29.8.13

Loosen up my buttons

Hey! My longfrantically-awaited vacation is reality now and I actually started writing this very post on Tuesday while lying lazily in the sun, working on my tan, enjoying my ephemeral freedom. And most definitely I can't believe the last month of summer is pretty much over and it will be autumn month September beginning already from this Sunday. Absolutely unreal, isn't it?


Anyway, since so many of you, my dear readers, have repeatedly been interested in my our vacation plans I'm now finally going to reveal a little something. That is to say we will spend September 2 till September 4 in Saka Manor. It is a special place high up on the mighty limestone bank where natural and cultural heritage meet. Natural, by the way, means one of Estonian national icons limestone, and cultural stands for the neo-renaissance style mansion. Our package there is called Relaxation Package and I believe it's exactly what we need to get ready for new professional challenges ;) But enough of all those spoilers! You will hear everything you need when we're back and hopefully full of new energy and power.


Now, let's talk about today's first set of photos (hence the title too, obviously). I recently got some fresh second hand buttons (check out the collage above) and after that decided to show you my modest collection of second hand, mostly vintage buttons. Everything here is gotten for free and my utmost favourites are probably the golden and silvery ones demonstrated below in separate photographs... though I actually find them all pretty awesome and utterly photogenic. So, I'm highly curious, do you, guys, collect something rather odd as well? What?

Prada sunnies | Seppälä earrings | thrifted Satsu London dress | thrifted Divided by H&M jacket | thrifted Lady Carlotta vintage pumps.

And lastly the second, whopping bunch of photos, each and every one taken on August 11 when we were heading back home from Rakvere, using those old, rustic country roads. We both drank in the unusually heavenly silence and stillness while taking those outfit shots. I also just had to snap those other photos to share the beautiful late summer surroundings with you so I do hope you enjoy everything I have for you today. And be sure to let me know what you think because reading your opinions always motivates me to give my very best :) See you after our spa break!

38 comments:

  1. Nööpidega seoses tuleb mulle alati meelde, et mu vanaemal oli/on suurem karp pungil erinevaid nööpe täis. Kui väike olin, siis ei olnud mul vanaema juures vaja ei mingit lego ega muid mänguasju, kui vaid seda karpi täis nööpidega. Võisin neid nööpe tundide viisi lapata.

    Ise ma midagi erilist ei kogu. Hetkel on traditsiooniks saanud, et kui kuskil kaugemal koos elukaaslasega käime, siis võimalusel ostame sealt kaasa alati külmkapimagneti, mis seda väikest trippi meenutama jääb.

    Mõnusat spa-puhkust teile! :)

    Mimosas blogi

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    1. mu vanaemal on ka selliseid karpe, aga minu pisike kogu peab olema perfektselt sätitud ja kõigest peab ülevaade olema (perfektsionisti rõõmud.. või hoopis "rõõmud" :D).
      muide, mu vanemad korjavad ka väikestviisi neid magneteid, aga mitte ainult oma reisidelt, vaid lähedaste omadelt ka. ja aitäh. lihtsalt peab mõnus olema :)

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  2. oooh, I love your polka dot and stripes combo. Very chic.

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  3. I LOVE your striped dress and polka dot jacket. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. Yay for vacay! Your button collection is beautiful. Buttons are definitely something I overlook, but your collection has got be giving them a second look ;) You make me want to start a collecting something! I love the horizontal stripes against the vertical stripes, it's such a cool look. And the polka dots on top? Love it! One of my fav looks of yours :)

    Did you watch the Pretty Little Liars episode? The ending was such a shock to me! I had tried watching Twisted, but I didn't get hooked like I did to Pll ;)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  5. Have a good and relaxing trip girl! Sounds like you'll be refreshed for sure.
    Also, what a lovely button collection. I never thought about how pretty they could be.
    Oh, and your polka dot and stripes print mix is gorgeous!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  6. The buttons ARE very beautiful and photograph well. I'm looking forward to your vacation photos of the mansion on the limestone cliff! It sounds very dramatic. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  7. suur nööbikogu on mul ka, aga ma ei pea eriti imelikuks hobiks neid koguda - eriti kuna ma tihti õmblustöid tehes kasutan ka neid. võib-olla natuke naljakas on see, et ma kogun (paber) ostukotte erinevatest poodidest, kust midagi ostnud olen ja mida Eestis pole. ja nii mul siis on neid terve hunnik. noh, päris kõiki igavaid ma vist ikka alles ei jäta, aga suht paljud siiski. algul oli vabandus, et ohh, ma siis saan asju sisse panna sinna, kui vaja kellelegi midagi toimetada vms, aga aeg on näidanud, et ma olen piisavalt kade, et nad ikkagi ainult endale hoida :D heal juhul raatsin mõnda "mõttetumasse" mõnikord asju hoiule panna...

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    1. :D mul on ka (kahjuks) lademetes neid paberkotte kogunenud aja jooksul ning ilmselgelt pole seda "kogu" tegelikult üldse vaja. aga ära ka nagu ei raatsi visata :D tõsine dilemma kohe, haha.
      muide, ega ma oma nööbikogust ka väga ei raatsi midagi võtta, et neid kuskil kasutada.. ainult paar üksikut korda olen raatsinud. ja veidi naljakaks koguks pean seda sellepärast, kuna olin siiamaani näinud-kuulnud vaid vanema generatsiooni kogudest :)

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  8. Your collection is pretty impressive, I don't collect anything actually I give away a lot.
    I love your outfit especially the dress, stripes and polka dots is a safe print mix that always look good.
    Have a nice weekeend.
    xo

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  9. I love that dress! I hope you are enjoying your vacation right now! :D

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    cassandra xx
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  10. Hope you'll have a relaxing spa holiday, you're definitely worth it Maiken! The buttons are really cool, they can be such eye candy when they're pretty like the ones you have. I'm sure I collect something "odd" but I can't come to think about anything. Mostly I collect Iittala and naturally dragonfly items. I love to look through my parents' childhood photos as well. Thank you Maiken for your lovely compliment on my blog!

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

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  11. those are some awesome pictures:) i can't wait for my holidays either... just one week to go and i'll be laying at the beach hehe.
    absolutely love the striped dress, super gorgeous:)

    lots of love xx

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  12. Love the dress Maiken! Also the buttons are so cool, I love how any outfit can be drastically changed just by changing the buttons. I'm starting to collect artwork and drawings, although I don't have very many at the moment!

    Sophie - sophiemloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I LOVE that cute stripe dress with the polka dot cardigan, the pattern mixing is great! And so cool that you collect buttons, you've got quite a lot! I collect state quarters :)

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  14. Im happy to hear your long awaited vacation has arrived,I hope your having a wonderful time off,your relaxing trip sounds like its going to be wonderful,and just what you need to truely relax,look forward to hearing more about your trip and vacation.
    Im in love with your collection,I have little boxes like this too,with lots of beads and little things Ive collected,just in case I can use them to decorate something :D This buttons are gorgeous though and what a collection.
    I love the sweet dress your wearing,very nautical style,and I love the heels! Gorgeous as always x
    All the best and hope you both have a lovely vacation :)

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  15. maiken, i hope you're having a spectacular time on your trip! it sounds breath taking. i'm sure your photos, when you come back, will show us that it was. i find the buttons fascinating. i like to think of older things with a history, wondering what it was for or what it used to be. do you? very nice navy and whits stripes with polka dots summertime outfit. when i think of navy and white mind goes to nautical. it's classically chic.

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  16. Dear Maiken, first of all have an amazing vacation. Your spa break plans sound really great. I'm sort of jealous a bit;)Enjoy it dear:) and OMG you have a gorgeous buttons collection. It looks so fascinating:)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  17. Well, firstly dear, I am happy that you are enjoying your holiday. Collecting buttons is not odd to me as I have and collect them as well, especially vintage buttons for my sewing projects.I love your jacket,and the photos also look very lovely. Have a wonderful week. xx/Madison

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  18. Great pictures!
    Just followed your blog, hope you'll follow back :)
    xx

    http://rougefashionpalette.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. ooh so many pretty buttons!! :D i loveeee the stripes and polka dots combo!! sooo cute and lovely :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Im in love with your outfit!! SO CUTE!! :D
    Love mixing stripes and dots and you are doing it perfectly here ;)

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  21. Those buttons are gorgeous, and I love these shots. They're so airy and calm!

