7.12.11

84 - yellow diamonds in the light


Since the long-awaited Christmas is now approaching without any warning, I and E. decided to go (to Tartu) and simply purchase all the presents we're going to need after a couple of weeks. I have to tell you it was a really tough job because I'm such a perfectionist and had to find the pick of the bunch for everyone. So, I truly hope the presentees do agree with me and Erik (he did actually help me). By the way, we also have the Christmas cards ready and now it's all about the finishing touch, i.e. wrapping the presents and doing some additional handicraft. Anyhow, I do hope everything will be wrapped up and closed in perfect time (right now most of the presents are overstuffed in the plastic bag you can see from one of the photos).

Enough Christmas talk! I got three things for myself too: December issue of GLAMOUR UK (Twilight star Kristen Stewart is on the issue... oh, and E. bought me the magazine actually), Candle Chandelle scented candles with strawberry shortcake, fresh baked cookies, caramel cream and peach preserves (those are simply heavenly, so do try them if you'll maybe get the chance), and finally Goldwell dualsenses hair kit which consists of Rich Repair shampoo (250 ml) and a conditioner (200 ml) with the same name. I have used the products only twice but the first impression is quite promising, nevertheless not magnificent but I do know it's almost impossible to find perfect products.


Anyway, brief words about the shampoo and the conditioner: Rich Repair shampoo provides cleansing with repair-effects and the conditioner serves daily care with repair-effects for improved combability. The repair system with pashmina-silk proteins works in combination with instant microfluid technology for quick and even distribution through hair. It straightens hair, calms hair structure and boosts moisture. Oh, and the shampoo and the conditioner smell like vanilla, jasmine, cedar and sandalwood. And even if I've used the products only twice, I can honestly say the usage gives my hair a healthy shine and a silky-smooth feel (although combing my hair could be a tiny bit easier than it is right now with those two products). Let's wait and see how it develops hereafter.

Last but not least, I hope you do like the photos. I'm wearing one of the three dresses I got from boohoo.com and the cardigan is a DIY project I had with my grandmother. To be precise, a fur collar (from an old jacket) and leather elbow details have been added to a regular thrifted cardigan (all the details are also thrifted). I'm really satisfied with the outcome! Let me know what you, my dear readers, think.


I was wearing: dress - New York Laundry /boohoo.com/; cardigan - DIY, originally from Vero Moda /thrifted/; leggings - Guess; boots - /thrifted/; sunglasses - Diesel.

63 comments:

  1. i LOVE the first and last pictures! so beautiful! hehe good for you that you got all of your christmas shopping done!! i havent started.. panicking a bit! and i, like you, am a perfectionist.. uh oh! what kinds of things did you get your friends and family?
    btw, GREAT JOB on the DIY cardi!!!!! it looks amazing, i love the fur detail and the elbow patches!!! you find so many things when thrifting, whoa! :D <3

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  2. Ohhh Mmm Gee! This cardigan is fantastic! You are such a creative and talented chic! I so want to steal this for my own! Looking beautiful as always! Love, Professor B xxx

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  3. What a lovely outfit. You look amazing. :3

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  4. You look very sophisticated in this outfit. Love color combination and boots.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  5. pretty dress!! (:

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  6. Your hair looks amazing! I wish my hair was wavy... sigh :(

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  7. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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  8. You are so organized! You got already all presents! Great job girl:)
    I haven't even started! But this post of yours is a help! Now I have some ideas;)
    Love your dress, btw! It's very sweet and girly. But by pairing it with a chunky cardigan and boots you gave it a totally different look!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  9. I just fall in love with this outfit! I love the combination and that cardigan is fabulous! Great DIY:)

    Fashion Cat
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  10. ma täiesti armastan neid küünarnukkide lapikesi! topin ise ka igale poole kampsunitele neid kogu aeg, annab mõnusat särtsu juurde ja on tore meisterdamine ka pealekauba :)

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  11. ooo ma armastan jõulude ajal poes käimist ja väikeste kingituste ostmist sõpradele ja perele ...
    see kleit btw on...mul pole sõnugi...nii ilus! uskumatu et veel praegusel ajal nii ilusate riietega käia saab, eks? kuniks külmaks pole veel läinud...

    oh aga...kust sa need küünlad ostsid? ja palju maksid?

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  12. What a great DIY project! You look beautiful and yay for holiday shopping-I'm pretty much done- just have to get a few last minute items! :)

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  13. Girl you're definitely one really organized girl. I haven't even started my Xmas shopping YIKES.

    Lovely outfit. You look so pretty.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  14. I love your cardigan DIY the cardigan looks so nice! Great dress too :)

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  15. LOVE that jacket honey....fur!! Who knew driving pics could look so chic? beautiful.

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  16. Haha love the post title! I love that Rihanna song.

    That's great that you and E got to go shopping already. That reminds me, I still need to go Christmas shopping for the family!

    The shampoo and conditioner both sound like it does the job. Thanks for the mini review. I am loving your DIY cardigan as well!

