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Passion For Fashion

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Hahaha! So I just edited these pictures in my phone. Then I was going to send them to myself on Facebook but accidentally sent them to my mom instead. Fail. I have them on my computer now anyway. This is what I have been wearing all day.
The whole outfit is from H&M


your writer, Erika

New In

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I just bought this amazing spaghetti strap dress from NA-KD. I have been wanting a dress exactly like this one for a while so when I saw it you just now that I had to buy it. I actually blogged about this dress last week (check out that post here).





your writer, Erika

Today's Outfit

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Today I am in my usual all black attire with a colourful detail.
/ Blouse - H&M / Pants - ZARA / Scarf - Michael Kors /


your writer, Erika

I Love Tomato Sauce

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The other day I had the biggest craving for pasta with tomato sauce. Like I could really visualise the plate of food being infront of me. I wanted it so bad that I almost made it for breakfast. Almost.
This pasta dish is very easy to make and it doesn't take more than 15 minutes. This recipe is for two people.


Erika's vegan pasta with tomato sauce
150g chickpea pasta 1/2 onion 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes 2 cloves garlic 1/4 lemon 150g rocket leaves A pinch of chili flakes Black pepper Salt Olive oil for frying
1. Fill a pot with water and let it boil. Add the pasta. Chop the onion and the garlic cloves and fry them in a pan with olive oil for about three minutes. 2. Stir in the can chopped tomatoes. Let it simmer for a few minutes.  3. Add a the chili flakes, black pepper and salt. Squeeze the juice from the lemon directly in the pan. Lastly add the rocket leaves and mix them with sauce. Let it simmer until the pasta is done and then remove the pan from the stove.

your writer, Erika

It's Hoodie Season

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By knowing me it may be surprising to know that my favourite piece of clothing is actually the hoodie. It may be shocking because I never wear hoodies in public, it's just not a look the I like to portray about myself to the world. I know. I like to look dressed up and fancy and I like this whole Scandinavian style where you always look effortlessly chic not matter what. Though hoodies are my fave.





Now it's finally getting cold enough outside that I can wear them again. It's hoodie season. I have four favorite hoodies. My pink SBCC hoodie, the Dangerous Woman Tour hoodies and both my Purpose World Tour hoodies.




your writer, Erika

Miranda Kerr

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Miranda Kerr is a huge inspiration to me. Mostly because she's 34 but looks like she's 18. I don't understand how she does that? I mean she has a child, a husband, a busy work life (including being a supermodel) and I imagine that she also has a pretty busy social life. The woman is absolutely fabulous on so many counts. She is a amazing, a literal super woman. Just take a look a these photos because DAYUM!

pictures source: http://www.elle.com/beauty/g8433/beauty-looks-of-the-week-october-2/
picture source: https://www.pinterest.se/pin/611504455625784645/
picture source: https://www.fashiongonerogue.com/miranda-kerr-elle-canada-2016-photos/
picture source: http://people.com/style/celebs-wearing-white-sneakers/miranda-kerr
picture source: https://www.pinterest.se/pin/611504455625784640/

your writer, Erika

My Hair

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Okay so I hate my hair. Maybe hate is a strong word. Frustrated is a better word. That is because I feel like I only have one hair style that works and my hair doesn't grow. That's why how I choose to style my hair is very emotional for me. I hate letting my hair out and let it be at its natural state. I don't like that fro on me. I think that other people rocking their fro is so gorgeous. Just not on me. I don't like it and I feel very uncomfortable. Letting someone seeing me with my fro is the equivalent of letting someone see me naked. The fact is that I would let someone naked before I would let them see me with my fro. That's how self conscious I feel about it.

I have always had short hair. I remember having cornrows once as a kid and I used to go to the salon to straighten my hair. Even got a home kit and got it done at home. Now I know the damage that that does to your hair so I don't want to do it. I want to try and keep my hair as natural and healthy a…

Baka baka liten kaka

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Translated the title means "bake bake little cake". It's a saying that we having in Sweden that's why I wrote it in Swedish.

