My Favourite Knitwear – Inspirations

Wonderful readers,

I do not know if you feel the same way, but personally I really like looking for inspirations online. Especially inspirations regarding fashion, style and outfits. In that way you can understand your own unique style better and get new ideas what you like and what you would like to try on.

Max Mara, Ready to wear Autumn/Winter Collection, 2017. 

I really loved this whole Max Mara season collection. Pictures are taken from Pinterest.  

Victoria Beckham, Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter Collection, 2017. 

I have a desire to get myself a couple of new knitwear sweaters for fall as well as the winter season. Before I use to joke about the colours in my closet. You know, I always organise my closet in spring and in fall season. In that way, it is really easy to see what you have and perhaps what you want to get or what you do not need anymore. Anyways, grey and black were the dominant colours in my closet. But this year, I am really into light colours. White, beige, light pastel pink, camel, also light grey, these are the colours I want to wear more of. Also red will always stay one of my favourite colours.

Therefore, it is perfect time to look for knitwear inspirations for this fall/winter season. And what can be a better place for it than pinterest.com and various online shops? Here, I want to share with you some of my favourite knitwear for this season and hopefully it can inspire you to look through your wardrobe and perhaps discover something you already have or would like to get as well. Here are my favourite knitted sweaters that look stylish, warm and cosy.

My personal favourite Knitwear from: MANGO online shop.

TOPSHOP online shop: 

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Small pleasures + Date night look

Wonderful readers,

How is your Friday so far, perhaps going for a date later on? I want to tell you about three things from yesterday that made me very excited!

First of all, miss wonderful SUN finally arrived! I almost forgot how it felt like to wake up to the blue and bright sky. Also fallen golden leaves on the ground look magnificent in the sun light.  Therefore, the first thing I did was to find my hidden sunglasses and go for a little walk. On the way, I threw some old clothes into special clothes container, that delivers second hand clothes to the countries in need.

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Second great thing was that I got invited for a date! It is so important to still do these little things to each other, even if you live together. So I got dressed up and was all excited. Here is my outfit for a date night on a Thursday. I wore a black dress with black tights, bordeaux boots and coat, while outside I wore blue scarf and black little purse with a chain strap.

 

And finally the third thing that happened was that I finally got to taste vegan Matcha Latte while on the date. I have been wanting to taste it for a long time. And I have to be honest that I actually expected a different taste. Matcha basically means powered green tea, that contains a lot of caffeine and some health benefits. I guess this is one of the tastes that you have to get use to. I do not want to be quick to judge, therefore I will make an opinion about it after some more cups. On the other hand, my guy really liked it from the first sip. You really cannot argue about taste!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Hello Sweet October

Wonderful readers,

You probably think I am being sarcastic with this title, since what is so sweet about October? Days are getting shorter, grey sky is becoming an everyday sight, cold wind and rain on daily basis and you definitely cannot go out of the door without your scarf and especially strong umbrella… Well, when I put it in this negative way, it really does sound depressing. But I do not want to go in this direction.

Of course, all of the things I mentioned above are totally true. But at the same time, we can look at these things in a different perspective, without getting ourselves into this grey and sad bubble.

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Days are getting shorter? Well, it is about time to find a hobby and light a lot of candles at home. It makes an amazing atmosphere and calms your soul. Grey sky is your everyday sight? Perfect, now you can wear something bright coloured, like a coat, and stand out while walking outside. Cold wind and rain on daily basis? It is just about time to start layering your clothes and feel comfortable and warm whenever you go. Also, you can do more creative work, try some new recipes, start watching a new show, visit local cafes or read books when the rain drops tickle your windows. And there are so many beautiful scarf, hat, coat and boot options that will make you want even colder days. Now, does it sound as bad as before? Absolutely not. I could make an even longer list of these positive side effects.

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I love these knitted slippers made by my boyfriends grandma.

Eventually, we see – It all comes to our mindsets. We simply have to constantly remind ourselves to keep the right mindset at all times. So why I called this October sweet? Because I decided to start it with a smile, piece of cake, delicious coffee, by taking out my comfortable cardigans and by lighting a bunch of candles at the best place in the world – home. I did this, because why not? It definitely made me feel good and made me excited about the rest of the month. Therefore, find your own ways to make this October sweet and take some time to check if your mindset is where you want it to be.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Falling Leaves + OOTD

Wonderful readers,

How is your Saturday? Yesterday, I was walking a lot in the city, through the stores and little streets. Such a wonderful time it is, when leaves are beautifully coloured, but still mostly on the trees. The weather is still pleasant and you can enjoy the day light until around 7pm.

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But there was one street, where the whole pathway was completely covered in leaves. You know the sound leaves make when you walk on them without lifting your feet that much? YES, the sound! That wonderful sound, real comfort for my ears. That moment, I realised how deeply I enjoy looking and walking on autumn leaves.

Today, we celebrated my dads birthday and I decided to wear one of my favourite autumn dresses. It is very loose and girly, super comfortable and playful.

I wore it in two different ways. The first one for the day time, with black belt, black tights, light beige trenchcoat and bordeaux boots. The second one is darker, where the difference is brown leather jacket and black over the knee boots.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Summer Vibes – Blue Dress

Wonderful readers,

Recently, I saw a lot of pictures of people travelling to warm countries, enjoying the sun, warm weather, slow walks, cold drinks, sandy beaches and light clothes. There is quite different view outside of my window I have to say, but still very beautiful. At first, I caught myself being a bit jealous of those pictures, but then I looked through the photos from my summer trip. And I realised, there is nothing to be jealous about. Things happen by their pace, how they suppose to happen. And I feel very content where I am now! Let`s be happy for others and embrace our beautiful moments! 🙂

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So while looking through my summer memories, I decided to share with You some photos of my blue dress, that accidentally caught my eyes in one of the stores while on vacation this summer! It became my top summer outfit! What was your top outfit of this summer?

“Life is everything, except of perfection.”  

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I paired this blue dress with little heart choker necklace, big white watch, black chunky heel sandals and black little purse with chain strap. I also wore beautiful Quay sunglasses.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Wedding Guest Looks

Wonderful readers,

It is hard to believe that one of my wonderful childhood friends is getting married! I am extremely happy for her and want to share with you wedding guest looks of me, my boyfriend and my beautiful friend Indre G. ❤

I haven’t attended many weddings in my life, and those I attended, took place in summer time. Both times I wore yellow dresses and I laughed over it, how it is going to be my tradition. However, I decided to not make it a tradition and wear something different this time.

This wedding takes place in Autumn time and therefore I wanted to wear darker colours. I was thinking about buying a dress, but then I saw this jumpsuit and it immediately caught my eyes. I knew that it will be perfect for me. I really like the shiny material, colour and how it looks on me. The length is also very good, since I don’t have long legs.

I decided to pair this jumpsuit with black high heel sandals, black studded purse with a chain strap from Zara, and gold colour earrings, bracelet and nail polish.

 

To complete this look, I wore my hair naturally, and Indre Antana did my wonderful makeup with gold colour details. ❤ My guy wore all black and looked handsomely sophisticated. His jacket is not regular, since it is designed as a cardigan, without typical blazer collar. Small details make differences. Exclusive and gorgeous!

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My beautiful friend Indre G wore light pink tutu dress and looked like a true princess! Or even better – Marilyn Monroe with that curly hair! Her dress is from ASOS.

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Let`s celebrate LOVE!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Hello September + OOTD

Wonderful readers,

Here we are, welcoming September into our homes and hearts. Maybe it doesn’t exactly bring out a smile on your face, since the summer seems always to just fly away in a blink of an eye. However, Autumn has many positive sides.

