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)”

Every year, come Christmas time, I’m almost as excited to wrap the presents as I’m to open them. There’s nothing more boring than popping the present into a gift bag. I always try to put together picture-perfect combinations of wrapping papers, choose the right bows and trinkets to decorate the gift, in a very “Love Actually” style, with sticks of cinnamon and all. My firm favourite is brown paper, it’s the perfect canvas to mix with metallic wrapping papers. For decoration, I’m loving candy canes…Continue Reading “Some Present Wrapping Inspo”

How is it only 7 days until Christmas? December has really flown by this year, which makes my recent trip to London feel like ages ago, when it actually was only three weeks. But hey, take this tiny travel guide as a gift guide instead, I bet all of your moms would be thrilled to find plane tickets to London under the tree!  Kuidas on see võimalik, et jõuludeni on jäänud ainult seitse päeva? Detsember on sel aastal tõepoolest mööda lennanud ja mu hiljutine Londoni-reis…Continue Reading “My Tiny Guide To Notting Hill”

I”m going to make it look trés effortless and casually pop in that I spent last weekend, seemingly spontaneously, in London. In reality, it took a bit of planning and a whole lot of trying to keep the secret to myself, as a weekend away in the British capital was a birthday present for my mom and she only found out the destination three days before the flight. I bought the tickets in August so you can imagine the amount of self control that went…Continue Reading “Lipstick On Your Collar”