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

Cozy & Comfy!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

I am a self proclaimed queen of cozy and comfy. In winter, I can't imagine my life without knits, soft and fluffy textures, beanies, etc. 

We had a few really nice and warm days, and I immediately took my vintage mohair coat out, I even found my pink sunnies in one of the pockets, and I thought I had lost them. This is how long I haven't worn this coat!

I only have one more or less decent photo as in almost all the photos I'm with weird facial expressions trying to keep this toddler from having a meltdown. I wonder if we're approaching the terrible twos.

Thank you for stopping by and reading! Merry Christmas!

P.S. I'm wearing Kyi Kyi wool blend beanie with faux fur pom pom, the fit and quality is amazing, highly recommend! 



Sherpa lined denim jacket

Sunday, December 9, 2018



Just about a week ago, walking with bare ankles wasn't such an outlandish idea. It's back to freezing now. Winter came early, and it's here to stay.

I'd always wanted a denim jacket with sherpa lining, and I got this one at J. Crew Factory. It's an OK jacket, but I regret not buying Levis. I didn't really save much and the quality is not as good. But it's really warm though. And it's a forever piece. 

I'm wearing leopard again, the jeans are a bargain from TJ Maxx.



Dad sneakers: Fila Disruptor 2

Friday, November 23, 2018

Two things, these Fila sneakers and green beanie have been my best purchases as of late.

I had no idea that these oversized sneakers are called "dad sneakers" as I've never seen my dad wear sneakers ever in his life but I love the chunky look. They run half a size small, they're comfortable and keep my feet warm - the best!

As for the beanie, it really gives me life - the color, the knit, the slouchiness. I wear it with almost everything.



Telephone booth and a midi skirt

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I've walked by this phone booth a hundred times, and was yearning (really) to take photos by it. Who knows, it could possibly be the last working phone booth around.

The weather has been pretty fall-like but we have some warmer days coming, and I'm definitely going to wear this midi skirt again. I bought it at Uniqlo last summer, judging by reviews, it was a hit. And I love it too. The skirt is especially perfect for late summer, early fall. It's very comfortable, dressy yet not fussy - perfect for my current life style. It'll also work with a lightweight sweater and boots. A versatile and classy piece for a few years to enjoy. I must mention the pockets! Pockets are everything.




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.



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.



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