Sunday, February 26, 2017

Unwanted sweater

      I was greatly uncertain when I got this sweater as a part of my order. I liked the color and quality, but it was too short and it was complicated to find the right bottom for it. It definitely didn't work with skinny jeans and pants, or low-rise waist bottoms. At first, I decided I didn't want this sweater.

      I was about to return it, but decided to give it one last shot with a pair of gray trousers I had in my closet for a couple of years. I think it was a good try. I like how they go together, plus 100% wool will keep me warm in these cold winter days. I also like the design, I think it looks interesting and different from my other sweaters.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hand-made Jacket

      I got this jacket a few years ago on my birthday. It was a gift from Olga Anderson, my good friend. I still remember how happy and surprised I was. I felt so special! Then, I experienced even bigger surprise when I put it on, because it fit me perfectly! For your information, she has never measured me, she had no idea about the measurement of my waist or chest, length of my arms or my back.

       I used to sew and I know that it is almost impossible to make any clothes without the measurements, and at least one fitting. Even though I know my body sizes very well, I could never finish any piece without a couple of fittings and alterations. But, somehow she did it! And she did it perfectly!

Sunday, February 19, 2017


      I don't like any kind of head-wear. It always makes feel very uncomfortable - my head starts inching, me hair becomes static, my hairstyle looks awful after I take a hat or beret of. That's why I am trying to avoid wearing anything on my head.

      Recently I was cleaning the scarfs/gloves/hats area of my closet and found a bunch of hats and berets. I put one of them on and showed it to Evgeny. Surprisingly, he said that he loved this purple beret on me, I went to a mirror and looked at myself closer... I don't know...

     He asked me to wear it today even though I wasn't sure about this particular beret, and he suggested to  take a few pictures. After that I will be able to decide If I want to keep it or just through it away. I didn't complain, especially today, with 28 degrees outside.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dots and stripes

      I bought this sweater a year ago, I loved it because it looked different from most of my clothes, the little dots added some attraction to this item. But, when I tried to pair it with the bottoms I realized that not every pair of pants or jeans went well with it. The length of that sweater made my torso look longer, the proportions didn't work right for the most of combinations. I knew I had to find the right way to wear it properly, I didn't want to return it.

      And then, in Olga's closet (my daughter) I found a perfect piece to make this sweater work in the right way. The stripes of this blouse make me look taller and thinner, and at the same time the length of this item helps to change my body proportions in the right direction.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Over-the-knee boots

      Today, for the first time in the whole winter season we finally got some snow.  I am  a person of four seasons, I need them all. That's why, at the winter time I love to get a couple of good snow storms.

      These over-the-knee boots have stayed in my closet for long time. I bought them probably seven or eight years ago. But they still look like brand-new because I don't get a chance to wear them often. They are too warm for our region. But in days like these I really enjoy to put them on and walk.

      They are very warm and comfortable, the one only thing - they are not trendy anymore... But I still wear them with pleasure!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I hate bows

      I still remember how much I hated bows when I was a little girl. Every time when my Mom tied a big bow on the top of my head I took it of as soon as I went outside, and hid somewhere. I don't know how many bows I lost.

      Since than I've been always avoiding any clothes or accessories with bows, I just hate them and I cannot even explain why. Sometimes they look too girly to me and sometimes they look like "Babushka" (grandmother) style.

      I don't know what I was thinking when I ordered this blouse-sweater. When it came in the mail I didn't even want to try it on, but later I decided that since it is in my house already, I'll give it a try.

     Well..., I look at the mirror now and I am still not sure if I like it. I feel myself like an old school teacher. But I decide to try it on with different kind of clothes, definitely not with this style of skirt. May be a pair of jeans or printed pants. I will think about it and show you if I find the way to keep this item in my closet.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Something new

      I've never worn a poncho in my life. I've always thought that it is an uncomfortable and weird-looking piece which would make me look unshaped and bulky. I was sure that the poncho is definitely not my type of clothes.

      But one day I stopped by at TJMaxx looking for something warm and cozy, something new and interesting. My eyes stopped at the print right away, than I touched it and it felt so soft and thick, exactly what I was looking for in the fall season. I grabbed that sweater right away, but it turned out ti be a poncho. I was so disappointed, I hung it back and continued searching. Nothing...

      I came back and took the poncho again, looked at it closer and decided to try it on. "At least I prove to myself that I was right with my conviction" - I thought.

      But, surprisingly, I loved how it looked on me. I can wear it with a thin top in warmer weather, or a warmer sweater underneath for colder weather; I can wear it with jeans or with dressy pants, and it gives me plenty of movement.

      It turned out as a great find and it is definitely something new and interesting in my wardrobe!