Closer View

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Looking far in front,

Generally seeing green, wide patch.

Coming closer with few steps,

Scenery reveal colours, more than green.

 

Then a few steps follow after,

Patterns seem pretend to flatter.

Your soul, your eyes, you want to see it hard.

When you bend and realise,

What could have slipped through your eyes.

Every single detail you try to see,

And I praise you for that,

Since not many will,

Stop for a moment and look closer at this dream.

Pure dews this time have caught your eye.

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In our busy life, these things seem obvious. Dews only slipp away, flower scents and colours fade away, trees seem to block the sun and grass you use for shortcuts. Of course, it`s our norm, we have to go places and often we are late. However, I know you have those five minutes to notice something pretty or something you find remarkable. That can be actions not only sights. That can be words or scents or sight of innovation. Notice, smile, create! It is Your day! 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Creating Memories

Hello readers,

I just realised I haven’t posted the video of me and my friend having fun in June, when she was visiting me for a couple of days.

It is so wonderful to have friendships that you know will last. Friendships where you can be completely yourself and simply get yourself loose having fun in your way. This video is about nothing, and at the same time about everything that friendship gives to you. Also we were exploring Oslo while taking breaks on the benches, having ice coffee and doing other things. We were also lucky enough to grab one of those sightseeing trains completely for free. Therefore, sightseeing views are included!

In the video you see famous places in Oslo, such as Ekeberg Park, The Royal Palace, Palace Park, Aker Brygge, City Hall, Panorama view of Oslo and different sculptures and flowers.

We didn’t film that much since it is easy to forget in the process. However, I always try to think how much fun I will have creating, putting together these clips and looking back at them.  Therefore, make yourself memories that will last. Photos, videos, letters, things you will look at and remember that exact moment which will bring out a smile. Choose one of the following or create something else valuable for you and make it a tradition! 🙂

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Over the horizon. 
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Palace Park.
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Cute summer nails.
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Panorama View.

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

White ZARA Jacket + OOTD`s

Can you imagine when a clothing item is meant to be yours?

You discover it for the first time when the store launches their new collection. It catches your eyes immediately and you think it looks amazing. However, at the time, the price seems a bit too high, so you simply walk away and forget about it.

Only to discover the sales after some months. And then you meet again, after a while, but still the same attraction… Completely random if you think about it, but at the same time perfect timing, as you will realise later.

You walk closer, there is only one jacket left. Your palms start to sweat slightly and slowly while you carefully lift the price tag, to look for which size is left alone. And then, you imagine sparkles in your eyes and feel the joy drifting through your body. All this because this is your size! You feel a desire to shout in excitement so the whole store could hear you. Obviously, you keep it inside of you and instead try the jacket on, there and then. Don’t bother going into the changing room only for a jacket, when there are mirrors everywhere. You put it on and it fits perfectly and looks really great on you! Why wait anymore, you go and buy it!

This is the story about my Zara jacket which I bought on sale before my trip and wore it almost everyday in Lithuania. I guess it is not that bad that it was chilly there. As my friend said to me – in spite of the weather conditions, at least you got a chance to wear this beautiful jacket. 😀

Here are some OOTD`s with this jacket from my vacation in Lithuania!

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For more outfits, watch my videos from Klaipeda and Palanga!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

How to pack light for your travel + OOTD

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The same amount of clothes packed in two different ways.

Finally, vacation time is here and that means that time has come for our vacation travel! This year we are travelling to Lithuania for two weeks! And guess what, two weeks have to be packed into 10 kilo maximum luggage. Well, no problem at all! There is no need to overpack. You simply have to think through everything you will need and want to wear. And it is absolutely possible to wear the same outfit item more than once. So get creative and write down the most important things you will need for your travel. In this way, it will be much easier to pack only the things you will truly need.

Also if you don’t want to use your time on your vacation thinking about outfits, take some time beforehand to prepare your outfits piece by piece. Put the ready outfit on the ground or your bed and take a photo of it. Try to combine the same pants, jacket or blouse in different outfits. Choose two pairs of neutral shoes that will go with most of your outfits. Sneakers are a must and the second pair can be chosen individually. Personally, I like to take shoes with platforms that will go with a dress or a more dressy look. The shoes I choose are still comfortable for me, because I really like walking. If I go to a warm destination, I also bring my flip flops that are perfect for the beach. But this time this is not the case.

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Example of an outfit picture for yourself while travelling.

There are actually 3 travel essentials – passport, flight tickets and your visa or money. After these items follow phone, toiletries, some clothes and other electronic devices or shoes. And after these again it is all about your destination and preferences. Are you going to relax at the beach and will need a bikini, towel and diving glasses? Or are you going to bring your laptop? If you are into photos, do not forget your precious camera! If you are into using blow dryer or straightener in your everyday life, try to relax your hair from it on your vacation. You will look pretty in your natural state and at the same time you will save a lot of space in your luggage. Simply bring your hair brush and you are good to go.

How to pack your clothes? Wear the most heavy items and shoes. I always wear my leather jacket while travelling and my heavy shoes. The rest of my clothes are being wrapped and folded  in this way:

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My travel outfit, heavy jacket and shoes.

In the end, there is no need to stress before travels. There is no need to panic, only to think things through and invest some of your precious time beforehand. Write down the most important things you will need to bring with you and plan your outfits by taking photos. In this case you can only turn on your phone, look at the photos you took and choose the most desirable outfit for the moment. It will save a lot of your time and nerves! We all know how time flies while travelling and while you have loads of fun. After all, the most important thing is to have your tickets, passport, money and wonderful mood and company. Be ready for adventures and relax. You completely deserve it!

 

Have a wonderful vacation! ❤ 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Beautiful Places -> My Bucket List

Todays blog post is all about the Dream Destinations. Don’t you agree that we all should dream about the topic? Eventually take actions into our hands and make dreams into reality? Do your dreams look like they will only stay as dreams, so you almost want to give up dreaming completely?

There are so many beautiful corners of the world I would like to visit, probably many I don’t even know about. And I can say that sometimes those places look so far away, as I would never reach them. But I don’t like to think in that way. It is much better to think that one day you will be there, only looking back at yourself daydreaming and wishing to be at that place you see in front of you right now. Thinking positively will only increase your chances of making your dream destination into a reality! So maybe it is actually better to call it a plan and not a dream?

When you finally reach your dream place, it is important to remember not to rush through the experience, but rather feel every moment with your body and heart. It is important to collect those memories and experiences, as they give you some valuable life lessons you will appreciate today, tomorrow or after a while.

It is actually hard to write a bucket list, since there are so many beautiful and interesting cities, countries and islands I would like to visit. However, there are places I have been wanting to visit for quite some time. So here I chose 10 of those I have been wanting to visit the most.

Portugal 

Nature, beaches, buildings, friendly people, good atmosphere, long nights and sunny days. Who wouldn’t like to visit this country?

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Santorini, Greece 

This island really attracts me with the white buildings and different architecture. The vibe of this place looks so different from where I live. Therefore, I think visiting this place would be an unforgettable experience.

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Kreta

Another island I would really like to visit, where you find beautiful nature, beaches, culture and can experience ultimate vacation.

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Menorca, Fuerteventura, Tenerife…

Since I loved Mallorca so much, I would like to visit the rest of Spanish Islands, to experience the differences and similarities, and feel the ultimate satisfaction once again. I simply cannot choose one of these islands…

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California 

From all of the states in the United States of America, I would like to visit California the most. With such a big influence from the Hollywood movies and TV shows I have always wanted to visit this particular part. We have all seen this place in movies, but it would be a whole different feeling to experience the place in reality and make own memories and notes on things.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Colourful and never sleeping place with bright colours, wild dances, fiestas and parades, exotic fruits and deep culture. One of my friends lives in Brazil, and I would be more than happy to visit her there!

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Paris, France

I haven’t visited Paris yet, where the romance is said to be blooming and my love for macaroons would be experienced by tasting the original ones! I would also really like to visit Disney World while being there.

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Sicily, Italy 

I have been in Rome around 4 years ago. The city seemed so full of culture and historic heritage. The next on my wish list from Italy is beautiful Sicily!

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Maldives 

I love beach life, and the water in Maldives looks unbelievable. Do I have to say more?

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Bali, Indonesia 

The place seems to have such a relaxing vibe. There are many movies and stories about Bali, referring to it as a healing place where you find your harmony and balance.

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Now I feel like I completely reached my own dream land. How much would I like to take photos at these beautiful places, make videos and simply enjoy my time with amazing company. I hope one day I will look back at this post, only to discover that all of this bucket list has been fulfilled and I already will have another bucket list of dream destinations  ready to share. ❤

Keep on daydreaming and who knows, maybe one day your dream won’t longer be a dream, but a reality.

Since this is my bucket list and I haven’t visited these beautiful places yet, the pictures are obviously been taken from Google. Thank you Google! 🙂

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Minimalism

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Nowadays, with so many choices and possibilities, we get often confused and lost. It gets hard to decide and choose, also when it comes to fashion. Then two beautiful words pop into our heads – Simplicity and Minimalism. These words bring calmness and create space in our minds and closets, where we can breathe and slow our pace.

Minimalism in fashion is all about clean, classical cuts and models, with basic, neutral colours. The key is to obviously keep it simple without pressuring the eyes with bright colours, sparkle and extravagant elements. The models should fit you well and quality of the fabric should be important as minimalism is also about minimising the size of your closet. This means that you should invest in a couple of pieces that can be mixed and matched for different occasions.

 

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For example a classic blazer can be matched with a pair of jeans, regular t-shirt and sneakers for the day time. If you like it more classy and want to create an office look, wear it with a pair of classical pants, shirt and flat shoes. And guess what, You can wear that same blazer over a dress or skirt for the night out, combined with a pair of high heels. Voíla, You used the same blazer in four different outfits! I don’t even doubt that you will mix and match even more outfits using the same blazer.

You can also do the same with a dress. Find a dress that is made of a good material and fits you perfectly. Dress it down for the day time, with flat shoes, a scarf, blazer or cardigan, and dress it up for the evening out, with high heels, perhaps a belt and cute little purse.

 

 

Have a wonderful and simply beautiful weekend! ♡

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

5 Spring Season Trends

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Spring, oh dear Spring, are you here? Because your clothes look fierce and fabulous. However, the weather conditions won’t let me enjoy them quite yet, since the coat is hiding it all. Then it is about time to take a closer look into what is considered trendy for the season and pick pieces or patterns you like the most. Maybe You will hit some shops after this? Or check the online stores? Either way, continue reading this and enjoy the Art of Fashion!

What do trends dictate for this wonderfully blossoming season? Perhaps weather is not so ideal here in western Europe, but it will only get better. It is no surprise that pastel colours are making a huge hit this season. And ladies, you will find all shades of Pink to create a fabulous look!

However, Khaki colour is making its statement and is a main colour to look after this season. This colour looks great paired with different colour items, but especially the white ones. Do not hesitate and get yourself a Khaki item, since this colour is the new black!

 

 

Athletic Wear Elements   

A sexy twist of athletic wear in all shapes, sizes and colours are shaking up the runways and different stores. Get inspired from these looks to create your own outfit!

 

Flower Power

It is no surprise that flower pattern made this list. Flowers are one of the things that associate with spring and its awakening nature. Flowers can be found in all shapes and sizes, which makes it easier to find unique pattern to each of you. Minimalistic big flowers, or full ornaments of the small ones – You can find it all!

 

Stripes all the way

Inspired by sporty wear, stripes are continuing to be a huge hit for this season and it looks like it will stay this way for a while. This pattern is very universal and anyone can wear it. If you are not a big fan of extravagant stripes, smaller and more simple stripes will look just as flattering.

 

Sparkle For Me

Let your fantasy get loose on this trend! Shine bright like a diamond, from inside and out, and sparkle through the day and night like a star!

 

 

Which of these spring trends do You like the most? Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Spring Vibes in Light Colours

Nights are getting shorter and Days are getting longer. Cannot wait to enjoy shy sunlight and to take long walks. Also how amazing is it to leave your coat at home and fully show your outfit? It gets immediately more tempting to dress up more and experiment with your wardrobe. And what fits better with that warm late spring and early summer breeze than light materials and pastel colours to create a fresh look?

 

 

Style is something personal and individual and should be matched with the persons personality and lifestyle. Todays style is quite classy, girly and fresh.

The theme is long and short white bottoms. First is cropped high waist, wide pants and second is high waist shorts with accessories on them. Classy cuts matched with cute and playful details, such as bright shoes and more loose tops in light pink pastel colour. I really love this colour for the spring and summer season. Simplicity mixed with creative little details give delightful completeness to the look! 

 

 

 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Easter Outfit Ideas

Family get gathered together, to celebrate a holiday. Everyone is happy to see each other. You colour eggs and make some mess, and will you wear that sparkling dress? Or green pants, white pants, cherry blossom blouse?

Which colour do You associate with Easter? For me is definitely yellow. This colour fits perfectly with the whole spring feel you get and it`s the reminder of those sunny days. Also the flowers, how I love them all. Flower print is a refreshment for spring and summer season.

Combining these two beautiful spring elements, you can choose a cute outfit for Easter that will make yourself smile and feel freshly beautiful. I chose a grey body fit dress with big and minimal flower prints on it and loosely fit mustard colour poncho. I have combined these two items with simple black shoes with fringes and thin black tights. Also a cute little purse is always practical and pretty. Mustard colour shade is not that bright and light as yellow which fits perfectly for a colder climate and lack of tan.

You can also match yellow with colours such as mint, purple, blue, white, light pink and coral. If you are not into flower prints, you can try to wear stripes or polka dots. They will also look very beautiful and playful for the holidays.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana