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Festival Fever | Friday eBay bargains #195

Festival essentials eBay
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The festival season is approaching us very fast and, even though, I have not made any plans to visit any festivals this year, I thought that it would be a good idea to collect some of the most fashionable accessories to those of you who are going to enjoy music, fashion and great company. I've attended several festivals in the past including Summer Sound and Positivus, but there is one on my bucket list that I am very eager to see - the Weekend festival in Estonia. But I guess the fact that it's outside of Latvia is always keeping me back, even though it's only around 2 hour drive away from Latvia's capital Riga. Have you already planned to attend any festivals this summer? Have you thought of your outfits?

LV
Festivālu laiks tuvojas straujiem soļiem un kaut arī es pati šovasar neesmu ieplānojusi apmeklēt nevienu festivālu, man likās, ka apkopot dažādus stilīgus festivālu aksesuārus tiem, kuri šovasar nodosies mūzikas, modes un lieliskas kompānijas baudīšanai, varētu būt laba ideja. Iepriekš esmu apmeklējusi gan Summer Sound, gan Positivus, bet festivāls, kurš vēl joprojām ir manā wishlistā ir Weekend festivāls Pērnavas pludmalē. Bet kaut kā tas fakts, ka festivāls norisinās Igaunijā mani vienmēr attur, pat ņemot vērā, ka Pērnava ir vien 2 stundu braucienā no Rīgas. Vai tu jau esi ieplānojis kādu vasaras festivālu? Vai esi jau apdomājis/usi savu tērpu?

With love
Maddie

The straw bag outfit

Latvian fashion blogger
My grandparent's countryside home at first glance might seem like an interesting place for an outfit photoshoot, but these pictures are actually ones of my latest favorites cause they were taken in a place that has so much sentimental value for me. I've spent countless summers here and they all are filled with such amazing and heartwarming memories, therefore, for me it does feel a bit unusual that I actually took outfit pictures here. In some of the pictures you'll be able to spot Aurelia, who decided that she will not step a foot away from me. Such a city princess 😄 If you understand Latvian then do watch my latest vlog in which you will be able to see how I spent Midsummer. Otherwise, you can still look at the pictures!

LV
Manu vecvecāku lauku mājas iespējams varētu šķist kā neierasta vieta fotosesijai, bet šīs bildes ir vienas no manām mīļākajām, kuras ir uzņemtas pēdējā laikā, jo tām ir arī sentimentāla vērtība. Manu vecvecāku lauki ir vieta, kurā esmu pavadījusi tik daudzas vasaras un, kura saistās ar tik daudzām brīnišķīgām atmiņām. Tāpēc šķiet neierasti tas, ka tā var kalpot arī kā jauka vieta fotosesijai bloga nolūkos. Šur tur bildēs ieraudzīsiet arī Aurēliju, kas spītīgi atteicās atkāpt kaut solīti no manis. Tāda pilsētas dāma 😄 Un starp citu šodien manā Youtube kanālā tika publicēts arī Jāņu vlogs, tāpēc, ja tevi interesē tas kā es pavadīju Jāņus un vēlies redzēt vairāk kā tikai bildes, spied uz šī linka!
Countryside outfit
Call me Maddie
__________OUTFIT___________
Top - H&M
Vest - H&M (similar)
Shorts - H&M
Sandals - H&M
Bag - eBay
Necklace - eBay

Hat - H&M (similar)

Wow, after I wrote the outfit description I realized that I should be sponsored by H&M. 😂 When I was planing this outfit I didn't realize that so many items where from H&M. For the longest time H&M had been my favorite store, but recently I can't find anything that I would like to buy from H&M. It's either that H&M has changed their style (which is highly unlikely 😅) or that my sense of style is changing.
My favorite part of the outfit is not anything from H&M, but rather than from eBay! After I compiled all my favorite straw bags for eBay bargains post I seriously fell in love with the straw bag you can see in the pictures. 😍 The bag is qualitative, has a drawstring lining and only costs 21 dollars!

Oho, spriežot pēc mana tērpa apraksta, H&M vajadzētu mani sponsorēt. 😂 Kad plānoju šo tērpu, absolūti neievēroju to cik daudzas lietas ir no H&M. Ilgu laiku šis veikals ir bijis mans absolūtais favorīts, bet pēdējos mēnešus jūtu, ka tajā vairāk sev neko tā īsti nevar atrast. Vai nu H&M ir nedaudz mainījies stils (kas ir diezgan apšaubāmi 😅) vai arī man sāk mainīties gaume.
Mana mīļākā tērpa sastāvdaļa gan nav no H&M, bet gan no eBay. Es kritu kārdinājumā pēc tam, kad biju atlasījusi dažādas salmu somas Friday eBay bargains ierakstam, un pati pasūtīju šo, bildēs redzamo. 😍 Somiņa kvalitatīva, tai ir savelkama iekšiņa un tā maksā tikai 21 dolāru! 

