Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Last Day of January!

I’m sure by now everyone is wishing for spring, but we still have one more month of winter, so it's time to be a little foolish around the end of this month.
I don't know if you read, or watched any cartoon or movie, by Danish fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen, but I love one - "The Snow Queen". In this look I felt like one of the characters of the story - I was the Little Robber Girl ("lille Røverpige" in the original) who just grew up. I felt great and full of bright colors on this gray day in January.


the original :) 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Inspiration Monday

As for our inspiration today - it is Kate Hudson. 
Here she presents a homeless person style.
Oops, I'm telling you, this babushka hat looks as though it was stolen from an old, drunken Russian man...
 or maybe this couple even drank with him - a lot. Just gossip...
I've tried to do my best, but couldn't reproduce this style.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

pin it did it

When you are a kid, sometimes you dream of being a princess, like in fairy tales. As you grow older, you realize that you live in a country where their is no royal family, and it's unrealistic to meet a charming prince.
Yep, you cannot to be the princess from your childhood dreams, but you still can be a queen- first of all for yourself. 
It`s easy, just use Elizabeth II's trick and tie your fancy scarf the way that she does.
For my outfit, I just borrow some of her ideas about informal clothes: such as riding boots, riding-breeches, quilted jacket and the scarf, of course.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Pastels # 2

When I did Winter pastel post last I wished that we had snow on the ground. I longed to know how my light blue coat would reflect on the pristine, white ground.
Today, I got my chance to see.
Yesterday, StyleUp Daily recommended that I try "leather pants, sneakers and a gingham shirt" to see if  this unexpected contrast would make an outfit awesome. At that time we were expecting a storm with totals of 8 to 12 inches of snow, so I wasn't sure I`d be able to wear the sneakers.
Actually, in my area the snow accumulation wasn't too bad, so I recalled another Winter Pastel outfit, and dressed up with my leather coat, sneakers and a gingham shirt.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Today's inspiration from Two Birds is Lea Michele: I wish I had this cool sweater in my closet, but I don`t have anything even close. I must be blind, because I never see the huge chunky and bulky sweaters in the stores. I asked my mom to make me one; I hope she'll finish it by the fall.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

French accent

I know it's a myth and stereotype that French people wear beret a lot, it's like thinking that all Americans wear cowboy boots. But the French definitely love black clothes a lot.

Abominable Snowman

Don't wear this Yeti coat in the woods...especially during hunting season. - My husband's joke this morning.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sparkly sweater

for a small party for my father in law's 75th birthday.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Today is Inspiration Monday with Two Birds. And here is Katie Holmes:
Actually, for me it was an absolutely new experience.
Last time when I wore leggings outdoors as pants, I was 18 or 20 years old, and they were velour, so they looked pretty much like pants.
From today's experience I'm asking myself , "Why are people so in love with leggings for the winter time, and choosing them instead of any kind of pants?" Because my buns were freaking cold, even with a long coat, pretty long hoodie, and today's warm weather. I had to pull my cami down as much as I could just to cover them up more.
And to be honest, I exchanged the leggings for the skinny jeans right after getting my shots, and felt much more comfortable.
One more thing - I don't have any hoodless sweatshirts (my wardrobe has only sweaters and few hoodies). I know, sweatshirts are very trendy right now, but I'm still looking for one that I`ll love. Probably it should looks like one of Mark Jacobs' fringes sweatshirts from the Spring Collection, but cost less than $1900.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday outfit

This outfit reminds me of children`s clothing from the late 19th or early 20th centuries.
Only instead of the apron over my winter dress I wore the summer dress.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sweater weather

Snood - H&M
Cardigan - Sioni
T-Shirt - made by myself
Cords - Joe Fresh
Boots - don`t remember

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A little brightness for this gloomy day.

Hat - Forever 21
Jeans - Forever 21
Hoodie  - American Eagle
Turtleneck - Zara
Vest - JCPenney
Boots - don't remember

Monday, January 6, 2014

the first Inspiration Monday of this year

Due to a problem with the camera I didn't take any pictures the last few weeks. I miss this narcissism ;). Despite the fact that most of my shots still are blurred, today I decided to return to posting.

Today for Inspiration Monday our inspiration is Miranda Kerr. Actually, today was a bad, rainy day, so it was not a good time for the maxi skirt. The entire hem got wet in minutes.

Cap - J Crew
Scarf - Lucky Brand (old)
Jacket - made by myself a long time ago
Skirt - Express (old)
Shoes - J 41
Top under the jacket - Walmart