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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”

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What I’ve learnt this week is that the more stressful everyday life gets (can I get a t-h-e-s-i-s?), the more I tend to reach for the ultimate basics to get dressed in the morning, as forever preached by French girls in bestselling books and blockbuster movies. Even if it means wearing only about five percent of my wardrobe and leaving the more interesting pieces to the deeper end of my closet to wait for more summery times (because nothing ever looks great or creative under a…Continue Reading “French Girl Chic”

On our spring trip to The Netherlands I was set to visit Keukenhof, the tulip gardens in the Northern part of the country, because being a lover of all the cliches, this seemed too good to be true. Mirko however is very sceptical of all things touristy, but it was my birthday and a field of flowers was were I wanted to be, so we took on the daytrip from Utrecht to Keukenhof and back (with a snap visit to Primark in The Hague on…Continue Reading “Reasons To Visit Keukenhof – The Instagram Dream”

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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”

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Is it really strange that I don’t really like celebrating my birthday? I mean, I definitely love being celebrated on the day and I’m never one to pass an opportunity to have some cake, but during the recent years (this is the newly-turned-twenty-three wisdom talking) I’ve skipped the planning, the prepping, the worrying if anybody will come and subsequently, the clean-up of a party and turned to something a lot more special – travel. Since my boyfriend and I only have two months separating our birthdays, then…Continue Reading “Birthdays in Amsterdam”

Lõpuks on teie ees Self Made saate esimene juubeliosa, mis võiks olla alapealkirjaga “head gümnaasiumi lõpueksamite kirjutamist ja siin on üks variant, kelleks sa saada võid”. Rääkisime ERRi ajakirjaniku Eeva Essega tänapäeva ajakirjanduse tempost ja tema tööst ERRis, unistustest ja iidolitest. Juba gümnaasiumi lõpetamise east väljas olevatele on see niisama hea kuulamine, sest vaevalt on praeguses millenialite põlvkonnas palju neid, kes näevad enda elu ka kümne ja kahekümne aasta pärast samal töökohal, kus nad on praegu. Vabandan, kui saade jäi liiga ajakirjanduse-keskne, sest oleme Eevaga…Continue Reading “5. osa: Eeva Esse ajakirjandusest ja eneseteostusest”

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!”

I’m not one to jump on every trend bandwagon as they come around, which is why I’m only now discovering the joys of nineties style dressing. When the Asos sale came around, I gathered the courage to buy my first pair of mom jeans and I haven’t looked back since. Saying that, I’m probably just as excited as the whole office of Vogue to see what’s going to be the next best thing to come out of the last millennium that Instagram will hype about….Continue Reading “Welcome To The Nineties”