12.12.12

A Thousand Years

Oh dear! Again a brief weekend has faded to someplace unknown but on a positive note there is less than two weeks to hold on and then will already arrive holy Christmas time - 5 (!!!!!) long-awaited free days in a row! Sounds like pure paradise, doesn't it? Well, at least to me it totally does :)

However, for the time being my first-rate Christmas keywords have been Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You", Tanel Padar and Kaunas Bigband "Frank Sinatra show" at Vanemuine Concert Hall in Tartu. I enjoyed the magnificent Frank Sinatra show followed by delicious late dinner party at Eduard Vilde restaurant with my colleagues on the 6th of December when we celebrated Christmas together. Naturally I can show you some snapshots of my festive outfit but not today whereas I want to share a wintry ensemble from the 1st of December first and foremost.

thrifted Tissavel faux fur coat | thrifted H&M top | Blend She sweater | thrifted belt | Guess Premium jeans | Oriflame earrings | Seppälä scarf | Joe Sanchez cowboy boots (ancient).

I and E. had several important errands to run in Tartu that day, some of those associated with our presently as well as complete dining and living room. Not to mention that on last Friday, the 7th of December we finally got the right dining table and six chairs. However, we haven't found the perfect folding corner sofa yet so we are using the available wicker furniture from our veranda. It's an emergency measure but works very well! Also I really hope our wall decorations will be ready in proper time (for example we picked some of my nature photographs in size A3 and now have to frame those photos). Although I find even the current outcome highly fabulous! I know I should show you some before and after photos as soon as possible.


Anyway, a little mandatory shopping talk before I draw the line at this wide-ranging post.
Recently I've discovered Lindex for myself. Yes, majority of their goods unfortunately are overpriced in my book but now and then I come across some pleasant surprises such as those 3-pack earrings in different colours (I'm in love with the neon pink rhinestones!) and the scarf print hair bow. All together cost 10,11 since Lindex had some nice offers that weekend. But additionally I tracked down a gold card holder (9,95) from their Holly & Whyte collection and when I happen to visit a Lindex store in the near future I will probably purchase it. I've been scouting around for something like that practically forever. What about you? Do you use a card holder?


Last but not least I would like to present two of my freshest beauty products: Emendo Birch Tar Soap and Aloe Protecting Hand & Nail Cream Chhabria.
The birch tar soap was a part of the sauna set (Birch Sauna Aroma 500 ml + Birch Tar Soap 100 g + a sponge = all together around 3,99). I have used it for a couple of times so far and mainly on my face. I like the peculiar scent and I believe it works really well for me. It's cold enough outside but I haven't experienced any flaking nor dryness. And it is said birch tar soap has an ability to reduce inflammation, itching and flaking, of course it also moisturizes. The soap is made of natural Finnish tar and birch oil. Have you had experience with tar soap(s)?


Aloe Protecting Hand & Nail Cream Chhabria (100 ml) was brought to me from Spain by my mother and it originates from Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, I suppose). It's a moisturizing and nutritious (vitamins A, C, E) paraben free cream that lasts throughout the day and night but I've mostly used it after sauna and before going to sleep at night. Protective wax forms a layer over the skin and that layer acts as a barrier against cold, wind and other extreme conditions (dryness for instance). Its consistency reminds me of a lightweight gel and it absorbs easily. My first impression is positive in every possible way.


Phew! What an extra long story! I hope you like the photos and thank you very much to all of you who also took the time to read the text :) I appreciate it.

63 comments:

  1. You look beautiful in your outfit. Snow make such stunning back drop. Weekend fly by entirely too fast.

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  2. I love your fur coat ! ^^ I just recently found a similar one from my favourite thrift store, how fun coincidence. I just haven't had the chance to take any outfit photos yet. :) Waiting for daylight, heh.

    Thanks for all the comments love ! x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  3. beautiful blog - so glad I found you. I love this look - the fur, the soft green scarf - everything is lovely.
    I'm a new follower of yours. If you'd like, come by and see my blog. :)
    xxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  4. Haha, mandatory shopping indeed. I like the way you think ;)
    Goodness, that cool print bow is the best! I'd love to see you wear it.
    Anyway, I cannot wait until Christmas break gets here either...I'm taking off almost a month from work and school just to travel to the Philippines for it, and I am beyond thrilled for that!

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  5. maiken, you look like carrie bradshaw, from sex in the city, in your faux fur coat. i like your whole winter outfit! i've never heard of tar soap before, but that stuff sounds good. the lotion sounds amazing. my hands get so dry in the winter. i don't use an earring card. i keep my earrings in a jewelry box. elvis is so cute. i hope we get to see how your house is coming along. :)

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  6. OMG your doggie is the cutest with his face all covered in snow! haha so funny! And I LOVE that fur coat- that is awesome- another great vintage find from you!
    :)
    Allison

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  7. You always find the coolest things, I love that bow! The faux fur jacket is fabulous and the green scarf you are wearing is so pretty! I also can't wait for the holidays and some time off work, yippee!

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  8. Beautiful coat! You look great! I love the snow !

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    Xo Amy
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  9. It sounds like youre Christmas preparations have been wonderful so far, I would just love to see a Frank Sinatra big band show! And congratulations on the finally finished dining room, you must be feeling a little relieved :) I'm absolutely in love with your fur coat, especially on the snowy background... there's something very festive about a fur coat, I always think.
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. Love the coat, nice post
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  11. I am in love with your fur!! The green scarf is perfect for that look and a great color for you! I don't use a card holder but a bigger one for cards, checkbook, money and junk lol! Maybe I should downsize though! Great hand cream too--that's the perfect thing for winter! And love all that snow you have. We've only had rain and some flurries so far. I love having a snow around Christmas though! Always nice to look forward to 5 days off!!!

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  12. Oh snow, snow where and when will I meet you? Haha it's so hot here that sometimes I can't believe it's snowing somewhere else :/
    Anyway I love the photos as usual, and that puppy is super duper cute aww :)
    Also cute printed scarf bow, I know we both love bows :)

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  13. LOVE YOUR COAT! And also you puppy, aw she (or he?)'s super cute! We never have any snow here, so lucky you get to experience it! Would love to just lie down and make a snow angel!

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  14. wow I like so much your faux fur coat!!!I have one but I never wear it and I don't know why...

    nice Christmas!!


    xxxx

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  15. I love your fur coat!!nice pics!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  16. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))
    хохо
    Diana
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  17. Love that green scarf on you! Beautiful color. And those fries look delicious :) I've never seen Home Alone 2 - was it any good?

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  18. I just finished watching Home Along 2 days ago too! Aww dear I love your background. Really wish there's snow here too. And yeah, I wish I can wear the same fur you're wearing :( Anyway, Happy Holidays!!!! :)

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  19. I love your fur coat! You look so pretty. I love Home Alone 2, but the first one is still my favorite!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Oh such a beautiful look! I love your chic fur coat and the way you effortlessly combined it with the jeans. You've created such a nonchalant yet sophisticated outfit!
    And your dog...oh my! Can a dog look cuter? I don't think so;)
    Your trip sounds like a great deal of fun;)

    PS. I'm so looking forward to Christmas too

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  21. Lovely fur !

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  22. It's been too long, I have not seen Home Alone in such a long time. I love that printed bow, and your coat looks fabulous! Madison

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  23. I haven't seen home alone in so long and it is so hilarious. I cannt believe how much snow you have! We are in 282 days without snow!!! I like it....I hate snow.

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  24. Oh, I loved those Home Along movies, that kid was such a monster! (Wed watch those movies as kids and then we'd got set booby traps for our dad. He was a pretty good sport about the whole thing.)
    It's so cool to see some winter pictures, it looks so pretty there! (And wow, can I just say that I love your coat? It looks so soft, it would be fabulous to curl up with!) And how nice about those 5 days off in a row, you enjoy them!

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  25. Supper mantel! :)
    jaaaa ma nii kade sellepärast, sest ma ei leia kunagi midagi niii kifti :D

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  26. ooh you look sooo beautiful! i love that coat! its so glamourous and gorgeous :)

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  27. Oh, cool goodies again :P Never used a card holder actually, neat! AAAArh, I want to squeeze your puppy! :D My holiday movie would be Love Actually, I've watched it 8 times... XD

    Great booties, I love the color. And of course the coat- so pretty and cozy!

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  28. awesome items and very coot fur!
    I just have to mention how funny your dog looks

    Lyosha
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  29. How I wish I could have a White Christmas!!!
    Love the fur coat and the funny photo of your dog x)
    The hair bow tie looks gorgeous!

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  30. your coat is absolutely wonderful!!! and i love that is in faux fur! i've just started to following you, if u would follow me back i will be very happy :)

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  31. eeeepppp fur and leather boots.....oh my! My favs. This looks amazing on you and the snow looks like so much fun! We don't get snow here in Sydney, it never gets anywhere near that cold and I feel like we miss out sometimes. Your dog is so super cute by the way....blog snow puppy superstar!

    Couture Caddy x

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  32. Great ensemble. still cannot believe that its thrifted. U definitely own this look.
    I cant wait to be in snow too. Its beautiful to take photos with. and you did it again. :)

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  33. Love your faux fur jacket! It's stunning :)

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  34. I adore that jacket! It is just so stylish :)
    -Tori
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  35. great post! Your outfit is super cute! I dont use a card holder...everything is stuffed into my purse :) much love
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  36. Love love love your coat! The blouse is beautiful too! Great look! Have a good day!xoxo

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  37. Darling, your faux fur coat is to die for! it's SO gorgeous, and perfect for the snow! i bet it's super warm too! :)
    I know what you mean about discovering Lindex, it was the same for me!
    As for a card holder, I do sometimes use these plastic ones that I have lying around, but only when using a small bag that my wallet won't fit into :P Were you thinking of using one everyday?
    And i love your dog oh soooo much!!! so cute with its face all in the snow! i wish I had a dog so much. Makes me want one even more everytime i see pictures of your furry friends! :) XOXO

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  38. Your coat is soooo gorgeous, it makes such a statement and it looks warm! Double amazing :) I also really like your boots, you look so stylish despite the harsh weather! hahahah Home Alone movies are so funny, I love them all. I can't wait for the holidays to start either.

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  39. Darling, how are you? I hope you are well! I haven't popped by for a while!

    You look absolutely beautiful, as always! I love that you're experiencing winter while I'm sweating here in Australia! Wish I was in your part of the world though!

    Have a beautiful week, beautiful lady!

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  40. love this jacket 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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  41. Kasukas näeb superluks välja ning on kindlasti üsna sossu :))

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  42. Love this outfit! really cute and love all the snow :)

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  43. Love the coat dear!soo classy! and yes I know what you mean..weekends pass by so fast..ALWAYS!!!!

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  44. Great outfit, I love your jacket *.*

    & the dog is soooo cute ♥♥

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  45. Nice coat !
    Xxo

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  46. I love your fur coat, it looks so warm and cozy. What a great thrifting find! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  47. i absolutely love your coat + these boots! and i also love mariah carey's christmas album, too! hope you have been well sweetheart <3

    xx

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  48. ur fur coat looks great on you! love how u put the green shawl with it <3

    xoxo,
    Missing Bee

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  49. what a story, sweet blog you have!! following you on gfc, hope you follow back darling :)

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  50. love your fur coat, maikeni! xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  51. Hi! Love your pics!! Great looj! :D

    Following you now on GFC. Would you like to follow me back?! :))

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  52. Lovely outfit, your coat is beautiful :)

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  53. Great coat! x, Kat

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  54. Nice pics

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    Coline.

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  55. First of all... your hair is gorgeous! It makes me miss my long hair a lot! Your pup is adorable and I really love the bow you got! We have some snow here in Colorado too, you look cute and cozy! Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah

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  56. I love Lindex, but I guess you remember that from my blog post about Lindex co-operating with Missoni earlier in the fall.
    The accessories you got from Lindex are lovely!
    Concerning your comment on my blog, yes, I thought it was a sign that I found it, it was meant for me. It's not that common to find tea sets with dragonflies, hehe. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to look for something else than souvenirs, we actually had only 1½ hours of free time in St. Petersburg. I would have wanted to find a scarf, but what can one do? I have to go back sometime.
    I hope you have enjoyed your days off, you deserve it!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  57. Great photos girly and loving your outfit the snow in the background is perfection.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  58. Love, love, love!!!

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  59. What an amazing post! Love!

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