Early fall

My favorite season is undoubtedly autumn. Not so much for the weather but for the clothing. I love knitwear, coats and layers and autumn is the best season for all of them. So even though summer is just barely here I'm already browsing through the aw collections for inspiration. I was truly inspired by The Row pre-fall 2012 collection. I loved the colors, materials and the shoes! The kitten heel for me is perfection. Easy to wear, simple and elegant. And as luck should have it I found the perfect kitten heel booties today from Gaudete. They were by Polder and of a previous season so I got them for a mere 100€ (the original price was 250€)! I can't wait for fall... (The Row photo courtesy of therow.com).


New make-up colors

 I've been using the same make-up now for ages so I thought it would be a good time for an update. I've browsed through a lot of magazines lately for inspiration but most of the colors were all wrong for me or just too complicated to apply when in a hurry (which I am most of the time). Then I came across this fashion shoot in the latest issue of Swedish Styleby magazine. I just loved the warm peachy tones and the simplicity of it. The same blush is also used for the eyelids!

With a little help of from the Mac make-up counter I found the perfect products to recreate the look (by Pari Damani). Sheertone blush, Peaches; Suntints spf 20 liquid lip balm, Sea Mist; Lip liner, Spice.


Summer jewelry

I wanted to share with you my favorite pieces of jewelry for the summer. As you can see I prefer yellow gold for the summer months. Among the pieces is my Oui ring from Dior which was an anniversary present from my husband. I wear it during the summer months instead of my actual wedding band since it's much lighter in weight and as such nicer to use in the summer heat.
(from the top: gold necklace, yochi ny; satin rope necklace, mango; buckle bracelet, cc skye; black beaded wooden necklace, filippa k; gold bangle, vintage from my grandma; watch, michael kors; resin necklace, eFjewellery at Etsy; oui ring, dior; gold bamboo earrings, kenneth cole; necklace (which I also use as a bracelet), stella mccartney)

Summer bag

 I found this perfect summer bag from Whyred. I usually prefer bigger bags but in the summertime you just need to downsize a bit. It's just the right size for all my necessities and it can even fit my sunnies (ray-ban).

 The bag is a Bottega Veneta-esque leather weave and it has a detachable shoulder strap as well as a shorter wrist strap so you can even wear it as a clutch for a night out. Per-fect!!!

The bag goes really well with my Tiger of Sweden wedges which are super comfy. They also add inches to my height which is always great... (jeans: zara, nail polish: chanel vendetta)


Uma tee

One of my girlfriends once told me you should never wear a t-shirt where there's a picture of a girl prettier than you. Well I had to make an exception. How cool is this Pulp Fiction tee from Topman?!

Blue Rebel

I was feeling a bit blue after returning to Helsinki having had such a great time in Milan with my friends. So I needed a little pick me up and decided that a new nail polish would certainly do the trick. I found this appropriate shade from the Chanel counter at Stockmann. It's called Blue Rebel (n. 553) and the shade matches really well my new cropped jeans from Zara as well as my mood...

I've always preferred short nails with dark nail polish and the quality of the Chanel polishes is just unbeatable.