to be prepared. So what I’ve done, I’ve been going through my closet and found that I really don’t need much. I have warm sweaters and cardigans which fits and I actually like, I have merino wool longs and long sleeved undershirt if I should need it. Most of my autumn clothes is also suitable for winter. It’s really a good idea to take a look at what you have before going shopping, I don’t know about you, but I have more than one time bought an almost exact copy of something I already had in my closet and forgot about.

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I have a little discussion with myself if I should pack away my mustard items or not. On one side I don’t want to, on the other side, I’m afraid I will be fed up with them and if I pack them away now I will love them next autumn. I have also found how to wear my favourite dress in winter. Actually this was done long time ago, back when I still had hair.

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Of course if it’s real cold I would have to add a coat, and if it’s cold and rain my new raincoat would be the option.

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We don’t have to pull out the sunglasses very often in the winter, but it happens.

When going through my stuff I found what I really needed was a pair of warm and waterproof boots. I bought a pair of Timberland Premium Shearling. They will keep me both warm and dry. I have another pair of Timbelands, and I love them so I hope I will love these as much.

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My outfit: The more than versatile dress from Minimum, leather coated jeans from Fiveunits, turtle neck sweater from Principles (bought in London last year), bag from Michael Kors, shoes from Nude of Scandinavia, hat from Accessorize.

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Have you started preparing for winter??

Photos by my very good friend and talented photographer Kari.

This dress has been styled in so many ways for all seasons.

One dress, 4 seasons, more autumn outfits

One dress four seasons – Autumn 2

One dress, four season – Autumn 1

One dress, four seasons – Summer

One dress,four seasons – Spring outfit 2

One dress, four seasons – Spring outfit 1

 

Until next time

Kari 

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30 x 30 Challenge – Day 11-20

Day 20 already, and still no problem using the 30 items only. I have now removed a pair of shoes from the list, it’s a pair of cognac Ecco flats, which I haven’t used so far in October and probably won’t use either. It has been boot weather most of the time. I haven’t put in anything to replace the shoes, so now I’m one item short. Here’s all my outfits so far in this challenge.

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I’m not going to bore you with all my outfits, in this period I’ve spent a couple of days indoors with no outfits to talk about, comfy pants and a sweater has been the uniform.

 

Days 11 and 12

I was still in Oslo cuddeling my little sweetie.  Went to the mall and found a rust cardigan and a scarf. 2 outfits on day 12, first shoes and quilted jacket when I was at the mall.  I went home again to Bergen in the evening and travelled with my boots and raincoat.

Day 13

Home again. Had to try my new cardigan with my signature dress. Everything goes with this dress, not kidding. Haven’t been able to find a photo of my cardigan online, so this is just an illustration, mine is more rust than the illustration. The one I’ve got is from Zavanna and was NOK 399,-

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Day 14

I wore the new scarf for the first time and also the mustard cardigan from Floyd which I bought last year.

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Day 15

Not worth mentioning, just staying home, happy not to have any other plans other than knitting.

Day 16

Was the day I used a lot of time to find out how to take a full figure photo using the timer on my phone. You can read about it here. This blogpost turned out to be very popular, so fun that so many liked  it.

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Day 17

Another rainy day, cuddling up in the sofa in my homemade sweater and writing a blogpost about how to make it cozy the Scandinavian way.  So many have been asking if I could show more of our interior and now I finally got round to do it. You can find the post here.

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Day 18

I dressed up and went to town, had to buy yarn and met a friend for dinner. It was sunshine, which was quite a shock after all that rain. Even pulled out my sunglasses, imagine that!! I used the opportunity to wear my London coat, bought at Zara in September. I also wore the rust cardigan and the new scarf. I think this is one of my favorite outfits ever. This cardigan and the scarf will be used a lot and is a good addition to my wardrobe, Both bought at Bogerud at Stovner senter, they also have this in the Zavanna shops.

