Lifestyle, Outfits

Letting go

March 28, 2016

Good Easter Monday everybody! How is your long weekend going? I hope that you ate well, got some rest and that you had a chance to spend quality time with your family and friends. I have and it did set me up for a good start this week. There’s a lot of work to be done and many errands need to be taken care of, so no time for procrastinating known as daydreaming in my case. 🙂

Yesterday was the first day of “Summer time clock” change and it did messed me up well, but I feel already more “in tune” today. Yesterday has marked some kind of “internal” clock change too. Finally I got a feeling that I woke up from a long Winter’s sleep and that I have now much more energy and drive to do things, make bigger and longer future plans… I feel that every Easter and esp. the clock change bring me the resurrection that I’m eagerly waiting for as the Winter approaches it’s end. I know that usually when people do make big changes and resolutions it’s in the beginning of the year, but for me, it is in Spring. When the nature starts to wake up and sun starts to shine more often, I do the same… I feel more awake, my thoughts are clearer and a sincere, spontaneous smile is more often “appearing” on my face. 🙂

I’m now officially starting with the Spring cleaning too and instead of just focusing on my closet or home decor, I’m also focusing on Spring cleaning my life… I have done very well with this in the past couple of months and I can see that it has started to bring back the benefits of meeting and welcoming new and interesting people into my life, new work projects, new creative ideas, etc. It’s wonderful how amazing things can be once you clean out the shit out of your way, be it just a messy corner at your home that you’ve been postponing to clean for a long time or closing the doors to one chapter of your life and letting go of people and things that no longer do you well.

Here’re the things I’m letting go of this Spring:

-my own fears

-need to explain myself to others

-attachment to things or past memories that don’t do me any good

-living life to other people’s expectations

-resistance to change

-need to impress others

-making excuses rather than decisions

-need to be right

Have a great start of the week dear readers!

I’m wearing: Coat – Max Mara, Jeans – Acne, Sneakers – Givenchy, Bag – Borsha, Ring – Deni design, Scarf – Mango, Blouse – Peppe Jeans, Sweatshirt – Kenzo, Bracelet – Balenciaga





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  • Reply nancy March 28, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    That sounds like a great list! Good luch with it????

  • Reply Jo March 28, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    A lovely long list of the stuff we do not need in our lives, Natali. But do not rid yourself of that gorgeous scarf. it is so pretty.
    The colour blue suits you so, as do reds. And that grey coat looks nice and snug and warming.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Awww! Thank you so much!!! The coat was a great investment, it payed off already so many times.
      I promise to keep this scarf in rotation too, esp. since I love scarves and since it’s always a great accessory
      to give that “special touch” to any outfit. 🙂

  • Reply Ivana March 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    Pa puno srece ti zelim sa svim planiranim ciscenjima u zivotu… vjerujem da ce ti za neke trebati nesto vise vremena ali je vazno biti dosljedan i sve ce sjesti na svoje! 🙂
    Kombica je jako lijepa, pogotovo tenkice koje su bas mocan komad zajedno s prstenom! Odlicna! Ugodan tjedan ti zelim! :*

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:52 PM

      Hvala lipa moja! Za sve treba vremena, za neke stvari malo vise, za neke malo manje ali dok god se “kreces” u pravom
      i zeljenom smjeru, nije bitno kako brzo ce se stvari odvijati. 🙂 :*

  • Reply Nada March 28, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    You look amazing 🙂

  • Reply Jo March 28, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    This is such an inspirational post and have read it twice already. And will dip into it again, from time to time.
    Apart from my oven not working; getting soaking wet yesterday ; I did spend quality time with friends.
    I hope you and your family are having a lovely Eastertide.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      Awww!! Thank you Jo! You always put a smile on my face with your comments, I appreciate them a lot and
      thank you for always engaging in the conversation/ discussion too!
      I’m sorry to read about your oven ( just “perfect” time for it not to work, eh?! ) but it sounds like you did had
      great time with your friends despite getting rained on. 🙂

  • Reply Tatjana March 28, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Beautiful writing Natalie. Good luck with your new projects, may they be spiritual or professional!


    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Thank you so much Tatjana on these words, you’re so kind!