Oh, I thought that I would show you guys my delicious buns with an olive filling. They are so yummy and are the perfect snack for when you are a little bit hungry. Though I just had three and I think that more qualifies as a meal instead of a snack. Hahaha but they are so delicious that I just couldn't help myself. Ooops!




your writer, Erika

Plans For Today

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Today I am just going to stay at home and work. Maybe I'll do something tonight, that depends on my throat. If it's not any worse then yeah maybe. So what are my plans for today?

I have to do some work for the blog and the new blog. I am going prepare a few posts for next week and set up a pinterest account to create some "inspiration boards" for what I want the new blog to be.

A picture from when I was in Spain earlier this year :)
I am going to bake. I found this old recipe of buns filled with olives. My mom used to make them and it was a great after school snack. When I found the recipe thought that I just have to make them. (I'll post pictures later.)

An other picture from that trip to Spain :)
Have a nice day everyone!

your writer, Erika


Thursday

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So what's up? I, myself am just sitting on the couch taking it easy. I feel like my throat is getting better now. Last night before I went to bed I was like, if this does not get any better I am going to have to see the doctor so I can get some antibiotics or penselin or something. I hate having a sore throat. It's the second worst pain that I know. I hate it! But fortunately I am getting better now.


So what are my plans for the rest of the day. Not much really. Since I am still not 100% I am trying to take it easy. What I am going to do for the rest of the day is do some grocery shopping and maybe return this dress that I just bought online. I kind of feel bad for just sitting on my couch when the weather is so nice. I want to kick this virus that thought is was a good idea to set up camp in my throat. Then I have to take it easy.


your writer, Erika

Oatly Lover

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As you know I am a vegetarian but I am trying to eat more vegan. The thing that separates me from vegetarian and vegan is that I eat dairy. It's mostly because I love yoghurt and cheese. Those are my two favorite things. But really there isn't much that stops me from being vegan. I mean I can easily quit dairy. Yogurt and cheese is the only dairy that I consume. I don't consume regular butter or milk. I eat vegan butter and oat drink.

My favorite vegan brand is Oatly. They have some many great products. I love their ice-cream, oat drink (aka oat milk but it's totally vegan and oat based), their oat chai drink is amazing, and I love so many more of their product.

I thought that I would share my favorite Oatly products so that hopefully you will fall in love with them as well.

picture source: http://www.oatly.com/products/sweden/ikaffe/
picture source: http://www.oatly.com/products/sweden/glass-vaniljsmak/
picture source: http://www.oatly.com/products/sweden/havredryck-chai…

5 Daily Reminders

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Chunky Monkey

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It's such a beautiful day! Such beautiful weather and I feel so good. I felt so good that bought an other Ben and Jerry vegan ice-cream. I told my mom that if Ben and Jerry keeps making this vegan ice-creams I am probably going to gain 20 pounds. It's so freaking delicious, I love it!



your writer, Erika

Sunday

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So I think that I have finally come up with what I want my blog to be. I have always wanted it to be something bigger than it is and now I think that I actually got it. It hit me yesterday. I have been sitting here for two days now writing down all of my ideas and doing a bunch of research.


Want to know the best part?! I have a name now, or I mean a web address. Finally! The web address came to me when I came up with the concept for the blog. I am so glad that I have finally solved that! I have stressed so much over what I wanted the web address to be. As soon as I came up wth something good it was taken. Though the one that I have now is way better than what I came up with before.


I can't really say what this new site will be done. Probably later this fall. That's my goal anyway. I still have a bunch of research to do. Just because I have a web address and a concept now doesn't mean that everything is locked and loaded. So stay with me and I will update you about everythi…

Strong & Beautiful

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The last workout video of the week comes with a warning, A HUGE WARNING! I should have taken the comments to this video seriously before I tried it. But I was naive. This is an "intense" ab workout from Pamela Reif. I put " " because this video is extreme rather than intense as one person commented. If you're not used to working out your abs then maybe you shouldn't try this one. I workout every day but I don't do a lot of exercises for my abs so this one was very hard for me. Even though it was brutal I am glad that I tried it and I am going to try it again.




your writer, Erika


LBD

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If you like wearing dresses there is something that never goes wrong, the LBD aka little black dress. It is a must have in your closet because no matter the situation you will always be dressed appropriate. I have picked out my favorite LBDs for you. Links to purchasing sites are below the pictures.

