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The beauty of a Capsule wardrobe

It’s been a while now since I stumbled upon the concept of capsule wardrobes. It was in April I first read this Blogpost  which changed my opinion about clothes and made my life a bit easier. My wardrobe looked like it had been bombed, I couldn’t find anything and it was a real struggle every day to put together an outfit. All these clothes and nothing to wear. I read this post a Saturday night and really wanted to start right away, but who purges their wardrobes on a Saturday night?? I almost couldn’t sleep all night as I was so excited to start sorting and purging.

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I spent most of he Sunday in the bedroom with all my clothes in a pile on the bed. I couldn’t believe how much it really was. I followed the 5 steps, and I have to say already on the 1st step, you get so much more control. For me choosing a base color was essential, I chose navy and took all the black I wanted to keep and stored it another place. I decided to use navy for spring and summer and use black for autumn and winter. (That’s not exactly what happened, as now black is phasing out of my wardrobe, but that’s another story). What happened was that I fell in love with my clothes all over again, I realised I had a lot of good clothes, and suddenly I was able to see them, and put together outfits with them.

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After this lifechanging Sunday in April I’ve actually had a quite simple life when it comes to get dressed. I know where everything is, everything goes together more or less, and when I buy something new I always make sure it will go with at least five other items in my wardrobe. Ofcourse I’ve done a couple of bad choices too, but all and all I’m happy with what I’ve bought. Like this striped dress which seemed to pair nicely up with almost everything.

I’ve had a couple of purges after this Sunday in April, it’s a  work in progress really. And every time I’ve purged it’s been easier to let go of clothes that I’ve kept just in case or for sentimental reasons. I will also give the advice, don’t purge the winter clothes in summer or vice versa. It might be you throw out something you really need. If you have a winter coat you’re not that happy with, wait until winter and until you found the perfect coat before you let it go. If not you might end up buying another coat you’re not that happy with just because it’s cold and you really need a coat to stay warm.

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This has all been so inspiring and I’ve also learned I could be an inspiration to others, who would have thought?  When starting up this blog I never intended to be a model myself, I used a mannequin to photograph my clothes until one day my friend Kari told me I should be a model myself and offered to take the photos. We’ve had a couple of photos shoots and a lot of fun, to my surprise I’m not half bad as a model.

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I’ve been playing around with my clothes, tried out combinations I really didn’t think would work, some of them has ended up on the list of favorite combinations. I’ve learned always to take photos of the outfits, for some reason it’s much easier to judge from a photo if something works or not. So this is another advice to you, try on different combos, take photos, dare to be silly in front of the camera, pretend you’re a model on a photo shoot. Remember all photos can be deleted and no one needs to see them, and maybe some of them turns out real good. Here’s a Selfies for dummies crash course.

So if you have loads and loads of clothes in your wardrobe, but nothing to wear, consider a capsule wardrobe. It doesn’t have to be a set number of clothes, if you have 100 pieces or more you’d like to keep, keep them, but sort them into seasons and colors. That way yo will get a much easier life when it comes to get dressed in the morning. Challenge yourself, do a 30×30 challenge, that means for 30 days you only wear 30 pieces of clothing. Or even more advanced a 10×10 which is, well I guess you’ve got the picture.

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Until next time

Kari

 

 

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30×30 challenge-Days 21-30 – Review

Since I mostly lived life in slow motion, my outfits haven’t been very exiting the past 10 days. I had a dentist appointment and also have been to my dermatologist,  that’s about it. My days have been spent knitting, reading and a couple of walks in the rain. I also dyed some clothes, I will show them in another post. Here’s 2 of my outfits the past 10 days. The ones worth mentioning.

My 30×30 challenge ended yesterday, so how did I do? What did I love, what couldn’t I live without and what did I not like that much?

The list of my 30 items changed a bit during the month, I took out some items before I used them and replaced them with better options. I thought I used a couple of extras, but when the end of the month came I actually worn exactly 30 items, not included accessories.

Here’s my original list:

And this is what I ended up with:

I replaced the yellow dress because when I finally received it, it turned out to be the ugliest dress ever. It was replaced by a navy dress with white stripes from Jean Paul.

Quite soon I also took the cream sweater from the 30, it wasn’t warm enough for this October so I replaced it with a rust cardigan.

For some reason I never wore the faux suede waterfall cardigan, so I replaced it with a quilted jacket which I needed when I was in Oslo a couple of days. I didn’t have room for the rust coat in my carry on and needed a lighter option.

