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What to Wear for A Cool Summers Day in Norway

Dear Fashionista

I am going to embarrass myself once again by not posting superbly orchestrated photos. Instead I will be posting what I do best, a complete shambles of reality, except this time even more reality due to small mirrors and small rooms.  

The story goes as follows:

I once again found myself packing my ebags for a work trip. 

This time to Norway.  I decided that as I was at work on Monday and had to fly Sunday then I would add sightseeing to the agenda and fly Sunday morning. 

The weather was not the steamy, real steamy Sunday that we have today in the UK, as I write to you, and I melt over the keyboard.   It was to be a mild 15c plus showers that Sunday in Oslo.  I decided on a Boden pink breton, M&S pink cardigan for the warm layer, and my bright salmon rain mac with hood.  I had bought myself a cabin suitcase to avoid luggage check in.  Like a good middle aged woman I packed my liquids in said suitcase. Numpty moi, I  totally forgot at security. I was so used to checking my suitcase. Duh.  So there is a lesson for you. 

It turned out that this was the perfect outfit for the day and its adventures.  I met  two colleagues at the airport as they had decided to accompany me and tour the city too.  

in front of the Palace in Oslo and I am not posing but was caught pre capture fluffing my hair.  Turns out it was a good shot.

You can see the full Oslo blog here on my Anna blog  but lets get back to clothes and all things packing on this post.

I found myself in one of those smart rooms. If you had followed my Instastories you'd know my reaction.  It was one of, shall we say, surprise.  You kind of know what to expect when you open the hotel room door, normally.  The layout is pretty well standard fare isn't it! Well, not in this case.  There was not room to swing a to take an artistic fashionista photograph let alone hang my clothes up.  I was very grateful for those ebags as in that cramped space without a wardrobe.  They enabled me to get dressed easily from my case in my pre-sorted and packaged outfits.  

my single bed

just to reinforce that it was a single bed.  How often is there a single bed in a hotel room!

my room,  see the hanging space instead of wardrobe.

In the evening we went to a Italian for a pizza.  I wore a grey snakeprint top (last seen here) and pleather, (calm down ladies, jeggings would not be colleague appropriate, even on a Sunday)  jacket.  I added non-pleather black jeggings and leopard print trainers both of which in fact I had been wearing all day.  Capsule at its best!  I thought that the trainers being leopard meant I could get away with them as casual evening wear rather than packing more footwear.   In fact barring footwear this is a repeat of the outfit linked isn't it.  Good, that supports my philosophy and shows you that I do regurgitate my outfits and that is very OK.  You will notice that that post talks of my bag packing prior to the discovery of ebags.  No wonder I find them so useful.

Monday morning dawned bright and sunny. No rain.  Out came the navy dress that I wore in Manchester along with the nautical jacket.  It was a safe choice.  This conference was less smart than the last one but not as casual as in February.  For that reason I decided to downplay the jewellery and swap the long faux pearls for a simple gold coloured chain.

very serious and small me due to lack of length in perspective (that's my excuse)

Do click on my Anna blog as there is many a more pic of Oslo and a link to my YouTube of the trip.  Not too exciting but exciting for amateur me!

There you have a blog of outfits you have seen before.  I regurgitate and I'm proud! haha.  Actually the Sunday day outfit has not been worn before, but will again.  I will also combine the snake with the  blush cardigan as when I unpacked I happened to throw the two together on a hanger and then thought, yes!  In fact those two together would be a version of the leopard and pink from a few weeks ago.  

But before you go and look at my Anna blog I just want to show you a Norwegian office visitors lunch, open sandwiches.  I am soooo replicating this. 


  1. The outfits, sights and food are perfect but the hotel room.. you poor thing!! Conferencing and having to sleep in a single bed. It's just not right.

    SSG xxx

  2. I love that traveling outfit! The pink is perfect on you and it looked comfy. These are such fun fashion photos. I will click over to see more of your trip. I have to get those ebags. I've heard great things about them!

  3. So funny - my son is in Oslo right now for a study abroad. His outfits aren't nearly as lovely and stylish as yours though!

  4. You had me at smoerbroed! Great capsule and oh how I love the pink and stripes outfit. Super funny post but oh!, poor you, that single bed ...

  5. How hot is it? 6am in the morning and I'm sweating! Oslo looks interesting, the bed has made me laugh though. That really is one small room! I'm hankering for a striped blazer now. Love that. xx


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