Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Guildford fashion blogger Kristiana Vasarina All white summer outfit Latvian fashion blogger Adidas all white superstars Oysho dress (out of stock but similar below), Adidas Superstars, Biba cross-body bag 

Hey guys! I can finally breathe again, as I've settled into my new flat for my final year at university. I also handed in my 10,000 word report, which, is fair to say, drained the life out of me. Somehow I had agreed to also work during this chaos, so my days were pretty crazy last week. This week university has finally started and I already had my first lectures. It definitely feels weird to be back, but I have to say that taking my placement year made me see things in perspective, and I am coming into the year feeling like I can just about tackle anything.

Speaking of tackling everything, I decided to give my blog a new design for my 22nd birthday two weeks ago. I'm not one of those people who will pay whatever amount for a design from Etsy that probably quite a few other bloggers use (nothing wrong with that, by the way). I've been occasionally working with HTML and CSS since I was 11, that is a whooping half of my life. While my knowledge is FAR from extensive, I have a logical understanding of what I'm doing, so paying someone for a design and having their name at the bottom of my page seemed like I was letting myself down. It took me 2 full days and a lot of patience, but I'm really proud of the design I've created. It's crazy how much work can go into the things that are less than obvious or even visible. 

Due to my blog break, I've got quite a few summer outfits that I have yet to publish - it feels extremely inappropriate to post them in October. Then again I'm crossing my fingers for a warm family getaway this autumn/winter. I was recently gifted the much hyped Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera - as soon as I get the lens I want, I will be posting more weather-appropriate outfits here too. But for now I hope you enjoy this summer outfit that we shot in my garden in Latvia! Adios!!! XO

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hanneli Mustaparta Edition For Deichmann: 2 Ways

Luxembourg fashion blogger

You know you have found the right pair of shoes, when you wear them for 6 days in a row (that's a lot coming from someone who probably has more shoes than sense). Norwegian-born blogger and Vogue contributor Hanneli Mustaparta has teamed up with European shoe giant Deichmann for a limited edition capsule collection. The 10 pairs are available exclusively online, and your wallet will thank you, because the shoes come at a very sensible price. Whether you like chunky soles or want to feel like cinderella for the day, there is something to tickle everyone's fancy. 

In my first look, I tried to style the loafers in a fun and girly way. As a child, I thought that this type of shoe is something I would only see my grandfather wear (no offence, paps). Then again, as a child I also thought skinny jeans were an unforgivable faux-pas, and I never imagined myself wearing skirts that were longer than my knees. Look at me now. This look is my attempt to show that loafers can be fun, young and slightly rock 'n' roll. Or is that taking it a bit too far?

This pink Mango dress has been my summer essential and it's something I definitely want to keep wearing during the seasonal transition. On a chillier day, I'd just add a pair of opaque tights to this look, and swap the leather jacket to a black coat. 

Hanneli Mustaparta Deichmann loafers

I do love playing around with silhouettes and different styles, so for my second outfit I went for a more casual, almost androgynous look. It's a more classic way to style loafers, yet still not quite the less than inspiring 9-5 uniform I had envisioned as a little girl. The loafers are an incredibly easy but chic twist to an otherwise very classic outfit. I paired the shoes with my all-time fave ASOS denims and my new H&M Trend boyfriend jacket.

I wanted to try something different and got inspired by ASOS to create my own 360 rotating image to showcase the shoes from every angle. Personally I think loafers are an all-time classic and will never really go out of style. Sometimes the star shoe of the season is the one that unexpectedly works with a really diverse range of outfits, be it really girly or more serious. Other than the loafers, I already have my eyes on all three pairs of the ankle boots within the collection. Ankle boots, too, never go out of style - surely they are an investment?