15.2.12

Icy Jägala Waterfall

On the 11th of February I decided to go for a nice ride with my parents. E. was away and I didn't feel like sitting at home neither running errands. So, in the first place we (or actually only I and my mom since dad stayed in the car) visited and admired the icy Jägala Waterfall (Estonian: Jägala juga) in Northern Estonia on Jägala River. This is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia with height about 8 meters. Over thousands of years the falling water has worn out the edge of the limestone banks and as a result a steep-sided valley about 300 meters long and 12-14 meters deep has been created. The oldest written information about a water mill (the beginning of the 13th century) derives from this place.

The waterfall is a peculiar sight to see in winter when the water mass frozen in cold weather becomes a glistening ice wall with large icicles. A tunnel surrounded in both sides by ice may be formed in between the ice hanging down from the edge of the waterfall and the wall of waterfall.
I also found some old photos taken in the same place in February 2006, now more than six years ago, so please don't mind my excessive Adidas admiration. At least I have always loved waterfalls.

2006:

2012:
   I was wearing: hat - Guess; sunnies - Prada; scarf - /thrifted/; coat - ICON /thrifted/; waist-belt - /thrifted/; gloves - random; jeans - Cherokee /thrifted/; boots - Pertti Palmroth; top - Next /thrifted/; sweater - Blend She.

Since the beautiful and picturesque Jägala Waterfall is situated not far from Tallinn, the capital and largest city of Estonia, we did some light shopping there. For an example I discovered a designer clothing brand called Karen Millen. It was founded in 1981 by Kevin Stanford and Karen Millen, and in 1983 they opened their first store in Kent. The company has continued to expand, and its global presence now stretches from the UK to Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia. Karen Millen produce 12 collections each season covering day, work, occasion and weekend wear.
My first Karen Millen item is a fierce pair of white wedges which used to cost 212.- euros but I got it for unbelievable 32.- euros. Now I just can't wait for the spring to wear those two fabulous beauties!

Additionally I bought a zoey m. light asymmetric denim blouse (originally it was 25,90.- euros but I payed 3,30.- euros) and a pretty fancy greenish dress from also zoey m. (it used to be 27,90.- euros but I payed 6,40.- euros) and a nice pair of classy gloves for 3,30.- euros as well. Now, I would call that a great success! By the way, the day before the trip I managed to do some quick thrifting in my hometown and got a sheer brown top and classy Zara pants for only 3.- euros. I also noticed all my freshest clothes are in colours very close to earth. It's probably a coincidence since I actually love bright colours as well!


Anyhow, I spent a great day with my mom and dad. We did some required shopping, ate at the Stockmann Café and I drank my favourite cocoa there - sometimes you don't need much to be happy.
I hope you like my photos, and as always, be sure to tell me what you think because I love hearing from you, my awesome followers and other readers :)

ps. How do you feel about a questions and answers post and the opportunity to ask me anything (i.e. more or less normal things of course)? You can leave your questions here in the comments if you're interested!


100 comments:

  1. Love your new shoes ! Kiss x



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  2. Hey, girl! Whoa, that is a lot of ice! It must have been freezing there, huh? It's so beautiful though. I like it haha. It's good that you got to spend time with your parents.

    As for shopping, you got fabulous stuff especially that Karen Millen wedges. They're perfect for spring. Btw, I also love thrifting! :)

    P.S. Thanks for the Valentine's Day greeting. I hope you had a sweet one with E!

    Lots of love, B
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  3. I love waterfalls. However, we'd have to treck really far to see the frozen ones. Your pictures are gorgeous. Nature is one fabulous backdrop.

