Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I'm NOT a fashion blogger

I put tag "fashion" under my post and then removed it. I do not want to add label "fashion" or  "blogger" under my name. I even do not like fashion, and I hate blogging! I like to dress up, but I do not like fashion! I like to write, just because it's the only way I can get rid of thoughts in my head...

Following fashion for lots of people means to wear all the latest trends and throw away everything that was trendy last season. Well, I'm trying not to buy something that is super trendy, and looks ugly and uncomfortable, something that I will not be able to wear once the fashion season is over.

Did not you notice that some clothes or shoes have date of issue written all over them? Well, I'm not ideal and sometimes I buy such items, so people with good memory can say what year they were made... But most of my clothes, shoes and accessories lives more than one season. I love rounded toe, platform, classic shape heels and I do not care what is trendy now. I like certain size and shape purses, I'm not a big fan of jewelries but love scarves...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Color Inspiration 16

Last week we were lucky to have a bit of a summer weather back!!! I want to be bright again, I took out clothes I was going to hide till spring. So my colorful craziness was back last week!  
You may see this Chaps flannel shirt from Kohls in some spring pictures, but... remember: I never repeat exactly same look twice! Jeans from Ann Tayor are the same, but different Coach shoes, Christopher Kon purse and Chico's tank underneath. (As you see I have not added all these photos to my virtual wardrobe, just because I'm trying to shot as much as I can while it's warm and sunny and work on organizing everything during long dark winter night later. Promise-promise!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crochets Projects Part #1

Did not plan this story but bragged at the Group today that I have some old summer crochet projects to show. So here I am with a new unplanned post.

I used to do lots of crocheting, before I started working and  of course before I started my daily "Fashion Shows". So  now I think that I need to cut down time I spent on showing clothes made by somebody else to make my own stuff. And coming winter looks like a good time to do that.

I stocked up on yarn long ago, so I have enough thread for next 5 winters, I just need to kick myself and start crocheting again!

T4T #3

I just realized that it's true!
Now I probably spend much more than I actually make. It's just hard to change your spending habits when you got used to a different style and speed of life. I just hate wearing polyester and acrylic from local stores and flat shoes!!! I need heels, and expensive fabric to feel good!

Leaving in a small town does not give you many options to dress up. I already look ridiculously overdressed when all people around you wear super casual stuff until they drive to nearest city, so nobody just walk down the street in heels and business jackets! 

And of course working in a small town cuts your paycheck several times... So... You can consider my job as an entertainment, as a hobby (because I do like to work and I do not mean work around the house - this one I HATE), and going to work for me is a reason to dress up and do my morning FASHION SHOW!  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Planet of Apes

Nice September weekend we decided to go to a local movie theater. They showed Planet of Apes, and I've heard a lot of this movie and how they generated all faces on computer without using masks. Emotions on monkeys' faces look incredible, so real! And even if we knew how it's gonna end, and knew the story, we really enjoyed it!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Color Inspiration 15

I'm wearing:

Should I even call it color inspiration? This week I tried to wear colors and styles I used to have in my "previous life".  

Conservative and reserved, above time and fashion, to fit any office dress-code. And since I had hardly any time outside of work, my most casual outfit was something I could wear on Friday or Saturday, which I usually spent in office also. 

Some of the items I wore last week I even brought to US in my suitcase!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thought 4 Today T4T #2

One day Aleksandra - great fashion blogger and really pretty lady - posted a question on TagBrand: How many jeans a woman needs? I do not know answer to this question. Probably because such number simply does not exist!!! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

British Sailor or Mary Poppins

Fall. Cold rainy day. I think the weather made me to think about London's fog and rain and made me to pick my woolen "Union Jacket" and nautical sweat-shirt. Do I look like a British sailor?

I just want to wrap myself into worm cozy sweaters and stay in bed with huge cup of coffee and funny movie! But I have to get up and go to work, into the rain and cold.

And first moment I open my umbrella I felt like Mary Poppins. I do not know why, but umbrellas always make me to think about this book and movie!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Color Inspiration 14

Do not want # 13 to be the last one! :)))

Cold weather puts me in desaturate and dark color mood. And you can tell looking at this week photos how weather changed from summer to cold, gloomy fall. I'm trying to add splash of brightness in my outfits, but now I'm always making an effort to put on pink shoes instead of black...

Maybe it's just time to re-evaluate my color habits. Subtle and deep hues will be trendy this fall and it's a game and challenge to work with this palette. We will see how it's gonna work for me and my weekly topic.

Monday, September 8, 2014

European Car show with a European woman...

This weekend we went to see European car show at Lauritzen Garden. It's not that we've never seen European cars before (ha-ha!!) but some were really old and that you do not see everyday on streets even in Europe. Even my husband, who has been to Europe dozens of times, found something to photograph!

As for me, you know how much I'm interested in cars: I like them only if they match my shoes or purse... Ok, at least if they go good with my belt color! So I went there mostly to show myself. And as European woman of course I wore classic Chanel style jacket and my WOW new heels, that got as much attention as some antique cars (maybe even more).

I'm paying today for my weekend fashion show with a huge blister on my foot, but still feel no sorrow for walking couple miles in heels up and down hills!

That's how I roll!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Color inspiration 13

This week I was in color experimenting mode. I was trying to create more color mixtures with my old an new items, an I think I got some unusual (at least for my taste) combinations. Will  really appreciate your opinion on them!

Matrix forever

Our regular morning fashion shot  turned into fun and crazy show, Just wanted to wear my old Real tree t-shirt and now I'n showing you our matrix parody. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thought 4 the day

I'm trying to dress nicely every day, but very rare men at work say something about my outfit... It's just a huge culture difference between here and country I grew up, where every man on the way to work say a dozen compliments to different women. (Of course I'm not talking of my husband who says nice things to me every day a million times!!!) 

But today I was wearing a Real Tree t-shirt and our service manager (who's the hunter as you can guess) suddenly told me that I have a great t-shirt! That was  like WOW!!! The best praise I ever had from a man since I moved to US! He NOTICED me when I was wearing a CAMOUFLAGE! Isn't it a paradox? 

Sudden idea came to my mind: I can collect different sayings or just thoughts that come to my mind from time to time and share them with you.So I'm making new tag T4T which is short of Thought For Today. And here is my first one. 

Royal blue

I fell in love with Royal blue since I first saw it! I wanted something in this color. No matter what, just wanted to wear it. :) I think everybody has noticed already that I'm obsessed with colors and their combinations.

Of course, this hue of blue goes great with any combination of black and white or grey. I tried this combination last year. So this time I wanted to add another color ingredient, looked around and found my old heels and a leather belt from Gap. Here are more details. (You asked for mere close up looks, so I tried to add some!)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Light blue, dark blue and white. You can never go wrong with this combination! It's simple, it's classic, it always looks good! When I get tired of mixing colors like crazy I do something like this. It reminds me of Gzhel - traditional Russian art of porcelain painting. It reminds me blue and white themes in some designers' collections for this summer.  Here is my version of it.