So, after two weeks in England and another few weeks of living hell, or, in other words, moving to a new place and taking care of some family issues.. I’m back.
A little bird told me that intensive CrossFit workouts are beginning to show, and that my arms are beginning to look a bit disproportionate as compared to head and body. Yeah, sure, I’m a true bodybuilder, I am.
A while ago, I ordered a chiffon maxi dress on eBay. The maxi dress looked so tempting and dreamy, but when it arrived, I was disappointed.
I know that some bloggers just love their sunnies, but personally, I prefer going without them. That day though, taking them off meant instant blindness, so my apologies. Now, a word about that backpack.
There is more than one way to wear statement jewelry. The more obvious way is to wear it with an occasion dress. Obvious doesn’t mean bad, if you choose the dress wisely.
The less-obvious and the more trendy way is to pair a statement necklace with a more casual outfit. A minimal denim dress, let’s say, or a tee+jeans or trousers. Or, to add some glamour to an office-appropriate outfit (crisp button-down shirt, tailored trousers) for a more sophisticated look. The rule of thumb is not to pile too many wow items, which means you better leave the sequins and frills in the wardrobe. That applies to occasion dresses as well – choose one with a simple design, even if you go for a bold color. A vivid blue dress + shockingly orange necklace could actually look good.
The 70’s trend is quite nice, but I must say that flare jeans don’t mean the 70’s for me. The 90’s, more like. Everybody wore flares in the 90’s, at least where I grew up.
As much as I love oversized coats, I must admit that the classic, tailored fit suits me much more. ASOS claims that this double breasted pea coat is oversized, but it doesn’t look so oversized to me, does it? It’s only 55% percent wool and too thin for winter, but it’s the right coat for mid-season. Or for a Mediterranean winter.
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: