I don't speak German, but I can if you like

Why so serious? I'm taking my own advise and giving you guys some silly poses today. Fashion is fun, let's not forget that! Enjoying a cup of Chamomile tea, listening to some nostalgic tunes on the radio and a cracking fireplace; in chunky knits, of course. Life is good. Life is now.

Shorts - Romwe.com // Knits - Pixie Knitwear // Tights - BikBok // Shoes - GoJane
Quote Lady Gaga.

Giveaway | 2 x $80 gift-certificates to Romwe.com

One awesome giveaway after the other! Boys and girls - I have two gift-certificates, each worth $80. Do you want one? Here's what you have to do!

  • Register to Romwe.com and leave a comment with your email address on this post!
  • Share it! On your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, where ever you want. Blogging is sharing, and sharing is caring! Kudos if you mention @barbroandersen and @romweshop on Twitter!

  • And as always; you are welcome to follow my blog, but only if you want to - it is not a condition! Bloglovin here and Google Connect here.

And that's it! You can get a $80 gift certificate for shopping at Romwe.com, which offers free international shipping by the way! Not much to think about, if you ask me. You can check out some of my favorites for fall right here!

Don't think it's your style? Well, I think Romwe has something for everyone; shoes, jumpers, shorts, dresses, vintage treasures, sneakers, hoodies, pants - you name it. Not to mention that it's almost Christmas, and I'm sure someone in your family or some of your friends would be thrilled to have a little something from Romwe - if you really feel it's not for you, that is!

Open internationally. Ends Sunday 6th of November. Only one entry per person.
Winner of my Pixie Knitwear giveaway was Michelle! She has been contacted directly and was of course thrilled to be the winner!

Introducing: Shoppalu.com

I'd like to start by introducing the brand itself; then show my interpretation of items within the collections in separate posts. This way I am completely open about the sponsorship, and there are no doubts regarding the issues of "hidden promotions" and such. I always share my honest opinions, even if the outcome unflattering. Questions? Just contact me here.

We ♥ vintage. The hunt. The find. The fashion! Quality. Originality. Style. The old + new!

Meet Shoppalu, my newest sponsor! Is it vintage? Yes! Is it me? Yes! Shoppalu was launched this year, and is a vintage online store featuring some of the most covetable pieces I've seen in a while. Unique and very stylish, of course. Each piece is handpicked with care, cleaned, and restored to as close to its original condition as possible. The owner of Shoppalu is inspired by east and west coast influences that drives her global search for old, but not forgotten, treasures! I really can't wait to receive my first Shoppalu items, but in the mean time, let's see how Janice answered my questions.

Who are you?
My name is Janice Liu and I'm from Vancouver, Canada. Our company is based in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. I grew up in Vancouver, lived in Montreal during my uni years as well as in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Why did you decide to open a vintage store online?
I decided to open a vintage store because from a business stand point, it's definitely a niche market that few sites are focused on. On a personal level, it gave me a reason to go picking, which I've always loved to do.

Where does the name Shoppalu come from? Does it have a specific meaning?
It's named after my friend Palu, who's an incredibly cool person. I wanted something cute that rolled off the tongue, without sounding pretentious or arrogant.

What do you think makes your store stand out amongst all the other vintage stores?
We're solely online, which definitely differentiates us. We also alter pieces that are too dated. I know many other vintage stores feel that may strip the piece of it's true history, but to us a little tweak goes a long way and really modernize these pieces.

What do you think is the ultimate vintage fashion statement at the moment?
Vintage fur. Definitely.

Some favorites from your store right now?
  • This trench used to be floor length and super 80s. We shortened it, and took out the shoulder pads. The level of fabrication that clothes used to be made with is seen in the quality of this piece.
  • This piece is super super cool. The suede patchwork and Italian hardware makes this piece quite timeless. The color-block definitely proves that trends do come rolling back.
  • Pretty obsessed with these felted leggings. Audrey Cantwell, is a designer from Montreal who creates quality, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Would you consider Shoppalu's price range to be affordable or pure luxury? Why?
Definitely afordable. We plan to bring in a more luxurious range of goods in our new section for the next few seasons to come, but our vintage pieces will always be affordable.