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Midsummer in pictures | 2018

Midsummer in pictures
Good traditions are meant to be continued, right? For the seventh year in a row (gosh, where does the time fly?) here on my blog I am sharing with you pictures from Midsummer celebration. Every year we celebrate Midsummer in the countryside home of my grandparents near a town called Tārgale which is very close to a city called Ventspils. This celebration is the only celebration in which I am able to meet all of my family. And probably because of that Midsummer is my favorite celebration of the whole year.
As usual the day of Līgo started with some countryside works, then the girls picked wild flowers in the nearby meadows. Later on we created flowers crowns for girls and oak tree leaf wreaths for the boys. The evening, of course, involved a lot of eating 😁 We ate so, so much - it feels like I could not eat for weeks at this point 😁
Thankfully the weather wasn't as terrible as last year. It still was pretty cold (hey winter scarf!), but no rain or wind this year. The dress I am wearing in the pictures was on me for around an hour, then it got so cold that I decided to change it to jeans, warm hoodie, faux leather jacket and the previously mentioned winter scarf. So did you celebrate Midsummer/Summer Solstice in your country? What traditions do you follow? 

Blog posts of previous Midsummer celebrations:
2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012

LV
Lieliskas tradīcijas ir jāturpina, vai ne? Jau septīto gadu pēc kārtas (kur tas laiks skrien?) es blogā vēlos dalīties ar bildēm no Jāņu svinībām. Jāņus katru gadu svinam manu vecvecāku laukos netālu no Tārgales, kas, savukārt, ir netālu no Ventspils. Tie ir vienīgie svētki gadā, kas tiek pavadīti pilnā ģimenes sastāvā. Ļoti iespējams tieši šī iemesla dēļ šie svētki ir vieni no maniem mīļākajiem.
Kā jau ierasts Līgo vakara diena iesākās ar dažādiem lauku sakopšanas darbiem, pēc tam neizpalika puķu lasīšana tuvumā esošajās pļavās, un arī vainadziņu pīšana - meitenēm no salasītajiem ziediem, puišiem no ozolkoka lapām. Protams, neizpalika arī pats galvenais svētku elements - ēšana 😁 Ēsts, protams, tika daudz un dikti. Tik daudz, ka man liekas, ka man pietiks vēl visai atlikušajai nedēļai 😁
Par laimi laika apstākļi Ventspils pusē kaut cik lutināja, jo kaut arī vakars bija diezgan drēgns (sveika ziemas šalle!), tomēr nelija lietus un nebija manāma pat mazākā vēja pūsmiņa. Man mugurā esošā kleita savu izgājienu izturēja vien aptuveni stundu un jau pavisam drīz to nomainīja džinsas, džemperis, mākslīgās ādas jaka un jau pieminētā ziemas šalle. Kā tu pavadīji šos Jāņus, kurā vietā svinēji?
Ieskaties pagājušo gadu Jāņu bildēs šeit:
2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012
Midsummer in pictures
Midsummer in pictures
Midsummer in pictures
My beautiful mum 😍
Skaistā mammīte 😍
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Mum and my niece Elīza
Mamma ar manu brāļameitu Elīzu
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia


With love
Maddie

Flower power | Friday eBay bargains #194

Floral print eBay
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I think the fact that floral print is my absolute favorite print is definitely not a secret as majority of my closet consists of this darling print. So keeping that in mind I decided it would be a great idea to compile together some of my eBay finds that would fit the category perfectly. Summer is my favorite season not only because it's warm, sunny and you can go to the beach & enjoy swimming and sunbathing, but also because so, so many flowers are blooming. Peonies, sweet peas, jasmine are only some of my favorites. My head is always spinning in awe of the amazing scent of jasmine 😍 I really hope that you will like my flower inspired eBay bargains post and happy Midsummer (Summer Solstice) to those who are celebrating! 

LV
Manuprāt, tas absolūti nav nekāds noslēpums, ka viens no maniem mīļākajiem vasaras rakstiem ir ziedu raksts. Tieši ziedu raksta drēbes ir visvairāk pārstāvētas manā garderobē, un tieši tāpēc es šodien nolēmu apkopot dažādas eBay pieejamās lietas burvīgajā ziedu rakstā un formā. Vasara ir mans mīļākais gadalaiks ne tikai tāpēc, ka ārā ir silts, spīd saulīte un var aizbraukt uz jūriņu nopeldēties un pasauļoties, bet gan arī tāpēc, ka vasarā zied tik daudz burvīgu ziedu. Tikai daži no maniem mīļākajiem vasaras ziedi ir peonijas, puķuzirnīši un jasmīni. Ah, jasmīnu smarža ir tiešām galvu reibinoša! 😍 Ceru, ka jums patiks mans ziedu iedvesmotais eBay ieraksts un, lai jums visiem priecīgi Jāņi! 


With love
Maddie

Polka dots & palm trees | Mixing summer prints

Latvian fashion blogger
Summer plans are my favorite plans and the fact that all June weekends were/are booked prove it even more. At the start of June I attended my friend's birthday party in a very beautiful place in Latvia called Kāla lake (I also vlogged it, in Latvian though). The next weekend I spent at my parent's summerhouse and we celebrated my dad's birthday. Last weekend I attended a bachelorette party, but this weekend it's time for Summer Solstice (Midsummer) celebration which in Latvia is a very big thing. Seriously time flies by way too quickly. I had already planned some cute outfits for this celebration, but I looked at the weather forecast and it does not look good. Hopefully it will improve cause otherwise I'll have to take with me my leather jacket, chunky scarf and a beanie. Do you celebrate Summer Solstice in your country?

LV
Vasaras plāni ir mani paši mīļākie plāni un ne velti man visas jūnija nedēļas nogales bija/ir saplānotas. Pašā jūnija sākumā biju devusies uz Kāla ezeru, lai nosvinētu draudzenes dzimšanas dienu (kuru starp starp citu arī vlogoju, noskaties manu jaunāko vlogu šeit), pēc tam svinējām tēta dzimšanas dienu, savukārt, pagājušajā nedēļas nogalē piedalījos vecmeitu ballītē (vlogu variet sagaidīt jūlija sākumā). Bet šonedēļ JAU ir Jāņi, kur tas laiks tā skrien? Šodien skatījos laika prognozes un pēc informācijas, kas ir pieejama pašlaik - Jāņus sola nu pavisam aukstus un lietainus. Haha, man liekas, ka tā ir latvieša mīļākā nodarbe, katru dienu līdz pat Jāņiem pētīt laika prognozes. Biju jau izplānojusi ļoti vasarīgus tērpus, bet nu izskatās, ka kā jau katru gadu uz laukiem līdzi būs jāņem ādas jaka, šalle un cepure. Kādi ir jūsu Līgo vakara plāni?
Summer style inspiration
Bright summer fashion accessories
__________OUTFIT___________
Top - c/o Shein
Shorts - Zara (similar here)
Espadrilles - H&M (similar here and here)

Hat - H&M (similar)
Bag - Warehouse (similar)
Use code "CALLMEMADDIE" for a 15% discount!

Summer definitely is the best time in which to experiment with different and fun prints, therefore, in today's outfit you'll see a two print combination - polka dots and palm trees. When you first think about the combination it might seem like an odd choice, but I personally really love the end result. I  also decided to play with summer accessories and added a straw sun hat, bright color purse and espadrilles that basically are a summer must have. Actually espadrilles are my favorite summer shoes as they not only compliment almost any summer outfit, but also because they are super comfortable because of their wedge shape.

Vasara noteikti ir eksperimentu un interesantu rakstu laiks, tieši tāpēc šīs dienas tērpā variet redzēt divu rakstu kombināciju - punktiņus un palmas. Pirmajā uzmetienā varētu šķist visai neierasta kombinācija, bet gala rezultāts man personīgi ļoti patīk. Tērpu papildināju arī ar dažādiem vasarīgiem akcentiem, kā piemēram, salmu platmali, košas krāsas somiņu kā arī vasarai tik ļoti aktuālajām espadrilles stila kurpēm. Espadrilles varētu uzskatīt par maniem mīļākajiem vasaras apaviem, jo tās ne tikai lieliski piestāv tērpiem, bet ir arī super ērtas, pateicoties to pilnajam papēdim.
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With love
Maddie

Summer edition | Friday eBay bargains #193

Summer edition Friday eBay bargains
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I can't believe that the first two weeks of summer have already flown by! But as there are six more left in summer (thank God!), I decided it would be very suitable to gather some summer essentials that can be found on eBay. I've really given thought to those ladies who love going to the beach and working on that tan, therefore, I found two super cute bikinis - one with adorable flowers and one with the super trendy high waisted bottoms; also this straw hat with such a cool quote "I want to see the sea" and a total essential - a beach towel. I've also thought about those ladies who will be attending summer festivals - just look at these shiny face gems and metallic tattoos, plus how cute is that flower crown

LV
Pilnīgi neticas, bet pirmās divas vasaras nedēļas ir jau aizvadītas, bet par cik sešas vēl ir priekšā, tāpēc man likās tikai atbilstoši publicēt dažnedāžādus vasarai piemērotus eBay atradumus. Esmu padomājusi gan par tām, kam patīk doties uz pludmali un iekļāvusi divus dažādus peldkostīmus, šo ar ziediņiem un šo ar patlaban ļoti aktuālo paaugstināto jostasvietu, šo salmu cepuri ir interesantu uzrakstu "I want to see the sea", kā arī pludmales dvieli. Kā arī esmu padomājusi par tām, kas vasarā dosies uz festivāliem - apskati šos vienreiz lietojamos spīdumus un tetovējumus, kā arī šo mākslīgo ziedu vainadziņu.