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COLOR BLOCKING

While color blocking might be considered more of a fashion thing for spring, I’d say let’s not stop there. Let’s continue throughout fall, because it makes our outfits look unpredictable…

While color blocking might be considered more of a fashion thing for spring, I'd say let's not stop there. Let's continue throughout fall, because it makes our outfits look unpredictable and vibrant. Here are a few examples of me using color blocking: 

 RED AND BLUE


Photo: siljewerner.com

If you think about it, it's really the purse that makes the look complete. Imagine this outfit without the blue purse, -it'd be a total different look. The blue makes the red pop out more and vice versa. And with a white shirt you still keep it somewhat neutral, which brings me to our second look. There's nothing neutral about this one:

 

 COLOR BLOCKING À LA JESSICA RABBIT 

When we hear Jessica Rabbit, we immediately think red dress, purple gloves, and Halloween... Yes, one year I did dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween... But in an attempt of recreating her look to a more (shall I say) practical look, this is what I came up with: Red suit and purple shirt and earrings. There's just something to that color combination that I find very attractive. 

 


 

Los Angeles, 2014: Jessica Rabbit, Halloween costume


Color Pop

While this look is not so much of a color block as it's just a color pop -this look still brings unpredictability. Matching a denim jacket with a shiny pink skirt makes it safe to say you played the unsafe the right way. Liked my little rhyme there  😉  ? Maybe I should start writing fashion poetry? Oh my, time to finish this post before it's gone way left, haha.

Have a lovely week guys, keep killin it! 


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BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to school: Basically another way of declaring the end of summer and the beginning of a new season, fall.  Luckily I happen to be one to love fall, it…


Back to school: Basically another way of declaring the end of summer and the beginning of a new season, fall. 
Luckily I happen to be one to love fall, it is undisputedly the best season for fashion. Layers will put you to the test (how creative can you be?) and the leaves outside will challenge you to try a more dramatic color scheme. Fall is to me the season when you fall in love. You fall in love with the creative side of you (again). You figure out new strategies in your career, you find passion in new projects, and you come up with new outfits that keep you warm and look good (layers!).

While this outfit does not include a whole lot of layers (lol), nor does it scream color, it is "back to school" to me. It is back to being creative. Back to figure new ways out.
I just so happened to come across this dress in a second hand store. And with a pair of high knee boots, beret and accessories, -this boring ol' dress suddenly came to life screaming Sty-lish!
When the temperature really starts to drop, I'll just sneak a long sleeve top underneath, put on a pair of stockings and top it off with a killer coat.  After all, that is what style essentially is about - making things your own. 

Back to school, back to work, or whatever you're back to. Let's all get back to moving forward in the things we love to do, and let's all do it in our own unique style. ♥

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THE DENIM SPECIAL

The weekend is once again upon us! And some of you might have plans but no outfit. Do not fear. This post might be just what you were looking for….

The weekend is once again upon us! And some of you might have plans but no outfit. Do not fear. This post might be just what you were looking for. While you were searching in your closet for something forgotten, this post was put together in a true "Less is More-vibe". With this Denim Special I'm wrapping up my denim-theme on this blog and giving you five effortlessly, good-looking, looks!


1. DENIM SET


Perhaps something that feels extra inviting in this heat are shorts and denim jacket. Easy breezy! With a (white) lace top you'll give the look a taste of summer romance, and with a pair of Nike you're still keeping it street style. Not to mention how much more comfortable you'll be walking from one spot to another. In the evening you can always change to heels!

 

2. DENIM ON DENIM


 

A classic. You can never go wrong with double denim. Mix and match the jeans and denim shirt with optional accessories depending on how festive or casual you want to look.

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HELSINKI IN 48 HOURS

Going for a small staycation in your own country might seem totally unnecessary and uninspiring. You might say you’d rather save the days for a longer trip to somewhere more…

Going for a small staycation in your own country might seem totally unnecessary and uninspiring. You might say you'd rather save the days for a longer trip to somewhere more exotic than the environment you're already used to. However, with an open mind and change of perspective, your own country probably has a lot more to offer than what first comes to mind. And remember, what might seem like old news to you, might be on someone else's bucket list.

Reaching the capital city of my home country, Helsinki, I was in total "tourist mode" and curious to find out what the city had to offer since last time I visited. This is what I found in Helsinki in 48 hours: 

 

1.HELSINKI CATHEDRAL




Jacket: Guess // Top: Bershka // Jeans: Bershka // Purse: Moschino // Shoes: Nike

Built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, Helsinki Cathedral was also known as St Nicholas' Church until the independence of Finland in 1917.  Since I couldn't recall a childhood memory at this city landmark (which I'm sure exists but is yet to be remembered), I had to secure a memory on a SD card once and for all. A couple of clicks later we found what we were actually looking for:

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ASYMMETRIC

Good mooorning! While I’m writing this I’m on the train on my way to Helsinki. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited the capital city of my home country. The sun…

Good mooorning! While I'm writing this I'm on the train on my way to Helsinki. It's been awhile since I've visited the capital city of my home country. The sun is shining, giving me a hint of perfect patio weather when I reach the city.  I can't wait. 

