Friday, November 29, 2013
Before there was a blog named "Call me Maddie", there was just simple, plain girl who adored fashion and lived it through other people eyes on their blogs
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Me + window sill + tripod. As you can see this is the result when all three are combined. I have not done many indoor photo shoots, so this photo shoot definitely is just a learning phase! As the winter is slowly approaching I believe I will have more indoor photo shoots, though they also tend to be tricky, because in fall and winter it is not easy to catch a great natural light. So, maybe, in this case my best friend could be the window sill as it is the lightest place in the whole house!...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Did you know that Christmas is a bit more than one month away!? I am very excited about this fact as Christmas is my all time favorite part of the year, but I am also a bit worried because the university semester is slowly coming to an end, therefore I have to finish many projects, write all tests etc!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Today I would like to show you an outfit post featuring Persunmall's sweater! I really adore this sweater, because, oh well, I know, I know in fall we are supposed to wear all those dark colors (burgundy, black, dark purple etc.), but as fall in Latvia right now is very chilly and gloomy, I like to cheer myself up by wearing something bold and colorful, just like this neon color sweater! :) It feels as if I am wearing a little ray of sunshine on me!
Monday, November 18, 2013
For this weeks bargains I decided that I would try to find something in plaid. Plaid has been a constant trend throughout this fall and I coulnd't be happier about it! I adore plaid shirts and I was thinking of finding a good plaid shirt ebay bargain, but as soon as I stumbled onto this scarf, I knew I had to show it to you, because not only it looks great, but alsot the price is very friendly!
Another item I adore must be that bag, I like how classy and elegant it looks, it resembles a bit a Celine bag, because of the zipper & the triangle shaped sides! I think it would be perfect for me also because I am trying to find a new bag for university & this one seems big enough to put all my notebooks in it!
Friday, November 15, 2013
It has been a long time since I have posted an outfit post here, I really have no idea why was that way, one explanation could be - the weather lately hasn't been very generous here, in Latvia. Couple of days ago it was raining a lot & the temperature is gravitating towards the 0 °C! This sucks because it is getting more and more challenging to take outfit photos outside (for example, I was struggling with the process of having these photos taken, because it was really cold outside and the wind was really chilly, it felt like it was blowing through my bones!).
Anyways, I am wearing Persunmall's double breasted coat which you already saw in my "New in" post! And genuinely like the coat a lot! I really like the bold color of it, I actually feel a bit more confident when I am wearing it & I looove the beautiful buttons! Though, there is one thing that bothers me, it is a tiny bit too big for me ( it is alwasy so tricky ordering items online!), but I will soon take the coat to the tailor to take it in a little bit, so it feels as good as it looks!
Blouse- c/o Arafeel
Skirt- New Yorker
~Lots of love~
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Today I would like to show you items I got courtesy of Persunmall: a skull bracelet, a red double breasted coat and a neon color sweater. I am excited about every piece and I cannot wait to show you my outfit posts featuring these lovely items! I have been ordering items & working with Persunmall for a long time now and I must say this is the brand I have been always excited about & I love a lot of items, there are more than 40 items on my wishlist cart! :D
You can find this bracelet HERE
Ain't this such a cool bracelet? Well, I love it & I have been wearing a lot lately!
You can find this coat HERE
I am sorry if the photos are bit more poor than usual quality wise, the whole day was really gloomy and the natural light really sucked! Anyways I adore this coat, I have been wanting to get a military inspired coat (double breasted) for a long time & I love the fact that it is in this bold color!
You can find this sweater HERE
I adore this sweater mostly because of the cool side zippers and the bold neon yellow color! Zippers and neon make this sweater a lot more interesting & I love how you can get an edgy look by just wearing this sweater!
&&& here is a little preview of my next outfit featuring the double breasted coat!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
As a lot of you might know last week I went on a 3 day cruise from Riga to Stockholm! And you know what? It was a LOT of fun! :) I am not a big fan of cruise trips, don't mistake me- I would love to go on a fancy cruise, like travel around the Carribean islands, Mediterranean sea islands etc, but the ship which goes to Stockholm from Riga isn't very big and the options what to do on it are very limited!
On the first night me and my boyfriend got a little tipsy and had genuinely a lot of fun- we lost a bit money at the slot machines ( I had never gambled in my life for money!), sadly I didn't had the beginners luck! :/ But I wasn't much upset about it, as I had to try it once, right? :D We also hit the dance floor a bit and just overall had fun, we only went to sleep at about 04:00am!
The next day (approximetely 6 hours) we spent by enjoying the beautiful city of Stockholm! I had been in Stockholm once, about 4 years ago, but this time I got to see new parts of it, with which I completely fell in love with! I love the architecture, the multi cultural society and just the whole swedish lifestyle! :) Unfortunately it was raining almost all the time, so I didn't had the chance to take as many photos as I would have wanted to! But the ones I got were taken at about 16:00pm when it was already getting a bit dark!
