Sunday, December 10, 2017

The first snow

     Yesterday, it was snowing the whole day. I had many plans for that day, but none of them came true because I didn't want to go on the road in the first snow. Every time during the first snow it looks like people forget how to drive at these conditions. I spent the whole day at home finishing Christmas decorations.

      Today we went to IKEA because we really want to finish our renovation project before Christmas. We needed to buy some additional furniture for the third floor.

      It was very cold outside that's why I had to wear a hat. Usually, I am trying to avoid wearing them. I don't like how they look on me, and I don't like how my hear looks after I take them off. I am definitely not a hat person. In fact, I hate hats.

      But in days like today with the wind and 38 degrees outside, I feel like I don't have a choice - I must put something on my head in order to avoid getting sick after...

      Now I want to show you another one of my experiments - a sport style hat and high heels.  At first, I thought it was not a good idea, but when I tried it on I liked it. I think the hat and gloves match very well with pants and boots. And even though the whole outfit, besides boots, is sporty, the boots add a little of glamorous touch.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More looks with my vest

      I decided to try my new vest in a different way. I turned it inside out and realized that this vest can be worn in both ways. Isn't cool? It has two major colors - gray and beige, which can be combined literally with any color in my wardrobe.

     It also applies to my shoes. This vest goes well with almost every pair of shoes I own. And today I want to show you two other outfit, which were so easy to create.

     Look #1 

      I like the combination of these boots and the vest, two different undertones of gray.  An addition of a pink sweater makes the outfit look very classy. And the scarf has every color from my outfit, that's why it helps to tie all items together and make the whole outfit more interesting.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Something very special

     I am a big lover of vests, all different kinds of them - sports, classic, fur. In my opinion, they always look very stylish and give me more opportunity to mix and match them creating a bigger variety of looks. Plus, I always feel more comfortable going shopping and driving a car in a vest because I do not get as hot inside the stores and I have freedom to turn the wheel of my car.

      Today I want to show you something very special. Last spring I got a call from my ex-boss who now lives in Michigan. She said that she is planning to come to town and she has a vest which she can bring for me if I want it. When she told me a little more about the brand and the fabric it was made from, I realized right away - it was something very expensive. I didn't know what to say. I felt that it would be too much for a present, but I also wouldn't be able to afford to buy it from her. After I carefully tried to explain my feelings, she just replayed "I will bring it over".

     I want to say a little bit more about this women. Her name is Madeline. I know that a lot of good things happened with me and my family because of her... I will never be able to thank her enough for her support, wisdom, kindness and her big heart. She hired me when I hardly spoke English and taught me a lot from her own example on how to work, how to live my life here and how to treat others. I have learned a lot from her and she has always been a true role model for me.  She has a very special place in my heart.

     Madeline, look at me! This vest belongs to me - the size, the quality, the style. What a gift! I want to say Thank you so much! I fell in love with this item from the first sight! And I am sure that it will live a long, happy life in my closet! Love you!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When a trendy item meets my style preference

     A week ago I stopped by the Willow Grow Mall because I needed to kill some time waiting for Evgeny. I walked along the stores without any interest until I saw an ivory coat on a mannequin at Express. It looked exactly like something I have been looking for for a long time. Of course on me it looked exactly how I wanted it to.

      Standing in a line to buy that coat my eyes caught a sweater that was accidentally hung in the jewelry area. I left the line and went closer towards this sweater. Even though I am not a big fan of any kind of ruffles, I still liked the sleeves on this sweater. I decided to give it a try.

      I know ruffles are a big trend now but it doesn't mean to me that I have to wear them. But in this case this item met all my demands - color, quality and style. And one more thing - after all my coupons and discounts it cost me only $14.93. 

      When I tried it on at home I realized that this trendy sweater will stay with me even after it goes out of style because it met all my style preference. 

     We were invited to our friends' house over last weekend and I simply paired this sweater with a black trousers and a vest. Easy, comfortable and appropriate for a birthday party. Exactly how I like!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Experimental Look

      As I already mentioned in the description of my blog, my blog is more about my individual style than popular market trends. Style is not about how many items we buy but how we can make the items we have work together. Those people who read my blog will notice that I have shown this skirt many times on the pages of my blog which proves that you can make the same item work year around.

      Look 1Look 2Look 3Look 4Look 5Look 6    

      Today I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try to match two different prints. At first, it was very uncomfortable. I thought it was a little bit over the top, but when I looked at the pictures, I started to like it. I think I gave this skirt a new life in this unusual outfit, and I am sure I can come up with many more interesting options like this one.

      Let's play with the clothes we have, instead of going for something new every time we want to show an outfit.

Monday, November 20, 2017

New wrap scarf

      On Saturday night I decided to go to King of Prussia Mall with no special reason but to do some window shopping. I always enjoy looking at the stores during the holiday season. I was not in shopping mood until I saw a wrap scarf at Anthropologie which I am wearing in today's post.

      I felt the scarf's fabric first and then wrapped it around my neck. And at this moment I realized that I desperately want it. Soft, cozy - it is exactly what I need to survive in these rainy, chilly days...
To my surprise the prize was pretty good, only $48.00, which is not bad for the size and quality of this scarf. 

     Plus, I remembered wright away that I had a 15% coupon which I used in order to purchase this necessary item for my wardrobe.

     Of course, I put this "new friend" on me the very next day and let me tell you - I made the right decision by buying this wrap scarf. It is warm and it is cozy - my first feeling did not deceive me!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Black color

     I noticed that I have many black items in my closet, especially for colder seasons. Psychologists would probably say that it is a sign of depression or being unhappy. But I don't think so... I have always loved the color black. I don't think it means that I am depressed; in fact, I think I am a complete opposite of this myth.

      I find black to be very powerful and suiting, and just appropriate everywhere. When I don't know what to wear I almost always choose black, and, depending on a situation, I can accessorize it to stand out or dress it down to stay invisible. I can play with that color infinitely by adding bright brooches or scarves, or wearing different color of shoes or cardigans. It goes well with everything.

    Sometimes I really like to wear all-black outfits. It gives me comfort and rest and at the same time I feel elegant and festive.

      Last Saturday night we had a family dinner celebrating my birthday in New York. It was one of those days when I really wanted that comfort I was talking about above. My choice fell on a black sleeveless sweater dress with a top underneath - warm and cozy. I decided to dilute this totally black outfit with leopard-print shoes and a sparkling brooch.

      Unfortunately, the hotel hall was too dark and we didn't have the right equipment to take good photos. However, even though the quality of photos was poor I still wanted to leave them on the pages of my blog because we had a great time to remember...