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HOW TO STYLE YOU DAYTIME OUTFIT TO A NIGHT OUT ONE!

Published on: February 8, 2016 at: 7:48 pm
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gambitskygambitskygambitskygambitskygambitskyWhen it comes to clothing, I think all of us have that something that we consciously or subconsciously gravitate to. For me, it’s full skirts! Never met one I didn’t like lately, but from time to time I meet one I like so much, it becomes an instant classic and a go-to skirt for every occasion.
Today’s post features a great example of just such a skirt:) and of course; i wanted to show you guys how easy it is to change the style from daytime to night-time.
This skirt has the perfect tailoring, an amazing burgundy color and my particular weakness- prints, all come together to create the prettiest, dreamiest skirt I’ve ever seen!
For the night time  I decided to go for a slightly dressier look and paired it with the brown suede shirt, the pink bag that matches the print of the skirt and black heels, but of course it would look just as cute worn with a pair of pointy toe flats and a simple tee… Basically the possibilities are endless, and of course you know how much I love that!

Pictures by Mikael Örtenheim.
Edited by Gambitsky.

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6 Ways of styling your denim Skirt!

Published on: February 1, 2016 at: 7:06 pm
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1.Mix Washes
Unless it’s a matching set, denim-on-denim outfits look best mixing light and dark washes. Opt for washes that are at least a few shades different, like this light-wash shirt and medium-wash skirt on Charlotte of The Fashion Guitar. The more contrast, the more interesting the outfit.

2.With Leather
Button-front skirts are big this season, so a denim one is extra trendy. Hedvig of The Northern Light toughens hers up with a black tee and a leather jacket. Ankle boots are the perfect finish to this look, but not always. To avoid making your legs look short, wear ankle boots only if your skirt falls above or at your knees. You can really elongate your legs with a lace-up pair with pointed toes.

3. Polished Bohemian
Of the many ways to wear a denim skirt, a bohemian look is at the top of our list. To keep your outfit on the polished side of boho, take a styling cue from Helena of Mi Aventura con la Moda. Forego Birkenstocks and woven bracelets for a breezy floral blouse, layered gold jewelry, and a leather bag.

4. Maxi
Jana via Garance Dore proves that the denim maxi skirt can be completely modern and fresh despite what you might have thought. The key to pulling off this look is equal parts styling and skirt. It helps if the silhouette is a little form-fitting and free of extra details—tiers, buttons, or frays. A front slit on this one shakes up the modest style. Pair yours with a tucked-in tank—avoid anything loose or baggy—and strappy sandals to lead the eye upward.

5. Seventies
A denim skirt is the perfect piece to go along with the current ’70s trend. Charlotte of The Fashion Guitar channels the retro style in a denim mini and cognac suede accessories. Perfect for seasonal transitions, this outfit also paired a denim skirt with a chunky sweater. Notice the masterful half tuck; it keeps the finished look ultra-flattering.

6. Sneaker Friendly
With so many ways to wear a denim skirt this summer, you can make one work for almost any occasion. So why not trade those shorts and plane shirt for a denim skirt with colorful sneakers on your next trip to the city?

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How To Style your colorful Bomber Jackets!

Published on: January 26, 2016 at: 1:27 pm
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From time to time I love to put together edgy and colorful pieces into my look.  If you are like me who owns a lot of black & gray, this is gonna help you a lot.
You guys know already that my passion for sneakers is huge, so i had to style this lovely knit culottes with a pair of green sneakers that matches my jacket. The light Gray sweater gives my pants a little bit more of attention since the bomber jacket takes a lot of attention.
Whenever I put together a casual look, i always try to pair it with edgy and colorful sneakers since i believe it puts a lot more of personality into the outfit and also balances the details going on up in the upper body.

1. You can style your powerful and colorful jacket with a whole black outfit. For ex. a pair of black culottes, heels and a cute handbag.
2. A pair of dark blue jeans, oversize gray coat, wrap the bomber around your waist, sneaker at day/heels at night! Voila!

Pictures by Michael Örtenheim.
Edited By Gambitsky

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Surprised & Grateful.

Published on: January 21, 2016 at: 4:37 pm
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gambitskyI don’t even know how to start this post. I’m extremely surprised by the way everyone reacted to my last post.
I was scared to be judged and maybe be stared as a weird person by all the people that know me.
Thank you so much to everyone who reposted my post and have been cheering for me. Thank you for the sweet emails, private messages, and comments on my social media; it warms my heart extremely!
It was important for me to get in touch with my soul and heart and also to be able to let people know that it’s ok to be vulnerable and seek for help. You are not alone in your situation, everything is gonna be OK!
It’s also very important for me to let you know that my blog is my wall of self expression, it is a place to get inspired by fashion, styling and beauty tips, which I’ll keep going. I just needed to get everything out to be able to move on and learn from my situation.
I’m very happy to start with a new journey with all of you. Thank you so much for your love.

