Last sunny day in Chicago

Været i Chicago har så mange personligheter at det er helt umulig å holde følge. Forrige uke var det snø, men på fredag var det varmt og vår igjen, var utrolig herlig, men nå er det regn og kaldt igjen:( Fikk heldigvis kost meg i godværet mens det varte. Sikkert siste godværsdagen jeg får meg med her før jeg reiser på torsdag morgen, iiik.

I really can't keep up with the many personalities of Chicago weather, last week it was snowing, but on Friday it was warm and summery, and now it's back to cold and rainy :-S Luckily I got to enjoy Friday while it lasted, and it will probably be my last nice day in Chicago, before I leave on Thursday! Definitely going to miss Starbucks, and Frappuccinos, they have one in Bergen too, but it's way too expensive for it to make any sense to go there. At least my body will thank me, and I got a Frappuccino on Friday, yay!

*knis*knis*

// *Giggles hysterically*

Var ihvertfall en kjekk siste soldag her i Chicago. Nå er det Søndag og definitivt daffedag:-)

//Was a very enjoyable last sunny day here in Chicago. Now it's my favorite day though, Sunday, the day of wearing sweatpants and relaxing :-D

L

#Chicago #reise #USA #utveksling #Starbucks #sol #personlig #vår #friyay

Workout Wednesday

Tror jeg blir i dårligere form hver gang jeg trener, føles ihvertfall sånn. Tvang meg selv ut av sofakroken og inn på treningssenteret. Ble benkpress, litt vekter, og tredemølle.
Følte meg selvfølgelig mye bedre etter jeg hadde trent, og var høy på endorfiner, er alltid dørstokkmila som er det verste. Sommerkroppen 2017, haha.

// Forced myself out of the couch and to the gym today. Ended up doing bench, some weights and my archenemy; the treadmill. I am still pretty out of shape, but gotta workout before summer, or I'll be pulling that beached whale look 🐳

Leste på Facebook (troverdig kilde) at folk som poster treningsselfier har mentale problemer, og er muligens psykopater 🔪🍴😀

// Pretty worn out by the end. Have no idea how those fitness models are always smiling during their workout. I only smile when it's over. Like here😁

L
#trening #fitness #lifting #girlswholift #vekter #Chicago #USA #utveksling #fremgang #progress #workoutwednesday #rosablogg

Almost time to leave

Ferdig pakket og lever siste uken ut av kofferten, utrolig trist. Snart begynner en ny hverdag i Norge, men har heldigvis fremdeles litt tid igjen før jeg må dra. Blir tøft å si adjø, men hjelper med gode venner hjemme. Tok en pause fra pakking, og dro til Lincoln Square med Paige, som er ett veldig koselig restaurant/pub område i nærheten.

//Almost done packing, and it's making me sad to see my room all packed up. Definitely going to be tough to leave and say goodbye. Luckily, I still have one more week. And got to spend some quality time with Paige when we went to Lincoln Square, which is probably my favorite diner/pub area. Below are some pictures <3

L

#personlig #USA #Chicago #utveksling #reise #farger #personal #mural #goodbyes

Sunday workout

Er i så utrolig dårlig form, så prøver å presse inn nødtreninger før jeg skal hjem til Norge hvor alle løper i fjellet uansett vær, og pensjonister løper i ring rundt meg. Her i Chicago er det derimot ingen bakker eller fjell, helt paddeflatt, og en McDonald's på hvert hjørne, som heller ikke hjelper på formen. Var sol i dag, så dro med meg kjæresten på den lokale løpebanen. Jeg er ikke spesielt glad i kondistrening, men litt lettere når man trener sammen.  Litt bilder av banen under, blir forhåpentligvis litt i bedre form av det, svetter allerede ved tanken på fjellturer.

// I really need to get in better shape before I am back in Norway surrounded by mountains and senior citizens that are a 100X more fit than me. The sun was out today, so went to the outdoor track with my boyfriend. I hate cardio, but it's a little better when you have company. Below are some pics of the track, I left my red as a tomato face out of it.

