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Breaking up

December 26, 2016

Dear 2016, I’m breaking up with you and I’m happy to do so… Dear 2016, you’ve been a very strange, exhausting year, you’ve hurt me and so many of those whom I love… You took away too many precious lives, smiles, happiness, things and brought way too much darkness and struggles.

I didn’t give you a permission to down spiral on me like that and seeing that others around me have suffered equally makes me upset! 2016, you’re lame… You have promised to be the best year so far, but all I can recall is that you’ve stormed through like a hurricane, took everything you could grab and are leaving now so much up to 2017 to repair and pick up the “building blocks”. May you rest in peace for forever, I and people around me are in a need of a good year ad you weren’t one.

If I’m going to be 100% honest and still try to find that silver lining in every dark tunnel… I have to say that you did dare to be merciful here and there by brining some of the most amazing people into my life and sending some jerks away for good. I’m also thankful to you for all of the work and inspiration ( I guess that suffering is still my favourite motivation? :O ) because you made me work so hard for my dreams and goals.

Thank you 2016 and *uck you too! I’m gonna deal my cards with 2017 differently…

Wishing you all a great last couple of days of this weird year… Let me know what are your thoughts on 2016?? Was this year kind or hard on you?

*Thank you Kämp hotel, Destiny store and Pandora jewellery for the location, clothes and jewellery!

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  • Reply Violette December 26, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Great post! 2016 was unfortunately kind of hard but I also had wonderful time! Hope you’re having great holidays!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 26, 2016 at 8:30 PM

      Thank you Violette and sorry to read that you had a hard year too.
      Best of wishes to you in 2017!

  • Reply Jyoti December 26, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Its always hard, but life moves on..Lovely post! Kisses..Merry Christmas.
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

  • Reply Tatjana December 26, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Ni sama ne bih mogla ovo bolje sročiti. Sretna sam što ova godina napokon ide svome kraju.

    • Reply natali karppinen December 26, 2016 at 8:30 PM

      Hvala ti Tatjana i nadam se da ce nam iduca godilla biti puno bolja i laksa nego ova.

  • Reply Lauren December 26, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    2016 definitely had some rough patches for me and my family! I’m hopeful that 2017 will be much better for both me and you!!

    By Lauren M

    • Reply natali karppinen December 26, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Sorry about that Lauren but yes, I do believe that 2017 will be a much better one!
      Wishing you all the best!

  • Reply Leigha Gardner December 26, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    2016 was definitely a wild ride for everyone! I know I am ready for a fresh start in 2017! Cheers! xo -L

    • Reply natali karppinen December 26, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Great to hear that you have the right attitude for 2017! Best of wishes! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Arnold December 26, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Here’s to 2017! You look gorgeous my friend.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Jennifer December 27, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    Cheers to a better year ahead! You look gorgeous as always!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Reply natali karppinen December 27, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Thank you so much my dear! All the best of wishes to you in 2017 too!

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins December 27, 2016 at 6:19 AM

    Aw so sorry 2016 was so hard on you, but I know 2017 will be amazing blank slate for you! Cheers to an awesome new year! Also these pictures are gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen December 27, 2016 at 10:04 PM

      Thank you sweetheart! I’m wishing you the best of start in 2017 too! Much love!

  • Reply Vale December 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Looking forward to 2017, I do agree 2016 was really harsh on too many of us…I am not sorry it has to go! Looking so beautiful and intense in these shoots, my friend. Lots of love xoxo

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

    • Reply natali karppinen December 27, 2016 at 10:04 PM

      Thank you Vale, your words always make me happy and look at the “brighter side” of everything.
      I’m happy to start 2017, 2016 won’t be missed!

  • Reply Jo December 27, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    A beautiful sad post, Natali. Too many of us suffered this year. Even now, every time I switch on the radio, another celebrity has died. Let’s hope 2017 will be more kind to us. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Ever, Jo

  • Reply Katie December 27, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Cheers to 2017 being a great year for you!

    Katie |

    • Reply natali karppinen December 27, 2016 at 10:03 PM

      Thank you Katie! Wishing you a great start of 2017!

  • Reply Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984 December 28, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    2017 has to be better, cheers to that and it can only go up from here!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 28, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you Amanda on these encouraging words! Wishing you all the best in 2017!

  • Reply Toks December 28, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    Great post and sorry 2016 was so hard on you. For me it was so-so. Looking forward to a great 2017 for all of us. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen December 28, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Thank you for the kind words and yes, here’s to an amazing 2017!

  • Reply Hadasah Love | Style To Love December 28, 2016 at 1:23 AM

    Love everything about this post! So cute!
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  • Reply bonjour Chiara December 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    There might be big changes in 2017 for me so I’m not really sure if I’m ready to leave this year behind me.
    But I wish you a much better 2017, full of success and happiness!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 28, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Wishing you all of the best and a smooth transition with all of the changes that await for you!

  • Reply Francesca Felix December 28, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    I hope 2017 is amazing for u ! love these pictures
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Reply natali karppinen December 28, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      Thank you Francesca! Wishing you all the best in 2017 too!

  • Reply Amelie Aska December 28, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    I hope 2017 will be the best year of your life lovely!


  • Reply nat December 28, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    I hope you have a better 2017

  • Reply Nada December 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM


  • Reply Carmelatte December 28, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Absolutely love your photoshoot!


  • Reply it-moi blog VERÓNICA December 28, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Amazing post!



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  • Reply Alley December 28, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Great post and wonderful pictures. Cheers to 2017!

    Xx, Alley //

  • Reply MARKETA FRANK December 28, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    That sounds really sad 🙁 I loved 2016, but 2015 was terrible for me.. Let’s enjoy 2017 to the fullest <3

  • Reply katy fox December 28, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    wow die fotos sind ja hammer – hoffe 2017 wird ein hammer jahr für dich 🙂
    glg katy

  • Reply miriam December 29, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    lovely photos!

  • Reply mainou December 29, 2016 at 4:02 AM

    Love this post

  • Reply A December 31, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Aamen! Sinä puit sanoiksi sen, mitä minä ajattelin myöskin vuodesta 2016. Viimeinkin koittaa se päivä, kun saamme heittää hyvästit tälle vuodelle ja toivottaa tervetulleeksi paremman vuoden 2017! Toivon, että tuleva vuosi tuo sinullekin paljon riemun hetkiä, onnistumisia ja rakkautta Natali 🙂 sinulla on ihanan voimaannuttava syvällinen blogi.

  • Reply Sam January 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Love the quality and style of your photos! And love how you started the post in your writing.


  • Reply Dorothea January 2, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Great post! ♥

    xx Dorothea

  • Reply Molly January 3, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    I love the way you have composed this text its so clever! 2016 was the year I seemed to live in extremes, of good and bad! Hopefully 2017 will be more balanced. I have a good feeling about this year.
    Molly x

  • Reply Samantha January 6, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    2016 was an awful year for me. My ex fiancé left me out of nowhere when I was 6mo pregnant. I laid in a depression for 6 months from it. I am okay now though and I am able to enjoy my two little girls now! Here’s to a brighter 2017 filled with love, light, smiles and health! Xoxo

  • Reply sophie January 22, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Gorgeous photos, 2016 is not so good not so bad to me but i’m definitely excited for 2017 <3

    xoxo, Cool men fashion

  • Reply Minah Lynn September 6, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    I love how you have become now! You’re better now than ever! Reading from year 2019!

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