Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Let the Spring Begin, Please?

Hey lovelies!

How are you doing today? And how has your week started?

Mine has been great so far, my boss confirmed I can continue at work through the Summer, which was financially a huge relief for me. I also had an exam on Monday morning, isn't that just the best way to start the week? :D I've been also catching up with my school work, as there are a couple of deadlines this week. :)

I was once again spending my weekend with my wonderful boys (fiance and his best friend), and as I'm still a bit shy with the posing, I didn't got as many photos I had planned on having. But hey, at least we had a fabulous time. ;) Luckily for you, I found a moment yesterday (before my work shift) to take some photos for you.

One thing also keeping me busy is cleaning my closet. I've been going through it, removing items I know I won't be wearing. That kind of gave me reason to visit the flea market yesterday... So much for cutting back on shopping, huh? I must say I found quite a nice pile of things (I shouldn't have, but...). Coming home I noticed they all played along so nicely, that I decided to coordinate the whole closet more or less with their help. My goal is to have a closet where I can pair any top with any bottom, and make the whole thing look great effortlessly. I still have a long, long way to go, but it's worth trying, isn't it?

Anyway, you're probably waiting the pictures already. So enough of the blabbering. And here's my haul:

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Beige H&M jacket, black baggy skirt, and dark green Hello Kitty canvas bag.

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Neon yellow dress, white oversized shirt, and a floral skirt.

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See-through knit (Mango) both in white and in dark brown, and jeans I'll cut into shorts (my next DIY project post!).

So, nice basic items, from my favorite brands. Who can guess how much I paid for these?

Under 30 euros.

Yes, really ;) I mean, that's more than I pay for most of the individual items I buy. Not bad for a haul, right?

Do you have hauls on flea markets like I do? And what's your favorite flea market?

So then, I have been searching new combinations in my closet, just for the sake of creativity. What I've learned so far, is that a great basic item can really put a whole outfit together. Like in the photos below, taken just before I headed off to work.

Outfit of the day

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Jeans: Cubus
Top: H&M
Blazer: Mango
Coat: Mango
Boots: Kenkä Cosmos
Scarf: my mum's old
Earrings: H&M
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: H&M (the one with keys), DIY (the one with crosses), and mum's old (pearls)

I was feeling great with this look, though I'm a bit disappointed I didn't have the time to photo this on Friday, when I first wore it, with curly hair and all. Instead, you have photos of me squinting my eyes in a wanna-be-sunlight. Oh, well. :D I'm so in love with that lace blazer from Mango, I mean seriously, I could wear it with every day! And it really spices up any outfit nicely, doesn't it? :)

So now it's your turn. What do you think of the look? Do you have pieces in your wardrobe that can tie any outfit together?

I wanted to try something new with my nails, so I decided to try to add some bling to my manicure. As it was my first time trying this, I kept it quite casual, and here's what it looks like:

Manicure of the day

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White nails, pink pattern and little flower bling on both ring fingers and thumbs. Cute and girly, right? ♥

Then, a random little thing to the end of this post; three things making my life a little bit more towards Spring this week:

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1. I got a new little piercing on my left ear. 2. Our living room garden. 3. DIY lace skirt.

What are the things making you feel like Spring at the moment? Dare to share with me! ♥

Have a lovely week!

xoxo

Johanna

62 comments:

  1. Great Haul, alot of beautiful items.
    I used to be a little snob about flea market and thrift stores when i was in England, where they have a huge amount of them, and now I am regretting it, considering these amazing stuff, i see alot of bloggers getting there.
    Unfortunately I haven't come across any here in Greece and am so abashed for been such a snob now.
    I love your outfit colour combo and great of you getting a new piercing, planning on getting a new and my first tattoo by May, but still not sure.
    Keep you noticed then. Have a lovely week darling!
    kisses

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    1. Well, you just have to shop in some while traveling :) And yes, do tell me when you get a tattoo, I'm itching to get one too, but it's so expensive here... :)

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  2. love the new clothes and your red and blue outfit is beautiful

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  3. So many beautiful things :) love your hello kitty bag :D

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    1. Thank you, I love it too, so I had to buy it ;)

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  4. Johanna, I can't believe you got that much stuff for under 30 euros! That is amazing!!!! I haven't ever been to a flea market yet. My husband isn't a fan, but i love thrifting and such, so I am sure I would love flea markets! I really love the scarf you're wearing in your outfit photos! It's super pretty. As is that darling neon lace skirt! can't wait to see you wear it!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I know, I'm amazed as well. And they're quality stuff. My fiance isn't too excited either, but hey, that's why I have my friends ;)

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  5. omg, your nails look beyond fabulous. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you dear, I'll make sure to check it out :)

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  6. bright colors to spice up your day!!! looking nice
    btw be sure to check out my NEW POST
    xoxo

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  7. Looks like you picked up some great pieces from the flea market.

