a year

Guess who’s back, back again? The bitch is back, tell a friend.

Extremely sorry for that hello, it has definitely been used too many times before. However, I am back, and I only need one resolution for the upcoming year: update the blog more. Have definitely sucked at posting regularly, not only because I’m questioning what kind of content I want to put out there, but also because trying to juggle university and a social life is very easy; however, actually forcing yourself to sit down and write when your friends are going out for drinks seems to be extremely challenging. I promise to try to be better.

Now, the purpose of this post – I want to do a look back on my year, because boy has it been quite a year.

This time a year ago, I was quite literally drifting. I had chosen to take a year off between high school and university, simply because I had no idea what I was doing, or what I wanted to do for that matter. I always had interests, just never a clear path to a certain career I wanted. To be honest I still don’t have an exact plan career-wise, but I definitely have a lot more direction, and it feels really good.

Spring rolled around, and this is around the time I had my big revelation: I realised what I wanted to study. I might already have mentioned this on the blog (and I have told this story about a thousand times since I started uni, all my lecturers think it’s hilarious), but my great revelation came during and episode of Gilmore Girls (which I may or may not be re-watching at this exact moment. I’m team Logan).

For anyone who knows the show, Rory (one of our Gilmore girls) has always aspired to be a journalist and is very interested in books et cetera – something I relate to a lot. Literature has always been an interest of mine, I’ve always loved writing and would love to maybe interview important people – I just never realised you could actually study this interest of mine. My high school focused mainly on the STEM field, which is obviously awesome, but that was never a great interest of mine even if I did well in the subjects, so I just never realised you could actually study literature, actually read and write for a living! Obviously I realise how many people do write in one way or another for a living, but it just never occurred to me that could do it. Obviously studying literature isn’t simply limited to writing, but you get my point. I found my calling.

Then, one fine summer night at 3 am I was up, most likely watching something on Netflix, when I decided to check my email. And what did I find? Well, only an acceptance email to my first choice university! I had a little dance party in my room and honestly could not wait until morning so I could tell my family. This was it, I was getting out of my small home town, I was going to move out of my parents life and begin a new, independent chapter of my life.

The end of summer got closer and closer, me and a really good friend of mine found an apartment that we’ve now been living in for about 5 months. Then it was time to pack up my life in Hanko and move everything to the city I was going to be studying in. I was a bit nervous for my first day at uni, because I didn’t know anyone who was going to be studying in the same faculty as me, but it did all turn out great. I’m honestly so happy with the direction my life is headed in right now, and I’ve met some really cool people through university and made so many new friends.

Obviously this year has had its downs as well, my almost 2-year relationship ended in early December, but there’s nothing to do about that, it was the right thing, and I can honestly say I have no regrets regarding that. On a lighter note, I’m no longer a teenager! I just turned 20 right at the end of December, but it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I don’t really feel older, but I suppose you never really do, at least not in a day.

It’s the middle of the night right now, but I just suddenly felt so inspired to also give my blog a new chance this year that I just had to write something. What else is new..? Christmas was really great, I got tons and tons of books, and I barely have any time to read anything I want anyway, uni course lit takes up all of my free time. Still, right now I’m reading this book my brother got me about a guy who was innocent but still ended up incarcerated in Guantánamo Bay, and is yet to be released even though the US haven’t charged him for any crime. It’s sort of a diary mixed with an exposé, although many things are censored, but it’s a truly interesting and insightful read.

Anyway, now I shall get back to Gilmore Girls, and hopefully I might even get a little sleep at some point, even though I did nap around 8 PM. I’m blaming that on my cold though. Oh, and the aforementioned book is called Guantánamo Diary, it was written by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and put together by Larry Siems. Give it a read, especially if you’re interested in criminal literature.


stay rad,


happy (late) halloween

This week has been an absolute mess, I’ve been drowning in uni work and studying for an exam, but it’s finally all over. A week ago I went to a halloween party (so very sorry I’m just now getting the pictures up) and me and my boyfriend dressed as Bonnie & Clyde. This was very much my idea.


