Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Season in white

      I have bought a few new items for this summer season to update my wardrobe and didn't even realize that most of the garments were white or off-white. Usually, my choice for the summer is bright and colorful pieces, but it looks like not this year. It is interesting how our brain works... Without even noticing, lately every time I go shopping I take only white items despite the fact that there are always an options in different colors. Like that jumpsuit I bought a couple of month ago - they had it on orange, but I didn't even look at it.

      I read a science study that people often pick a color depending on their mood. I googled "What does white color mean in clothing" and got the answer: 'Wearing white signifies cleansing and new beginnings. When you put on a white shirt or skirt, you feel as if you are starting the day with a clean state, and you appear to have a fresh and bright outlook. White is the color of balance, harmony, purity, and courage."

    Well... It sounds like it is time for a new beginnings, and I don't mind!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bohemian look

     The skirt I am wearing on those photos is pretty old, but I think it is still in style. I remember when I first saw that skirt at Macy's I liked it very much, but at the same time, it wasn't my style at all. I went back and forth in my head for a few days and finally made a decision to buy it. I think it had hanged in my closet for approximately one year before I tried to wear it...

      I never wore bohemian style in Russia that's why it wasn't easy for me to style it. I didn't have the right shoes, accessories, a top and a bag. But I really wanted to see how I would feel wearing boho. Looking through the pages of my blog I realized that I had already shown this skirt twice and both times there were some mistakes.

      In my first post here I don't like the accessories, and the top and bag are not  great options for the look I was trying to create. The outfit in the second post I like more here , but again, the bag still doesn't compliment the whole outfit.

      And, today it looks like I finally created the look I wanted to see on myself. I think that every piece matches and compliments each other. Sometimes it takes more time and attempts to get exactly what we really want, but isn't that how we learn?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer is finally here

     Hopefully, the hottest weekend of this summer is in the past... Last Sunday the temperature in Philadelphia reached 100 Degrees Fahrenheit, it was really bad. Saturday morning we had some errands to run in the city and I decided to pick a totally casual look. Who wants to suffer in uncomfortable clothes when it is hard enough just being outside?

     I put on my linen shorts, a thin T-Shirt, added a comfortable pair of flip-flops, and when I looked in the mirror I thought that we could even try to take some photos if we had some time left before it got too hot. Surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as I expected, that's why on our way to a parking lot we took a few pictures.

     The place we took the pictures for this post is one of my favorite areas in Philadelphia. To me it serves as a line where the Old City with most of old buildings meets the part of the city with the glass, modern buildings, and the City Hall serves as a gate between two different generations.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Evening in West Chester

      West Chester borough is located in 25 minutes of driving from our house, but we had never been there. One day, one of my best friends told me that I should go there. The way she described it I realized that it was my kind of place where I would love to spend some time.

      That's why last Friday Evgeny and I decided to go there for a little walk and dinner. I fell in love with this town. It looks very similar with the Old City area in Philadelphia, but traffic is not that bad, their crowd is not that big, and a variety of restaurants looks amazing. In the last minute our friends joined us for dinner and we had a great time all together.

      For that evening I chose a new dress from Anthropologie. I don't know how many times I have already said that linen is my favorite fabric for the summer season. Even though it was a little warm when we just arrived in West Chester, by the time we sat outside for dinner I felt perfectly fine.

     Linen always gives me that kind of sense when I feel comfortable, relaxed and cool, even in the hot summer days. I also like the style of that dress because it is definitely be in style for more than one year. I think this item will have a long, successful life in my closet.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My vacation look #3

      The second post in a row I am showing a denim jacket, which looks similar, but not the same. The jacket I am wearing in this post is my new purchase I recently made at my store. I remember when we got those jackets on the floor, the four of us (my coworkers and I) bought them right away.  At first, I tried my regular size, but the girls said "No" to me right away. I tried every size up until I got to Large, when they said that now it was exactly how it was supposed to look on me.

      I wasn't sure in the beginning, because I have never worn anything four sizes bigger than I needed, but I knew it was a big trend lately, plus I kind of liked the way it looked on me. It gave me totally different feelings than the jacket I wore in my previous post. I would say that this jacket looks more stylish and more modern. I feel modern and fashionable according to current trends. Thank you so much, girls!

      It is so interesting and rewarding to work among young people, especially when we talk the same language, I mean the fashion language. They are brave and fearless in trying and mixing new things, they are fast and sharp with making decisions. All I can say - I am very grateful to work with such a creative and wonderful team!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

My vacation look #2

     The second night we chose a restaurant which was located near the ocean and I knew that I needed something to put on top of my dress. Nights are still pretty cool here. I took a denim jacket which I always have in my car in case I need it.

     I bought this dress last winter on final sale at Anthropologie for only $22.00, it was such a great find. It is a very simple dress, nothing special, but I feel so good in it. I probably wouldn't buy it for the original price ($168.00), because it is definitely not for work so I wouldn't get a good use out of it. But with the sale price it is perfect to have for spending time on vacation, especially on the shore!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

My vacation look #1

      Here we go again... Evgeny and I spent a week at Cape May, NJ. Like I have said before (here: Vacation time. Look #1), it is my favorite shore to go to near us. We had a wonderful time exploring new restaurants, Cape May Winery and a Zoo.

      I realized from last year that the last week of June is the perfect time to go to this place because the weather is still not hot, the shore is not too crowded and the water in the ocean is my kind of the temperature. I don't like the ocean and the sea when it gets too warm. I prefer the cool water.

      For the first night I chose my new dress which I recently bought at my store. I think this dress was perfect to spend for this kind of vacation. In my my opinion, it looks very relaxed and beachy and, at the same time, very appropriate for having dinner in a nice restaurant...