Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New in / Mango, Givenchy, Guerlain

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Weekend was all about spoiling myself and that's how I ended up buying a new white shirt from Mango and iconic Guerlain bronzing powder. Guilty as charged!
And on Monday, things just got even better when I received Givenchy Dahlia Divin perfume which was launched this September.  Sweet top notes like fruit, flower and sandalwood are among my favorites, so this can easily become my most liked scent for autumn! Thank you Givenchy!

Product links:
Mango shirt/ Here (the blue one is gorgeous too)
Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder / Here
Givenchy Dahlia Divin / Here

Monday, September 29, 2014

Outfit post - Saying goodbye

Good morning everyone!
It's a sunny Tuesday and I'm looking forward to spend
some time outside on the fresh air and just try to clear my
head and place my thoughts in order as right now I'm a "hot" mess.

Yesterday was the last day of my sister being here in Helsinki and
after 2 years of living together and then only few minutes away from
each other, it feels surreal that she's now gone...
It's for better, but still, my best friend is not a phone call/ walk away anymore.
We've spent the whole day together, starting by an early morning walk
downtown, then we've snapped these outfit photos and headed towards
one of our favourite cafes in the city Strindberg.
After a delicious salmon salad and Brita cake, we've headed to do some small
shopping and just stroll through the city.

Afternoon and evening were reserved for watching some TV together,
eating take away from super amazing turkish boys joint FaFa's and
in the end playing puzzles with my little daughter.

I hate saying goodbye and I don't like changes as much as I thought that I do,
but when I'm really, really honest with myself... I DO love changes and I do
love closing some chapters as that can mean only one thing, beginning of
something new and amazing! :)

Have a beautiful day my dear readers!

I'm wearing: Ballerinas & earrings - Chanel, Leggings - Falke, Skirt - Esprit,
Coat - Vika Gazinskaya for &otherstories, Bag - Celine, Blouse - Acne,
Ring - HOH1960, Cardigan - COS, Scarf - By Malene Birger

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Guide to Paris / Harper's Bazaar

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Last week arrived the very first issue of Harper's Bazaar Serbia magazine and guess who's having a few pages inside? Yap, it's me! I wrote a guide to Paris with some best spots in town and here is a sneak peek of those pages! You can also find a couple of photos from gorgeous and talented girl Carin (http://parisinfourmonths.com/).

Thank you Harper's Bazaar for having me in this issue!

p.s. after being sick for a whole week, I'm finally feeling much better, so the new outfit posts will be online during the week, I'm also preparing two updated posts about my skin care and make up routine, stay tuned!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday afternoon at Kabuki

Hello my dear readers!
How are you doing? How was your weekend?
After a really tough week, I was in a serious need of a good
"pick me up" and what's better way to make your mood much
better than over a nice lunch with nice people?

I went to one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Helsinki
with my sister and her boyfriend. This restaurant used to be
my go-to place for so long, but the owner has changed now 3 times
and I haven't heard good reviews of Kabuki after that 3rd owner took
over. Then they've been on a break since April this year because of huge
plumbing renovation of the whole building and finally they've opened
their doors two days ago and I just had to go and test the menu before
I make up my mind if it's still going to be my favourite restaurant or not.

OH MY!!! The food was as delicious and perfect as I remember.
Every single dish on an endless menu was presented impeccably and
the service was very fast and welcoming.

To start, we had Sake ( soft one ) and then the food feast has followed :)
Rows of wakame salad, kalamari, tuna steak in teriyaki sauce, all sorts of
sushi rolls, inari, nigiri, yasai itamae, yakiniku and tempuras were enough
to make us fall into "food coma" but there was still tiny little space left to
fit in one desert in form of fried banana and vanilla ice cream in toffee sauce.

If you are a sushi/ Japanese food lover as I am and you happen to be visiting
Helsinki, do yourselves a favour and check out Kabuki on Lapinlahdenkatu 12.
I can also strongly recommend this place for vegans/ vegetarians as there're tons
of options for these kind of lifestyles too.


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Outfit post - Red and plaid

Good Wednesday everybody!
I haven't slept well for the last couple of nights, my little princess 
is fighting with flu and ear infection, the weather has gone 
all cold on us in Helsinki, the temperatures have dropped down 
10-11°C in less than 24 hours, I also had my last filling and tooth 
"cover" done yesterday, so once again I have looked like a tomato 
and felt crappy, etc... 
Not the best week and sometimes, no matter how positive you try 
to think and deal with everything, sometimes you just need this one 
day to simply feel like *hit, cry it out if you have to and have a nice 
comfort in form of chocolate bar or an ice cream sundae... 
That's what this day will serve me for and hopefully tomorrow will 
be much better.

On a bit lighter note, here's an outfit which I wore last weekend when 
the sun was still shining and it was remotely warm outside. 

Have a great day my dear readers!

I'm wearing: Espadrilles & earrings - Chanel, Sunnies - Dior, Bag - Celine, 
Jeans - Tiger of Sweden, Plaid shirt - Esprit, Blazer - Rachel Zoe, 
Ring - HOH1960, Bracelets - JCrew

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Outfit post - Then you learn

Good Monday morning everyone!
I've just finished eating my breakfast in bed and am
soon going to the gym to get some good workout done.
I'm also meeting my friend later on and have tons of things
to take care of in between, so I better get going :).

