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Arkiv for juli 2016

Saturdaze

Happy Saturday! At the moment I am in Rørvik, but because of a high work load I have not been able to run around with my camera. That is such a shame, it is really beautiful here! The city is surrounded by archipelagos, and when the sun is shining its ah-mazing. We are leaving Rørvik tomorrow, heading further south back to my home town. Hopefully it will be sunny so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery at its best while crossing the bridges out of here.

And when talking about sunny; playing with the sun and the camera is such an art. It is fascinating how much more interesting a picture can look by adding some magical sun lights. These pictures were taken a day me and my friend were out strolling and when the sun suddenly popped up we had to give it a go. This place looks rather tatty, but with some help from the sun we got ourselves a magical place. Don’t you agree?

Love my over knee boots from Isabel Marant by the way. These bad girls were bought during winter time, but in Norway, everything is all year clothes. Wishing you all a great weekend <3

 

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DRESS: BIKBOK // JACKET: ZARA // SHOES: ISABEL MARANT // BAG: LOUIS VUITTON

DISTRESSED

Right now there is more than my denim skirt that is distressed. Oh my I’m stressing around trying to fix everything before I’m moving. Why did it not listen to the tips about preparing yourself early? I tend to take a lot of things for granted in the way that I expect everything to be possible to solve with an app. Call me crazy, I guess I’ve spent too much time on my phone.

Look inspired by Rihanna, just missing a denim shirt.

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BAG: BALENCIAGA // SKIRT: EBAY // SHOES: ZARA

As long as you don´t take my jacket

Wednesday and we are already halfway through the week. Cannot believe how fast the time has gone these few days. Keeping myself busy with work, and got to put in some extra gears these last weeks before my getaway to Thailand.

This outfit does by the way represent my style just as I like it; classic but a little edgy and a bit cooler. I have got a thing for jackets, and I am always searching for new ones to complete my outfits. If I leave the house without one, it almost feels like I have forgotten something. Luckily I live in Norway, and there are few days where my jacket should just stay at home. Someone else feeling the same way? This one from Filippa K has followed me through absolutely everything, and I guess it might be my most worn piece actually. By keeping my jacket longer than my shorts I am creating a bit more depth to my outfit, and by matching a rough Levis shorts with a classic jacket I am keeping it more interesting. It is like I am trying to match Cake´s song «Short skirt/long jacket». Attends, quoi?

 

 

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BLAZER: FILIPPA K // SHORTS: VINTAGE LEVIS // SHOES: ZARA // BAG: MULBERRY

A TIME LIKE A BLANK

Hi lovelies! Wanted to share my ultimate tip for you if going to Japan; Visit a ryokan! This is a traditional Japanese Inn designed the Japanese way with sliding doors, tatami floors and futon beds. The ryokans often provide public or private onsens (hot springs), yukatas (casual summer kimonos), and scenic areas.

We were lucky to stay one night at Beniya Mukayu in Kaga, which is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places I have ever visited. The whole ryokan is designed with elements from the nature and nearly empty decorated rooms filled with light to signify that a mind entirely free of everything exists in a place of nothing. When arriving we were given our yukatas and then welcomed with a private tea ceremony. The rest of the stay was spent with yoga, Japanese dinner delicacies, spa and best of all; our own private onsen.

Thank you Beniya Mukayu for an extraordinary experience.

 

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Japan

One of my top 3 destinations the last decade has been Japan, and this summer I was able to realize my dream with a 2,5 weeks travel throughout the country. I came home from my journey few weeks ago, but as I did not have a blog back then I will share some few experiences with you now. Japan is a country very different from Norway, and that is why it so exciting for me. The more different, the better. We actually spent 1,5 weeks in Tokyo, and 1 week traveling with train visiting Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka, Kaga and Himeji. Traveling by train is really convenient in Japan, as you can get almost everywhere. Thanks to Shinkansen you can also go between the biggest cities in few hours, sometimes minutes, depending on where you are going. If going to Japan I really recommend you to buy a rail pass, which costs the same as a roundtrip Tokyo – Kyoto. This makes you able to travel as much as you like for a certain period. Remember to buy the pass before you leave, it is not possible to buy it in Japan!

