Sunday, November 27, 2016

A little bit of bright

      I've never divide my clothes by color for each season. It just has never came up in my mind that clothes colors for fall and spring are supposed to be different. But couple of years ago I've noticed that store displays for the fall season are darker and deeper, than for spring. They have darker yellow and green, burgundy, olive and brown colors. And I started following these rules, because it looked right and appropriate to me.

      But today, I don't know why, I picked a a light green leather jacket in my wardrobe which I usually wear in spring. All of a sudden I decided that before a long gray winter time I should wear something really bright to remind myself that dark colors are not forever. I just wanted to cheer myself up a little bit.

      Do you usually divide your clothes by seasons?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Classic item

      Going through my wardrobe I realized that it contains a lot of knitted items. I didn't even expect that I have so many. Probably, the main reason is - I am always cold. I like to wrap myself in warm, comfortable knitwear and feel cozy in it.

      It is especially relevant for the fall we have this year - mild, soft, sunny and pretty warm. It is already a third decade of November and I haven't worn any warm coats yet, only light outwear and jackets. Today I am wearing one of my favorite cardigans.

      I bought it many years ago when I worked at Marshall's. I cleaned aisles of sweaters and my eyes stopped at this cardigan. It looked different from other items, totally different quality even from a distance. I took it in my hands and looked closer. Of course, it was 100% Merino wool, made in Italy. I loved it from the first sight and I knew it would fit me perfect. I thought about it for a minute and hanged it back thinking that I don't have extra money for this purchase. But couple of days later I ended up buying it.

      I decided that it is a good investment because this cardigan is very classic and it is going to serve me for many years. And I was right... Even eight years later it is still in trend. I think it is very elegant and stylish. Every time when I put it on I feel special!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Low rated sweater

      As days are getting shorter, it’s harder to take pictures outside. Evgeny and I have full-time jobs plus his schedule is not always the same, and by the time we get home, the sun almost goes down. That’s why today’s session we had at home and there probably will be more of these to come. And even though I don’t like it, there is nothing I can do about it, this season I need to be more patient.

      I bought this sweater last spring on a big sale. It had a very low rating from people’s reviews, most of which were about shedding. The customers were saying that all their underneath tops were covered in black threads by the end of day of wearing that knit jacket. But  I still ordered it, I just fell in love with the color, and price also was very attractive, only $19.98 instead of $148.00.

      When I got it, I turned it inside out right away and started to comb the sweater with a big massage brush. Yes, there was a lot of threads, but after this procedure there wasn’t any falling threads anymore. I tried it on and was so happy that I didn’t listen to anyone and took this risk. This sweater is cozy, soft and very, very warm. But what I love the most is that this sweater looks very unique, I’ve got a lot of compliments on it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My new style of shoes

      As you all have probably noticed, I am a big lover of high heels. But when a big trip comes up it is impossible to walk blocks after blocks in uncomfortable shoes. To be honest – sneakers are not my style even though they are in trend now. I still prefer more elegant shoes and boots. This fall I was looking for something trendy and comfortable at the same time.

      One evening we stopped by at TJMaxx, Evgeny was looking for some earphones for his phone and I was just walking around waiting for him. My eyes caught a pair of shoes, and even though they were not my style at all I decided to try them on anyway. Not my shape, not my type of heel, but surprisingly I liked how they looked on me and one big bonus – they were so comfortable.

       I hesitated, but Evgeny said right away: “Let’s buy them and try them on at home again. If you don’t like them – just return them.” It was a great idea! Of course, they stayed in my closet. And last weekend I already got to wear them on our trip to Harrisburg. We were on our feet the whole day, and all I want to say is they are ones of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A dubious item

      I was getting prepared for my birthday dinner with my girlfriends and couldn’t make a decision about the black belt I put on my waist.  I was trying to put it on and take it off a few times, because I was in doubt. And finally, I left it on.

      I went outside and Evgeny took a few pictures of my outfit.  While I was making final preparations, he exported my pictures on the computer and showed me the result. I was shocked… The whole photo session was ruined by only one item - the black belt.  I took it off right away and added one of my favorite necklaces instead. Now I liked how I looked, but I didn’t have any time left to take another round of the pictures with the right look. It was very upsetting.

      But I decided to show my bad choice anyway, and now you can see how one little wrong  thing can play against us. I replaced only one item and got a totally different look – sharp, complete and stylish.

Monday, November 7, 2016

A coat dress

      When I tried this dress on in a store I was really surprised by the fabric it was made from - thick, warm coat fabric. I've never seen dresses like that before. I was in doubt because I had no idea how to wear this coat dress with the short sleeves... And finally I decided to buy and try it on one more time at home. I liked the style a lot and how it fit me.

      The only one thing I didn't like how it looked on me by itself, but as soon as put a pink cashmere turtleneck underneath it turned out like a great ensemble. I was so happy that I didn't give up on this dress in the store. Maybe it is not an office outfit because of its warmth, but it is definitely a great outside, street ensemble.

      And what I love the most about this dress - I don't need any outwear on top... In this beautiful, fall days I can walk around wearing the dress only! I look different from other people who wear coats and jackets, but feel the same - warm, cozy and appropriate for the fall season. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New jacket

      In my previous life (before I moved to America) I used to wear jackets all the time. Suits with pants and skirts, long jackets, short jackets, tailored jackets, with blouses underneath and without..., all different kinds of shapes and styles. I just loved jackets and always thought that they add confidence in me and make me look serious and professional.

      But since I came to the USA I stopped wearing them. Isn't strange? I don't know why... Looking at myself now I definitely can say that my style has changed a lot. Today I have a lot of knitwear and only a couple jackets in my closet and even them I hardly wear.

      The jacket I am wearing today I bought couple of days ago and at first wasn't sure if I liked it. I just don't wear them anymore. I tried it with different outfits and surprisingly it looked well almost with everything - with dressy pants and with jeans, shirts and tops. And the most important thing - it is stretchy which gives me freedom of movement. And at the same time I found this item very stylish and sharp.

      Of course, I will keep it in my wardrobe!