Helsinki shopping guide, part II

Updated on Mar 27, 2010
beige Escada thrifted blazer - silver COS cardigan - white GINA TRICOT t-shirt -
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What about second hand clothes?
62%   Flea markets and charity shops, yay  
30%   Second hand boutiques, plz 
9%   Yikes, used clothes 
Total Votes: 47
Kamicha 's Thoughts:

I live in Hakaniemi area and fortunately there are two good charity shops nearby, Fida and UFF. They are not that kind of places where you can just walk in ad start to collect the gems… …no, you have to go there often and really pay attention, the good bits are hidden between masses of sad, discarded garments. Few days ago I got lucky in UFF and scored this flawless nineties linen blazer.

From my previous Helsinki shopping guide I forgot two chain stores worth mentioning. Gina Tricot is a Swedish one… …and if you can get over their rather tacky advertisements the shop is a good place to find some really affordable basics – and surprisingly they often have rather bold and interesting jewelry. Vero Moda and it’s sister brands Only and Vila come from Denmark – and they all are definitely worth visiting. Vila might be my least favorite (too frilly) but I have lots of great garments from both Vero Moda and Only.

So, about the blazer… …I had zero intention to go for some formal combination with it, so I come up with this businesswoman-who-forgot-her-pants -concept. The upper half is actually almost formal with subdued layers… …but breaks to raw edge tunic, wet look leggings and boots I found from Berlin.

And my cat just sleeps in the sofa..

Comments (40)

solybBy
solybBy on May 26
those shoes are hot !
brookeandrew
brookeandrew on May 21
love it
vintagehoney
vintagehoney on May 10
ohh I love your layering! very cool blazer, good find!
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on May 10
Very cute blazer!!
FadedSketches
FadedSketches on April 26
Amazing outfit!
TrixxyPixiee
TrixxyPixiee on April 24
cool
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on April 10
Love the head to toe neutral look, soooo chic!!
maverickdiva1
maverickdiva1 on April 07
i love your photos!! and your outfit is hott!
angelofweb
angelofweb on April 05
Awesome white t-shirt
woolensparrow
woolensparrow on April 01
i love the simplicity of this outfit, it makes sort of formal work wear so cool! And those shoes are amazing!
rudevi
rudevi on March 30
wow... that blazer was so so awesome <33333
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 29
Haha, I sort of feel that this outfit is not worth all the chic-votes, it is so simple, after all. But I warmly thank you for your lovely comments!
ModishMs
ModishMs on March 29
LOVE
jennyndesign
jennyndesign on March 29
Beautifully layered!
CaitlynFrench
CaitlynFrench on March 29
looks really great it's something I'd definitely wear and feel comfortable in :)
LyannePeri
LyannePeri on March 29
love he blazer and the whole look..!chic voted!!
teeffany
teeffany on March 29
omg! i just love your heels! hot!
bruklynbell
bruklynbell on March 29
I love your shoes.
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Thank you all! :-)
FabulaDico
FabulaDico on March 28
adore the blazer
Laura86
Laura86 on March 28
love the layering!
AMiBLy
AMiBLy on March 28
WOW! Very chic!!
Rozzie
Rozzie on March 28
LOve the trench! The layering is fab!
alguem
alguem on March 28
great!
Bor
Bor on March 28
Great outfit!
CarmenTamayo
CarmenTamayo on March 28
I love your blazer and shoes.
1988
1988 on March 28
wow so cool!!!!!
AmyIsham
AmyIsham on March 28
Great shoes. x
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on March 28
this is amazingly chic!
poshbiochemist
poshbiochemist on March 28
Nice!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 28
Love the layers!!!
PapahMamahnyaMana
PapahMamahnyaMana on March 28
so clean, fresh,,, love this.. :) *papah*
megan_tme
megan_tme on March 28
Love the layering of the pastels on top of the black legging. Very stylish!
natj
natj on March 28
this is such a fab look. and i just had quick scroll through your prev shots and you are seriously stylish girl!
alexm92
alexm92 on March 28
adore this entire look, love the colours and the layering.
peanutbutter
peanutbutter on March 28
love this color palatte
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Thanks... ...neutrals and black are the solid base of my wardrobe!
missmarigold
missmarigold on March 27
Super cute!
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Thanks!
StyleInterplay
StyleInterplay on March 27
love it! very trendy color pallet.
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Yes, soft colors feel so right just now! Thank you!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on March 27
chic :)
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Thank you!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on March 27
Love the shades and layering so much....chic :D
Kamicha
Kamicha on March 28
Thanks :-)
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