5000 NOK

I can't believe I won the outfit-competition over at Nelly.com! The price was 5000 NOK or $835 to spend in their webshop on shoes, clothes and accessories. Thank you so much!

I've been looking at everything they've got this entire week, but I can't seem to make up my mind. I am of course buying the gorgeous floral dress I posted as a serious craving in January, but what should I spend the rest of my awesome price on? Any ideas? Feel free to post some links if you want to help me out, I'm kind of clothing-paralyzed and shoe-confused - if that makes any sense.

This is the outfit I won the competition with. I'm wearing H&M jacket, KappAhl lace body, Bik Bok floral skirt, thrifted belt, random tights and my wonderful Go Jane booties.

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?

I'm a woman of few words these days. I suppose the pictures will speak for me.

I'm wearing a vintage silky shirt, thrifted blazer, Vero Moda pants, H&M hat and GoJane booties. Quote by Joe Cocker. You can HYPE me on Lookbook.nu if you want :)

Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe

Military glam. Not quite what I expected I'd be wearing today, considering what I posted as inspiration earlier this morning. Opposite inspiration, I guess. Oh, the attraction.

This is also my contribution to ‘Military Chic’. You can score it here if you want :)

I'm wearing a Vila jacket, Stradivarius sequined pants, Forever21 see-through knitted sweater, random pearls and studded belt with moms mountain boots from Lundhags. You can HYPE me on Lookbook.nu if you want :)

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly

Florals again. This time in a Wang inspired sporty version. I'm obsessed. Somebody should stop me, it's not suitable in these conditions. Then again, nothing really is.
It's Friday, and I'm going to a birthday party. Not sure if I will wear this, though. I may change my mind, I always do.
I'm the girl that changes twenty times, then decides to wear the first thing she tried on. It's a nice tradition. Tiresome, but nice.
I got this over-sized chunky top as a gift from my mother a few weeks ago, and I totally love it. So comfortable, and perfect for spring.
I've only worn these shoes once before, and though I love them all-natural - I decided to belt them up with these studded mini-belts. They are my little architectural wonders.
I'm wearing KappAhl floral dress as a skirt, Cubus over-sized chunky top and tights, random chain and GoJane boots with studded mini-belts. Quote by Winston Churchill. I'm going to a birthday party tonight, and since I can be quite annoying if I get drunk, I thought this quote would be suitable.

Ugly is the new beautiful

My camera had to wear an umbrella today, which made it look quite ridiculous.
It made me laugh though. I was in a good mood too, as I got to wear my new jacket!
I should have worn a hat or something. Maybe next time. I'm still waiting for spring, and I'm ignoring the fact that there's a lot of snow outside.
Welcome to my imaginary spring.

I'm wearing Bik Bok floral skirt, Kapp Ahl lace body, H&M jacket, random rights, thrifted belt and Go Jane booties. You can hype me on Lookbook.nu if you want!

Answers

Princesspolitico from Princess Politico asked:
Q: Has creating a blog made you more expressive with your clothing? Especially because you know that you'll be photographed and posted across the world?

A: Yes, in so many ways! I used to wear all black over-sized clothing with layers upon layers. Now I've learned to control my layering - even try some color from time to time. Though I’ve always tried to look my best, my blog has made me more self-conscious, and I've learned to experiment more with clothes and accessories - thanks to my peers, readers and followers. I don’t think too much about being posted across the world, more about being confident with who I am and what I wear. I’m still learning, and I hope to keep learning as I go.

Ligeia from Fuck Fashion Fear asked:
Q: Which are you favourite musicians? Last concert you've been to?

A: I really love Lady Gaga, actually – but that’s quite out of character considering my favorite genre is indie rock, somewhat punkish and toned down rock-metal. Some of my favorite bands are Muse, Lifehouse, Our Lady Peace and The Used. I’ve recently attended some small gatherings, most of them was during Oslo Fashion Week, where they combined runway shows with known musicians here in Norway – other than that I’m really bad at going to concerts. Then again, where I live, concerts aren’t a frequent event – something I hope will change when I move to Oslo this summer.
Meg from Morning Midnight asked:
Q: How does your blog interact with your personal life? ie, do your friends/family know about it, do you consciously avoid writing about personal things (i know i do.), is it a good representation of "you as a person" etc?

A: Great question! My friends and family do know about my blog, yes; and I think they visit it quite often. I don’t think that’s why I choose to censor my words, though. Before I started this blog, I had a very personal journal online where I shared too much about myself, my thoughts and life – and I believe (unconsciously) that’s why I prefer keeping some things to myself now. It’s not that I don’t want to share certain aspects of my life, but I choose to let my clothes do the talking in this case – as I think my blog is about personal style, not my personal life. I do think my blog reflects my personality quite well, though I admit taking things too serious sometimes. I'm more of a sarcastic and silly kind of girl in real life, but that haven't translated very well into my blog yet. I hope to change that.

