24.2.15

If you've had a setback don't take a step back

Oh how hard I've been struggling to produce a new post. Unspeakably hard.
Ever since my previous, already too dusty January post I've been really wanting to write but my much needed blogging inspiration, willpower and mojo have all been seriously fazed. In other words I've been battling the nastiest inflammation and have inevitably came down to antibiotics, in the middle of the general flu season when bacilli, bacteria and viruses are ominously hovering over us anyway. Excellent timing for exterminating my bad, and of course my good, defensive bacteria, don't you think? I'm doing the best I can to relieve my sticky situation with probiotics but it's still a pretty crappy situation I'm in. So I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for as complete as possible recovery and life without all those limitations and difficulties which have been accompanying me for long months. You guys just wish me luck and power because that's something I'm in great need of.


Anyway, let's talk about today's photo mix for a brighter change. First off my outfit shots originate from January 24 and are already a month old but I once promised to show you my first Michael Kors handbag and here my Jet Set Top-Zip Saffiano Leather Tote finally is :) Combined with a thrifted 65% wool 35% rayon one euro (!) coat, a pair of golden metallic pants, a jet black thrifted button-up blouse and a thrifted scarf rich in colour. It's definitely one of my favourite (formal) go-to looks.

thrifted Bla-Bla prêt à porter Sara coat | thrifted Cashmilon scarf | thrifted Pola button-up blouse | thrifted Diesel belt | Orsay pants | Sempre boots | Michael Kors handbag.

Now, the remaining photo sets below bring you a small, mostly thrifted haul. For starters something grey: a knit jacket with a leatherlike collar (€23.49 11.75) from a (Latvian) store called Meta. By the way, I had been hunting for such knit jacket for months with absolutely no outcome when E discovered it from Meta. He was taking the task very seriously because suceeding meant no more visits to boring agonizing clothes' stores, obviously. But the shoes are both thrifted, slightly shiny and cost nothing. Summery lace-up sandals were originally from H&M and the low heel pumps are from Marco Ferretti.


Next comes a gorgeous floral cardigan from KappAhl, one of my biggest favourites these days, and those once again floral, happy shorts from Firefly, both pieces thrifted for free. And last but not least a couple of summery (denim) findings (all thrifted): a really cool and cosy crop tee from Sonia Rykiel, a silvery embellished denim skirt, both for free, and a pair of Three Little Words denim shorts with lace embellishments (€2). I'm already super excited to mix and match those utterly summery denims with my Sonia Rykiel top!


Before I end my so called comeback post I think I should also reflect some of the recent good things besides my gloomy story from the beginning of today's post. I've been working my time away: from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM at the office and after 7:00 PM at home (that's when I'm done with watching season 5 of MasterChef). Working away conjointly means planning the holidays for 2015 is also at close quarters and for example in April we have a spa vacation waiting for us in an Estonian town I have never before visited. That trip simply has to be an awesome getaway!

Oh and one more fun fact - our rucola and early cauliflower plants are successfully growing and now I'm super anxious to see the jalapeños, paprika and balcony tomatoes springing and raising their tiny green heads. But enough of the chatter for today! I hope you enjoyed the post and the photos and I promise I'll do the best I can to keep the silence away from this blog! See you!

ps. Thank you all for the wonderful notes you left under my previous post! You're seriously the best!

17 comments:

  1. Oh no :(:( Hopefully the probiotics start working to help you get back on your feet! It sucks to be stuck with a cold in the middle of winter :( I can't believe you got a wool blend coat for 1 euro! That's a crazy good find. The color of the MK coat is beautiful. And I love the h&m sandals you thrifted! I can't say no to a solid pair of lace up sandals :)

    Mili

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    1. thank you for the supportive words, dear Mili :) fortunately I don't have the flu and I hope it will stay that way. but the inflammation I do have is worse than a regular cold. much worse. therefore I'm counting on the antibiotics and their ability to destroy whatever is causing my disease.

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  2. Your one euro coat is insanely pretty :) That bag is dreamy, I've always wanted a Michael Kors! Sorry to hear you are sick, hope you feel better soon.

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  3. Oh my word, an inflammation! I hope you recover soon! It's really not nice and I guess, especially in winter! Please drink a lot of water and tea, cause it helps a lot! By the way, I went to bloglovin and changed the settings, so now I should receive and email every time you update the blog! And amazingly, I thought I had followed you, but it was not right! I am so ashamed, but alas, I told you I am not the best at some things on the web - now, definitely followed! I am so glad you are back and I am amazed by the things you are showing on this post! The bag is amaaaaazing, I love the style and the color! And yes, this is one of my most loved outfits you showed, really beautiful and you look gorgeous! So nice pants! And the prices, amazing! I loved the shorts with some kind of lace. Really cute! I am also amazed by the things that are growing, how great is it, to get cauliflower and tomatoes from your own "farming"? Organic, so healthy! I always think and I am right, you are really amazing! I now am eager to reach April, so that you go to the spa, know a new city and share with us the pictures and also, have a lot of fun! Hope you have an amazing week and remember: water fights inflammation!
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  4. vaatamata lumisele taustale postitusest lausa õhkab kevadet! :) eeskätt paljumainitud koti näol - ma arvasin esimese jutuga, et see on naaatukene teistsugune (aga tunnistan, et võib-olla ma ise ei süvenenud piisavalt, häbi...), mitte taskutega. aga peaaegu ühtekad sul ema kotiga, nii et saate kotid koos peole viia :D pilt orhideest mõjub kuidagi kummaliselt rahustavalt selle filtriga, mõnus!

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    1. ma juba mõtlesin, et ema on uue Korsi soetanud ja ma polegi märganud, aga lõpuks tabasin ikka ära, millist kotti sa silmas pidasid. tema oma on nii pehmest materjalist, et ma polnudki tähele pannud, et see võiks sarnase kujuga (või üldse sarnane) olla :D aga tõepoolest, sugulased on nad ju omavahel niikuinii.
      ps. meenutan siin praegu tühja kõhuga teie läätsesuppi ja nälg tahab silmanägemise ära võtta. õudne õudne :D

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  5. love your bag, love your outfit items:)

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  6. Darn, this inflammation thingy sounds annoying! Crossing fingers you get better asap! I'll light a candle and call upon the dark forces for help! :D I love your bloggy, so I'm placing all my energy into your recover, so you can post more often! :D
    I looove your hauls!!! You always find the most cutest darnest things! The knit jacket is just awesome, so cozy, can't wait to see how it looks on you!!! ^_^ And the lace shorts are so girly and adorable, great find as well!
    Yay for the vacation, can't wait for a detailed post on it as well! :D

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately, although hopefully now the spring season is just around the corner, your 'mojo' will return! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  8. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling so good lately, I hope you recover very quickly! I've also had a terrible flu lately so I feel you! But the fact that the days are getting longer all the time, that keeps me going. And your spa plans sound great! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time! Thanks for stopping by my blog Maiken!

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

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  9. I hope the flu is gone by now and that you're feeling better! Virtually sending you lots of luck and power for this month :) I really like your outfit and how the pictures look, so pretty! Your new bag is also lovely, the color is gorgeous!! x

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  10. Hi Maiken !! I'm soooo busy, I just have the time to post something, and don't find time to look at the comments or visit my fav blogs!
    I hope you are now feeling better than you were ♥
    I love the pops of colors in your outfit, and your Michael Kors bag is to die for!! This color is just amazing *.*
    Btw I love the lace up by H&M I need some like these for this summer :o

    I will try to catch up on your new post ♥

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  11. Nice haul. And I love your scarf. As for writing...erm...I didn't write a blog post for about a month as well...mind you, I've been traveling so that's why.

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  12. Hi dear, I hope you're feeling better now. Hopefully warmth is on the horizon. Sorry I have been so delayed with responding to comments. Your handbag is a gorgeous colour, as are these photos. Great haul. Wishing you a wonderful March! xx <3 /Madison
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  13. I absolutely love the title of this post--it's just what I needed. I'm so sorry to hear about your health, Maiken! It's always so hard to catch up after an illness, but I know with your resolve you can do it. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a graceful return to normal life!

    That bag is so chic and the color suits you so well. I love the way you tied the scarf in this post and that field is such a beautiful backdrop. You also have the best hauls--those lace shorts really rock!

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  14. Happy International Women's Day Maiken!

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

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