While writing the previous post, I began feeling a bit guilty. Here I was, standing on high heels and declaring I could never wear these except to show off and sit down, but setting some kind of example to my audience. If I don’t wear high heels except on parties and for nights out with my boyfriend, maybe I’m deceiving those who assume that what I show on my blog truly represents my style?
Being a young mother with a baby on your hands or a vigorous toddler to chase doesn’t leave you much time for yourself, especially when it comes to such trifles as facial masks, doing your nails etc. Reading posts about inspirational morning routines (yoga, a green smoothie and the like) leaves me more annoyed than inspired. Yoga, you say? I get up at 5:51AM, and barely have time for a quick shower, not to mention the fact that I carry my coffee with me whenever I go. This is NOT THE WAY TO DRINK YOUR MORNING COFFEE!
When in doubt what to wear, wear black. When in doubt what to pair with, wear stripes. By stripes I mean the eternal wardrobe staple, the striped tee. An eternal sartorial Superman, it is always ready to come to the rescue, but there are some things to bear in mind here, too – beware of extremely broad stripes – they will make you look broader and attract too much attention to to the upper part of your body. Perfect it may be, we’re not interested in the wasp / escaped prisoner look – too extravagant, if you ask me.
Can you feel spring in the air? I do – it already smells differently – it has this unmistakeable, lovely scent, like the world was filled with sweet anticipation. So, before spring is actually here, I want to talk about one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe – the black bodycon midi dress.
My favorite mood for creating outfits is “why the hell not”. One should not overdo it, of course, unless one wishes to resemble an escaped lunatic. And, why the hell not, actually? Look at Anna Dello Russo, who’s so famous for her outrageous outfits. If birds can fly, why can’t I?
Do you love vintage jewelry?
I do. But in one condition – there must be a story behind the item, and I must know the person in the story. In other words, it all goes down to moi robbing my mom, time after time.
This brooch belonged to her mother, my grandma.
The web is full of advice on budget fashion and online shopping. So, instead of giving you the rant on looking for garage sales and nearest outlets (duh), rummaging in your closet for long-lost treasures (been there, done that), creating a basic wardrobe (really?) and sticking to classic colors, I will try a new angle and add some details that might have been left out until now. So, here we go. My personal tips on shopping on a budget and online shopping, all spoken from true, sometimes sad, experience. But first, a short history lesson.
The post title is not very original, I’m afraid. It seems that the whole world has read the book and/or uses its title here and there. I did not read the book. I do not intend to. But all the shades of gray it is. Do you have better ideas?..
It seems that the eternal fate of a fashion blogger is to talk about the weather, like one who doesn’t know what to say, but wishes to be polite. Nice weather, isn’t it?
Well, it isn’t. In fact, it’s been so horrible lately, that I had to cancel photo shoots. Twice in a row. Luckily, I was able to dig up a forgotten treasure, shot a few months ago. I hope that explains the excessive quantity of bare skin, that might irritate a few of us here, who are forced to unfreeze their cars every morning, just to go to work.
Every now and then, I read something about another new black. Sometimes it’s gray, sometimes yellow. Don’t get me wrong, I love yellow and adore gray, but there’s nothing like black. When you want to be especially festive, or simply don’t know what to wear, total black comes to the rescue. I admit that mine was the second case. So, it’s a black lurex top, black leggings, black ankle boots and the softest leather coat I have ever worn. Oh yes, and my favorite River Island croc-effect bag. A total black outfit.