Kimvee from Memoirs of a Vintage Junkie asked:
Q: What kind of Canon camera is that in your banner?

A: It's a Canon EOS 450D, my little baby! I still haven't been able to purchase the lens I want, so I'm using the standard lens, which I got in the kit when I bought it. (18-55 mm)

Trishna from Tashrin asked:
Q: What did you study in school and what is your full time career?

A: I got tired of school very early in my life. I had some personal issues I had to take care of and decided I wouldn’t get an education until I was truly committed to actually finishing it. However, before I decided to pause my education, I tried different things: community high-school, private high-school, a year of journalism, a few months at an artistic school and other whimsical "failures". I learned something from each of these, but haven’t set my mind on anything in particular yet. Now my main source of income comes from our lovely state, while I volunteer as a freelance fashion journalist and participate in different project around the world. Honestly, I really loath questions about school, work and such – but as I started this question and answer thingy, that’s the best answer I can give. What I want to do, on the other hand, involves plenty of things. I love photography, writing, style and pretty much all things creative. Unfortunately, all of these educational areas costs a lot of money, and until I get rich or die trying – I guess I’m stuck with this ambivalent personality of mine.

Desirée from metallicatrollet asked:
Q1: What's your favourite movie?
Q2: If you could do whatever you wanted to, for a career, what would it be?
Q3: What makes you feel good? :)

A1: Moulin Rouge is my very favorite movie. I love the scenery and everything about it. I also love White Oleander!
A2: There’s so many things I’d like to do, I really can’t make up my mind. I’d love being able to live from an artistic perspective; like a photographer or a writer.
A3: Love. Family. Friends. Music. Shoes. Pictures. Fashion. Coffee.

Heather Taylor from The Dream Machine asked:
Q: If you could be any color in the crayon box, which one would you pick and why?

A: I’d be black – because it goes with everything. A boring answer, perhaps – but it is my favorite color. Besides, I love black and white pictures, as well as writing - and when you have a black crayon: all you need is a piece of paper to make wonderful wonders.

Agnis from Deki Ai asked:
Q: Dear Barbro: Have you ever felt, in some time of your life, that you have no style? I'm asking you this, because I feel that way now :(

A: Yes, at some point I feel like that every single day! I’m sorry you feel like this, but I can with certainty tell you that you’re not alone! I’m sure every girl and boy out there feels the same way from time to time; having a blog and participating in fashion communities may even enhance these feelings. I know I measure and compare myself to others much too often, and with all this beauty I’m bound to feel bad sometimes. I guess it’s human nature. I think positive thinking is key here, although I'm bad at that myself, I'm trying. Focus on what you've got, not what you're lacking!

Monajenten from Restart asked:
Q: How do you think and feel when you mix up your outfits? You always look stunning, but I feel that I wouldn´t even be close to looking as good as you, even if I wore the exact same clothes.

A: Oh, wow, thank you! Actually, most of the time I just feel stressed out: I'm always late for something! But, when I’m not, I feel like a three-year old girl full of anticipation, curious about how I’m going to mix everything up. I’m not a big planner, and generally I just pick one main item I want to wear, and work my way from there. Also, I’m trying to be more spontaneous - as I'm fantastically good at over analyzing things.


Thank you for your wonderful questions! I'm one day behind schedule, because I went a little crazy partying this weekend. Guess I needed a little break, but now I'm back and ready for a new week.

Hypeed

I wanted to try something new, and entered this thingy over at Hypeed. The theme is floral inspiration, and I figured my skirt would be quite suitable.

Click here to score my contribution for the fashion magazine by real people. And don't forget to ask me something clever in my Q&A-post!

A question

March is to me the beginning of spring, a fresh start in so many ways. I snapped this picture yesterday, and came to think that this might be a good time to have one of those Question & Answers-post. I really haven't done this before, so I don't know the drill - but I guess it's all up to you guys!

Ask me anything you want, and I'll try to answer as best I can this Sunday :)

On the cover of..

Wow, I just received an e-mail telling me that I'm the new cover model of Mode Republic! How awesome is that? Thank you guys!

Lost in the woods

The sun was sporadicly shining on me this afternoon, and I was of course feeling very spring-y. The first of march always get to me in that way.
I'm seriously craving bare asphalt and that smell of newly sprung flowers.
With all this snow I still see no end to it. Oh, my dearest spring, where are thou?
Are we not there yet?

I'm wearing a thrifted green skirt and brown belt, Vila over-sized cardigan, Cubus tulip top, KappAhl lace body, Cubus thigh-high stockings, Roots boots and very little accessories today. I look a bit skeptical in the last picture, but that's only because I was looking out for those two mooses that were playing in the backyard this morning. Not funny; especially since the female chihuahua was super-ready to attack them!

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