Thursday, August 17, 2017

Accessories

       It is interesting how mush I have changed in some areas since I moved from Russia to the US. And probably, one of the biggest changes is wearing accessories. Back in Russia I was not a big fan of anything plastic or glass. I preferred gold or silver and real gemstones only, and it wasn't just me. Most of my girlfriends did the same thing. We believed that imitation jewelry made us look cheap, and it was a big cultural thing back in those days.

      Also, I didn't wear scarfs or hats, only at winter time when I had to. I felt like it didn't belong to me, I didn't like how it looked on me.

      Now, 11 years latter,  believe it or not, I wear fine jewelry very rearely, only for super special occasions. I love wearing accessories and I wear them a lot. I would never pass by a good deal with any kind of  accessories - hats, scarfs, necklaces, anything.... I love and keep them all.

     For example, this flower brooch I am wearing today, I bought many years ago, and this top I just got from Anthropologie. I put them together and they looked like one complete piece. The top looks more interesting with this addition.

     Have you noticed that sometimes we can create a totally new, unrecognizable look due to accessories?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New type of look

       I bought every item from this outfit separately and at different periods of time. The brown tank-top was hanging in my closet for almost a year until I decided to try it on with one of my favorite tops. When I added these pants I realized that every item from this look has the same basic color, but different undertones - from beige to brown.

     When I looked to the mirror I couldn't say right away that I liked it. It was different from what I usually wear, but at the same time I couldn't say "No" to this look. I found it pretty interesting and stylish. I added some accessories and showed it to my main expert - Evgeny. He didn't look like he was impressed at first either. But we both decided to give it a try.

     And at the end of the day it actually all worked out! I got compliments from people on the streets and I felt very comfortable and confident wearing my new creation.

     Well..., it is a little bit different, but who says that we can not experiment?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Walk along the waterfront

      Sometimes I really like wearing something simple and comfortable without anything extra:  a little bit of make up,  simple bracelets and earrings, comfortable shoes and lose-fitting clothes. On days like that all I want is to feel relaxed and free.

      Today I am wearing another striped top (the kind I have plenty of in my closet), and linen pants. What could be better for walking along the waterfront? I always enjoy being near the big water - a sea, an ocean or a wide river, it gives me calmness and peace.

      Sometimes I need a break from dressy clothes in order to enjoy simplicity.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

More summer colors

       Unfortunately, our summer season is too short and I have always felt that it is not enough time to wear all my summer clothes. Even though my wardrobe is not that big anymore (I did a really great job with cleaning my shelves and racks), I still have a few items I haven't worn this year yet. Today I am wearing one of them, another item with summer colors.

       It is one of my favorite dresses which I bought last year at Anthropologie. I already showed this dress last year here. We were at the shore and I wore it as a beach dress with flats and a regular bag. But today we had a birthday party to attend and all I did was just added heels, a statement necklace and a beaded clutch. And it turned out as an evening look.

      I love items like this dress, when I can create more than one outfit from it and when I can dress it up or down. Just add some accessories depending on the event and I can feel comfortable and appropriate in any situation.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer colors

       I want to start today's post with a big Thank You to all of you who read my blog, leave comments and help me to keep writing even though it is not always easy for me. Today, on August 1st, a year ago, I started this blog with big doubts about blogging in English. I wasn't sure if I could do it even for one year, but I am still here. It is my first little Anniversary and, being honest, I am very happy I didn't quit.

      Today I want to show you my look which I was wearing on Sunday. I think that the summer requires bright colors. I like wearing white and all colors which reminds me about ripe fruit - peaches, nectarines, apricots, berries, watermelons... Summer is the only season when it is absolutely acceptable to wear really bright colors.

      On this sunny, beautiful day I feel so comfortable wearing this outfit - simple, comfortable and, in my opinion, very summery. Of course, fall is coming soon and orange is one of the main colors of that season, but it will be a totally different shade of orange, dipper and darker. But now, we all need something really bright and colorful before the long months of cold weather.

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.