Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sky is the limit!

This fall I fell in love with a pale blue coat in Limited (from Scandal collection). Being in Michigan and not knowing how long I could enjoy wearing that coat, I passed it. But the image stayed with me and when I found this little coat in a more classic cut and extremely discounted, I jumped at my chance. Then I decided to pray for a cold front so I can enjoy it for a few days. I received it the day before yesterday, had to wear it last night since the weather complied. Thank you, Shopping Gods! Thank you, Weather Gods!

 

PS. The collection was from Limited. I made a mistake and wrote Express.

Friday, January 23, 2015

A military edge

An army coat with its color, length and cut has an inherent edginess. I didn't want to gild the lily so I kept everything else simple and basic. Let the coat take the center stage, that's what people most see anyway!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Old silhouette

Maxi skirt and car length coat reminds me of old movies. I thought I give it a try seeing how well the pink coat matches the pink in the dress.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Grey matters

I finally learned how to dress for tile shopping: jeans, comfortable shoes and an old coat you don't mind getting dusty... and that's all, friends, my exciting life at the moment!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Playing with purple

A comfortable outfit for playing Interior Designer and choosing bathroom tiles, going from store to store. I noticed it's been a few months that I wore an actual honest to god pair of jeans. I am ashamed to confess... I've becoming addicted to jeggings. Please don't judge me!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Purple paisley

The fun is not in how well the plaid shirt and the sweater match, I've matched them before in another outfit. The news is how wonderfully well this scarf goes with everything. I'd used it in a sky blue outfit before and it looked amazing. Now it seems it was made to  match plum and pink. this is it, my new love!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Orange food

A quick and easy outfit for a quick dash to fast food place. Weirdly the food also matched the orange and brown of this outfit. Unhealthy? You betcha!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Black and tan

The day was so gloriously sunny that I decided on wearing a dress with a light jacket. However at the last minute I chickened out changed my mind about going bare legged and added a pair of opaque tights to the outfit.

 I may have taken the color coordination too far in this outfit!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Inky blues

I have a weakness for intense inky blue colored items as you can guess. It's amazing to see how perfectly pieces purchased years apart go together. Take the sweater and button down shirt here. I bought the sweater a couple of years ago, the shirt this last fall, one while still in CA, the other in MI. Now in one outfit they look like they were made for each other... and yes, how can I resist going matchy matchy and piling on other blue items?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The outer layer

Really! My sweater and leggings wear totally appropriate for a late night Chinese food binge but the outer layer elevated it into something much better. It doesn't really matter what you are wearing under your chic coat as long as you have on coordinating high heels, a structured bag, a hint of gold and a statement lipstick.You can go anywhere!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mixing marigold

Let's call this color marigold since I have serious problems with mustard. Then the color scheme is already set with green and brown and orange since those would be the colors you expect to see around a marigold. Case solved and we can all go out for a burger!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pink & grey

A very relaxing evening after two days of remodeling's hustle and bustle. The remodeling is not done yet, but just beginning; however for a couple of hours we walked in rain drizzled streets, ate a delicious dinner and paged through new magazines... enjoying some peace and semblance of normality.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Riding outfit

For whatever reason, the combination of plaid skinny pants and these black boots gives me the feel of wearing a riding outfit. A horse or a motorcycle? I'm not clear which!

Interestingly enough I'm afraid of riding both horses and motorcycles. I just enjoy the outfit!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Restful blues

These days I feel tired mentally and physically and just want to find a cozy corner and curl up with a good book. Wearing blue helps me relax.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Black leopard

I wasn't entirely sure about these leopard jeggings but wearing them with black and camel tamed them nicely in my opinion. What do you think?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sky blue

I wanted to celebrate the beautiful clear skies and eighty degree temperature so I pulled on as much sky blue as I could. Although I've come to love pastels (last year blush and this fall powder blue), I'm not sure the pastels love me back. I need an intense lipstick to bring some color to my face!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chocolate power

Sometimes your outfit has to be more comforting than a bar of milk chocolate. This is my interpretation: all these delicious colors, orange and chocolate brown and cranberry are my comfort foods colors!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Soft gray

I've been dreaming about an all gray outfit so with the temperature at a glorious 70 degree, I decided that today is the day. Taking my light gray velvet coat as an starting point, I just piled on every gray thing I found. This was one of those outfits that look better in theory... a total miss!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Casual camel

It's hard to deformalize my camel coat with its wrap style and notched collar but I did my best. A pair of furry boots goes a long way in making everything more playful. I also wrapped my scarf three times around my neck to completely hide the collar. Success!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Love my scarf!

Another reason to love this scarf? I was getting ready and pulling on a gray hat and thinking: "I wish I had a gray scarf to go with it" and then I looked at this darling scarf and thought "well, there is your gray! You just have to fold it differently."...and my outfit was complete!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Black and winter white

I was thinking of a winter white outfit but had difficulty putting it together due to having no wintry light colored dress. Deciding a black and white look was a good compromise I wasted no time in executing that plan!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A new diet?

When your comfortably loose boyfriend jeans become uncomfortably snug, it's time to rethink your diet. The sad fact is there is nothing left to cut out of my diet! I'm already following a lactose free gluten free low sugar diet and it has made me gain weight by helping me absorb nutrients better. Need a solution fast, before I ran out of clothes to wear!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Good thing!

A winter storm has come to to the area and in addition to rain (and snow in elevations) has brought the temperature down to mid 40s. Good thing I happen to own this little puffy coat... yeah, just pure luck!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015!

Happy New Year!

May 2015 be a great year for you!



2014 was full of up and downs, lots of good times and equal amount bad times. I traveled a lot and moved four times. I got to spend two months with my dad. I went through the stress of house hunting, job hunting and interviews. I moved to a new state, start a job, met lots of new people, learned new skills, moved house twice when I was there and lived with roommates (housemates actually) for the first time in my life. I also lost that job at the end of the year. I saw a colorful autumn and shivered in snow for the first time in fifteen years. I got really happy and really sad. I found a wonderful friend and lost the friendship of a few not so wonderful persons. I learned to appreciate my life style more. I found the dept of my strength and the assurance that I can relay on myself. I became more confident. I decided to make happiness my priority in life. Stylewise, I appreciated a more minimal style, well made and high quality pieces, a feeling of structure and luxury.

What will happen in 2015? I don't know but I know for sure I am up for any challenge. My personal goals are to practice mindfulness and to be happy. My professional goal is following a path that brings me long term happiness. My style goal? Continuing to combine comfortable with chic... oh, and also find a new black satchel bag!

Best wishes for the new year!

The traveling pants

These ponte knit pants have become my default traveling pants. They are as comfortable as any leggings but more structured and therefore more pulled together. I've been wearing them for flights to Michigan and back to AZ. Also wearing them as winter pants in MI with fleece lined leggings layered under.
For a day trip to Payson (a little city northeast of Phoenix) which has a much lower average temperature, these were perfect, warm and comfortable.