Monday, 31 December 2012

Last Outfit Post Of The Year And Happy 2013!

My last outfit post in 2012. I wore this to church yesterday. Very little colour, compared to my usual outfits, isn't there? I liked it a lot, though. Sometimes colour can be added from the inside...

Outfit details:

- boots - Stroll
- coat - Benetton
- scarf - Kokoska (local brand)
- beret - Seeberger
- mittens - handmade by my Mum
- bag - Barbour
- tights - local brand
- dress - Tom Tailor
- top (under the dress) - local supermarket
- holly brooch - Etsy (vanessacabban)
- angel pendant - gift from my husband
- angel earrings - gift from my children
- watch - gift from my parents
- angel bracelet - gift from my girlfriends

Have a happy and healthy 2013, 
my dear friends!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Places In 2012 - Part III

Day trips with friends to various destinations in our country:

Northwest - Velika Planina

Northeast - Bogojina

South - Kuzelj Wall & Window

Looking forward to more trips in 2013!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Places In 2012 - Part II

Beware, another photo overload! Our seaside holiday this year. We always take our bikes along and cycle quite a lot. There are absolutely wonderful cycling paths along the (albeit rather short) Slovenian coast. We always stay at a place called Portorose ('the port of roses', for some reason), but the following photos are from our cycling trip to the town called Koper / Capodistria, where we did a bit of sightseeing as well. Some breathtaking views!

Until next summer!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Places In 2012 - Part I

Right, since I failed blogging about our trip to Venice in July due to my lazy photo downloading skills, here are some memories of our adventure at the end of the year. When we were there, it was boiling hot and the trip was rather exhausting, especially for our littles. Looking back, it was lovely. So, this is it: Venice on 28 July, 2012. Enjoy. We certainly did :)

- Piazza San Marco / St Mark's Square

- Doge's Palace

-Piazza San Marco / St Mark's Square

- the Gondola

- the gondolier

- Ponte di Rialto / the Rialto Bridge

- Ponte dei Sospiri / Bridge of Sighs

Next: more places in 2012!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Outfits In 2012 - One Skirt, Five Ways

I got this lovely skirt in the Joules summer sale. I was immediately attracted by the lush floral pattern and I fell in love with the colours. My heart still sings every time I take the skirt out of the closet and ponder on the possible styling options. I'm afraid I didn't post a large number of outfits in 2012, so I've decided to choose one item and go with that. So here it is, the Joules skirt:

Venice, July 2012

Outside my parents' house, Summer 2012

 First day of school, September 2012

Sunday Wear, Summer 2012

Sunday Wear, Autumn 2012

I'm looking forward to finding more styling options in 2013!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

I've Been A Good Girl

I must have been a good girl this year. This is what I got from Father Christmas:

1 A gorgeous silk bag from a local crafter - beyond gorgeous, actually! I spotted it at our local Christmas Fair a while ago and told my little girl I'd write a letter to Father Christmas and ask for it. Guess what! She did it for me, and the bag was right there, under the tree (with a little help of the elf, looking very much like myself, but who cares?)...

2 Another gorgeous handmade thing - a pair of Fairisle gloves from Etsy seller helengraydesigns. One of the nicest sellers I've ever come across, as well! The gloves are stunning, and so warm!

3 A 'lipstick' lamp from Varta. This was a real surprise from my husband! I keep it with me at all times when I go out in the dark, it's really handy.

4 Last but not least, a necessity for my skin in the winter months. I go through masses of this particular hand cream, it's one of the few that actually works for me.

Thank you so much, Father Christmas :)

Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

This pretty Christmas bird 
is the work of my very talented cousin, 
an artist and illustrator.

My dear blogging friends, may you have a lovely Christmas this year!

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Grey Coat Is Back

I've missed my grey coat. It was love at first sight when I first spotted it in a little boutique in Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, last December. I purchased it as a present for myself for my 40th birthday :) I think the red buttons make it such a happy little coat!

Another love at first sight was this Boden cardi, a sale item (of course). The only one in my size was left in this colour and I wasn't sure about it at first. I totally adore it now! And the cut of the cardi is one of the best things I've ever worn - really flattering, I believe. It has already become a staple.

Outfit details:

- coat - from a boutique in Bratislava 
- beret - Seeberger
- scarf - from a shop in the capital
- tote bag - Barbour
- red suede gloves - Zara
- leather boots - Bata
- tights - old
- dress / tunic - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- corsage - lovely boutique in the capital
- jade beads - my Mum's

Four days to go...