Taco Thursday

Fashion,7 November 2019

Feeling quite satisfied to sit here munching on carrots, cheese and crackers while feeling pleased about not having to worry about snapping pictures outside.  I have a good stack of material from Paris that I’ll be dropping along this challenging month. I take the freedom to talk for all Finnish fashion bloggers when I say that November is the most difficult time to create any content. It’s dark all the time, cold and grey. Also, this month (at last for me) is always the busiest.

Yesterday I was part of the Giambattista Valli x H&M Project arranged at Vanha. We were a group of four who got to dress up and glam up for the evening. Since I love fashion, these events that are very extra always feel like dreams come true. Especially when I get to be there with friends.

We’re also getting more and more emotionally involved with another project -the apartment. My Pinterest boards are so big I get lost myself and caught myself pinning the same images several times.

Right now, I’m awaiting friends, kids and my own kids to get home for a taco dinner. After that, I’m taking them to the apartment to get a second opinion to our thoughts.

Other than being occupied with our new home and life in general, I’m feeling pleased to say that taking a month off from school (not planned but just happened) has done me very well. I feel more relaxed about these busy weeks ahead, and like it’s easier to separate my free time from work.

Now, tacos!

knit Cos// jeans Totem// shoes Celine// bag Louis Vuitton

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