Since I'm on the train and have a couple of hours to kill, let's talk a little bit about this look, shall we? ASYMMETRY AND DENIM. So easy, yet so stylish:
Let one side of your shirt fall symmetrically aligned with one side of the skirt, while the other side of the shirt is tucked in on the asymmetrical side of the skirt. Wow, that was unnecessarily complicated. I'm not even sure what I just said. Sounds like a mathematical formula that you would ask your friend to help you out with. Well, as you can tell from the pictures, - it's really a no brainer.
Our "mini-science" behind the outfit gives it a less proper look and is more interesting to the eye. Not what you're going for? No problem! Just tuck both sides of the shirt inside of the skirt and you're ready for your next meeting. 

My wardrobe this summer contains mainly of  denim: Shorts, pants, skirt and jacket. They can all be mix and matched with different garments to build several outfits. I don't know about you guys. But personally I want to be out and about in the shortest time possible. With other words, I want to invest about three seconds in outfit-planning and three minutes in coffee-sipping and then be on my way. 

Speaking of coffee... I think that's exactly what I will go and get now.
Until next time friends! Ciao! ♥

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THE PAPER BAG CUT

Can we talk about these jeans with paper bag cut? They feel like an updated version of mom’s jeans from the 80’s and compliments your waist wonderfully. An absolute new…

Can we talk about these jeans with paper bag cut? They feel like an updated version of mom's jeans from the 80's and compliments your waist wonderfully. An absolute new favorite from Bershka. They are the perfect solution for an evening out when you're not in the mood for a dress. Heals will do the trick!
You will most likely spot me in these for the main part of the summer (and fall) simply because they work with everything: Oversize shirts, tight tops, sneakers - whatever you're in the mood for. 

Another favorite I've mentioned before, are the 90's sunglasses that I've been wearing in different shapes during spring and summer (read my post California Love here). When shade is not the main priority, pull them down a little bit and let your eyes do the talking  😉 

Xoxo ♥

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SUMMER OOTD

Dress: Harper // Jacket: Bershka // Bag: Bershka Hi lovelies! Hope you all are having a good new week so far! In the middle of renovating and dreading having my…



Dress: Harper // Jacket: Bershka // Bag: Bershka

Hi lovelies! Hope you all are having a good new week so far! In the middle of renovating and dreading having my wisdom tooth taken out on Wednesday, I thought I'd stop by here and say hi with an Ootd-inspo post. Technically, this is not an ootD- (outfit of the Day) post but hey, they never really are right?  😉 Anyways...

Mixing old with new, the pink dress has been resting in my closet during winter and coming out during summer for two years, and it's still going strong as one of my favorite summer pieces. It's easy to dress down for casual summer days and dress up for hot summer parties. Here, I matched the dress with another summer fave, -the cropped denim jacket. It gives the outfit even more color and a little bit of an edge too. 
And If you're going out ladies, all you gotta do is: loose the jacket, let down your hair, put on a pair of killer heals and dance the night away! Meanwhile I'll be dancing my little self to renovating some more. Happy Monday guys! ♥

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SANTORINI

Here’s a post loaded with pics! And the reason is understandable: It’s from our trip to Santorini. The picture perfect island is exactly what you expect it to be: Blue,…



Here's a post loaded with pics! And the reason is understandable: It's from our trip to Santorini. The picture perfect island is exactly what you expect it to be: Blue, white, and beautiful! The white, sugar-cube houses built right on the cliffs of Santorini, gives you a breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. Speaking of the white buildings of Santorini, -even Lidl was a white building! Haha. I wish I had a picture of it, but before I knew it, we had driven past it.

Dressed in a blue, two piece set with polka dots

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FIVE THINGS TO DO IN GERMANY

Bielefeld, Germany Hi loves! Greetings from Crete! (Yes you read right). As am writing this I’m sitting on our hotel balcony glancing over the ocean in Crete. It’s been two…


Bielefeld, Germany

Hi loves! Greetings from Crete! (Yes you read right). As am writing this I'm sitting on our hotel balcony glancing over the ocean in Crete. It's been two weeks of a lot of traveling in Germany and now Greece.
Let's start with my time in Germany, shall we? Here are five must-do's if you travel to Germany:

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Cooking With Shya and Pearl

Greetings from Germany! I’ve arrived safe and sound, but while back in Finland my cousin Anna (aka Pearl) and I made a vlog cooking and talking Vegan. Beauty is health,…

Greetings from Germany! I’ve arrived safe and sound, but while back in Finland my cousin Anna (aka Pearl) and I made a vlog cooking and talking Vegan.
Beauty is health, and health starts from within. Right food and right exercise have always been important to me, and in today’s vlog, Anna is joining me to teach me an easy, delicious Vegan meal. We’re talkin skin problems, health, diets and titles while we’re making Zoodles.

For more of her amazing recipes check out her blog Pearl’s Health. Hope you feel inspired!

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