Saturday, 29 June 2013

Absolutely Favourite

The dress, I mean. One of the best purchases ever. Boden's last year's sale. I fell in love with the colours and the style all over. It's just one of the prettiest items of clothing I've ever come across. 

It's funny how much one has to say about a dress, but there you go. I do realise there are more important things in life, though... Like matching cardigans... (kidding) :)

The dress was a tiny bit tight last summer so I didn't wear it, really, I just admired it hanged on my closet door. I lost a few pounds during the winter and now the dress fits like a dream :) I wear it constantly. I'll probably be known as 'the lady in that dress' in my hometown this summer...

I'm also rather in love with my Joules silk scarf and Boden bracelets (close-ups to follow). So many pretty things in one outfit, oh my!

Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- nude tights - local shop
- dress - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- leather tote - Boden
- silk scarf - Joules
- bracelets - Boden
- sunglasses - M&S

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Proud Sister

This is where I'm going tonight. It's a photo exhibition organized by the National Geographic Society. Coming to our town square. Several gorgeous shots courtesy by my big brother. I am one proud sister :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Happy Birthday...

... Slovenia!
A very happy birthday to my country...

Photo: source

... 22 years young today!

Monday, 24 June 2013

All White (Almost)

A few more photos from my girl's big day

- she's willing to endure a lot for her looks, 
as she slept with her little head full of these :)

- dress & ballet flats from Next; 
all children wore matching tunics in church

- a slice of the yummy cake :)

Friday, 21 June 2013

For My Girl

As promised, the yummy cake I made for my daughter's celebration. It was a Sacher cake, made by the recipe from my friend R. Deeelicious :)

I also made a batch of vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing (and  the proverbial cherry on top...). These were lovely as well.

And my little girl got some really lovely presents!

Enjoy the weekend, 
our family are off 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Blossoms & Blues

From a few days ago, 
before the really hot temperatures began. 

Outfit details:

- heels - Next
- nude tights - local store
- skirt - Joules
- jumper - Boden
- leather belt - local supermarket
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital
- leather bag - Benetton
- corsage - Lucy Levenson

I love summer :)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Music To My Heart

Our local music school orchestras traditionally perform on the town square at the end of each school year. My family and I spent a lovely afternoon listening to young artists and music lovers - nothing beats a great tune for chasing away the blues!

Photo: source

I'm afraid I haven't brought my camera to the event - I prefer to listen to music rather than take photos, to be honest, so here's last year's photo from our music school website - just to give you an idea :) You can see my husband in the front row - green T-shirt, beard & glasses. And you can see my denim skirt :)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I Dream Of Thee

I just have to share this. 
The mere sight of it makes my heart leap for joy.

Monday, 17 June 2013

My First - Work In Progress

I'm currently working on my very first crochet blanket - yay! It will be something similar to the one on the photo, borrowed from my very favourite crochet blogger Lucy from Attic24. I hope she doesn't mind :)

Photo: source

I've already finished making the squares - ten colours, four squares each. I have to sew them together and make the border - you will definitely get to see the final result! I'm really excited...

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Big Thing

A few weeks ago we had a big family celebration when my little girl received her First Holy Communion. We had all been prepared for a lovely sunny Sunday and were very much surprised with extremely low temperatures and a snow forecast (!) - the last weekend in May! I still went with my original idea and wore this pretty silk dress from Boden (clearance rack, it cost me thirty quid, yay!) and I luckily discovered that my Ness tweed blazer was a perfect match. Enjoy!

Outfit details:

- nude heels (oh so high!) - Asos
- nude tights - local store
- silk dress - Boden Special Edition (on sale!)
- belt - Topshop
- jacket - Ness
- clutch (vintage) - my Mum's
- angel earrings & bracelet!

The day turned out fine weather wise. 
Everything else was up to us, right? 

P. S.: I've yet to show you the yummy cake I made!

Friday, 14 June 2013


Sunday outfit. Nothing special, really, but rather cute, if you ask me. There.

Outfit details:

- heels - Buffalo London
- nude tight - local shop
- linen dress - made by my Mum's seamstress :)
- jacket - Tom Tailor
- skinny leather belt - H&M
- London scarf - vintage
- corsage - Lucy Levenson
- angel brooch!

Family day-out tomorrow!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Summer? Nah, Not Yet...

I wore this outfit only a few days ago - still that cold. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. According to the weather forecast, though, we're expecting sizzling summer temperatures over the weekend. Go figure...

Outfit details:

- leather boots - Bata
- knee-high socks & nude tights - local brand
- skirt - Joules
- skinny leather belt - H&M
- shirt - Nara Camicie
- silk scarf - my Mum's
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital
- earrings - Etsy (a gift)
- coat & tote - Boden

I'm not quite sure what to make of this weather ;)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Birthdays By The Riverside

The other weekend we spent a lovely afternoon at a riverside cabin not far away from our hometown. My two godsons were celebrating their 15th and 18th birthday respectively, and we were delighted to join the party. My boy and I cycled to the location (18 miles) as it was a gorgeous late-spring day. Which turned into a nasty cold rainy day in the afternoon but never mind :)

The birthday boys, two brothers, love B-B-Qing so they treated us to a delicious al fresco meal - with lots of yummy grilled vegetables! The cake was made by their Grandma, famous for her pastries - totally and utterly delicious, it was!

We ate, drank, talked, walked, played games and generally had a lovely time - another year cannot pass quickly enough! Or can it...?

- the riverside cabin

- some precious flora

- the river

- outfit of the day 
(fleece jacket & handkerchief 
around my neck - freezing!)

- we didn't cycle back home, I'm afraid :)

- a piece of art at the cabin

- footwear of the day

- football was played by both young & old :)

Once again, happy birthday, boys!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Simple Does It, Again

Just an outfit. 
Oh so simple and oh so comfortable.

Outfit details:

- ballet flats - Buffalo London
- jeans - Joules
-  leather belt - Benetton
- Breton top - Boden
- jacket - Tom Tailor
- corsage - Lucy Levenson
- angel brooch :)

Love that handmade corsage!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Blossoms Of All Sorts

Some pretty blossoms on this pretty Sunday! The weather has been lovely today and everything seems to be in bloom right now. Even the silk flowers... :)

My lovely orchid is going all crazy again (and I'm not very well-known for being able to keep a plant or a flower alive, mind you!)

My desk is blooming (in silk)...

... and so is my ancient summer bag!

So pretty, don't you think?

Ranunculi, these are called, apparently. I love the sound of their name, if nothing else!