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  4. looks very cold - but beautiful <3
    X the cookies
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  5. Väga armas postitus :). Meeldis eriti see lipsuga pluus.
    Aitäh sinu kommentaari eest minu blogis!

    xoxo,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow, that's really beautiful... and looks SO cold!! I love your beanie :)

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  7. Wow, the waterfall looks absolutely amazing. Is it frozen all winter and then does it defrost in the spring? It looks like such an interesting place to go and visit. I love your buys as well, especially the strappy shoes and the brown top from Zara. You always manage to find things for such a great price! xx

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  8. please don't mind my excessive adidas admiration - no see oli küll veits naljakas :D äge on, et sul on igast vanad pildid kohe käepärast võtta. ma siiani plaanin vanu pilte arvutisse tõsta, aga pole jõudnud ja see oli juba sada aastat tagasi, kui ma viimati arvutit vahetasin. niimoodi tuleb enne juba uus. aga jah, vahel on lihtsalt hea vaadata, nostalgitseda ja võrrelda ja värki :)

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    1. sa ei kujuta ilmselt ettegi, kui palju Adi asju ma tol ajal omasin.. huh, õudukas lausa. igatahes, raekoja platsi ääres oli kunagi Adi pood, ja seal tehti üpris tihti suuri soodukaid. edasi saad ise mõelda :D

      aga piltidega on see lugu, et ma lõhkusin välise kõvaketta ära (kukkus umbes 10 korda maha :) ja sellepärast need mul kõik läpakas asuvadki. ja tõesti on vinge vahel sirvida neid :)

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  9. Thank you so much babe..
    I hope your Valentine's day was the best..

    xxx

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  10. The icy waterfall is stunning- wow! Damn girl- you have a very toned stomach- my question would be "how do I get a stomach like that?" ;)

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  11. OMG!!!! Amazing place!
    Thanks for your comment sweetie and sorry for havent been here for a long time.I'm extremely busy with my project.Hope you are ok and I like your new header :)
    xo
    Anastasia

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  12. WOW, that waterfall is breath taking!!!!! and im absolutely loving ur yellow sweater :)

    xx
    Erika
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  13. MY GOD! These pics are awesome.
    I like the outfit you had chosen.

    XOXO

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  14. The ice pics are the most gorgeous.

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  15. Väga äge ning võrreldes 2006 aastaga oled küll kõvasti blondimaks ja.. vähem adi-fänniks muutunud :)

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  16. hey,
    love love love your new header, its so beautiful and i much prefer it to the old one.
    as for the waterfall what can i say? i never imagined water freezing like that, i have seen waterfalls in winter here in greece but they are never frozen, of course its nowhere cold as it is in estonia so i guess the water freezes over there.
    love your karen millen wedges i've been admiring this particular designer/brand for a while now and u got it in a reasoable price, as for the 3.30 euros pieces? wow where do you find so afforable ones? i must go shopping with you.
    love,
    marianne

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  17. maiken, i have never seen anything like magical, frozen waterfall. it's spectacular! i'm amazed & astounded. :) your hair is gorgeous, such pretty details on that brown blouse. a question & answer thing will be fun to read.

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  18. Wow, the waterfall looks so dramatic ! I love it !

    You look great, as always. The last pic with you sitting on your bed (wearing the brown tee) is simply breathtaking.

    Kisses!
    /U

    pug-a-licious

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  19. That is some serious snow/ice!!! Love all the pieces you shared! <3 A-

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  20. Hello darling, of course i would like to have featured on my blog. The set of questions will be the same as in this post: http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogger-spotlight.html
    however if you want me to add some just let me know and i'll do so.
    or better email me at lureofthedarkside@hotmail.com for further explanation, it would be better to arrange this mini interview properly.

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  21. THIS IS SO MAJESTIC!!!! I LOVE IT... I CANT FULLY EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS POST!!!! I LOVE YOUR YELLOW CARDIGAN TOO!!
    CHari T (deep fried stilettos) http://saltedfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow...the pictures look awesome! The waterfall formation is really amazing, thanks for sharing these pictures, I have never seen anything like this before! You look fabulous in front of the icy feature. One of the best outfit photos I have seen....I mean...how many people get to do their outfit photos in front of a beautiful ice sculpture? I like your new outfits too, the colors look nice on you. And I wish I have hair like yours :-) I think you live in a beautiful country, I would like to know more about where you live, you always post such beautiful scenic photos.

    mongs
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  23. loving your heels!!

