Monday, 14 June 2021

IT IS TIME TO BRING BACK A LITTLE GLAMOUR

Hello dear friends, hope you are doing well.

Now that the COVID restrictions in Australia have been eased dramatically, our lives are almost back to BC (before COVID), alas overseas travel is still wishful thinking πŸ˜ž, it’s time to bring back a little glamour.  

Speaking of which, have you by any chance happened to watch Halston miniseries on Netflix?  I am totally fascinated by his vision, the beauty of his creations, his enormous talent and driving ambition that helped him to rise to international fame during the 70's.  Pity about cocaine though, that initially was the starting point of his downfall😒.

I learned a few quite interesting aspects about Halston's life including the fact that his muse, Elsa Peretti, became a great jewellery designer for Tiffany's and when I looked her up on Google, it made me realise that a couple of pieces of jewellery that my husband has bought for me from the House of Tiffany were designed by her.  

Going back to today's outfit, it’s a funny fact, but it is only in recent years that I developed a taste for sparkles and other shiny fabrics (just check out the dress I wore for my last birthday party here) so it was no brainer that when I spotted this little black number twinkling under the bright spotlights of an H&M store, I grabbed it off the rack and went straight to the counter to pay for it. I was taken slightly by surprise that my husband liked it too so it became a keeper πŸ‘.  

Apart from the presence of sparkles all over this jacket, its cropped silhouette adds an urban edge to it and would look great paired with white or black jeans and a t-shirt and could be worn during the day as well.  The reason these photos are taken indoors is that the weather outside is not photo-shoot friendly and I really wanted to share this post with you hence you get a glimpse of my home.

The silk red pants that I am wearing are quite old, I was quite pleased if not somewhat surprised to see that they still fit.  I was expecting the worst. They are from Equipment, I love their colour and cut, unfortunately, they crease quite a lot but it comes with the territory, I guess.  Ditto my old Christian Louboutin open toe shoes that you have seen me wearing quite often in the past.  I think the last time it was in 2019.  

My handbag is a belated gift from my niece, it’s from Tory Burch and is more a wallet on a chain since it does not fit anything thicker than credit cards or a driver’s licence.

And that is it for today’s post.

Would you like wearing shiny sparkling clothes? Please do share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Until then

Anna

Friday, 21 May 2021

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

 Hello dear friends,

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

This is another outfit of mine inspired by the 70's vibe but whereas in the previous post it was about  wide leg pants and oversized hoops (you can read about it here if you missed the post) today it is all about colours and the print.   

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

When it comes to colours and patterns of that era, the first image that comes to mind is shirts and dresses in bold bright colours and large prints and patterns sometimes inspired by psychedelic art and culture.   The trendy colours of the 70's were bright blue and turquoise, bright yellow, saturated orange and brown while the injection of white was used everywhere, to offset and highlight them.  

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

And that is exactly what I saw when I walked into Zara store the other day, i.e., a midi dress πŸ‘— in bright colours with an oversized print, hanging off the rack, I could not tear my eyes off it.  If you ask me to describe this dress in one word, this word would be FUN.  It has a happy uplifting vibe due to the presence of the yellow and orange colours, its style is quite simple with side splits without which the dress would be too narrow and difficult to walk in.

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

My husband was slightly hesitant at first but once I tried it on, he just smiled and strolled to the cash register to pay for it πŸ‘πŸ˜Š.

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

My initial thought was to wear it with a pair of sneakers but the dress kind of lost its high vibe, so I discarded the sneakers and instead put on a pair of high-heeled knee boots.  That instantly not only gave me a couple of centimetres in height but also a visually elongated and slimmed silhouette.  

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

Your thoughts are important to me so please do share them in the comment section.

PRINTED MIDI DRESS - TRIBUTE TO THE 70'S

Until then,

Have a colourful week 

Anna

Sunday, 9 May 2021

CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE LEG PANTS

Hello dear friends,
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE LEG PANTS
I am so glad to hear the good news regarding the easing of COVID restrictions and rolling out the vaccinations πŸ‘.
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE LEG PANTS
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might have noticed that my last couple of posts were all about monochromatic, black and white outfits that were not exactly formal but leaning towards an office attire.  Today's outfit is completely the opposite, it has colour, it's fun and is totally casual.
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
The main feature of this look are my new wide leg trousers that are so on-trend right now.  If you think that they are not for you, let me assure you that they are super versatile and there are options to suite any height, shape and style πŸ‘.  
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
You can channel this sleek 70's style with beautifully tailored high-waisted wide-leg trousers made in expensive fabrics like wool or silk or go boho with slouchy wide-leg cropped trousers in a more durable fabric like thick cotton or denim.
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
I opted for the latter, tan coloured, cropped and rugged bottom trousers that I found in Zara.  I paired them with a similarly slouched jumper in light peach colour.  My shoes of the day, to keep with the casual vibe, were a pair of white sneakers by Spring Court.  
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
I have, however, paid a small tribute to glamour by wearing my new oversized hoop earrings that I've become addicted to lately, have bought 3 pairs so far πŸ˜‰ and my LV scarf, previously seen here.
CHANNELING 70'S VIBE WITH WIDE-LEGGED PANTS
And that is it. 
  
Until the next post
Anna


xoxoxo

Sunday, 25 April 2021

HOW I STYLED MY NEW RL POLO BLACK DOUBLE BREASTED BLAZER PART II

 Hello everyone, hope you are doing well

By following the blogs of my English friends, I learned that the things in Britain are looking good πŸ˜„:  the businesses are starting to open up and people can move more freely and do a lot of things they were not able to do for a long, long time.

We Australians, consider ourselves extremely lucky as we practically got rid of locally transmitted Covid-19.  Our borders are still shut to the world😞 and the only people who are allowed to cross them are Australian nationals returning home.  

Do you remember my new RL black double breasted blazer that I recently shared with you here?  As our weather is cooling down, I am relying more and more on its presence in my wardrobe.  I am wearing it with almost everything, thanks to its versatility which brings me to today's outfit.

It is another monochromatic outfit but this time it's in reverse, i.e. black on the top, white on the bottom.  I love wearing white denim pants and judging by the number of outfit images shared on various media platforms, so do many other women, and not just in the warm months but even in winter.

The top is above mentioned RL black double-breasted blazer (new), all other elements of this outfit are old and have been shown before in various posts.

Have a great week ahead

Until then,

Anna

xoxo

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