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Needing less, getting more

May 16, 2016


As you might remember from my previous posts, I’ve been mentioning that I would be attending my friend’s wedding and it happened two days ago in a little town on the South of Croatia. Little town in which I grew up, went to school in and have so much that still connects me to it. Some of the memories will never die and I will always in a way or another have special place for this town in my heart.

I was happy to bring along my daughter with me to the wedding ceremony to witness one of the most beautiful moments and highlights of any relationship. I know that real love doesn’t need any papers, stamps or “files” but when there is a wedding happening already, it’s such a sweet and magical moment which makes everybody equally happy and excited to see the smiles and proudness on the faces of the bride and groom.

Seeing my friend and her now husband getting married, having that magical love aura surrounding them and being just so truly happy in that moment, right there and then surrounded by the closest people made me realise how little we need to be truly happy and how often we think that we need this or that in order to be someday completely happy. I have already touched base on this same subject before and it’s more clear to me now than ever before that…

There’s no such thing as complete happiness and there are no formulas on how to get happiness come to or be part of your daily life. We all hurt and cry, we all laugh and love, it’s just up to our inner selves how much we’ll let the real happiness be part of our daily lives. Seeing my daughter being excited and happy about the smallest things such as Kinder Surprise and which toy she’ll get in it made me think more and realise that happiness truly does lie in the smallest things and it’s never about the big things, let alone materialistic ones. I have been “guilty” of thinking that having more will give you more happiness, stability, closure… Whatever! That’s bullocks my dear readers. Core of real happiness is inside of us and it’s not up to anybody else OR hoarding on things to make us happy… It’s up to us to let ourselves BE happy and appreciate the smallest, daily life miracles. It is a miracle and a pure happiness to open your eyes every day and know that you are alive, that you breathe, that you have a possibility to do a good deed, that you have a chance to put a smile on another person’s face, that you have the choice to surprise a friend with a flower bouquet… That you have an option to be happy and spread happiness anywhere you go. It’s not in the big things, it’s not in materialistic things… It’s in that kid’s honest smile, it’s in that perfect ice cream ball in a cone, it’s in the sun that is shining today…

Thank you for reading and commenting my dears, you are among other “small things” what makes me so happy day in-day out. 🙂

I’m wearing: Shoes – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jeans – Tiger of Sweden, Shirt – Pepe Jeans, Bag – Chloe, Bracelet – HOH1960, Long blazer – Uusi Kuu, Trench – , Sunnies – Dita, Earrings – Chanel




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  • Reply Nada May 16, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    I love your casuals outfits 🙂 you look great !

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM

      Thank you Nada, glad that you like them. 🙂

  • Reply sofia biffi May 16, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    you’re really chic….everything is perfectly combined!love this outfit

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM

      Thank you Sofia, you are so kind!

  • Reply Jo May 16, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    I shall be reading your words many times today. They are so wonderful. Love your look for the wedding. I’ve mentioned before, that shade of blue is lovely on you. And the Trench, a must have in any wardrobe.

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Thank you so much Jo for always having the sweetest words and for your constant support. 🙂

      • Reply Jo May 16, 2016 at 1:19 PM

        You are so sweet, too, Natali. You almost make me blush!

  • Reply Lorena May 16, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Wooowwww You are so much slim… But I like your style

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    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Thank you for commenting.

  • Reply Martabarcelonastyle May 16, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    The red bag and the sunnies are so elegant 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Thank you Marta, I love these sunnies!

  • Reply Ivana @ The Charming Avenue May 16, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Natali, your words speak directly to my heart! We get so caught up in the rat race, working more, earning more, buying more, and we think it’ll bring us contentment (if not happiness), but to borrow your words, that’s “bollocks”. Happiness lies in waking up beside someone you love, in making the perfect homemade pizza, in the smell of the freshly mowed grass, and I could go on and on. It’s so important to remember this – so thanks so much for the reminder!
    I’m happy to read you again! Big hugs 🙂
    xo Ivana

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM

      Thank you so much sweetheart on this comment, I appreciate it so much! I’m so happy that you can relate to this post and that we think the same about this subject. One of the biggest pleasures which I get from blogging, besides being able to inspire is to connect with likeminded people like you. 🙂 :*

  • Reply Trang Do May 16, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Love your outfit! Looks so stylish!
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    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      Thanks dear!

  • Reply Inma Rocamora May 16, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    So chic!!
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    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      Thank you Inma!!

  • Reply Helen May 16, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely!

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    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked the outfit!

  • Reply Raina May 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Love the outfit!! Super cute 🙂

    xo Raina

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      Thanks so much Raina!

  • Reply The Fashion Folks May 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Love the red details, so chic! Xx

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Kim May 16, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Excellent post, great casual outfit and I am totally adoring your red Chloe bag!


    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      Awww, thanks so much!

  • Reply Rosalind May 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    I really like how you’ve styled this outfit!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      Thank you dear Rosalind!

