All white outfit & some behind the scenes truths

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A while back I wore this all white outfit featuring my newest back bag and a red scarf. Can you believe that my outfit is almost entirely second hand? I bought those white Levi’s jeans, Michael Kors bag and a red Burberry scarf from Zadaa, my trusted second hand app. (I got the bag with a discount for our Instagram collaboration.)

I really loved this outfit and I could wear it every day. That red scarf make it very suitable for Fall and is giving me some major Christmas vibes. Then again, right now,  everything is giving me Christmas vibes. It’s my favorite time of the year.

When you look at the photos, you’d think I was all cozy, warm and happy there. I was actually cold and wet. At the end of this photoshoot my hair was dripping and when I came home I wore Risto’s winter jacket – indoor – because I was still shivering. I thought it would be funny for once to share some truths behind these photos. Reveal what you can’t see.

All white outfit

We found this place by accident. It’s an inner court in one of the prettiest streets of Helsinki. The gate was open, so we sneaked in. I’m pretty sure I’m standing in front of someone’s door, or back door. It was raining and we thought this was a safe spot, but the rain actually dripped through a sparse board ceiling, under which I was standing. Susanna, who was taking photos, had to hold my jacket and bag, while also holding an umbrella, since we had to protect the camera from the rain. Now that I think of it, the situation must have looked pretty hilarious.

I was also nervous about the fact that someone might come and shoo us away. I’m one of those people who can’t take a tram ride without paying or even come up with a white lie. I’m all about doing everything by the book – not breaking the rules. Just as a sidenote. Then again we were there just for a moment and didn’t leave any trash behind. So whoever lived there – thank you for providing us a nice place to shoot.

It was also pretty difficult to not let the cold and rain show up on my face. In most of the photos, you can see that I’d much rather be home, enjoying a cup of warm tea under a very warm blanket. Luckily Susanna was such a good sport, not minding the rain and we got lots of good photos of her. And enough of me as well.

Shooting outside, in Fall or Winter, in Finland is a struggle. But one that is worth it. Just like this photoshoot was.

Photos & hair – Susanna / Healthyhairfinland

My outfit

White Levi’s jeans (*here)
White Shirt
Michael Kors Bag
Red Burberry Scarf (*here)

Smith & Cult  Nail Polish, Shattered Souls (*here)

Amazing second hand style finds

second hand style

Collaboration – Zadaa

 

I’ve become a pretty good second hand shopper. I’ve found some great items used. Nowadays I even do most of my shopping from second hand. But not from just any store, because I only use Zadaa.

It’s always a bit scary to open up the packages, but nine out of ten the item fits me like a glove and I do a little victory dance. I’ve surprised myself, actually. But it’s not just about luck. Put me in a physical second hand store and I want to run out of there as quickly as I can. Not finding anything.  But from the app?
I got this.

Second hand style –  outfit

I felt like a million bucks in this outfit, which was all second hand style (minus the pants and shoes).

I’ve been searching for a blazer, that would feel classy, but still girly, and this light pink blazer was the perfect choice with its cute ribbon sleeves. I think oversized blazers are quite trendy right now – and you can count me in on riding that trend. And probably even after, because to me style is not about fashion and trends. Besides that, I managed to find a nice cotton t-shirt and two (!) dream bags, that were practically brand new. I’m in love with the bags. The other is perfect for when I need to have half of my life with me (you know, a water bottle, camera, wallet, makeup, more makeup etc) – and the other is the perfect size for the essentials (phone, wallet, keys, a lipstick ). Oh – and I also found a new green jacket for spring.

And if you were wondering about the glasses – I was working in a cafe and I use glasses when I’m working. I need them for reading. I usually don’t take photos with them though, not sure why. I guess I feel like they don’t always go with my looks? And I’m a bit bored with them (having the same glasses for years now). But yeah, I guess I could wear them for photos every now and then. And no, I haven’t forgotten about the makeup post for glass wearers either. Actually this particular makeup look went great with my glasses.

This time I bought everything from Germany and it was just as easy as shopping from Finland. I picked up the package from my nearest post just like normal. The selection in Germany was great with lots of sport brands like Adidas etc. I know buying something a bit more expensive, like a DKNY bag, might be a bit scary, but Zadaa package comes with an insurance up to 10 000 euros.

If you haven’t installed Zadaa yet, go do it now!

 

Do you like to shop second hand?

 

 

 

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