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  24. That waterfall is absolutely stunning! I've never seen a frozen waterfall before, and now I'm wishing that I could visit one in person :) It sounds like you had a lovely day with your parents, sightseeing, shopping and having a nice lunch (with cocoa! Yum!) It's wonderful that you've discovered Karen Millen, it's one of my favourite British clothing lines along with Ted Baker - and what an incredible deal to get those white wedges for only 32 euros. The only shame is you'll have to wait for warm weather to wear them :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  25. I think a question and answer post is a great idea! I really love both tops in the pictures that are side by side - gorgeous. That frozen waterfall is spectacular - absolutely breathtaking!

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  26. omg!!!!! this place is AMAZING!! lucky girl I wish I was there too :D
    and btw love the shots where you are by the window! the light is perfect!! xx

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  27. you are so lucky to find such amazing venues for your blog photos. the waterfall is absolutely gorgeous. and of course, you look amazing. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine

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  28. Your pictures are seriously stunning!!! Love it :)

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  29. Woow the photos of this year are just amazing. I like watching pictures of natural wonders and yours is really beautiful!! You photography skills are getting better and better!!
    I don't haveany questions now but I'll ask you some later :)

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  30. Maiken,

    These photos are amazing I've never seen anything like it. So breathtaking I've never seen anything so beautiful. What kind of camera do you use?

    I love your Karen Millen finds. You always find really good deals

    I know you are a project manager and I find it very interesting I have a friend who does the same thing...I guess my question is what does a project manager do? I know that the job could be stressful at times.

    Happy Thursday!

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  31. everything about this post is stunning!

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  32. Wow!!!!! that place is really amazing!!!!!! i would like to visit it some day!!
    your blouse is so cute, and i love you shoes!!!!

    xoxoxo

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  33. i like the landscape!! is wonderfull. I love your outfit!! and your sandals are very beautiful!!! Kisses saleem

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  34. Wowwww.. these frozen waterfall is amazing! Love the post!!

    xx

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  35. Such beautiful pictures, the frozen waterfall looks so amazing!!! Love the outfits as well, your Karen Millen shoes are lovely (albeit more summery!).

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    xx

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  36. omg the waterfall pictures are jaw-dropping! must've been an amazing experience to see it in person. your yellow knit is so lovely, I love the pretty pastel colour :)

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  37. Wow, these photos are pretty impressive! Love your entire outfit, especially the belted coat. And those shoes are divine :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
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  38. Jeez girl! That's cold! I'm getting the goosebumps just by looking at the photos! Oh my! But you look stylish as always, no matter how cold it is!
    Your white wedgies are absolutely beautiful!
    And I just have to say it: the photos where the sun illuminates your hair are simply gorgeous!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  39. Wow, those icy waterfalls look amazing ! Great pictures.
    Lovely heels too, I need more wedges :>

    Thanks for your comments!
    I truly have a jewellery obsession, or actually all pretty things ^^ But it's nice to have plenty to choose from each day.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  40. OH MY that is such a picturesque place!!! It's like an image straight from post cards. Your outfit photos really looked great with such a beautiful background :) You have new pretty stuffs too! The wedges and the sheer top are lovely. And oh, I'm glad you had a nice Valentines Day celebration too :)

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  41. Uauuuuuuuuuuuuu Very cold, and very snow!!!

    Lovely pictures... and your new shoes!!

    Beijos***

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  42. wow I love your outfits! so gorgeous, esp the black dress!

    Cheers, Helen
    My Random Thoughts

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  43. I am a HUGE fan of Karen Millen as well! You got an amazing deal on those shoes, in the US her shoes will probably go no further in reduction that $99 USD. Also the frozen waterfall is gorgeous! I've never been to Estonia but would love to visit someday. Hope you'll stop by and would you like to follow each other?

