OOTD: My go-to outfit

OOTD: My go-to outfit

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We all have those few pieces in our wardrobe that we just find ourselves reaching towards over and over again. Maybe they are our safe choices when we don’t have any inspiration or maybe they just perfectly represent our style. For me this look fits into both of those boxes. It’s something that I go for when I don’t know what else to wear and at the same time I feel very me in this outfit.

When I think about my style in general I know for sure that I am dress and skirt kinda girl. I mean I do love jeans but dresses and skirts are the ones that I constantly reach for. This grey dress is my newest addition to my wardrobe. I will say with no shame that I have basically lived in it since I bought it. It’s really casual and comfy. And as you all know by now comfy is what I always seek for with my outfits. When I was trying the dress on I already pictured how good it would look with this biker jacket and surprise surprise now they basically walk hand in hand in my wardrobe.

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Shop my look: Dress – Mango | Jacket – Zara | Hat – Carlings | Shoes – Timberland

And few more things. This outfit is in general my current go-to look, yes. But also all these pieces individually are something that I find myself wearing all the time. I usually  do match the jacket and dress together but the hat, oh the hat is something that goes with everything. I am not joking, I am obsessed with this hat. It took me forever to find original Brixton hat and now once I found it I can’t stop wearing it. Same goes with these Timberland shoes, I love love love them.

This is what I go for right now but after few months I will probably have something new to wear over and over again. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a chilled easter/weekend!

Do you have a specific go-to piece or outfit in your wardrobe? Let me know.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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10×10 outfit challenge | Spring edition

I have seen this challenge going around for a while and it really caught my interest. The idea is to pick ten pieces from your wardrobe and mix them into ten outfits that you use each for one day for ten days. This challenge is such a great way to get creative with your wardrobe and for me it just came as a perfect opportunity to style my clothes in ways that I normally wouldn’t. And also I got to kick my comfort zones ass a little, hah.

So now before get into the challenge here are the ground rules/instructions for you who have never heard of this but you got just as pumped for it as I did:

  1. Pick 10 pieces from your wardrobe (accessorizes etc. are not included, I for example did not include my hat, watch and tights into my ten pieces)
  2. Style those ten items into ten different looks
  3. Use ten days to do it
  4. Have fun and don’t take it too seriously, this is a great chance to get creative!

Obviously rules are made to be broken so don’t take them too seriously just like I didn’t. Now let’s take a look at my ten pieces I chose for this challenge and then, I will introduce the ten outfits I came up with after lots and lots of planning yay!

2 pair of shoes,  3 tops + a cardigan, 2 bottoms and a dress

Outfit 1 and 2

Outfit 3 and 4

Outfit 5 and 6

Outfit 7 and 8

Outfit 9 and 10

 

So there you have my ten outfits. I am pretty happy how they turned out. I could have been more creative and maybe could have tried to get out of my comfort zone more but this was a good start. And I loved doing this whole challenge so look forward to another one once summer comes.

Ps. Let me know which were your favourite looks and clothing combos!!  Also sorry for such a horrible lightning and editing, I tried but the sun just wasn’t on my side. 

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Let’s talk Instagram – how to craft beautiful feed

Let’s talk Instagram – how to craft beautiful feed

Feed is a word that’s on everyone’s lips when it comes to Instagram. When you click someones profile first thing you see is their overall feed. If it’s visually appealing you will more likely hit the follow button. So Basically your nine most recent pictures tell everything about your Instagram. But of course the big picture matters too.

I every now and then get asked about my Instagram feed, how I edit my pictures and  how I keep it in shape. Questions like that put big smile on my face because it shows that someone actually pays attention to my outcome. My feed is all about brownish and neutral shades and (right now) pinch of blue. I want my pictures to have good quality. So   yes, I do put effort to my feed which is why I wanted to do a little guide for better and prettier Instagram feed.

 

 

My Instagram – ughmango

Light is everything

Taking pictures with natural light leads to pictures with good quality. Don’t try to take them late in the evening when the sun has already set, you will more likely end up with dark and blurry pictures. If you get a vision for perfect picture right before you are going to bed, just simply wait for the next day. Your feed will thank for it later.

