, Call me Maddie: July 2014

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Pink dress with white lace detailing


Today I wanted to share with you an outfit post in which I am wearing my new dress from Chi Chi London. Chi Chi is a young, fast fashion brand that aims to bring catwalk fashion direct to the high street. Well at least, that is what they claim on their site! This is the first time I have worked with Chi Chi and I must say- I am impressed. First of all, the dress came into a really cute pink plastic bag ( I am so tired with the old grey, usually very dirty plastic bags most brands send their stuff into)- I mean even the little things count, right? The dress seems to be in a really nice quality + it fits me like a glove! There is certainly not a better feeling than receiving clothes or shoes from online store and they fit! Happy me! :)

EQUA reusable bpa free plastic and glass bottles review + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]


Today I have a really exciting post prepared for you! Not a long while ago I was contacted by a representative of a company called EQUA. At first I was a bit surprised as I was not acquainted with this company. But then I found out that EQUA is an ecological brand that represents bpa (bisphenol-a) free plastic and glass bottles. EQUA bottles are safe for humans and environment around us and not to forget their really, really cute looks!

Friday Ebay bargains #44

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Uff the weather has been amazing these past few weeks in Latvia! I am the biggest fan of summer (+ I am a July kid) and weather like this ( +30C in combination with sun!). Even though, I am working 4-5 days a week, luckily, I still have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather, for example, yesterday I spent almost whole day sunbathing, then later me and my mom rode bikes to the beach and had a really great swim in the sea! Ahh, days like these are like heaven to me! :)
Anyways, today as usual I am posting my weekly Ebay bargains! As you can see I have incorporated two summer essentials- florals and fringes! This kimono blazer is definitely by far my favorite item of the week! I wish I had something similar in my closet when I went to Positivus festival as I think it is a definite music festival piece! + Kimonos have been really trending this summer & as we still have a bit more than 1 month of summer left, I will try to hunt down my perfect summer kimono, or who knows, maybe I will order this one! :)
How has weather been in your country, has the weather been as amazing as here in  Latvia?

Laiciņš pēdējajās nedēļās ir patiešām bijis lielisks, ne? Es esmu lielākā  vasaras atbalstītāja kādu vien var atrast ( laikam, tāpēc, ka esmu Jūlija bērns) un tāds laiks kāds ir pašlaik ( saulīte un +30C) ir labākais ko varu vēlēties! Kaut arī nedēļā strādāju 4-5 dienas, vienalga kaut kādā veidā izdodas izbaudīt lieliskos laika apstākļus, piemēram, vakardien gandrīz lielāko dienas daļu es pavadīju sauļojoties Saulkrastu vasaras mājā, pēc tam ar mammu ar riteņiem devāmies uz jūru un izbaudījām lielisku atveldzējošu peldi jūrā!
Enīvei, šodien kā jau katru Piektdienu man ir sagatavots kārtējais Ebay atradumu raksts. Kā jau variet redzēt esmu atradusi divus vasaras trendus- ziedu rakstu un bārkstis. Šis kimono bleizeris ir pavisam noteikti mīļākais nedēļas atradums! Tagad ir pilnīgi žēl, ka man šāds kimono nebija nedēļu atpakaļ, kad apmeklēju Positivus festivālu, jo, manuprāt, šādi kimono bleizeri ir lielisk mūzikas festivālu gardeorobes papildinātāji! Kimono tipa jakas šajā vasarā ir  ļoti, ļoti populāras un tā kā ir palicis vēl nedaudz vairāk kā viens mēnesis līdz vasaras beigām, centīšos atrast savu perfekto kimono jaciņu, vai arī pasūtīšu šo te! :)

Do you like my Ebay bargains? Which is your favorite? 
You can see my other Ebay posts HERE!

If you are new to Ebay ( don't know how to register, use paypal etc), you can look at my guide HERE!

~With love~

Pretty and polished

Today I am showing you another outfit with another dress from Cichic. In contrast to the outfit I showed you 2 days ago which was more casual and wearable in daily life. Today's dress is more fancy and would look great in an elegant party.

