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Ta da!

Looking good is not only about dressing nicely; it is also about staying fit! That's why I left H&M store with a small plastic bag containing the pack of sports socks only! ;)

Keep calm and Gangnam style! ;)

Teal blue

Every time I come across something what I believe to be "really good" at the price which is "really good", I am feeling very excited... yet bewildered. Deep inside I am considering what's possibly wrong with this thing (or me), if noone else has purchsed it? Where's the catch?!

This is exactly what I've experienced with my new coulourblock dress by A|wear. It attracted my antention like half a year ago and as soon as the price slipped down from 83 to 27 Eur, I went for it!

This sleeveless pencil dress is crafted from thick glossy fabric in teal-blue-grey panels and trimmed with grosgrain black ribbon. Well, as you can see from the picture it doesn't fit properly on the back due to the zip I guess; however the way this dress emphasizes my blue eyes distracts all attention from my back, hehe! ;)

To put it short: looks expensive and feels soft! I am wearing it today and while receiving compliments from the colleagues, wondering why it is still "colle…

Deo

Preventing your body from sweating and preserving your armpits from stains is a pain in the...well...you know. I have been struggling with this issue ever since it became essential to me... And even after more than 10 years I still don't have a reliable solution... Damn it!

For couple of years now the latvian girls have been obsessed with the domestic organic cosmetics brand Madara; so I placed a bet on their herbal deodorant. I even decided I could deal with the wet roll-on, although I dislike the feeling when applying it and usually go for a "stick".


It really is well absorbing, doesn't cause itch or anything, but the effect is not what I expected... Unfotunately - yes, I still do smell.

Pierre Cardin tights

  I've been resisting this obvious fact for so long, now it is time to finally admit that Pierre Cardin hoisery sucks!

I used to be a fan of their tights and stockings because of "good quality" at affordable price, but I promise I won't purchase those no more! Although in general I like the look and the fit around my hips, these are just too easy to tear at the toes (even the thick ones; compared even to less expensive tights)...

It is time to search for a better brand!

Neon Necklace

Ever since I saw this fuorescent jewel necklace by Matthew Williamson for Topshop I've been looking for it everywhere:

However all what I could get myself was the neon pink colour version... And this is what I am wearing today with the peplum skirt of exactly same shade and the navy top!
P.S. I would never pay the full price of 35 pounds for it, but for 10 quids it is just fine! ;)

 

ASOS Pencil Dress in Colour Block

This bright ASOS labeled dress demonstrated by my favourite ASOS model was definetly a good catch! One of those "put on and go!" expensive-looking garments.  I was lucky to grab the last piece at half price, hehe (something around 33 Eur)!  

The first time I put it on, I immediately received a delighted feedback from my dad and brother! (Need to mention that things like that happen once in a blue Moon ;)
As my brother said, if he was steering, he would definetly pick me up!

I was worried a bit whether the horizontal colour blocks wouldn't add me more "volume", but in fact it turned out to be very flattering! The combination of colours is great for A/W season and definetly won't let you stay unnoticed!

The fabric of this dress is quite thick yet soft; it consists of 84% polyester, 10% viscose and 6% elastane. I like that this touch of viscose "neutralizes" the unpleasant polyester-feel.

image from asos.com

Visiting Lindex

Yesterday while searching for a lamp, I paid a quickvisit to a Lindex store and I just knew that something's waiting for me there!.. After browsing various accessories for the party season, I headed to the "reduced price" rails (it's a mandatory route you see).

What I've found there totally deserves a "bargain of the month"-title! A 100% viscose shift peplum top with cap sleeves in navy blue with retro spirit nude roses pattern. All that for just a bit more than my favourite price, t.i. 3,95 Ls (5,50 Eur)! It is definetly coming soon paired with my nude pencil skirt from Nishe (which I was just about to give away, phew!)

In addition to that, I've been given a 25% discount coupon for my next purchase (and I am sure it is going to be this sparkling statement necklace ;)

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BTW I would recommend you visiting Lindex online shop, as currently they have some good daily offers there; e.g. 3 for 2 accessories or 20% off all bras ;)

White Lace

Ah, I wish I was heading towards some private villa in the Caribbean, so I would have a chance to wear this "innocent" lace playsuit by Asos Salon ;)

Black Metal

At the end of August I literally went crazy over the rocky "black leather - silver metal" accessories. These made a great match to my cropped leather jacket and were shining brightly in the last beams of sun... (Most surprising detail: my mum adored them too!) Here is the composition of my daily "ammunition":
- Silver plate hair elastic by Lindex
- "JN" initials leather-look bracelet by Jovonna London (originally it had "jovonna" letters on and was sent to me as a gift for the order, but I though I could slightly modify it to look cool ;)
- Leather-metal studs bangle by Lindex
- Silver earrings with zircons and onyx (purchased several years ago and disliked by my mom at that time)
- 2 part leather-metal button cuff by Lindex

To make it crystal clear: I believe Lindex definetly is the best place to choose your must have shiny leather-look bracelet for this fall/winter! So keep on tracking their arrivals here.

Clutch DIY

During the summer sale I hesitated for a while in front of these Vero Moda 2-tone suede/leather clutches... The quality of the bag was frighting me off, whilst it's price of 9 Eur was quite appealing...

At the end I decided to purchase one in order to satisfy my creative mood; as suddenly  I got the idea of embellishing this bag (surely a result of browsing Vogue the night before)!

So there it was:  Then I pulled out my huge box of beads, pearls & old bijous and started to design:   Et voilĂ ! The creative outcome:  

Turkish Delight

Among my 25th Birthday presents there was this vintage silver necklace, brought to me directly from Turkish bazaar ;) It has a V-shaped pendant in some ethnical motives incrusted with zircons, ruby and emerald paste. I percept it as two mythical firebirds in a tresure cave guarding the giant emerald eye :)

Oasis oasis

(If I haven't told you yet...)
Oasis is definetly the brand I love (as pathetic as it may sound)! ;)

Reason for this adoration? This London brand offers smart cut feminine garments in good quality fabrics and trendy colouring at a more or less affordable price.

Few years ago first Oasis store in Latvia was opened in "Spice" shopping mall. And about a year ago I discovered their online shop www.oasis-stores.com

This link is definetly worth saving in "favorites"!

Below are some advantages of the online shopping with Oasis:


whilst still at full price in store, some items are already offered at the reduced price onlineif subscribed to a newsletter, special offers are regularly sent to your mailbox  further reductions are impressive; e.g. 15 Eur for a skirt or 25 Eur for a dress - trust me, it is a bargain!pictures are quite realistic, short description and fabric composition is availablethere is a possibility to leave feedback for the item, which sometimes helps a lot to…

Prophecy

I don't possess a single Prophecy branded piece, so when I saw this light cotton top with vibrant embellishment reduced from 90 Eur to 15 Eur, I thought I have to "get acquainted" with it ;)

Unfortunately this turned out to be a "high price does not guarantee..." experience. Though the quality of the item was good, somehow it's design appeared to be "too sophisticated" to make you good look in it.

Lime-black

Lime-black trend is still on top and definetely among my favourite colour combinations.
At the moment I have an eye on this luminescent Monton cardigan:

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