Thursday, February 28, 2013

Denim shirt

Denim shirt - c/o Oasap
Waterfall skirt - c/o Chicwish
Handcuff - Bik Bok
Wedges - H&M
Belt - c/o Romwe

I received this denim shirt about a week ago and I absolutely love it! Unfortunately this isn't 
quite what I wore today as it is simply too cold for bare legs, but I really wanted some pictures of the shirt paired with this black waterfall skirt. My actual outfit was the same shirt, but good old black jeans and white converse. I'm a big fan of denim shirts, just somehow I never really had any. I'm still on the lookout for a very dark blue denim shirt! Let me know what you think :) ♥

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jeffrey Campbell Street Walk

I got these beauties a couple of months ago - sort of a Christmas present for myself, but I have only been able to stare at them while they stand graciously in my room, because they're slightly too big, which was a major disappointment as I was so excited to wear them. I've never returned/exchanged anything that I ordered online and it seems to be a big hassle, so I'm thinking that either I'll keep using them as a decor in my room, or maybe just sell them to someone who will actually use them. I just saw that they're on sale on the Nelly website, if you're interested, get them here! I would advise to go a size down, though, so be careful :) ♥

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Two for Tuesday

Don't ask me what I was doing in these photos. I got very bored and decided to take some pictures using the self-timer, and you're lucky you're only seeing these ones as some of the other were just too retarded to upload anywhere, haha. I actually literally took them like 10 minutes ago. Anyway I'm quite happy, because Monday and Tuesday are my most difficult days and now I'm done with them! These days make me feel so lazy and tired :( I sometimes don't even wash my hair (like today, oops) and just have my lazy make-up on like in the pics (mascara and mousse foundation). Tomorrow is my usual day off, however I'll be meeting some people in town to discuss an upcoming assignment. We need to choose a store, such as Topshop, Lush, etc. and make a presentation analyzing its layout. Ugh..
Recently I've been eating much healthier and drinking a lot more water before, and even exercising pretty much every day, and I can already say that I feel a lot better. Today I'm meant to go for a run while waiting for my laundry, and later I'm hoping to convince my friends to have Domino's pizza with me because it's Two for Tuesday, yay! (I do deserve some unhealthy treats after all this healthy business, right?) ♥

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Keep calm and eat food

Unfortunately I've had a very lazy day and have nothing fashionable to show you, so I thought I could show some recent food that I've had/made :D This was my breakfast yesterday, it's a gigantic mango which took me ages to cut up. It was SO filling! Note that the spoon is a soup spoon, not one of the small ones :D Mango is definitely my favorite fruit now, it's so sweet and delicous :) This morning for breakfast/lunch I had these pancakes and I simply couldn't resist decorating them. Just makes them that little bit cuter, doesn't it? It was also my first time making pancakes without my sisters or mums help, so it took me a while until I stopped burning them, haha. Usually after dinner I always have some kind of healthy snack. By the word usually, I meant the last 2-3 weeks when I actually started trying to be a little bit healthier! Last night it was a mix of strawberries and rasberries, so good! ♥

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday evening

Heyhey! Just got over with quite a busy day - accounting early in the morning, then going to the fruit/veggie market, then studying, then group study for the marketing assignment, then going to Tesco, then exercising while watching The Mentalist (good way to keep a set time each time, because each episode is about 42 minutes long!). Now I can finally relax and get myself ready for the night because my week is over and I'm going out with the awesome girls from my course :) So glad to be able to relax finally! ♥

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Checkered and Levi's

I shot these photos today with my friend and flatmate May! It was actually FREEZING and super windy outside, which was such a disappointment because yesterday's temperatures went up to 12 degrees. Anyway, this is one of my favorite shirts, I got it from Zara when I went to London a couple of months ago. The Shorts are vintage Levi's from Urban Outfitters, I got these back in September or October and they were kind of an impulse buy. I rarely ever wear them, mainly because they just feel too short and it makes me a bit uncomfortable. I don't get girls who walk around in summer with shorts that show half of their butt, especially without tights. If I would do that, I would feel super conscious and pull them down all the time, haha :P 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fade to Greige

I'm not a big nail polish enthusiast, however my nails are pretty much always covered in nail polish, otherwise they just tend to break all the time. Normally I go for one nail polish and keep using it over and over again until I'm tired of it. The nail polish of the moment is this one by Ciate, which I believe I got from the Dahlia blogger event. It's the kind of color that goes with any outfit really - isn't it the worst thing ever when you have sky blue nails but decide to go for a bright red dress that day?! Haha. The color is called Fade to Greige 071, in case you're interested. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring feeling

