SAILOR STRIPES & CUT OFF LEVI'S

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Shorts - Levi's 501 (similar), T-shirt - ASOS, Bag & wallet - Paul's Boutique Maisy bag, Boots - Quiz Clothing

This is the look I wore to the Riga City Festival last weekend. My brother already took some photos of me in town however they didn't turn out too well, but luckily I convinced him to take some more when we got home. I'm glad I did, as I love the backdrop and think it contrasts really well with the outfit. It was actually an extremely rare occasion, as I didn't wear anything black that day *clapping hands emoji*.

Unfortunately that was one of the very last days I could wear shorts and avoid walking around with goosebumps because of the freezing cold (which is, ahem, below 20 degrees Celsius). I find it weird how when I'm in the UK and the thermometer hits 19 degrees Celsius, I get super excited and go out with bare legs, t-shirts and stuff, however as soon as it hits 19 degrees during the summer, I panic as I have "no winter clothing". My first instinct was to buy a new faux leather jacket, that already saved me from being drenched in the rainstorm on the day of purchase. I can't wait to show it on the blog!

I am finally approaching the end of my holiday and I can't stress enough how much I've enjoyed my time in Latvia this year. It feels awfully bizarre that this time next week I will be on my second day of work. I really do hope to come back for a few days sometime soon!

H&M FALL/WINTER 2014 PREVIEW

H&M Studio AW14





During my days in Latvia I had the pleasure of visiting the H&M showroom to have a preview of what we will soon see in the stores. In the interests of not overloading this blog with photos, I decided to only show you a selection of items, however I do suggest you have a look at my Facebook page as I uploaded a lot more photos, just like last year :)

All the items in my first photo, as well as the beaded dress in one of the last photos come from the H&M Studio AW14 collection, which I already had a look at in London and Luxembourg. After all this anticipation and previews, it will finally be released on the 4th of September! I definitely have my eye on a few of the items. The other items in this post are either from the usual H&M AW14 collection or the H&M Trend collection, and are already in stores, or will be very soon. In general, there was a mix of dark and edgy colors, as well as soft pinks and grays. The shoe game was strong and the detailing on some of the items definitely caught my eye.

I have to say that my 4 absolute favorite items were the pointed ankle boots, big leather bag and the zip ankle boots. Is there anything that caught your eye? ♥

WALKING ON CLOUDS

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Jeans - Mango (similar), Sweater - Sugarhill Boutique, Nail Polish - Barry M Hi Shine in Blueberry, Shoes - ASOS

There is something I love so much lately about very light colored outfits... I actually got these Mango jeans in April, but haven't worn them until now. Pairing them with my ASOS High Tide heels is definitely my favorite combination lately!

...okay, enough of that. During the last few weeks I've got really bored of always talking about my outfits under my outfit photos. I mean the photos kind of speak for themselves, right? So I thought that today I'll keep this to a minimum and instead tell you something funny/strange that happens to me often, especially lately.

I am a very punctual person and I get extremely stressed if I am late for something. I'd rather be at a meeting half an hour early than 5 minutes late. I even text my friends if I will be 2 and a half minutes late and I have about million apps for train and bus times. So with this in mind, I've been having really annoying nightmares, where the whole dream consists of a long story of how I'm trying to make it to a scheduled bus or an airplane. The last nightmare happened some days ago and it was about me having to catch a plane with my little brother. We arrived to the last passport/ticket checkpoint in the airport 10 minutes before the plane was meant to fly out (logic), and the lady said that we are in the wrong terminal and a taxi to the correct terminal will take us 10 minutes. Then I woke up feeling really stressed and with a fast paced heartbeat.

I'm really annoyed by these nightmares, because that means I am not only stressed in these real life situations, but also during my sleep, haha. Today I'm going to meet my friends Ieva and Kristaps so I'm going to start getting ready now. Have a great Sunday! ♥

MISSGUIDED AT THE COUNTRYSIDE

Playsuit - Missguided, Earrings - ASOS, Nail polish - Barry M Hi Shine in Papaya

When I came to Latvia, Missguided very kindly sent me some cute bits for my holiday and this playsuit is another one of them. I absolutely fell in love with the print and the pink tassel rope! I've really fallen for Missguided a lot lately, they have a massive selection of amazing items for student friendly prices, so I definitely recommend checking them out. With this playsuit I went for my gold ASOS earrings (I really do need to expand my collection just a little...) and a pink lip, which I achieved by mixing 2 different colors.

