, Call me Maddie: July 2015

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Friday Ebay bargains #91

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This playsuit has definitely made my heart beat a little faster - those colors, that design and, really, that price? It seems like a dream come true and all I have to ask myself is -  what am I waiting for? I think that 12 dollars for the item + shipping is a very reasonable and democratic price. Though, of course, the questions and doubts about the quality still remain. But I think of Ebay as a lottery- sometimes you win, sometimes you loose, I personally, have "trained my eye" a little and most of the times can tell the difference between good and bad quality, but of course, as I said doubts are still there! At the same time, I think that 12 dollars is not a big amount of money and in case I am not satisfied with the product, for example, the shipping takes too long, the size doesn't match up etc., I can always contact the seller and work it out, usually by receiving my money back!

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Šis kombinezons liek man sirsniņai ietrīcēties - tik skaistas krāsas, dizains un pie tam par tik draudzīgu cenu?  Liekas kā sapņa vasaras naktī piepildījums un rodas jautājums sev - ko Tu vēl gaidi? Uzskatu, ka divpadsmit dolāri par preci un piegādi ir ļoti demokrātiska cena, protams, vienmēr atliek jautājums par kvalitāti, bet, manuprāt, ar Ebay ir kā ar loterijas spēli- pēdējā laikā es gan esmu jau nedaudz uztrenējusi aci un laimēt sanāk biežāk nekā zaudēt, bet šaubas, protams, paliek! Tajā pat laikā, 12 dolāri nav tik liela summa un vienmēr, ja mani kaut kas ir neapmierinājis ( pārāk ilga piegāde, neatbilstība izmēram utt.) vienmēr pārrunu ceļā ar pārdevēju esmu saņēmusi atpakaļ savu ieguldīto naudu! Un galu galā, kurš neriskē, tas nevinnē, vai ne? :)

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!

And the winner for the BPA free water bottle from EQUA is:
Konkursā par stilīgu ūdens pudeli no EQUA uzvarējusi ir:
Vicky L.

Thanks to everybody who participated and left such nice comments on my blog! Soon Call me Maddie will celebrate 4 year birthday ( on 1st of September) and I have planned another giveaway for you in order to celebrate it! And  no birthday is complete without a gift! So stay tuned!

Liels paldies visiem/ām, kas piedalījās un atstāja tik jaukus komentārus manā blogā! Drīzumā būs Call me Maddie 4. dzimšanas diena ( 1. septembrī) un man plānā ir vēl viens neliels konkursiņš, lai nosvinētu šo superīgo notikumu!


~With love~
Maddie

Tropical print shirt

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Currently I find myself totally obsessed with this tropical print shirt from Zaful. Right away when I saw it on the website I knew that the shirt would look equally good dressed up or dressed down!

1 year ago: July 2014

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It is most certainly very interesting to look back at July of year 2014 and recognize so many blog articles as if I wrote them just yesterday!

Style Moi summer lookbook: Look #4

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In my opinion, a white classic style blazer is an item that every woman should have in her wardrobe. As I already had a white blazer in my closet ( you can see my outfit posts with it here and here) when I was browsing Style Moi this white blazer definitely caught my eye, but I was a bit hesitant to order it due to the fact that I already had one!

Friday Ebay bargains #90

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Even though I've noticed that the biggest amount of my summer wardrobe is neutral-toned, lately I have been wearing black a lot as well, I can't imagine summer without joyful and bright colors that have the power to make you smile even on the gloomiest days! Right now there's a massive heat wave in all of Europe, with Latvia, of course, being the exception, so the colors I have included in this article are definitely appropriate for the warm weather.
I've included colorful chalk in this blog post because it's something that I've been wanting to try out for some time now. You can dye your hair in all colors of the rainbow without any commitment, because the color only stays in your hair a few days max! I have seen a lot of tutorials on Youtube as well as read loads of articles from bloggers trying out this method, and the results are undoubtedly fantastic. It's a great way to try out a new hair color without damaging your gorgeous locks, because if you don't like it, you can always wash your hair and the bright colors will be gone. I do however have to warn you, that sadly the chalk might not only dye your hair, but also your attire (at least in the beginning of the process), so you should definitely wear something that you won't mind making a bit more colorful!

