Wednesday, 26 November 2014

INSPIRATION: HATS

Winter has come, so I want to annunce that HAT SEASON is officially open. Don't be afraid that your hair will get over- dried and spray them with one of conditioning products and enjoy the variety of head covering.  This are some of mine hat-related inspirations. How are you going to style your HAT?

xoxo
Anja


Pics elle.pl, vogue.co.uk and others. If you feel that I violated the copyrights of your picture, please let me know so I will either remove it or list your website in this post.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

RECENT LOOK AND RANDOM THOUGHTS

I can't have enough of black colour. I feel in it self confident, comfortable and beautiful, so I will wear it till the end of the world and one day more!

Here you can see one of my whole black sets. Sleeveless cardigan with leather/metal buckles on side is one of my essentials lately. I love it's a bit rough rectangular shape suiting perfectly to my looks and warming me up during winter weather.
How do you like it?

Have a good week guys!
xoxo
Anja

dress, cardigan, shoes H&M/hat NEW YORKER

Monday, 24 November 2014

MUST HAVE: LBD

From 1926 when Coco Chanel posted image of simple black dress in American Vogue, women from across the globe fell in love with this piece. It is one of the essentials that will help you to look classy during the day and astonishingly during the night. Lately I was missing black dress essential in my wardrobe, so I made a research and choose this couple of pieces from on-line stores. 

How do you like it? Is any of them your favourite?

top left both dresses All Saints, top right TOPSHOP
bottom left NELLY, bottom right ZARA and ASOS

Friday, 21 November 2014

RECENT LOOK AND RANDOM THOUGHTS



My latest obssesion are socks! It all started with #KLAUDIAMARKIEWICZ fashion show I have been assisting her with, I mentioned it in THIS post. Since I have seen her's stylization I cannot stop thinking of calf height socks!!!  I love how does it look on leg when its a bit messy and rolled, I tooks the best set with shiny ankle height boots for a contrast.

What do you think?

BTW, as per Friday I want to offer you guys a bit of good TRAP music by Andrew Daren, to whose gig I am going tonight.

Have a good weekend!
xoxo
Anja


dress TOPSHOP/jacket STRADIVARIUSS/shoes and sunnies H&M/knee hight socks ATMOSPHERE

Thursday, 20 November 2014

TRAVEL TIPS FROM CHILLIN IN LITHUANIA

Lithuania was the last place I have visited during Baltic trip (impression from Heslinki are HERE, from Tallin HERE and from Latvia HERE)

To travel from Riga to Lithuania I have chosen EcoLines (website HERE). Strenght of Ecolines busses is that you have internet connection via wifi regardless in which country you are. Weakness is that the seats are not very comfy. Additionally the bus did not come on time, which was not an issue for me, but bare that in mind.

Lithuania, as I have seen it, is a ideal place to associate with nature. I stayed at my friends place in Kursenai, which is a small village placed in the middle of wild forests. My friend took me for a trip through these woods, we have been weaving through it for hours till we get to the spot with high rail bridge. From it's very top amazing view of  all neighborhood can be admired, but unfortunately I was too afraid of height to climb to the top and at the end enjoyed landscapes from where my feet felt safe.

Another amazing thing in Kursenai are lakes. We were waking up early in the morning and going to swim in the lake located just 5 minutes away from my friend's house. It was so refreshing! After many years swearing that I will never ever move to the village, this amazing experience made me to start changing my mind.

What to eat in Lithuania? Everything! Beginning with amazing sweets such as Saldus Kukurudzaj, through all the traditional dishes, soup served in loaf of bread to the cooked white cheese. All of it taste delicious!


Place to visit? Definitely HILL OF CROSSES. It is one of sanctuary in Lithuania and I belive that name of it is self-explanatory- it is a place, where you can leave a cross with intention of bringing luck to you and people you care about. Great idea, so I left a cross there as well. It is for well being of my family and friends and it is indeed bringing good luck!


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

MUST HAVE: BLANKET SCARF

The most wanted accessories this winter is definitely blanket-scarf!

