Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sunday mood

It's already Sunday, weekends disappear quickly when I have so much to do. Mostly I have been behind the camera which is always meaningful to me. I went to see my brother's dance on Friday evening and took bunch of pictures there and now I've edited them. If I give my opinion about the dresses they were quite impersonal (sounds perhaps rude), but almost everyone was dressed in pastel tulle skirt and sequin upper part (in American style). I love tulle, I have always loved it, but the pastel colors and  spangles... not to my taste. But a few nice combinations occurred there. 
 I've been playing with fur pants of course and I'm still considering having a one for me... it's a pity that my beloved is allergic to the cats so it makes me think the situation closely. It's not nice if he gets symptoms every time while visiting me. Of course there are meds which can help, but I don't know if it's nice to take pills regularly. 
 New shoes I ordered a few days ago are surprisingly from Vagabond. They are lovely, but not really intended for winter because the bottoms are really really slippery, but I've wore them however and nearly fell down several times. My shoe collection starts to be quite huge. I was thinking of giving a new home for a few pairs if I only had heart to do that. 
Coat: Diy, Shoes: Vagabond, Beret: H&M

Back to home today and there are a few sewing projects waiting for me. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

There's one Finnish alternative band that I could listen to on and on and I'm naturally speaking of Lasten Hautausmaa whom were performing here last Saturday to our delight. The gig was one of the best I have seen from them and I sensed the other people agree with me. I've seen the band many times and they have always been spectacular. I don't listen to much Finnish music, but there are a few bands which have stolen my heart for good.
Two gig weekends in a row and there is coming many interesting events this year. I know I can't attend them all which is pity. Myrkur was performing in Helsinki last weekend and that would have been very welcome too. I hope I get a chance to see her in the future. 
One classy outfit from the previous week. I have been wearing high heels indoors at home just for practicing for the summer! I like winter especially now when there is a lot of snow, but unconsciously I'm dreaming of the spring and it's been quite vernal weather off and on. Birds have sung and even the sun gleamed through the clouds. 
Shoes: Second hand Minna Parikka, Shirt and skirt: Flea market, Necklace: from WGT
I'll travel to my folks on Friday to see my brother's prom. I can't believe that fourteen years have passed since my prom! It sounds awful because it feels that my prom was yesterday.... However I have a chance to admire dresses. I guess the fashion has changed a little bit since I was dancing. I had black velvet corset top without bones and long dark wine red taffeta skirt and black tulle on it. The dress was nice and I could wear it these days too except that I have gained over ten kilos and it's too small nowadays (I was really skinny as a teen). The dress is still in a store at my folks. I would share a pic, but I have none. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Hoodie Day

An outfit of a day which is quite typical attire that I wear these frosty days. The hoodies and pullovers are my favorite garments right now and of course for practical reasons; I don't want to freeze up. As a young I wore mini skirts and gauzy tights even in the winter, but comfort comes first nowadays. 
I bought new combat boots after Christmas and they are so pretty. I have been watching over these for a few years, but now I had a heart to buy them. My old were so badly worn and several times glued that I threw them away in the summer. These are Ten Points shoes which is a fine brand, but fairly expensive. As a teen I had a lot of their shoes, but this is the first pair which I have as an adult. Only bad side is that bottoms are quite slippery, but otherwise these are excellent.
 Hoodie: Flea market, Shoes: K-kenk√§, Harness: Diy
New winds are blowing when it comes to a work-life... In the beginning of a year I was offered a full time job in clothing industry, but I said no thanks because the wage was ridiculous low so I decided to continue at my old work place and now I got a promotion which means that I start managing a staff rosters and some other paper works. Let's see if I like this or not. If it's too stressful I quit, but I wanted to give it a try. At least I get new experience and a little bit more money too and from now on I work only from Monday to Friday. I also decided that I will apply for a school now in the spring (business field) and I do hope I get in! 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Dance D'Amour

I've had really nice weekend although everything feels surrealistic due to the changes (at work) which are coming.  On Friday night I was tired, but I went to see Helsinki Vampires despite everything. I have been nowhere during January so it was nice to get out although the next day was a workday. My boyfriend continued the evening till the light signal with his friends and  band members (they know each others behind the years), but I needed to head for sleeping. Unfortunately. I liked the gig and it's always a pleasure to see them.

In addition I've been reading Edgar Allan Poe after a long time. I have a few pieces on my own bookshelf and I return to them from time to time. Gloomy stories what else a man needs?
An outfit from Thursday. An old shirt, self made skirt and second hand belt.

A short post, but my mind wanders on its own level right now. ;)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Decor dreams

I've visited regularly flea markets now nearly every week and mostly I've been looking for decoration things like frames and candlesticks, but I've made also awesome extempore findings that I hadn't planned on having. Nearly all purchases are antique which pleases my eyes the most like this the most beautiful frame I have:
Actually I didn't find this in the flea market, but it's the second hand antique picture frame from a local antique collector and it is really beautiful! I have a plan to paint a picture for it by myself. I was thinking of a deer skull or a deer, I'm not sure yet. I also found another frame in the jumble sale, but it's smaller and simple. We had a little difficulties while picking up this; we got stuck in the snow by a car! Fortunately one man came to help us and we were able to go on.  It was snowing heavily and the road was not plowed. 
This lamp was random purchase, but it was so cute and not expensive so I had to buy it. It fits well in my decor. I laughed a few days ago that my decor is a mixture of Ikea and antique, but it looks good to my eyes which is the most important thing. I saw a really beautiful rococo sofa in the flea market, actually there was loads of rococo furniture and I cursed to need that wooden house to get them all to fit. The rococo sofa would be nice, but I don't want to give away my sofa which is comfy as hell although it's slightly worn. I bought it when I moved to my first own flat at the age of 19 so there is some history behind it.