Now, I love halloween. Yes, I’m one of those people who prefer halloween over christmas. Fight me. I’m kidding. This was my first time attempting wounds with liquid latex as well and I have to say I’m quite pleased!



Fun fact: one of my all time favourite movies is “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, I remember watching it when I was really young and it’s just stuck with me ever since! I’m kind of obsessed with everything slightly creepy, the first time I ever watched Edward Scissorhands I must’ve been about 4 or 5.

I really want to try to post more often on here, it just seems there’s too much to do and not enough hours in the day sometimes. Having a personal photographer to take outfit pictures of me would be great to, I’m finding it difficult to find time to take actual proper lookbook pictures. Feels so good to write, whenever I’m just rambling on like this I remember why I chose to study literature in the first place, writing just means the world to me.

Right now it’s Friday night, I’ve been stressing about exams legitimately all week, so I’m just going to enjoy a night in with me, myself & I – I’m binge-watching “New Girl” so life’s pretty great. I’m thinking about doing an October favourites post, I’ve got quite a few things I’ve really been liking this month that I’d like to share with people.


I’m really sorry about the crappy iPhone pictures, I really want to invest in a good camera at some point so that I can take better outfit pictures. I’ve also managed to crack the lens on my iPhone camera so even though the iPhone usually has a pretty good camera mine now sucks.

Tomorrow we’re doing a ‘crib crawl’ with some of my classmates, and I’m really hoping it’ll involve a fair amount of wine as I fucking love wine. Also I totally bombed my lit exam today, even though I spent all week studying. Yikes. My roommates been gone all week BUT I’ve remembered to feed her pet fish so I’m very proud of myself for that. Such a responsible adult. I kind of feel like going thrift shopping tomorrow, I really want and old vintage sweater that I can crop (this is totally inspired by Lua Perez she’s my queen).

ALSO I just found out about this amazing band called Movements, go check them out if you’re into alternative/indie stuff like me! I’m listening to their song “Full Circle” right now and it’s just sooo good.


stay rad,


#ootd: autumn vibes

I have been so inactive lately, extremely sorry. Honestly haven’t even had time to write, uni has been absolutely insane! I promise that I’ll try to be more active, I really love writing and posting on here.

This is a look from few weeks ago when autumn was in full bloom! Last night we got the first snowfall here in Turku in Finland, so we’re in an autumn-winter transition. I could not wear that outfit now, i’d freeze my ass off.

shoes – h&m

stockings – h&m

leather skirt – h&m

shirt – bikbok

leather jacketnew yorker

choker – h&m

I’m pretty sure you can see a trend going on here, what can I say – I love H&M.

On a more serious note, and completely unrelated to the topic, there was a very serious railway accident near my home town today. A military vehicle was hit by a train and at least 4 people have passed away. Most of the people who died were young men doing their mandatory military service for Finland, these were guys my age. It’s truly shocking, and I’m just relieved that none of my friends in the military were in that truck. Still, several people lost their lives today, young men who still had all their life ahead of them. Take a moment. Appreciate life.

stay rad,


recent buys: h&m + new yorker

I’m really loving life in a bigger city, being born a small town gal never meant that I was gonna stay one for the rest of my life. One of the perks of living in a big city are all the shopping opportunities – I’m used to only having one clothing store to go to. So, I’ve picked up a few things that I figured I’d show you now.


I got this crocheted mesh top from h&m and I’m so in love. I’ve been looking for a top like this for ages and I finally found one!


The other thing I got from h&m was this Iron Maiden top. Now, I know a lot of people have some strong opinions about stores like h&m or forever 21 carrying band t-shirts, and I definitely understand why. Even though wearing band tees often is a fashion statement as well as a way of showing your love for the band, these stores carrying the tees makes the bands a brand. A lot of people wear the shirts without even knowing the band, which, even though it isn’t a crime is really disappointing when you see someone rocking a tee of a band you like and go up to talk to them about it, only for them to have no idea it even is a band. Personally however, I love the band tees these stores carry as they are more fashion forward than the traditional band tees you would usually buy (and I actually listen to the bands!).


