Showing posts with label Casual outfit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Casual outfit. Show all posts

Pink Panther

Sunday, August 9, 2020

I can't say enough of how much I love these lilac pants! I wish I got more colors a few years back. I wore them with white kitten heels here and with cropped top and mules here. They're mens beach chino pants. I appreciate deeper pockets too. I was unable to find something similar, especially at the right price ( I paid only $10 for these).

To get this Pink Panther tee from h&m, I had to be on a wait list for a couple of months, it's available now.



Levi's baggy overalls

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I've loved a good overall for quite a while, especially after having a child. It's simply a matter of comfort, and no wonder it's loved by so many professionals. However, it could also be challenging to wear it without looking like a farmer.

That's why I opted for a feminine top with balloon sleeves, some jewelry, and kitten heel mules. The baseball hat was just a fun touch.

A few posts back I mentioned reading The Ballard of Snowbirds and Snakes, and I loved it. Totally recommend it. Another book I've finished and enjoyed a great deal is Men Walking on Water. It's genius!





Love of my life

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hello! Inspiration has been avoiding me till I remembered about this Free People Love of My Life dress. We did this photo shoot last year, I still love this dress, and I adore this little girl in the photos (although she's been growing up so fast!). 

I often think about the past life, how perfect everything was, and we had no idea. I remind myself to think of all the good stuff more, and the good stuff will be even better.

Now back to the dress, it's old but I was able to find a perfect alternative. I still like the Kate Spade backpack for the times when I want to be a little more pulled together. 

Have a good week, and stop by again!

P.S. How magnificent downtown Chicago is! I miss my nonchalant walks there!






Champion

Sunday, June 14, 2020

I've had a bit of Champion obsession lately. Their reverse weave is good quality for the price, especially at TJMaxx's price point.  Luckily for me, the temperatures are still cool enough for this sweatshirt dress.

Also, I've seen chunky chain necklaces a lot, and decided to get a very affordable option just to test the trend out. It took me forever to get over the ridiculousness of this chain before I wore it. 

I have to mention my new colorblock sandals. I needed something to rotate my Birkenstocks with, and when I saw these Teva sandals, they were a perfect match.

As for non-clothes related news, I've been really missing massages, and started looking into some self massaging techniques and tools to relieve my ever growing muscle tension. I've been practicing Gua Sha Facials, and started using this Shiatsu Back and Shoulder massager. I'll report later in more detail how it worked for me!



501 Moto

Saturday, May 23, 2020

I discovered a lot about myself after having my child, and lately even more so. For example, I used to rarely cook, nowadays, however, when I feel stressed, I bake. 

Recently, for a quick stress relieve, I've been loving these super fast and easy vegan peanut butter cookies. They work with any flour; surprisingly I loved them most with buckwheat flour pancake mix!

I've also cut my bangs, I got inspired and followed this easy wispy bangs tutorial. All you need is a pair of sharp hair scissors. 

For outfits, I'm still loving jeans+sweatshirt/t-shirt combos.

I haven't read a book since fall, I think. Finally, I'm back to reading. I've started The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes, a Hunger Games novel. So far so good.





Bonjour

Friday, May 8, 2020

Things are difficult in a pandemic. Once in a while I'm certain that I've got this, and sometimes I'm just falling apart. 

I've set up goals that help me go through this.

First, it's getting back in shape. 
I haven't really worked out on a regular basis for almost 3 years! It's annoying when my favorite jeans won't fit right. So, I'm back with my beloved Fitness Blender workouts. For now, I have very limited time, and I can only stick to their quick videos (I add warm ups and cool downs on my own, or use theirs). I strive to stick to it every day.

My favorite FB quick cardio workouts are Little Black Dress workout; Quick Sweat Cardio Burst; HIIT the Deck Cardio, etc. 

Second, I'm learning German. I started last fall by taking 2 semesters at the Goethe Institute of Chicago, and I'm practicing with my school partner every week. We do video chats. 

