OOTD: Getting cozy with oversized sweater

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To be honest I never thought I would find myself wearing huge oversized sweaters. But yet here I am obsessing over everything big, soft and comfy. And the bigger the better. This sweater I am wearing is from Zara and it’s definition of comfy. It’s so big that it reaches almost my knees which I absolutely love. The wool is soft and warm surprise surprise I know. Perfect for cold autumn days, and even more perfect once winter is here. Also when haven’t I loved beige? Never, indeed. Thank god it seems to go never out of style, not at least this fall as all the stores are filled with the shades of brown. So please let’s take a moment to appreciate the perfect oversized sweater. Thank you.

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Sweater – Zara // Trousers – Monki // Backpack – Longchamp // Shoes – Vagabond (similar)

Since I am quite a small person I have been struggling with how to wear this big sweater.    I have seen so many people rocking oversized sweaters but when I tried to do the same with mine, nothing looked good. Then I came across these checked trousers in Monki and BOOM I was in love. Perfect match, almost at least. These trousers have slightly oversized fit which is why they are super nice on. And all I care about during this cold season is confines so yes you will see a lot more of these in the future.

I don’t know where it came from, but I have been wearing thin black socks underneath trousers and I am loving how it looks. I guess it adds nice detail, just like my beloved Daniel Wellington watch. I bet you all have already seen it so many times but it just brings nice class for the look.

Anyway enough with my rambles, please share your thoughts about oversized sweaters! Are you in for the bigger the better like me or nah? Thank you if you stopped by!

xoxo

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SpoOoOOky halloween cupcakes

Halloween is knocking on the door and even though we don’t really celebrate it here in Finland I felt like a halloween themed post is a must have. So what would be nicer than share a little recipe of easy halloween cupcakes. Okay yes that was a lie. They are not easy, of well the muffins were piece of cake but the frosting. Just wow my back still hurts. But what wouldn’t I do for you lovely bunch.

And by the way before we start, these are also gluten free yay!

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Ingredients

Carrot and cocoa cupcakes: (makes about 14 small or seven big cupcakes)

  • 2 carrots
  • 3½ dl gluten free flours (all-purpose-flour works just fine too)
  • ½ dl unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilja sugar
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (150g) of crème fraiche
  • 1½ dl rapeseed oil

dl = Desilitre tsp = teaspoon

Orange flavored frosting:

  • 75g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 1 can (200g) of orange flavored cream cheese
  • Black, yellow and red food coloring

Method:

1. Grate the carrots. In a small bowl combine flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla sugar and gently mix using a spoon. In other bowl whisk (gently) the eggs and sugar, just breaking the structure of the eggs. Then add the crème fraiche and rapeseed oil.

2. Mix grated carrots to the egg mixture. Then add the flours etc. using a big spoon to stir and combine the dough. When the batter is smooth divide it to the cupcake liners. Bake in 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.

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3. For the icing whisk (again gently) the softened butter until smooth. Add icing sugar whisking all the time with the lowest power of your electric mixer. When all the icing sugar is added, turn the power up a little and whisk until smooth. At this point the mixture should look like flours.  Then add the cold cream cheese and whisk until the batter is smooth but thick.

4. Separate the frosting into a two bowls. For orange color, mix the red and yellow food coloring together. Be really careful to not add too much red. When you have orange color mix it with one of your two frostings. Mix black food coloring with the other frosting.

5. Put your desired tip to a piping bag (I recommend one with star tip). And now this is where it gets hard. So I would say all’s fair. First spoon the orange frosting into the piping bag. I laid the bag to the table and filled half of it with the frosting so it was ‘easier’ to add the black frosting on top of it. Make sure the tip is filled with half of the each frostings too. When you are done with both of the frostings one side of the piping bag should be filled with orange frosting and the other side with black. If you completed, congratulations. If this all sounds too hard you can just simply pipe the cupcakes with orange and black frostings separately.

Good luck with decorating, hope you don’t hurt your bag like I did hehe.

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So that’s my little recipe for halloween. Hope it made you crave for some delicious cupcakes and maybe even want you make these. I mean they really do please the aesthetic eye!!

xoxo

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OOTD: That perfect biker jacket for fall

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When it comes to fashion and clothes, everyone has their own favorite pieces or ‘categories’ that keep pulling them towards. For some it’s shoes, for some it’s bags or maybe sweaters. For me it’s coats and jeans. I can’t go a new season without a new coat, not even if I try to. I just always find an excuse why I should buy a new one, even if my wallet is telling me no.

Biker styled jackets have been in for a quite long time now and honestly I have had such a huge love and hate relationship with them. First I felt like they were too big for me, then I didn’t like how cropped they were. Now when my eyes caught this perfect piece from Zara all those thoughts were gone, poof. Maybe it was the suede that got me but oh I was in love. The jacket is faux suede with a warm and soft interior lining. Aka perfect for Finnish weather. It is definitely something that everyone needs to add to their wardrobe, it goes with everything simple as that.

