Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sweater Weather

After a few weeks of unseasonably warm weather, sweater weather has finally arrived in Oregon.  So, I dressed accordingly:

Actually, I overdressed, as I do.  This sweater (thrifted) is alpaca and it's ridiculously warm.  Almost too warm actually.  But, I've been waiting for months to wear it and the weather finally dropped below sixty so I decided now was the time.

Also, it's the perfect excuse to wear orange and burgundy together:

Cashmere scarf: Nordstrom, similar  Skirt: thrifted, similar  Tights: Target  Boots: Born "Mabel"

Not that I need an excuse.  But, I do think it makes my friends and family feel better when I can point out that there is both orange and burgundy in the sweater so therefore the scarf and the tights totally make sense. Sometimes people need things to make sense.

Personally, I just like to wear orange.

Happy Thursday, All!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ulyana Sergeenko - FW - Paris

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      Ulyana Sergeenko - FW - Paris

      Photos by Fred - Easy Fashion Paris


Cozy sweatshirt ...

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                                                                                              boots: thanks to choies / here,
                                                                                              leggings: zara,
                                                                                              sweatshirt: c&a,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                              bag: thanks to oasap /here,
                                                                                              ring: morellato /here,
                                                                                              bracelet: morellato /here,
                                                                                              watch: morellato /here,
                                                                                              ph. Masa

You know how much I love cozy outfits and this one is a true example of that. New leather leggings, biker boots with hidden wedge, and oversized sweatshirt which I borrowed from my sis. :)
Hope you will like it!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Houndstooth and Harlequin

Today I've paired houndstooth with harlequin:

And, frankly, I'm surprised it took me this long to put these two together.

The houndstooth blouse (thrifted Jones New York, similar) is a natural fit with the harlequin sweater vest (thrifted vintage JG Hook, similar).  Thank goodness I found these two hanging out together in my closet or this may never have happened:

Can you imagine??!!

Really though, though, those two did the hard work. I just added a midi skirt (thrifted vintage, similar), tights (Spanx Tight End Tights) and ankle boots (Nine West "Darsy").  Oh, and my new favorite tiger diadem necklace (Hive and Honey via Piperlime):

It's not my fault it goes with everything.

Happy Tuesday, All!


A week in Paris (video)

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Remember the trip to Paris in February with my girl Jelena? Well, I recorded a few short clips of our crazy week in this gorgeous city and finally managed to find some time to edit and upload it! Its recorded with Samsung Galaxy camera, and the picture is perfect on the computer, but Youtube converted into lower quality unfortunately, so this is the best online version of it.
In this short video, you can see some parts of fashion shows, H&M party, night out at famous Costes, our daily taxi rides through the whole city, our big room at The Westin Paris - Vendôme  and some other things. :) 
Hope you will like it! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Eye of the Tiger, Foot of the Leopard

Is there a rule about mixing your big cats?  I mean, if I'm wearing a tiger tee can I pair it with a leopard shoe? Or is this look a fashion faux pas?


Hah!  I'm just kidding; this outfit is clearly a great idea.  I say the more big cats the better!  I figure if I'm going to be a cat lady, I may as well be a big cat lady.

Really though, I love this combination of the tiger tee (Bobeau via Nordstrom) with the tweedy blazer (thrifted vintage, similar) and the ankle zip skinnies (Banana Republic).  And I think the leopard flats (Nine West, similar) and tiered chevron necklace (Hive & Honey via Piperlime) are the perfect finishing touches.

I mean, could I have used a bracelet?  Sure, but I'm still pretty darned happy with it as is:

 Also, lest you think when I say "eye of the tiger" I am referring to Katy Perry, let me disabuse you of that notion right here and now.  Below is what I'm referring to when I say "eye of the tiger," you young whippersnappers:

Yes, that song is amazing, thank you for noticing.

Happy Monday, All!


Sunset glory ...

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                                                                                                shoes: mango,
                                                                                                pants: zara,
                                                                                                sweatshirt: terranova,
                                                                                                jacket: zara,
                                                                                                watch: morellato (here),
                                                                                                sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                                ring: morellato (here),
                                                                                                bracelet: morellato (here),
                                                                                                ph. Masa

New leopard pants and  favorite pieces from Morellato were perfect choice for the fashion show which I attended on the Saturday night. Before it started, I managed to snap these great photos during the gorgeous sunset!
Hope you will like it!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pencil skirt and leather jacket ...

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                                                                                              shoes: mango,
                                                                                              skirt: thanks to sheinside (here),
                                                                                              shirt: h&m,
                                                                                              jacket: zara,
                                                                                              bag: thanks to oasap (here),
                                                                                              ring: parfois,
                                                                                              sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ph. Maja

Last weekend I decided to create one more non typical look for the office. Instead of black pencil skirt I picked the one with the flowers ( you can use any print that you like) and simple white t-shirt in combination with leather jacket and black shoes.
Do you like it? 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Faux Cowl Point

You see this mustard cowl?

It's not a cowl at all.  It's a faux cowl I created by draping this sweater vest around my neck:

Thrifted vintage wool sweater vest

Why?  Because I wanted a brightly colored, warm scarf to brighten up my otherwise neutral outfit.  Specifically, I wanted mustard, but, for some reason, I don't own a mustard scarf (I know, I'm surprised too). 

So, I did what anybody would do in my situation; I used my mustard vest as a scarf:

Jacket: Nordstrom (similar) Dress/Tunic: Target  Leggings: Target  Boots: Gap (similar)

And I'm glad I did.  I think the mustard brightens up this whole look and is the perfect focal point.  Or faux cowl point, if you will.  Yes, it's terrible and no, I can't stop.

Happy Thursday, All!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Perfecto Story - Paris Fashion

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       Perfecto Story - Paris Fashion Week      

     Le Perfecto traverse les modes et reste toujours à la mode. Avec son petit côté 
     rebelle embourgeoisé (à moins que ce soit le contraire), il est un élément essentiel 
     de la garde-robe des demoiselles et des dames aussi ...
     Photos by Farid - Easy Fashion Paris
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leather in the city ...

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                                                                                             sandals: zara,
                                                                                             pants: pull&bear,
                                                                                             shirt: h&m,
                                                                                             belt: h&m,
                                                                                             blazer: zara,
                                                                                             sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                             watch: michael kors,
                                                                                             ph. Maja

And I'm back with my old crush - glossy pants.
I decided to matched them with oversized shirt and long blazer and only a few accessories so this belt can steal the spot.
Do you like it?

p.s. thanks to the girl who said Hi while we were shooting these photos! :)

SIA: The Woman And Her Chair

This is the painting Salazar, of 14 Shades of Grey, chose for today's SIA Challenge:

Cecelia Beaux "After the Meeting"

And this is what I wore:

Yes, that's right, I am dressed as both the woman and her chair.

When I first saw this painting on 14 Shades of Grey, I was immediately drawn to the mix of the floral on the chair and the stripes on the woman.  I also love the the rich warm tones of the painting and wanted to incorporate all of those things into my outfit.

The result is a mix of stripes (Target shirt, Vince Camuto skirt), floral (handmade vintage coat-dress-thingy) and leopard (Nine West):

Yes, I know there is no leopard in the painting, but I'm pretty sure that woman sitting on that chair would have some leopard in her life.  She's seems like a bit of a bad-ass like that.

For more inspired looks, pop by Salazar's and take a gander!

And have a Happy Tuesday, All!


Oooh, I almost forgot.  I'm linking up to Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style because I felt highly visible in this mix of prints and awesomeness.