leather top and jeans: Zara, bag: Maison Martin Margiela for HM
Hope you've had lovely festive season! Here's one of the outfits I wore to the pre-season celebrations. I'm really into this leather peplum top I found from Zara.



I decided to share some moments of the happiest day of my life to mark the end of a hiatus unintended. After the honeymoon, all I've been doing is workworkwork and to balance the stress knitknitknit, it seems. Fall has passed by so very fast, can't believe that (much needed) happy holidays are already just around the corner! One of my big new year's resolutions is to start taking control of time, and so be able to blog regularly again.
My wedding dress was made by my mom (silk&lace decoration from Italy), shoes are by Minna Parikka, earrings from trip to Italy too. Makeup and hair was done by my trusted hairdresser. :)

Hope you all have had a wonderful fall!



shirt and shorts:own creations, shoes:HM
I'm late with posting pics from end of summer. My hiatus from blog was due to lovely things and then some hurry due to those. I have so many exciting news to share with you, but no pics yet, so I'll postpone until I can visually present those. :)
So here's a pyjama style inspired outfit from a month back or so. This wasn't the best of summers when it comes to tanning. :)



Played with my collection of nail-polishes the other day. Otherwise I've been pretty busy with our upcoming nuptials! :) Yey!

Painting with ten different polishes really points out the difference between them, how fast they dry and how many layers you need. Favorite brands of these are Lumene, L'Oreal and Mavala. The yellow Nivea one colored my finger for good. :/



t-shirt&blazer:HM, trousers:thrifted, shoes:Vagabond, bag:Marimekko
Auntie Red here, hello. :) There's quite a bit of those whole-red outfits for fall too. So I decided to take a little head start with summery version. 
And added a little green for outdoors.


Liebster Award

Back to blogosphere after a sick-leave! Before that unwanted break for a flu, I got nominated not only one but for two Liebster Awards! :) So excited and I wanted to take proper time to answer the questions and spread the love. :) The first one I got nominated for is from Joëlle Regh of My Passion is Fashion! Thank you so much!

For those of you who aren't familiar with this award:
"...The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

So here's my answers:
1. Who is your style icon?
Tough one to start with as I like so many different styles and get inspired by so many different persons, even by those whose style isn't like mine. Chloë Sevigny, just to name one. And anyone from Tommy Ton's pictures. :)
2. What do you like about blogging the most?
Finding interesting blogs new to me and getting inspired by all sorts of different styles.
3. 5 Top Designers
I loooove browsing through new collections and as said, different styles, so this one's hard too. Ok, this goes a bit aside from the question, but to name a few brands, these ones never seem to disappoint me:
Chloé, Celine, Dries van Noten, Marni, No. 21
4. Which are your favorite Fashion Magazines?
Vogue & Elle British versions
5. Where do you get your ideas for your posts?
Hmm, I guess mainly from style.com (aka new collections, trying to create outfits from what I have in my closet already) and from outfits in other blogs too.
6. What are your hobbies except for blogging?
Martial art I practice and teach for juniors, knitting, making clothes and occasionally doing architecture competitions. Along with the spending time with people I love (and shopping). :)
7. Your favorite place to go on vacation?
Places I haven't visited before. I travel to cities quite a bit and enjoy it a lot. Maybe Stockholm, London and Berlin are one of favorites.
8. What is your favorite TV Show?
New Sherlock Holmes and CSI among others, I have an obsession to detective stories. :)
9. What's your favorite snack food?
Salty nuts.
10. Do you have a favorite blog that you read daily?
As by now you've might have noticed that I'm all over places and can't really decide when it comes to likings, so this one's hard too. Hmm, maybe at the moment Style Marmalade.
11. What is your dream job?
I'm in my dream profession as an architect. :)

And here's who I've nominated for the Liebster Award (in random order). These great gals all deserve more readers :

Zoe of no big truth
Grace of Thirteen Four

My questions (so hard to come up with, I must say...):

 1. What would be a motto for your blog?
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
3. What is your favorite trend for fall?
4. 5 top designer brands?
5. Which are you ultimate favorite shops?
6. Your dream in life (at the moment)?
7. What is your favorite piece in your closet?
8. Are you a morning or evening person?
9. Flats or heels?
10 Which do you prefer city or country side, and why?
11. Who or what inspires you (fashion-wise)?

1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. Then create 11 of your own questions for the people you will tag.
2. Choose 5 people to nominate the award and notify (via comment, message, etc).
3. Link the tagger and the nominees in your post.



jacket: HM, otherwise same as in previous outfit post :)
And the rest of the pack of pics then. I find that the jacket changes the outfit quite a bit, at least it gives certain far eastern touch to it. 
p.s. I'm so happy for all the positive feedback, I'll get back to it tomorrow. Now some sleep! (Some might have heard this before :) )



I'm off to celebrate my friends bachelorette/hen party! So now it seems the addition to previous post has to wait as I didn't find time for the sorting out the pictures. Here's a sort of review of a nail polish I bought before Italy, Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish. That's the shade in the pics from the trip.
I really like the bright shade for summer and the small size of it. I usually buy small bottles as I probably won't use all of it before it gets dry in the bottle. So otherwise I was pleased with this,but it doesn't quite spread evenly. It probably would need more pigment to it. To get perfect result you may have to put three layers,which I find a bit annoying. Of course with a small bottle comes small brush too,so this might depend also on who's using it. :) The mint green is another brand,I have to add the name when I get back home. With that one you need max of two layers. But that's another review then.
Hope you found this remotely helpful. :) Have a fun weekend!!!



romper:HM, scarf: selfmade, shoes: Vagabond
Silly me not going to bed, but waiting for my man to come home from a work trip. :) So as I'm fairly tired, here's only the first part of what I wore the other day. The second part of the whole outfit follows tomorrow, hopefully with brighter eyes.



Some poses (aka outfits) along the trip. That dog does a good pose, doesn't he. :) Me on the other hand tend to have this silly *frog* smile. :I
Most of the clothes, with few exception like the lemon and black peplum shirts I got from sales (HM Trend, 70% off!!!), are own creations. Well, except the yellow sleeveless dress I wore to my friends wedding, that's my mom's creation.



This is the first out of four; Florence, Fiesole, San Giminiano, Sienna, Lucca, Bologna and Venice compressed. I realized it'll be more efficient (and less frustrating to browse through) if I categorize and pack a bit our holiday pics from Italy. :) Maybe vacation did helped a tiny bit to creativeness I felt was missing.



top:Weekday, bikini top and sunglasses: HM, scarf: Marni for HM
...and some more DIY (and touristy pics). This time as a form of these shorts. Super simple to do, you can use your old gym pants or sorts as a pattern. Critical points are: the length from waist to crouch (long enough, if you want them reach your waist as I did) and the width of the hem (I like the wider the better). All these clothes I did for the trip I did in a bit of a hurry, so I didn't have time to photograph the steps. Maybe I'll do that some time in a future, if that would help someone... :)



Beware! Now starts my holiday pics galore! :) First Florence. It was so super hot it was impossible to stay in direct sunlight. And bare with me, I'm such a bad poser on public...
1. Wearing sleeveless shirt I altered from a favorite shirt, under HM neon pink top, skirt is DIY/own design & Vagabond sling-backs 
2. Palazzo Vecchio
3. A bit of another DIY skirt and my friends cat, cute right?!
4. Visiting Uffizi gallery in DIY/own design top, altered HM shorts & Weekday bag. Not sure though if wearing nude clothes without any tan is clever?! My skin probably blinded loads of people over Florence! :)
5. View over Florence, and some green! I was surprised of the lack of "green" in city center.
6. Lovely courtyard of one restaurant
7. I got inspired by the graphic floor ornaments of Duomo.