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Lioness

March 7, 2016

Good morning dear readers! How are you? What did you do over the weekend? Mine was very short in terms of free time and relaxing, but I don’t mind it since it was a very creative and productive weekend! I have also managed to spend some quality time with friends and that is always a wonderful bonus.

I was a guest at a food photography workshop yesterday. It was held at my favourite cafe in the city, Kuppi ja Muffini ( Cup and Muffin ). It was very inspiring and motivating to spend 4-5 hours in the same room with many creative ( and as well foodie ) people! I can’t wait to share all about this with you in one of my next posts.

This week will be a very busy one with tons of work since I’m quite behind with it due to the “never-ending” fight against the flu/ virus which now seems to be defeated for the time being. I have realised how nothing else matters or can be done properly when you’re sick and esp. when your kid is sick at the same time. All that matters in that moment is how to get back to your normal, healthy and energetic self. I used to be different when I was younger. I thought that everybody is supposed to “save” me or “cater” me when I’m in pain, sick or having problems and ending up being quite disappointed when realising that it’s not the way how the world functions. I got so used to the idea that if I’m everything to everybody and always on demand, that it’s going to be the same other way round when I need somebody. Well, now I’m bit older, wiser and I know that being your own lioness is the best feeling in the world! Sure, you can’t do everything yourself and you shouldn’t, but you shouldn’t either expect that the world is supposed to save you and give you the help or feeling of empowerment that you might be waiting for. It’s up to you to be your own hero, to find a way and solution for yourself, whatever the problem might be.

Getting rid of the flu and getting my “power” back is something I’m very thankful for and I can’t wait to put all of this energy into a good, creative use. πŸ™‚

“There is nothing more rare, or more beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself, comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” – Steve Marobolli

Have a wonderful beginning of the new week everybody!

I’m wearing: Jeans – Tiger of Sweden, Bag & ballerinas – Chanel, Necklace – Deni design, Hat – Zara, Scarf around the hat – Alexander McQueen, Coat – Ganni

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120 Comments

  • Reply nancy March 7, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    I am so in love with your coat!! Beautiful!

  • Reply martabarcelonastyle.com March 7, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I really like the shoes and the coat πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Patricia Sophie March 7, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    U look ah-mazing! Love the tops – and the bag and the shoes – ok everything! And food photography sounds ah-mazing too! Would love to do that someday …
    Bisous from Berlin, Patricia
    THEVOGUEVOYAGE by Patricia Sophie

    • Reply natali karppinen March 7, 2016 at 11:51 AM

      Thank you Patricia, your comment made my day! πŸ™‚ I’m very inspired by the workshop and can’t wait for something similar
      to happen again. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica March 7, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    this is such a chic look! totally lovin’ your coat!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply natali karppinen March 7, 2016 at 11:50 AM

      Thank you Jessica, I’m glad that you like the outfit!

  • Reply Carrieslifestyle March 7, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    wow great look

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  • Reply Ivana March 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Ajmo mala… skidaj taj kaput s vjesalice, zovi Dhl i shippaj ga k meni πŸ˜€ Da, kaput je aaaaaaaa! Volim ga jos od Fw-a πŸ™‚ Divno ga nosis s ovim divnim balerinkama i sesirom, ma i izgledas kao prava lavica o kojoj pises! πŸ™‚ Da, lijepo si to rekla… bas trebamo biti takve… ne znam… svasta nesta mi se dogadja trenutno u zivotu i bas mi treba citati ovakve tekstove! :****

    • Reply natali karppinen March 7, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      Draga moja Ivana, da si mi barem blize… Vec bi bile prave besties do sada! πŸ˜€
      Cak bih ti i dala kaput i cipele i sve!!! Hvala ti na uvijek lijepim rijecima za mene i drago mi je procitati
      da ti je i tekst “legao” jer i ja prolazim skroz svasta nesto i pokusavam ohrabriti i sebe a i druge cure, zene,
      kojima sad treba “ona jedna rijec” koja ti razbistri cijeli pogled. πŸ™‚ :*
      Ljubim te!!

