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:
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!