30 Apr 2014
(Valitettavasti en kääntänyt tätä postausta suomeksi.)
First of all, let me confess something: I have actually never been on a beach holiday, or a pool-side holiday for that matter. All my previous holidays have been city breaks, and as much as I love them (especially my gorgeous New York), I do want to go for a proper lazy, sunny holiday as well. So I guess it isn’t a surprise that a holiday like that is something that I find myself daydreaming about quite often. I’d want to go somewhere with clear water, stunning scenery and not too many other tourists. I’d love to go with my best girlfriends, just be totally lazy, enjoy the sun and swimming, and of course sip some cocktails. And in the evenings we’d obviously have some more cocktails in some gorgeous bar. All that definitely sounds perfect, if only I could afford something like it! What I can afford though is dreaming about it, and I did a little wishlist what I’d like to pack with me if I was going.
These two Monif C bikini sets would be the key pieces of my dream wardrobe for a sunny holiday. First I’d wear the black one, and after getting a bit tanned I’d wear the neon orange one. Monif C does the most amazing swimwear for plus-size ladies, and I’d be so happy to rock these on the beach!
The rest of my dream wardrobe would consist of a few dresses (paisley and tropical from Junarose, black from New Look), flip flops from Roxy, two pairs of sandals (orange from ASOS, nude from Love Sasha), a few pairs of sunglasses (nude from ASOS and black from Love Sasha), some cool jewellery (long layered necklace, a palm tree necklace and bright statement necklace, all from New Look), and a floral straw hat from Love Sasha. All of them would be packed in this gorgeous Antler luggage. Obviously I would still need sunscreen and some bright lipsticks, but I have plenty of those already… at least I can live that part of this dream! ;)
** written in association with Love Sasha **
Images copyrights Love Sasha, Monif C, New Look, ASOS, Junarose, Roxy, Antler
15 Sep 2013
Hello my lovelies,
Do you ever lay on your bed and look around you and wonder how would you live and decorate if you had the space and the money? I know I do, quite often actually!
I used to live alone for 8 years before I moved to London. This was of course back in Finland, where living with flatmates isn’t very common. I lived mostly in small studio flats, but all the decoration choices were my own. Of course for most of that time I was a student, and I couldn’t afford many nice things.. But some I did. And I left those nice black and white bookshelves, DVD towers and chest of drawers with my parents when I moved to London. Please don’t think that this post is about complaining, it’s not, I’m just telling how it was for me there. Here in London.. Well, I like my life here, and I’ve had great flatmates, but laying in my bed in this small room makes me dream about how things could be. And if I can’t have a whole flat, maybe I can just dream about what kind of bedroom I’d have if I had the space and the money :)?
When it comes to my fashion, I love block colours and adding some pattern in. Or monochrome with pops of bright colour. I’d love to paint my bedroom white, with an accent wall of black with white pattern, or an accent wall of bright colour (ah, would love lime green). I’d get a walk-in wardrobe with loads of racks for clothes and places for shoes too. Then I would buy all the shoes from Evans (Have you seen the new AW13 shoes there? Amaze!) and all the clothes from Junarose (Yes, I could easily take everything!) and fill the place with them. I’d have black and white across all the furniture and linen, and white blinds on the windows, like you can see here at Hillarys (second image). And a few photoframes on the wall and my dresser. I’d keep it stylish and roomy, which would be a total opposite of my cluttery room with too much stuff in it. But hey, a girl can always dream, right? ;)
Below are a few photos of amazing bedrooms and stunning walk-in wardrobe that have similar ideas. (Clicking them will take you to the source where I found them from.)
**written in association with Hillarys**