End of the year means always going trough the past year. I have written a post about the highlights of the year 2016 and I will post it later tomorrow. Today it’s time to go trough four of my favourite outfits from each season of this year. It was great to make these collages and remember what I had worn during the year. We can notice the black trench coat was my favourite item of clothing, at least the most worn one. I have many other overcoats and jackets but somehow I just wore the black trench over and over again. It just go with everything, no matter what I have on, the trench makes it look great and I’m ready to go.
In Spring I obviously was in love with blue jeans, I still am. Blue is definitely my favourite colour when it comes to the clothing. Navy has to be my favourite, but I love the brighter shades as well. I’m obsessed with these light colours, to be honest colours overall. Somehow it is still quite hard to wear colours during the darkest times of the year. Is it because all the warm clothes just append to be colourless and dark or because that’s what we are used to put on?
Summer 2016. I went to the army and cut my hair. You can see the great difference between the first and the rest of the pictures, I like it. even tough I’m growing my hair back, I am so happy that I cut it to the short cut and I can promise that one day I will do it again. It look very sharp don’t you think? As you can see I love to wear jackets on my shoulders. I had pictures on that denim jacket on my shoulders as well, haha. In summer this is quite practical. It’s windy or get cold in evening but not too war as it would bee women properly. There you can see the hang of my hair. I realy like it in these tree pictures Reetta took one afternoon at the end of summer. I just love em.
Unfortunately when the September comes with cooling temperatures our outfits starts to get darker and darker just like the light of the day. I have quite strong opinion about the color black but obviously I still wore it quite much. Back coat or jeans are fine, but all-in-black is not my style. I love colors and want to wear them more in coming year, black is great and easy, but boring as well. Lucily there is some color in the flower shirt and Gucci scarf I wore to death during the autumn months. I promise you will see those so much more in coming spring/summer
December came with the snow and it inspired me to shoot winter outfits one afternoon with Iina. Even these has a bit Christmas vibes I woul wear sill these. Iina so why not publish them as well?
You can spot the same black trench coat again, but I haven’t were it that much this season as last. Back jeans I have had on almost everyday and thats something will change. . Luckily there is more color, and will be in the future. I am just so boarded to black. Black is fine, but it doesn’t inspire me. Last weekend I went trough my clothes and I promise there will be everything else but black coming.
Christmass has been over for a while even though I won’t admit that. Maybe, because I usually have continued the Christmas till the New Years Eve spending the days doing nothing in my pyjamas, reeding books with chocolate and of course seeing my friends. Past years I’ve went to Helsinki for the Christmas sales and the city has been crazy. There has been more people than the days before Christmas which I found quite funny. Unfortunately I’m back in the barrack and had to open my computer and get back to work. Not that I don’t want to write, vice versa, but I would rather live in the illusion of Christmas with dozens of blankets and mulled wine.
I had great Christmas with my family and friends. My Christmas was very traditional mainly because I wanted it to be. Even though the traditions will change and new come, I want to treasure the old ones as much as I can, so I spend the Christmas Eve first at my moms and then in my grandmas just like the past years. Unfortunately I didn’t see my grandpapa and papa because they wren’t in the city. Even tough I want to see everyone, obviously, I won’t judge if someone doesn’t want to have traditional Christmas. , everyone can spend their Christmas whee they what and how they want. I’m not ready to leave my hometown to spend the christmas somewhere else, yet.
In Christmas night I went to the church with my sister and our friends and stayed up till the morning in one of our friends kitchen just talking and catching up. The Christmas Day party at Seurahuone, hotel in my city with legendary parties in Christmas and the graduation day in summer, was amazing. I was there last year too so I suppose we can keep it as a tradition, right? Everyone was there and I had so much fun. Definitely the party of the year, again.
So this was my Christmas 2016. I took pictures only the Christmas Eve with the magical feeling Christmas come in with. This year was also the first one I was more excited about giving than getting presents. I feel the ones I gave was quite personal and some of them very sentimental as well. I my self got lots of chocolates and books, the ones I wanted, so I couldn’t be happier.
Don’t know what to wear on Christmas? Don’t worry, I do either. On Christmas I have always chosen my outfit by the feeling I have at the moment. The key to best Christmas outfit is to feel good. If you feel good, you look good. Choose your outfit that make you feel cozy or million dollar depending your plans. What you wear has a great impact on how you feel.
