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 of 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 of 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

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

 

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

Lithuanian Sea Coast: KLAIPEDA video

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How are you guys doing?

I have been in my home country Lithuania for the last couple of weeks. The most of my time was spent by the Lithuanian sea coast, which is on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. The weather wasn’t that pleasant at times, as August tends to be a warmer month there. However, we had such an amazing time doing different activities.

I decided to do a Lithuanian Sea Coast series, consisting of 3 short Travel with Ruta videos from the cities Klaipeda, Nida and Palanga. I will tell you more closely about some special and exciting things I have done while abroad in other blog post. For example meeting some super cute baby tigers in Klaipeda Zoo and I will share some outfits of the day.

Let`s start our journey together by watching my travel video from Klaipeda, the third largest city in Lithuania, situated by the Baltic Sea. This video consists of sightseeing, beautiful beaches and of course some funny dance moves, just the way I like it. While I am in progress with different exciting activities, I usually forget to film. Not only forget, but there is simply no time for filming when excitement hits your head. Therefore, my travel videos usually don’t include activities, but rather sightseeing and nature.

I hope you will enjoy it and catch that good and happy vibe, which you can use as inspiration for positive travels in style! Follow me and we will be in touch. (Don’t forget to watch the video in HD.) 🙂

 

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

When It Rains + OOTD

Don’t let the rain ruin your mood. Don’t let the rain ruin your day plans. 

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And definitely don’t let the rain ruin your outfit for the day! Grab your rain jacket, and let yourself shine through it! Your smile and inner energy will give brightness to those around.

Rainy and quite cold summer days can really affect your mood. Everything you wish for in summer time is warmth, sunshine, happiness, light clothes, ability to sunbath at the beach and swim in the sea. There are probably many more things you wish, but these are essential things that hits me firstly when I think about this season. Summer is so short already in the western Europe. However, it is how it is, and we can only make the best out of it. In this case, if nature gives you lemons, make some lemonade! You can still dress nicely for those cold, rainy summer days!

The rain definitely cannot stop my friend and I to enjoy our day. We took on some nice coats and headed for a city exploration. My friend went for a light, creamy raincoat and I chose a simple beige Mango coat. Also light scarfs are essential when there is chilly rain, even on those summer days and we chose cropped, blue skinny jeans. And always have an umbrella in your purse or backpack. I am so bad at this myself, as I constantly forget my umbrella and end up coming home all wet. Hopefully this post will help me to remember bringing an umbrella at any occasion. 😀

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Even if it rains, have a lovely weekend guys! 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

We Love Colourful Weekends + OOTD

Recently, my amazing friend Valda visited me in Oslo for a couple of days and we were lucky enough to experience some sunny days, considering the unexpected weather conditions. And what can be better than spending the day walking slowly around the city centre, talking, laughing, taking pictures, grabbing some ice coffee and in general just enjoying your time? But in order to really feel good about yourself, put a bit of effort to combine an outfit you will feel confident and beautiful in. And here it is, you are ready to take over the streets!

Pastel and bright colours are wonderful choice on sunny days, as they appear fresh, playful and clean. Don’t let the sun over shine you, be someones sunshine and make them smile! 🙂 We chose to make outfits with my two pastel jackets. As my love for ripped jeans is still here, I could not resist to mix those with my jacket. Red purse was my biggest accent and accessory along with my pastel yellow jacket. My friend chose light blue cropped jeans that matched her beautiful light blue blouse and shiny leather shoes was her outfit accent along with the pastel pink jacket.

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Also my guy joined our colourful day bringing some orange into the picture ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Stylish by boldly following the trends?

You joyfully buy the most trendy jacket and a pair of ripped jeans. Next week you check out the same store to see that your trendy jacket has been replaced by another jacket and those ripped jeans you bought, well, now you should rather wear black leather pants instead… You are confused, a bit upset and get a huge desire to buy new clothes. Does this sound familiar to you?

Fashion industry is a business that has to constantly change and make you buy new clothes in order to survive.

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You should also be unpredictable with your style in order to be unforgettable. However, it doesn’t mean you have to buy new trendy outfits every week. You can still wear the same jacket with another pair of pants and blouse that fits perfectly and make you feel beautiful. And you know what? Your confidence and attitude is already irresistible!

You should choose a couple of season trends you really like and add that to your wardrobe. The rest should be your personal style and preference. It is also completely fine if you only like everything that is considered trendy for the moment.

So are you considered stylish by boldly following the trends? Partly yes and no. One thing is for sure, that you will definitely see someone dressed exactly like you on the streets and it shouldn’t be surprising because it is completely normal. And secondly, be prepared to spend quite some amount of money in order to follow all the trends that are being put out for us every week.

My personal consideration scale whether I should buy an item or not usually looks like this:

  1. Whether I really like the item or not.
  2. Whether it looks good on me and fits me well.
  3. Can I afford it right now?
  4. If previous three questions get a positive answer, I will definitely buy it!
  5. (Wow, this item is actually trendy right now.)

From this scale I see that trendiness is not something I look at first and it actually comes in the last place. More important is the personal preference, fitting and tidiness of the clothes. What are your thoughts on this topic? I would love to read it!

Have a stylish weekend! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Spontaneous Evening by the Sea + OOTD`s

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When it comes to hair, don’t be afraid of the wind. It creates a messy and romantic hairstyle!:)

We are getting closer and closer to the summer time, it is only 6 days left! How time is flying so fast, you blink and – here we are! Many of us wait for the summer with excitement – vacation, travel, sunshine, ice cream, nature, smiles and joy. But while everyone is still in town, and weather is blinking at you with a smile, use this time to sponteneously spend some evenings outside!

Spontaneous meets are so exciting. When you simply grab some coffee and walk slowly, while enjoying the weather and being among the people mass. That is exactly what we did yesterday! So enjoy it simply and casually!

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Me with Indre Antana.

When it comes to clothes, spring is quite unpredictable. Especially in a city which is situated by the sea. It can be windy and cloudy in the morning, so hot in the daytime, and much colder in the evening. Therefore, a jacket is actually a must. Then you feel secure at any time that you will not get cold. There are so many beautiful jackets out there for you to choose, so it should not be a problem. Remember to grab a jacket before you go out, and you will be ready for a spontaneous evening by the sea!

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Details.

 

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Casual and Simple! Also don’t forget Your sunglasses!

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Have a wonderful and warm weekend! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana