11.5.12

From Rakvere to Simuna

For a fairly long time I have been wanting to thrift-shop in Viljandi but this didn't happen yet on the 5th of May and we drove to Rakvere instead of the cultural capital of Estonia (i.e. Viljandi). Now, when it comes to thrifting we only got two things: a pair of greyish Dr.Denim pants for E. and the most adorable lilac dinosaur for me (of course as a furnishing element into my wardrobe)... which reminds me I should make a home post #2 about my wardrobe (home post #1: the master bedroom is situated here).

Anyway, since we were both starving we decided to search for an eatery and discovered Laada Café where the food was highly delicious and serving really neat as well. Both of us ate pasta: mine was with smoked chicken and E.'s was with chanterelles. And I already know we will visit the place again in the future. This certainly is the power of first impressions!


I also bought a book about Czech Republic since it contains quite much essential information about their capital town Prague. And then we visited Milanfashionfreaks for the first time and to carry on with Prague thematic I found a lovely pair of fuchsia-coloured flats which is going to come with me and E. already on the 28th. By the way, my mom brought me a beige belted H&M cardigan and a Lancôme Déodorant Pureté (gentle roll-on anti-perspirant) from Finland not much time ago and the cardigan is another item which has booked a spot into my suitcase. Actually pretty soon I'm going to start packing because I don't want to panic at the eleventh hour like I've always done so far. But still keep your fingers crossed for me!

And now about the photos: the first part of those was taken in Rakvere town and the second part in Simuna boroughtown wherefrom we discovered an almost ancient gas station which looked like the perfect location. Forsaken places are my favourites by the way. I love the old-time flavour and values. How do you feel about abandoned buildings? Do you have any gripping stories to tell? And last but not least: enjoy the photos and be sure to tell me what you think.


I was wearing: silk scarf - Guess; jewellery - unknown; crop vest - Lindex children's department; top - doo good /thrifted/; jeans - Tommy Hilfiger Girls; sneakers - Baby Phat.

Happy weekend!

79 comments:

  1. Honey you look soooo pretty!!! As if you just jumped out of a magazine!! You always have the most pretty photos. Thx for sharing.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  2. Thank you for your sweet comment about my Instagram hun! :D
    ahh i absolutely love finding new restaurants that are sure to become sure favorites in the future!!
    Such a cute outfit, i love love your scarf!!! ahh!! gorgeous, as usual! :D Xxoxox

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  3. what fun shoes, & i like the purple scarf with your nails. you look superb in those jeans maiken! nice hot pink shoes, & lilac dinosaur. isn't it great to discover new places to eat? aww the tulips. :)

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  4. I look forward to your second home post,that dinosour is just adoarable :)
    Sounds like you both had a lovely time at that resturant,it looks and sounds amazing,the decor is beautiful there.
    As always Im amazed by your thrifted finds. I love those fuscia shoes so cute and your matching bracelet and necklace.
    I think places like this are quite eary,but so interesting, and because its old and abandoned you do want to go explore :D but then Im easily scared :D
    The location and photos came out beautifully as always.
    My apolagies for not stopping by in a while,havent had a chance to get on blogger all week,glad to have a little spare time now :)

    Hope you both have a lovely weekend x

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  5. nii toredad roosad kingad! ma ei saaks vist never nii, et ostan jalanõud ja võtan kohe kaasa kuskile reisile. mu jalad on nii pirtsakad, et virisevad isegi vanade, kantud jalanõude puhul, kui vähegi tuju tuleb. uued on siis kindel, et lõhuvad mu jalad esialgu üsna koledasti ära, noh nagu tervituseks või nii :D ja väga mõnus vaadata, et kevadsuvised ilmad ka sinna mingil määral jõudnud on, kuigi kuuldavasti vist täna ei olnud jälle midagi hiilgavat olnud...

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  6. What great photos...Love your new purple dino and you look great. I'm so excited too about your trip to Prague. I think I would be packing already in anticipation and freaking out I might forget something.....arrrrggghh!!! Lovely Post!!! by the way, those thrifted flats are very cool.
    xo
    Sada

    Dressology HQ

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  7. ps. I love abandoned buildings as well. Something so mysterious about them!!!
    xo
    Sada

    Dressology HQ

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  8. i love the pictures and the outfit is so cute , specially the shoes <3
    xo
    Nada

    www.stylista0fashionista.blogspot.com

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  9. Ahhh.. you keep reminding me of Czech! I miss it SO much - and you will love Prague..as cheesy and cliche as it sounds it truly is magical. Though, I didn't live there, rather Brno, the second largest city close to Austrian border. Anyway, before I get on my 'soapbox' about how great Czech is - HAVE FUN!

    And btw, you are rockin those jeans! :-)

    xo,
    annie
    www.alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com

    PS..SO glad you commented on my blog. I may not have found yours. I truly miss Europe and it's so nice to view your pix and a bit of a European fix.. Reminds of the time when I called it home.. :-) keep up the awesome work!

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  10. Super stunning photos!! :) I love old abandoned buildings/places etc. I don't really have that exciting of a story about one, but one kinda cool thing was when I lived on Kodiak Island, Alaska, there were old WWII bunkers built into the hills. As kids, we would go hang out in the bunkers that over looked the ocean. It was always fun to discover a new one hidden on the island. Now...get packing for your trip!! :P -Amanda

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  11. ahhh such amazing places, love your accessories!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  12. Beautiful pictures!!! And I love your outfit!!!

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  13. WOW lovely pictures!! And your outfit looks fantastic:)XX

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  14. Wow you're like Goldilocks! You have the prettiest hair I've seen! Love the combination with the sneakers and minty top, so pretty!

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  15. Ahh you look so pretty! The monochrome images are just so lovely and nostalgic. I love how eclectic your whole outfit is! :)

    Darling, thank you for your sweet comment (as always). I'm not sure where you can buy my stilettos overseas but I know that Zara released a really similar version a few seasons ago so perhaps you should try eBay? :) They're so amazing so I hope you find a pair!

    Have a beautiful week, Maiken!

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com.au/
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  16. 'You look so beautiful in the pictures MaiKen...I love the black and white ones especially. Very casual chic outfit....you always find cute kids clothes that fit you perfectly. Love those adorable sneakers. The restaurant and food looks great too. I like the cute dinosaur and pink rubber shoes. Ravere looks like a gorgeous city. Wonderful photography..

    Mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  17. 'You look so beautiful in the pictures MaiKen...I love the black and white ones especially. Very casual chic outfit....you always find cute kids clothes that fit you perfectly. Love those adorable sneakers. The restaurant and food looks great too. I like the cute dinosaur and pink rubber shoes. Ravere looks like a gorgeous city. Wonderful photography..

    Mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  18. maiken I love your neck piece.lovely outfit..loving your mint top..I agree with Keit, your hair looks amazing.

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  19. Looks almost like Poland :P Enter my ROMWE giveaway and win 80$ and a pair of sunnies!♥

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  20. Great look! Love the cute vest and the shoes are fun! The jeans look great on you! Great pictures!!

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  21. Nice look! Your blog is lovely!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  22. you always have such beautiful pictures! love both your shoes in this post and that cute fur vest. you wear them well!

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  23. I really like the jewerly, the scarf (kinda looks like a galaxy scarf) and also your shoes. Your photos are as usual and very pleasant to watch :)
    xo

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  24. It looks like a really lovely city. And you dino is so cute, heehe! ^^

    About Prague: It seems like I have way too much to do, so wont be able do post about the shopping etc. (I'd like to add photos and google more info, so..:)
    so here's a little list my mum made about Prague for you:
    (hehe she even wrote this in english !)

    - Palladium. Big shopping centre, there's many very cheap stores like Promod etc.
    - The bag shops of Czech people are really inexpensive, and you can make great finds. Prepare yourself with cash (many don't accept card payment, because the investment to get a card reading machine would be too big)
    - Shoes are also cheap. Eating & drinking out aswell.

    - Great place to visit: James Dean bar. www.jamesdean.cz
    address: V Kolkovne 1, near Old Town Hall (about 500m)
    Good music, 50's theme and waitresses dressed like that too!

    Have a Happy Mother's Day (at least in Finland we celebrate it tomorrow, some other countries already some days ago :)
    + lovely weekend

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  25. the dish looks so tempting! those orange tulips are so beautiful dear!! you look so stunning and are you getting skinnier? :D love your sneakers and bird pattern top <3 xx


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  26. Gorgeous photos, and I love your bird print top! Thankyou for commenting on my blog :) xox

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  27. What a beautiful cafe! And I love your bird shirt! I want that!
    --TS

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  28. your sneakers are so adorable! also the bow flats!
    crop vest is cute!

    Pinkbow Icecream

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  29. Stunning photos hun, I love tulips! My sister bought loads of stuff at a market in Czech Republic, shopping quite a bit there and when they were in Salzburg. I love those shoes! -xx

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  30. lovely photos, those bow flats are too cute.

    xo erica

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  31. HI sweetie, its been a while since i wrote to u. I read ur msg n ive been well. just that i hav been too bogged down with work and marriage life. havent had time to post anything. Hope u dun mind. N of cos ure not forgotten. :)
    Prague must be so beautiful..can tell from the glow and smiles on ur face :)
    I will love to visit Czech Republic some day....hopefully in the near future. Those shoes look like juicy couture. Fabulous Pick!!
    miss you much dear.
    xoxo
    Wil be back soon.

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  32. I always love seeing your comments, they brighten my day!

    xx

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  33. Great pictures.
    You look lovely dear!!
    Love it

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  34. amazing pictures, dear. i love the flower picture and the first one with the food- yummy :)
    and your look is really nice. also the background.
    i'm in love with your sneakers btw: so special and unique!
    kisses
    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  35. I agree with your opinion about yellow.
    Seems like a good place to visit. Sharp
    pictures, btw. Like your top!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  36. Agree with your opinion about yellow.
    Seems like a nice place to visit. Sharp
    pictures, btw. Like your top!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  37. your top is sooooo cute!!!! what a wonderful look! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  38. loving your mint top, great pictures!! xx

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  39. Nice photos, i loved *-*
    agoratopronta.blogspot.com
    Beijos Vanessa

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  40. Looks like you are having a great time, I love the pink bow flats in one of the pictures :)

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  41. cute little sneakers you have there =)

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  42. Damn girl you have such a great bod! Love the sneakers you're wearing and how cute is that purple dinosaur! I love thrifting- even if I don't find clothes (which I usually do!), it's still fun to hunt!

