11 May 2013

If we die, we'll meet again in Valhalla




I'm having the worst school hangover.

hoodie ~ Valhalla by Ovate /  baggy top ~ Actual Pain  /  wedge shoes ~ second hand 
claw necklace ~ Fashionology / tights and the rest from misc. places

For the past two months that were so silent in my blogging, I did more schoolwork than in the past two years. And that's saying a lot. At the same time I managed my job so I've been trying to survive like a superheroine here. Superheroes usually dress up in tights and flexible fabrics and I must shamefully admit that's been my most usual look during this time. Sitting in front of a computer for 15 hours a day wearing tight skirts and a corset? Mmm... NO. 

I'm currently living in a tight symbiosis with my lovely Ovate Valhalla hoodie. This is the look of today, I felt much like a modern jersey witch so I had to start making little shaman dances there, just for the occasion. My love said that I also look like a jedi knight or a Dementor, of course I took it as a compliment!



The reason for my complete absence is simple. I knew I had to save my skin and be cruel to my social relations and cut off some things from my life completely, in this case roller derby and this blog. I often felt like a mad scientist, burning the midnight oil to draw conclusions and ideas and experiments at a crazy pace, discarding all other things. And this is exactly what saved me, because this week I heard that I'm going to graduate soon! I must admit that I'm very proud of myself, although I'm not going to believe it before I get the papers in my hands.



And I feel that my thesis turned out pretty nicely, I will show you some peeks later. :) 
I hope you've all been well!

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  1. I really like this kind of look and I wish you the best with the graduation!

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  2. A Dementor, LOL
    you look really nice in this casual look ^^
    I love your blog, and I missed you.

    I hope it goes well in your work and studies!

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    1. Oh thank you! I've missed you guys too, I just had to be selfish this time and fully concentrate on other things. But I'm back now! :)

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  3. What will you do after graduation?

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    1. Hmm the usual I guess, enjoy existence and the present. :) And I'm currently working as a graphic designer, so naturally I'll be doing that too!

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  4. I like the word Valhalla. It reminds me of nice things. Before I knew what it meant I continuously hear it in a Led Zeppelin song, and recentely I've listened to Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series as audiobooks, read by DAVID TENNANT, and they repeatedly talk about Valhalla and Thor in the books.

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    1. I really enjoy the word too, it's beautiful.

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  5. I think this is the look that I liked most of all I've seen you wearing. And totally understand this struggle to survive - I do MA in history and sometimes on my weekend the only people I see are the Greek historians of my books.

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    1. Thank you, I'm actually surprised! It's so simple and casual, but I'm glad to hear you liked it. :)

      History is a wonderful subject, I wish you all the luck and strength with your studies!

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  6. I really like your outfit, so comfy yet showy. And congrats on graduating!^^

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  7. Beautiful! I've been eying the Valhalla hoodie from Ovate. Do you find that it runs large or small? That is wonderful that you're graduating soon, and you've taken the necessary steps to focus on yourself and school, even if that means cutting some things loose. It's hard to do. Cheers to all your hard work. :)

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    1. Thank you! I think the sizing is pretty normal, I suggest to pick the size that you normally wear. :) And thank you for the understanding, it's really hard to cut things off like that but it turned out to be a good decision!

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  8. Tuo huppari on TÄYDELLINEN. Mistähän tommosia sais vähän pienemmillä rahoilla : D

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    1. No niimpä! Oon aiemminkin jo ihaillut noiden vaatteita, just tota hupparia mutta en kyl oo valmis maksaan siitä noin paljon:D

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    2. Höh, mä taas voisin maksaa saman summan vaikka uudestaan, uudesta hupparista tietty mutta kuitenkin. :D Säästäminen auttaa paljon tässäkin asiassa. :) Hupparissa on niin hyvä design, laadukkaat materiaalit ja käsityö että on mielestäni hinnan arvoinen, kun ostelen hyvin harvoin mitään vaatteita uutena.

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  9. It's a really nice Valhalla hoodie, it remainds me TV series The Vikings <3. I wish you some more free time for you and of course with the graduation :)!