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Day 19

Really not worth mentioning, sweater and comfy pants and a quick walk to buy some food.

Day 20

Now it’s raining a lot, I’m cuddling up in my mustard sweater from Masai again at the moment, but earlier I had a few errands and wore this.  I also brought my umbrella, can’t leave home without it.

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10 days to go on the 30×30 challenge, I believe it will be no problem to make it. It’s really a good exercise to do. I have found my true favourites and also a couple of items I’m not that happy with.

Starting to get used to my new look. At first I was like omg what have I done?? Now I think it’s OK. And it’s so easy, just wash and go. No hairdryer, just one styling product, no curling iron, no rollers, not any fuzz with my hair turning flat after 20 minutes despite all the hard work.

If you want to see more details about my clothes, which brands etc you can find a list here.

 

Until next time

Kari

 

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Dressing up a sweat pant

One of my favourites this autumn and also last autumn and winter are these sweat pants from Global Funk. They are made of a suede like material and are very comfortable. I wear them a lot, and I love that I can dress them up a bit. Comfort and style, what’s not to love.

When pics where taken I was in desperate need for a haircut, and some color. Now that is sorted out, I have now hardly any hair left haha.

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Sweater- Masai, pants – Global funk, shoes – Nude of Scandinavia

This is one of my absolute favourite outfits this autumn, I could live in this. When I wear this I’m really in my comfort zone.

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Blazer – Penn&ink, shirt – Dranella, pants – Global Funk,scarf – Covent garden market

Stepping up a notch, but still a relaxed outfit. Note to self, keep an eye out for a better fitting shirt in a cream color.

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Blazer – Claire, boots – Russell& Bromley

Still the same pants and shirt, but with another blazer and a scarf. Don’t know the brand of the scarf, but I recently bought it. I’ve seen it in several colors in different shops.

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Same outfit, different scarf. Also this from the Covent garden market.

 

All items here are also in my 30×30 challenge, I can mix and match and create endless outfits. I haven’t limited my scarves and accsessories in the 30×30 challenge, a scarf can make a really big difference in many outfits.

 

Another rainy day here in Bergen, I think Netflix and knitting is on the agenda today. I’m trying to design a teddybear, in between the bunny knitting.

 

Until next time

Kari 

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30 x 30 challenge – Day 1-5

Day 5 already, how time flies. Here’s the first 5 outfits in the challenge. Have to say weather has been challenging, it’s been raining almost non stop all week, and yesterday it even hailed a little. My new raincoat has proven to be waterproof that’s for sure.

Day 1 Sunday

Actually it was a little sunshine and we used the opportunity to do a photo shoot. At the end of our shoot the rain came. It was nice to get home, put on my Fanakofte  (home knitted sweater) and drink a nice cup of tea after a couple of hours outside in the cold weather.

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Long sleeved tee -Minimum, jeans – Fiveunits, homeknitted sweater, raincoat -BRGN, necklace – Syster P

Day 2

I did what I preach and wore a dress in the pouring rain. It sure works, the tights dries up very fast once you get in, no need to change.

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Dress – Minimum,cardigan – H&M, coat -BRGN, boots- Timberland, bag – Fjallreven

Day 3

Exiting day as I chopped off most of my hair. I don’t have a car so I walk a lot, I have about a mile to get to the bus when I’m going somewhere. Probably why I’m so concerned about what to wear when it’s raining. It rained a lot, but I was lucky, it didn’t rain at all when I was out walking, but as soon as I got in, oh my ☔️ I cheated a little though, the Ilse Jacobsen boots are not on the list, but boots like this is more a necessity and even if my Timberlands are waterproof I don’t always trust them when it’s a lot of water on the ground.

