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:
This denim coat won my attention. I’ve never seen anything quite like it – not an ordinary denim jacket, but a long coat. Extremely practical, I must say. It’s only denim, so it fits for a casual outfit and can be worn to almost any occasion, but it looks much more special than a jacket. It will be noticed.
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.