Did you miss me? At least a little bit? I sure missed you my dear readers. But I also needed a break, not just from work but also from the blog and social media. It’s good to take some time off from social media every once in a while.
Of course, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that it wasn’t a complete break as I kept posting some occasional photos on all of my 3 Instagram accounts… But for the most part I’ve used Instagram mainly to watch kitten videos.
Anyway… in the past two weeks I’ve spent some time in the U.K., travelling in Germany, a day in Riga (Latvia), and relaxing at home in Helsinki. And of course the weather has been way too hot for my liking…
The kaftan season…
So, this is what I’ve been wearing on most days. I know, it’s basically just a shapeless sack, and it makes me look 3 sizes bigger. But I couldn’t care less. It’s the perfect thing to wear on a hot day as it barely touches my skin.
And because it’s made from viscose, it’s just as comfortable as cotton. And I can just spray myself with cold water when it gets too hot (you know, with one of those spray bottles you use for ironing). This takes care of the wrinkles, too, by the way. Or I could just take a shower wearing it; the dress dries quite fast…
How to accessorize a kaftan
When it comes to accessorising this dress, less is more. The iconic Unikko print, especially in this colour combination, is quite striking on its own. And the simple shape has a carefree vibe that works best with something easy-going and streamlined.
Of course, I need a pair of minimalist sunglasses with just a hint of diva. The bigger the better. I can’t think of a single reason why anyone would wear small sunglasses. I mean, what’s the point? You wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, right?
OK, let’s move on to jewellery next…
You know those photos (in fashion magazines) of boho-chic women in kaftans wearing tons of long necklaces and bracelets? So glam, and so not going to work for me. I simply can’t stand the weight of metal (or beads, or anything) around my neck when it’s hot. No, I want absolutely nothing touching my skin, period.
That leaves me with one option as far as jewellery is concerned: statement earrings. The bigger the better. Because, well, with my hair, I need earrings the size of Christmas tree ornaments if I want them to be visible at all. But then the problem is that huge earrings tend to be too heavy (for my liking) and uncomfortable. The solution: something big but lightweight, like the white wooden baubles or rose gold leather I’m wearing in these pictures. They weigh absolutely nothing but make a huge impact.
By the way, I have nickel allergy, so I never wear the hooks that come with earrings. Instead, I discard the hook and just hang the earrings from a pair white gold hoops.
kaftan: Marimekko / bag: Marc Jacobs / sunglasses: Nina Ricci /
sandals: Camper / white earrings: Aarikka / rose gold leather earrings: Viktoria Boldt (old)
How would you accessorize this kaftan dress?
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