The night we traveled back to Riga was pretty awful! The ship was swaying a lot ( it was impossible to walk straight!), I even got seasick at one point! So as I was feeling sick & really tired from all the walking at about 00:30am I decided to go to sleep, but it was impossible as there were people one floor below singing karaoke till 03:30! "Fun" right? :D
Anyways regardless of getting seasick and not having enough sleep every night, I really enjoyed my mini vacation- a break from my daily routine- university + part time job! :)
Enjoy the photos!
In our cabin
Goofing around! :)
The outskirts of Stockholm
For some reason I am really loving the color of this house!
We were in Stockholm on 31th October, Halloween!
Have you ever been in Stockholm? Have you ever gone on a cruise?
~Have a lovely Sunday!~
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Before I get to my weekly Ebay bargains, I have to address some unfinished business like my Vintage Buying giveaway results!
The lucky winner is:
Aigel Ann Serrano
Aigel Ann Serrano
(the results were powered by random.org)
Congratulations to the winner and a big, no, huge thank you to those of you who participated! I hope you liked this giveaway & hopefully there will be more soon! :)
My this weeks favorite item must be those tartan pattern culottes, commonly known as skort! I have been loving skort all summer, but I couldn't figure out how to transition them into fall fashion, but when I saw these tartan culottes I found the answer! Not only their shape is awesome, but also the fact that they are in the hottest pattern this season- tartan! I don't own any tartan pattern items, but these could change things up! + the price ridiculously good!
The other item that catched my eye was this adorable cat ear bowler hat! I mean how cute is it? :) I like the fact that it is available in 7 different colors, therefore easy to style to any color outfit! I am not a big fan of hats, actually, I try to wear them as less as possible! The reason for this matter is- most hats look horrendous on me! But I would definitely want to give this hat a shot, because what could be the worst case scenario?- a super awkward looking kitty/ Maddie with cat ear hat! :D
Do you like my bargains? Which is your favorite?
You can see my other Ebay posts HERE!
Friday, November 8, 2013
I don't know, maybe you have noticed ( I know a few of you have!) some changes in my blog design! The last time I redesigned my blog was probably a year ago and as I was pretty much tired of the old design + my blog is close to reaching 1500 followers, and a thought crossed my mind: why not? And, consequently, changed a lot of things corncerning the look of my blog!
At first I thought I would do some really minor changes, like change my blog layout from left column to right column and change my "about me" picture, but as I started changing these little things I realized of how much my blog needed a makeover! I am still not 100% satissfied with the outcome, as I decided doing everything by myself ( thanks to all the available tutorials on google!), but anyways- change is good, right? :)
Sadly I didn't take a screenshot of my blog before I started doing the minor changes (changing the blog layout & "about me" picture), but still, I think you can see the difference!
Before the changes my blog posts were too wide, but now, the thing I like the most is how the post text and photos are in the same width! For my blog design I decided to go with minimalistic (black & white) colors, as I think they would not overshadow my outfit/fashion posts!
I also made some changes in my blog pages! You can definitely head over and check them out, for example, I improved the Sponsor page because I wanted it to be more browsable; you can see all the statistical data and more. So if you are interested in advertising your business or blog head over to my Sponsor page! :)
The most drastic changes were made in my Outfits page,now you can see all my outfits in one place, which I think gives a better idea of what my style & estethic is!
Any thoughts on my new blog design?
& the changes are not over yet, as I would like to complement my blog with a FAQ page!
So this is where you guys come in- if you have any kind of questions (blog or personal life related), or if there is anything you are curious about & would love to know! ASK!!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
As most of you might know from my previous posts, last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to see Isabel Marant's collection for H&M. I have never been to H&M's Showroom here in Latvia and I was surprised of how lovely the place was, the interior was held in a minimalistic style & the detail I loved the most was the high ceiling with windows!
Isabel Marant for H&M collection is a mix of urban attitude, boho elegance and rock'n'roll spirit. I really like this collection, firstly, because a lot of garments and accessories have this awesome boho vibe & my current obsession tribal/ethnic print elements! Secondly, because all the pieces in the collection are totally wearable and something I would love to wear in my everyday life (especially those great chunky knit cardigans for the chilly days of winter!). And thirdly, because this collection features clothing and accessories not only for women, but also for teenagers and men ( sidenote, Isabel Marant has never done a menswear collection! Impressive, right?)
The collection will be available online as well as in 250 stores worldwide on November 14th, November. And for my Latvian readers, the collection will be sold in Galerija Centrs H&M only!
This jacket is definitely my favorite piece from the collection! Cannot wait till I can be a proud owner of it!
This jacket is definitely my favorite piece from the collection! Cannot wait till I can be a proud owner of it!
Clothing for the little ones! :)
At the showroom we got a chance to freshen up with a glass of champagne and eat some really delicious snacks (macaroons, for example!) :)
So what do you think of the upcoming collection? Do you already have some favorites? Make sure you head to my Facebook album to see more insights and details of Isabel Marant for H&M!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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