With all this free time lately, I've been trying to put a lot more effort into my blog, and during the last week or so, I have been quite consistant with posting outfits (proud moment right there). I really enjoy the personal style focus on this blog, but do you like it too, or would you rather prefer if I also posted some other stuff, eg. daily life pictures? Let me know! Even though statistics show a lot of you, you guys are rather quiet in the comments section, but your feedback is always greatly appreciated and probably makes me smile like a little kiddo. ♥

MANGO SUMMER DRESS

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While we were driving around the countryside and its nearby villages, we saw this old abandoned factory and its surroundings. Me and my mum, both having photography related interests, just had to stop the car for a little shoot.

I wore my favorite new dress from Mango, which I got in their sale recently. They also had the same one in black, however I preferred the printed version. It also had an attached belt, but I don't think the sales assistants liked me very much (I complained about them leaving the old currency on instead of Euros) so they left the alarm device on, which I only noticed at home so I had to cut it off, haha. Anyway, all that trouble was worth it, because the dress feels absolutely amazing on and is great for some mild summer days. The material is really loose and airy, but also quite warm, so I don't doubt that I will wear this with tights and some boots once it gets cold out.

Right now I only have 2 weeks until I start my placement (and thus the end of my summer holiday), which will be my first ever full time job. I've done some little things in the past and I also worked for a month at the Court of Justice a couple of years ago (amazing experience, do apply if you are interested!!!), but this will be the first time in my life where I will have a full-time, 12 month long responsibility, and the thought of that makes me really scared! I enjoy a certain level of freedom while being at University, but now that I will have a job my life will be different. I can imagine that I might not be able to attend blogging events in London as much (although I will do my best), however I will have a lot of spare time in the evenings so I definitely want to get more into cooking. I will also invest in some good kitchen equipment for smoothies and home-made soups, and will bring pack lunch to work as much as possible. Good thing that my new house is in town centre, so it will be a 10 minute walk to work each day!

Enough of chit-chat, and congrats if you've made it this far into the post. Thanks for reading! ♥

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUMMER

Missguided stripe back playsuit Playsuit at the beach Playsuit - Missguided, Hat - Urban Outfitters (similar here and here

1. Warm and calm evenings, which, to me, mean late BBQ's, bare legs on nights out and long evening walks. Also when I'm more near the nature, I absolutely love the smell outside when a hot day has finally come to an end.

2. To me summer always means going to Latvia. Even though I almost feel like a tourist here, it is the holiday I'm normally most excited about. It's always a bit of a shock when I arrive here and hear Latvian language all around me. The whole capital city seems to be full of creative, relaxed and fun people, something I don't normally encounter a lot in other countries. 

3. Loose and thin clothing makes dressing up almost effortless. Nothing better than slipping on a dress, putting on some shoes and ready to go! I barely wear any make-up either during hot days, so getting ready really is so effortless.

4. Knowing that I have less responsibilities is the key for me to be able to fully relax. I always have little jobs and things to do during the summer but it keeps me in balance.

MONOCHROME & FLORAL MIX

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Kimono - Lily Lulu, Skirt - Missguided, Bralet - ASOS, Fedora - Urban Outfitters (similar here and here), Boots - Vagabond

Although I'm definitely a city girl, I find that there is something so relaxing about the countryside. Some time ago we visited my dad's 90+ year old grandmother (my great-grandmother) and it was way too hot outside so I opted for loose clothes, like this awesome Missguided skirt (absolutely love the mix of florals and stripes!) and a mini ASOS bralet. I did feel quite *out there* in the bralet, so I covered up in my Lily Lulu lace kimono. They have some lovely kimonos and jackets, definitely check them out!

As you probably know, this week I've been away at the countryside (a different one with a beach), but I am coming back today, and I can't wait to share my photos with you!