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Friday, November 30, 2012

Birthday outfit inspiration

little black dress, minna parikka little lulu, kalevala koru vanamo

As I promised in the previous post, here's some of my birthday outfit inspiration. D bought me the dress as a birthday present and this is an outfit I built around it.




It's really very basic outfit, with a little twist, something I'd be very comfortable wearing. I love the dress, as it's a very flattering shape for me and the back of the dress is simply gorgeous. The subtle glitter gives it enough edge for my taste. Truly a perfect little black party dress.

Perhaps not very creative and innovative, pairing a little black dress with little black pumps, but hey, if it ain't broken, why fix it? Black mid heels are also a very practical choice, as I will have to stand up and down throughout the evening and perhaps even walk a little too. Another reason is that my high black heels are still in Finland and I didn't feel like buying new shoes. Or actually, let me rephrase that... I didn't feel like buying cheap shoes that won't last long when I can save up the money for a pair of quality shoes like the Little Lulus in the picture.

The Twinflower earrings I have had for years, and I have the matching necklace, bracelet and ring, but mostly I wear the earrings. (I'd wear the necklace too if the lock wasn't broken) I got the set as a confirmation gift from my family when I was 14 and I used to wear them a lot back then, until I got a little tired of seeing every other person wearing the same earrings and/or necklace. (the set is extremely popular in Finland, which isn't exactly surprising considering how pretty they are) Here in the Netherlands I have taken up wearing them again, as here almost no-one has anything like them. 

Tights are a must, as I am so sensitive to cold. These glitter tights from H&M are cute, but I'll most probably end up wearing just plain black ones. No time for shopping and even if I had time to go shopping, I couldn't justify buying new tights when I already have perfectly good ones. My dress is glittery enough.

Not shown in the inspiration board, but I will probably add a cardigan or blazer to the outfit as well. Otherwise I'd probably freeze... Dutch houses are just not as well insulated as Finnish houses.


As I will have to spend almost the entire morning baking and preparing everything (and having a long distance birthday party with my friends... skype is a real blessing) I will probably keep my hair and make-up simple. A curled ponytail is festive enough and the '60s inspired make-up should go nicely with the hair and outfit. I haven't yet decided whether or not I'm going to wear false eyelashes. I'm not sure if I value the ability to see over vanity. (can't wear my glasses with false eyelashes and I don't have contact lenses) We'll see... or not.

32 comments:

  1. Looks good :)
    Indeed, you can twist up that outfit with funky shoes & vintagey hairdo :).
    Love those Minna Parikka shoes :)
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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    1. Thanks! I really love simple outfits with a little twist :)

      And yes, the Minna Parikka shoes are to die for!

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  2. Leuke post, leuke schoentjes:D

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  3. Die jurk is echt heeel mooi!

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  4. Ohh, this is such a nice outfit! I love the shoes. I think you'll grab a lot of attention with they eye makeup too. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you! The shoes are indeed lovely, I wish I could call them mine... sigh :D

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  5. I love make-up look number 4!

    xo Sootjeelina

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  6. Die schoentjes zijn super lief c;
    Very nice inspiring pictures!

    xx

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    1. Ze zijn idd erg schattig! Dankje :)

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  7. Love this outfit!
    Those earrings are gorgeous :)
    xxx

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    1. Thank you :) They certainly, so glad I started wearing them again!

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  8. Hi thanks for post..very nice outfit

    regards

    Ice Cream
    Keripik

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  9. Leuke post!
    Lijkt het je leuk elkaar te volgen? Let us know.

    x

    chicksaboutfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Bedankt! Ik zal je blog bezoeken :)

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  10. Oo, haluaisin myös niiiiiin paljon nuo Little Lulut! Pohdin viime vuonna tavattoman pitkään niiden ja Belle-kenkieni välillä, mutta päädyin sitten kuitenkin valitsemaan Bellet :) Nuo kuuluvat kyllä ehdottomasti tulevaisuuden hankintoihini!

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    1. Aaah oon niin kade kun sulla on Bellet, mä en ole vielä onnistunut hankkimaan yhtiäkään Parikoita.. noh, joku päivä sitten! :)

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  11. those shoes are super fun!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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    1. Thanks, they definitely are! :)

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  12. i love putting my hair up in ponytail these days! Love the #2 one!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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    1. Ponytails are so effortlessly chic! :)

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  13. Tuo vilan mekko on kyllä täydellinen! :) Oon sovitellu sitä moneen kertaan hopeisena mutta vielä en oo kotiuttanu. :))

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    1. Kannattaa kyllä kotiuttaa, kaunis mekko on... Itsekin kokeilin hopeisena mutta päädyin kuitenkin tuohon mustaan niin tulee useammin käytettyä :)

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  14. Love your bday outfit inspiration! You're going to look gorgeous on your bday!

    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  15. lovely birthday inspiration outfit. very classic & pretty :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it, thanks :)

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  16. Dit is perfect! Simpel maar stylish, heel erg leuk!

    Xo, Imke

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