i have a tendency to buy multiples of clothing and shoes i am particularly fond of. after making my marimekko samovaari elastic waist skirt (which, btw, had a dye-wash mini disaster... a story for another day), i thought it'd be nice to have two. i whipped up one using marimekko unikko fabric and black elastic before we left for our trip to finland. it seems so fitting to flounce around town and the cottage (as pictured here) in such a nationally recognized fabric. for those of you unfamiliar with this pattern, it has been in print in different color and size variations since the 50s.
these photos were taken in the woods by the family cottage (in finland), and is a very typical scene in finnish nature. i am always particularly struck by the beauty of birch trees. i think they may very well be my favorite type of tree.
so tall and sleek! it's difficult to say whether the finnish countryside is most beautiful at the height of summer or in the dead of winter... although i'd choose the summer temperatures over the winter in a heartbeat.