On Tuesday 13th of June I decided I move to London and just before midnight I booked my flights. On Thursday 15th of June I walked out of the gates of my garrison one last time. Around 8p.m I left the army for good and 12 hours later on Friday 16th of June I left my home and moved to nice Hostel in London. One week later on Friday 23rd of June I moved to my lovely room in Earl’s Court and on the next day, Saturday 24th of June I completed my first shift at Starbucks near by. Almost one month later today on Thursday 20th of July I am finally writing this post and telling you I moved to London.

Love,

      Aaro

There is something I don’t like in these pictures. I have edited these over a few hours now but they still don’t please me. The problem is not the outfit or the awkward poses. I look kind of contrived in these pictures and I don’t like it. I was a bit tired, perhaps, but I wasn’t irritated or boarded at all. There is something in my expression I really hate.I could write about how I like this outfit. I could write about the pink scarf and my current obsession to the color pink. I could write how lighter colors make me feel better and tell one or two stories about my favourite pair of shoes from Tommy Hilfiger. I love to write about fashion and my style, show you my favorite pieces, give advises and tell stories but that is not what I want to write about today. There have been posts where I have described my looks and many of them have been very real. I’ve been truly excited about Gucci silk scarf, leopard coat, and told you honestly how I feel about wearing head to toe black, but too may times I have just written something pretentious about the look the just to have something you to read. Writing something from the perspective I don’t feel like doesn’t motivate me.

A few years ago I realized I could get something bigger out from my blog. I dreamed about bigger influence, decided to take blogging more seriously and blogging became harder and I become more reserved. The best posts is born by writing with the thoughts going trough my mind. Nowadays I think quite lot what I write and unfortunately I have written post without being fully with in it. I haven’t lied but the style I write is not always hundred percent me. I thought about posting only the pictures because describing the outfit would only cause terrible text, but I wondered my expressions and it raised up these feelings and I just wanted to write them down. I bet this will be one of my favorite posts from this spring. It is crazy how writing your thoughts can make you so much more motivated.

I’m still kind of lost with my blog. I don’t have clear direction or vision to follow and that greats me the writer’s block. I stop writing and posting. I shoot pictures but they stay unpublished. My situation has its influence of course. I am in the army so  I don’t have all the time and motivation I would have in my regular life. I don’t want force me to blog. I blog because I love to do it. When I don’t know what to write, even tough I have the ideas,  I easily get sad and don’t open the blog for days or weeks. I have plenty of ideas, but I am missing the bigger view about what I want my blog to be. I have lots inspiration at the moment and I won’t let it down this time. I will write and post different type of post and we will see where it get us. For a while I will forget the ideal idea of my blog and go with the flow.

Even though I might seem I was a bit sad I am happy. I am very happy actually. And I truly hope you are too!

Love,

            Aaro

#fashionrevolution I’ve been knowing about this week coming but honestly I didn’t know it is 24.4-30.4.2017 this week. I have this week off from the army and have plans, but I obviously I rescheduled my week again. I am busy but I have to write quickly and tell you I am in, and you should too. As you know fashion plays a big part in my life even tough I haven’t written that much about it, the fashion revolution is very actual for me.  because during the past year I have been more interested but

During the past year, I’ve become more interested about the origin of our clothes, companies and how everything really works. I’ve seen few documentaries and read articles but I don’t know enough to tell and educate you guys. The world of fashion is complicated, twisted and things definitely are not what brands try to sell and tell us and I am not talking only about fast fashion which fashion revolution week is basically all about.

Fast fashion. I love the idea of cheaper clothes, available to everyone but the more cheaper the clothes become, the bigger the real cost of them gets. I am talking about the people who makes our clothes. I hate the business idea of fast ”clothes”, it has nothing to do with fashion and design anymore. It is all about business, making a high profit to the company owners, while the workers and environment suffer.

I really have to run now, I apologize the fast written text but this is really important. After reading this post go to fashionrevoluation.org and read more about this week, your local events and support you can give. There is a fun global challenge to challenge our clothing companies to show who make our clothes. Check also the true cost and just google fast fashion and learn more about or beloved companies like ZARA, H&M and Top Shop/Man.

Clothes is made by Real People.

Love,

          Aaro


I spent my Wednesday at Helsinki. I arrived early morning so I took a bagel and latte from Starbucks for breakfast and went to Esplanade Park to enjoy it. It was not that bad to sit for a while and enjoy the coffee, the Sun and people passing, even though it was a bit cold day. The morning was magical and I hope you can sense it from the pictures. I had an Audrey Hepburn moment when I stopped to admire the Louis Vuitton store beautiful window displays just like Holly Golightly admired Tiffany’s windows.

Have a great Thursday, buy a cup of coffee and just stop for a minute, look around and enjoy the spring!

Love,

          Aaro

Who remembers this post about sixth months ago from Stockholm? Week ago I left Finland for London for few days and fell in love with London and I am ready to forget Stockholm. Not really, but London interests me more than Stockholm. I’d never been in London before and that’s why I was so excited about that. London has always been one of those ”I want to visit, but not in my top 5 next destinations” – list, but I always have been sure I will eventually fall in love with the city, and that is exactly what happened. It was my first and definitely not my least visit to London and when I’m honest, and I always am, I might go back there sooner anyone could even think about it (;I went London to take the högskoleprovet(The Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test), the same exam I took last fall at Stockholm which is the admission to apply to higher education to Sweden. I could apply with the results of my finals from Finland as well but my results are not high enough to get me into the university and program I want, so I have to take the högskoleprovet and apply in with it.

So basically I am applying to Sweden but I went to London to take the test confusing, right?

I supposed to go to Stockholm to take the test like last autumn but I saw the exam was possible to take outside of Sweden in other major cities in Europe as well, so I went to London instead of Stockholm. I could have done the test in Finland as well but the location of the exam in Finland were in Åland Islands wich is quite difficult to get. So I flew Thursday morning from Helsinki to the Gatwick airport and left London this Monday so I had plenty of time to explore the city and most importantly to see my friend who studies there. I stayed at her room so I didn’t need to spend a fortune to the hotel. 
I had hardly any plans for the weekend. I had a big list of the things I would like to do but I knew my time was limited and I didn’t want to take any pressures so I went with the flow so I wouldn’t be disappointed about thighs I had no time to do, wich by the way, was a very good idea. One of the absolutely must to do thigs still was a West End musical and I wanted to see the Phantom Of The Opera, wich we enabled to get tickets. I will write an own post for the Phantom later on. There is so many stories to tell but unfortunately, I have no time to tell any of those now but don’t worry, this won’t be the only post from London.

Obviously, I had my camera with me and I took plenty of pictures but there is no photo of me, except the selfie with the Big Ben, because I didn’t feel like shooting outfits. I kind of feel bad we didn’t shoot and kind of not. It would be great to post here and Instagram outfits from London but it was fun not to shoot, just go on and see as much as possible. So the pictures I took is all about the London, Architecture, and food, very tourist, hahaa.

Love,

        Aaro