I'm finally over with Monday - one of my most difficult days! I feel super tired but I still need to study and exercise and have dinner, etc. I'm quite new to this exercising thing, but I stumbled upon a few fitness/healthy eating blogs yesterday and found them quite interesting and refreshing as opposed to all the fashion blogs that I read daily. I was wondering if you have any tips for some good blogs that focus on being fit/healthy? I'd be super thankful for that!
Anyway, I'm off now, I need to do some analysis on comparing different tablets for a marketing assignment that's due 3 weeks today. Doh! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mini shopping

When I went to London a few days ago, I mentioned in my last post that I did some shopping. While the buys are not in any way super interesting and eye-catching, I thought I should still show them here, because I'm super happy with the purchases as I've been in the need of both! Make up store is a swedish brand which I first found from reading Shelley Mulshine's blog, and ever since then I've been curious to try some product out. While we visited one of my favorite London shopping areas, Carnaby street, I couldn't just walk past the shop this time! I've been thinking of buying a translucent powder for some time, and as soon as I found out that on Valentine's day they had a 20% discount, I knew I had to take this powder for just 16£! The photo is slightly edited, in real life the color is actually kind of white/beige. So far, so good! My other purchase are these jeans from Miss Selfridge. I originally went to the Cheap Monday store to buy some blue jeans (been wanting some for ages), but I was slightly disappointed with the sizing and the jeans on offer. All 5 pairs that I tried (some labelled narrow, some labelled tight) were not the skinny fit I was looking for. I like my jeans to be like a second skin, but I'm tired of Dr Denim as they're not really jeans, so I wanted something more "real". It was a great feeling when I later found these jeans at Miss Selfridge, they fit me so well and look very nice, especially now that I've been wearing only black jeans for months. So boring! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Motel Rocks

Remember this post where I showed the 3 dresses I chose from Motel Rocks after going to their blogger Christmas event? I received this amazing piece literally months ago, last year even, but always forgot to show it on the blog! It was not my first choice, I was literally in love with the gold dress, but I am very happy with this dress too, as it's super simple and bodycon, while it also has a special something; notice how the gem stones shine in all kinds of different colors? When you move around in this dress, it shines like crazy (it's only visible on camera with flash, like i the first photo)! I also wanted to share this competition that Motel are running, it ends on Sunday, so you better hurry! The prizes are completely insane, so if you want to participate, click here, which will take you to the Facebook app! ♥

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

25 Facts About Me

1. When I was small, I always thought about "My little pony" toys before sleeping, in the hope that I would dream about them at night.

2. Me and my friend Agnija used to have secret words for everything and everyone so we could actually talk about people with them being right next to us.

3. Even until the very last day before coming to the UK, I was still not sure about my decision to come here. Mostly I was scared that I wouldn't handle living alone and all the responsibilities!

4. I used to be a crazy little rocker girl when I was in the early teenage years, and while that phase is over, I'm still a metal girl at heart, haha.

5. I had a job interview at Hollister a few months back and the girl told me the requirements they need for workers, such as no nailpolish on nails, only converse shoes, no eyeliner etc. I was wearing a LOT of eyeliner that day. *still unemployed*

6. Whenever I go to ZARA home I feel so happy to be surrounded by all the pretty interior accessories, but I never end up buying anything, because there is just too much stuff to choose from.

7. I once threw a Harry Potter book at my friend's face in class and her nose started bleeding, then my teacher started shouting at me and called me an idiot. Actually my friend told me to throw the book at her, she failed to catch it but I was too scared to say that :DD

8. I don't use a lot of make-up, and the amount varies from the day or the occasion, but I can almost never go without mascara, because the ends of my eyelashes are completely blond, so without mascara they look short :(

9. My favorite domino's pizza topping EVER is smoked bacon rashers and baby slush tomatoes. That's it. Oh, and make it thin crust. PERFECTION.

10. I absolutely hate throwing out shampoo/conditioner/toothpaste etc. tubes when they're not fully used, therefore I even go as far as cutting them open just to get out everything that's in the packet.

11. Next year I will live in a house with 1 girl and 3 guys, all super lovely people. It will unfortunately be a 25 minute walk from the university, so I'll get a bike or take the bus (at the moment I live on campus, so everything is up to a 10 minute walk).

12. I love my own humour and sometimes I think I'm so funny that I can crack myself up even when I'm alone. When I'm a bit tipsy, I usually think I'm an absolute genius.

13. I have currently 6 piercings (4 left ear, 1 right ear, belly button) and 3 of them I've done myself. I used to have an extra one in each ear but closed them due to infection, and I also once experimentally pierced myself a monroe at home just to see how it would look and took a photo to show off to my friends. *so cool!* Interested? Click here.