Why did you decide to add new brands to your site as well?
I want to provide our customer with new and old pieces. We're essentially trying to cater to the girl that styles with both and loves both equally, like Alexa Chung or Kate Bosworth.

Visit Shoppalu here:
Website // Blog // Twitter // Facebook

Shoppalu photos by Sara Traore.

I'm crazy, what's your excuse?

I took the weekend of from the internets, trying to figure out how to make our apartment livable again. It's been a complete mess these past couple of months, and so far it's not exactly going my way. Believe me when I say it's almost impossible getting from one place to another at the moment, as there are boxes and clothes all over the place! It's safe to say that two days is not enough time to redecorate, rearrange and relax at the same time.
Knit skirt - Gina Tricot // Cossack hat - White Baron // Cardigan - Kmart // Tights and scarf - BikBok // Shoes - JC

Graphic lines

I experimented with some graphic lines yesterday, but forgot to add a close-up. Make-up really isn't my strong side, but I do love trying new things! What do we think? Yey or ney?

Get your freak on

I've been going overboard with the knits lately, so I thought I'd bring in some different elements. It was either leather pants or suede shorts, but Some Kind of Style told me to wear the pants - so I did!

Speaking of knits; don't forget to enter my Pixie Knitwear giveaway! Pick your favorite and you can win it!
Pants - Gina Tricot // Knit sweater - iiS of Norway // Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

The color beige

This is one of those outfit where I just feel.. eeh. Not good, not bad - just something in between. It has nothing to do with the clothes; especially this knit skirt, which I got from my lover the other day. Even my posing is off-beat. It's fall, and I'm most definitely feeling the effects of it. I don't like it one bit!
Blouse - Romwe.com // Skirt - Gina Tricot // Cossack hat - White Baron // Tights - BikBok // Shoes - ASOS

Giveaway | Pixie Knitwear!

I love Pixie and wear their clothes regularly, that's why I believe this is the most awesome giveaway I've hosted yet! Why? The winner will receive their favorite piece from Pixieknitwear.com!

Pixie has something for everyone; cardigans, bodies, dresses, tunics and sweaters. My favorite pieces at the moment is the cable knit dress I wore the other day and the Peter Pan collar shirt I wore flying to New York this September.

There are however two conditions this time:
1. Follow Pixie Knitwear on Twitter OR Facebook!
2. Visit Pixie Knitwear and pick your favorite item - leave the link here and tell me why you want it!
3. And you can of course follow my blog too, if you want!

The giveaway ends October 24th and is open to my international readers. The winner will be contacted directly, so don't forget to leave your info: either blog, facebook or e-mail.

What are you waiting for? Click you way over to Pixie Knitwear and choose your favorite!

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

This is the second challenge in playing dress-up and it was given to me by two people, actually; Tonje and Alexander. It's neo-futurism! I instantly knew I had to wear this dress by Estela Balan - it fits me like a glove, even though I decided to wear it backwards! What do you think? Dress - Estela Balan // Cossack hat - White Baron // Leather cuff - DIY // Necklace - handmade from a vacation-spot // Shoes - thrifted (Nine West). Quote by Abraham Lincoln.

Red is the highest arc of the rainbow

This week has been quite busy in regards of outfits, but I hope you like it! This white knit dress is just perfection, don't you think? I'm actually quite happy with this whole ensemble, perfect for fall in Norway - or winter, for that matter. I fell in love with the color of these tights when I first saw them, and just had to get them. Luckily, they had a "2 for 1" deal so I got another pair for free!

If you have read my blog for a while, you might remember my posts about White Baron last year. I think his designs are interesting and very creative, so it will probably not come as a surprise to you when I say that everyone needs a cossack hat in their lives. I was lucky enough to borrow some of his prototypes this week, which I will incorporate into my outfits in the coming month and share with you guys!

Knit dress - Pixie Knitwear // Cossack hat - White Baron // Tights - Bik Bok // Wool socks // Shoes - DinSko