Sunday, November 24, 2013

sometimes no. 1























i have not always been "so into" clothing by kaliyana as i am now. but as much as i am "so into" clothing by kaliyana, i do sometimes wear other clothing. usually when i am not working. i want to share some of this "other me". the above are some non-kaliyana outfits that i wore this summer (seems appropriate to get this post up now that a parka is de rigueur.)

Monday, November 18, 2013

so weak coat



so ... does it really matter if i start wearing the puffy (down) coats so soon? there are (i hate to say it) lots and lots of sweaters just hanging out (or lying around) my closets, wardrobes and chests of drawers, anxious for the depths of winter to arrive so that they can serve their purpose. i will just layer up on sweaters in the depths of winter. weak, i know.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana, a sweater dress by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) and trousers by grizas (a/w 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen. my puffy (down) coat is black label (a/w 2013).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

down blanket coat


winter is definitely signalling its impending arrival. on this particular morning, i wanted nothing more than to wrap myself in this down coat. but i thought it was too soon. if i started in on the down coats now, what would i have to turn to in the cold depths of winter? so i put the down coat back in the closet and opted for the unlined wool jacket instead.

i did not wear a black label (a/w 2013) down coat.

Friday, November 15, 2013

something old (top, skirt and pullover), nothing new



i was being optimistic today when i thought that i would be warm enough at work without a pullover. the "no pullover" situation lasted for some five minutes upon my arrival at work -- due to having to wait some five minutes for my grilled cheese breakfast sandwich to be prepared wearing, not only the pullover, but also a silk/wool blend scarf and a boiled wool jacket. five minutes without the pullover was enough to cool me down completely. thereafter the pullover went on me and remained there until the very end of, not only the work day, but the day itself.

i am wearing the l/s akiko top (a/w reykjavik collection), the parachute skirt (a/w reykjavik collection) and the escape skirt (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my pullover is rundholz black label (s/s 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, November 11, 2013

low volume skirt and tunic



this is one of my outfits that is low on volume. lately, i haven't been feeling like me unless my outfit has had lots and lots of volume. oddly, even though this outfit is low on volume, wearing it, i felt very much like me.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the mi-nu tank (a/w reykjavik collection), the mi-nu skirt (a/w reykjavik collection) and the square jacket (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, November 8, 2013

let's tally up top



i hereby declare the alpen top to be a very (very) versatile (or maybe "useful" is a better word) top. i think that, by now, i have gotten my money's worth out of it. (which is not (not) to say that i am going to be getting rid of it any time soon.)

i am wearing the alpen top, nagoya dress, amazing skirt and square jacket by kaliyana (a/w helsinki collection). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

i saw it, i wanted it and now here it is ... dress




some time ago, i may have mentioned that i spotted, on the kaliyana website, a plaid dress. upon seeing it, i thought, "omg! plaid and kaliyana. two loves brought together. a dream come true." of course, the dress didn't materialize in the store right away. and i was told that it wasn't a kaliyana piece either. so it seemed like the dream might just be a dream. but then, a month or so later, there was the dress in the store. true, it wasn't a kaliyana piece. but, hanging there on the rack, it was gorgeous. although not technically the dream coming true, i still think of it as the dream coming true.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the vanessa top (a/w reykjavik collection), the square jacket (a/w reykjavik collection) and the 3-d skirt (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my dress is by grizas. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, November 4, 2013

omg trousers and dress




for the first below zero degrees celsius morning (with a wind chill to boot), i reached for this outfit, comprising, among other pieces, trousers and a dress made of a some kind of thick, velvety/corduroy-y fabric. omg! the warmth of these pieces is like the warmth of a hudsons bay blanket -- but without the weight of a hudsons bay blanket. and the comfort and softness of the pieces? well i have no words for that. okay, maybe this word: hug.  if i had to choose just one outfit to wear throughout the winter months, i would choose this one.  maybe not everyone wants the warmth, comfort and softness of a hug  as the temperature starts dropping below the freezing mark, but i say, "bring it on"!

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the square jacket (a/w reykjavik collection) and the tokyo scarf (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana and a dress, a jacket and trousers by grizas (a/w 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.