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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  22. Hi dear :) The photos you choose for your last post are so beautiful!!
    Need to say that your blog is a good inspiration :)
    Come to see my new post, ill delighted to know your opinion :)
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  23. Me too, I also go through my closet and make space for new clothes by selling off old ones. I'm happy you liked the waist belts in my blog post Maiken.

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

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  24. Maiken, hope you have had the best of vacation.
    You look beautiful in your outfit.Polka dots & stripes never looked so good together.
    Your button collection is commendable, they look gorgeous. I would use some of them as a big statement ear ring :)

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  25. Oi mul on nii hea meel, et sa mu blogist läbi hüppasid ja jätsid oma blogi lingi, sest nüüd olen ma veel ühe toreda blogi lugemisega varustatud, said endale uue truu fänni minu näol! Su nööbikogu on küll mega, vaatasin ilase pilguga ja soovisin, et need oleksid kõik minu omad :D Ma näiteks kogun sõrmuseid - mida veidram, seda parem :) Ja kusjuures, nööpidest annab teha väga vingeid sõrmuseid, mul on vist isegi blogis üks DIY :) Väga lahe blogi on sul!

    xo

    www.zerxzastyle.blogspot.com

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    1. muide, ma jõudsin su blogisse täiesti juhuslikult läbi Kayleigh Jean'i blogi, mida olen terve igaviku jälginud. vaatasin, et ohh, "Epp" on ju täitsa Eesti nimi, ja nii ta läkski. igatahes, vaatasin selle DIY postituse ka üle ja kui ma vaid raatsiks oma nööbikestel sabasid tagant ära lõigata, võiks täitsa proovida.. aga praegusel ajahetkel küll ei raatsi :P aa ja nägin täna kaltsukas ühte clutchi, millel oli nööpe kaunistuselemendina kasutatud. tasuks ka täitsa proovimist. haha ja muidugi said sinagi endale ühe lugeja juurde :)

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    2. Oh mul tuli nüüd selline kahtlane tunne, et läheks Abakhani nööpe kokku ostma .. :D istuks oma nööbikuhja otsas ja oleks õnnelik :D Clutch kõlab ka ägedalt, väga vingeid asju annab ikka teha nööpidest :)

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    3. nii tekib endalgi isu nendega midagi korda saata, aga ma lihtsalt ei tohi omale tähelepanuhajutajaid juurde tekitada.. garderoob niigi karjub kogu oma jubeduses ja vajab hädasti (!!!) sättimist. aga oma nööpe võiksid küll siis näidata, kui nendega midagi korraldad ;) no ja nüüd mind piinab veel see nööpidega clutch, mida eile nägin! :D

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  26. Oh, girl! I absolutely loved reading this post. Your description of what you were doing when you wrote it makes me sigh with envy. Ahhh, it sounds so perfect. And I totally love the term "ephemeral freedom." So true!

    Those buttons are totally exquisite--I love the intricate gold ones with the dot in the middle--so lovely! I used to collect rocks and postcards as a kid...now I just say I collect clothes haha. But what a lovely and unique collection--all for free, nonetheless!

    That country scene is totally gorgeous--your fierce look is just so stylish too! I love that preppy striped dress with the heels. You look so fierce walking down that country path!

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  27. Love those buttons. I need new ones to refresh an old jacket.
    Happy vacationing

    X. Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  28. Beautiful! Please check out my blog at www.loveolia.com!

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  29. What a cute dress! and woah that's a lot of buttons. cute ones x
    Maria // thefashionsucker.blogspot.dk

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  30. Those country pics looks so calm and relaxed. Love your look, especially vintage shoes.
    Oh, and the vintage buttons collections - awsome!! I'm not into collecting somthing (exept in childhood :D ), but your collection looks very unique.
    Hope you had a wonderful time in Saka Manor! ;)

    With love, Egle G. {HideInSugar}

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  31. Wow you look amazing ! ♥♥

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  32. Such a cool polka dots jacket!

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