Due to wet and cold weather I never got to wear the cognac shoes or the suede boots, those were replaced by rain boots and my waterproof utility jacket.

This is what I couldn’t have lived without:

1. The raincoat from BRGN

2. I soon missed my Timberland waterproof utility jacket as this is a bit more casual than the raincoat.

3. Timberland waterproof boots

4. Ilse Jacobsen rain boots, can’t wear same boots every day so needed 2 waterproof options.

5. Leather coated jeans, very practical when it’s pouring down.

6 and 7 My cozy pants from Global funk and 2nd one, seriously I could have lived in those pants.

8. My versatile dress from Moves by Minimum. It’s so practical to wear a dress when it’s raining. You can read why Here

My favorites:

1. Rust cardigan from Zavanna

2. Navy cardigan from Lindex, navy sweater from Oxmo and mustard jeans from Floyd.

3. Rust coat from Zara, I didn’t get to wear it much due to the weather.

4. Homeknitted (not by me) Fanakofte

5. Mustard sweater from Masai and kosebukse from Global funk.

6.  Soft blazer from Penn&Ink and dark blue jeans from Fiveunits.

Not so much.

 

1. Sweater from Lindex, I would have loved it if it was a cardigan, the neckline is wrong for me. Note to self, look for cardigans and V-neck. Don’t ever buy crew neck sweaters and tees again.

2. Olive tee, don’t particularly like the print, makes it less versatile.

3. Off white shirt from Dranella, it’s a bit to white for my complexion and I don’t like the arms on it. Needs to be replaced with a more cream colored one. No rush though.

4. Charcoal Cardigan from H&M, a bit to chunky and not very good quality. Will eventually be replaced with a long cardigan of better quality and possibly also another color. No rush though.

5. Navy and white striped dress from Jean Paul. Actually I like everything but the stripes. I feel all I can see is the stripes. I can try to soften the stripes by putting the dress in tea, then stripes will be more off white or even taupe, I can dye it with blue dye.

So this was my summary of the 30×30 challenge, would I do it again? Definitely, I guess I’m almost doing it already more or less. I think next time I’ll leave out the outerwear and shoes, as our weather is to unpredictable to decide shoes and outerwear for a month. I managed this time due to the pouring rain most of the time.

 

 

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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

 

Classy yet trendy

 

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30 x 30 CHALLENGE – DAY 6-10

A little late, but here’s my update on the 30×30 challenge. I have been visiting one of my grandchildren this week and have been busy cuddling with her.

I have also taken some of the items out of my 30×30 and replaced them, this is partly due to my travelling this week. I packed in a carry on and had to bring a quilted jacket as there was no room for the rust colored coat, I removed the waterfall cardigan. I also removed a cream sweater and replaced it with a rust cardigan I bought in Oslo, I think this will be more versatile and the cardigan is also warmer.

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Day 6

This was a another rainy day, I spent most days at home, what’s new?? I had to run out for a short while and I grabbed my Timberland coat and my rubber boots. Bummer, they were so conviently placed and I just threw them on without thinking.

 

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Sweater – Oxmo (Sparkjøp), Pants – Global Funk (can’t find pic of the ones I really have, so this is just an illustration) Scarf- Massimo Dutti, coat – Timberland, boots – Ilse Jacobsen

 

Day 7

Saturday and we had a dinner party with friends. I decided to keep it quite casual, jeans and floral blouse. Sandals are my every day lounge wear, so they are not in the list. Ha ha is this cheating? Blouse from In wear, jeans from Fiveunits, sandals bought in Croatia last summer. They are very similar to  Birkenstocks, actually made at the same factory. The price is very much more pleasant. So if ever in Croatia look for Futti sandals they sell them in the drugstores.

Day 8

A lazy Sunday, watching TV and recovering after the dinner party which was really nice. Food, wine and good company, what’s not to like? It was really cold this day and we actually cuddled up in front of the fire place for the first time this autumn.

 

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Sweater – Lindex, pants – Global Funk

 

Day 9

Travelling day, spending 4 days in Oslo with my son and his family. Main attraction my 7 week old granddaughter, she’s just so cute. I miss both my little princesses and they both live so far away. I do wish they will come live closer to their grandma.

I travelled in raincoat from BRGN, sweater from Masai, jeans from Fiveunits, Timberland boots and carried my Fjällreven totepack no 1.

Day 10

Cuddling day, what’s nicer for a grandma than to be with the grandchildren??

