Showing posts with label Chicago. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago. Show all posts

Chicago River walk

Sunday, September 2, 2018

What a beautiful city Chicago is! I'll be honest though, the last year has been pretty rough and, tired of the constant noise and crowds everywhere, I was ready to move. 

I'm glad we gave it a chance and stayed. We're rediscovering Chicago with the little one. It involves a lot of planning ahead, gives us limited time and options but it's becoming more fun. We have our little adventures every week.

Bonus - baby seems to enjoy our photoshoots!

P.S. I found my Le Barf tee here!



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.



Mellow yellow

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Can there be too much yellow? Apparently so, looking at these pictures)).

About this dress... I was on my way to return it to the store as I didn't like the fit, and something happened, I never made it there, and I'm glad I didn't. Despite some flaws, it's a perfect dress for summer.

I can't not mention those gigantic face earrings! I love them. Unfortunately, most earrings are off limits for me because the baby loves to yank them off. 




Lemon print dress

Monday, July 23, 2018

Back in winter I dreamt of a lemon print dress - how I stroll with my baby by the lake so airy and feminine in classic pumps, and maybe a straw hat, etc. ...

However, in reality I'm a hot mess on most days, and my shoes of choice are Birkenstocks (my very first pair, by the way). And, instead of a classy pair of cat-eye sunglasses, I decided to toss in my yellow aviators.



Early bird

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Took me a while but I'm back! 

Life has been pretty hectic and tough. We moved to a different neighborhood in Chicago, baby stopped sleeping through the night and started to wake up at dawn. 

I have been a tired mess (still learning how to do it all quickly).

I had some spring outfits planned out but we barely had any spring in Chicago. It was a rapid leap into summer, hardly any transition, sadly.

Haven't been following any trends either)). But I heard lilac was big this season? Big sleeves as well? I am wearing a nice folklore-ish Obsessions dress from Free People.


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.



Endless winter and stuff that helps me to survive it

Saturday, January 27, 2018

I can't believe it's still January. It's been the hardest winter so far, and the coldest. 

The one main thing that lifted up my spirits significantly was "Magnificent Mrs. Maisel", an Amazon show, a genius feel-good show. Watch it, especially if you liked "Mad Men".

Other things that help and go perfectly well with binge watching the TV show are extra dark chocolate, cinnamon tea, and occasionally, a glass of red wine.

P.S. Have you noticed my velvet puffer jacket? It's soft and cozy like being wrapped in a favorite blanket.



Color of the season

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Let me share with you some of my wardrobe musts as a new mom, and some of those items I purchased during Cyber Monday sales. 

So, I love winter because there're hats! I need hats because I don't wash my hair as often now, and I haven't had it trimmed and colored since July maybe. Bottom line, my hair is not the top priority for me now but I do love a good knit, and red color is a huge plus, and I can run out with my baby whenever there's a chance because I have low vitamin D, and I need the sun, and the baby needs some fresh air, etc....my hair can wait ;-).

The second most important item is this red parka. It's a practical and quick addition of color and warmth to my outfits. I love it, it's perfect, and the price is even better - it's on sale now here.

Anything denim works anytime, no need to brainstorm what will go with what because denim works with it all. I dared to buy this deconstructed mini skirt from Levi's, here.

Lastly, a pair of "go anywhere" yet cool boots. These are made out of recycled tires! There's almost an inch of dust on them as they're my heavy duty Engineer boots by Frye.

I am sure I'm forgetting something but I'd mention it in my next post.

Happy Monday!

Какие вещи в моем гардеробе молодой мамы сейчас на первом месте?

Шапка - мой незаменимый аксессуар, даже если на улице тепло, если конец света)). Шапка - это мое все, потому что волосы я мою не так часто как раньше, не говоря уже об укладках и покрасках. Вообще, волосы сейчас не самое главное в моей жизни. Сейчас главное выбежать на улицу не теряя времени, когда подвернется удобный момент. Ну, а если шапка красная, то даже лучше.

К слову о красном, люблю эту парку. Когда надо добавить цвета к моим аутфитам, а это почти всегда, я не "парюсь")), выбираю эту красную парку.

Деним всю жизнь у меня стоит на первом месте, и голову ломать не надо с чем его сочетать, поэтому эта мини-юбка почти всегда востребованна.

Ну, и самые мои проходимые ботинки, из переработанных шин, заметьте! Ботинки в стиле "мото" у меня сейчас очень большая любовь. 

Вроде все, а если что и забыла, то добавлю в следующем посту.

Отличного понедельника!



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!




Winter, already

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We got some heavy snow last week, and it took many, including myself, by surprise. Usually, there're some first snow flurries expected around Thanksgiving. 

No matter how unexpected the snow was, I was already prepared for winter. In Russia, people say that keeping your feet warm is a top priority and I have that covered thanks to these super warm and stylish CAT boots, c/o New York fashion PR agency AMP3.

What about you, are you ready for Winter?

На прошлой неделе неожиданно выпал снег. Сейчас от него не осталось и следа, но я уже, можно сказать, прошла подготовку - проверила как справляется со снегом моя коляска и новые зимние ботинки. 

Коляска немного подвела, к сожалению, хорошо, что хоть ботинками я осталась довольна и теперь мой зимний прогулочный гардероб почти готов. "Почти" - потому что я планирую купить красный пуховичок и тогда уже буду готова к зиме на все 100%. 

А у вас запланированы какие-нибудь покупки на эту зиму?



Fall knits

Sunday, October 29, 2017

As I was going through my knits, I saw this sweater and remembered about these photos my mom took last October. 

I found out I was pregnant that day so I never got around to publish this post but I think now it's perfect timing. It's so cold outside, I am ready for my sweaters and coats.

I am still in love with this h&m lace-up sweater even though it's pretty itchy.

После резкого понижения температуры я начала перебирать все свои свитера и, увидев этот, я вспомнила о прошлогодней фотосессии. Моя мама сняла эти фото прошлым октябрем в тот день, когда я узнала, что беременна, я отложила все свои блогерские дела.

Я без ума от этого свитера от h&m до сих пор, хоть он и очень колючий.


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