Sunday, August 30, 2015

MY FAVOURITE PIECE FROM H&M STUDIO AW15

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Dress from H&M Studio AW15, anklet, heels and bag H&M AW15.

One of the things I always look forward to in Latvia is visiting the H&M showroom. This time the focus was on their Studio line for AW15. Sports and futurism are the main themes that dominate in this collection, which was really visible in their outerwear, especially. While watching the show back in March, the green geometric pattern stood out to me the most. So, naturally this dress was a no-brainer for me, and not only because Kendall Jenner wore it. I also fell in love with the bordeaux colours in the collection. While my own look is quite summery (after all, it was shot in 30C degree weather in August..), below you can see my favourites from the rest of collection. 



I definitely want to get my hands on the black tie-waist jacket and the crop top.. The collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on the 10th September!!! Meanwhile you can check out my looks from my previous H&M collabs here & here

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

THE ALEXA BAG

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Hey guys, hope you've had a great week! Here's another outfit post for you. Writing this post in-between little sunbathing trips, to and from the garden. One can only take that much heat until they start to go a little bit cuckoo... In all honesty, I have a difficult relationship with the sun. On one hand, between the various attempts at fake tan and spray-tans during the year, all I wish for is the warm weather and some sun to give me some colour (I'm all for being happy in your own body, but I personally feel happier when I have some tan). However, when the time actually comes and we have these cloudless, 26 degree Celsius days, I find myself hiding indoors, because it's just too hot to cope. Alas, two weeks ago I found myself paying for a spray tan while it was 30 degrees outside - crazy, right?  I did console myself with the fact that too much sun means damage, potential skin cancer and whatnot. Besides, it would have taken days for my white, sun unwelcoming skin to get the level of tan I achieved by a quick spray tan. So yes, I don't really know what to make out with my relationship to the sun...

Onto the outfit though; I'm really excited to show you this khaki pencil dress! I wore it to the Pandora event in Luxembourg and found it to be a great day to evening option. Khaki is one of my fave colours in general, but it only happens that the only khaki thing I own is this dress, so maybe it's time to work on that a little, haha. Since this dress is in sale, and therefore only a few sizes left, I've added some other khaki dresses (and a playsuit) down below. If you can't see the pictures, make sure your adblock is disabled on my page.

Another thing I've been dying to show on the blog is my new Paul's Boutique bag!!! (yes, this deserves three exclamation marks) It came to my doorstep with impeccable timing - I really needed a bag that was big enough to fit my lunch, umbrella and a pair of spare shoes. Now that my placement year at House of Fraser is over, I know this bag will also help me carry all my Uni stuff during my final year. What I really like about Paul's Boutique is that most of their bags are made out of faux leather (this one is an exception, though), but quality wise you can't tell a difference, as they last a really long time and look well made. XOXO

Photos by Christine Xuan 







Monday, August 17, 2015

THE SLEEVELESS SUMMER TRENCH



Here's a look from a couple of weeks ago in Luxembourg! I wore this outfit for a lunchtime catch-up with Kaori. We went to Ready?!, which was a first for both, and then we obviously had to treat ourselves to some fro-yo at SmooJo. It's just one of those things I absolutely have to overdose on whenever I'm in Luxembourg. I decided to wear this navy sleeveless trench, which is among my current wardrobe favourites, because it's great for layering on the less summery days. I also love the clinched-in waist, but a belt-less, longer style would be great as well. I've got my eye out for a similar black trench, however I've gathered various other options for you below the post as well. 

I've been a bit no show on the blog lately, and, while I'm usually not one to apologise for such things, this time I do feel pretty bad for having lost my blogging mojo repeatedly during the last year or so. I suppose, if you let your motivation go for a while, it's easy to make it a habit, but I really do miss the blog world a lot. I definitely don't want to be making any kind of promises, but I'm currently in Latvia and this place always makes me feel so inspired, so I do hope you'll be seeing more of me here! Meanwhile, you can also follow me on Instagram for regular outfit/detail posts and daily life updates. TTYL ♥



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT BEET IN LUXEMBOURG



About a month ago me and Tina decided to go try out the new vegetarian restaurant called Beet (located at 32 place Guillaume II). I was mad with anticipation and simply couldn't wait to go and eat there! My diet is probably like 98% plant based (on the odd occasion i may grab a salad with feta cheese during my lunch break). At home I only eat vegan food, which is supported by my vegan family too, so that is never an issue both when I'm in the UK or home in Luxembourg/Latvia. My main problem with fully transitioning to a vegan diet is the lack of vegan convenience food, as I just don't always have enough time to prepare home cooked meals for work. Because of this I always do a little happy dance when I find out about new vegetarian/vegan restaurant openings.

While Tina was slightly apprehensive at first, this was definitely going to be the highlight of my day. Unfortunately my excitement diminished very soon as we found ourselves feeling extremely unhappy with the service. I had to go to the bar myself 3 times and remind them about our food, because they just kept forgetting us. The girls at the table next to ours even ended up leaving as they were so upset. Even so, I was still looking forward to the food! I ordered the falafel pita bread and fries, but sadly both were pretty bland and dry. I REALLY wanted to like the restaurant for the cause that they stood for, and I simply overhyped them in my head before even going there. 

I want to assume that we simply chose the wrong time to go there, as it was a Friday afternoon in their very first week, so they probably just weren't prepared for the large demand that day. I've seen a lot of very positive reviews on other Luxembourgish blogs, so I think it most likely was just a matter of coming at the worst time. I do hope that they improve on their service and adjust to various sizes of demand, as that is such an important aspect in the hospitality industry. Another thing me and Tina hope is that they will add more options to their menu, as it was very limited at the moment. I sincerely do hope the best for them and I will definitely visit Beet again when I am back in Luxembourg, just because I really want to like this place and give them a chance to change my unfortunate experience. 

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