Back to School

Back to SchoolBack to SchoolBack to SchoolBack to School

Hello, darlings!

Fall has found its way to Oslo — ok, let’s be honest, that Norwegian summer I spoke so highly of a few months ago lasted all of a day) — which means I’m basically ready for Christmas. Seriously. There is a pre-pubescent all-boys choir caroling at me and my not-so-amused fiancé by way of YouTube as I type this. (Add that to the list of many things said fiancé may regret signing up for.) Anywho. Since the seasons have changed, I’ve taken the liberty of changing my stance on the whole socks-in-shoes thing as well. See photo archive above. How fabulous isn’t this footwear combo? And why was I so resistant to it for so long? God only knows. One thing’s for sure, though. More I-tried-the-trend shots will be coming to a footwear fetish blog near you. In the meantime, enjoy my Scottish school girl uniform and hankering for holiday sweaters and Christmas color schemes.

xE

VINTAGE sweater & skirt

LA MOTE socks

MANOLO BLAHNIK pumps

J.CREW bag

JOHN NUGENT photos

SLOTTSPARKEN, OSLO location

Sundays

SundaysSundaysSundaysIt’s been another month again, and I humbly accept the Bad Blogger of the Year Award. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to my very exciting, albeit demanding, new job (Head of Communications for the Norwegian undergarment label Pierre Robert) for bestowing upon me said honor. Blah, blah, blah. (My excuses are of no interest to me, and, I’m sure, even less so to you. Suffice it to say — I’ve been busy!)

I’ve spent the last weeks of August and early September cruising around town in ’70s throwback outfits like this one. And I intend to continue to do so all the way through autumn — because, I mean, what a decade! Otherwise, my re-integration to Oslo life has had me studying up on hitherto unknown Norwegian designers. Can’t wait to share my recent findings with you. Let’s just say, it’s not always all black and white here in Scandi-land. Sometimes there are shades of gray, too!

Until next time!

xE

SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M top

GINA TRICOT pants

MANOLO BLAHNIK heels

FENDI bag

JOHN NUGENT photos

ST. OLAVS KIRKE, OSLO location

End of Season

End of SeasonEnd of SeasonEnd of SeasonEnd of SeasonEnd of SeasonEnd of Season

Hello, world!

Like any self-respecting Norwegian, I decided to take the entire month of July off, which is why it’s been radio silent here on the blog. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Norwegian cultural norms, let me explain. The entire country shuts down for a joint holiday, aka “fellesferien”, during July. Norwegians conduct a mass exodus to warmer climates (which is ironic, considering that July is probably the only time you can actually enjoy some semblance of heat and sunshine in this country) and since there’s absolutely f*ck-all (pardon my French) going on in Oslo as a result, you may as well join the movement.

If you follow me on Instagram (@ellefure), you probably saw that the man and I fled to Paris earlier last month. The fabulous thing about mid-summer city vacations? Massive end-of-season SALES!! Needless to say, I went a bit nuts and am now suffering under a self-inflicted buying ban through the month of September (HOW WILL I SURVIVE?!). Pictured above are some of my ultimate sale snags from the City of Light. The heels are about 1.5 sizes too big, but when they’re this good and 50% off, size doesn’t matter.

xE

MAJE dress

ATELIER MARCHAL clutch

MARC BY MARC JACOBS shoes

JOHN NUGENT photos

FREDENSBORG, OSLO location

Westeros

WesterosWesterosWesterosWesterosWesteros

John calls this outfit my Westeros look, so I figured I’d run with it. We’re in the middle of a magical Norwegian summer and I’ve gone all John William Waterhouse on my wardrobe (when I’m not channeling the ’70s, that is). The skirt, which you’ve seen before, is made of wool, so don’t be fooled by the dappled light and lush greenery — it still ain’t warm in this part of the world. The corset is from a punk shop on St. Mark’s (NYC), and has been hanging, unused, on a garment rack in my closet for far too long. It only recently occurred to me to pair it with something high-waisted. I mean, really, where has my mind been?!

Anywho, that’s all for now. I talked the man into a quick trip to Paris next week, so stay tuned for some totally unoriginal #ootd shots by that little gem they call the Eiffel Tower.

xE

JOHN NUGENT photos

SLOTTSPARKEN, OSLO location

Velvet Crush

Velvet CrushVelvet Crush

Oslo’s been overachieving in the sunshine category lately, which has translated into bursts of bohemianism on my end. This velvet cardigan from Anthro, for instance, has been a total winner in recent weeks. Now, the pearl-bedazzled sunglasses, I admit, are a hair 2000-and-late, but who really cares. They make me happy and that’s all that matters.

xE

JOHN NUGENT photos

OPERA HOUSE, OSLO location