31.3.13

A tropical getaway: part 2

Can you believe it's almost April and the first quarter of 2013 is over? I sure can't... However, this also means my first vacation is at a distance of less than two and a half months and I'm already excited in advance! But let's not get carried away. Instead I'm going to continue with our tropical getaway from March 16 and for starters present my outfit of the day.

I definitely need to point out that grey D-XEL sweatshirt I discovered while exploring the little boys' section in a nearby supermarket. It cost25.90 15 and it has leathery elbow patches that perfectly match my brown hued outfit and I sure love it! Shopping in children's section almost always does the job for me.

Prada sunnies | Seppälä chandelier earrings | thrifted blouse | granny's pendant | D-XEL sweatshirt | thrifted Morgan de Toi imitation leather skirt | Guess handbag | Sempre boots.

Which leads to my four purchases from Tartu on March 16: two in beauty department and two in clothes and accessories. I haven't used The Body Shop's coconut shower cream yet but the label tells it's a soap-free cleanser with Community Fair Trade virgin coconut oil from Samoa and so far I've always had nothing but positive experiences with their other shower creams and gels. Besides, the strong scent of coconut is my big favourite!

Anyway, I also purchased myself the popular FIT ME concealer (6.99) from Maybelline in shade 10 (light). I wouldn't say it's actually very light in reality but it does fit me fairly well and I have been using it daily for a couple of weeks. The applicator is handy, the texture is nice and it covers quite decently. But when compared to my other concealer, Oriflame's Studio Artist concealer that is almost empty for the time being, FIT ME still comes off second-best after a tense dispute held in my head because Studio Artist's texture is even smoother. What is your favourite concealer?


Moving on, I got two awesome pieces from Lindex: a necklace (9.95 2.99) and a bomber jacket with leather sleeves (49.95 14.99). I had been wanting that green big beaded necklace for long months and finally it was cheap enough! Oh and the jacket was actually discovered by my fiancé. I love the leather sleeves and it fits just perfectly. Too bad I can't wear it yet but what can us, Estonians, do when our so called spring still produces slush or snow every now and then. By the way, I already snatched the perfect pair of crazy fierce wedges to combine with my new bomber jacket or whatever else and I'm totally thrilled about those.


Last but not least I'm sharing a few photos of our Easter decorations and sweets. This year we collected nearly ten toy-filled chocolate eggs instead of the usual ones that seemed just too regular and not so exciting at all. Are you curious to see what was inside our chocolate eggs? If yes, I can show everything in my next post ;) But for the time being do enjoy my photos and let me know what you think. See you, sweeties!

55 comments:

  1. The earrings are a colourful addition to your outfit and the green necklace is indeed nice!

    xx
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  2. Oh, nii vahva oleks olnud erinevad üllatusmunad osta ja kõik avada :P
    Tahaks küll näha, mis seal sees peitusid :)

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    1. 5 muna on praeguseks avatud, aga 4 tükki ootavad kannatlikult oma järge, nii-et avastamisrõõmu veel jätkub. järgmise postituse ajaks on üllatuste grupipilt ilmselt siiski olemas ;)

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  3. Lovely outfit...!!!
    Martha Zuniga
    www.suenosycaramelosstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. kõiki neid šokolaadimune tahan palunaitäh! jah jah! ja pisike tibu on lihtsalt nii-nii nunnu seal rohuhunniku sees :)

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    1. ega praegu võtaks isegi mõne šokolaadimuna ette :P ja tibu tänab ning passib mätta otsas edasi. kes teab, äkki isegi järgmiste munapühadeni ;)

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  5. amazig skirt:) i hate winter.

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  6. Hey hey...wow, still lots of snow (not that it's much better over here).
    Happy Easter!

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  7. I love your cute top and the leather skirt is soooo cool! And wow your earrings are so bright and pretty, it creates such a nice pop of color:) Your new purchases look really awesome, I especially love how the jacket has leather sleeves! Happy Easter! I wonder what's in the chocolate eggs. And awww I really wish they sold kinder chocolate where I live. I ate them when I went to Denmark a few years ago and they are so fun :D Oooo where are you going for vacation? Hope you will have fun!

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  8. that top was the perfect find! I like men's clothing, but have yet to venture into the boy's section... for next time ;) I am so jealous of your bomber jacket, and on sale!! Love the red earrings :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  9. I love all of this Maiken! That sweater, the embroidered collar peeking out, the brown leather skirt, and fun tights...ah, perfect! :)

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  10. That outfit is awesome, the sweater and the skirt are a great match. I buy stuff from kids department as well :).
    Btw, I do not use concealer altho I should >< The best one I tried is Dior for sensitive skin, I bought it from airport at least 3 years ago and there is still half left haha :D
    Have a happy Easter ^^

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  11. Happy Easter to you dear! There are so many great elements in your fun outfit that I love. The blouse underneath the sweatshirt looks wonderful with the colouring of your handbag and skirt. Enjoy your week! xx/Madison

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  12. Happy Easter dear! Nothing beats a vacation getaway, no matter how quick it may be :)

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  13. You know how much I love my neon touches to an outfit and you execute this look to perfection, Maiken! So beautiful and I hope you had an absolutely wonderful Easter!


    <3 Mandy xx
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  14. well done, darling.

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  15. Oh yes, being a petite has been very helpful, especially when kids stores have amazing clothes :D The gray top is lovely, and the leather skirt- incredible!
    Also- bomber jacket!!! So cool!

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  16. Hope you had a gd easter

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  17. Maiken,

    You look AWESOME I love the color and the style!! You look great from head to toe I LOVE. I totally adore your Easter Decorations and I bet I could eat all ten egs too LOL.

    p.s I am too am excited about getaway!! Cannot wait to hear all about it!!

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  18. I hope you had a great easter! What cute decorations! And OMG, I tell you all the time, you always find the best deals!!! AND your red earrings- LOVE them!!
    :)
    Allison

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  19. I hope you had a wonderful Easter, my dear! It certainly looks like you picked up some wonderful pieces in your mid-March shopping trip; I can't say I have a favourite concealer, every kind I try seems to work well but not wonderfully, so I'm still searching :) I have much better luck shopping in the kids department than for concealers! I've found so many gems there, and I know you have, too; this gray sweater with leather elbow patches is just perfect, especially paired with your leather skirt. Such a great find :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  20. wow- gorgeous look. i love your earrings, maiken.
    hope you had a wonderful easter time.
    lovely greets and kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  21. You look so beautiful! I love your skirt and how you made this sweatshirt look chic. Hope you had a fantastic easter weekend!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. oh my pretty maiken, in you your outfit and those wonderful accessories! your easter photos are whimsical delightfulness. sigh. :)

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  23. Great outfit ! I love the leather skirt & the bomber ♥

    Btw, the decoration are juste overcute ♥♥

    I think that where I buy the foxes fabric there were also a dog one !

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  24. You look wonderful!!

    xox,

    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  25. i love your neon earrings!!! and you always look great :)
    great finds as always :)



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  26. Oh my gosh, leather elbow patches? Be still my heart! Ha, I do so love elbow patches and leather ones are just icing on the cake! I can't believe you found this fantastic sweater for such a low price and n the kids section to boots! What a good find and I really like how it matches up with your leather skirt. Soft gray sweaters go so nicely with brown leather skirts, that's just a perfect match.
    I've always had trouble with finding a good concealer, the one that I've found to work the best for me is Maybelline's stick concealer, it goes on pretty well and it layers nicely under my foundation. I might have to try a few of your suggestions, I'm always looking for something that might work just a little bit better.
    I am so drooling over your bomber jacket with the leather sleeves, that is such a fantastic and gorgeous jacket! I've been trying to find a jacket with real leather sleeves for a while and wow, it is hard to find one in a decent price range. (And no one has been kind enough to donate one to the thrift store. One day, one day!)