    P.S. Thank you for the birthday greeting and yes, I finally got around to posting about my hair haha.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  17. great post darling!!***
    xx,B

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  18. love your cardigan dear!!
    kisses pretty and have a nice weekend=)

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  19. I wish I can wear some coat with fur here too. It's too hot in our country! I bet you had fun styling that beautiful coat :)

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  20. cute sweater. <3

    have a lovely weekend!

    xx indie by heart

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  21. nice boots and i love the fur sweeter!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  22. wow, I love the refashioned fur sweater, it's a fabulous job! Looks great with the dress too. Your boots look way cool! And nice stuff you got for yourself for christmas. I have been busy with buying stuff for people I don't have time to buy anything for myself!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  23. you look amazing and these photos are SO awesome! the first one is breathtaking!

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  24. Gorgeous, gorgeous outfit. In love with your dress.

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  25. i'm loving those leggings!
    and your hair looks so nice wavy!
    xx

    www.citylaundy.blogspot.com

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  26. the cardigan is unique and i love your look from hair to shoes. :) you have great legs!

    hope you have a fab wknd!
    jasmine

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  27. love these amazing pictures and your outfit! :)

    follow me :)
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    xox,
    isa

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  28. Your dress is very cute!

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  29. Your outfit here is great! I really like the boots. And well done with the cardigan :)

    x
    http://y-amour.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the presents you bought!
    Your grandma did a great job :) You made me miss my family now ... my grandma used to knit things for me too! I miss it!

    Have a great weekend darling!

    Kisses
    MV
    CrashingRed

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  31. I love you outfit becoz is really cute~~
    Good Bless you~~
    Nice pictures...

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    Xoxo

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  32. I do love your photos ! You look gorgeaous ! *

    Thanks you for your comment*

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  33. You look so wonderful, dear!! love your blog))
    Follow you! Maybe we can follow each other witn Google Connect and Bloglovin'?

    Have a great day!))

    http://myfiercefashion.blogspot.com

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  34. You look so pretty!!!
    Have a wonderful sunday!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  35. Great and well done ideas i find here.
    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi!!! What a lovely outfit...and nice resents...About H&M - we were also waiting for it to come, but now when we got it, nothing special, except this cooperations, although we missed the good previous ones, this with Versace is nothing special... but you can always go to Finland, I remember the times when we were always going to Austria to shop in H&M...
    So, enjoy a lot
    Cheers
    Anika

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  37. love it!

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  38. hey maikeni ;) thanks for the comment on my blog you always kind to all people ;D love the sunnies and black & white photos <3

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  39. Beautiful pictures. Love the cardigan. Very creative!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  40. wonderful pictures, dear. your look is wonderful. and i love the nature pictures. your earings are so cute, want them :)
    lovely greets and kisses
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  41. Oh this just reminded me that I need new hair products ;)


    xx indie by heart

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  42. Cute dress!! I feel you on the Christmas shopping, I still haven't finished mine (eek!)

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  43. Maikeni,

    I love how Erick helps you organize things and picks up magazine how sweet is that.

    I love your DIY jacket my dear it is FAB and I love all your photos. You look stunning in all of them.

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  44. Love the earrings!

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  45. Good for you for getting all of your Christmas shopping done! I'm the same, I have to find the perfect thing for everyone, which sometimes takes longer than I would like :) The candles you bought for yourself sound amazing- I'm going to have to try to find some! The shampoo sounds wonderful too- your hair always looks so lovely, though, it's hard to tell if it's because of the new shampoo ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  46. love the first picture!!! what is it??
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  47. Lovely photos.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  48. i love the pink sunnies and boots dear, so cool! you look gorgeous as usual <3

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  49. I WISH I HAD ALL MY SHOPPING DONE CAUSE I STILL HAVE TO SHOP AND FIND THE GOOD PRESENTS FOR MY RELATIVES IS LIKE A MISSION IMPOSSIBLE BUT IM GLAD FOR YOU THAT YOU GOT SOME HELP AND HAVE ALL YOUR PRESENTS ALREADY AND LOVE YOUR CUTE ADORABLE DRESS YOU ARE AN ANGEL
    DONT FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

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  50. those earrings are stunning! x

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  51. love your blog!
    http://porquenosotraslovalemosblog.blogspot.com/

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  52. Lovely outfit, you look beautiful!
    I have a giveaway this week, hope you will join in on the fun!

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  53. great inspiration! love the outfit!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  54. thank you so much dear! :* :*
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  55. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Great pics!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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    My cooking blog, support me:
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    xoxo Kiki

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  56. Love your dress dear! :)
    If you like my blog and you wanna... we could followed each other! :)

    KISSES!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  57. You look so good! Love your earrings! Great outfit!

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  58. You look so good! Love your earrings! Great outfit!

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  59. Cute outfit :) Love the pictures as well! I'm glad that I am not the only person who treats themselves to magazines and fancy shampoo :)

    P.s MERRY CHRISTMAS:)

    Hailes <3

    hailesheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

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  60. Hey, girl! I just wanted to stop by and let you know I gave you an award! Please check it out. :)

    P.S. Thanks for loving the dresses I pick haha.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  61. Great images! Love your earrings!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  62. Love your earrings and cardigan! ^_^

    by the way, can we follow each others' blogs? =)

    https://www.facebook.com/fashionmoto

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  63. Thankyou for your lovely comment!!! Those earrings are so rock and chic, I love them!! I love that pleated dress too!!! <3

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