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Happy Thoughts

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{1} Photography

I’ve spent a lot of time playing around with my camera this week and it’s so much fun to learn how to improve my skills. Both potted orchids, bouquets of peonies and outdoor outfit photos have been guinea pigs for my new skills. Never mind my neighbours who must think I’ve got a screw lose, lurking around the neighbourhood with a tripod and making fancy poses for nobody to see…

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{2} Lise’s birthday party

This weekend has been all about friends. Friday afternoon, my friend T came over to visit from Bergen and we headed straight for my friend Lise’s kinda surprise birthday BBQ party — she been a true Sherlock over the past few weeks, trying to pull information out of us. The party was great fun, as all her friends are full of life and so interesting to talk with!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{3} Norwegian Wood

Most of Saturday was spent at Norwegian Wood, a four-day music festival in Frognerbadet, the public pool in Frognerparken (Frogner park, by Vigelandsparken). Saturday’s highlights were Jackson Browne and the headliner Ray Davies of the Kinks. Low of blood sugar and slightly cold, we were about to leave just before Ray Davies’s show. Three guys sitting behind us were totally appalled by this move — how could we leave when the greatest entertainer of all times was about to enter the stage?!?

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

We listened to their advice and stayed on, and truth be told, the twin brothers and their father made the show a one-of-a-kind experience! The father had been taking the sons to concerts (handcuffed to his wrists) since they were 13 and all three were on cloud nine throughout the show, knowing the lyrics to all the songs. Seeing someone so enthusiastic and happy about something is very rare and it made me so happy!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{4} Oleana scarf

My very kind friend T gave me this gorgeous scarf from Oleana as a gift for… well, for nothing special, really. It is made of the softest silk and merino wool mix and matches my dark puple winter coat perfectly! L.O.V.E.

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{5} Peonies — the real thing

Finally, peonies are in season here in Norway and they will adorn my coffee table for the next month, until it’s back to the silk flowers again.

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{6} Hale Bob sample sale

Since falling in love with a purple print silk blouse at CC Vest’s Christmas event, I’ve been dreaming of owning a Hale Bob blouse or dress. You can image how happy I was when I was invited to their sample and warehouse sale last week and was able to purchase their products at a 70 % discount! My new blouse has already been taken for a spin, while it’s still too cold for the caftan. Now I’ve safely covered until their autumn sample sale, when the label’s dresses apparently fit longer and are more appropriate for us tall girls!

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{7} Aphru jumpsuit

On Saturday, we stopped by Paleet on our way to Norwegian Wood, as I wanted to show T the Marroccan market days they are hosting there this months. All the stores in the shopping centre had special offers and I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this gorgeous navy jumpsuit in the softest jersey for only Nok 300 (down from Nok 2100) at Aphru. Incredibly, it fits my 183 cm/six feetbody like a glove! Finally, I have a piece of Anita Godell’s gorgeous collection in my closet.

Tall Girl's Fashion // Happy Thoughts

{8} Østensjøvannet lake

Sunday’s brisk walk around Østensjøvannet bird sancturay was the pretties walk I’ve done since Cinque Terre — there were colourful flowers and pretty birds everywhere! Most of the bird species have hatched their eggs now and proud parents were swimming around with their cute brood in tow. Aren’t those fluffy swan babies (cygnets) above just adorable? And there are eight of them! Maybe swans also have nurseries and it’s not a human invention…

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