Monday, November 20, 2017

New wrap scarf

      On Saturday night I decided to go to King of Prussia Mall with no special reason but to do some window shopping. I always enjoy looking at the stores during the holiday season. I was not in shopping mood until I saw a wrap scarf at Anthropologie which I am wearing in today's post.

      I felt the scarf's fabric first and then wrapped it around my neck. And at this moment I realized that I desperately want it. Soft, cozy - it is exactly what I need to survive in these rainy, chilly days...
To my surprise the prize was pretty good, only $48.00, which is not bad for the size and quality of this scarf. 

     Plus, I remembered wright away that I had a 15% coupon which I used in order to purchase this necessary item for my wardrobe.

     Of course, I put this "new friend" on me the very next day and let me tell you - I made the right decision by buying this wrap scarf. It is warm and it is cozy - my first feeling did not deceive me!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Black color

     I noticed that I have many black items in my closet, especially for colder seasons. Psychologists would probably say that it is a sign of depression or being unhappy. But I don't think so... I have always loved the color black. I don't think it means that I am depressed; in fact, I think I am a complete opposite of this myth.

      I find black to be very powerful and suiting, and just appropriate everywhere. When I don't know what to wear I almost always choose black, and, depending on a situation, I can accessorize it to stand out or dress it down to stay invisible. I can play with that color infinitely by adding bright brooches or scarves, or wearing different color of shoes or cardigans. It goes well with everything.

    Sometimes I really like to wear all-black outfits. It gives me comfort and rest and at the same time I feel elegant and festive.

      Last Saturday night we had a family dinner celebrating my birthday in New York. It was one of those days when I really wanted that comfort I was talking about above. My choice fell on a black sleeveless sweater dress with a top underneath - warm and cozy. I decided to dilute this totally black outfit with leopard-print shoes and a sparkling brooch.

      Unfortunately, the hotel hall was too dark and we didn't have the right equipment to take good photos. However, even though the quality of photos was poor I still wanted to leave them on the pages of my blog because we had a great time to remember...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Weekend in New York

      It is unbelievable how fast the weather can change in our area only in a few days. Last weekend I walked in Philadelphia in a light jacket and this weekend I had to wear a winter coat. And let me tell you that I was still feeling cold in it. The highest temperature we got over the weekend was 36 degrees. In New York it feels even colder because it is surrounded by the water.

    But anyway - New York is New York! No matter what the weather is - it is one of my most favorite cities in the world. I can go there at any season and always feel exactly the same - happy and inspired.

      I was glad that I decided to wear my winter coat and high boots. These boots have been in my closet for a long time and I think they are already out of style, but they are the best for walking miles in big cities. I can wear them the entire day long and my feet do not feel tired. That's why my today's outfit is more about feeling comfortable than being stylish!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

City mood

       Last Saturday we decided to spend the afternoon in Philadelphia. I didn't want to dress up, but at the same time going in a big city always makes we want to wear something more than just jeans and flats. Sometimes I like to feel more like a city lady than a tourist.

      Of course, wearing heels in a big city is not a good idea, especially if you have an event to attend or an exhibition to see. But I am talking about days when I just want to have a slow walk  on Walnut or Chestnut Street and after, have a seat in a cozy cafe and have a glass of wine or a cup of good coffee.

       That's why I choose a very simple outfit, but at the same time I felt very comfortable walking in heels in downtown of Philadelphia. The jacket has been in my closet for years and I am still not ready to break apart with it.

       We spent a great time together. The weather was amazing.... I think it was the last weekend before long season of cold weather, rain and snow. I am very happy we did it.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rainy day

      Very frequently rain changes in people's plans. A week ago I made a reservation in one of my favorite restaurants to have dinner with our friends and listen to live jazz.  I was planning to wear light gray pants and a white sweater, but constant rain didn't let me do it. Who would wear light colors on rainy fall days? I changed my mind and decided to wear black jeans and a top.

      Well...., the rain changed my outfit, but not our dinner plans. The food was delicious, the performance was excellent, and, the mostly important, the company was warm and sincere. We had a great time together despite the weather!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

      On Sunday we went to our local Linvilla farm to buy a few pumpkins and fresh apples. It was a beautiful day. I really enjoyed spending time at this place despite the big crowd of people. I like the atmosphere of that place - very homey and cozy. At the beginning of the holiday season, Linvilla always looks like it is from an episode of a movie and I am a part of it.
      I wanted to feel comfy that day and decided to wear a very simple and snag outfit. This plaid shirt I got from my Olga and at first, I thought I would never ever wear this kind of clothes. But it turned out to be one of my favorite pieces for days when I want to take a break from the fashionable side of me.

      Even though I didn't put anything special and interesting that day I still got a compliment from a girl who after gazing my outfit, started unbuttoning her plaid shirt wanting to repeat the look after me. It was so sweet!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

All in dots

      It is interesting but I hadn't noticed that all my garments have dots on them before I began choosing photos for this post. A shirt, a sweater, jeans all have dots, and even my earrings are a shape of a dot. Usually, I am not good with mixing printed or colorful items, as I am always afraid to overdo it.

      But looking at these pictures I realized that I shouldn't be too careful and safe with my choices when mixing and matching items. Creating outfits is supposed to be fun. And when I am in doubt,  I need to give myself more freedom and allow myself to choose something without thinking hard, and just go after the first thought.

     I like this look - I feel so good in it... But the thing is, if I would let myself think too much about my outfit I would have never worn all these dots together!