14. I have a crazy fear of heights, but only when I'm directly exposed to them. For example, flying in an aeroplane is okay, as long as I'm asleep, but walking somewhere very high or being at the edge of a cliff could paralyze me from fear!

15. I hate ugly feet. Especially on girls! I've met a lot of girls that are super pretty, they take very good care of their hair, nails, make-up and choice of clothing, but completely neglect the feet. I don't get the logic :(

16. I go to Yo! Sushi so often that the staff recognize me when they see me out during the nights in town *so proud*

17. When I was 5 years old, I loved lighting candles with matches so much until one day I caught my hair on fire while leaning over the kitchen table, since then I had an unspeakable fear of matches and fire which only went away a couple of years ago when I had to use matches again in science class.

18. One of my biggest dreams is to meet a crazy psycho mass murderer and talk to him (while he's in prison behind bars, preferably). I've done a lot of research on murderers and read countless interviews, watched many documentaries. It fascinates me for some reason, while at the same time I hope for a cruelty free world every single day.

19. I've never ever taken a blood test. For real.

20. Whenever I buy a pack of colored candy I always eat the red, the purple, the black (if it's a berry flavor), and the green ones, leaving the orange and yellow behind.

21. One trend I'll never try is...nevermind, there is none! I always say to myself that I will never try this new trend, because it looks so weird and stupid. But after a while, I see it so much in the society that I get used to it and sometimes even end up liking it. Happened to me with Jeffree Campbells (I thought they were clown shoes when I first saw them!), sneaker wedges, military jackets, boyfriend jeans and many more.

22. When I was in high school my dad used to give me 10 euros every time I got 100% in an exam or a project, so whenever I was broke I studied extra hard :DD

23. I cried on every single birthday of mine from the age of 14 to 19.

24. Whenever I come home from the outside, I don't feel quite at home yet until the moment I've washed my hands, and every minute that passes after coming home without washing my hands makes me feel more and more uneasy.

25. A few summers ago when I was in Latvia, somehow ants had managed their way into our house because it was so hot and one day I went to town leaving an open pack of orange juice on the kitchen counter. When I got back, I was so thirsty that I just HAD to have the juice. The next thing I know - my mouth was full of ants!

Hope you liked the post! Let me know if any of these facts are in any way relevant to you, would be really interesting to hear! ♥

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sweet Nothing

Some photos that I haven't shown you yet of me by my friend Florian. The ends of my hair were slightly pink, from the spray I tried the day before, which didn't seem to wash out. I miss summer so terribly! Maybe it's just England, but whenever I look out of the window, it's gray, cloudy and windy. Even worse, the non-stop rain today makes it impossible for me to get some proper outfit photos.

I also wanted to point out that I enabled word verification for the comments, which I KNOW is super duper annoying, but I simply had to do it, because I get so much spam every day. Sometimes I load the new e-mails on my phone and I see there are around 30 new comments and only like 3 of them are actual real comments, everything else is spam advertising all kind of stupid things. It feels really bad to always see this, so I just had to do it, I hope you understand and will continue commenting, nevertheless :) Anyway, I'll stop sobbing now and will instead do some more hola hooping (even though my legs and butt hurt from yesterday's hola hooping...) ♥

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Found what he needs but his heart still bleeds

I've had quite a relaxing and even a little bit of a productive day. Tidied my room a bit, did some hola hooping, arranged some things on my laptop.. otherwise this day is super boring. I'm not feeling too good, because it's rainy (what a surprise) and that always makes me super sleepy, plus I'm paining a bit because I played squash last night and I'm really not used to exercise. Maybe I'll give this sport thing a go...sometime....
I don't have any new outfits to show you guys at the moment unfortunately, hopefully a better update tomorrow :) Have a nice Saturday ♥

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Burgundy biker coat

Today I finally picked up my new coat from the post. I've been waiting for this package for ages, and when I was choosing the items on Sheinside, this coat immediately caught my eye. You will definitely see this in a lot of my upcoming outfit posts, so stay tuned! ♥

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

London weekend

While I was in London with the girls, I didn't take too many photos, most of them were mini photoshoots I did with some of them, just to try my new lens :) This first photo is Gabriele's though!
My outfit when we were planning to go to Cafe de Paris (ended up back in the halls though, haha!)

Anne-Marie and Maria On the second day we spent the whole day in Camden, also for dinner.
The next photos are me being a little bit touristy at the Camden markets!

In Camden we made a short stop at a cafe where we got some juice and shisha
Me and Heleret were going crazy with Gabi's new camera (picture stolen from her Facebook!)