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  10. Congratulations on graduating!
    Must be a great feeling, with all the hard work you've put into it :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! It truly is a great feeling :)

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  11. Onnea hirveästi! Oon miettinytkin, että sulla varmaan kiirettä pitänyt ^^ Hei pisteles mulle sähköpostiin vastausta millon oot menossa kesällä Hesan suunnalle ni koitetaan törmäillä jossain pitkästä aikaa <3 Btw aivan ihana päivän asu! Tommoset ihanat isot huput on ihan parhautta ^^

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    1. Voi kiitos paljon Leena! Mä en oikein osaa sopia sellaisia tapaamisia etukäteen kun en ole sen luontoinen ihminen, mutta rokokoo-partyissa nähdäänkin varmaan kesäkuun puolella. :)

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    2. Nojoo mä oon kyllä huomannut, että sä oot sellanen, mutta ei se mitään, ku ilmeisesti kaveripiiristä löytyy samoja henkilöitä! Mä en kans kyllä jaksa odottaa niitä partyja, kauhea vaatedilemma tosin..

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  12. wow ! I'm totally in love with Ovate, except it's really too much expensive for me :(
    but this hoody is so great, I loooooooooooooove the "hat" (I don't know how to tell it in english) but so huge and comfy !

    well, superheroes are the best ! I wish you full of success for your graduation.. and hope you will find time to roll with the derbies girls soon !

    have a nice sunday gorgeous girl !!

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    1. I love it too! And Ovate has such great designs, most of them feel a bit too expensive for my budget too, but you can get almost anything with proper saving measures. :) I'm just a little sad that so many of their designs contain leather, as I don't buy leather in new condition anymore. But the designs look absolutely wonderful!

      And I've started rolling again with my lovely Rogues, we just had our first bout on Saturday!! It was so awesome, and I don't even use the word awesome, but that's the best way to describe it! :D

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  13. Onnea valmistumisesta! :) Mukavaa kuulla sinun kuulumisia täällä blogin puolella <3 Rennompaa kesän alkua toivotan :)

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  14. Paljon onnea lähestyvästä valmistumisesta! :) *avaa skumpat ja vapauttaa ilmapallot*

    Hauskaa kun ehdit kertomaan kuulumisia!

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  15. This look is very similar to what I wear on a every day basis. So nice to be comfy and hide behind a big hood when the world seems harsh and cold.
    I wish you the best with the graduation and hope you will have some time to relax a bit afterwards.
    Ps! I love the black metal vibe ;)

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    1. Thank you! I have all the time in the world right now, feels pretty good. :) The hood really does protect from glares and the cold world, it took me some time to get used to the idea of wearing a hoodie, but I love it!

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  16. Nice outfit! Is the shirt so long or are you wearing a skirt?

    Congrats on graduating - it's good to have you back! :-)

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    1. Thank you! The shirt isn't that long, I'm wearing a short skirt underneath it. :)

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  17. Good luck with all your studies & congratulations on your upcoming graduation! I'm possibly about to take one more class so that I can finally finish my thesis & graduate by October of this year. It's good to see you posting again. =)

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    1. Thanks so much Sophie! all the luck with your graduation :)

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  18. I got my hands on one of these hoodies about two weeks ago and it was much, much better than what I had expected. It looks awesome on you, btw!

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    1. Thank you Bobby! I expected a lot from this hoodie but it was even better, the cut is unbelievable in all its simplicity. One of the best buys in a loooong time!

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  19. Congradulations on the forthcoming graduation and wonderful outfit! Everything you wear is beautiful and timeless. Simply perfect, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Onnea lähestyvästä valmistumisesta! Vaikka blogisi on ajoittain pitänyt hiljaiseloa, eksyy tänne lueskelemaan vanhoja juttuja ja fiilistelemään upeita kuviasi ilolla:)
    Tuossa sisustelin juuri asuntoa uusiksi ja joskus lukija-arvonnassa voittamani avain-kaulakoru sai kunniapaikan korupöydälläni;)

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    1. Kiitoksia! Hiljaiselo on ollut vähän pakollista, sellaista myrskyä ollut elämä koko kevään että on ollut pakko keskittyä omaan elämään. Tosi mukava kuitenkin kuulla että vanhoistakin postauksista voi ammentaa vielä iloa :) Ja ihana kuulla että arvontapalkinto on ollut mieluinen!