    I love your outfit so much! The colours go so well together.

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    1. Thank you, I sure did find great things. :) And I think I've fallen in love with the red-white-blue combo ;)

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  8. Kaunis asu, etenkin tuo pitsi-bleiseri on aivan ihana!

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    1. Kiitos, siitä tykkään itsekin eniten ;)

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  9. Johanna great outfit,I love the colour combo of red and blue.The manicure is also awesome.Those little flowers are a great detail :)
    I do like flea markets, though I cant find many in my area..:(
    Love the vintage bargains more..
    x

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    1. I've never been to vintage store because I don't know where to find any... Well, some day ;)

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  10. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
    Xoxo
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    1. I'll check out your blog as soon as I can ;)

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  11. Hi dear, you have such great style, like how boldly you paired the bright blue jeans with red, looks amazing!

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  12. awwwwww.... you are all up and ready for spring... cute pair-up for spring!
    Love the bracelets you had on!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you dear, and yes, I would be up and ready for Spring, if only the weather would get better ;)

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  13. Love your outfit Johanna! I also have some cobalt jeans!
    Happy Wednesday hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thank you, I love cobalt jeans because they're so much like traditional denim, but yet they have a little "twist" to them :)

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  14. Oh wow, you got a serious haul for such a great price!
    And I'm loving the colour combination of your outfit, blue and orange really pop for the season :)
    Your nails look lovely, by the way, and I hope your exam went well! xx

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    1. Thank you love, I think it went well :) That's why I went to have my haul, hehe! ;)

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  15. Hei, sut on just tägätty blogissani yhdellätoista kysymyksellä :)

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Christian, cute is what I aim for ;)

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  17. Yay for the job staying put! Loving that mango knitted top! It's gorgeous! Adore the mani sweetpea, you always have the best nail inspo!

    Sending you hugs!
    x.o.x.o

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    1. Yay indeed! :) Thank you love, your comments are always so sweet :)

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  18. Ooo what a great new set of pieces for Spring. I also love the outfit you wore as well as the nails :) It looks beautiful as always!

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    1. Thank you Bessie :) That's very sweet :)

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  19. The outfit you're wearing girl is amazing I love all the layers and little details we can look at :)

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    1. Thank you darling, that's what I aimed for :)

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  20. I love love love your outfits! So cute-and your mani is soo chic!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  21. You found some amazing things! Love the neon dress! Nice OOTD too!!

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  22. yes please because here is still fucking winter... nice items

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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    1. Haha, I know, right? Let's hope we'll get the warm weather soon enough ;)

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  23. You always have the best nail art. I want to fly you here so you can teach me your ways.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Welcome, love :) I'd be happy to teach you :) ♥

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  24. Looking fab as always!!

    Thank you thats sweet!

    Stop by soon!

    Have a lovely friday night!

    X
    /L from sweden

    http://isbla.blogspot.com

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  25. Lovely bracelets and manicure! Looks so pretty!

    X dailylifeofmaika

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  26. like the combination of orange and blue and nice nailpolish

    Travel in Style

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  27. Ihana kukkahame! Itse käyn säännöllisesti kirppareilla..suosikkini ovat Valtteri, Kaivarin Kanuuna, DOM mutta jopa Uffista löytää ihania vaatteita :)
    Kiitos kauniista sanoista koskien meikkiäni ja kenkiäni!

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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    1. En oo ikinä käynyt noista kuin UFFilla, mutta ajattelin korjata asian kesällä ;)

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  28. Beautiful leopard print scarf!!
    AND THANK YOU so much for commenting on my blog!
    Follow each other?

    :)
    Allison
    http://afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks love, sure we can follow each other :)

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