Marimekko Autumn Nails

The first day of fall is right around the corner (Sept 23rd!) Try adding in a touch of autumn to your nails too! Usually it’s common for me to get a design on all or at least on each of the ring fingers. This fall I got my nails done with a deep burgundy red, and a autumn inspired floral print on each ring finger. As usual I get inspired through Pinterest, after searching up ‘Fall Nails.’


Here’s the PIN that I found, and requested for…


Inspiration Pinterest PIN

The original post was from a Japanese blogger named Rei Handa. You can check out her New Nail blog post HERE.

Her inspired nails were initially inspired by the iconic Marimekko pattern.

Unfold Marimekko


Marimekko is a Finnish company, and is a play on words, on ‘Mari’ an anagram of the first name of the company’s founder, Armi Ratia, while ‘mekko’ means ‘dress’ in Finnish. Particularly noted for brightly colored printed fabrics and simple styles, used both in women’s garments and in home furnishings. The two designers in particular, Vuokko Nurmesniemi with bold stripes, and Maija Isola with large simple flowered prints, created hundreds of distinctive patterns and helped to make Marimekko a household name across the world. (Read more)

Overlooking the designs online, it looks like a very high-end IKEA. WHICH is why it looked oh so familiar!! Marimekko provides covers from Bemz, the lovely Swedish folks who produce stylish slipcovers for IKEA‘s sofas and armchairs!!

Here’s my complete nail interoperation that my nail technician was able to do. I requested forest green to replace the black, and stuck with the original concept of flowers and color pallet from Rei Handa’s nail photo.

Side By Side

Above: My nails for autumn.

Very kawaii I might say!!!

Kawaii (かわいい?, [kaw͍aiꜜi], “lovable”, “cute”, or “adorable”) is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.

For more fall nail art ideas:

Check out BeautyTipsNTricks, they have a wide variety of fall nail art inspiration!

If you’ve fallen in love  the Marimekko, and live in the Bay Area, check out their stores! There’s one the San Francisco, Emeryville, and Palo Alto!! I’ll be taking a visit quite soon!! I’ll be sure to share my haul!! Until then, share with me your autumn nail art inspiration!


Fun Espadrilles

Canvas espadrilles have been my go to summery shoe! A great alternative to sandals, where they’re the exact point where comfortable meets cool! The rope-soled slip-ons have returned for another season in the sun! Extended their stay for another season easing away from summer, they will keep me comfortable, casual and cool until the autumn strikes! Until then, I’ll be enjoying my cheerful flats, with every step.


Check out my current favorite espadrille flat!

Purchased from Target for $19.99! These cool Womens Maeley’s Espadrilles, have been my favorite shoe after my Croc Sexi-Flips which I recently retired!

Whatever style you’re into these espadrille shoes are the perfect everyday flat! Coming in all sorts of designs, and patterns I’ve seen them sold at Nordstrom, JCrew, Old Navy, Kohls and other retailers!! Prices vary from $19.99-$250!!! Ride the waves with a cool beachy wave design, hit the city streets with graffiti girl patterns, or add the touch of bright neon lights! Great varieties and designs are sold everywhere!

Do you have a favorite espadrille slip-on shoe you’re currently crushing over?! Tag me on Instagram @TiffanysTidings! #ihaveathingwithfloors!


Super Sporty Sandals For Summer

Sport Sandals

Nike Benassi JDI Slide

Summer means warmer weather being comfortable with this super comfy, super sporty sandal. The Nike Benassi JDI Slide is my latest obsession. I purchased these early on in June at FinishLine, and have been the only house slippers I’ve been wearing… Scratch that, I do sometimes I tend to gravitate towards my Hawaii Local slippers. This sporty versions of this summers flat slide sandals has been the best feeling in the world for me! Slipping my feet into these Nike sandals after a great run.

I am absolutely am IN LOVE with these sandals! I have been wanting a pair of slide on sporty sandals for so long! With having hardwood floors in the house, I’m in need of comfortable supportive, cushion-life house shoes! Having these sandals are perfection! They’re great for post workouts, too!!! All summer, I’ve been running and hiking everyday, and after a workout, all you want are to take off your hot and sweaty shoes and relax in a comfy pair of sandals! They are just great for all occasions. I have a pair for the house, and a pair for outdoors.

Nike2They Nike Slide’s are very comfortable, and don’t slide off your feet!! They literally slide perfectly into your feet. Super comfortable (with or without socks) and if they get dirty they are incredibly easy to clean.

What are your favorite sporty sandal brands? Adidas? Nike? Do have a collection of them? Along with the S’well water bottles, I may start collecting these Nike Sporty Slides too!!!


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