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  43. Thank you for stopping by dear!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  44. lovely place and I loved your hair, will be happy if u check out my blog too=)

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  45. I woul like to visit EStonia spmeday.
    I like your red flats.

    Thanks for your comment.

    <3

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  46. You look so beautiful! We love your outfit, and your journey is just full with amazing pictures! We love you and your blog! Cannot wait to see another style post!

    Keep your chicness, sweetheart!! We're following for sure!

    PS: Check out our new trend post on capped-toe shoes!! ;)

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  47. Great pictures!! I love it!!

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  48. Great outfit!!!

    estilohedonico.blogspot.pt

    xoxo

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  49. I hope we'll see more photos! Your trip to Czech Republic sounds amazing, the food looked good and you picked up several great items! I also love your outfit post, the bird top and the baby phat sneakers are awesome!

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  50. Awwww! the dinosaur is so cute! How sweet is it from your boyfriend!:) and one big yes to another "my home" post! pleeease:)))I also like what you bought! You are so good in thrift shopping! I really enjoy it too. However here in Rotterdam I don't have a lot of chances to do it....
    And Maiken where do you find all that awesome locations to shoot?!:) This one is freaking amazing!Love the "ancient" as you said gas station!
    You look absolutely flawless as usual!Especially I like the little fur vest.

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  51. hey, there!

    hope you had a nice wknd. love that crop vest. you did an amazing job w crop vest. i like finding lots of stuff from the children's dept. :) you really can't do anything until you eat. the plate of food in the photo looks amazing! :)
    i love taking photos in front of abandoned buildings because something about it is so mysterious...
    you look amazing, and hope you have an amazing week!

    jasmine :)

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  52. That cafe looks awesome! Sounds like you had a very nice weekend :) Those jeans are fun!

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  53. Wow, these photos are so lovely and most especially the ones of you with the vintage gas station!

    Very cool!


    oxo

    ML
    @20YS
    www.twentyyork.com

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  54. Nice pictures! love your scarf. =D

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  55. great outfit! i love the vest and the cute shoes! also the scarf is beautiful. i love all the photos. you always go to such gorgeous places!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the pink flats and you look so good in those sneakers! :)

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  57. I love the pink flats and you look so good in those sneakers! :)

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  58. Hello lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)!!! You have amazing pics of really cool places a usual !!!!!

    Love the ballerinas u bought!

    Hugs!

    A.

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  59. Olá, muito lindo seu blog!
    Amei seu look, lindas fotos! O colete de pele é um charme!

    beijos com carinho do Brasil

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  60. Hey, about the boots; I found them on Spartoo and price was 290 ! Quite much for me hehe.. But I can dream. :)
    Here's the link: http://www.spartoo.fi/Ambre-Babzoe-JUPITA-x141473.php
    (finnish site)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  61. These are amazing outfit photos...love the print on your shirt and your stylish jeans! Not to mention those orange tulips are so pretty :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  62. Amazing photos! <3
    xo

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  63. Great blog!! What about follow each other?! let me know!! :)

    xoxo

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  64. well i love ur blog!
    follow each other on bloglovin and fb?
    <3

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  65. Love the outfit and the styling of the photos!! You have a beautiful blog! Want to follow each other? Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  66. Beautiful pics as always:) I really love the sneakers...adorable!!! The flats are cute too. Have a great day!xoxo

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  67. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am following you via GFC now (as style-delights)! You can follow me back too!:;-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  68. Cute look! I really like your top!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  69. I know I already said this before, but I am so jealous you're going to Prague haha! Anyways, I absolutely love eating at small cafes. They always feel so homey and cozy. :D

    P.S. I like abandoned buildings as well. They're so interesting!

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

    Welcome to visit my blog and with you like it maybe we can follow each other. What do you think? xxx

    http://msofisticada.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. Love these pictures, & your top is great!

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  72. Love the light blue blouse and especially the pattern!

    - kw, ladiesinnavy

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  73. Your pictures are gorgeous & love your top so much.

    xo,

    Luis

    www.ChicOverload.com (my blog!)

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  74. Thank you for your kind, encouraging words. :) We'll see what autumn brings, there's still chance for anything to happen. Year or semester off school, or something like that has came across my mind lately. But I really want to graduate, not throw away these past 3,5 years of studies. In order to get a degree I need subject for thesis and place to do my last internship. I might have said this previously :) Well, and I have no clue what those things would be and have no motivation towards them currently. I almost feel like laughing. :)

    xo

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  75. Väga lahedad pildid! Eriti meeldivad mulle pildid, kus on taustaks vana bentsukas, nii retro tunne tuleb peale:)

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