Showing posts with label denim. Show all posts
Showing posts with label denim. Show all posts

Adding a cape to an outfit

Sunday, October 25, 2020


Capes are not very easy to style but they are fun, and can make an outfit look fresh and interesting (in a good way!) in the sea of parkas and jackets. 
I'm wearing a vintage cape that is a bit of crossover with a poncho, it's light and warm. It has survived multiple closet cleanouts despite the fact that I wear it so rarely (I've worn it on the blog a few years back here). I still remember how I won it on an eBay auction, it was fun and I felt proud :-). Speaking of proud, I also scored this chunky vintage Ben Amun bracelet on eBay (love bracelets with charms as well)! 

Currently I'm very into baseball caps, it's especially easy with this J. Crew leopard cap (sold out now but here's a good neutral) that has definitely become a classic. It's really handy when it's drizzling outside and I don't feel like taking my umbrella, or when I have a bad hair day (happens too often lately).

My oxfords are older Dr. Martens Joyce but they have a ton of chunkier trendy versions 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!





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.


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.



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.



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!




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.


Lace-up sweaters

Vintage Calvin Klein jeans

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wearing mom jeans, literally. Last time I went to Russia, I brought these vintage Calvin Klein jeans with me.

I know all the "bad" things they can do to my body but I can't help feeling my most stylish when I wear them.

Enjoying the last days of summer at the lake.


С прошлой поездки домой привезла эту пару маминых джинсов (в буквальном смысле). Не смотря на то, что очень многие считают этот стиль джинсов уродливыми, я, каждый раз их надев, чувствую себя супер стильной.

Наслаждаюсь последними летними днями...


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