Emerald birds and side swept hairstyles

Helsinki, -5 degrees

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If my love could be represented by a blur, it would be the beating of a hummingbird’s wings.

Three and a half weeks after I got the awful news about my father's death, the day for his funeral finally arrived. I say finally because I strongly felt that the ceremony would help me in my grieving. It was a beautiful ceremony, and I must say that I'm happy about the fact that I believe that he now finally has found peace. After the emotive funeral, me and my sister had arranged a memorial in honor of our dad. It was nice to sit around a table with people who cared for my dad and remember him. Each of us had tons of memories that made us laugh together. My dad was a happy and optimistic person so I know in my heart that he wanted us to find joy in our memories of him during the memorial.

Still continuing to find inspiration from colors, this week I've been seeing emerald everywhere. I stumbled upon this stunning image of an emerald colored skirt with hummingbirds on it, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, right now I feel I find comfort in birds so I thought I would share this photo with you, my readers.

I've also been fascinated with Monique Lhuillie's Fall 2013 collection which showcases the same stunning color in dresses. The dress lover in me couldn't be more in love!


I also love her fierce red dresses! All the lace details are beautiful and have a look at the cool shoes! Definately something to keep in mind!


Hair wise I've been coming across side swept curls, I need to try this look! It's so simple and elegant! Maybe for my upcoming birthday in March?

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What hairstyles have been inspiring you lately? Have you tried the side swept hair? Please share your experiences and hints about how to create this look!

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  1. A great post, I love dresses, and skirt in the first photo is gorgeous! I have posted a post of the Pret A Porter - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid! I follow your blog :)

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    Kiss

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    1. Thank you Kate! I love the skirt as well!

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  2. I'm glad that the ceremony was so beautiful and that it allowed you to have some peace. <3
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    1. Thank you for your kind support Shannon!

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  3. i'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Big hugs.

    I love green too and i 've been quite eyeing it too recently.
    I am not very good with hair style but i think that the main tip for this kind of hair style is the way you part your hair and mosturizing a lot!

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  4. yes, I have tried sideswept hair. it was in December 2012 and I just used some fancy hair clips to keep my hair where it had to be. nothing special but I quite liked it and will probably try again when I have the proper occasion in sight :)
    and now I want that skirt. it's just gorgeous and goes so well with the emerald top and colour block bag.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Do you have a blog post that shows it?
      I know, I'm crazy about the skirt as well...where to find something like it?

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  5. I got an error message the first time so I'm not sure if you got my comment so here it comes again..
    yes, I have tried sideswept hair. it was in December 2012 and I just used some fancy hair clips to keep my hair where it had to be. nothing special but I quite liked it and will probably try again when I have the proper occasion in sight :)
    and now I want that skirt. it's just gorgeous and goes so well with the emerald top and colour block bag.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Yes, I got it, thank you Maiken! :)

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  6. Upeita asuja ja hiustyylejä. Glamouria mutta helppo toteuttaa itsekin. :) Ja tuo smaragdinvihreä on aivan älyttömän kaunis väri !

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    Unohdin viimeksi vastata oppari-asiaan. Se on ollut hieman "hukassa" tai hakusessa, mutta nyt alkaa palaset loksahdella paikoilleen. Varmaankin tulen jotain kirjoittelemaan bloginkin puolella kun asiat varmistuvat :) En vielä tänä keväänä kuitenkaan ehdi valmistua, toteutus kun menee kesän puolelle. Sen verran uskaltaa jo paljastaa että työpaikalleni sen teen.

    Satu
    Indie by heart
    ps. Kukee-kaulakoruarvonta!

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    1. Kiitos kommentista Satu! Olen samaa mieltä väristä ja mun vaatekaapista löytyy ehdottomasti sille vielä tilaa! Jään siis odottamaan tietoa opparista blogin puolella :)

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  7. Every day get's easier. I've been without my father for about 17 years now. Take care.

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    1. Wow, that must be tough. Thank you for your support.

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