Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Flowering time

       In the spring time I find myself always looking for something in lighter and brighter colors to wear. It is interesting how each season affects our choice of clothing color. And after a winter season with dark and deep colors now I am so ready for colors which repeat colors of spring's blooming flowers and greens.

        I created today's look entirely with items which I have had in my wardrobe for a few years. The only one new piece in my outfit is a new pair of shoes which I bought last fall in TJMaxx. Every time when I see high-quality, comfortable shoes with a reasonable price I can not pass by.  Especially, when it is a classic style which will serve me for a long time.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Comfort above all

      There is definitelly spring in the air, and every time the sun comes out it feels warmer and brighter than in the winter time. Our trees are ready to bloom and daffodils everywhere delight us with their yellow flowers. Mother-nature wakes up after hibernation. But gusts of wind still remind me that it is not the time to put on lighter clothes.

      Therefore, for today's walk in Philadelphia , I chose a warm sweater and boots. And despite the fact that my Instagram is full os spring light outfits, I still wrap myself in warm clothes. Comfort above all!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Classic look

      Of course, I will be lying if I say that I don't care what I put on - my old clothes or what I just bought. Of course, the things I just bought will always be more relevant and stylish at the moment. With such items I always feel up to speed  with the current trends and it is easy to follow those trends in them.

     And yet, I am more and more inclined to reuse the items I already have. I believe in the fact that in order to look stylish and fashionable it is not necessary to endlessly buy something new. Sometimes we need to spend a little more time and make our old things work for us. And honestly, this is one of my favorite things to do. 

     My today look is completely assembled from the things that have been in my wardrobe for a long time, but I still feel stylish and up-to-date in these things.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Two-in-one

      I hope it is the last post about my coats, because a spring is just around the corner, and soon we won't need to wear heavy garments anymore. But this is the best time of the year to show how I am transforming this coat (here) from a winter piece into a between-seasons jacket.

      I simply remove a faux fur collar and voila... I got a perfect jacket which immediately looks lighter then it was with the collar on, but is still warm enough to protect me from gusts of early spring wind. To me this coat looks like two different items, and it serves me nicely in both ways.

      And I know that this piece will linger in my closet for a couple of weeks, while I hide the rest of my coats until next season this coming weekend.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Successful buy

      This skirt I bought three years ago and it remains a staple that I have been wearing non-stop, year-round, since I bought it. When I was creating today's look I was wondering how many times I have worn this skirt in my blog. I went through my pages and counted – I found nine posts (attached below)! 

     Today is the 10th time I am showing this skirt and I want to say - I still like it. It is one of those items which I will never get tired of. I will throw away this skirt only when it looks completely worn out.

      When I was preparing this post, I mentally walked through my wardrobe and realized that I don’t have many items that I like as much as I did on the day I bought them. And I also realized that I want to strive for this. Let my wardrobe be small, but every purchase in it a successful buy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

My way of choosing a coat

      My daughter and I have been talking about updating her winter coats collection. She lives in New York and takes public transportation all the time, plus that city is pretty cold and windy at the winter season. That's why her coats collection is mostly grey and wind-protected. But lately, she decided to upgrade it for brighter and more stylish options.

       I remember, two years ago I did the same thing with my coats. All my coats looked pretty worn out and outdated. I was on a hunt for my new coats the whole winter. I went online, created a wish list in every store where I found what I wanted, and added every coat I really liked. When it went on sale I ordered it right away.

       When a chosen coat arrived in the mail, I paired it with all my winter garments and boots, looked at my reflection in the mirror very critically and intently, paid attention to every little detail, like length of sleeves, right shoulder width, quality of fabric, etc. And if I saw that the coat met all my requirements - it stayed in my closet.

        I don't even know how many coats I sent back, but finally I ended up with something I really liked and have been wearing with pleasure. I love my every one of my coats. Maybe it sounds like a lot of work, but it is not like buying a tank top, where if I don't like it anymore, I can easily through away.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

My favorite style of sweaters

I wouldn't survive through the cold weather without turtlenecks. As soon as the thermometer creeps down I wear them non-stop. I am not a big fan of scarves, although I try to include them in my wardrobe more often lately. But they still seem to me like too much work, especially when I am in a rush.

Turtlenecks are easy. I don't need to invent anything with them. I put a turtleneck on and my neck is protected from the cold and wind, and at the same time they always look stylish. I found that turtlenecks are perfect for creating fast and casual looks.

That's why a month ago I bought three cashmere turtlenecks in different colors. They were on a big sale and I couldn't help myself to stay away from that temptation. The original price was $139.00 and I bought them for $39.99 each. Usually, I never buy the same item in different colors, because I believe that I can do better and find something else, not the same style. But turtlenecks are a different story for me, they are a great basic which gives me many options to create my winter looks.