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.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

A day in the life + OOTD

Wonderful readers,

How is your Sunday? I decided that we all should take a moment to appreciate the beautiful autumn nature, before it changes again. I want to share with you some photos from yesterday.

My mom came for a visit, so we spent an active day together, walking through leaves, between lots of people in the city centre, checking fashion and beauty news in stores. Also we were chilling and dreaming at the cafe.

This is a day in the life! ❤

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The day started on the road with such a beautiful foggy sunrise.
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Autumn nature at its best.
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Leaves after a rainy day.
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I wore a pretty much black outfit (except of my brown leather jacket), and I think it was a great choice. It is a wonderful contrast with these bright golden leaves.
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I love this fake fur purse, it is very comfy and it is big enough for the things I need the most while being outdoors.
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My casual outfit for a sunny autumn day. Golden leaves at their best.
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My mom bought this amazing fake fur collar that can be put on a coat or a jacket/blazer.
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Chilling and dreaming with chai latte in my hands.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Autumn Survival Guide

Wonderful readers,

There are more rainy days than sunny ones, gloves are already living in my purse and colourful leaves are all curled up under the feet. Yes, colder is definitely here and shows us both its negative and positive sides. But what to do when those windy, wet and grey days make you miss summer more and more? What if you find it harder and harder to smile and enjoy this moment? Then keep on reading. We need to look into things how to ´survive` autumn with a smile. Maybe this will even make you fall in love with autumn, if you do not love it already. So here we go.

Warm clothing items

It is very individual how we tolerate colder days and how many clothes we should wear to not feel frozen. But we are all humans and like to keep us warm and feel soft materials against our skin when precipitations do not act friendly. Personally, the most important for me is to keep my neck, hands and feet warm. These are the most important areas for me to keep covered up to not feel cold. Therefore, a big scarf, warm socks or shoes and gloves are my essential items for autumn, as well as winter. Also it is great to layer up your clothes to keep you warm and therefore more happy.

Candles or good light at home 

You will probably spend more and more time at home. Therefore, it is very important to keep it light and bright when days are getting remarkably shorter. Personally, I really enjoy having lots of lighted candles at the evenings. But if you are allergic or simply doesn’t like it, just make sure it is enough light to brighten up your day.

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Seasonal Recipes

It is perfect time to discover a chef inside of you by preparing warm meals from seasonal goodies! The mighty pumpkin has to be taken care of. Make pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie,  cook it with other vegetables, or make an apple cake. I really like pumpkin soup, made with carrots and potatoes. I want to make it soon and hopefully share the recipe with you!

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Hobbies

This particular thing takes a huge part into making our autumn a happy place. It is so important to discover your own personal hobbies that will make you busy and happy. It can be anything you enjoy doing – doing different crafts, reading books, watching movies, playing instruments, dancing, playing sports, making food, going shopping, searching online, watching vlogs etc.etc. It can be anything, just make sure it is close to your heart and makes you truly happy. Also hobbies tend to develop into some kind of goals. That is a wonderful side effect if you ask me!

Take care of you skin

Even though some people may say this doesn’t affect their day, but I honestly think that good sight in the mirror does make us smile more. We feel more confident and content with ourselves if we like our own reflection. So it is very important to take care of our skin these colder months. Use good moisturises, treat yourself with face masks, don`t forget lip balm, drink lots of water and have a healthy and nutritious diet. After that, it is your own preference of how much makeup etc you would like to wear. For example bright lipstick tend to brighten the day. But the essential is to keep our skin looking healthy.

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Love and be loved

Last but not least, it is so important to love and be loved. Not only in autumn, but all year around. Small acts of kindness and love give us happiness and energy to achieve our goals and smile brightly. Give love and don`t expect anything in return. After all, this weather is truly cuddle weather! ❤

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These wonderful images were taken from pinterest.com

 

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

 

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