I made a wool skirt

skirt I made from thrifted wool, sweater c/o Shein, old blouse and beret and oxfords, vintage belt, beet pin


I can't remember when was the last time I showed you an outfit that was as casual and print-less as this one! To be honest, I think I kinda get lost easily in all the intricate embroideries and quirky prints and inventive cuts... and I often forget how a simple ensemble like this one feels like a breath of fresh air after all the excentric attire. Style can be a refuge but it can also be a bit suffocating at times. I think everything gets this way after a while of repeating, at least to me.

Anyway, I was keeping my eye on this style of skirt that's been popping up all round the blogosphere in the last year or two and I finally decided to make one like it for myself. Naturally, I leaned towards printed fabrics first... but after a while, I decided to go with this grey wool: warm and simple. Also scratchy, which meant I needed to add lining to the skirt, which I usually refrain from (I prefer using slips). All in all, I'm really happy with this little number and I would gladly make more of it, it's just such a pleasant design to sew up... if you want one, let me know! I can whip it up for you in any fabric --printed or solid --you like!

Wearing a skirt I made from thrifted wool, sweater c/o Shein, old blouse and beret and oxfords, vintage belt, beet pin

Photos by Karolina.

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Outfit: 9 3/4

sweater I made, And Mary necklace, thrifted boots, jacket and scarf, dress c/o The Other Sparrows, locally bought beret

Ok, so we've basically just been playing around with speedlights on one February evening and I literally froze my toes off but at the same time these photos look like I've just arrived at Hogwarts so there's that. Also pay attention to my Helena Bohnam-Carter-esque styling a'la determined orphan coming to a big city. Mixing a lot of prints here but I think I could've pulled off even more for a more literal look. Oh well, another time!

Also just wanted to give you guys a heads up that this dress by The Other Sparrows is totally awesome: super soft cotton, fully lined, great details and impeccable finish. I can't remember the last time I wore a dress this well fitted. So if you were wondering if it's reasonable to get something from their site, I'd say it totally is. Sorry for not enough close up shots but as I said: I froze my toes off for these photos. And fingers too. This dress will be making more appearances on the blog, though, so I'll provide betted detail shots then!

Wearing a sweater I made, And Mary necklace, thrifted boots, jacket and scarf, dress c/o The Other Sparrows, locally bought beret.

Photos by my boyfriend and me.

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Brand spotlight: Folkloriikka


Folkloriikka

Simone Toerien, the hands and eyes behind Folkloriikka, started her brand not so long ago and it soon let her quit her day job. No wonder! Just look at these dainty, beautiful pieces that are equal part quaint and adorable. The curled up mouse sleeping in her hole is as cute as two kissing rabbits and I can't imagine a better pair of earrings than the two foxes with their cunning stares. These pieces have everything I love in my jewellery: they feature woodland animals, they are cute and they are tiny. Their quality looks amazing with all the delicate detail --something I personally pay a lot of attention to.

I would have a hard time picking just one piece out of all these that I pictured here --and those are just my favorites! There's more available in Simone's etsy shop to go, check it out.

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