13.3.12

The early-spring orchid exhibition

Now more than a week ago, on the 3rd of March, I and E. visited the orchid exhibition together with my grandparents. The exposition took place in The Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu and we also attended last year (you can browse that post here).
This time there were more than 120 species displayed and 20 of those were exhibited for the first time ever. A gardening company was also selling plenty of smashingly beautiful orchids there and I got the most ravishing neon-coloured and perfumed Phalaenopsis. I definitely am addicted to orchids. The two window-sills of a whole room in our house are already covered with my gorgeous darlings and I receive more and more but obviously don't mind at all.

Anyway, we also stopped by at some shops and shopping centres and I got three fabulous tops from Lindex. Two of those used to cost 22,95.- euros each (slightly crazy, right?) but they were 6,89.- euros each on sale. The grey one in the middle used to be 17,95.- euros but I got it for 5,39.- euros. I saved almost 45.- euros and I think the original prices were simply senseless but all three tops are absolutely perfect for spring and for summer as well, so I'm really happy with those purchases and can't wait to showcase them.
Oh, additionally I and E. discovered a modernly cool dark-coloured kitchen furniture which we'll keep in mind for the future.


In the end of the day we visited a farm and picked four rabbits for my grandmother. I had the honour to run around in the big byre and catch the rabbits. By the way, I had to grab at least ten bunnies before granny made up her mind. Was a lot of fun actually!
So, I'll leave you with the photos now (the ones in the beginning are randomly taken inside the botanical garden before entering the exhibition) and hope you like the ones I've chosen to show you. Be sure to let me know what you think because your feedback matters the most to me. Enjoy your week! :)


I was wearing: blazer - Trendy Look /thrifted/; jeans - edc by Esprit /thrifted/; button-up blouse - Martinelli /thrifted/; wedge boots - Sempre; leather belt - from my grandmother; sunnies - Ray-Ban replica; earrings - Oriflame.

81 comments:

  1. Your photos are amazing, greetings from Spain

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  2. utterly gorgeous photos maiken! i like orchids, but i can't keep them alive. you must have magic within you. what will your grandma do with the 4 bunnies? pretty blue blazer with leopard print outfit. i hope someday you show us your orchid collection. :)

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    1. well, my grandmother wants to produce tiny bunnies ;) she used to have hundreds of bunnies several years ago.
      and of course I can show my orchid collection. I think I'll do this when the weather gets warmer and I can bring my lovelies outside for some time :)

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  3. It seems like you go shopping very often.
    The photos are amazing!!! Woow!!
    You should create an account on we heart it, pinterest or tumblr to share your gorgeous photos, you have a gift and you should share it with the world :D
    I love the combination of leopard shirt with this turquoise blazer, really like the effect :)
    Btw thank you for the wishes and for the sweet comment :)

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    1. thank you, dear :) I think this blog also suits for sharing my photos because I don't like having too many different accounts.
      about shopping.. I usually thrift-shop instead of regular shopping because I don't like spending money pointlessly. and I want to keep my shopping senses alive for my trip to Prague ;)

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  4. Silma jäi just seda ägedat värvi pruunikasbeezid püksid. Sama tooni pükse mõtlesin endalegi paar kuud tagasi soetada, kuid numbripuuduse tõttu jäi ost tegemata. Ja botaanikaaed on vana hea klassika - mulle meeldib nende kass, kes tuleb iga külastajat isiklikult tervitama :)

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    1. mhm, too kass oli kihvt jah. unustasin teda pildistada kahjuks..
      aga nende pükste toonile ei oskagi õiget nime anda. elukaaslane ostis need mulle 3,50.- euroga ja pole hullu, et need mulle mõni number liiga suured on :D vööga annab veidi sättida ka. thriftimisel ma riiete suurustel ennast häirida ei lase ;)

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  5. Great style pics! The blue and leopard really pop. The orchid exhibit is beautiful. That is my favorite flower.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  6. Kui ilus pintsak!! :)

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  7. aww beautiful picts, love your top. cool style .love it

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  8. mul on nii kahju, et nüüd näitus läbi on ja seekord sinna ei jõudnudki :( orhideed on nii ilusad ja pole midagi mõnusamat, kui sellise sombuse ilmaga kas või korraks troopilisse botaanikaaeda põgeneda :)

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    1. täpselt minu mõte :) seal kohe on selline üdini positiivne (ja soe!) õhkkond. kas või korra aastas kulub igati ära :P

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  9. I love the blazer, also how adorable are the bunnies!

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  10. I am loving the expo! It was really beautiful, the way the flowers and plants were set up! Great deals on those tops, at first I thought wow Eur 23 for each top? That is expensive considering it's casual tops for about $38 USD??? But then I saw you got a sale and was super happy! Smart shopper!

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  11. Love your blazer !

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  12. Just love your blazer! What do you think about following each other?:) Please let me know on my blog:)

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  13. love the colour of your blazer and those orchids are lovely! are all of those bunnies yours?

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    1. my grandmother's actually :)

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  14. aww kui ilusaad pildid...need orhideed...peaks ka minema, pole kunagi sattunud sinna :(
    ja jänkud aww.
    mulle väga meeldib su sinine jakk :) super!

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    1. orhideenäituse viimane päev oli kahjuks 11. märtsil, aga minu meelest tasub botaanikaaeda ka niisama külastada. sealne rohelus ja soojus on mõnusaks vahelduseks meie praegusele hallile ümbrusele.

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  15. Waou :) This is such a great collection of pictures :) Lovely place ^^

    kiss

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  16. That's great! So I'm joining your site by google and I'm waiting for you:)

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  17. great photos sweetie**what a great pair of shoes*i told you once again!!love & kisses*

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  18. Love the color of the blazer!! (:

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  19. I really like this look :) The color of the blazer is adorable!

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  20. orchids are beautiful! and love your outfit. the animal print and those wedges!!! i love your shoes so much. i also love that you ran around catching rabbits for your grandma!!!

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  21. Great and simple at the same time.

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  22. That bright blue blazer is so pretty and i love your new pink lace top! Sounds like a great day- an orchid exhibit sounds like the perfect way to spend a day- I love flowers!

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  23. Wow! The flowers are amazing! I am loving your outfit. That bright blue blazer over that leopard button-down top looks amazing. Fabulous look!

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  24. I love your blue blazer! Gorgeous color on you.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  25. Running around catching bunnies sounds like so much fun! Wish I'd been there to join in on that :) Absolutely love your blue blazer - it's the perfect bright shade to encourage spring to hurry on its way!
    xox,
    Cee

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  26. Gorgeous photos! I love your outfit too. Animal print top and a photo of a turtle. If this was facebook, I'd 'like' this.

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  27. Such beautiful photographs! And I love the color of your jacket :)

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  28. uhh looks like sales have been great :P
    PS. LOVE the leopard shirt and how you combined it with blue!!
    xx

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  29. oh my goodness you live in the most beautiful area! what a gorgeous exhibit, you must have an amazing camera too because your pictures are stunning. Looove that animal print with the blue blazer!


    The House of Shoes

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  30. Loved that picture of the turtle... and those bunnies together were very cute!

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  31. HI!! Love your blog! I follow you, please follow me too!!
    Thanks and kisses from spain!!
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  32. I love orchids! It's one of my favorite flowers. I actually had one before, but I wasn't able to take care of it and it died. So sad. Anyways, I want to get another one. Cute blazer and cute rabbits! ;)

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  33. Dear Maiken, Thanks for your sweet comments:) I love this post...beautiful pics and love your blazer. Stunning color!

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  34. the orchids look beautiful...orchid is my country flower. I am not good with keeping real plants so i have a pot of fake orchid plant. I like your finds...i think they are such great buys...i get excited about sales too especially when i find things i like. I had a rabbit last time which i kept for ten years. i was so sad when she died. You're so sweet to help your grandma find a rabbit. That's a nice outfit btw...i like the blue blazer...the color is really electric. And those shoes and leopard top rocks!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  35. How awesome! I love orchids, and I love that blue blazer :)

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  36. nice pics..amazing!! love your jacket!!

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  37. Awwwww, the animals are so cool! I am loving your blue blazer, by the way. What a great color!

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  38. Cute bunnies ^^ I love orchids and this place looks amazing.. I wish I get to visit some garden soon.

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and lovely comments!
    My school days are over, all I need to do is some courses at home and training period + thesis work. :) That's why I have some extra time for things like reading.

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  39. wonderful pictures, my dear!
    i love these orchids and the turtle is so cute.
    i have two turtels. but at the moment, they are
    still sleeping. perhaps in the middle of april they
    woke up. i should post pictures about them :)
    kisses to you and a wonderful evening.
    ps: love your blue blazer!
    kisses
    maren anita

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  40. Ahh im obsessed with orchids too!! and so is my mom haha, shes the same as you, she keeps getting more and more orchids but she loves them so much!!! :))
    i love the b&w full body shot of you, it's amazing!! and the bunnies, so cute! it must have been really fun running around after them!
    also i love the picture of the really interesting flower, dont know how else to describe it ;) hehe!
    also, im so happy you like my instagram photos! yay! thank you! <33

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  41. orchids are my fav flower ever, your pics are amazing love the bunnies and the turtle too, i'm following you hope you can visit my blog i'll be so honored about that :) xxx from spain

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  42. Those photos are beautiful. And that blazer is so gorgeous on you!!
    Sarah
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  43. Love the pictures. The orchids are beautiful. Love the blue blazer and it looks amazing with the leopard top.

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  44. Nice blazer!

