21.1.13

One wintry day in Tallinn

Multiple ice-cold greetings from my hometown Jõgeva that is persistently keeping the cold record in Estonia. The weather station of Jõgeva measured my country's new cold record for this winter at minus 28,7 degrees Celsius in the early hours of last Saturday. Therefore I'm bringing a wintry trip story from the Saturday before last to you. And at the same time it was my very first trip of 2013.

It was a cosy train trip to Tallinn and the majority of our nearly six hours there was spent at Stockmann, my favourite shopping plaza in our capital town. As usual, we started with a lightsome breakfast and then dived in enthusiastically but believe it or not, all in all my fiancé was even more successful than I was. This proves that miracles do happen. I made only one purchase at Stockmann and it was an elegant hat from etcetera (31.90 14.70).


By the way, according to etcetera's home page the spring 2013 colours are fuchsia, tangerine, rose, poppy, bluebird, khaki, café, basil, periwinkle and black+white. This list certainly brings me joy whereas I adore most of the colours mentioned and for example I have thrifted myself something tangerine already twice this year (and one of those spunky items can be seen somewhere below).

Anyhow, since I already was on the wavelength of violet shades I also found a few suitable bargains from Seppälä: purple earrings (3.95 1.58), a purple/periwinkle+black lingerie set (16.95 8.48 + 6.95 3.48) and besides an orange/tangerine+dalmatian pattern lingerie set (9.95 4.98 + 5.95 2.98). Altogether I saved nearly 40 that makes more than 52% from the original number (i.e. 75.65). Nice job, even though I didn't actually find what we were scouting around for in the first place, and those were decent, good-looking and warm (all at the same time of course) winter boots. Therefore yesterday the hunt continued in Tartu and ended successfully in every way but that's already a future story.

So, we completed our day off in Tallinn with a delicious lunch at Travel Restaurant. I enjoyed my Caesar salad with roasted chicken fillet and Parmesan cheese and my fiancé enjoyed his Estonian pork roast with fried potatoes, fried sauerkraut and mustard sauce. We ate there together for the second time and we both love the place.

Guess by Marciano hat | silver dragonfly earrings from local department store and silver ball pendant earrings - a Christmas gift from E. | orange scarf gotten via my workplace | thrifted ICON coat | Mithio mittens | Ted Baker bag | Amisu leggings | Pertti Palmroth boots | thrifted knitted jacket.


Anyway, on a completely different note I would like to introduce two of my quite recent thrift store treasures to you: a bouncy top (2.30) with asymmetrical hemline and cute little pocket from Atmosphere and a vintage flavoured dress (3.00) with an adorable bow in front from TU (sold only at Sainsbury's). Both are utterly springlike so I'm waiting for spring (and obviously summer) like crazy! Oh and I already have three new thrift store findings to share but for the time being I hope you enjoy the mainly sunny photos and don't forget to let me know what you think because I really love hearing from you!

71 comments:

  1. I want to go thrift shopping with you, always amazing finds and I love your style!

    PS! armsad kindad on ka :D

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    1. heh, aitäh! :) aga siis pead lihtsalt mu külma kodulinna tulema, sest peaaegu kõik mu leiud pärinevadki just siit, paarist nii-öelda kullaaugust :P ja kindad on toredad tõesti! parajad komplimendimagnetid :D

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  2. Great thrifted finds! And your dragonfly earrings are really cute too!

    Sara

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  3. Beautiful photos! I really love snow! :)
    Have a great 2013!

