Mise en Dior earrings -Mise en Dior korvakorut

Many of you who read other fashion blogs may have encountered the earrings that seem to have impressed  fashion lovers. These are the Dior style Mise en Dior earrings that have studs or pearls in both ends of the earrings. They look sophisticated and trendy. They are simple but yet so stylish.

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Mise en Dior earrings. Double pearls.

I saw the Zara versions of the earrings in one of my favourite blogs Style Plaza. I actually preferred them compared to the Dior ones as the Zara double pears bend nicely over the ear lobe as the pearls are further from each other than in the Dior version. This makes ears look somehow more feminine. After seeing them I could not get the earrings out of my head. I felt I needed them (as I so often do with clothes..). I found a similar looking pair in Finland, in fact I found them at Lindex.

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Lindex earrings. By the way now in sale!

Very similar to Zara’s ones as you can soon notice.

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When I returned back to London I went instantly on Zara’s website and bought the double pearl earrings. I tried to find them in all the Zara stores (including Heathrow airport..)I passed but none of them had those earrings on display. I got the pair last week.  They are just gorgeous. I usually prefer real materials and am not a big fan of buying earrings from high street stores but I have been extremely happy with these double pearls. They rock!

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Zara pearl earrings.

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Valentino Rockstuds in my mind…

I have been dreaming of these Valentino rockstuds for a while…

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My husband however persuaded me not to spend my money on ridiculously expensive shoes before our huge move to Australia which in the end was a smart move. I ruin high heels all the time,  they get stuck somewhere and here you go, heels ruined for good, shoes useless. I still could not get these shoes out of my head so when I found similar looking replicas in the store called Office I was at the counter with my credit card faster than the light. I am actually really happy I did not buy the real Valentinos..yet..will be on my shopping list in the future when this pram phase with the toddler is over. As a mummy I hardly ever have a chance to wear these king of ”hot” heels. Anyway, the replicas I found are looking like this and will do it for a while.

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I have this vision of maroon clothes and these heels. Will post you later the actual photo of that outfit!

PS. Office has a nice sale on so I recommend for anyone in the UK to have  look at their sale items!

Snake prints and shades of grey – Käärmeprinttejä ja harmaan sävyjä

Within the past month I have fallen in love with the grey snake printed clothes that I recently bought. I often laugh at myself. When I find something super nice I wear it all the time until I get bored of looking the same every day, same applies to jewellery. I carried so many clothes with me to Finland but when I found the perfect ”snake shirt” I pretty much wore it as much as I could.

I have two different snake printed shirts, both of them I actually bought in Finland. The one is more like a top without sleeves, perfect under the jacket or for warm Autumn days, the other is a see through long sleeve shirt, super comfortable and relaxed. I like to combine those shirts either with other shades of grey, peachy pink or white.

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In Finland I wore the see through shirt with white pants. I quite like the combination, in general I think grey and white go so well together. I am not normally very fond of grey but with white, peachy light pink or different shades of grey it looks more like me.

Back in London I wore the snake printed top with a grey jacket and black jeans skirt.

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I also found perfect autumn shoes during my trip to Finland.

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I love the golden studs, kind of a sophisticated cowgirl look! Works with jeans or with skirts!

I also got my nails done with greyish navy blue colour as it seems to be the perfect dark shade for this Autumn, it goes well with anything really. I have previously advertised Loreta Jag in Knightbridge that is an amazing beauty salon. The problem with Loreta Jag for me is that it is totally on the other side of the town and so far to go to in the weekday evenings so recently I have been going to the place nearby Swiss Care. I have two favourite ladies doing my nails there, they do great job and quite quickly too. Loreta Jag is more of a luxury visit as they do one hour full manicure included in the package whereas at Swiss Care I only go for Shellac and some quick manicure. I always go for Shellac (CND) instead of Gelish. I know it is quite personal what suits for you better. I have felt that Shellac stays better on my nails and seems not to cause too much damage on the surface of the nail.

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I cannot wait for the weekend. My husband and I have a date, a proper date. Our nanny will come to look after our daughter whilst we can actually have some couple’s time. As London Restaurant Festival is on I booked for us one of the festival menus in L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is has one Michelin star, it is a multi award winning place and one of the London West End hot spot. Before leaving London I wanted to check out this French restaurant. As the restaurant festival is on you get great deals so I booked us a three course late lunch with matching wines. I cannot wait for eating there. The place has gotten fantastic reviews all over the place. I will post everything about it as soon as I can. Hopefully they allow to take photos of the dishes, some places in London won’t.

Talk to you soon! Have a great Wednesday afternoon!

Hermes bracelet -Hermes rannekoru

I am so happy I have finally time to update my blog. I used to write every day but whilst working I just simply could not find time and energy to post something exiting every day. Now I try to post as often as I can, I have so many topics and photos to post.

I had a birthday in July. As a background information, my husband is probably the best present buyer in the universe which makes it so utterly difficult for me when his birthday approaches which is soon. My husband always comes up with something stunning and suprising at the same time.  This time I got a fabulous Hermes bracelet. My husband knows my style so well. I instantly fell in love with it and have worn it ever since, pretty much every day.