 

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Long sleeved tee – Part Two, scarf – Part Two, cardigan – Holly&Whyte (Lindex) quilted jacket -Jean Paul, sweat pants – 2nd one, boots – Timberland. 

 

I kept my packing to a minimum this time, 4 days in a carry on. Travelling without checked in luggage is easy, I will try to do this a lot more, having a capsule wardrobe makes it possible. Here’s my packlist.

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Next update will come soon. Tomorrow is day 15 and I’m already half way through the challenge, and I still have items I’ve not worn.

 

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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10×10 challenge – Days 8,9 and 10

Yay I’ve done it, 10 days wearing only 10 pieces of clothing, 3 pairs of shoes, a couple of accesories and 2 pieces of outerwear. I’m not sure if I’m happy  it’s over or if I will miss it. To sum it up, it’s been quite easy to dress and I have a lot of options left in my Stylebook app which I haven’t used. The hassle has been that I had to wash clothes more often then I’m used to, and that it was so little to wash so impossible to fill up the washing machine. After all we’re only 2 adults in this household so we don’t exactly have piles of dirty laundry every day. So from an environmental point of view this was not a big success.

Da har jeg vært igjennom 10×10 utfordringen, dvs i 10 dager har jeg brukt kun 10 plagg, 3 par sko, et par sjal og smykker og to ytterjakker. Totalt 11 antrekk i løpet av disse 10 dagene og enda har jeg mange kombinasjoner jeg ikke har brukt lagret på Stylebook appen. Det som har vært aberet er jo at når man kun har 3 t-skjorter og en genser å bruke så må man vaske forholdsvis ofte og siden vi bare er to voksne mennesker i husholdningen så har vi jo ikke akkurat hauger med skitneklær. Det holder normalt lenge med å vaske 2 maskiner i uken utenom sengeklær og håndklær. Så for miljøet sin del har det vel ikke akkurat vært en suksess.

Day 8

This was the day I dreaded the most, because me and my friend had a stand on a market where we sold clothes, shoes and other stuff we don’t use. It was an outdoor market and it was quite cold and it rained part of the time. I had to use most my clothes, and also a wool singlet which was not on my list. In  total 4 layers and still it was cold. Due to the weather there weren’t that many customers either, but we got rid of something and did come home with some money. I have not any selfie from this day, but here’s what I wore.

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Dette var dagen jeg ikke helt var helt forberedt på da jeg plukket klærne for 10 dagers utfordringen. Et bruktmarked ute i 14 grader og regn, mange timer forholdsvis i ro i salgsboden min venninne og jeg hadde var en litt kald opplevelse. Jeg brukte omtrent det jeg hadde av klær i tillegg til det på collagen hadde jeg også på en ullundertrøye. Siden været var som det var så ble det en litt langtekkelig dag, lite folk og ikke akkurat storsalg, kom da hjem med noen kroner. Det hadde nok vært en helt annen opplevelse om været hadde vært bra og kundene flere.

Rating of the outfit: 6, it was a little to cold, I wish the sweater had been wool and that I had brought a wool hat and gloves too.

Day 9
I dressed up a little and went to have lunch and dinner with a friend. It was one of these days when sun is shining one minute and the next it’s pouring down. I managed to keep almost dry as I also had my umbrella with me. It was a time I wished I’d put on my wellies though, I was afraid my brown leather shoes would be ruined by all the rain.

Dag 9
Lunch og middag hos en venninne. Regn og sol om en annen, noen skikkelige flobyger innimellom, da jeg gikk av bussen hadde himmelens sluser åpnet seg og jeg angret på at jeg ikke hadde tatt på meg sjøstøvler. Utrolig nok kom jeg meg noenlunde tørrskodd fram. Jeg hadde jo selvfølgelig også med paraply.

Rating of the outfit: 8 but just because it rained so much. I like the combination of navy and coral and also the belt on the blazer.

Day 10
And I’m back in my most worn item so far this month. My Global funk dressy sweat pants, I do love them. They are so comfy and I can also wear them without any problem just about anywhere and still feel dressed properly. This was the day I cleaned our fridge, it was a much needed thing to do, I just hate cleaning the fridge, don’t you? No need for much accessories, but I tried on a wrist scarf for 5 minutes just because I’d seen it and I thought it looked kind of cool. Not very practical for cleaning the fridge though. My necklace is from Syster P,

 Dag 10
Igjen har jeg på meg månedens mest brukte plagg,  kosebuksen fra Global Funk. Den er både behagelig og jeg kan egentlig bruke dem hvor som helst. Trenger ikke skifte om jeg skulle finne på å gå på butikken eller gjøre noe annet, i denne er jeg kledd for det meste. Jeg så et bilde av en som brukte et silkeskjerf rundt håndleddet og syntes det så litt kult ut så det måtte jeg jo prøve. Hadde det på i fem minutter for på agendaen sto vasking av kjøleskapet. Ikke akkurat praktisk da med et silkeskjerf rundt håndleddet. Jeg hater å vaske kjøleskapet, men det må gjøres og burde vært gjort mye oftere. Smykket med bokstav på er forresten fra Syster P, det finnes på Floyd.no. Jeg har kjøpt det på Freequent i Galleriet. Fikk spørsmål om dette smykket av en venn. Jeg har brukt det mye. Lurer dere på hvilket merke og hvor ting er kjøpt så må dere bare spørre så skal jeg svare så godt jeg kan.

Rating of the outfit: 8, it’s a bit boring, but it served it’s purpose. And I do love those pants.

So all and all, I have been quite content with my 10 items and the little extras. It was a great exersise for packing for a weeks trip to London in the autumn. Now I wonder what to wear tomorrow, I have endless options now that i have my whole closet to choose from again. HELP!!!

Alt i alt så har jeg vært ganske fornøyd med de 10 plaggene pluss, pluss. Jeg skal en tur til London i høst så dette er jo egentlig en ganske bra pakkeliste til turen. Nå lurer jeg på hva i all verden jeg skal ha på i morgen, det er jo endeløse muligheter nå når jeg får hele garderoben min å velge fra igjen. Hjelp!!!
Until Next time
Kari
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10 X 10 challenge – Days 5,6 and 7

Day 7 already, and I’m still going strong. Have been a little under the weather a couple of days and had to relax a lot. When just at home relaxing I’ve used my comfy pants from Global Funk, ended up using them 3 days in a row so not very inventive. My waterproof jacket has also been used the few little errands I had to go.

Dag 7 allerede og jeg holder ut, nå har det vært et ar dager jeg har følt meg litt pjusk og da har det blitt til at jeg bare har slappet av i kosebuksen min fra Global Funk, så jeg har ikke vært så veldig kreativ. Regnet har det også så når jeg har vært noen småturer ute så har den vanntette jakken vært god å ha.

Day 5
The coral scarf added a pop of color,  I should have worn a black or flesh colored bra, but I was just at home and no one but my hubby saw me, and now everyone who reads this blog. Do I care? Not so much.

Det koralfargede skjerfet gjorde at det ble et antrekk og ikke bare en t- skjorte og kosebukse. Jeg hadde hvit BH under, ikke så pent, men det var jo bare min kjære som så meg og nå alle dere som leser bloggen, ryktet mitt får seg nok en knekk etter dette.

Rating of this outfit: 9 it got me through a not to good day, and made me look better than I felt.

Day 6 morning

It was my hubbies birthday, I started the day in  a tee and the same cosy pants as the day before, and the cardigan was on and off. Had to pop out a errand in the rain too. I was still not feeling to good, but better. I put up the flag and prepared the gifts.

Bursdagen til min kjære, jeg startet dagen i t-skjorte og kosebukse, strikkejakken var av og på alt ettersom. Formen var stigende og jeg fant fram flagg og pakket inn gaver til min kjære, et lite ærend ut også. 

Rating of this outfit: 8 due to it was a little boring, other than that it worked well.

Day 6 evening
Since it was my hubbys birthday I couldn’t walk around in a tee and cosy pants all day, I had to dress up a little. As I had no dress among the 10 pieces I considered break the challenge, but accidently I had seen a Youtube video a couple of days before how to make a shirt to a skirt. In the video they also showed a sweater and I had just the right sweater among my 10 pieces. We popped a bottle of Prosecco and later we went for dinner at the local diner.

Jeg kunne ikke dasse rundt i T-skjorte og kosebukse på min kjæres bursdag så utpå ettermiddagen skiftet jeg. Jeg vurderte å bryte utfordringen og ta på en kjole, men tilfeldigvis hadde jeg sett en Youtube video et par dager før der en dame viste hvordan man kunne bruke topper og gensere som skjørt. Jeg hadde akkurat den riktige genseren. Vi åpnet en flaske Prosecco og senere gikk vi å spiste på kebabsjappen. Skikkelig gourmetmåltid.

Rating of this outfit: 10, I felt surprisingly comfortable in my sweaterskirt, I’m sure doing this again. Might also be the Prosecco talking.

