29.9.14

An August look, Riga haul and Crete haul

Hello, happy end of September and another quarter! Only three more months to go and year 2014 is through. Sounds unbelievable? Well, better believe it and get used to the harsh fact (okay, I admit in my head 2014 just started...). But want to know what's already over?

That has to be our week-long September vacation, unfortunately. It ticked away without any warning while we were relaxing in a spa, renewing our old and overtired sauna, visiting E's grandparents and aunt who live 200 km away, kicking off the reorganization of our office/gym and (once again) the wardrobe, working in the garden, producing some tasty tomato and onion preserves for winter... yeah, we actually did a lot during that ephemeral week! And I of course have photos, heaps of photos. But those must wait because right now I want to share three other things with you: an ancient outfit from August 24, my even more ancient Crete haul and the teeny-tiny Riga haul I also promised to showcase.


So, for starters this simple early-autumn outfit from the end of August. I remember it was a mildly chilly Sunday with a deceptively warm evening. We drove to Tartu, purchased a new sauna stove and later on I suddenly caught a nasty cold. Oh the memories!

By the way, the dress from River Flower is new too, it's Polish and I actually bought it from a thrift store but with tags still on. And the white leather bracelet embellished with tiny studs is from Guess. You will see it again below among my teeny-tiny Riga haul. Which is seriously modest: only those adorable heart sponges and a brilliant vintage camera shape photo album from Tiger (find your nearest Tiger store here), the above mentioned bracelet and classically a few cute souvenirs, mostly from the zoo. And that's that. Two topics down, only one to go.

thrifted sunnies | (thrifted) River Flower dress | Reflex cardigan | Jeffrey Campbell Bad Alice flats | Guess leather bracelet.


More than four long months ago (May 10-18) took place our wonderful trip to the largest Greek island Crete and today you can finally peek what we brought home with us when we left that beautiful place. So, collage number 1 presents the sweets, including cinnamon caramels, traditional Hershey's and local classics like baklava and kataifi which were oh so delicious.

But it also presents three herbal teas, spices and herbs like cinnamon, oregano, burger mix, potato mix and tzatziki mix. We just really love those proper Cretan flavours! Oh and did I already tell you how much I miss Crete? No? Well, the correct answer would be - like crazy! And luckily E wants to go back to Ag Nik in 2016 so the situation is not that hopeless actually.


Anyway, collage number 2 shows the liquid stuff like red and white wine and olive oil, two saporous cookbooks, cute Cretan blue souvenirs and the succulents. And for your information we actually bought the layered one in front, those other figures were like weed in its pot. They were almost atomic back then but you should see them today! The photo in my collage was taken on July 13 and today they have multiplied in both, height and abundance! I will show you an update if you're interested in it. Are you? :)


And last but certainly not least - collage number 3 which again uncovers the beautiful authentic souvenirs and a decent bunch of beauty products in addition. Most of the beauty goodies are from Bodyfarm, a Greek brand I first discovered in 2011 (see the blog post and my first Bodyfarm product here).

A travel kit consisting of mango shower gel, sandalwood body milk, chamomile shampoo and vanilla milk conditioner and an olive oil gift set containing a shampoo, a conditioner and a soap are still untouched, ready for trying out. And you should definitely check out Bodyfarm's website here in order to discover their sweet and wide product range. I myself love their simple and sleek packages, natural scents and of course the fact they're free of parabens, mineral oil, colorants and other trouble.

But so is the hair mask from a Cretan natural cosmetics' brand Olivaloe (see their website here). It contains organic olive oil, organic aloe vera, provitamin B5, ginseng extract, keratin derivatives and wheat protein. Only I'm yet too stingy to open it but maybe when our sauna renovation ends and I can make steam again I will do it together with Bodyfarm and Olivaloe. At least it sounds like a plan.

Oh, and a product I am using right now is Maybelline's Baby Lips lip balm in shade peach kiss. I love that thingy. It's decently moisturizing and enough smoothing, smells pleasantly, looks natural on my lips, cute in my bag and on my desk.


Anyhow, if you happen to have any questions about some of those products (or actually about anything), go ahead and shoot. I sure hope you enjoyed this miscellaneous post and mixed photographs. Oh and I wanted to say thank you to the ones who noticed (and of course liked, haha) the changes and modifications here in my blog. It's not finished yet, for example I have a plan to create a blog roll or reading list, change the header and more. But still, thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it a lot! And see you in the next post!


ps. If some of you have missed the stories about our recent trip to Crete you can catch up through the six links below or by using the Crete 2014 label.

21 comments:

  1. Really lovely dress! I like the idea of floral print for the fall :)

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  2. wow all those yummy goodies! love the floral dress too! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  3. First thing is you look gorgeous in your dress and second, those goodies i want!

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  4. WOw you look amazing in this dress!! The print and colors are realyl really pretty, and I love your sandals too ♥

    Btw I love your new blog design, so pretty ♥♥

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  5. nii, mul on täna jube palju öelda :D esiteks, oi kuidas mulle praegu meeldib selle kleidi muster! praegusel ajal, kui ma kogu aeg ringi käin, hambad plagisemas, tundub see nii mõnusalt suvine, et mul käib peas üks suur oehhh läbi. kuidagi ei ole veel valmis jahedateks temperatuurideks miskipärast, aga samas ootan ma juba jõule ja lund. võta näpust siis... teiseks, mis te trennitoas juba ümber teete? kolmandaks, käevõru on täitsa my cup of tea - väga lihtne ja ilus :) ja neljandaks, juudas kui palju asju te kaalulimiidiga suutsite ikka ära tassida! eks suvine aeg, kerged riided, ja kahe inimese limiit aitab ka, aga ikkagi, see saab kuidagi alati nii märkamatult kiiresti täis mu meelest. nii et väga eeskujulik :D

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    1. mida rohkem, seda parem! aga ega minagi sügiseks valmis pole. õues käimine on kuidagi eriti vaevaline viimasel ajal ja nüüd ka alles natuke aega tagasi lõpetasin lõdisemise. ja ootan juba uut suve muide, kuigi jõulud on ka toredad. lumi ja miinused võiks ainult vahelt ära jääda.
      trennitoas on mööblivahetus käsil põhiliselt. no ja selline üleüldine sättimine ja süsteemide loomine. vast saab enne aasta lõppu valmis ikka :)
      kahe inimese limiit küll, aga Erikul oli kaasas põhimõtteliselt minikohver, nii-et tingimused olid siiski parajalt kitsad :D aga panin tagasitulles selga kõige raskemad asjad, käsipagasisse võtsin samuti selliseid raskemaid tegelasi nagu raamatud-ajakirjad, no ja olin ikka natuke osav pakkija ka. rullisin ja voltisin nii mis hirmus. aga kui nüüd õigesti mäletan, oli veidi (no kilo või midagi taolist) ülekaalu ka ikka. mõnel oli kaks korda nii raske pagas, kui lubatud, ja ei juhtunud ka midagi, st ei ole raha küsitud selle eest. seal maal ei oli see ülekilode teema probleemiks õnneks :)
      aa ja Riias Alfa keskuse Guessis oli selline mõnus -50% vidinate korv. umbes 13 euri sellise käevõru eest oli täitsa meeldiv summa ja nii see tegelane minuga koju tuligi.

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    2. kunagi ei tea neid ülekilosid jah. oleneb lennuliinist ja vahel lihtsalt check-in laua inimesest. ma olen ühe ja sama lennuliiniga mõnel korral pidanud lisakoti eest maksma, mõnel korral olen tasuta saanud. kunagi ei tea. aga õnneks ei ole lisakott ega lisakilod enam nii kallid. ma mäletan, kui Czech Airlines tahtis mult 5 lisakilo eest 350 eurot kasseerida nii umbes 5 aastat tagasi...
      aga soodukas on väga magus! see on juba midagi sellist, nagu ma tavaliselt Kanadast täishinnaga ostan - poleks ise ka sellise raha eest seda mingil juhul poodi jätnud!

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    3. Kreetal suhtutakse ülekilodesse suhteliselt lõdvalt, kuna neil on hea meel, et turistid seal shoppavad ja kõvasti kraami koju kaasa veavad. reisiesindajad on ka alati öelnud, et pole veel seal ülekilode eest kedagi maksmas näinud :) aga me muidugi kaalusime enne lennujaama minekut hotellitoas oma kohvrid ära ka igaks juhuks. või noh, tegelikult siis enne järgmisse hotelli minekut, aga see selleks :D
      Eestis ei taha Guessi ehete hindu vaadatagi. mina pole veel näinud, et neid kuskil soodukaga müüdaks. isegi kottide hindu ei taha vaadata enam, haha :D

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  6. What a gorgeous dress, love it :)

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  7. That is a beautiful dress!

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  8. Your Cretan haul looks more than decent. So many lovely goodies. Next time you go, you should also bring Korres stuff...really great Greek beauty company.

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  9. You look so classy and beautiful in that floral dress! Great to see the haul from your travels! And as usual, your photos are stunning x

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    xo Jess

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  10. very nice photos :) you look adorable as usual and give a hug for your doggy!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  11. stunning dress! you look so beautiful :) and i love your bracelet! super cute :D

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  12. Oh my, that vintage camera photo album is just the bomb! I love these collages, so many cool thingies in there! Adore the leather bracelet <3
    An yessss the new layout is lovely! Especially like the banner, so artsy! :D

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  13. Lovely souvenirs! I really like all the food related souvenirs as food is close to my heart! The towel is also very cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog Maiken :)

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
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  14. That dress is too chic! I have a weakness for floral!

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  15. Happy autumn! I love the mixture of photos in this post. Well, I'm sure I will experience chilly weather soon, and looking forward to it. I like your outfit, especially the beautiful colours in your dress. I wish you a wonderful week.
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  16. As always, you have such great thrift store finds. A new dress with tags?! Lucky!! The Greek haul looks like a success. I've never heard of cinnamon caramels but it sounds delicious :) As always, your dog is such a cutie! Happy fall :)

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  17. So lucky - I would love to go to Crete!! Your blog is amazing :) Just followed you on GFC and bloglovin if you'd like to follow back!

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  18. Thanks for your great comment on my blog :) I sent you an email from my work email!

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
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