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Repetition 2

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I like new stuff. Even though it is rather consumerist, but new things have a positive effect on me. If I am even contemplating on getting a new piece, I get immediate rush of creativity – all kinds of outfits start popping in my head.

I was not sure about the dress. It is quite a staple on its own. It makes the outfit. So it seems too easy, you don’t need much effort in choosing the rest of the stuff. And I am not the one to do the things the easy way. But I sure am glad, that I convinced myself to get the dress after all.

And the dress has a story of course, not just me contemplating whether or not to get it. I got it back in July, when I went to Detroit for work. And shopping at an outlet mall was a must experience. My colleague and friend was coming to the mall to shop with me after her 9 hour flight. Talk about dedication! Unfortunately some later experiences turned my journey a bit sour – I got stuck at the airport the next day due to the cancelled flight and celebrated my birthday the next day in the office and on a subsequent flight home…Ridiculous way to celebrate your 30th, especially when you decide to drown your sorrows and flight attendant asks if you are old enough to drink alcohol. And this is the point – clothes have sentimental value.

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Back to the outfit and how little effort is good sometimes. You just switch the shoes and you’re good to go. No lingering in front of the closet.

Outfit 1: dress – Calvin Klein, shoes – Pretty Ballerinas, bag – Zara.

Outfit 2: dress- Calvin Klein, shoes – Schuh, bag – Zara.

Cheers.

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One of the boys

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OK, so this is a more boyish outfit, than I normally wear. I would have been quit comfy in it, if it weren’t for the pants, which keep sliding down…and they have only tiny belt loops for a tiny belt, which does not hold your pants anyway…And the shoes are not the comfiest, but more on that a bit later.

I tried to make the pants look good, but you’ll be the judge of that. Now I know why models get paid…Not everyone can make anything look good…

So, I give you – the awkward pictures.

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Some more awkward shots.

Let’s talk sweater for a moment. I got it (of course) on sale last year. I el oh vee e the silk front. Transforms the outfit from boring office to slightly less boring with a twist. And of course my trusty work bag makes an appearance…again. And no, I am not sick of it.

And the shoes – I inherited them – my mom’s friend was about to throw them out, but my mom yelled, that Julija will wear them for sure, grabbed them and did not let go. They do look cool, but…as usual with worn footwear (this is why I do not buy second hand shoes), the shoe adjusted itself to former owner’s foot and of course – in the front they are too tight and in the back too wide…No idea what I am gonna do with them, but they are unfortunately not very wearable. I forget that from time to time and put them on in spite of prior knowledge of their wearability and at the end of the day I just curse.

So there, another office outfit.

Outfit: sweater – H&M, pants – H&M, shoes – Bally, bag – Zara.

Cheers.

Cord

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Cord is my best friend, when the temperatures plummet. It doesn’t attract cold, unlike jeans. And if it is on sale – go for it. Just go for it.

Ok, so first – the nicer pictures. Nevermind the hair on the face.

I found the pants while browsing on amazon. Who does not want pants reduced to 18€?! I was a bit paranoid at first, because who reduces pants to 18?! And people were complaining that the quality is not so awesome. I am quite happy though. No ripped pockets or anything.  Does not stretch too much. The only thing I had to do is to take the pants to the tailor and get them shortened. Since I had a bunch of stuff in the To alter pile anyway, it was no biggie. And the result is great – love the new length and the pants do not wrinkle up anymore! I am still contemplating on getting them in another colour. Because it is a well known fact, that winter is coming and not all pants cost 18€.

Here are some awkward pictures… Me picking up trash from the floor etc.

Wore this outfit to work. At first I had a bit of a difficulty styling the pants, because the waist is higher, than that of all of my other pants. And the proportions can look a bit awkward. But I think this one worked out pretty well.

And, of course, close up of the shoes. Pointy toes!

Outfit: blouse – Second Female, cords – also Second Female, blazer – H&M, pumps – Vagabond, bag – Zara.

 

Cheers.

