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These pictures are coming to you from a place of blooming pink blossoms and trees in full lush greenery, while the Estonian spring is still having a hard time catching up. More on blooms and petals in my next post, but for now, let’s focus on the ultimate tourist outfit that I think I managed to nail during this trip. The thing is, I’m always famously overpacking whenever I’m travelling and hoping to wear outfits put together head-to-toe, which I never do when I’m back…Continue Reading “Blossoms and Band Shirts”

I’m not exaggerating when I say that half of our time spent in Utrecht was spent in its numerous cafés, having one locally roasted artisan cup of coffee after another and generally just people watching and taking in the awesomeness of the Dutch. I’m also not exaggerating when I say that a big reason why I wanted to go back to the Netherlands in general was so I could revisit my old favourites, check out if the same baristas still work at the same cafés…Continue Reading “Utrecht Coffee Guide”

While being in the process of writing a bachelor thesis of the ethical aspects of fashion blogging and being a blogger in the start of a new season myself, I’ve recently started thinking more about where I buy, what I buy and more importantly, why I buy. I’d like to pride myself in thinking that I’ve started to shop less (maybe because I was saving for this birthday trip to The Netherlands), but I still get the occasional “ooh, this would look so great in…Continue Reading “On Asos and the ethics of fast fashion”

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!”