/ Left / Middle / Right /
 - Front & back -
Have a nice Saturday!


your writer, Erika

From the Beginning

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I found this yoga video that is very easy and calm. It's a great video to do for those of you who have never tried yoga before or have only done it a few times. This video is the first video in a series of 30. So if you like this one you can go to her channel and check out the other ones and learn more about yoga. I am sure you'll be a pro after 30 days with Adriene!




your writer, Erika

Skincare Faves

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Hello! I am so hungry right now, so I am going to hurry this post so that I can make myself an early dinner. I am just going to have left overs. Left overs are nice to have when you don't feel like cooking but maybe I should learn to cook less. Sometimes it just feels like my fridge is full of left overs. Hahahaha.

I thought that I would share my faveroite skincare products with you. What I have learned when it comes to skincare is that when you find something that works STICK WITH IT! I mean why change a good thing that works, right?! That's just cray.


Face masks: I use two different kinds of face mask. Sense Beauty blackhead peel off mask and Formula 10.0.6 pores be pure skin-clarifying mud mask. Then I also use Nivea daily essentials refining clear-up strips.

Face wash: I use Neutrogena visibly clear spot proofing 2-in-1 face wash-mask.

Moisturisers: During the day I use Dermalogica oil free matte spf 30 and during the night I use Neutrogena oil-free moisturiser.


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What I Like To Focus On

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It's Friday! How has your week been? Mine has been good not too bad. I am thinking about going to Rålis tonight and watch Dirty Dancing. That depends on the weather though. It's not looking up right now. If it clears up then maybe.

With my workouts there are four things that I like to focus on; stretching, cardio and the butt and thighs. That's why you have been seeing a lot of those kinds of workouts this week. I can only do this from my own point of view. I am sure that a lot of you will get just as good of a workout as I am so don't be afraid to try them out.

Todays' video is a 10 minute butt and thigh workout from FitnessBlender. This video may be short but it has a high tempo so you have to focus. Kelli is very great a explaining the exercise beforehand (as always). I am confident that you will have no problem with doing this workout




your writer, Erika

Stretch It Out

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Hello! This morning I thought I would share a yoga video from GymRa. I do this video three times a week. I love it because it's so calm and easy to follow.

I read the comments to this video on youtube and some people were complaining that it is too fast and that the poses/ exercises are not explained beforehand so it's hard to follow. Someone said that they had to pause they video so that they could finish their breath because the video is too fast. It's not yin yoga. But hey every one's different and that what makes everyone so great. I love this video and have never had any problems following it. Not only do you get a really good stretch you also build some muscles using your own body weight.



Comment below (or hit me up on twitter @erikaworld) what you think of this video. Is it too fast or is it just right? Have a great day!


your writer, Erika

Pamela Reif For Hunkemöller

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Well, that two and half hours of my life that I'll never get back. I just updated my computer to macOS Sierra (yeah I should have done this a very long time ago but at least I am on track now - better late than never) and it took freaking two and half hours. Also now my computer seems to be slower than ever. So annoying!

On a happier note, Pamela Reif's collection for Hunkemöller got released today!


I love Pamela so just had to check it out. I can tell you that the whole collection is amazing! I want it all. I thought that I would narrow myself down and pick out my favorites and show you. You can check out the whole collection right here. Below you can see my favorites.

picture source: https://www.hunkemoller.se/se_sv/53-formpressad-bygel-bh-karina-blogger-pamela-rf-rosa-117513.html / Bra / Brazilian breifs /
picture source: https://www.hunkemoller.se/se_sv/53-body-aimee-blogger-pamela-rf-rod-117232.html / Body /
picture source: https://www.hunkemoller.se/se_sv/53-topp-satin-lace…

