8.12.13

I shine, the city never looked so bright

Have a happy and shiny December, guys! How has your first winter month been so far? Mine has been hectic, at work and at home. Actually I haven't even been to many other places besides those two. But luckily last Saturday was so beautifully sunlit that I decided to properly take advantage of this little miracle, fair and square! So I grabbed my little four-pawed furry friend (who, by the way, happens to LOVE snow, unlike me, obviously) and we headed outside to discover the frosty, icily crisp winter wonderland called our backyard.


Frankly I had to go anyway because I promised to present you an amazing thrift store find of mine and here it finally is (plus taking photos indoors would have just been pretty stupid ;). So, drumroll, please...
A truly splendid and exquisite pair of vintage 1990s Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban oval arista gold sunglasses! They came with an original case and lens cloth, they're in perfect shape, they're my very first Ray-Bans, also my very first round sunnies and.. well, to put it in a nutshell, I just really love them :) And gosh how comfortable they are so I suppose I and them were meant to be together and I was meant to pay only 2 ridiculous euros to ensure our happy symbiosis. Phew! That sure was a lot of fate at once but that's what thrift shopping is all about and why I love it so much.


thrifted vintage Ray-Ban sunnies | thrifted vintage Monet earrings | thrifted wool scarf from 1986 | thrifted Reflex faux fur jacket | Monton leggings.
 

On a completely different note, it was the perfect timing to deliver some fierce bokeh shots and I'm a complete sucker for those. So I was fairly excited while crawling on the frosty grass and seeking for the best and the most fascinating angles. I was like a kid in a candy store actually. And I hope I will experience at least as good conditions when I'm introducing my next thrift shop finding to you. Again something awesome, by the way. Something that was made entirely by hand ;) But for the time being do enjoy today's photos and definitely let me know what you think because I love hearing from you.

45 comments:

  1. Such great post! Love your dog...
    www.thebeautifulessence.com

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  2. Great post - I love your hair in those braids. Great shots, as well. x

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  3. ray banid on tõesti hea leid! ja kusjuures mul õnnestus endal vist nüüd juba peaaegu aasta tagasi, talvine aeg oli igatahes, samuti ühed ray banid kaltsukast välja kaevata (täitsa võimalik, et samast kaltsukast). minu omad olid ainult täitsa ümarad ja kusjuures sain isegi ühe euro odavamalt :D ei kurda ühesõnaga. kuigi, ma ei ole nii ammu leidnud seda aega ja energiat korraga, et kaltsukatesse kolama minna... midagi on juhtunud :D

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    1. see oli see kerttu rakke ja muude "suurte staaride" kaltsukas vist, kui ma nüüd sassi ei aja midagi :P aga minu käigud kaltsukatesse näevad tavaliselt välja sellised: kell 12 kiman linna, 20 minuti kuni poole tunni jooksul teen, mis teha annab, ja siis kiman sama kiiresti tööle tagasi. kolada kahjuks ei jõua, kuigi vahel tahaks küll vähe vabamalt võtta ja uurida ning mitte kiirustada :)

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  4. Somehow the winter looks better in your pics than how it looks here.. ;) Wow, an awesome thrift find again! I love your faux fur coat (mine is Reflex, too btw ;D! I think those are pretty old!)
    xx

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  5. Great glasses. And your braids are so cute. I really like your blog.

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  6. Oooh, I do so love the photography in this post! Fantastic closeups of the frost and snow! I need to find some time to do some nature photos this week...we've finally got some snow ourselves :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  7. Love the bokeh shots! I don't know how that's done, really. Nice backyard, too. :)

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  8. Hahaha, I love bokeh shots too :D The glasses are dashing!
    You look so beautiful with the braids with your sandy blonde hair, so pretty *_*

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  9. I just followed you and I'm fairly new to your blog. I rarely blog as well but I get to blog hop from time to time. Hope to read a how to do bokeh shots for dummies. XD

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  10. You look so pretty in that first picture! Love the sunglasses. And I love bokeh too, it's so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. Awesome pictures, soooo pretty Maiken ! I fell in love with your legging

    ♥♥

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  12. What stunning photography! I am in love with the first image, I actually really love snow, mostly because growing up it was always cold climates, at least it seemed that way. You look warm and all wrapped up! Have a wonderful week!
    ~Madison

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  13. Maiken,

    I love that you always find the best deals when thrift shopping! Love the Rays been trying to find some myself. Winter has definitely came with a vengeance it has been freezing here in the great state of Mississippi lol.

    It's so good to see Elvis bracing the blog again. He's still cute as ever!!

    Love, love, LOVED all your pictures.

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  14. oooh this vintage sunnies is such a great find! i love it, so lucky!!! and these are such amazing photos!

    xo, Carla
    www.CarlaViolet.com

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  15. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  16. Happy December! I must say, it looks like the month is off to a truly beautiful start where you are - I'm a sucker for bokeh photos too and these ones are just stunning. I would have loved to be able to see the scenes in person! And how lucky that this beautiful sunny day came when you were ready to show your latest amazing thrift find! I'm just blown away by the fact that you found RayBans for only two euros. And that round style sunglasses suit you so well!
    xox,
    Cee

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  17. great blog!!
    Can we follow each other via gfc, bloglovin and g+?

    http://asweetwoorld.blogspot.com/

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  18. You took that snow close up shot?!?! That's spectacular, I love it, babe!!!! And the second black and white picture is simply heart-warming. I hope the rest of December won't be so busy for you, so you'll be able to so someplace else beside work and staying at home! Although being at home during winter does have a special appeal, don't you thing? Anyway, happy Tuesday, dear!;)

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  19. Stunning photos and the sunnies are gorgeous!!!! They suits you so well. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  20. I kow I've said it million times before but I love so much your nature photos. You always manage to capture the most fantastic, fair tale-like moments. How incredibly stunning are those images/! And you are as well:) Love your cool sunnies dear maiken

    Xx

    Alexandra

    wwwfashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow, what gorgeous photography! I just found your blog and am so glad! And what a find on the sunglasses - amazing!
    xo ~chloe & kim @ popcosmo.com

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  22. maiken, your photos do show the winter wonderland that is your backyard! holy fantastic thrifted ray bans sunnies, (eeek. that'ts my virtual scream of delight). :)

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  23. wow such stunning photos of the snow!! it just started snowing here in nyc too :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  24. lovely photos and pretty sunnies!

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  25. You look great, especially with those Ray Bans! And lovely landscape shots dear :)

    StylizedLuxe
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    xo Jess

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  26. You're so pretty and the photos looks great! I love it.
    Have a great day and God Bless. x

    Techno-savvy Mermaid,
    shekinahjoy.com

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  27. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  28. Hiya Maiken,hope your well x
    How on earth did those gorgeous ray bans cost so little,there a classic and suit you so well x Your frosty shots are stunningly beautiful,capturing the crispy sharp ice. And elvis looks so cute obviouslyx

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  29. Nice*
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    Let me know if you follow me & i´ll follow back :)

    Greetings <3
    pequenaflordemaracuja.blogspot.pt

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  30. great photos, you're looking awesome! and also elvis! love it
    shall we follow?take a look at our blog?
    greetings from Holland, it's also cold here
    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  31. beautiful pictures! love the sunnies <3

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  32. I love the last photo! and those shades are just gorgeous! Your photos made me wish we had snow in the Caribbean, so lovely!

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  33. I really love your photos! They are so amazing with the beautiful details! I love your vintage sunglasses too! That is such a great find!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  34. Oh, you're so lucky Maiken to have found those sunnies! I really envy you! The sunny photos look wonderful, and I love how you're done your hair! Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    To answer to your comment: Oh, have you tasted glögi here? The most interesting one I've had this year was made out of apple juice. I rarely drink the one with alcohol, if so, then with red wine, but most often I drink the non-alcoholic ones :)

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

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  35. Haha, I feel the same about snow. Glad that at least your cute dog loves it! Those gorgeous shots were totally worth the cold though. I love the colorful sunset and the detail of the snow--so arsty! Your braids and scarf are too chic as well. I'm seriously jealous of those sunnies though, queen of bargains! Raybans are the best--I can attest because I'm always wearing my Rayban glasses! Can't wait for the nest post (: Have a great week!

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  36. very beautiful pictures)

    mary-tur.ru

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  37. Your pictures are amazing!!! Love that you can actually see the frozen droplets on the autumn leaves.
    Have a merry x-mas time <3
    xx

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  38. Holy cannoli, 2 euros?! I had a pair of thrifted vintage ray-bans, but they broke :( :( Love the golden hour lights, and your braids. The ice macro shots are so pretty!

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

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  39. Great pictures! And I really like your header!

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  40. Perfect look sweetie. Your hairstyle is so cute and I love your sunglasses :)

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  41. Great braids!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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