New chapter in life

Hi you, how is everything? A lot has happened, and finally, I have time to get back on track with blogging. This spring has been crazy, and I have been working so much it does not make any sense. I started my last internship earlier this year and for financial reasons, I decided I will also keep my other job. When you add two jobs together, it suddenly came to 55 to 70 hour work weeks – what the hell! And top of that, I have been doing my last school projects, working with several projects and started to look for a new job. It has not been easy, but somehow I have managed to pull it all together. And I am so happy about all the work I have done, as Monday I´ll start a new chapter in my life.

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So what is happening? My internship is done, and I can start to plan my graduation. I also resigned from my part-time job earlier this week, as on Monday I am starting a new full-time job matching my education. I couldn´t be happier and more excited about all this!! I started to look for a new job already some months ago, and I have to tell you, it has been so much more stressing and difficult I could have ever imagined. I will write more about this later, as I think it is a topic I have a lot to say. So from super busy schedule and crazy working hours, I will go to normal Monday to Friday job. Honestly, can´t even fully understand how much more time I will have in the future. Or will I?

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I have been working with a crazy timetable the past million years. I started to work part-time already when I was in high school, and only when I have been living abroad, I have not worked. I always have so much what I want to do, but with the work-school combo there just hasn’t been enough time for everything. So you can imagine it is really a huge change for me to have all evenings, weekends and holidays free from now on. I have about million plans for all the extra free time, and I can already feel how good this change is. I have huge plans for my blog (big changes coming this summer), I hired a personal trainer (more about this later), there are so many travel plans, I want to improve so many skills and take some courses, I also want to finally finish DIY projects I have started earlier and there are so many books waiting for me and and and.. One could say hello and goodbye free time, haha!

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Hope everything is fine with you, enjoy the last days of May!

xoxo,

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// Uusi kappale elämässä alkaa N-Y-T!

 

Spring cravings

During the past years, I have somehow changed from the girl who did a crazy amount of shopping (girls still remember that huge walk-in closet I had full of clothes and shoes in Joensuu?) to someone who is buying less and less. For sure it has a lot to do with the fact, that I have found more my own style, but also I value so different things nowadays. I want to buy less and think about the quality. And most of all, I am trying to build my closet in a way, that everything I have there, is my favourite. This has lead to a situation where I plan so much more what I am buying. I am not saying I am not doing spontaneous shopping, but when I have a list in my mind, I end up buying fewer clothes which are not fitting with my needs, and existing pieces. So what do I have in my spring cravings list?

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Photos from my Pinterest board

The biggest craving at the moment is a pair of crazy shiny silver sneakers. Even glitter sneakers could be nice, but let’s see what I will find! Even though I am all black everything black kind of girl, blush pink and softer tones have caught my eye. Maybe a t-shirt in old rose colour, or even a jacket? I am also in a need of easy and simple everyday shirts, and white feels like a good idea right now. I absolutely love my vintage Ray-Bans, but at the moment I want sunglasses which are bigger, softer and little less classy. Probably & Other Stories will give me a solution to this, as I saw a lot of nice sunnies there the past week. And lastly, but definitely, not least I am searching silver-toned glitter socks. They will work perfectly with my Jeffrey Campbell cut out boots (similar to these ones) I think.

What’s on your spring shopping list?

xoxo,

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// Kevään ostoslista on täynnä simppeleitä, pinkkejä ja hopeisen kiiltäviä juttuja!

Scent of memories and flowers

 

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I associate certain scents to memories, places and people. It’s funny, as there are scents I always associate with certain situations in my life, and sometimes they totally surprise me. On those surprises, I usually start smiling, as it is funny how strongly unexpectedly a scent can bring back memories. Example every time I smell Burberry perfumes I go back to high school, Vaseline always reminds me of my late grandmother and Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle my time in Italy with my ex-fiance. And because I associate especially certain perfumes strongly to certain moments, every now and then its time to find a new perfume. And create new memories right?

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I have come across with Rituals every now and then in airports. I have always been fascinated how beautiful their products are, and how fresh, yet exciting the scents are. I am not a big airport shopper, and for some reason never ended up buying their products. Until I moved to the Netherlands, and their BEAUTIFUL boutiques were everywhere. I finally had more time to get to know what kind of products they have and experience their good service.

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I was looking for a new perfume after moving to Breda, as I had taken with me my long time favourite perfume from Dior, but it was almost empty. And this is how I found my new favourite scent, now full of memories. Rituals have quite many different perfumes, and I ended up choosing for myself Fleurs De L´Himalaya. It is fresh yet strong and has a mix of wild orchid, sophisticated Himalayan peony and touch of cotton musk. It kind of captures the flowery scent I love, but without being too sweet.

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The bottle looks simply beautiful, and the wooden cork gives a nice contrast. I love that they have also travel size available. It is so nice that I can carry the mini bottle with me where ever I go, and I don’t have to play with refillable travel bottles. And actually, I bought first the travel size, as I wanted to be sure I actually like the perfume enough to buy the bigger bottle. The prices are affordable, but still, I don’t want to buy something I will not use in the end. The smaller size is also nice if you want to buy another perfume for “special” occasions. When I bought the bigger bottle, I got as a gift a travel size bottle of Voyage en Inde, which was perfect for the holiday season, but too strong for everyday use for me.

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And the memories I associate to this? Netherlands, careless days, laughter, new beginnings and and… Have a beautiful Sunday!

xoxo,

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// Kukkien ja muistojen tuoksu! Hetken suosikki hajuvesi – Rituals Fleurs De L´Himalaya.