Thursday, October 31, 2013

the long and the short of it skirt (and a new winter coat)




i think that i have tried to demonstrate the versatility of this skirt before. but this demonstration seemed so much better than that previous one that i thought it worthwhile repeating myself. (in case you are wondering, i didn't wear the two outfits on the same day but on two consecutive days.) .... and i got a new winter coat. the label actually classifies it as a jacket -- probably because it lacks a lining -- but i am inclined to think of it as a coat. at least for now. maybe when i find myself deep in the heart of winter, i will reconsider this position and accept that it is a jacket, to be worn with a "true" coat.  in any event, i know that it isn't officially winter yet, so it may be a bit early to be talking about winter coats, but it has certainly been cold enough where i live to warrant bringing out this new acquisition. (as a teaser ... i also got a new, deep in the heart of winter, winter coat. a down-filled one. it has some asymmetry to it. and it's black. but not cold enough to wear yet.)

i am wearing the ball skirt (s/s corfu collection) and the alpen top, pelican top and long tight pant (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana. my jacket is by grizas. i am wearing the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

spot on top and skirt


there is really nothing to say other than that dots (of whatever size) rock. at least in my opinion. and i fully accept that not everyone will share my opinion.

i am wearing the outside shirt (s/s barcelona collection), the pelican top (a/w helsinki collection) and the positano skirt (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen. my necklace is by k'ien.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

spot on tunic and trousers



enough said, i think. no? (p.s. first woolly sweater this fall.)

i am wearing a tunic and trousers by moyuru (s/s 2013) and the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection) and square jacket (a/w reykjavik collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, October 25, 2013

copy cat vest and skirt


why is it that, recently, every time that i fall in love with a new label, it turns out that i have no access to the label (and i mean noooo access -- no bricks and mortar shop anywhere near me that stocks the label and no online shops that deliver to where i live). aaarrrrggghhhhhh. (serious expression of frustration, no?) (i guess it's time to draw on my friend's clothes shopping philosophy: if it doesn't fall into your lap ... over and over again ... it just wasn't meant to be.)

(p.s. i tried to mix some old with some new kaliyana pieces. not my idea though, hence the reference to the vest and skirt (two of the three old pieces) as the "copy cat" vest and skirt. thanks for the vest/skirt/top idea, lovely shop clerk!)

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the best vest (a/w lausanne collection) and the manifold skirt (a/w lausanne collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

and now for something different ... dress and jacket



i don't often shop for clothing midday on a work day. i really liked the shirt and jumper dress combo when i put it on, but, as i was on my way to work, i started to feel like something was missing. it wasn't my intent to fill the void, the gap, the missing bit with something new. but that is what happened. serendipity. an invitation to join someone on a midday trip to an awesome clothing store. a chance encounter, in that store, with a jacket bearing the same label as the jumper dress and made of the same fabric as the jumper dress. and there you have it. the outfit was completed.

i am wearing the outside shirt (s/s barcelona collection) by kaliyana and a jumper dress and jacket by moyuru (a/w 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, October 21, 2013

it wasn't meant to be ... skirt




in an attempt to inject some colour into my wardrobe, i went in search of this skirt in teal. sadly, it wasn't available in my size. (although, now that i think about, doesn't this skirt come in just one size and wasn't judy wearing the teal coloured skirt the day of my search? so why wasn't i offered judy's skirt? sorry, a little diversion.) many moons ago, i had a friend who never bought anything "at first sight", even if she wanted it really, really badly. she would come back the day after the first sighting and buy the item then, assuming that it was still there. if the item was gone the day after, she would say that that meant that she wasn't meant to have the item and she would go on her way ... happily. throughout the years, i have tried to adopt my friend's approach to buying clothing. i guess me and teal clothing were not meant to be. (now what about this skirt in the strippy fabric of the top? oh yeah, that wouldn't exactly be injecting colour into my wardrobe.)

i am wearing the 3-d skirt (a/w nagano collection), the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection) and the modena jacket (a/w nagano collection). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

i saw it on judy outfit



... or at least i think that this is what i saw.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the tahiti top (a/w 2013) and the escape skirt (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen

Saturday, October 12, 2013

comfort and warmth top




another "sick day", another uber comfortable outfit to deal with the "sick day".

i am wearing the honolulu top (a/w nagano collection), the amazing skirt (a/w nagano collection) and a "dotty" top (a/w 2012) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, October 11, 2013

i should have known ... necklace




i should have known that of all the necklaces that i have acquired to complement my "new look", the one that i would come to love the most would be this one: the simplest, most streamlined one. and the one that most resembles a chain.

i am wearing the nagoya dress (a/w helsinki collection), the modena top (s/s monterey collection), the tunnel skirt (a/w helsinki collection) and the veronica jacket (a/w helsinki collection). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen. my necklace is by k'ien.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

comfort shirt, wrap top and pants



the extreme temperature swings have given way to a cold. i wouldn't have guessed that i would have wanted to wear pants on a day when i wasn't feeling so great, but i did. and, as i was walking to the subway to catch a train for work, i said to myself that, if i just stopped thinking about wearing pants and how unusual that was for me and just wore them, wearing pants could be incredibly comfortable. i could definitely do it ... more often than i do.

i am wearing the anti-suit by kaliyana. my shoes are the graphic shoe (closed collection) by trippen.