Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy 2010!

Right, here we are - we've reached the end of 2009! There are only a few hours left of the old year and we're getting ready for the New Year's Eve party! We're spending the evening with a bunch of friends at their house, the children will be playing their games and Mums and Dads will be joining in the fun as well. A yummy dinner is being served - fondue is on the menu!

The give-away goodies are neatly packed, the envelopes sealed and addressed, and I'll put them in the post first thing Monday morning! That's next year, of course...

I hope you have a lovely celebration tonight and may the New Year be filled with all sorts of blessings, may you have many opportunities for creating some truly magical moments and may you have at least one good laugh every day!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Surprise with Success!

I blogged about another surprise package a while ago (as you can see, I love pleasant surprises!). Today, finally, it reached its destination. And, may I say, it served its purpose! It was a surprise indeed! I'm happy to say that it lifted the spirits of the recipient in a much needed time. And that's what pleasant surprises (and friends!) are for.

I crafted another bracelet, based on the idea from Eclectic Shock. I really like their bracelets, but, as I love crafting, I prefer making them myself to purchasing them. Many of my friends (and my Mum!) have asked me to craft one for them as well and I'm only too happy to do so.

Fancy one yourself?

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Give-Away Update

Remember my pre-Christmas bloggiversary give-away? There were three comment entries altogether which is why I've decided to present all three of you bloggers with a little something! The goodies I'll post to you have been hand-made by me - I'll post the pics on the blog after you've received your little parcels as I don't want to spoil the surprise! Alison, Franca and Jane, thank you so much for following my blog. I really appreciate your feedback and most of all, your blogs are an inspiration for me!

P.S.: Don't worry, these are not the prizes! Just another pic of our Christmas decoration...

Monday, 28 December 2009

Away In a Manger

More Christmas decoration! As promised, here's the pic of our Christmas tree - we put it up on our (glazed) balcony and it is pretty much the same every year. The children helped with the decorating and I really like the result. It's natural and fresh and very 'Christmassy'!

We usually place our Nativity scene under the tree. The figures are very old, 'vintage', you'd call them; they belonged to my Mum's family. Most of them are broken or damaged, I don't think there is a single sheep here with four limbs (apart from some newer additions, that is) but I don't mind. I think they're lovely.

This fabric wreath was made by - me! It's quite old, I made it when we got married, which was fourteen years (and Christmases!) ago. I saw a similar one in a shop and I fell in love with it. I didn't want to buy it, though, I sewed a lot back then and I found it challenging to make my own. It's not difficult to make, it just takes a lot of time, as you have to fill long 'snakes' of fabric with soft material. I hang it on my living-room door every year and I still find it enchanting.

Last but not least, to feel the spirit of Christmas, I need some poinsettias in our home. We've got two this year, one in our bedroom and one as a centrepiece on our table - instead of the advent wreath.

We had a lovely Christmas. On Christmas Eve we all went to church - first for the kids' 'midnight mass' at 6pm. After the mass we blessed our home and had dinner. At midnight, after the kids had gone to bed, I went to the 'proper' mass - I sort of had to, as I sing at the local church choir. But I enjoy Christmas service so that was no problem.

On Christmas Day we all went to the morning mass together, spent some time with friends, and in the afternoon, after festive lunch, we visited the grandparents.

On Boxing Day we celebrated our 'family name-day' - it was the feast of St Stephens and our family name is Stefanic - which would be something like Stephens in English.

The kids were happy to find piles of presents under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning - and even Mum and Dad got a little something, too!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas...

..., my fellow bloggers!

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve,
wake up into a happy Christmas morning,
and embrace the time you can spend with your loved ones!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Deck the Halls...

...with all sorts of bits and bobs from all around: with pretty Christmas fairies and trees from Gisela Graham, with colourful fabric Christmas trees from Rice, with beautiful gift bags from Caspari,

with lovely fragrant Christmas candles from Portmeirion,

with Christmas angels from Andrea Fontebasso, and last but not least, with my precious Christmas angels, who are now 'all grown-up' (well, they're eight and five respectively...).

We're decorating our Christmas tree tomorrow, on Christmas Eve, and we're putting up the Nativity as well; we've got some lovely 'vintage' figures which belonged to my Mum's family. I promise to post a picture of both!

P.S.: If you're interested in my three-month-bloggiversary Christmas giveaway, check yesterday's blog entry!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Crafts & First Give-Away!

I made these Christmassy ornaments in the course of the years - they're not recent work - but they always put me in a Christmas mood. They might do the same for you! Which, three days before Christmas, is not too difficult a task to achieve...

I made the snowman keyring nine years ago when I was expecting my first-born. I saw a similar item in a French magazine called 'Marie-Claire' and I totally loved it. I used to put it on my keys at Christmas for several years after that. Now it just lives in a drawer...

The tissue holder was made even earlier, I think. I can't even remember when. It's old.

The red hat was knitted by my Mum, I made the poinsettia corsage. My daughter wears it now.

The Christmas tree brooch was made last year. I got the idea from the lovely Ana of Fensismensi - hers are much more professionally looking, of course. But I quite like mine as well. I think I could list it as my first give-away presie! It's my three-month bloggiversary today and if you're interested, drop me a note in the comment section!

Enjoy the count-up to Christmas!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Winter Wear II.

My collection (a part of it, anyway) of my winter accessories - scarves, gloves/mittens and hats. For the sake of the photographs, I've put them together in ensembles that I usually wear but that doesn't mean I don't mix and match, of course. There are more items in my closet, I'm afraid, but these are worn most often and they're considered my favourites. You will definitely see the other ones as parts of my winter outfits.

scarf - Robert Mackie of Scotland
hat & mittens - Kokoska (local boutique brand); handmade in Bosnia

hat - Barts
leather gloves - Marks&Spencer
scarf - Ika (local boutique brand)

knitted beret - Benetton
gloves - Benetton
scarf - Tait & Style

scarf - Barbour
gloves - don't know, but they're 'Made in England'

I wear these with my white down coat, camel coat, brown tweedie coat, black coat, navy duffle coat, Barbour jacket, chocolate down jacket... I love all of the above ensembles and I couldn't really pick my favourite. Can you?

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Winter Wear I.

It's winter. Officially. We've had a cold week. Lots of snow. I don't like snow. I would love to stay indoors until spring comes again. I wouldn't be bored, I promise. There are so many things I'd do. Read. Create. Nap. But, (un)fortunately, life goes on - even in winter. As long as I'm warm I'm O.K. Which means that I practically live in this coat these days. It's long and warm and you can't really see what I'm wearing underneath. And I can't be bothered. I'm wearing sweats, would you believe it? Not that I'd blog a photo of myself wearing sweats (actually, that's exactly what I'm doing...).

Anyway, this is what I've looked like outdoors this past week. I love my hat and mittens set, it's hand-made (knitted and embroidered) by my Mum. It was a Christmas present nine years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I also like my cream embroidered pashmina, I've had it for years and I've been using it a lot, not only in winter.

These days I've been wearing:
shoes - don't know
leg warmers - Benetton (I've had them since university years)
coat - C-jeans
scarf/pashmina - Kokoska (local boutique brand)
hat & mittens - gift, hand-made by my Mum
(pics are always clickable!)

Saying all that, I must say that there are many more hats and many more pairs of mittens and gloves in my closet, and I won't even go into scarves... I love accessories and they're the only thing really that keeps me going in winter! I plan to do a special post on my winter accessories, so I'll let this be it for today. I hope you're somewhere warm and cosy as you're reading this and that there's a cup of hot tea/coffee/chocolate next to you. Enjoy!

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Brown Hat

Right, here we are - at last! My brand new chocolate brown hat! A very early birthday present from my Mum & Dad! I really love this hat, I think it looks fabulous (I don't mean it looks fabulous on me, it just looks fab on its own!). And to make things even better, I found this absolutely gorgeous Boden skirt with applique birds - what more can you wish for?

I wore this outfit to church yesterday. It was cold and miserable and wet. My outfit made me feel lovely and cosy and warm. And that's what it's all about, right? To feel comfy?

coat - Benetton
belt - not sure (the coat came with a matching belt)
boots - Bata
scarf - Etsy (AliceCaroline)
handwarmers - Etsy (Crafts2Cherish)
leather gloves - Marks&Spencer
hat - Seeberger (early b'day present from my parents!)
suede purse - my Mum's, vintage

Under the coat my lovely birds were hiding. I kept everything else pretty simple (if I don't count the accessories, of course, I always go heavy on those...).

skirt - Boden
tights - Polzela (local brand)
sleeveless roll-neck - no idea
cardi - TopShop
belt - came free with a pair of tweedie Orsay trousers
angel pendant & bracelets
corsage (hair clip, actually) - H&M
brooch - self-made; spare button from green Boden coat & dangling bird & bird-house

So, this was yesterday. Over night, we got snowed in (almost). My exercise today wasn't a walk around our lovely lake, it was shovelling snow at my parents' house. Even though I lift weights on a regular basis I'm sure I'll wake up with sore muscles in my arms tomorrow morning. I don't mind, though... we're having a white Christmas!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Lake

I've been complaining about the weather recently, haven't I? One of the reasons is that I like to do my daily exercise outdoors. I usually walk or jog and when it's really cold and wet I don't feel like stretching my nose out of the window (I have to, of course, as one of my' jobs' is being my kids' taxi driver...). I quite like my home town, in the south of Slovenia, it's a place surrounded by woods, some of them are even virgin forests. There's a lot of green colour around and there are many spots where you can go and relax.

One of my favourite spots is this lake on the outskirts of our town. There used to be a coal mine there, but the shaft was covered with water many years ago and - voila - we have a lake! I used to swim in it when I was a teenager, and the lake freezes when the winters are really cold so I used to ice-skate there as well. I don't anymore, but these days (in the summer, to be precise) my boy likes to go fishing here with his friends.

It's a beautiful spot, and the best thing about it is that there is a path round and round (not directly on the shore all the way but never mind). This is where I usually go walking or jogging - because it lies on a small hill above the town the sun stays there longer than anywhere else. And I do like my fair bit of sunshine, thank you very much.

It's been ages (it seems that way, anyway) since I last went for a quick walk - and I mean quick, it's my favourite exercise. I think the pics were taken in October. I do hope there will be more sunny days this winter so that I can enjoy my place of tranquility on a regular basis... You are kindly invited to join me!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Singing in the Rain...

I wore this outfit to my choir practice last night. Nothing dramatically new from what I usually wear these days, but I liked it and felt extremely comfortable (I should probably say 'which is why I liked it and felt...'). It's December and we're rehearsing my all-time favourites (O Holy Night; O Little Town of Bethlehem; In the Bleak Midwinter; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing... - all in Slovenian!) - I enjoy this time of year so much! Apart from the weather, of course. It's been really wet and cold these days, I almost wish it would snow (at which point I must say that I really dislike snow). I feel much better with lots of pretty little things around me! And on me...

boots - Humanic
tights - Polzela (local brand; I managed to make a big hole in them today, so good-bye, tights! You can actually see a run in them on the pic...)
embroidered skirt - Labod (local brand)
gray roll-neck - don't know
cardi - Wallis
corsage (on cardi) - H&M (it's actually a hair clip; I added a green leaf... I need green leaves with my corsages!)
button brooch - self-made (spare button from my beloved Boden green velvet coat)
belt - H&M
angel pendant & bracelets!

For the miserable outside weather I added:

jacket - Comma
belt - Jack Jones
scarf - H&M
beret - Seeberger
corsage (on beret) - TopShop
handwarmers - Etsy (Crafts2Cherish)
leather bag (hidden behind my back) - my Mum's, almost vintage!
shopper - LaMarelle (from a lovely little shop called Sisi - Life in Colours in Ljubljana); check the front & the back - they're totally different!

I love this shopper. It makes me smile. :)

Monday, 7 December 2009

Another Surprise Package

Hello, everyone. Before I turn around twice the week does it for me - or is it instead of me? I had the best intention to blog every day last week and see where my good intentions got me... I did get some work done, though, between my feeling poorly and my son's feeling even poorlier for a couple of days...

The result of my 'work getting done' is another surprise gift for a dear friend - this post will only reveal the package and in a few days you will be able to see the contents!

I hope you had a fun weekend, what with St Nick going round and bringing gifts to little ones and not so little ones... We put our plates on the kitchen table on Saturday evening and left a mug of warm tea and some biscuits and chocolates there for him; the plates were full of goodies yesterday morning , the mug was empty and the biscuits and the chocolates disappeared... My boy and my girl were absolutely thrilled! The only problem is that it didn't occur to me to take some pictures of the whole 'happening'. Maybe next year!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


I love wreaths. They're basically... rings. And what girl doesn't like a nice, shiny ring? I mean, honestly, don't wreaths / rings make waiting easier? An engagement ring makes waiting for your dream wedding easier... An eternity ring makes... everything easier, because you know that someone will walk hand in hand with you for the rest of your life. An advent wreath makes waiting for Christmas so much easier! Each Sunday you light a candle and the week between the Sundays vanishes so quickly you don't even notice... A wreath on the door welcomes you into your own cosy home and makes waiting for your loved ones easier... There, that's what I think of wreaths and rings and families!

