I’ve got to say that I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to link to the items in this outfit until I started writing the post. The explanation is simple – all of these pieces are the trusted favorites that have been in my wardrobe for a season or two. None of it is designer wear, and most items have been purchased either on sale or at a low price to begin with. But I’m a stronger believer that it’s not the price tag that makes the outfit. Sometimes it’s a combination of unexpected or, simply, interesting pieces that create a cool style. Just remember to go for something that can “elevate” the look rather than match the rest of your clothes and it will pay you back over many seasons of use.
I’ve spent enough time talking about my love for bright colors here. But do pastels have a place in my wardrobe? For sure! I do like soft delicate shades, like any other girl. But whenever I try to wear it, I can’t shake off the need to add some bold or bright elements to spice things up a bit. In this case red handbag and the stripy top create enough of a contrast with the pink vest without stealing she show.
Very rarely can I pull off a pastel-only look, like GalantGirl or Gal Meets Glam ladies, although, I do admire both! But who knows, stranger things have happened than me not wearing bright colors. And with spring in the air, albeit a rather cold one at the moment, I might give pastel palette a serious consideration sometime soon…
I’ve discovered a curious trend with some of my pictures lately. It appears that the more natural obstacles I encounter during the shoot, the livelier and more interesting the pictures that come out at the end. This set was no different. Freezing wind in my face and the brightest sun in my eyes that left me struggling to hold on to the hat and keep my eyes open for more than a second at a time can, apparently, produce some great shots.
These are (hopefully) the last snowy pictures for the season, and I’m glad to start my transition to spring with a sunny farewell to winter.
Yesterday started with me looking outside and thinking that a few snowflakes may look pretty in the pictures and that I should try and venture out with a camera for a bit… One thing led to another, and by the time I left the house my few snowflakes turned into a full-blown blizzard. Not being the one to fight with the force of nature, I decided to embrace it instead.
And who cares that I wear a tulle skirt in the snow, right? 😉 Just combine it with some winter accessories and a chunky sweater (also, maybe pick a warmer day?), and you are good to go!
This post is a few weeks overdue but I couldn’t skip it because I liked the dress so much! So here it goes… Continue reading
A full disclosure first – I have not gone skiing for the past few years and don’t, unfortunately, have it on the plans to do so in the near future. But I know a lot of you have some nice trips to the mountains coming up this season. So I figured why not do a casual chic winter look for those of you lucky enough to visit the slopes.
By all means, add more layers to keep you warm if the weather is not cooperating. But remember that colors and textures of your outfit have the right to go anywhere you do. Staying warm doesn’t have to be boring and shapeless! Feel free to spice up your look with colorful accessories and bold color combinations, like blue and purple here. You are also a lot less likely to be hit by a reckless skier while wearing bright colors – certainly an added bonus! 😉
I gotta say, I really like how this outfit turned out. But is it winter appropriate? Definitely NOT! I almost froze my checkered bottom off while shooting this! But what’s a few frozen limbs in the eyes of high fashion, right!? 😉
So maybe save this in your bookmarks or Pinterest boards for Spring and try not to wear thin jackets and pretty-looking oxfords in sub-zero temperatures…
I realize that it’s already been a week since the New Year and everyone pretty much forgot about the holidays by now. But as I was uploading photos from the camera last night I found a whole bunch of NY shots and figured I’d share them on the blog.
This year we went with a Glam Black & Gold theme and it turned out quite glamorous… 😉
Happy New Year everyone! I hope it’s a great year filled with happiness, amazing discoveries and fulfilled wishes!
I’m starting this year in a favorite manner – by mixing bold colors. I don’t think one needs any New Year resolutions to try new things. Just go with what feels right and what makes you comfortable. But be daring enough and step out of your comfort zone on occasion whether by mixing styles, a few unexpected elements or colors. Otherwise, how else would you discover new passions? And remember that all existing rules had once been created by someone, so don’t be afraid to create a few of your own this year 😉
We’ve been blessed or cursed (depending on whom you ask) with an unseasonably warm weather lately. I love snow in the winter but having a chance to not wear a jacket on occasion certainly has its benefits.
Layering up is always a good idea when faced with unpredictable Midwestern weather. And I do like the complexity of a look a few extra layers create. Talking about look’s intricacy, never underestimate the power of a bright lipstick – it may just be the perfect finishing touch your outfit requires.