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The Friday Pinspiration II

A little late, but here’s  last weeks Friday Pinspiration.

Every Friday we have a Pinspiration challenge on my Facebook group Colors in Style by Kari Community. We’re having so much fun and I teach my members about colors and contrast levels. Some weeks I choose the Pinspiration and some weeks one of my members choose the inspiration. We would love to have some new members so you are very welcome to apply.

This time I chose the inspirational picture, a very casual look most can copy.



So here’s my version. I was in a hurry so pics are not the best. I chose a coat instead of a cardigan as for me something more wind proof is more practical I would freeze in a knitted cardigan. I also had to add a scarf. I also chose a much smaller bag.

I am a Contrasting Autumn so I dress according to my season and contrast level.

Coat – Zara, sweater * Masai, jeans – Momento jeans, bag – Dune


This week it was Laurie- Annya I thought had the best outfit, she is a Light Summer and looks so elegant in her soft summer colors. The colors plays so well up with her personal coloring.  You nailed this Laurie- Annya, grey and pink for the win.

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One inspirational pics, so many possibilities. It’s so fun to see all the versions every Friday.


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Living Coral Pantone color of the year

I just have to say it, Coral is one of my favorite colors, and when I saw Pantone had selected this beautiful Coral as the color of the year I see there’s hope for my spring and summer wardrobe. I do have a couple of shades of coral in my personal palette. I have a few pieces of Coral in my wardrobe already, but it has been hard to find the shade I love and prefer. I cross my fingers and hope it will be easier now, after all it’s the color of the year isn’t it?

Coral is a typical spring color, so most springs can look forward to a splurge. I say most springs, because there are some springs that coral are not a great color for, but they are in a minority. Also some of us autumns can look forward to this color fiesta. Coral is a warm and bright color, so it might be a little bright for many autumns, but as always I think there will be a variety of coral colors, in different shades. An autumn would typically look for a more burnt version of the color.

For most summers and winters among us coral is not a color to count on. Again I say most, as we are quite unique in our coloring there’s always exceptions from the rule.

Last year it was a purple which was the color of the year. To be honest I didn’t see very much purple around, at least not here in Norway. Now I do hope that this year will be different. Or maybe this is the year we will se the purple and have to wait to see the coral until next year?

Next time I will write about some of the other Pantone colors for spring 2019, so stay tuned.

Until next time


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10 reasons why you should get a Color analysis

Maybe you like me had a color analysis in the 80’s or 90’s? Maybe you were happy with the result and has remained true to your season ever after? Or maybe not? Color analysis now are very different from back then. It has been a tremendous development and now the Color alliance system can provide you with your unique palette made out from your personal coloring. You will not only know your season, but also your contrast level and if you can borrow colors from other seasons your personal palette will contain these colors, too.

For many years fashion industry brain washed us to believe that black is a color for everyone, they even managed to brain wash me. I found it difficult to find colors from my spring palette and if you looked for anything else then black you had a hard time, so in the end I gave in and followed the crowd. A couple of years ago my wardrobe was at least 80% black, and for some reason I was unable to see that it was not a good color for me. When I look at myself in the mirror I’m not able to tell, but when I look at photos I can tell immediately. The thing is I rarely saw photos of me, after all I’m not in the selfie generation and i have been the photographer and not the model for the most. When I on occasions saw a photo of myself, looking really drab and tired in my black clothes I just assumed it was how I looked. Age does take it’s toll after all.


Long story short, I discovered the concept capsule wardrobe and started to write this blog, my friend Kari persuaded me to be a model myself- (in the beginning I used a mannequin doll)  It went surprinsingly well and I actually didn’t look drab, tired and old on the pics. Why? Because i had packed away my black clothes for summer and spring and decided to use navy as my base color. When autumn came I decided to use black as base again. And what a difference. These 2 pics taken in same light conditions within an hour convinced me to never wear black close to my face again.

I also decided to get a new color analysis, as I struggled with my spring colors from the 80’s. To my surprise I came out as an autumn, I was a bit sceptical in the beginning as these were colors I’ve never used before. I bought my first items in my new palette and:

GAMECHANGER, not to mention LIFECHANGER as I  not only found my colors, but also a new career. After a year I took a course and was certified a Color and style analyst in the Color Alliance system. Now my mission is to help others find their true colors.

So here’s 10 good reasons to have a color analysis:

  1. You look younger and more radiant in your true colors.
  2. You feel much better when using colors that really suits you. Somehow we subconcious know when the colors are wrong. but we are not always aware they can make a difference between a good or a less good day.
  3. When you use your palette, you will avoid buying clothes which you will hardly use or never use at all. Who has never had clothes in their wardrobe with tags on? Of course they need also to be for your bodytype, not only color.
  4. You will save money, not only because you don’t buy the wrong colors, but also because you will be much more concious when shopping.
  5. It will save you time, not only when dressing, but also when out shopping. You will no longer waste time in the morning to find a scarf for that exact top, because now most your scarves goes with most your tops. And when you’re shopping you know which colors to try on and you know you don’t even have to look at the clothes in the wrong colors.
  6. You will have more colors to play with, sounds contradicting? Not at all, in your very personal palette you will get 40 colors in hue, intensity and colors for your unique coloring. Maybe you think you don’t suit red, but most likely you do, you just haven’t tried on your red yet.
  7. To buy make up will be much easier, especially lipstick and nailpolish. You just bring your palette and find a color that matches your swatches. You will also know if you’re cool or warm, and which intensity you should choose out from your contrast level.
  8. If you dye your hair it will also be easier as you will know what to ask for when you’re at the hairdresser. Let’s face it not all hairdressers would know if you should have a cold or a warm hair color. And if you dye your hair yourself you will know what to look for.
  9. You will receive many compliments when wearing your true colors. You just as well get used to it, and learn how to say thank you.
  10. It’s a good investment in yourself, in your self confidence and who don’t want to not only look younger, better, more radiant and in the same time save money in the long run?

If you’re interested in a color analysis I am here to help you out. I work with clients both online and in person., I aim to make the online analysis as personal as possible so during the process I talk at least 3 times with my clients in face to face calls. It’s a longer and more complicated process online than in person, but the result will be the same.

Price is $ 299,- this includes a customized color fan, make up tips and we go through the fan together after you receive it.

You can contact me on the contact page or send an e-mail to kari@colorsinstyle.

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Until next time



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How to wear an autumn dress in spring

I found this chocolate brown dress on sale in January, I think it was 70% off. It’s from the Norwegian brand Close to my heart. It has pockets, I love it when a dress or a skirt has pockets. My plan was to use it in autumn/winter, but then I decided to try freshen it up for spring.


Jeg kjøpte denne sjokoladebrune kjolen på salg  i januar, 70% avslag, det kan vi like. Den er fra det norske merket Close to my heart og den har lommer. Bare elsker at en kjole har lommer. Planen var å pakke den bort for å bruke den til høsten igjen, men med den kalde våren vi har så er det greit å ha en langermet kjole. Så da frisket jeg den litt opp med noe fargerikt tilbehør. DSC_0415

I’ve fallen in love with the color orange this spring, so I’ve bought a couple of orange items. I haven’t worn orange in my life before, but after the color consultation last summer I’ve found that orange is one of my colors.  The scarf which looks like it’s painted with water colors is one of my favourites and I’ve worn it many times already. I bought it from a friends shop, the brand is Manzini. I found the bag on sale on the webshop Zalando, it’s the brand Even & Odd, which is so funny as my oldest son’s name is Even and my hubbys name is Odd.


Jeg har forelsket meg helt i oransje denne våren, så det har blitt noen oransje tilskudd til garderoben. Jeg har vel knapt eid noe oransje før og ante ikke at det var en farge som kledde meg, men etter fargeanalysen i fjor sommer så har jeg jo funnet ut at det er en av “mine” farger. Skjerfet som ser ut som et akvarell maleri har blitt en favoritt, det kjøpte jeg hos Mocca på Knarvik. Min venninne Hilde eier denne butikken, jeg har aldri vært der, men hun var så snill å sende det til meg etter at jeg så det på Facebooksiden deres. Tror nok jeg må en tur ut dit en gang, ser ut som de har mye fint. Vesken er fra Even & Odd, noe som jeg synes er morsomt siden min eldste sønn heter Even og min samboer heter Odd. Den ble kjøpt på Zalando. 


I think this works, the accessories lightens up the outfit and makes it more springy. Also put on orange nail polish. This is also something I never got right before. I very rarely wore colored nail polish and when I tried it was for some evening party. It looked ok in the night, but when daylight came I couldn’t get it off fast enough, . I understand now it was because I picked the wrong colors. Now I can pick colors from my palette and wear colored nail polish also in bright daylight.


Jeg synes det fungerer, det blir et mer vårlig antrekk. Har også kjøpt orange neglelakk. Farget neglelakk har jeg i grunnen aldri vært noe begeistret for. Det hendte jeg brukte farget neglelakk om jeg skulle på julebord og lignende, men dagen derpå når jeg så på neglene mine kunne jeg ikke få fjernet neglelakken fort nok. I dagslys ble det det som hadde sett OK ut i kveldslys helt feil. Jeg har skjønt nå at det var fordi jeg valgte feile farger på neglelakken, farger som ikke passet til meg. Nå plukker jeg neglelakk ut fra fargepaletten min og synes det er helt topp å bruke farget neglelakk i dagslys også. 


Boots are from Roots, also bought on sale earlier this year. Suede is not the best material in rainy Bergen, but sometimes one have to be a little crazy. 😉 Ha ha

Skolelettene er fra Roots, de fant jeg også på salg, nå er ikke semsket skinn det mest praktiske i regnbyen Bergen, men pyttsan noen ganger er det lov å være litt vågal. 😉

DSC_0431 Right now our house is the total chaos, we’re getting new kitchen cabinets in a couple of weeks and now we ripped out most of the old ones. We are working now on the walls and the ceiling.  I put out photos on Instagram account Momentsintimebergen of the process. The new kitchen will not very traditional and I’m really exited and I hope  will love it once it’s finished.

I disse dager lever vi i det totale kaos. Vi får nytt kjøkken om noen uker, nå er ca halvparten av kjøkkenskapene revet og vi jobber med tak og vegger. Vi har måttet skifte et par takplater og har spikret opp Smart panel for tak på en vegg. Det nye kjøkkenet blir ikke helt A4, så jeg er litt spent på om jeg kommer til å like det så godt som jeg tror… Dere kan følge prosessen på min Instagram konto Momentsintimebergen om dere vil. 

Until next time


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How to choose a scarf….

 Yes, finally after a record cold March and April so far today spring arrived. We hit about 50 today and I’ve been outside in the sun sweeping in our front yard and removing dead leafs from our strawberry plants. Later this week we will hit the 60’s. Oh joy.

Endelig er våren her etter en lang kald vinter. I dag var det 10 grader og sol, ryktet sier at det skal bli 15-16 grader mot slutten av uken. O lykke. I dag har jeg vært ute å kostet og fjernet døde blader fra jordbærplantene.

Haven’t blogged for a while, there has been no photo shoots lately, but hopefully now that spring has come and the days are longer Kari and Kari will team up again to do some photo shoots. Now it’s actually warm enough to wear some spring outfits.


Det er en stund siden jeg blogget nå, men vi har ikke tatt bilder på en stund. Nå som våren endelig er her og dagene er lengre og lysere så får Team Kari & Kari komme på banen igjen. 

In the mean time it has to be some tea cup selfies from me. This is how I take my selfies. Today I’ll show you some spring scarves I brought home yesterday.

I mellomtiden får jeg bruke noen tekopp Selfies. Her  er en link til hvordan jeg tar selfiene mine. I dag vil jeg vise noen skjerf jeg hadde med hjem fra en tur på Vestkanten i går. 


The dress is one of my few black items left in my wardrobe, I really like it, it’s very soft and comfortable and I like the fit of it. It’s from Desiners Remix. The shoes are from Nude of Scandinavia and are some of my favorite shoes. When wearing black I need to put a scarf in one of my best colors close to my face.


This yellow scarf is from Lindex, and I really like both the size and the texture of it. The price is also very pleasant NOK 149,- ($19) However for me the colors are a little off and it washes me out a bit. So even if I do like it I’m not keeping it. It’s also polyester so it can be a bit to hot to wear when temperatures rises a bit more.

Dette gule skjerfet er fra Lindex, jeg liker både størrelsen og teksturen på det. Prisen er det heller ikke noe å si på 149,- kroner. Men fargene er litt feil for meg og jeg blir litt utvasket i dem, så dette leverer jeg tilbake. 


This redorange and off white scarf is also from Lindex from their Holly and Whyte collection. I really like the orange/red color and the mix of stripes and flowers in the pattern, but the white is a bit to white for me.  However it’s also an inexpensive scarf NOK 149,- ($19) and it’s 100% cotton which means I can try to dye it in tea. If I dye it in tea the white might get the more yellow cream color which suits me. Definitely worth a try.

Dette rødoransje er også fra Lindex. Jeg liker miksen mellom striper og blomster i mønsteret, men det hvite er litt for hvitt for meg. Dette koster også 149,- det er i 100% bomull så dette har jeg lyst å prøve å farge med te. Da får det hvite forhåpentligvis en mer kremhvit farge. Det er nå verd et forsøk. 


This tangerine and moss green scarf is 100% silk and from  Unmade Copenhagen. It’s a more expensive scarf  NOK 699,- ($90) actually not to bad for a silk scarf. The size is perfect and the colors are spot on. If you look closely at the pics you will see it gives my pale skin some color. So compared to the other two which washes me out a bit, this one makes me look a more fresh. I have very little make up on and you can almost say that the right colors is the best make up you can get. Last spring I wouldn’t even considered this scarf, I wouldn’t in a million years imagined it would suit me.

Dette silkeskjerfet i oransje og mosegrønt er fra Unmade Copenhagen og koster 699,- Størrelsen er perfekt og fargene er helt spot on. Hvis dere ser litt nærmere på bildene så ser dere at dette skjerfet gir meg mer farge enn de andre. Jeg har veldig lite sminke på her, man kan nesten si at riktige farger er den beste sminken man kan bruke. I fjor vår hadde jeg ikke en gang vurdert dette skjerfet, for jeg hadde ikke i min villeste fantasi trodd at jeg ville kle disse fargene.


Having some exiting things going on now. I’m attending a 8 week course with the master of accessories Jennifer at  Mapp Craft Tiny Closet I have no idea how it will be, but I guess it will be awesome. It’s a Beta version and her first go at something like this.  We’re also getting a new kitchen in May. I will also attend another course in May, I will tell you more about it another time.

Det blir noen spennende uker fremover, jeg skal delta på et online kurs med den fabelaktige Jennifer fra Mappcraft Tiny closet. Det er et helt nytt konsept så det blir spennende. Jennifer er en mester med tilbehør. Og så får vi nytt kjøkken i mai en gang, det gleder jeg meg skikkelig til. Skal også delta på et annet kurs, men det kan jeg fortelle mer om en annen gang. 


Until next time