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maanantai 21. lokakuuta 2013

{ Autumnal Delirium }

Hellosies!

Greetings from an autumnal wonderland! Helsinki has been so gorgeous for weeks now and I have been itching to get my camera out to capture the beauty in all its glory. Ella and I finally found the time to jump into the forest and take some snaps!
Lately I've been channelling a type of 'chill autumnal English countryside' feel in my wardrobe. A warm and rustic Barbour coat, pearly grey Hunter boots, riding pants paired with a cozy sweater and a plaid scarf? Effortless comfort, yes please

Terveisiä syksyisestä ihmemaasta! Helsingissä on ollut niin kaunista jo monen viikon ajan ja onkin jo himottanut päästä kuvailemaan ihanaa ruskaa. Ellan kanssa löydettiin vihdoinkin aikaa niin loikittiin metsikköön hölmöilemään.
Viimeaikoin olen kanavoinut rentoa 'syksy Englannin maaseudulla' fiilistä vaatepuolella. Lämmin ja rempseä Barbourin takki, helmenharmaat Hunterit, ratsastushousut yhdessä lämpimän neuleen ja ruutuhuivin kanssa? Vaivatonta mukavuutta, kyllä kiitos.


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riding pants. ralph lauren - sweater. hollister - boots. hunter - coat. barbour - scarf. jack wills

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Mixing it up with 'the edgy prep'; a casual biker vest paired with the traditional white collar and cable knit sweater.

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shirt. burberry - sweater. abercrombie - (ella's) biker vest. saints and mortals

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hipstah chic!

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we experienced the first snow during this photo session
freezing, yet lovely surprise

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Unsurprisingly, school for the next two months will be a never ending hell stretch, but I have somehow learned to let go of stressing and just keep pushing. Valuable, eh? With uni entrance exams, countless deadlines and mock week approaching, I guess you just have to sink or swim.
Time to swim kiddies!

IB teettää helvetillisen työputken vuoden seuraavan kahden kuukauden ajaksi (hei yllättävää), mutta olen tämän kiireisen syksyn aikana oppinut päästämään irti stressistä ja jatkaa puskemista. Tästä oli siis jotain hyötyä? (:
Yliopiston pääsykokeiden, lukemattomien deadline'jen ja mock viikon lähestyessä pitää vain päättäväisesti rehkiä, sillä mahdollisia lopputuloksia on kaksi; epäonnistuminen ja menestyminen.
Successkid täältä tullaan! ;)

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dat snowhair

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Let's.


keskiviikko 16. lokakuuta 2013

{ Pulchritudinous }

Hellosies!
I am enjoying my autumn holiday in the most beautiful way. It is the first time ever (yes, I think so.) I am spending this blissful week in Helsinki, buried in work. But there is something that makes it all so very wonderful. Sure this is supposed to be the 'most stressful year of my life so far', but as of now, it doesn't feel that way. I took the SAT's a few weeks a go and the Oxford Thinking Skills Assessment is only a few weeks away. My extended essay is due in two weeks and countless assignment are itching to be finished. I get emails every day from universities in England and Scotland wishing me well;
'Dear Maria,
We have received your application and look forward to reviewing it as quickly as possible'. Opening my gmail these days is like a little oomph of 'hey, this is what you have worked for for years.' and it feel phenomenal. Sure I have low expectations for being accepted, but even when Yale sends you an automated cute email titled 'Dear Maria we can't wait to hear from you' something in me jumps a little. It feels so crazy to know that my hard work could result in this much or thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much and the fact that I have zero idea of where I'll be resting my head a year from now is exhilarating.
Apart from all things IB, I have really had the chance to fall for Helsinki lately. I have spent so much time waltzing around quiet corners of unfamiliar streets peering into busy cafés full of loud, vivacious people that I have only now properly realised what this place means to me. Creeping up to a best friend's cute little apartment in the center to sit and gab for hours with tea and biscuits on a massive comfy bed; walking hand in hand with someone through the most life changing autumn sceneries brushed with shades of gold and auburn truly seems to sweeten everything. Even walking through the quiet dark streets with gentle guitars in my ears and yellow leaves falling on my path feels like something entirely new. Endless hours on Skype. Sitting together in the library pretending to read but really just stealing glances...
And it feels wonderful.

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I wish this was mine; via tumblr

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And a makeup video to top it off!

Much Love,
Maria



sunnuntai 6. lokakuuta 2013

{ Life Update }

Hellosies!

Having taken an inexcusable hiatus, I tried to explain myself by filming a chatty vlog on recent developments! Aand since we are already on the comfortable path of incoherency, I might as well just post on a delightful explosion of random snaps from the past month and half or so.
Delighted to be back! ;)

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Last school picture ever! Embracing senior year ;)



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Snaps from a sushi picnic we took way back in August. :') Good times

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Some snaps from the Freshman Initiation in August- hehee we got to amuse some freshmen ^^

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Posing with a friend who attends Harvard and was kind enough to speak at a 'Universities Abroad' event hosted by the student organisation I run  (:

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We got students from top unis around the world to come on over and share their experiences. Was so nice to see our dream of this event finally realised. (This was towards the end of August)

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Ms. Chairman (:

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Cutest siblings evah!

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Recent escapades in Helsinki

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Hopefully talk to you soon! :))