Last Friday I went out for dinner with friends. We went to a
Japanese restaurant Koto and have enjoyed lots of great traditional
meals as well as sushis.
This is the outfit which I wore that evening and we shot it in one
of my favourite parks. I love parks, I always feel at peace whenever I'm
in one and some of them hold special magic such as Bryant Park in NYC
or one on Chistoprudny Bulvar in Moscow.

Weekend was quite hard having to face some facts and make decisions,
more about that later on when I'm ready to share more, but the point which
I wanted to bring up is that no matter which curve balls life throws at you,
never give up, always wake up, show up and do your best.
Those who believe and are persistent in following their dreams will get there
sooner or a bit later but they will reach their goals and see how worth it's to
believe in yourself, even when many odds are against you.

How was your weekend dear readers? I hope that you've had a great one
and are ready to kick ass this week! :)

I'm wearing: Blazer - JCrew, Blouse - Samuji, Bag - Celine, Jeans - Diesel,
Bracelets - JCrew, Flats - Marc By Marc Jacobs, Earrings - Asos, Ring - HOH1960

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Outfit post - Electric night

So we meet again Friday...
Today I don't feel like writing much... Instead, I want to 
just take a moment and be grateful... Be thankful for the 
smallest things which are BIG things. I constantly need to 
remind myself that small things are the ones that life is 
built from. Chase is always sweeter than the catch, right? 

I'm thankful that I had good dentist visit, that I have spent 
time with my sister who also happens to be my best friend, 
that I have a daughter which is the most precious anything and 
everything in my life, that I have this funny man by my side who 
loves me with all of my faults, that we've had prolonged "summer" in 
Finland, that I'm about to go for a sushi date with my friends 
this evening... There's so much to be thankful for in only last 
couple of days, but since I never put it on paper or in the blog 
as I did now, I very often forget how much there is to be thankful 
for on daily basis.

Have a fabulous weekend everybody and stay safe!

I'm wearing: Shoes - Asos, Sweater - Balenciaga, Bag - Chanel, 
Scarf - Esprit, Sunnies - Celine, Coat - By Malene Birger, 
Necklace - COS, Bracelet - Marc By Marc Jacobs, Jeans - Diesel 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back to work

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September is all about starting something new and fresh.
It's a perfect time to refresh your wardrobe, pick a few essentials and refill the basics.
So let's start it together!
Choose a good and quality trench coat. If you are a high fashion player than Burberry will be the best one of course. And if you want a cheaper version, I would definitely go for those from Zara, they are becoming better and better every season.
Our next important piece is leather pencil skirt! You can wear it at work, at cocktail parties, well you can wear it all day long for every occasion. Wool/cashmere sweaters or crisp white shirts for work, simple white t-shirt for casual days. You can even wear it with sneakers and college jackets, so leather skirt is a wardrobe must!
Fall shoes update is also crucial. I would say that lace up sandals are still a major thing, belted trench/coat and bare legs, who doesn't like that!? Beside these one, brogues, loafers, slip-ons, oxfords you can't go wrong with flats.
And when it comes to accessories, we are making transition into less is more mood. Pick one or two jewelry pieces and let them become your style signatures.

Here are my picks:
1. Trench coat, Zara
2. Wool sweater, Zara
3.Semi precious stone ring, INES atelier
4. Bronzing powder, Guerlain
5. Leather skirt, Mango
6. Croc city bag with chains, Zara
7. Leather sandals, Zara
8. Sunglasses, Massimo Dutti

Don't let the new collections overwhelmed you, stick to the basics and it will be easy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Outfit post - Me and mini me

Here's to the last Wednesday of Summer.
Can you believe that in only 5 days we'll enter the Fall officially?
I even saw a quote saying that there're only 15 more Fridays
until Christmas!? Isn't this crazy? When did this whole year gone

I'm definitely feeling a good wind in my back to get more active and
do as many things as I can to progress as much as I can, privately and
December will be all about relaxing, spending time with family and
being in this magical holiday mood, so October and November better
be very exciting and active :D

I'm once again just about to head out to the dentist. This is my last tooth
that needs to get my temporary fillings removed and then next week I'll
get the permanent ones put in and I'm finally done with all of the pain
and anaesthetics. Wish me luck girls!

When it comes to this outfit post, I just had to add a little guest outfit
as well, since my beautiful little princess wanted to pose and show her
outfit of the day too! :D

Have a great day everyone!

I'm wearing: Ballerinas - Marc By Marc Jacobs, Sunnies - Ray Ban,
Coat - Vika Gazinskaya for &otherstories, Scarf - Burberry, Bag - No name,
Jeans - Diesel, Sweater - Tommy Hilfiger, Bracelet - JCrew, Necklace - Tory Burch

Mini me is wearing: Blouse & sweatshirt - Zara, Jeans - Tommy Hilfiger,
Sneakers - Adidas

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