Winter jackets

Helsinki, 8 degrees

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Well, way up north where the air gets cold.There's a tale about Christmas that you've all been told...

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, Helsinki is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This week our first downtown Starbucks café, named Starbucks Helsinki, opened (earlier we only had some at the Helsinki airport), and it's already decorated on the outside with tons of Christmas lights as you could see on my workplace's Instagram (@visithelsinki). Our largest deparment store Stockmann has also already decorated some of its windows in true Christmas style even though its official Christmas window that has been decorated since the 40's will be revealed later on.

Kuten mainitsin jo edellisessä blogikirjoituksessani, Helsinki alkaa koko ajan tuntumaan entistä jouluiselta. Keskiviikkona avattiin Helsingin ensimmäinen ikioma Starbucks -kahvila (ennen meillä oli tämän kahvilaketjun kahviloita ainostaan lentoasemalla), ja jo nyt se on koristeltu jouluhenkisesti. Ne teistä lukijoista, jotka seuraatte työpaikkani Instagramia (@visithelsinki), näitte jo alla olevan kuvan kahvilasta. Jotkut Stockmannin ikkunoista ovat myös jo joulukoristeltu vaikka varsinaista Satuikkunaa ei olla vielä avattu.


No wonder that I've been daydreaming all week of winter jackets! We still have exceptionally warm weather for November; last year we had snow storms by this time. Anyway, I'm sure the temperature will drop soon. I came across Glamour's Jackets & Coats: the Autumn edit article and thought I would share my favorites out of the 100 jackets that were showcased in the article. If you don't share my taste, please have a look at Glamour's website. Please check the website also for more detailed shopping information.

Ei siis mikään ihme, että olen nähnyt päiväunia talvitakeista. Marraskuu on tähän asti ollut poikkeuksellisen lämmin, ainakin jos vertaa viime vuoteen jolloin meillä tähän aikaan oli jo lumimyrskyjä ja -myräköitä. Enteilen kuitenkin, että kohta meillä on jo lumi maassa. Näin ollen ihastuin Glamour -lehden artikkeliin, jossa esiteltiin 100 talvitakkimallia. Valitsin näitä joitakin suosikkitakkimalleja, jotka näette tässä alla. Jos haluatte nähdä muut takit, käykääpä Glamourin sivuilla niitä katsomassa. Sieltä löydätte myös yksityiskohtaisia tietoja takeista, esimerkiksi mistä nettikaupoista ne löytyvät.

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The problem for us Finns is that usually all the international websites showcase winter jackets that aren't warm enough for our Nordic climate and weather conditions. Besides that, Helsinki is, as it's a harbor city, always windy so that is good to keep in mind when choosing a jacket. That is why I always look for a hooded winter jacket. I also want the jacket to be long enough to cover my behind so I can continue to wear the dresses I love also in wintertime. That is why I'm leaning towards the Finnish clothing brand Makia this winter. I've been dreaming of grey winter jackets...I think they would go great with my blonde hair color, don't you think?

Kun selailen kansainvälisiä muotiartikkeleita, törmään usein siihen ongelmaan, että ne esittelevät esimerkiksi liian ohuita/kevyitä talvitakkeja. Ne eivät yksinkertaisesti sovellu Suomen sääolosuhteisiin. Mielestäni talvitakissa on tärkeätä huppu (koska Helsinki on tuulinen kaupunki) ja oikea pituus. Koska rakastan mekkoja, haluan käyttää niitä myös talvella jolloin pitkämallinen talvitakki on kätevin ratkaisu. Tänä vuonna olen ihastunut Makian takkeihin. Unelmoin harmaasta talvitakista...vaaleahiuksiselle sehän sopisi, eikö vain?

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They look super comfortable, right? A girl can dream...What kind of winter jackets are you considering this winter?

Mielestäni nämä Makian talvitakit ovat ihanan mukavan näköisiä! Millaista talvitakkia sinä aiot tänä talvena käyttää? Oletko jo löytänyt täydellisen talvitakin?

Happy weekend all dear readers!

Leppoisaa viikonloppua teille lukijoille!


27 comments

  1. Love that third coat. There's nothing like staying warm and staying fashionable!
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  2. I carry a couple of coats. Had to wear 2 the other day

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  3. I can't imagine how beautiful your city must be during this time of year. Its quite hot although rainy here now. Love these stylish coat choices, the burgundy and black one is my fav. Thanks for stopping by sweety.

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    1. Until now, this winter has been rainy here as well.

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  4. Oh the coats are great! I love no 10 most ♥

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  5. Grey would be perfect! :)
    Very nice choice!

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  6. you know, that was such a nice post and I truly enjoyed it. I would actually also need a decent winter jacket/coat and everything you said about the climate is SO true since Estonia is not a very warm place either, hehe. I actually saw a beautiful jacket today but it was not warm enough.. at all, and it's just sad. seems like I will have to wear my old jackets and coats once again. though they're really old! anyway, I think those grey coats are lovely. oh and I answered your questions about my blog design under my post!
    have a beautiful weekend, Elisabeth! by the way, do you remember I once told I got you something from an Estonian fair? I think I want to send it to you for this Christmas! :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Great, thanks for the feedback! Oh, that would be so nice Maiken!

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    2. haha, I had already forget about my plans! but those goodies are waiting for you and when I find the missing pieces I will ask for your address :)

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  7. ooo so many gorgeous coats! making me wish it was winter again here in new zealand!
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  9. I just bought my perfect winter coat! For the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection!

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  10. I love the sleek gray one. I'm on a hunt for a pink winter jacket myself, since that seems to be the color of the season. Are there any Starbucks flavors that are special to Helsinki?

    Brittney

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    1. Unfortunately I don't know about the Starbucks flavors, I haven't been to the coffee shop yet. There's been long queues hehe.

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  11. i go by the 'one coat rules it all' kind of thing hhahahaa so i always buy mine in dark colors..

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  12. Pitäisi itsekin löytää jostain paksu toppatakki... Pitäisi alkaa kiertelemään kauppoja ihan tosissaan :)

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  13. The color combo is perfect!! Fab design!!
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