1. Polo Ralph Lauren silk shirt 2. Topshop satin skirt 3. Realisation Par Devon dress 4. NA-KD strappy heels 5. Pull&Bear padded shoulder tank
So the first two are to be worn together and it will look sooo good! All satin + silk which can be dressed down and dressed up with any pair of shoes! Then I got something off my wishlist which is a Realisation Par silk dress! I didn't get the sunflower one, but instead got the White Squiggle which is more me. Then I got a pair of super cute and comfy strappy heels from NA-KD in baby blue that I plan on wearing with the Realisation Par dress and a cute light blue dress I'm looking to score later. And finally from this row, I got a padded shoulder tank that is SUCH A BIG TREND this season. I wasn't sure about the one from Frankie Shop as preorder might have taken forever and elsewhere it was sold out. Couple of days of sarching and found a pretty one from Pull&Bear instead which was such a steal!
1. Nike Air Force 1 sneakers 2. Balenciaga socks 3. Prada nylon bag 4. Levi's 501 shorts in white
Some things I got in March that are my most favourite probably, because they are so wearable and simple with some cute summery twists! For example instead of the classical white Air Forces I aways had, I got ones with some neon yellow details and shadow Nike logo instead which give them a whole new look in my opinion. To pair with these sneakers I finally got the Balenciaga socks I've been eyeing all over Instagram ad just couldn't help to love because of the ribbed sole and crisp white simplicity. I know it's a lot for socks, but I know they will be a great detail to a minimalistic outfit and to my Nikes. And now the best decision yet - my nylon mini Prada bag I got from London! I was hesitating so much between a LV and multiple Prada minibags, but I am so happu over my decision to go out of the box with a yellow one! Basically what I was looking ofr was a high-end mini bag for tiny summer dresses because my bags all feel too heavy to wear to these dresses and I was just picturing tossing over the shoulder a cute fun mini. Mini's as we know are super trendy as well and I was surprised this cute nylon number fit my sunglasses, phone, key pouch, card golder and charger and some tiny things like lipstick e.g. Lastly, some classic 501's which I have in many shades of blue but not in white and I pictured these with white bikini and my Jacquemus robe over the whole look and I just never can go wrong with a Levi's fit when shopping online.
1. Zara knitted crop top 2. Matching Zara knitted shorts 3. Zara puffy crop top 4. New Balance 608 sneakers
So the first ones are obviously a cute lounge set that I got for quarantine and after that will be cute to wear to my dad's boatrides or at the countryside. Would be suuuper cute aired with a chunky button-down cardigan! In addition I threw this voluminous crop top into the basket because it's super fun and I had this idea to wear it with brown-beige high waist leggings and an oversized beige blazer and this look can again be dressed up or down accordingly. And some sneakers again hehe! New Balance 608 won my heart and I did really want the B&W version, but the beige ones are fun as well! Again cool to wear with some socks like the Balenciaga ones.
1. Zara bodysuit 2. NA-KD mesh pumps 3. H&M padded shoulder T-shirt 4. Hanna Schönberg x NA-KD tie back singlet
Oh another thing from Zara! The famous all achieving all over bodysuit from Zara that is said to be the best fit bodysuit in the world that all bloggers and Rosie Huntington Whiteley even love. Of course I'm gonna give it a try. Then I got these pumps from NA-KD that are similar to the Bottegas, but you know, I tried them at NA-KD when I spent a day in styling and I just had to have them due to the fit, how comfortable they are and how cool they are. Wouldn't mind the real Bottegas but I feel the shoe is too trendy to be worth that penny. And here we come to another padded shoulder piece haha! Love a padded shoulder, always. This one was a bargain yet again and again the only one I could find from the depths of online shopping. These things are just as sold out as sth can be. And finally finally for now I picked up the cutest thing from Hanna Schönberg's NA-KD collection that I just loved so much. It was sold out within minutes so I was actually quite lucky to get it and will love to wear it so much over the summer when I have a tan hopefully.
Hiiiiii my dear blog and my dear readers, I am back and hopefully back for good! Since Instagram has over boiled a bit so to say and TikTok is slowly taking over lives during the Corona Virus times, I thought the only thing that cannot change is blogs, even if people lose interest after a while, a blog is fully in my own control which no one can say about apps. Definitely still love Instagram and find TikTok videos funny and creative...mostly, but I really missed blogging you guys! I thought about it for over a year almost every week that I should start again, but as time passed, so many events in life happened and I was like "oh my how am I gonna fit everything that has been going on into one post", but today when another boring day of COVID-19 quarantine is a reality, I thought that I will just push this catching up post a little further ahead and just start slow with a post I always really enjoyed doing - seasonal WANTIES list! And will just throw in a seasonal What I Have Bought for S/S as a following one.
I feel like my style has changed quite a bit due to many influences in the past year and also the trending little trends this season are my favourite yet! I've said it before but this time I just love how everything that is trending can be worn in a very personal way, for example you can wear the trending pieces in a girly or a tomboy way, whilst being suuuper comfortable in them! Comfort continues to rule the stage while mid heels and low heels are visited by occasional high heels now that are on the uncomfortable trend side. But back to the topic, I absolutely love prepping for another warm or cold season, especially the warm one as the selection is much wider with dresses and different shoes, and I'm basically done with all the moodboarding and ideas of what I would like to wear from my closet and what to add to have the perfect closet for upcoming Summer. Hopefully hopefully Corona virus will wrap up its horrible destruction by June so people could go on with as normal lives as it is now possible and it won't get even worse due to the economic backfire. I should probably word my opinion about topics that some might think as 'shallow' to discuss like fashion and clothing for instance. I think everyone should try to stick to their normal thoughts, hobbies and interests despite the global pandemic just to avoid constant worry, stress and just to be able to bounce back immediately to daily life once the situation stabilizes. Calling out people on whatever they do in the safety of their 4 walls during quarantine helps absolutely no one in this situation. We need more optimism and heartfelt emotions and gladly that is what I have been feeling and noticing most of the time!
So with that being said, fashion is my hobby and coping mechanism during this time as I am actually stuck in Ukraine for over a month now (of course my boyfriend is here which makes this a lot easier) and can't visit my family or dogs for quite some time still I assume, so finding inspiration and browsing online shops has been pretty awesome actually as I didn't have time to do it so thoroughly before and didn't have enough time to think through everything that I should prepare into my closet. I have taken the course of less is more over the past year and am trying to slowly but surely change items in my closet (from basics to party dresses) into much more high quality ones, which means that I think my purchases through, choose the material well and make sure the item will last a very very very long time. I have a goal that by 40, I want to have a closet full of only full-quality items in low quanitites that can be mixed and matched. This will reflect in my wanties too as I try to sell the similar-looking cheaper items as soon as the higher quality one is purchased. For every buy I try to sell off 5 pieces from my closet and right now this works well for me! Of course i'm not perfect with that yet haha, but it's getting there for sure! So let's get to the wanties finallly:
1. A wool blazer - potentially will find the perfect one from & Other Stories, but saw one at Sand Copenhagen as well. 2. Mango Knotty Mules that are sold out everyhwere but I still have hope I will stumble upon them in a store 3. Inamorata Woman super hot white tie bikini set is on my wish list for months now. Just love the idea of tying them up in many different ways! 4. Realisation Par Julia dress - my new favourite Summer dress brand as the material is high quality and the dresses are as cute as they can get. The patterns are patented by the brand so the dresses are very distinctive.
