Friday, October 26, 2012

Wedding in Mexico - What We Wore

Once you have a baby no one will ever take a picture of just you. You might get in on the picture of the baby, but YOU, as an adult, no longer are the subject of photos. No one cares :)

As the pictures from the photographer are not yet available, these are all the photos I was able to find of me in the dress I got for the wedding in Mexico. Thanks to the wonderful bride who has allowed me to post these here.

The dress worked out beautifully. I was very very happy with how the outfit came together. At the last minute I grabbed a pair of $14.99 plastic earrings at Winners. And I'm very happy how they complemented the belt and shoes (both BCBG).

I spent forever looking for a pair of shoes that will go with the dress, only to realize I already have the perfect pair bought years ago. Love when that happens.

Miss C already had her dress bought a while back for Easter, but never worn. The shoes are Michael Kors, already destroyed, as I can't get them off her. Even in our +15C weather back home.

Little lady wanted a flower in her hair so I had to raid the closest flower bed to oblige her.

The wedding was amazing, the bride the most gorgeous girl on the planet. We are so happy we got to share in the couple's happy day. Congratulations D+R, we love you!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Jewellery from Mexico

Mexico is famous for its silver jewellery, and planning my trip to the white wedding I came ready to indulge my addiction. Below are the three rings I picked up.

Monday, October 15, 2012


I'll be on a beach some place warm for a little bit. See you back here in a week.

Friday, October 5, 2012

How to Wear Sequins

 via HERE
Have I ever mentioned how I LOVE anything that has a sparkle to it? Sequins and beads are really MY best friends. And I love how all three images above represent my personal approach to wearing them:

GO BIG OR GO HOME: I don't like pieces that have just a suggestion of beading or sequins to them. I like clothes to OWN their sparkle, full on and unapologetic.

However, I always:

PAIR SEQUINS WITH COMFORT PIECES. Sequined top + jeans to blance out the sparkle. Sequined skirt with a chunky sweater. Sequined camisole peaking out from underneath a cardigan. It is all about never taking yourself too seriusly, showing your sense of humour, being covertly never in-your-face sexy.

HOW TO SHOP: Think of sequined clothes as jewelry. Buy quality craftsmanship that will keep all the little beads together without falling apart after only one wear. Think of these pieces as your investment wardrobe, something that you can and will pass down to your daughter. Maybe not when she's a teenager, though :) 

HOW TO STORE: Always, and I mean, always, store the items separately in their own garment bags. Even just simple camisoles. You don't want the beads coming loose from contact with other clothes. As soon as you notice loosening of threads, go home and tighten threads or sew loose pieces back on. And always, always always, keep the extra sequins that come with your new garment in a safe place. You never know when you might need to replace a few.

And above all else, enjoy the extra bounce to your step when you wear sequins. They are a thing of magic and beauty.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Uniform for Fall

I've been wearing a variation on this look for about a month now. There's something relaxed yet pulled together about a dress shirt with jeans. In any variation. But that tucked in and belted with boot leg jeans, or the current version: skinnies and half-untucked.

Right now I'm rocking Heels, big scarf, dress shirt (with a sleeveless sweater vest over it) and rolled up skinny jeans. It is comfortable, and even work appropriate for my relaxed work environment.

I throw my anorak over everything these days.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

No Expiration Date

Today I had a wonderful conversation with an acquaintance over our mutual need to cut down on noise in our wardrobes and invest (truly invest) in beauty and quality. The image above made me think again of our conversation. What I love about clothes: quality of craftsmanship, quality of materials, genius of cut and imagination that is never truly "in" and so is never truly "out". Like dress detail above, I can imagine my daughter wearing the same dress in 25 years.

Because beauty does not have an expiration date.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It might have something to do with my Ukrainian background, but I LOVE me some full on embroidery. Paired with a whisper thin blouse it is perfection for summer outdoor dinner parties and strolling the streets of Lisbon.

Oh, Summer, I miss you already.