Friday, July 28, 2017

Lucky find

     You have seen this skirt in my previous posts a few times before and I am not done yet with mix it with other items. In Russia, we call garments like this skirt - "lucky find". Honestly, in moments when I don't know what to wear my hands always reach for this skirt. It is easy to mix it almost with everything. It is one of my favorite items now.

      As you may have noticed, I rarely wear bold-colored outfits. I prefer to have one printed item, whether it is a top or a bottom, and match it with a bold color. This skirt, actually, has all my favorite colors, that's why it is very easy to match it with any top or sweater from my wardrobe. Plus, what I like about it the most is that this print can be worn for any season.

      At first, I wasn't sure about wearing it in the summer - I thought it was too dark. However,  it turned out as a great combination. Even with a black top and shoes the whole outfit looks pretty summery for me.

      What about you? Do you prefer printed or bold items in your wardrobe?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Off shoulder top

       Probably, everyone has noticed that off shoulder tops are a big trend this season, that's why I couldn't resist to buy one also. I found it on line at Macy's and could't wait till it arrived. I love the light fabric and especially the print, I think it is very summery.

      But let me tell you - wearing off shoulder tops is not an easy thing to do. The top keeps going up and I need to pull it down once in a while. However, sometimes we need to suffer a little bit in order to keep things work. I don't mind doing it at all because I really like this new piece in my wardrobe. I hope it is still going to be in style next summer.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New bag

      I bought this dress on sale at Anthropologie last winter and it was a real deal: believe me, I couldn't resist. I loved everything about it - white color, linen fabric, cute applique, relaxed and free fit. It was one of those items which looked very simple and at the same time had something special, different. I couldn't wait for the summer so I could wear it somewhere.

      Well, the summer came and I have tried it on a few times, but every time I tried to choose the right bag it didn't work well. None of my bags looked right with this simple, white  dress. Isn't disappointing?

      Finally, I stopped by at Macy's one day and went directly to the handbag department. This bag was right there waiting for me. Literally fifteen minutes latter I went out of the store with my new "friend". I think that was the fastest shopping I have ever done in my life. I fell in love with this bag at first sight.

      That day we went to a Car Show with Evgeny in Media, and I was so happy that I finally found the right match to my dress. I am sure that I will show you many more outfits with this new bag.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Russian style

       It is exactly how I used to look almost 11 years ago back in Russia. It was my style at work, at the parties, on weekends strolling downtown - always in shape and on high heels.  No matter where I was going I always wore tight and tailored dresses, skirt and pants suits and very rarely jeans and knitted garments. My clothes were my second skin and I liked it tight.

      I bought this dress at Macy's a long time ago and completely forgot about it. It was interesting when I found this dress in my closet and tried it on I felt very weird, like it doesn't belong to me anymore.  It wasn't comfortable at all - it was hard to breath; I needed to keep myself straight all the time. This dress really kept me in shape. I used to love it before, but not anymore. I don't even know - is it a good or a bad thing?

      Yesterday we were going to a baby shower and I decided to give it a shot. I was thinking that I can wear it only one time and then send it to my niece to Russia. But I got so many compliments on this look, and I am thinking now - should I keep or get rid of it?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dress for special occasions

      I remember I bought this dress only because it was on sale. It probably wouldn't be my choice if it was original price. I was standing and looking at it in doubt and a sales person said to me: "Just buy and try it on with the right shoes and make up. If you don't like you can always bring it back. I am sure you will love this dress!" She convinced me.

       Of course, when I put the dress on at home, Evgeny didn't want to hear any arguments about returning it. He insisted I keep this dress. Well, in my practice I already know very well - if I brought something home it rarely goes back. Especially if I showed it to my husband. I decided to keep that dress already knowing that I am not going to wear it very often. It is not a garment you can wear at any time, it is a little bit too much.

      On Sunday we had a big birthday party and I decided to wear it, because it fit well to the place we went to. Even though this dress is not for every day, but it is definitely for special occasions.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Particular style of a t-shirt

     Do you have any items in your wardrobe which were supposed to be tossed a long time ago, but you just can not let it happened? I do... Today I am wearing one of them.

     I bought this t-shirt a long time ago and every summer I promise myself that this is the last summer I keep it in my closet, and every time in end of the season I make a decision to prolong its life until the next one. I don't know why...

      It doesn't look like it is a big problem to replace it with a new one. The stores are full of all different kinds of t-shirts, but this particular one includes everything I like about t-shirts: perfect neckline and length; the color - I can easily match it almost with anything;  thin and very breathable knitwear which at the same time is not translucent; and most importantly - it has one of my favorite quotes - "Never give up".

      When I looked at these pictures closer I have noticed that my t-shirts has little pills in some arias which means - it is definitely time for it to go, but not until the end of the summer.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Day in Cape May, NJ

      Happy Independence Day America and Americans!

      On Sunday, all of a sudden, Evgeny decided to go to the shore. I didn't want him to take any pictures of me that day, but it looked like it wasn't optional. Of course, he took his camera and did it anyway.

      At first, I let it happen knowing that I am not going to post them, but when I looked at them at home, I realized that I can talk about my looks a little bit because I have a few pretty good photos even though I wasn't planning to show those outfits.

      We left our home at about 1 p.m. and at the time we got to the shore it was still very hot. That's why we decided to make a quick stop at Cape May Zoo and have a little stroll there. I wanted to feel as comfortable as possible with 90 degrees outside. For the Zoo I chose linen shorts and a very light top. Linen is one of my favorite fabrics for summer time, it is very relaxing and looks neatly even with wrinkles after sitting in the car.