  • Reply MARZIA March 7, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    gorgeous!
    Kisses darling
    Bellezza pour femme – fashion blog di Marzia Amaranto

  • Reply Matea March 7, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    O moj boΕΎe kako je ova majica preslatka, mogu ti je ukrasti? πŸ™‚ Jako mi je drago čuti da si bolje, nadam se da je prehlada iza tebe i da se viΕ‘e neΔ‡e vraΔ‡ati! Ε½elim ti sjajan tjedan i nek ti poΕΎuri proljeΔ‡e s dolaskom! <3

    • Reply natali karppinen March 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Hvala ti !!! Majica je sa SheIn i bas sam zadovoljna sa izgledom a kvaliteta, to jos moram check out nakon prvog pranja. πŸ˜€
      Ajme meni… Ja to prolijecem cekam ko zlato neko! πŸ˜€ Saljem ti puse i zelim ti odlican tjedan!

  • Reply Tatjana March 7, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    I love the coat!
    Cheers,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Shoesmaniac March 7, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    wow! love this look πŸ™‚
    weekend outfit

  • Reply Amy Ann March 7, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Your photography workshop sounds like so much fun. I love your sleeve detail and that great coat! Such a gorgeous bag too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen March 7, 2016 at 7:12 PM

      Thank you so much sweeter! I’m glad to read that you’ve liked the outfit!

  • Reply Shannon March 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Gorgeous!! Swooning over that leopard coat and your bag is fab!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Ally March 7, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    What a fun look! Love the bag! πŸ˜‰

    Xo Ally
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  • Reply Victoria Fox March 7, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    How fun is this look! You look so fabulous and so chic! Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogpsot.com

  • Reply Federica Spinelli March 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    You’re really elegant in this outfit, so pretty and i love your bag! kiss
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  • Reply Nada March 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    You look amazing πŸ™‚
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  • Reply Jesica March 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    So, so chic! I hope you are fully restored back to health & energy soon… being sick is just the worst.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 8, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      Thank you Jessica very much for the comment and good wishes, I appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jo Hamlen March 7, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    I love those white pleated sleeves.
    Hope you get rid of the flu soon.

  • Reply nunu March 7, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    really nice outfit honey. i love it. πŸ˜‰

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  • Reply Charlotte March 7, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    You look GREAT!! πŸ™‚ x

    • Reply natali karppinen March 8, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      Thank you Charlotte, I’m glad that you like the outfit!

  • Reply Abbie E. March 7, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Love your hat and shoes!
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  • Reply Ana Prodanovich March 7, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Beautiful outfit!

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  • Reply Toks March 7, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Great outfit, totally love the coat. Glad you’re feeling better Natali. xoxoxo

    https://www.toksblog.com/

  • Reply LIN+LIN March 8, 2016 at 12:41 AM

    Love your chic flats and your purse! Great post!

    xo, I

    https://www.linandlin.com

  • Reply AMANDA March 8, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    Beautiful bag! Such a classic

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  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 8, 2016 at 3:54 AM

    You look fab!
    xx
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  • Reply Mary Kate March 8, 2016 at 4:31 AM

    I love that bag! It’s such a classic and works with every outfit!

    Mary Kate
    http://www.mynewchicagolife.com

  • Reply Trang Do March 8, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    Love your coat! You look fantastic!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply sand March 8, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Love the elegant shoes πŸ™‚
    .
    Bonjour from FRANCE, Sand.
    .
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  • Reply Floortje March 8, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Beautiful look dear!

    Xx,

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  • Reply Ana Soares March 8, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Love everything about this look! That coat is amazing!

  • Reply Linoya March 8, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Love this look and the Chanel is so cute!

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  • Reply Julia March 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    The coat is so amazing!!

    https://theeverydaytreasures.blogspot.de

  • Reply Konstantina Antoniadou March 8, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    so obsessed with this gorgeous look
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  • Reply Nada March 8, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    You look great ! πŸ™‚
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  • Reply Lesley March 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Your Chanel bag is GORGEOUS! Love!

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  • Reply Ralizabeth March 8, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    i love this look! the hat and coat are my favorite!!

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    • Reply natali karppinen March 8, 2016 at 8:43 PM

      Thank you very much, I’m really glad that you’ve liked the outfit! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Blair β€”Β The Fox & She March 8, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    such a cute look! I love the leopard coat πŸ™‚ always a good choice!

  • Reply Sasha March 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Beautiful look! I like animal print so much <3
    xx
    SASHA

  • Reply Francesca March 9, 2016 at 2:17 AM

    In love with your jacket
    you are so cool

  • Reply Kristen March 9, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    I am so glad you are feeling better! Wow, I can only imagine working, being sick and taking care of your kids! Keep up the strength, love.

    And I LOVE that quote – may need to steal it soon. xoxo

    http://www.stylewaxpoetic.com

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM

      Thank you Kristen! Yes, it’s not easy, but sometimes, that’s just how it is and I always try to look at every situation from the
      positive side. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Fashionelja March 9, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    You look perfect <3 I love it!

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  • Reply Vale March 9, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Awww, you look so chic my princess ! Love the way you styled this coat and the small Chanel bag is perfection ! Hope you solve all your health issues, I am dealing with headache today…let your inner lioness shine ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      Vale!!! You are always so kind and heartwarming person!!! Thank you so much! Sending you my love and good vibes!! :*

  • Reply Rachel March 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    I love every details of your look!

    https://chicglamstyle.com

  • Reply Ivana Radman March 9, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    The coat is amazing. I love the animal print. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Keri March 9, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    That jacket is so fabulous!! Looks amazing on you πŸ™‚

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  • Reply Elizabeth Daisy March 9, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell darling, everyone I speak to recently seems to have had it! The food workshop sounds fabulous, looking forward to reading your content about it. Love the above images your styling is beautiful, and love the cut on those jeans!

    Elizabeth xo | Elizabeth-Daisy.com

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM

      Thank you dear Elizabeth, your words mean a lot and I’m so glad that you’ve liked the outfit very much! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kamila March 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    So pretty :))

    https://artdebridge.blogspot.com

  • Reply Alice March 9, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    That leopard coat is amazing, and I love the statement necklace as well! Great look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Thank you very much Alice, I’m glad to read that you liked the combo! πŸ™‚

  • Reply pepavallejos March 9, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Que look mas maravilloso, me encanta el abrigo, las mangas del jersey y ese bolso me lo pido para mi.
    Mil besos guapa
    https://pepavallejos.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Leahsephira March 10, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Such a lovely quote, I really liked that and I totally agree. Being unapologetic is beautiful! Also love your hat πŸ˜€

    – LS
    https://www.sephira.dk

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Thank you very much! I’m happy to read that you’ve liked the quote too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Radi March 10, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    Ohhh can’t wait for your next post, I’m sure it’s going to be interesting.
    Lovely style. Really in love with your coat!

    https://fashionradi.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Dawn March 10, 2016 at 6:07 AM

    You are a good example of embracing who you are and running with it. I’m a single mom, going back to school at the age 40, and I’m nothing like most my age. I am finding myself confortable in solitude, and I’m comfortable in my own skin. Just now, at this stage in my life, am I writing like I always wanted, going after the life I wanted, and doing it unappologetically. Can’t wait to travel, Helsinki in my crosshairs, and hopefully to find work abroad!!Love your style, and your zest for doing what you love!!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 11, 2016 at 9:31 AM

      Dear Dawn, thank you so much for leaving such a deep and insightful comment! You really make my day, each day with
      your sweet comments on Instagram and now here on the blog too! You’re truly an inspiring human and I can only wish
      you all of the best in everything that you do! Just follow your heart at all the times, it already knows what you want and it
      will definitely bring you what you need. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alhely March 10, 2016 at 7:07 AM

    This outfit post is PFFFF perfect! Love the coat and your hat! TOTALLY!

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  • Reply Sheela Goh March 10, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    So many beautiful things about this outfit especially the contrast between those romantic poet cuffs and your kickass coat. Stunning.

  • Reply Alix Niyonkinzo March 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    I absolutely love the look and the quality of the photographs! Good job!

    xx
    Alix N @ http://www.acommonobsession.com

  • Reply Olga Burlaka March 12, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Hi Natali!
    Sooo much agree with you that we have count on ourselves first of all and never expect too much from the others… Stay healthy you both with your little one!
    As for your outfit – I’m totally in love the blouse!!!
    Greetings and hugs from Ukraine!

  • Reply Daniel March 12, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Love this outfits! The chanel bag is so on point! x

    https://danielpoonvignez.blogspot.hk
    Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Reply Alixia March 12, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Lovely outfit! The hat it’s amazing!

    β™₯ Alixia

  • Reply kbiina March 12, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Pretty photos!

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  • Reply Important Part March 15, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    I love your caot and bag. Amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Greets

    Charlotte from Important Part

  • Reply Sophie March 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Really nice style, and i just in love with your shoes <3

    xoxo, Best Bags For Women 2016

  • Reply Lorena March 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Simply elegant – I absolutely love the top, those cuffs!

  • Reply barbiegirl06 March 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    I recently discovered your blog and I really like it! Outfit seems very interesting and photos are great! πŸ™‚

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