Friday, September 13, 2013

My New Friends

Now that a new season is rapidly approaching, I've been collecting new items for my wardrobe, slowly but surely! I do need to find a new coat and some wintery shoes, however I just can't seem to find any that I like or that fit me well, so it's quite frustrating. Luckily, that isn't an urgent matter since I still have my coat and boots from last year :)
While I was in London on Monday, me and Rosie spent AGES in Zara looking at and trying on their new A/W collection, which I absolutely adore. There were a few things which I was on a mission to get (after seeing them on, however when I got to the store they wouldn't fit/look quite right, which really sucked as I had built up my expectations. I did, however, come home with these 2 wonderful dresses, both from Zara TRF. The LBD is something I might wear for my birthday (24th September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) or the Cosmo Blog Awards, and the tartan dress will be a great one to combine with various knits and coats during the winter season. Well..I know these are not appropriate for the weather that is coming up. However they were 5 POUNDS. 5 POUNDS. 1 pair, left in my size. It was a sign, I hear you say. The red fluffy cardigan is something I received from Motel Rocks as a gift for London Fashion Week, however as it turned out, I couldn't change my flight tickets and now I'm back in Luxembourg, missing out on all the fun :( Hopefully I can plan out everything better next time! I adore the jacket, nevertheless, it is super soft and warm - watch this space as you will see it a lot. Don't forget that you can get 20% off on all full-priced Motel items with the code kristianav!
It is awfully embarrassing to post a picture of a wrinkled item, but I will use that as a lesson in the future to remind myself to tidy my room, instead of throwing my clothes in the wardrobe after I get home. It was another one of my Zara purchases on Monday. It was 50 GPB which I'd think is quite a lot for a simple black blazer, but its fit is great and I really needed to replace all my old blazers with a proper and new one! The pencil skirt on the left is from Primark, it's not quite midi length as it finishes on the knees, but it's definitely longer than mini skirt. I actually bought it for a banking event I had to work at last night, but in the end I managed to wear my mini skirt anyway, haha. This one is very simple and I can see it being a great item to wear when I go out!
You have already seen those pants in my latest outfit post - I got them a couple of weeks ago in luxembourg for around 25 Euros which is quite good for pants and for Zara, period. I'm getting more and more used to baggy pants as they offer so much more comfort - something that you won't always get with skinny jeans. Remember when a few weeks ago I received a pair of Cheap Monday sunglasses thanks to the wonderful people at Surfdome? (Yes, the same sunglasses that I lost *sobs*) Well, when I had to choose something, I was very unsure as I really wanted a gym bag as well, as it would be very practical for going to the gym (if I ever get back into it..), travel and lots of other things. I did go for the sunglasses in the end but I couldn't get this amazing gym bag with swallows out of my mind, so I recently purchased it. It doesn't give me as much back pain as other bags would and it proved to be very friendly when I had to run from the shopping area in South Terminal to Gate 21 in London Gatwick airport in about 2-3 minute time before the gate closed. Yep. The black shirt with gold colored buttons is something I wanted for AGES. It's so simple, yet super versatile. I finally went to Zara in London and got it, now that I have a gift card from the Vouchercodes contest that I won. The white shirt with lace detailing is from H&M and I'm absolutely in love with it! Unfortunately, I'm a child at heart and don't know how to take care of clothes, so my "casual sweatpants" from Zara made holes on the back of the shirt, because of the pants tag on the back. Both of these items come from ASOS. The mustard quilted crop top was a gift and then I bought the ASOS Riley high-waisted jeans to go with the top. The top IS very cropped, so I need to be careful what I wear with it, but it does look amazing once it's on! For the jeans, I would suggest you size down - I found them slightly baggy, which I didn't really expect from "ultra skinny jeans" haha.
Last, but definitely not least, something VERY useful for when I go back to Uni at the end of this month. I live quite far away this year, so it would be such a shame if I am cold or drained from the rain without being able to quickly go home and change, like I would last year when I lived on campus! I was very excited when contacted me and asked me to choose a pair of shoes. At first I honestly thought that they actually sell cloggs, but when I went on their site I found out that they have a lot of amazing brands such as Converse, Vans, Dr Martens, Hunter, Timberland, Jeffrey Campbell, etc. Expect an outfit post soon!

What was your favorite item? Do you like these kinds of posts, or do you prefer seeing new items being worn in outfit posts?


  1. I like the hunter boots !

  2. I love the two dresses, they're perfect autumnal shades :)

    Roshni’s Journey

  3. Love the red fluffy cardigan and I neeeed hunter boots!

  4. I love this kind of posts and I love that you took time to "ramble" a bit about them. There's no doubt, my fav item is the black dress from zara (gor-ge-ous!). However, the sandals, the black shirt and the rain boots are totally my taste as well! Oh, and I hate when I go to a store to try a specific clothing item that I'm mentally in love with and then I end up not like on me! It's so frustrating. In fact, those leather boots that you mentioned that you were looking for and tried and didn't like/fit are one of those items that I have such high expectations! Need to go to zara asap to try them on :)

  5. That cardigan and the mustard coloured cropped top are so perfect for Autumn, love them! :) xo

  6. Melnā kleitiņa un sandalītes, jo pašai tādas ir un jāpiebilst, ka ļoti ērtas! Personīgi man patīk šāda veida posti!

  7. Izskatās, ka esi kārtīgi iepirkusies! :D
    Un amn ļoti patīk visas lietiņas ko dabūji, man arī vajadzētu tādu sporta somu, jo dažreiz, kad piemēram gribas uztaisīt outfit postu, jāņem līdzi kamera, kurpes, drēbes utt!
    + ļooti gribas arī tādus Hunter zābakus, zinot Latvias laika apstākļus! :D