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How to wear pink

February 20, 2017

Due to quite a few sunny and warm days in the past two weeks, Helsinki got a whole new “coating” of Spring-ish beauty! 🙂 I can’t hide my excitement about the sunshine and much longer days. I almost had to pinch myself when checking at my watch and realising that the daylight lasts past 4 pm. 

I know that to many of you this all might sound silly and why would anybody ever give so much importance to the sunny weather or longer daytime, but believe me, after 10 years of living in Northern Europe, lacking light and for most of the year suffering the coldness, snow, slush and rain, one def. appreciates those “little things in life” ; daylight and warmth being some of those.

I remember once thinking that because of being half Russian and born in Moscow, cold or darkness were never going to bother me but I happened to find out that because I did grew up in South of Croatia, after all I am a child of sun and sea so Finnish winters and me, aren’t friends. 🙂

This also reminds me of one of my life mottos: “Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that.” Just like plants need the light and warmth to bloom, I feel that my spirit becomes alive again as the Spring approaches. I feel more and more like myself, energy levels spike up to the max and all I want to do is spend time outdoors in the nature and just bathe in the sunlight.

I know that we’re only bit past the mid of February and up here in North – Spring never really comes before end of the April, but the happy feeling of being able to shop and wear lighter and brighter clothes is unbeatable. 🙂

I have never been a “pink girl” but look at me here, all girly and pink like a bubble gum, hehehe!

Hope that you will get inspired to incorporate more bright and girly pieces like this sweater into your Spring wardrobe; anything pink, baby blue and green will be HUGE trends this coming Spring/ Summer.

I’m wearing: Sweater ( HERE ), Bag ( HERE ), Hoop earrings ( SIMILAR ), Dress ( SIMILAR )


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  • Reply Publicist in Pearls February 20, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    So beautiful, Natali! Pink is so your color! You must wear it more often!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Reply natali karppinen February 20, 2017 at 7:54 AM

      Awww!! Thank you mu sweet Jennifer! I shall listen to your suggestion as I love
      anything and everything pink at the moment. 🙂

  • Reply AryaChic February 20, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Gorgeous color and perfect for spring!

  • Reply sonia // daring coco February 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    I can’t even imagine what winter must be like in Russia. I’ve heard all about it and yet just can’t even begin to fathom it. I’m a fan of winter over summer but I’m not so sure I could handle a northern Russian winter hahaha!


    • Reply natali karppinen February 20, 2017 at 7:59 PM

      Yep, Russian and Finnish winters are pretty much alike and not the easiest weather conditions to live in. 😀

  • Reply Brini February 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    I really loooove your pink bag! It is soo cute 🙂

  • Reply Natalie @ Passport Out Asia February 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Loving this pink look on you, dear!! So pretty! :*

  • Reply a trendy life February 20, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    You look fantastic! Love the outfit! Kisses

  • Reply State of Style // Zagreb February 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    You look gorgeous in this shade of pink! Great post 💋

  • Reply Matea February 20, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    Ma vidi što si slatka u rozom, ne znam zašto sam se odmah sjetila dobrog starog Bubi sladoleda 😀 Joooj ma sunce i dugi dan su sve na svijetu, ovdje je produžilo do 17.30 i skačem od sreće svaki dan, odmah mi se više toga da raditi i motiviranija sam! Želim da ti proljeće čim prije stigne na lijepi sjever da možeš u potpunosti uživati u lijepom vremenu i šarenilu boja! <3

    • Reply natali karppinen February 20, 2017 at 8:01 PM

      Hvala ti! Jedva cream prolijece, pogotovo jer kao da mi se vrati moja osobnost s njim i puno sam sretnija i motiviranija.
      Saljem ti puno pusa!

  • Reply Grace Sawford February 20, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    such a cute outfit! LOVE it! you should wear pink more often because you look amazing in that pink sweater!

    • Reply natali karppinen February 20, 2017 at 7:58 PM

      Thank you Grace, I’ll def. wear more pink in the future. 🙂

  • Reply Mary Murnane February 20, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Love this outfit so much, such a fun way to style a bright sweater. You look fantastic!


  • Reply Amy Arnold February 20, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    You always layer things so well! Love the pink.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Erin February 20, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Gorgeous in pink! I love how you’ve layered this look xx, Erin –

    • Reply natali karppinen February 20, 2017 at 7:57 PM

      Thank you dear Erin, I’m glad that you liked the outfit. 🙂

  • Reply Silvia February 20, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Ese look es super lindo 🙂 Y en mi post de hoy tb voy de rosa, espero q te guste!
    Besitos guapa

  • Reply Nada February 20, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    lovely outfit!

    • Reply natali karppinen February 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM

      Thank you Nada, I appreciate your comments and support!

  • Reply Annabelle February 20, 2017 at 9:45 PM

    Love this outfit! The jumper combination is so cute!

    x Annabelle

  • Reply Westend Birds February 20, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Love this color on you, great outfit!

  • Reply Freja February 20, 2017 at 11:54 PM

    I live in Copenhagen so I know how you feel about the weather. I am just happy that the snow finally has melted. Btw pink looks amazing on you!

    • Reply natali karppinen February 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks so much Freja and keep up the spirits high, Spring is near! 🙂

  • Reply Toks February 21, 2017 at 12:18 AM

    Wow. We’ve both gone for this wonderful shade of pink today. Love the way you’ve styled this sweater. xooxo

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  • Reply Shannon Jenkins February 21, 2017 at 5:54 AM

    Loving all the pink! The layers are so cute and I love the florals!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris February 21, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    You wear it with a plus of love!
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Krisztina Clifton February 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    That is such a beautiful shade of pink!! I love the ruffles on the sleeves!


  • Reply sofia February 21, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Looks pretty!

  • Reply Alita Claudia February 21, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    this shade of pink is def a trend alert right now. loveee how u style it! <3

    VVEEKEND 101

  • Reply Viktoriya February 21, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    I do need such pink sweater!

  • Reply Elise February 21, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Love your pink sweater! Such a pretty look!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Eleanor February 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    This is so cute! I love this pink!

  • Reply Seppy February 22, 2017 at 4:31 AM

    This shade of pink is my FAVORITE! It’s so bright and joyful!

  • Reply Kaitlin February 22, 2017 at 4:43 AM

    Such a fun outfit combo!

  • Reply Milex February 22, 2017 at 6:27 AM

  • Reply Miri February 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    You look so beautiful in this pink oversized sweater, Natali. I love this color on you!
    Happy Wednesday!

  • Reply glitter crime February 22, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Wow, beautiful… The oversized sweater looks bomb on you… and somehow the color opens you up… Splendid!

    Lots of love

    Natasha – GLITTER CRIME

  • Reply Vera February 22, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    What a beautiful top.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Caitlin February 22, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Love the layering and the pink! xx

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Reply Yvonne February 22, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    I love the way you layer the pink sweater! So cool!
    xo Yvonne

  • Reply Eva Perez February 22, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    Pink looks good on you!!

    xxx, Eva

  • Reply Yasmin February 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM

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    Love the pink sweater, looks so cozy. I also wish winter could soon turn to spring. Have a lovely day!


  • Reply Nada February 23, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    You look wonderful! 🙂

  • Reply Khloe Lo February 23, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    such a chic outfit and you gave me an idea. Thank you! Keep up the amazing work <3
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  • Reply Victoria Fox February 23, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Looking so beautiful! I love the pink on you!

  • Reply Girl & Closet February 23, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Bring on the light & sun right there with you!! Vancouver tends to get a lot of grey and rainy days… so yup, when the sun & longer days come out… it’s like a breath of fresh air! As for your outfit? Honestly?! Perfection! The prettiest example of layering I’ve ever seen and something I’d wear in a heartbeat!! Hope you’re having a fabulous week, girly! xo

  • Reply Rach February 23, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    I totally understand about the warmth and more daylight. During the winter months, it just gets so gloomy! Love the pop of pink!

  • Reply mundo de la moda February 23, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Me encanta todo el look!

  • Reply Inez February 23, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    I like your life motto: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that” . Such fabulous outfit. Love your bag.

    Inez | My Small World

  • Reply Samantha Sheinson February 23, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    No one loves a pop of pink more then me. Love it!

  • Reply vaishali verma February 24, 2017 at 1:23 AM

    Love this pink. Superb.

  • Reply Amy February 24, 2017 at 2:02 AM

    Cute outfit! Pink is such a pretty color to wear.

  • Reply Elise February 24, 2017 at 2:20 AM

    This hot pink is so stunning on you! I love the contrast with the black tights and shoes.


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  • Reply Hairwonderfulday February 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    I know what you mean about cold days and a bit of sunshine – even a minute longer day light makes my heart jump of happiness! xx

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday February 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    I know what you mean about cold days and a bit of sunshine – even a minute longer day light makes my heart jump of happiness! xx

  • Reply Sophie February 26, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Bright pink and floral, gorgeously beautiful <3

    xoxo, Sophie

  • Reply Stef February 27, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    I’m not a girlie girl either. But you look fabulous! I like that dress too.

  • Reply Jahid Babu September 20, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    nice dress, mainly the pink, nice

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