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Dear Frances

August 8, 2016

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Dear Frances, I’ve been meaning to write you… Thank you for making me feel so feminine, empowered, confident and strong! Thank you for being a perfect “cherry on top” to a newly found old me, just better, more improved version. I’m approaching my 29th birthday and I have never felt better in my own skin. Pair of shoes like these… Work like a pure magic in how a girl feels!

I believe in that quote: “Give girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” That quote is absolutely not overrated, it’s 100% true! This comes from a girl which was always avoiding buying or wearing high heels for pretty much her whole life. I do love my flat sandals, ballerinas, comfy sneakers, etc… But nothing, NOTHING makes me feel as confident and assure of my myself as a perfectly fitting pair of high heels. Even if nobody would notice me when I pass by, I would still feel like I have all of the power to rule my little heart shaped¬†world. ūüėÄ

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I’ve been avoiding buying or wearing high heels due to the fact that I’m a very tall girl ( 6’1” ) and if I add high heels to that, I always used to feel like a giant, but not anymore. I have remembered how I used to love to wear high heels back in the time when I was shortly a model and used to walk down the runway… That feeling x 100 is how I feel now, that I’m a woman and have finally decided that being feminine doesn’t mean being “cheap”, uncomfortable or provocative. Those are completely different mind sets and feelings… Feeling feminine after your whole life feeling like a “flat” and too tall ugly duckling is such a refreshing and wonderful state to be in. I have never felt more driven and “myself” as I do now.

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Dear Frances is a wonderful shoe brand, based in London. All of their shoes are made of prime Italian leather and are all handmade. Dear Frances brings a unique and fresh vision to luxury footwear design. Timeless, elegant, unique and minimalistic shoes won over hearts of many women around the world.

It’s possible to shop for Dear Frances shoes at their online shop and they do ship worldwide!

Have a wonderful Monday ladies!

Find the shoes I’m wearing here¬†¬†

*This post has been made in collaboration with Dear Frances shoes, all of the opinions are my own.

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FINNISH 

Dear Frances (Rakas Frances), minun aikomukseni on ollut kirjoittaa sinulle…Kiitos ett√§ saat minut tuntemaan itseni naiselliseksi, energiseksi, itsevarmaksi ja vahvaksi. Kiitos ett√§ olet piste iin p√§√§ll√§ uudelle, mutta paremmalle ja p√§ivitetylle versiolle vastik√§√§n l√∂yt√§m√§st√§ni vanhasta min√§st√§ni. L√§hestyn minun 29 vuotis syntym√§p√§ivi√§ni. Enk√§ ole ikin√§ tuntenut oloani tyytyv√§isemm√§ksi omassa nahassani. T√§llainen pari kenki√§… tekee ihmeit√§ sille ett√§ miten nainen tuntee olonsa.

Uskon siihen sitaattiin jossa sanotaan ett√§ “Jos annat naiselle oikea kenk√§parin, niin h√§n valloittaa koko maailman” Tuo sitaatti ei ole yliarvostettu, vaan se on 100% totta! Ja t√§m√§ tulee naiselta joka on v√§ltt√§nyt koko ik√§ns√§ korkokenkien ostamista ja pit√§mist√§. Min√§ rakastan minun litteit√§ sandaaleja, balleriinoja ja miellytt√§vi√§ lenkkareita. Mutta mik√§√§n, siis MIK√Ą√ĄN ei saa minua tuntemaan itse√§ni niin itsevarmaksi ja itsetietoiseksi kun t√§ydellisesti istuva korkokenk√§ pari. Ja vaikka kukaan ei huomaisi minua heit√§ ohittaessani. Min√§ tuntisin silti, ett√§ minulla on kaikki valta hallita minun pikku syd√§men muotoista maailmaani. ūüôā

Olen aina v√§ltellyt korkokenkien ostamista ja k√§ytt√§mist√§, ihan siit√§ syyst√§ ett√§ olen todella pitk√§ tytt√∂ (185 cm). Ja jos lis√§isin viel√§ siihen pakettiin korkokeng√§t, niin tuntisin itseni j√§ttil√§iseksi. N√§in ajattelin aina ennen, mutten en√§√§. Olen muistellut sit√§ ett√§ rakastin aina k√§vell√§ muotiesityksiss√§ korkokengiss√§, lyhyehk√∂ksi j√§√§neen malliurani aikana… Tuo tunne x 100 on se mink√§ tunnen nyt. Ja se ett√§ olen nainen. Ja olen vihdoinkin p√§√§tt√§nyt ett√§ se ett√§ on naisellinen ei tarkoita sit√§ ett√§ on “halpa”, ep√§mukava tai provosoiva. Nuo ovat taas t√§ysin eri tuntemuksia ja fiiliksi√§…Se ett√§ tuntee itsens√§ naiselliseksi sen j√§lkeen kun olet tuntenut itsesi koko el√§m√§n ajan “litte√§ksi” rumaksi ankanpoikaseksi. On todella virkist√§v√§ ja mahtava olotila miss√§ olla. En ole ikin√§ tuntenut itse√§ni n√§in energiseksi ja “min√§ksi” kuten nyt teen.

Dear Frances on mahtava kenkä merkki, jonka päämaja sijaitsee Lontoossa. Kaikki heidän kengät on valmistettu ensiluokkaisesta Italialaisesta nahasta, ja ovat käsintehtyjä. Dear Frances tuo uniikin ja tuoreen näkemyksen luksus jalkine suunnitteluun. Heidän ajattomat, hienostuneet, ainutlaatuiset ja minimalistiset kengät ovat voittaneet monen naisen sydämet ympäri maailman.

Dear Frances kenkiä voi ostaa heidän nettikaupasta. Ja he myös toimittavat maailmanlaajuisesti.

Toivotan teille oikeen ihanaa Maanantaita leidit.

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39 Comments

  • Reply Lola August 8, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Black and white photos are the best!

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    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM

      Thank you Lola!! I was happy to present something bit different on the blog today.

  • Reply Jo August 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Wonderful and beautiful, and your story is lovely, too. Especially being told a little more about you. Are not monochrome pictures simply the best?
    Jo

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM

      Thank you very much! ūüôā

  • Reply Margaret August 8, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Oh I wish I’m taller! So that I dun need high heel for jumpsuit! Love your rings tho! I’m not sure when your birthday is , but Happy Birthday in advance!

    xo Margaret
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    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Thanks so much! My birthday is in October, not that near yet but not far either. ūüėÄ

  • Reply Araceli August 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Beautiful Photos!

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply ivana split August 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    predivne crno bijele fotografije, sjajno izgledaŇ°, kao neka rock zvijezda! Meni je baŇ° super kada visoke cure nose visoke pete…to je poruka samopouzdanja, kao kada niske cure nose ravne cipele…zaŇ°to ne? ZaŇ°to bi uvijek trebalo postińái neku sredinu, puno je ljepŇ°e kada uŇĺivamo u razlińćitostima.

    Cipele koliko vidim divno izgledaju.

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Bas tako, zasto ne? Dugo mi je trebalo da si poslozim neke daskice u glavi i percepciju o sebi i sad sam bas sretna i sigurna u sebe. ūüôā Hvala ti na komplimentu za cipele, stvarno su savrsene.

  • Reply taislany August 8, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Love the heels!

    Happy Monday Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply Amy Arnold August 8, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    These photos of you are amazing!! I love the shoes and the jacket. I didn’t know you were once a model. Fun to learn more about you. I am tall too, 5”10′, and I love heels. I do feel kind of giant in them sometimes though.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Hehe, I know what you mean and how you feel but you do look so gracious whenever you do shoot an outfit with high heels on! Thank you for all of the nice words, much love to you! ūüôā

  • Reply Maria Jose Abad August 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Loving the clean feel of these photos and women empowerment note.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint https://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      Thank you Maria!!! ūüôā

  • Reply Matea August 8, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Ljepoto moja, divno ti stoje cipele, baŇ° su kao stvorene za tebe! Ali koŇĺna jakna je za mene bila ljubav na prvi pogled…presavrŇ°ena je! ŇĹelim ti divan tjedan! :*

    • Reply natali karppinen August 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

      Awwww, puno PUNO ti hvala na svakoj lipoj rici, puno mi zance! Da, jakna mi je ljubav koju sam pronasla slucajno i to zadnju na polici prije godinu ipol i odtad samo cekam priliku da ju odjenem. ūüôā

  • Reply Laura Salva August 8, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Gorgeous!

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  • Reply Kavya August 8, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Love this post! Gorgeous photos! You look amazing! <3

  • Reply LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE August 8, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    These shoes are awesome! Good for you! Wear those heels and stand proud and tall. Great photos by the way ūüėČ

    Love, Lindsey
    https://thenomisniche.com/

  • Reply Amina August 8, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Oh dear you look like a dream come true. Gives me so much inspiration! Thank you!

  • Reply Arteresa Lynn August 8, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    These photos are everything!! Beautiful ūüôā

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  • Reply Tanja Puljanic August 8, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Natali!!!! IzgledaŇ° F E N O M E N A L N O!!!!
    Neka si napokon i ti nekome profi model. IzgledaŇ° kao prava rock super woman. Volim taj fem rock stil pomijeŇ°an sa attitudom. ńĆestitam na suradnji, izvukli ste ono najbolje jedan od drugoga ūüėČ

  • Reply Toks August 9, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    I am a total shoe freak and and I believe you can wear a sack and look a million dollars if you wear the right shoes. Shoes are soooo important. These are amazing, I didn’t know this brand but I have already checked out their online store and wow, the elegance just jumps right out of the screen. These you are wearing are amazing, love them!!!. The photos are spectacular. xoxoxo

    https://www.toksblog.com/

  • Reply Shannon August 9, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    Your photos are amazing! I absolutely love that jacket and those shoes are amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath August 9, 2016 at 5:42 AM

    You look amazing! The pictures are gorgeous!
    xx
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  • Reply Cielo August 9, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Wow those heels are sooo gorgeous and glam! Love them! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Frederique August 9, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Have I told you yet these pictures are everything babe? LOVE IT!
    xxx Fre
    https://fablefrique.com // FAB le Frique

  • Reply Caroline Jones August 9, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Wow! I love the jacket and i’m totally in love with those heels! Super gorgeous. Nice post!

  • Reply Minale August 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Great post! Those heels really are beautiful! X Minale
    https://minaleme.blogspot.be/

  • Reply Isa Loren August 9, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Hi! Love your style and blog! very beautiful!! I follow u ūüėÄ

  • Reply Lauren August 9, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    You look stunning! Happy early birthday!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Reply Tamara August 9, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    What a gorgeous pair of heels! Fab!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins August 10, 2016 at 6:04 AM

    Get it girl! You look amazing! In love with this shoot!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Helen August 10, 2016 at 7:09 AM

    Your entire outfit is pretty amazing, but those shoes are most definitely stunning! I love that they lace up around the ankles because it makes them look super sexy!

    -Helen
    https://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • Reply sepatuholig August 10, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    OH MY LORRRRRD … I am in love with the heels!!!
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    ig @grace_njio

  • Reply Adi August 10, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    So Stunning!! Those shoes look amazing!
    Adi xx
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  • Reply sophie September 22, 2016 at 4:14 AM

    OMG this is absolutely stunning <3

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