How nice is it to see trees and leaves in bright and beautiful colours? Walk slowly in those leaves and make comforting sounds… How nice is it to meet friends and family for a cup of coffee and sit warmly inside? How nice is it to experiment with your style, by layering up and playing with colours and accesories? Maybe you have mainly grey sweaters in your closet, but grey is a beautiful colour if you ask me. Only add some brighter accents, or keep it in that ´grey way`. Also by going back to School, University or Work, you learn a lot of new things, you improve yourself and grow as a person which is super important!

So let`s welcome September with still Bright Colours and SMILES! ♡

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Welcoming September with this beautiful lady! Our jackets are from ZARA.

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How did You welcome this September? We did it with Chai Latte in our hands!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana 

 

Outfit Challenge – Long Wide Pants

Hello readers,

So today I decided to do an outfit challenge. This challenge is about putting an outfit together with an item you bought or got, but never/rarely worn.

I picked out high waisted, long wide pants with polka dots from Zara and styled them actually in two different outfits. One outfit with white Adidas sneakers and denim jacket representing street style, and another outfit with high platforms and transparent cover for a night out or an event. Also I noticed white belt that came with the pants, made a difference for the look. I simply couldn’t decide whether second look looked better with the belt on or without. Therefore, both options are included.

I have never worn these pants before, but after doing this challenge, I don`t really know why these great pants were hidden in my closet. I will definitely wear them more often!

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DETAILS. Gold Nails.

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I hope you liked this challenge and will follow my blog for more fashion goodies!

Have a wonderful Weekend! ❤ 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Dress to Impress

When you are in search of that perfect summer dress…

 

As our beautiful summer slowly fades away, let`s embrace bright colours for a little while. It is such a great feeling to wear beautiful dresses on a warm summer day. The wind kindly touches your skin and moves the soft fabric of your dress. The colour brightens up your day and brings out smiles in others. Get in touch with your soft and feminine side and embrace it by wearing a dress you like. There are so many choices you can choose from.  You can combine your dress with heels, flats, sandals or even sneakers if the dress has a more casual look. However, no matter what kind of dress you choose, the most important is to remember this:

“What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”Yves Saint Laurent

Here are 4 summer dresses I chose. Which one do you like the most? Let me know in the comment section. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Bright orange, off shoulder dress from ZARA.
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I bought this light and bright pink dress on a market in Spain.
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White dress from H&M.
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Flower power dress from Gina Tricot.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Confidence check + OOTD

” Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”

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Do you recognise yourself walking down the street,

All alone, with bright new set of heels.

People start to look at you, up and down, their eyes roll through,

And suddenly all you can think is,

What the hell is wrong with you?

“Don`t they like my hair, or my shoes are too high?

Do my pants look dirty or my shirt is too bright?”

All these questions run through your head, you almost brake a sweat.

And you swear to yourself, to never wear this set again.

You have to wear simple t-shirt and jeans, because it is better to disappear in the crowd,

Than feel so green.

But Honey, let me tell you. This is quite wrong.

They look at you because you are fabulous

And would like to remember that look you own.

 

Others opinion is really not in your interest,

So we shouldn’t be afraid whether is bad or good.

Everyone has the right to have their opinion about things,

As well as you do, as he, she or I do.

The streets are your stage, embrace your uniqueness today!

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This two-set is from H&M; ALDO sneakers; Purse with a chain strap from Morris and Michael Kors sunglasses.

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You know, when I first saw this two-set in the store a few years ago, I liked it immediately, since I assumed it looked cute, different, with a hint of vintage feel. But when I got it, one random thought hit me – it looked so similar to old kind table cloth. I simply couldn’t get that thought out of my head and I literally convinced myself that everyone would laugh and point at me if I wore this piece of clothing. Such a silly thought when I think about it now. I was imprisoned into my own made beliefs and I couldn’t wear this item, even though I really liked it.

It took me more than two years to change my mind set completely. Accidentally, I found this two-set in my closet this summer, all wrapped in the back. I put it in the front of my closet and proudly wore it with a big smile. This proves that even our own thoughts and opinions change! Make sure to wear clothes you like and be confident about it! 🙂

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana