I mentioned in my previous post about my recent flea market finds that there was one dress that deserves a post of its own – and to do the dress justice I thought it would be nice to match this Finnish vintage creation with some very Finnish landscape. So one night after the kids had fallen asleep, Matthew and I got in the car and drove 5 minutes into the woods near my parents place to take some photos!
I came across a clothing brand a while back, which struck a chord with me on many levels. It’s called Olive Clothing. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? So why did I like Olive so much? Well, first of all, their timeless, elegant and contemporary clothes are very much to my liking and I seriously struggled trying to decide which dress to buy – because there wasn’t an option not to buy anything!
I’ve been bitten by the flea market bug – or should I say the flea market fleas?! Whereas in the UK you have car boot sales or often quite small charity shops, here in Finland we have big self service flea markets where you can pay for a booth and sell stuff you don’t want/need anymore. Going through one big space is definitely a more efficient way of finding those treasures than going to one charity shop after the other – especially if they’re not near one another.
It’s been a loooong time since I’ve done an Outfit Of The Day post, for obvious reasons. I’m still not back to my pre-Maya body, but slowly starting to feel more and more like my old self – and feeling more confident. This has also resulted in me buying a few new pieces for my wardrobe, such as the culotte trousers I’m wearing and the rattan bag.
The dress I made for myself recently was a fail – so I was very happy when Lana’s dress turned out great! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty damn proud to have made this pinafore dress with my own hands. There’s something really nice about being able to say to Lana that mamma made her dress herself! To show her that not everything has to be bought in a shop. Lana told the Sainsbury’s delivery guy that her mum made her a dress so I think she likes it haha.
As you might know by now I’m a huge fan of Scandinavian design – and this love also extends to children’s clothing. In the UK you’ll usually find a clear divide between the sexes, with blue for boys and pink for girls. If there are unisex clothes it’ll be boring white most of the time. I always struggle to find clothes I like for Lana and Maya – and especially durable and practical yet stylish clothes that will keep my girls warm and dry. And prints that I like are also hard to find! But who knows, I probably just haven’t been looking hard enough.
I saw these jumpers on Instagram and before I knew it I was on the bebeandme website and clicking on “add to basket”. My excuse was that they were a Valentine’s gift for Matthew (and Lana)…Matthew used to be a wannabe gangsta rapper in his previous life and a big fan of Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) – so it was really the perfect gift!
I haven’t been sleeping that well lately as I just find myself not being able to get back to sleep for a couple of hours after Maya wakes up for her first feed. She’s still sleeping well though, usually 5 hours, then a feed and another 5 hours. Can’t complain! But you probably know how it is when you’re tired; you just want to be comfortable and can’t be bothered putting too much effort into your outfit – so that’s the kind of outfit we’re talking about today!