Seaside Casual

Jul 16, 2017

Yet another casual look which is perfect for long summer walks. These pictures were taken at the seaside in a very windy and chilly summer evening and to be honest I almost froze in these clothes. So much for Latvian summer.. I was struggling to keep my hair out of my face due to the strong wind, but hey, at least we made it to the golden hour and got to see the sunset. :) I kept this outfit super-minimal and avoided any extra accessories to let the clothing speak for itself. I am wearing a beige vintage jacket that I found in a vintage thrift store, it's from a soft high-quality fabric. I have to admit that often I am not satisfied with the quality of clothes made for fast fashion brands. And this is why I appreciate such good buys in second-hand stores. Have you ever wondered who was the previous owner of a second-hand item that you've bought? The thought to know what was she or he like, seems very intriguing to me. :)
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Lūk vēl viens brīvā laika apģērbs, kas ideāli piemērots garajām vasaras pastaigām. Šīs bildes gan tika uzņemtas ļoti vējainā un vēsā vasaras dienā un, taisnību sakot, šajā apģērbā es trakoti nosalu. Bija konstanti jācīnās ar matiem, jo vējš tos nemitīgi purināja, taču prieks, ka noķērām skaisto zelta stundu pie jūras. :) Šo outfit'u saglabāju super-vienkāršu, bez liekiem aksesuāriem - lai apģērbs runā pats par sevi. Man mugurā ir vintage lietoto preču atradums - vintage jaka no mīksta, kvalitatīva auduma. Arvien vairāk pārliecinos par to, ka apģērbu kvalitāte fast fashion jeb ātrās modes veikalos bieži vien nav man pieņemama, tāpēc šādus atradumus ļoti novērtēju! Vai jūs kādreiz aizdomājaties par to, kas ir bijis iepriekšējais nēsātājs lietotai precei, kuru esat iegādājies? Man tas šķiet traki interesanti. :)

 I'm wearing:

shorts: h&m
 t-shirt: unknown brand
jacket: vintage
sunglasses: h&m
sneakers: adidas 

Ripped jeans

Jul 12, 2017
 
I think that beige tones suite summer well. Although this is not a typical summer outfit, it's appropriate for this summer's ever changing weather. The chill and rainy weather conditions gives us the opportunity to layer our clothes which, as you all know, is a huge trend for fall. For this outfit I have paired a long cardigan with a sweater both in identical beige color. To make the look more casual, I have chosen high waisted ripped jeans from h&m and my patent leather shoes which are well-loved.
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Manuprāt, vasarai piestāv bēšie toņi. Šis gan ir vasarai nedaudz netipisks apģērbs, tomēr piemērots šīs vasaras mainīgajiem laikapstākļiem. Vēsais un lietainais laiks sniedz mums iespēju vilkt apģērbu kārtās, kas, kā jau zināms, ir ļoti aktuāla rudens tendence. Esmu sakombinējusi garu kardiganu ar džemperīti identiskā bēšā tonī, tam pieskaņojot plēstus džinsus ar augsto jostasvietu no h&m, kas padara outfit'u mazāk formālu, un savas iemīļotās lakādas kurpes. 


 I'm wearing:
h&m jeans
thrifted cardigan
cara shoes
unknown brand sweater

The perfect oversized denim jacket

Jul 9, 2017

You won't often see me in a skirt or a dress because I tend to go for jeans and shorts much more often. The reason is simple - I love feeling comfortable and free. Nonetheless, there are times when my soul craves something feminine and in those times I look for a skirt and boots with a high heel in the corner of my closet. I love to balance feminine and masculine in my outfits. I wanted to create an outfit that does not scream feminine so I threw on an oversized denim jacket. I think it served it's purpose well. :) I have been looking for the perfect oversized denim jacket but unsuccessfully until I found this gem in a vintage thrift store. I think it's the one!
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Šoreiz esmu izvēlējusies uzvilkt sarkanus piegulošus svārkus. Svārkos mani nevar redzēt bieži, jo viennozīmīgi esmu džinsu un šortu meitene. Tam ir pavisam vienkāršs izskaidrojums - man pārāk patīk justies brīvi un ērti. Tomēr ir reizes, kad dvēsele alkst pēc sievišķības, un šādās reizēs no skapja nostūra tiek izvilkti svārki un augstpapēžu zābaciņi. Tā kā man ļoti patīk balanss starp sievišķo un vīriško, gribēju outfit'u padarīt mazāk sievišķīgu, uzvelkot oversized stila džinsa jaku. Šķiet, man tas ir izdevies :) Jau ilgi meklēju ideālo šāda tipa jaku, taču veikalos neatradu. Šo pērli uzgāju vintage humpalās. Labs ķēriens!


