16/ 11/ 17
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). I did my first Black Friday outing (in Lithuania Black Friday is not even a thing but we do have sales around the same time of year) two years ago and I ended up really happy because of my little preparation. I knew about upcoming sales and with a list of items that I had my eyes on a couple of days before the actual sale, my Black Friday mission went very successful.
Thankfully, these sales are the kind you don’t even have to leave the couch for and some of my favourite retailers are even dropping their prices a week before in the Black Friday Warm Up Sales to get everyone in the mood for the big day!
The section below shows some very best discounts the Black Friday sales have to offer! During the week I will try to add more shops to the list, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back over the next week.
12/ 11/ 17
There’s only more or less one month left until we can decorate our Christmas trees and make our houses look like Winter Wonderland! At least that’s what I’m going to do this year. But for all the Christmas lovers among you who can not wait for THE DAY, this is still waaaay too long, right? I won’t lie, I am already in the mood for Christmassy stuff and for some people it might be annoying. Recently, I started to think about taking on the challenge of blogmas throughout December which would lead up to Christmas. Blogmas focuses on blogging everyday until the 25th of December. I still have not decided yet, but that would be very interesting and a great chance to make lots of Christmas related content.
23/ 10/ 17
There’s only two months left until the end of this year, which means we have the whole two month to reach our goals of 2017. I made my list of things that I want to achieve in 2017 back at the end of last year and I’m only halfway through it. But I’ve decided that I still have some time and there is no excuse to leave those things to be done for upcoming years.
Most of these things, were related to Crystal Sundays, because 2017 is the year when I have finally started it. I’m really happy that I managed to reach this little milestone (and dream) of mine. However, I have some goals that I’m so so far from achieving them that it starts bothering me since they appear on my list every year.
One of these things that are on my black list for this (ok, and previous) year is eating healthy. I know how it is important for me since I have an allergy for all junk food but I still somehow end up at McDonald’s once a week. So, as from today I eat my very last slice of pizza and for the rest of this month I will try to eat as clean as possible. I know that one month is not that much but hey ho, it is better one month of healthiness than none at all, right? Maybe it will be a start of my healthy lifestyle 😀 So, wish me luck and I will update you after the experiment.
14/ 10/ 17
I can‘t believe it is already the middle of October which means we are nearly halfway through autumn. And as far as I can see, this season was dedicated for checked blazers, coats and trousers. I have a bunch of trousers and blazers, but never had a full suit before. So it was about time to get one.
Besides loving formal wear, I also have a crush for sneakers. They are probably on top of the list when it comes to shoes I would wear on a daily basis. The secret to pulling off sneakers with a suit is picking the right trousers length. In my opinion, cropped trousers work best with sneakers. You can always spice things a little bit up and try to wear a bright pair of socks underneath.
07/ 10/ 17
It is finally the month of coziness which means here come hot drinks, blankets, chunky knitwear and stunning colours outdoors. When the darker mornings start (seriously, how hard is it to get up at the moment?) and it’s getting late earlier at night, autumn time can have an impact on people’s mood and motivation. So here are some things that keep me happy this autumn and make sure that the change in season doesn’t affect my mood!
Burning candles is an all year thing for me. But as soon as October comes, I start wishing for more intense scents which would fill the room in the evening. Other than enjoying how cozy the new season can be in the evening I live for bright autumn days. These are ideal for going on walks to enjoy the changing colours and fresh air.
As you guys know by now, my style is very basic and my mantra is all about finding those wardrobe staples which can be used in almost every outfit you wear. At the moment, I’m really into over the knee boots which are officially a staple for your fall and winter wardrobes. They are available all over the place this autumn, from Stuart Weitzman to far more affordable high street versions (like the ones from Zara that you see in pictures).
I’ve been really enjoying switching up my skincare to achieve a bit more of a glow to my skin. My number one product for this season became Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate which makes my skin glow like no other product I’ve used before. This top-rated face serum is formulated with ingredients like Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil to replenish skin by morning and I couldn’t be happier about that.
24/ 09/ 17
This trend can look really fancy and it can be hard to find a style that works for you. However, with the amount of sheer styles that are out there, there is definitely one for everyone! Recently, I found the one that is perfect for me and can be transformed to a dress for special occasions or something different that you can wear on daily basis.