The mom outfit

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I am feeling a bit uninspired word-wise this rainy weekend. But the outfits are ON. I keep obsessing with what I am going to wear all next week at work. So, sorry for the boring post, I hope the outfit will make up for it. Continuing the topic on midi skirts.

This outfit reminds a bit of the 70s fashion. Midi skirt, no cleavage – all buttoned up or turtleneck-ed. It also really appeals to me, because my mom used to wear similar clothes. I remember her skirts and dresses, when she would pick me up from the kindergarten. She is still so very stylish.

I found this skirt while browsing on ASOS and decided against it, because I did not want to pay more than 60€ for a skirt, and then it got sold out…Fortunately they restocked and coincidence of coincidences – I got a bonus around that time! So, now you are seeing the photos of it. Unfortunately it turned out a bit too big and I had to belt the skirt under the sweater so it would hold around the waist. Just to be on the safe side, I will take it for alterations only in spring, if I do not gain weight, cause I do love to eat and winter is coming…For now, I will need to hide the waist of the skirt under wider tops. I could of course tuck the sweater in (I saw it in a couple of blogs), but even though I find that it can look quite cool, I think on me it would just seem too awkward.

Let us talk about the rest of the pieces. This trench is pretty awesome – I got it last year for my birthday. It has a lining that can be taken out. So I can wear it almost all year round. Highly recommended.

The little Sal decided to take an opportunity to sneak onto the balcony and take part in the photo shoot. She matches my faux fur bag perfectly.

Will definitely weird out the people in the office with this combo. Because, you know – I will look like a mom from the 70s.

I will also be forced to be on trend this Autumn – I have quite a few burgundy pieces and apparently IT IS ON with the burgundy this season. So sorry for that.

I’ve been looking forward to carrying my fluffy bag since the early spring, when I put it aside for something lighter.

The pumps though…were a bit of a disappointment. I love Vagabond shoes and had 4 or 5 pairs of them before (from flip flops to winter boots). I mean, the fit is actually good, they are not too narrow. The color is nice and in general they look good. So what the hell is wrong then? The heel is placed in a part of the sole, that when you walk, you already expect the heel to hit the ground but it does a little moment later and so you walk a tad awkwardly. Which is irritating. I decided to keep them, since I am more or less confined to my desk the whole day. Otherwise they would be back where they came from.

Outfit: trench – Spoom, sweater – H&M, skirt – ASOS, shoes – Vagabond, bag – Pilar Abril

Cheers.

Outfit post. Shoe Challenge #3

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I took advantage of the good weather to take some pictures for the shoe challenge (check the Shoeperwoman website for more detail). These shoes, though are my current favorite, are also quite difficult to incorporate into an outfit. They look good with rolled up jeans, but I just couldn’t be bothered shaving my legs just for few pictures, hence the black tights. So sue me.

Outfit: skirt and tank top – Esprit, top – H&M jacket – Tiks, shoes – Asos Totally Suede, scarf – Soaked in Luxury, earrings – from India.

There’s not much to report today, except that I cleaned the windows, so just enjoy the pictures 🙂

Cheers

Outfit post (Shoe challenge #2)

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The sun is finally coming out and Spring seems to have finally arrived. As a consequence I am not feeling so sleepy all the time. That’s why I give you!..the result of a Sunday walk.

Outfit: jeans and tank top – Esprit, hoodie – Vertus (some Polish knock off brand I think), jacket – Tiks, belt – Fat Face,  Shoes – Converse, sunnies – Polaroid.

This week we discovered that it is now allowed to go behind the nearby forest into some former mining area (pictures to come). We had quite a stroll and took some nice pictures. It was quite a perfect time to practice my posing – not many people around. But now I think that it is not worth it – it is much more fun to have strange photos that reflect my personality. For example on the picture on the left I am about to sneeze.

Anyway, no fancy shoes to show off, I do not tend to wear heels in the fields or forest. Hence, the reasonable choice – Converse. I acquired them in London a couple of years ago. I bought the jeans in London as well, got quite a good bargain if I remember correctly.