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Kaut arī pēdējā laikā manā vasaras garderobē valda neitrālie toņi un pat ļoti lielā daudzumā arī melnā krāsa, vasara tomēr nav iedomājama bez košām un dzīvespriecīgām krāsām, kas liek pasmaidīt arī pat visdrūmākajās dienās! Un tā kā laikam visur Eiropā valda ļoti liels karstums, Latvija, protams, šajā  gadījumā-kā izņēmums, tad krāsas kuras iekļāvu šīs dienas rakstā, varētu būt pat ļoti atbilstošas! 
Lieta, kuru esmu iekļāvusi šajā rakstā un kuru neapšaubāmi ļoti vēlētos pamēģināt ir šie krāsainie krītiņi, kuri ir paredzēti, lai īslaicīgi matus iekrāsoti visdažādakajos varavīksnes toņos! Esmu redzējusi ļoti daudzas pamācības gan Youtube, gan arī kolēģu blogos un nenoliedzami rezultāts ir patiešām fantastisks un tas ir lielisks veids kā izmēģināt jaunu, košu matu krāsu, nenodarot lielu ļaunumu tavām skaistajām lokām. Bet gadījumā, ja nu galīgi nepatiks- no krāsas var viegli atbrīvoties matus izmazgājot! Tik jāpabrīdina, ka, diemžēl šāda veida krītiņi nokrāsos ne tikai Tavus matus, bet arī apģērbu ( vismaz sākuma procesā), līdz ar to jāatcerās uzvilkt drēbes, kuras nebūtu žēl padarīt nedaudz krāsainākas! 1

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

Style Moi summer lookbook: Look #3

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These pictures probably are one of the main reasons why I have been  feeling sick for the past 4 days as the weather that day on the Saulkrasti beach was chilly and very windy ( as you can probably see it already by the way I am struggling to keep my hair in one place!)! As a result I have a cold and and a runny nose! But as they say- fashion requires sacrifice! 

GIVEAWAY! Win one BPA free water bottle of your own choice! [CLOSED]

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Today I have prepared a rather exciting post for you - a chance to to win one of EQUA water bottles! YES IT IS A GIVEAWAY! :) Finally, since my last giveaway was in last September and I have definitely missed giving something back to you as a return for the amazing support, likes and comments! You are amazing!

New in: Nike Aeroply running shoes

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About a week ago I celebrated my 23d birthday ( Oh my! Where does the time fly?) and in today's blog post I wanted to share with you pictures of one of the presents I received- Nike Aeroply running shoes!

Friday Ebay bargains #89

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With pure jealousy I read today's news- 18 European countries are expecting a heat wave, while here in Latvia I am freezing, it is raining quite a lot & don't even mention the wind! :/ Yesterday me and my mom went to Saulkrasti pier to take some outfit pictures for me and as I was wearing only a top and skirt, we definitely were freezing throughout the whole photo shoot ( my mom dressed quite lightly as well)! Even though, the wind was very strong at the beach and it was quite a chilly day, it looks like the pictures turned out really lovely and I cannot wait to show you the outcome in one of the future blog posts!
Today as every Friday I am sharing with you this weeks favorite Ebay bargains! And out of all items I shared with you in this collage, my absolute favorite is this orange/yellow  waistcoat! Lately I have been a really big fan of waistcoats ( especially the long ones) and if right now I would not be unemployed I might have even ordered it!

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Ar īstu skaudību šodien lasīju ziņas- 18 Eiropas valstīs tiek solīts karstuma vilnis, kamēr mēs Latvijā salstam, līstam un par vēju vispār nav ne mazākās runas! Tāda sajūta, ka dzīvoju nebeidzamā rudenī un vasaras drēbes no skapja tiek izvilktas tikai pa retam! Vakardien ar mammu bijām aizbraukušas uz Saulkrastu molu, lai uztaisītu pāris outfit bildes un tā kā man mugurā bija tikai topiņš ar svārkiem- pārsalām ne pa jokam! :( Kaut arī pie jūras bija nerimdināms vējš un aukstums, bildes sanāca, manuprāt, ļoti skaistas un nevaru vien sagaidīt, kad varēšu tās Jums parādīt kādā no nākotnes bloga ierakstiem!
Šodien, kā jau ierasts katru Piektdienu, esmu sakomplektējusi kopā dažus no maniem mīļākajiem šīs nedēļas Ebay atradumiem! Man ļoti, ļoti patīk šī oranži dzeltenīgā veste! Pēdējā laikā esmu kļuvusi par diezgan lielu pagarināto vestu fani, tāpēc, ja vien šobrīd nebūtu bezdarbniece, visticamāk arī to iegādātos!

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

Style Moi summer lookbook: Look #2

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Even though, I do not wear sporty type clothing very frequently, from time to time, especially in summer I like to wear something more functional and comfortable! I think that a lot of people associate words "sporty style" only with tracksuits, sweatpants etc, and that a lot of us in reality dress sporty, even though, we don't even notice it (though, this time I am not talking about the individuals who think that wearing sweatpants together with patent leather shoes is a great idea!).

Stylemoi summer lookbook: Look #1

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I found out about Stylemoi when one of the brand's representatives got in contact with me and offered me a long term collaboration. So as I was excited about this opportunity, at first, I decided to make a small "lookbook", which consisted of 4 different outfits that would be styled with the garments available at the store's website.

Polhem PR Press day A/W 2015

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A little bit more than a week ago I had an amazing opportunity to visit Polhem PR and preview some of the trends that we can expect this fall and winter! As that day the temperature outside reached even more than +27C it was really unusual to look at items that are meant for a lot cooler weather! But as the summers in Latvia are really, really short and the fall sets in very early, it was a really interesting and privileged opportunity!

