Lifestyle, My Work, Outfits, Travel


December 20, 2015

Hello from the other side! 😀 Since my last outfit post, I have arrived to Croatia for work and holidays. I have already visited Split and Zagreb cities, worked on some cool collaborations, met friends and have enjoyed the sunshine as well as an amazing food! Croatia, esp. these two cities have an incredible food scene and prices are very affordable comparing to what I’m usually paying in Helsinki for the same kind of meal.

Talking about the expenses and such… I’m not impressed with the whole Christmas craziness that’s pretty much EXPLODING as we speak. I just see that people are manically buying everything and anything that their eyes can see at the stores. I feel as if people don’t get it that “things” are not what makes you happy, that’s not the point of the whole Christmas spirit and life does not end after Christmas. It actually continues and there’re another 365 days to live through… All of these endless ornaments will be stored away in about 2 weeks from now. The amount of food prepared could easily be cut in half or even more because everybody seems to overeat for a few days and then start a “super promising” new diet and green juice cleanse because – new year – new me! “Let’s shed the pounds together! Summer is around the corner!” Sounds familiar? Yes, that’s how usually magazines and internet are bombing us right after the New Year starts.

I’m in a completely different mood this Christmas… To be honest, I couldn’t care less about the Christmas tree, decorations, food, etc. I’m thinking of baking something for people I love and bring it to them as a present, I feel like doing some charity… I also know that singing some songs, watching a Christmas themed cartoon with my daughter and going for a walk or to the play park is the best gift that I can give her. I know that she’s still so little and “needs” her gifts under the Christmas tree, but I think that you get the point ( and hopefully an inspiration ) by now. 🙂

After eliminating the urge to buy things and fall under the unnecessary Christmas celebration pressure, I’m off for a walk by the sea side and am looking forward to meeting some more of my dear friends on this Monday morning! What are you up to today my dear readers?

I’m wearing: Sunnies – Chloe, Blazer – Rachel Zoe, Bag – Balenciaga, Boots – Minna Parikka, Blouse&culottes – Zara, Ring – Deni design







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  • Reply nancy December 20, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    I had not seen your hair like this. Very stylish. It is not that short is it? I just saw on the news that people in the US spend thousands of dollars door Christmas. I love Christmas and i love to spend a bit more money than usual but thats outregious. I think. I wish you and youre daughter a great time in Croatië.

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      That was my point too Nancy! I love Christmas and I love to buy presents ( small, but from heart ) to people that I love, from family to friends, but I can not understand the thousands of dollars or euros spent per family on Christmas !! It’s just too much and the real Christmas is completely lost then because the focus is material things and not feelings.

  • Reply Mira Tolvanen December 21, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Wow, you look so pretty! I love your shoes!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      Thanks a lot Mira!

  • Reply December 21, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    I really like that red jacket, so colorful and chic 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Thank you! It’s my favourite blazer!

  • Reply Carmen December 21, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    What a great look – I love the culottes matched with the red jacket! Much love, Carmen from

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      Thank you Carmen, you’re so sweet!

  • Reply Carrieslifestyle December 21, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    wow love it
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    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      Thank you Carrie!

  • Reply Unknown December 21, 2015 at 3:20 AM

    Wow, how fake of you!
    Your blog and insta are full of you bragging about all the clothes, bags, food etc you buy and luxury travels. You might not be buying cheap crap from China but you ARE wasting money dear, don’t kid yourself into believing you’re not materialistic AF.

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      I’m not materialistic person because things DO NOT buy happiness nor they give you the life that you want and I’m not clinging onto anything that I “own”, but I am a person that loves life, works hard and likes to treat myself and people I love unique experiences if I can. My blog and Instagram are not the places where I brag about anything, in fact, most of the photos are snapshots of my own hometown and it’s corners such as parks, unique buildings, etc. All of the material that I share with my readers is to inspire them, show them that the beauty is everywhere in everything! I’m sorry that you seem to have problems with the way how I spend my money.

      • Reply Unknown December 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

        Oh dear, i don’t care how you spend money! Just don’t pretend you’re not materialistic if all your clothes and purses are high end brands and you blog about them and tag them in photos! If you keep a fashion blog then own up to it! Besides, i’m only here for the thinspo! 😉

        • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

          Good that I at least get to inspire you in that way! 🙂

  • Reply Matea December 21, 2015 at 3:27 AM

    Super ti je frizurica, baš mi se jako svidjela promjena i sjajno ti stoji! 🙂
    Ah i eto opet tog ‘mog’ omiljenog crvenog sakoa, to je tako fenomenalan komad da mi oči ispadnu kad god ga vidim! 🙂
    Što se tiče Božića, ja još nisam kupila praktički nijedan poklon i nimalo me ne lovi histerija oko toga, ali sam zato ove godine više nego ikad uživala u uređivanju stana, naprosto obožavam sve te blagdanske dekoracije i da mogu, imala bi po jedno drvce valjda u svakoj prostoriji haha 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      Puno ti hvala draga na divnim rijecima i komplimentima, bas si mi podigla raspolozenje koje mi danas nikako nije “kako treba”.
      Saljem ti puno pusa i pozdrava, vratila sam se iz Zagreba i bas mi je zao da se necemo vidjeti vjerojatno prije ljeta…

  • Reply Kirsten December 21, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    you look beautiful!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      Thank you Kirsten! 🙂 <3

  • Reply Riv December 21, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Looking gorgeous! love this whole look!!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley December 21, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    Absolutely love this outfit — sophisticated but in a fun way thanks to that stunning red blazer. Love the victorian neckline too — been trying to find a similar blouse so thank you for posting yours!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion Ashley, I truly appreciate it!

