Friday, August 30, 2013

Tassel jewelry

Helsinki, 17 degrees

After some warm weeks, fall weather is finally catching up with Helsinki. Conveniently enough, this same week my school has officially started. It's been so inspiring to, as my school says it, "invest in myself". I couldn't agree more! Studies are always an investment in oneself if one asks me. It's been wonderful to surround myself with new people within the tourism field that have fresh points of view. My class that I'll meet three times a month is very international: we have students from some 10 countries! With an inspiring setting like this, it's easier to get excited about other things as well. Lately I've been widely inspired by tassel jewelry! Have you seen these beauties around?

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Braided hairstyles & pocket vest dress

Helsinki, 20 degrees


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale: 2/2

Helsinki, 20 degrees

As promised, here follows my second blog post about this fall's fashion trends that have impressed me - fall essentials that is! The last post was mainly inspired by street styles, whereas this one is definitely more catwalk inspired. I've used Elle Finland's Collections attachment magazine as an inspirational source for this blog post. Patterns, colors, bags, accessories, jackets, skirts, knits - that's just some of this post's seven highlights! Can you guess the rest? Enjoy!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Autumn

Helsinki, 20 degrees



Monday, August 19, 2013

Home

Helsinki, 20 degrees


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tattoos

Helsinki, 18 degrees

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Porvoo, Finland

Helsinki, 15 degrees


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Oil silo 468

Helsinki, 23 degrees


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Crayfish party

Helsinki, 25 degrees


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer cottage

Helsinki, 25 degrees


Monday, August 5, 2013

The infinite beauty of all things mild

Helsinki, 23 degrees

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Trend alert: stripes

Helsinki, 23 degrees

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Stripes are like color, you can turn the volume up or down - whether you wear it head-to-toe or mixed with a solid.

Holiday days pass by rapidly. I guess that is how it is when one is enjoying oneself. It feels luxurious waking up and having breakfast in peace, without having to hurry anywhere. Spending time at home with one's loved one is also one of this life's joys, as we in this way get to spend quality time together and plan together things like e.g. what to eat and how to decorate our home. Personally, I've also been looking for my very own piece with a geometrical pattern ever since I wrote about this fashion trend in my blog post back in January. Those of you readers who missed it, you can see the blog post here. Above, I've been looking for some perfect stripes. And I've finally found them! Have a look!

Many of you might remember that my all time favorite striped piece has been my striped jacket. Those of you who've missed it, you can get a glimpse of it here. But besides the jacket, I've been looking for a simple top and dress that could be used at many occasions thanks to their versatility.  This season stripes have been seen in all kinds of forms, which has been your favorite?

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Besides striped clothing, I've also been fascinated with striped interior design! I mean, how chic isn't striped decor? The best feature with stripes is that they never go out of fashion, and they brighten up at least my mood! One can not be grumpy wearing stripes! And when one is happy, people around you are happy!

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Ever since my boyfriend surprised me back in May with taking the first steps towards decorating our balcony, I have been wanting to show you how I've decorated it. The ones of you who missed the first steps, can see them here.

Since the balcony decor includes stripes, I thought this would be the ideal occasion to show it to you readers. I know some of you have been asking about it already, so here it is! I've now added textiles, plants and cushions and I love the result! I found the pillowcases in second hand shops, the plants in Kodin 1, and the striped fabric for the balcony at IKEA. The candle holder house is from Riviera Maison. The balcony is now a serene place where I e.g. love to read and relax in general!

My outfit set on the balcony is based on pieces bought from H&M: a striped top and some black jeans. Simple, but it works!


My striped dress is of more a classic model than the top I've showcased above. I found it at Lindex, and combined it with leggings from Vila. I love these leggings, they are the absolute best I've ever worn!

I took this dress out on a walk when we spent a beautiful summer day at the Kumpula Botanic Garden with my boyfriend. This garden is located quite close to our home, so it's ideal for summery exurcions. I felt like a hobbit in this verdant surrounding, and I wanted to share with you some of the floral beauty I stumbled upon in the garden! The ones who follow me on Instagram might have seen these photos already.


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What is your relation to stripes? Do you have any in your home/wardrobe?