My obsession with blanket scarf started last year during trip to Lisbon (impressions of travel HERE). I have noticed that every Portugeese girl had over sized scarf  to cover herself with. Having their image in my mind I lust one! After a research on the market I found this beautiful piece from Zara (website HERE) and I think this is THE ONE that will enrich my wardrobe.

I think it is gonna look amazing with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING (!), what do you think?

Have a good evening.
xoxo
Anja

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

RECENT LOOK AND RANDOM THOUGHTS (the one to motivate)


There was one morning, back in UK, when I woke up and knew that something has changed in my perception of life. This morning part of my consciousness that was dormant, woke up and started to scream out loud. Screaming part was one responsible for making my dreams becoming true and it was furious with my behavior. After being for myself too kind I had to face the truth- trip that was suppose to make me strong and help me to develop my passions ended up to be a nightmare presenting one of the worst scenarios of my life I could imagine. I felt trapped! 

That morning make me to wonder how does it happen, that some people succeed in their lives, while others got stuck in between what they want and what they are given. I started to think how to improve my life and how to transform it to the one I am dreaming about.

REALITY IS WHAT IS REAL FOR ME

I was always a do-kind of person with half full glass of water*1. There was nothing impossible for me and I used to get annoyed when hearing word IMPOSSIBLE. I tend to repeat: 'Nothing is impossible, unless someone doesn't want to make it happen!' and I strongly believe in it.

This is how I was living my life, firstly when I was a kid (I wanted to play violin- I played), than when I was a teenager (I wanted to write stories- I did) and later when I was a student (I wanted to move to Indonesia- I did). This very morning when I woke up in UK, feeling totally hopeless I thought: 'What have I done wrong, that despite plans I had, I end up in a life I was so embarrassed about???' I believe that acknowledging that something went wrong is first step to improve.

'SUCCESS IS A PROGRESSIVE REALIZATION OF A WORTHY IDEAL'*2

It may sound simple and obvious, but success is indeed  progressive realization of a worthy ideal. 'Worthy ideal' is a flexible and cleaver term, so it can be underlay with whatever one can imagine. If any ideal can be realized, than whatever one will imagine can be done. I asked myself : If there is so much space in this term and it is so open than why MY dreams cannot became true???

I found an answer when listening to a lecturer when hearing: 'Imagine ship that do not have any destination'. Where will it go, will it even leave a harbor? Probably not. Same is with our dreams and goals, if we wont set any up, we will not be driven by any forces to proceed them. Setting up the goal is the thing that need to be done, when hoping to become successful. No one can achieve anything without field in which he/she can be successful.

'THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENTS IS DESIRE'*3

Now with set up goal and having desire to reach it, the how-to process has to be created. To help youreslf make notes, draw a map, write a synopsis, choose whatever is most comfortable for you, as it is to make your life easier. Think of small steps to get closer to your aim and make them. And please do not treat this personally, but STOP WASTING TIME FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT INSTEAD.

Driven by passion let yourself to sacrifice some parts of your life to improve others. Think again of your main goal and think of all the things you have done day before to get closer to it. Need some stimulation? Try 'The rule of 5 things' advised by #BodoScheafer. Each day write on a piece of paper 5 things that made you proud of yourself that day. Not long after you will start making such listS, you will see how your overall life will improve.

SUCCESS CONSISTS OF GOING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITHOUT LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM*4

Do you sometimes have a feeling that you do all what I wrote above, but still something gets wrong? Unfortunately, I have to admit, even if you follow all the advices given by 'all-the-smartest-people', something will not go as you imagine. We are not machines and there is no universal instruction 'how to be successful' with which we are getting born. Each of us is different and has to find their own way. It is normal and natural that we make mistakes, so lets look at them as signs to teach us how to do better than before and give us view on what can be done differently.

Learning to fail and do not give up is one of the most important abilities. My fitness trainer often says 'Why when choose success, failure is an option?'*5 so once you walk on the path of success work hard and you will see fruits of it.

*1 to oppose all them who see glass half empty and never have power to do anything
*2 #EarlNightingale
*3 #Napoleon
*4 #WinstonChirchil
*5 #JillianMichaels

My latest look:

sweater NEXT/jumpsuit TALLY WEIL/shoes and sunnies H&M