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Long sleeved tee- Minimum, jeans – Fiveunits, blazer – Penn&ink, coat -BRGN, boots – Ilse Jacobsen, bag – Fjallreven also wore the £2,50 from Covent garden market

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Day 4

I had a dentist appointment, but I managed to miss, I was sure I was going to be there at 2 o’clock, but it was a 12 o’clock appointment. It’s not the first time, it never happened before, but after I got ill I mix up times and appointments all the time. It’s so embarrassing. Anyway when the dentist called I was on my way out to take back some skirts I tried out. I was going to do that before my dentist appointment. This day I was not so lucky, when I walked to the bus it was pouring down with rain and hail. The raincoat sure showed what it was made of and I arrived safe and dry to the mall.

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Dress -Jean Paul, cardigan -H&M, coat – BRGN, boots – Timberland, bag – Fjallreven

Hang on a minute, this dress was not on the list over the 30 items  am I cheating already?? No, I had to replace the Kari dress I’d been waiting for a whole month. When it finally arrived it was such a disappointment. First of all, I thought I ordered a loose relaxed dress. Well it was nothing loose and relaxing about it, it was like a body con. And the color, well what can I say, it wasn’t exactly my kind of color. The whole thing looked more like a Star Trek costume, it’s going straight back where it came from. Ah well, you win some and loose some, on the bright side I saved some money.  My substitute is this striped dress from Jean Paul.

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Day 5

Such a dark and rainy day, again. I’m going nowhere and feel the urge for something comfy and cozy. The choice is easy, my soft and comfy sweatpants from Global funk and my favorite sweater from Masai are clear winners. Adds a little color too on this very dark day.

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Sweater – Masai, sweatpants- Global funk, sandals – Futti  bought in Croatia ( I wear these in the house almost every day) 

This was my five first days, so far so good. I have a couple of brave ladies who’s joined me in this challenge, actually you really don’t need to be that brave, 30 items is a lot to work with.

 

Sånn går nu dagan.

Until next time

Kari

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30 x 30 challenge

I’ve decided to do a 30×30 challenge in October. That means for 30 days I’ll wear 30 pieces of clothing including shoes. Bags, scarves and other accessories not included. Here’s what I’ve chosen, I hope me and photographer Kari can have a photo shoot soon where I will show some of the outfits. We have a plan for tomorrow if weather allouds. We’re back to normal now after a lovely September with very little rain.

 

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Blaser – Penn&Ink, scarf – Becksondergaard, tee- Minimum, jeans – Fiveunits

 

Jeg har gitt meg selv en 30 x 30 utfordring i oktober, dvs at jeg kun skal bruke disse 30 plaggene og skoene i 30 dager. Vesker, skjerf og annet tilbehør er ikke med i de 30 plaggene. Jeg håper på at fotograf Kari og jeg kan få fotografert noen av antrekkene i morgen om været tillater det. Regnet har kommet tilbake etter en nydelig September. Jeg har tenkt godt igjennom hva jeg skal bruke på min 30 x 30 utfordring. Her er det jeg har plukket ut. 

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  1. Terra-cotta long sleeved tee – Part two – New
  2. Charcoal long sleeved tee – Minimum- new
  3. Navy tee – I’ll use one with a v-neck
  4. Olive green tee – Life time (Sparkjøp) – new
  5. Mustard sweater – Masai- new
  6. Navy blue light sweater – Oxmo (Sparkjøp) – new
  7. Cream sweater – Second Female
  8. Camel sweater – Holly & White, Lindex – new
  9. Cream button down – Dranella
  10. Patterned blouse – In Wear -new
  11. Tan waterfall cardigan – Floyd
  12. Olive soft blazer -Penn&ink – new
  13. Tweed blazer – Claire – new
  14. Charcoal cardigan – H&M
  15. Mustard cardigan – Freequent
  16. Navy cardigan – Holly&Whyte, Lindex – new
  17. Fanakofte (traditional sweater) – home knittted
  18. Dark blue jeans – Fiveunits
  19. Mustard jeans – Floyd
  20. Black leather coated jeans – Fiveunits
  21. Navy dressy sweat pants – 2nd one
  22. Olive dressy sweat pants – Global funk (the ones on the pic are only an illustration)
  23. Tan high boots – Timberland
  24. Brown short boots – Russel&Bromley
  25. Olive green sneakers – Nude of Scandinavia
  26. Tan sneakers – Ecco
  27. Patterned dress – Minimum
  28. Golden dress – Secrets by B – new, haven’t got this yet and don’t know if it fits.
  29. Brown checked raincoat – BRGN – new ( this is a coat which can be used rain or shine. It breathes and does not look like a raincoat even if it’s 100% waterproof)
  30. Rust coat – Zara – new

Some outfits.

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You might think it’s a lot of jackets and cardis, yes it is, but in October I need to wear a layer also indoors. And I’m going to try live without my navy blazer this month, I think it needs a rest. Wish me luck.

Kanskje du synes det er mange jakker og cardigans, jeg kunne helt sikkert klart meg med færre, men som dere vet så bruker vi jo ofte to lag inne også i den mørke årstiden. Jeg gjør i alle fall det, skikkelig frysepinn.

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Blazer – Claire, scarf – bought at Fellini, tee- Minimum

 

 

 

I see I have quite a few new clothes this autumn, this is due to both that I’ve lost weight since last year and also that I’m phasing out black from my wardrobe. No new pants, but that’s because I “inherited” both the Fiveunits jeans from one of my very best friends.

Jeg har kjøpt en god del nye klær nå i høst, det er delvis fordi jeg har gått ned i vekt siden i fjor høst og delvis fordi jeg holder på å fase svart ut av garderoben min. Så mye tror jeg ikke jeg pleier  å kjøpe til en sesong, eller….. Nå er jo de nøytrale høstklærne egentlig helårsklær for oss i vårt klima. Ingen nye bukser forresten, men det er fordi jeg har arvet noen par av en av mine beste venninner.

Any one want to join this challenge?? 

 

Until next time

Kari

I have done a 10×10 challenge before. You can read about it here:

10×10 challenge Day 1 – And I’m an addict

10 x10 challenge – Days 2,3 and 4

10 X 10 challenge – Days 5,6 and 7

10×10 challenge – Days 8,9 and 10

 

 

 

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I love mustard

This might not come as a surprise to you if you’ve read any of my blogposts this autumn, but I love mustard. Mustard and ochre is well presented in my wardrobe this autumn. It started last autumn really when I bought a pair of mustard jeans and a long mustard cardigan. In February I bought a home knitted traditional sweater in cream and ochre. I had tons of compliments when wearing this for the first time, so I thought that maybe I was into something color wise. Here’s my mustard/ochre items all in one post.

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Jeans- Floyd from last year, Scarf and Blazer – Massimo Dutti  a few years old, boots – Russell & Bromley also a few years old

My first mustard piece of clothing, I really don’t think I had anything in mustard ever before this pair of jeans from Floyd.

 

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Cardigan – Floyd, last year, Scarf – Becksondergaard, a few years old, Dress – Designers Remix, this year Bag – Campomaggi, few years old

 

My second mustard yellow item also from last fall and from Floyd. I mostly buy Floyd at the Freequent shop in Galleriet. I really like the service there.

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Sweater – Home knitted Fanakofte, Dress – Moves Minimum, from last year, Scarf – Rosenvinge, last year

In February I bought this Fanakofte as this traditional sweater is called. It was such luck I found it in a buy and sell group in Facebook. It took me half a second from i saw until I contacted the woman who knitted it. Sometimes you just fall in love. She knitted it for her daughter, but it was to small for her, lucky for me. I absolutely love this sweater and it will probably be in my wardrobe for decades.

 

 

I packed the jeans and cardigan away for the spring/summer, but my Fanakofte was often in use all spring and summer. It’s the kind of garment you can just throw over just about anything if it’s a bit chilly.

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This fall I fell in love again first time I saw a picture of this sweater from the Danish brand Masai. It’s cotton with a small percentage of wool and polyester. Very comfortable. It will keep well,  I have had many clothes from this brand before and have always been very satisfied with the quality and the fit. Especially if you are Plus size this is a really good brand, they really know how to make clothes that looks good even if you are overweight. I always felt very comfortable in my Masai clothes when I had 30 ponds more on my body.

 

These are my mustard/ochre items, I’m knitting a scarf and a hat for the winter season and I have a lighter scarf in the color too.

 

I’ve also ordered a dress from the Norwegian brand Secrets by B, I will receive it next week. I’m really exited about the dress and do hope it fits me. It has my name all over it, literally,  as it’s called Kari. 8C0A6190lite-650x650

This dress can go either way, it can be absolutely a disaster on me, or it can be fabolous, I’m of course hoping for the last.

So this is the mustard/ochre items in my wardrobe. I only wear them one at the time, they are the spice in my wardrobe this fall. The color is so versatile, it goes with black, brown, navy, olive and most neutral colors.

I’ve chosen to write only in English today. Writing a blog is very time consuming and writing in two languages even more time consuming. If you’re a Norwegian reading my blogg and don’t understand much English please let me know and I’ll take the time to write in Norwegian too.

 

Until next time

Kari v

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One dress, 4 seasons, more autumn outfits

 

Once again has my signature dress proven to be more versatile than I ever imagined. It seems like almost everything I buy goes with it, even if black now is more or less out of my wardrobe. I bought this yellow sweater a few weeks ago, it’s from the brand Masai and guess what? I can wear it with the dress.

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Nok en gang har min “signaturkjole” vist seg å være ennå mer anvendelig enn jeg trodde. Den går med stort sett alt jeg kjøper for tiden og det ennå det meste av svart er ute av garderoben min. For noen uker siden kjøpte jeg denne gul genseren fra Masai og den har raskt blitt en favoritt også sammen med denne kjolen. 

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Dress – Moves Minimum, sweater – Masai, bag – Zara, boots – Russell & Bromley

 

Another new item in wardrobe this autumn is the olive green blazer from Pen & Ink NY, actually a US brand for once. This is also a very versatile piece of clothing. I really did’nt need another blazer, but I couldn’t resist this when I saw it in my favorite Norwegian webshop. It’s different from my other blazers as it very light weighted and thin fabric, which makes a great 2nd layer now in autumn winter. I need a perfect scarf for it though and hope to find it soon.

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Blazer – Penn & Ink NY, scarf – Barfota

 

En annen ny favoritt i garderoben min er denne blazeren fra Penn & ink NY, et amerikansk merke til en forandring. Denne er også veldig anvendelig og kan brukes til veldig mye. og selvfølgelig kan jeg bruke den til kjolen også. Egentlig var det siste jeg trengte en ny blazer, men denne kunne jeg ikke motstå når jeg så den i favoritt nettbutikken min Suser i Sivet. Den er i et veldig lett, tynt og mykt materiale som gjør at den er perfekt under høstjakken eller vinterkåpen. Jeg trenger et skjerf som passer til og håper å finne det snart. 

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This scarf was not a big success it’s to big and chunky for the fabric in the blazer.

Dette sjalet her passet i alle fall ikke til, det ble for stort og klumpete til stoffet i blazeren.

 

 I do love it when the things I have mix and match so well, that’s the beauty of a capsule wardrobe.

 

DSC_0361Jeg synes det er så gøy når alt kan mikses og matches på denne måten, det er den store fordelen med å ha en kapselgarderobe. 

You can find this dress in so many posts now, not bad for a dress that was about $25 and I have still a couple of more outfits to show you, when winter is here. Still I think the autumn outfit no 1 is my favorite.

Denne kjolen har vært fotografert mye og jeg har laget flere innlegg med dem. Ikke verst for en kjole jeg kjøpte for 299,- NOK.  Fremdeles er høstantekk nr 1 min favorittantrekk da. 

One dress four seasons – Autumn 2

One dress, four season – Autumn 1

One dress, four seasons – Summer

One dress,four seasons – Spring outfit 2

One dress, four seasons – Spring outfit 1

Until next time

Kari

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So what’s a capsule wardrobe???

According to Wikipedia Capsule wardrobe is a term made by Susie Faux in the 70’s. She owned a London boutique called Wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items of clothing which always will stay in fashion. The trenchcoat for instance, a white/cream shirt, a cashmere sweater, a pair of nice jeans, a pair of trousers, the little “black” dress, a blazer etc. Here’s the link to the source on Wikipedia  where you can find the list. The general idea is that you have a base and then you add seasonal pieces, which goes with the rest of your clothes. Like in autumn for instance you add 3-4 pieces in one or two of the autumn colors like burgundy, mustard, olive…  My accent color this autumn is mustard, what a big surprise.

 

Ifølge Wikipedia er en kapsel garderobe eller basisgarderobe som vi gjerne kan kalle det for på norsk et begrep som ble brukt av Susie Faux eier av boutiquen Wardrobe i London på 70 tallet. Det er en garderobe basert på de klassiske plaggene som aldri går av moten. Trench coaten f.eks, dongeribuksen, en hvit/kremfarget skjorte, den lille sorte kjolen som ikke nødvendigvis trenger å være sort, en blazer, en cashmere genser osv. Listen kan du finne her på Wikipedia. Ideen er at du har denne garderoben i bunn og så legger du til et par plagg for hvert sesongskifte i sesongens farger. Nå i høst er det jo de nydelige høstfargene vi bruker, burgunder, oker/sennep, vinrødt, olivengrønn. Min aksent farge denne er høsten er oker/sennepsgul, kanskje ingen ble spesielt overrasket nå. 

So far all is well, most of us has these items in our wardrobe already, but here comes the tricky part, choose a color scheme. Black is probably the most used base color, but honestly also a color very few of us can wear. Charcoal or navy might be a better option for many of us. I’m one of them, black is not my friend, so I had to change my plans for this autumns base color and go back to navy which was my base color spring and summer. I’ve kept a few black items though as a leather coated pair of jeans, a black cardigan, and my black patterned dress which is so versatile. The trick is when I use the black dress or cardigan I’m wearing a scarf in one of my colors. I need a light silk scarf which I can use indoors, this is on my shopping list when I go to London soon.

 

Så langt er alt greit, de fleste har disse plaggene allerede, men så er det det å velge farger. Sort er den fargen som er mest brukt som basisfarge, men det er også en farge veldig få av oss virkelig kler. Koksgrått eller marineblå er for de fleste et bedre alternativ. Jeg er en av dem, sort er ikke min venn dessverre, så jeg har måttet endre på planen om å bruke sort som basisfarge denne høsten og har gått tilbake til marineblått. Jeg har beholdt et par sorte plagg som jeg er glad i, et par sorte “skinnbukser”, en sort cardigan, en sort basic kjole og min svært anvendelige mønstrede kjole. Trikset da er å bruke en annen farge opp mot ansiktet, så et skjerf i en av mine farger må til for at jeg ser bra ut i sort. På ønskelisten står et silkeskjerf som jeg kan bruke innendørs, det skal jeg se etter når jeg reiser til London i høst. 

You also pick a couple of neutral colors, which obviously should go with your base color. White/cream whichever suits you best, brown, olive, grey are all good neutrals. Denim is also a good neutral. Some people can do with the base and neutrals and feel perfectly happy with them. Others like me like a more colors, and that’s where the accent colors come in. Choose one or two carefully for each season. They are the spice in your wardrobe. Scarves and tops are typically items you can buy in accent colors. Spring ad summer I used a warm blush and coral as my accent colors.

