Friday, March 24, 2017

FRIDAY FIVE

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1. Lately I've been trying to take time to be offline, to actually concentrate when having a conversation, to listen and feel. To really taste the food I eat. I've been inspired about things that aren't necessarily things you can purchase. I've been inspired about people, about spaces and strangers who you run into on a daily basis. Feels good.

2. Spring is my favorite season. There is something spring that boosts my spirits up and gets me all excited about little things. And style wise I couldn't be happier about the fact that soon it's spring shoe weather and time to wear lighter layers of clothing. Currently inspired about wearing my trusted Gucci loafers and for some reason I'm eyeing on all these weird granny shoes with fur and fluffiness...

3. Accidentally found the perfect summer dress I've been trying to find for a little while already. It's from the H&M Studio collection S/S 2017 and it's perfect ! 

4. It has taken me a long time to fall in love with beige, but oh how I like it now and wrapping myself into my beige furry coat has never felt better. And I just recently purchased a new bag to freshen my whole spring/summer wardrobe. I'll show it soon here on the blog, stay tuned.

5. This past year has been a patience lesson for me. I'm still waiting for a few things to be sorted out before I know the next steps I'll be taking. But it has taught me to focus on the now. To hug a little tighter, to dance like no one is watching and to laugh a little too loud with my favorite people. I guess that's a good lesson to learn.

xoxo Maria

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

POSTCARD

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Just two travel photographs I really like.
And definitely wouldn't mind relocating myself back to this place.

I'll be posting a proper travel diary from Bali during the weekend !

xoxo Maria

flower workshop

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On Sunday I attended a lovely flower workshop hosted by Hanna Piippo and Sara Karlsson.

There is something special about gatherings like this, you get to do something beautiful while sharing a space and a moment together with friends or just like minded strangers. 
And oh how much I like playing around with flowers. Whether I'm doing a bouquet or a wreath or learning to make a flower arrangement like this, there is something calming, even therapeutic about flowers. 

And luckily spring is finally approaching, so flower season is at it's finest. (I'm talking about you peonies...) 

xoxo Maria

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TROPICAL

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OUTFIT:
Sunnies Céline
Dress H&M
Necklace Lucy Williams x Missoma
Bag Indiska
Shoes ATP Atelier

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Finally showing my vacay wardrobe in action.

When the air is humid and the temperature doesn't really drop under +30 degrees celsius, it can be quite hard to maintain a style that feels good and looks good. What I realized was that dresses work.
As I've always thought about dresses as a little complicated and even struggled to wear them, this vacay was a time when I truly found the ease and amazingness about wearing dresses.

And well, who wouldn't fall in love with this red number that made me feel like an elegant lady, with just enough cleavage showing but balanced with long sleeves and a relaxed fit.

Enough blabbering about my crush on this dress and let's just let the photos speak for themselves.

xoxo Maria

Sunday, March 19, 2017

12 hours in Amsterdam

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OUTFIT:
Hat Brixton (here)
Coat KappAhl
Bag Banana Republic
Pants H&M
Shoes Adidas

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Before heading to the tropical weather conditions of Bali, we had a 12 hour wait in Amsterdam. Luckily this time was not spent bored at the airport as we headed to visit the city and I got to spend some quality time with my sister who lives there. 

Amsterdam was rainy, yet still pretty and the to do list of the day was short but sweet: walk around Amsterdam, coffee stop in my favorite cafe TOKI and relax before our connecting flight at my sisters apartment. Good times.

xoxo Maria

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RESTED

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Hello.

The two weeks of silence here on the blog have felt great and somehow the words are fleeing my mind as I am trying to start to write down after vacay feelings. 

Two weeks in Bali were amazing, that's pretty much all I know how to say right now as I am still feeling a little weird about being back home. I guess that's what traveling 11 000 kilometres does to you.

Before I get all my vacay photos sorted out, you can keep updated on my instagram @dejiss as I am definitely not done with posting pictures from the land of sun, sea and those ahhhhmazing brekkies.
Stay tuned !

xoxo Maria

Friday, February 24, 2017

FRIDAY FIVE

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1. Eyeing on my next bag purchase. I'm currently loving brown tones and square shapes.. Maybe finally getting the Céline Faye I've been wanting for quite some time..

2. COS spring campaign is loooove. The silhouettes and the whole feeling of the campaign. See all of the photos here.

3. What I struggle the most during winter wear season, is not being able to bare my ankles. I love the proportions it gives to my body and the outfits I wear... But soon, soon. Until then, I'll just soak in some outfit inspiration and store it for warmer days.

4. Whether I get a new bag or not, I think I need a nice scarf to tie to my bags. I love the chic touch it gives to an outfit, it's simple yet a great detail. Maybe this one from Totême ?

5. Dress love x2 from H&M. This powder pink satin one is more than lovely and I'm still missing a simple white shirt dress for summer.


Have a great weekend !

xoxo Maria