Prague (Part 1)

Good evening, my lords and ladies!

So, me and fiancé were at Prague 28.8.-1.9. I took gazillion pictures and have been very busy with school and work, but now I got some of the pictures sorted out. There might be a part 2 somewhere in the future, if I can get through the rest of the photos.

We arrived to Prague at evening, so we were able to see the sunset from above the glouds. 

The famous Astronomical Clock of Prague. We didn't even know that at every hour, the figures around the clock move and statues of saints come out and wave. We wondered why there was such a huge crowd when we got there, and after the clock had done its thing, everyone applauded! It was strange, yet awesome. x)

The whole city was full of pretty, pastel coloured buildings.

Food was cheap and delicious so yep, we ate a lot. I regret nothing. 

The Mirror Chappel of Klementinum. The mirrors represent the sky and infinity. They are very rare in religious buildings.

The view from Klementinum's Astronomical Tower. We were there near the sunset and it was stunnig, the city was at its most beautiful.

Of course we drank (and brought home with us) some tea. The tea rooms in Prague were more of a Moroccan style.

A huge soap bubble - I like this picture a lot, and that's why it ended up here.

Can I get these in my bathroom too? Pretty please? :D

I didn't shop that much in Prague - I just bought some luxurious underwear (that's not going to end up in this blog, for obvious reasons) and tea. But my fiancé bought me this, a white gold engagement ring. It reminds me a little bit of the elven jewellery in The Lord of The Rings and I couldn't be happier with my engagement ring. ♥

These pictures were taken mostly during the first two days of our trip. On the third day we also went to the Old Castle of Prague - I'll post pictures of that later, or at least I'll try. :3


Madron Party Outfit

Good evening, my lords and ladies!

No travel pictures yet, because it's really hard for me to find time going through them all, what with being busy with both school and my last work shifts this year.

On Friday, how ever, my darling friend Sari hosted her annual Madron party. I love Autumn, and that's why Madron is my favourite Wiccan sabbath right after Yule. Madron is actually tomorrow, but Sari thought it best that we celebrated a little bit in advance.

Well anyway, parties are a great excuse to wear lolita! I was so happy to wear it at last, even though my hair is getting a little bit too wild - if only I could find time for going to the hairdresser. And those travel pictures.

Outfit details:
Dress - Innocent World
Purse - Minna Parikka
Shoes - KMB
Headbow - second hand
Thights - H&M


The Last Day of Summer

Hello, everyone!

I wore this outfit on the last Summer day. It was surpricingly warm and sunny. The last chance to wear my black Summer hat, and so I did! Me and Hanna-Katariina visited Ateneum for the Tove Jansson exhibit - it was really great - and then we went to The Ounce for tea.

I've had this coat since... what, 2011? I bought it when we were in London, and I love it to bits. I wear it every Spring and every Autumn, every day, and somehow it never ended up on my blog. Since I bought this coat, I haven't bought any other Spring/Autumn coats. I like this one so much it's hard to find a replacement. They only sell boring coats in Finland. I don't know what to do when I have to let this coat go - the colours are beginning to fade a little bit...

Then on to something new: Minna Parikka's bag! It's so cute, yet practical for every day use.

The clasp is shaped like bunny ears. Can't resist anything with a bunny motif. ♥

I'll post the Prague pictures when I get them sorted out - there's sooo much pictures that it might take a while... But I can tell you now that it was a great trip indeed. ^^


My New "Boring" Shoes

Hello, everyone!

Here are my new, "boring" basic shoes. I have been looking for something like this for ages! Made entirely of real leather, black, reasonable heel, comfortable - those were my requirements for the "boring" shoes. I can't believe how hard it is to find shoes, that are made entirely of authentic leather! Even if the outside was leather, the inside was always synthetic, and I just don't see the point - why waste good leather to the outside, when the inside makes your feet sweat like a sinner in church? The older I get, the less I can stand uncomfortable, low-quality shoes.

Well, here they are now, and after all they aren't so boring! They are still quite basic, but I also find them very pretty and the bow detail adds a little bit feminine cuteness and playfulness to the otherwice simple design. I'm sure I can wear these with ordinary clothes, lolita, even in more festive outfits - and also I'm sure I will! Right now I'm quite happy with my new shoes.

I'm even happier about the fact that me, boyfriend and the new shoes are going to spend this week end in Praque! Oh, I'm so ecxited to be travelling again! I hope all of you have a very lovely week end - I'm pretty sure I will. ♥


The Ounce Take Over!

Today was a wonderful day! Even though it rained (a lot), it's finally cool enough to wear frills again - and in such a lovely company, too! ♥

Finally, finally taking out my Cloudberry Lady's mermaid print dress.

Here's almost everyone - I accidentally left Alexander out of the picture. :(  But as you can see, we eventually took over The Ounce completely, and it was lots of fun.

And finally, my friend K was awesome and made this little octopus for me. Bf immidiately named her Inky, and someday Inky is going to be on top of my head, as a part of a headdress. Just wait for it! Needless to say, Inky will be worn with this same CL mermaid dress.


Cups and Cupcakes

I have yet another new set of stamps, this time in a party theme. And this is what I made with those stamps the other night. I felt like a little girl again, colouring in those outlines. It was very relaxing; I knew that if I screwed up, all I'd have to do was stamp another outline and start fresh. And I really like the outcome! If it didn't take so much time, I'd make all my letter sets like this.


Maid of Honour

2th August was the wedding of my friend Hanna-Katariina and her husband T. I was the maid of honour, and the bride wished that we maid of honours would wear the theme colours of the wedding. Those were white, teal and brown. You can see which colours I chose.

I had quite a crisis about what I would wear in the wedding. I have decided long ago that I will not buy a dress to wear at a certain party only - the next new dress I'll buy to any party will be the one I wear at my own wedding (and even then I'll try and find one that I'll later be able to wear elsewhere). If it wasn't so darn hot and humid, I would have worn some simple lolita dress. In the end, my little sister saved me and gave this dress to me. She had never worn it, it still had tags on. First I thought that this dress is not something I would purchase myself, but after a while I started to like it and with simpler accessories I can wear it as an ordinary Summer dress, and with festive ones it can be a party dress. Versatile!

For the church I wore the lace cape to cover my shoulders (and cleavage).

The hatuke - I love that word, in English it would be something like "hatlet", it's not a real word but made up by my darling friend Sari who also owns this hat - and the hairdo. My bf said that "your hair looks like a flower", that's so sweet. x)

Outfit rundown:
Dress - a gift from my lil sis
Purse, hat - borrowed from my friends
Jewelry - Kalevala jewelry, gift from bf
Shoes - Minna Parikka

The wedding card I made.

My maid of honour's gift from the bride: a lovely box, a candle, Liisa Ihmemaassa green tea and a diamond shaped soap bubble bottle (all of these are memories from the wedding), and a handmade "thank you" card, and - this might be the best part - a gift card to a beauty treatment of my own choice!

The morning after the wedding, my bf pampered me by bringing me breakfast in the bed. After that, I had 9 hours work shift, so this was a very welcomed surprise! ♥

The wedding itself was very lovely, and at least in my opinion everything went perfectly. I'm sure Hanna-Katariina will show some pictures of the wedding in her blog later, and actually I didn't even have my camera with me at the wedding, so this post ends here.