 

 

Du må også velge noen nøytrale farger. Hvit /krem den av dem du kler best, grå, brun, olivengrønn alle er gode nøytrale farger. Bare pass på at de nøytrale fargene går sammen med basisfargen din. Dongeri er også regnet som et nøytralt element i garderoben din. Noen bruker kun basisfarge og nøytrale farger i sin garderobe, mens jeg foretrekker litt mer farge. Velg en eller to aksent farger pr sesong, disse blir krydderet i garderoben. Topper og skjerf er typiske eksempler på klær du kan kjøpe i en aksent farge. Disse plaggene er gjerne også mer motepreget enn resten av garderoben, så ikke bruk unødvendig mye penger på dem. Jeg brukte en litt varm rosa og korall som mine aksentfarger i vår og sommer. 

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This is my capsule this autumn, is it a capsule wardrobe??? Yes and no, I still have to many items for a true capsule,  I have for instance 3 blazers I could probably have done with one, but all of them are different and I love them all. For me the most important is that everything here can be used with so many of the other items, and that my friends is the true beauty of a capsule wardrobe. There is room for personality also and free interpretation also when you have a capsule wardrobe. I have here 30 pieces of clothing, with shoes, scarves and bags I’m probably up in about 50 all together. Some has 37 as a number all togeheter, but as I said, it’s up to you and as time goes by you find that maybe you can live with less clothes and still have more to wear.

Over ser du min garderobe denne høsten, er dette en kapsel garderobe???  Vel ja og nei, strengt tatt kunne jeg helt sikkert klart meg med mindre, jeg har f.eks 3 blazere og kunne sikkert klart meg med en. Til mitt forsvar er alle forskjellige i både stoff og tykkelse, den olivengrønne f.eks er mer et inneplagg mens den i tweedaktig stoff er mer en ytterjakke. Det viktigste for meg er at alle plaggene her kan mixes og matches med det meste andre, jeg slipper å stå foran klesskapet og lete etter ting som passer sammen.  Og det mine venner er den store fordelen med en kapsel garderobe. Her er det 30 plagg, med sko, støvler, sjal og vesker er jeg sikkert oppe i ca 50 totalt. Noen har tallet 37 som det magiske tallet alt inkludert, men det er rom for personlighet og fri tolkning også når man har en kapsel garderobe. 

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So how to do it?? Dive into your wardrobe and find the items on the list. I say dive because that’s actually what most of us have to do, we have far to many clothes. Have you ever counted how many pairs of blue jeans you own??? Honestly, do you need them all? Wouldn’t it be much easier to own only two pairs of jeans, one pair of dark and one pair of light washed? Two pairs of quality jeans that looks real good on you? Pick out the best pairs, if you have several which is amazing on you keep 2-3 for this season and pack the others away for another season. The rest you sell, donate, make a rug of or whatever you choose to do. I bet you don’t have like 20 pairs of blue denims which looks real good on you. Be choosy.  I will also recommend this blogpost by Leanne White Blackmon to get you started on your capsule journey. This is the post that inspired me to start a capsule which also later led on to starting this blog. How to start a capsule wardrobe

Så hvordan gjør du det?? Ta et dypdykk i garderoben, ja det er ofte snakk om dypdykk, de fleste av oss har alt for mange klær og de fleste av dem bruker vi faktisk ikke. Har du noen gang telt over hvor mange dongeribukser du har?? Vil tippe de fleste har mer enn 10. Trenger du alle sammen?? Det du faktisk trenger er ett par lyse og et par mørke, så velg ut de som sitter finest på deg og selg, gi bort eller lag et teppe av resten. Har du flere som er skikkelig fine på så gjem dem til en annen sesong og gå på handletur i skapet ditt istedenfor på butikken. Jeg vil også på det varmeste anbefale dette blogginnlegget av Leanne White Blackmon, dette var min inspirasjon til å begynne med en kapselgarderobe og senere også denne bloggen. Hvordan bygge opp en kapselgarderobe

This was a long blogpost so if you still are with me you deserve a price,

Dette ble et lang innlegg så om du har kommet helt hit så fortjener du nesten en premie. 

 

Until next time

Kari 

 

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