 I'm wearing:
denim jacket: vintage
skirt: thrifted
turtleneck: unknown brand
boots: clarks
bag: h&m

Styling Adidas Originals t-shirt

Jul 5, 2017

This time I have picked a quite simple and casual look: Adidas Originals t-shirt paired with blue jeans. The shirt, I think, is a statement piece itself with it's iconic logo. I love the fact that you can wear it with literally anything - classical pants or a miniskirt and heels, you name it. What completes this look are the small details such as the clear aviator glasses, large hoop earrings and a zip pebbled backpack with chain detail. Patent leather shoes also complete the look.
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Čau vasarā! (Vai arī kā šo gadalaiku tagad Latvijā dēvē. Visi tie, kas paņēmuši atvaļinājumu šajos lieliskajos laikapstākļos (ieskaitot mani) - es jums pievienojos kopīgā nožēlā. Tomēr cenšos meklēt pozitīvo - šie laikapstākļi ir vienreizējs attaisnojums manam šī brīža bālumam un nav jātērē nauda jaunam peldkostīmam. :)
Šoreiz esmu izvēlējusies diezgan vienkāršu brīvā laika apģērbu - Adidas t-kreklu un zilus džinsus. Man visvairāk patīk fakts, ka šo t-kreklu iespējams sakombinēt ar jebko, nopietni. Vai tās būtu klasiskas bikses vai minisvārki un papēžkurpes - tas piestāvēs visam.
Interesantumu šim komplektam, manuprāt, piešķir mazās detaļas jeb aksesuāri - caurspīdīgas aviatora stila brilles, lieli riņķveida auskari un soma ar ķēdes detaļu. Arī lakādas kurpes kalpo kā akcents.

 

I'm wearing:
t-shirt: adidas originals (here)
jeans: zara (similar here)
bag: mango (here)
glasses: h&m (here)
shoes: cara (here)

Batiste dry shampoo review

Sep 28, 2015

Today I have a Batiste dry shampoo review for you! I have previously tried several dry shampoo's and I have to say that each and every one of them had their flaws - either they didn't do much at all or the scent was too overpowering. Speaking about Batiste dry shampoo's, I have seen a lot of beauty bloggers reviewing and saying great things about them but I never had the chance to try them out for myself, until now. And it's better to start with the original version, right? As a brunette, I was curious to try the medium & brunette version, too. So let's get into it..


Both of them have different scents - I would say that the brunette version has a softer scent and the original is more fresh. They are both lovely and most importantly, they're not intense, you don't end up smelling like a flower shop or cheap fragrance, in fact the scent is barely there after using the product. 

My hair tends to get oily very quickly so dry shampoo is a life saver for me, unless I want to wash my hair every other day, which I don't. They do leave greasy hair clean and refreshed afterwards and I think it's a great product to use between washes. Used properly (with about 30 cm distance from roots and massaged/brushed thoroughly) it doesn't leave your hair looking gray. Although if you have darker hair than me, you may want to choose one for dark & deep brown hair. With the brunette version though you have to be careful not to accidentally spray it on your ears like I did the first time because it comes out brown so that can leave the skin looking dirty, and who wants that!? :)

Black & white

Sep 24, 2015

The combination of black and white, like Paris, is always a good idea. The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the words black&white, is sophisticated.. or classy. And I am not talking about clothes only.
Indeed, black & white adds some level of chicness to an outfit even if you're wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans. Today I have on a white jumper and a black textured jersey skirt, both from H&M. And not to forget an orange-red lipstick that I think adds a nice accent to the look!


Jacket: Vero Moda
Jumper: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Loafers: H&M
Watch: ebay
Sunglasses: ebay