Discovery of the Week #1

Wonderful readers,

I want to wish you a happy, warm and full of smiles and laughter weekend. And I hope you had a wonderful Friday!

Today, I am starting a new category where I will tell you about my personal discovery of the week. It can be a new clothing item, accessory, something from the beauty sphere or something for your home. You get the idea already. Also in the same post, I will share with you my favourite of the week – a song, movie, tv-show, book or something similar. I hope you like this idea and will enjoy these posts! I will try my best to post these weekly. Let`s get this started already! 🙂

The discovery of this week has to be my new boots for winter! It is very important to keep your feet warm. When the weather is getting remarkably colder and colder, it is just about time to get ready for those days when the temperature drops below zero. And why not do it with style? When I saw the colour of these shoes, I melted immediately. I cannot wait to style and wear these booties!

My favourite of the week is definitely this remix I jam to in the mornings. Maybe I should try to do it with my new shoes on?

What is your discovery of the week?

 

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

Sunday Exploration

Wonderful readers,

Here we are again, yet another beautiful Sunday. Time does fly! Last Sunday, I wrote a post about my healthy orange smoothie and how I spent a lazy day indoors with tv shows and things like that. This Sunday I decided to do something different.

Today was beautiful weather, with blue sky, sun and 13 plus degrees celsius. Therefore, I decided to take a long walk to the places I have never been before. With other words – explore the city!

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Exploration OOTD.

I have to tell you, it was so much fun. I discovered some pretty amazing places, where I could see part of panorama view of the city, also some smaller streets with old houses and really loud and beautiful waterfall. Also instead of smoothie I drank a bit too much delicious latte at my brothers place. No regrets!

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I definitely recommend to explore the unknown streets, because it is the best way to find beautiful spots and places that should be visited by You! So let`s go!

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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

 

Treat Yourself with Healthy Smoothie

Wonderful readers,

Are you having active or quiet Sunday at home today? Mine is the second one, with tv shows and comfortable clothes and I decided to make something very delicious and healthy. Of course, I want to share it with you! Also bright orange colour is just a plus to add to this grey day. So here is my orange smoothie!

You will need: two carrots, two apples, glass of water, table spoon of honey and a blender. This will give you two full glasses of delicious smoothie.

Start by peeling the carrots and apples, cut them into cubes and firstly blend carrots with water. Then add the apples, honey and blend again. You are ready to treat yourself with this wonderful brightness in the glass! This smoothie is super easy to make and benefits you with important vitamins and minerals.

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Carrots are very good source of vitamin A (beta-carotene) which is important for good vision and immune system, biotin -> important in fat and protein metabolism, vitamins K -> promote bone health, and B vitamins. Apples are good source of fiber and vitamin C. Especially if you use season apples from a near garder or farm (these apples tend to be more sour which is even better). Honey also contains many health benefits, which include fighting bacteria, energising our body and boosting our immune system. Cheers to good health and positive mood! ❤

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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