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  4. Ooh, need kaks pluusi on lihtsalt imelised, eriti see vintage hõnguga! :) Mul tuli kaa kohe suve isu...ja kaltsukatuuri :P

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    1. see vasakpoolne tegelane on kleit tegelikult, aga reaalselt (nii seljas kui ka riidepuu peal) näeb ta PALJU vingem välja kui fotodel. see võiks vabalt üks mu selle kevade esimesi kleite olla :P ja kaltsukatuuri isu on minul küll vist enam-vähem pidevalt.. homme võikski lõunapausi kurjasti ära kasutada jälle :D

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  5. Love your leggings!!! I want to go to New Yorker now to buy these leggings for myself here in Vilnius! :D
    We have -18 here in Vilnius, so I think I understand how cold it is in your hometown;)
    Beautiful photos, by the way:) And love your finds, especially the hat ;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  6. mulle meeldib see leitud pluus - mõnus muster ja tundub siuke mõnus õhuline olevat. ja mis puutub talvesaabastesse, siis ma ei tea, mulle tundub, et TALVEsaapaid enam ei tehta või vähemalt ei müüda meil siin. viisakad saapad, mis sobiksid kleitide ja seelikutega, on lihtsalt tavalisest nahast ja ilma igasuguse sooja sisuta. vähemalt pole enam ammu viisakaid sooje silma jäänud mulle poodides...

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    1. see pluus on tõesti hästi mugav seljas (päris mitu numbrit suur mulle, aga mõne hilbu puhul on see just mõnus omadus).
      talvesaabastega on tõesti meie külmas põhjamaises Eestis naeruväärsed lood. mul oli juba igasugune lootus kadunud, sest täpselt nagu sa ütlesid, sisu ilma igasuguse sooja voodrita! ja minu puhul veel asjaolu, et autoga sõites võimalikult hästi vastu peaks (näiteks seemisnahaga pole midagi peale hakata, sest gaasi-jala kand lihtsalt kulub koledaks). igatahes, ma leidsin endale saapad ja olen kohe päris rõõmus, sest teised hakkasid vaikselt lagunema juba. ja autoga sõitmiseks väga kaval paar, kuna nende kand kindlasti ei kulu :P

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  7. OMG, Stockmann, Seppälä, Pertti Palmoroth.. are you sure you are not in Helsinki?
    Jk. I love Tallinn, it's a chariming city. The pics of you with so many birdies are lovely :). Also digging the hat that you bought :)
    And those thrifted dresses were BARGAINS!
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  8. That is definitely an interesting list of colours. In the US I am seeing in our Spring magazines a lot of berry pink and cobalt blue. I love those two vintage pieces and also the accessories.

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  9. Wooo it's even chillier in Tallinn than Ottawa! You look great with your hot pink gloves and how cute is your new hat! The ducks are adorable!

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  10. yes the condition in my capital city is really bad right now, pray for the best for the flood. i also love your pictures, they're cute and love your bag :D

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  11. EEEP I love love love those leggings on you, they are so fabulous! I was actually looking at a pair myself recently, they look great on you and with those boots! Loving all the snow in your posts too! Nice escape from this heatwave we keep having.

    Couture Caddy x

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  12. Omgsh, that thrifted top? Gorgeous! I love love love it - what a score!
    And I can't get over your awesome boots :)
    Looks like a good day in Tallinn for sure!

    Trendy Teal

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  13. I love Tallinn!!! Awesome photos & lovely look!

    Have a good day!
    xxx

    Tatiana

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  14. You always find the best deals on things!! It sounds like your fiancé got some good deals this time too!! I love that hat you picked out- I can't wait to see you wear it. I've been looking for one similar and haven't had such luck--it's very cute!
    :)
    Allison

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  15. The thrift finds are amazing! I am loving that cloche hat and your bright pink gloves, that's joyful colours! :) Enjoy your week. xo/Madison

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  16. Beautiful photoes!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Marie
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  17. Lovely newbies ^^ I especially love the hat, I've been finding some new myself lately and they're a slowly growing new passion - hats I mean.

    We have loads of snow actually, the picture on my blog doesn't show it since that road was cleared of snow - and it was taken on my mobile so not very nice quality either. :)

    Thank you for all the comments dear !

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  18. Your black outfit provided perfect contrast to your colorful gloves and beanie! And your purple cap is too pretty as well :)

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  19. Lovely photos dear and I love your bowler hats !!! SO cute :)

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  20. Always sharing some yummy food to make me suffer haha. As usual you got some pretty nice items, I'm looking forward to see how you'll wear those printed items. As for the outfit I love how you added some bold colors to this black outfit and aww the white background behind you is beautiful :)

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  21. Oh brrr, brrr and more brr! That's just getting cold and definitely a good time to get out of town for a little trip! I always love reading about your trips, they sound like so much fun and you travel to some amazing places. (I'm pretty amazed at how style and pretty you look even with that awful cold weather, you're so gorgeous and you can really rock the hats!) I really like your earrings, that's so cool how you paired the one long earring with the matching little studs!

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  22. Dear Maiken I must say you manage to stay utterly stylish in the horror weather conditions of almost -30! My respect to that! I love how comfortable yet very fashionable you look. And the pop of bright colours in your accessories look fantastic on the background of the dark coat.
    Of course your purchases are absolutely great. But frankly I can't remember any time you bought something which I didnt like

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm envious of how close you are to so many cool places! I would love to be able to travel more. And I love your bright scarf and gloves! So fun :)

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  24. I love all the lace and the pink hat! And your new thrifting finds are pretty great!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. Love these detailed pictures. The food ones esp are so awesome!

    Also, I am holding a Soprano Racerback Tank "GIVEAWAY" on my blog.
    I would love for you to come check it out and enter for a chance to win, as I am picking TWO winners!

    Have a lovely day :)

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  26. Oh my, that is sooooo cold!!! I hope spring is on the way soon! I always love your posts because there is always so much here! Great trip, great food and I love your stuff! That hot pink hat is beautiful!

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  27. Wow! Love those pops of hot pink in the middle of winter!! Fabulous!!!

    ♥, Jo
    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    {Style + Travel}

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  28. Gorgeous outfit and those earrings are stunning!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  29. I love your outfit (especially our leather pants!) and the fun pops of pink and orange. Great look! xx Sylvie

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  30. oooh those boots are sa-mokin! they make your legs look awesome. you are so cute! great close up shots too. I always love your photos :) looks llike a marvelous time!



    The House of Shoes

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  31. DRAGONFLIES!!!! How amazing are those? Feels like a part of me is with you, haha! I hardly ever see dragonflies on other people, I love them!
    I'm also happy that you like Stockmann/Seppälä :)
    Your top & dress from Atmosphere look amazing, can't wait to see them on you!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

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

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  32. Dear M, your purple hat is so gorgeous and beautiful!!! Love it so much:) And I also adore this outfit, great pop of colors! Have a fabulous day!

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  33. men, that is really cold! And I thought the cold here was terrible...
    I really like your purple hat. It's elegant indeed. I also like the way
    in which you wrote the 'colour words'. Now I actually know how the colours
    look like ;)

    xx
    Bree

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  34. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  35. I love this post so much! I adore your all black outfit with the colourful accents - so cute! I'm sure you would brighten up anyone's chilly winter day. All your accessories are absolutely droolworthy too!

    Sending lots of Aussie sunshine,

    <3 Mandy xx
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  36. Dear Maiken, you look so cute in that outfit ! Love the pics, Tallin must be so beautiful, would love to travel there ! Those thrifted dresses are so pretty, lovely purchases ! Kisses

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  37. Whee I grew up it gets even colder than in Estonia, sometimes even -50 degrees, and so I know that shopping is the perfect colder weather activity :) {Of course, it's a good activity in anywhere, really!} I love the hat you picked up at Stockmann, the colour is lovely and I think the cloche shape will really suit you.
    xox,
    Cee

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  38. Love, love, love your earrings! Such a cute accent!
    xo
    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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  39. What a varied selection of photos - I love all the vibrant colours and the snowy photos - that temperature is very cold! I thought it was cold in the UK at minus four too! You have also shown us some delicious looking food.
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  40. sooo lovely! :) i loveeeeee your pink gloves :D theyre so cute with this look!!! :D

