November 19, 2014

Santa came early this year

For years, I have been using my beloved Canon 500D SLR and was really happy with the pictures. I did start looking for an upgrade a while back, though I never really made big plans. A recent lucky moment got me closer to a quick change and now I finally made the step and got me a new Canon SLR and my dream go-to lense by Sigma. This lense was supposed to be my actual next purchase and I decided to get it anymways even with the pricey new 70D body. 


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Apple could be for Snow White

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It has been love ever since. I never once regretted the purchase, using every free minute and light to take pictures. The camera is amazing, but the lense itself is a wonderful upgrade. It let's in so much more light and my pictures look awesome even at very low lighting. I've been playing around a little and can't wait for Christmas time with all the lights and hopefully with snow! Here are some of my trial pictures that I just had to share.

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Lunch (Pelmeni) and Dessert (Blueberry and Cream Tarte)

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Love my new birch candle holder

November 16, 2014

Comfortable weekend attire

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The weekend is always a time for me to relax. My work is quite time consuming and I tend to get less sleep than I wish for and also have lots of work at home that doesn't get done. I therefore try to keep my beauty routine to a minimum during those free days and often dress very casually. Of course I do love me some nice accessories and use those to make a jeans and shirt outfit a little more special. Otherwise it is as relaxed as it could get! Burgundy or oxblood is my go-to Autumn color and I love adding it to my outfits.

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Nice to have a little tan during Autumn, soon I'll be back to snow white paleness.

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What I wore

Coat & Jeans: Long Tall Sally
Cardigan: Seppälä
Scarf: Gina Tricot
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: gift
Shoes: Deichmann

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Those bracelets were a gift by Mr.B. I had seen this little set in the Duty free magazine of our Airline and had loved it already in February when we visited Egypt for the first time. Lucky me, he was generous on our way home in October and bought me these little beauties!!

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My Autumn go-to coat makes this look complete. We took a little walk in this outfit and I even wore it again for work. Casual doesn't just work for the weekend.

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November 9, 2014

One dress to rule them all

It's that time of year again when people start sending out invitations for Christmas parties, New Year's Eve events and on my side all the birthday parties start as well. At the same time I start thinking about outfits that I could possibly wear. I raid my closet and often wish I could buy a new dress for every of these occasions. Of course, my budget doesn't allow that and my closet would probably burst soon. I need versatile pieces that I can wear for several events even during different seasons. My favourite brand for tall ladies, Long Tall Sally, just introduced their new Winter collection and I was able to choose one piece for myself. Only one!? It was really difficult for me to pick just one as the entire collection is once again beautiful, versatile and just my kind of taste. 

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In the end I decided to pick a dress that would work for my upcoming parties, but would also be great for future events in Spring and Summer. I feel so much like Joan from MadMen in this dress and that makes it just a little more special. It's truly the perfect dress for any hourglass figure, comfortable and the fabric feels great on the body. It is a stretchy material, that gives way a little. I know that LTS dresses are true to size, but with these body hugging dresses you might want to pick a size larger (as I did) if you don't want them to be extra tight to your skin. I love the feel of this dress and can see myself wearing this to a million different occassions in the upcoming months, or even years. It's a great dress to enhance the curves of any woman's figure. Well done, LTS!

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What I wore

Dress: Long Tall Sally *
Blazer: C&A
Earrings & Necklace: Kalevala
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda
Bracelets & Ring: gift

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I guess this dress is not really office attire, at least when you are not Joan Holloway from MadMen, but it does get tuned down a little with this blazer.

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* PR Sample

linkin up to Throw Back Thursday

November 4, 2014

Vacation look Vol.II

My absolute favourite look for our trip to Egypt has been this dress by LTS. I adore the colors, the print, the style. Dresses are so easy to style as well, it is effordless and who wants to think too much about looks during vacation. I wore it several times during the week - for breakfast and also dinner. It transitions well and with the right accessories is a summer day dress that can be transformed into a propper dinner look. It's not awailable anymore, but there is a similar one with a peacock feather print online right now.

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What I wore

Necklace: local store, Finland
Shades: Ray Ban
Bag & Shoes: Primark
Bracelets: Pimkie
Ring: gift

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November 2, 2014

Hot November

As we returned from Egypt, we were afraid that it would be really cold and winter would be right around the corner. Lucky us, we've got the warmest beginning of November since the 19th century. Crazy warm days really, but it's a nice transition with lots of sunshine! The mornings and nights get chilly, but during the day we can still enjoy that Indian summer feeling - in November!!


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Mr. B and I use that time for afternoon walks, last BBQs with friends and lots of time outdoors. For this look, I paired a couple of my Autumn favourites together. A polka dot pencil skirt that I recently got during sale, a shirt and blazer, combined with my black boots. Perfect look also for work. When putting this look together, I realized that this headband has the exact color like my skirt. Perfect match!

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What I wore

Blazer: Seppälä
Coat: thrifted Long Tall Sally
Shirt: Gina Tricot
Skirt: C&A
Tights: Esda
Boots:Deichmann
Headband: Claire's
Necklace & Bracelet: Thrifted
Scarf: Pieces

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I did add my warm coat for our walk as it gets chilly quite fast when the sun sets!

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Linkin up to Throw back Thursday

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