September 29, 2014

OOTD: T-shirt dress


When fall is so warm and beautiful these days, we don't t even need  to wear much. I like to feel comfortable yet casually dressed most of the time, and I feel like this more classic version of the T-shirt dress does just that. This black dress is versatile, as you can wear it with black sandals during summer (oh, it was one of my favorites this summer!) or, as I have done now, pair it with your favorite black booties and opaque tights for fall. Being dressed like that I am totally ready to spend the day out. What do you think of this kind of dresses? Let me know! Love, L.

What I am wearing: Seppala dress, Bianco snake pattern bag, H&M boots, 
Michael Kors watch, Pandora bracelet, Perfume: D&G 3 L'Imperatrice

*photos by Lasma Sestule
A few options for you to explore!
                  ASOS Petite dress                                ASOS dress                                      River Island dress

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September 27, 2014

Weekend Notes

There are days when you just need to be productive and feel inspired at the same time. I sort of have this feeling today when there is so much to do over the weekend. Having arrived to live in Denmark one thing I really fell in love with is decorating your space. The Danish people put so much effort into finding unique pieces and making their homes warm and cozy, so whenever I feel a bit down, I would just go to Pinterest and spend a while pinning my favorite images for a beautiful home. I thought this morning I will share some of the images that inspire me to stay productive today. What inspires you this weekend?

*images via Pinterest.com

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!
Love, Loretta

September 25, 2014

Current Constants: D&G 3 L'IMPERATRICE


I guess you have already noticed that I mention the perfume I am wearing together with the outfits' description. The reason for this is that even though I love fashion and clothes, I believe that you can impress or make yourself be remembered by the way you smell. I guess, we all have these scents that remind us the day we were really happy, our favorite season or that someone special in our lives..


My favorite scent at the moment must be D&G L'Imperatrice that I received as a birthday present from one of my dear friends. I can tell you that once I tried it, it immediately became one of my all time favorites! This is a beautiful fruity floral fragrance that lasts for quite a time. Here is a short description of this perfume: Succulent exotic fruits and bright pink florals give way to a musky, appetite-arousing base. Flamboyant and energetic, for L’Imp√©ratrice life is a movie and she is its heroine. All heads turn when she enters a room. Vibrant, magnetic she exudes charisma and force of character.


Notes:

Top notes: Rhubarb, Red Currant, Juicy Kiwi Accord

Heart notes: Pink Cyclamen, Fresh Watermelon Accord

Base notes: Musky Notes, Sandalwood, Grapefruit Wood


I would describe this perfume as fresh, feminine and individual. If you are looking for something like this, try 
D&G L'Imperatrice!


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Have a loving day everyone!
Love, L.



*descriptions via www.sephora.com
images via Pinterest.com
first photo is my own

September 21, 2014

OOTD: Weekend and pastels

Hej lovies! Yes, Hej, because this is actually how you write Hi in Danish and you learn that when you are living in Denmark at least for some time... I have been here for 2 years already, and many people might find it surprising how such a small country on the world map may be quite a puzzle to solve (the ones living here I think would agree:) ). Currently I am living in Aalborg, northern part of Denmark. A weekend in Aalborg can be spent in a variety of ways, one of them is going out to the famous street Jomfru Ane Gade full of cafes and bars and chill out with your friends... Well, this weekend I did just that and would like to share on of the outfits I wore on Friday. How did you spend your weekends?? Would love to hear from you!

What I am wearing: Forever21 blazer (bought in the U.S.), Mango top, Pieces jeans, Pieces clutch, 
Lorenzo sandals, Michael Kors watch, Pandora bracelet, Accessorize necklace, Perfume: Clinique "Happy"

*photos by Lasma Sestule


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Enjoy a cozy Sunday!
Love, Loretta

September 18, 2014

Travel Diary: Helsinki


Do you like wondering and exploring the world, cultures, people? I simply love doing that! As September is also a month for fashion weeks in the world, my Travel Diary section I dedicate to my last year's trip to Helsinki where I attended the I Love Me exhibition which is the biggest health and beauty fair in northern Europe. I would consider this trip as one of the best trips I have ever had, probably because this city fascinated me with so many contrasts I could have imagined. I am not by any means an expert in architecture, but I felt like there is a blend of Western and Eastern styles which gives the city a special vibe. It was impressive to see some neoclassical treasures, for example, the Helsinki Cathedral which so reminds the Russian Church, and be surrounded by buildings having the Scandinavian touch in a few minutes. Of course, because of history and the border with Russia many people speak Russian and you can even find Russian shops (see pictures below). As for shopping (of course, I have to mention that..) many brands seen in Helsinki can be found in the whole Scandinavia, though you can find a great variety of European brands, for example MangoHave any of you participated in fashion/beauty fairs? What do you like about them?


A great chalkboard on "Natural Goods Company" stand where each one of us could sign! The company offers products from the brands that use natural extracts in their cosmetics: http://naturalgoodscompany.com/.



Beautiful decorations on a stand presenting everything you need for a perfect wedding.
Fashion Lounge and Bloggers' Lounge had many activities going on. Some known bloggers from Finland were invited to speak about health and beauty!




And a few city impressions:



*first image via www.projects.aegee.org
photos taken by me

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Have a beautiful Thursday!
Love, Loretta

September 13, 2014

OOTD: the Birthday dress



Hello Dears! As you know, it is the birthday month for me and I wanted to show the dress I wore for my actual birthday day and got so many compliments on. I wore this dress at least 3 times since then and just love it! Why? The pattern, the classic cut, pastel colors and little fringes around the dress (Can I call them like that?) actually give this dress such a Chanel feeling! For the day I paired it with black boots, but I am pretty sure you can wear them with pastel lilac high heels for the night. Do you like Chanel inspired pieces?


What I am wearing: H&M dress (recently in stores), H&M boots, 
Pandora bracelet, perfume: D&G "L'Imperatrice"

 *photos taken by Lasma Sestule

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Love, Loretta





September 10, 2014

Travel Diary: New York


I completely agree with the saying that “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. As much as I love reading, including reading about various cultures and countries, I feel that often the feelings, impressions and understandings that come after visiting a certain place are close to magic. I most certainly left my heart in many places. I wonder, where have you left your hearts in this world when it comes to traveling?

Having in mind the New York Fashion Week and watching new SS'15 collections on the internet (by the way, have you seen Oscar de La Renta show today? Absolutely beautiful!), my heart cannot stop but come back to the never sleeping city which astonished me with its super tall buildings, the speed of living and the diversity of food and activities it has to offer. So, if you are like me - can put down the map and get wonderfully lost - this is the city to explore. I hope to go back there soon again, and for now, some photos from my NY photo diary.


I felt it necessary to share it with you, as the name of this blog partly comes from having this city in my heart and it seems like the right occasion to write about it. I would be more than happy if any of you could share how did you come up with the name for your blog? What did motivate you to choose a certain name?

To travel is to live!

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Love, Loretta

*First image via Tumblr, quotes via Pinterest
Photos are taken by me

September 05, 2014

September: Birthday Month


Hello Dears! The week passed so incredibly quickly and we have the whole weekend ahead of us! With the first days of September it starts feeling like fall in Denmark, the mix of a colder wind and a still warm sun makes the Danish fall so beautiful. For a few years now fall has been my favorite season of the year.. Walking on crunchy leaves, the sweater weather, book lists to read, hot coffee/tea on gorgeous mornings.. Nothing better to start your weekend.. 

I was born in the first days of September (yes, I had a birthday this week :) ), which makes fall to me even more special. I feel that around the birthday time, we should look back a bit and see how our life looks like: to decide what needs to be changed and give thanks for all the blessings we have. Tell the loved and loving ones how much we love and appreciate them. Have a loving weekend everyone!


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Love,  Loretta

 *Images via Pinterest
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