  • Reply Tanja March 28, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Super post. Tako nekako se i ja osijećam. Samo taj feeling proljeća u zraku…odmah sam poletnija, fokusiranija, sve bi nešto novo radila i baš volim taj feeling. Još kad gledaš i kako se priroda pomalo budi…

    Jako si slatka na fotografijama <3
    Imam pitanje, taj kaput od Max Mare, ima li ga negdje online kupiti? Gledala sam na njihovom siteu ali ga nisam našla.
    Uživaj u danu 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      Puno ti hvala na ovum komentaru! Kaput vjerojatno vise nije u prodaji jer je kupljen prije godinu dana, tako da je
      stara kolekcija u pitanju. Mozda imaju nesto slicno u ducanu, ali opet sve zavisi do buyera i do zemlje u kojoj je ducan.
      Hvala ti na komplimentu, taj dan kad smo se slikali za ovaj post sam bas bila umorna i prehladjena ali nisam htjela nositi
      suncane naocale na oblacni dan, pa je ovo stvarno “najbolje” sto sam mogla izgledati na fotkama. 😀

      • Reply Tanja March 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM

        A zato ga nisam mogla nigdje naći 😀
        Pregenijalan je. O pa draga, onda bi trebala biti češće umorna, dobro ti stoji 😉 :p

  • Reply Matea March 28, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Sretno ti sa svim planovima i proljetnim ‘čišćenjem’ na svim razinama, sve je lakše kad se vani pojavi sunce i malo porastu temperature 🙂
    Ovaj šal ti baš lijepo ide u lice, predivan je! Želim ti super tjedan, draga moja 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      Hvala ti draga moja Matea! Ciscenja su bitna u svakom smislu i ja svoja nekako uvijek onako dubinski “odradim” svako prolijece. 😀

  • Reply Shannon March 28, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    You look so gorgeous and springy! Love the layers and that coat is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Thank you so much my dear Shannon! Have a great week ahead!

  • Reply Amy Arnold March 28, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    So glad you are feeling refreshed and ready for spring! Love those shoes! This is such a cool look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Thank you sweetheart and thank you for the compliments too! 🙂 Many kisses!!

  • Reply Lauren March 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    This is such a great coat! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Reply Ashley March 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    What spectacular details in this outfit. I love the idea of letting go for spring — especially letting go of living your life the way others want you to. I’m guilty of this so often — I push myself to do more, be more and in the end it always makes me feel like I’ve lost myself. It’s weird but I find the more I ignore what others are doing, the happier I am and yet I almost never do…

    Time for a spring rebirth I think!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      Heh! This is as if I’m reading my own words! I hope that both of us will find an effective and permanent way to
      get rid of stuff and people that don’t “serve” us anymore… The longer we hold on to them for whatever reason, we
      only end up hurting ourselves more.

  • Reply Filipa Jackson March 28, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Ooo you look so good, I love that scarf

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • Reply Diana March 28, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    I really love your coat! Good luck with everything! You’ve inspired me to look into my own life and letting go of things that have been a hindrance to my goals.


    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 8:57 AM

      Thank you so much Diana for commenting! I’m very glad that I have managed to inspire you with my blog. 🙂

  • Reply Toks March 29, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Good list, it makes me think about getting some of the things in my life cleaned away hahaha. Nice casual look, really do love that coat. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 8:57 AM

      Thank you sweetie! Good luck with your own “clean up”, it does make a big difference in quality of life. 🙂

  • Reply sahara March 29, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    great outfit! I love your scarf!

  • Reply Jill March 29, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    Gorgeous scarf!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 8:58 AM

      Thanks! I fell in love with it immediately when I saw it at the store.

  • Reply Pippi Hepburn March 29, 2016 at 1:10 AM

    What a beautiful list and rather universal. I am going to clean out fear, past beliefs and attitudes that no longer suit me, and excuses instead of decisions.
    Thank you and great coat!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Thank you Pippi for stopping by and commenting! I’m glad to read that this post was helpful. 🙂

  • Reply Adaleta Avdic March 29, 2016 at 1:52 AM

    I love that you’re Croatian raised, I’m Bosnian born 🙂 I like this post quite a bit because it’s important for all of us to let certain things go from time to time. It’s not healthy to do a lot of them all the time, especially explaining yourself to others! You must live life for yourself! xx

    • Reply natali karppinen March 29, 2016 at 9:01 AM

      Well hello neighbour! 😀 I have many Bosnian friends!
      Great words that you wrote up here… So true, live the best you can for yourself and those who like you
      will always stay near, those who don’t, they’ll “move” away and that’s how you’ll know who are those people
      worth your time and effort.

  • Reply Sophie March 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Such an inspiring post, i can totally feel the postive thinking in it <3

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  • Reply Federica Spinelli March 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Really pretty and elegant look! you’re so chic ,kiss
    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 29, 2016 at 4:35 PM

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  • Reply shareasecret March 29, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Cute coat!!!!


  • Reply ivana split March 30, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Famozna kombinacija , prekrasan sal i kaput….ja se isto osjecam konacno budnom, proljece je stiglo i sada sam puna planova….veceras pijem kavu vani u gradu i odmah mi se sve cini boljim i lipsim:-)

  • Reply Spplimited April 9, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    You look so gorgeous and springy! Love the layers and that coat is amazing!

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