Yours truly, Gambitsky.

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UNLOCKING THE TRUTH

Published on: January 17, 2016 at: 7:54 pm
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Hello Dear you!
It has been a while since i wrote here, nothing to apologize… you see, sometimes life gives us challenges to become better persons or  just learn about our mistakes.
As i said i’m not here to apoligize, i want to explain my situation. But it is harder than i thought it would be.

My story is not that different from most people with an eating disorder. My struggle with bulimia fits the textbook definition and the similarities between my story and others are uncanny. But to me, it is unique, it is different and it is extremely personal. And my recent journey into recovery has been the proudest, most difficult accomplishment of my life.

I am currently 25 years old and I have had issues with my weight and my self-esteem since junior high.  I have always been social, and with a strong personality when it comes to my future and goals.

As I entered high school, the concern I had about my body grew stronger. I didn’t look like the other girls, i didn’t fit in groups and the struggle of learning a new language and culture made all these strange and overwhelming feelings stronger.
After many situations & mean words by members of my family and people said about the way i looked .. i started to hate my body.
One day i put my hair back into a ponytail, knelt over the toilet and made myself sick. I wish, with all my heart, that I could tell every young girl or boy who is contemplating that very action for the first time (or the action of skipping a meal) – not to succumb. That it may seem like a great way to control your weight, but instead it wreaks havoc on your body. That you may think you’ll only do it once in a while, but like any addiction it will become your life. I wish I could tell them to say NO to that first, not so powerful, urge. To get out while they still can.

My on again, off again relationship with bulimia and anorexia throughout high school was not something I considered serious – at the time. It was my coping mechanism something I could fall back on when I was feeling fat, stressed or upset. I would go for weeks without making myself sick or starving myself, the pattern was incredibly sporadic. I was in complete control of my bulimia. When I was 22 – bulimia gained control over me. I had just graduated. Society was expecting me to ‘go out and get a job’. Along with a job, I was supposed to get an income, a place to live and to support myself completely independently for the first time in my life. I was terrified. At this very time I was busy feeling rejected and worthless. My very first relationship was extremely bad and again living in a new country all alone wasn’t easy. It was not a great phase for me. I sank into a very depressive-like state. I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep and I spent my time either crying or working extremely long hours to not feel pain or think too much about my situation. As a result I began to lose weight. I didn’t even realize at first that I was getting smaller. My friends and family did. Everyone kept telling me how great I looked, but I couldn’t see it. Until i actually started seeing on my clothes and the way i ate; i was extremely picky with food.

Once I realized how much weight I had lost – I also realized I could never gain it back. When I had been heavier, I had been deemed ‘unlovable’. This is when I started seriously making see how long I could go without eating. Each day I would wake up, determined to beat my record from the day before. If I succeeded I would reward myself with a bowl of cereal (which more often than not, would lead into a binge and purge because I had starved myself the entire day). This behaviour was not only a way to control my weight; it was a way to control my emotions. I had so many overwhelming feelings at this time in my life, and no idea what to do with them. Bingeing and purging was a temporary release for me, although I realize now that each bulimic episode was only intensifying my feelings.

I continued spiraling downwards, constantly finding new methods of self-torture.

I often scared myself with the intensity of my abusive actions. I consider myself a very loving, caring person and would never inflict harm on anyone. But I was certainly capable of inflicting harm on myself. I reflect back to this time as a very painful, lonely period in my life. I had no ability to look toward the future; all I knew was that this ‘behaviour’ was my life. This began to change during one very remarkable weekend. Two important things happened that weekend.

One was that my mother stumbled across my ‘secret’.  She and my sisters has turned out to be my rocks. They have been so supportive and affirmative throughout my entire journey.

After several heart wrenching talks with my mom, sisters; I began a roller coaster of a journey. I explored several therapists and support groups before finding a good fit.
I’m working with an amazing dietitian who is helping me to rediscover the importance of food. I’m having intense sessions with a counselor who assisted me in confronting my issues.
I went up, I went down. I have days that I feel on top of the world. I feel in control, healthy and happy. I also have days where I hit rock bottom.

I would scream at myself in the mirror not to succumb to the urge, and end up in a puddle of tears on the bathroom floor.

I’m beginning to make time for myself and understand that i’m actually sick. I learning the importance of self-care and also to let go of self-abuse.

I’m learning a lot ; my battle with bulimia has been the hardest battle i have ever got but i’m getting stronger, i’ll be better.
I have a huge personal strength, which is more phenomenal than I ever would have realized.
I have also realized that the people in my life are more supportive and understanding than I could have ever known. My family & close friends have been by my side through each phase of this journey – never once casting judgment or anger my way.
The most important thing about this journey is that i’m learning how to appreciate myself as a person, not as how I look. My mother’s catch phrase ‘beauty comes from the inside’ does not fall on deaf ears anymore.

Beauty is not a pimple-free face, or a tiny waist, or shiny hair, or any other airbrushed quality we witness daily in the media. It is who you are on the inside. And though I am proud of discovering who I am through my struggle, my greatest hope is that others will never have to work through an eating disorder to discover who they are.

I will get better, you will get better!
Thank you for reading.

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HOW TO USE YOUR BOYFRIEND JEANS.

Published on: January 4, 2016 at: 1:36 pm
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It is a New Year and a new chapter of our lives; when it comes to my style i usually try to clean my wardrobe from stuff that i don’t really use anymore to be able to plan my outfits better as well as using my “old” clothes in a new way. I ended finding this pair of denim that are just so cool that they needed to get some attention again.

Usually when I wear jeans like this they’re long enough be fold up, there are so many ways of using these kind of denim. I wanted to show you a party look and one lowkey look for a regular day.
For the party look I pair them with sky-high heels, a crispy white shirt with details in my waist to get my body shaped and a bomber jacket. It’s very flattering, elongating my legs in just the right way and allowing you to actually see the shoes; which it is a plus.
The second style is paired with a pair of sneakers and a green bomber jacket. The bomber jacket’s color is important in this look ; it gives the outfit a contemporary vibe. The over-sized look is just amazing for a day you feel for having something more comfy.

Bring back your denim back to life, my ladies!  They’re perfect for every season; being both functional and fashionable, and they will definitely be a must in your wardrobe.

1 Look: Denim // Scotch & Soda, Heels// Sandro, Jacket// M.A.M.B OSLO, Backpack//ECCO
2 Look: Jacket// BLK DNM, Sneakers// NIKE

Photos by Mikael Örtenheim.
Edited by Gambitsky

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What to wear on New Year’s Eve!

Published on: December 29, 2015 at: 3:28 pm
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Gambitsky gambitsky gambitsky gambitskybytimoIf you read my blog on regular basis, you know that when it comes to styling the simplest the better.
I love using accessories; like bags, heels, earrings etc to put the outfit together. It is amazing the way it transforms even the simplest of outfits into polished and sophisticated ensembles and adds that perfect touch of glamour to any night-time look!

This statement skirt is the perfect piece for any kind of celebration; especially when i really want to use it more than for just special occasions. I’m not usually a fan of floral prints, falling in love with this baby blue & white number came as a bit of a surprise! Most of the time, I find floral prints a bit too busy or loud, yet there is absolutely nothing overpowering about this understated floral print. Quite on the contrary, the overall effect I think, is rather soft and elegant.
Since i was looking for something really easy and sophisticated to wear i put it together with a pair of open heels and  a cute little bag.

You know me, regardless of occasion, I like clean, tailored fuss-free pieces and dressier outfits are no exception. So today, I wanted to show you a last minute inspiration for NYE. Sharp pant suit paired with lots of layered jewels; printed skirts, heels & cashmere sweaters. Use at least one statement piece, dare to accessorize and have fun with your outfit!

I hope this helped you out a little bit!
Have fun! <3

Organza Skirt// By Timo, Heels// Sandro Paris, Sweater// Carven, Bag// Scotch & Soda.

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THE PARISIAN RED SWEATER

Published on: December 28, 2015 at: 2:18 pm
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It appears that in every season there’s one color that catches my attention. I’m not talking about the basic black, gray, and nudes, since I’m obsessed with those no matter what season it is. I recall that last fall this specific color was burgundy. I probably don’t have to state the obvious of which color has taken over this blogpost right?

I guess the reason that this cozy yet so stylish sweater became a statement piece in my garderob is because the shape it has and the fun way it is made. Also the beautiful color palette that takes over the streets.
Since the sweater takes a lot of attention i opted to used black pieces to complete the look. I got these super comfy heels that are just amazing for a long day at work or a shopping day with friends.
To complete the look, I can’t deny my love for a good backpack, especially when i have to get a lot of stuff with me. And as you already know, a bag is not an accessory… it’s more likely like your home. This one is great because the size is perfect as well as it looks good with your outfits.

I hope you guys an amazing xmas night, i’m so looking forward for a New Year together with you! <3
Thank you for reading!

Pictures by Tsutsumi www.gigglesndimples.com
Edited by Gambitsky

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Why you should have a 101 lifetime goal list!

Published on: December 22, 2015 at: 2:01 pm
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gambitskyExperts on the science of success know that the brain is a goal-seeking organism.  Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve it.

However, one goal isn’t good enough. Some goals take longer to achieve than others – and if you spend years working toward only one objective, you’re likely to get discouraged when it doesn’t happen right away.

But when you have a long list of goals you’d like to achieve, you have more to strive for, and more opportunities to check those goals off your list. And the rush you feel every time you check one of those goals off the list will inspire you to accomplish even more of them!

What goals do YOU want to achieve in your lifetime?  

Make a list of 101 goals you’d like to achieve in your life. Be as specific as possible. Include details such as when they will happen, where they will happen, how much you’ll make, what model you’ll buy, what size it will be, and so on.

Keep your goals somewhere you can review them often. You might want to put them on a deck of 3”x5” cards you shuffle through every morning, on a poster or piece of paper you hang on the wall beside your computer, or in a book you read each night before you fall asleep. By keeping them top of mind, you’ll be more likely to make them a reality.

And every time you achieve one of your goals, check it off the list and celebrate what you’ve managed to accomplish in your life!
Keep this on mind since we are starting a new year, with great expectations! Good luck 😀

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What is your favorite knit sweater?

Published on: December 21, 2015 at: 9:10 pm
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One of my favorite things about the inevitable cold of winter is that I get to pull out some of my best-loved knit pieces to warm me up. What’s great about a knit sweater is that it can be used in many different ways, depending of the color and shape it can also be worn from day to night.
I love this sweater because of all the colors and softness, it gives a whole black outfit a whole another look.

To add a little bit of layering, I paired together with a pair of  black culottes that seamlessly mixes together comfort and edge. I paired the whole outfit to be comfortable, reliable footwear around. Good for long days with multiple activities.

To complete the look, I can’t deny my love for sneakers! These pair is just an good choice to make this outfit exceptional since their appearance is clean and easy. It complements the outfit nicely and it’s an essential for traveling, work or just those days you want to wear some street fashion.

Pants// Designer Remix, Sneakers//M.A.M.B OSLO, Sweater// MONKI.
Pictures by Mårten Nilsson
Edited by Gambitsky

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Get Ready with Me: Dark Lips

Published on: December 15, 2015 at: 8:11 pm
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GambitskyApply an illuminator on your cheekbones and apply foundation on top of it. I’m using a beauty blender to get the best results on my skin. Use the beauty blender wet, squeeze the water out of it and Bounce it all over your face,ears and neck.

GambitskyDo the same proses with your concealer, be careful with the underneath part of your eyes.

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Carefully contour your face with bronze powder  to get a natural look.
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Apply eyeliner. Start from the out corner of the eye until you work your way out to wing the eyeliner.
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Apply a dark lipstick, for better results use a lip brush. To mattify your lipstick apply some transparent powder on your lips.
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And Voila! Your Look is completed! <3

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Are you ready for Holiday season?

Published on: December 7, 2015 at: 3:51 pm
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gambitskygambitsky gambitskygambitsky gambitskyWith the holiday season just around the corner, it’s hard not thinking about what sort of festive looks to wear, especially when there are so many things to choose from. This easy but sophisticated outfit is perfect for Christmas because it gives off a subtle glamour that is ideal for any holiday party as well as you will be able to use the different pieces other times than just christmas or NYE.

The key to pulling off a dark outfit like this for these sorts of occasions is mixing and matching materials to add dimension rather than being minimal and flat. The detailed dark blue is very easy to style together with other items which i really love for this holiday; no need of stress.
I matched the skirt together with delicate sweater with small pearls around the neck;  these are the kind of tiny features that make an outfit feel more special.

Skirt, sweater & heels/ Sandro, Bag/ Scotch & Soda
Pictures taken by Mårten Nilsson
Edited By Gambitsky

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How to: be stylish on Sundays

Published on: December 6, 2015 at: 4:18 pm
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As you have already figured out I’m such a huge sucker when it comes to using comfortable clothes together with my sneakers. I’ve written about this before and you can re-visit this post HERE. As it gets colder I’ve tried to keep my outfits simple but with good details. Creating this uniformed look is something that I really love and wearing grey toned pieces fits perfectly for colder days. The other thing that I also love is over-sizing my outfits. Over-sizing your outfit can be pretty tricky when you are a petite girl such as me, because you don’t want to look swollen by all the clothes. This is where you have to be smart and and pick out the correct pieces that might look over-sized but compliment your figure from the right places. A good trick is to pick out few over-sized items and pair them with more body hugging pieces; in this case it is my sweater and the beggining of my sweatpants are tight.
Think about long straight lines and cuts to create a longer looking frame. It helps when your over-sized item has tighter fitting sleeves to create a more structured vibe. Make sure that your bottom part has a well fitted waist line that snitches you in from the right places.

Sweatpants/ M.A.M.B Oslo, Sweater/ Champion, Sneakers/ Sandro X Reebok.

Pictures taken by Mårten Nilsson
Edited By Gambitsky

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