Friday, September 16, 2016

Florence

One day in Florence Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

I got home from my Italian holidays 2 weeks ago but I still can't get over how beautiful Florence was. We spent one full day exploring the stunning capital of Tuscany and even though I had heard stories of Florence before, nothing could compare to actually being there and experiencing it all.

One day in Florence Ponte Vecchio Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

One day in Florence Ponte Vecchio

One day in Florence Ponte Vecchio Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

One day in Florence

Ponte Vecchio or Old bridge and the area around it is truly beautiful, with small and romantic streets and then suddenly a huge open space that is the Arno river. Ponte Vecchio is not a normal bridge - walking over it feels like walking on a normal street because you're surrounded by houses that are built on the bridge. I recommend visiting Ponte Vecchio both during the day and the night, it's a completely different experience during the dark with live Italian music playing in the background.. so romantic.

One day in Florence Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

One day in Florence Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit




The historic centre of Florence is stunning and you can spend hours just walking around stopping for gelato every once in a while. When in Florence you must definitely visit the Uffizi gallery (home to Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus"), Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as the Duomo) which is absolutely MAGNIFICENT and Piazza della Signoria where Palazzo Vecchio is located along with a copy of Michelangelo's David.

One day in Florence Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens

One day in Florence Bardini gardens Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

One day in Florence Bardini gardens Zara denim skirt off the shoulder top outfit

Located on the other side of the Arno river, is the Palazzo Pitti. Unfortunately we didn't have enough to visit the palace, but we managed to visit the the Boboli Gardens behind it. It was ridiculously hot that day (around 38 degrees) and the heat was unbearable but after the slight climb we found a spot in the shade and took in all the beauty. A visit to the Bardini Gardens was also included in the ticket and I strongly suggest you to take advantage of that. The Bardini Gardens are relatively unknown which makes it a wonderful place to relax and stroll around without masses of people bothering you. And let me tell you, the views over the city from the gardens were absolutely stunning.

One day in Florence Piazzale Michelangelo sunset

One day in Florence Piazzale Michelangelo sunset

One day in Florence Piazzale Michelangelo sunset

One day in Florence sunset

In the evening we took bus 13 from Stazione di Santa Maria Novella to go to Piazzale Michelangelo which has panoramic views over the city to watch the sunset. It was such a wonderful experience - we were drinking white wine in one of the most beautiful cities in the world watching the sun go down and eating a melon with prosciutto. Afterwards we walked down the hill back to the city centre and discovered a dam across the Arno river, so we sat there and watched the city go dark. Holiday goals.

I was wearing a striped off the shoulder top and a denim skirt from Zara, a choker from Asos, sunglasses from Zaful and Adidas Stan Smith trainers

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

White

off the shoulder boho blouse, vans old skool trainers

off the shoulder boho blouse, vans old skool trainers

off the shoulder boho blouse, vans old skool trainers

off the shoulder boho blouse, vans old skool trainers

here are some photos of an early morning stroll in Victoria Park just after I had gotten back from Italy. I am super in love with this white off-the-shoulder blouse, I think it's perfect for summer (don't know how much of that we've got left though HA). and those old skool Vans have officially become my favourite pair of shoes.

Zaful blouse and sunglasses, Vans old skool trainers, Asos paisley choker

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Delicate

lace bralette

raise your hand if you love bralettes! because I know I do. as a small chested gal, I find there's nothing nicer (and comfier) than a pretty bralette. honestly, I am never going back to wearing a normal bra. bralettes are the way to go. 

zaful were kind enough to send me these three bralettes (from left to right 123) and they couldn't be more ah-mazing. the lace detailing is super gorgeous and I'm slightly in love. who's with me?


Friday, July 15, 2016

Closer To Home






Calvin Klein tshirt, Zara denim skirt, Adidas Stan Smith outfit

Calvin Klein tshirt, Zara denim skirt, Adidas Stan Smith outfit
Calvin Klein tshirt, Zara denim skirt, Adidas Stan Smith outfit

Calvin Klein tshirt, Zara denim skirt, Adidas Stan Smith outfit
Wishing I could go back to the day when these photos we're taken.. At the end of June I went on a sweet little holiday back to my homeland Latvia. the longer I've lived abroad the more I've realised where my heart truly belongs. 

We rented a car (this little Fiat in the above photos) to go to the countryside to get the most out of the Latvian summer. these couple of days away were exactly what I needed for my soul - long drives, good food, the beach, sun and sand. 


Calvin Klein t-shirt, Zara denim skirt, Asos choker, Adidas Stan Smith trainers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Bit of Belgium

back in March I went on a little holiday trip to Belgium. even though I had know I would be going to Brussels at the end of March for a while, the whole trip was a very last minute thing and we had actually considered cancelling the whole thing (because of the fact that the Brussels attacks happened only a couple a days before we were meant to go on our trip). but in the end, I am so glad we went through with it because we had an amazing time and Belgium in general was more than lovely. so without further ado, here is a small photo diary of my trip. 

Brussels travel diary


Brussels travel diary
Brussels travel diary
obviously one of the main points of interest in Brussels is the Grand Place (Grote Markt). it is such a gorgeous square and the architecture is super beautiful. the centre of Brussels is actually quite small so everything is within a walkable distance from the Grand Place. you could spend hours just walking around. 

Brussels travel diary
Brussels travel diary
as I mentioned before, the architecture in Brussels is absolutely stunning. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in the above photo is a wonderful example of that. 

as you can see, we indulged quite a lot while in Brussels. before the trip, we were told we definitely need to try the Belgian beer, waffles and fries. we took that very seriously and I was loving every minute of it.

Antwerp travel diary
Antwerp travel diary

Antwerp travel diary

we also decided to visit Antwerp as it's such a short train ride away from Brussels. I got the feeling that it's a cool and laid-back city with a calm vibe to it, the old town centre was super beautiful and the city has got some really nice art galleries. Antwerp is a little bit of everything and I absolutely loved it!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Brighton Baby










although I've been living in London for more than a year, I hadn't made it down to Brighton until last week. my mum had come to visit me, I took some days off work and we decided to go on a nice lil day trip to the beach. Brighton was even lovelier than I expected. I mean, look at my stupid grin in the photos - can you see that I was loving every minute of the trip?! 

the sun meant that I could finally show off my new sunnies from Firmoo. I always struggle with finding sunglasses that actually suit my odd face but these are absolutely great, I love the cat eye shape and the tortoise print. definitely a must-have for summer. check them out here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the Shadows

Camel coat, Zara pink backpack, Adidas Superstars outfit
Camel coat, Zara pink backpack, Adidas Superstars outfit
Camel coat, Zara pink backpack, Adidas Superstars outfit
Camel coat, Zara pink backpack, Adidas Superstars outfit
here's some long overdue photos of me, my camel coat and my pink backpack from a trip to Brussels back in March. I promise I will do a post on that trip in the nearest future - I've got loads of photos and there's so much I want to share with you guys because Brussels was quite a surreal experience. in the mean time, look at them shadows in the first photos. so cooooooool.

New Look camel coat, Zara pink backpack, Adidas Superstars trainers