I’ll tell you that

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I’ll admit it.

I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. Some days turn out to be awesome and I’m all excited for the new week and new beginning (that’s what it’s all about, right?), but some days all I want to do is curse the day that feels so dumb and grey.

Like today – why does the bad, grey weather always seem to happen on a Monday? And why does my womanly inconveniences pair up perfectly with this day?

Last Monday I had a very good day. Well, they can’t all be winners.

But instead of complaining about the inevitable and staring at the blank pages, I’ll improvise. And talk about the things, that have the power to transform my day for the better.

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Outfit: Pineapple t-shirt, Esprit – Jacket, Runaway/ Zadaa

I’ll tell you that…

… last Friday – and the whole weekend really – it felt like spring! And everything (me included) is waking up

… I love the city I live in and exploring it food-wise is very rewarding

… Gran delicato is a great place in Helsinki to have ciabatta & coffee

… our apartment is at it’s best in Spring and I’m welcoming the sun inside our house very happily

… actually a lot of things seem to be better in Spring and when the sun is shining – sun, sun, sun

… it’s pretty awesome to get to see a friend after 15 months and then just go on like there was never a break in the first place

… I attended an event about ACO’s new products and I got some new products to try out – including a mattifying sunscreen and a self-tanner that gives you color in just 4 hours

… applying sunscreen on my face gives me an instant summer-rush

… exercising sometimes feels like dying, but it always rewards with endorphins and good vibes

… it’s an awesome feeling to make someone happy by doing their makeup

… it’s an even better feeling to have your friend move to Helsinki after living in another city quite far away for a long time

… ice skating is fun and even though I’m not the ballerina I once was, I’m learning quickly

That’s about it. Honestly, my head is blank.  What’s new with you?

photos Kauneusgurusi

Weekend mood on



vagabond anna boots outfit

vagabond anna boots

runaway shirt dress
Vagabond Anna Boots – Runaway shirt dress (both from Zadaa) – River Island Bag

I’ve been living in my new shirt dress this whole week. I’ve also been obsessing over these new boots and I refuse to admit that they resemble horse riding boots.

Though, I’ve already ridden pretty fast to the weekend and finding it hard to concentrate on work today.

I’ve been waiting for this weekend, because it’s a special one. I’m smiling just writing that now. Our friends from Amsterdam are visiting and we have dinner plans for today. Also, my best friend came from Australia and she is here (and we’ll hang out either tonight or tomorrow)! Helsinki has apparently been the city to fly to this week, although it’s freezing cold. And on top of having all these awesome people here, we have a party planned for tomorrow. My sister is moving to Italy and we are having her send-off party at our place. Last night we actually baked for the party – and it was as hilarious as one could expect – when two Takkula sisters are in the kitchen. Not all of us born with the natural talent of operating in the kitchen smoothly.

So, I’m off to enjoy my weekend with friends and family. I wish you a great weekend as well!