3.10.12

Like frozen sky in October night

Happy October, sweeties!
Practically two more days to go and my (but also my fiancé's) mini vacation will begin. Obviously I'm oh so happy about it because both of us are in massive need of breezy relaxing and taking some time off. From the other side of that matter there additionally is so much to do at home which is why our arriving vacation is divided into two categories:

1. from the 8th of October until the 10th of October lasts "the holiday part" that is again splitted between Pärnu in our homeland Estonia and Valmiera in adjoining state Latvia (remember my Cubus' wishlist?);


tee - thrifted Marni at H&M; sweater - thrifted H&M; pants - Reserved; belt - Seppälä; boots - DETOX; jacket - Amisu (New Yorker); necklace - New Yorker; earrings - unknown.

2. the remaining days should be hopefully spent doing domestic business like current repairs, seeding a few herbs for autumn and winter, fertilizing my precious orchids but also assorting and tidying up my clothes, footwear, every single accessory, just bits and pieces.. The list goes on and on and on and on, as usual but I'm always so excited about the whole vacation aspect in general! Guys, when will your next vacation show up and is it preplanned already?


Anyhow, now about the photographs I promised to share with you. The first six were taken close to Tartu, in front of a gardening center last Sunday when we were diligently investigating black heart cherry trees for our garden. We're not going to purchase one before next spring though.

The rest of the photos were taken at my grandparents' place on the very same day. I love after rain photography, especially now when I finally own a 35mm macro lens which is so much fun! Tiny iridescent raindrops, otherwise hidden or out of sight details and textures, small objects and images being significantly enlarged - in my eyes that's all highly fascinating and compelling. For that reason I truly hope you like my pictures, and be sure to tell me what you think :)


ps. I'm scouting around for a decent (liquid) eyeliner and would love to read your recommendations. Which one do you suggest? It should be well-known, otherwise I will probably not find it from Estonian stores.
Thank you in advance!

68 comments:

  1. Love the cute mix of patterns and textures--especially with the loose knitted sweater and that polka dot top. And fantastic photos too, loving the incredible depth of field and composition!

    With love from San Francisco, California,
    Sabrina
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  2. You always have the most awesome manicure ever! Do you do it yourself? really cool. I love your layering here. A perfect way to keep adjusted to the changeable fall weather!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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    1. to be honest I have a very good manicurist who puts my ideas into practice :) and I wear the same manicure for two long months. it's time-proof ;)

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  3. muidugi meeldivad pildid! ma olen ise ka sucker for macros ja juba sada aastat planeerin või noh, tahan makroobjektiivi oma kaamerale, aga vot. no küll jõuab ka see minuni, tal võtab ehk soovitust kauem aega lihtsalt :)
    a sa tegid oma blogiga midagi või? see on sõna otseses mõttes hiiglaslik mu arvutiekraanil järsku :D st ma pean seda sajast otsast kerima. ja kontrollisin järele, ei ole zoom in'i kogemata teinud lehele :D

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    1. nope, ei ole midagi teinud, ainult uue postituse lisasin. minu läpaka-ekraanil on see igatahes endine :P ja näiteks piltide formaat ei võimaldaks neil ilmselt hiigelsuur ollagi, sest neid on tohutult vähendatud.
      aga siis on hea, kui pildid meeldivad :) minu ja makroobjektiiviga oli sama lugu. planeerisin AASTAID selle valimist/soetamist/katsetamist. lõpuks võtsin ühel nädalavahetusel end kokku ja oligi otsus tehtud ning rõõmu kui palju!

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    2. tuleb välja, et mu brauser streikis (siiani streigib) su blogi suhtes miskipärast, teise brauseriga näeb kõik jälle normaalne välja :)

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    3. mingi vandenõu ilmselt :P

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  4. Lucky you, my next holidays will be on December but well I know you deserved yours. I like this outfit a lot especially the H&M top and the studs details on your jacket. As for the photos they are always perfect, I hate insects but your talent makes me love them haha :p

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  5. Stunning photos as usual, Maiken! Man, I need you to give me some lessons. So pretty. Love your spider earrings too.

    Enjoy your much needed vacation. Sounds like you have many plans for your time off! :) Amanda

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  6. Ha, it seems like you're always on vacation. Well, enjoy.
    And, yes, your photography is lovely. :)

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    1. haha, (sometimes) I only wish I was always on vacation. the truth is harsh though: 28 days a year which is only four short weeks but there are always the rescuing weekends :P

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  7. maiken, this post has such fantastic nature photography, like always, with the rain droplets and macro shots. :) then your studded outfit of texture & depth with casual coolness. you sound very busy indeed. getting everything ready. enjoy your holiday together. hope you take photos to share with us later.

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  8. I love the dots underneath that sweater---great mix of patterns and textures! Your pictures are beautiful! My next vacation is not until the Christmas holidays.....seems so far off!

