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

 

City Life Vibes

Many sounds, sirens and talks,

Varieties, choices and pace you have to keep.

Open your window in the morning and feel the flow,

Transport passing by and people rushing to places,

It can get crowded, but possible to walk slowly.

Those who do, carry a coffee cup or a gym bag,

Routines in place.

Take the tram, the longest route,

To feel the flow,

Of life going somewhere.

People with ambitions, dreams and wishes,

People who laugh, cry, love, eat and pray.

Variety of people, styles and vibes.

Stores, restaurants, cafes, parks, museums

And everything else, all in one place.

I love it and wouldn’t change a thing!

Big City Life, the place to be at!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Sunday Funday – Unexpected Trip

Wonderful readers,

What did You do this Sunday? I had a very unexpected and fun Sunday, so why not share it with you?

Me and my guy, we were talking about going for our typical Sunday walk the day before. We have a tradition, to take walks together on Sundays, if he is not at work. So we headed out the door. We walked and enjoyed the city life, grabbed Chai Latte (because Sunday date without it, is not quite the same)… 😀 And then he suggested something unusual – to take a boat to one of the islands. How fun, I thought! So we took one of the ferries (we didn’t even look where the ferry was going) and headed for adventure!

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Unexpected trips are the best, even those that take place very close by. It was so much fun to see where we arrived, to walk around and enjoy colourful autumn leaves and beautiful sunset. Therefore, If you had a quiet day at home this Sunday, I suggest you to take an adventurous tour around your city next Sunday! Enjoy Life!

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Let`s inspire each other!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

My Top 10: From perfume to favourite show

Wonderful readers,

Do you recognise yourself trying out different things and changing your opinion about certain things? If you are adventurous and even if you are not, you will see that liking and disliking changes over time.

I find it exciting to notice differences throughout the weeks, months and years. Therefore, I want to make my now list, of things that participate to my happy day and try to inspire you. I will probably make more lists as some of my preferences changes (especially the music part). I have a weird habit to listen to one song constantly until I get over it and find a new one I really like. And then the same thing happens all over again… So here it goes!

My TOP 10: 

1. Fave start of the day: Slow morning with banana/oatmeal pancakes. 

Oh, how I love to start my day in a slow pace, where I can make my favourite breakfast, which is banana and oatmeal pancakes (recipe is coming soon), take a shower, choose an outfit to wear and eat while watching a show or some Youtube Vlog. Everything mentioned is even better with fresh, beautiful flowers at the side.

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2. My favourite Perfume: Saint Laurent – Mon Paris.

A day has to start with the scent of your favourite perfume on your skin. What is your favourite perfume?

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3. Favourite Song: LP – Lost On You (Elk Road Remix).

This is a song I play constantly for the last week.

4. Favourite clothing item: Jacket.

I cannot help but always end up liking some jacket at the store. I simply think all kinds of jackets make an outfit special and complete. I like that it is comfortable to wear and at the same time it keeps you warm.

5. Favourite Accessory: A scarf. 

My favourite accessory for the autumn is definitely a scarf. It is a challenge for me not to get sick, so a scarf plays double role for me – it keeps my neck warm and gives my outfit a little piece of fabulous detail. I like this blue scarf that my mom gave me the most.

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6. Thing that amazes me over and over again: Colourful Sunset.

I love sunsets in general and when the sky decides to be playful by showing up in all kinds of different shades, it gets me smiling every time. The most amazing sunset I have experienced so far happened this summer, while visiting a city called Palanga in Lithuania, by the Baltic Sea. It was truly magical and unbelievable!

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7. Favourite dessert: Macaroons.

I cannot remember for how long I have Macaroons on my top list for my favourite desserts. I cannot wait sharing with you my tested homemade macaroon recipe! It is amazing! Oh, and if you read my previous post, my good friend got married this weekend. And you know what, she ordered macaroons just for me and her sister, because all three of us use to buy macaroons every time I go to Lithuania. How sweet is she?

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8. Favourite Drink: Chai Latte.

A cup of this goodness always gets me inspired.

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9. Favourite show: New Girl.  

Every time I want to laugh and watch something light, I head for the New Girl. I like all of the actors on the show and how they bring out different personalities you can maybe relate to or simply laugh about. I really like the humour of the show!

