January 22, 2017

Turtlenecks and pencil skirts

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A typical winter day for me is a day of tights and a pencil skirt paired with a nice sweater or blouse and a cardigan. Right now we do have half a meter of snow and I am going to work in my winter hiking boots and a pair of jeans, but whenever the weather is a little less like a freezer, I do prefer skirts over denim. I just feel a little more work appropriate, like I do care and take that extra minute to put on something nice when going to work. The turtleneck sweaters just recently caught my eye. I did hate them when I was younger, but now they work well with most of my skirts and I already bought two in the last few months. Let's see, if this lovestory continues. Do you love things in your closet that you hated in the past and now can't live without?

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What I wore

Sweater & Skirt: C&A
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace: Kalevala
Bag: vintage

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January 15, 2017

Remixing is the new buying

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Blogging is a thing that helps me remix my outfits loads. Sometimes people can start to get into kind of a routine and wear a lot of similar outfits. I can see myself doing this as well. Still, I do try to mix it up and often think of my outfits and if they would be a repeat for the blog. Yes, that sounds silly, but if it's a repeat for the blog, it will most likely be a repeat for my work or days spent with friends and family as well. Yes, we all do have favourites in our closets and we love to wear them constantly. But, what about all those other beautiful pieces in our closets? Should we neglect them for the sake of wearing all things new only? I often feel that all the big bloggers out there tend to wear new things only - to market them, to show them off, to follow a trend or to make one. I don't feel comfortable with that. I still love my pants that are three years old and still adore my handbags from five seasons ago. Who cares about trends anyways. Yes, for the readers it is nice to find inspiration and buy the things, but what about the things in our closets? I think most readers do own similar things and by remixing those, they could come up with a great outfit without spending a penny. For 2017 I want to do more remixing and less buying. 
Let's remix a bit more, buy less new things and love and cherish the things that we do already own.

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What I wore

Skirt & Leggings: Long Tall Sally
Shirt & Cardigan: C&A
Boots: Deichmann
Necklace: Kalevala

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January 11, 2017

New Year and new in my closet

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The new year is almost two weeks old and I finally get to share a couple of new additions to my closet with you. It's been a hectic couple of weeks of Christmas season, New Years Eve and my birthday and I just now get the time to show you some of my Christmas gifts. This beautiful coat being one of them! It's by Hell Bunny, a vintage inspired brand and fits all my requirements for a great fancy winter coat. It swings nicely, hits right at the knee, has long sleeves (that can be adjusted) and all my petticoat dresses get covered nicely even with the biggest of petticoats. It's a coat that you can wear even at minus 5°C and it makes every outfit look fancy in a heartbeat. 
Only my new handbag love can further brighten a look. It is no secret that I am a handbag collector and have quite a number of pretty pieces in my wardrobe, but this beauty is special. I do own the small Michael by Michael Kors Bedford in white and it is one of my favourite handbags for a night out, a fancy dinner or even a wedding invitation, but it is also quite small. It fits almost nothing and is highly impractical, more so because the white leather is just really sensitive when it comes to stains. Therefore, I don't wear it as often as I wish I would. I have been eying the medium sized sister for a while as it has the perfect every day size with that beautiful design. A week prior to Christmas Mr.B and I checked out TK Maxx for some last minute gifts and there she was. This red beauty in all her glory almost half price only and I just had to get her. A big Christmas gift to myself, which I haven't regretted once.

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What I wore

Coat: Hell Bunny via TopVintage
Skirt & Cardigan: C&A
Leggings: Long Tall Sally
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace and Bracelet: Thrifted, vintage
Bag: Michael Kors via TK Maxx
Scarf: no name

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January 7, 2017

Winter Whites

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I love winter! I am a true winter girl (my birthday is actually tomorrow!) and I am over the moon excited that it started snowing a couple of days ago and is extremely cold right now! My kind of weather! I do find dressing a little more tricky, but bundling up is fun as well. I am wearing this wonderful look today and will probably wear it again on Monday going to work. Whenever I can, I try to wear all my pencil skirts also during winter and with a nice pair of tights, I can manage the cold. This look is definitely already a favourite of mine in 2017 and the year is only a week old. Way to go!

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What I wore

Skirt: C&A
Cardigan: Lindex
Poncho: 1982 Fashion
Scarf & Hat: handmade by mom
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Ring: Glitter
Necklace: Kalevala
Gloves: vintage

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This is my face when I see snow! I am a true winter child and love to be in the snow, love the crispy cold and enjoy all things that involve snow. I have one issues - downhill skiing but other than that, the snow is my favourite, especially sledge riding!

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January 2, 2017

Happy New Year - 2017 Blog Resolutions

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As the year 2016 came to an end, I decided to take the days between Christmas and New Year's and tried to relax as much as possible, which meant that I also kept away from the blog for some time. 2016 has been a really hectic and stressy year for me and it kept me quite busy. The blog has been neglected a bit and I feel that I want to change this in 2017. I have missed blogging, even though I kept posting quite frequently, I feel that my focus was never there and I want to put my heart in it once again. Aheartandsoulstory is not just a random name, but I actually want to give it my all once again. This little blog will turn 6 soon and I am still not done with blogging. I miss it and want to do more in those upcoming months, with more content and not just outfit posts. I've got loads of ideas, just have to fulfill them! Let's see how that goes :)

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What I wore

Shirt & Blazer: Primark
Skirt: vintage, thrifted, was actually a dress once
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Ring & Necklace: Kalevala
Earrings: Christmas market booth
Watch: Skagen

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This year, I went with a comfortable look for Christmas eve. Normally, I will wear a very pretty dress that get's more and more uncomfortable to wear with every minute you sit down and every bite you take. I learned from my mistakes :) and wanted to be more comfortable during the festivities. Therefore, this stretchy skirt was super easy to wear and the burgundy blouse on top felt lightweight and comfortable the entire day. Later, I switched out the blazer for a cozy cardigan, but other than that this look was definitely a good choice for a day with my family that included loads of eating :)

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My face when I opened the box to this beautiful Kalevala Twinflower necklace that Mr.B gave me for Christmas!

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