Friday, August 30, 2013

Share - IN - Style #12

Hiya everyone!

How are you all? ♥

Today I'm sharing a little different post with you, and that is Share In Style, a project created by Sacramento from Mis Papelicos and Aminta from Aminta Online. Both of these women are very inspiring in so many ways, I love how they both have very original styles and that they have this super positive outlook to life, according to their blogs. Also, I have learned a ton of useful things from these too when it comes to blogging, so when I heard that they are happy to include lots of other people to this thing, I was on it!

So from now on, you may see this kind of posts here on Fridays - and if you are a blogger, and would like to pair up with me for a post like this (or well, cooperate in any other way) just go ahead and ask. :)

This week, the Share In Style theme was....

Stripes

A theme I'm very comfortable with, but surprisingly don't really have that many striped items in my closet. So my striped look is very subtle and toned down - and this is actually also my equivalent for a Back to School look. This look is simple, yet chic enough to wear in basically anywhere, and if you switch the flats to heels and glam it up a tiny bit, it's all good for a night out.

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Blazer: H&M Bag: SpiritStore Top: H&M Belt: Mango Jeans: Gina Tricot Sunglasses: Citymarket

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Cocktail rings: JC Smaller ones: H&M

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Shoes: Boohoo

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Bracelets: Seppälä, Accessorize, H&M

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So, that's my take on the striped theme. I would've liked to do something more edgy or different, but that's what I had in my closet. But this is the look for you, if you like stripes, want to try them, but want to be sure to not overdo it.

I was lucky to get to partner up with Amparo from El blog de Amparo Fochs, who's blog is very fabulous looking with it's big pictures and classy outfits. Amparo was a new blogger for me but I'm really glad I got to know her work through this. And I can say, I'm already a fan.

Amparo's look for the theme is this gorgeous girly dress with such adorable colors, and I am totally in love with the shoes she's wearing there!

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To see more, be sure to check out her Share IN Style post on her blog ♥ And to see how others did on this theme, see links on Aminta's page!

So guys, what do you think? Isn't this such a fun thing to do with other bloggers?

Now, today we're once again packing our stuff and heading to another city to see some dear friends of ours, so I won't be back to blog anything before Sunday. If you, for any reason were interested to see what we're up to, you can go check my Instagram (@silvertigo) for extra footage. ♥

Have a fabulous weekend!

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back To Black

Hiya everyone!

So many days of not blogging, it seems. My mind has been on another, more serious things - now, don't get me wrong, everything is well, but it has taken some my attention to stay that way. ;) Also, I've been hooked to Sims 2 after such a long while, so it has taken some time away, too.

Anyway, today it felt like I should really write something for you. I have been reorganizing things, and I think I just might do that same here - not literally, though, but I have been thinking new kind of posts and a little more fresh way of bringing things out here. I will be working on it bit by bit, and it would be nice to know if you notice pleasant changes around sometimes. ;)

However, today's post....

Today's post contains some photos I took at the ice hockey museum we visited a while back, and at the end of this post, you can see the outfit I wore. Enjoy!

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The hockey museum we visited is located at the center of Tampere, in the Museum Center Vapriikki. Vapriikki hosts many different museums/exhibitions, some of which are there for limited time only. We did visit most of them that day, but unfortunately my camera was too tired to see beyond the hockey stuff. (Darn battery...)

In the picture, you can see the Canada Bowl, a trophy that is each year handed to the team that wins the Finnish hockey league - formerly known as SM-Liiga, now just Liiga. My favorite team KalPa hasn't still had the honor of winning this beauty, but maybe next season?

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The women, too, have their own bowl to win, the Aurora Borealis Bowl. Isn't that a nice name? That is basically everything I know about female hockey in Finland, as I don't pay as much interest to it as I do to men's hockey. (Men play more rough, hence, it's more interesting.) Although, the rules in the Liiga kinda piss me off, I mean, what's with the whole "no fighting at all" thing? They are grown men, they know the risks of waving the fist, and they get heated up because of the game. I realize hockey is not wrestling or boxing, but the whole zero tolerance of fighting is utterly ridiculous. If you can't take it, don't take the fun out of everyone else, just go see a junior game. I'm just saying.

Okay... Getting way carried off here...

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Official World Championship medals in their mighty glory. Did I already mention I love hockey? Haha.

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Different kinds of pucks. Now, I can admit there's a great hole in my knowledge as I don't really know the difference between different pucks, but at least that's a chance for me to learn something new this season.

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Some serious goalie gear. One of the facts to know about me is that where the other girls often times know the names of the most popular forwards, I'm a sucker for good goalies. I'm not saying that being a talented forward or a center isn't a super cool deal, but I'm more into the guys that keep the own end clear. Also, it's amazing to see a big man be more agile and flexible than I am, I totally give credit for that. Not that the other players wouldn't be more talented in many ways than I am, of course they are.