  • Reply rakhshanda May 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    I love that bag <3 Great outfit!!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:35 PM

      Thank you, you’re so sweet!

  • Reply Matea May 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Obožavam ove balerinke, crvena boja je baš podigla čitav look! 🙂 Drago mi je da uživaš i da si se super provela na vjenčanju!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:36 PM

      I ja ih obozavam i vec nosim godinama. 🙂 Je, bas je bilo predivno na vjencanju, skroz “netradicionalno” i posebno.

  • Reply Amy Arnold May 16, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    I love weddings! And how fun to visit your home town with your daughter. Loving your red shoes and bag.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:37 PM

      Thank you sweet Amy! Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to bring my daughter with me and have her attend the wedding and also discover my home town too. 🙂

  • Reply Shannon May 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Looking amazing as usual! Love that chambray blazer and that bag is so gorgeous!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:38 PM

      Thank you sweetie, you’re always so nice to me!

  • Reply Federica Spinelli May 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Uau really chic look, your shoes and bag are TOP! Kiss
    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:38 PM

      Thank you so much Federica!!

  • Reply Lena May 16, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    love this outfit so much!

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    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:39 PM

      Thank you Lena, happy that you do!

  • Reply Ana May 16, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Lovely outfit! You look so chic and sophisticated!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 16, 2016 at 9:39 PM

      Thank you Ana!!

  • Reply Nikki May 16, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Love both these looks!! So Audrey Hepburn!! Xx

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  • Reply Paola May 16, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    WOW!!!The total look is super cool!


  • Reply Kelsey Bang May 16, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    ah those flats are the cutest! I just love your style!!!

  • Reply Sheela Goh May 17, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    What a beautifully written post, Natali, and it’s true, we get more when we expect less. And I do think a marriage is such a wonderful thing for our children, regardless of gender, to see and feel and experience. The entire ceremony focuses on the importance of the non tangible which is how it ought to be 🙂 you have a new fan in me xoxo

  • Reply Toks May 17, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    Beautiful combo. You look lovely. And some good thoughts here. xoxoxo

  • Reply Hadasah Love (Style to Love) May 17, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Looking stunning top to bottom! You look wonderful
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  • Reply Lindsey May 17, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Lovin’ the pop of red, your styles is so chic 🙂

    I found ya on Instagram and started following you so I can keep up with your daily posts!

    stay styled,


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  • Reply ISA Professional May 17, 2016 at 3:43 AM

    This outfit is gorgeous from top to bottom, perfect for a day around town.

    ISA Professional

  • Reply mainou May 17, 2016 at 3:51 AM

    Love the pop of red!

  • Reply Linda Quinones May 17, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    This is such a gorgeous look! I love your pops of red and the trench coat.

  • Reply The Sunday Mode May 17, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Firstly, love the blue coat, it’s a beautiful colour and really flattering on your skin tone. Secondly, I enjoyed reading your post and being reminded of how we let ourselves get in the way of our own happiness sometimes by not appreciating the little things we have right now in our lives. Children are such good role models for living in the present.

  • Reply Alanis May 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Wow, your fashion statement is on point. 🙂

  • Reply Carrie May 17, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    so in love with this Pop of red

  • Reply Mira May 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Looks so lovely!

  • Reply Lauren May 17, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    That trench is gorgeous!! And I love the red bag with it!

    xo Lauren

  • Reply Vittoria May 17, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    so chic! x

  • Reply Helena May 18, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Beautiful outfit and photos! 🙂 Obsessed with the details! 🙂 x

  • Reply Vera May 18, 2016 at 12:32 AM

    Beautiful photos. Love the bag!!

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  • Reply Beauty Follower May 18, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Wonderful look!

    Greets from Greece 🙂

  • Reply Tatjana May 18, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Lovely outfit Natalia! Hope you had fun at the wedding!

  • Reply Salome May 18, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    love this look , Your red bag is perfection
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  • Reply Ivana May 19, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Da, streća je stvarno u najmanjim stvarima, samo se mi ljudi trebamo uvijek iznova i iznova podsjetiti kada krememo stremiti previše prema visinama. 🙂
    Kombinacija je divna, baš sam i sama poludila za crvenim detaljima u obliku cipelica i ogrlica, baš podignu svaku kombinaciju. Naočale su mrak! 🙂

  • Reply sanssouci May 20, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Beautiful outfits! Love this bag so much and the sunglasses!

  • Reply Anouk May 21, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    What a classy look! Love it!

  • Reply ivana split May 29, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    djeca su ponekad najbolji učitelji, kada njih vidimo kako se raduju malim stvarima i kako znaju živjeti u trenutku, onda i sami shvatimo koliko je važno uvijek gledati život svježim očima i cijeniti njegovu ljepotu i kompleksnost. Divna kombinacija, sviđa mi se kako si uskladila crvene baletanke i torbicu.

  • Reply Sophie June 1, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    You look super elegant in those two coat <3

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