OOTD: Getting comfy for the cold season

OOTD: Getting comfy for the cold season

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Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe 2018 is already here. I feel like I didn’t get anything done in 2017 and just waisted the whole year, anyone else? Oh well a new year means new feels, new chances, new dreams and fresh starts. And of course, a lot of new outfit posts, yay. I have no idea where 2018 takes me and my blog but I can say for sure that it will include a lot of fashion. It’s what my heart desires, okay? Heh heh.

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Sweater – BrandyMelville // Jeans – Zara // Shoes – Stradivarius // Bag – Cubus

I know I have probably made this very clear in my previous posts but I am going to say it one more time; winter is all about comfy clothes. Who wants to stroll down the streets in clothes that won’t keep you warm? Not me at least. Along with perfectly comfy clothes this outfit is full of pieces that have been stuck in my closet for a long while, waiting to be used.

The reason why I haven’t used these sneakers for almost over a year is simply that I got so fed up with this whole hologram trend, it was literally everywhere. But after giving them a good rest I am back on board with metallics. And what comes to these mom jeans,  as much as I love how comfortable they are I just don’t know if they look good on me. I have seen a lot of people make rocking mom jeans look so easy but when I pull them on, they just don’t look flattering.

But yeah as I said earlier, it’s new year and new chances. Even for the clothes that have been stuck in my closet for too long. Hope you all have a great first week of 2018!

xoxo

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OOTD: Searching for christmas vibes

OOTD: Searching for christmas vibes

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Happy christmas eve eve everyone! I can’t believe it’s already 23rd of december and before I even get to blink christmas will be over. I have always been christmas person, I love everything about it. The snow, the music, decorating the christmas tree, the christmas lights, buying presents and of course being with my family. This year I haven’t really found the festive spirit no matter how much I have listened to christmas music and how many gingerbread cookies I have baked. I guess you just don’t get fully festive every year then. Can anyone else relate to this or am I some kind of nutcase haha?

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Cardigan – Mango // T-shirt – Mango // Jacket – Zara // Scarf – Zara // Jeans – Zara

Now after way too much of rambling let’s get into the outfit shall we? There are some fashion trends that pull most of people towards during christmas time. For me those trends are something shiny/glitterish and velour. Of course I have also been feeling red a lot more than usually during December. I bought both the cardigan and the t-shirt from black friday sales and to be honest if it wasn’t christmas I probably would have left the glitter detailed t-shit to the store. But well, I am so glad I didn’t because who doesn’t need little pinch of Sex and The City statement in their wardrobe?

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The cardigan is such a dream come true, it’s big and chunky which is something really necessary during this cold season. And since red is such a color itself already rest of the outfit is full of my beloved black as you can see. Black leather jacket, black ripped jeans and black scarf, yes perfect.

So there you have my very festive (not really I know but let’s pretend okay?) outfit. Little bit something shiny with a pinch of chunky red. I know you will be blown away when I say this but yes, I didn’t find the christmas spirit through this outfit, so shocking I know.

xoxo

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Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

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When I was a kid the most existing thing about christmas was the fact that every morning when you woke up you were allowed to eat a little piece of chocolate that came from your advent calendar. And now even though I am all adult and grown december is not december without a christmas advent calendar. I was planning on buying that good old chocolate calendar but then I came across this beauty and yes my friends, it was time to ditch the chocolate and switch the advent calendar game a little.

And honestly guys this calendar is such a game changer. I have never seen anything as beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. It’s so pretty that I seriously didn’t want to open the doors to ruin the look of it. But um, obviously I got over that hehe.

The calendar is by Finnish skincare brand Lumene. I have always loved their products because a) they have such a good quality b) all the ingrients are from finland and c) as i already said their products are so pleasing for the eye. They have relieved all the products that the calendar includes but I honestly want to be surprised when I open the boxes so all I know is that there is lots of skincare products and some beauty products.

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Behind the first door I got a glow boost drops that you are supposed to apply on your clean and fresh face. I have tried them once now, and holy moly the smell is absolutely amazing. Behind the second door I got a beautiful nail polish in the shade On the Beach. It’s such a nice soft pink color.

And that’s all I have opened so far. Please let me know if you would like to see a full review of all the 24 treats once I have tried them. Because I would be more than happy to do it yay.  Thank you for reading, hope you all have had a lovely start of december!

 

 

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OOTD: Got those street style vibes

OOTD: Got those street style vibes

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What does street style even mean? A specific style of fashion that is inspired by urban street people or just simply a type of fashion that is personal to you. Who knows. I guess everyone can define it themselves but for me this outfit was screaming street style. Because after all I was wandering around the streets wearing them clothes looking oh so stylish (sarcasm? yes). Haha.

I don’t know why I am so obsessed with red right now but I can’t stop myself from buying new beautiful pieces that have at least a pinch of red in it. Maybe it’s because red is one of the colors during christmas, or maybe I have finally jumped out of my comfort zone which was filled with neutral colors, who knows. The point is: Red all the way and I’m lovin’ it!

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Sweater – Zara // Jacket – Zara // Skirt – Zara // Hat – Brixton // Shoes – Adidas 

I first thought that I couldn’t match red with anything else than black & white but look at me trying to add the pinch of color with that blue denim skirt. It’s a little bit too big for me but I loved the pearl details of it too much so I just couldn’t leave it to the store. Now since the cold weather is here and I have huge urge to wear oversized sweaters and everything comfy in general it being slightly too big works just fine. I can sneakily hide all the extra fabric underneath it.

And what comes to black & white, I think my black Brixton hat is a perfect match for red. It’s something that you see on the streets a lot these days and no wonder why as it’s simply just so gorgeous. And to have more black on my outfit I added black tights and a leather jacket. And then last but not least the pinch of white that was necessary: my Adidas sneakers. I will stick to them until there is snow on the ground and my feet will freeze.

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Let’s talk editing – How I edit my pictures

Every now and then I get comments where people compliment me for the good quality of my pictures, and oh how happy it makes me because as you fellow bloggers know creating content that you are happy with takes a lot of time. When it comes to photographing we all know there are a lot of small things that matter such as lightning and backgrounds. But as much as I want to give the credit for my amazing camera and photographing skills in general most of the time I need to do little editing to make the photos look the way I want them to. Even though I am no professional I am pretty happy with the way my pictures turn out so a little guide to editing won’t harm anyone right?

Oh and before we start here is a link to my older blog post where I shared some tips about crafting beautiful pictures. It gives a good base for taking pictures before actual editing.  

I have few so called go-to apps that I always turn to. What app I use depends on how much editing the picture needs, if I am lucky enough I have a picture with perfect lightning and mostly clean background (like the one above). All I have to do is fix composition a little. At the (oh so happy) moments like these I use few tools from picsart:

Perspective: Sometimes the angles and camera distance distort the view so with this tool I can straighten the picture and fix the wrong angles.

Straighten: And then there are times when the picture/the ground/the walls etc are just completely out of control and you need proper straightening.

Crop: I always use this tool, because firstly I want to crop all the unnecessary parts out of the photo and secondly, I want all my pictures to be from same distance when I add them to a blog post.

Clone: Last but not least, my savior. This tool is a little tricky and I honestly don’t know how to explain it properly but let’s just say it can fade away anything that you don’t like to see in your picture. (Do you notice what I edited out from the first picture?)

Then there are times that I have done all the editing above but the picture is still not pleasing my eye, I mean the lightning is just horrible so snapseed is the app I go to.

Brush – dodge and burn: This tool is my lifesaver number two. I just gently brush over the whole picture with my finger to fix the lightning and brightness.

Brush – saturation and temperature: These two tools are perfect to fine tune and fix the color balance. For example if the picture is little too cold and the tones are blue just add more warth and vola.

Selective: This is also a easy way to balance the lightning. Just select the dark point on the picture and desaturate the brightness to as high as needed. It’s also a great tool to lower the brightness if you have too bright spots in your picture.

And then of course there are these pictures with messy backgrounds. Little imperfections don’t bother everyone but I personally prefer my pictures to be as clean as possible. So snapseed is the app for that sort of editing too:

Healing: This tool works like heaven, all you have to do is press the small imperfection you don’t want in your picture and it fades away. Of course it won’t work for big imperfections as the brush you are allowed to use here is quite small. But when you have something ugly and big in your picture that you want gone turn to clone tool that I mentioned earlier.

So that is my little guide to editing, hope it wasn’t too messy and unclear! How do you edit your pictures and what apps do you use? Thanks for reading lovely people!

xoxo

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OOTD: Getting cozy with oversized sweater

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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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.

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