Friday Ebay bargains #88

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It seems like us Latvians can only have week of true summer, last week was truly amazing and I happily remember all those times I was able to wear my summer clothes, but this week is the complete opposite! It feels like going away to my summer house was a mistake, since I have spent 90% of the time inside as it has been very, very windy, rainy and chilly! :/
To cheer myself up a bit and shake of the "summer depression", this week I decided to include some nice and colorful items in  my weekly Ebay bargains list! I think that our clothes have a lot to do with the way we feel or view ourselves, therefore, bye-bye to dark and grey colors and hi to colorful ones!
This week, I personally love this hot pink jacket! I think it could be perfect for those chilly and rainy summer days and the bold color will definitely put a smile on my face and look at the bright side of the day! What cheers you up on those gloomy summer days?

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Tāda sajūta, ka mums latviešiem ir lemts izbaudīt tikai vienu niecīgu vasaras nedēļu! Pagājusī nedēļa bija tiešām fantastiska un ar prieku atceros tās reizes, kad tad beidzot varēju uzvilkt vasaras drēbes, bet šī nedēļa ir pilnīgi pretēja! Tāda sajūta, ka esmu pa velti atbraukusi uz savu vasaras māju Saulkratos, jo beidzamās dienas aptuveni deviņdesmit procentus no sava laika tāpat pavadu salstot iekštelpās!
Lai nedaudz sevi uzmundrinātu un nedaudz sapurinātu, šodien es vēlējos dalīties ar tām Ebay "pērlēm", kas ir skaistās, košās un vasarīgās krāsās, jo, manuprāt, ļoti lielu daļu to kā mēs jūtamies nosaka arī tas, ko mēs valkājam! Nost ar tumšajām un pelēcīgajām krāsām- sveikas krāsas!
Man personīgi šīs nedēļas mīļākais atradums ir šī koši rozā jaka! Tā būs ļoti piemērota vēsajām un lietainajām vasaras dienām, kā arī tās košā krāsa noteikti man liks pasmaidīt un paraudzīties uz dienas gaišo pusi! :) Kas Tevi uzmundrina drūmajās vasaras dienās?

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



Summer countryside photo shoot part II

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If I had to choose one word to describe my and my cousin's Anita photo shoot it would be magical! It was a quiet evening right before Midsummer ( also known as Summer Solstice), it was raining heavily and me and my cousin Anita had lost any hope of having a photo shoot with our white dresses and clover wreaths when all of a sudden the sky literally cracked upon and our countryside was filled with this magical golden light!

Top 10 fashion blogs (My recent favorites)

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There are a lot of times when I am asked about the source of inspiration for my style, blogging etc. and my answer always remains the same- other blogger blogs!

Friday Ebay bargains #87

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When I was selecting and sorting out items that I could include in this week's Ebay bargains post, I can surely say that I was very inspired by the amazing heatwave outside these last two days ( which by the way I enjoyed to the fullest!) and I included some items in a really bold and summery color- purple! In order to not allow the vivid purple to take over the whole outfit I decided to mix it with white which is a color that goes with practically anything! White color, by the way, is definitely my most worn color this summer and I adore how amazing it looks against sun kissed skin!
These pants for me are surely the number one item in this Ebay collage as not only I love the color about which we talked previously, but also the effortless, flowy design! I have always wanted wide leg pants that "move" with you with every single step you take! Plus, they are available in the classy black color as well! What is your summer'15 must have item?

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Iespaidojoties no fantastiski karstās vasaras dienas, kuru šodien izbaudīju pilnībā atrodoties vecvecāku lauku mājās, šajā Ebay rakstā es nolēmu iekļaut ļoti sulīgu un vasarīgu krāsu jeb košo purpuru! Lai koptēls nebūtu pārāk kliedzošs nolēmu papildināt/atšķaidīt šo košo krāsu ar vienmēr visam atbilstošo balto, kas, starp citu, manā garderobē vasarā ir viena no valkātākajām krāsām! Dievinu kā baltais izskatās uz nosauļota, nedaudz bronzīga auguma!
Esmu lielā sajūsmā par biksēm, kuras iekļāvu šīs dienas rakstā, jo mani uzrunā ne tikai jau iepriekš pieminētā krāsa, bet arī klasiskais piegriezums, kas ir kā radīts vasarīgām pēcpusdienām un vakariem! Vienmēr esmu vēlējusies brīvi krītošas bikses, kas "kustās" uz katra soļa! Starp citu  tās ir pieejamas arī klasiskajā melnajā krāsā! Kura ir Tava šīs vasaras "must have" lieta?

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

Summer countryside photo shoot

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As I already mentioned in my Midsummer post, in last holiday weekend me and my cousin Anita got the chance to organize a little photo shoot at my grandparent's countryside near city Ventspils.