1. New Balance 698 - I have a lot of snekaers but no retro ones and I like these the best (also sold out everywhere, but just might order the beige version instead then) 2. Zara knit shorts that won me over via Instagram but moreover when I saw the whole outfit Zara had with knit pieces. Would look amazing under my Jacquemus robe! 3. Balenciaga hoodie - THE HOODIE that's been engraved into my mind 4. Jimmy Choo's - yes the classic sparkly ones! Saw them in Kiev and realized that after like 10 years, I still love to look at them. The ideal party shoe!
1. Realisation Par Devon dress - another classic dress by Realisation Par. Guess you probably see that I plan to change my dress selection into quality timeless dresses only. 2. Hermes slides - of course another pair of shoes engraved into my brain just because of their wearability and simplicty. Never can go wrong with a pair of these on feet. 3. Odder Side loose shirt dress reminds me of the popular Jacquemus one but more likeable price-wise and I think I also like the look of it even more! Perfect for dressing up and down all day during summer. 4. Orseund Iris Le Club Top is a dream, literally. It's the least likely buy in that whole list here, but I just can't over how hot this little satin top is. But the price is just ugh..
1. Are You Am I obsession is back and nothing flashy, just love their simplest tops. I believe them to have absolutely great quality and fit and I do believe in investing more into basics, so that would be a great choice! 2. Isabel Marant hi tops are just so cool! Love the Converse kinda look, but they have more detailed structure and I adore the cool logo on the side. Such a cool shoe to wear from jeans to dresses! 3. Stuart Weitzman barely there's are that pair I need for my ultimate basics wardrobe one day! Their selection of nudes is super good, quality definitely can never let me down and the beige ones as we all know can make these legs look way longer than they are. I could of course add here a pair of black Louboutin pumps and many others I would love to have in my basics closet but first, these. 4. Valentino waist belt that I've been eyeing since last summer as I saw it worn with flowy skirts and satin shirts and this image doesn't leave my mind however I try. Love the colour and it can be worn with brown side or black side so it's a super versatile belt!
1. Gooseberry Intimates sporty bikini sets are the peeeerfect fit! Love the brand so much and wouldn't hesitate to order from them ever. Last pair I got was my most worn bikini last summer. 2. Gina Tricot tank from sustainable cotton is here because their basics this season are absolutely gorgeous and this tank top seems like the perfect fit to anything from jeans to satin skirts. Gina's quality has never let me down as well and I love their sustainable cotton pieces! 3. A perfect satin slip dress is something I haven't found yet. Actually I did but then I never got a chance to order it from M-Kae when my size was in. Always sold out and now it's off production as well so I still continue to search for my perfect midi slip in champagne colour. 4. Open back blouses! I can't get enough! I have a few ones in black now that are anxiously waiting for summer but I still feel I just need that one white one to be happy. Are You Am I have such an interesting selection but this one really caught my eye..
Aaaand that's my current wish list! There's more a girl wishes into her closet but I am looking into things that I currently really obsess over, whether style wise, regarding quality basics or very specific ones and these are the ones I would pop open if I want to treat myself towards Summer not toward Winter of course. My mind changes all the time so the chances of me getting everything on my wish list are quite impossible, but I really missed putting my "mind on paper" here on blog regarding fashion stuff so I hope you found some good tips for Summer wardrobe or just enjoy reading these kinds of posts! I sure do! STAY AT HOME and talk soon! xx
Head to toe in River Island
Heyyyy! Been some time since we talked here again huh? Everything's kind of the same old, maybe except for the fact that I have had some serious workouts done for a few weeks now due to my boyfriend deciding to coach me into my wanted summer bod and it hasn't been easy at all haha! I love the feeling of wroking out a lot again, can tell my body missed it like crazy (hate the running days though). Also went to Estonia for about 4 days for meetings mainly, but only spent my last day full of showroom visits, store hopping and meetings and the rest of the time I spent at home and had a really nice relaxing time with fam. Now it's gonna be our last week here in Kielce. There's two games left in the season for Korona Kielce and then we are off to our vacay! It's so weird to say it as J has never had a season break in summer before as in Scandinavia it's always the long winter break. We might spend a few more days in Poland actually before we take all of our stuff to Estonia, will see, but definitely won't leave Kielce the minute the season ends but there's just a couple more things we would like to do here before leaving. We don't know if it's for good but I've had a nice time here for the past few months and the city has grown on me like they always do. Kielce has been really good and fun to us for sure! But as we move to Estonia J will start training for the national team games in June and after these we will probably plan a trip somehere before the club negotiations begin AGAIN. Probably will know in July where he heads next and then I'm gonna decide on my Stockholm uni move as well. Trying not to think too much and enjoy moments right now while trying to get much work done too haha!
So SATIN SKIRTS people, this is something Meryl fell hard for a few months back and now I own 4 and big thanks to River Island that has kept bringing in more and more beautiful coloured satin skirts into their store! From RI I have a khaki one, midnight blue and black and I think black is the most versatile one to wear while other colours are just really fun to mix with T-shirts! This here was actually my Tallinn Fashion Week outfit back in March minus the trenchcoat. I came up with this all black look that was really simple but had lots of fun details like these AMAZING woven leather boots I am loving this Spring (very stylish and due to the woven effect they breathe so well) and mixing a draped satin mini dress with a satin midi skirt. I had a belt between these two at TFW but for the outfit here I added the beautiful RI trenchcoat instead! They had this trench in many colours but since beige and khaki-ish beige trenches have been the key pieces this Spring then this was a natural pick. This one I've worn to everything and probably will keep wearing throughout Summer on top of mini dresses and shorts because it really fits everywhere and I just love versatile pieces like that! And of course added my favourite teddy-pillow-fuzzy-travel bag to the whole look to make it more fun and I haven't got enough good wrods about this bag hahah, it's insanely good. So good I bought two! It's a travel bag that fts so much stuff while you can use to sleep on it because it's so so soft! I'd say that besides the beige River Island dress that was asked approx. 30 times about, this comes second in the most asked about piece I own. Everyone from my hairstylists to J's mom to friends have asked about it and so many have got it and they keep restocking this precious thing over and over. This is like BIG UP River Island, so well done!
Today was such a beautiful day for over some time as it's been raining heavily, Only once it's been pretty this week and then we immediately went to spend a day in Warsaw. The park we have right next to our house and behind the castle is so beautiful when the sun is low in the evening. Will remind myself everytime there's sun out that I should go and walk there again and again, so refreshing with the birds singing and the beautiful trees falling into the lake with their branches. I try to take everything good from each town I live in and keep some really great memories in my head. We're now gonna watch a few episodes of the Office before sleep so have a good night everyone! x
My Instagram stories vote between SS19 trends for dresses and a new outfit post was very tight with a 6% win to SS19 dress trends so let's start there! The outfit is of course also coming but a little later. SS19 dress trends are over a long time something that I really really REALLY like! Previous years have been a) too girly b) too overtly detailed c) didn't fit my body well so I'm really glad for these feminine and cute but also very flattering and variating trends we have coming up for the Spring and Summer season. I have even become lowkey into some prints now which is a big wow, but still keeping it subtle, just florals and some animal print. It was however super hard to collect all these examples together and took me a good two hours and the end result doesn't look the most flattering to the eye as the pictures are very different in onlien stores but I had it my best go and hope you can find something cool to wear that fits your taste the best!
THE SATIN SLIP
1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE
The satin slip from 90s are still in and have been for a very long time now, but we all know why! It's another one of these dresses you can wear up or down depending on the occasion but it does fit to wear to so so many places and it is both beautiful and quite hot to be honest haha. Only thing is that I think they are getting longer now. But the dress, it's light, it's eye-catching, doesn't need anything to it than just the dress shining in the sun itself and if you're obsessed with anything silky and satin like I am then you probably own one already but more colours never hurt right? That's why I have 4 different coloured satin skirts in the closet and now I'm gonna need almost the same amount of slips! Especially need that ruched version from Topshop...
THE WHITE AND FLOWY
1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE
Really simply white and flowy dresses have become one of the best dresses to wear this season and it's with a good reason obviously, everyone loves them! Whether shorter or longer, the dress usually has a very flowy material and is of a breathing material like linen or flowy chiffon that makes you feel amazing during summer! These are really simple to style woth any shoes and accessories and of course wearable almost everywhere, but I recommend for a really stylish look to pair the dress up with light coloured knee high boots (or trendy cowboy boots) and a large blazer on top (black or beige for example)! Definiely gonna test that out!
THE ROMANTIC RETRO
1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE
It's that really little cute dress that just screams retro-vibes! I think the best example of these dress come from the beautiful brand With Jean that depicts the romantic mini dress just as it should be. This dress should be in your vacation suitcase whereever you vacay during the summer and should probably have a sweet blush tone and fabric similar to the ones my mom had when young when they made a lot of their clothes themselves and it's so exciting for me to see that similarity! The dress is super flattering on everyone and I just love when it comes with off-shoulders cut! Look for "sweetheart dress" online.
THE PATTERNED, CUT OUT AND RUFFLED
1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE
Everything that looks like Zimmermann dresses basically (first one is an example from Zimmermann itself). I have seen this kind of dresses around for a while now and I think these are going to be the super trendy dresses everyone wants to have and wear, but doesn't find anywhere (unless you can get your fav ZImmermann just like that, oh well). H&M has a whole wide selection of cute floral and ruffled dresses like that and most of them are already sold out. This kind of dresses are the ones you can wear absolutely everywhere and with all kinds of shoes and they are always memorable! Of course it doesn't have to be short like I have pictured here but it's also gorgeous in midi and maxi lenght and they have that second H&M one in many sizes. Also they are flowy and feel very light and good. My favourite ones are the ones with open back and sides which makes these dresses not only adorrable but also pretty sexy. I ordered the third one from ASOS and can't wait to wear this all summer!
THE BLAZER DRESS
1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE
Another trend still going strong for a long time now, maybe years already. The blazer dress is the ultimate fancy thing to wear and this season it has taken a step further from the usual belted one. Now girls try to find oversized blazers or their boyfriend's blazers that are so large that they are good to wear as dresses but aren't really meant to. That means that the shoulders will be huge and same goes for the rest of the cut and the sleeves, but that is the point - super oversized! Of course that look doesn't go everywhere and it's really hard to find these oversized blazers so I struggled hard to find anything and couldn't, again sold out! The closest I found to this idea was the third pink one and it's so open, but it's really cool to have a T-shirt under the blazer as well! So at least there's a wide selection of tailored ones everywhere so pick your colours and whether you want shoulder pads or not (I would get the shoulder pads any given day).Oh and another thing - try wearing your long blazer dress over a flowy midi skirt or a midi straight-cut satin skirt for a really stylish vibe!
So here's a few that I have noticed around Instagram, magazines, different editorials and my own cut-feeling about what's gonna be trendy to wear this season. Of course it always comes down to what's your style and what you really love to wear but sometimes a little guidance is good when an event comes up or a vacation to Italyyy, whatever may it be but I hope I could be of some guide with this post! I also wanted to add that there are two more trends I've noticed - SILVER DRESSES AND CARGO DRESSES - that are really cool! Cargos are everywhere by now but I noticed some amazing choices of silver dresses in Zara and girls, that's where you should fetch that wedding guest dress!
You know I LOVE to chitchat about clothes and could do it forever, but I'm gonna hold myself back and keep myself together now haha! J is about to come home from cinema so we'll watch some Office and head to sleep soon, good night! x
Everything is from River Island (except the bag)
Hey everyone! Hope Easter holiday and that looong weekend treated you well and you got your batteries charged in the sun! We didn't do much as everything in Poland is completely shut down from Sunday to Monday and it was a little too cloudy to sit in the sun, but we did decorate the home with some chocolate rabbits and tulips all around and of course painted some colourful eggs haha! I've been busy scheduling meetings for the only day I will spend in Tallinn on 3rd of May. It's gonna be a crazy hectic day as I will be visiting parents for a few days before that and will drive to Tallinn in the morning of the 3rd and will have 3 meetings plus will try to take some much needed photos and then have to board a plane to Warsaw and drive 2 hours to Kielce, but hey I always find a way to make things more complicated for myself haha! But yep I will be real glad to see everyone I can in this super short time as I will head home on 30th of April. Also learned that we might not stay until June in Kielce but the last game is already on the 18th of May so might go home a lot earlier instead. Otherwise been watching football, enjoying my time here, working and doing a looot of Spring cleaning.
So today's look is something new for me too. I never thought I would wear a bright red coat but that's what River Island does to me! I really fell in love with this one and realized blondes and bright red are a real good match and of course if something is so eye catching and bright itself then Mer here will add some veery minimalistic additions to it. I was so glad when I found this black suit set from RI because the flared black pants have been my favourites throughout winter and early Spring but I love them the most with a oversized black blazer on top! The blazer is the most perfect thing you guys! It has shoulder-padding, boyfriend cut (but not extreme, more feminine boyfriend cut) and it has the absolute best best thing about it - they have gathered the sleeves a little so you can pull them from elbow up! I've seen people ask bloggers on Instagram how they pull up their chunky blazer sleeves and they've told them all kinds of tricks from hairbands to clips but RI has made it so natural. I will love to wear this look without the coat now that it's warmer outside! The sneakers are of course a huge favourite as you've probably seen from my Instagram. They are very very cute and chunky but not really dad sneaker kind of chunky and go with everything of course! Can't wait to wear them to dresses! Oh and I just suddenly had an idea for a blog post! As I'm a real big fan of the dresses that are trendy this summer (haven't been a fan of trends of last three summers) then I will gather some of my favs and talk abotu them a little. Excited? I sure am haha!
Today J and I will try some new food place here in Kielce as a lot of outdoor terraces have opened up with the beautiful weather and it's the best thing to eat outside you know. Also I have the pleasant task of washing our balcony since it's gonna be 26-27 degrees in the upcoming days and it has to be all set for major sunbathing (I think you already get that I need my tan on desperately). Just a friendly reminder too - PLEASE WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERYONE, especially on your face!! The tan looks so much nicer and natural like this and also I accidentally managed to get a sunburn on my face two weeks back and was really sad about the way I had fried my face like that. Wanna stay young as long as I can you know haha! Okay bye guys! x
top & skirt set - Dry Lake boots - River Island blazer - H&M (mens) bag - Gucci
Hey everyone! Lately there's been a lot of roadtripping around Southern part of Poland as you've maybe read from my last blog post or seen on my Instagram (those who follow me there) and it's been pretty great to see that much with the short time we have here and we really like to discover new places we're at. I still have some places on my mind until we're here but there's still time. Last time we finally visited Warsaw, but we mostly neded up going to the stores so we only saw a small part of Old Town before we had to head back haha. Looks really interesting though, would love to go more! Other than that it's been training training training for J and I've been getting all the work done on laptop when it's not sunny and been trying to get as much sun as possible when it is sunny haha. Can't help it, the balcony has sun on it most of the day and it gets super hot there. Already managed to get a sunburn in my face so now I'm covering it with SPF and large sunglasses and the Michelle Obama book I'm currently finishing.
I've been mentioning the castle we have across the road from our apartment a few times here and I actually found some photos that look reallly good taken by it, even though they were actually taken with the Iphone. I only add camera photos to my blog for good quality but look at you go Apple! I never tried inserting the Iphone 8 photos here so now I can see how it has really evolved from 7 that Iast tried here haha. BUT the striped set from Dry Lake is such a dream! It's been a bit chilly especially with the sun low so I still had to wear a boyfriend blazer on top of it. The blazer by the way is from H&M and I snatched it from H&M Showroom and more specifically from the mens section there and I just love it, because it's 50% linen and looks perfect on so many of my outfits! Basically most of them but I'll try to stay versatile haha! The striped set would be sooo perfect for a vacation as it kinda has a Italian Tuscany vibe or maybe something from Southern France..anyway it would be something perfect there because of the cut of the both things! The top is super classy with a high neck cut and the skirt is a tie up one that is flowy in the wind and I just love how they almost look like a really classy dress together but actually are not! So well done Dry Lake, never fail to impress me! To the look I wore the best Spring-Summer ankle boots I've seen. They're from River Island and they're woven leather boots so they literally look like woven boots out of leather and I think that is so cool plus practical when it's more hot outside.
J just git back from his away game so we're gonna watch a bit of our NEW FOUND (seriously we just lately found out about this how and it's been ages since the last season of it hahah) series of OFFICE. Yu the US version and we just love it soo much, we just appreciate the kind of humor they have there so we've been binge-watching ever since we found it and now starting season 5. Have a good night guys! x
Dress and shoes from River Island
Hey guys! So now the week with my parents visiting us in Poland is over and I'm trying my best to get back on track with work as I did sooo little of it during that time but you know what, I'm not even feeling bad but actually so extra more energized to do it all and a lot more! I just love it when my parents, boyfriend and dogs are all with me so I get to spend time with everyone and not pendle between countries or cities the least so I of course had the best time with them here in Kielce with me. We went shopping to many different cities, watched a Korona Kielce game, visited Krakow, ate a lot of delicious food and had so many walks around town with the doggies. The dogs absolutely loved the park next to our apartment building haha, I think Nööp wouldn't mind to move in!
I'm really glad everyone is home safe now, because the drive here from Estonia was pretty horrific to be honest. We had large 20inch Summer tires under both of our cars (we took J's car to Poland so we needed two cars to go with) and to our worst surprise, the road before and after Riga was COVERED WITH SNOW. It was impossible to drive on, we were so slow at that point and I was so scared the whole road as I also had my mom and dogs on the same car with me. As the snow went away quick we thought we were clear for the rest of the trip but nope, the whole way from Latvia to North of Poland a snowstorm was following us! It was so crazy to drive in these conditions when you don't know which part of the road is suddenly slippery as hell and with zero visibility at so many points. Everytime we passed the snowstorm and made a gas station stop or so the storm came back right at us. Once we got to the hotel we were so tired we couldn't even speak or see properly. I appreciate it so much that we actually made it out of this mess safe and clear and of course I appreciate my dad for being so good at everything and leading us through that weather so well. Crazy..still weird to think that I drove 1000km in these conditions..but I guess that's where the experience comes from. Parents and dogs got home with the most perfect weather and I am so glad for that too. I'm gonna stick around here in Kielve until end of April probably when I have to make another trip to Estonia regarding the bloggg and some other things that need to be fixed then.
In Tallinn when it was still snowy and crispy out, me and Kristjaana headed to Tallinn Botanical Garden because we had some pictures to take but also just wanted to check out that place because I neither of us had never been there once. I actually really loved it there haha! They had little cute birds running around and so many cool trees and plants, but most importantly I discovered THE place where I'm gonna head when I am tired of cold and snow in Estonia because this place makes you feel exactly like you're in a tropical jungle with the warmth, sounds and moist air. Also know now that it's not the ideal place for photos because of that air that really messes up your well put together look hahah. By the time we took the photos half of my make up was off and nothing was left of the volume of my hair, but oh well, I still think this stunning River Island dress comes out well in that kind of scenery! This dress was such a hit though..by the time I posted it on Instagram, the beige one was already sold out in the Tallinn stores and almost online and then the grey and yellow one started to go as quickly right after. They still have the yellow version of that dress at Viru keskus as I saw the last time I was there. But it's so awesome how much everyone loves the cut of it because that was the reason I fell in love as well! It's the most versatile dress to have in the closet, wearable literally everywhere from dinner parties to daily looks and it's due to that classy cut! I need a bit of a more tan for that light beige, can't wait for the weather to be warm so I could wear it. It was kinda sad to tell so many girls that it's sold out because I got tons of messages and still to this day get some messages about it and I hope River Island quickly quickly restocks it! But I also wore my square toe heels from RI to this dress and I recommend checking these ones out in the store, especially if you're about to graduate. The square toe is a big trend this season and the heels are super bright and cheerful with its blue and yellow patterns, but most importantly they are very comfortable to walk in eventhough they have quite a bit of heels on them. Perfect for any occasion again!
Jumping from one topic to another as usual, but right now I'm waiting for J to get back from his away game with the team and prepping some snacks. I'm glad he's now recovered from his surgery (will tell you about it more in the next post) and the flu he had a few days ago because while there are still so many games left this season, time seems to fly by sooo quick again.
Hope you're all doing fine and talk soon! x
Here with my dear Marii-Heleen! I wore the H&M Studio SS19 safari styled cargo dress that I absolutely adore. It's pretty heavyweight and has amazing quality material, but my favourite thing about it is the absolutely cool baggy cut. I styled the dress with River Island knee-high boots, Louis Vuitton bag and Off-White pink industrial belt.
Here with the cool girls - Marii-Heleen and Triinu on first photo and Aljona on the other. On the second TFW day I wore full River Island, except for the Gucci belt and bag. As I sad in the Mood magazine as well (find the article HERE), I am all about midi satin skirts this SS19 season. I started off with a black one at TFW but I will sure head to some beige, golden and brighter coloured tone once it's more summer-y. Can't wait to wear these with absolutely anything to be honest haha, they go well with most stuff (huge recommendation for summer!). I paired the skirt with woven leather ankle boots also from RI that I adore and a satin dress with an open cleavage that I made into a half-blouse, half-dress for the outfit.
Thanks for the invite Tallinn Fashion Week, it was really fun and the organizing just gets better and better! Thanks for the fun times! Also it's probably good to pint out that from the two days my favourite collections were from Riina Põldroos, Woolish and Eve Hanson! The last two were super-wearable and so pleasant for my minimalistic eye, but Riina Põldroos came out with some pretty dope statement pieces but also not too overtly-detailed ones! Wish I could've attended the third day in Tartu, but I had to head home to cure the cold I got from windy Tallinn (still curing it here though) and pack for Poland as we're heading there tomorrow. I might blog another outfit tomorrow evening if I have tme, but now I gotta go pack some more, write some e-mails and head to the store to get some snacks on the road!
But until Autumn TFW! And thanks everyone who made it fun this time! x
Dress & boots from NA-KD
Some beautiful but completely forgotten photos from Summer18. My girl Helena asked me a month ago where these photos had disappeared and I'm so glad she reminded me of them, because I absolutely adore them. Major summer feels in the middle of the cold! The reason I forgot to publish them was because I wanted to wait until NA-KD puts the dress up on their website but they never did so I couldn't link the dress for you guys. I hope the design comes on sale for this Summer because the dress is absolutely stunning!! Made for twirling on a field with a sunset to be cheesy about it.
I've been thinking a lot about last Summer because I felt genuine happiness throughout it. The weather was more than anyone could ask for, I was in Norway making new great friends and spending days outdoors and driving around nature with my boyfriend. I watched football in the sun on weekends and blogging and photo taking was so fun with these beautiful sunsets everyday. The point is that I had little worries and felt like I fulfilled my days with enjoyment, but I don't feel that unworried right now somehow. Nothing is bad don't get me wrong and I am sure Summer this year is gonna be happy again since you know it's Summer, but I've started to feel like I need more. Since I moved to Poland with my boyfrriend last month, I got a little bit tired of blogging but not here but on Instagram to be precise. It started with the new algorithm being absolutely unfair and my likes and reach dropping almost 50% which made me feel really bad and not because I could care about who and how much likes me (when you start caring about that then delete the app now!) but actually what it gave out to the brands I worked with. For them I wanted more because I LOVE brands I work with and I want the best reach for them and Instagram didn't give me that at all in the way it was before. My photos and feed have gone better, I've started to be more active and my followers as well (thanks dears!!!) but Instagram keeps throwing me back. This was for one, of course I started to reconsider what's important to show for brands and kept working hard on my content and what I want to put out, but another thing was staying in Estonia for too long.
I have no idea why young people have been really evil about anything that comes to fashion bloggers or Instagram stuff. I endured so much mocking, laughing, photos titled in a sarcastic way and people asking me and my friends really agressive questions like "wow I thought you'd be something so much more than you are now, sitting on Instagram and stuff". It's been REAL UGLY let's face it. And I know it's not only bloggers who have to listen how stupid they are and how they should get an education and go to work because they don't sit in an office right now (I just was there). Most Estonian bloggers have degrees and work and some don't need to work, but to be honest why is this your business? I think blogging is for such a narrow segment of people interested in what the blogger has to show or say that the rest who are not interested shouldn't even worry they have to see or listen to them at all? I've come to understand that if you try to do something that is "new" or "different" or not so "mainstream" in Estonia, then you are laughed at automatically and it's very sad that this is done my young people. I know I shouldn't care but this adds up to unmotivate people to do what they love you know? I consider blogging an useful hobby but no one has the right to comment that in such a mocking way regardless what it is or means to me.
So with all the negativity recently of course I keep going, no one can stop me from doing what I like, but I realized I was thinking too much about it. I have another job which is also with social media only (and writing articles and newsletters), but I was sure I needed more outside my computer. I am not the type to feel relaxed when I have nothing to do for half a day and I love to keep myself busy which is why I hoped for an internship for my university degree or with fashion, but it's pretty difficult in Poland, where I don't speak the language at all. So I will look into that in June when we probably leave Poland for a new place. I am still waiting for university results for some time and uni itself starts in Autumn, so it's a long time until then too. I took up a training routine as a first to keep myself busy with getting in shape for Summer and move a little more. I figured I have so many long-term goals and thoughts that cannot happen right now, so I needed to change my mindset so much. I need something next to blogging right now, so I decided to start now. SO I am going to start taking multiple internet courses to learn about things I haven't learned at school or uni or in life yet (e.g investment and marketing outside social media) and it's been the best idea. I can keep myself really busy when I want to while having my hands free to enjoy time in Poland when I want to. I value the fact that I get to live in so many countries with my footballer boyfriend so much that I want to see and experience everything to grasp differences and broaden my view on ways of life, so I want to have time for that as well while preparing for future. A lot of girls who are together with their footballer boyfriends start their career once their other half has ended theirs and I feel like I need to start preparing for this faster and sooner with legit courses for me and papersof them to show.
Due to all these things I've been thinking about, I think I have to reconsider the value and amount of my collaborations. I love my current collaborations and I am sure I will love my new ones and I am sure I will always be the one to give more than I get, but that "get" part needs a reconsideration. I am also very happy over my feed as I started to be more "artsy" and share things I find beautiful in daily life and hope it makes my feed more appealing to people interested. In addition, I will have to share my posts more and more when I get there and invest more into it, because it's a fun world I don't feel like backing out of yet. I would just hope for more happiness for people who feel like they need to put down others. I have been very open in this post and that's partially due to the fact that me and my friends have heard unpleasant things and I just want you to know I am a young woman still figuring out what I truly want and how I could prepare for my future dreams while travelling the world with my boyfriend and I don't need this negativity around me and I am thankful I have a place to go away from it (since I can ignore it all on social media very well when I want to). Anyway it's been a blabla bla here and I didn't edit any of that, it came from my late night thoughts and I wanna be open with you about how I feel sometimes too. I am excited for the super good changes I've made for myself until at least June and excited to see what the future holds!