Day 7
Now I’m starting to feel it’s good the 10 days soon will be over. Started the day with the shirt tucked into the jeans, felt a bit uncomfortable and put under a white tee and wore the shirt open instead.

Kjenner nå at det er greit at de 10 dagene snart er slutt. Begynte dagen med skjorten nedi buksene, men følte ikke det var helt komfortabelt så endte opp med å ta på en hvit t-skjorte under og bruke skjorten åpen utenpå.

Rating of this outfit: 8 after untucking



Tomorrow I’m attending a thrift sale and will spending the whole day outdoors and not moving that much. I suppose the challenge will be broken as I might to put on some wool to keep warm.

I morgen skal jeg og en venninne ha en bod på et utendørs bruktsalg, Er redd utfordringen blir brutt da, for om det blir kjølig så blir det nok ull som gjelder.

Until next time
Kari

10x10, capsule wardrobe, Challenge, Fashion

10 x10 challenge – Days 2,3 and 4

Ok I’m well into my 10 X 10 challenge, it’s going very well and I think I can manage for 10 days. I have actually lot more outfits of the 10 items and come up with new every day.

Da er jeg godt i gang med 10×10 utfordringen. Det går overraskende bra og jeg tror nok jeg skal klare å holde det gående i 10 dager. Jeg har jo lagt inn en del forskjellige antrekk i Stylebook appen og jeg finner på flere hver dag.

If you don’t know what it means you can read about it here:
Hvis du ikke har fått med deg hva en 10 x10 utfordring er så kan du lese om det her:
10×10 challenge

Day 2
A day for relaxing at home doing nothing. Due to my condition, I have vestibular neurithis, I have to relax after days I’ve done a lot. It’s really annoying, but it’s the way it is. I try to not plan things 2 days in a row.

Tee from H&M, Taupe jeans from Floyd and Smith (I’m om my 4th pair with these particular jeans in this color now). Taupe cardigan from Sisters point, few years old, so soft and comfy. Leopard Scarf as a headband, necklace made of my friend for my 50th birthday. Watch from Michael Kors.

Dag 2
Ble en avslappende dag hjemme. Pga at jeg fremdeles sliter med virus på balansenerven så trenger jeg å hvile etter dager jeg har gjort en del. Så jeg har lært meg å planlegge dagene mine slik at jeg ikke har store planer 2 dager på rad, jeg trenger tid å hente meg inn igjen. Irriterende, men det er bare slik det er og akkurat nå må jeg bare leve med det.

Rating for this outfit: 9
headband did not work for more than 5 minutes or else it would be a 10, I have to short hair and the scarf was to smooth.



Day 3
I was out with for dinner with the girls, and also met up with my cousin and her husband first. It was a day where the weather couldn’t really decide so I brought both umbrella and sunglasses. It turned out to be quite nice and sunny in the end so needed the sunglasses and had to put the scarf in my bag. I have left outerwear out of the challenge as we never know how it’s going to be. I wore my pink denim jacket on day 3.

Jeans – Fiveunits, Pink denim – H&M, scarf – old one, shoes – New Balance, bag – Mulberry, sweater – Anna Field, watch – Daniel Wellington

 Dag 3
Var i byen og spiste middag og litt shopping med 2 venninner. Før det møtte jeg min kusine og hennes mann, vi drakk te og jeg leverte en kanin som hennes barnebarn skal ha. Og som en ekte Bergenser har jeg med både solbriller og paraply. Fikk kun bruk for solbrillene og det ble varmere enn forventet så sjalet havnet fort i vesken. Yttertøy er ikke med i de 10 plaggene, om de hadde vært det så hadde de jo fylt opp halve kvoten.

Rating of this outfit 8 
but only as it got warmer than expected, I could have worn a tee instead of a sweater and dropped the scarf.

Day 4
Again a day at home, relaxing and preparing clothes for a thrift sale on Sunday. Tee and cosy pants very casual, but adding the necklace I found when “thrifting” my closet the other day makes the outfit a little more dressed. My cosy pant are olive and not grey as in the collage. Later I put on the taupe cardigan. Well I put it on and took it off a couple of times to be honest.


Tee – Lindex, pants- Global Funk (supercomfy), necklace – bought in Greece years ago

Dag 4
Ennå en dag hjemme, slapper av og forbereder klær som skal selges på et loppemarked på søndag. T skjorte, kosebukse og et smykke jeg fant da jeg holdt på å finne ting til loppemarkedet. Det ble kjøpt på en Gresk øy for en del år siden. Taupe cardigan var av og på noen ganger i løpet av dagen.

Rating of this outfit: 10


Until next time
Kari


10x10, capsule wardrobe, Challenge, Fashion

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

I have to admit it, I’ve become totally addicted to Stylebook. Maybe not the worst addiction one could have. For those of you who don’t know what Stylebook is, it’s an app for Ios and it cost a small amount to download it. About $5 I guess. It takes a bit of time to register your clothes in the app, but once it’s done you have a very useful toy. What I have done is that I find similar clothes online and put them into my closet on Stylebook, I only photograph things if it’s some special items that’s a few years old. If you buy something new it’s easy to find the exact item and put it into your Stylebook closet. I like to get all my items pure and take away the background so the collages looks clean. It takes a little more time and some skills, but once you understand the concept of how it’s done it’s totally worth it. Under you can find my 10X10 challenge list of the items I’m going  to use the next 10 days. I have 10 pieces of clothing and will and added shoes and other accessories that goes with them. So this is what I’m going to wear the next 10 days. I have also made a pack list for our vacation in Croatia which I will show you in another post.

Jeg må bare innrømme det, jeg har blitt totalt avhengig av appen Stylebook som kan lastes ned på ios for 44 kroner. Det tar litt tid å få registrert alle klærne i appen, men det er så verdt det når det er gjort. Dessuten er det morsomt også å holde på med spesielt om du er litt datakyndig. Det jeg gjør er å finne plagg som ligner på nettet. En marineblå blazer f.eks er en marineblå blazer selv om den ikke er 100% lik den du har. Noe må man fotografere selv, har man et plagg som er litt spesielt og noen år gammelt er det ikke så lett å finne noe som ligner. Det som er viktig da er at det fotograferes mot en bakgrunn som har en helt annen farge og som er slett, da er det lett å få bort bakgrunnen. Det tar litt lengre tid og man trenger litt datakunnskaper, men når du har skjønt hvordan det virker så går det som en lek. Nå har jeg bestemt meg for å være med på en 10×10 utfordring. Dvs, jeg har plukket ut 10 plagg som jeg skal bruke på forskjellige måter nå de neste 10 dagene. Sko og andre accessorier kommer utenom, men jeg har begrenset utvalget også der. Her i Bergen vet vi jo aldri fra time til time hvilket vær vi får så jeg tenker at ytterjakke må man ta etter behov ellers så hadde jo halvparten blitt ytterjakker.
Ok once you carefully picked your 10 items, let the games begin. I have to admit I wanted a dress in this 10×10 challenge, but I had to be realistic  and add a comfy pants and a warm cardigan instead. Weather forecast for next 10 days soes not look much like dress weather and there’s no occasion that I know of coming up that requires a dress either. OK my hubby is having his birthday, but he will not celebrate it before we’re in Croatia so I’ll leave my dresses until then. You will also notice there’s a pink denim jacket in the outfits which is not in the pack list. That’s because our weather is totally unpredictable so I have left outerwear out of the 10 pieces.
Da begynner moroa, når du har bestemt for deg hvilke 10 plagg du vil bruke så kan du leke deg å sette sammen antrekk av dem. Jeg hadde fryktelig lyst å ha en kjole med blant de 10 plaggene, men dette er Bergen og langtidsvarselet tyder ikke på mye kjolevær så kjolene er på pakkelisten til ferien. Jeg måtte stikke fingen i jorden og heller legge til en kosebukse og en varm cardigan, for det trenger jeg mer enn en kjole. Ytterklær har jeg utelatt fra listen, for om jeg skulle hatt det med så hadde nesten halvparten vært ytterklær. Så om dere reagerer på at det plutselig er en rosa denimjakke på noen av antrekkene og ingen på pakkelisten så er det grunnen.
Here’s todays outfit, we have been helping my brother in his flat and after we went to dinner with him. As you see, I had to add my waterproof utility jacket as it was raining today and we had to walk a bit.
Dette var dagens antrekk, i dag har vi hjulpet min bror med å sette sammen noen Ikea møbler og etterpå var vi ute å spiste middag. Måtte ta på regnjakke i dag.
If you don’t have I-phone or I-pad, there’s similar apps for android, one is called Smart closet another one is called Your Closet. I don’t have any of them so I can’t tell which is the best.  
Om du ikke har I- phone eller I -pad så finnes det lignende apper for android, en heter Smart closet  en annen Your closet. Siden jeg ikke har noen av dem vet jeg ikke hvilken som er best.
Until next time.
Kari