17.2.13

One man's trash, that's another man's come-up

Ciao!
Fundamentally two weeks ago I and E. decided to do our weekly grocery shopping in Põltsamaa, the wine capital of Estonia (and I believe we still have a bottle of native golden apple wine waiting for us). Additionally I was quite eager to visit and explore local thrift shops, actually two stores, and my haul was pretty neat, to be honest. So, the list of my fresh thrift shop treasures:
  • a diamond or kaleidoscope print dress (5) from River Island. Or at least I am going to wear it as an airy dress or tunic because it's actually quite enormous (insane size 18/44!!) but a classy waist-belt is surely the perfect and proven solution at this point. And I really love my hybrid dress ;)
  • a particularly flashy neon Muppet print tank top (3) from New Look. It's brand-new with tags still attached and I'm secretly considering the possibility to make it narrower but we'll see about that. What a perfect piece for blazing summer days anyway!
  • shark-like fishie shaped earrings (1). Once again something that screams summer at the beach. I realize I'm totally leaving out spring and even stubbornly ignoring current annoying wintertime but I just can't help it. And the harsh fact that my first vacation will certainly not arrive before June is not helping either. Damn, how many "crucial" issues all at once! Anyway, my thrift shop treasures.
  • adorable pug themed plates (3 each) from Sylvia Smith Ceramics, made in England (in 1986). Those are the perfect plates for tremendous dog lovers (i.e. us) and how smart are the amusing serial paintings on them. Just wonderful!

On a different note, you can probably spot the difference between my gloomy outfit photos below (taken on the 2nd of February) and everything else (taken on the 3rd of February in our garden). It's incredible how much life, emotion, sharp details, interesting effects and shadows sunshine adds to photos! I often feel uninspired when there is no vivid, caressing bright light around me. It's probably because of the fact I'm a summer child and will always be one. What about you? In which season do you feel the best?


So, I hope you enjoy the slightly different photos and homely locations because my next post will also be rather native. The reason? E.'s maternal grandmother celebrated her birthday and they live in the middle of a beautiful pine grove, roughly 200 km from us. But this is already another story with new, very wintry photos. For the time being let me know about your thoughts on this one and (try to) enjoy February because already the next month will bring us the official beginning of spring!

63 comments:

  1. OH MY, your thrift finds! The Muppet shirt!!!! It's way awesome and so are the dress, the earrings, and the plates :D! LUCKY!!!

    Also, awesome photpgraphs, I guess you have a real good camera. And obviously also skills.

    I'm a summer person too.. as you might already know.. I'm struggling to get anything done on winter ;P

    x

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  2. su viimane lause pani kohe ehmatusega mõtlema, et isver kui kiiresti aeg on läinud kuidagi... ja mina armastan kõiki aastaaegu st igaühes on midagi, mis mulle väga meeldib, nii et iga aastaaja algus teeb mu väga-väga rõõmsaks alati :)

    pildid on seekord kohe ekstra ilusad - päike tõepoolest annab nii palju juurde. ma olen viimase paari kuu jooksul nii vähe oma kaamerat kätte võtnud, et ma kahtlustan, et ta on siiralt solvunud mu peale. sel aastal pole seda meeletut külma olnud, mis looduse fantastiliselt ilusaks teinud oleks ja lumi ka vahelduva eduga sulab, mis pole üldse ilus olnud.

    ja muidugi nunnu Elvis toob ikka alati naeratuse näole :)

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    1. kusjuures, aastaaegade algused võivadki toredad olla, aga kui talv on juba terve igaviku kestnud, siis on asi toredast kaugel ja muutub lihtsalt tüütuks. mina igatahes ootan lume sulamist ja seda, et aed hakkaks tasapisi roheliseks minema :)
      kui nüüd pildistamisest rääkida, siis meeletu külm mind üldjuhul välja ei meelitagi, aga sula meelitab küll, sest ka siis võib palju huvitavat (sillerdavat) kaamerasilma ette jääda (nagu ma nende piltide puhul veenduda võisin). no ja Elvisest ainult selliseid pilte üldjuhul saabki, sest ta on kogu aeg lennus :D
      aga sina võta ka siis kaamera välja ja tee midagi! ;)

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  3. Loving your purchases and the pics are wonderful, Maiken ! Love the black and white pics in the snow =) I am a summer girl, I feel better when it's hot or at least when it's spring ! Kisses

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  4. Lovely blog you got here doll,

    Would love to follow each other!

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    Love from Amsterdam!

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  5. Oh wow, can't wait to see you wear that gorgeous diamond dress/tunic! Haha, and that picture of your dog flying through the snow made me laugh in delight. Love that shot!
    Also loving the skinny jeans and cool boots. Perfection :)

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  6. Love your new thrifted items! The kaleidoscope print tunic is so cool :) And hehe that dog jumping picture is the coolest! Your timing is amazing. And I really like the outfit you are wearing, the camo pants look really nice with the necklace and boots :) That pine grove sounds like such a great place, I can't wait to see the pictures from there!