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Coat – Zara // Trousers – Monki // Shoes – Adidas // Rings – Weekday

And now moving on with the outfit. The jeans, or more like trousers really. I got these beauties from Monki, and yes the texture is corduroy even though the pictures are telling otherwise. I am really happy that cord is officially back in business because come on, it  easily beats denim during this cold season that we are about to enter. They are warm and oh so soft, and isn’t that exactly what this autumn is all about?

It wasn’t hard to choose a shoes to match with this outfit because biker jackets and sneakers are basically meant to be. And since I am obsessed with my Adidas sneakers, I pulled them on without hesitation and I was good to go. Oh and the rings were nice final touch, even though the pictures (again) aren’t doing justice for them.

xoxo

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OOTD: Power of red

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The season of dazzling colors, comfy sweaters and fluffy socks is here. I have been waiting autumn to really kick in as if waiting for rising moon. And finally, as I watch colorful leaves fall from trees and feel the cold crispy wind rushing by, I can say autumn is here.

As much as I love change of the season I happen to love fall fashion more (what a surprise wow). All stores are full of beautiful fall collections and every year there is one color that pops out more than others. Last year it was mustard, this year it’s power red.

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Shirt – Weekday  // Wool coat – Seppälä  // Hat – Brixton  // Trousers – H&M  // Backpack – Michael Kors // Shoes – Vans

If you told me few years ago that I am longing for red I would have laughed, hard. It has never been my favorite color but now all suddenly it just keeps pulling me towards. I want to get it all, sweaters, trousers, shirts, scarfs just everything that’s red.  But for now I am sticking with my shirt from weekday.

I think it’s easy to match pieces with red because it’s such a statement itself already. Brown is perfect color match for red so I pulled on my oh so cosy wool coat. I wanted to wear black bottoms (what a surprise again I know) but since I am always wearing jeans I pulled on trousers. A while ago I saw someone wearing thin black socks underneath their pants. So I rolled up the hems of my trousers and tried it myself, not so bad right?

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And last but not least the hat. We need to take a moment for it. I mean it’s something that I thought I would never wear but here I am absolutely in love with it. It’s gives some real sailor vibes and it’s just perfect for fall as you sometimes need something to warm your little head.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have good rest of the week. And hey, remember to enjoy this beautiful season that’s going on right now, it won’t last for too long!!

xoxo

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Beauty empties | Let’s review my trash

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I have seen these posts going around for so long now and I find them really interesting because people are always honest when it comes to their trash right? So I started to collect my dear beauty trashes so I could review them for you. Now since I have quite a few of them let’s take a look shall we?

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Lumene Matt Control Oil-fee Foundation – The coverage of this product is perfect for me, not too cakey but it still hides all my imperfections. I use this at work in daily basis which means five times a week, and the product is so long lasting (I have had it for over six months)!! Would I Repurchase? – YES

Lumene Under Eye Concealer – My under eyes are such a problem. There are always dark circles and veins everywhere no matter how much I sleep. This product seriously does huge difference , I absolutely love it.  Would I Repurchase? – Absolutely yes

Lush Let the Good Times Roll – This face scrub/cleanser is one of my favorite products ever from Lush (and I have tried like half of them). It smells like heaven and oh how gentle it  is on my skin leaving it soft and smooth. Would I Repurchase? – Yes

Dermosil Scalp Caring Shampoo – My scalp is so problematic, always itchy or red or dry. I have tried million different shampoos and this was the first one that actually calmed my scalp. I couldn’t go a shower without it. Would I repurchase? – Yes

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Anastasia Beveryly Hills Brow Wiz – First I loved this. It defined my brows just fine, but I slowly started to dislike it as I just couldn’t get as sharp lines and brows with it as I wanted to so I switched to their dip brow.  Would I Repurchase? – No sorry ABH

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Foaming Wash – This one is my favorite of all the facial wash products that I have ever tried. The foam is so soft and gentle on my skin which I absolutely love. It leaves my skin clean (obviously) and hydrated. Definitely recommend trying. Would I repurchase? – YES YES YES

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – First I absolutely loved this, it felt like it actually did a difference if I applied it or not. But now as I have used it for months I have learned that it doesn’t do big difference so it’s definitely not worth the money.  Plus it kinda feels oily on my skin even though it’s oily free?? Would I repurchase – No

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam – Okay this smells SO GOOD. It smells like floral heaven and yes I already said that about the Lush product but this is even better. This is what I want to smell like after every shower I take. And it’s also so soft on the skin. Just perfect. Would I repurchase? – ABSOLUTELY 

xoxo

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Stealing style: Rachel Green from FRIENDS

I love friends and I feel like I have grown up with them even though I was very small when they originally aired. I just have this memory that they were always on the tv. I have watched all of the seasons million times (no joke) and you will forever find me re-watching them.

Through the years I have adored Rachel and her fashion choices. She was big part of the 90’s style trends and she was for sure Friends’ own style icon. Not that her style was left to the 90’s, she is still big part of the todays trends. Or well at least my closet happens to be full of similar clothes as her. And I know I am not the only one, Rachel Green kind of clothing seems to be very much in nowadays. So a blog post where I ‘steal’ Rachel’s style is more than relevant right now, am I right? I recreated three of her styles/outfits, the ones that are most timeless and well, my favorites. Let’s take a look shall we?

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I think black overalls are one of her most iconic looks. They are comfy, casual and so street style. And isn’t todays fashion all about that? Denim overalls are everywhere, blue or black it doesn’t matter. I personally prefer black as you all probably know so of course I have a pair of them in my closet. And what comes to stripes? They will always stay in style. Basically this look wasn’t even a steal (maybe it was an unconscious one) as I have worn black overalls for ages with simple tees and shirts.

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Plain shirts, little black skirts and black tights are something that you can see Rachel wearing through all the seasons. Her color palette was always very simple; black, grey, white and some more colorful bits here and there. Just like mine, maybe that is why her style pulls me towards so much.

As I have mentioned several times in my previous posts black tights are my thing. My closet is also full of simple shirts so putting together her very feminine black miniskirt kida look was more than easy. My shoes were perfect final touch as the 90’s vibes are all over them and I am pretty sure I have seen Rachel wearing similar ones when Paolo sent them for her from Italy.

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Denim, denim, denim. Wether it was  denim overalls, a skirt or good old jeans, she knew how to rock them. It all started from the very first episode where she wore oversized pink blouse, a white tee and denim jeans. This style wasn’t hard to steal since I practically live in denim mom jeans nowadays. A white tee is something that you find from everyone’s closet and even though I don’t own soft pink blouse my mom does for sure. So I borrowed that from her and volá.

White sneakers were something that all of the characters wore through the series and that’s no surprise since they are timeless and will never go out of style.

That is all about my style icon Rachel Green and how I copy her style in daily basis. What about you? Do you also take notes from Rachel’s style consciously or unconsciously, either way. Let me know!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Thank you so much for reading.

xoxo

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All the pictures of Rachel are from Pinterest

What’s in my bag?

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I consider myself as a very nosy person. There is just something so interesting in normal everyday things such as vlogs, room tours and grocery store hauls. What’s in my bag related posts also always pull me towards. I love to see what other people carry with them everyday and what items they consider as a must haves when they leave their houses. I  have the feeling that I am not the only one, so why don’t we peek into my bag too.

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Before we start I gotta say this: I always choose a backpack over a bag. They are so much more handy and practical. So no surprise that my Michael Kors backpack is featuring these pictures. Now as that is said let’s take a look at the (way too many) items that I have with me.

Glasses – I got glasses over three years ago and first I hated them so much, now I have learned to accept the fact that I need them so they have become my everyday essential. Besides I really need them for driving.

A hair brush and hair ties – These are a huge must have for a girl who has long hair. I mean it get’s tangled all the time.

Hand clencer – I need my hands to be clean as simple as it is.

Wallet – Do I even need to say why this is a must have?

EarPods – Even though I have driving license I still also use public transports a lot. And being in public transport like a bus without music is just pure torture.

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Keys – It’s nice to be able to get into my house you know.

Jungle Juice Bar card – I love Jungle Juice Bar. They make the healthiest and most delicious smoothies and juices.

Mac’s lipstick in shade velvet teddy – This is my go-to lipstick. It matches perfectly with everything so no surprise that it’s always with me when I go somewhere.

Nyx lipliner in shade Naturel – I use this lipliner with the Mac lipstick to get better results. And well, they are just a great combo.

Mac Powder and a brush – To keep away the oiliness from my skin.

Lush Key lime pie lip balm – Lip balm is a must have especially during autumn and winter when my lips tend to dry really easily.

Dermosil walnut hand cream – Okay first of all, I love walnut hand creams they smell heavenly. And second, who likes to have dry hands? Not me at least, I absolutely hate it so yes where ever I go I make sure I have good old hand cream with me.

Dermosil concealer stick – This is another huge must have. I need it with me to touch up my makeup and to keep it in shape. And besides, you never know when a unwanted spot shows up.

Notebook and few pencils –  Just to have something to do when I am bored.

So as you can see I am one of those people who throw everything into their bag just in case. I just really hate the feeling when you realize that you have forgotten something. What about you? What is your bag must haves?

xoxo

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