Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun & Games

The last time I got a chance to dress up a bit and snap some photos, I decided to make it real fun.

I was inspired by my visit to a recently opened second hand shop on Stephen's Street, just off George's Street. It is small, it is full of clothes, shoes and accessories, each one of which feels like a complete one-off, and well, it is fun. I was hoping to snap some pics of the shop one of the days last week but it was closed every time I passed, I hope it's still there! The lovely owner was telling me all about her trips, planned to source some fab clothes and also plans of girlie evenings with some wine and shopping of course. I can't wait so I really hope it hasn't closed down ;) Also, they had a vintage fur there I really really wanna get...

My purchases were a chiffon-y skirt, a golden ring & a little bag. Total cost: € 15. Total price for all the fun I had dressing up and dancing around the house with the skirt floating around: priceless ;) 

I actually wanted a chiffon skirt for a while now, I find them so cute and also, they're one of those pieces that can be worn in so many ways! I mean I like it with white t-shirt, I like it with heels and I like it with chunky cardi as well. It's one of those things that can have so many different 'lives'... I just hope I won't stuff it somewhere at the bottom of my wardrobe and forget about it ;) unfortunately happens sometimes with such unusual pieces... Also, I'll be moving soon (don't know where to just yet... scary?!) which can make blogging all the more difficult so I'm hoping for a lot of patience and maybe some encouragement from people out there! To keep me going ..

Here's a pic of a skirt I looove and some photos of my own purchases. 


Ring, bag & skirt - thrifted
Heels - Vivienne Westwood
Top - Primark
Necklace - Awear

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

9-to-5 # brown, beige, brown

I'm falling a bit behind with my blogging recently but I promise to get better soon! I actually have some plans and little additions I would like to make in here, so a little bit of patience and you might find that it was all worth it at the end.. ;) 

For the moment though back to Dublin, back to work and unevitably, back to reality. The last one of course means mostly even more work. One of my recent 9-to-5s was a combination of beiges and browns which I find very flattering for my complexion (even when there's no summer and I'm getting more pale by a day). Very simple, very comfy outfit. The shirt is not tucked in although it really should be... I was probably feeling rebellious ;)

Bag - from Italy, can't live without it recently
Trousers - Primark
Blouse - Dunnes
Heels - New Look
Ring - Primark

Saturday, June 11, 2011

12 months 12 countries # 6 -> Zakopane, Krakow / Poland; # 7 -> Slovakia

Yep, I'm keeping busy and just made it to 7 countries in 6 months! I'm hoping the rest of June & July to have a chance to catch a breath as it's definitely quite tiring at times... Not that I'm complaining, I'm beginning to wonder what will I do next year with all that time and money on my hands huh? ;) I actually have some ideas already but I might try to keep it a bit slower... The year is literally flying by, with me constantly packing and unpacking the bag and trying to either catch up with things or do them in advance of next trip. My yoga classes have already suffered (sad Anna) and for the first time I really enjoy them so I need to keep it up. I'm also starting a little course soon which I really hope will have a great influence on the blog... it's a secret for the moment though ;)

Back to the trip. This journey was planned way in advance and myself and my boy were supposed to spend some time in Polish/Slovakian mountains, do a bit of exercise before some lazy time in Krakow. The whole thing was nearly called off when my poor boy ended up on crutches 3 days before our departure. Boys (apparently) don't cry though and so, we proceeded with the trip, in a little slower pace though..

Tatra mountains were spectacular but there's little to mention fashion-wise apart from the fact that I'm not a hiking type and next time I should invest in some proper shoes, clothes, glasses etc & don't forget, it gets cold up there, look at me and remember-shorts & sleeveless tops are a no-no when temperature drops suddenly...

Apart from the amazing views, my inner city girl loved the old fashioned hotel in Zakopane and a bit of fashion reading in the evening...

Krakow was great. I like its' Old Town full of mimes, stalls and pigeons. It was difficult for me to get used to the heat and I can't blame the ladies for wearing rather simple, easy and comfortable outfits. However, I was a bit disappointed to find that in such a beautiful city, full of chic shops and just so European (in that cool, laid-back way), it wasn't easy to find a stylish girl. I was lucky though when this pretty Norwegian student followed by a dozen of male stares sat down in the same cafe as I, enjoying some iced coffee. Obviously I had to ask for a photo of her, loved the easy, comfy & really cool combination of Raybans, playsuit & great tan!


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