Fashion,Outfit,19 January 2018

I know I’m not alone doing a wardrobe inventory in January. I’ve booked an entire month at Relove in March, hoping I’ll get rid of everything I haven’t worn in a while. I’m a master at getting rid of stuff, yet I never manage to achieve those airy shelves and closets.

What I know is that quality is everything! I’m tired of buying knits that look good for a couple of weeks. I’d rather pay much more for something that looks perfect for years. Especially those basic pieces that define my everyday style, saves me time and helps me stay away from big time fashion failures that makes me feel uncomfortable.

One of my favorite Finnish brands Andiata have released their Andiata basics collection that helps us build that perfect base. Actually, basics are pretty much everything a woman needs, but what we want is a different story. If you like me want to build that interesting personal style you can keep on building on that base with seasonal pieces. A classic cashmere knit or silk blouse worn with a leather skirt (or patent leather for us daredevils) or pants is a good example of that. Never boring, but subtle in a stylish and up-to-date way.

This silk blouse I’m wearing is actually a perfect example of high quality, and I’m not just saying that. I have many silk blouses quite similar to this one, but what makes this so amazing is that it doesn’t require ironing! I wash it in the washing machine and it comes out perfect. So, from now on the only blouse I need is this one.

This suite is also perfect due to its versatility. Mostly, I wear these pieces separately. I pair the jacket with light blue denim and a fun tee. It gives me a sharp everyday look and never loses its shape. Super important! However, I now know exactly what I’ll be wearing at the next event. This tuxedo is for sure my new power suit.

Check out the Basics collection here!

Pictures by Mona Salminen

update from the cold

Fashion,Outfit,17 January 2018

Sitting at the airport with a green smoothie bowl and fluffy cappuccino in front of me while I’m trying to work, but there’s something wrong with my eyes. Must be something in my contacts that makes my vision super blurry. I can’t come up with anything more annoying than traveling with only one set of contacts which are faulty. Super frustrating! I mean either I’m blind or then I feel like I have sand in my eyes. Difficult to choose. Although, our last trip was quite uncomfortable as well since we managed to catch the stomach flu. No wonder I don’t feel tempted to travel so much. Home is definitely best for old, bitter ladies like me ;D.

Speaking of eyes and vision I want to ask you something. Since you are the best ones to turn to when in doubt, I’m wondering if any of you have been through lasik eye surgery? I’ve been considering it for some time now, but it hasn’t been an option for me during pregnancies and breast feeding. I’m either pregnant or breast feeding right now, so this would be the perfect time to proceed with the process, but I guess I’m procrastinating it because I find it a bit scary. My eyes are super sensitive and dry as it is. I’m afraid lasik surgery will make them even more dry and uncomfortable and what if something goes wrong? I would love to hear your honest thoughts and experiences if you’ve done it.

More importantly, I need to praise this weather! It’s cold yes, but the sun has been shining and I’m feeling good wrapped up like a burrito in all my warmest winter coats, beanies and scarves! I’m a super warm person, therefore I rarely wear super chunky coats and knits unless it’s super cold. And, now it is. Let’s celebrate that!

Have a nice day sweethearts!

coat andiata// scarf and beanie balmuir// jeans mango// bag givenchy// sunglasses ray ban// gloves glitter