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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vintage feels

Siaulia, Lithuania
What to wear in fall
Lately me and my boyfriend have been experiencing a severe case of wanderlust. Honestly, there hasn't been a weekend when we are just sitting at home, because we have been traveling around a lot. Nowhere way too far, because nor do we have enough time, nor, at the moment, enough resources for that. But we have been really loving traveling around Latvia and exploring new and exciting places, as well as admiring the beauty of the places we already knew. We have fallen back in love with our hometown Riga and have been going to different districts of Riga and imagining how it would be to live there. Also we have been going "abroad" a bit. Why did I put the word abroad in quotation marks? Well, because, we haven't been going anywhere very far from Latvia. Actually the pictures you can see in today's article were taken in Lithuania, mostly in Siaulia, which is a city only 120km away from Riga, therefore, it's hard for us to perceive it as abroad. 
Near Siaulia there is an amazing phenomenon called the hill of crosses (you'll be able to spot it in some of the pictures below), which actually blew me away, because I hadn't seen anything quite like it. Lithuania is mostly a catholic country and they have a very strong religious background. Nobody actually knows the origin of this hill, just the fact that it has always been a peaceful place for Lithuanians and that it had helped them through hard times. In 1993 Pope John Paul II actually visited this hill and declared it a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. Nowadays it is estimated that there are more than 100 000 crosses brought from all over Lithuania as well as from all over the world. Even though, I am not a very religious person, this place definitely left me speechless and I could only admire the determination of Lithuanians, because during the Soviet times, the crosses from the hill were removed three (!) times.
As the day was very fall like, I decided to go for my typical fall outfit. I wore a brand new dress from Zaful, which I have come to love and adore because of it's design, a wool floppy hat, leather jacket and ankle booties. If this just doesn't scream fall, then I am not sure what does! :)

LV
Pēdējā laikā ar draugu ļoti daudz nododamies ceļošanai, jo mums abiem ir tāda kā nepiesātināma vēlme pēc jaunu vietu apskatīšanas un unikālas ceļojuma pieredzes iegūšanas. Nevaru pat atcerēties pēdējās brīvdienas, kuras būtu vienkārši pavadījuši mājās - tāpat neko nedarot, jo, mūsuprāt, daudz reiz foršāk ir doties uz kādu vietu/pilsētu Latvijā un/vai priecāties par to, kas jau ir reiz redzēts, vai arī ieraudzīt un uzzināt kaut ko jaunu. Tāpat mēs esam no jauna iemīlējušies Rīgā, jo pēdējā laika mūsu mīļākais hobijs ir doties uz dažādiem, vēl neapgūtiem Rīgas rajoniem un iedomāties to kāda varētu būt dzīve tajos. Vai arī doties ārpus Latvijas, bet nekur tālu, jo pašlaik mums ilgākiem ceļojumiem nav pietiekoši daudz laika un resursu. Šodienas rakstā redzamās bildes tika uzņemtas Šauļos, kas man par izbrīnu ir tikai 120km attālumā no Rīgas. Nobrīnījos, ka tas sanāk tuvāk nekā līdz Ventspilij, plus ir iespēja iegūt ceļojuma ārpus valsts izjūtu, kas mani vienmēr ir fascinējusi. Pa ceļam uz Šauļiem izvēlējāmies piestāt arī netālu esošajā Krustu kalnā, kas, manuprāt, ir fantastiski unikāla vieta un kuru apmeklēt iesaku ikvienam. Interesanti ir tas, ka kalna izcelsme ir nezināma un uz doto brīdi kalnā no visas Lietuvas, kā arī no visas pasaules ir savākti vairāk nekā 100 000 krusti. Gadu gaitā šī vieta ir kalpojusi par miera ostu lietuviešiem, it sevišķi Padomju laikos, kad šī vieta tika noraksturota kā "mierīgais protests" pret pastāvošo varu. Varu tikai apbrīnot lietuviešu apņēmību un pacietību, jo kā jau tas bija gaidāms, PSRS šāda mierīgā pretošanās noteikti nepatika un tā veselas trīs (!) reizes šo kalnu nojauca. 1993. gadā Pāvests Jānis Pāvils II šo kalnu nodēvēja par cerības, miera, mīlestības un ziedošanās vietu. Kaut arī es personīgi ar reliģiju esmu vairāk uz Jūs, tas man netraucēja apbrīnot šo patiešām ļoti interesanto vietu.
Tā kā diena, kad devāmies uz Lietuvu, bija rudenīgi silta un saulaina, tad es izvēlējos uzvilkt vienu no maniem tipiskajiem rudens tērpiem. Man mugurā ir jauna kleita no Zaful, vilnas platmale, ādas jaka un zābaciņi potīšu augstumā. Manuprāt, šis tērps lieliski atspoguļo manas rudens modes esenci. :)
Fall outfit inspiration
European fashion blogger
How to wear a floppy hat
Call me Maddie
Hill of Crosses Lithuania
Hill of Crosses Lithuania
Hill of Crosses Lithuania
Places to visit in Lithuania
Fringed tassel bag from Ebay
Call me Maddie
Zaful style outfit
Brown midi dress from Zaful
Styling a vintage inspired dress
Hat - H&M (similar here)
Jacket - New Yorker
Dress - c/o Zaful
Booties - H&M (similar here)
Bag - Ebay

