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merry little holidays

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First of all, I've started to just wish happy holidays to everyone and not Christmas because I've realised how many differently religious people surround me and I'm trying not be an asshole by wishing them a happy Christian festivities when they're not a part of them.
However, Christmas time can be a bitch. Sorry for my language but it's true. Move aside magical Christmas Spirit, the smell of freshly baked gingerbreadmen and shopping madness. Christmas isn't all fun and peace, it has it's downside too. Like, it's especially hard to cope for those families or individuals who have lost their loved ones because in this time of the year some feel the absence more than on a normal day. Some maybe just quarelled with someone and can't overcome their pride so they pass the holiday season being all grumpy. Others maybe just don't see the magic in the Christmas as it is already taken over by the big industries and made into a shopping spree and unneces…

Unintentional Nike Advertisement

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But intentionally bought as a couple anniversary gift last spring, because ... why not? As I mentioned already, this year's December is full of things to do, errands to run and surprises. First surprise - me. Haha, no, not like that. My boyfriend's mum had the best idea ever, that I would be his present for his birthday, as in - surprise, babe, it's me at the airport and not your mum! Needless to say, he was left speechless and totally happy, not expecting a thing and there I was, after more than 3 months of not seeing each other because of our LDR and many impediments for me travelling to Italy or he to Germany, but we managed it now. And I haven't been more happy to be back in his arms and just enjoying fully every moment together and not just sharing all the cool and boring stuff via Whatsapp or Skype. But, real life is a bit of a bitch, so for the Christmas I'm back home in Germany and with a bunch of stuff to do for University but the silver lining is that on…

baby, it's cold outside

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the little inspiration post, A/W crushes


december, one

Wow, I just noticed I haven't published anything since the end of November. Honestly, I've been busy with life and university stuff; but I'm back, for now. I have some exciting plans for the holidays and I will share them later on.

I don't want to do the small talk here on the blog, those are for conversations with people you really don't want to spend those agonizing 10 minutes of your time, trying to prove that you can talk as a normally functioning human being. So I'll skip that.
When I was super-little I thought that the world consisted of my grandparents' house, my own house and Australia (don't ask why, I was obsessed as a kid). When I was a teenager I thought that my life consisted of where I lived and of fantasies about other contintents and how the life would be there. And now, at 21, I'm still expanding my horizons, still learning something new, if not each day, then each week for sure. It's absolutely fascinating going back in your ow…

yayo

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the little inspiration post (if you look closely you can see that I'm a bit obsessed with Lana)


about last weekend

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Not much to say this time, so it will be just an outfit post. As a student on a budget I'm in love with good bargains, like this heavy crop top from H&M. Leopard must be my favourite print of all since forever. It is so versatile, you can turn it easily from day look to night look and without looking cheap or messed up.
Happy weekend everyone, I'm off studying. Cheers!



smart sunday

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Look smart but still casual, it's Sunday! (well, at least the pictures were taken on a Sunday) I've read and seen on the Internet that many girls added to their wardrobes blazers for their obsession with Pretty Little Liars. I've never watched it and I have about 7 blazers. My secret? Gossip Girl. It's where I got my inspiration while shopping when I was circa 16. And I will be forever grateful to the stylists of GG for changing my view on headbands, skirts, pretty but smart attire. And macaroons. And - monochrome for the win! The boots were quite an alternative choice of an anniversary gift from my boyfriend. Luckily they're so comfy, cool and warm. My inner 14 year-old punk is happy.

beautiful

Beautiful is a woman who has a distinctive personality, one who can laugh at anything, including themselves, who is especially kind and caring to others. She is a woman who above all else knows the value of having fun, and not taking life too seriously. She is a woman that you can trust and count on to brighten your day. She is a woman who can inexplicably make you feel really good just by being around her, and yet brings such great sadness when she is gone. She is a woman who I will never really get to know. 
by Your friend forever July 20, 2005 

(source: Urban Dictionary)

This must be one of the most accurate descriptions of what is beautiful, a beautiful woman.

Really, what is beautiful? What is worth being called beaufitul? The word itself is being misused so much these days and it has to get back to its real meaning and value.
Beauty is subjective, never objective. A rose can be beautiful but there will be one person in the crowd who will prefer lilies instead.

One of …

Hand on the back of my neck

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It's one of those nostalgic Saturday mornings when I scroll through some old photos with a slow cup of coffee and some chill music in the background. These photos must be my favourite ones from one of the fun shoots I did with my dear hun, Tania, still in Italy, 05.03.2013. Abandoned "castle", palm trees, super cold March day and my ATM new leather skirt. In love. In some of the pictures I tried to set the vibe of Lana del Rey's "Paradise" majorly thanks to the palm trees, wind in my hair and warm colour retouch. All photos are her work, the makeup and the biggest part of retouch. xxoo

storm in my mind, struggle on my fingertips

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I want to write down all the million hundred thoughts that are swirling through my mind right now. Some are beautiful, some are shallow, some are smart and some are awful, and then there's a click. A click that just shuts my mind when I try to start to write them down. I really do believe that some of them are worthy to be shared with, some not. So I carefully select the ones that I want to let out in words. And then I end up browsing random old photos, changing the song for the 5th time and feeling like I'm in a hurry and stuck in one place at the same time. I wonder if someone else also feels this way sometimes. 
Like now, I just looked through my last 100 Facebook photos, what a sociopath. 
Writing itself is actually such an intimate thing, to share what one has created is hard. I remember watching some interviews with Florence Welch, from Florence & the Machine, where she said, and I don't quote because it was such a long time ago and false quotations are the wors…

luxurious details

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the little inspiration post.

every now and then

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little inspiration of the week*


LDR

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Long distance relationship. Shudder?
This kind of relationship has become some kind of a myth. But it shouldn't.


Ever since I learned what really went down in the Italian School System (no offense), I knew right away I didn't want to continue my studies in the sunshine and pizza land and so I moved to Germany. The instability of school schedule, the lack of respect between students and teachers (it works - or doesn't work - both ways), the lack of anonymity where it is needed and just the whole "don't trust anyone" that circles between teenagers in school environment was just too much for me.

The White Dress

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Still dreaming of summer and everything that comes along with it, like little dresses, messy hair and all white everything.

Mesh & Nike

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The title says it all.
You may not see me walking down the street in this outfit, but I genuinely love this mash-up of styles.
When I first learned that sporty chic was a real thing, I was so so glad, because I've always enjoyed the comfort of sporty garments combined with feminine accents. It makes you feel ready for anything and still makes you feel like a girl. :)

Addicted to black

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All black everything? Yes, please!

First Look

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To create a welcoming atmosphere on my first look's post, I decided to let you see what I wore while exploring my newest crush - the city that I live near to and where everything's happening. It's Trier / Treves.  It's the oldest city of Germany, but still not everyone knows about it's existence, so you better pick up a map and find, and fall in love with it just like I did. I came here for the first time around a year ago to visit my family. The city is small but so full, even the rain can't get tourists out of it. I think that I loved this city instantly because it kind of reminded me of my (kinda) hometown, Riga, only in a miniature size.
About the look, this is one of my favourite casual outfit. The flat ballerinas are my every year'smust, and this pair I found on Asos and I couldn't resist, they're super simple and so comfortable! The skirt was a risky one, because of its shortasymmetrical cut, but I loved it and how it looks, and it is beyond…

Let's get this started!

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Hello to everyone!I'm happy to welcome you all to my blog - Otterly me


My name is Ieva, I'm 21 and I'm Latvian,  but currently I live and study in Germany, in a little town near the oldest German city Trier (Treves).
For quite a while now I have had this urge deep inside my head and heart to write, to express myself not only in school's essays  but somewhere I could share my opinion on the little things in life, on fashion (my secret passion), maybe even on music (I have a thing for music since forever), on everything around me. I want to share my passion and what inspires me through words and photos. 

In today's world the most powerful form of art and expression, not only for women, is fashion. 
In fashion there will never be things that go totally out of style. Of course, some fashion staples will change from season to season, but true fashion sense is to find your own style and make it authentic by always updating it, exploring new horizons and taking risks even if …