PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDRIS BARBANS
skinny jeans: Bershka | jacket: Bik Bok | boots: Lola Ramona | phantom bag: Ebay | vintage navy hat: De’Žavu - Vintage Boutique Latvia | fur scarf: mother’s closet
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“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
There’ll be much mistletoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!”
December, oh my darling, how I missed you! Last few days have been absolutely amazing; not only it’s the end of the year (which is pretty awesome, because next one is mine - the Horse Year, and I am so ready for it!), but the weather has been pretty damn good - so much snow, I can’t be more happier, plus the temperature is dropping, which means that the snow is here to stay for a little while longer - score!
So, about the look - let’s start with the accessories. The navy vintage hat is something I found completely accidentally while searching for a dress for the Christmas ball. Needless to say I didn’t find the dress, but I found this beauty at a local boutique called De’Žavu (by the way, I’ll be doing a Blog post soon about this place, because it is full of awesomeness!). It’s so feminine and beautiful, and unique; kind of reminds me of royalties and horse-racing events. The bag is another thing I have been hunting down for a while. I do believe in investing in a good handbag, because it will last forever, but I am sad to say that I simply do not have thousands of dollars for a CÉLINE Phantom bag, but this one will definitely do, for now at least. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of it and once again it proves my theory that if you’ll spend extra time searching for something, you will definitely find it and this bag was worth every penny. Next - jeans, same old same old Bershka jeans, which will be thrown out by the end of the year, because I have worn them out sooo embarrassingly much; jacket - my old love from my favorite store Bik Bok (still can’t believe they are shutting it down here in Latvia! Where am I supposed to spend my money on good quality clothing now???); Lola Ramona winter boots is something I thought would go well with the outfit and of course beloved fur scarf from my mother’s closet! Now do not take this the wrong way, but I love fur. This is a super deep topic that I do not wish to discuss in this post, but I want to make this clear - I am against animal abuse, but there are things that are as old as this world - our ancestors wore fur, because it was the only available clothing at that time. This reminds me of vegetarianism, which is another topic that I will not indulge in right now, but still, the point is that I love fur scarves and yes, I would like to have a fur jacket too.
So that is all, I believe.
I would love to express a huge gratitude to my darling Andris Barbans for this photo-shoot and to Chictopia for featuring me on their official instagram page, saying that my look is “the Look of the Day”. It is an incredible honour to be featured, let alone appreciated so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
So, what do you think about the look?
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