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February 6, 2017

Alone… Lonely… Two alike yet very different words. To be alone or to be lonely isn’t the same thing. When I was a little kid, I used to be super shy and not very social person, so many times I did feel lonely even though I have grown up in a big family with 3 other siblings.

But even then, I always knew the difference between being lonely and wanting to be or feel alone. Regardless of often feeling lonely, I have always loved to have my own space and spend some time alone.

I remember spending time alone with myself only and here and there with some music blasting from my discman ( yep, back to good old times ). I have found so much inner piece and def. have done a good period of daydreaming on my long hikes in the forest or sometimes, I would for hours sit on my rooftop and watch the sky filled with stars… Or I would go to the “secret” beaches and just absorb the calmness of the sea and beauty of nature that surrounded me.

I feel that as I have been growing up, I have opened up more, became much more social and “outspoken”. I have become a person which loves to gather together with a big group of friends, meet new people and has no problems to be in spaces with a lot of people around. While I love that, I still always crave my own space and some days I just feel like being alone is all I want to do. Those days are so important for my own well-being, self growth and clearing my thoughts so to say.

I believe that only if you can be alone and at peace with yourself, you can think clear and make the right choices even in the most hectic moments, you’ll know what to do or what your heart wants to do.

Funny thing is; and I call it a “curse of Modern World” that while so many people are feeling and being lonely, they don’t know or have even experienced the beauty of being alone. How many people do you know that can’t do anything without at least having a TV on or staring at their laptop and phone while simultaneously having a conversation, cooking food or whatever? How many people are out there that don’t want to deal with some issues or whatever they have going on and instead choose to surround themselves with all sorts of distraction just not to be alone… Alone with their thoughts and their inner self…

I believe that if people would learn the beauty of sometimes being alone and “just being” they would suffer less from the wrong choices, wrong companies and what not because they would know that the best friend they can ever have is themselves and that all of the answers to their questions and problems lay in their hands.

What are your thoughts on this? If you feel like, please do share with me because I’d love to know!

Happy Monday everybody!

I’m wearing: Dress ( HERE ), Bag ( HERE ) , Necklace ( HERE ), Cardigan ( HERE )

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  • Reply Publicist in Pearls February 6, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Such a great post…. I couldn’t’ agree with you more! Also adore your outfit… you look just lovely!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Reply natali karppinen February 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM

      Thank you so much my dear Jennifer! Have a great Monday!

  • Reply Minnja February 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Beautiful look <3

    Claudia von Minnja:

  • Reply miri February 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    I fully agree that there is difference between being lonely and alone. Being alone is very spiritual and you can grow through that. If you are ready and mature enough. I think that once you had a baby, and you have a daughter so you understand what I mean, it is harder to find time for yourself but it is very important to do so. Don’t you think?

    • Reply natali karppinen February 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM

      Thank you Miri for this comment and yes, I absolutely understand/ know what you are talking about!

  • Reply GARUBA KHADIJAH February 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    Such a lovely dress!

  • Reply Matea February 6, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Ja se rukama i nogama borim za svoje dragocjene trenutke u kojima sam sama sa sobom, bez toga naprosto ne mogu normalno funkcionirati prvenstveno jer sam konstantno okružena hrpom različitih ljudi pa mi treba mir i tišina da uspostavim nekakav balans. Želim ti divan tjedan i preslatka si u ovoj haljinici!

    • Reply natali karppinen February 6, 2017 at 5:07 PM

      O da! Totalno znam o cem zboris, jednako se osijecam i u slicnim situacijama sam/ okruzena sa puno ljudi i buke i
      bas sad, mozda vise nego ikad cijenim svoje vrijeme u tisini i sa samom sobom. Upravo onda sam najproduktivnija i
      dobijem super ideje za buduce projekte i sl.

  • Reply Monica Sors February 6, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Love the outfit!!

    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Keri February 6, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Loving the florals!! So gorgeous 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Reply Nicole February 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Such a gorgeous dress! Love the outfit!

    xx Nicole

  • Reply Amy Arnold February 6, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Alone and lonely are definitely different. I too like alone time. Love the floral!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Nada February 6, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    You look perfect!

  • Reply WIEBKEMBG February 6, 2017 at 7:36 PM

    I really love your look and the floral dress is so cool 🙂


    Wiebke von WIEBKEMBG


  • Reply Mira Tolvanen February 6, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Looks great!

  • Reply Toks February 7, 2017 at 1:25 AM

    I love my alone moments and I really need them. Love the cardigan, you look great. xoxoxo

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins February 7, 2017 at 5:08 AM

    I completely agree with you! I love alone moments sometimes! You look gorgeous and I am obsessed with that dress and boots!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen February 7, 2017 at 8:21 AM

      Thank you my dear Shannon, your comments always brighten up my day! :*

  • Reply sepatuholig February 7, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    Such a cute flowery dress.. love the knitted coat!
    Instagram @grace_njio

  • Reply Mary Murnane February 7, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Such beautiful photos to match with your beautifully written words! Loved this, I can relate.


  • Reply Ivana February 7, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    lovely thoughts, a nice dress and you look beautiful:*…..

  • Reply a trendy life February 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Love your posts! Great outfit dear. Kisses

  • Reply Vale February 7, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    What a lovely romantic look, my dear friend! And I am totally with you on appreciating some alone time…I need it so much and being also a single child I have always had plenty of me time…I embrace solitude sometimes, it’s empowering! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Asterienne February 7, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Very nice, you look eery and delicate, like an elf!

  • Reply Ellese February 7, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    I completely agree. There is a beautiful thing to have alone time. Time to reflect, meditate, think, dream, get grounded. I often grow the most when I am alone. I can hear my intuition the best and am guided towards the next steps to take. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. Sending you love. XO, Ellese


  • Reply Rach February 7, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    I agree that those two words are completely different! I also love your long cardigan! The chunky style is amazing!

  • Reply NADA February 7, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    You look great 🙂

  • Reply the Fashion Matters February 7, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    lovely outfit!

    THE FASHION MATTERS- Travel & Fashion blog | INSTAGRAM: TheFashionMatters

  • Reply Esther Santer February 7, 2017 at 9:22 PM

    you wrote that beautifully.

    Esther Santer Fashion Blog | Instagram | Bloglovin

  • Reply Tessa Torrente February 7, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    woah this post really hit home for me. Thanks for putting these words into the world


  • Reply Milex February 8, 2017 at 5:29 AM

  • Reply Girl & Closet February 8, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Firstly, I absolutely LOVE your Zara dress. They always have the best one’s right?! I just bought several things from there and can’t wait to start styling them on the blog!! As for being alone? It’s honestly something I’ve always cherished… it’s a wonderful way to refocus, reconnect and care for ourselves and ultimately be a better person to those we love!! xo

  • Reply Ria February 9, 2017 at 3:28 AM

    Definite difference between being alone and feeling lonely for sure.

  • Reply Maria Beneventano February 9, 2017 at 3:45 AM

    This is such a relatable post! Within the last year, I have really discovered the great feeling of creating some alone time for myself, and really being able to think for yourself, without being interrupted with others. I agree that it is really important to be at ease with yourself, and to try your best to accept yourself the way you are; it does make everything easier! Being around friends and family is always great also, but sometimes you do just need some alone time!

  • Reply Eva February 9, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    Such an intense post. Thanks for sharing your emotions.

    Beautiful outfit too. Have an amazing week

    xxx, Eva

  • Reply Maggie Krol February 9, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Such a wonderful look and interesting story! Thank you for sharing.


  • Reply sofia February 9, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Zurich!

  • Reply Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris February 9, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Amazing handbag!Combines perfect with all the look! So stunning! xx
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Ricarda February 9, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Such a lovely outfit my sweetie, I love the mix of florals and knit!

    Ricarda of CATS & DOGS:

  • Reply Jenelle February 10, 2017 at 3:33 AM

    I definitely appreciate some alone time. I have to gather up my thoughts and process things in my own way! I tend to go for a walk or a run to clear my head, then I am ready for company again. Plus I prefer to be alone to watch girly tv or movies!
    xx Jenelle

  • Reply Megan at Lush to Blush February 13, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    I’m the same way! I really love my alone time. You look beautiful <3


    Megan at Lush to Blush

  • Reply Inez February 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    I relate totally to this post. I love my alone time and I can tell when I’m itching to be alone and when I’m feeling lonely. They are two different feeling. Lovely dress you have on. Fab necklace.

    Inez | My Small World

  • Reply Sophie February 26, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Beautiful post, sometimes i enjoy my time being alone so much <3 it's not lonely, it's just a little time for myself

    xoxo, Sophie

  • Reply Krista March 10, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Gorgeous, indeed. Love, K. // Cashmere sweaters, cardigans and scarves by Krista Elsta.

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