Sunday, May 4, 2014

Trend alert: stripes & suspender jeans skirts

Helsinki, 8 degrees


The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It smelled like sweet vanilla cake batter you licked off a spoon.

Mead, funnel cake, balloons, paper streamers, sparkling wine - that's some of the ingredients of glorious Finnish first of May, Vappu/Valborg (in Swedish) as we call it! For me, this celebration is the true kick-start to the summer season in Helsinki. It's one of my favorite festivities in town, as it's our local spring carnival that many countries in Europe celebrate already in February. May Day always reminds me of my parents, as they both love the celebration. I now feel honored to keep my dad's graduation cap at my home. It will for the rest of my life remind me of the love my father had for springtime Helsinki! May Day is a genuinely joyous party, and so I celebrated it in pink with my dear friends. Of course I wore my white graduation cap, as tradition says. If you've missed them, please read my previous blog posts on Helsinki's May Day celebrations here and here.

Simaa, tippaleipää, ilmapalloja, serpentiinejä, kuohuviiniä - siinä joitakin vapun maukkaita ainesosia! Nyt kesäkausi on vauhdilla saatu käyntiin, tästä varsinainen Helsingin kesä taas alkaa! Vappu on yksi suosikkijuhlistani, varmaankin koska se on aina ollut rakas juhla myös vanhemmilleni. Nykyään isäni ylioppilaslakki on rakas arteeni ja se muistuttaa minua loppuelämäni ajan isäni vapun aikaisesta riemuista. Tänä vuonna juhlitsin vappua rakkaiden ystävien kanssa kotijuhlissa Itä-Helsingissä.

Source

As I've mentioned several times, I'm mad about stripes. This spring I've also been widely obsessed with jeans shorts and skirts that have suspenders, so you can imagine how happy I was when I found this jeans skirt! This is definitely one of my favorite pieces this spring!

Kuten olen aikaisemmin maininnut, olen hulluna raitoihin mutta tänä keväänä farkkusortsi- ja farkkuhamehaalarit ovat olleet suosikkini! Olin onneissani kun löysin tämän farkkuhhamehaalarin - se on ehdottomasti suosikkivaatekappaleni tänä keväänä!


How do you feel about jeans skirts or shorts with suspenders? How did you celebrate May Day?

Mitä mieltä olet farkkusortsi- ja/tai farkkuhamehaalareista? Miten itse vietit vapun?


20 comments:

  1. I love stripes too, great outfit! I don't wear suspenders very often! x
    Outfit of the Day | Freya's Fashion Chapter

    ReplyDelete
  2. May Day isn't a big deal around here, though it is a time where a lot of fairs happen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ihanat kuvat! Toivon, että sulla oli hyvä vappupäivä!!

    http://www.stadinstyle.helsinkids.fi/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kiitos, minulla oli ihana vappupäivä!

      xxx
      E

      Delete
  4. Whoa!! i love that your dungarees!! And love the way you styled your outfit! :D And you're so pretty!!! ^^ Glad to have found your blog!!

    http://anshul90.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Elisabeth, we don't have May Day celebrations here, this looks like wonderful festivities. I adore your denim look, its so charming and unique and looks perfect paired with stripes. Thanks for stopping by...Wishing you a productive week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I got a Diesel denim dungaree skirt (or jeans skirt with suspenders) from a thrift shop for 1 euro and was obviously very happy ;) I want to wear it while being in Crete so after the trip I will probably share some photos of it here. it's exciting anyway because I can't remember when was the last time I wore such thing. in my childhood I think. oh and that skirt with stripes looks lovely!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, I'm looking forward to seeing that! When are you going?

      xxx
      E

      Delete
  7. this look beautiful Elisabeth,love your stripes t-shirt
    i posted a new outfit, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words!

      xxx
      E

      Delete
  8. You always look so adorable! I love your outfit today! Have a great day
    www.thebeautifulessence.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I really appreciate your wonderful comment!

      xxx
      E

      Delete
  9. You look very trendy Elisabeth!
    I still dont have stripes t-shirt!!! Need one, very nice outfit doll
    have a nice day!:)

    tr3ndygirl fashion blogger

    ReplyDelete