There’s something so chic, yet simple, in a total look. But not in every color. I suspect I wouldn’t like a, let’s say, all-red outfit that much. Neutral colors are easier to play with. I’ve done total black, and a total gray, and loved both, especially gray. Now, I’ve yearned to create an all-white outfit for a long time. There’s something so pure in white.
Despite previous fiery speeches regarding high heels, I decided to give my feet some rest. Temporarily. It’s flats time! And, once again, it brings us back to the issue of defining one’s style.
I’ve been thinking about what I can call my inner style. Let me explain.
Many fashion bloggers wear culottes on their blogs, but I barely see them in the streets. The web is full of verbal attacks on them poor culottes, so it’s no wonder. And, no wonder that they often hide under various code names, such as midi trouser or wide trouser (try to search for culottes on ASOS and you’ll see what I mean).
It’s a shame, really. After succumbing to the trend, I found culotte pants wonderfully comfortable, and, if worn in the right way, quite elegant. And no, you don’t have to be a model to wear them – me being the proof. So, here’s a short guide on how to wear culotte pants:
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 unmistakable, 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.