Here you can see our family wreaths for this year's festive season. The advent wreath on the table is covered with fresh moss (which of course will dry eventually...) and my Mum is the expert behind it. All I did was put it on the cake stand, added a tartan ribbon, some walnuts and four candles. We lit the first one last Sunday.

The wreath on the door (again courtesy of my Mum) is embellished with some greenery, a Nutcracker, a tartan bow (of course) and it hangs on this gorgeous holly ribbon I bought at Harrods...fifteen years ago, I think! And I still have it! That's how pathetic I am, I actually keep things from Britain until they disintegrate...

Anyway, I make a different wreath for our door every year, a couple of years ago I made one of pop corn! It was lovely, everyone admired it, and I'm really sorry I didn't bother to take a picture of it. I might make another one next year...

Until then - or, hopefully, until the next post - night night!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Carpe Diem...

Well, here we are, the festive December has begun. We lit the first Advent candle on the wreath, three more to go; these few weeks will pass in a jiffy and we will be celebrating the arrival of 2010...

I remember, when I was a teenager, how far away the year 2000 seemed to be then. I used to calculate my age and thought that 28 (the age I turned in 2000) was OLD. We're approaching 2010. All of a sudden, I feel so young. I feel great, I have a lovely family, and I wouldn't want to be 18 again for the world!

What I do miss from my BC (before children) time is travelling to Britain each year but I'm sure that pretty soon I will be lamenting - on a remote island off the Scottish coast... - how my little ones don't want to spend time with me... So, carpe diem!

Nothing spectacular on the outfit front. I still feel a bit poorly (haven't I just mentioned that I feel great...?), in fact, I'm running a little fever this evening. This was yesterday's outfit:

boots - Alpina (local brand)
corduroys - Mana; I changed the buttons
top - Laura Ashley (old!!!)
argyle vest - S. Oliver
beret - Seeberger
corsage (on beret) - TopShop
earrings - freebie from Etsy seller BeadsByEvelyn
angel pendant & bracelets!

I put on a jacket and a scarf to go outside, of course:

jacket - don't know
scarf - H&M

Have a lovely last month of the year, everyone!

Monday, 30 November 2009

St Andrew's Day

I apologize for being such a lazy blogger these past few days. Time just flew by before I realised that I hadn't really updated my blog! I've been following other blogs with great interest and I've made a few comments but somehow I've forgotten to 'comment' my own! It must have something to do with my (just over) two-month bloggiversary!

Anyway, last week was nothing special in some ways and very special in others. I hardly had any outfit pictures taken - just didn't feel very imaginative - but I will show you some pics of the most lovely surprise I got from a very dear friend. She lives in the capital and we don't see each other very often but we talk on the phone and she follows my blog. Or, should I say, reads it, as she isn't registered with the blogger and can't comment on it. But, she nevertheless decided I deserved a blog award (fancy that!) and she made me a box of the most delicious sweets you can possibly imagine (have I mentioned that, apart from being a professional singer, she's one of the best cooks in the whole wide world?).

You can see the sweets on the pics: they're sweet dates with marzipan pistachio filling and fig balls with marzipan, rolled in crushed roasted hazelnuts. Just putting everything into words made my mouth water again... And to top everything off, the packaging was absolutely adorable as well! See this pretty tartan ribbon? She knows all about my love for Scotland, so there I have it! Thank you so much, R.!

The best part of the week was Friday when my Mum, my daughter and I went to Ljubljana to the book fair. My cousins (one of them writes poems for children, the other one, her sister, illustrates them) had their latest book presented at the fair. We just had to attend! And, I got some really great news - but this deserves a post on its own, definitely. There are still some things about me that I haven't yet shared with you, dear bloggers...

My outfit on Friday was similar to the one I'd last posted on the blog, but I'm afraid that you will see a lot of my lovely green coat in the following months as well... (and the boots... and the beret... and angels... and blossoms...). I think this coat is one of the best purchases I've made in my life, honestly, that's how much I appreciate it!

We had a lovely time at the book fair and a lovely 'girls' day-out' as well, we really enjoyed our time together, the three generations... The weekend was less eventful, I came down with the flu (or something similar), I spent the entire Sunday in my PJs, sleeping on the sofa. I'm all better now, though, and I promise to be a better blogger this week as well.

