Sunday, December 16, 2018

Polkadot skirt

      It has been raining here the whole weekend, that's why I didn't get a chance to take any pictures outside. We are lucky to have a farm 10 minutes driving from out house where we do our photoshoots sometimes when the weather isn't nice.

     Today we had a Christmas party at our friends' house and right before that we stopped by Linvilla and took some photos.

     I was wearing my new skirt from Anthropologie. When I looked at the mirror today I realized that I made a right decision buying this skirt. It is my kind of item - warm, comfortable and, at the same time, it has an interesting fabric, which looks very unique to me. These white pom-poms all over the skirt remind me little of snowballs which make it look very wintery.

     I felt festive in this skirt at the party and I am sure I will feel very comfortable and appropriate wearing it at work. I love when my garments work well for any occasions.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas shopping day

      It has been a month since I posted last on my blog. I have to admit that it is not easy to keep two jobs and take pictures and post regularly here, but I am getting better with my new schedule.

      When I first started working my second job at Anthropologie,  I felt like I didn't have any time left for my personal life and, also, I was always exhausted because of my schedule.  But today, it looks like I am doing much better, I am getting used to my new schedule and I am not feeling  as tired anymore.

      Today we went Christmas shopping and I decided to wear my white wool coat which I bought last year. It is pretty warm for walking outside and, at the same time, it is not too hot for being in the stores. And I think that the color of this coat is just perfect for such a grey winter day!

     Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Leather vs suede

     I have noticed that most of my shoes are suede. In my personal opinion, suede looks more expensive and more elegant than leather. But suede shoes need much more attention and care than leather. And, they are not that practical compared with the leather shoes. And yet I like them more...

     But in rainy days it is easy to ruin suede shoes because  they don't tolerate water, and after they get wet it is not easy to bring them back to normal look. That's way I always have a pair of black leather shoes for each season (boots, sandals, heels) in my closet, just in case, when it is rainy outside.

    Of course, leather shoes are more enduring and help me keep my outfits looking neat and clean even after walking through the puddles. After all the only care they need is just wiping them with a soft cloth and they look like brand new again. Maybe one day my shoe closet will look differently, but I am not there yet.

    What is your preference - leather or suede shoes?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

One of my favorites

      This long cardigan is one of the favorite items in my wardrobe. I think that this is one of those items that will always be in style. It looks very classic to me.  The only problem is that I can not wear it very often because of the length.

      We have very short period of time in spring and fall when it can be worn by itself. When the weather is changing to colder days it is chilly to wear it without any outwear, but at the same time, it is too long to put something on top. When our days are becoming warmer it is easy to get hot during the sunny afternoons.

       But today was the day which was just perfect for my long cardigan - cool, windless and gray, but at the same time, warm enough to feel very cozy in it.  Well..., maybe I can not wear it very often but definitely with great pleasure.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Printed denim

      I have never had printed denim items in my wardrobe. It was something I thought was not for me,  it just seemed too much.  I have always preferred bold colors of denim - black, gray, dark or light blue, or any other solid color, but not print.

      But when I saw this denim jacket at Zara in New York I decided to try it on, and, surprisingly, I liked how it looked on me. I found a turtleneck which matched pretty well with the jacket and bought both items as a set.

      This jacket has a slightly oversized style which gives me an opportunity to wear it with something heavier underneath. And it definitelly adds a little bit of brightness in gray fall days.

      Do you prefer solid or printed colors in denim?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall in the air

       Finally it feels like fall came: cool and crisp air, shorter days and darker morning, and of course pumpkins and mums everywhere. I love this time of the year when we all start layering our outfits with jackets and cozy sweaters, when it is still warm enough to not wear heavy coat and down jackets.

       My outfit from today may not be warm enough for early morning or late evening anymore, but it is perfect for an afternoon stroll. I love wearing wool items in the fall season because this kind of fabric keeps me warm and comfortable even though the temperature might change a few degrees up or down during the day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Recreating my wardrobe

       Today I am showing another not-a-fall outfit. I started to recreate my wardrobe after a big cleaning. Honestly, my closet has never looked so empty like now. This time I decided to buy only things which I really like and which truly belong to me - no more piles of clothes from sale; no more purchases of single items which I think that I could pair with something in my closet later. My motto now is - "Quality over the quantity".

      And the first purchase for my new wardrobe were a pair of pants, which I am showing today, and a black wool turtleneck which I will show later. I am sure you guessed where they are from.., of course Anthropologie.

      I fell in love with these pants as soon as I saw them in a store and I knew right away that they would fit me perfectly. I love everything about them - the fabric, the print, how they fit and look on me. It is truly my kind of garment.