Gloomy February

Hello! Life lately has been mostly gloomy (hence the delay and the title of this post).
So, the misery began already last week when I got a stupid cold (essentially an extreme sniffle and an annoying temperature). And since being sick was utterly unwonted and new to me it felt extra depressing! Regardless of that I continued my regular business and chore and counted on a brighter future (suffering should result with that, or what?). But instead the crappy week ended with a real bang. A negative, unnecessary bang, naturally and literally. But all right, that bang has been fortunately positively settled now.

And then striked the next one, bang, just like that! Our furnace is broken and therefore heating the house is disturbed, obviously. On a positive note our current (so called) winter is mild, we have a fireplace and a wood burning range... and an insurance, thank God! But I'm not going to lie, I still want the bad bad February to end!

Anyway, on a completely different and a lot brighter note last Saturday, February 15 was a trip day and we visited one of our regular spots, Rakvere. Below and above you can for one thing see what I wore on that thoroughly gloomy day. My red beanie and tube scarf set is a Valentine's Day gift from mom and everything else is old and/or thrifted.

Now, about (cheap) shopping. Among some necessities I got an adorable heart necklace (€1.79) from the little girls' sale section at Lindex and a cool angry tigers' tee (~€3) from a brand called Jimmy Hunger. By the way, Jimmy Hunger is actually aimed at boys aged 6-16 and my tee originates from their 2014 Spring collection. But I believe it looks great with the cute heart necklace because of the cool contrast those two individuals create.

earrings and necklace from 2009 | H&M beanie and scarf | Lindex kids' crop vest | thrifted Jousipaita shirt | thrifted belt | thrifted Nudie Jeans jeans | Sempre boots.

And last but certainly not least I want to showcase my very first pair of Beverly Feldman shoes. Got them from one of my main local thrift shops for €8 and they're simply perfect . Beverly is an extravagant shoe designer who designed her own pretty website and she creates all the shoes and handbags herself, located in sunny Alicante, Spain. She has dedicated more than 40 years to shoes and her daring slogan is Too much is not enough. Oh and she owns 7 poodles and 3 German shepherds! So if you love bold and happy shoes, definitely explore her vivid collection here.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's gloomy photographs and I really count on some sunnier days for the next ones because I'm already eager to present you my newest giveaway win from a beautiful Finnish brand called Design Domi! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for that but for the time being I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on today's post. See you next time!


  1. Uuh, mulle nii meeldib sinu uus blogitaust :) Ja ulmelised leiud poodidest! Ajab mulle šhoppamise isu peale aga ma ju tühjendan sel aastal oma kappi :P

    1. mulle ka taust meeldib, aga header vajaks hädasti välja vahetamist! ja kui nüüd shoppamisest rääkida, siis alati, kui midagi uut (või "uut") ostan, ütlen endale või elukaaslasele, et viskan kõik vanad asjad niikuinii välja :P ma nii ootan, et ükskord see saaga lõppeks ja ma saaks ideaalselt sätitud garderoobi siseneda. praegu lihtsalt ignoreerin oma garderoobi, et ei peaks seda hullumaja nägema pidevalt. aga jah, päris suured hunnikud on annetuste/müügi (põhiosa siiski annetusteks) kraami juba, nii-et vähemalt see on positiivne :)

  2. Aw, I'm sorry February has been so rough for you! Don't worry, it's going to end soon :)
    LOVE those shoes you got, I can't wait to see you wear them. They're positively adorable!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  3. Very sorry to hear you've been sick! I freakin hate being sick! You feel like a sack of anvils, can't walk, can't do anything without feeling like a blob of mush, it sucks! Hope you're feeling better now ^_^ And as I see, you have amazing new goodies to lift your spirit up :P The Beverly Feldman shoes are gorgeous. I really like the subtle snake print!

  4. Ow, keep warm. It's dang annoying when stuff like that happens.
    Cool stuff from the kids department, I should drop by to the kids dept more often, too. I used to buy loads from there when I was younger. Love the crop vest you are wearing!
    And cool shoes you got :)
    x Lara Lizard

  5. Maiken,

    I hate that you are sick!! I know the feeling and it is awful being sick!! I hope your furnace get fix soon. I can only imagine how frustrating that can be.

    I love the tee that you purchase is originally made for a boy!! That necklace is gorgeous! I love the color and the chunkiness of it. Your shoes are totally made for you! When I saw it I said she will definitely rock that well! Can't wait to see you post pictures.

    Your outfit it I love! I love the layer look you have going on with your scarf and crop vest. Love this outfit all the way around!

    Hope you get to feeling better pretty girl!!

  6. What a shame that your February has been so gloomy and sad so far. I hope you're feeling better and that brighter days (literally and figuratively) will be coming for you soon. But in the meantime, I love the way you styled your classic jeans and striped top with red accents. And your new Beverly Feldman shoes, what can I say? Wow. Just wow. Such a brilliant thrift find!

  7. I really hope you are feeling better! And that it will get warmer and less gloomy soon :)

    your new shoes are so pretty, they are such a great color!

