2014-10-25

Ganni

Super in love with the brand Ganni. This comfy casual dress has been in use a lot.
They have great everyday pieces with  nice little details like the low waist frill here. The brand itself is Danish and for some reason even though it has been founded in 2000 I've been familiar with it only for about a year or so.


2014-09-16

Mood for this Fall

I go through my wardrobe twice a year to determine the mood of what I feel like wearing for the upcoming season. This is also the time I get rid of things and transfer past seasons clothes to their boxes and put them away, like now it's time to put summer clothes away. For some reason there's only two moods for me, warm or cold. I tend to ignore the coldest Winter and Spring altogether since basically you just end up wearing the same stuff as during Fall but with loads of (or less) layers.
This is the time I go back to black. And this outfit below would be the perfect Fall mood for me.

Picture from matchesfashion.com, dress 10 Crosby Derek Lam

2014-09-15

100 days of Summer

...the last 100 days have been the best. Now, time to focus in Fall and keeping energy levels up despite the decreasing sunshine and rays of light per day.






Photos 1.; 2.; and 3. are taken in the Caribbean (B.W.I to be specific while honeymooning), photos 4. and 5. are from Åland and its archipelago while vacationing this Summer.

2014-06-27

Perfect Summer Playlist

Poolside or on the beach. These tunes are on my summer music list.
























2014-06-15

Ballet flats


My dancing shoes for all the great parties coming this Summer.




2014-06-09

The Shoes




When I started to look for my wedding dress/look I started with shoes. Yes, I know this is not probably the most usual way but it was the obvious choice for me since I'm the shoe-lover.

I have quite good sense what I like and don't like but with my wedding shoes I did couple of trial and errors. My fiance could not (for the traditional reason of not knowing what I wear beforehand) advise me on this one so I really was not 100% sure what to pick. I knew I would want something that lasts time so I would not regret my choice after 10 or 30 years. I wanted something classic but with a little something so that it would make the pair interesting. I was going for pink (the Valentino I first opted for)... but then I found these and knew these were the perfect pair. And I have one pair of the same shoe in different style so I already knew these would fit me perfect and the heel is not unbearably high so my feet can take a lot of dancing in this pair.

2014-05-29

In my Beauty Box

One year ago my cosmetics case would have looked a lot different. More and more natural products are replacing old favorites. New favorites have been found. Caudalie is one of those brands. If you're interested in these products, read more here.

2014-05-16

Two Beauties Ready for Parties


There's going to be two wonderful wedding parties this Summer and these lovely pieces will finally get some action.

2014-05-12

My love for Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia has fast become my favorite shoe designer. If they would just cost a little less they would be the perfect go-to party heels and I would fill my closets with them. However, a great shoe lover like me doesn't really mind an obstacle like that (meaning price...) -- one just have to stay alert for the discounts. And a well made pair will last forever.
This lovely pair was my sales find last winter. At the moment I like suede over anything for some reason.




2014-05-08

White Biker




 

I've been waiting to get to wear this piece. Rebecca Taylor's white biker jacket is my wardrobe staple for this Spring. Now the only thing I'm wishing for is warmer weather and some sunshine.

2014-04-07

Over the weekend



Wedding season is full on. First of the many to come were last weekend. Such a nice and fun way to spend the weekend. Below, outfit of the day (#ootd).


Jacket from Zara, dress Alice&Olivia, Shoes Charlotte Olympia





2014-04-06

The perfect girly pair #teaser

When I first started to think what I would like to wear on my wedding day I started the whole dreaming process from shoes. Obviously. I fell in love with this Valentino pair that was all over different wedding planning sites and blogs. I started hunting them down and found them... ordered them. And then did not love them as much as I thought I would. So -- as lovely as they seem, I am not wearing them on my wedding day. Instead - I'm wearing something different... what? I will show you later.


2014-03-05

Fashion month re-cap

The previous month has been spent going through fashion week collections from New York, London, Milan and finally Paris. More and more I get this feeling that Paris is the one that most fits my style and mood and less I find anything inspiring from New York shows. Maybe it's just me.

Paris highlights for me were of course Chanel supermarket and Nicolas Ghesquière's first collection for Louis Vuitton. I also always love brands such as Elie Saab, Valentino and Giambattista Valli.


LV F/W 2014
Valentino F/W 2014




2014-01-29

Using oil in this and that

So, going with the trendy way, I also got sucked into the "replace all your beauty products and just use oil" -trend. It first started with argan oil. I know... everyone's using argan oil and it's amazing. I also think so... haha. I think I read somewhere how Emma Stone's life changed after she started using argan oil. Yep, that's what it did for me also. But here's the deal, also olive oil and coconut oil are great for skin care. Again - this depends on what kind of skin you have but if you have the same dry, itchy, blotchy, dry and sensitive skin that I have, it's possible that using oils will change your life too.

Argan oil

This I use for face: for removing make up and moisturizing. I rather use this for face than olive oil (cold pressed, organic by the way) since they've put it to the beauty product looking bottle. Really, there's no other reason.



Olive oil

Olive oil has been Gisele Bundchens beauty trick for years. She claims she lathers herself with it. Because she looks over the top gorgeous, I also wanted to give it a try. It works. It works better than any other body oil but the smell reminds be of cooking or making a vinaigrette so I usually opt for coconut oil.



Coconut oil

Dry and freezing winter weather make my skin go crazy. Especially when doing a lot of sports and hopping to the shower every day twice. Sometimes I use the oil before going to the shower since it leaves my skin feeling great afterwards. Also, it allows me to stand in the shower for an unlimited period of time, running the hot water... this is what I do always on winter time.



So really, as I said - life changing. And yes, I do use a lot of other beauty products as well.. I haven't gone all hippie about this trend.
More about the trend here and here.

2014-01-03

Inspiration for January

Outfit inspiration for January 2014. This is exactly what I would like to wear. I'm loving the fact that the weather is above zero degrees and there is no snow. Yes, I know there are many who wish for snow but I'm not among that group. Personally, I love the no-slush streets and warm wintery weather. (I do miss skiing though if I must find something negative in this situation.)

Picture cropped from net-a-porter's The Edit