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  41. maiken, the colors are splendid! i adore the duck winter photos. you look darling in your winter attire. nice that you found a restaurant you and the mr. both like. hooray for spring dresses and spring approaching. soon we hope. ;)

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  42. Great blog and your pictures are beautiful. Love the outfits you featured.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post... 'Gingham Peplum'.
    I would love to hear what you think of it.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  43. hehe maiken, your gloves are so cute..love the bright pink of them! xo

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  44. amazing photos and great chic finds!! LOVE your winter outfit as well!!

    ps: thanks for commenting on my blog post :)we can follow each other, what do you think?

    czarina♥
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  45. that purple hat is amazing!!!

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  46. The purple hat is so cute and u definetly did score amazing dresses on ur thrift trip
    xx

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  47. I love Tallinn, it's such a fairy tale like city.

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  48. Pretty photos! I especially like the ones with the purple...and the birds! Oh, and your hair is really gorgeous!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  49. Cute stripes on the TED BAKER BAG! Looks so cold out there in the snow. KEEP WARM!! :)
    The queen of finding bargains award has to go to you. U find amazing things.

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  50. Ohhhhhhhhh what a really beautiful hat!!!!! I love it!!!! and everything cover by snow...its great! here in London was snowing three days but now it has gone!!

    The colors of the sprint...so colorful, i miss it!!!!


    xxxxxx

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  51. Thank you for your comment on my blog! To reply, wow, you really don't want a bachelorette party? I think a bachelorette party can be so versatile, you make it look like anything you want! Don't let parties you've seen pull down your spirit, it's something that your best friends would plan for YOU so I'm sure it would look like you!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  52. It looks sooo cold! But I do love your cold weather outfit, the black leggings and boots and coat look so amazing with the pop of colors from your mittens and scarf :) And the new purchases are great, I LOVE that hat. It is seriously the coolest color and shape. These pictures are awesome, I have seriously never seen ducks hanging out in the snow. I didn't even know they could survive such cold weather!

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  53. Nice photoes!
    Love ur Ted Baker bag! I have the same one but in different colours)

    Would you like to follow each other?

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  54. i love your coat and boots dear! you look stunning! xx

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  55. Haha, you're the queen of the bargain, girl :-D And those thrift finds, soo cool!
    Love you with pink, it contrasts so well with the blonde hari, plus, you look super cutel with that hat.

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  56. You always so colorful!! Love that :D Winter outfits are never boring in your blog xxx

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  57. Those blue earrings look so beautiful! The fuchsia hat is stunning too! X

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  58. You always find the best stuff! It must be so fun to go thrift shopping with you lol. Anyways, as usual I love your post. I'm sorry it's so cold there. Keep warm, love! :)

    P.S. Thanks for checking out my first ootd post. I'm glad you like it! I'll probably do more post like that.

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  59. Such gorgeous photographs, and I love the color contrast in your outfit!!

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  60. nice post!love your pics!
    I came across your blog and I'm loving it! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know in my blog and I'll follow you back :)

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  61. You look so cool :) I love how bright colors aways kind of brighten up your whole mood and I loooove pink. Looks really good on you. How cold is it in Tallinn? It is like -5 degrees here in Northern Germany but it looks way colder in Estonia..

    Love from Paula

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  62. Ohhhh I love the color pop in this outfit!
    But OMG -28° ! I think that I will freeze immediately! At first sight I though that the shop in the first picture was burning ^^

    Kisses ♥

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  63. sul on NII ilusad pildid ja sa oled ise ka nõnda armas. panin su oma blogrolli ka, et kõik näeks su toredat blogi :) keep up the good work!

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    1. heh, you totally made my day! :)
      muide, samad sõnad sullegi, sest sul on täpselt selline parajalt mitmekesine blogi, kust igaüks midagi meelepärast leiab. ja toidupildid ajavad mind lihtsalt hulluks, sest alati on need sellistest asjadest, mis mu lemmikute hulka kuuluvad :D

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