L

#trening #fitness #cardio #sundayfunday #Chicago #USA #utveksling #personlig #sol #løping #run #workout #track

Winter Wonderland

Har brukt de siste dagene på å pakke, og kvitte meg med ting jeg ikke trenger. Utrolig mye man samler på ett par år. Heldigvis ferdig med det verste og begynt å pakke kofferten hjem. Har ikke vært hjemme i Norge siden sommeren 2015, så er litt merkelig, og trist å forlate venner og kjæreste her, men gleder meg veldig til å se kjære og kjente hjemme.
Har også kommet masse snø i Chicago de siste dagene, og jeg som trodde våren var på vei, den gang ei!
Litt bilder under fra campus dekket i snø ❄

// I've spent the last couple of days packing and getting rid of things I don't need. I had some much clothes and things I never used, so felt good to give it away and thankfully be left with much less to pack.
I haven't been home since summer 2015, and am feeling bittersweet, sad to leave my friends and boyfriend here, but excited about seeing friends and family back home.
I also thought spring was coming, but was proven wrong by the snow that hit Chicago this week. Below are some pictures of the snow covered campus, North Park definitely looks good covered in white.

L

#Northpark #Chicago #USA #snø #utveksling #fotografi #reise

St.Patricks

Saturday they celebrated St.Patricks by turning the Chicago river green. St.Patricks is a big party day in the US and in Chicago, so there was a lot of drunk adults and definitely not old enough teenagers downtown celebrating. I had a more sober day, as I had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics and ear drops for my earinfection that wasn't going away.
Seeing the Chicago river green was worth navigating all the drunk people though 💚

L 🍀

#St.Patricks #Chicago #USA #reise #fotografi #storby #photography #cityscape #Bergenser #bergenserabroad

Downtown Chicago

Paige fikk besøk av lillebroren forrige uke, så dro downtown på sightseeing.  Er lett å glemme hvor stor Chicago er, siden jeg ikke bor downtown, men blir fort påminnet når man leker turist.

//Paige's little brother is visiting, so we went downtown for a little sightseeing; to the Bean and Maggie Daley Park.

Chicago Cloudgate, mer kjent som The Bean.

Chicago elven er relativt stor, og  renner gjennom hele byen og ut i Lake Michigan.

I dag er det derimot snø og iskaldt, så holder meg varm inne.😊

L

#Chicago #USA #storby #fotografi #personligblogg #bloggnorge #bloggno #reise #turist #livsstilblogger

Bokanbefaling

Våknet rund kl to i natt av intens øreverk, hallo ørebetennelse 👍 Prøvde å distrahere meg selv med å lese, mens jeg ventet på at smertestillende skulle ta effekt. Funket veldig bra, ettersom boken plutselig ble mye mer interessant enn forventet. Når jeg leste beskrivelsen og puttet den på Kindlen min til tidsfordriv, virket det som generisk politikrim, bra til tidsfordriv når man kjeder seg, men ble fort hektet av uventetede plot twists. Anbefaler absolutt denne boken hvis du liker mysterier og psykologiske thrillere.

// Woke up in the middle of night from ear pain, hello earinfection, and decided to read my newest Kindle addition to keep me distracted while waiting for the pain killers to kick in. The book, as pictured below provided a much more interesting read than expected. Highly recommend it if you enjoy psychological thrillers, plot twists and serial killer novels.

Famous killers have fan clubs.

Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent, and that he's the man of their dreams.

Who would join such a club?

Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer, she only takes on cases that she can win.

Hamish wants her as his lawyer, he wants her to change his fate. She thinks she's immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time . . . 