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  7. That muppets shirt is just way too awesome! Look at all the amazing and unique things you found thrifting! :) I must say, summer is definitely my favourite season, and I find it easy to style clothes then, but winter is a fun challenge in layering while still looking good. Your outfit is a good compromise between winter wear and fashion; those Sempre boots look trendy but practical at the same time!

    ~Britta

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  8. Omg omg ma tahan neid taldrikuid ja seda Muppeti särki! Nii lahedad leiud, täiesti uskumatu! Lucky you :)
    Ma olen ise samuti, täielik suvelaps (22.juuni sündinud) aga täpselt samapalju armastan ma jõulude hooaega, sügist seenelkäiku ja kevadist tärkamist. Nii raske on ainsat lemmikut välja mõelda, armastan igas aastaajas midagi ühevõrdselt palju :)

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    1. vedas tõesti :) ja eriti põnev on uute sekkarite avastamine. kogu kaup on nii-öelda uus ja ei teki seda sajakordset "äratundmisrõõmu", mis vanades heades kohtades tihtipeale tekib.

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  9. I love the contrast between your two sets of photos - the outfit shots are dark and contemplative {and you look gorgeous; I love this hairstyle on you} and the photos of your thrift purchases are so bright and sunny. Like you I'm longing for summer in spite of weather that keeps telling me it's not going to be here for a long time still :) Oh, and I just have to mention those pug plates. How absolutely adorable!
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. What a great set of finds, I love the muppets tee, Kermit is my favorite character on the show. I also know the difference of what sunlight can make...last month I went to and returned home from work when it was dark, depressingl

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  11. Aaaaaw the fishie earrings are so adorable!! And everything is quite fancy, nice finds as always! Absolutely agree on the sun part. I miss it a lot, photos tend to be very depressing without it -_-

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  12. Really loving your wintery photos ;)your thrift finds are amazing as well & your puppy looks adorable in the picture.

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  13. The fish earrings are so fun. And how cool is that picture of the dog mid air! Summer is definitely my favorite season. I like being able to wear skirts and shorts and I feel like I'm happier when it's warm and sunny! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. I love that you were excited to visit the thrift stores - sounds like me! And I absolutely adore that photo of the dog jumping... so cute!!

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  15. Lovely blog, just found it through Shea's. I adore your outfit and those are some amazing photographs! xoxo

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  16. wonderful thrift shopping! and your macro shots are incredible...i agree that lighting and effects play a huge role in determining the mood for photos. i'm a summer baby too, so i feel best in the warmer seasons :) looking forward to your next post maiken xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  17. i think fall is my absolute fave! prolly cuz i'm obsessed with boots. but right now i'm getting a little tired of fall stuff and i'm ready for the spring and some cute dresses!!! you look fab. love those skinnies and that great long necklace!

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  18. maiken, what gorgeous winter photos. outstanding jump shot of your dog, elvis isn't it? i like your black and white chic with elegance outfit pics. that muppets shirt reminds me of my muppets lunchbox i used to have as a child. i like the river island dress too. :)

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  19. Maikennnn, thank you for your comment my blog. you always lovely and give a warm comment. i love all the pictures here!!! <3

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  20. Great photos - I love your style! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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  21. OMG I'm dying over those pug plates! Those are the CUTEST things EVER!!! haha! I just couldn't stop looking and them and smiling! ;)
    And I love the photos with the trees! His grandmother must live in a beautiful area!
    :)
    Allison

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  22. Oh my goodness, I love the picture of your little dog, I cant believe that you were able to catch her in mid air like that! (What a little cutie, so adorable looking! The little dogs are so fun and cute when they play in the snow.) You found some really good items ate the thrift store, that dress with the cray print is fantastic! (That's my favorite trick for an over sized dress as well, it's amazing what a belt can do! No sewing required.^_^)
    You have a really fantastic eye for photography, I can't get over some of the beautiful images that you captured, those icicles photographs are just amazing. You do have really cute winter outfits as well but I know what you mean, I can't wait for spring and summer to come.

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  23. Lovely photos! That picture of your dog leaping is so cute! I love your outfit too, very pretty! I love winter the best, I love snow, and cozy sweaters and Christmas and all of those wintry things! I also really like fall!

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  24. Awesome finds ! :) Your outfit is also really lovely, both cozy and cute.

    I want to thank you for ALL the adorable comments. I feel so bad that I haven't been able to reply instantly to you (not on my blog or to yours). Even less now, since I'm ill. But I truly appreciate every word, and smile every time. You're the best ♥

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  25. great blog and nice post! I will be here more often, I'm ur new follower!
    Don't forget to visit my blog too and check out my facebook page!

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  26. I love your Elvis. He is the cutest dog in the world! seriously! And how awesome is this photo of him.
    I must say you have made amazing photos. All the ice...it's breath-taking how you manage to capture its beautiful and uniqueness.
    You look wonderful as always, stylish and charming

    xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  27. püha peetrus, kui armas koerapilt :D nii hästi tabatud.

    muppetitopist ärme räägi - olen siin rohekaks tõmbumas...

