Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pink - Perfect for October ♥

Hi lovelies!

Happy Saturday! ♥

I hope everyone's having a nice day/evening - or whatever time it is when you're reading this. ;) I sure am. I had a great shift at work yesterday, everyone was in a Friday state of mind, due to our boss being not around, and our supervisor being the awesome person she is. I don't remember when I would've had as great Friday night shift as I had yesterday.

In those spirits, I decided to add some music to get you into the weekend mood - big thanks to Rosita for a neat tutorial on how to add these YouTube bars like this! You rock, girl! ♥ (You can check the tutorial in finnish here!)

David Guetta - Turn Me On ft. Nicki Minaj

You know I always try to be positive with my posts an all - for you, my readers, as I can take my negative vibes and just write them on a notebook (and burn them to ashes when a new year begins or something)... Well, there's one (technically, two) thing bothering me in Autumn. And that's every Autumn, not just this one. I think Finland is impossible in Autumn, for two reasons: It's too dark, and it's too rainy.

Both of which prevent me from enjoying the pretty yellows and reds of Autumn nature, but nowadays also prevent me from taking decent outfit pictures - either it is raining or then it's already too dark. Don't I have big problems?

Just kidding, of course. ;)

Now, most of you know that every October is a Breast Cancer awareness month. There's so many ways to participate, you can buy stuff from chocolate bars to nail polishes, from t-shirts to all kinds of pink things they have in stores right now. I'm personally not sure what I will do for the cause this year, taken that my budget is limited, but I will post about the things I do to spread the awareness.

Well, of course I could always focus on pink manicures if nothing else, hehe. There's actually Instagram full of all sorts of contests featuring this topic, I'll let you know if I find interesting ones.

Another cool thing to participate in is this Instagram campaign against Domestic Violence and Bullying. The little campaign is founded by @prettyandpolishd, and all you have to do to participate is to take a photo of your current manicure, and tag it with #PolishedPaws. And yay, you've made someone's day! So, if you're on Instagram, do take part in this. Together, we can make a statement. And no, you don't have to have any special manicure, it can be anything from a basic French mani to a complicated fake nail design, it doesn't matter. We're all equals, right? So all of them are perfect. ♥

The IG thingy goes on the whole month, so you can enter as many pictures as you want to. And of course, if you have Twitter, we could always make this a trending topic. This isn't really about money, and there is no prizes (that I know of, except the warm feeling of being part of something), but sometimes we got to raise our voice against all kinds of bullying - the same way as we speak out loud about the Breast Cancer awareness.

I hereby promise, that all my IG nail photos this month will be tagged with #PolishedPaws. It's the cutest hashtag for such a nice cause.

Okay, enough social media advertising for one post. Moving on to the outfit part of this post.

This outfit was mainly inspired by the lovely Anna from Fash Boulevard (she's one of my style icons, I swear!) and especially by her Coastal Chic look. Of course my look had to be a bit modified for the Autumn, but there are similar elements nonetheless. Anna is someone who really inspires me to challenge myself to dress more girly and chic every day. (See her blog, you'll get it.) This outfit was so cute for school, and even though in Finland we don't really tell if we like someone's clothes, I think this was a winner in it's own way. ;)

Outfit of the day

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Blazer: H&M
Dress: H&M
Leggings: SpiritStore
Ballet flats: Skopunkten
Necklace: SpiritStore
Bracelet: H&M (gift from my fiance)

Simple outfit with super simple - yet always working - color combo. There's nothing quite as simple and chic, to me at least, than black, white, and some bright color as a trio. With that logic, you can create appropriate outfit for nearly any occasion possible, of course honoring the dress code at the same time. I wouldn't, for example, go out partying in this look, but it's still great for work, school, and meeting your friends for a lunch or a coffee. I don't know about you, but the spiky necklace is one of my favorites at the moment. I love it. It's perfectly edgy to combine into most of the Autumn trends - and it was 5 euros on sale, so it was a steal, really.

Now it's your turn. What do you think about this look? And, is the an awareness campaign this month you're taking part in? Let me know in your comment! ♥

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend, and stay the beautiful, powerful person you are! (Yes, you really are ♥)

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

23 comments:

  1. You know, I always knew there was a breast cancer awareness month but I never knew which one it was! Thank you for informing me on that. anyway I love the pop of colors on your outfit. Pink and black and white always go so well together! Love the tooth necklace!

    The House of Shoes

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    1. Aww, thank you! ♥ I'm so happy whenever I can teach something new (and I can admit, I used to forget it before, but after starting to read blogs & use IG, it somehow got into my head. :D)

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  2. I love the teeth necklace! So awesome, edgy and unexpected!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, that's exactly why I love it ;) ♥

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  3. Love your out fit, you remind me of those lovely liquorice allsort sweets I adore! So cute!

    I think it's great you've shared a very worthy site with us!
    Have a great weekend.
    x.o.x.o

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    1. Haha, now that you mentioned it, it reminds me of those too! :D Funny. ♥ I'm glad you liked the post, it means so much to me ♥

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  4. Great outfit and amazing for spreading the awareness message!!

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    1. Thank you, I think it's important to let people know they can participate ;)

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  5. Eikä! Hieman helmi toi kaulakoru Johanna! Hampaita! Oon myyty! :D

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    1. Hih, kiitos muru! ♥ Se on kyl oikeesti aika helmi löytö, sopis kyl sulle ihan törkeen hyvin :D

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  6. Love the sound of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign! I love how amazing brands have great campaigns every October.
    I love your pink blazer too. It's so pretty.

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    1. I love that too, and the best part is (you know, after the great cause) that everything is pink ♥ Thank you honey ♥

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  7. I love your necklace! Cute look.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  8. This outfit is too cute, love the pink with the stripey top!

    www.superclementina.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! I really love that combo as well, it looks so cute on everyone. ♥

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  9. You look fantastic, Johanna! Pink will always be my favorite color, and you styled your jacket so perfectly! Love it!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    1. Thank you, Ivana! ♥ Pink is my favorite as well ;)

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  10. Love your long posts!
    Your necklace tooo!

    xoxo

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  11. Excellent! i love the pink with the stripes johanna! your outfit is sweet girl! i want those ballet flats and bracelet!!!

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    1. Thank you honey! ♥ I'm completely in love with that bracelet, I must say :)

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  12. Hi Johanna,

    I've just found your blog and I couldn't be more excited!
    Love your style!

    Gorgeous post!
    xx Tasha

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