Lifestyle, Outfits


March 18, 2016

You might be wondering what does the title of this post even mean?! Superesse means “to survive” in Latin and when you think about that word, it’s such a powerful word. It awakens so many feelings, memories, fighting spirit… At least that’s the case with me!

To survive is something that I have learned to do so well in these 28 years of my life. I had many different situations that needed special set of skills to be survived. Starting from the war times in Croatia, surviving without much food and running away from the bombs, to my mom fighting with the cancer and me being her support, shaving her hair off while making jokes in order to help her and myself to overcome that moment, to survive… After that, there were still plenty moments and situations in my life that I needed to overcome and find a way how to survive them. Fast forward, surviving became something I’ve practiced so well that it made me realise that we all have it in us! We have the tools, smarts and strength to survive anything and everything! When you put your mind into something, you make a plan, you see the goal and you keep on going in that direction no matter how many scars you’ll get on the way and how many times it will be easier to stay in the same spot and just say : “To hell with it!” You keep on walking until you reach the goal, until you have survived…

Life is not just about surviving, I always say that, life is so much more, but being able to survive and to know that there is a solution to every problem… That fact gives you a peace of mind and helps you to look at the certain situation from a “different angle”.

If you’re atm having problems and feel like there is no way out or that you’ve been thrown around way too many times by the wild rivers of life… Hold on strong, keep on going and focus on the goal… Where do you want to be? The road will unfold itself, just keep on moving not minding the obstacles.

Take this from a woman that has learned to swim out each time I get pulled down! 🙂

Have a wonderful Friday everybody and please do let me know what you think of this outfit?

I’m wearing: Jacket & hat – Zara, Blouse – Balenciaga, Bag – Chanel, Sunnies – Dita , Bracelet – Givenchy, Ring – Deni design, Jeans & socks – H&M, Shoes – Moda Di Fausto






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  • Reply nancy March 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Well, being a women with a serieus lung disease I know how to swim! I love the jacket. Today at 12o’clock my Fashion link up party starts. Would love it if you could join! Have a great weekend.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 4:05 PM

      You rock Nancy!! Thank you so much for this comment and the invite!
      Have a wonderful weekend too!

  • Reply Jo March 18, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    A beautifully written, make one think, post from a beautiful woman. Thank you, Natali.
    I, too. know the word, `superesse.`

    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      Thank you very much dear! I’m glad that you did like the text and I’m glad to see another
      “survivor” over here! 🙂 <3

  • Reply a trendy life March 18, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Great look! xx

  • Reply Nada March 18, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Beautiful photos 🙂

  • Reply Federica Spinelli March 18, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    I really love your sport chic look! so elegant! kiss
    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Carrieslifestyle March 18, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    that jacket is so damn fab, great look

  • Reply Tatjana March 18, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Love how you combined it Natalie.
    I’m sending lots of love to you for being so strong.


    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM

      Thank you so much Tatjana, I appreciate your words very much!

  • Reply Tania March 18, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    This jacket is everything. I’m totally in love x

  • Reply Matea March 18, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Evo još jedne ribice koja je itekako naučila plivati kroz raznorazna sranja, ali nema odustajanja, nema predaje, ne damo se 🙂 <3
    Jaknica mi je baš fora, super ti boja paše uz lice, a bijela košuljica je predivna. Ono, stani i gledaj.
    Želim ti sjajan vikend draga moja!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 4:07 PM

      Hvala ti draga moja Matea! Uvik se veselim tvojim komentarima jer jako cijenim tvoje misljenje
      i uvijek napises nesto sto me opet uvjeri koliko smo si slicne. 🙂
      Nema predaje, mi smo rodjene fajterice i imamo onaj sibenski inat u nama koi nam ne da “na se”. 😀
      Hvala ti puno na komplimentu i zelim ti miran i ispunjen vikend! :*

  • Reply Jo March 18, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    To be honest, Natali. I am not sure about the distressed light blue jeans. But then, I am not a jeans sort of person.
    However, everything else is rather lovely.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      Thank you so much Jo! I love to get an honest feedback! These jeans were a complete step outside my comfort
      zone and I love to challenge myself from time to time, even if something doesn’t work out in the end, at least
      I’m not being too predictable and have tried to bring something else to show in an outfit. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley March 18, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    This outfit is pure, patch-covered fierceness! Love the frayed flared denim too!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Reply Amy Ann March 18, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    You are a fighter! And you do it with strength and dignity. This outfit is amazing! One of my favorites of yours. Love that cool jacket and those amazing cropped jeans.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen March 18, 2016 at 9:51 PM

      Thank you so much my dear Amy, I value your words very much!
      I’m happy to read that you like this outfit too! 🙂

  • Reply Darlene March 18, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I love the jacket! beautiful photos!

  • Reply jenessa March 18, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    I love that jacket!

  • Reply Vittoria @ The Beautiful Things March 18, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    those pants <3

    so on trend!

