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January 5, 2016

They say that creative and artsy souls are always messy people and their bedrooms/ homes/ work spaces are always in some kind of “creative” disorder but they swim wonderfully in their own unorganised world and still get everything done and come through with their plans and final product.

So as an artsy spirit, I’m kicking off the beginning of this year instead of following everybody’s lead and writing a long post on my resolutions, by doing the completely opposite… Setting up some resolutions and goals is great and healthy, but as much as I’ve been contemplating on writing down my own list, without making any pressure to post it publicly on this blog or my social media, I have decided that I won’t be doing one this year…

Every time when I’ve tried to plan my life or set some list of rules of behaviour, my life ALWAYS took a completely different path or things never worked out the way I thought that they would. I don’t even have to mention you how many times I’ve been disappointed in myself and people around me, not realising that life isn’t about perfectly planning it out and following some invisible rules in order to get to where you hope or want to be. Life is all that happens in between, life is what happens when you’re not planning so much and living an illusional and curated life… Life is when you try to be better person than you were yesterday and if you couldn’t do it today, you’ll try again tomorrow. Life is when you’re spontaneous and if you feel like going to the cinema in the middle of the day, by yourself, then you’ll do it! Life is when you breathe with your full lungs, barefoot, standing on the sand beach and watching the sun setting in the middle of the warm Summer eve… Life is when you wake up in the morning and first thing you see is an angel like face of your child smiling at you. Life is when you laugh so much that your belly hurts because you just had a coffee with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you haven’t even planned the coffee that you ended up drinking with them.

Guidance is great, but there MUST be balance… I feel that many people nowadays set too high, too perfect, too planned goals and lists that they can never reach but only end up being disappointed or completely burned out while they’ve been chasing an unreachable ghost of perfection and haven’t enjoyed the REAL life and it’s beauty in the meanwhile…

My good advice to you for this year’s resolutions is that you do make yourself organised, do make some kind of skeleton of wishes and goals, but be realistic about them and don’t forget to appreciate all of these small and wonderful, NOT planned moments in your daily life.

I’m wearing: Jeans – Tiger of Sweden, Blouse – Pepe Jeans, Cardigan – Massimo Dutti, Bag – Chanel, Jacket – J. Lindebergh, Bracelet – Givenchy, Ring – Deni design, Boots – Minna Parikka, Sunnies – Dita








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  • Reply tara January 5, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    This outfit is so cool- sophisticated with a touch of edge!
    Xo, Tara

    • Reply natali karppinen January 5, 2016 at 11:42 PM

      Thanks a lot Tara!

  • Reply Rachel January 5, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    I love your whole looks! nice shots!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 5, 2016 at 11:43 PM

      Thank you Rachel!

  • Reply nancy January 5, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Beautiful sturdy outfit! Great post. Because of my health I was forced to think about live more and appreciate the things that really mather…..

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Thank you Nancy! I’m sorry to hear that issues with your health made you rethink about life, but unfortunately we all learn only on our mistakes and sometimes we really need to hit a “wall” in order to wake up and see more clearer…

  • Reply Sophie January 6, 2016 at 1:18 AM

    Beautiful outfit, simple and sophisticated <3

    Love from Best Bags 2016

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:47 PM

      Thank you very much Sophie!

  • Reply Federica Spinelli January 6, 2016 at 3:47 AM

    really nice shoes! i love it! smack
    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:47 PM

      Thanks Federica!! 🙂

  • Reply Matea January 6, 2016 at 3:47 AM

    E pa baš to, ljudi se često znaju malo previše zanijeti pa si postaviti nemoguće ciljeve. Ja sam si zato rekla da samo želim biti sretna i zadovoljna, a planiranje mi ionako nikad nije bila jača strana i ne volim taj neki minset da živim po nekom rasporedu, bježim od toga koliko me noge nose 😀
    Evo opet ‘mojih’ omiljenih čizmica, stvarno su savršene i tako podignu svaku kombinaciju, a ovaj kardi mi djeluje kao nešto najmekanije ikad 🙂 Uživaj mi, draga i šaljem puno pozdrava i pusa iz grozno kišne Rijeke!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:46 PM

      Ja se stvarno ne mogu odvojiti od ovih cizmica, cim sam ih vidjela u ducanu znala sam da moraju sa mnom doma i od tad su mi nr.1! 🙂
      Da, ja sam isto protivnik/ buntovnik bilo cega sto je zadano/ regulirano/ po nekom propisu i sl. 😀 Sve sto je “official” ja bjezim od toga.
      Dobro da sam se uopce i udala! 😀
      Saljem ti puno pozdrava iz isto tako kisom natopljenog Sibenika, ali nije da se zalim jer kad sutra sletim na -15 u Helsinki, e onda cu jako, JAKO
      zeljeti kisu! 😀

  • Reply Amy Ann January 6, 2016 at 5:55 AM

    I never really make or share goals because I don’t like the pressure. I agree with just trying to be better tomorrow than today. This is a lovely layered look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

      Thanks Amy! Always love reading your opinions! 🙂

  • Reply Surekha @ dreaming loud January 6, 2016 at 6:39 AM

    lovely layering! Classic shirts and long cardigan is my favorite duo!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

      I’m glad that you’ve liked this combo!! 🙂

  • Reply Kendall January 6, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    Absolutely love these booties! Such a chic, neutral look 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM

      Thank you very much Kendall!

  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast January 6, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Loving this casual but rocker-chic look!!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Reply Karole Josefa Bonnet January 6, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Your are beautiful, i love this pictures and your shoes!

    Kisses from France,

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      Thank you so much Karole, you’re very kind!

