Yikes, what a bad blogger I've once again been! But hey, I guess in my case it's pretty much inescapable because on top of everything else I'm often a pathological procrastinator. And you guys who still faithfully come here are probably already used to the situation. Or at least that's what I've been always telling myself. Maybe it's an illusion but as they say - hope for the best... well and prepare for the worst but I'm leaving that one out right now because it's time for the vacation tales! In other words this year's vacation numero uno is over, I'm back at work, already in full swing of things and seems like even more work is ahead of me.
So, let's start at the very beginning, i.e. June 12 which was my last day at work before the vacation. I celebrated my birthday with the colleagues: we had a tasty barbecue with plenty of salmon and the traditional birthday cake. And then I had to get my move on because my favourite hairdresser was waiting for me at the salon.
What did we come up with, you may wonder? Well, with short(er) hair, of course because I have completely lost my interest in the usual boring long. And I have absolutely no regrets! Shorter is lighter, undemanding and pretty much foolproof. Washing is easy, brushing is easy and shampoo and conditioner consumption is minimal too. I can only say one thing - triple yay for short hair! Oh and as usual, a bunch of blonde stripes was added on the roots and the few reddish ones were a cool gift. So, what do you guys think of the new look?
Anyway, I already brought up my birthday at work but I also celebrated it on June 13 with my parents and on June 17 with E's parents and sisters. What I didn't unfortunately do was taking photos. I only have one little collage with three shots of June 13's homely outdoor table and one shot of June 17's rustic indoor table which, believe me, was also generous (we even had cold and warm sushi, yum!) but I was too occupied to capture it. My initial goal was of course to photograph everything so I guess better luck next year? And by all means the most important part was to enjoy both family gatherings and that's exactly what we all did!
Now, today's biggest batch of photos dates back to June 16 when we visited E's grandparents and aunt in the tiny village of Kõmmaste in the middle of my favourite pine trees. You can look back on their rustic household and surroundings plus their birds and four-legged friends through this link if you're curious; there are my various blog posts from 2010 till 2014. Anyway, E's oldest cousin graduated elementary school and the graduation ceremony was held in their schoolhouse, glorious neo-Gothic Vasalemma Castle. I wish my schoolhouse looked like this back in the day... and once again I'm a little sad I didn't take any photos but you can see the stunner that was built between years 1890 and 1893 here.
By the way, the background of my numerous outfit photos is around another local sight, fascinating Rummu quarry (link) and it was on the brink of 8 p.m. when we took those shots, hence the cool light. Oh and I almost forgot to tell you the story behind my new cami and pants! So, when we left Jõgeva in East-Estonia the weather was really warm and even summery. Obviously we dressed accordingly. But then we drove some 150 km and got to North-Estonia where chilly autumn had rudely jumped the queue and since we didn't want to turn into two icicles we just had to rush to the nearest mall and grab something warmer (I originally wore a mini dress with that blazer). Surprisingly my set of two from HaILY*S (check out their girls' 2015 summer collection here!) cost reasonable €21.98 (cami €8.99 and pants €12.99) and I really dig both of those quirky pieces (E got a long-sleeved polo top to soothe the impact of his previous short ones).
Okay, another lengthy post has been completed and that's just the beginning of my vacation tales series. Definitely be prepared for at least part 2 and part 3 hereafter because I have a lot to show and tell, hundreds of photos to choose from! And I think next time you're going to see even two outfits since I must somehow draw together all those mountains of photos. But for the time being I hope you enjoyed today's masterpiece. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it and will enthusiastically proceed to your unread blog posts in my Bloglovin' list now. See you, guys!
Emporio Armani sunnies | thrifted Paper Dolls blazer | HaILY*S cami and pants | thrifted Claudia Bianca leather sandals | Guess leather bracelet | Guess heart bracelet (fresh b'day gift from mom and dad) | silver bracelet from E.