Elephant print dress


Uff what a crazy week it was last week! I returned from my 2 week vacation and dived right into a busy working week! I had not worked for 40 hours a week in retail store for a really long time, therefore, on Friday I was very, very exhausted! But in this weekend I did not have the chance to just relax and regain my strength for the next working week as I was at Positivus Music Festival for 3 days! :)

Friday Ebay bargains #43

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As you might know summer is in full bloom and the weather outside has been really amazing for the past couple days or even I might dare to say- weeks, ( well, at least I can say that about Latvia). Therefore, for this weeks bargains I tried to find items that would correspond to this weather and would be appropriate for summer weather. 
The first item I found was this beautiful pineapple print top! I think that this summer's top print, without any doubts, is the pineapple print- I have seen it in so many clothing stores and in the streets overall. Not only pineapple is a really delicious fruit, but also it looks so adorable on clothing as well! Do you agree with me? :)
The second favorite item I found by accident ( while browsing one Ebay user collection) and they were these awesome and stiknkin' cute lips balms in a form of flip flops! The packaging is adorable and very easy to use- just throw one flip flop in your bag, or even clutch bag ( if it is a night party) and your lips will be so thankful! :)

Tā kā Latvijas laika apstākļi mūs lutina jau otro nedēļu pēc kārtas, es nolēmu šīs nedēļas Ebay atradumus sasaistīt tieši ar lieliskajiem laika apstākļiem un vasaru kopumā!
Pirmā lieta ko es atradu sērfojot pa Ebay, bija šis mīlīgais ananāsu raksta kombinezoniņš! Manuprāt, viens no šīs vasaras top rakstiem ir tieši raksts ar ananāsiem- es personīgi to esmu redzējusi diezgan daudzos apģērbu veikalos, gan arī uz ielās kopumā. Ananāss ir ne tikai velnišķīgi gards auglis ( nu vismaz man personīgi ļoti garšo), bet arī kā izrādās ļoti forša un mīlīga stila odziņa raksta veidā! Piekrītiet man?
Otro mīļāko lietu es atradu pilnīgi nejauši ( sērfojot pa kolekciju lapu Ebay) un tas bija šis piemīlīgais lūpu balzamu komplekts iešļūceņu veidolā. Manuprāt, iepakojums ir superīgs, kā arī ļoti vienkārši izmantojams- vienkārši iemet vienu flipflopu somiņā un tavas lūpas tev noteikti pateiksies vēlāk! :)

Do you like my Ebay bargains? Which is your favorite? 
You can see my other Ebay posts HERE!

If you are new to Ebay ( don't know how to register, use paypal etc), you can look at my guide HERE!

~With love~

Black and white outfit


Today I am showing you a complete look from Lovelywholesale, in other words every item I am wearing in this look is from this online store. I have seen this Celine Paris shirt all over the place and I wanted to buy a similar one for such a long time, but the opportunity never presented itself until now, when Lovelywholesale was kind enough to send it to me! :) So far I am really loving it and I decided to pair it with this black caged skirt to mix together casual and a bit more fancy!
I also had the chance to order these black heels which at first was a bit nerve wracking as I have never ordered shoes from online stores ( ok, well, not never- I did order shoes one time from Ebay) and I was worried about the size. I ended up picking size 40 as my size is in between sizes 39 and 40, but I decided to go with the bigger one and I do not regret my decision because this pair of shoes fit me like a glove ( which was actually a big surprise for me as I was prepared for the worst!). Therefore, if you decide to order a pair of these shoes and you are in between sizes, I would suggest sizing up! :)

I got my eyes on you


Ahh, I am finally back in civilization! It was so great to escape from everything and just spend an amazing week at my summerhouse! But sadly all good things come to an end and my 2 week vacation is over! :( I am back in the city and working really hard! Though, one thing that motivates me is the fact that in this weekend I am will be going with my boyfriend and my friends to a summer festival! 3 days of great company, music and relaxation! Latvian readers might know it as Positivus festival! Cannot wait to hear artists like Cherub, Ellie Goulding and Bastille!

Friday Ebay bargains #42

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Soon my 2 week vacation will be over which makes me extremely sad as I 100% don't want to go back to work, because relaxing, sunbathing at my summerhouse, going to the beach and just not having practically no care in the world is so much better! :) Haha, is there any way I can elongate my vacation, I would like that so much!
These past few days in Latvia have been amazing- it was over 30C almost every day this week, therefore, I decided to make my this weeks Ebay bargains with items that would be perfect in this kind of weather! 
I have to say, that without any doubts my favorite item of the week is that aqua blue bikini- I think that it would look even better on the body! I am very tempted to order it myself, but as I already have at least 7 bikini's I don't think that it would be such a good idea! :D 

Man ir neliels jautājums maniem Latviešu lasītājiem- pēdējos 3 rakstus es rakstīju paralēli- angļu un latviešu valodā, tāpēc jautājums ir sekojošs: Vai man turpināt rakstīt rakstus blogā arī latviešu valodā, vai pietiks ar angļu valodu? Atbildēt droši/anonīmi variet šajā aptaujā!

