, Call me Maddie: March 2015

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Friday Ebay bargains #74

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The first item I found while making my Ebay bargains post, was this beautiful bird print ( I believe those are colibri birds) blouse and I honestly for couple of seconds couldn't take my eyes from it! But before I order it ( yes, I love it that much), I am a bit concerned that it will be a bit see through as it is in white color. I am not very keen on wearing a shirt underneath the blouse and nor I am keen on wearing only a bra underneath a see through blouse- I believe that your underwear is only meant to be seen by yourself or by your loved one! But even if the blouse will turn out to be a bit see through, I am considering the possibility of buying a bralette top!
These vintage style scissors are another item I am really loving in this week Ebay bargains list, of course, I am not 100% sure how qualitative or how well they cut, but I definitely think that they would be a really cool decor element!

LV
Pirmā lieta, kuru veidojot šo rakstu, atradu un ieraudzīju bija šī blūze ar zilu putniņiem ( pieļauju, ka kolibri) un es kādu laiku nevarēju atraut savas acis no tās! Man ļoti patīk blūzes raksts, gan arī krāsa, manuprāt, tā lieliski iederētos pavasara garderobē! Vienīgi, pirms es viņu pasūtu, man ir nelielas bažas par to vai blūze nebūs nedaudz caurspīdīga, ņemot vērā to, ka tā ir baltā krāsā! Jo man īsti nepatīk vilkt apakškrekliņus zem blūzēm un staigāt tā ka var redzēt krūšturi apakšā man arī ir nedaudz nepieņemami, jo uzskatu, ka apakšveļu redzēt ir paredzēts tikai noteiktam skaitam cilvēku- sev pašai un mīļotajam cilvēkam. Bet ja blūze tomēr izrādīsies nedaudz caurspīdīga, pieļauju domu, ka varētu nopirkt kādu "bralette" ( tiešām nezināju kā to latviski iztulkot) un uzvilkt blūzi šādā kombinācijā!
Vēl viena lieta par kuru sajūsminājos bija šīs "vintage" stila šķēres, protams nav ne jausmas par viņu kvalitāti un grieztspēju, bet manuprāt, tās būtu nu patiešām lielisks un kičīgs dekora elements!

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!

*I'm currently away in Canary islands ( from 21st March till 31st March)- this is a scheduled post!
Pašlaik esmu projām atvaļinājumā Kanāriju salās ( no 21. marta līdz 31. martam)- šis ir ieplānots raksts
~With love~
Maddie

Insta pictures from Canary islands


1. View from the airplane over the clouds and Canary islands /  Skats pa logu no lidmašīnas pār mākoņiem un Kanāriju salām
2. Working on my vacation tan, struggling with that, because the weather is only +20 degrees by Celsius and most days are cloudy! :/ / Cenšos iegūt skaistu atvaļinājuma iedegumu, kas īstenīnbā ir diezgan grūti, jo lielākoties dienas ir mākoņainas ar +20 grādiem
3. Together with my sister-in-law Laura / Kopā ar savu brāļa sievu Lauru
4. Cocktails taste so much better in Canary islands / Kokteiļi garšo daudz reiz labāk Kanāriju salās!

Hola from sunny Tenerife, Canary islands! I have really limited access to Wifi, but even besides that I decided to compile together some pictures from my Instagram feed to show you a small part of my vacation!  :)

LV
Hola no saulainās Tenerifes, Kanāriju salām! Man ir diezgan limitēta pieeja pie Wifi, jeb pie bezvadu Interneta, bet es tāpat nolēmu apkopot dažas bildes no mana Instagram profila, lai parādītu Jums mazu daļiņu no mana atvaļinājuma! :)

1. We went on a really long ( ~4 hours) hike from the top of the mountains and small village called Masca, down to the ocean! My legs are so killing me today, but it was so worth it, because the views along the way were breathtaking! / Mēs devāmies ilgā pārgājienā ( aptuveni 4 stundas) no maza ciematiņa kalnos līdz pat pašam okeānam! Manas kājas šodien ir vienkārši zemē metamas, bet tas pavisam noteikti bija tā vērts, jo skati pa ceļam bija patiešām neaprakstāmi!

1. Chilling with my old friend crocodile! / Atpūšos kopā ar savu draugu krokodilu!
2. Together with my boyfriend in the hotel's elevator ( because what would life be without a bad quality selfie)! / Kopā ar savu draugu viesnīcas liftā ( jo, kas gan būtu dzīve bez sliktas kvalitātes selfija? :D )
3. Looooove these Marc by Marc  Jacobs sunnies! Vienas no manām mīļākajām atvaļinājuma saulesbrillēm- Marc by Marc Jacobs

~With love~
Maddie

Preview of H&M Conscious Exlusive collection 2015

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On last Friday I had a really amazing privileged opportunity to head down to H&M showroom and preview their newest H&M Conscious collection with my own eyes!

Spring outfit- denim on denim

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plaid coat from lovelywholesale
I think that this outfit really well resembles my style aesthic. I already mentioned it in my previous outfit post- jeans are probably the most worn garment in my wardrobe and I always feel in my element when I wear them! Well, this week I decided to double up on denim and wear a denim shirt and a denim ripped jeans.

Friday Ebay bargains #73

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I think you can clearly feel the spring inspiration behind my this weeks Ebay bargains post! The weather in Latvia has been really tremendous these past couple of days ( well maybe except for today), I would even dare to say past couple of weeks! The temperature has been steady and sometimes even reaching more than 10 degrees by Celsius! Though, I would say that the weather outside has been a bit tricky as well, because there are big contrasts- one moment it is really hot and I take off my gloves, scarf and open my coat or jacket, but another moment a breeze of wind can leave me literally shaking! How is the weather in your country?
I truly love each and every bargain I have found this week and I would wear them in a heart beat, therefore, choosing one favorite is really hard. But if I had a gun put to my head, I would probably go with those white sneakers, which by the way only cost $21.16!

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Manuprāt, pēc šīs kolāžas var ļoti labi noprast, kas ir bijis mans iedvesmas avots šim rakstam- pavasaris! Laika apstākļi pēdējās dienās ir mūs patiešām lutinājuši, nu šodienu laikam neskaitot, es pat uzdrīkstētos teikt, ka pēdējās pāris nedēļas ir bijušas lieliskas! Temperatūra ir bijusi diezgan stabila un dažreiz pat pārsniegusi 10 grādu atzīmi! Lai gan kaut arī laiks ārā tīri vizuāli liekas patiešām lielisks, ļoti bieži tas ir mānīgi, jo, piemēram, vienu brīdi var palikt tik karsti, ka es jau novelku nost gan cepuri, gan cimdus un attaisu vaļā savu mēteli/jaku, savukārt, citā mirklī vējš var pēkšņi izpūst cauri visiem maniem kauliņiem!
Šonedēļ man patiešām ļoti patīk visas lietas, kuras es izvēlējos iekļaut šajā rakstā un es jebkuru no lietām nopirktu, ja vien tas būtu iespējams un mans budžets to atļautu :D Līdz ar to izvēlēties vienu favorītlietu ir pavisam grūti, bet, ja patiešām vajadzētu izvēlēties, tad tās būtu šīs baltās botas, kuras maksā vien 21.16 dolārus!

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Tomorrow I am flying out to Tenerife, Canary islands and I will not be taking my laptop with me, but no worries, I have scheduled a few posts to keep you busy while I'm gone & I will be still updating my social media! See you soon! :)

Rītdien es lidošu uz Tenerifi, Kanāriju salām un es diemžēl neņemšu līdzi datoru, bet kamēr būšu projām esmu sagatavojusi pāris rakstus uz priekšu, kā arī regulāri atjaunināšu savus sociālo tīklu profilus! Tiekamies atkal pēc 10 dienām! :)

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

Packing for Canary islands 2015

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I think I have said it multiple times before- in less than 2 days I'll be traveling to the beautiful Canary islands, more specifically to the island of Tenerife. And because of that I decided to write a packing post (I actually did one last year as well- if you are interested check it out here). I did decide to pack a little early just because the next few days are going to be really busy for me!
It was really tough to sort out all of my summer clothes, because, honestly, I just wanted to take everything with me! But since I am traveling with Ryanair, they only allow 10kg in the cabin baggage, therefore, I had to make some hard dedicions!

8 Spring 2015 must haves

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As the first month of spring has already started and the temperature outside is slowly climbing it's way up, I decided to make a blog post for you in which I shared my views on what will be trending this spring and what are my personal must haves! Of course, I did a little research beforehand and not only big fashion empire websites came in handy ( such as Vogue, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar etc), but also the experiences I have had from several Spring/Summer collection preview events, from watching fashion shows back in Fall and from working in a huge retail chain- H&M!

White fuzzy jacket

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I guess this is one of those days when I am dressed in a complete outfit from H&M! Everything except for jewelry, watch and tights is from H&M, which was definitely not my intention at all! But, of course, I have to say that majority of my clothes are from H&M, since I have been working there for approximately 2.5 years! It is pretty hard to be around clothes almost all the time and not buy anything for myself!

Friday Ebay bargains- 88 color eye shadow palette review

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Remember how a few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about some Ebay bargains that I actually purchased? Well, in that post I promised to make a separate review post on the 88 warm color eye shadow palette I ordered, since it was my first time ordering makeup from Ebay. And we all know how tricky cheap makeup, especially from China, can be!
The palette arrived at my post office in approximately three and a half weeks, which I think is the regular time for parcels to arrive from Ebay. The packaging arrived in a complete state- nothing was missing, nothing was broken and the eye shadows were in one place. Therefore, the logistics and arrival of this product have been successful, which actually is an important factor as sometimes items from Ebay arrive broken or with missing parts!

New in: Personalized planner

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A couple of weeks ago I got a really nice email from Alice from Alice Pink Diary saying that I won in a giveaway she hosted together with Personal-Planner. I had to reread that email multiple times, because I practically never win anything! I surely couldn't believe my luck! Fast forward two weeks, yesterday I went to the post office and picked up my lovely customized planner!

