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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!”

Is it just me or is this winter neverending? I swear I saw some snow falling the other day and I still haven’t given up my winter coat, although the temptation to whip out my leather jacket and set the coat to rest is huge. Another thing making winter difficult to forget is the fact that this year, more than ever, the combination of cold nordic winds outside and dry radiator air inside made my skin a dry mess to the point that my cheeks were…Continue Reading “Winter skincare heroes”

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”

I’ve successfully survived one of the most stressful exam periods in my uni life so far and starting to come out of my cave and discover the world of blogging once again. Writing five essays and a mini-thesis in a month can really take any creativity out of you and make you tremble at the sight of another keyboard, but I’ve had a week’s worth of rest (and a haircut, in case you didn’t notice!) and time to think of where this blog is going…Continue Reading “From The Mens Section”

How’s everyone’s January going? Hope you’re busy bees (or taking it easy, whichever was your plan)! I myself am catching up with all the semester’s work and literally have been spending full working days behind my laptop writing essays and my dissertation. So to wind down a bit, I’ve rekindled with my Spotify account and whenever I need some cosy background music or a pick-me-up after a day at the library (my walk home is exactly three songs) I turn to a playlist. A huge…Continue Reading “Mid-Week, Mid-January Playlist”

If there’s a time for making promises, improvements and putting together a plan, it’s the beginning of a new year and even though I try to keep from promising too much (putting pressure on myself for not keeping said promises, no thanks!), I do want to try and refine my style this year. I’m talking about finding some perfect basics – much like this woolly coat – to build my wardrobe around and develop a sort of personal style. Hopefully this means more thoroughly considered…Continue Reading “White As Snow”

In one form or another, I’ve always done an end-of-the-year post. So keeping up with tradition I just can’t go into the new year without wrapping it up here (only to plan all things better and bigger for the next year). This year has been a whirlwind both personally and globally, but eventually we’ll remember the good things (and because I still really like the idea of an anti bucket list), let’s focus on these here too. So this year, to name a few personal accomplishments, I moved in with…Continue Reading “Wrapping Up 2016 (In Velvet)”