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Estonian small towns have a certain charm, that I’m so attracted to lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve changed neighbourhoods in Tartu and now live among the cutest little wooden houses, almost forgetting that I’m a mere ten minutes from the centre. My goal for this summer is to take in as much of the small town charm as possible – starting with visits to the boyfriend’s parents in Pärnu, seeking cute cafés in Haapsalu, maybe hopping on an island and finally having a proper stroll…Continue Reading “Fancy Dress Days”

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Can the blossoms maybe just stay here indefinitely? After having a very long-winding and lingering spring, it all seems to disappear a bit too quickly and with spring being my absolute favourite season, I feel like I’m missing the best part of it. Another thing that seems to be a bit of a hit-and-miss is dressing for spring. I guess I’ve become so accustomed to jumpers and jeans that when I actually have the long-awaited opportunity for bare legs and leather jacket I just don’t…Continue Reading “Blossoms For Ever”

Hi! Hello, and welcome to my new blog. Bowtie Diary is no more and Self Made is here. On a level it’s still the same blog, with a facelift and a fancy slider on the home page, but in reality I’ve felt for a fair amount of time that bowties are better left in high school and in order to fully embrace blogging again, I needed a ~rebrand~. So here is Self Made, a blog about all things concerning a twenty-something who’s just graduating from…Continue Reading “Self Made is here!”

On a fine Sunday morning, when I enjoying my morning ritual of hot lemon water and a scroll-through on Instagram, I did something daring. I somehow ended up on one of those half-spammy accounts that promise to shoot your follower number into unbelievable heights for just a few dollars. You know, that kind of half-spammy account that has pictures advertising their “service” with a few dozen followers and follows thousands itself.   So I was sitting in the warm embrace of my duvet, half-tucked-in and…Continue Reading “Let’s Talk About… Buying Instagram Followers”