I remember my first time at a secodn hand shop – one of my school friends took me to a shop she’d been to with her mom and we killed some time before her dance lesson. As a result, I bought a slightly cropped red-and-white roll neck jumper, which seemed to be the coolest thing ever, consider I was about 12 and had just spent a considerable amount of my pocket money on something that was my very own. That friend showed me loads more,…Continue Reading “Your Guide To All the Vintage In Tartu”

I feel like I’ve gone to a deep sleep sometime in October and woken up mid-December, with Christmas on my mind and a thick blanket of snow covering the country as far as the eye can see. Although I’ve always considered autumn to be my least favourite season, then the first snowy days really made me miss the crisp (snowless) mornings, the somehow cosy colours of fallen leaves and the possibility of just about getting away with wearing a leather jacket.  My next posts will…Continue Reading “Remember Autumn?”

Every year the same scenario happens – come autumn and I’m throwing myself head first into the preppiest tops in my wardrobe, contemplating wearing headbands à la Blair Waldorf again and in general, dread the day I can’t justify “college-dressing” with actually going to university. As this year, when I’ve heavily stocked up on ruffled school girl shirts, while also turning back to old basics like this Bershka top. There’s no headbands in sight just yet, but I do admit that I almost wore this one…Continue Reading “Autumn Plaids”

With all the holiday posts going up here on my blog, you could almost forget the reality of falling leaves, finger-freezing-temperatures and the wailing wind outside. So, with a cup of tea in hand (I hope you have one too), I’m taking a break from 30degree Italy and taking you straight to 10degree Estonia where summer dresses are replaced by sweaters and afternoon Spritz’s with take-away chilli cappuccinos.  Naturally, as it’s got colder, I’ve taken my sweaters out of the closet more and more and…Continue Reading “A Welcome Break”

Summers and garden parties go together like strawberries and cream and even though I’m no Alice in Wonderland, I’ve had a few outdoors-y events lined up for the summer. Dressing in this time of year, however, may prove a bit difficult with daytime heat quickly turning into evening chills. So I propose my tried-and-tested outfit – grey on grey with delicate and feminine basics, all the while covering some of this summer’s trends from pleats to slip-everything (buying this top in 2014 was a fashion…Continue Reading “Secret Garden Party”

Honest disclaimer: I spend too much time (and money) hanging around at cafés and quite luckily, Tartu has some nice ones. Having lived in the university town of Estonia for almost three years now, I think I can safely call myself a local. However, after my brief semester abroad, I came back to so many new cafés and restaurant being opened that I took as much pleasure in (re)discovering the city as I would in a completely new town.A few months have passed, I’ve settled…Continue Reading “A Day Of Eating In Tartu”

I think I’ve found my first “investment piece”. And no, it’s not the ridiculously on-trend patch bag from Mohito, neither the age-old denim shorts that I recently upcycled. I’m in fact referring to that gorgeous pleated shirt from Cos, a sale find from way back in January that I have a feeling will serve me for years to come. It’s got that undeniable “hey, I’m expensive, but you actually paid 17 euros for me” feel to it and as long as I can’t really afford…Continue Reading “Patches And Pleats”

Hello sunset! These pictures almost didn’t happen, because however much I tried to plan my outfit, the location and the weather, that day ended up like a “reasons my girlfriend is crying” meme. I shed a tear, because I couldn’t have dinner at seven (but had an ace time out with friends instead), I didn’t get an Instagram of a coffee cup right, I cried a bit because the evening was really pretty and I felt like I was wasting it and then because I’d…Continue Reading “What Ends Well”

As I already proclaimed on Instagram, my love for lilacs will never die and for a flower nerd like me, this time of the year is just perfect. Nothing beats walking around town, in the calming early summer’s twilight and taking in all the amazing floral smells. Sounds like a fairytale waiting to happen, with birds chirping in the background and a fairy godmother slyly waving her wand somewhere around the corner.  I did manage to perform some magic on my dress, though. Not only…Continue Reading “In Bloom”

All those Instagram pictures of blossoming trees and blue skies can only mean one thing – spring is truly here. Before it unexpectedly turns into summer with its dreamy sunset shots and endless beaches (#hotdogsorlegs anyone?), I decided to gather a few of my favourite bits together and have a little chat about recent beauty favourites, some fashion finds and a few not so materialistic faves too. ______________ Kõik need Instagrami pildid õide puhkenud puudest ja helesinistest taevalaotustest saavad tähendada ainult üht – kevad on…Continue Reading “Some Spring Favourites”