Country Therapy

Wearing

Jacket - Vans
Jumpsuit - Zara
Choker - Self made









I find myself surprisingly content on the countryside. I mostly spend my days going for runs in the woods and reading. Nothing with literary merit, really. Mostly entertaining stories of heroes and heroines and unknown lands. I've always had my heart set on fantasy. I'm the person who makes lists of made up books with invented content for the fear of someone asking what I'm reading. God forbid I'd have to start reading real 'adult books'.

When I do manage to tear myself away from the books I spend time with family playing mariokart and jenga. We also watched two horror movies that left the back of my neck tingling for the next couple of days. It feels so good to do nothing after such a hectic year of studying. I can practically feel my brain generating new rested brain cells (ok, I'm fairly sure that the science doesn't work that way but just treat it as a metaphor). When I'm removed from the city I also feel removed from the obligation to be social. It's like I have a permission to just lounge around and read my books. Just goes to show that I'm a slight introvert. Also, I find myself doing things I normally wouldn't bother to do, such as going fishing, painting window sills, or scrubbing down the handrails of our porch. All these things that require mere physical effort prove to be quite therapeutic. 

Not just that, but I also love the freedom to dress and look exactly as ugly as I want. It kind of makes me feel powerful in a sort of unapologetic way. I have to admit some days I've even tried to find the most careless combinations I could possibly muster. In fact I tried to dress so uncool it became cool in its own right. If grunge ever breaks through street fashion properly again, all I'm saying is that my unapologetic country style will have its time to shine. Event though I love the city and can't wait to get back to the civilisation, my time on the countryside has been a well appreciated break from the reality. Exactly what I needed.

Kisses,
J





Ride or Die


Wearing
Pants and top - Bik Bok
Denim Jacket - Levis (Vintage Fare)














For this look I wanted to go for something fun but comfy to wear to the amusement park. I think that the flowy tribal pants were a perfect fit as they paid homage to the colorful and fun atmosphere of an amusement park but did not compromise in comfort either. I love simplicity in my looks and dislike when there is too much going on in one look. The hack for me is to have one 'show stopper' piece and keep the rest of the outfit to as neutral as possible in terms of color and pattern. The key thing to realize, however, is that neutral does not automatically translate into boring. What I mean by this is that one should still have fun with the cut of the other pieces in the outfit. For example, my top is kept to a simple white to accentuate the pattern and beautiful blue of the pants, but is by no means boring due to the fun criss-crossing cut. 

The day itself proved to be so much fun. After days of binge watching Netflix, Elna and I decided that it was time to resurface into the real world and do something active. The smart human beings that we are, of course we ended up being hungover that day. In addition to this, we both suffer from motion sickness, a clear proof that we are internally sixty years old. Needless to say we did some heavy water drinking and nose-breathing that day. Still, the intellect bunch that we are, we went to every single head-upside-down roller coaster we could find. Emphasis on the word roller coaster though. One life-lesson from experience that I will gladly pass on to anyone who cares to listen is the default rule to avoid all non-roller coaster rides that go head upside down. Seriously, don't do it. It's highly a 'ride or die' situation with less 'ride' and more 'die'. Now that I have saved you all, I will return back to my Netflix account. Until next time.

Kisses,
J




Perpex Heels For a Modern Day Cinderella


Wearing
The Blouse - Zara
Chloe Perpex Heels - Public Desire 
Steel Choker - Zara
Bag - Ralph Lauren











Turku, Finland

Wearing

Dress - Bershka
Shoes - HM
Hat - Adidas
























It was nice to be home in Finland for the weekend! I still have another period of uni to get through before summer holidays, so it felt so good to just worry about nothing and kick back. The weather also was on my side for once, as we got to enjoy the 8 pm sunshine typical for a Finnish summer. My sister and I had a little road trip as we drove up to another city to see our friends. Everything was just so calm and peaceful and it just felt so worthwhile despite the short stay. 
I've finally gotten on board with the cap-craze. I own quite a few and have been meaning to also wear them. Honestly, I just haven't gotten around to it because let's face it, they are pretty darn hard to pull off. The cute girls in caps abundantly seen on social media make it seem so effortless with their symmetric faces and sleek straight hair. It can then feel a bit discouraging to stare at yourself in the mirror with your face seeming super wide all of a sudden and your hair just going all over the place, manically trying to swipe it back. (This is of course just, you know, hypothetical. Obviously I am, like, too good for these kind of problems. Cough. Cough.) So, you may think to yourself in a fit of rage 'how the **** do these social media bloggers do it, goddamn it??' Well no worries, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for girls like me who do not have a sleek straight hair or any other attributes as such. Number one trick is that your hair is a lot more manageable if you pull your hair into a sleek loose pony with only a few strands framing your face. Suddenly all that hair falling too thick around your face that you are desperately trying to swipe back to get that sleek long effect is not an issue anymore. (I tried putting my hair behind my ears also but with thick wavy hair like mine -notice my  sneaky self-compliment- my ears protruded weirdly out of the cap. If you have this problem then you know what I mean). Another tip, if you do not want to tie it, is to straighten it. If however, you turn out to have none of these problems I mentioned then, the odds are, that you are one of the sleek-haired-symmetric-face biatches I just mentioned earlier. Congratulations, you could have just skipped this section all-together. Also, for the record, when a blonde short girl appears in your room and shaves off your hair and steals it whilst you sleep, then...Ahem... it wasn't me. As for the rest of you, if I could pull it off then you can too. <3 p="">
Catch up with you soon!

Kisses,
J

BERLIN PHOTODIARY 2







Skirt - Zara
Bag - Ralph Lauren
Shoes -Stan Smith
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Dress - Mango
Shoes - Stan Smith























In my opinion cities can be divided by their preferable season. For example New York is an early autumn city whereas Paris is a spring city all the way. With that in mind I'd say that Berlin is a summer city. Especially during the summer Berlin knows no boundaries between nature and the cityscape. The green effortlessly blends into the industrial cement and glass and old stone buildings and graffiti of downtown. It's almost like Berlin knows no rules, or no one cares. The atmosphere feels free. Parks are full and dads are pushing strolls on their morning walk with an opened beer in their hand. Live music spills on to the streets from nearby pubs. The woman sitting opposite of me in the U-Bahn has tree branches peeking out of her handbag. She is probably an artist, I think to myself. No one else seems to wonder; this is normal in Berlin.  


Favorite parts of town so far:

Kreuzberg
Friedrichshain

Favorite places to eat so far:

Distrikt Coffee (Mitte) - Amazing breakfast - try the butter pancakes
Anna Blume (Prenzlauer Berg) - 

Breakfast, the place is named after a poem, say no more right?
Monsieur Vuong (Mitte) - Amazing Vietnamese

Hopefully I will be back!

XO,
J