STYLEDBYKRISTIANA.COM


(April 2014)

Hey there! Just a quick one today. Last night I lost my old domain, so I ended up finally getting the domain I had been thinking of for the past couple of weeks. Such sudden pushes are definitely good for me, otherwise I'm too indecisive, haha. The downside is that because I lost my old domain, it won't be www.kristianavasarina.com that redirects to styledbykristiana.com, but it will be my old blog www.kristianav.blogspot.com (that also previously redirected to www.kristianavasarina.com) - does that make sense?

It's definitely a stressful issue as I don't really want to lose followers due to this. Also when my site appears in Google, it's still the old one, but hopefully it won't take too long for it to change. I have to rush to work now, but I really just wanted to let you know! So make sure you always visit styledbykristiana.com from now on! ♥

WARM WINTER PARKA



Finally I had some days booked off from work, so I escaped to Luxembourg for the weekend. I've mostly spent this time relaxing, and by that I mean sleeping in late, eating my feelings and finally getting up to date with every single TV series that I watch. How to Get Away With Murder, House of Cards and Revenge are some of my faves. Revenge is absolutely intense at the moment though, one episode per week is just not enough to cope with, haha.

Today I also managed to go to my second blogger meeting in Luxembourg, which was really nice! We have meetings every month, however since April or something this has only been the second time that I could attend one, so you can imagine how much I've missed out on but more on that another time.

Speaking of the outfit above, I've been wearing this parka every single day since buying it. I used to think that fluffy parka's were the coat equivalent of UGG's (never go there, I beg you), however one day recently at work, it simply got so cold outside that I didn't see a way I would be able to walk home that evening. Sometimes a summer coat with layers of tops and sweaters just doesn't cut it. Luckily I was able to find and buy this parka coat at work and pretty much never took it off since, haha.

I've been thinking of doing a couple of more personal posts in the near future because there are quite a few things I'd like to share with you, but I really just need to find a way to write it all down. Nothing about quitting blogging though, don't worry! I might not update as often but there is no way I'll stop :) I will now go help my brother design some birthday party invites, see you! 

AUTUMN WARDROBE BASICS

Luxembourg fashion blogger Guildford fashion blogger Pastel pink coat Zara candy necklace

Hey you! Yes, I'm still here. Not as active on my blog as I'd like to be, but definitely still here! I naked this post "Autumn wardrobe basics", because every single item above is a key basic in my wardrobe that can be dressed up or down. I wasn't initially going to post these photos, because the outfit is way too similar to a recent one of mine, but, in all fairness, it is something I wear a lot and reflects my style quite well. Some bloggers do wear the same thing twice! Or thrice..shock horror.

The last few weeks I've been really busy with work, and the remaining time I'm just cooking, watching TV series and relaxing. Exciting life, right?! Trying to catch some daylight for outfit photos proves to be an ongoing challenge, however I have been updating my Instagram more frequently with daily outfits and more, so do check it out!

On a more current topic, I wanted to thank the employment gods for giving me a late start today, meaning that I could successfully shop the Alexander Wang x H&M collection! It took me a while of refreshing and whatnot, but eventually by 10AM I had ordered the items I wanted. I am quite gutted that I had to miss the collection previews though, I absolutely hate passing up on cool events because of my job. Luckily next week I have a day off and it seems like I will finally move my butt to London for some blogger shenanigans, we shall see! 

BLOG SHOOT OUTTAKES

Luxembourg fashion blogger
I normally do all of my blog shoots with different friends or my little brother, and being the goofy and clumsy person that I am, it's definitely difficult to keep a straight face sometimes. From time to time I even resort to really strange grimaces and poses that better not surface on the internet, haha.

On my blog I don't like being all smiley and looking too touristy on photos, so I keep a neutral face and try to show my outfit the best way I can.  Outside the blog? Yes, I get laughing fits, I get caught with closed eyes and sometimes I do very weird things. I'm all for being open and honest on my little space on the world wide web, so I decided to share a couple of the less-posey pictures of me - I don't mind if you want to giggle. 

Mid shoot nap and a sudden laughing fit 
Some blinking and duckface action, and a pre-sneeze picture too, while we're at it 

Goofing around with my little brother - the majority of my photos are taken by him and he's only 9!
I always talk to my brother when he takes my photos and he just continues clicking haha

THE ZARA SWEATPANT

Kristiana Vasarina Luxembourg fashion blogger Boohoo top - ZARA sweatpants - Bershka heels (old, but similar herehere) - Mango biker jacket - ASOS earrings

The only way you will ever find me in sweatpants is if they are sports luxe, high waisted and classy like this Zara find. I can't tell you how happy I was to find these - they are extremely comfortable and can easily be dressed up. I will wear these to work too, however only after I manage to find an appropriate top to go with them. This Missguided ribbed jumper might be an option...

I got back from my holiday on Monday and only had a day at work until I already had my next day off. I ended up basically spending the whole day in bed while watching series (how exciting is Revenge at the moment???) and looking at Halloween make up tutorials. I have some ideas in my bag already, now - make some actual party plans first!

STYLING UP A SMOCK DRESS

Luxembourg fashion blogger Zara navy pleated loose smock dress How to wear a dress with biker boots Barry M Hi Shine Gelly Blood Orange nail polish Guildford fashion blogger Dune Pinder biker boots Kristiana Vasarina

Smock dresses are definitely my latest obsession. After having my eye on a black smock dress at work from NORR, I finally found one for a friendlier price in Zara. Make that duty free at Gatwick Airport and you have a bargain! It's the most comfortable thing ever and the material is lovely. I'm definitely going to look for some more on ASOS, they have a massive selection! Dresses like this sometimes tend to look like something babies would wear, so I did my best to roughen it up a bit with my leather jacket and biker boots. Also, how cute is my new ZARA candy wrapper necklace? It was definitely made for me as I have the most uncontrollable sweet tooth.

Today is my last day in Luxembourg, and I feel quite sad having to fly back and get back to work, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I think I'm quite lucky to be able to visit home as often as I do and I definitely don't take it for granted! The few days I spent here were really nice and I made sure I make the most of the time I have here. I also met up with a fellow blogger, Anouk, who took these photos. She recently started a fashion photography blog, so make sure you take a peek! Quite different than usual, but I like it.

Photos & editing by Anouk Kalmes

SUMMER MEMORIES // AFTER THE BEACH


I have a day off work today, so I slept in late, read a book, ate breakfast at lunch time and generally didn't really get out of bed. After having a look through my photos I realized I have quite a few unpublished pictures in my summer archives - less of the fashion stuff and more of the "fun days out" kind. I can't help but feel nostalgic.. I really miss the warm weather and being in Latvia is always my favorite time each year!

These photos are from a really hot day, where I went to the beach with Elizabete and Laura. We only stayed about 2 hours, but that got me more tanned than all of my other beach sessions altogether, because the sun was very strong that day. Afterwards we had quite a long walk to the bus stop so we got really carried away with my camera!

That's all for today! I definitely need to get out of bed and start packing because I'm flying home tomorrow for a little bit - super exciting!

Get the boots here, shorts here and top here.