The description doesn't give the book justice, it constantly keeps you guessing! I'm definitely going to check out other books from this author. 📑

L

#Krim #litteratur #bokanbefaling #bøker #psykologiskthriller #spenning #crimenovel #crimeauthor   #bookrecommendation #engelsklitteratur #bloglovin

Campus and coffee

Tusen takk penicillin! Har fått stemmen min tilbake, og nesten helt frisk. Er fremdeles ganske slapp, men det kan også være fordi jeg ikke har trent på godt over en uke nå itillegg til sykdom. Besøkte North Park campus og Paige på Mandag, kaffe og kaninkos er en ganske god Mandag.
Chicago været er også begynt å bli litt varmere, jippi!

L

#campuslife #utveksling #mote #skinnjakke #kanin #dyreelsker #rosablogg #styleblogger #bergenser #Chicago #USA #campus #Northpark #style #dagensantrekk #ootd #kjæledyr #stilblogger #livsstilblogger #bloggnorge #bloggno #norskblogger #høstfarger #boots

Hei Blogg.no!

Bor for tiden i Chicago, men flytter snart hjem til Bergen, og begynner i den anledning aa blogge fra blogg.no. Har flyttet noen blogginnlegg fra den gamle bloggen over hit, men ser naa ut som om alle er skrevet samme dagen, som selvfolgelig ikke er saken hvis noen lurer:)

Blir spennende aa se om det er saerlige forskjeller ved aa bruke blogg.no i forhold til Wordpress!

L

Influensa sesong

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Trying to smile cause at least the weather was nice yesterday, even tough I felt like 💩 I've been sick the last couple of days, and trying to trick my body in to feeling better with lots of green juices and fruit, but it didn't help, so had to suck it up and go to the doctor today. The penicillin she prescribed will hopefully be more effective👍

At least the sky was blue and sun popped out🔅

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And there was girlfriend time and Starbucks ☕

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Sunglasses are great when you need to cover up how miserable you're feeling, also layers of makeup 💄

Here's to hoping the sun stays and my flu goes away.💝

L

 

 

 

 

 

#chicago #usa #semsket #semsketskinn #lue #vinterantrekk #ootd #wiw #winteroutfit #campus

 

Coffee break ☕

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I checked out a local coffee place, and tried Raspberry Mocha for the first time, it was amazing and pretty much everything I didn't know I wanted in a coffee ☕

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Not so amazing however was their Chipotle chicken salad, it tasted how I imagine chicken in a sauce of cow manure and pure chilli would taste like. My throat still hurts from that unfortunate experience, and my water bottle and coffee was not enough to take the sting out, so I left soon after running out of beverages to put out the fire in my throat.

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Definitely don't recommend this. Æsj.

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I do however recommend the Sophie Kinsella book I'm currently reading, My not so perfect life, it's basically a romantic comedy in book form, and it's hilarious.

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Cheers to coffees and Kindles☕

L

 

 

 

 

#chicago #usa #kaffepause #ootd #stilblogg #style #mote #fashion #blonder #hvit #denim #beige #booties

 

Bunny love

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Today I was lucky enough to get some more love from the world's cutest bunny. Animals really help my mood and always improve it,  it's hard not to when they're so darn cute😍

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L

 

 

 

#chicago #usa #ootd #wiw #sminke #beauty #pets #dagensantrekk #booties #strikkegenser #denim #jeans #kanin

 

Sunny Saturdays

My Saturday started with a morning lifting session in Lincoln Square.

After my workout and running some errands, I went to Panera for much needed girltime and carbs.

The rest of the day was spent outside on campus enjoying the surprisingly warm February weather .

 

The night ended with drinks and more food with Paige.

L

#sol #trening #fitness #chicago #usa #mat #food #drinks #selfies

Valentines and bunnies❤❤

Yesterday was my last day of work since the OPT work visa I am here in the States on has reached its end date. I was sad that it was my last day at work, but it helped that it was also Valentine?s day, and I was meeting my lovely boyfriend for dinner after work.

On the way to dinner, my Lyft driver was giving away roses for Valentine?s, and it was the sweetest gesture.

For dinner,we went to an awesome sushi place in Lincoln Square where they make the sushi fresh at the bar. Highly recommend Miku Sushi if you?re a sushi lover.

My very sweet boyfriend also got me flowers and earned major brownie points.

After dinner, we went to Huettenbar and got drinks, which is great if you love pubs with a vintage 70s feel. The night ended with the couch and 10 things I hate about you on Netflix.

Today I went to see my friend?s new bunny, and it is probably the most adorable bunny ever!

I hope everyone is as excited about the week as I am about holding this bunny.

L

#valentinesdag #valentine #usa #chicago #roser #blomster #personal #love

Fall in Lincoln Park

Fall colors are making Lincoln Park look especially gorgeous

 

 

 

 

My favorite corner in Lincoln Park decorated for fall

L

#gresskar #chicago #usa #design #arkitektur #interior

Miles Davis & Francine Turk

Not long ago, I went to the art opening of Francine Turk on behalf of Felix Magazine. Francine, the artist had been given access to Miles Davis? private journal and created a whole collection of paintings inspired by them. The paintings were beautiful, and it was like a sneak peek into his private thoughts since the paintings had recurring themes and subjects from the journals in them.

The event was sponsored by the Chicago lifestylemagazine; Sophisticated living, and it was a great night, also in attendance, but not pictured, were Miles Davis? family.

Below are pictures from the event.

 

 

 

 

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L

#chicago #usa #kunst #art #kultur #nordmanniutlandet

Sunny days

Spent my day off running errands with Paige in Lakeview, and the summer sun is still going strong.

Outfit: Top (similar) , pants (similar),shoes, bag, bracelets (similar).

L

#chicago #sommer #usa #summer #sommermote #casual #style #casualstyle #ootd #ballerinasko #jeans #wiw #black #goldaccessories

Black on black

Another lunchbreak spent exploring the Lincoln Park neigbourhood yesterday.
This random white corner window with the flowerbed in the middle of the brown buildings is a favorite. I don?t why, but the white and flowers remind me of Greece and vacation.

Green everywhere!

Another favorite payless comfy flats.

Realizing this underneath this tree has the best lighting.

Old Loreal Infallible gloss that I have no idea what the shade is called, but it still works.

Ootd

 

L

#chicago #usa #sommermote #kjole #hennesogmauritz #ootd #dagensantrekk #styleblogger #moteblogg #klesstil #utveksling #ballerinasko #black

Pink layers

Tuesday?s lunch was spent walking around Lincoln Park. It?s still warm, but the leaves have started falling. Not ready to say goodbye to green and lush Chicago yet. I also wore another one of my old roommate?s shirts, thanks Elise!

I?m pretty much incapable of wearing shoes that aren?t comfortable. Most of the shoes I wear to work are flats from the comfortable line at Payless, including these.

Victoria?s secret gloss ftw.

L

#rosa #rosablogg #chicago #usa #dagensantrekk #ootd #wiw #styeblogger #statementnecklace #pink #pastel #sminke

Chicago Art Institute

Sunday, I went to the Chicago Art Institute, and then to Lincoln Square with Paige.

They had a surprising amount of Monets in their collection.

Even one he?d painted in Norway. Go Norway!

They were all gorgeous.

The coolest painting was the one below though, because it looked different depending on which angle you viewed it from. One of the pictures is taken from the right side and the other from the left side.

I was way too fascinated with this painting.

There was also some more ?modern art?.

Too funny.

Afterwards, I went to Lincoln Square and enjoyed the weather with Paige.

Both the bag and shoes are from payless. I love it when stores have sales.

And this lipgloss stain from Victoria?s Secret that I?ve had forever, but it?s somehow magic and never runs out. 

The shade is called stay awhile, and it really does.

L

#sommer #solbriller #kunst #museum #artmuseum #chicago #usa #white #dress #ootd #norwegianabroad #hennesogmauritz #mote #sommermote #hvitkjole

Late summer beach days

It feels like this week has flown by. It?s been mostly work and the gym, but it?s finally Friday and just one more day of work after this before I can sleep in, YAY. I work Tuesday-Saturdays, so Sunday and Monday are my days off.
Here?s some pics from yesterday.

