Fashion,Outfit,10 August 2017
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Even though we haven’t been blessed with so many beach days this summer we’ve been brave enough to give it a go. Since we spend so much time at the cottage I think it’s nice to also explore what our beautiful city has to offer. Suomenlinna, Pihlajasaari, Uunisaari, Korkeasaari and of course the amusement park are musts.

Yesterday we decided to spend a few hours at Uunisaari and it was just as dreamy and perfect as I imagined. Also, having my sisters girl over for a few days gives us the perfect opportunity to pretend to be a big family with three kids. Love her just like my own and she shows me how much everything changes when they get just a few years older. Although, I know she is one of a kind with a heart of gold. Can I adopt her please?

Speaking of “adoption” my sister has more than kids to be envious about. Her closet is bigger than mine and yours combined, so I kind of stole this shirt dress and I’m sure she hasn’t even noticed. Just like in high school. Shirt dresses have been everywhere lately, but this simple version is just what I wanted. Perfect for a day on the beach paired with sandals and sunglasses. I’m loving it!

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dress sisters closet// sandals sarenza (gifted)// sunglasses gucci (gifted)// bag chanel

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

Self-portrait and smart shopping

Fashion,Outfit,6 August 2017
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Self-portrait make beautiful dresses with lace, flower applications and decorations. The brand has been hyped for the past couple years and I’m the last person to judge, because I think their dresses are gorgeous and the prices reasonable. Some styles are a bit too sweet even for me but I’ve found some older styles I really like. The black midi dress I’m wearing in my blog header has become a true savior in my wardrobe. I find myself choosing it over and over again although I was quite unsure when I first got it. With a little bit of nip and tuck and DIY tricks I tuned it into a true classic that fits me perfectly.

This white dress with lace panels has become another go-to dress both when getting dressed up but also paired with a knit an boots (here). I love having a wardrobe that contains pieces that can be worn both day and night. Basically that’s all I need. It’s all about how their styled. Most importantly, everything gets worn in one way or another. Personally I think also party wear deserve to see some daylight, therefore I have a few things I try to keep in mind when I buy something special.

I am a firm believer in cost/ use. Personally I’d rather pay a bit more and wear it  for a long  time forward over buying a new top every weekend. 

Alter your clothes for a perfect fit or make small changes on a vintage piece to bring it up to date.

Don’t save your “nice” pieces for special occasions. Wear your favorite purse to the playground (carefully) and match your sequin skirt with a grey knit and sneakers. However, wearing suede shoes on a rainy day is not the best idea ;).

Research! If I find something online I always shop smart. I compare prices and shipping/return costs.

Shop for the future! Yes, I believe in shopping for the upcoming summer wedding during the winter or vice versa. Some sites have sections like best of the rest or outlets where older styles can be found for better prices. I love shopping there because it minimizes the risk of wearing what everyone else will be wearing from the newest collections.

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dress self portrait// bag chanel// shoes christian louboutin