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  44. y u r so lovely darling? hahaha i loved the scenery of these views! i wish indonesia has winter!

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  45. Wow the waterfall is amazing! Love the new shoes! They're wonderful!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  46. um wow! that uh-mazing photos! <3 it!

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  47. Wow, that waterfall looks beautiful...love the shoes.

    xo erica

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  48. That waterfall looks amazing.

    Luc X

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  49. Wow, such gorgeous pictures! The frozen waterfalls are stunningly beautiful! And I also like the lace detail top you have on the last picture- pretty! :)
    Good luck!

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  50. Great photos! It looks amazing!


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  51. wow, awesome! It's to cold outside for angels to fly ;)

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  52. it's so interesting to see all these fantastic nature pictures!
    great experience. love them!
    wish you a wonderful weekend- enjoy it.
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  53. How are you so chic in that cold?! lol. LOVE the overcoat and belt look hun. Plus the photos taken in your bedroom could be in magazines! Stunning photography. Also, have I told you I love your header yet? ITS FABULOUS!!

    xx

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  54. great photos as always dear! i love how you put on the belt on the coat, you look so gorgeousss <3

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  55. Gorgeous pictures! I love these outfits. Following you now :)

    xo,
    Angela
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  56. Your photos, as usual, are amazing!! honestly, I have never seen so many amazing bargains found! I need to go shopping with you! I love the purple-y/grey coloured vintage looking dress! Also, the frozen waterfall looks so beautiful! It must be freezing where you live :) it has started to warm up slightly here - thankfully!

    P.s your fashion has changed a lot from 2006. You look great (very photogenic) in both but more sophisticated in 2012 :)

    Also, thank-you for your lovely comment on my blog!

    Hailes<3

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  57. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Awesome and scarry! I would love to do a photo-shoot there! Great items!
    New post on my blog, check it out!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    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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  58. what a lovely pictures, you're so pretty right there :D -following your blog now!

    love,
    Schitteren en Meid

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  59. awwii, see 2006 pilt on kaa niinunnu :) Polegi kunagi seal Jägala joa juures käinud :(
    aga su mantel on üliarmas ja need kingad kaa...panevad juba suvest unistama! Aga vb teeksid eraldi postituse pealkirjaga "Ask me anything"? muidu eks ikka tahaks üht-teist uurida, alati on põnev lugeda :)

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    1. kusjuures, nüüd, kui selle mõtte avaldasid, meenus, et minu algne plaan oligi nii teha, aga siis kaldusin jälle mitte tegemise poole peale..
      sest siis peaks see kõige värskem postitus olema ja ma ei saaks midagi uut postitada nii kaua, kui küsimusi esitada võib.. oehh :D igatahes, kui sul küsimusi on, siis võid need siia ka sokutada :)

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  60. Those frozen waterfalls look spectacular!

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  61. Oh, you are from Estonia!! It remembers me my home, I was born in Latvia <3
    Beautiful sandals from Karen Millen :D

    Kisses!
    http://valeriaistheone.blogspot.com/

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  62. Neat blog following!!!

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  63. wow such gorgeous pictures of the icy waterfalls! great finds also on your shopping trip

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  64. Omg I've never seen a location so magnificent! Beautiful photos. And your hair....so envious as it is beautiful! Girl why aren't' you on the catwalk! I'm thinking the q&a is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to bombard you with my questions. Lots of love, Barbie xxx

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  65. very nice pics and I like your new shoes :)

    Wish you a nice weekend :)

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  66. Someone's got herself KAREN MILLENS!! Super nice!!!
    This place is INSANELY COOL! never knew such place existed. Estonia is definite on my travel list now!!
    Those icy waterfalls are INCREDIBLE. Still cant believe it. And whats best you still look so CHIC in that freezy climate. I have to give you a THUMBS UP for that. :)

    My weekend has been great..thanks babe for your concern. Always so kind. :))
    HUGSSSS

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  67. The waterfall looks spectacular!! It's amazing how it is frozen in time like that... Oh, love that blouse with the ruffles... Very beautiful :)

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  68. The set of the first photos is beautiful! I have never been to a place like that!
    The blouse is great too!

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  69. look at the ice!!! I should come back more often to get insporations on what to wear with this cold!!

    Love, Ylenia | Longuette

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  70. beautiful pictures wow!! juss came across your blog! do drop by my blog sometime..follow eachother thru GFC if u like :))

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  71. nice photos :)
    Following you :)

    New post is up !
    xx
    Eranda

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  72. I LOVE the pictures of you in your room! it looks so so lovely!
    great outfits!
    xx.

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  73. Fun and versatile!
    http://paquetevsitasbien.blogspot.com

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  74. WOW, that frozen waterfall must be incredible in person!!! What great photos.
    Loving your new shoes too xo

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  75. Love that place<3
    Beautiful enough:)

    Following you:)
    Would you like to follow me back?:)

    Have a sparkling day!
    xoxo.

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  76. So amazing pics!!!

    kisses from:
    http://self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  77. I totally missed that bow-top the first time - it's so lovely.. Is that the one from zoey m. ? :)

    Thank you for the comment, it is so so so nice to get to know you better. :) Then people aren't just pictures on blog sites, they're real girls and boys with a history. Thank you for sharing a bit of yours. ♥
    Have a lovely week! * hug *

    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  78. you look so fabulous. but burr it looks cold

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  79. ' Yes I have used some Oriflame products, aswell. :) Also really nice and affordable! ^^

    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  80. thx for your nice comment on my blog..

    That's lipglosses and nail polishes :)

    I hope you like my blog and maybe you gonna be my next follower..If you want :)

    wish you a nice day

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  81. The waterfall photos are so gorgeous and I love your outfit :)

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  82. THE SCENERY IS WONDERFUL! i LIKE YOU WEARING FUR ...SHOULD BE WARM .

    COME FOR A VISIT, AND IF YOU LIKE FOLLOW ME ...i'VE ADDED TO BLOGLOVIN


    CIAO AVE

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  83. Great pictures and i like your Outfit! the coat and the fur coat are amazing and i love the white shoes:)

    Hope you visit me on my Blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.blogspot.com

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  84. WOW !!! what an amazing place ! So gorgeous !

    And beautiful new shoes and I loved the details on your top !

    http://www.universeandyou.com.br/

    xoxo from japan

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  85. WOW, the waterfall is stunning!!!! i wish we had beautiful places like that around here! :))

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  86. oh my goodness I just had to pin one of those pics of the frozen waterfall into my Pinterest board because it is so Beautiful! Winter can be so gorgeous, I love these pics you took. what an amazing place to live! and look at you in your adorable style poses struttin it out in your adorable coat and belt :) ultimate fashion photo area with that stunning backdrop! I love your new white wedges as well
    The House of Shoes

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  87. sooo beautiful! amazing!
    love your new items as well!
    P.S. love your belt!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  88. you look so pretty and i love your outfit!
    it fits you well :D

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  89. Those photographs are absolutely stunning,I'd love to see this first hand, nature is so incredibly beautiful.

    You look gorgeous as well and as always,love the sweater,cute and preppy x

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  90. Wow! Breath-taking photos! Really love the landscape!
    Great shoes :D

    Kisses xx

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  91. Beautiful pictures! And those Karen Millen shoes are amazing!

    http://thefashionestate.blogspot.com/

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  92. oh my the waterfall is completely frozen it's so amazing, looks like out of a movie! I personally haven't never seen one that frozen...
    I love everything u got, specially the grey one, gorgeous details!
    Beijinhos**

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  93. WOw the pictures are amazing!

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  94. You look great...I really like the waist belt and the yellow sweater.

    Piksty :-)

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  95. This by far my favorite post from you gorgeous. Those photos are stunning!! and you look so beautiful in black against the beautiful white snow behind you.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  96. oh my, this frozen waterfall is stunning!!! and how lovely are your finds? love the shoes especially!!!

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