October 16, 2016

Autumn white and blue


I always think of Spring and Autumn as those transition months when it is still ok to wear the looks that are normally reserved for Summer or Winter. When Autumn approaches, I always feel a little sad about the fact that I have to give up the lighter colors as well as summer dresses, thin skirts and add more comfortable clothes in subtle colors to the looks. I try to keep those summery and happy pieces in my wardrobe as long as I can. This time it is my white blazer and a floral shirt with butterfly sleeves. I adore both pieces but they feel a little out of place come Autumn and I will probably retire them soon for the colder months only to get them out again in early Spring. I gave the two great summer pieces an Autumn look with dark denim and some booties. Still added some white accessories to give it a lighter look. What are your tricks to transition summer pieces into your fall wardrobe?




What I wore

Blazer: Primark
Blouse: C&A
Shoes: Deichmann
Watch: Skagen
Bag: Carpisa
Necklace: House of Harlow, via Shopbop
Bracelets: Ernsting's Family
Earrings: Bijou Brigitte


That bag is a new addition to my closet. A little wallet on a chain by Carpisa that I found on my trip to Spain. The ring handle caught my eye. Even though the ring is too small for my wrist, it still gives the bag a nice twist. Also love the interchangeable chain and the extra card holder that can be taken out. I can see myself using this to easily switch between bags on a daily basis and never miss to take my wallet or at least most needed cards and some cash. Reminds me of the Chanel WOC, just way cheaper!




October 12, 2016

Singing in the rain


Autumn is upon us and it is not really my favourite season, but I do enjoy wearing my cardigans and tights again. It is of course also rain season and I did get out my Wellies for a rainy day with my love to visit the hot springs close by. That coat has been one of my favourites for years, but every year the weather lets me wear it for just a couple of days and then it's too cold for it. I was so glad to add it to my polkadot dress and wellies. The striped umbrella has been a big find from the finnish flea market. Definitely a keeper! What do you like about the Autumn weather and what are your favourite clothes for this colder season?





What I wore

Jacket: H&M
Dress & Leggings: Long Tall Sally
Scarf: Primark
Umbrella: vintage thrifted
Necklace: cultured pearl necklace





October 10, 2016

A little bit of Summer during Fall


Before we totally get into the Fall mode, I wanted to share my last Summer look on the blog. I wore this outfit on an unusual warm day in the end of September. I got this pair of white polkadot pants in the summer sale at LongTallSally and have wanted to wear it for weeks. I combines it with a couple of favourites as well as new pieces, such as this floral top and the turquoise shoes. The look felt really a bit too summery for this time of year, but I felt great during my meeting with my good friend A. Definitely a great bargain as I had my eye on these pants since they first showed up at LTS in Spring and I now saved 60%. The shoes have been waiting for there first outing even longer. Got them last winter during the sale as well, but they turned out to be very difficult to pair. Finally found a way, but am not sure how much wear I will get out of them in the future.




What I wore

Shirt: C&A
Blazer: Primark
Key Chain: Ladurée
Bracelets: Glitter
Necklace: H&M
Shoes: Deichmann
Earrings: Bijou Brigitte








October 2, 2016

Indian summer butterflies


I have a habit when it comes to shopping clothes. I try not to buy my outfit pieces in local stores. I have often seen people walking around in my town wearing the same clothes as we do have a very limited number of brands here in my city. I love shopping when I am on holiday and actually have a list of favourite stores in each country that I have frequently visited. I don't spend all my vacation days shopping, no, but I do try to have one propper day of shopping while abroad. I prepare those trips by visiting my favourite shops online and I do bribe Mr.B with a visit at a good restaurant to make up for this waiting time ;)
This summer, we once again visited my home away from home - Finland - and I went to my favourite stores: Lindex, Seppälä, Gina Tricot and others for a bit of summer sale shopping. This beautiful skirt was not on sale at Lindex, but as it had the perfect midi length (even on me!) and was so super flattering even though being a wrap skirt, I just had to have it! I wore it to work and for a afternoon with my family already and got lots of compliments. The wrap style is a little difficult in windy areas though and I might need to put some little stitches at the bottom hem to keep it closed and secure a bit more. Otherwise, I love this length on me with very high heels and let me tell you, these new Mary Janes are definitely on the high side for me. They are ok when it comes to comfort, but  the material is just really hard still and I will need a couple of days of walking them in to make them work for longer walks.





What I wore

Skirt: Lindex
Shirt: Primark
Cardigan: no name, Aldi
Necklace: heirloom
Ring & Bracelet: Bijou Brigitte
Watch: Skagen
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda







September 29, 2016

Porcelain chic


When I saw this dress online I was instantly smitten by the print, the design and I just had to have it. Currently I am getting more into wearing dresses again and I was on the lookout for a white (but not wedding dress white) dress. I opted for the blue floral print by Collectif and was so glad that I did when it finally arrived in the mail. It's my first Collectif clothing piece and I love the fit and material. It feels so well made and looks very nice. 

My boss actually called me his porcelain girl that day and I do agree that the print looks just like china ware. I did pair it with my favourite denim jacket to make it more casual, but also added my new Clarks pumps as they are so nice and the light color might be difficult to wear in the upcoming months, but I did want to debut them here on the blog still! I think they will look great with my fancier dresses for nice parties (maybe even during the Christmas season when the weather is nice) and hope to walk them in quickly as they are still a bit stiff due to the material. I went with silver jewelry this time, but I think it will look just as great with gold or rose gold accessories. 




What I wore

Dress: Collectif
Shoes: Clarks
Denim Jacket: Primark
Earrings & Necklace:  Kalevala
Bracelet: Ibero
Glasses: Metropolitan
Watch: Skagen



You can wear it two ways - with a modest and a more revealing cleavage, but both felt great. I did go with the more modest version for work, though! The back is quite low cut for my taste and showed my tanning marks and sun spots/freckles, but my hair covers most of it, so it feels fine to me. Have you had any experiences with Collectif clothing dresses? I feel that this dress runs true to size and the length is perfect for me. As a tall girl (6'3''), I struggle even with midi dresses to find nice ones that will cover my knee cabs as I prefer this look when it comes to skirt length. This one ends just under the knee and feels fine though. It is a little large in the bust for me, so will also fit girls with a larger bosom. The short sleeves do run a little large, which is actually good for me, but might be disturbing for others. All in all this is a wonderful addition to my collection and I can see myself wearing it a lot.





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