The story behind this purchase is a bit funny. Like I have mentioned in my previous posts I used to work in the City of London. In the middle of the City there is so called Royal Exchange full of the most amazing designer stores. It is too good to be true. On lunch breaks it is tempting to just go there and admire the pieces.  My husband who also works in the City told me he went there and wondered around trying to find something unique. He apparently went through all the bracelets in the Hermes store and could not find the one that was pleasing him. Finally the sales assistant said she had one piece left in the back room that was not on display. She brought this bracelet to the front store and showed it to my husband. He bought it straight away. This is it.

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Those small details and white background are just gorgeous! I like the feminine Roman style plus it looks so clean and bright against the tanned skin.

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This barcelet  is a lot wider than the classic Hermes barcelet and makes any wrist look narrow. I have not seen this available any more which makes it more unique.

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It is so classic, stylish and goes well with anything at work or in the party. I love it.

I had a wonderful birthday in every way. My mum and sister were visiting us in London so we had babysitters and were able to celebrate my birthday as a couple. We went to Wimbledon to watch tennis. My husband wanted to give the gift in the morning so that I could wear this beautiful bracelet in the tennis with my Marimekko ”Kivi” dress”.  ”Kivi” dress in the photo below is from Banana Republic Marimekko collection that was lauched last summer. I was so pleased that Banana Republic sold iconic Marimekko designs with more reasonable prices.  I personally think Marimekko struggles these days with their 60s cuts and dresses, trousers and jackets usually fit rather badly. This collection was totally the opposite, the clothes had modern today’s cuts.  I have been extremely happy with the quality of fabric too. The sizes were rather big as I bought size 6 even though I am usually 8.

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In front of the Grand stand at Wimbledon.

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A Champagne picnic. Cheers.

I hope you are having a lazy and enjoyable Sunday!

Banana Republic Marimekko Collection and Yellow Jacket

So long, so sorry.  I really struggle to find time for my blog at the moment. Work is hectic and my baby at the stage of walking and running everywhere which keeps me busy! I had to post this one outfit though. Banana Republic launched a collection with Marimekko -Finnish iconic brand- and as soon as I saw couple of items I had to get them. Almost everything was sold out online but I ran to the store on Regent Street and manage to get what I wanted! One of the purchases was these lovely trousers Marimekko ”Kivi” print.  In addition to Marimekko I have been looking at this yellow jacket in Zara for almost a month now and today I decided I need it, well I didn’t really needed but I wanted it 🙂

We had a wonderful family day in Notting Hill today. Our baby is so sweet and lovely these days and I can warm heartedly say I enjoy every moment of motherhood at the moment. I guess that is why I struggle to find time for my blog as I feel like spending every moment with my little sweetheart. I promise I try to soon get back here with some good recipes. Here some pics of my outfit today.

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How beautiful is High Street Kensington and Notting Hill area! One of my favourite parts of London. We found a fantastic pub in Kensington area by the way. It is called Windsor Castle -I recommend it  to everyone. Really high quality food, amazing beer garden and impressive wine selection.

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Have a relaxing weekend!

Pastel pink -Pinkkiä pastellia

I have started to like pastel colours again. Last spring and summer it was all about strong colours but this season is dedicated to soft and light colours. I was looking for a statement shirt but couldn’t find the one that pleases me but this lovely pinkish beige shirt with blue prints captured my eye. I was wearing this outfit when I hit the town with my sister last weekend 🙂 Have to say I really like this simple combination.

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Jacket: H&M (old!)
Shirt: Oasis
Trousers: River Island
Heels: Clarks

I baked the cake and soon decorating it with caramel chocolate popcorns and will publish the recipe as my next post!

I hope you are all having a great weekend. We are having a BBQ with our friends today!! It is supposed to be 20 centigrade and sunny! It is mother’s day today here in England although I don’t know how to celebrate it as it is not a mother’s day in Finland. I think as a Finnish mother I need to celebrate mother’s day on Finnish date 🙂 I have a cake, champagne and BBQ but that is all 🙂

Spring time heels 2014-Kevään korot 2014

I know this would happen to me. Now when I am back to work I just cannot resist some shopping. I am not buying the things I need but the things I want! My latest purchase has been two pairs of high heels. I too often wear only black heels with some colourful clothes which lately has started to feel a bit too boring. To change this I bought cute blue high heels that would go perfectly with beige or pink and beige high heels that would go nicely with white, blue and pretty much any clothes. Beige heels will bring brightness to the look and they are the must have this spring, where ever you wonder you will see them in every store! Pastel colours and beige heels are this spring fashion.

I bought my heels from Clarks. I know some people think it is a boring store but I walk a lot and I want to be able to walk all day in my heels if needed and Clarks shoes can make it happen. I have never gotten blisters or sore feet from their shoes. Clarks used to be a lot more boring brand but within the past couple of years they have really put a lot of effort in their design and I think they have super stylish shoes these days!

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Heels: Clarks

The shoes below are the ones that I am craving for this summer..What do you think, pretty nice. I am so in love with the strong neon yellow at the moment, I would love to have a bag with black, white and neon yellow colours too!
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This weekend I will post you a recipe I promise.  I have been so busy and no time for baking or cooking (only shopping !). I am planning to bake a chocolate caramel popcorn cake for Sunday when our friends are coming to play some tennis and to have some BBQ . If (and hopefully when) the cake is a success I will share the recipe with you  so… watch this place!