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My kind of Christmas

(Suomeksi alla)

Happy Christmas Eve! This is the time of the year when everyone gathers with their family and/or friends and enjoys the togetherness. In the past 3 years (well this year included) I have kind of gotten the opposite tradition going. Christmas time is basically the only time of the year when I actually get to be home ALONE. So that is what I do. I used to live alone for 8 years before moving to London, and it is still sometimes very hard with me to share my space with other people. However, London is London and the rents are sky high, so I literally have zero chance of living alone in here, so Christmas is what I have. I get to cook and bath exactly when I want. I get to sleep with my bedroom door open. I get to walk around naked if that is what I choose to do. It is just a little bit of bliss for me, getting to be alone. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like people I’ve lived with or that I don’t miss my family, because I certainly do. But as I have never been a huge Christmas person, I’m happy seeing my family on other times of the year :).

To us Finns Christmas Eve is actually the main day of Christmas unlike to UK, so this will be the 3rd year that Mayah comes to have a movie night/eating fest with me in the evening, so I will have company tonight, and tomorrow she gets to be with her family. We all make our own traditions, and this is now mine :).

This outfit is certainly suitable for Christmas in my opinion. Very comfy, but still smart. A few weeks back I was invited to a preview event of the new In The Style Curve range, and this pleated slip dress is from them. I really like their pieces, I think they bring something new to the plus-size fashion scene. I have a few more pieces to show you later, I’m looking forward to styling them :).

But for now, I’ll get the glögi (the most delicious mulled Christmas drink of all – so thank you mum for sending me spices for it) brewing and get the flat smelling like Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, HAVE A LOVELY TIME <3







Coat / Takki*: M, Junarose – sample (similar) | Dress / Mekko*: 28, In The Style Curve | Top / Poolo: eBay (similar) | Necklace / Kaulakoru*: Orelia London | Clutch / Laukku*: H&M (similar) | Tights / Sukkikset: XXL, Full Figure Tights from Primark | Shoes / Lenkkarit: New Look (similar) | Lipstick / Huulipuna*: Maybelline Color Drama Lip Paint in 610, Stripped Down

Hyvää jouluaattoa! Tämä on se aika vuodesta, kun kaikki kerääntyvät yhteen perheensä ja/tai ystäviensä kanssa ja nauttivat yhdessäolosta. Viimeisenä kolmena vuotena (siis tämä vuosi mukaanlukien) olen itse kehitellyt päinvastaisen tradition. Joulu on kirjaimellisesti ainoa aika vuodesta kun saan olla kotona YKSIN. Joten teen niin. Asuin yksin 8 vuotta ennen muuttoani Lontooseen, ja mulle on edelleen välillä todella vaikeaa jakaa asuintilani muiden kanssa. Mutta Lontoo on Lontoo ja vuokrien hinnat on taivaissa, eli mulla ei vaan ole mahdollisuutta asua täällä yksin, joten joulunaika on se mahdollisuuteni. Voin kokata kun haluan, käydä kylvyssä kun haluan, nukkua makkarin ovi auki, tai vaikka kävellä ympäriinsä alasto jos niin haluan. Nautin yksinolosta täysillä, kun se on harvinaista herkkua. Tämä ei toki tarkoita, että minulla ei olisi koti-ikävä sinne Suomeen, sillä minulla on! En vaan ikinä ole ollut mitenkään joulu-ihminen, joten minulle riittää, että näen perhettä joinain muina aikoina vuodesta :).

Meille suomalaisille jouluaatto on se joulun tärkein päivä, ja koska täällä Englannissa se on joulupäivä, niin tämä tarkoittaa, että saan seuraa aattoillaksi. Nyt jo siis kolmantena vuonna putkeen ystäväni Mayah tulee seurakseni lefffoja katsomaan ja syöpöttelemään, ja huomenna hän on sitten perheensä parissa. Meillä kaikilla on omat joulutraditiomme, ja ainakin toistaiseksi tämä on minun :).

Tämä asuni on ainakin minun mielestäni jouluun sopiva. Seon mukava päällä, mutta silti hiukan juhlava. Jokunen viikko sitten olin uuden In The Style Curve -malliston esittelytapahtumassa, ja tämä mekko on heiltä. Tykkään mallistosta kovin, se tuo jotain uutta plussa-muotiin. (Ja he muuten toimittavat myös Suomeen.) Minulla on jokunen vaate vielä heiltä odottelemassa postausjonossa, joten lisää on tulossa :).

Mutta nyt laitan glögin kuumenemaan (kiitos äiti glögimausteista) ja laitetaan kämppä tuoksumaan joululta!

OIKEIN HYVÄÄ JOULUA TEILLE KAIKILLE, NAUTTIKAA TÄYSILLÄ <3

* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

Take me as I am

(Suomeksi alla)

So, sometimes I just can’t get myself looking nice in the photos. Maybe it is the mood. Or the lighting. Or just bad luck. But I try, hence the title. I actually really loved this outfit, but the pictures could be 972566972 times better. But as sun is already down every evening I come home, and weekends are the only chance to take photos.. sometimes this happens and it is a shame. So please take me as I am.

These past few weeks have been a bit of a mess, and I haven’t gotten myself to blog. Why is it that the start of the winter always brings some sort of mini-depression with it? Well, I am blogging now – so I guess I’m on the winning side of it now! ;)

I might have said it on the blog a few times already, but this DP Curve pleather skirt is the best purchase I’ve made in a long while. It just goes with every top and it is so versatile! It was sold out for a while, but DP has brought it back – get yours! This pussy-bow blouse is also from DP Curve, and it is currently on sale for only £12! Very cute top for the office, or even for Christmas parties.





Blouse / Paita*: 26, DP Curve | Skirt / Hame: 26, DP Curve | Tights / Sukkikset: XXL, Primark Fuller Figure Tights | Boots / Saappaat*: Simply Be (similar) | Lipstick / Huulipuna*: Maybelline Color Drama Lip Paint in 370, Vamped Up

Joskus ei asukuvat vaan onnistu. Ehkä se on mielentilasta kiinni. Tai valo-olosuhteista. Tai ehkä se on vaan huonoa tuuria. Mutta yritän silti, siksipä tämä otsikko (‘Ota minut sellaisena kuin olen’). Tämä asu oli todella mieleeni, mutta kuvat vaan voisivat olla 972566972 kertaa parempia. Tämä pimeä aikakausi ai auta ollenkaan, mahdollisuuksia kuvien ottoon ei vain ole tarpeeksi.. joten joskus näin vain tapahtuu ja ei voi mitään. Joten ‘ottakaa minut sellaisena kuin olen’.

Viimeiset pari viikkoa ovat muutenkin olleen vähän ‘blaah’, ja en ole saanut aikaiseksi blogata. Mikä siinä onkaan, että joka alkutalveen kuuluu jonkinlainen mini-masennus? Noh, bloggaan nyt – eli ehkä olen jo voiton puolella! ;)

Olen tainnut sanoa tämän täällä blogissa jo jokusen kerran, mutta tämä DP Curven tekonahkahame on paras ostokseni pitkiin aikoihin. Se vaan sopii kaikkeen ja on tosi monikäyttöinen! Se oli loppuunmyytykin jonkin aikaa, mutta DP on tuonut sen takaisin – hanki siis omasi! Tämä rusetti-pusero on myös DP Curvelta, ja se on tällä hetkellä alessa ainoastaan 12 puntaa! Todella hyvä paita toimistolle, ja miksei myös pikkujouluihin.

* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

Introducing: Unbound

(Tämä on yhteistyö amerikkalaisen Unboundin kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä.)

I was contacted by New York based company, Unbound, who are all about embracing the female sexuality. Now this is a topic that I usually don’t cover on the blog, hence I was a bit reluctant after reading their email. However, I did click on the link and went to have a look. I was SO pleasantly surprised that you can’t even imagine. The site design is gorgeous, the language they use is friendly, cheeky and funny, and there’s not an ounce of sleaziness or cheapiness that one usually expects from this kind of industry! So, I decided to email them back.

The idea of the site is subscription boxes, like ones that you have for beauty, food, books.. anything. So why not have one for your sexual needs :). The site has something for you, whether you are single or coupled, or whether you are vanilla or a bit more kinky. They even have some gorgeous underwear and body chains, including some plus-size options!

And that card above states the reason why I like Unbound the most. The fact that they give that big of a portion from their profits to charities that support female sexual health is absolutely amazing. You can tell that they are committed to the cause, whether it is making sure that us women enjoy our sexuality, or helping charities that help us stay healthy. I applaud them, and you guys should definitely check them out! (And yes, they do ship in discreet packages to UK and Europe as well!)

** photographed products have been sent to me by Unbound, opinions are my own **

#BraHumbug – my bra sins

(Tämä on yhteistyö-postaus Simply Be:n kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä)

I honestly believe that most women commit sins when it comes to their bras. Actually the biggest sin is that most women have no clue that they are wearing the wrong size! Simply Be has listed some of these sins in their blog post about when is the time to trade in your old bra, and in my post here I tell you what are the sins that I commit.. Because even though I do know my right size, I still do commit a fair few.

I’m one of those women who has a lingerie drawer full of bras, but keep rotating the same few ones over and over again – it’s really bad, and today I actually reached for a bra on the bottom and realised that I haven’t worn it in at least a year. I will have to try to do that more often, I mean I choose my outfit for the next day on the evening before, so I will try to stop this sin by making sure I change the bra too haha.

One sin that I probably can never get rid of is washing my bras in the washing machine.. and that’s about that. I’m not going to lie and say that I’ll try, because I KNOW it won’t happen ;)

But yes, the bra you can see in the photo above must be my biggest sin when it comes to bras. I got it over 2 years ago in a Lane Bryant event goodie bag in NYC, and it has never been the right size for me. The back is too big, and the cups are a bit too small, the straps dig in my shoulders, BUT the bra gives me better cleavage than any other bra I own – I just can’t get rid of it! I think the wires have poked out 3 times each side and I have sewn them back in.. and reading this now makes me think that I definitely should dump it.. I just need to find that cleavage creating bra first ;)!!!

** this post is written in association with Simply Be **

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