  • Reply Chelsea Henriquez March 18, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    The jacket, the jeans, THE LOOK *heart face emoji*


  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 18, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    I love your jacket!!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Dreams Studio Bali March 19, 2016 at 4:34 AM

    Love all your outfits, but this one is IS THE BEST!!!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 19, 2016 at 8:02 AM

      Awww, that is such a great compliment! Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Nikki March 19, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    I absolutely LOVE your bomber jacket!!!! You look stunning:) X

    • Reply natali karppinen March 20, 2016 at 8:39 PM

      Thank you so much Nikki for this comment! I fell in love with this bomber immediately when I saw
      it at the store. 🙂

  • Reply Cherifa March 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    You look awesome hun! Gorgeous Look!


  • Reply Georgina March 19, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    This Bomber! I am in love! I need to get another more understated one and then cover it in patches!
    Super Cute!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 20, 2016 at 8:39 PM

      Thank you Georgina! Your plan sounds awesome! Little DIY is always a great idea!

  • Reply Biki March 19, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Totally loving how you put this look together- its a lot of fun, totally unexpected and to me shows of your personality, brava! ( :

    • Reply natali karppinen March 20, 2016 at 8:40 PM

      You’re so kind! Thank you for these flattering words!

  • Reply Diana March 19, 2016 at 11:43 PM

    you look fantastic

  • Reply Toks March 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    You definately are a survivor!!! Love this whole outfit, the bomber with the patches is awesome. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen March 21, 2016 at 9:59 AM

      Thank you so much sweetie!! I’m also glad that you’ve liked my outfit. 🙂

  • Reply vera March 20, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Amazing look. You look incredible!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply vera March 21, 2016 at 2:25 AM

    Beautiful photos!!!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 21, 2016 at 2:45 AM

    Nice outfit! Love your jacket!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Trang Do March 21, 2016 at 5:21 AM

    Love your jacket and glasses! You look stunning!
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  • Reply Rochelle Fox March 21, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Beautiful photos!
    Good vibes, Fox
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  • Reply Sabrina March 22, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    That bomber is fab babe!! Love the cropped jeans too x

  • Reply D March 22, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    And that’s the definition of a wonderwoman! you rock! And I love the shirt!
    xx D from TSD

  • Reply Helen March 22, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Natali, thank you for your incredible open heart and for this real story of your life! I am sure that your mother can be proud of you — her refined porcelain girl with such a strong warrior spirit! Maybe this sounds weird, but I’ve thought that you are the good person with some distinctive story, it’s notably through your lines. Wish you only the best and even more!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM

      Oh Helen… You have honestly made me tear up with this comment! Thank you so much, these words mean everything!
      Much love to you!

      • Reply Helen March 23, 2016 at 12:39 PM

        Natali, even more, that was a miracle yesterday! I was thinking about war in my country (I’m from Ukraine) and that was a hurricane of contradictive thoughts in my head, that I refused to take. You know, all that pain, suffering, betrayal… Every single day someone very honest and generous risks his life for others… And I had prayed in my mind and then found your story! It was a great reminder that all is still under control! I had suddenly remembered the story of one 18 y.o. poor girl with wide heart, she abducted by Nazi, but could to chuck her invaders off with God’s help. When I was interviewing her, this old woman told me that even dog helped during her escape! So, you and that memories help me to understand that Heaven always cares about heroes, even if God decided to take them — it’s for better, because He gave them invaluable reward in other perfect world! ????????????

  • Reply Ivana March 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Meni je ovo predobro! Ne znam jer bih se sama odvažila na čarapice… vjerojatno ne bi, ali baš zato- tebi jedan veliki yay jer je meni ovo VRH! Baš sam preoduševljena a to mi nije nekako lako zadnjih dana! Mislim da sam i sama sebi dala predah od bloga, jer sam se prestala oduševljavati, ali vjerujem da ću se brzo vratiti! 🙂
    Što se teksta tiče, sve znam i sve kužim… snaga je u nama i nema što mi ne možemo! Puno pusa i ljubavi ti šaljem! 🙂

  • Reply -A March 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Great look! I love it <3

  • Reply Caitlin March 24, 2016 at 8:50 PM

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  • Reply Euge March 25, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    I love the jacket! You look amazing.
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  • Reply Taylor March 26, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    Love the bomber jacket, it looks great on you!
    Beautiful blog!

  • Reply Ana Maria Blog March 27, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    The jacket is so amazing. Love the look 🙂

  • Reply Moonstyle March 28, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    nice jacket!

  • Reply Pippi Hepburn March 29, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    Thank you for the reminder to be strong, keep positive, focused and keep moving towards the goal. Such a beautiful story and you are an inspiration. Luv the jacket, hat and sunnies. Great look!

  • Reply Nicole March 29, 2016 at 5:04 AM

    Ok, Looooove that bomber jacket.
    Such a fun outfit. You styled it flawlessly!


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