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    1. honestly my jacket doesn't have real leather sleeves.. therefore the awesome price. and I do prefer imitation leather clothes over genuine leather pieces. only my boots should be real leather boots. but good luck with finding your perfect leather sleeved bomber jacket, Katie! I'm sure keeping my fingers crossed for you ;)

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  27. You look fantastic dear Maiken! The first photo is truly mind-blowing! I love, love everything about this look: a combination of feminine and edgy pieces (lace & leather), bright, eye-catchy accessories, your poses and gorgeous hair-do! fantastic look dear! and of course your new little purchases are envy-worth!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  28. OMG, i wish i can wear little boy's clothes!! ure so petite perfect! Nice dress up for a tropical getaway. Way to go!
    I too cant believe that we're almost half way in 2013. Just too fast for me!

    Issa x
    Thanks for ur comment. ;))

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  29. You look very pretty! I loved the hosiery and the earrings, but my favorite item is the hair barrette! The snow in the background makes the pictures even nicer!
    I always read your comments on many blogs I leave comments too, so I decided to take a look at yours! Very nice blog! (I also can't believe it's April now... time really flies!)

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  30. OMG!! your skirt :D
    Just today I was talking on my post about how much I like brown shades...and more if it is on leather!! So imagine how in love I am with this outfit of you!! ;)

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  31. Those Easter pics are so cute! I love your hair like that :)

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  32. i'm dying over this edgy look. love the leather, the sweatshirt and what a great clip!!! glad you're enjoying yourself! i'm always jealous of your wonderful adventures!

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  33. Dear Maiken, I love this look, the skirt is amazing and those earrings are beautiful ! As for the concealer, I have to say my fave ones are from Benefit, Erase Paste and Boing do the thing perfectly for me ;) Kisses

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  34. Lovely look! Love the skirt, your stockings and the earrings!

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  35. Love love love your stunning earrings!!! Stunning orange:)

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  36. Really nice!!! I love it!!!

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  37. Wow! those earings are so beautiful!
    i love the color! its so bright and perfect for spring!

    looking lovely as always!
    xox

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  38. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you wearing casper&pearl one day!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  39. Oh yes, please show us what's inside the eggs!
    Thank you Maiken for your comment on my blog, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter yourself!
    Yes, you guessed correctly, the brochure and map came from me. Busted! You mentioned some time ago that you rather read it in a brochure form, and not on the internet, so I took that as a hint ;) Now you can read my text about Helsinki! How nice that you'll visit the city where heaven meets the sea - Helsinki! :)
    I'll post something tropic related tomorrow as well, great minds think alike! :)

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

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  40. really great pictures, love your outfit!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  41. Beautiful outfit; I'm glad to finally find someone who has the same weather that I'm dealing with here in Montréal haha; on most blogs you see girls in sundresses for spring outfits, so yeah!
    Maybelline Fit Me is miraculous, honestly; it's virtually the ONLY product on the entire market that fits my skin perfectly!
    Love,
    S

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  42. Lovely outfit! I wouldn't have known it was a boy's top until you said - it looks fantastic on you :)

    Away From The Blue

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  43. hiii sweetie! hope you have been well <3 i absolutely love the mix of textures here :) looking good as always, dear!

    xx james

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  44. great blog!

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  45. Hi dear!! I've just discovered your blog and its so amazing :)
    Beautiful pictures and its indeed an amazing post!!
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  46. Hey :) I love all your photos, especially the Easter ones! Also, I see you had a body shop product? It's one of my favourite shops and actually originates from where I live (Brighton) - have you ever tried the hemp hand creme, it's AMAZING!

    Hope you have had a lovely Easter and I also can't believe we are this far into the year! It'll be Summertime before we know it!

    Hailes<3

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  47. Really cool outfit! I love the shoes and sweatshirt!

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  48. yeah this year is going by fast! I love your skirt!

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    I´m following you! :)
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    xx

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  50. ? from the boys section,gosh youd never know,I love that sweater on you,gosh Im jelous of your slender frame,boys wear,menswear and the girls tunic you wore in a past post? :D you can shop anywhere.
    I love your outfit and especially your accessories,your grandmothers pendant is beautiful x

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  51. Wee love the collar, sweater and skirt - they match so perfectly! You look so fashion fab in the snow.

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