Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cottage by the Sea & Gifts from Elle

It may seem that I planned this photo session carefully, but I didn't - and I love when it all comes together spontaneously, as it did today. Anya and I had errands in town, and after all I wanted to go to a park and asked what was her pick. Out of three beach parks near our home, she picked Browns Point Lighthouse Park. At first, I thought we'd just take photos by the Sound, but then I realized that this charming cottage garden by the lighthouse keeper's house is an absolute dream and perfection as a backdrop for my outfit today. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Flirt with the Wind, Twirl till You're Dizzy + Video


So do you remember I said that I decided to not buy any new things any more? OK, that was a bunch of nonsense. Forget it. I take it back. I think I am not ready to not buy any new things at all, but I agree to slowing down a little. On to the outfit.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

World Country Style + Video

Sometimes, I just want colors, and shapes, and textures, and details - all at once!
It was one such time last night. It is also an example of mixing new and old in one outfit. Which is nothing unheard of, but the result can be unexpected, creative and fun! :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ode to Culottes + Video

I'm even happy that the weather is on the cool side these days - I have the chance to wear new items from early Spring (or even not so new), but some things I did not have a chance to wear this season because we got hot days starting in late March, which is surprisingly early for our part of the world. So now when it's mid 60s and breezy, I enjoy layering. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sweet Sixties

When I was a teen, I thought that the 1960s was the grooviest time ever. I thought it was fun, romantic, optimistic and kind. I loved watching movies made in the 60s. I loved the fashion and the type of women's beauty that was popular back then. Mama and Papa weren't mama and papa yet. They were young, fell madly in love, got married, moved to live in a very cool new town, where soon Andrei was born, and they became who they always will be - our Mama and Papa, though I did not became a reality till the 70s.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


It's the beginning of vacation season, and my blogging friends post from all sorts of beautiful, exciting places - new cities, new countries, where they travel. Looking at these pictures, you might think that I am also on a vacation, perhaps exploring grand castles somewhere in Europe.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Barefoot from 90 to 60

Have you put away those jackets and cardigans yet? Well, if you live in the PNW, hopefully, you put them not too far away. After a few hot days, the temperature dropped significantly, which suggests outfit adjustments. In this post, I'll show not one, but two outfits from this week - I wore both of them while hanging out in my neighborhood.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Roller Coaster

We are in the midst of reorganizing our house - a huge project, which was oh so long due. Even though I'm feeling overwhelmed, I am also excited and looking forward to see all the newly organized corners. So far, we redecorated Anya's room, which was a priority, because you know - she's just not a kid any more, she is a teenager, and her space reflects it now. Besides, her friend is staying with us till the rest of the school year, because her family had to move a month before the school ended. So we wanted to make sure the girls are comfortable. We also converted our spare room into a study for me (I just call it "my room"), more on that later because right now it is still full of stuff which has to find its place either in our house, or in a new home. But the point is, we of course find things that were misplaced or just forgotten, including some items of clothing. Like this skirt.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Valley: Trip to Sequim

Back in May, Justin surprised me with a little getaway to the beautiful Olympic peninsula. He reserved a room in a nice hotel for a couple of nights, we packed a few things, got gas for our faithful Outback and left for an adventure on Friday night. It is only a couple of hours from our home, but that way we could get plenty of rest and an early start the next morning.