Friday, December 30, 2011

Layering ...

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                                                                                                 boots: alberto guardiani,
                                                                                                 pants: pull&bear,
                                                                                                 t-shirt: primark,
                                                                                                 cardigan: non branded,
                                                                                                 coat: zara,
                                                                                                 cap: primark,
                                                                                                 scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                                 gloves: terranova,
                                                                                                 bag: parfois,
                                                                                                 ph. Jovana (BonjourJR)

Cozy place, great friend next to you and probably the best cheese cake in the whole world , perfect match for a cold day at the end of December....
Now is a right time to thank you for making this year even better, for following my blog, for leaving such a nice comments, that i enjoy reading, for being a great support, for loving all the things i do! This place wouldn't be the same without you, once again, thank you!
I'm wishing you all the best in new year, hope you will have one super night, see you in 2012! :)
Kisses





Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bring the beat in ...

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                                                                                                 boots: zara,
                                                                                                 jeans: zara,
                                                                                                 turtleneck: non branded,
                                                                                                 cape: p..s...fashion,
                                                                                                 gloves: accessorize,
                                                                                                 earrings: dve smizle,
                                                                                                 clutch:  thanks to Ta┼ínarija,
                                                                                                 ph. Maja

In my previous post, i showed you a new clutch, and today, im fighting against the fog with sequins, wish me a good luck! ;)
New Year is almost here, do you have any plans?


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Plum Pop

Although I was tempted to channel my inner Captain Casual again today, I wanted to wear my Karina Dresses dress one more time before the giveaway* closes.  I almost went with all black, but decided instead to do a pop of plum:


I paired my black dress (courtesy of Karina Dresses) with a black blazer (Gap Tall), plum tights and black wedge booties (Nine West “Peekaboo” via Piperlime).  And I added a brass and crystal necklace (Special Portland) to add some interest up top.  The plum tights, of course, add interest to the bottom of the outfit.

I have to say that, although I do love brightly colored tights, I think my plum tights have proven to be the most versatile.  They add color on days where I don’t necessarily want to add COLOR but want a little something.  If you’re still on the fence about colored tights, try plum, burgundy, rust or olive – they’re easier to incorporate into a neutral wardrobe than bright tights.

*What’s this?  You didn’t know I was hosting a giveaway?  Well, I am.  Karina Dresses was kind enough to provide me with this lovely dress and are going to provide one of my fabulous readers with a lovely dress of their own.  Interested?  You can enter, and find a discount code for $30.00 off, here.  But hurry; the giveaway closes tomorrow night at midnight, PST.

And, that’s it for me this week.  I have the rest of the week and next Monday and Tuesday off.  I’ll be working on a project, catching up on my mending, finally putting my clothes away and hiking in Eastern Oregon.  I’ll try to take pictures of the interesting stuff.

I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year!

Gracey

Favorite make up products ....

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Lately you have been asking me about my make up, and which products im using on a daily basis, so here they are :

1. Artdeco camouflage cream - 06
2. Artdeco Long-lasting foundation oil free spf 20 - 15
3. Deborah compact powder with mineral oligoelements - 08
4. Bourjouis blush - 34
5. Bourjouis powder brush
6. Artdeco lip brilliance - 25
7. Dior mascara Diorshow Black out - 99


The most difficult thing for me was to find a perfect foundation,  i needed to cover my blemishes and some red spots, but at the same time, i was looking for some light texture. After some "googling"  i found this oil free foundation from Artdeco and i tried it. Im using it now, probably for three years or even more, and im pretty satisfied. At the same time, i started with camouflage concelear, and it turns out as a perfect match for me. With Deborah compact powder, Bourjouis Rose D'or color on my cheeks and nude lips i am ready in three minutes with this every day make up routine. Dior mascara as a cherry on top (the best one in the whole world) and im already waiting for the elevator to come! ;)
What are your favorites?

p.s. thanks to Tašnarija, now i have one gorgeous sequin clutch, can't wait to wear it!Once again, thank you for this lovely gift!



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rust, Plum and Wrinkles

Do you all remember all the way back to last Friday when I mentioned that my office doesn’t have a dress code but that I still try to keep my casual outfits for Fridays?  Well, the key word there is try.  Some days a girl just wants to wear jeans.  Today was such a day:



As it turns out, today was also one of those days when a girl just didn’t want to iron.  The result?  Rust, plum and wrinkles. 

Curious how to achieve this look on your own?  Pair a clean-but-wrinkled plum and rust polka dot tee (Gap) with wide-leg jeans (Gap) and a clean-but-wrinkled cardigan (Old Navy).  Add cognac booties (Nine West via TJ Maxx), a rust colored scarf (Nordstrom) and coral and Peruvian jade earrings (Crafty Wonderland purchase).  And there you have it; rust, plum and wrinkles.  Easy peasy.

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!  I’ll see you all tomorrow with less wrinkles and more hair-brushing (probably).