Last Friday I wore:
boots - Humanic
tights - Polzela (local brand)
skirt - Labod (local brand; shortened)
pink top - TwoWay
gray roll-neck - Mana
tan belt (under the scarf) - H&M
scarf - Etsy (AliceCaroline)
beret - Seeberger
corsage (on beret) - TopShop
coat - Boden
leather sporran - Heritage of Scotland (web shop)
umbrella - 'Thistle' (Scottish shop in Ljubljana), bought ages ago
angel pendant!

As far as the title goes, happy St Andrew's Day to all Scots and to my son, of course - his name is Andrej (Slovenian for 'Andrew') and it's his nameday - and yes, he got his name after the patron saint of my favourite place in the world!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Fun Week!

Last week was wonderful in many ways. First, on Monday, I got my first (very early) birthday present from my Mum & Dad (my birthday is January 6...) - I tend to get my b'day presents early because come November (i.e. two months before the actual date) I start getting these birthday cravings and imagining presents and thinking about things that I need (or would really like to have, for that matter...) and sooner or later someone from my family (either my husband or my parents or... myself, actually...) is willing to give in and actually purchase the desired item...

Anyway, the one I got on Monday was not actually on my list but here's the story: my Mum, who is a very stylish lady - she's my style icon, actually, and one of these days I will ask her if I can post a photo of her on my blog! -, sometimes buys things on the spur of the moment. When she comes home and tries the thing on once again, she decides she doesn't like it on herself and then either returns it or - which is better...- asks me if I want it. The same happened with a very sweet, stylish, chocolate brown, 20s'-style hat she'd bought earlier this month. Would I like a chocolate brown hat for my birthday? As you already know, I love hats, so yes please! It's an absolutely gorgeous hat and as soon as I get a picture taken of me wearing it I'll post it on my blog. You'll see, it's yummy!

The next wonderful thing was - oh, dear - another early birthday present. This time it was me who made the purchase... Here's the story: remember the pink hat I posted some time ago? When I bought it last year I immediately imagined it with a lovely moss green coat - which I unfortunately didn't have at the time. I spent the entire autumn/winter '08/'09 season hunting for a moss green coat in Slovenia but I couldn't find one (not one I would really really like). This autumn, it occured to me that I could search the web and try to find one. And if I was lucky, I thought, it might even be delivered to Slovenia (not all labels do that, you know). I managed to find my absolutely dream coat at Boden and - they did (they do!!!) deliver to Slovenia! It said on the order form that the coat in my size would be available in four weeks, which at that point meant at the end of November. I was definitely willing to wait and I placed the order. After two weeks I got their mail that the coat had been shipped! And it arrived at my doorstep in a lovely box last Wednesday! You can see me wearing my new absolutely gorgeous moss green 'effortless velvet coat' on the pic! Isn't it just adorable? So, this was Wednesday (Thursday's outfit on the pic).

coat - Boden
boots - Humanic
tights - don't know
skirt - S. Oliver
purple top - TwoWay
grey roll-neck - Mana
belt - H&M
scarf - Etsy (AliceCaroline)
beret - Seeberger
corsage (on beret) - TopShop

Then, on Thursday, came the best part of the week. My husband and I drove to our capital in the morning (my husband commutes to Ljubljana anyway) to have lunch with a very dear friend. Before that we stopped at a shopping centre where I found another 'dream' item, a pair of tan leather MaryJanes I'd been searching for - for only 15 euros. Now, that's a bargain. Again, a pic to follow...

And now back to the main event of last week - lunch with our dearest friend. He's been away for a while, he hasn't been too well, but now things seem to be fine, he's his old self again and I'm over the moon! We had the most pleasant time together, my husband and I really enjoyed ourselves... the world seems once again to be a wonderful place!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Pink & Green

I told you about my new favourite colour combination in my last post, mustard & purple. My all-time favourite combination, though, is this one: pink & green! You might have noticed that I wear a lot of these two colours, if nothing else, they appear somewhere in the accessory department. I like them together because they remind me of a garden full of roses (pink, possibly...) with their lush petals and green stems.

These two outfits were both built around my lovely skirt & dress from Kesidov (I've already told you about them and you have seen my green corduroy skirt) - I have some more pieces from them which I will show you in a later post. I think their clothes are really fabulous, definitely one of a kind. They're a bit expensive but they have a sale throughout the year for pieces from previous seasons, so there actually is a possibility of a bargain!
This skirt is called 'Hana' (all their items have names) and what attracted me to this piece in the first place was the colour - not a very pretty shade at first sight but it offers tons of possible combinations. And, of course, the applique flowers. I love them!

I'm wearing:
boots - Humanic
tights - don't know, love the colour, though
skirt - Kesidov
pink faux-wrap top - TwoWay
pink top (worn underneath) - Get
belt - H&M
angel pendant & bracelets!

