Unbelievable things

Fashion,4 November 2019

Last week flew by faster than expected, my dad turned 60 (!!!) and I just realized that this month, I’ve been with the same man for 11 years! First of all, it’s really scary how fast time passes and secondly, I can’t believe my dad is 60!? 50 I could somewhat accept, but 60 feels very unfamiliar and strange.

Anyhow, Paris was amazing as always, but this time it was very busy as well. It’s weird how obsessed I am with Paris considering the bitter-sweet relationship I have towards it. I feel quite pressured while I’m there because it’s so work-related to me.  I have a hard time imagining myself going for a vacation there with my family. On the contrary, I’d love to do touristy things because they never become clichés in Paris. Paris is the face for timeless beauty, and no pictures of croissant breakfasts, berets or sunsets by the Eiffel Tower can ruin it. 

My husband wants me to separate work and my free time more and I agree, so that’s why I try to work as little as possible during the weekends. Or at least, really take time off when I don’t have musts. I really need to be completely phone free, which is difficult when I really prioritize always being up to date with answering dm’s and active on stories.  This weekend I really tried my best, so we dined with family on both days and spent time at our kids’ hobbies and in the forest. I’m still mentally recovering from the switch between two hectic worlds – work in Paris and family life, and my suitcases are more or less untouched and unpacked.  I find it quite energy consuming to re-program myself to settle down in a new setting after hectic trips, so I’m sure it’s good to try to find focus again by minimizing multitasking.

Next week is fully booked with exciting things. See you soon!

coat &otherstories// dress Iro// shoes Dr Martens// bag Chanel

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä


Fashion,27 October 2019

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö Efva Attling:n kanssa// Paid collaboration with Efva Attling

First of all, jewelry has always been very meaningful and personal to me. I’ve owned a lot, lost it all and slowly built myself a new small, but carefully chosen jewelry wardrobe. One that holds pieces I love, empower me and is that final touch that makes my style me. Some pieces just look good and become a memory after a couple of good weeks together by the pool at a holiday resort, while others become necessities as rooted in my morning routine as having coffee.

In these pictures, I’m presenting my favorite pieces by Efva Attling and first up I want to talk about the Hold back necklace. It has a meaningful message that I, personally, hold extremely close to my heart. The necklace represents gender equality which sales supports Unizon. Unizon works towards a gender equal society free from violence by uniting women’s shelters and rape and crisis centers, as well as empowers young women.

This takes me to why I think what we wear can be so important. For me, thinking positive and trying to remind myself to think a certain way and stay on track has brought me so much of what I have in life today. Being honestly grateful, reminding yourself to be brave, strong and that everything will turn out ok can be life changing. It’s so much about the power of the mind within us. It is proven, that writing down your plans and goals actually makes it more likely for you to achieve them. Mind maps, visualizing and affirmations actually works, therefore I think jewelry can have the same effect if you give it power and meaningfulness. I wish every woman would carry something with them as a reminder to be brave and stand up for ourselves and each other. Whether it’s an attitude, mindset, mantra, tattoo or piece of jewelry. It’s so important, but so easily forgotten when we’re in those situations when we need it the most.

My other favorite piece is this Star ear cuff that has become as important as my morning coffee. I know you love it too, because so many of you asked about it already! I can’t leave the house without it and it has saved me from piercing my ear – something I’ve been contemplating over forever. It’s the perfect subtle detail that makes me feel like a Rockstar. So now, I’m rocking my new pieces of jewelry with an attitude. I feel cooler, stronger and more confident. So watch out, I might just actually turn into a Rockstar ;).

If you need a bit of Rockstar yourself, you now get a 20% discount on all silver jewelry until 3/11 (not valid on jewelry for a good cause) with your code SOFIA20? on and in stores.

Pictures: Juuli Rönkä