Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter? Spring? Or Christmas?

Judging by my outfit, the latter. This week's one, mind you. The church is freezing cold and we're spending a lot of time there these days. The feeling is rather Christmassy, weather-wise...

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- skinny jeans - Joules
- belt (on jeans) - Benetton
- sweater - Benetton
- shirt - Playlife
- scarf - Laura Ashley
- angel brooch - birthday present
- coat - Corazon
- leather belt - Jack Jones
- hat - my Mum's

Have the most wonderful 
and blessed Easter!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Wonderful Surprise

A fortnight ago I read this lovely post from my fellow blogger Alix. As I love giveaways and I looove books I decided to join in. Exactly two weeks later (yesterday) Alix, who is the sweetest lady imaginable, surprised me with this little package in the post:

With a kind note and 
the most exquisite origami book mark!

I am one happy reader :)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring Flowers

The very first bunch of snowdrops I got from my little girl this year. She loves to pick flowers on her way home from school and I love love love receiving them as her precious gift. She's the sweetest girl :)

In my crochet world, I made a little rose pin for a friend - to bring a touch of spring into our wintry lives!

I hope she enjoys it :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Name Day

I celebrated my name day yesterday. It was the Feast of Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. My first name is a form of 'Mary' in our language. We also celebrate Mother's Day in our country on March 25.

I got lots of lovely goodies from my little ones, they both know exactly what melts their Mum's heart... The pot plant was a gift from my Mum-in-law, and I got a gorgeous pair of shoes from my husband - upon request, in which case, of course, I got exactly what I wanted (to be seen...)!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Palm Sunday

We celebrated Palm Sunday yesterday, 
with lots of greenery.
This is what we traditionally take to church:

Outfit of the day was more or less like this one
with the exception of my headgear 
(the pink hat is from Seeberger as well).

The first bunch of greenery from the left was 'created' by my son; 
he was incredibly proud of having used enormous amounts of yarn to put it together :)
The colourful one was purchased by my Mum,
it's a traditional Slovenian thing. Love it!
The third one was made by my little girl 
at a creative workshop last week, 
with a little help of the lady who ran it. 
Isn't it pretty?
And the fourth one is just 
a bunch of olive branches,
 tied up with some red ribbon.

I accessorized the outfit with my suede pink clutch. It matches the hat :)

Another pic of our greenery...

... hope you all had a lovely Palm Sunday!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Colours & More

Some colourful snippets from our upstairs hall:

- a lovely pink glasses case (gift from husband) & book marks (AileenClarkeCrafts)

- felt hat (boutique in the capital), TreeTwist, corsage scarf (boutique in the capital) 
& fingerless gloves (helengraydesigns)

- acorn dolls made by my little girl!

- colourful stationery

- pink messenger (Joules), green tote (Boden), 
brown messenger (TheLeatherStore)

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Red & Grey

Last Sunday's outfit, worn to church. Where it's still freezing cold, mind you. I was all bundled up, though, so everything was fine. I quite liked this outfit, particularly the outdoors version. I love my Barbour tote and scarf, the pair always spices up any outfit, in a moderate way, of course. The silk Barbour scarf is a male version but to be honest, I couldn't care less. I totally adore it.

Outfit details:

- boots - Bata
- tights - home closet
- dress - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- leather skinny belt - H&M
- silk scarf - Barbour
- angel bracelet
- wooden bangle - local supermarket
- coat - from a pretty little boutique in Slovakia's capital, Bratislava
- belt - local boutique
- beret - Seeberger
- tote - Barbour
- scarf - Barbour

I love British fashion :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

More Crochet

A sweater vest for my little girl. With a little crochet rose so she can tell the front from the back, as they're completely the same.

Snip, snip, snip...


... and back :)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Singing For Spring

I'm really sorry, the photos are horrible, they were taken in a hurry and in rather unsuitable conditions (the camera battery was completely flat). Sorry, again. The outfit was quite sweet, on the other hand. I wore this last Friday, for a concert, when my little girl performed with her school choir. I've worn this dress & this cardigan rather often this winter. They're both very warm, 100% wool, and oh so cosy.

Outfit details:

- boots - local shoe shop (closed years ago...)
- tights - home closet
- dress - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- coat - Dorothy Perkins (old)
- scarf - local boutique
- beret - Seeberger
- corsage - craft shop in the capital
- angel brooch - 10th wedding anniversary present from my husband
- pink suede clutch (close-up next time) - local boutique

The coat is black - not really my colour but occasionally I do like to put it on. It used to have black, ordinary plastic buttons but I put on some lovely metal ones. They give the coat that little extra, methinks...

Monday, 18 March 2013

A Card & A Cup...

... on Mothering Sunday, from my littles! 

The card from my little girl and the cup (it's a mug, actually, but I love alliteration!) from my boy. The card is hand-made (of course), and the little hanging ornament is my girl's personal touch... My boy wanted to get me a London mug (or anything British, for that matter) but the only thing available was Paris. I love Paris. Especially now. And tea / coffee tastes lovely in (from) Paris!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Etsy Love

Some pretty little things from Etsy 
that make my heart melt...

- Champagne Ball Gown Clutch Bag 

- Ivory Pearl and Gold Hydrangea Bouquet Earrings 

- White Daisy Flower Corsage 

- Floral Bouquet Felt Brooch 

- Love Pink Magnets 

Love them all :)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Blossoms In Winter

A proper oufit after a fortnight spent mostly in my PJs, yay! I wore this last Tuesday to a PTA meeting at my daughter's school. There's still winter outside but I'm wearing my own spring :)

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- tights - home closet
- dress - Joules
- top - local boutique
- jacket - Boden
- scarf - local boutique
- wrist warmers - Etsy (helengraydesigns)
- beret - Seeberger
- corsage - craft shop in the capital
- wooden bangle - local supermarket
- angel pendant - gift

I love the colours of this outfit, 
they make me happy!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Out Again!

After two weeks in bed with the worst case of flu it feels wonderful to be out and about again, even on a dull and cloudy day like today. I took a brisk walk while my little girl was at her church class and enjoyed the winter landscape slowly dropping its winter attire.

I'm completely ready for spring!