Wednesday, June 13, 2012

First Party of the Spring

Hi beautiful people!

Have you already remembered to enter my birthday giveaway?


How are you all doing this week? Did you have a fabulous weekend? :)

I had - or well, if not fabulous, then hilarious at least. Like mentioned on the previous post, we had a little birthday bash in my man's honor. I even baked a fun cake (like you might have seen if you're on Instagram)! I'll be posting a few words on that later, but today, I'll show you little pieces from my future father-in-law's retirement party (meaning, flowers and my outfit, as I wanna protect his privacy enough to not show all the gifts and so on...)

Anyway, the party was at the end of May, and we had to start driving there very early in the morning, as it was planned the way that the place where father-in-law had worked served coffee and cake for everyone at 9am. So, with just 4 hours of sleep, off we were. It was a cute little event, and from there, we headed to my fiance's parent's home. Before we had this sweet family dinner, I helped out with the flowers given by people congratulating.

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I simply couldn't resist taking a few shots of the gorgeous flowers around the house. Is it just me, or do they really make you feel happy as well?

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This metallic rose was just awesome, it was made especially for my fiance's father, so it's unique. And just look how beautiful it is! (Also, you simply can't manage to kill this one...)

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As mentioned, I didn't take too many photos otherwise, as there were many people I don't know that well, and also, because my future mother-in-law needed my help with quite a few things that day (setting the table, arranging flowers and gifts, carrying stuff from one floor to another...). So I had to forget photographing and focus on my family instead.

Yes, I feel they're my family even though I'm not officially "married to them" yet. 

As the party was mostly within the family, and I had to travel, I tried to choose a simple and practical look, while still being a bit festive. (Apparently, I was more festive than others after all... Oh well.) So here's my choice for the day.

Outfit of the day

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Dress: Gina Tricot
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Andiamo
Feather headband: H&M
Earrings: Gina Tricot
Bracelet: Gina Tricot
Cocktail ring: Gina Tricot

I really wanted to wear a blazer, so I built the rest of the outfit around it. Very basic but neat, and in my opinion, cute enough to wear at a party. The shoes are something I haven't worn in ages, but for this look I dug them out from their box and rocked them. ;)

What do you think about this outfit?

The nails weren't exactly planned for this outfit, but they were girly and glittery, so they were good enough. And here, you can see them:

Manicure of the day

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The base was actually turquoise, but it came out green in every picture. :D Not that I'm complaining, it's pretty this way. The glittery polish is from OPI Muppet collection, and I'm super happy I bought it. It looks great with so many manicures! (I'm thinking of buying more OPI products after my next paycheck, as I get a bit of more money than usual ;))

What kind of manicures have you done recently? Share with me! :)

Now, I gotta go get ready for work, but I'll check in later and read your blogs - I'm in need of inspiration! 

Have a lovely week, everyone!

xoxo

Johanna

36 comments:

  1. really nice post dear :)
    new post on my blog too
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    HF

    http://the-hf-blog.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Thank you, I'll make sure to check it out! ♥

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  2. Love your skirt!!!!
    Great nails as usual!!!

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  3. Onnea vielä kerran!
    Osallistuin äsken sun kilpailuun, hieno idea! Toivottavasti Seppälä auttoi sinua giveawayn teossa! Kiitos kommentista!

    xxx
    E
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    1. Kiitos, ja mukavaa että osallistuit ;)

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  4. Ihana postaus ja ihana asu ! Tykkään ihan hurjasti sun valkoisesta mekosta ja asusteista. Oli varmaan hyvät pileet ;)

    Kiitos muruseni kaikista ihanista kommenteista kevään mittaan. Mulla on ollut tosi raskas kevät. Tilanne on nyt onneksi parempi ja pääsen jopa bloggailemaankin ! Nojoo, mutta palataan asiaan myöhemmin.

    Ihanaa illanjatkoa ja halauksia,


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    pug-a-licious
    Lil'Fit

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    1. Kiitos muru, ihana kuulla että olet kunnossa, olenkin odottanut postauksiasi kovasti! ♥

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  5. You look gorgeous as always Johanna! love the outfit and the nails are amazing! love the color. xoxo

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  6. first, the metallic rose is beyond stunning. And second your outfit is amazing. The details are fabulous. Adore this post, love. If you get a second, I posted pictures from my wedding ceremony today. I'd love if you could check it out. xo

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    1. Aww, thank you sweetie! I will totally read your post, I've been dying to see posts about your wedding! ♥

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  7. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. I really love the white dress you wore. It looks gorgeous on you, especially with the blazer.

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  8. hi sweetie...
    i really love your dress! you look so elegant and you pair it with gorgeous blazer make them more stunning! and lovely accessories! love the earrings and love love love the heels too! and you always have the best nail art ever.

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    1. Thank you, Dian! It's so lovely to hear from you! ♥

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  9. Pretty flowers! Love the outfit, black and white never fails! And the nails are fab! xx

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    1. Thanks, Taj! That's totally true, black and white suits everywhere and to everyone ;)

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  10. Ihana asu ja todella kauniit kynnet!

    D:n perhe on minullekin kuin perhettä, niin hyvässä ja pahassa, ja siitäkin huolimatta että olenko minä heille vielä perhettä vai en :D

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    1. Kiitos, hih, mukavaa kuulla että ollaan tässäkin asiassa samoilla linjoilla :D

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  11. Looks like a lovely time! <3 Hope you're doing well, sending love! Adore your dress!

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    1. Thank you, Leanne! You're so lovely! ♥

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  12. I love white nail polish!! In fact, I'm getting my manicure and pedicure done tomorrow and I'll be doing white.

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    1. Can't wait to see that if possible! I think white mani will look amazing on your nails! ♥

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  13. You look amazing, love your dress! ♥

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  14. Flower power!!! Love the nails and the look :)

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  15. Lovely dear. I love your shoes, and the manicure!

    www.girllilikoi.com

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  16. Oh my god ! Amazing green & glitter nails !!! I love your earings too !
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  17. Ihanaa kuulla, iso kiitos ja kumarrus <3 Me ollaan kyllä laitettu aika hirveästi aikaa (ja rahaa) meidän sisustukseen, joten on todella mukavaa kuulla ihmisten pitävän siitä. :)

    En muista kommentoinko viimeksi sun kynsiä, mutta sun manikyyrihässäkät on kyllä todella upeita ! Teetkö kenties niitä työksesi? :)

    Oon ollut todella laiska kommentoija. Seurailen kyllä kännykällä lempipostauksiani, mutta kännykän kautta on niin hankalaa kommentoida, että se usein jää :D Oon nyt tuonut läppärin olohuoneeseen, jotta voin multitaskata samalla kun katselen telkkaria ;)

    Mukavaa viikonlopun jatkoa ja haleja,

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    pug-a-licious
    Lil'Fit

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    1. Ymmärrän täysin ;) En tee työkseni minkäänlaista kynsitaidetta, se on ihan vaan harrastusmuotoista toimintaa :D Mutta mahtavaa kuulla että ihmiset tykkäävät. ♥ Paras oli ehkä eräs Tiimarin myyjä joka spottasi yhden monista leopardiväkerryksistäni, ja kyseli kymmenen minuutin ajan kaikenlaisia kynsijuttuja ennenkuin päästi minut jatkamaan matkaa. ;D

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  18. ... En tiedä tuliko mun äskeinen kommentti perille, kun sähelsin jotain. :/

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  19. simply gorgeous! you look great in black and white johanna. i love the ruffled bottom. i love fresh flowers. they always put a smile on my face.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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