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Oulun blogi-ilta – Blogger’s Party @ Oulu

8 Oct

Moikka kaikille! Pitkästä aikaa taas postausta, jossa on vähän suomenkieltäkin mukana. Tosi oudolta kyllä tuntuu kirjottaa omalla kotimaisella, kun englannista on jo muodostunut se tärkein kirjotuskieli. Tällä hetkellä teen myös kandia enkuksi niin syvimmät pahoitteluni jos postaus sisältää vähän kapulakieltä!

Tosiaan aattelin kirjottaa pienen postauksen meidän oululaisten bloggaajien blogi-illasta – meillä kun ei yleensä tällaisia juttuja niin paljon järjestetä ja ihan viime hetkellä itsekin päätin tulla mukaan tutustumaan uusiin ihmisiin ja mässäämään valtavaa määrää kaikkien ihanien ihmisten tuomia herkkuja. Ilta järjestettiin siis Starry Eyesin Sitan luona, joka oli hommannut meille kaikkea mukavaa illan onnistumista varten – oli herkkuja Cloetalta ja pienet meikkiyllärit Lumenelta. Kaikki muut olivat myös nähneet efforttia ja tuoneet paikalle vaikka mitä, muun muassa sushia ja brownieta. Itse pyöräytin ei-niin-oikeaoppiset raakasuklaapatukat, jotka kieltämättä onnistuivat hyvin.

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Kuva: Tania. Mulla on tässä sellanen ilme että bitches be serious, lol.
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Hello boobs! Kuvat: Vilma
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Pakollinen selfie. Koska mitä muuta bloggaajat tekee blogi-illassa ku ottaa selfieitä ja ruokakuvia.
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Juoruilun, somettamisen (!) ja kuvaamisen lomassa kerkesi kyllä tutustua niin ihaniin ihmisiin ja toivonki että saan näitä tytsyjä ja yhtä miekkostakin nähdä pian uudestaan (Jarnoa näin kyllä jo tänään Hullareilla, yhessä päiviteltiin sitä miten kuuma ja ahasta oli!). Tutustelun jälkeen suuntasimme 1bariin, jonka Sita oli saanut yhdeksi sponsoriksemme. Osa bloggaajista oli ilmoitettu baariin ihan etukäteen ja ykkösen jengi oli suunnitellut meille sitten ihan omat nimikkodrinkit – tosi hauska idea ja mahtavasti toteutettu, vaikka paikka olikin reilun 20 ihmisen köörille vähän ahtaanpuoleinen.

Kun oltiin istuttu pöytään, 1barin Taneli esitteli meille muutaman klassikkodrinkin, joihin nimikkodrinkkimme perustuivat. Omani sisälsi seuraavia iloliemiä:

  • 1 cl Dijon Cassis Liqueur
  • 1 cl Licor 43 (Vanilla)
  • 10 cl Prosecco sparkling wine

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Elikkä siitä vain drinkkiä väsäämään jos omistat karkkihampaan (drinkki on nimittäin aikas makea)! Lopuksi meikätyttö hiippaili pois paikalta vähin ääniin, sillä olin ollut jo baarissa parina edeltävänä iltana. Kunnon juoppo! No ei, mulla on vaan vilkas sosiaalinen elämä. Sori muuten kaikille, kun en heippoja edes sanonut, olette kuiteski kaikki ihania!

 In English: Hi and sorry for a whole post mainly in Finnish! I just thought this might be more interesting to my Finnish readers and fellow Finnish bloggers so I wanted to make the post more accessible to them. However, I will tell you what this is all about! I attended a blog event in my hometown Oulu last Saturday and had a blast with over twenty bloggers. We had all prepared an array of snacks for the evening and our lovely host Sita had arranged us some sweets and makeup goodies. 