Wearing everything from River Island (except the long gloves which are by Ivo Nikkolo)
New week has started and there's a lot to get done in the next three days so I'm diving right into everything. But first I wanted to blog because it's a sort of a therapy to just discuss clothes and say what I've been up to here and how I am and what I'm been thinking about. I've actually been thinking about a lot of things last week and I already started to write them down here, but I figured why not just take everything on my mind that I've promised to lay down here previously and all the new ideas and just make a seperate self-reflection post. I think I need to get my ideas down somewhere and hopefully find someone to meet me with the same thoughts. That said, I'm just gonna keep it short today. So Spring has arrived to Kielce and yesterday we spent a day in Krakow as it was 18 degrees and it was incredible for my body to feel so warm over such a long time haha! Krakow is a truly beautiful city with an amazing Old Town but there's so much more to explore, so I hope to see it more still. We had a nice lunch and went shopping a bit and walked around the cityand laughed my knees weak with J. Would go anywhere with this guy and have so much fun, appreciate it so much! But overall I've been trying to get the new apartment into its proper shape lately as in bought some stuff it needed, decorated a little with some flowers, pots and candles and got some lounge chairs on the balcony as I sense summer coming and I hope it gets here way earlier than to Estonia. I've kept my head and days busy with that and also work on the laptop the usual, but also been trying to really get used to the life here and it's been fun to explore and discover and we live in the city centre which makes it a lot easier. Oh and I reallly like going to the games here! The VIP section is the nicest yet I've been to and the fans are loud and you know I just really get into a game if it's comfortable to watch and it's loud and present. Can't wait for the weekend when it's a homegame again!
Talking about the weather again, it's really tricky to dress right now. With the sun and some 10+ degrees it seems like Spring a lot but it can be devious as you can end up with a running nose in a matter of days. What I really suggest is to wear a lot of turtleneck knits because they make it easier to wear a bit lihter jackets on top without the risk on getting some cold. Turtlenecks are something I have in so many colours in my closet just to match whatever I'm wearing. I am missing a grey one so I'm thinking about fetching that from River Island once I get there again, because I like theirs the most. They have that half-cut turlteneck that isn't too long and doesn't reach up to the chin but end half way down the neck and the white one on the outfit up is also from RI. The material is also super soft! I was actually trying to find an outfit for a white turtleneck and flared pants as they have so many good flares as well but that needed a coat or a jacket to be worn with and I was SO SO HAPPY when I saw this light tweed jacket there! That's because my mom gifted me these super long leather Ivo Nikkolo gloves for Christmas and I struggled to find a jacket or coat to wear with them as they require at least 3/4 sleeve to be effective and that jacket had a 3/4 sleeve and looked absolutely perfect for these gloves! The jacket is so versatile and beautiful! So here's my pre-Spring look that I absolutely love and that won't get me sick in these scetchy degrees haha! RI always delivers to my wishes, can't wait to see what's new!
I can't keep it short here these days but oh well, hope you're strongly with me! I'm gonna do a bit more work and then get ready to have lunch with J when he comes from training and also find some things I need from the store. Then I am gonna start some serious planning as I said, there's been a lot of thinking lately. Enjoy the starting Spring loves! x
1st row: 1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE 4. HERE
2nd row: 1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE 4. HERE
Morning Sunday! We were supposed to head to Berlin for 2 days today but suddenly J had his training after all and we had to cancel all plans but we're heading for Krakow instead tomorrow to explore this beautiful city. It's supposed to be reaaally warm tomorrow with 18 degrees so I'm here feeling it haha and surfing online for what I would wish to have in my closet for the Spring- Summer season coming up. Because you know, that's what Sunday's are about haha!
So here I listed the items I could defnitely use to my outfit looks or for feeling great during summer and what's missing is the perfect ruffle dress to go with the knee boots during Spring and of course a super cute and comfortable knit set with a loose sweater and a midi skirt and preferrably details of buttons or a belt. I couldn't find these from anywhere now so maybe I just need to head to some stores in Krakow tomorrow and hopefully fall in love with a ruffle dress there. It's when you have that image in your head of what you what exactly and nothing else will do you know.
BUT what I did find was this list here and I absolutely adore all these pieces. I actually already ordered the beige net dress as I think it's perfect as a daily dress but also as a beach dress! Been looking forever for that kind of style. Then I added these absolutely adorrable bikinis here that I found from NA-KD and River Island and these two brands are the ones to go looking out for bikinis from, so many amazing styles! Of course there's a lot of satin because your girl here loooves satin stuff. So hard to care for and keep clean but nothing more beautiful than shiny satin on a beautiful sunny day that outlines the body well. I have quite many satin midi skirts already but I don't have a light one with a slit on side that I would actually need and wear the most. Also added a satin slip dress that is ruched, because I couldn't find an ideal one last summer so now I found it from Topshop AND as a bonus it has the ruched side which is definitely a trend detail this season. I will probaböy wait for the black one to come back on sale. Now I don't definitely obsess over denim jumpsuits as it's usually not my style, but the one on NA-KD is just sooooo goood I need to have this one. The cut is perfect and I think it would fit me so well and this kind of jumpsuits with a belt and a boiler suit look are so in this season, but I can't decide if I should go for the denim one or a cargo one instead (if you didn't know then cargo everything is another big trend os SS19 with cargo dresses, pants, jumpsuits, etc.). Lastly, shoes! I have been keeping my eye out for white knee boots until I saw someone's haul on Instagram and fell for these beige ones instead. They are basically ivory whiteish, so same style but I think a bit more different from everyone else who rocks the white ones. Perfect to wear with any dresses! And then there's the black mid heel. Now if you wanna follow THE BIGGEST shoe trend of SS19 then there you goo. I've tried similar in the store a few days back and let me tell you, this is the most comfortable heeled shoe you will ever wear and it's trending everywhere you look. These shoes will go with everything you own in 2019 and I have become absolutely obsessed with these heels but they are also sold out everywhere by now. If you know where to get this kind of shoe please message me real quick haha okay?
Now that the retail therapy list is in front of my very eyes here in the blog, I will begin with some cleaning and work in advance as tomorrow I won't probably access my laptop. Have a lovely new week! x
Everything from River Island (except the bag)
Hi guys! Guess what!? Tomorrow I'm moving to POLAND! Haha yes finallllly J joined another football club, but for only half a year (until June then) because he will start looking for a longer contract in summer when more football clubs are switching players at the beginning of a new football season. So Poland..well I know for sure that Poland is much cooler than it has put out to be and it's a super interesting country to discover! So much to see, so many different sides. I will be moving between Warsaw and Krakow, in the city named Kielce, which is like a medium sized one. J has been there for well over a week now but I had stuff to finish here and wanted to take it easy with everything. I have a new mentality of taking things really easy and on my pace so I don't get overwhelmed, it works really bad for me and now I feel so much better doing things that I like (and don't like) as I worry less and use the pace I find the best. BUT tomorrow's the day I will fly over with some of my suitcases and a new adventure can begin! Excited to live there for a little while, just to be familiar with so many different countries and lifestyles!
I've been spending time running a lot of errands lately and meeting up with my friends, but also working and spending time with family. Once J moved to Poland I suddenly realized a million things I gotta do so I started spreading all that stuff out on different days haha! I am sooo embarassed by the fact that I completely FORGOT to announce that I turned 25 last week hahaha! I actually thought now that I did it but it seems like I planned it all in my head but never actually wrote down my feelings about my birthday, so I will add this post on 9th of February either today or tomorrow, reflecting on the year 25 because you know, better late than never right!? But yea now you know I ad a birthday recently, but I had no time to host anything big for my friends as I had no idea I was still gonna be in Estonia on that day! Birthdays are not my thing anyway, I don't love to host parties and birthday is exactly that, but I do enjoy the day so much nevertheless!
A little before that we had the Marsaana press day for SS19 and I had the worst choice of outfit to the weather we had that day haha! I love this River Island look and besides a dinner I wore the whole outfit to the press day as well but the Tallinn Old Town was iced up that day with sidewalks covered in icy snow allover so I actually fell on my knees smashing the Louis Vuitton against the ground which I felt really sorry about haha, but hey, that's all my fault for not dressing according to the weather. I was pretty pissed at the Old Town at that moment though. Glad I didn't ruin the satin skirt, it's so delicate and I just love it so much. I was a on a lookout for satin midi skirts as I suddenly got over obsessed with them but each was sold out in my size and then, like it has happened soooo many times, River Island delivers so many colours of this stunning satin skirt! I got myself the green one and a midnight blue one and eventhough I would love to wear them with a baggy T-shirt and sneakers or sock boots then it's no summer here yet so I found this other look I love them with - a chunky knit in same shade of green and my favourite RI knee boots! Added a really long basic beige coat to the whole look that I had no idea I missed until I got it. I haven't worn shorter beige coats for a long while now, everything just seems better when longer when it comes to coats.
The press day itself was such a nice mingle as in the morning we had another event with a breakfast at the So Brooklyn cafe at Balta, but everyone seemed so sleepy there that it wasn't much of a mingle, but I loved the new amika: hair products that launched in Estonia! So colourful and I just neeed to get my hands on their famous dry shampoo now! Hope they have it in Poland as I have no time to hop through the stores in Tallinn anymore. Which reminds me I gotta continue packing and it's pretty difficult as I have no idea what the weather will be soon in Kielce haha. Besides that I wanna cuddle and take out my little doggies, get my ears pierced which I've been prolonging too long now and also take some photos for the blog and do some work. Hopefully will fit the birthday recap in my plans but if not, talk later loves! x
Another post I am really proud to share because the testing period has been long and strong haha, and I am really happy to share with you the brands you may know of and some you may not know of, but they are great at what they do. You probably wonder what in the world haven't I yet discussed over my hair care routines, but there actually is that one thing left (yay) and it's what to wash your hair with! You may know what I use as other care products from my huge hair fix post HERE, but here are the product lines I have used to wash my hair on different stages. I don't know about you but my hair IS MOODY, going from dry skin to too flat, from dry broken hair to too greasy too soon, from too frizzy to actually really healthy and normal. There are a lot of ways my hair gets and that is the result of the season, whether it's winter or summer, and also if I have had some stress and something to worry about or if there's been some photoshoots wher I've used way too much styling and products in my hair. Depends on so many things and before I used to have just one shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair with but now I've realized I need different lines on these different hair stages and that has made me help get my normal healthy hair back far more easily. I am still learning as it's new to me, because I've gotten to test very different haircare brands just recently and I can only share my personal experience with them, but I really wanted to show you guys in a whole one post what I use for what situation and intorduce you to brands that might help you with your current issue, so here goes:
GROWING YOUR HAIR
Probably everyone knows Placenta Activ products and that's due to a good reason - they give the nutrients that help you grow your hair a bit faster and that is actually what I started using currently. I feel like my hair is quite close to normal now (will tell you below what was wrong) and after cutting my ends off quite a lot I could start testing this line. I believe a hair brand works the best as a full line, as in you use the same shampoo, conditioner and some third product (depending on the fix you need) alltogether to get the best and fastest result. I'm lucky to be testing the Placent Activ shampoo, conditioner and the super famous vials on scalp, but also the really new ones to the line - the vitamins (food supplements with eggshell membran) and the eyelash conditioner! In all honesty I haven't used the products long enough yet to tell you if my hair has had any super growth yet, but I am sure this famous brand has tons of reviews already online, so due to these I have faith in the brand and I will of course find a way to let you know soon on blog. I find it super exciting that they have added the eyelash conditioner to the line as it's new to me and even though I have very long lashes naturally, they also get damage from make-up removal and glue from fake lashes so I'm glad to finally have a good care for them. The vitamins is also news for me and I know any vitamins in my body will do so much good and now hair oriented vitamins are an amazing addition to my supplements. The products feel super nice, the hair feels reaaally good after a wash, soft and glossy and for me these are good products already! So happy to finally test out the famous line, planned this for long!
So now to the issue I mentioned above. I had a lot of stress at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 and that led to my scalp skin to dry up significantly. The stress was due to nothing serious, but I somehow found myself overthinking EVERYTHING and got very stressed over so many things and I also at the same time had so much to do, so my skin suffered. I'm glad the effect on my face skin was less as that's usual where the stress shows but for me it was my scalp. So I got familiar with the brand London Labs in Polhem in summertime and decided the end of 2018 was the moment to give it a try. The line I used consisted of shampoo, conditioner, scalp peel and scalp mask and the root lifting foam. I also have the hair oil from London Labs that is usable elsewhere on body as wlel, but since I have hair and skin oils in use right now then I haven't tried it yet. By the way, don't open products you don't plan on using immediately as every one of them has an expiration date and you don't want the product to go bad befre you have the chance to use it, so that's what this oil is waiting on right now. So London Labs was great! The wash feels very fresh on scalp especially, leaving it with a smooth feel. I used the peels when I had used more of hairspray and that kind of products and the scalp mask when I felt super dull from scalp. London Labs has lines for different scalp issues but I picked the body building as my hair also gets super flat. I always use foam so I am not sure if the shampoo and conditioner gave the roots a good lift, but the London Labs root lifting mousse definitely was amazing! I loved that it didn't leave anything on my scalp for laters but still did it's work at root lifting. Really important if you have a stressed scalp like mine, but still want to use a hair foam for a lift! With me relaxing on my work and other stuff and with me using this line for about 2 months straight I have a LOT better feel on the scalp and even though it still sometimes gets more dry, I just use the London Labs line again between the Placent Activ care. Oh and I don't have the photo of the foam right now because I accidentally sent it off to Poland with J's suitcase haha!