Also, my favorite hockey players are mostly goalies or defencemen, like Antero Niittymäki (at least,a few years back when he was awesome), Zdeno Chara (that man is a bull!), Adam Masuhr (I have a shirt with his name on it), Johnny Boychuck, Dennis Seidenberg, Ron Hextall... and many, many more. You might notice that a certain NHL team is there quite strongly. I can totally confess myself as a Bruins fan, I've been like that  for few years now and was very disappointed they didn't win the Stanley Cup. But they were the second best team, and I'm happy for them.

Okay, blabbering again. Cool.

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The latest gold for team Finland from the IIHF World Championship, the year 2011. That was a day when I was very proud to be a Finn. Don't know when that will happen again, though, as the legends are getting older, but I'm very hopeful for the few of the young, promising rising stars. There really might be a hockey future in them.

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And lastly, on oldie shirt of my favorite team. Fun fact: Did you know that NHL player Scott Hartnell owns a piece of KalPa? I hope my team will be worth the money. But of course, they do play well, for now at least.

Tired of hockey talk already?

Okay, let's get to girly stuff.

Here, you can see my outfit for the museum trip, I was trying to dress up a bit, and to look a bit more sophisticated than I usually do. It's up to you whether I succeeded.

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Skirt: Boohoo Cropped Top: Boohoo Leather Jacket: H&M/DIY Heels: so darn old I don't know where I got them anymore Bracelet: Europehouse Bag: Boohoo Cross Rings: Gina Tricot Deer Ring: JC

An all black look with a pop of green and little silver details. This outfit had so much me to it that I just love to look at these photos - even though they are of me, haha. That skirt was such a random find from Boohoo, I never ever thought I'd love a maxi skirt, but here you have it, me wearing a maxi skirt. I always thought I was too short to wear one, but with the right shoes, apparently anything goes.

Now, I would love to know: What do you think about this outfit, yay or nay? And, how do you feel about maxi skirts?

This girl is off now, to watch a movie with my lovely fiance - and some nachos, as well. God how I need to jog tomorrow... Okay, so, anyway, I'm off now. Bye!

Have a fabulous day! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pori Jazz 2013

Heya lovelies!

What are you all up to today? ♥

I am currently dyeing my hair a bit - you'll see what I'm talking about soon enough - and watching Sex and the City series over for what seems to be a hundredth time. This week has been all about relaxing for me, and I haven't spent that much time on the laptop these past few days.

Anyhow, today I thought it was time to share my another day with boys - the one when we went to see what's happening on Pori Jazz Festival this year. I must say, I'm not the biggest fan of the music they play there (even though there's so much more than jazz), but it's nice to go see the event as it is so traditional Pori event.

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So, we didn't spend all the time on the Jazz street, but instead, we went to hang out in Kirjurinluoto. The boys showed me the animals that are kept there for the summer, and naturally I was super excited about that.

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This fella totally knew how to pose, it was hilarious when I went close to him with camera and talked to him, he started to show off his posing. Adorable.

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And this lovely goat ♥ He (or is it a she, I don't know) was very curious about my fingers and soon after this he licked my hand. It was weird and cute at the same time. But damn I love goats, they're so cute.

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And they know how to do neat tricks, too!

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We walked around and saw these ducks nearby.

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And this seagull, who apparently didn't feel like he belonged.

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Now, a note for anyone thinking of approaching ducks at the park: do not offer your hand for them to smell (yes I do know they're not dogs, but somehow it seemed a great idea at the time) as they might want to take a bite out of it. These bird brains decided my hand is something to eat and the one in front actually bit me a bit. Still, I'm not scared of them, just telling you not to do the same mistake I did, haha.

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On our way back to the Jazz street, we saw this guy doing some pretty fun tricks on the water. Can anyone tell me what this form of sports is called? It looked so fun, but I need to know the name to find out more about it.

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This year I could resist the temptation that is the fudge stall. Thank you, small budget, you make my decisions so much easier, haha.

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Soon, me and my fiance parted from our friend, and headed to find a place to take few outfit shots.

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Learning to take cute detail pics... Still so far from being a half decent photographer, haha.

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We decided it would be fun to take pictures on the sea shore, so we headed to Kallo, where there's big rocks and a lighthouse, which makes a nice background for photos.

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Top: H&M/DIY Shorts: Gina Tricot (sale) Sneakers: Skopunkten Jacket: H&M Earrings: Gina Tricot Bracelets: Gina Tricot Rubber bracelets: Charity campaigns Cross ring: Gina Tricot

So, a simple look, messy hair and loads of wind. I like it. I may not look like a model (well, I'm a meter shorter than an average model, lol), but I think that despite the circumstances, I managed to look decent in the pics. This is very much the kind of style I want to have more of less every day. So, be prepared for that, haha.

But, what do you guys think about this look? And, what do you want to see more in your closet this Autumn? Share your thoughts in the comment box! ♥

I'm off to bed now, but I have a few more fun post for you this week. Don't forget to check out my Instagram or the blog's Facebook page for extra footage!

Have a fabulous day! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna