ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK

So in case someone is wondering why roses are blooming this time of the year, these outfit photos are from my trip to England in June so they are bit old but I thought they where still worth showing here. It has been crazy couple of days at work so this outfit really suits in the theme. I love it how the colors really match with the roses in the background. Simply outfit put full of colors.
Really awkward arm pose is something we all need, don't we, eh? I do not know if you have noticed, probably yes, that I am very awkward in front of the camera. I could use a tip or two from professional. From the camera perspective my outfits always look different than when I try them on in front of the mirror. It is quite interesting how different you actually can look in the pictures and when you see your reflection from mirror.  Okay I am not sure anymore if that was non-sense talking with myself but better stop. :D
I must say that I am speechless at the moment but I wanted to send you all some pink flowers in a form of these pictures. Have a great Wednesday everyone!
☺: Alice

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5+1 TIPS TO FIRST TIME LONDON TRAVELERS

5 + 1 helpful tips from me to first time London travelers. Those who have already visited the city these might not be so new information. I have traveled to London many times and also spend one summer there so this post is based on my personal experiences. Photos are from my last trip to London. I did not do much of that touristic stuff anymore since I have seen the most popular attractions quite a few times already. And I do not have proper outfit photos but two of my outfits you can see in the images down below.
1. Have a walk tour instead of hop-on hop-off buses
I would not recommend anyone to take any kind of tourist bus in any city. Best way to get to know the city is to explore it yourself walking, then you can stop to take pictures or maybe change directions when ever you like. I like to recommend route which starts from Piccadilly Circus continuing towards Trafalgar square and maybe you like to have a little look inside the National Gallery. From there you want to walk towards Westminster where you can see the famous Big Ben, Palace and Westminster Abbey. After that you want to continue to the direction of Buckingham Palace. It is pretty nice walk if it is sunny day and it includes many tourist attractions. But unfortunately Tower bridge, Tower of London and St.Paul's Cathedral are in the opposite direction.
2. Do not spend your money on overpriced tourist attractions
Places such London Eye or Madame Tussauds etc are really not worth of the money you spend buying a ticket or the time you spend queuing to them. Or if that is really something you want to do well go for it but I could not recommend such places. Not to mention that London is full of free entrance museums such as National Gallery, British Museum, Museum of London, Natural History Museum etc. I am sure that you can find many that you find interesting. And what comes to good view's from town, there is two places that I could recommend. The Monument is quite nice although it has entrance fee which is few pounds. My favorite is Primrose Hill it is completely free and gorgeous especially when it is dark outside. I used to go there quite often just to sit there, watching the view and listening to music. Having a moment with myself. It is worth the visit if you ever go to London.
3. Places to go shopping
There is three major places to go shopping. First one is of course Oxford street. It is full of different chain stores such as H&M, Topshop, Benetton, Urban Outfitters etc. and different department stores Selfridges, John Lewis, etc. and some of the stores have multiple shops in the street. It is quite nice place to go shopping if you are into chain stores but it is super crowded especially in the afternoon. Portobello road in Notting Hill is another good place to go shopping. There is plenty of antique stores and little shops. In my opinion thou the Portobello Market which is on Sundays is overrated. But that is again my opinion and might not be a popular one. The best place however to go shopping is Camden. It is full of unique little stores and unique people and it is one of my favorite places in London. There is also a lot of street art so if you are into spotting graffiti that is the place you want to go.
4. Oyster card is must have
The distances is London can be quite long and you must be out of your mind to drive in the city. So public transportation will be your bestfriend during your time in London.With Oyster card you can move around easily by bus or tube. Buses are cheaper but of course it takes longer time to get where you want to go. That is why I prefer tube. I love the transportation system in London it is so easy to commute from one place to another!
5. Take a walk in park
London is full of green areas. Go to any park and have a lunch there. You'll be amazed  of what you can find in there. There is so many different gardens and beautiful spots and animals. The two most famous one's are Hyde park and Regent's park. If I have stayed in Hotel like last time it is usually next to Hyde park close to Oxford street. In my opinion it is quite unusual to have such big parks in a metropolis like London is.
+1 Your full London experience will not be completed unless you have eaten fish and chips. My favorite fish and chips place is located in Camden and it is called Hook. They serve the best fish and chips I have ever tasted with different sauces. So it is not so traditional but so delicious! They have also other things in their menu if you are not so into the idea but I would definitely recommend the restaurant for everyone.

☺: Alice

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HAAPSALU'S OUTFIT

Here is my outfit photos from the trip to Haapsalu which I talked about in the latest post. Go check out it if you are interested. This summer is really hectic and I am sorry that I have not post for a week again. I have to say that I have spent last week in London and I did not take my computer with me. I might make a post of something London related but I do not have reasonable outfit photos because I was too busy to socialize. London is probably my favorite place in the world and I travel there every year. I have also spend one summer there working and I have few friends there to. So it is close to my heart. :) This time I did not really went to see all the touristic attractions since I have seen them quite few times before but if you have something you want me to write about London or anything, feel free to share it in comment section. But this is a promise: I will start posting more often when I go back to uni in Autumn.
To the outfit photos. I had to have it in the Haapsalu train station because look at it, it is soo beautiful. Maybe sneakers were not the best option when it come to this outfit but they where sure quite nice to walk around the town.
I really love the pattern in the skirt. I also have a scarf and a handbag with the exact same pattern in them since I love it so much. It is Ted Baker's in case you are wondering. ;)
It is truly a picturesque venue. How did you like the outfit?
☺: Alice

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DAY IN HAAPSALU

Not so long ago I visited Haapsalu so I thought that I could make a small post about it. Haapsalu is quite small town in Estonia but it is perfect for a day trip in summer. We were blessed with good weather, in the morning it was hot and sunny and in the evening it was a bit cloudy but still warm. It was my first time in the town and probably will not be the last.
Haapsalu castle is something you cannot miss when going to Haapsalu for two obvious reasons: firstly it is so big and secondly it is in the middle of the town. Although some of it was destroyed during ww2, it was still a pretty cool place to visit. I even managed to climb to the bell tower even though I am scared of heights! 
We had a lunch in lovely restaurant called Dietrich. I have to say that it was the best restaurant I have been in Estonia so far. The food was great and tasty and definitely when I go back to Haapsalu I am going to eat there again!
Some pasta and pesto for me
and some fish for him.
The whole city is so idyllic especially during summer.
We visited Haapsalu railway station and railway museum, it's funny because there is not actual railway system in Haapsalu and you cannot get there by train. :D They used to have railway but I think during soviet times it was  destroyed and people stole the tracks? correct me if I am wrong cause that's what I have heard at least.
Anyway the railway station is so picturesque and pretty. I guess it would not have been preserved so well if it would have served  its purpose during soviet times.
And of course there was old trains but one was not allowed to hope in which was pretty sad. :(  Anyhow if you have a chance to visit Haapsalu definitely do it. I was surprised by the town and how pretty it was!
☺: Alice

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BLUE VINTAGE DRESS

Hi pumpkins! I'm back with new outfit post. This time I am wearing my blue handmade vintage dress which I bought from Old Town when I moved to Tallinn. I love it and it is such a unique dress! I have not seen anything similar before. When I found it I was quite surprised it fitted me perfectly even though it was handmade probably for a specific person but I was just her size. It is pity I do not know the original owner of the dress and how old it is. I would love to hear the story of it!
The dress is very feminine and it is quite sad that it is hard to find dresses long enough or dresses which do not have cleavage or are feminine but not show too much. I do not think that I am conservative because I do sometimes wear those kind of clothing but it is hard to find nice clothing which I feel comfortable in. I wish it would be easier to find clothes that are feminine but do not show off everything because it is not necessary.
I kind of feel out of this world when I am wearing this dress but maybe it is just me. :D
The flower pattern in the dress is so pretty. I also like how the fabric is a little bit see trough in the arms and in the neckline.
☺: Alice

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PINK IS THE COLOR OF THE DAY

I have not been very active recently here in my blog and it is because I have been working lately and I just haven't got the time for posting. I still have not forgot you guys and I will keep posting everytime I have a chance. I have also been thinking about what direction to take in my blog since I have been writing this blog for couple of months. I have feel that my blog has been very superficial and there have not been enough content to keep an interest. I am not going to change the whole direction of the blog it is going to be about my style and I will not talk about my personal  life either but maybe I will slightly talk more about being expat and traveling in general. Since I feel like my latest post about this subject interested some of you guys. Here is a link to that post if you have not yet read it: 6 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE MOVING ABROAD. Anyhow, let's continue to the outfit of the day!
Pink is the color of the day and if you would ask me it could be the color of everyday. Pink is probably my favorite color. :D I mixed up few different pinks in this outfit but I still think I came across cute. The leather jacket gives it a little twist and rustier look so it is not that pink.
I think I have had this bag in one of my outfits before but I must say that I absolutely love it. Ted Baker is probably my favorite designer brand. Their products just fit in my style so well, okay to be honest their products are my style. Only downside I can think of their products is that they are quite expensive for uni student's budget...
These shoes are also lovely. Even though they are quite high they are very comfortable to walk in except in old town where there are cobblestone footpaths. There flat shoes are better if you do not fancy breaking your ankle.
Tell me how did you like my outfit, was it too much pink? Or if you want to give me a post idea or any kind of comment, feel free to do it in comment section. I like to read them and will answer to all of your comments. You are fantastic, thank you!
yep, this was mandatory! ;)

☺: Alice

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6 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE MOVING ABROAD

I thought it would be nice to do a little bit different post this time. As you might know already but if you did not know I live in Estonia but I am not Estonian. I have also lived in the States in the past and that is why I have some experience to talk about this. So I gathered few things which people who have lived in abroad in some point of their life might be able to relate to. These things are not particular to Estonia but just some general remarks. Let's get started!