  • Reply Sophie December 21, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    Love your checked cullottes and the wine red blazer so much! The Balenciaga bag is as gorgeous as a highlight for your perfect outfit <3

    Lots of love from

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      Thank you Sophie so much! :*

  • Reply Adela Acanski December 21, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Super kombinacija, crvena toliko otvara ovaj look! Super, a posebno mi se svidja bela kosulja, prelepa je

    Adela Acanski

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      Puno ti hvala Adela, uvijek je lijepo procitati tvoj komentar. 🙂

  • Reply Catarina December 21, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    I couldn’t agree more with you!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      Thank you for stopping by Catarina!

  • Reply Amy Ann December 21, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Christmas can definitely get to be more about the things than the real meaning. I love this outfit. It’s so unique and well styled.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Monique | WritingMonique December 21, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    You look lovely! I really like the trousers; so unique!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      Thanks Monique very much!

  • Reply B Boebel December 21, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Love the pants!

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  • Reply jenessa December 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    love those shoes!

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      Thanks a lot! I like them very much too, they’re so chic and rock n’roll at the same time! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Hart December 21, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Excited to hear more about your travels. And also admiring your stunning red blazer xo

    the way to my Hart

    • Reply natali karppinen December 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      Thank you very much Jessica!

  • Reply Larissa December 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Nice look dear!

  • Reply Toks December 21, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Love this outfit, it’s perfectly put together and soooo chic. Well I a admit that I’m just as excited about Christmas as when I was a little girl, I love it, especially the build up to Christmas Day. I hate the thousands of people in the shops but I love the general atmosphere. xoxoxo

  • Reply Vita December 21, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Old customers ah, hope to have more good-looking

  • Reply Stacey December 21, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Looking amazing!

  • Reply Tabitha December 21, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    I very like you

  • Reply Rita December 21, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Love you all ,the clothes ,the hair.the shoe!

  • Reply Nora December 21, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    I am so in love with your dress!

  • Reply Michaelia December 21, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Loooove the color of your dress,

  • Reply Tina December 21, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Your red blazer is so nice! And what a great idea to bake for others! It’s always the little things that people remember the most 🙂


  • Reply Trang Do December 21, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    You look stunning! Love your beautiful outfit!
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  • Reply Anonimous December 22, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Your red jacket still in use! Cool.

  • Reply Sophia Molen December 22, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    Such cool booties!!

    x Sophia

    Founder | Blog and The City
    Personal Blog | Tao of Sophia

  • Reply Nada December 22, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Amazing photos 🙂
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  • Reply Rakel December 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    You look beautiful! ^^

  • Reply vanessa troset December 22, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Really nice outfit dear love it!

  • Reply Hanna Marie December 22, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I love that jacket –Hanna Lei

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  • Reply Nidhi December 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    This is such a classic look! I love the colors on you!
    An Unblurred Lady

  • Reply a trendy life December 23, 2015 at 1:34 AM

    nice look! xoxo

  • Reply Carrieslifestyle December 23, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    oh i love the colour of your Blazer, great look
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  • Reply Sandra Leiva December 23, 2015 at 3:32 AM

    Great culottes! And I love that blazer 😀


  • Reply Elements of Ellis December 23, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    From the very first sentence, I started singing Adels song. lol. I hope you have an amazing time in Croatia!

  • Reply Ms. Sole December 23, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Lovely red blazer.
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  • Reply Gemma December 23, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    You look amazing. I love the red blazer. Gemma x

  • Reply Marta December 23, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Always the cutest outfits, love the Chloe sunnies of course xx

  • Reply Rocio December 23, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    i LOVE it !
    What a beautiful look and blog!
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  • Reply Gypsy Tan December 23, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Wow love the sunnies and love how you paired those pants! Lucky you’re in Croatia.. HAVE A BLAST!!

    Happy Holidays!!!

    Sabrina |

  • Reply Ada R. Lark December 23, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Wow, you look pretty elegant in this outfit!!!

  • Reply Catherine X December 23, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Love the mix of femininity and masculinity in this look. So chic!

  • Reply Layla December 26, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Gorgeous – such a beautiful post! Love it 🙂

    Layla xx

  • Reply Ivana December 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Frizura me odusevila cim sam je vidjela na Instacu, izgledas divno i tako ti lijepo stoji uz oblik lica… ma pun pogodak.
    Kombinaciju bih ti ukrala od glave do pete i sveeeee mi je prekrasno. Ma prava si inspiracija! 🙂
    Zelim ti ugodne praznike s najmilijima! :*

  • Reply Monet Rhoden January 3, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Very pretty, love the shoes! <3

  • Reply Kelly January 3, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Love what you said about Christmas not being about buying anything and everything in stores. In the US, it is the focus of most people from November until Christmas Day. Many Americans actually stand in line at stores on Thanksgiving Day! It’s becoming too much.
    Anyway, I love that bright red blazer. It’s so bold and elegant at the same time. I also like how your outfit has a vintage feel with the sheer blouse, wide-leg trousers, and round sunglasses, yet it is still modern with the structured handbag and buckled ankle boots. Love this look!

    Kind regards,

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