Okay, moving on to new yorker, one of my new favourite stores as it is so affordable #brokeuniversitystudent. I have this top in light grey already and as it is only 3€ I decided to get one in this army green colour as well.


If you know me, you know I love everything cropped, and that includes hoodies. Another item I’d been looking forever for – a tie-up hoodie. It’s super comfy and slouchy and I adore the colour! Plus, as it’s from new yorker it was super cheap as well. Seriously, my top tip to all broke uni students: if you have a new yorker near you – go there. The clothes are super cute and, as I’ve said a thousand times – so fucking affordable. I don’t know how widespread it is though, it’s a German company and we have it here in Finland.


The final thing I got was this backpack. These seem to be all the rage recently and I tried to fight buying one, I really did, but they’re just so convenient.. also this one is cute as fuck and a lot more purple than what the picture shows.


listening to: quiet riot – cum on feel the noize


stay rad,


my new apartment: details

Yesterday I moved into my very first apartment that I’ll be sharing with one of my best friends. We’ve finally got (almost) everything set up, so I wanted to share some pictures of it with you.


The kitchen, where my favourite thing is stored – coffee.



The dinner table, which I’m currently seated at. I think mixing old chairs with a modern table gives it a really cool look.


And of course, some fake flowers (from IKEA). I’d never be able to keep real plants alive, so luckily these fake ones look really fresh and pretty.


Living room with our balcony in the background.





My favourite thing – the bath. I’ve never had a bath tub in my house, they’re not that common in Finland I think.. so I was really excited to finally have one! I already christened it last night, with an ice cold beer and a good book.


And then there’s my room. I’m so happy with how it turned out, I really feel like it “looks” like me – if that makes sense?






I also have a beautiful view of St Michael’s Church from my bedroom window, the architecture is very gothic (read: creepy old castle vibes) and I love it.

Right now I’m drinking coffee and watching Gilmore Girls, as well as eating a coffee-flavoured yogurt, because you know, you can never have too much coffee.

listening to: all time low – coffee shop soundtrack (one of my all time fave songs)

stay rad,



my new nose piercing

Today I finally got my nose pierced after wanting it done for years.

It was probably the most painful out of all my piercings, but it really didn’t hurt all that much! Right now I should be packing all my clothes as I’m moving tomorrow (yikes) but instead I’m rewatching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

stay rad,


travel throwback: rhodes

In October 2016 I went to Rhodes. Here’s a lil’ look at the beautiful scenery.

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Our hotel was situated right in the heart of Rhodes’ capital, so one day we decided to go to this beautiful beach in a place called Lindos. It was the perfect beach for tourists who just wanted to relax! The water was absolutely stunning (and so warm).

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This picture is also from Lindos, there was a narrow pathway connecting two beaches and that’s where this was taken. I want to go back so bad.

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And then I decided to try SUPing – first time for everything. It was super chill and really not that difficult.

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We came to Lindos on this huge tourist boat, and this was basically our view when we got there. I love the white houses.

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This picture was taken on the boat, we stopped in this random spot and you got to jump in the water off the boat and go for a swim!

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A panorama of where we stopped, you can see people swimming in the water. I’m not the best swimmer and the ocean was really really deep but I still jumped in.


This was outside of McDonald’s.. #mcdonaldsfreewifiourlordandsaviour. No but really, this was the first time I had bubble tea and it was delicious.


And then I found two friends somewhere in the middle of Rhodes’ town.

I’ve got so many more pictures from this trip, and I want to travel again so bad! I don’t have any decent pictures of Rhodes’ Old Town, but it was absolutely stunning, so if you ever find yourself in Rhodes I recommend you go there!

For my next post I was thinking about showing you how I style band tees, just need to find time to get decent pictures of the outfits in between work and moving!

listening to: wheatus – teenage dirtbag


stay rad,