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Osaka Castle with its beautiful details

My favorite cities in Japan were definitely Tokyo and Kyoto, and I wished we had stayed in Kyoto for some more days. If you have limited time when going to Japan I recommend you to visit these cites as they cover both the new and modern with Tokyo, and the historical and old in Kyoto. If you want to see a real Geisha or Maiko, Kyoto is where you should go. I was lucky to meet a girl dressed up in her Kimono, and wow these costumes are beautiful. You will find Japanese people dressed up in their Kimonos everywhere in Kyoto, but if you are really lucky wandering the streets late in the night you might catch a glimpse of a real Geisha.

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Pictures from Kyoto and the Fushimi Inari-taisha. Worth a visit!

As the city girl I am, Tokyo did not disappoint! Ginza, Sushi, Maid-cafe, second-hand treasure hunting, purikura, shopping, dining, manga, cat-cafe, Harajuku, tempura, karaoke… The list never stops, and with good reason; Tokyo has so much to offer. If you want it classy go to Ginza, are you searching for the quirky Shinjuku will do it for you, and if you like it crowded Shibuya is the place to be. I must admit that I did not get the real Tokyo feeling before I visited Akihabara which is the anime center of Tokyo. This is where you find everything in electrics and anime. Even though you are not an anime or electronic fan, Akihabara is a must visit! This is also where you will find the Maid cafés. If not for the food, it is worth it for the entertainment. As I mentioned we actually stayed in Tokyo for 1,5 weeks, and we always had a lot on our daily to-do plans. Thus, a little relaxing in Kaga at the Beniya Mukayu Ryokan was necessary and oh-so-relaxing. It is one of the most relaxing places I have ever been, and a real Japan experience. I am therefor going to dedicate a whole post for it, as it was really worth the trip up there!

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Shinjuku Tokyo

Anyone visited Japan? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I feel like a real Japanese now 😉

THE SUIT

I have been looking for a patterned suit for ages, and finally I bumped into it at Zara. Cannot say anything else than LOVE. The pattern and the light fabric is perfect for summer evenings, and it is just like wearing a pyjamas. It simply makes me happy! Pair it with some loafers and a tee for city strolls, or some high heels and a crop top and you are ready for a roof top party. Or do like me, go for a mix 😉

 

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SUIT: ZARA // SHOES: ZARA // SUNNIES: QUAY

MO I RANA

Yes you read right, I am in Mo I Rana right now. Norway’s hidden gem? Im not totally sure about that, but what I do know is that traveling in Norway is underestimated. However, it seems to me like a lot of Norwegians have opened their eyes to holidaying in their own country. I have been traveling a lot in the northern part of Norway, and what I love the most is the never-ending days. By that I mean the midnight sun. Yes it does make you a bit confused as you never want to go to bed, but it also gives you some extra energy to finish your unfinished business. Can you believe these pictures are taken late in the evening?

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VEST: HM// SHORTS: VINTAGE LEVIS // SHOES: CHANEL

HELLO WORLD

There is always a first time for everything. For me, it is blogging. A lot of people might ask why I start to blog now, and the reason is simply that I feel now is the right time for me.

I will thus dedicate this first post to introduce myself; My name is Ida Johansen, and I am a Norwegian student in my final year of my MSc in Economics and Business Administration. My specialization is in Marketing and Brand Management, and I love my study! I have a passion for fashion, and through this blog I will share this interest along with my eye for beautiful details. I am a esthetician and tend to search for the beauty in things; whether it is a lunch box or a fashion show. Furthermore, I am a wanderluster! My family has a traveling gene, which they did not forget to pass further to me. As traveling has become a big part of my lifestyle I hope to share my adventures with you. Right now I am traveling throughout Norway, but pretty soon I am actually moving to Bangkok for a little while. Because of that I decided to start this blog in English, and I will take it from there. This blog will contain pieces of my life and my interest. I am guessing you will find some fashion, traveling, food, architecture, interior and maybe some fitness. But this is just a wild guess!

So let’s see how this goes, I am eager to start blogging, and hope that I can share this experience with you!

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DRESS: HM // HEELS: ZARA // CLUTCH: YSL