This dress is called 'Forest Tunic' - I guess the colour was very inspirational! It's extremely versatile as it can be worn either as a dress, a skirt (just put a top over it) or a tunic, over trousers. It's quite warm as well as the material is rather thick. The best thing about Kesidov clothes is that there is always a detail at the back - hence the 'rear pics' today! Something funny happened when I tried to do away with my red eyes - now I have a green circle around my left eye on one of the photos!

I'm wearing:
boots - Humanic
tights - no idea
dress - Kesidov
pink top - TwoWay
belt - H&M
scarf - TwoWay
angel bracelets! (no need for the pendant here...)

Hope your week so far has been as enjoyable as mine - and why mine has been so much fun will be the topic of the next post!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Mustard & Purple

My new favourite colour combo! I used NOT to like purple but now I'm all for it (I still don't like just any shade of it, though, the one I'm wearing is fine). And I really like purple paired with either mustard or green or grey, but not black.

I've already told you that black is not one of my favourite colours. I quite like it on other people but on me, I prefer bright, happy colours (for some reason, I have never associated black with happy, it probably has to do something with black being the colour of mourning in many cultures).

This is what I wore yesterday - this Brora skirt is one of my favourite skirts and it has a lovely story behind it. I got it two years ago, from London (I should say IN London but it wouldn't be quite true...). I spent a long weekend with some friends in London in July 2007 and before we left for London I had seen this skirt on Brora's website and thought - I like this skirt, I would really like to have it! To top it off, they had the same skirt for little girls (MY little girl!) and I was definitely going to come home with a skirt for my daughter and a skirt for Mummie (ie. myself).

After we'd done the sightseeing (my friends 'used' me as their tour-guide because I had spent quite a lot of time in London before I had children) we went to a Brora shop (can't remember which one it was anymore, though) - they had the girl size skirt but they didn't have the right size for me (tears on my pillow...). But, the lady at the shop kindly offered to get it from another shop or their warehouse and could I please pop in next Monday and it would be waiting for me? Unfortunately, 'next Monday' I was going to be back home already so there was no way I could collect it... No problem, apparently! They asked for my address, I was trustworthy enough to leave them my credit card details (I bought the little skirt anyway) and after a few days, my skirt came in the post! And they were both on sale at the time! So my daughter and I are now two very proud owners of two lovely matching mother - daughter skirts (my girl will soon grow out of it, though, and then I might have her skirt re-made into a bodice for me - still thinking!). Even though I don't really want to post pics of my girl on this blog, I will probably have to show you our matching outfits one day...

It is a linen skirt and actually meant to be worn in the summer but I don't really care. With opaque tights and boots it is warm enough for autumn/winter months as well. And I still love it to bits!

boots - Humanic
skirt - Brora
mustard top - Mana
purple top - TwoWay
belt - H&M
angel pendant & bracelets!

Friday Wear

My outfit last Friday - not my usual colour, I don't particularly like black, but spiced up with green and tan it made me quite happy. The colourful burst of the necklace & corsage did the trick as well.

I wore:

boots - Humanic
tights - local brand
skirt - TopShop
roll-neck - Dorothy Perkins
belt - H&M
cardi - Tulchan
necklace - TwoWay
leather corsage (on necklace) - Etsy (designedbyjane)
beret - Seeberger
corsage (on beret) - TopShop
angel bracelets!

Weekend wear was more relaxed, I wore my corduroys (I don't know why I don't bother taking outfit pics when I wear trousers, I've only done it about twice). We celebrated two birthdays, my brother's on Saturday and our friends' little girl (same age as ours) on Sunday, so the weekend was fun, lots of chatting to family & friends and delicious cakes all around!

Church outfit on Sunday was the same as last Monday's, so I didn't have another pic taken.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Pink Hat

I promised to show you my pink hat, didn't I? Well, this is it! I didn't actually wear it yesterday, I had my trusted charcoal beret on, but I thought I'd model it for you as it really matched yesterday's outfit. I love this hat. I bought it last year, it was love at first sight! I love its shape, I love the colour. In fact, I wouldn't mind owning more hats like this one in different colours!

boots - Humanic
tights - don't know
skirt - handmade by my Mum's seamstress
top - H&M
jacket - Tom Tailor
belt - H&M
corsage (embellished by me) - H&M
angel brooch!
beads - made by me (paper beads dressed in Laura Ashley scarf)
pink hat - Seeberger