Monday, December 21, 2009

Designer stuff

Personally I'm not a big designer clothes' lover. Of course, if there were millions of € lying around in my bank account (and couch) I wouldn't really mind. I can't say I don't believe in statement pieces and clothes that are an investment and never go out of fashion (if there is such thing) as I do. Nevertheless I can't see the point in buying clothes you can't really afford or put together with the other not-so-expensive ones.


Said that, I still do my 'ohhs' and 'ahhs' sometimes looking at the stuff on the catwalk. One out of the bunch that gets me excited is Carolina Herrera and her classy pieces (especially dresses). Here are some of her Fall 2009 Ready-To-Wear beauties (photographs: http://www.style.com/).





Now, something much more casual and probably affordable. Pringle of Scotland in their successive attempt to modernize its heritage pattern, created this cosy piece which I absolutely fell for (Pre-Fall 2010) :

Cosy, chic & funky -> all my favourite adjectives describing one piece! :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Freezing...

What I always admired about Irish people is their way of standing this cold and miserable weather and getting through it like it would be a sunny day in Italy :)

The above mentioned weather condition welcomed me today morning at the bus stop with little snow that looked so out of place falling onto my sad face. While I was trying to disappear behind my oversized coat and a scarf tied up to my forehead one of the Irish unaffected species passed me by. I couldn't help but stare at her lively walk in silver flats (as opposed to my black flat boots), lovely coat (as opposed to my grey 'potato sack') with a shiny waist belt (no comparison), etnic style pashmina (as apposed to my black boring scarf) and a classy Chanel bag (as opposed to my out of place sparkly, animal print sack thing).

Being an Eastern European you would think I'd be better in getting through winter in style, wouldn't you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The good girl's knitwear





My shopping trips are on hold at the moment but that doesn't mean that my credit card's debit isn't painfully stretched from time to time.



I went to homestore+more last weekend and was not supposed to even look at other shops. But how can you not pop in to TK Maxx when it's almost next door..


It has to be admitted that the damage was hardly done - 2 knitwears for a total of € 50! That's hardly an expenditure, isn't it?



The finds were... a very pale, kind of dirty shade of pink knitwear with very wide sleeves finishing just before an elbow. Very plain except for the bow that can be tied up at the front - makes it look really chic. I love the colour, in my opinion a great colour for dark-haired ladies. Looks a bit dull on blondes but can really bring out a dark complexion (in my case dark make up;) ).


The second find was what I immediately called a good dirl's cardi. It's what comes into your mind the moment you look at it. It could be great with some edgy, heavy jewellery and some stronger accents to break the 'good girl' look.








Hopefully Santa will also clear the debts this year ;)


Untangling

I've been planning to sort my jewellery out for a while now. The basket of horribly tangled necklaces bothered the over-organised side of me each time I walked into the bedroom. The problem was, I had to find a way of hanging them up, otherwise they would be back to the same messy state very soon.

I know there are some cool and lovely hangers on sale in town now but the thing is 1) I can hardly afford my rent at the moment 2) they might be great for chains and small stuff but won't hold many of my oversized beads etc.

What's better at the times like that than DIY?! :)

I didn't actually plan on sorting it out last weekend but I got a box of stuff for hanging pictures (lest than € 2) and it had these small hooks that turned out to suit my 'jewellery storage idea' better! My boy fixed 2 of them under the corner shelf on the opposite walls and ran a wire between the two. I didn't manage to fit all of the necklaces in there but it's more than good enough for me :)

So here they are: some of my nicely lined up treasures ;)











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