1. YOU WILL EVENTUALLY PUT YOURSELF INTO MANY AWKWARD SITUATIONS
Let's be honest it will happen to everyone! Whether you pronounce a word incorrectly so that it changes the meaning of the entire sentence or you just do not know how you should act in certain situation. It is okay if it happens you cannot know everything and it is 100% understandable. I myself for example, did not know how to pronounce schedule correctly so I pronounced it very weirdly when I started high school in the States. I had been talking about my schedule for the whole first week until someone cared to correct me and ask me what I was talking about because nobody had understood. I was pretty embarrassed back then when I heard how to actually say the word correctly. Oh those lovely high school days. ;)
2. FEELING IN THE LANGUAGE WHICH IS NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE IS DIFFICULT
 I had good command of English already when I arrived to States although I had thick accent. The most difficult thing for me was to feel in English although I researched the point in where I even thought in English. It sometimes was very frustrating when I tried to express my feelings but just could not really do it. I knew the words and how to say them but still I could not put feeling in it. My "I'm happy" and "I'm sad" sound the same even if I had been super happy or super sad. And it is not with English language it is with every new language you'll learn.

3. YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT
You will have to adapt your diet to what local supermarkets offer so say farewell to your own country's specialties. But that also means hello to your new country's specialties and you will have to try everything during the first two weeks. oops... Eventually you will find constantly new things you want to try and you will fall in love with some of them. So you'll eat them because you never know when you might be leaving. ;) Or people in your new country are used to more fattening. Whatever it is you will gain weight, probably a lot and there is no way to prevent it.
4. THE STRUGGLE OF FINDING REAL FRIENDS
 I am not going to lie, finding friends that will stay is not easy in new country. First of all you might not know anyone before hand and you might not know the language well enough to communicate with locals which makes finding friends difficult. There will be people who are interested about you for few weeks because they think your exotic and interesting but when they have heard enough and asked enough questions about your home country, they will loose their interest. Also there will be people who assume that you will eventually leave so they are not even bothered to get to know you because they assume that the friendship will not last anyway. Struggle is real but you still cannot quit trying but you have to keep going. :)

5. YOU EITHER END UP LOVING IT OR HATING IT
There is only two sides either you end up loving it or you come back to your home country and never move out again. I must say that I am addicted and I do not think I want to come back my home country anytime soon. The more I experience the more I want to experience.
6. EITHER WAY, YOU KNOW IT THAT YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN SOME POINT OF YOUR LIFE
I think everyone should try it in some point of their life and it can be for any reason university exchange or work and it does not have to be so long even 2 months is enough to make life long memories, friends and learn skills you would not probably learn in your own country. There is just so much things living in abroad teaches you and whole new world will open up to you if you do it. So if you get a chance to move abroad do not hesitate just do it. It is for your own good. ;)

☺: Alice

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CASUAL OUTFIT FOR GROCERY STORE SHOPPING

Hi guys! What do you wear when you go to grocery store to pick up few things for making dinner? I usually look like a bum if I have not walked out the door that day or even sometimes when I have. :D I like to wear something simple and comfortable. This time though I managed to wear something simple and comfortable without looking a bum, success! But know when I look at these pictures my skin really looks disturbingly pale, like a ghost. A little tan would not do any harm...
When I go to grocery store I do not usually wear much make-up. But one thing I almost always have even though I would not wear any other make-up is lipstick, especially red lipstick. It just gives you a little bit fresher look on your face at least in my opinion. It also shifts the attention from your dark circles to your lips. It is the best trick ever!
Have a great start of the week everyone and remember to smile! :)
☺: Alice

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CHERRIES

How's it going? I am doing good. I have not posted anything for a while because I have spent two weeks in England and did not have very good internet connection during that time. But I will continue posting regularly for now on. :) Today it is going to be very colorful outfit as you know I love colors. For some odd reason I think that I look like I am from circus. :D Maybe it has something to do with those colors...
What I like about most in my outfit is the skirt I am wearing. The pattern is so nice and in some way very classic. I also like the length of the skirt which is just perfect for me. It is not too short but it is not too long to make me look short because I have noticed that certain length dresses or skirts make me appear very short. I have to admit that I am a short person I am only 5.3 ft but if I wear 3/4 length skirts or dresses I will appear even shorter.
See you again soon!
☺: Alice

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