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  9. You're so funky with the studs- rocker babe! LOVE the photo of the green bug, you are so talented Maiken, I can only hope I could be half as good after taking my upcoming photography classes! Unfortunately I don't use liquid eyeliner so can't be of much help!

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  10. I love your studded sleeves and your bird necklace is beautiful! I totally want one like that! Your photography is so amazing! I'm in awe of your skills. Those raindrops and green bug on yellow petals are especially beautiful! Well done!

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  11. Oh goodness...I think I'll just have to come over there and steal your jacket ♥ Haha, it's gorgeous! Love the studs on the sleeve. You just look amazing as always :)
    Also, hooray for a vacation! Have fun you two

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  12. I love your nail arts! :D I also love the sweater. You are so cute ^^

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  13. Well, even though I can't make a decent line I'm very satisfied with "Loreal super liner" ultra precision. And great to hear you're having a vacation, hope you have a blast ^^

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  14. So sad to have not visited your blog in a while. I have really missed your beautiful photography - the third photo down of the rain drops is actually amazing. Do you enter photography competitions? Also, I am not going on a vaccation for ages. My parents are coming up to visit me at Uni so that is the nearest thing. I am also meeting my friends in London the week after so mine is more day trips :) it's nice to have things to be excited about though! Anyway, I cannot wait to see the pictures from your trip :) and if you have Barry M, try the 'Barry Wink - Black maker for eyes' :)

    Hailes<3

    Click here to check out my blog – Hailes Hearts Fashion

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    1. I haven't entered any photography competitions yet but I have thought about it and maybe now when I own a macro lens I have even more motivation.. though I also need more time :P we'll see!
      I have heard about Barry M but I'm pretty sure we don't have their products here in Estonia which is a shame of course.

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  15. Like your sweater a lot and that while I don't even like pink!
    The photos are amazing. It looks so real. As for your question.
    I'm using bourjois' liner clubbing ultra resistance eyeliner. It
    holds on for eternity (not joking) and there a multiple colours ;)

    xx
    Bree

    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, I really admire how organized you are! All I want to do during my vacation is relax, read books and magazines and enjoy some downtime. But of course, that never happens :) Anyway, I wish you both an amazing time, and I can't wait to see the pictures!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  17. You look so pretty! I love the tee underneath the sweater!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. Ooooh the details of your jacket - LOVE them! ^^ Heh. I'm a little obsessed with studs as you might have noticed! Cute top too.. And all the nature images are truly lovely. I love how colourful they are..I seem to get only very dull photos, especially this time of the year. You've got some talent definitely. :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  19. great this sweater honey, i really love ittt

    xx

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  20. Those photos are gorgeous! I love the details!! And that Marni top--LOVE it! The print is great!!! And I also need liquid eyeliner suggestions, so if you find one that works, pass it along! ;)
    PS- Don't forget to enter the giveaway on my blog-open internationally!
    :)
    Allison
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  21. I love the liquid liner from Stila, stay all day waterproof liquid liner. Not sure if it is available in Estonia? The first photo with the studs embellished cuffs are awesome.

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  22. OMG you should be a photographer for national geographic! hahah really! Im in love with your pictures of nature :)
    and about your outfit... you should know I'm in love with you studded jacket :D

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  23. Wow, these photos are amazing!! Really amazing! And wow, I could never do detailed nail designs like those: very unique and fashionable. The way you combined the see-through sweater with blouse underneath is a style I'm going to keep in mind for the future. Lookin' good missy :)

    ~Britta

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  24. Hello!! I'm back from the big apple and back into the swing of things, so sorry for my absence. COOLEST nails ever hun, loving how well they match your rocking outfit. I only use pencil or cream eyeliner....but if you want to try a cream one - Bobbi Brown is spectacular! Thanks for all your support for my NYFW posts, get ready for some more xx

    Couture Caddy

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  25. Simply chic outfit! love the tee and belt!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  26. Fantstic pics!! Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter:@shineonnbyandrea

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  27. You look so pretty! Love that sheer top layered over. And your photos look amazing - I really want a macro lens so I can get images like that. They look so crisp and colorful! Great job :)

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  28. Gorgeous look, cute photos
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the layering you did! it looks incredible! you have such lovely style! and i really like the revlon colorstay liquid eyeliner, you should def check it out :)

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  30. Hi , I love your photos !
    And I follouw you now !
    You are great blogger ! :)

    gabulka-lovelygirl.blogspot.cz

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  31. nice layering!

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  32. i love how you can see a hint of the polka dots! :) soooo pretty! and your nails are totally awesome :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  33. oh my WORD! your PHOTOGRAPHY!! You need to submit some of those macro photos to some photography blogs/websites. they are totally amazing. those dew drops! and that little insect! You did such an amazing job with those. Love your photos.