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    1. "Elvis omas elemendis" võiks olla selle pildi nimi :D sest ta lihtsalt on meil selline.. lendlev :D
      aga see topp, see tuletab mulle meelde, et peaks vist ikka veidi kärpima teda :P

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  28. wow these photos are sooo beautiful!!! i loveeeee the one of the dog in mid air!!! amazing :D

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  29. Amazing photos! And you look gorgeous!
    xoxo
    Vicky

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  30. oh noooooo the picture of your dog is just AWESOME !
    & the other are great too ♥

    I like your jeans, & still love your shoes ♥

    (Oh yout know, in France we only have one or two hours of sun, I'm sick of waiting for spring!)

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  31. I love Thrift Shop by Macklemore :D I got excited when I read your post title, haha.

    Love your finds, especially the pug plates! That is a gorgeous shot of your dog! Superdog!

    I used to feel the best during summer when I thinner but now, I just feel meh all year round -_- That should be motivation in itself for me to lose all the weight I gained!

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  32. First of all, love the title! 2nd, you look BEAUTIFUL!! with that hair style ;) and last but not least...how cute is the dog's picture??? It made my day :D :D

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  33. Love This!


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  34. A great post, the photos are gorgeous! I have posted a post of the Pret A Porter - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid! I follow your blog :) You can follow me on:

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    Kiss

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  35. Maiken,

    I always enjoy reading your post!! Your photography is always amazing!! You and E are always on the move traveling one day I will be like yall. I love the picture of Elvis he's such a cutie!! Your nails are gorgeous too I would love to see a close up picture!!

    Hope you have a great day pretty girl!!

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  36. What a beautiful pictures, love your photography! I hate cold so spring and summer are my favorite! :)

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  37. the title of your post made me laugh and smile! hahah that song is hilarious. love that guy. I love finding thrift shop treasures, looks like you had a great turnout! great photos as usual- i love your macro photography.


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  38. That muppet shirt is soo cute!! As usual you got some great pieces! I thought it's maybe because of the bad lighting that you prefered to make some black and white pictures but hey I just love black and white pictures in snow! Your photos are amazing as usual!

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  39. Cool blog :)

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  40. I actually love all seasons. I like to think I like spring and summer the best, but if it was perpetually summery, I don't think I would appreciate it half as much. ;)

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  41. I adore that gorgeous printed dress, and how cute are those shark earrings? Have a lovely weekend.

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  42. Did I already thank you for the comment, you're precious. Everything is quite fine at the moment, but changes may happen soon .. We'll see. :,)

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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  43. These are beautiful photos of you in the snowy background. It sounds like you had a fantastic shopping trip. That dog running in the snow is so adorable.

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  44. Oh my goodness, I am in love with that kaleidoscope dress! Such a unique print! I absolutely adore your printed pants and boots...you look fierce!

    xo Ashley
    Twenties Girl Style

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  45. absolutely love the photo with dog, it's great! :D

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  46. I love all the seasons and the fact that we here in Helsinki have four distinct seasons - one should not take that for granted, some only have two seasons! But I think the most difficult time is when one is waiting for one season to change to another - the so called season change.
    What a lovely necklace! And your photos are beautiful!
    I'm happy that you agree on birds and the fact that they are interesting. Thank you for your support concerning the brochure and blog posts I made! I really want to see your spring skirts!
    And about the weather, don't worry, next week the weather forecasts are promising 5-10 plus degrees! :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  47. great blog :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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  48. Great finds, I'm super jealous of your pug plates!

    Ravishingly

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  49. Oh gosh, you always capture the most gorgeous images. And as always, your outfit is amazing - so classically chic with the all-black ensemble (black will always be the new black) and even though I am not particularly one to gravitate to black (perhaps because of my darker complexion), it looks so beautiful against your porcelain skin tone and blonde hair. Perfection. <3


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  50. That pic of your dog is amazing!! :)
    Love shopping at thrift shops, but now just have no mood to search for something new ;) Love your finds, looking forward to see your new outfits with these finds.
    Craving for summer too ;) Missing warm wheather...

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  51. Autumn and Spring are my favorite seasons!
    The plates are really cute and I like the your boots in the last photo. The shiny material on the toe just gives it something extra.

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  52. amazing photos..

    I like your necklace.. your military jeans.. and the booties!!

    :)

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  53. Those are some amazing thirft store finds! The kaleidoscope dress has such an awesome print. The pug dishes are too cute! Your outfit looks cozy yet trendy with the camo prints :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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    1. hahah I liked your pun :) I would definitely love to follow each other! Following you now

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  54. I love thrift shopping! It is always thrilling when you find a treasure!


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  55. Heh thanks for your comment ! Indeed, those Asian guys / models there are so skinny. I like mine with some meat over bones xx lol.

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  56. Very pretty, I love your pants and your boots are beautiful :)
    Love the picture with the dog !! :)

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