Spring is finally here (and hopefully to stay) so I decided to brighten up my wardrobe with some summery pants. I’m a sucker for fun sale items, so when I found these cute yellow, slightly flowy, pants and the simple print top, I had to get them. This OOTD was all about comfy textures combined with fun elements like the print dog and the bright colored pants and shoes.
- Pants and T-shirt from H&M
- Vest from Seppälä
- Shoes from Aleksi 13
What changes have you made with your wardrobe now that summer approaches?
Here is my OOTD (from Friday actually, I just didn’t have time to post it then). I wore an ankle-length black gown that has a lace detailing on the top to the academic dinner party of the English student organization. It was the 44th anniversary of the organization and the dress code was black tie. I paired the dress with black hunky heels and a black cardigan with a pearl collar.
The party was really lovely: we had coconut soup for starters, salmon as main course, and chocolate cake as dessert. There was lots of singing and a fun speech from one of our professors (also, teacher of the year!). This is probably my last academic dinner party before I graduate with my MA so I was super happy to attend.
I also wanted to add a few links here since I haven’t done a link round-up in a while. This is a short one, I’ll make a proper one later during the spring :)
My job hunt journal made its way to our English students’ webzine Better Than Sliced Bread: A Humanist’s Search for a Job
I also wrote a piece for Her Campus Helsinki about Emma Watson’s feminist book club (my other articles for HC Helsinki can be found here)
We filmed finally an introduction video for Her Campus Helsinki!
This article on xoVain about the effects of accutane was really informative (especially since my acne is worse than it’s ever been – hence the slightly cakey and flakey makeup on the ootd photos – and I have a dermatologist appointment for next month to talk about the possibility of Roaccutane)
You can be productive on your couch? Well, that’s good to know (she types while laying in bed on a Monday afternoon).
Hasn’t it been a lovely Christmas and New Year?
I tried to take a small break from everything but now I’m back to studying for my psychology exams and writing my thesis. However, this post will be a little reminder of the fun vacation times :) So, after the holidays with the family, we went to Tallinn (once again) for a short winter visit. The sales had started so it was the perfect time to shop! We also just walked about because it was my boyfriend’s brother’s first visit there! The old town was especially lovely this time of year. Even the Christmas market was still up :) We ended up eating a lot of great food and just enjoying the scenery. I recommend a winter (or a summer) visit to Tallinn for everyone!
For New Year’s we went to a house party at my uni friend’s house. She has a place that overlooks the city so you could see all the fireworks! I tried to dress up comfy and warm because we finally got the winter weather (lately it’s been about -20 C here). My new dress from sales at H&M was the perfect choice!
I personally don’t make resolutions for New Year’s because I break them right away. But I did promise myself to try to have a great year before I graduate with my MA and have to start looking for a permanent job and figuring out my life.
What resolutions did you make?
I wanted to quickly share my Halloween outfits from last weekend. I went to two parties: our English student organization’s party and my friend’s party, which was so close by that I was able to attend for a little while even though I was supposed to work on my thesis. (Now I AM working on the thesis full time, hence the quick post.)
To the English students’ party I dressed up as Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace from Battlestar Galactica, which was a costume I managed to make out of old clothes I already owned. My friend drew Kara’s tattoo on my arm with my black eyeliner. My budget this year was a big fat zero, so I was forced to be inventive, which I think turned out okay.
The second outfit, to my friend’s party, was the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. I already own a pair of bunny ears so it was a matter of putting together other items that pulled the look together. You can’t tell from the photo but I’m actually wearing a necklace with a watch and a little bottle saying “Drink Me”. Appropriate, don’t you think? ;)
Hope you all had a great Halloween!
Let me know what you dressed up as :D
So, I haven’t done OOTD posts in a while so I decided to post two in one :D I’ve generally been a little absent because I actually continued working even after school started so I’m writing for three magazines, working the occasional shift, and writing my Master’s thesis all at the same time. Busy – who, me?
So anyways, here are my two favorite outfits from this fall: one with a light blue top and a green skirt. I really like this one – I’ve had that skirt forever because I can’t seem to let it go. And, for once, I’m wearing glasses.
The second look is me in my new favorite green dress (from Barcelona) and I would wear it all the time if I could. It’s the perfect size – I’ve never had anything with this good of a fit. And the fabric is comfy and thick (with zero chance of static), which I love. And I paired it with a blazer that is like fall foliage in clothing form. I just love the mix of these colors. I feel like I’m wearing fall.
So what have you guys been up to? What are your favorite things to wear during fall? (I’m sure I’ll whip out a post or two soon about my favorites like scarves and wool socks!)
Sometimes I like to play around with my wardrobe…so, here’s my everyday cosplay or ootd inspired by Sandy from Grease.
What everyday cosplays have you come up with?
Another outfit post :) I recently got this new black long vest and I figured I’d pair it with something cute and flow-y – a.k.a. my Audrey Hepburn tunic top, which I bought from Indonesia last year.
I also wanted to combine them with my new black leggings, which I’ve reserved for tops that a slightly too short to be dresses but too long be just regular shirts. The leggings are the ones I got from Tallinn from Reserved.
Any thoughts on my OOTD?
I thought it’s time for another outfit-post :) This time I donned on my Beatles T-shirt because I just finished an intensive course on the band and felt inspired to dig this shirt out from my closet. I paired the shirt with a nice gray vest and black jeans. And now for the first time you can also see me with my glasses; I don’t wear them too often because I usually only need them for seeing the blackboard when I’m the back row in class.
Finally my last exam is over (now just two essays, thesis, and a presentation left) so I have more time to blog! :D I thought I’d start with a my outfit of the day: Now that the weather has improved by about 100% and it’s clearly Spring, I wanted to get a new pair of dungarees. I found these really nice ones from H&M for only 30 €. I paired them with a pink T-shirt and my boyfriend’s mom’s old leather jacket (because it’s not quite warm enough yet to go without one).
Outfit of day: a classy but nonetheless casual ensemble for a coffee date with a friend. I didn’t want to overdress but I wanted to look nice.
So, I paired a nice mint colored shirt with a simple gray, short skirt.