HIIT IT GIRL

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Hello! Yes it's Wednesday which means you'll get another workout video. This is a short but intense cardio workout that includes a warm up and cool down from FitnessBlender. You will get a good exercise from just doing this video once. If you want great workout do this video twice or do this video and the pilates workout that I posted yesterday.




your writer, Erika

The Devil In Disguise

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Good morning and hello! Have you had a good nights' sleep? I have because I have this really big and super comfy duvet that is twice the size of my bed. I love to just wrap myself in it. Especially in the winter. Now during the summer it's almost too hot. Almost, I keep it because I like the weight of the duvet.
The second workout video this week is also from FitnessBlender (I told you that I love them). The first time that I tried it I loved it because it was only 15 minutes. Don't be fooled and think that those 15 minutes won't give you anything. I thought that this workout was brutal the first time that I tried it! But I love when a workout is brutal because that means that I am challenging my body and that it's going to give me something.


Have a nice workout!

your writer, Erika

New Portrait

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Hello! I shoot with a new photographer - Mats Vassfjord - a few weeks back and I wanted to share a picture from that shoot. It is one of my favorites that we shot that day.



your writer, Erika

Sweat It Out

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So yesterday I told you guys that I am going to post at least one workout video every day this week. I thought that what better way to kick it off what a bang?! Today I am sharing a cardio workout with focus on the butt and thighs from FitnessBlender. (Most of the videos that I post this week will probably be from FitnessBlender, but I just want you to love them as much as I do). Try it out and write your thoughts about it in the comment section!



Have a great day!


your writer, Erika

Working My Ass Off

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Hello! So what's up? I am sitting here on my balcony not enjoying the weather at all. I am actually freezing and thinking that maybe I should go inside.

Okay so I have been thinking lately that I really need to up my workouts. What I mean is that I need to switch it up and make it a little bit more difficult. I am thinking that maybe I should join a gym or maybe I should buy some dumbbells to have at home. I am leaning towards joining a gym. There actually are few gyms in my neighborhood that are cheap. I am going to check them out.

So in the meantime when I am trying to decide which gym to join, or if I should even join a gym at all I thought that I would help you all with your workouts. Every day next week I am going to post at least one workout video that I have done and has really helped me. They are all going to vary in length and in difficulty.

I thought that I would kick off this thing today so you are actually getting your first workout video right now. This first video is…

Diamonds Are Forever

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I am so annoyed about the weather this summer. I mean, it has never really been hot and it's never really been cold (not that it's supposed to be cold during the summer - just trying to make a point),. It's just been something weird in between. I mean we have had hot days but not consecutively. Well, I live n Sweden so what did I really expect? I had hopes but those got crushed. I do really hope that I get the opportunity to go somewhere for my birthday next year. I am so going somewhere hot, with a lot of sun and where maybe I can surf. I have never surfed before and is something that I would really like to try.

I exchanged some earnings today at Dyrberg/ Kern. I bought them back in May and about like a month ago they broke. The little thingy that you put through your ear fell off one of the earring. Don't know why but so weird. Today I finally got my ass out of the wagon and exchanged them. I really like Dyrberg/ Kern so I am glad that they would let me exchange them…

Is It Too Soon To Talk About Halloween?

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Hello! So summer is almost over which is sad but that means Halloween is around the corner. I know that I might be a little early when it comes to talking about Halloween but I have been excited about this years Halloween ever since Kylie Jenner rocked that Christina Aguilera outfit last year. I mean when I saw her outfit I was like "Damn why didn't I think about something that cool?!". Thats why this year I am going to bring it!

picture source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kylie-jenner-gets-dirrty-star-9156388
I have a few ideas of what I want to go as. Maybe Christina Aguilera (but I also feel that has been done already), Ariana Grande or cat woman. I don't know, I haven't decided yet. Hey maybe I should revamp my outfit from when I went and saw Ariana Grande on The Honeymoon Tour. Remember that? But I'll probably buy nude pumps to match Aris outfit more.

Ariana Garnde My Everything concert picture source: http://www.gotceleb.com/ariana-grande-p…