Sunday, 20 September 2020

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

Hello lovelies, how are you all?

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

The inspiration behind this outfit came from Emma Peach from Style Splash and her post about what would she wear for a FROW at a fashion show, check out her chic outfit here. Although the main feature of her outfit was faux leather culottes and my pants are full length and just cropped above the ankles, it’s the faux leather that gave me the idea of how I was going to style mine, which I spotted on a rack at Zara

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

When I tried them on and realised that they are high-waist, I knew exactly which blouse I would wear them with.  I have had this silk grey open blouse in my wardrobe for years and really like it but because it is quite billowing and needs to be tucked in, either into a slim style skirt or a pair of pants.  Unfortunately for me, when I one day tried to tuck it into low cut pants, it was not a good look, hence I do not wear it as often as I would like.

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

I threaded in the belt to accentuate the waist which otherwise gets lost amidst the fabric.  I like wearing a belt with high-waist pants like these as it visually slims the waistline.

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

After trial and error, I settled for a pair of high heel classic pumps, they your make legs look more elongated, your ankles look slimmer not to mention that they help you to look taller😄.

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS  

The weather looked nice when I was getting ready for the photo shoot but only managed to take a few photos when it began to rain, therefore I had to hide in the pergola over our mail boxes and when it failed to give me much shelter from the pelting rain, I had to finish taking photos at home.


HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS
HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS

HOW I STYLED FAUX LEATHER PANTS
Until next post,
💖💖💖

Anna
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Monday, 7 September 2020

WINTER CLASSICS

Hello dear friends,

WINTER CLASSICS

Contrary to the popular belief that we Australians live in perpetual summer, we do have winter and it does feel cold.  And that is coming from me, who used to live in Russia where for three solid months of winter the temperature would fall below zero.  Surely, in Sydney at least, this is not the case, however you do need a puffy jacket or a good warm coat, a scarf and a couple of thick jumpers to get you through the winter months (June-August).  

WINTER CLASSICS

The thing that struck me when I first arrived here 28 years ago and still continues to fascinate me after all those years is that lots of Australians are dressed in a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a pair of thongs (flips-flops) in winter as they do in summer. Sometimes, as a concession to a cold air they can tie a jumper around their waist.  That is about it.  I think they are in complete denial!!!

WINTER CLASSICS

I, on a contrary, love to have a couple of warm jumpers, skirts, scarfs and coats in my wardrobe that will help me to go through winter feeling warm and looking stylish.  Case in point, my new cashmere jumper from COS.   It is soft, warm and very gentle on the skin due to a high-quality yarn it is made of.  It was not cheap, as good quality clothes should not be, but I treat it as a good investment that will last me many years.

WINTER CLASSICS

Despite my love for colours, I am quite happy with my choice of soft neutral grey which I can accessorise anyway I like depending on the time of the day, activity or simply the weather.

WINTER CLASSICS

And don't you forget about scarves, they are not only keep your protected from the wind bur also great accessories.  This season my two most popular ones are one that has black big and small dots on a white background fringed with alternate coloured tassels and the other is with white dots on a light grey background.  I am demonstrating both today, please tell me which one you prefer.  

WINTER CLASSICS

A short string of pearls and onyx beads is another option when I do not want to wear a scarf and add a bit of glamour to my outfit.

WINTER CLASSICS

WINTER CLASSICS

The maxi skirt I am wearing is from last season.  The fabric is quite thick so I only wear it during the  winter months but I like its classic pencil-like shape with a split on one side that allows me to walk in wide strides without being limited by the skirt's circumference.  When the weather will warm up a bit, I am planning to wear it with my leather biker jacket.

WINTER CLASSICS

Classic clothing is timeless and is a perfect base on which you can build your whole wardrobe.  It speaks of elegance, good taste and will never go out of style.

What is your take on the classics? Please share your thoughts.

Until then

Ann

xoxo