Tuesday, 30 April 2013

(10)1 Dalmatian(s)

Enough said.

Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- trousers - Boden
- jumper - Joules
- trenchcoat - M&S 
(Liberty buttons added by me)
- tan leather bag - Benetton
- jade necklace - my Mum's

Off to the cinema 
& swimming at the spa for the afternoon :)

Monday, 29 April 2013

Flowers For A Little Girl

The little girl of my husband's niece celebrated her second birthday last week. As an avid hooker (dear me, I never thought I'd say that about myself...) I decided to make an array of useful gifts along with some bits and bobs that she would find interesting (most mums of little girls know that birthday presents in the form of clothing are usually more appealing to the former!). 

So, for the little toddler in the family I made:

- a Granny Square headband (a staple this spring)

- I embellished a simple white T-shirt with a bunch of tiny forget-me-nots

- Made a little skirt and embellished it with a pink blossom

The little girl's mum was happy! 
And so was the birthday girl :)

Friday, 26 April 2013


Taking my children to a birthday party. 
Casual comfort.

Outfit details:

- ballet flats - Next
- jeans - Joules
- leather belt - Benetton
- top - Boden
- brown oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital
- turquoise silk-covered beads - boutique in the capital
- leather bag - Benetton

Enjoy the weekend :)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Primary Love

Last Sunday's outfit. 
Another love. 
The colours, the cut, 
the accessories, the lot!

Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- nude tights - local shop
- skirt - Joules
- bow belt - VB (Slovenian brand)
- rollneck - Boden
- jacket - Ness
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital
- scarf - boutique in the capital
- leather bag - Benetton
- sunglasses - M&S
- angel brooch!

Garden in bloom, spring in the air :)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Art Exhibition

Attending the opening of an exhibition at the local museum, about ancient archeological finds in our area.

Outfit details:

- ballet flats - Next
- trousers - Boden
- peplum jumper - Boden
- bow leather belt - VB (Slovenian craftsmanship)
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital
- leather wristlet - VB

Fascinating stuff.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Oh William, Sweet William...

Photo: source

I used to be absolutely certain that April 23 was William Shakespeare's birthday (that's what we were taught at university, for some reason). It was only today that I discovered, upon googling his portrait, that his actual birthdate was not really known, but he was baptised on April 26. So today we're marking the anniversary of his death. Even though this was supposed to be a 'Happy Birthday' post (I always thought it was really cool that he'd died on his birthday...).

Monday, 22 April 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

So Me

Last Sunday's outfit. It really was so me. Colours, florals, my favourite tie-front cardigan, wide leather belt, tan leather heels, oversized beads... the list could go on and on. I felt wonderful all day. Probably not only due to my attire, there was great company and lots to celebrate (my son's golden award at a piano competition, not to mention his silver archery medal won the day before; one of my godsons' confirmation; lovely warm & sunny spring day...), so - it was a day to remember.

Outfit details:

- heels - Buffalo London
- tights - home closet
- dress - Joules
- belt - Benetton
- cardigan - Boden
- suede clutch - local boutique
- large beads - Oriental shop in the capital 
- angel pendant, of course

Looking forward to summer temps tomorrow :)
(or so the forecast says...)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Spring Is In The Air

Yay, no winter coats! No hats or berets (and I looove headgear, but too long is simply too long), no boots (I also looove boots, very dearly, yet again, enough is enough)...

Outfit details:

- shoes - Converse
- jeans - Joules
- Dalmatian jumper - Joules
- jacket - InWear
- scarf - local boutique
- amber necklace - my Mum's
- messenger bag - Joules

Let me say it again - yay, spring is in the air :)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Cats & Dogs

After Lucy's sweet little dogs -
the red and the green one, 
Lucy & Terence,

I'm craving a cat. 
The green one, of course.

I love Lucy's designs.
They add so much colour to my life :)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Birthday Present...

... for my two-year-old goddaughter. 

A colourful Granny Square headband.

I hope she likes it.

It was made with love :)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Out Of My Comfort Zone

But still comfortable enough. If you have been following my blog you know that black is not very often on my menu. It's simply not my colour. When I pick neutrals I tend to choose from the brown section. 

However, when I saw this Boden dress I immediately pictured myself wearing it - by adding at least some colour (I rather like black paired with green and shades of pink & lavender). I could have purchased a red or a blue one - they were totally yummy - but I deliberately went for black because I wanted to have an item in my closet which really appealed to me in terms of style & cut and was perhaps not my favourite colour (which would probably be any other but black...). Isn't this just the sweetest dress you've ever seen? And it's 100% wool, too, which makes it soft and warm and cosy and wearable most of the year for a freezing girl like me :)

You might get a better picture of the dress next time when I wear it without my favourite cardigan. The dress will get a lot of wear, I believe.

Oh, and my floral tights. I've had them for ages. Love at first sight, obviously, but since they're black you get the idea. Not worn an awfully lot. Perfect though, agree?

Another old purchase (like almost twenty years old) was this hat. It had a lovely wide black ribbon tied in a big bow but after years spent in my closet I decided it needed a makeover. A nice big felt blossom (what else?). Which, surprisingly, happened a few years ago as well...  and the hat hasn't made it to my blog so far if I remember things correctly. Should you remember otherwise please let me know :) Just goes to show that black things in general don't get a lot of wear in my world.

Outfit details:

- boots - local shoe shop (closed down years ago - there, see?)
- flats (only worn indoors) - Next
- tights - boutique in the capital
- top - Firefly
- dress - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- coat - Boden (steady on!)
- scarf - local boutique
- corsage - crafts shop in the capital
- hat - Stefanel; self-embellished
- pink suede clutch - local boutique

Black or no black: that is the question :)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Just An Outfit

Worn to a funeral last week.

Outfit details:

- boots - Humanic
- tights - home closet
- coat - small boutique in Slovakia's capital, Bratislava
- leather belt - Jack Jones
- Liberty scarf - Etsy (AliceCaroline)
- thistle pin - sweet little Scottish shop in the capital
- hat - Seeberger
- Harris Tweed wristlet / clutch - BlackHouse Bags

It's finally getting a little bit warmer this week, yay!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Nothing But Favourites

I'm in love with this outfit. 
That's all I have to say :)

Outfit details:

- boots - Alpina (local brand)
- skirt (old) - Kesidov
- rollneck - Peter James
- jacket - Ness
- yellow beads -  Oriental shop in the capital 
- beret - Seeberger
- corsage - crafts shop in the capital
- angel brooch!

Spring on my skirt, at least!

Monday, 8 April 2013

For A Change

Today, for a change, let me post one of my daughter's outfits. She always looks adorable, naturally :), but I thought she was particularly gorgeous in this ensemble:

Well, perhaps we should have swapped her Hello Kitty slippers for something more elegant (she did wear her chocolate brown leather boots to school...) but hey - not everything can be perfect. And after all, they're a great match, aren't they?

Outfit details:

- top - hand-me-down from her cousin (sooo pretty, isn't it?)
- tulip skirt - Next
- tights - local clothes shop
- Hello Kitty slippers - local supermarket :)

And while we're on the subject, let me share some of my little girl's creativity. This is how she prepares her snack (banana & chocolate eggs; she likes her food to be yummy AND look good...):

She certainly did :)