    The House of Shoes

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  34. I bet you can not wait for your vacation,good to have it all planned out too,so you have time to get jobs done as well as relax :) sounds perfect.
    I love the little rain drops too,so jelous of your camera and new lens,you take such beautiful photography,I really love nature photos,so much colour and detail,and the dewy rain drops look so picturesque.
    I use liquid eye liner,but I dont think its very well known or a big brand because its so cheap :D only about £2.00 :D if I hear of any good ones I'll let you know.

    I hope you both have a wonderful vacation x and I hope your both well x

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  35. I love the texture of that jumper, and great photos too, seriously!!! I can tell you spend time perfecting images, I appreciate that, in face, we all do. So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, and oh yeah I totes followed you since your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me, you don't have to follow me back don't worry. I've just posted up a new outfit post of me wearing a rather provoking organza biker, tell what you think ;)

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/10/geek-chiq.html

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  36. I don't think I'll have a holiday before Christmas time..after all it's not long to those holidays anymore! Around Christmas I'm going to my mom's, since I live in the country of Santa Claus, I always spend Christmas at home.
    Your macro photos are really stunning, well done! I would love to see more of these kinds of photos!
    Concerning your eyeliner recommendation request, I'm using Isodora's glossy eyelines, http://www.isadora.com/global/products/, and I love it!
    Thank you for your kind comment and compliments on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  37. Mmmm I started working 3 days ago, and today is my first free day, and the next holidays will be in christmas time so I must wait a loooooot. But I hope to go to Spain, and spend the days with my dear family.

    The pictures are so so nice!! I wish to have a such a macro lens!! I love macro photographie, when you don't know what you are looking at because of having too zoom.

    xxxxxxx

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  38. so love your cross nail art, and your studded jacket is just amazing, i like the over all outfit.!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  39. You look great c:
    And wow! I admire
    your photograph
    skills! They look
    nice!

    xx

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  40. fabulous outfit and gorgeous pics!

    <3

    ps. we are now giving away 10 times a $5 giftcard at Dino Direct!

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  41. Your jacket is lush, god anything that has studs on at the moment is just amazing :L I use Loreal Superliner it just seems to run out quite quick though :( ♥

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  42. Love the low haircuff in your braid!

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  43. Congrats on your vacation and new camera! Those photographs are incredible! I also adore the nail polish style.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  44. stunning photos!!
    i adore everything about your outfit...the earrings, nails, jacket--perfection!
    love your blog, doll! following now! :)
    would love if you checked out my blog sometime!
    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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  45. I love how the polka dots show through the sweater! your outfit is so pretty <3 And woah I love the photos too. Especially the one with the bug. (Although it does scare me a little :P)

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  46. you seem to be having a great vacation! lovely garden, wish i knew how to plant flowers and whatnot - so beautiful! i love the close-up photos (the first two look like body parts...not gonna say which ones though, but just know it's all in my terrible/dirty mind haha!)
    you have incredible style btw!

    xo,
    a coy perspective

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  47. I really love your outfit!! You look amazing!! I just became your newest follower on Gfc. I'd love if you follow me back :) Great blog!! <3

    Kisses Demi
    Demi's Canvas on Facebook
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  48. Υour photography is so amazing!
    Love your outfit, chic casual and happy for your holidays!
    xo
    Anastasia

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  49. totally love the studded jacket in 1st photo

    xoxo

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  50. Such a cool and stylish look! I love how you wore layers. Thank you so much for your comment, and I make a header for whoever ask me and are interested in my illustration. I try my best to match their need whatever it is. Feel free to email me if you have any questions too! xo akiko
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  51. I love your spider earring! I just need one for me! :) the rest of the outfit is very nice - love the top combo a lot

    Happy vacations!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  52. hope you have the best of holidays...great done nails..Loving the way your polka dot top peeps..

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  53. youthful, bold and tasteful.

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  54. Beautiful pictures ! Love that marni x H&M top !
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  55. Great photos!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  56. Thank you for your kind words on my blog! I'm happy you share my love for lace!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  57. Great macro photos!
    Would you like to follow each other? I wish to see you among my follower!
    Let me know please!
    kisses)

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  58. I love it and drooling over your sweater is the perfect shade of pink.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  59. beautiful photos i hope to visit my blog .
    would you like to follow each other?

    www.thepurpleballon.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    nourhan

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  60. Gorgeous collar detailling and leather pants hun! You look amazing. I always love abit of pastel so am totally in love with your outfit. Also might be abit late to the party but loving the new blog layout.

    Couture Caddy x

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  61. Hey, girl! I love this outfit you're wearing. You looked so comfy. I'm always happy to see your photos and these are great ones. Your new camera is amazing! :)

    Lots of love, B
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