Third, it's healthy cooking. I have veggies delivered to me, and this challenges me to cook as many different dishes as possible almost daily. Not only do I discover new recipes, I have also discovered a lot of yummy vegetables.

There's more, of course, but these are my main goals for the nearest future.

One last thing, I'm surprised that I still do some shopping (sweats and sweatshirts mostly, also some kicks), looks like it gives me some sense of normalcy.

P.S. And this blog, of course! I've ditched social media a long time ago, as it was too time consuming and draining. But keeping the blog alive is very important to me.



Psychedelic top

Sunday, March 8, 2020

This Free People Psychedelic top is one of my best affordable fashion blog finds at TJ Maxx this winter, too bad I didn't get all the colors they had! 

I love it because it is flattering for a pear shape figure - it visually widens the shoulders plus gives an illusion of a narrower waist. It comes in many cool colors too.


Staples

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Denim.

I have a lot of jeans and can't imagine what I'd wear most of the time without them. I've debated buying this pair of Levi's for a while. Now they're my favorite. I got them on sale, they are  501 stretch skinnies.

Beanies.

I also love a good beanie, the one I'm wearing is versatile and warm. This beanie is by Madewell.

Sunglasses.

Mine are from Amazon, and look a lot like Celine square sunnies.


Everyday wear: puffer, warm knit, denim

Sunday, February 2, 2020


My toddler picked this puffer for me when we went to Gap. I gave in even though I wanted it in black, and felt ridiculous in lilac. But it's been growing on me. I went for a very oversized look, and bought a large to fit my extra chunky knits into it. 



Andy Warhol T-shirt

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A fashion rule says you gotta ditch your cat tees by the time you're thirty! I'm going to be forty soon and I'm guessing it's OK now to go back to cats. If you take yourself seriously, do follow the rule. If not - get yourself a cat tee!

I failed to mention my kitten heel mules in the last post. I love them. It's my all time favorite shoe, albite the impracticality. My pair is basically a thrifted vintage pair of Donald J Pliner mules from back in the day when they made them in Italy.



Le Rebelle

Friday, August 24, 2018

So... my animal print obsession is back. A couple of years ago, I'd have never thought it was possible though.

I do have some preferences as no animal print is the same. I also like it flirty, sporty, fun, and keep it to a minimum. 

Pictured is my go to outfit, a pair of jeans with a fun tee - perfect to run after my baby, pick her up, redirect her, and repeat 100 times a day. All we have been doing lately is walk and walk some more.



Spring

Monday, April 9, 2018


A lot of people have been talking about the weather lately. We're all waiting for you, Spring. Please, come! Waking up in the morning, seeing yet another snowy day, dressing my baby in her snow suit, that she's actually growing out of quickly, seeing crazy heating bills...enough already.

P.S. My smile here is totally fake.



Slouchy white boots

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I've been looking to wear these white boots for over a year now, never really had any chance until this past weekend. Their slouchiness, or softness, gives a lot of options - I can wear them as over-the-knee, or tall boots or even as mid-calf boots. This pair are past season Sam Edelman boots that are hard to find now, but there're plenty slouchy options out there for sale.

I remember in the old days it took us hours to find a location and shoot pictures, now in front of the building we live in is good enough. We definitely don't want to test the baby's patience. She was pretty good even though she still doesn't particularly enjoy walks. 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend, and scored some nice sale deals.

Эх, вспоминаю былые дни: я полдня собиралась, наряжалась, а другие полдня мы гуляли искали локацию для съемки и щелкали кучу кадров. Сейчас же пара снимков прямо перед домом уже хорошо, ибо не хочется испытывать терпения дочери. Она до сих пор не большой фанат прогулок, а особенно остановок.

Эта пара сапог лежала у меня неношеной больше года! В них мне нравится, то что их можно подтянуть выше колена или спустить пониже, и они удобны. Теперь буду выгуливать эти сапоги чаще!




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