Thursday, March 31, 2011

got that friday feeling?

How is it Friday AGAIN tomorrow? Weeks just go by so fast these days and in ten weeks' time I will have finished my placement, left the island, and will be sitting in a hotel room in Atlanta, getting ready to board a train to New Orleans the next morning :) I've got pretty much everything booked and paid for the month I'll be travelling - transport and accommodation wise that is! Will blog about the plans a bit more closer to the time.. if I start now my blog might actually turn into a travel planning diary!

Anyway, as it's Friday tomorrow it means a well needed night out. I'm working an evening shift (as almost every Friday for some reason...) and will be going out straight from work so I've almost got my outfit planned already. I've narrowed it down to two, so the question is shall I wear my beloved LBD or a bit more colour?

top Forever21
skirt H&M
LBD Miss Selfridge
heels Topshop

At the moment I'm going for the top and skirt combo :) the LBD would need some accessorizing and I'm sort of bored of all my jewellery.. miss the collection I had to leave behind in Manchester! We shall see what I decide tomorrow or if I end up going out in something completely different.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

five favourites

Just a couple of things I just love right now! Thinking of this post, I'm currently hopefully almost at the end of my 12-hour shift at work...
1. Bright red diary by Paperchase

2. An absolutely gorgoeus dress by Topshop

3. The cutest shoulder bag EVER. Urban Outfitters

4. A Tee by another favourite, Me&Yu

5. England. The fact that I can almost start to count down till the day I move back <3. Despite all the moaning and crying over the crappest weather it's where I need to be and being away for 10 months has made me realize it.
(photo weheartit)



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

from a whole another world

Coligny Beach. 29 June 2010

Dress Topshop
Bag second hand

drink Frosty Frog


the best feeling in the world

is when you hand in uni work!! Honestly, I left the post office with the biggest grin on my face earlier today and I'm so so so happy it's all done now. Can't imagine what I'm gona feel like in about a year after handing in my dissertation :)

Back to blogging after a week's break - I feel I should start with some tunes I've been kind of obsessed with lately.. enjoy!

...and there's more posts to come soon! I've missed blogging so much and I've got so many things I want to tell you all about :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

hello sunshine

I think this kind of reveals what today's all about for me ... :)

Will be back to normal and more interesting blogging as soon as I send off my uni work... sometime next week


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Need my life back. It's just work, writing uni reports, more work, doing overtime... stress stress stress. Can't wait for the day I send my work off to uni and can have fun blogging again and spend all my days off sunbathing by the pool! And that day is approaching way too quick considering how much I still need to do. Better get back to it.

This is where I'd rather be... biking along the beach yes please



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

hello Forever21

I'm in love with the above top <3 it's so so pretty and summery!

All Forever21


a piece of home

I finally have the time to sit down and blog about last week! It's my only day off this week (HELLO overtime pay next pay check!!) and I want to make the most of it before I'm back at work tomorrow.

First of all, my loveliest parents brought me some bits from home when they came to see me last week.. the ones I've been missing the most during my time in the States.

I am quite predictable... so some Finnish magazines to read by the pool, and sweets of course! Can't beat Fazer's chocolate (although I have to admit Cadbury's is a very close second - and yes a Cadbury's chocolate will be my very first purchase when I get back to the UK!).. once a fatty always a fatty I guess ;)

I'm really looking forward to going home for the summer, it's kind of scary that I'm gona be home, reunited with my whole family and oldest friends in less than FOUR MONTHS!! Landing in Helsinki on July 5th eeek :)


Monday, March 14, 2011

my thoughts go for all those in japan

Everyone must have heard of the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan, it's just unbelievable what happened and how many people have lost absolutely everything or are still missing.

I just read a post on another blog that I thought was amazingly written and wanted to share it, see it here .

Good night

happy st. patrick's day!

St. Patrick's day parade, lots of noise and funny green costumes, sunshine (and obviously forgot to bring my sun glasses), Frosty Frog's frozen drinks, Wild Wing's Cafe outdoor party and beer garden... and going to bed at 9pm kind of sums up yesterday's celebrations on the island for me!


Friday, March 11, 2011

eighty seven

... days until I go travelling across America!!!

Cannot believe it. I'm a little bit closer to the most amazing month of my life as I booked some tickets for myself and my sister for our week in New York :) Soooo the Lion King booked, return tickets to Washington D. C. booked and crown access tickets to the Statue of Liberty BOOKED! the only thing from stopping me getting even more excited about my upcoming trip is the mountain of uni work waiting for me in the next three weeks. ouch :(

hope your friday night is a bit more exiting than staring at the laptop screen and having cups of tea to get through it. here's something that keeps me motivated - I'm so insanely looking forward to a trip to the Grand Canyon!

photos we<3it



Thursday, March 10, 2011

back to reality

Hey, the past six days have flown by and I dropped my family off at the airport earlier today.. absolutely knackered after being out and about every day and spending every minute with them. LOVED eating lunch and dinner out every day but I'm back on the diet starting tomorrow. I swear I've put on like half a stone in the past week!!!!

I'm going back to work tomorrow too, it feels so strange after a week off. Plus I've go a ton of uni work to do... need to finish my little work project, then write a report based on it uh oh and finish off the business profile too. The actual deadline is April 15 but I'm determined to walk into the post office on March 31 ready to send my work off to England! Stupid university doesn't allow us to submit our work electorically.

Will post about the lovely new clothes I bought, share photos of beautiful Savannah and of the island :) here's one I took by our pool last summer when it was sunny and hot hot hot...



Saturday, March 5, 2011

cathcing up

Today's gone so so so quick I cannot believe it! Started the day with the girls at Burger King (yes, BK) as they were having some hangover breakfast to recover from their trip to the clubs in Savannah the night before and caught up with all the gossip :) Such a great start for a day! Seemed like I missed out on a fun night... not a chance for me going tho as I was working till midnight last night!

I am currently sat in a villa that's booked for my sister and parents - they are flying all the way from home in Finland to see me :) I've been tracking their flights all day and they should have just landed in Atlanta, how exciting! I'm off to Savannah in a couple of hours to pick them up from the airport eeek!!!

And here's what I wore today:

Dress Primark
Necklace Claire's
Cardi TJMaxx
Shoes Topshop

Obviously forgot to take a photo with the cardi on ... oh well :)

The coming week might be a very quiet one as I'm spending all the time with my family, but will be posting a lot more after that!

Have a great weekend,



Friday, March 4, 2011


Have been so busy with everything the past couple of days uh oh.. so not posting as much as I'd like to! I've still got a cold and just feel so drained all the time and have no energy for anything except for work. And the deadline for my uni project is approaching waaayy too soon so I'm kind of buried under the workload too :( Speaking of it, I should really get back to typing the report...

day 16. a photo of you at the last party you went to

..this is actually a really tough one! I haven't been to a party as such in ages but to went out for birthday drinks if that counts! sooo here's one from last week :) Please excuse my hair I went out straight from work!

Top Mango
Shorts H&M
Clutch Primark (years ago)

Back to my uni work now


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

get me to topshop

Seriously. I'm having severe withdrawal symptoms from Topshop, and the British high street in general. It's not the same in America boo hoo :( I love being able to go to Victoria's Secret as often as I want as there's one on the island, and there's a Forever21 and an Urban Outfitters store in Savannah... but I'm missing my biggest love and inspiration, Topshop.

So, if I was in Manchester and could just spend a fortune in Topshop, this is what would already be in my wardrobe... <3

(to be honest, I can't quite believe I've just posted this... what's happening to me?)