This necklace use to belong to my grandma. My mom gave it to me when we were sorting out grandma's estate. I also got loads of clothes I thought could be in good use in the future. We'll see, I need to sort out those first and figure out some outfits which wouldn't end up too-granny-like. :) I have a bit to work to do with my wardrobe as I also found some "new" pieces from my mom's...
The bright red-orange-y blazer's relatively new, got it from HM. The fabric's really smooth and soft. The jeans are DIY bleached. Twice actually. The first time didn't come out quite right (originally these jeans were dark grey), but I think the second time created this ok marble effect.
necklace: old Kalevala jewelry, bracelet: Kalevala jewelry, HM blazer, Monki shirt, DIY jeans, Office boots


spring? and the winter hasn't even arrived yet

Usually I'm always excited of the next season and wan't to get early start, sneak-peaks and everything, but now it feels just too early to start thinking about spring trends and clothes as this year the winter's really late and hasn't actually even started. I enjoy all the season we have, I love seeing how the nature changes and how one has to dress according to the weather :). I live in a country with four very clear seasons. But not this year. Last winter was extremely cold and there was a lot of snow and this year it's really warm and grass is still green, why couldn't it be something in between (but with a lot of snow instead of water-y snow we tend to now have)? I'd like to enjoy the heavy winter knits and all. (what a rant, sorry).
But to the point: here's some fw2011-12 trend pics I liked and picked up, but never posted: Turtlenecks
 Isabel Marant (I'd like to wander around in a sweater like that)
Celine (look at that layering!)

after the happy holidays!

This year I and my boyfriend took responsibility for arranging the family christmas for the first time! It was a lot more work than we imagined (and now have a lot more respect and understanding for our parents), but it was also extremely rewarding in so many ways! It was such a joy to see everyone enjoying their time and to be able to give that to them. I was also anxious on having my own christmas tree for the first time (parents live in another town so there hasn't been sense on having one at our place). But that's how last couple of weeks have passed by...
As I also wanted to do all the decorations and not buy any... I started knitting christmas tree decoration balls by a norwegian model by Arne&Carlos, but until the final week prior I had only 6 ready ones... So I decided to buy this light decoration by la case de cousin paul (they have a lot of beautiful colorful choices, but I went with the christmas-y white ones. I need to get some colorful ones for everyday decoration). We bought a real tree from a market close-by, it has really nice natural smell to it.
But the great idea of skipping the decoration with the light decoration balls didn't turn out quite the way I had imagined it, so I started sewing in the very last minute these fabric hearts and other figures.
I was happy with the final result. In the pic behind the tree is also our new christmas curtains which I sew midst all the hurry (crazy me), fabric's by Marimekko.
Hope the ones that celebrate Christmas had a fun and relaxing holidays!



I feel this is a bit of a retake of the earlier outfit despite the fact the only item on both of the outfits is the stripey tights. That's how strongly a similar color palette together with recognizable pattern affect. I have a bit of a peasant theme going on here, unintended though. Maybe it's the stripes, maybe the scarf. Nonetheless, I had fun with the double stripes.



It's been emotionally crazy couple of weeks. I mean, the variety of emotions has been "crazy" - from the celebration of the cutest new-born at her baptism (baby of close relatives) to the death of my grand-mother. Her funeral was held last Saturday. It was a beautiful event, sad of course, but also beautiful. As she had (very) long and good life, it was also a sort of celebration of her life as it was saying goodbye to her.

This first bouquet is from the baptism.
 And this second's from my bouquet and card to my grandmother.