NEED OF VITAMINS AND HEALTHY LIVELY LOOK
Here's a line to everyone whose scalp is fine, hair grows fine but hair looks a bit dull and lifeless. This line I tested during summertime as that's when the sun bleaches my hair beautifully light blonde, but also dries it up significantly. I tested the Linea Natura shampoo, hair mask and vials alltogether for about two months and I actually really looked forward to another wash haha, because I just LOVE the smell of these products!! The shampoo is really really nice on hair and leaves them very well washed. It conatins nutrients like bamboo and placenta, so I guess since I have quite a lot of that shampoo left I could use it together with the Placent Activ conditioner as well? Gotta find that out! Then I used the hair mask which is such a HUGE product that probably will last 2 years for me haha, but it's my absolute favourite! Oh that smell, that smell...I just wanna go smell that can over and over again. It leaves the hair feel like babies hair first thing and second the smell lasts on the hair for pretty long time. I heard from Adeline that introduced me to this mask that this one is the absolute hit of Linea Natura products and I definitely can tell why. The vials also contain good vitamins and nutrients to add after a wash and the line alltogether helped to maintain a very healthy shiny look on my hair that felt soft and smelled good. Definitely my go to when I feel like my hair is in its good shape but needs LIFE, just LIFE. Did I already say thanks to Linea Natura for actually giving people megatons of product if they buy one?
I hope all of you babes could find something for your type of hair! I had fun testing the brand lines, they are really good brands and products and I look forward to tesing out something that could maybe give tons of shine to blonde hair, because gloss is hard to spot on blondes and something containing tiny bits of shine would be pretty amazing! I mean product lines that do that within a wash, I of course know a lot of great products that you can spray your hair with for some golden sparkle or glossier shine, but here in this I want to say that using too many products is also not good but we all wash hair so if you have any recommendations on a product brand or line as such the HIT ME UP! Sending hugs! x
Hi readers! I promised to share an unboxing of my newest designer bag ages ago but as promised, I will deliver, even if it's super late haha! I had very little time on deciding what to get from the Oslo Louis Vuitton store because it was really little before we moved away from Sarpsborg and Norway. I was gonna go for the Pochette Metis in my mind, if they would have had one available, but as usual, there was a line for it and they had the black version only in store. So I had previously looked up something similar to the Metis and decided to check that one out and once I saw it the Pochette was well out of my mind haha! The Marignan Messenger won my heart over in that store and for obvious reasons too. First off it's a reaallly new bag, that only came out in the beginning of 2018 so it's not as popular as the Metis and that means it's not everywhere and it's more of a rare sight still. But since the vintage look is huge currently, then this one was meant to be a new modern bag with vintage Louis Vuitton takes and boy did they nail that one with this bag! I love that besides the classical monogram print I have 3 other shades of leather as well - beige on the large front pocket, warm brown tone on the handle and olive tone on the strap and such colouring is super vintage! The lock closing is obviously the most LV vintage thing in LV ever and it's really easy to close up with. The main reason for falling in love with this bag was the size though! It can fit my camera with my wallet and phone and sunglasses and lipsticks, etc etc. It has so many pockets and no mid-section to divide the inside and a really big front pocket too! The size itself is really pleasant as it can be used as a handbag but also a shoulder bag with the attachable monogram strap. I am a fan of really specific shaped bags and that one was said to be a "businesswoman going to go and do stuff" bag in the store so I apparently love to go to that kind of styles in all bags haha! It's like a large envelope bag, bigger than Metis but not much, and I mostly love to use it as a handbag, not as a shoulder bag. Maybe because I would like the shoulder strap to be a bit wider but that is available to add for laters too. Another downside is the really light suede inside that can be ruined easily BUT the bag designer Kadri Kruus here in Estonia gave me some amazing tips on how to keep it clean and how to clean it if a lip pencil would like to draw on it at one point. Thanks so much Kadri!
This bag really draws my outfits together and makes them feel more sophisticated if needed. I am still very excited over my pick after two months and can't wait to see how this bag will do in some years! I will definitely love my first Louis Vuitton for years!
Everthing (except sunglasses) is from River Island
Hi blog friends! So apparently I fell asleep so early last night after bath that I didn't write that blog post after all haha, but here I am writing it now! As I said in the last post, January has been a BIG waiting game due to J's football club finding hassle, but besides that I've been trying to work a lot, find some certain collaborations for the season and enjoyed a lot of family time and I really rarely get to spend so much time with J at our hometown or Estonia overall (as he mostly trains in Tallinn now) and it's been quite a blessing to have so many family dinners and do all the fun stuff we used to do when we both lived here briefly, but you know, it's getting kind of tiring not to know what the future holds and things are starting to feel less blessed day by day. Blog work is now fully on as Spring collections are coming fast, there are so many events and I've been of course trying to shoot as many outfits as possible with the weather conditions haha! Speaking of that, I had to shoot this outfit in minus 17 degrees as I thought J was gonna move away in the next 2 days (was terrribly wrong) but I really thought I was in a hurry and I chose to do it on the balcony just not to go out for more than 5 minutes! The sunset with this kind of freezing weather is of course stunning anf I'm glad I got a hold of it on the photos. Makes me feel warmer to look at them haha! But yea I've gotten to hop by Lindex SS19 event and it's truly one of the best SS collections I've seen through years from Lindex! Also there have been many PR press days with another one coming up this Thursday plus some new products on the market as well! Fashion and beauty world is blooming way before flowers and I feel like I will be forever busy, but hey that's the way I like it!
During January and going strong in february are the huge sales and I decided to snatch a couple of super cool finds from the large River Island sale! You know I love the good basics so I HAD TO get these simple black knee boots! They've been so good already but I know I'm gonna love them more in Spring when I can wear them with dresses and long knits without any thights or coats covering the look. Knee boots are one of the things that are really in this Spring so I recommend finding your favourite colours and getting them as they are super practical and make your legs look longer! I still had to match them with some kind of a dress so I got this knit dress that is actually off-shoulders, but under the coat right now I like to wear it up as it is on photos. Beige colours are a simple way to go and I love matching colour on colours so I got the coat with the exact same shade! This one was not on sale though, but I love the cut of it. Not your simple nude coat for sure, looks very sophosticated.
Today's not any different from last two as J is in Tallinn and I'm not so I've been mainly trying to catch up with all the laptop work again after the long weekend, since it was J's birthday on Saturday! So I'm using my blog now to once again, after hundred times haha, say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the love of my life and best friend! So proooud of him and hope no silly let down or unlucky situation can bring him down from everything he deserves! His birthday week means it's my birthday week as our birthdays are 7 days apart which means mine is this Saturday already! Turning 25, which is a significant number but everyone who knows me knows I don't love hosting birthdays or any parties so I'm gonna figure out something fun for myself on that day that I really love doing and it's not a huge party (so sorry loves!) again. Tomorrow I'm heading to Tallinn to support J, take some photos and attend some events. I know I've promised about two posts here and those are coming, promise! Talk soon cool people! x