Monday, August 29, 2016

H&M Studio AW16

H&M hoodie, earrings and trousers, Deichmann heels

When I stepped into the H&M showroom this summer, I was amazed at all the embroidery and details the H&M Studio AW16 collection presented. My eye immediately caught sight of this hoodie, as it is so different to the conventional and sporty hoodies you'd think of when hearing the word. I also decided to go out of my comfort zone with these statement earrings. They sure felt heavy, but I found that I was quick to adjust! Generally I like to balance our statement items with more basic kind of pieces, so I paired them with these biker jeans and my new favorite Deichmann heels. The H&M Studio collection will launch on the 8th September in 200 stores and online.

In other news, I'm back in the UK and I've just spent a busy few days room hunting as I'm trying to find a place somewhat near my new job in London. I'm so excited and nervous about starting my job, I literally get butterflies in my stomach! I can't believe I'm finally a graduate and doing this adult thing. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dainty Jewellery

Jewellery is always something I go on and off-again, depending on various stages in my life. There was a time I loved chunky rings and necklaces and was happily ready to spend £30 on a chunky and colorful necklace from Zara (such as here, here, whereas now I tend to go for minimal and dainty pieces that are versatile enough for different outfits. The heart and pearl dainty rings are from Happiness Boutique, which is a fun jewellery brand based in Berlin. One of their missions is to spread happiness, so they've done campaigns to spread this cause; one example is when the staff handed strangers lovely handwritten notes, which I thought was really cute! Just a quick one today guys, as I'm really busy house hunting in London, but tomorrow I'll be back with some new outfit photos! XO

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Under the Apple Tree

When I saw this Brandy Melville top, it was love at first sight. Like most Brandy stuff, it is extremely lightweight, which to me seemed like a great solution in dealing with the spasmic summer heatwaves we get between the occasional autumn weather here in Latvia. In order to be more minimalistic with my wardrobe purchases, I've reduced my clothes shopping by a significant amount. It may also have something to do with being unemployed during the summer between graduating and starting my job, but the situation certainly helped the cravings. Having said that, Brandy Melville is a store I struggle to leave without making a purchase, because everything is just so darn comfy, right?! 

In other news, I've secured a job in central London and thus will be moving there end of this month! Well, that's actually in 5 days. I'll be staying at my friends place until I find a suitable place to rent a room, so I've been busy searching the web lately. My main goal is to avoid the tube at all costs as it will mostly be a desk job, so I'm trying to find something that is walking distance to work (about 20-25 minutes). When I worked at House of Fraser, I equally loved and hated the morning/evening daily walk to and fro, and I'm longing for that feeling again. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Wishlist

Man, I don't even remember the last time I posted a wishlist. The thing is that I simply haven't been shopping as much lately, and out of sight = out of mind, and all. However, that doesn't mean I haven't been building up a mental wishlist in my head. With the summer sales bombarding you everywhere you turn, it is easy to get discouraged at even entering a store. Hence my love for online shopping, where I can filter and click "next page" without going nearly as insane as I would in a physical store. I definitely often spend more time filtering my search preferences, than actually looking at the items on the page. I love the sense of control and organization online shopping enables us. Now a little bit on my wishlist...

I'm kind of obsessed with summer dresses lately, so I organized my wishlist as two outfits featuring these crochet/lace detailed dresses. The black dress is something I would definitely wear day to night, and I love its high collar and structured sleeves. It also kind of reminds me of the current trend of wearing a slip dress over a t-shirt. The white crochet dress, however, is one of those staple summer items in any wardrobe. I genuinely think anyone looks like an instant summer goddess in a white crochet dress, am I right?! Although both dresses are quite simple, with the right accessories they can definitely evolve into killer outfits. Speaking of the accessories, the grey shoulder bag from outfit 2 is one I've been opening and closing in my online tabs for weeks. You'd think that at 25EUR it's very affordable, but I'm currently in that weird just-graduated-but-havent-started-work-yet phase (I have got a job secured though, wohooo), so I can't justify it just yet. And those red/gold sunglasses? GIIIRL. I can't wait for my first payday already. 

Which outfit do you prefer?