After getting to know each other we headed to a local cocktail bar called 1bar. 1bar (or just One) is known for their delicious cocktails and we were provided with a free round of drinks and some of us even got their signature drinks done by our bar host, Taneli. So if you wanna taste a bit of 2COP, try the recipe above 😉 

All in all the evening was fantastic and I can’t wait to meet these lovelies again! xx

Full-Bust Friendly Clothing – Collectif “Phyllis” Dress Review

22 Sep

 When it comes to bust-friendly clothing I always struggle to find something that fits both my bodytype and budget, and I tell you, we’re not even talking about style and fashion aspects yet. I am very picky about what I wear – it has to fit nicely over my bust and waist and the waist must be at the right height to look the most flattering. Recently, I have been leaning towards a more vintage-kinda style as it usually tends to flatter my figure – and the most important thing, I feel smashing in those old-Hollywood style dresses.

When I was UK last time, ie. August, I popped into a Collectif store in London Holborn area. I was exhausted with blisters on my feet for walking miles in the London heat, wearing nothing more breathable than my dark leather Doc Martens. I was probably the funniest thing those sales assistants had seen in weeks as I stumbled through the Collectif door with my Docs in my hand, barefooted and carrying a suitcase. Not the kind of graceful pinup goddess they must have shopping in their store all the time, huh? Well, I couldn’t give a flying fuck about my appearance at that point so I just tossed my luggage at the till and started browsing their very convenient flash sale.

To my happiness, I was lucky enough to get my hands on of their Phyllis dresses, even though I first had the classic Dolores Doll in mind. The Phyllis was a lovely cream colour with a rose-shade applique adorning the shoulder and with the £17,50 price tag, I just couldn’t resist it.
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I snatched up the Ivory Phyllis in size 10/ Small and since then, it has definitely become one of my wardrobe staples. It’s such a classic shape – a 1940’s style a-line dress with a swift-like top part and classic colourways to choose from. As the summer has now come to its end, I decided to buy another Phyllis to accommodate my autumn wardrobe. This one shown in the pics is the Navy colourway and I think it’s actually a great option for those who don’t look that good in black (including almost everyone actually). The navy blue flatters my fair skin and doesn’t wipe the colour off my face like black does and still manages to look elegant and appropriate for both day and night.

I would say the size UK 10 fits me pretty spot on, even though I wouldn’t wear that size with every single Collectif dress. I tried several other pieces of clothing while visiting their shop but found some of the materials and cuts making the dresses too small for me in size 10. To be honest, I’m trying to lose a bit of weight at the moment (which seems to be impossible as I was just hit by a terrible flu) as I want drop down to the size 8-10 territory again and not slip any further. But as it goes, the Phyllis is a rather stretchy fabric and can accommodate some size fluctuation, in my opinion. The top part is nice and stretchy but wouldn’t allow a bigger bust than mine, as it doesn’t fit perfectly even now with my 30GG’s. The neckline requires a rather low-cut bra (def not this Lepel “Iris” which I wear in the pics) so I have been wearing it mostly with t-shirt plunges such as my Kris Line “Marilou Deco” or my unpadded balconette Gossard “Phoebe”.
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The waist sits perfectly on my 30″ waist, even though the size chart points me towards the size 12. I would say that this is because of the fabric and I do prefer a rather tight fit on my waist. Also, I don’t want to buy too baggy dresses as they don’t flatter my figure, especially if my weight shifts downwards. The bottom part of the dress looks super nice and rather flowy, but not too much as it doesn’t lift up in a windy weather. The length of the hem is flattering too – I love that it hits me just below the knee. This means it will maintain the vintage look but doesn’t look too long on me – I do not want to make my legs look shorter!

I am so sorry I didn’t get to take any better pics, I still have my camera stand attaching-thingy missing so hopefully I will find it at some point. Also, it appears to be that my bf is horrible at taking pics so what can I say, NO CAN DO. Hope you enjoyed this review though and I hope to be reviewing more stuff from Collectif in the future. If you have any comments or tips about Collectif’s sizes or fit, do drop a comment below! I am planning to order some other dress styles in the future and would love the advice. Also, if you fancy a Phyllis dress of your own, it’s on sale online in the Collectif store here. There are a fair amount of sizes left in colours Navy, Ivory and Black so you have a very good chance still to get this dress for the best price!

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