ON MY RADAR | Accessories

Posted on 13 March 2016

Being a 3rd trimester whale is making me want to shop. Alot. Even though I am quite comfortable with my changing body, I do miss being able to put on whatever. So you'd think this would be a clothing OMR, but for some unknown reason my wishlist for the year is mostly accessories. Probably because it feels safer, because they'll always fit. Which is one of the reasons I spend more on accessories than clothes. That's not to say I don't have a few pieces on my radar, but I'm planning on losing weight after having the baby and I don't want to jump the gun and buy tons of cute things that will only fit for a few months.

So today, let's focus on those other bits that I could even wear now. This list could have been a little bit longer (cabin fever has me shopping crazy!), but I edited down to my favourites. I would love to add all of these to my collection this year, but I'll settle for a few.

  • Gucci Soho Disco bag (€790) This bag was on top of my wishlist about a year ago, but since I don't feel that the classic colours are for me, and there weren't any exciting seasonal colours, it kind of got lost in my mind. Enter this fuchsia for spring. It's just so vibrant, and so, so me! I love the practicality of this bag. It's a good size for a small everyday bag, and it's not too flashy either. I've seen so many good reviews of this, and I hear that it's a bargian at the current price point.
  • kikki.K Textured Leather Travel Wallet ($56) Oh how I love travel gear! A big travel wallet is a must if you're in charge of a whole family worth of papers, passports and boarding passes, but I would recommend one to anyone because they're just so practical. I want to upgrade the one that I have, and these from kikki.K are perfect. They're a great size, leather and not too expensive.
  • Truffle Clarity Clutch small ($42) This one goes in the travel gear section for me as well, because that's where I see the biggest use for it in my life. These are so simple and chic, and I think they would be perfect for long haul flights when you need to bring those extra skincare goodies to survive.
  • Valentino Rockstud Ballerina ($975) Yes, I'm jumping the rockstud bandwagon. I did hate them at first, but the more I see them the more I love them. The only thing I don't love is the price tag, and I have heard about quality issues with these, so I'm not sure if they're something I would splurge on or not. No matter what though, they are pretty to look at. I think the ballerinas are my best option, even though I love the high heeled version, I just know I wouldn't wear them nearly enough. Since I dress in boring colours I would prefer them in a fun colour like pink, or something neon!
  • Hunter Original Tall Gloss Wellington Boots (£95) These however are a bit more practical. I do already own rain boots, but I would love to have options since I live in the wettest city in Norway. Hunter boots are timeless, and I really like the glossy finish, it almost makes them sexy, haha! Not sure what colour I would want, but definetly a fun one to spruce up a grey autumn day.
  • Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM (£755) I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this bag, and personally I would't use it as a handbag (atleast not in the GM size), but I do luuurve it for travel. It's huge and cavernous, and well, it never gets full. I always carry a mountain of stuff with me when I travel, be it by plane or car, and lately I've found myself using both a handbag and an extra tote, and that just ain't cutting it! I love the simplicity of these, and although I'm not the biggest monogram fan I like it for luggage. And also, since it's made from canvas and not leather you don't have to worry about scratches. I hear they're basically indestructable!
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 25 (£1600) This beautiful Speedy B in empreinte leather has been on top of my wishlist for quite a while. It's simple and classic, but fun, and I think it might just the perfect everyday bag for me (crossbody for life!). Unfortunately, it's being discontinued in this leather, so if you want one try and get one NOW. I think I will snap one up in damier ebene canvas instead, at a fraction of the price and as I said, basically indestructable which is perfect for an everyday bag for someone like me.
  • Prada Keyholder (£165) Even though I prefer Chanel or Louis Vuitton for SLGs, I can't stop thinking of this simple keyholder in saffiano leather. It's not super branded or too flashy, but it comes in so many beautiful colours to suit anyones mood. A few years ago I would have though a keyholder was so silly, but if you have an expensive handbag you don't want your keys to destroy the lining! And hey, if you've got to keep your keys safe you might as well look cute doing it.

Looking Towards 2016

Posted on 10 March 2016

Well, we're almost 2.5 months into 2016 already and I think it's time to adress it. It's been about six months since I last updated this blog, and that's basically a travesty. You may remember I had big plans for both this blog and my channel at the beginning of 2015. But as it does, life got in the way when I got pregnant in August. It was something I had dreamed about for a very long time, but those first few months were rough. As much as I love blogging and making videos, my health and my family always comes first, and I hope you understand that. So although my plans for 2015 didn't quite go as I had thought, I ended the year in the best way possible, pregnant with my daughter.

And here we are in 2016. I feel like the first two months have just flown by, and I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant. In just a few months I'll be a mother of two! I don't want to make too many plans for the blog this year, because who knows what life will be like in a few months. Crazy, I'm sure.

But I will post here once in a while, and I promise it won't just be video links. I'm hoping that if you're interested in my videos you're already subscribed to my YouTube channel, if not then you totally should! And if you want to be in the know every time I update this blog, you should follow me on BlogLovin' as well.

Sephora Haul

Posted on 25 August 2015

Yes, I'm still alive! I'm so sorry for my long absence, it wasn't planned. I actually filmed this video almost two weeks ago, and I finally got around to editing it. Alot of stuff has been going on as of late, and I can't wait to tell you about it very soon!

But isn't a Sephora haul a pretty good comeback? My very sweet dad picked up these things for me at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, TN. I also added two face makeup items that I picked up at home, but you can get them at Sephora, so I thought why not just talk about them here.

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ColourPop Haul

Posted on 2 August 2015

Yet another haul has hit my channel. This time it's exclusively a ColourPop haul, a brand I had never tried before. I was really excited about trying some of their products since I've been hearing both gurus and friends rave about them for a long time now. And what makes them even more interesting is that they're a pretty cheap range, with products ranging from $5-$8.You guys know I'm not huge on beauty from that price range, because I feel that you usually get what you pay for, but I was just too curious! Watch the video to check out what I got and hear my first impressions on all my new goodies.

2015 Makeup Collection & Storage

Posted on 26 July 2015

It's finally here! Before we left for our summer holiday I managed to get my vanity in order and film my updated makeup collection for you. I doubt I'll keep it like this forever, because there are a few bits I'm not super happy with, but for the foreseeable future this is what I'm working with. It's basically an IKEA overload, like the rest of our home! Which I don't love, but we don't have Pottery Barn, so it is what it is.

So let's go through the stats. My vanity is actually a desk from our old home, the short version of Bestå Burs. The little stool is Ingolf, you all know the Alex drawers and my mirrors are Skogsvåg and Trensum. I got the acrylic display for my nailpolishes off eBay, I got mine from this seller but you can just search 'acrylic nailpolish display' and you'll find loads in all different sizes. Other than that, most things are from Muji.

Luxury Accessories Haul

Posted on 20 July 2015

You know me, I love a little haul, and this is a really special one. Over the past few months I've picked up three little designer goodies that make me very excited, and I felt that they deserved their own video. If I can, I will probably do more fashion/designer type of videos, because these are things that I love. Those type of videos do get a lot of hate though (haters gonna hate), but I don't care, I do this for the people that love it as much as I do!

But enough rambling, why don't you watch the video? And then you should totally subscribe to my channel as well. I'm so close to hitting 400 subscribers, which is pretty darn awesome! 

June Favourites 2015

Posted on 11 July 2015

Time for favourites! I had a bunch of favourites in June, so this is a bit of a long one. I don't think I've ever had so many different things to share in one month before, but I've just been so excited about so many things. Why don't you just dig in without having to read too much of my crap beforehand. As always, I hope you like it!

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