Thursday, 26 November 2009

My new Zara brogues.


I bought these lovely brogues at Zara when I was in Oslo over the weekend. I love them so much. They have the perfect color, pattern, laces and heel height - just maybe not for me since any heel over about five or six, at the most, centimeters (these are nine centimeters) make my feet hurt after a very short while. I really need to improve in that area.


I will unfortunately not be blogging so much (as you can see already) over the next few weeks since I really must concentrate on my master's thesis due on the 15th of December. But I promise to be blogging a lot once that is all behind me!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Hello and sorry...

about my lack of blogging over the last week or so. I've been feeling incredibly uninspired and I don't think there is any point in blogging when you feel like you've got nothing sensible to talk about. Judging by other blogs I read, I think other people also feel the same (I guess it's the time of the year) way since generally there have been less posts overall.

I'm now at the airport, on my way to Oslo to visit my sister and attend a conference over the weekend. Hopefully that'll give me some inspiration.

This is an outfit I wore a few days ago.

Fake fur jacket and tights H&M, skirt American Apparel, bag Marc by Marc Jacobs, shoes Topshop.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A little bit of colour.

Red tights

As it starts to feel more and more like winter I find myself dressing in darker colours. I am not quite sure why, but I feel it suits my mood better - I couldn't bring myself to wearing pastel colours at this point. However, even if I enjoy dark colours in the winter, they are usually a bit too gloomy for someone like me who generally likes colour. Therefore, a few hints of colours can be the perfect fit, and enhances any outfit perfectly.
Red tights
Red tights

Jacket, tights and skirt from H&M, beret from my sister, scarf from some shop in Germany, gloves from Bianco and shoes from Noa Noa.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Chickpea soup.

When my boyfriend and I made this chickpea soup for Rosh Hashanah back in September many of you asked for the recipe. Yesterday I made it again, so I made sure to take photos of it so that I could share it with you.

You need: Chickpeas that have been soaked overnight in water (I suppose it's possible to use canned ones too, but then you don't need to cook the soup for an hour - perhaps only some 15 minutes). I didn't measure how much I used, but if you want to make a lot of soup I'd say around 10 dl.
3 carrots
1 onion
2-4 cloves of garlic

2-3 bay leaves
Spices (cumin, pepper, chili and coriander)
Some parsley

carrots and onion
1. Cut the carrots and onion and mince the garlic.

carrots and onion
2. Sauté them in oil on medium heath in a pan for around 10 minutes.

Bay leaves
3. Fill the pan up with water, add the chickpeas and bay leaves and cook for an hour with the lid on.

4. Add the spices according to your own liking and let the soup cook for five more minutes, but be careful with the chili. This soup is meant to be a little spicy, but I have made the mistake of putting too much chili into my food more than once. You probably don't need more than 1/4 teaspoon.

5. Remove the bay leaves and, voila, a quick and very tasty soup! Sprinkle with some chopped parsley.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Yesterday's outfit.

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Sorry for being such a lousy blogger lately, but my thesis is taking up a lot of my time. Actually, that is a lie. To be frank, I wish that it was. I've been complaining more often than necessary about my lack of concentration skills so I won't do that again. I actually do have time to blog in between not doing anything productive, but for some reason I can't do anything well when I feel stressed out.

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Blouse and tights from H&M, skirt from Asos, pedant from my grandmother and shoes from Dinsko.

Monday, 2 November 2009

And the winner is...

Wow, I was quite impressed that so many of you entered the giveaway I had at my blog last week. I wish more of you could win, but I could unfortunately only choose one winner. Hopefully I'll get the chance to have more giveaways here at my blog because I really enjoyed it. Oh well, enough talk, the one who's been chosen as the winner by a random number generator is...


Congratulation, sweetie! Please send me an e-mail so that I can pass on your details to Les Jumelles Boutique.