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An ancient pre-Christmas trip to Tallinn

Hello! It's about time to eliminate a couple of old and dusty blogging debts! And the first one stands for the public announcement of the lucky winner of my Chicnova giveaway. So, according to the well-known random.org the winner is Kayleigh Jean, an experienced reader and dear blog friend. And she already received her coupon on Monday. But I would also like to thank everybody else who participated - I truly appreciate each and every one of you, guys, for the support.

Now, my other, terribly dusty debt is slightly bigger and more long-lasting. Perhaps some of you even remember how I promised to tell you about our pre-Christmas half-day trip to the capital town again and again. Well, I'm finally doing it! Our notorious trip took place on December 14 when we caught the earliest train to Tallinn and first stole a swift glance at the Christmas market held at the Town Hall Square. My favourites there were obviously the most adorable and genuine reindeer who just melted my heart into one big puddle of admiration. Though at the same time it made me very sad they were actually used as plain exhibits (animals often make me overly emotional).


But let's talk about something more pleasant - shopping (see the collages far below!). In the first place we visited H&M and I bought myself a kids' sweatshirt (€9.95) that was in my H&M interest list anyway (see the entire list from this November post). Today this item is unfortunately no longer available so I'm glad I snatched it in time. But E. was also successful and in the end came across a nicely fitting pair of jeans.

Therefore we had definitely earned our late but healthy breakfast at Stockmann café. And Stockmann it was then. For one thing I got my first pair of imitation leather pants from Seppälä and it was a real bargain: I saved more than 39 euros (€49.95 €10.77)! I have already been wearing them burgundy pants as often as possible to make them count to the max. And even though I didn't dig my H&M interest list's natural white knitted hat in reality (looked too shabby!) I luckily came across this striped Etcetera cutie (€16.90 €12.70) in Stockmann. And that was it, we walked to the railway station to complete our day in metropolis with a pleasant lunch and something relaxing to drink at Travel restaurant.

kitty earrings from a Christmas market's charity sale | New Yorker tube scarf | thrifted Reflex faux fur coat | thrifted Odd Molly sweater | Orsay pants | Gebok boots | Ted Baker bag | Guess leather gloves.

Last but not least, in addition to everything mentioned above I would like to point out two rather fresh thrift finds (€3.50 in total): a sleeveless Zara Trafaluc blouse with collar clips and a fringe bag from Complement. But what was I thinking about when I grabbed those utterly summery goodies in the middle of our endlessly crappy winter? Well, of course about the Mediterranean climate that will become reality after a patient but busy wait.


So, since some of you had already curiously asked for my long-lost outfit posts then finally it's here and I hope you enjoy all the photos. Definitely let me know what you think because I always love hearing from you.
See you, sweeties!

40 comments:

  1. Outfit on armas ja ostud on kaa tõeliselt vinged! Narmastega kott on lemmikkkk!!

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    1. kui ma seda kotti ühes oma lemmikkaltsukas vedelemas nägin, teadsin kohe (okei, olgem ikka ausad, tegelikult mõtlesin korraks, kas narmad on üldse minu teema?), et Vahemere ääres peab just temaga ringi tsillima. aga nüüd ta siis ongi mul kenasti ootevalmis :)

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  2. Beautiful photos .. And really lovely fashion finds too! Those earrings are beyond adorable, meow ^^ Thank you for the comments, I will reply to them on my blog as usual ;) But as far a my flu, it's starting to finally get better. Only little cough left and I'm able to go to work again. Started to lose my mind a bit just staying indoors :D

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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  3. These pictures are amazing! And great outfit too :)


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  4. What beautiful photos of Tallinn!
    Thanks for your comment Maiken, here I haven't heard anyone talk about the happiness jar :) I love being nostalgic, also with photos..
    I try not to visit Stockmann that often, we have so many other great stores with personal service, but maybe I should for the jar, you're right.

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

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  5. Haha, these are from last year, huh? ;)
    Awww, the reindeer! How cute - so jealous you got to see one up close and personal hehe.
    Also, your shiny gold skinnies are always on my want list! I love that photo of you perched on the rock wall

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  6. Beautiful photos! - I am in love with the earrings! :))

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    -Milla

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  7. Nii mõnus postitus:)!

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  8. Oh jah, see armas põdrapoiss... Aga neljateistkümnes oligi just see päev, kui meie ka seal olime ja kui ma nüüd õigesti mäletan, olid su vanemad ka samal päeval Tallinnas. Küll mitte jõuluturul, aga siiski, nii et vot kokkusattumus :)

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    1. no vot, siis oli tõsine Tallinna päev Jõgeva rahval ;) ainult et mu vanemad ei öelnud mulle, et nad ka pealinnas on. ju siis oli riiklik saladus :D (st saladus kuni selle hetkeni, mil juhuslikult ise teada sain natuke hiljem. nimelt neil oli köögilaud väga arvukate Stocki tšekkidega kaetud ja no jäi lihtsalt silma selline asi :D)

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  9. You always look so adorable and beautiful! And wow, a real reindeer? That was so sweet! The eyes! I also feel that way when I see animals, they are so sweet! I love Christmas markets, but unfortunately I didn't go to one last year... I walked past it in Paris :( But since I wanted to go to a museum and I didn't have much time... I had to choose :( Anyway, I am glad you went to a Christmas market, it must have been lovely! By the way, the prices you get! For leather pants! Wow! I loved the earrings! And the Odd Molly sweater! Amazing! The fringe bag is amaaaaaazing! And the boots you wore too! As I said, you always look so polished, and the best: I simply know you have a big heart, and this is so great! denisesplanet com

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  10. Oh my goodness, that reindeer! He has to be the sweetest creature I've ever laid eyes, he looks so gentle and curious and incredibly, incredibly soft... If I had seen him in person, no one would ever have been able to tear me away from him. But I digress... :) I am always so impressed by the deals you find and it sounds like on this trip it was no exception. I would love to see you do a post one day on sale shopping tips!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. thank you for the suggestion, Cee. I will most definitely consider your wish :) (I even wrote it down in my notebook!)

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  11. Tallinn is a nice city. And that baby reindeer is so cute :D!
    I often hoard summer clothes in winter, too! Love your fur coat!

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  12. Great post ;)
    Kisses <3

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  13. Loving you sweater with flowers! soooo pretty :) It looks like you had a great day!! :D

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  14. Oh, I feel the same about animals. I feel sorry that they must be confined in the same place. That reindeer realy is darling though! I adore the bokeh on the town shot and the delicious looking food makes me hungry! What a quaint city. That black and white shot of you sitting is simply stunning and I love your pretty braid. Your entire look is just so stylish--that quirky sweater is a great pair with that scarf and your polished pants and trendy boots. And those cat earrings made me smile! Glad you picked up some nice finds! I stock up on nice-weather clothes regardless of current conditions as well haha. In love with that fringe bag!

    Have a happy weekend!

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  15. Your trip looks all so cool, and the meals always delicious (yes I'm hungry right now..)
    I also LOVE your pants, which is so cool, and the sweat with this lovely details !

    ♥♥

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  16. I love that sleeveless shirt, great find! I've heard about Talinn being a great city, it's on my list for a citytrip! And I looove your jacket on the photos! xx

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  17. Thanks Maiken for stopping by my blog, and no, I didn't know about the light event in Tallinn, what is it called?

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

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  18. I have that reaction too! Whenever I see animals in cages I'm very impressed and in awe, but then the next minute I feel sorry for them and I start hating humans for treating them like that... But that is a beautiful animal, just look at those eyes!! and I also like the stuff you got, that horse print pink sweater's just adorable. Obviously it was a great trip, babe.;)

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  19. It makes me sad when animals are just used for show and are poorly treated as well.

    I love your earrings and the pattern on your cardigan - you look lovely :). xo

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  20. These photos are beautiful. Oh I understand your emotion toward animals. I am a vegetarian so I totally understand where you are coming from.

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  21. Very lovely, the second image is my favourite! Thanks for sharing about your trip, also the Zara blouse looks like it will be a versatile piece. Have a nice weekend. /Madison

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  22. The photos are beautiful! The reindeer is so precious :)

    And ooo I really like your metallic pants, they look really cool with your boots!

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  23. I love the ambiance in your pictures. And those cat earings stole my attention. I like it :D
    anyway, I follow you now, hope you can follow me back ;)

    xo,
    G

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  24. Sounds like an amazing trip and Tallin looks absolutely magical during Christmas time. Love your beautiful and playful earrings. And your outfit is comfortable and stylish = a perfect city trip look

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow ! So nice and beautiful blog ! Do u wanna follow each other ? if yes , just follow me and let me know i will follow u back as soon as it possible :*

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  26. All of the food looks delicious and I love that fringe bag!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. First of all thanks so much for your kind words at the beginning of this post,so sweet of you and I can not wait to recieve what a choose!
    The reindeer is so adorable and beautiful and I see to why the sight and enjoyment of seeing them is sadend by the fact their there simply there for the reason to entertain,he looks healthy and well looked after though :)
    You got some good buys again and some huge savings! I dont know why Im still shocked by the low prices you source all the time :D The zara blouse is lovley and those burgundy trousers look amazing! Ive wanted a tan coloured fringe bag for so long,such a cool boho look,so of course Im a little envious of your find! I really love your outfit,and you look so sweet sat up on the wall! Loving the black furry jacket!
    Hope your well and take care x

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  28. I love your cardigan, it looks so girly!

    I've just followed, I would be more than glad glad to see you in my list as well!

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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  29. Maiken,

    I get emotional too when seeing some animals in exhibits in our zoos :(. I love that you can wear clothes in the kid's section! You are tiny girl! Lol I can't wait to see you in those leather pants that you got for a sweet deal.

    I enjoyed all your pictures pretty girl as usual!

    Hope you are having a great Monday!!

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  30. I love that fringe bag, beautiful photos
    Shana-Style

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  31. great photos, the food looks delicious! and i love your outfit, especially the sweater. that fringe purse is gorgeous!!!

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  32. great photos and I love the way you showed the items of clothing :)
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  33. Aaaah! Just waiting for a new post! Hope you are fine! denisesplanet com

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  34. Awwww the reindeer looks so adorable! But you're right, poor captive animals :( Great shopping finds as always! I am forever envious of your thrifty skills :)

    Mili

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  35. Bahaha, that reindeer is the cutest! Man do I love your granny cardi! I'm in awe with those colorful flowers on it, sooooo nerdy and cool :D Did I mention how much I adore your hair braided like that? It's amazing <3
    Congrats on the new purchases, I tend to buy warm clothes during summer and skanky during winter....:D

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  36. Cute reinder, seems like he likesq pictures haha.
    I love your outfit, thoe pants espacially I waaaant the same pair!
    And great thrift finds as usual.
    Xo

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