November 12, 2017

60s wedding guest

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I recently was invited to my sister-in-law's wedding and decided to wear a twin piece by Lindy Bob, as it was an October wedding and I definitely wanted to wear a dress with a matching jacket. That is not an easy task when it comes to reproduction or vintage pieces. Not a lot of companies produce matching jackets to their dresses that I liked, but this Marianne Swing dress in Teal was the perfect choice. I love the fit of the dress and jacket, with a long enough hem line for my preference and the 3/4 length arms. The color is so fresh and I got a lot of compliments on my bold choice. The fabric is nice and heavy and the skirt swings well. I did wear a petticoat underneath for that extra puff, but you could wear it on its' own as well. I did want to wear light colored accessories with the look, but when the day came, the weather was really bad with a lot of rain and I didn't want to ruin my beige shoes, therefore I opted for all black accessories. These mary jane shoes are a total staple in my wardrobe and I currently own them in 5 different colors. One for every occasion, but these black ones are never a bad choice.

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What I wore

Dress and Jacket: Lindy Bob
Headband: no name
Glasses: Metropolitan
Bag & Brooch: thrifted, vintage
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda
Watch: Skagen

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November 6, 2017

Review - "Look as good as you feel, feel as good as you look" #Eshakti

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I have been on the lookout for a long polka dot dress for ages and when Eshakti reached out to me and offered me to participate in their "Look as good as you feel, feel as good as you look" campaign (#Eshakti #RealFashionForRealpeople), I was hoping to finally get the perfect dress. The company sells ready to wear clothes (mainly dresses) that can be customized according to the customers measurements and special wishes. I adjusted my chosen dress in length and at the arm sleeves. Sadly, my model is not available anymore, but this one came in as a close second choice and might just have to come home with me at a later point. 

The company took about two weeks to produce my custom order from the moment I ordered to shipping it internationally and then it arrived one week later at my home. The dress itself seems very well made out of a heavy cotton material that fall nicely to the ground and hits the floor in the back and just skims my ankles in the front. It is a true wrap dress with an extremely long ribbon to tie in a nice bow. I have worn it twice so far and have been utterly impressed with the dress. I got several compliments when wearing it and feel beautiful whenever I put it on. It swings nicely while walking, but the long hemline does get a bit in the way while walking up and down stairs. This is my own fault though, as I did request to alter the hemline to my height and make it into a floor length dress and in the end picking up the skirt gives me an even  more lady like feeling.  The only real downside - should I have to find one - is the hole on one side to pull the string through, which is needed in each real wrap dress. Because the fabric is heavier, the hole pulls open quite a bit and I need to adjust the wrapped strings sometimes. I usually wear a camisole underneath anyways so it won't show any skin.

To summarize my experience - I am totally in love with this beautiful dress and am pretty happy with the custom service at Eshakti. Definitely need to look at other of their beautiful dresses for the Christmas and holiday season! Definite recommendation! 

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For this outfit, I added my beloved denim jacket to the look and used all tan/brown accessories. My new Villa Smilla bag is the perfect addition to my bag collection and works so well with my tan boots.

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What I wore

Dress: Eshakti *
Camisole: no name
Boots: Deichmann
Watch: Skagen
Necklace: Thomas Sabo
Bracelet: Lindex
Tights: Esda

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The pro's and con's of a wrap dress - showing some leg!

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Product tagged with a * was sent to me for consideration by the brand or its PR agency. I was offered the product to review for free, but the opinions are all my own. I was not compensated to write this review. Find the company on their social media accounts here FB, Pinterest & Instagram.

October 29, 2017

Blue and white, with a true red

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Autumn is my favourite season, as I love the colorful leaves and can wear my skirts with tights. Apart from that, I do change up my outfit preferences only a bit, still loving my pencil skirts and 50s inspired looks, but I can see that my color choices drift towards more deeper colors and autumnal shades. This is the time when I bust out all my red pieces and darker lipsticks as well. This look is a typical Autumn outfit and I love the marine vibe that works so well also during the colder months.

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What I wore

Skirt: Dorothy Perkins Curve at Zalando
Shirt: Lindex
Blazer & Necklace: Thrifted
Belt: C&A
Bag: Deichmann
Shoes: Thrifted, Deichmann
Tights: Esda

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October 22, 2017

Autumn florals

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Autumn is in full swing and it is one of my favourite times of the year! I love the cool weather when I can wear a bit more layers, tights and boots or booties. I really do wear this look pictured in this post at least once a week with different shirts or pencil skirts. It is easy-going and works well for my job. Definitely a favourite of mine. I added my Kalevala jewelry to the look and my well-loved Villa Smilla bag.

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What I wore

Shirt: Primark
Skirt: H&M
Jacket: Long Tall Sally*
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace & Earrings: Kalevala

*PR Sample

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September 27, 2017

Rosé fun

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This is such a playful outfit and I can definitely see myself wearing this look over and over. The blouse was a sale find at Lindex, one of my favourite shops in Finland. We go there whenever I get the chance and always am lucky to find something pretty on sale. This striped off-shoulder piece is a perfect match for my VixenbyMichellinePitt makeup novelty print skirt. I am looking forward to their autumn/winter collection and am hoping for a pretty print similar to this skirt. Definitely great quality and the skirt has huge pockets! The outfit was completed with a small striped bag that I got from my great-aunt. What a cute little accessory.

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What I wore

Top: Lindex
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace, Bag & Watch: heirloom 
Bracelet: Bijou Brigitte
Belt: Primark

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