Private shopping evening

Helsinki, 13 degrees



A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed...It feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

On rainy autumnal days like these, a great way to spend an evening is to go private shopping with your colleagues! That's exactly what we did some days ago, and I thought I would share some photos of that evening with you readers! The private shopping evening was arranged at Danish fashion store Vila in downtown Helsinki. We were nine colleagues there in total, but two of us were elected to go through a styling, or makeover you could say - and I was one of those lucky ones that got the chance to go through a transformation. It's funny because usually people tend to always choose the same kind of clothing when they go shopping, so it's actually refreshing to see what a shop assistant would choose for you. As you know, I'm a dress lover, so no wonder I turned up at the store dressed in a burgundy dress, a statement necklace, some black tights and a black jacket.

After my makeover, I had jeans, a white stretch shirt, a white poncho/scarf and a beige leather jacket - an outfit I would never had chosen for myself! I thought it was fun to try my own boundaries, but in the end, I guess I truly know what I like because I didn't buy anything from my makeover outfit.


Instead, I bought some of Vila's excellent basic wear - the famous leggings that are super comfortable, a white seamless top that I can use underneath lace and sheer tops and some burgundy tights. I also bought a lovely mustard color sheer top (that in my opinion has a diamond pattern), a grey skirt and a stunning handmade sequin clutch!


Have you ever tried a makeover? Have you noticed that you always tend to buy similar clothings items? Any hints on how to break out of recurring behavior patterns?

15 comments

  1. I like your clothes selection :-)

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  2. I think your original look is such a classy one and I definitely like it more than the makeover one. oh and I haven't tried a makeover because I feel like I don't need it :P I dress according to my mood, so my outfits can be very different anyway. I just don't have the time to post everything in my blog.
    but I like your purchases! and I can see some great autumnal colours like burgundy and mustard which are lovely.
    oh and when it comes to K. Stewart then I must say I'm not her fan but she was okay (better than in The Twilight Saga) in Snow White and the Huntsman, so definitely give it a try and let me know what you think!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Thank you for your kind words regarding my original look :) I don't think a makeover is ever wrong, one should never think too highly about oneself, but think that there is always room for improvement!

      xxx
      E

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  3. thanks for your comment... have a nice weekend =)

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  4. Hi Elisabeth, thanks for all your lovely comments, you are the sweetest! I love the modern look of this store, it must be so leisurely shopping there. You are already stylish, you don't even need a makeover! But It is interesting trying out different styles that we wouldn't normally pick ourselves. Think you look equally elegant in both types of looks, but you do wear dresses exceptionally well! The clutch is stunning. Hope you're feeling better today! take care and all the best with the flea market.

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    1. Dear Sam, you're so very welcome! Thank you Sam for your kind words concerning my style :) I like to try all kinds of new things, I don't like to be stuck with any behavioral patterns :)

      xxx
      E

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  5. beautiful blog xoxo

    http://palistory.blogspot.com/

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  6. The title is such an inspiring quote! Both outfits are really cute! I've never had a makeover, and I think I deifintely buy the same types of things, but sometimes I branch out a little. :)

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    1. Thank you, I think so too! You should definately try a makeover sometime, it's refreshing!

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  7. Ihania asuja valkattu! :) Ja miten upea laukku, oijoij <3 sparkles! ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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