, Call me Maddie: December 2014

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NYE party outfit // Happy New Year!

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For the past couple of days I have been blogging a little bit more seldom, but that is because I have been working a lot and the free time I had I wanted to enjoy with my loved ones! But I have 3 days of holidays ahead of me, therefore, I will try to write something new as well! :)
Anyways, today I wanted to share with you a really great idea for a New Years Eve party outfit, if you still have no clue on what you will be wearing! I am not 100% sure I will wear this outfit today, because the location in which I'll be celebrating NYE is a bit rustic ( a cottage house with sauna), therefore, I might go for something a bit more casual, and also because I am thinking of wearing this outfit to annual H&M's staff Christmas/NYE party that will be after approximately after 2 weeks. I bought the whole outfit together, so you might say that I splurged a little, but that is because I really fell in love with the whole "winter wonderland" look, I think that all pieces go extremely well together! :)
What you'll be wearing on NYE? Or to a winter party for that matter? :)

My Christmas 2014

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I am sorry for my little absence on my blog, I just took some time off to spend it with my amazing family! I hope you had wonderful holidays, because, even though, I was working for the most holidays I still managed to have great time with my family and with my boyfriends family as well! Working on holidays is definitely not ideal, because everybody has the chance to be with their families and just enjoy this time of the year, but I am stuck at the work dealing with some really stressful clients ( why does Christmas sometimes brings out the worst in people when it comes to retail?)

Metallic blue // Merry Christmas!

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First of all I would like to wish you Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart, I hope you will get to spend this time with your loved ones and that you will find loads of gifts under the Christmas tree! :) Today I am working- yaiy for working at Christmas, but it is not that bad as I am working only till 16:30, which means I will be able to be at home for the amazing dinner- in our family we cherish Latvian traditions and eat boiled brown peas with bacon sauce ( it is so, so yummy!!), it is one of my favorite dishes and I only eat it at Christmas! :) This year my closest family is coming to our house, so I will celebrate Christmas together with mum & dad, brother, his wife and my niece and my cousin and aunt! :) How are you going to celebrate this Christmas? What traditions does your family follow? Let me know down in the comments! :)
And secondly, today I am sharing with you one of my latest outfit posts, which I wore few days ago when I went with my boyfriend to the cinema! We decided to watch Mockingjay, I really liked the movie, but I also found it a bit depressing, well, I guess that is how it should be as civil war is one the most terrible things that can happen in one country! Anyways, for the date I tried on and wore my new coat from Lovelwholesale- it is in this beautiful dark blue color and has leather look a like sleeves ( definitely love how edgier the coat looks with them!). I am very satisfied with the coat and I would definitely recommend it! :)

Celine Paris sweatshirt

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You would probably have no idea how much I have enjoyed these two past days, because, finally I had 2 stress less in which I enjoyed the company of my 6 y/o niece- we had a pyjama party ( and to my surprise we didn't end up watchig Frozen, but old series of Mister Bean instead), we also baked ginger bread cookies, gosh, I love the scent of freshly baked ginger bread cookies so, so much! :) Have you already let the Christmas spirit in your house? Now I just cannot wait to go and get the Christmas tree and start decorating it!
Anyways, this week I have one more outfit to share with you! I rarely have more than one outfit to post in a week, just because I don't have one constant photographer! These pictures were taken by my amazing best friend- she is the best there is for sure! :) Last week I received two parcels at post office, one was from Rosewe, the other one was from Lovelywholesale. As received both parcels I found out that the coat from Rosewe and the sweatshirt & the bag from Lovelywholesale go amazing together- it was almost a match made in heaven moment for me! It is very rare when I receive a coat from online store that fits as good as this one from Rosewe- definitely a very happy customer! :)
The item that got me really excited was that quilted Celine sweatshirt. as you might remember the fact that I already had a Celine Paris shirt, therefore, I was very eager to try out this sweatshirt & I must say I am impressed- it feels really nice on my skin and it is quite warm as well! :)

Friday Ebay bargains #64

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Uh, what a week it has been: juggling the end of semester at school, the holiday craziness at work (at H&M) and still frequently writing blog posts! I have not had a single day off without either school+work or school or work alone for at least the past 10 days! I think I have forgotten how it feels like to wake up without the sound of the annoying alarm clock, but thankfully, I have this weekend off from work and as I am finished with this semesters studies I am planning on fully enjoying these 2 days. Today, for example, my 6 year old niece is sleeping over and we are going to have a pyjama party ( I hope we will not end up watching Frozen :D ) and tomorrow me and her are going to make gingerbread cookies & other Christmasy activities! :)
Anyways, today is another Friday, which means it is week 64 with my Ebay bargains! This weeks favorite item must be that black crop top sweater with the metallic ornament sleeves, I just think it looks so cool and chic, especially if paired together with that awesome high waist faux leather midi skirt!

