Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Surreal spring in Finland

Returning to Finland a couple of weeks back was a shock to my system. I knew it was still rather wintery and cold in here - in fact, I was prepared for the worst - but thankfully most of the snow had just melted when I arrived. It is still difficult to mentally prep yourself for an entirely different season, especially coming off the London heatwave. And, well, despite being Finnish I am definitely no winter girl. The weather has quickly become warmer these past few days and spring is officially, finally making way here. The grass is starting to resemble green and leaves are emerging in trees. I've spotted a flower here and there. It is kind of like early March in London now, except warmer.

In fact, it got really nice and warm during Easter so I've been to the beach with friends on a couple of different occasions to make most of the weather. As you can see, the lake is still covered in ice. It felt just as surreal as it looks to be on the beach, wearing a summer dress, while surrounded by snow and ice.

The sign reads: ski on the left side

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The green pinafore

Pinafore skirts are basically my favorite things in the world! They're super cute, a lot of fun - and yet so practical. A pinafore skirt is perfect for just about every occasion, if you ask me. I've worn mine to gigs (and I'm a manic dancer, mind you!), walks in the park, evenings out in the city, traveling, you name it. I wish I had a pinafore skirt in every color - I'd be quite happy to live in them! When my blue pinafore skirt, custom made for me by TheBlackPinafore, got too big for me I placed an order for a brand spankin' new one from Debora, this time in a deep green color. The material is wool but it isn't too hot and heavy. In fact, it is just about perfect for the weather we're currently having here in Londontown.

I'm wearing my skirt here with a black top, black 40s pumps, 40s emerald green elephant necklace and a red bow for yet another fun night out at the BFI.