I usually spend part of my lunch break walking around the Lincoln Park area, It?s a really pretty neigbourhood in the summer.

I also went to the beach after on Tuesday for the first! And probably last time this summer. Luckily it was still warm, and the evening sky was gorgeous. Chicago really is a completely different and beautiful city during the summer.

L

#solnedgang #chicago #usa #strand #briller #ootd #stil #mote #dagensantrekk #sunset #natur #fotografi

Friday

Friday was a long day. My outfit started out like this....

For lunch I went to Starbucks so I could use their wifi to call home to Norway. 

And while I waited for my aunt to me available for the call, I sat outside and took pictures while I inhaled my food, cause I'm shameless like that.

Those who know me, or have witnessed me inhale food, knows it's not a pretty sight, so of course the inevitable happened. I spilled on my shirt.

Which in itself isn't the end of the world, except I had dinner plans after work and didn't want to give off the impression that I use my shirt as a bib. Even though that's pretty much the truth.

After work I ran to Target trying to find another shirt, but of course when I need something, I never find anything I like. So naturally I tried on pretty much every top in the store, before settling for a basic black t-shirt, and some black wedges.

In addition to the outfit crisis, my hair was also frizzing out of control. If you look closely in the pictures below, you can see the panick in my eyes as the frizz gets out of hand.

Luckily red lipstick goes great with troll hair.

Shade 320.

It looked fine in the end though, troll hair and all.

And it was a beautiful day.

L

#chicago #usa #ootd #wiw #blazer #outfit #mote #style #pencilskirt #outfitchange #statementnecklace #ootd #styleblogger #personalblog #bloggerabroad #businesscasual #shoes #stripes

Gym and errands

Yesterday?s lunchbreak was spent at the gym. It?s perfect that it?s right next to work, and that it?s much less people during that hour so I could get to the weight rack. It was fairly quick, just sets of squats, straight-legged deadlifts and shoulderpress. All done at the same station.

After work, I sent downtown, which was much more crowded.

L

#trening #lifting #vekter #fitness #chicago #usa #lifestyleblogger #makeup #lipstick #loreal #sminke #beauty #ootd #metropolitan #style

Downtown Chicago with Paige

On Monday Paige and I took a trip downtown to run errands and enjoy the weather until it started raining?.

L

#lipgloss #loreal #sminke #beauty #chicago #usa #citylife #rompers #summer #chicagoblogger #mote #style #styleblogger #ootd

Color time!

Hair change day!

Smoothie on my way to the hairdresser after a work. A year since last time I got it colored?.

Ootd

Bye bye haircolor.

Before. Ew.

After.

Happy client

 

And on my lips: Revlon Colorstain in the color; 005 Parisian.

It doesn?t really live it up to it?s name, and is more of a colorstain on anything you eat or drink. But it?s pretty right after you put it on

Ended the day on a very high note, on the rooftop of my friend?s building. Below are some pictures of the view.

So pretty

L

#sunset #chicago #usa #hair #haircolor #hairstylist #makeover #ootd #styleblogger #beauty #fashion #wiw #mote

Pink love

 

Some girls wear their boyfriend?s shirt, I wear my old rommate?s. Thank you Elise for having too much clothes to bring them all back to Norway. And for loving pink.

The best thing about this shirt is definitely the back.

The windy city always makes it look like I have my own personal assistant following me around with a fanWhich is great for pictures and does wonders for my ego

ALL the pink today

And this new favorite Forever 21 statement necklace.

Lips: Revlon Ultra HD Matte in the color kisses

Plus pink shades.

Now I?m ready for a nap after staying up way too late and laughing at terrible jokes with Paige.

TGIF

Love,

L

#rosa #statementnecklace #pink #accessories #ootd #dagensantrekk #wiw #fashion #style #styleblogger #chicago #usa

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Bergenser i 20arene, bosatt i Chicago

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