Gracey

Friday, December 23, 2011

Comfy Cozy

Even though I was out sick on Monday, this has seemed like the longest week.  And very challenging, sartorially.  Basically, I’ve just been waiting for Friday so I could be comfy cozy:



Which is kind of funny because no one at my job cares what we wear.  People run around here in sweats and crocs on a daily basis.  I guess I just like to pretend we have more of a dress code than we do (or that we have one at all) and save my more casual outfits for Fridays. 

And I think that today’s casual outfit is one of my favorite.  I paired crimson skinny jeans (Old Navy “Rock Star”) with a charcoal sweater (wool, thrifted) layered over a cream and tan tunic (Old Navy).  I added cognac lace-up booties (Nine West via TJ Maxx) and a black and cream infinity scarf (Steve Madden via Macys) and really was comfy and cozy all day.

And that’s it for me until after Christmas.  I have Monday off, but I’ll be back on Tuesday. 

I hope everyone has an absolutely wonderful holiday, whatever holiday it is you celebrate!

Gracey

Ines Jankovic at Pierre Premier store ...

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                                                                Marina, Anja, Jelena, Brana, Stasa, Zorana, me and Jovana
                                                                                                 ph.made by us
My blogger girls and I were invited on Wednesday to join the Pierre Premier party, where Ines Jankovic, our young and talented designer, presented her catalog from "Amazon Attitude" collection and where she showed us her new dresses made especially for this occasion. Cake pops, macarons, cupcakes with brand tag, fruity cocktails , good music and lot of laughter were enough to characterized this evening as super fun! Hope you can see it from our photos! If you wanna know something more about Ines, you can check her website, FB page or follow on twitter!
Enjoy, its Friday!



Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Accidental Outfit (Or, Avoiding a Thigh-Coup)

This outfit was an accident:


Now, you’re probably thinking “Gracey, this outfit looks fine; you didn’t need to tell us it was an accident.”  But, here’s the deal; you all know we’re big on transparency here at Fashion for Giants.  However, what you may not know is that that transparency is necessary to prevent a thigh-coup.  Now, thigh-coup may rhyme with haiku, but it would be a mistake to assume it’s anything as lovely.  No, a thigh-coup is actually when my crazy militant thighs attempt to take over the current government (me).  In an attempt to avoid this, my current government practices transparency as much as possible.

And, to that end, I have to admit that I didn’t plan this outfit this morning.  The outfit I planned during my cough-riddled half-sleep had a lot of color, some complicated layering and possibly fur.  But, when I woke up this morning and faced my piles of clothes – all clean but none put away due to my cold and my natural laziness – I saw this dress lying next to this sweater:


And it appeared to me, in my head-cold-haze, to be a match made in heaven.  The navy and blue polka dot dress (vintage Karin Stevens, thrifted) pairs surprisingly well with the peacock-colored cardigan (a.n.a via JC Penney).  I also added a thin belt (Gap) to define the waist, riding boots (Born Crown “Sosie” via Nordstrom) because they go with darn near everything, a watch and a vintage bracelet (gifted). And there you have it; an accidental outfit is born.

So, yes, while I’d like to pretend I spend hours selecting outfits that demonstrate that I do, in fact, know how to dress my giant self, I can’t.  My thighs are watching and if they think I’m being less than honest, they’ll ally with my hips and attempt a thigh-coup.  They’re bossy like that.

Happy Thursday, All!  Here's hoping it's free from thigh-coups and hip-juntas!

Gracey

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Back in Black

As much as I love color (and I do love me some color), I’ve been drawn to all black outfits lately.  I wore this one last week:



And I’m wearing this today:


I know it’s all taboo and whatnot to wear different shades of black together, but I rather like it.  I think it’s because I’m trying to work more with texture to give my outfits interest.  I usually rely on color, which is fairly easy for me to work with, but texture is more of a challenge.

Today’s outfit has less texture than last week’s and is more sleek, but I think it still has enough interest.  Thanks in part to my snake-print leggings (I like to call them snakings):


I paired the leggings (Target) with a black kangaroo pocket tunic (Nordstrom) layered over a black turtleneck (Gap) and added black wedge booties (Nine West “Peekaboo” via Piperlime).

How about you, Dearest Readers?  What do you depend on to give your outfits interest?  Color, texture, accessories or something else all together?

Happy Wednesday, All!

Gracey

Our perfect disease ...

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                                                                                               boots: alberto guardiani,
                                                                                               dress: non branded,
                                                                                               cardigan: non branded,
                                                                                               bag: zara,
                                                                                               scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                               belt: terranova,
                                                                                               gloves: terranova,
                                                                                               sunglasses: aldo,
                                                                                               ph. Masa


Little bit of sculls and studs, one chunky cardigan in gray color, touch of electric blue and you are ready for one more sunny day in December ...  the Wombats on my playlist and of course a fake guitar in my hands ... ;) What are you listening to lately?