LV
Uff, nemaz nevaru izteikt cik gara man liekas šī nedēļa ir bijusi! Savienot semestra beigas Universitātē kopā aer trako pirmssvētku periodu darbā (H&M) un arī regulāri rakstīt bloga rakstus, pavisam noteikti nav viegli! Man liekas, ka man nav bijusi neviena brīvdiena 10 dienu laikā vai diena, kad es būtu varējusi piecelties bez kaitinošā modinātāja zvana, jo katru dienu man ir bijusi skola+darbs, vai tikai skola, vai tikai darbs! Bet, paldies Dievam, man priekšā ir divas brīvdienas, kurās cerams varēšu kārtīgi izgulēties! Un tā kā semestris Universitātē ir pievarēts ( palikuši vien tikai eksāmeni Janvārī), es plānoju šīs divas dienas pilnībā izbaudīt! :) Piemēram, šovakar pie manis pa nakti paliek mana sešgadīgā brāļameita un mēs plānojam uztaisīt nelielu meiteņu pidžamu ballīti ( tik cerams, ka neskatīsimies Frozen :D), savukārt rītdien mēs cepsim piparkūkas un darīsim visādas citādas ar Ziemassvētkiem saistītas aktivitātes! :)
Lai nu kā, šodien ir Piektdiena, kas nozīmē to, ka ir jau 64. nedēļa maniem Ebay atradumiem! Šonedēļ mans mīļākais atradums neapšaubāmi ir melnais džemperītis ar zelta krāsas ornamentiem uz piedurknēm, manuprāt, džemperis izskatītos lieliski kopā ar šiem mākslīgās ādas svārkiem!

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

Christmas outfits with Miss Rebel pt.2

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Today I wanted to share with you another Christmas outfit with the wonderful brand Miss Rebel. The last look that I shared with you was a bit more classy and on the fancy side, whereas, this outfit is a bit more casual and wearable. I think that I would wear this outfit either in a casual setting Christmas dinner or in the Christmas day. You already know my love for holiday sweaters, therefore, you can definitely say that I was very excited when I received this deer sweater courtesy of Miss Rebel! I already wore it to my job and got various nice compliments from my lovely colleagues! :) I styled the sweater together with a warm down feather jacket that I recently bought at H&M, a tartan pattern scarf ( tartan is still my favorite pattern) and some really awesome ripped jeans as well from H&M. All in all I think I created a look that will definitely keep you warm and would look so amazing at country setting! What are you going to wear on Christmas? And which look you prefer the most: this one with the sweater or the other one with the red bow top? Let me know that in the comments! :)

L'occitane VIP store opening

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Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from an event which I attended a little less than a week ago- L'occitane en Provence store opening in the shopping centre Spice. The store opening was invite only, therefore, I definitely was very happy when I received the invite and very, very excited to attend this event. Even though, the store is relatively small and there were a lot of people I still enjoyed the amazing experience- there was live music, some pretty delicious snacks and even a masseuse! L'occitane en Provence is a French brand that specializes in body and face products, there were too many items that I really wanted to try out and buy and the fact that everything was 10% off in that evening, didn't really help much either! :D And what can I say- I didn't leave the event empty handed, but more on what I bought and what I received in the goodie bag, read later in the post! :)
I will definitely return to this store because not only they offer high quality face and bodycare products, but also some really great gift sets which would be a great Christmas gift idea! Especially for men, as their collection for men is really popular and acknowledged! And there are still some products that I would like to test, like their hand cream, shea butter lip balm and many more!

Christmas outfits with Miss Rebel pt.1

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It is officially only 10 days till Christmas! And I really couldn't be more excited about it , therefore, today I really wanted to share with you an outfit that I put together with the help of an amazing store Miss Rebel as they were so kind enough to let me choose two items from their store to share them with my readers! Today you get to see a really beautiful red top with a bow  and in a few days you will see the other item I received, but I will keep it as a secret to make it tiny bit more interesting for you! :) I think that this outfit would be more than perfect for the Christmas Eve, because even if you do not have a present for somebody, you yourself will be dressed as a present ( such a cute thought, right? :) ) What are you planning on wearing this Christmas?

Friday Ebay bargains #63

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When I came home from work I was super exhausted, working at a retail store before holidays is a real nigthmare! But I still somehow managed to pull all my strength and dedication together and make this weeks Ebay bargains post! I haven't missed one Friday since August of 2013 when I started the series, impressive right? ( yeah I am patting on my shoulders FYI :D!) 
I just could not not share with you some really amazing and most importantly cheap bargains, like this beautiful necklace and that lovely sequined clutch bag! Both are ridiculously cheap and I am seriously considering buying the necklace! I would buy the clutch as well, but I already have a similar one from H&M! Anyways, since I have a shift tomorrow from 7:30 till 16:30, I think I should probably call it a night and go to the bed! :) Na'night my lovelies! :*

LV
Šodien, kad atnācu mājās biju ļoti pārgurusi, jo strādāšana tirdzniecības vietā tieši pirms svētkiem ir diezgan traka un nogurdinoša! Bet neskatoties uz savu sagurumu, es sakopoju visus savus spēkus un koncentrēšanās spēju un uzrakstīju šīs nedēļas Ebay bargains rakstu! Es neesmu izlaidusi nevienu piektdienas rakstu kopš 2013. gada Augusta, kad aizsāku Ebay bargains rakstu sēriju, jūtos nedaudz lepna par sevi ( haha, jo kurš gan uzsitīs man uz pleca, ja vien ne es pati :D!)
Šonedēļ ļoti vēlējos padalīties ar jums ar dažām patiešām lieliskām un pats svarīgākais ļoti lētām lietiņām, kā piemēram, šī skaistā kaklarota un burvīgā spīdīgā somiņa/maciņš! Abas lietas ir patiesi ļoti lētas, tāpēc pašlaik apsveru iespēju iegādāties kaklarotu, bet par somiņu vēl padomāšu, jo man jau ir viena ļoti līdzīga no H&M! Lai nu kā, man rītdien ir darbiņš no 7:30 līdz 16:30, tāpēc došos vien uz gultas pusi! :) Labunakti dārgās/ie! :*

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

My Christmas wish list 2014

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Yaiy for the fact that Christmas is officially less than two weeks away! Time flies, huh? :) I think that it is the perfect time for me to write a post about my Christmas gift wish list! As there were so, so many items I covet right now, I decided to divide this post in three sections: beauty, fashion and life! This Christmas wish list could also be easily used as a gift guide for her as I think a lot of women who are even tiny bit like me would enjoy any of these gifts! Let me know which of the three collages you like the most and definitely share with us the items you would like to receive under the Christmas tree! :)

Aqua blue skirt

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I have a mixed feelings about December as it is one of the months that I really, really love, because of the wonderful holidays as in Christmas and New Years Eve, but on the other hand I am not that thrilled about the long/hard hours at work ( this holiday season is the craziest of the whole year) and the immense work amount I have to do in University because of the end of the school year! These past few days I feel like I am a hamster on a never ending wheel, it's crazy how fast time flies and I just find the grip of it! Do you have the same feelings about December?
Anyways, enjoy some pictures of my window sill series post! :)

How to write a blog post ( or the way I do it)

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Being a blogger to some people might seem like a really easy thing to do and they don't even realize how much work is made behind every blog post! Therefore, today I wanted to share with you the way I make my outfit blog posts ( as they are the ones I am making the most frequently). I am not showing you the right or the perfect way of creating each blog post ( I am sure there is plenty of stuff that I don't even know about!), but I just wanted to write down couple of things that I do on practically daily basis. This post is not targeted only to my fellow bloggers, but also to people who might wonder how easy or hard blogging is! :)

Friday Ebay bargains #62

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First of all, have you seen the new layout and design changes in my blog? :) There are still some minor issues on which I am working on, but besides that I am totally loving the makeover! What do you guys think?
And second of all, unintentionally this week's Ebay bargains consist of a bit Christmasy items for home life. It might be that way because today me and my little niece sat down with a big cup of hot cocoa, dressed in our comfy lounge wear clothes and watched a movie together! I really love good family time like that! So, I think that was the inspiration for me to find these amazing bargains for you this week! My most favorite item is definitely the customizable Starbucks mug ( you can add your name to it)! I think it is a super cool idea and would be a great gift not only to yourself, but to your loved ones as well and if you order it now, you'll still receive it before Christmas! I think a big coffee would definitely love a gift like that! :)

LV
Pirmkārt, vai esiet pamanījuši nelielās izmaiņas mana bloga dizainā? Ir vēl pāris lietas, kuras nedaudz čakarējas, bet tās centīšos drīz novērst! Jebkurā gadījumā man personīgi ļoti patīk jaunais dizains, manuprāt, blogs ir kļuvis pārskatāmāks un vieglāk uztverams! Ko jūs domājat par šīm pārmaiņām? :)
Otrkārt, šonedēļ kaut kā pavisam nejauši manu Ebay rakstu esmu sasaistījusi ar lietām priekš mājīgiem ziemas vakariem. Iespējams, iedvesma šādam Ebay rakstam man radās šodien, kad kopā ar savu brāļameitiņu, ērtās mājas drēbēs, kopā skatījāmies filmu un dzērām lielas krūzes ar kakao un ēdām šokolādes cepumus! Mana šīs nedēļas mīļākā lieta pavisam noteikti ir šī personalizējamā Starbucks krūze ( uz tās vari uzrakstīt jebkuras personas vārdu), manuprāt, tā varētu būt lieliska dāvana ne tikai sev pašam, bet arī kādam tuvākajam un, ja pasūtīsi to tagad, tad saņemsi to laikā vēl līdz Ziemassvētkiem! Man liekas, ka kāds kafijas mīlis pavisam noteikti novērtētu šādu dāvanu! :)

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

Fine delicate neklaces from H&M

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Today I just simply wanted to share with you some of the latest jewellery I have bought at H&M! I have been loving big statement necklaces for the longest time, just look at this beautiful necklace ( I already have my eye on it), but lately I am kind of obsessed with small, fine necklaces ( especially the ones that have pendants). They remind me of the saying- less is more. Of course you'll get a killer look with a statement necklace, but I think that these dainty necklaces are a perfect way of accessorizing when you want to look stylish and well put together, but not over the top! Sadly, I couldn't find all links to the necklaces on online H&M, but I believe that most of them will be available at your nearest H&M store!