It can also seem impossible to style this trend appropriately for the daytime, but there are plenty of sweet options. In this post, I’ll be showing you how I would style a dress with sheer details for both day at the office and a night out.
Usually, my style is not very feminine or office appropriate. I like to mix and match different styles together and this makes everything look casual and chic. That is why my first option for a daytime would be a sheer dress with a sweater on top so that it would look effortless but still more interesting. For a night out, you can simply wear this dress on a slip dress and look absolutely amazing. However, if you are like me, you can pair it with sneakers and jeans and feel fancy enough for a night out with friend.
16/ 09/ 17
With its historical canals, gondolas, and winding streets, Venice is considered one of the most romantic and visited cities in the world. Every corner you turn, you walk deeper into some real-life watercolor painting that a camera can never do justice. It’s like no other place I’ve ever been to.
We arrived there by train and it was really convenient for us since it costs only around 1,50 € and a train station was right next to our Airbnb. The whole city felt so welcoming and I find Venice a great place to get lost in. However, the city is very expensive, especially on the main island. So if you want to save a little bit. I would suggest you to find less touristy places where the food is just as amazing as at those fancy restaurants on the main streets.
Venice is so beautiful that you can spend time strolling through the city seeing old buildings, churches, artists, and best of all, get a bit of people-watching because there are fashionistas everywhere! The island is small, so don’t worry, you can’t get that lost. Venice is my second favourite place from this trip (the most favourite was Cinque Terre) and I would definitely come back here.
10/ 09/ 17
If you love art, the amount of galleries in Florence can keep you busy for weeks and weeks. However, we had only couple of days here and it was really enough for us since this city was very touristy and it makes it harder to explore the Renaissance charm of this city. At this point of the trip I think I was the most tired so tourists started really annoy me.
I embrace the slow travel philosophy, instead of rushing to see every major site, just picking a few distinct places (and not always the most famous), and take my time to just soak in the atmosphere of any given place. After all, this is my vacation, and part of that is being physically and mentally, well-rested. Well, it doesn‘t always go like that but I try.
We really wanted to visit one particular park which is called Boboli Gardens. The park hosts centuries-old oak trees, sculptures, fountains and offers peaceful shelter from the warm Florentine sun. But our trip up to these gardens went really unsuccessful because we managed to pick one of the two days in the month when the park is closed… Apparently it is closed on the 1st and last Monday of each month. But instead of that, we had a success in the San Lorenzo Market which is actually comprised of two markets: an outdoor market selling souvenirs, clothing and leather products and indoor market for food. There I found my dream hat that I have been looking for three years!
Florence has it all and, while it is very touristy, don’t miss it!
04/ 09/ 17
The region around the Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore (that’s how the five villages are called) is actually a national park which is the reason why private traffic is forbidden and the villages not approachable by cars. The day in Cinque Terre was the best one so far and I would really come back here to stay for longer than a day.
The access to these villages is really easy by train because they run regularly every half an hour or even more often. The best deal would be to buy a pass for a whole day so that you can hop in and hop off as many times as you want. It is really exciting to get out of the train without not knowing what you are going to see next. Every village has it’s charm but speaking just for myself, I’d say Manarola is my favorite village among the five. It is one of the busiest and the scenery is breathtaking. There you can find the most beautiful and probably most famous restaurant of Cinque Terre, called Nessun Dorma. It serves a dreamy view of the village but if you’re looking for something warm for dinner, this is not the right place
However, we had a totally different experience in the other one called Corniglia. To reach this village we had to climb like billion stairs but it was so worth it because we found the cutest little caffee with the best view to the sea and hills. Also the prices were way lower compared to other villages.
I am in Florance at the moment, so stay tuned for more travel diaries. Ciao!
03/ 09/ 17
As some of you may know, I am in Italy at the moment. But before that we had a couple of days in France. Our first stop was Nice and I must say, it is way bigger than I imagined it. The city itself is amazing except the fact that there are dog poops on every corner so you have to really watch your steps.
After two days in Nice we went to Monaco. MONACO. Monte Carlo is my future home for sure. It is so so clean and has the feeling of luxury that I can quickly get used to. But until I save 8 800 000 euros, Vilnius is fine. See you in Italy! 🙂