Filters

For years I didn’t use filters. I didn’t know how to use editing apps and filters so it just felt more natural to leave them all out. But couple months ago I wanted to take the next step and try out a feed with filter. The most important thing about filters is to not overuse them. Pick the amount of how much you want to use one filter (usually you can adjust it) and stick with the same amount in every picture. Pick few filters that you want to use and that match together, even though there is so much pretty ones out there do not try to use them all at the same time.  And remember that not all of your pictures need to include filter, some are perfect the way they are.

 

 

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Backgrounds matter

If you want to take a picture of something really simple like your lipstick, the background is just as important as the lipstick. If the background is ‘busy’, full of color that usually does not show in your feed or shadowy it’s just won’t work out. Take your time and search for background that is visually pleasing. White wall is always a good idea. Also buying few surfaces won’t harm anyone. I for example own something marble and something wooden that I use as backgrounds.

Follow a theme

When I go out to take pictures it’s easy for me to search for a spot or wall that matches my feed. I know what colors match my feed and what kind of pictures will fit in. Just set few rules for yourself that you will follow with your feed. For example pick few colors that you will stick to, not all your pictures need to have those tones included, just make sure they appear often enough to keep the feed wrapped together. I’m personally not into colorful feeds, but some people handle matching lots of colors together so well which makes their Instagram look amazing.

 

 

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Plan your feed

I have created private Instagram account to make sure that my next picture matches with my feed. Some people think this is too much but I find it really comforting. If I have lots of new pictures that are waiting to be posted I can just simply plan their publishing order. It also helps you to see if the picture that you are about to post has the same color tone as your former ones.

Let your feed live on

Don’t try to force something that’s just not working out anymore. If there is a theme you have stick to for ages but your resent pictures just don’t seem to fit in anymore, let it go. Your feed should live on just like you do.

 

 

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But most importantly love what you post

There will always be pictures that just won’t match your feed no matter how much you want them to. But that should be the case only every now and then. You need to be into the pictures you are posting since it’s your Instagram. And people will see through you if you post something to just fit in. Find your inspiration.

A trick to make a picture that just won’t fit in match with your feed: Use black&white filter. It always works out. 

 

 

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Hope this was at least a little helpful. And please remember that these are things that matter to me when it comes to Instagram, I know they are not important to everyone. Comment below what is your key to successful Instagram feed and please share more tips to craft beautiful pictures.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

#monkistyletwinning

#monkistyletwinning

I have adored Monki’s clothes since the day it arrived to finland. I love how they stand up for mixing together whatever you want to wear, and their clothes just put a smile on your face. Monki never let’s me down, every time I step into their store I walk out with something nice that I couldn’t resist buying. And I happen to have a friend who is the same (lucky me).

A while ago she discovered a competition from Monki’s Instagram where they wanted people to share pictures with friends using a tag #monkistyletwinning. And of course, as a huge Monki lovers we wanted to take part of it. It wasn’t too hard to find matching pieces from our wardrobes. Heh heh. The pictures we took turned out really nice and pretty so I had to share them here too.

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Twinning trousers – Monki

Give some love to our competition pictures here if you like, ughmango (my picture) vilmahautecouture (my friend’s picture).

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

Spring favorites from Zara

Spring favorites from Zara

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Hello munchkins! I know there has been lack of posts lately, which I am really bummed about because I love to write and produce content for my blog. I just have been so busy with other things lately that I haven’t had time to properly sit down with my computer and write. Thankfully spring goes on and I am back and ready to roll! So now let me introduce you to my few current favorite pieces from Zara that I can’t stop wearing!

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First of all I want to mention this perfect leather jacket that I have found. I have a love-hate relationship with leather jackets, I used to live in one when I was younger but I grew out of it. Along that I just started to hate them, I felt like they were too mainstream. Now things have changed and I have had huge need to buy a new one, and oh how long it took before I found the one that met my expectations. I was really picky, I didn’t want it to have too much of biker vibes but at the same time I wanted it to be detailed. Gladly Zara never lets me down and after a while of twirling around there I took it home along with way too many other pieces.

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This oversized shirt is for sure my favorite piece from my wardrobe right now. I love the cute frill details on the sides and those small dark blue buttons on the front. It’s also really flowy and just huge which is really different from shirts that I usually wear. I honestly could wear it everyday, which I almost do but shh.. And to make sure that I glam this shirt enough can I just point out how well I think it goes with my leather jacket, because it really does.

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And since the idea of this blog post was to show my favorite zara pieces, I need to mention the jeans that I am wearing. I am obsessed with ripped jeans, I got some mom jeans with rips, some boyfriend jeans with rips and few blue denims with rips. Only ones that were missing was black skinny jeans with rips. Now when I’ve got them, I can’t stop wearing them because let’s just face it, they look good with everything.

How lucky I am to have all of my favorite pieces matching so well together? Might have bought them all at once.. Heh heh. Anyway thank you for stopping by, if there still is people behind the screen.

Ps. I have been nominated for few blog awards (you know?) that I am really excited to post here, so look forward to that. Also I am so close to 200 followers, how crazy is that??xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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15 questions that will make you think

“The question is just as important as the answer”

I thought it was time to write something else, something really different from what I usually write here in my blog. I don’t know where this idea actually came from but I thought it would be fun to write a blog post that will make everyone think a little. There are lot of hard questions out there that we prefer to ignore. We might be afraid of our answers or we just simply don’t want to put time in thinking about our deepest thoughts. Well sometimes it’s good to just pause everything and and give yourself some time to simmer down. So here are fifteen questions, that will make you take a minute and think about you, your life, people around you and the world.

And yes I know some of you will just quickly scroll down the questions, but that’s okay because the ones that need to stand out for you will do, for sure.

  1. What is love to you?
  2. Do you usually follow your heart or your head?
  3. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?
  4. Do animals have less fear because they live without words?
  5. Will tomorrow be just another day?
  6. Are you living your life or having a life?
  7. Is trust more important than love?
  8. If karma was coming back to you, would it help you or hurt you?
  9. When did your heart last ‘skip a beat’?
  10. Do you push elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  11. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  12. Why does pizza come in square box?
  13. Should you be focused on today or tomorrow?
  14. What lies do you most often tell yourself?
  15. Decisions are being made all the time, the question is are you making them for yourself or are you letting others make them for you?

Please share your thoughts because I really want to know how they make you feel and how you would answer to them. Or if that’s too much, just tell me which question caught your eye. I’m curious.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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What a color bomb

What a color bomb

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Wait it’s just the background that’s colorful.. oops. Ha, did I fool you? No? Okay. I just happen to love black and since I am sticking with that I need to find beautiful places for photo shoots to make these posts worth the read. Luckily Helsinki is full of beautiful architecture so I won’t run out of places where to take pictures (not soon at least). Let’s just say that if you ever see me posting about outfit that does not include anything black, something is not right. Just kidding, I hope spring will bring color into my wardrobe, hehe.

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Finland is the place to be when it comes to weater that fools you. I thought it was warm outside when we went to take these pictures, but is was freeeeezing. It wasn’t the best idea to wear ripped jeans, sneakers, bomber jacket and no scarf or gloves. I was 100 percent sure that my hands would fall off my body whilst taking these pictures, gladly they didn’t.

It’s the first time I am wearing my Longchamp backpack when it comes to the pictures that I share in my blog. I don’t know why I am wearing it only now because let’s just face it – it’s gorgeous. I was obsessed with Longchamp bags years ago, but then when Michael Kors bags and other similar brands broke through I found Longchamp tacky. Now when  Longchamp has renewed their collections their bags have made their way back into my life.

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Let’s ramble little bit more about the outfit. Since I was wearing brown backpack which I wanted to stand out, I kept my outfit quite simple as always. I pulled on my warmest sweater that matched perfectly with my new sneakers. I got those beauties from River Island’s sale and I am obsessed with them. They are different from the ones that I usually wear (which are Vans and Converse) so you will see them more in the future for sure.

To add the good amount of black I wore my beloved bomber jacket and my new ripped jeans. And what comes to ripped jeans, I am more than happy to be able to wear them again since it’s ‘spring’, they just bring that small twist into the outfit.

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Bomber jacket – Bershka // Jeans –Zara // Trainers – River Island // Sweater – BikBok // Backpack – Logchamp 

I hope you enjoyed this post, after weeks of my silence. Thank you if you are sticking with me.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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