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  45. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!! Hot blazer, hot scarf and hot pants! Honey you rock this one xx

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  46. I used to have a pet turtle. Seeing the one you photographed here makes me feel sad cause it reminded me of my dead pet. Anyway, the garden is fantastic! I like looking at orchids and the other plants :) Oh, your light blue blazer is eye catching :)

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  47. I have miss you sweetie hope you are doing well just now that I got time I'm writing to everyone <3
    what a great pictures in love with those rabbits and turtles I use to own one when I was little and in love with your blazer it just bright my day by seen it love spring colors kisses
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  48. m, your granny is lucky to have you as a grandaughter. :) i always enjoy reading your adventures. great blazer... that color is gorgeous. it looks amazing next to the leopard scarf. so glad we re-connected... and i really appreciate your visits, and i enjoy visiting you. :) hope you have a great day!
    xoxo
    jasmine

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  49. Wow I didnt realise there were so many species of orchid. Orchids are so beautiful and colourful and are my absolute favourite flower, the photos you toke are beautiful.
    Id love to of run round catching cute bunnies :D Bet they were tricky to catch, jumping around everywhere.
    It sounds like you all had a lovely time.I hope you are doing well, and have had a wonderful week x

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  50. the bunnies <3 so cute!

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  51. Beautiful photos. I can´t believe how much snow around you, here is so hot!! Your blazer is so pretty.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  52. Thanks for joining the giveaway! ^^
    Have a lovely day sweetie!

    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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  53. Bunnies!!! Always love your photos, such beauty! Orchids are stunning. LOVE the outfit you put together. I have a scarf very similar and am now inspired to combine with a bright blue. It looks gorgeous. You look amazing too!!!
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  54. Great pictures and look! I am following you :) Check my blog and if you like it, you are welcome to do the same! Kisses <3<3

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  55. so cute fotos with all these plants and bunnies!
    you look gorgeous!

    xxx Ros.e.
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  56. Hello again! :)

    Another beautiful post. Beautiful photos and I love your outfit, the blue looks amazing and with the animal print looks really stylish! So cute, I used to have bunnies :) my favourite was called Sooty! The tops are so cute and such great prices!! I don't know how you find these things!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Hailes<3

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  57. such a lovely place.. i always love flowers!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  58. Beautiful flower photos. The blue jacket is a great color for you. Love the photos.

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  59. Ohh thank you ♥

    I'm in love with your blazer & shoes, they are so perfect ! :o

    ♥♥

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  60. Great photos. It looks like an awesome exhibitions! Love the turtle!

    I like so much the colour combination of your outfit. gorgeous!

    Love.

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  61. I adore these photos, your style is fabulous!

    Lia
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  62. Oh I love orchid ! is my fav flower with Nymphaea tuberosa and Tunisian flower.
    I have to visit Le Parc Floral this summer! :)

    And I love your blazer, this colour suits you very well :)
    xoxoA.

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  63. Hi Maiken, thanks for your comments and a great idea for me to make a post of my wardrobe:) I'll try to do so...haha... Have a great day!

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  64. these photos are amazing :)
    xxx

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  65. Love this post^^I like your blog.

    clueless♥mfashionfreak

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  66. orchids are evry pretty almost a pretty as you are! love your shoes and blazer! thanks for sharing

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  67. Love the color of your blazer again the leopard blouse

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  68. First of all, thank u so much for entering the marni giveaway and ur comment was one of my favorite :)
    Best of luck my dearest.

    Did you know that Orchids are my country's national flower? in Singapore that is. Ours come in purples and fuchsias. Just tot u might be interested to knw so that u cud tell everyone who did not know :). Beautiful orchids in this garden..the colors are different, much more unique than the ones we see here in our climate. That neon one was probably the best Ive seen by far. ITS RARE HERE. No wonder u loved them so much:)

    THREE TOPS n SAVE 45 EUROS?? THATS A GOOD DEAL! How lucky!
    these tops were meant to be YOURS. hehe.

    Great to see you had a nice time with ur grandparents. How sweet & thoughtful of you to have bought not 1 but 4 bunnies for granny. You must love her very much.

    The jacket u had one was AWESOME as well. Spring color! equals PERFECT.

    Much love,
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  69. Oh my, these photos are so beautiful! I love every single one of them! And I love your outfit as well, that blazer is beyond gorgeous!

    Happy Monday!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  70. that are really beautiful pictures!
    And i really adore this amazing blazer you're wearing!

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  71. Love the blazer and animal print together!

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  72. incredible place for pictures!! Also, in love with your shirt!!
    xxo

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  73. Hah, see roosa Lindexi pluus on nii ilus ja ma sain selle samuti odava hinnaga. Nüüd käisin seal hiljuti uuesti ja nägin, et must on ikka selle hullu hinnaga. Aga roosa on niikuinii ilusam!

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