Thursday, January 27, 2011

holiday wardrobe :)

I'm all packed and ready to set off to my weekend getaway to Florida! One more shift at work, and this time tomorrow we'll be almost in Orlando... I've been busy running around all day, so just quickly posting a few pictures of some of the stuff I'll be wearing during my days off. I'm overly excited about the weather forecast for Miami Beach: it's supposed to be around plus 25 degrees Celcius on Sunday and Monday, which is going to feel absolutely amazing after the horrible coldness of Hilton Head!!! I've even packed suncream... :)

top Topshop
cardi TJMaxx

dress Topshop
skinny belt Primark
top Topshop
shorts H&M

denim shorts H&M

top Forever21

white plimsolls Primark
heels, red pumps & gladiators Topshop

Off to bed now, I’m sure I’ll be dreaming of walking along South Beach in Miami...




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

two sleeps...

... and I’m Florida-bound!!! Can’t even describe how excited my flatmate and I are about going away for the weekend. The plan is to drive to Orlando on Friday, visit the Harry Potter world at Universal Studios on Saturday (meaning I’ll be eating chocolate frogs and having a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks J ), then make our way down to Miami Beach on Sunday returning to Hilton Head on Tuesday. I can’t believe I’m actually going to Miami, it’s been a dream of mine for such a long time and since I’m living in South Carolina for a year I HAVE TO drive down for a weekend J

Photo we<3it

Our little Florida holiday is a much needed break from uni work and my placement, and when we get back I’ve only got FOUR MONTHS to go till my actual travels! ...which means saving, saving, saving all my money for it. Luckily, I’m getting all the taxes I paid last year back in the next week or so, so at least I’m able to book all my flights, trains, rest of the hostels and hotels, and some other fun stuff too I’m planning on doing in June J


And guess what song we'll be playing when we get to Miami beach...



Monday, January 24, 2011

my latest obsession...

Just love Marimekko and their pretty designs. I have always been a huge fan; not only do I adore their clothes but also the interior decor, including glassware, linen, towels.. everything really!
Watch their SS11 show here J


Sunday, January 23, 2011

friday night in? EDIT.

photo we<3it

EDIT> a big mess. What happened to my ‘oh no I’m saving money for Florida so just gona stay in this weekend’? A major hangover... honestly thought the days of my student two-day hangovers were over – well I have proven myself wrong during the last couple of days. Anyway, took a couple of pictures on the way out J

top TJMaxx
skirt Topshop
shoes Topshop

Off to bed now... need my beauty sleep as I’m working on AM tomorrow which means I’ve got to get up at 6am L

Sweet dreams


Friday, January 21, 2011

friday night in?

Eli näin leppoisissa merkeissä sujuu meikäläisen perjantai-ilta: palkkapäivän kunniaksi nami hedelmäkippo, naposteltavaksi voinmakuista popcornia, joululahjaksi saatua suklaata... ja The Hillsin nelostuotantokausi pyörimään J ja löhövaatteissa tietenkin!
// My Friday night in: prepared fruit from Publix, butter flavoured popcorn and my favourite Finnish chocolate with the fourth season of The Hills... staying in my PJs all day long, perfection!

the hills photos we<3it

PS. Tickets for the Harry Potter world booked, yay!!



Thursday, January 20, 2011


Photos We<3it

I wish my hair would grow grow grow...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So there’s this great little place in Manchester called Afflecks, and it’s one of my absolute favourites in the city. It’s kind of an old-fashioned market place meets shopping centre, literally a maze, filled with amazingly quirky second hand and vintage shops – anything you can think of you’ll find it in there! It also features a range of independent, local designers’ shops including my beloved Me & Yu. Whenever I need a new, fun t-shirt that’s where I’m heading J Couldn’t help myself having a little look on their website earlier today...

... and now for the rest of my day – shower, work, sleep.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


What a great morning – I was reading though my favourite blogs’ updates and discovered this great website called Fashiolista. It’s very simple, you just create a profile and love clothes, shoes, accessories etc. you find on the website or anywhere online, and Fashiolista collects them all together for you and everyone else to see your style on your profile! Love it J
Now it’s time for me to catch up with last night’s Pretty Little Liars,

Monday, January 17, 2011

project: perfect wardrobe - part 1

As it’s already two weeks into the new year I had a look at the resolutions I made – one of them creating a better wardrobe with interesting pieces of clothing that are ‘me’, everyday basics and items that will last forever. I officially hate winter and the cold weather it brings so what would be a better way to start my little project than dreaming of a perfect collection of coats and jackets that will keep me warm during my least favourite time of the year...

1. A simple, black wool coat. I already have this one - Forever21
2. Green parka – Miss Selfridge
3. Boyfriend blazer – H&M
4. Fake fur coat - ASOS
5. Cropped leather/biker jacket - Topshop
6. A classic trench coat - ASOS
7. Denim jacket - Topshop
8. Something simply pretty: swing coat – River Island
9. A little crazy, colourful piece for those days when I need to cheer myself up J - Miss Selfridge

I honestly can’t wait to be reunited with the rest of my clothes in Manchester... it’s been waaayyy too long struggling with my barely-there-wardrobe, and I have to admit that I really really really miss the British high street!! America just doesn’t have that for me anyway L


Sunday, January 16, 2011

a little piece of paradise

Had such a relaxed day today – love those lazy days, sleeping in and eating well and just relaxing J Went for a loooong 10-mile bike ride today, had a giant baked potato with chilli and sour cream for late lunch/early dinner at 4pm and now I’m just lying in bed. Obviously took my camera with me to take some lovely pictures of my journey to the beach and back so I’ve got something to look back to next winter when I’m back in rainy and gloomy England and missing the South Carolina sunshine!!

It’s back to work for me tomorrow... I’ve got a week of evening shifts ahead of me and I’m determined to hit the gym every day before work! And will stick to it – I need to get back in shape before it’s warm enough to work on my tan by the pool.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


You know what happens when you start the night with a round of ring of fire... a major headache the next morning! Uh oh. Had such a good night despite the freezing cold temperature when waiting for a taxi at 3am! Cannot believe how cold it’s been these past couple of weeks L
That glass of water is my best friend right now and I’ve got a feeling I’ll be staying in bed most of the day watching The Hills.


Friday, January 14, 2011

i'm in love...

... with these BEAUTIES that surprised me at work today <3

Platforms & Earrings both TOPSHOP

Makes me wanna dance the night away


Thursday, January 13, 2011

california here we come...

Kalifornian hostellit varattu!!! J vihdoinkin aloitin majotuksen varaamisen kunnolla ja innostus ensi kesän reissukuukautta kohtaan senkun kasvaa... Matkareittihän mulla on jo alustavasti päätetty, elikkä kesäkuun 7.päivä lähtö bussilla Atlantaan ja siitä eteenpäin reitti on New Orleans – San Francisco – Los Angeles – Las Vegas – New York palaten Suomeen 5.7.2011. Aion viettää yhteensä kymmenen yötä Kalifornian auringon alla enkä malttais pysyä housuissani kun haaveilen kävelystä Santa Monican ja Venice Beachin rantaa pitkin, Hollywood-kyltin näkemisestä ja vaikka mistä muusta ihanuudesta. Lukioaikaisena O.C. –fanina mun täytynee myös matkata etelämmäs Newport Beachin puolelle. LA:n hostelli on Hollywoodin puolella ihan Walk of Famen alkupäässä, ja sieltä tarjotaan ilmaista päivittäistä bussikuljetusta rannalle – yes please! San Francisco on kaupunki, jossa olen aina halunnut päästä käymään: ruosteenpunainen Golden Gate –silta, Alcatraz –vankilasaari, raitiovaunut, ylös-alas kiemurtelevat kadut ja jyrkkääkin jyrkempi Lombard Street. Mun valitsema hostelli sijaitsee keskeisellä paikalla Union Squaren lähettyvillä kävelymatkan päässä tärkeimmistä nähtävyyksistä.
Ja Googlen kautta löysin vaikka mitä matkakuumetta nostattavia kuvia:

ENGLISH I’ve booked the hostels for my ten-day stay in California, soooo excited!! I’ve been planning my trip across America forever, and have finally made the step to actually start booking accommodations, flights etc. It all begins on June 7th when I’m leaving the island and getting a Greyhound to Atlanta. From that onwards I will explore New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. It’s going to be the best month of my life finally returning to Finland on July 5th. I have always, I mean ALWAYS, wanted to travel to California... there are so many places and things to see and do that ten days won’t be enough. In June I’ll be photographing the Hollywood sign, looking at the stars on the Walk of Fame, walking on Venice Beach, visiting the Santa Monica pier and hopefully making my way down to Newport Beach too... yes, I was slightly obsessed with the O.C. years ago! San Francisco has been on my must-visit list for ages too, I mean who doesn’t know the Golden Gate bridge?? I’ll be staying in a hostel just a couple of blocks from Union Square so the location is just perfect J The pictures above that I googled just make me want to go already!!