Vai man turpināt rakstīt rakstus arī latviešu valodā?
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Do you like my Ebay bargains? Which is your favorite? 
You can see my other Ebay posts HERE!

If you are new to Ebay ( don't know how to register, use paypal etc), you can look at my guide HERE!

~With love~

H&M Loves Music Festival outfit #2


Today I am showing you another look that was made in cooperation with H&M in order to show different ways on how to style the bags that my Latvian readers can win in my giveway. This look is a complete opposite to the one I showed you yesterday. Because yesterday in my look I was wearing almost only white color. But today I am showing you almost a completely black outfit! My favorite part of this outfit is definitely the dress- ain't those kitten ears on the top part so darn cute? :) I think that this dress would look good not only with these ( a bit dressy) sandals, but also with a pair of ankle boots (preferably with buckles, spikes or something that would make them look a bit more edgy). 
I think that it is impossible to imagine a summer festival without a hair piece- whether it is a flower crown, braids or hair pieces like mine- they scream the free and relaxed vibe of festival! Which look you like more- the one I showed you today or the one of yesterday?

H&M Loves Music Festival outfit #1


Today I am showing you an outfit I created in collaboration with H&M. As I said on my previous post- I am hosting a giveaway specifically for Latvian readers and they have a chance to win a beach bag- just like the one I am wearing in these outfit pictures!
This outfit is definitely something I would consider wearing to a music festival. I know that white color might not be the very best friend of music festivals as usually everything tends to get very dirty, especially in case of rain- but I believe that this outfit is a really great fashion statement and would really look amazing in festival setting! What do you think of wearing white in summer festivals?

KONKURSS! Iespēja laimēt vienu no 25 H&M Loves Music somām [NOSLĒDZIES]

Hi, my dear International readers, today I don't quite have a post for you guys as today I am hosting a giveaway only for my local (Latvian) readers! I hope you don't mind that, because very soon there will be a giveaway meant for all my blog's readers, therefore, keep your eyes open! Have a nice Sunday my loves!

Sveiki! Nedaudz nepierasti rakstīt šeit latviešu valodā, bet nu laikam pienāk pirmā reize it visam! Iemesls kāpēc es rakstu šo rakstu latviski ir tāpēc, ka sadarbībā ar H&M es vēlos izspēlēt nelielu vasaras konkursu! Tā kā Jūlijs ir festivālu mēnesis, tad arī tieši šim laikam atbilstošas balvas- 25 stilīgas vasaras somas no H&M Loves Music kolekcijas! Manuprāt, šīs somas būs lielisks un noderīgs aksesuārs ne tikai festivālos, bet arī vasarā kopumā, jo tās droši var izmantot arī kā vasaras/pārgājienu/pilsētas utml somas! 
Kopumā ir 5 dažādi somu veidi:
Soma Nr. 1
Soma Nr. 2
Soma Nr. 3
Soma Nr. 4
Soma Nr. 5

Sadarbībā ar H&M esmu saskaņojusi divus "outfitus" ( ja godīgi nezinu pat kā šis vārds tulkojas latviski, varbūt labāk teikšu- tērpus), kuros esmu saskaņojusi jaunākās H&M vasaras kolekcijas drēbes kopā ar divām no iepriekš minētajām somām. Abi tērpi tika radīti ar domu, lai tie būtu vasarīgi un piemēroti šīs vasaras festivāliem! Kādi būs šie tērpi? To Jūs uzzināsiet parīt un aizparīt, kad šajā blogā ievietošu divus rakstus par tiem! Tāpēc droši nāc ciemos uz manu blogu šajās dienās! :)


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Friday Ebay bargains: accessories review


It has been a while since my last "Friday Ebay bargains: review" post, so today I have decided to show you some of the latest accessories I have bought on Ebay!

Romantic purple


I am barely keeping my eyes open to write this post as today I was visiting my grandparents at their country house and I spent the whole day outside mostly helping my grandma in the garden! Even though, gardening is not my thing, I do like helping her as she helps me and my family in any possible way. 
That is why I am forcing myself to stay awake and write this outfit post in which I wanted to show you some of my recent "new in" items- a purple tulle skirt and a gemstone bracelet both from Persunmall.



As some of you might know on 23d and 24th of June many countries celebrate Midsummer. Midsummer is a celebration also known as St. John's Day which is centered upon the summer solstice. Like every other year I celebrated Midsummer together with my closest family and my boyfriend at my grandparents countryside home. I love going to the countryside and meeting my grandparents, cousins etc - I am very close to my family, therefore, I am the happiest when I am surrounded by it!