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Polo Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Cashmere Sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren cable knit cashmere sweater with ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. In soft grey, this cashmere sweater will make a versatile addition to a well-stocked knitwear wardrobe. Neutral tones will accent the subtle shade.

Leather iPad case from Valextra with interior flap, logo and elasticated closing band. This vibrant apple green accessory is handcrafted to the highest standard. Around the meeting table, it will make a discreet style statement.

Tan perforated leather gloves from Dents with cream cotton crochet on the back hand and thumb. These expertly crafted gloves will lend refinement to everyday dress. Team with a formal look for timelessly elegant style.

Blue, grey, cream and red fringed wool snowflake scarf from Drakes. In heavyweight wool with a festive design, this classic piece is the ultimate winter accessory. Layered over a chunky jacket, it’s a perfect look for an outdoor adventure.

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The fashion industry is a hard nut to crack. I think the saying “get a camel through the eye of a needle” is the best way to explain. Social media on the other hand, has been a savior for many! It’s all about spreading the word as fast as possible, to as many as possible.

Blogging, Facebook, twitter, and YouTube are just some, but probably the most efficient. Take for example ShopNBC, the online store of the broadcasting company NBC. If you become a fan of the ShopNBC Facebook page, or follow the ShopNBC Twitter page OR subscribe and watch ShopNBC on YouTube, you can keep up on the deals they feature daily!  By using these social medias, they reach way more people than just commercials on the tellie!

Personally, I think it’s stunning how the social medias have grown into becoming such important part of the daily life, and to think I’m a part of it.

What’s your thoughts on social media?

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I’ve been there, you’ve been there, we’ve all been there. Are you having a hard time paying the bills, and shopping fashion at the same time? Let me tell you about something called a low-budget fashionista. Most of us, if not all, have been in a situation where the money just doesn’t go as far as we want it to. The problem as I see it, is that we still want to look presentable, no?

I’m a big fan of a blog called Street Etiquette. These two men manages to mix expensive labels with less expensive labels, f.ex Ralph Lauren with Uniqlo. The highs with the lows.

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Click the image to see Street Etiquette.

The first step in the right direction, is to shop at these “big”-name shops like Hennes & Mauritz, Zara, Uniqlo and J. Crew. These stores imitate if you will, the same designs as the luxury brands, and for half the price or more, you can get an item looking the same, and in most cases you will. But be careful, these cheap clothes might not have the same fit. Mix and match, and you have a good outfit!

Which store does what best?

Uniqlo does slim-cut cotton suits and jackets; cashmere and merino wool sweaters in every imaginable color. J.Crew does plaid, chambray, and denim shirts. (Think weekend, not work.) Preppy American suits, updated for the cool guy. H&M does tapered dress shirts and smart suits for the office. Topman is for the young and trendy at heart, with a constantly replenished stock.

What are your other options?

Sample- and outlet sale! Just browse the newspaper or magazines for information on the next sample/outlet sale close to you. You can get a lot of clothes, the big brands, and a reduced price. I’ve seen price reductions as high as 70% on Ralph Lauren and Burberry. Just be there early, the small sizes disappear the fastest!

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Here’s a sale calendar provided by GQ.

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So kids, what did we learn today? Mix the highs with the lows, and you’ve got your own, personal style – on a budget!

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Inspiration: GQ
Picture(s): GQ, Street Etiquette
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I was recently invited to a showing of the spring fashion from the two best selling stores in the 3rd biggest mall in Norway, Miss Daisy and Frøken Pedersen.

Both Miss Daisy and Frøken Pedersen sell clothes for women over 30, but if you look closer, there are a lot of individual items that would look cool on a younger group of people as well.

Pt. 1. Credit: Sara Caroline Dahlstrøm

Pt. 2 Credit: Sara Caroline Dahlstrøm

There were a lot of cool clothes for women in the 30+ category, and like I said, a lot of the individual pieces can be worn by a younger generation as well, there’s nothing wrong in mixing and matching.

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Some say feast your eyes, others are critical, but nevertheless, here is the preview of the spring collection from ZARA.

Love the silhouette, the simple construction.

Love the earthly colors and neutrals.

Very spring’ish pattern on the top. Okay, it’s for spring. It seems like the oversized jacket is staying as well.

ZARA takes you on a journey to the middle east? Harem is staying too, it seems. Well, okay, harem is spring/summer, I’ll let it pass.

What do you think about the collection? I like it. It’s an ongoing theme throughout all the spring collections, this resurrection of simplicity and utility – in both cut, color and in the detailing. I hope you’re into earthly neutrals, cause that’s the ZARA collection!

Ohh btw, congratulations to me! 100th blog!

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Louis Vuitton just released a preview of their pre-fall collection designed by Julie de Libran, a Louis Vuitton director, and the deputy of Marc Jacobs, in charge of the mid-season collections.

“There weren’t any Afro wigs, but the vibe at Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall presentation was just as playful as at the Spring ready-to-wear show—think crocheted tube socks in place of furry clogs and micro-mini cashmere sweater dresses instead of pleated kilts. This season, the design backstory goes, the Vuitton woman has stumbled across a stash of brimming LV heritage trunks (lucky girl!). Inside them is a treasure trove of goodies, many with a 1960′s slant, from a gray fox vest straight out of Love Story and a swingy cape cut from a vintage Vuitton blanket to reverse tweed skirtsuits and stripey handkerchief dresses. And then there are the accessories: tote bags in steel lamé jacquard lined in quilted safety orange, and evening sandals complete with fur leg muffs. The collection may be young at heart, but it’s 100 percent luxe.” -Nicole Phelps, Style

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I love both these outfits! The fur and the coat in look #1 and the whole suit in look #2.

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What is there not to love? The muffs, the hat… <3

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The fur vest, the shoes, the cape-ish jacket. Wow, miss Julie!

Browse the whole preview here! What do you think? I absolutely LVoe it!

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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) between the start and the end of the 20th century.” -Wikipedia

Well, that’s what Wikipedia says about global warming, and Al Gore is spending thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, traveling around the world to speak of this global threat. But what the fuck, Al, where did it go? Well, it’s not here. With an average temperature of -21°C, I’m trying to find reasons for not going out every day!

It was GQ Magazine’s obsession of the day earlier this week, and I’m waiting for mine! It’s a Canada Goose <3

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This is the Expedition Parka, the one I’m waiting for. It has a staggering 625 fill power white duck down.

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This is the Sergeant model. Also very nice, and a bit more subtile than the Expedition Parka. Just as warm!

I know I am going to feel warm now! What do you wear when it’s as cold as it is here? Do you have any methods?

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