10. Hobby: Making Videos. 

Making travel videos in particular. Capturing amazing views and interesting surroundings. Making funny dancing steps while being surrounded by warm atmosphere. I feel really content while filming, dancing and editing it later on. And how fun is it to watch the video after couple of months or even years! This is my latest video.

 

I hope you liked my personal top 10 things that participate to my happy day!

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 

 

Summer Memory Collection

Summer went by so fast,

It is nothing new, You would like to say.

You have been working for days,

Forgetting you had breaks,

Was your holiday great?

Did you swim in the sea, saw dolphins and bee? Did you eat a lot ice cream and danced watching sunsets at the beach? Did you laugh with your friends and had so much fun with your love, or maybe you have discovered a book you really liked that you couldn’t stop to read?

No matter what you did, the most important thing is to keep those memories and don’t be sad that this summer leaves. Smile because it happened. It is great to remember it, but don’t live in those memories. Put those in the box and open a new box. Because you will collect some new memories, just as beautiful and exciting. This is my memory collection of my summer trip to Lithuania. 🙂

Summer went by so fast, but these wonderful memories will definitely last! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

 

 

Blossom

Value of a single rose should be appreciated.

 

Whole year roses put their all energy,

To blossom for You,

For a short time, but in all sincerity.

Not only bring some satisfaction to your eyes,

But also fragrances that will make you come back.

Roses in full bloom,

Beautiful and full of life.

They can stick you and won’t appear as beautiful.

But only for a while,

The view will turn your mind.

And after all, if you enjoy,

The fragrances they make for all,

You should accept the little thorns.

 

I never promised you a rose garden.

Only one true rose.

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I really like to visit parks in summer, especially where you can find all kinds of beautiful roses. That is my inspiration for this post (and it is also a weekly photo challenge for Ooh Shiny)! There is a park in Oslo called Vigeland Sculpture Park where you can find beautiful roses. In Lithuania you can find a garden besides Palanga Amber Museum, where I took these photos. Let me know of the beautiful parks full of different roses that I should visit one day! 🙂

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Meet&Greet with Baby Tigers in Klaipeda

So where should I start this fun adventure? I never thought I would do this. I didn’t have a single thought about this particular meet in my head. Especially I couldn’t imagine Lithuania as a place where you can greet baby tigers. But as I once wrote a song “Unexpected Things Happen”. Indeed, that is the truth. When you least expect it, then you get it. These things make life exciting!

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Look at those eyes!

The day started with us deciding where we wanted to go. Klaipeda Zoo is 10 kilometres from Klaipeda and that didn’t seem far away or uncomfortable to get to, because we had a car. We didn’t have high expectations for the place. This Zoo was started by one man called Edvardas Legeckas, already in 2001. But only in 2014, the place got the Zoo status and changed its name. However, we were nicely surprised when we entered the Zoo area, since it looked quite big, with lots of people visiting.

The first thing that caught my eyes on the way to the ticket office, was people touching and enjoying the company of small baby tigers, inside a building, with windows all around. It was a unique sight. Then I understood – I wanted to have this experience in my life. We payed 15 euros each, to be able to meet the tigers for 10 minutes and patiently waited for our turn.

When our time came, it was impossible to hide the excitement and happiness. You could instantly notice different personalities and moods of the tigers. There was one white tiger, obviously tired, chilling on the blanket in the corner. Another white tiger seemed to attack my leg, but the lady who took care of them said that he was just being playful and handed me a toy to play with him. So there I was, playing with a tiger for the first time in my life!

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Another thing I wanted to do in those 10 minutes we got there, was to pick one tiger up and hold him in my hands for the picture and simply see how it felt like. To be honest, I tried to pick the tiger up probably around 5 times, if not more. Every time I got scared because they were quite heavy and the second I tried to lift one up, he made a weird noise. I noticed one man lifting tigers up and down with no fear, even though they made the same sounds. After that, I thought that I can do it as well. And voíla, I did it! My facial expression and huge smile says it all. I didn’t know my smile could get this wide before this meet&greet happened! It was totally worth it!

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Adorable babies! ❤

I hope you enjoyed reading this story and will look forward for more! 🙂

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana