Monday, 30 September 2013

Flowers In My Garden

OK, on my skirt :) 

I desperately needed bursts of colour 
amidst all that fog and rain. 

I completely adore 
my Mum's vintage clip-on earrings. 
Aren't they adorable?

And my brand new Boden brogues, oh my!
Love on my feet :)

Outfit details:

- brogues - Boden
- nude tights - local shop
- skirt - Joules
- jumper - Boden
- skinny belt - H&M

And yes, I put my trenchcoat on outdoors. 
The weather made it inevitable.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Purple Rain

Well, the outfit is purple, and it's been raining all day today, so it would be quite adequate but I'm afraid I wore this a while ago. It was a sunny day then. And I miss the sun.

Outfit details:

- wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- lace skirt - Labod (local brand)
- top - H&M
- tie-front cardigan - Boden
- silk bag (handmade) - Christmas present
- corsage - H&M
- wooden necklace - M&S
- colourful bead necklace - Accessorize
- sunglasses - Boden

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Out & About

A fortnight ago we visited  

We saw the magnificent cathedral 
with one of the most beautiful Gothic chapels.

The Pieta in the chapel is a truly magnificent work of art.

I had to take a photo of St Andrew, 
of course, the name patron of my boy ...

Then I had a good look at the ceiling. Oh my!

Later on we spent some time in the surrounding wooded hills. Came across a salamander (just spat out by a snake but my camera was too slow ...)!

On top of the hill there was a huge cross and a lovely sign ...

... with a little bell which of course was rung several times ...

Isn't it pretty?

The cross towers over the beautiful old city.

At the castle, there were some lovely shows for the tourists ...

... and we even spotted a very authentic jester!

We had a lovely day.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Tie-Print & Age-Appropriate Dressing

I was very much impressed with this pair of trousers (Cobalt Mosaic Tile) - the cut and the print, that is, not so much with the price. As I wasn't sure if I were actually brave enough to wear print on my bottom I decided not to go for them.

But when a while later I came across a slightly similar item at the local clothes store - and I could try the pair on, of course - I was delighted ... I'm not saying this is the most flattering piece of clothing I own but the trousers are fun to wear, that's for sure. And at a fraction of a price of the original "eye-catcher", I won't feel guilty if they only last a season ...

Another question has come up, though, whether in my early forties I'm not too old for something quite as loud. To be honest, I don't think I am and to be a bit more honest, I don't really care. 

To prove my point (to whom, I wonder) I've stacked my wrist with an abundance of pretty bracelets - another teenage thing - or maybe not? :)

Anyway, the trousers have quickly become a staple and my wardrobe offers tons and tons of styling possibilities. You'll definitely see more of them in the days & months to come!

I'm wearing:

- pointed flats - Next
- tie-print trousers - NKD
- leather belt - local supermarket
- white ruffle top - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- scarf - Joules
- bracelets - all sorts!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Bicycle Love

Just something I really really like. 

A dream.

Read this (photo source as well) ...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sunday Colour Burst

What can I say? When it comes to colours I am no shrinking violet. I love my bright clothes even though sometimes I get an odd look or two in my direction. I'm no longer in my teens, you see ...

I love this outfit. The silk dress is festive enough to wear on any ocassion, depending on the accessories. With the yellow tie-front cardigan, it looks dressed down enough for daily wear; if I pair it with black accessories (not really my thing but it comes in handy sometimes) it is perfect for evenig wear. Oh, the versatility of my closet contents :)

I'm wearing:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- nude tights - local shop
- silk dress - Boden
- tie-front cardigan - Boden
- pink leather belt - local supermarket
- silk scarf (worn as headband) - Joules
- bike necklace - Etsy (Rockcakes)
- handmade corsage - Lucy Levenson
- jade beads - my Mum's
- ribbon bracelets - Boden
- mustard bead bracelet - Joules
- suede clutch - local boutique
- sunglasses - Boden

Once again, this post is not sponsored by Boden.
I'm a fan, that's all.
(I wish it were though ...)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Nothing Too Fancy

Yet sweet and comfortable. 

Outfit details:

- trainers - Cath Kidston
- socks - Burlington
- trousers - Boden
- top - Boden
- jean jacket - Urko (local brand)
- leather tote - Boden
- silk scarf (on tote) - Joules

Monday, 23 September 2013

18 / 25

Years of marriage & Years as a couple.

A quarter of a century with the love of my life ...
I'm grateful.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Birthday Girl

And she's nine.
My little girl is nine.

Happy birthday, my darling!

Friday, 20 September 2013

When An Obi Blossoms

I haven't worn this Boden skirt for quite a while. When I took it out of the closet the other day I realised it was one of my favourite skirts ever. I love the pattern, I love the colours. I feel good when I wear it.

The embroidered linen obi is another thing I have forgotten about a little bit. It came in really handy as it practically blends in with the jacket and yet gives it just the right twist. Love it. And the blossom? Goes without saying ...

When the temperatures rise (not very often these days) the blossom moves around a little bit :)

Outfit details:

- shoes - local boutique
- skirt - Boden
- top - Boden
- jacket - local boutique
- obi - handmade in Slovenia (ha!)
- corsage - H&M (I think)
- leather tote - Boden
- sunglasses - Boden

And no, this isn't a Boden ad :) 

All ready to go ...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Busy ...

... but still here. 
Still getting dressed. 
All sorts of things :)

Outfit details:

- trainers - Jump 
(hand-me-downs from best friend's daughter ...)
- jeans - Joules
- leather belt - Benetton
- polo shirt - gift (advertising material)
- silk scarf - Joules
- cardigan - Tulchan

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Love at first sight, that is. I'm not really looking forward to dark, cold, rainy winter days but they will be much easier to bear with this gorgeous Joules coat.

Waiting for the delivery, once again ...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Some More Summer Memories

In August, we embarked on our traditional hiking trip to the north of the country with a large group of friends. Nothing works better for the children's motivation than the company of their peers (and a touch of stimulating music)...

Until next August :)