Saturday, 2 January 2016

winter florals

 Top&Shoes - New look
Skirt - Self-made
Vest - Mama's old

Happy New Year, you guys!

Hope you've all had a good start to the year and are excited for whatever 2016 will bring with it. I know I am. Uncharacteristically to myself I'm very much looking at all the positives at the moment. In between applying for jobs, I've also started looking at Master's degrees I could maybe apply for, which is kind of exciting. I'm also looking to possibly downsize my wardrobe. Although you'd never see me with a capsule wardrobe (have you ever seen me?), I'm starting to realise I have far too many pieces I wear once a year or less, which is unnecessary. And I'm at the point in my life when I have clothes that don't fit perfectly the body I have now, so why should I keep them 'for later', no matter how cute their print. (If anyone'd be interested in a depop-style shop, let me know as I've been thinking of it!) And if that's not exciting, I'm also thinking of picking up new/forgotten grandma hobbies now that I have so much time for them, such as knitting, calligraphy, painting and learning more Latin. Such fun, haha! And since it's my first winter in Finland in absolute ages I'm also actually looking forward to winter sports. I've always loved ice skating, but I'm also waiting to go skiing!

Anyway, so far the winter's been quite mild. It's raining and snowing in turns, which is why there's lots of snow on some days and hardly any on others. For example, on the day I wore this outfit; hardly any. But at least it makes dressing up easier since I don't have proper winter shoes! These floral ones were good in England, but when it gets to -10°C and colder my poor toes freeze. I also, obviously wear a coat outside. A half-leather vest isn't quite warm enough any longer, haha!

Catch you later!


esosandraUTD said...

Pretty cool look. Happy New year.

Corinne said...

I really need to downsize my wardrobe too, haha!

Good luck in 2016 :)

Corinne x

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous outfit! Sweet vest!

Amy said...

Happy New Year! I love your whole outfit, especially your shoes ♥
Amy xx

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Laura Mitbrodt said...

Your vest is so chic! Love this look
Have a happy new year!

Laila said...

You look lovely Laura! I've been busy throwing out clothes as well and trying to downsize - I have WAY too much gigwear that never sees the light of day... xx

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Laura,

Fantastic photos and the location is beautiful. You look stylish and gorgeous. You are a very talented person.

Wish you all success and happiness in the new year.

Gail J said...

Happy New Year beautiful! You look lovely as always, and your hair is longer too! Good luck with the job application, but if u need some advice about MA, you know where I am :)

Hena Tayeb said...

cute shoes.. i'm trying to purge too.. not just clothes.. I've been spring cleaning since last year.. still have too much stuff

Sybil said...

rad vest!

Have a great week!
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Laura Jones said...

esosandraUTD - thanks, hon! and to you too! x

Corinne - i've been saying i need to do it for a while now, but actually doing it is a different matter, haha! and thank you, dear:-) good luck to you too! xx

Lizzie - thank you, lovely! x

Amy - thank you, girl! and happy new year to you too! xx

Laura Mitbrodt - thank you, lady! you too! xx

Laila - thank you, petal! good luck with the downsizing:-) i find it so hard, hahaha, especially as i'm so sentimental about material things.. xx

Joseph Pulikotil - thank you, friend, you're too kind! :-) and the same to you! x

Gail - happy new year to you too, darling! thank you, and it is isn't it! it grows so fast, haha. thanks, will get in touch if there's something i need to ask, though at the moment i've sent my ma application and am just waiting, eee! xx

Hena Tayeb - thanks, hen! i should probably do that as well, haha! hope you get your spring cleaning finished soon! x

Sybil - thank you, pet! x

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