Thursday, 28 February 2013

I'll Miss Him

Pope Benedict XVI
19 April 2005 - 28 February 2013

(sorry, lost the photo source)

Friday, 22 February 2013

Winter Blues

Outfit details:

- shoes - local shoe shop (closed down years ago...)
- skinny jeans - Joules
- jumper - Laura Ashley (from ebay)
- angel brooch - birthday present
- vest - local supermarket
- coat - Corazon
- leather belt - Jack Jones
- scarf - Barbour
- hat - hand-me-down from my Mum

Yes, it's cold :)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sunday Best

Better late than never- last Sunday outfit. It came together as I went along, starting with the lace skirt (in the middle of winter, I can't help it) and I was very much pleased with the final result. Sort of Russian-looking, isn't it? I guess the hat has its own say... Beware another photo overload!

Outfit details:

-  boots - Alpina (local brand)
- tights - home closet
- lace skirt - Labod (local brand); had it for ages!
- rollneck - Benetton (ditto!)
- jacket - local supermarket (would you believe it; several years ago, though)
- belt - local boutique
- fake fur hat - Barts
- leather gloves - M&S
- corsage - craft shop in the capital
- Liberty Wiltshire scarf (barely seen) - Etsy (AliceCaroline)
- angel pendant - this year's birthday present from my little girl
- bag - present from last Christmas, handmade 

No sign of spring yet whatsoever :(

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Another casual outfit. It's what I live in these days. Better than tracksuit, anyway :)

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- skinny jeans - Joules (yay for Joules jeans!)
- Argyle vest - S. Oliver
- rollneck - Boden
- angel pendant!
- coat - Corazon
- leather belt - Jack Jones
- scarf - Barbour
- fake fur hat - Barts
- leather bag - Etsy (theleatherstore)

More snow tomorrow, they say :(

Monday, 18 February 2013

Little Red Riding (Hood) Beret

Trousers again! My staple in this weather, but I miss spring terribly. I miss the warmth, the sun, heck, I even miss the rain - as long as there's no snow. To feel a little bit better in this miserable long winter, I like adding some colour to my daily outfits. So, proudly presenting 'Little Red Riding (Hood) Beret':

Outfit details: 

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- corduroy skinnies - Boden
- jacket - Ness
- rollneck - Boden
- scarf - supermarket in the capital
- beret - Seeberger
- obligatory angel accessory :)

How are you handling winter?

Friday, 15 February 2013

Simple Does It

Outfit details:

- corduroy skinnies - Boden
- cardigan / ballerina wrap - local boutique
- rollneck - local boutique
- necklace - local supermarket
- angel brooch - husband's 10th wedding anniversary present, ages ago :)

Perhaps the title of the post should be
'Going Local'?...

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Welcome, Lucy & Terence!

I've got dogs! Not one but two! Well, as you can imagine, they're the sort of dogs you can see on this photo. As a matter of fact, they're exactly like two dogs you can see on this photo!

Photo: source

I have been admiring the work of the very talented Lucy Levenson for a while now and when I saw these cute little key rings it was - as is often the case - love at first sight. I usually find it very difficult to choose only one item which is why, of course, two of these lovely doggies came in the post yesterday!

Meet Lucy - the red dachshund, middle left, with the Union Jack, and Terence, the green terrier, middle right. Lucy as a tribute to its designer and Terence for obvious reasons (the breed!). They're the sweetest things you can possibly imagine.

Thank you so much, Lucy!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Happy Birthday To Our Choir!

Last week, our choir celebrated its ninth birthday. On such occasions, it's highly appropriate to make a birthday cake, isn't it? Well, I thought so and I made one!

This looks like a finished product but it's actually only half way through. It's vanilla buttercream icing in the 'sandwich', with some white chocolate bits and some hundreds-and-thousands. Yummy :)

The top was a bit too high so I chopped it off...

Then I made some chocolate buttercream icing.

All ingredients are neatly stored in pretty jars (obviously, this photo belongs a bit further up!)...

There - the cake is nearly done...

Nine birthday candles and some obligatory bunting...

It was absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Grey, But Not In A Dull Way

Sunday wear. One of my favourite jackets, but hasn't been worn in ages. I do love it! Since the jacket is a one-off piece, everything else is best kept as simple as possible. Done!

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- tights - closet...
- dress - Boden
- jacket - local young designers' boutique in the capital; purchased in 2008
- scarf - local boutique
- brooch - from Russia, birthday present from some very good friends of mine

How was your weekend? 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Lost For Words

I have been following Gretel's blog for quite some time now. She's an incredibly talented artist and a really lovely person. I cannot begin to imagine how it feels to be in her shoes. I'd love to help.

Gretel, please know you're in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Celebrating Culture

Photo: source

We're having a day off. Celebrating with my boy getting ready for his piano competition next week and the ninth anniversary of our choir - I've made a delicious cake with chocolate buttercream icing (more on that to come)...  Anyway, lots of music!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Chilli & Mustard

My outfits seem to have a pattern these days. And some items tend to repeat themselves on a regular basis. Despite a closet bursting at the seams there is a narrow selection laid out on my chair which I quickly grab when it's time to leave the house. Hopefully I'll get more creative come spring :)

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- tights - Calzedonia
- denim skirt - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- rollneck - local supermarket
- skinny leather belt - H&M
- angel brooch