Leather skirt and plaid shirt

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Another busy week has gone by and, even today I the chance to enjoy the beautiful and sunny weather outside, lie probably most latvians did, because today I had an 8 hour shift from 7:30 till 16:30, so you can say I am a bit tired and all I want to do is to relax and maybe watch some TV shows. But till then I commanded myself to compose together an outfit post for you guys!

Friday Ebay bargains #72

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Ever since there is an exercise bike in my house I have been a bit obsessed with working out! It might be connected with the fact that I am going on a vacation in 15 days and I would love to to look great in a bikini, but I don't think that exercising is all about the looks, for me, it is more about the rush of endorphins and the great sense of accomplishment I have after finishing the workout, I love to push my limits and to see my hard work pay off. For me this is not about being thin or having a stunning body, it is more about being fit and healthy and of course being satisfied with the way I feel in my own skin. Not only I have started to work out a bit more, I also have started eating healthier- I am really trying to cut back on the junk food and sweets ( which is way too hard- the struggle is real!). On weekdays I try to eat as healthy as possible and treat myself on the weekends, because, I have to admit, I cannot exclude the sweets and salty snacks out of my life completely! And honestly, I don't think anybody should, because we should treat ourselves with snacks that we love. The life wouldn't be worth for me if I could never ever eat another Oreo cookie, gummy bear or a cheese burger once in a while!
Therefore, this week my Ebay bargains are all about fitness related items! My personal favorite  of this week must be those water bottles! I had no idea that Ebay offered such a wide range of water bottles- I am actually thinking of creating a separate blog post about them, would you be interested? Let me know in the comments!

LV
Ir pagājuši apmēram 2 mēneši kopš man mājās ir velotrenažieris un kopš tā laika, ļoti lielu uzmanību pievēršu fitnesam un vingrošanai! Iespējams, to varētu izskaidrot ar to, ka jau pēc 15 dienām būšu saulainajās Kanāriju salās un patiešām vēlētos labi izskatīties peldkostīmā, bet, nepārprotiet, es nesportoju, lai labi izskatītos, bet gan, lai saņemtu krietnu devu endorfīnu un šo lielisko sajūtu pēc treniņa pabeigšanas- man patīk testēt savas robežas un limitus kā arī redzēt ieguldītā darba augļus! Sportošana un trenēšanās man nesaistās ar tievēšanu, vai lielisku augumu, bet gan drīzāk ar sava ķermeņa fiziskās formas uzturēšanu, kā arī veselīgu dzīves veidu. Kā arī es uzskatu, ka jebkuram cilvēkam ir jājūtas labi savā ādā un, ja sportošana to nodrošina, tad kāpēc ne? Esmu uzsākusi vairāk pievērst uzmanību ne tikai fiziskajam veselīgās dzīves aspektam, bet arī esmu vairāk sākusi sekot līdzi tam ko es ēdu. Darba dienās es cenšos ēst pēc iespējas veselīgāk, savukārt nedēļas nogalēs es atļaujos sevi palutināt ar šādiem tādiem našķiem! Es neuzskatu, ka vajadzētu izskaust našķus pavisam no dzīves, bet gan atrast pareizo balansu- jo, ja godīgi tad es nevaru iedomāties savu dzīvi neēdot vairāk nevienu Oreo cepumu, želejlācīti, vai pa retam kādu čīzburgeru!
Šīs nedēļas Ebay atradumos esmu apkopojusi dažādas lietas, kas ir saistītas ar fitnesu un sportošanu. Mana šīs nedēļas mīļākā lieta pavisam noteikti ir šīs ūdens pudeles! Man nebija ne jausmas, ka Ebay piedāvā tik plašu ūdens pudeļu sortimentu par tik draudzīgām cenām! Es apsveru iespēju izveidot atsevišķu rakstu tikai par ūdens pudelēm no Ebay, vai Tu būtu ieinteresēta šādā rakstā? :)


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

High End wish list

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As a student on a tight budget, even though, working a part time job (30h a week), I always tend to find a great bargain or at least a good discount, because the money that I receive from working every month just seems to melt in my wallet. As much as I would love to save up some money, it just never happens and I am constantly struggling to survive till the next month! But as I love fashion very dearly, I sometimes let myself to dream about high end clothes and accessories that I will hopefully will be able to purchase in the nearest future! Therefore, today I just wanted to share with you some of the designer items that I have had my eyes on for a long time!

Ballroom lace dress

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I think I have teased you enough with this beautiful lace dress from Chi Chi London in my previous blog posts and on my social media, therefore, as I promised earlier in the week, today I am sharing with you pictures of me actually wearing this stunning dress! Usually I post around 7 to maximum 10 pictures in one outfit post, but as me and my mom really got into the whole photo shoot process of this outfit ( big kudos to her), we ended up with having way too many great shots on my camera! And in this blog article I am sharing with you a bit more pictures than usual, but that is only because I haven't been this excited about an outfit or photographs in such a long time!