  8. lovely blog :)

  9. Lovely scarf & beanie combination! I'm so thrilled to read that soon I'll see what you got from my giveaway!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I'm happy to hear that you use notebooks as well. I can't wait to see what flowers you bought.

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  10. Ugh, this feels like the longest (and coldest) winter ever. I do love your cheerful pop of red though!


  11. I'm definitely loving all your buys! And with such nice prices as always ^^ And to me it doesn't matter for whom clothes or jewelry are "meant" for, the main thing is that you like them yourself. And that boys shirt sure looks cool and very You. :) Must agree that it makes a great combo with the necklace.

    So sorry to hear about the difficulties with your heating, good thing indeed this month has been warm.. I hope all gets fixed soon though. All the best,
    x Satu
    Indie by heart

  12. Yes, at least on a lighter note it was a mild winter, but having a cold and a furnace go out would be such a nightmare. :(
    Glad that you're staying stylish through it all ... I'm in love with those Beverly Feldman shoes! Gorgeous! /Madison :-)

  13. those shoes are adorable and i'm loving the tiger tee. brilliant to pair it with that gorgeous necklace. sorry your days have been gloomy. ours have been sunny though we will soon be going into a few days of rain. but i'm relieved since we so badly need it. love the touches of red in your outfit!!!


  14. Well the last month of winter can be gloomy but you're definitely not! Love how you lightened up your denim look with such stylish bright accessories. And how cool are your new purchases?! I'm absolutely in love with your tiger sweater and the gorgeous statement necklace




  15. You look fabulous! Gorgeous photos too!

    xx Cissy

  16. Sooo pretty Maiken ! I love the little crop vest, and the tiger sweater is so cool (perfect with the necklace!)


  17. That's a boys shirt?? It looks really pretty, I can't see a lot of boys wearing that. Maybe that just because you put the necklace over it so it's throwing me off.:) Anyhow, that really sucks that your furnace is broken! We were without electricity today for an hour and I almost died - there's no Internet, no computers, no TV, no radio, no nothing. But to be cold, that's on another level. I can handle being bored or reading but I can't handle cold. I hope you're fully stocked on wood and that you're keeping nice and warm, dear. And yes, thank God for insurance!!:D

  18. I love that heart necklace, it's so pretty. I bet it'll jazz up lots of your outfits!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. You look really great! I like the pop of colour in your outfit. And wow, I absolutely love the gold/white shoes, they're to die for! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo


  20. I love grey tees!
    Thanks for your lovely comment Maiken! Wow, +8 sounds great :) Spring is on its way!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  21. aww i hope you're feeling better! loving this look! the fur trim is fabulous!! stay warm!!! :)


  22. your look is a great way out of the gloom!
    spring will be here soon! I have constant sun and it feels like a month ahead with feelings

    Inside and Outside Blog

  23. Hiya Maiken! I hope your doing well and arent too cold,sorry to hear your not having the best time at the moment,gosh you guys must be cold :( Sorry for my lack of stopping by too,I havent had the mind or time to blog lately,just normal life stuff going on :/
    Despite the doom and gloom you have some beautiful purchases,that necklace is so gorgeous,can not believe the price of it?! And those shoes are so so cool,I love them,they look so chic and classy.
    And of course the valentines gift from your mum is so sweet and you look lovely as always.
    Take care and all the best x :)

  24. Hi Maiken, sorry your February ended so badly and hope you're feeling better now! You still look beautiful and chic in your pictures :) Have a great start to March!


    xo Jess

  25. Anonymous3/3/14 06:32

    I'm sorry your Februrary has been so gloomy! I also hope you feel better! Sometimes bad things that happen are made worse by gloomy weather. At least you look cute! I love those jeans and your outfit! Also that heart necklace is so pretty, I'm sure wearing that would brighten up your day!


  26. Getting a cold in the winter is very common, so next time, make sure to load up on Vitamin C. I'm sure your cold has gone by now, and that the furnace has been repaired, hopefully. Although, I'm sure heating up in front of a fireplace feels a lot more cozy. Hahaha! Anyway, you look so beautiful in your outfit. Thanks for sharing, Maiken. All the best to you! :)

    Shelley Coday @ C & C Heating & Air Conditioning

  27. A broken furnace is quite awful, especially during the cold seasons. It was a good thing that it was a mild winter, and that the fireplace was enough to warm you guys until it was fixed. It was also nice that you had insurance, so you did not have to worry about the repair costs. I hope you haven’t had any problems with it this winter. Anyway, I love the outfits that you’ve shared, the red accent gives it a lot of life. Thanks for sharing this with us, Maiken. Take care!

    Antonia Tran @ Mode Heating & Cooling

  28. Well, at least you have a fireplace and a burning range around. Winter is near; it's only a few months away, so you will need those on standby. A new heater will be extremely helpful as well, with the other as a reserve; one of better stock and that can distribute heat more effectively at the same time. Either way, it isn't so bad.

    Randall Rogers @ R.J. Mechanical