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No fear

May 30, 2016


Lately, I’ve encountered some situations and people which made me often think about one specific subject: “fear”! I wonder, when did we stop being these fearless kids who would do all sorts of “crazy” things and not fear the outcome of our adventures? I’m not talking here about the vandalism or doing bad things, but you know, about doing that “one extra” push or step just to test the water and how cold it really is.

When did we all became slaves of our own brain and have started to overthink everything!? When did we started to ask so many questions and building up a feeling of fear because we can’t find the answers to all of them?

One quote always rings in my head: “What would you do and how far would you go if you wouldn’t be afraid?” That is so true and very thought provoking at the same time. Just think for a sec… How much we would all do and how far we would all get if this, anxious feel of fear wouldn’t stop us? If we wouldn’t be afraid of taking a risk in anything, from our relationships and jobs to other segments in our lives… How much more wider our horizons, experiences and better everyday life would be?

You do know, my dear readers that “fear”, such thing simply does not exist. We are the ones who bring it into our lives and we’re the ones who are such pros in making the fear stay present in our day-to-day lives. Being aware or responsible aren’t the same thing as being afraid of something. In reality, fear just disables us from thinking clear and makes us only make more bad choices faster. Fear disables us from fully ever accomplishing anything at our best or reaching those dreams and goals which we’re longing for so much…

Fear is an illusion, but I don’t know if it’s ever possible to fully let go of this illusion and live fearlessly. I believe that we can at least try our best to control it and always take a moment to breathe or take a step back before we act on anything out of fear.

So, message of this post is – NO FEAR dear people! No fear that you’ll do wrong, choose wrong, etc… Every choice which you make, every step that you take, fear not that you’re going in the right direction and walking the path you’ve been supposed to take since the day you were born.

P.S. Special thank you to my brother for taking these awesome outfit photos! 🙂

I’m wearing: Espadrilles – Chanel, Bag & bracelet – Balenciaga, Shorts, top, jacket, headband and earrings – Zara





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  • Reply Trang Do May 30, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Great outfit!! Stunning look dear!!
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    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you very much!! 🙂

  • Reply Martabarcelonastyle May 30, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    That blue tee is so chic 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply vale May 30, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Dear Natali, your post is so on point ! I have been renouncing to many things because of fear…I admit I am a pretty anxious person and I know I have a lot of potential but I have always been quite afraid to spread my wings fully, see what I mean ? Said that, your look is awesome, you look super cute with a headband ! Perfect relaxed holiday look with a touch of chic that you always have. Kisses

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    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:48 PM

      Thank you so much my dear friend! Yes, I understand what you want to say because I’ve been exactly the same and I still occasionally have anxiety that makes me act from fear and I have most possibly messed up in my life way too many times out of unnecessary feeling of fear.

  • Reply Jo May 30, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    This is a wonderful subject. In some ways I am less fearless now than when I was little.
    Heights, danger, creepy crawlies, getting old, death even, do not scare me. People do. Well, not everyone, of course. I fear what they may think.
    I wish I could be the person I’ve long wanted to be, but it is people and their dictates that hold me back. And sometimes it makes me so sad.

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:50 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing. I understand you Jo! I grew up in a small middle and people’s opinions did get to me and made me “fear” of what they might say or think of something I’ll do, but thankfully that has changed since long time ago and that was the first moment that I was able to feel some kind of personal freedom too.

      • Reply Jo May 31, 2016 at 12:52 PM

        Thank you, Natali. Your understanding means everything to me.

  • Reply Inma Rocamora May 30, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Great outfit!
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    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:50 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie May 30, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    so in love with your bag

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:51 PM

      Thank you Carrie, I love it too!

  • Reply Matea May 30, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Definitivno mislim da mi je ovo tvoj najdraži outfit dosad, savršen je i zaljubila sam se u ovu košulju, baš mi jedan takav komad treba za ljeto! 🙂
    I potpisujem sve što si rekla, i sama sam se bezbroj puta zapitala istu stvar – gdje i kako sam po putu izgubila tu neustrašivost i ponekad ludost koju sam imala negdje do kraja srednje škole. Ali što je, tu je, dogodi se život i hrpa raznoraznih iskustava koje te, htjela ne htjela učine opreznijom, pametnijom, ali zapravo jednako neustrašivom, samo treba ne dopustiti strahu da zavlada bilo kojim dijelom života. Jer, na kraju krajeva, kako si i sama rekla – on je samo iluzija, a ima sposobnost da nas zakoči kao nitko i ništa.

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:53 PM

      Ma apsolutno si u pravu! Biti pazljiv i pametniji je naravno nesto sto dolazi s godinama i to bi trebalo biti tako ali kad se strah pojavi i/ ili predvlada nikako ne mozemo biti najbolja verzija sebe niti zivjeti zivot u punini.
      Bas mi je drago da ti se jako dopao outfit, ja sam se bas super osijecala u njemu. 🙂

  • Reply Dawn Weatherly May 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    I actively battle that right now. Having doubts, and taking chances is exactly what we need to push through so that we can become better, wiser people, and so that we can succeed in what we were meant to be and who we are meant to be with.. Love your blog. It’s spot on. The real focus should be loving hard, and taking chances. At 40, this is even more important to remember than it used to be!!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an insightful and supporting comment, to me as a writer of this post, a feedback like this one means the world. It doesn’t matter which age we are, we all have our weak spots, things that we’re “guilty” of, etc. As long as we get to control our fears and as long as it doesn’t “mess up” our mind, we can reach the goals and life we want to reach and live. 🙂

  • Reply Ana May 30, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    This is such a beautiful outfit! Looking gorgeous 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      Thank you very much!!

  • Reply Beauty Follower May 30, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Nice headband, earrings and bag!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Reply tiffany May 30, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Adore this look!

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      Thank you dear Tiffany!

  • Reply Nada May 30, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    You are so so pretty ♥

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      Thank you Nada!

  • Reply Tamara May 30, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Great post!! Fear is something we create from within.

    Loving this outfit!


    Tamara –

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      Thank you Tamara!!!

  • Reply Jessi May 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Great topic! You are so right. Fear is such a big constraint. You look great!

    XOXO – Jessi

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks so much Jessi, glad that you liked this post!

  • Reply Carina May 30, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    You look gorgeous! Your brother really did an awesome job with these pictures!


    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

      Awww, thank you so much Carina!

  • Reply Amy Arnold May 30, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    It’s definitely hard not to overthink things. Loving your layers and that pretty bag.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

      Thank you sweetie!!!

  • Reply Dadie Bradshaw May 30, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Beautiful outfit!


    • Reply natali karppinen May 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply Toks May 30, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    Such wise words and so true. We all think, “I would love to…. ” but “what if …..?” Sometimes we just have to throw off the fear and jump in with both feet. Love the outfit, the shirt is awesome. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen May 31, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Thank you dear, I’m very glad to read that you liked the post and an outfit too. 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea May 31, 2016 at 1:51 AM

    You’re rocking that headscarf, love this look!

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    • Reply natali karppinen May 31, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Thank you!! 🙂

  • Reply Marta May 31, 2016 at 5:32 AM

    Love this look so much, the bag xx

    • Reply natali karppinen May 31, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Thank you dear Marta!

  • Reply AikA♥ May 31, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    I am obsessed with this look!!!!! So on point!!! <3

    xo from Seattle,


  • Reply Rasa Virviciute May 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    I love that long shirt!

  • Reply Eye See Euphoria May 31, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Always stunning. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

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  • Reply Carrie May 31, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    great post

  • Reply Roxcii Boutique May 31, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Wow, such beautiful dress. I like this post and love all your pics. You are looking so pretty.


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  • Reply Ivana @ The Charming Avenue May 31, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Natali, this post was so beautiful and thought provoking! It really resonated with me, and I’m definitely bookmarking it for future reference. You are so right, we get so wrapped up in our fears and anxieties that sometimes we forget to simply enjoy the moment, and dip the toes in the water. Wishing you a fearless week!

  • Reply Federica Spinelli May 31, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Really cool and sporty chic look, i love this mood! kiss
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  • Reply Lola May 31, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    You look great !
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  • Reply Darcy May 31, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    It is so true! When we were younger we had no fear and now we overthink or doubt.. when did that start to happen?!

  • Reply Shannon May 31, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Killing at always! Loving the blue on blue! Those shorts are so fun!

    <3 Shannon
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  • Reply JLu May 31, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    What an absolutely gorgeous and perfect outfit!

  • Reply The Newsette May 31, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Your style is super bold and that is exactly what we love to see at The Newsette. Kind of reminds us of Man Repeller 😉
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  • Reply Cielo June 1, 2016 at 12:32 AM

    Beautiful comfy style! I love it! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply carolina June 1, 2016 at 3:43 AM

    great outfit you look amazing !!

  • Reply Sophie June 1, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    That shirt looks so cool and stylish <3

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  • Reply Seyra June 2, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    I agree with you completely, Nat! Overthinking kills life. 🙁

    – Seyra x

  • Reply Betty June 3, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    I love your outfit, especially handbag soooo much! 🙂


  • Reply Kelsey Bang June 4, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    your outfits are always my favorite to see because I always want to wear them!! love how you layered!

  • Reply Adi June 10, 2016 at 3:29 AM

    Flawless look babe!

    Adi xx

  • Reply diana June 17, 2016 at 1:34 AM

    totally in love with your outfit

  • Reply Olga Pancenko August 3, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Beautiful pictures!!

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