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  21. Oh my.. you are so beautiful. It's really inspiring.
    & Congratulation on your upcoming graduation!

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  22. Oooh Ovate! I've been seduced by the Ovate Ring and Twine for far too long but the price tag is a little disheartening, although I'm sure it's worth every penny to wear such a beauty on the finger! Their is like Blood Milk mixed with a little Blair Witch! I love the voodoo dancing picture! XD Congratulations on your up coming graduation! All your time and hard work has paid off! I'm looking forward to seeing these sneaky peeks of your thesis, knowing you it will be captivating! ♥

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    1. Haha, glad to hear you enjoyed my dancy pic! And thanks so much, I'm so glad I survived through that crazy battlefield, sneaky peeks are coming right up this week. Not so sure about the captivity of my thesis illustrations since I had to create them in a hurry, but I promisedd to show them so.. I just hope people won't hate them. :D And yay for Ovate and Blood Milk, they're both definitely in my favourite brands!

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  23. Congrats and good luck on the graduation! Hard work pays off! Hope to hear from you when you get that diploma in your hand!

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    1. Thanks so much Lainie! Hard work does pay off, now I'm just so happy that I don't have to do anything really. :D

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  24. you're such a beautiful girl :)

    Dementor xd

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  25. Great outfit! :) Good luck with the last straws of your thesis and graduation, I'm curious to see the sneakpeek!

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  26. Heips!

    Huimasti tsemppiä viimeiseen pinnistykseen tuon koulun kanssa! Sie olet toiminut niin miulle, kuin varmasti lukemattomille muillekkin inspiraation lähteenä. Siulla on aivan ihastuttava, oma tyyli ja innolla seuraan jatkossakin minkälaisilla omanlaisilla asioillasi ilahdutat meitä täällä blogissasi. :)

    Kaikkea ihanaa alkukesääsi,

    M

    (aorttamusteinen.blogspot.fi)

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    1. Kiitos paljon M! Ja hirmu ihanaa kuulla jos olen onnistunut inspiroimaan, kiitos kauniista sanoistasi. <3

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  27. The hoodie looks so nice and comfortable and unlike those common sport styled ones. Wish you so much luck with your graduation.

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    1. Thank you linnea-maria, I really appreciate it!

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  28. Hi!!

    Oh that make up!! It's beautiful!! I really like your style, I used to dress myself like that when I was young, now I'm 31 and I work for a company, you know.... I'm consultant, it's hard sometimes to dress like I want to dress. :P

    Congrats for your graduation, I remember mine, it was great!! :)

    Cheers and kisses from Argentina!

    PS: Do you use Twitter?

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    1. Hi Cecilia!

      Thanks so much for your lovely words! <3 Dressing for work can be hard, I don't think I even could work for a company that has strict dressing codes. Oh well, I'll never say never. ;)

      And no, I don't use Twitter. I pretty much suck at social media, haha! And I don't have a smart phone so using Twitter feels unnecessary at this point. Maybe later!

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  29. Yleensä inhoan huppareita, mutta tuo on ihana! Saattaisi mennä ostoslistallekin, mutta kun säästän rahaa silmien laserleikkaukseen...

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    1. Tää on kyllä ihana, vähän liikaakin tullut käytettyä lähiaikoina. Onnea leikkaukseen kunhan sinne pääset, turvallistahan se on mutta laserleikkaus kuulostaa aina niin uhkaavalta. :D

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  30. Hi. Is this your facebook? : https://www.facebook.com/maria.nergal
    Because i think is not but just want to confirm...

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    1. NO, it's definitely not. Just another one of those crazy fake accounts. :/

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