LA, Lifestyle, Outfits


April 7, 2015

Today was a hard day… But at the same time inspiring and “enlightening” one. It’s been a little bit over a month since I’ve picked my 5 travel cases and moved all the way to another continent, to a country and city that I have never visited before and knew very little about. After a month of constant sun shining and warm weather, today was the first chilly and rainy day in LA. To be honest, it’s been pouring outside and I’m glad that I had that luxury of choice to stay inside and just “be” at home.

To be… Sometimes I just forget to be. Be in the moment, be present, acknowledge the people around me… Even more I forget to live a little, not take everything so seriously and just let myself breathe. I can’t lie and just portray you lovely pictures and stories from LA and not tell you the other side. The side where I’ve been running myself to the edge of stressing too much, too often sweating the small stuff and putting the expectation (of myself ) bar too high!

Somehow I got overwhelmed with the feeling that if I don’t do exactly as much as I have planned and in a timeframe that I’ve charted on my invisible schedule map, that I’m a loser or not capable of being a good mom, good wife, etc. Big – fat – mistake! It’s ok to let loose, to just sometimes, go with the flow and let some things in life just play out by themselves.

Another crucial thing that I forget to do is to “high-five” myself for everything I’ve done, everything I HAVE accomplished and how far I’ve come from let’s say Natali a year ago. It’s easy to loose sight of how much I’ve done and how, once in my past or even back in my childhood, I could never even dream of the moment that I’m living in right now to be my reality.

I’m a big perfectionist, my own worst critic and a huge dreamer, so put all of these together and imagine the “party time” in my head and soul that I face every morning when I wake up and every night when I lay down to sleep. I hope that in future before I lay my head on the pillow at night or open my eyes in the morning, I’ll remember to count my blessings, expect less but always, always dream of more! After all I want to leave a mark in this world, I want to know that besides my flesh and blood ( my daughter ) I am one day going to leave a heritage behind me that she’s be proud of and I’m not talking about dollars here… 🙂

Have a fabulous day my sweet readers AND THANK YOU! for always being so kind, supportive, for commenting and just sharing love because it means the world to me!

I’m wearing: Dress – Ganni, Bag – Balenciaga, Jacket – Zara, Bracelet – Givenchy, Shoes – Vagabond








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  • Reply curls April 8, 2015 at 2:46 AM

    This is a lovely look <3

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Jen April 8, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    Gorgeous look, I love that dress!

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    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:12 PM


  • Reply Patricia April 8, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    I love your style! It is so cool!! The dress is amazing!

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      Thank you Patricia!

  • Reply Dora Toubanaki April 8, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    I love it whole but this jacket is heaven!

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  • Reply Jess April 8, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    It is important to be, and remember the things in life matter. Don’t get caught up in the superficial day to day.

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      Exactly! You said it perfectly!

  • Reply Milna April 8, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    More power to you for taking a moment to just breathe.

    Milnas Fashion Blog

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      Thank you Milna! :*

  • Reply ona April 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Great outfit!

  • Reply LYNNE KAYENNE April 8, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Great post but remember not to beat yourself down…you need to realise how amazing you are, LA is the city of Dreams and you will achieve your dreams just keep your eye on the prize

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      You are absolutely right Lynne! Sometimes I just need to read it/ hear it from “other people” to be able to believe in myself a little bit more. 🙂

  • Reply Elle April 8, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Sorry you had a rough day! Moving to a new place (especially a different continent) can be so scary! I hope your’e doing well, love! Hang in there. You look great!

    xo, elle | Living in Color Style.

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:09 PM

      You are so sweet Elle! Thank you very much!

  • Reply Toks April 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I know what you mean, and you are so right to sometimes just step back and hang loose. The dress is delightful and you look so fresh and lovely. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      Thank you very much for reading and for the compliment! 🙂

  • Reply libys11 April 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    this is so effortless!! 😀 love your bag!

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    • Reply natali karppinen April 8, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Reply Borka Gamero April 9, 2015 at 4:38 AM

    This is amazing…
    Happy weekend <3

  • Reply Helena April 9, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    Your style is amazing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend <3

  • Reply Mis perlas de moda April 9, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Love this casual and relaxed outfit! Really cool!

  • Reply Mis perlas de moda April 9, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Beautiful casual and relaxed outfit! Love it!

  • Reply Lauren April 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    That dress is so pretty and effortless, I love it!

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  • Reply Kayla April 9, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    I think you should take one day I month where you can just relax and spend a day for yourself, you look great love the outfit!!

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  • Reply Matea April 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Krasna ti je haljinica, baš si nekako preslatka ovdje! 🙂
    Ponekad mora biti i loših dana, znam kako ti je jer je i u mojoj glavi sličan kaos, ali važno je znati u jednom trenutku stati i naprosto odmoriti. Prodisati. Pustiti sve k vragu na jedan dan. Nevjerojatno je zapravo koliko nam malo treba da napunimo baterije 🙂 Veliku promjenu si ti prošla u zadnjih mjesec dana, a fantastično držiš sve konce u rukama. You got it, girl! 🙂

  • Reply Alice April 9, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Beautiful look! As a fellow perfectionist, I understand the struggle too 😉

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    The Inconnue Blog || The Shop

  • Reply mariafelicia magno April 10, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    nice..i love your shoes

  • Reply Brianna April 10, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    I love your blog! Your style is amazing!


  • Reply Kamilapodnyc April 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    I love your posts! Super pretty.

  • Reply Erica April 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Great post. Thank you for visiting my blog. Keep in touch pls

  • Reply marusha April 11, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    You look gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us your intimate thoughts and moments.Good luck my dear! It seems LA is such a good choice for you.In these “american pictures” you are shining :))

  • Reply Priscilla April 11, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Wow it’s actually pretty comforting to find someone else that deals with a perfectionist mind set as well. I always stress myself over the small things, and it sucks whenever I find out that I’ve failed at something… I want to do everything, but wanting to do these things perfectly can take quite a toll on the body… I’m currently dealing with a situation where I need to work my butt off to get where I and everyone around me wants me to be in about a month’s time frame… It’s so stressful, but I have to remind myself to be grateful always, and that I’m still an amazing person if I don’t accomplish my short term goals. I really like your blog btw 🙂 <3

  • Reply mahryska April 11, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    smile my dear 🙂 love the look!
    kisses from dubai ♥

  • Reply Annie April 12, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Welcome to the states! I’ve never been to LA but it looks so gorgeous. If you ever need any jewelry then I’m your girl 😉

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  • Reply Truda April 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Love this romper! Works so well dressed down with converse. Great look, one I would definitely wear myself.

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