This is the outfit I will probably wear on Christmas day, when I go to the club with my friends. Going out on Christmas day might seem weird but in Finland the Christmas Eve is the day we really celebrate the Christmas with our families and the Christmas Day is the time to stay home, see relatives and yes, go out. I want to look great but also feel comfortable so I will wear white shirt with black jeans, classic combo the can’t ever go wrong and look festive and the most important feels good, if the jeans fit well and shirt is tailored like those should be. Wear the classic items you already have and style it with red, green and gold details and accessories, if you want. You really don’t need to buy the new velvet suit or Christmas jumper. Forget the too tight cloths you have, Christmas is all about feeling good.
It starts to be the last minutes to go to the city and get those presents you haven’t already got. I won’t promise I save you but I have few classic gift ideas on my mind that might help you. Buying gift is always special because people are different. Someone would die for that Body Shop lotion box and someone can’t stand books. You have to know something about the person you are buying the gift, and obviously you do. I have 5 ideas thats are suitable with every age and gender. You can fin all of these from department store with is the number one place to go christmas shopping, you find everything under the same roof. Before you take the bus to the city write down who you need to get something and what will you get. Otherwise you will spend whole day founding nothing and finally do bad purchases on the last minutes before the store closes.
The most traditional and easiest one: everyone loves chocolate. A box of chocolate might be the best choice if you can’t figure out anything else. You can invest in some more expensive truffles, but the department stores has great selections of great quality treats that are not very pricy. Just don’t buy the tackiest and cheapest ones, please. Those look and taste terrible. My favorites are the most festive liqueurs and chocolate balls you can get buy danish brand Lakrids by Johan Bulow. I can’t wait to get those from someone.
A book is always a good idea. If the one you are buying the present loves reading this is no doubt the xx one. But you can still give a book even he/she doesn’t love to read. You can give a copy of your own favorite book, one from the bestsellers list or even ask if there is a book he/she would like to get. You can never go wrong with classic either, and my suggestion is The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Perfumes & Cosmetics
Since 2010 I’ve got new fragrance every Chritmas. There might be a fragrance on her/his mid or one you want to give her/him(at least there is always a new fragrance I want, in my mind), go for it. This is fun and easy way to update your brothers or mothers fragrance game, the sales associate will gladly help you to find the perfect scent. Of course you can go together to find the best one together. This same category includes other cosmetics and beauty products like the lotions, skincare, grooming essentials etc. Great stuff to get!
Candels & Home decor
Candles and home decor are more personal options. Easy way to give unforgettable gifts and same time update you daughters or boyfriends interior decoration with new lamp or rug. You can buy also buy candlestick or other decorative ornaments if you know the style of the one you are buying it. If you friend is freak about his/hers decoration, as I am, you can always ask if there is mirror, vase or pillow she/he would like. Candles are great option for the dark winter and you can’t go wrong with scented Diptyque candles for a lover of decoration.
We need luxury in our daily bases and the gift cards is great way to give it to our loved ones. Massages and spa treatments are something we rarely dare to invest in ourselves so those are great and surely very much liked presents. With gift cards you can be creative and give something to yourself as well, tickets to your favorite concert, ballet or afternoon tea at some fancy place. Use a bit of your imagination and forget the regular gift cards to that department store, even the sky won’t be the limit with this one.
I Wish You Good Luck to the Last Minute Shoppings!
It’s the birthday day again, but I’m too tried to go out to celebrate. First of all it’s Monday so the best places are closed. Guys are going out but the beers at the pub aint my thing. I rather watch Netflix by myself. It’s important to have a little time for yourself and this birthday I’m gonna get it. I also celebrated my birthday with my friends on Saturday, so I kind of have celebrated this birthday already. I turn nineteen so it’s not number you should celebrate with huge party anyway, I think.
I invited my friends to casual christmas birthday party on Sunday. We had mulled wine, snacks, games and lots of laugh. I didn’t want to take any pressures about the food, as usual, so I spend the afternoon in the the city buying Christmas presents(tomorrow is coming post about the last minute gift shopping, buy the way) and was home few hours before the quest arrived. I put music on, lighted candles and prepared the cheese tray, popcorns etc. I was ready twenty minutes before the first guests arrived and had time to enjoy the hosting of party. We continued the evening to the city and I was in bed just before 4 a.m. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take any pictures. I snapped only few videos and totally forgot my phone. Thats always a sign of time well spend!
And hell no, these pictures are not from Sunday, hah. These pictures are from last year I turned eighteen and we hosted a bit bigger event to my relatives and family with my mum. The quality of the pictures is not the best and thats probably the reason I didn’t post these last year. Well the quality wasn’t that bad I remembered so, I decided to publish these. I’m getting really hungry and want some of that sandwich cake, croquembouche or petit fours immediately, does anyone else? Gosh I can’t even remember when I have baked so much. Maybe I have to host some food party before next year.