Since I needed some comfortable outfit for a long walk, I just added some colour with the weird belt and a tank top, not to be totally gloomy. I think it still looks better than the standard German outfit for such a thing – couples usually look totally alike – wearing jack wolfskin windbreakers (or of some similar company), jeans and trekking shoes and usually accessorize  with those sticks for walking (you know, the ones that look like skiing sticks) and a big dog.

People often assume I am an angry person, but it is just my facial expression 😀 It indicates how well I’ve slept the night before. Not very well, judging from the above pictures. And since I do not hide behind the ton of make up, this is what you see in the pictures – angry me! Deal with it.

Enough of none essential BS, here are the details of my outfit. My belt, which I bought while being stranded at Heathrow airport – my flight was insanely delayed and I, of course, searched for comfort in retail therapy. (Btw,  it turns out I wore the belt upside down…my typical scatter brainness.)

There is a silhouette of a horsie on my hoodie, even has mane and stuffs. You like?

Cheers.

p.s. check the Shoeperwoman website for more info about the shoe challenge.

Outfit post. New Shoes, baby!

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I had a couple of friends visiting this weekend and while showing them around managed to make some pictures of my outfit.

Outfit: scarf and coat – Esprit, shoes – Asos, bag – Takko, tights – cannot remember. Not visible: skirt – Esprit, stripped sweater – Zara and t-shirt – New Yorker.

The shoes are…there are not words to describe. They are so beautiful, and the price I paid, makes them astonishing 😀 Original price was 110 pounds and I got them for 33! The heel is perfectly proportioned with the shape and they look great. AND they do not hurt my feet at all and are so comfortable. I walked around in them all day and evening(no band aids!). Even some accidental dancing happened. And all this didn’t result in any blisters. So…I’m in love.

Image 1 of ASOS TOTALLY Suede Premium Crepe Lace Up Boots

Originally there were two colours: the one above and another one, hm..copper would be the best to describe. I really liked them both, but decided, since I have knee boots of similar colour I will go for the colder one with contrasting shoe laces 🙂 But I think both pairs would have found their place in my wardrobe.

And here are more Autumn colours.

Hope you had a nice weekend as well. I still need rest 😀

Cheers.

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Outfit post. Blue scarf, long boots.

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The name of the post sounds a bit like pirate names…I need an eye patch. The outfit itself is not at all piraty, but rather elegant.

Outfit: coat and jeggings – Esprit, scarf – from India, shoes – Bronx.

Camera accumulator died on us so there were only three pictures and only one showable. So there you go.

I can’t remember which top I wore…but oh well.

The shoes were aquired back in Lithuania like…3 years ago…I’m not sure. But they are really great. Thick heel makes them rather comfortable to walk, in, decorative belts or however those things are called add kind of a rock’n’roll touch and the colour adds a nice pop to  dark outfit, which is almost always the case this time of year, since I own only this one coat for current temperatures. Sadly, this is also the only wool scarf I own, so for outfits I can only work with my bottom…(yes I do realize how it sounds :D), that is – legs, since the top is a constant. Ergo – funky footwear and/or tights (p.s. I love how jeggings are so easy to stuff into knee boots).

I am hoping to snap some outfit pictures this weekend if the weather allows, since we plan a lot of outdoor activities.

Cheers.

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Outfit post. Grey on Grey and Jeans.

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It was a totally lazy Sunday. On Saturday we did quite a lot of cleaning in the house (including getting rid of expired food and defrosting the fridge…ick…), so on Sunday we just watched Battlestar Galactica and were lazy for the most part of the day).

Outfit corresponds to my mood, which is – “I just couldn’t be bothered…”

I put on my current favourite grey jersey top over my husband’s t-shirt, put on jeans, converse and a snugly long cardigan instead of a jacket.

Oufit: top – ASOS, t-shirt – fruit of the loom, jeans – Esprit, shoes – Converse, cardigan – Only, earrings – from the fair in Vilnius.

Pimpin’.

Closer look at earrings. They are supposedly made of Venecian glass…

Signature “bye bye feet” shot. And evidence of Autumn.

Confused plant.

Cheers.

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