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It has been such a long time since my last outfit post ( it was 11 days ago!), therefore, yesterday I persuaded my amazing mom ( who always lends a helping hand when I need a photographer) in taking my outfit pictures before going to my cousins place and celebrating her 18th birthday ( big hugs and kisses to my awesome cousin Anita! :*). As it was a birthday party I decided to wear a fancy outfit and curl my hair, which, by the way, I do very rarely as I am trying to keep my hair as healthy as possible! But I must admit, I do love wearing my hair in nice beachy waves or curls- they make me feel a bit more feminine and it is a nice change from my usual straight hair!
As you can see in the pictures I am again wearing my beautiful Classic Sheffield watch from Daniel Wellington, the watch has definitely grown on me and I wear it to almost everywhere! To get your DW watch with a 15% discount enter the code "callmemaddie" ( the code is valid till midnight today as in 30th November, so hurry up!) :)

Friday Ebay bargains #61

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This has been a really tough week for me, because my grandma died on last Friday and yesterday I attended her funeral. :( I have no words to explain on how heartbroken I am, but I will not go in many more details as the matter is really deeply personal. For this whole week I have been really uninspired and had trouble in concentrating, maybe, you might have sensed it as I wasn't as present as I usually am in my blog and in my social media. But I hope that you can understand that!
Anyways, Ebay has been a really great in destracting me from sad thoughts, therefore, as usual I decided to put together a post in which I share with you some of the amazing items I have found over the week on Ebay. I genuinely love all items in the collage and I think that they would look amazing when worn together!

LV
Šī pagājusī nedēļa man ir bijusi ļoti grūta. Pagājušo piektdien nomira mana vecmāmiņa un vakardien bija viņas bēres. :( Nav vārdu, lai izteiktu to cik ļoti man sāp sirsniņa un cik ļoti es pārdzīvoju šo notikumu, bet es neizplūdīšu sīkākās detaļās, jo tas viss ir ļoti dziļi personiski. Visu šo nedēļu jutos diezgan apātiska un man bija grūtības ar koncentrēšanās spēju un, iespējams, to varēja just manā blogā un manos sociālajos medijos, jo biju diezgan distanta. Bet es ceru, ka variet mani saprast šajā grūtajā brīdī!
Lai nu kā, Ebay ir bijis ļoti labs palīgs tādā ziņā, ka sērfošana pa Ebay kaut nedaudz novērsa skumjās domas, tāpēc kā jau ierasts dažus mīļākos atradumus apkopoju bloga rakstā! Man patiešām patīk visas lietas, kuras ir redzamas kolāžā un, manuprāt, tās lieliski izskatītos uzvilktas kopā!


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

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

~With love~
Maddie

Fall outfit details

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I haven't made a special dedicated blog post for the details of my outfits for a really long time, I think that the last time was in March, therefore, today I wanted to share with you some fall outfit details. And as winter has oficially started in Latvia ( few days ago we had our first snow), the temperatures are very frequently below 0C, I thought that I could compile most of my fall outfits together in one post. When I am putting together an outfit I always try to give maximum attention to the details, I am especially picky when it comes to jewelry, I seriously cannot leave the house if I am not wearing a piece of jewelry ( usually those are my earrings). I think that you can have an awesome outfit picked out, be the thing that will make it amazing will be accessories! Therefore, in this post you'll see some of my favorite fall outfit details and accessories!

Cozy Christmas bedding sets with Beddinginn

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Since Christmas is only one moth away I have officially jumped the Christmas festive train! :) I did a post on Christmas sweaters on Friday, but today I wanted to share with you some Christmas comforters that would be so cozy and snuggly for the festive season! In this post I wanted to show you some of my finds from an online store Beddinginn. I browsed their website for almost an hour and just gained so much inspiration for room decorations in the upcoming month till next Christmas!

Ebay bargains- 12 Holiday season sweaters

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Around this time last year I created my first ever Ebay bargains- 9 holiday sweaters that was dedicated to some amazing holiday sweaters that would fit perfectly in the festive theme! Last time when I wrote that post I ended up buying a holiday sweater for myself- it was this one and I really couldn't be happier with it, because I got so many compliments on it! I once wore to my work just before Christmas ( I work at H&M if you didn't know already) and multiple people (customers) came up to me to ask where I got it! :) I think I will order one more sweater for Christmas, I think that the 1st sweater is just so adorable, so I might actually buy that one or one of the others! I still cannot decide as I want each and every of them! :D And since there is only one month left till Christmas this would be the perfect time to order it that way I could get it till Christmas!

LV
Apmēram pirms gada ap šo laiku es publicēju savu pirmo "Ebay bargains" rakstu kuru biju speciāli veltījusi Ziemassvētku džemperiem! Raksts bija tiešām ļoti populārs un vēl joprojām ir viens no apmeklētākajiem mana bloga ierakstiem, tāpēc es nolēmu uzrakstīt vēl vienu šāda veida rakstu, jo man personīgi šādi džemperīši nu ļoti iet pie sirds! :) Pēdējoreiz, kad rakstīju šādu rakstu es pati pasūtīju sev arī vienu svētku džemperi un, ja godīgi, tad es uzskatu, ka tas bija viens no veiksmīgākajiem pirkumiem, kuru es esmu veikusi vietnē Ebay. Džemperis patika ne tikai man, bet arī daudziem apkārtējiem cilvēkiem! Piemēram, pagājušogad kādu dienu pirms Ziemassvētkiem biju to uzvilkusi uz darbu ( strādāju veikalā H&M) un dienas laikā pie manis pienāca ļoti daudzi cilvēki un jautāja, kur tie var iegādāties tādu pašu vai līdzīgu džemperi! Viens vīrietis pat atzinās, ka veikalā ienāca tikai tādēļ, lai uzprasītu par manu džemperi! :D No šogad izvēlētajiem džemperiem man ļoti patīk pirmais džemperis un , ja vēlos to iegūt savā īpašumā līdz Ziemassvētkiem, šis būtu pēdējais laiks kad to pasūtīt!

Do you like holiday sweaters as much as I do? Which is your favorite?
P.S
If you are new to Ebay ( don't know how to register, use paypal etc), you can look at my guide HERE!

~With love~
Maddie

Mad for plaid

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Somehow in this post I managed to post more than 10 pictures, which for me is a lot, because usually I try to limit the amount of pictures I post on my blog to maximum of 10! But this time I just couldn't decide which pictures to include and which not. That might be because of my oh-so-wonderful best friend who was really awesome and agreed to take some outfit pictures ( yeah, I did end up with over 100 pictures on my camera, though :D) of me, therefore, I would just want say a huuuge thanks to my beautiful and talented best friend! Love you! :)

Happy birthday Latvia!

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Today is the 96th birthday of my beautiful country Latvia.I really couldn't be any happier with the fact that I was born here and I am definitely a very proud and patriotic citizen. Therefore, today I wanted to share with you some pictures I have taken over the last week. On 11th November which for Latvians is also known as the Lāčplēsis day- me, my dad and my niece went to the Riga's promenade and together with thousands of latvians lit candles in honor of the fallen Latvian freedom fighters in the year of 1919. I think that this event is very important to our nation and because of our complicated past we should honor each and every person who made it possible for us to live in a beautiful and independent country! The whole event was really magical- imagine thousands and thousands of cadles lit along the coast of river Daugava. The evening was even more magical because of the heavy mist that made the whole atmosphere a bit spooky as well! 

My Daniel Wellington watch

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Today I wanted to share with you few pictures of my newest accessory that I received courtesy of a brand named Daniel Wellington! I was seriously over the moon when the company's representative contacted me and asked me to choose a watch from their website! I was extremely happy because I had a previous knowledge of this brand and the products they offer + I have been stalking their Instagram account for a while already! At first I thought I would go for the colorful DW watches, but then I changed my mind and instead I decided to go for a more classical piece which was the Classic Sheffield watch in silver color. There is nothing more that I could say than the fact that the watch is amazing! I really love how it looks on my wrist and because it is so versatile I have worn it with several outfits already ( a little spoiler later in the post!). I think that a Daniel Wellington watch could be a pretty amazing gift for Christmas either for her of for him ( that's right- they offer men watches as well!). In case you want to see this amazing watch on your wrist or enlighten somebody with a Daniel Wellington watch as a gift, you can have 15% off your purchase if you enter this code: callmemaddie ( the code is valid till 30th of November!)!

Friday Ebay bargains #60

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So far I have had such a mumbo jumbo crazy week! On Monday I had 2 lectures at University and 8 hour shift at work afterwards; on Tuesday I had another 8 hour shift at work and in the evening  me, my dad and my niece went to light candles in honor of Latvian freedom fighters in the year of 1919. I think later I will show you some pictures of the whole event as the atmosphere there was magical ( imagine thousands of candles lit in one place). On Wednesday I had my studies and in the evening I went to see One Republic concert, which by the way was ah-mazing!!! And yesterday I again had University lectures + work in the evening! The past couple of days have run by so quickly, I am really surprised that in between everything I still managed to squeeze in blogging! Anyways, today is my first day off from either studies or work, so I finally had the time to answer my emails, take pictures of my new Daniel Wellington watch ( this will be my next blog post, so stay tuned!), browse Ebay for some Christmas gifts and this weeks Ebay bargains and hopefully I will still have time to catch up on this weeks TV shows! I hope you'll enjoy this weeks Ebay bargains. Somehow I ended up with items that would together make a business casual outfit, which I by the way I love, because it gives you a chance to mix classy & fancy together with more casual clothes and accessories! 

LV
Šī nedēļa ir bijusi piepildīta ar tik daudziem notikumiem, ka es pati brīnos kā man ir atlicis laika, lai vēl pa vidu visam iekļautu arī blogošanu! Jo, pirmdien, no rīta man bija divas lekcijas Universitātē un pēc tam 8 stundu maiņa darbā. Otrdien 8 stundu maiņa darbā + vakarā pildīju sarežģītu mājasdarbu priekš Universitātes un vēl pamanījos ar tēti un brāļameitiņu aiziet uz Krastmalu un nolikt svecītes par godu Latvijas brīvības cīnītājiem 1919. gadā. Man liekas, ka uztaisīšu atsevišķu bloga rakstu, jo bildes, manuprāt, sanāca ļoti skaistas un nedaudz maģiskas ( man liekas, ka tas arī pateicoties biezajai miglai, kas tajā vakarā bija). Trešdien 4 lekcijas Universitātē, kā arī pēc tam pa taisno devos uz One Republic koncertu Arēnā Rīga! Manuprāt, koncerts bija patiešām lielisks un vēl šodien man galvā skan visas iespējamās One Republic dziesmas! Kāds/a no jums arī bija uz koncertu? Patika? :)
Ceturtdien jau ierastā Universitāte + darbs vakarā ( līdz pat 22:45). Bet par laimi, šodien man beidzot ir brīvdiena, kuru es pavadīju atbildot uz daudzajiem epastiem, sabildējot manu jauno Daniel Wellington pulksteni ( atsevišķu bloga rakstu variet sagaidīt Svētdien!), kā arī sērfojot pa Ebay un meklējot Ziemassvētku dāvanas, kā arī lietas priekš šīs nedēļas "Ebay bargains" raksta! Vismīļāka lieta, ko es atradu bija sarkanās kurpes ( pieejamas vēl daudzās citās krāsās), jo cena bija pārsteidzoši lēta- tikai 25 dolāri ( cena + pasta izdevumi)! Pavisam noteikti pasūtīšu pāri, nu vai arī divus! :D Tik, ja izvēlaties pasūtīt, silti iesaku ņemt vienu izmēru lielāku nekā jūsu kājas izmērs- pati tā vienmēr daru un nekad nav bijušas problēmas!

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

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

~With love~
Maddie


Polhem Christmas Special Press day

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Today I just wanted to share with you some pictures from a really beautiful event I attended a little while ago! Polhem PR agency ( agency that represents brands like New Yorker, Marks & Spencer, Lauma Lingerie, Tamaris and so many more) hosted a press day in Christmas theme! The purpose of the event was to show multiple gift ideas that you can give to your loved ones on Christmas! I for sure gained so much inspiration and I might have laid my eyes on some of the items that I will definitely consider when I'll go Christmas gift shopping! The event was really lively and colorful ( there were so, so many pictures, it was so hard to choose only few of them to show to you in this post!), I had the chance to meet up with some really great Latvian bloggers like Signe from Urban Glitters, Santa from Santa Kudrenicka, Zanda from Zanda life. It is always a pleasure to meet people who do the same thing as you, otherwise nobody else in my family or circle of friends doesn't really understand what blogging is and how hard and challenging it might sometimes be!

H&M autumn / winter 2014 haul

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Today I just wanted to share with you some pictures of clothes and accessories I have bought at H&M over the last 2 months ( or to be more precise, since my last H&M haul post)! I did go a little bit crazy in the accessories section and bought 3 new scarves! And for sure, you can say that I am a big lover of peplum tops, I bought 2 of them! But more on everything down in the post! :)

Friday Ebay bargains #59 - Home decor wall stickers

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As I was browsing some clothes on Ebay for this weeks Ebay bargains, I stumbled upon home decor and to be more precise- wall stickers! Lately on Pinterest I have been browsing some home decor and interior ideas as I am starting to realize that I will not live with my parents forever ( I am 22 after all!), so when I found these stickers on Ebay I was very excited! I knew that there were stickers like these, because my brother's family have one in their apartment ( see a picture here, my niece is in the picture, so when I found these stickers I was very, very excited!) And I never thought that there would be such a wide variety of them and what surprised me even more was the fact that none of those stickers cost more than 7 dollars- they are a bargain for sure! So with that being said, I for sure will include one or even more of them in my future apartment- I think a terrific place would be over the bed or sofa!

LV
Šonedēļ meklējot drēbes un aksesuārus, kurus jums vēlos parādīt šīs nedēļas Ebay rakstā, es nejauši uzdūros mājas interjera dizaina lietām, jeb vēl precīzāk- sienu uzlīmēm! Pēdējā laikā lapā Pinterest pavadu daudz laika, skatoties dažādu mājokļu interjera dizaina bildes, kas man kalpo par iedvesmu un nelielu nākotnes vīziju kādam nākotnes dzīvoklim, jo esmu sapratusi, ka laikam visu mūžu pie vecākiem nedzīvošu :D ( galu galā man jau ir 22 gadi!)! Es esmu jau iepriekš redzējusi šāda veida sienas uzlīmes ( piemēram, mana brāļa ģimenes dzīvoklī, viņiem ir vesela siena- redz kur bilde, bildē arī mana brāļameita), bet es nekad nebiju domājusi, ka ir iespējama tik liela izvēles daudzveidība šādām interjera dizaina lietām! Mani vēl vairāk pārsteidza cena- neviena no šajā rakstā minētajām uzlīmēm nemaksā vairāk kā 7 dolārus! Līdz ar to, manuprāt, šīs uzlīmes varētu būtu lielisks veids kā nedaudz atsvaidzināt dzīvokļa interjeru un es savā dzīvoklī tās noteikti iekļaušu, manuprāt, lieliska vieta varētu būt virs gultas vai dīvāna!


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

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

~With love~
Maddie

Boy sweatshirt

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In this look I definitely challenged my inner tomboy a bit as usually you might be more used to see me in more feminine and dressy outfits! But there are definitely days when I just want to wear a cozy sweatshirt and hide a bad hair day under a beanie hat, which might not be very frequent as I don't think any kind of hats suit me. I have realized that I am just at that age when comfort and being warm starts to come first over being extremely chic yet freezing my ass off! :D

Alexander Wang x H&M ( Showroom preview)


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Last week and if I want to be precise, on 31st of October ( yaiy for Halloween!) I had the chance to go to H&M's showroom and preview the very popular Alexander Wang x H&M collection! I should really applaud the H&M Latvia team as the event was so well thought out! Starting from food ( as in mini burgers and popcorn in small popcorn bags) till the awesome photo booth idea ( you can see my pictures later in the post!). When I go to H&M events I always try to take my camera with me and I actually did bring it with me to the showroom, but as I pulled it out of my bag, I found out that I left my memory card on table in my room- so unfortunate! Luckily I found some pictures on the Internet from the event, therefore, I will show them to you! 
The Alexander Wang x H&M collection features exclusively designed garments and accessories for both men and women, mixing technical details and innovative fabrics for fashion and function. I think that the result is a really unique collection that can be worn on daily basis, night out and workouts! If I had to describe this collection, I would say that it is sporty chic! There are definitely some items I would love to see in my wardrobe, but I don't think I can afford them! I'll probably go to H&M and check out the prices for accessories ( I am really loving the black and white Wang hat!).
The collection will be available in selected stores and online starting from 6th November, which is only after 2 days, so stay alert! :)

Fall trend: burgundy

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This is the first weekend in a long time when I didn't have to go to work! And all I can say is that I have been enjoying it to the maximum! Yesterday I slept in till 12, then I played The Sims 4 for a little while, afterwards I read some fashion blogs and later in the evening I had a dinner date with my boyfriend. At first we went to a shopping mall and tried to find winter coats for both- for him and for me. I found a really great coat at Stradivarius and I almost bought it, but the thing that kept me from walking with it home, was the fact that it cost 100 euros and I wasn't sure if it would be warm enough for the crazy cold winters here in Latvia. So, I am still coatless (if that's even a word :D ). Then we went to a local pizzeria ( have I said how much I love Italian cuisine?), I ordered a really delicious pizza and I as wasn't driving that evening, I ordered Sex on the beach cocktail ( which was so yummy!). This day I also slept in till about 12, then I dragged myself out of the bed, made some breakfast and worked on my blog a bit ( took some pictures from latest haul at H&M, etc). I did manage to play The Sims 4 a bit  ( haha, kind of obsessed :D), but then I had to make a presentation for tomorrow's assignment in University! :/  What have you done this weekend? :)
Anyways, the purpose of this blog post was to show you my latest outfit post! I don't think I need to introduce you to Miss Rebel once more as I did a review post a little while ago! In this outfit I am wearing their burgundy cardigan together with a beautiful black scallop top! I decided to play a bit with textures, therefore, wore my all time favorite skirt from H&M ( which I actually bought like 6 years ago!). And to complete the look I decided to wear a dark red lipstick, which was a first for me, as I usually wear the classical red lipstick! Hope you'll like the look! :)