  • Reply Aubrey January 6, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    In love with those shoes!! So stylish.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      Thank you very much!! 🙂

  • Reply Elise January 6, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Great advice!

    xx, Elise

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM

      I’m glad that you’ve liked the post Elise!

  • Reply jenessa January 6, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    love those booties!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM

      Thank you Jenessa!

  • Reply Nina January 6, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    I absolutely love your cardigan! It looks super cozy and comfortable.
    Happy new year from Berlin


  • Reply Hsiao January 6, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    That cardigan looks so cozy! Love your outfit.
    Nice blog!

  • Reply Toks January 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    I totally agree. Life is what happens every day. Great outfit, love the maxi cardigan and the booties. xoxoxo

  • Reply Monica January 6, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Love the post, lovely pictures! 🙂

    Monica ||

  • Reply Melissa January 6, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Congrats on hosting this amazing event!!

  • Reply Jennifer January 6, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    I really love your blog!! You are awesome!

  • Reply Regina January 6, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    So gorgeous, love it so much!

  • Reply Xanthe January 6, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Gorgeous dress. You look STUNNING!

  • Reply Trang Do January 7, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    You looks so cool! L0ve your boots!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Neha Bhatt Bhagat January 7, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    Hey Dear, Classy dress and Classy U….You looks super cool!

  • Reply Viktoriya January 7, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    I like how you put together this outfit! Normally I’m not big fun of such outwear, but you did it really great!

  • Reply Ivana January 7, 2016 at 5:18 AM

    Slazem se sa svime napisanome… nisam bas luda za tim planovima jer stvarno se rijetko dogodi da bude kako mi planiramo 🙂
    Kombica ti je mrak! Slazem se s Mateom u vezi cizmica, predobre su mi i bas bi ih ukrala rado 🙂 Divnica jedna!

  • Reply Elements of Ellis January 7, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    I never make new years resolutions so I’m right there with you this year 🙂 P.S. You shoes are awesome!

  • Reply Frederique January 7, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    What a gorgeous blog you have! I don’t really have any resolutions either. Hihi 🙂

    Have a wonderful evening lovely!

    x Frederique

  • Reply the epiphany conflate January 7, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    outfit on point! love the bag and them shoes 🙂

  • Reply Brittany January 7, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    I agree completely! It is hard to plan goals and actually stick to them, especially if they’re unrealistic. This year I’ve set more realistic goals and an outlined plan for how to reach them. Good luck this year babe, I’m sure you’ll kill it!

    xx Brittany

  • Reply artadorned January 7, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    That was a good read, love your outfit by the way you look great.

  • Reply Merritt Beck January 7, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    The gray cardigan looks so warm and cozy! Love the look!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Rakel January 7, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    great look!

  • Reply Kelly January 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    I love your goals and those boots are so fun!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Reply Nina January 7, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    I pledge to be a shade more confident for sure!

  • Reply Maireem January 8, 2016 at 12:47 AM

    Love this simple outfit 🙂 -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  • Reply Marta January 8, 2016 at 5:15 AM

    Lovely outfit <3

  • Reply Nada January 8, 2016 at 5:21 AM

    You look great ! I love your style 🙂
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  • Reply miri January 8, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Love this look! You have a great style!

  • Reply Hun January 8, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Nice photos <3 Love your style

  • Reply Celia Meylán January 8, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Lovely outfit today <3

  • Reply Ronnie January 9, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    Gorgeous as ever .You look so chic

  • Reply Hermosa January 9, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    You inspired me!

  • Reply Gianina January 9, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    The booties are my favorite!!

    The outfit mix is extremely beautiful!!



  • Reply malu January 9, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Asolutely stunning! You’ve got an amazing style:)

    xx Malu

    The Stylish Confessions | The online destination for fashion inspiration, beauty tutorials and lifestyle tips & tricks.

  • Reply Kelly January 9, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Beautiful look! Love how the shoes have a lot of hardware to make a statement yet still work with the understated vibe of the outfit. Also love the Chanel 🙂

  • Reply Andrea January 9, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Cool outfit – looking great on you 🙂

  • Reply Carmen January 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    This is such a great look! I really like your boots – they’re so edgy and cool 🙂
    xx, Carmen from

  • Reply Tailored and True January 10, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    You look amazing! And I just love that bag!!

  • Reply Gemini Tauberge January 10, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    you’re so stunning! and I love the simple outfit. I agree that it’s important to be flexible and realistic with goals (new year’s, or otherwise).

    milk white moon

  • Reply Ana Prodanovich January 10, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Love all these looks! 🙂

  • Reply Theresa January 10, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Stunning outfit! I pledge to be a shade more beaming

  • Reply Vicky January 10, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    This fall, I pledge to be a shade morespontaneous!

  • Reply Zara January 10, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    You look gorgeous as always!

  • Reply Zora January 10, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Hope you had a great time!

  • Reply Sherry January 10, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Hope you had a great time!

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  • Reply Sonia Verardo January 11, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Uh, predobar outfit! Najvise mi se svidaju cizme i kardigan!
    Pusa iz Italije,
    Sonia Verardo

  • Reply Monet Rhoden January 12, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Amazing look! <3
    Sending hearts from XOXO

  • Reply Rachel January 13, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    You are so cool! I love your coat!

  • Reply Lauren January 13, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    Love those boots so much!!

    xo Lauren

  • Reply Diana January 13, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Oh, you look so fabulous! Such a stylish outfit! You have great sense of style! Can’t wait to see your new outfit!

    Diana Cloudlet

  • Reply The Outfit Lookbook January 23, 2016 at 2:57 AM

    Love your outfit! Those boots are super cool!xx
    Tanja Hansen (founder of The Outfit Lookbook)

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