-MORE VINTAGE INSPIRED DRESSES-


Cool sites to check out regarding Zaful:
http://www.zafulreviews.com/
http://www.zaful.com/buyers-show

~With love~
Maddie

23 comments

  1. Love the vintage inspired dress, and great style pairing it with the fringe bag and moto jacket! You look lovely as always!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

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  2. Ļoti patīk šis boho stils. ❤️

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  3. so nice ;-)


    xoxo


    i invite to me too

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Maddie! I know that hill full of crosses only from magazines/ Internet and I'm sure that it's even more impressive when you see it on your own eyes. What about the outfit - I love everything, especially that jacket from New Yorker is terrific :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is definitely very impressive when you get to see it with your own eyes! I was truly blown away!
      Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments <3

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  5. That dress is so beautiful! You look great!

    http://MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/5-years-martas-fashion-diary/

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  6. Loving the outfit lady. And loving your adventures. Traveling around your hometown can equal getting away somewhere else. Plus you get to discover new places that were right under your nose! Going to luthuania is still another country so it counts hehehe. That hill is indeed impressive. Crazy. But impressive!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you dear Sonia! I couldn't agree more with everything you said :)
      Traveling just opens your eyes and mind to new experiences as well as shows you that beauty can be found even in your country, hometown, street next to you :)

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  7. Your outfit is on fleek Maddie dear! It feels so autumn! and I love your lipstick so much! very pretty shade which goes so well with your dress! and how interesting is that hill? wow! I would love to visit in that place! We also have a hill here in my city which people also considers sacred. I've been there and it looks magical as well. I don't know if I've said this on my blog already, but Philippines is also a very catholic country. OUr religion plays a big role in our lives. I'm beyond amazed on that hill! I really wish I could visit the place as well and I'm sure my mom would go there with me because she's a religious person hehehe glad you had a great time with your boyf travelling dear :) <3

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Tin for sharing with me story about your country! I didn't know that Philippines were actually Catholic country - so interesting! :)
      I can surely see you visiting this place and I believe that you'd like it as well, because as I mentioned in the blog post, this hill just surprised me and impressed me a lot!
      Thank you for your kind comment and the compliments my sweet Tin! <3

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  8. I need a dress like yours, it is perfect!! Love so much the look!
    xoxo
    https://www.donkeycool.es/

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    1. I can definitely see you in a dress like this!
      Thank you Patricia!

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  9. Love your outfit and every single piece of accessory you used! Great photos!

    The Cassie Paige
    New Post: My Favorite Purples (And Olaplex!)

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  10. Lovely dress!!! Super cute your post, love it!:)

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  11. My boyfriend and I have been going a bit stir-crazy too with our lack of time to travel but it's a good idea to explore your own city and travel close by like you did! What a resourceful jet-setter you are!
    Love the outfit here - I love this edgy boho look and that fringed bag is amazing!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Our story is similar, therefore, we try to take best from where we can and just explore our hometown or places nearby. It's not a fancy trip to Bahamas or Paris, but it definitely "feeds" our wanderlust :)
      Thank you Deborah!

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Thank you for your lovely comments! ♥