Saturday, 31 December 2011

Heavy print for a happy new year

I have made so many new year resolutions to last me a life time. For a change I will make just one for this new year which goes as following...I will post an outfit for everyday of this year.
By the end of the year, I will be able to check on my style and see how it evolved....or not.

shirt fink- cardigan massimo dutti- pants no name-boots old ,very old-various necklaces compiled
I found  the shirt on a pile in the local market and I was immediately drawn to the colors and the print. It only cost me 1euro and I think it is silk. Just check the print at the back .It's so detailed and the yellow bordure around is also printed on the cloth which kind of gives away it's an expensive piece of cloth.

 Pile up all my necklaces to accessorise is new to me and the print is so heavy but the end result is not over the top.The colors echo the print and everybody is happy.

From the bottom of my heart I wish all fashion bloggers a happy new year full of inspiration!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Florals and dots

I wore florals and orange today as a reminder that no matter how dark or cold is at the moment , spring is coming closer and closer with each passing day.

white top zara - orange cardi zara- floral top given by a friend-pants thrifted and shortened-boots old ,very old-bracelet swapped.

True to my mixing patterns mania I tried to match dots with florals and I think it works. I might refine the combination in the future but for now all I can say is that I recieved a compliment by my husband on how nice I look today. Mission accomplished.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Lace and I

Lace and I were never good friends. Not that I hated lace I was mostly indifferent to its allures. Until today that is.
Today is the first day of my lace love affair and you are the first to take a glimpse. I hope you like it !If not don't let me know.I will perhaps get dissapointed and stop trying.

purple tshirt berska-lace top tailored by my aunt-skirt thrifted &shortened-animal print belt skondras

What do we have here? A scarf and... an animal print and... purple and... lace...and bracelets in one outfit. I'm not sure if they all fit but I will go to bed feeling happy tonight !

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Practice makes perfect

strippes bluemarine-floral zara/-skirt berska
This week between Christmas and New Year is the soonest of the year . The days go by in a flash and with kids at home all day plus their friends real world outside the house is non -existant.
Living my fairytale and given the fact I'm on my third year of this blog I went a bit more daring with my outfits and took a dive into pattern mixing world.

 I'm not yet sure how it goes but I figure that if  the colors of the different patterns match then I have big  chances for a successful combination.

       If jewellery combines well it's a match made in heaven.

strippes bluemarine-tartan given to me-faux leather skirt no idea
I made a second attempt to mix patterns and to my amazement  even if the colors don't match the result can be good or even better. So rule of thumb <<   Always try on your chosen patterns>>. It might not look good on the hanger but great on you.

    Both blouses were given to me by a friend and were hiding in my closet .  The tartan was an unflattering tunic shape so I shortened it .

Successful or not I will keep on trying to mix fabrics. After all one thing I know for sure is that practice makes perfect.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Merry cozy Christmas

                                                               Merry Christmas to all !!!
This is how my cozy Christmas living room looked this year. It was the first Goldman Sacks Christmas we experienced in Greece and the christmas spirit was taken away in many ways.

However, the true meaning of Christmas found its way not in terms of possessions and materialism but in the warmth and physical presence of all members of the family , in the love and companionship we all felt and in the hope that something new will be born soon that will stop this nightmare.

strippes zara-tartan shirt no idea-skirt -given by friend -boots old in need of replacement

As for my outfit I felt a bit more daring and I mixed two different patterns , something I plan to do more often as I want to master remixing and combining different patterns. I feel my mixing of patterns is too basic but hey! it's a good start.I bet you will see this tartan and these strippes remixed quite often this winter.

Wearing this fake leather skirt is also a good start as I had it lying in my closet for a good 2 years and never dared to wear... now that I see it photographed I wonder why.
It's not as short or tight and it makes a good basic piece . However I have no idea how to clean it. How do you clean fake leather skirts??? Any tips , please?

Anyway , I hope you all had a great Christmas time with friend and family and I wish that we all have a great new year 's celebration

Go global

jeans peackoks- tshirt zarra -coat burberries-scarf zarra-shoes all star-bag vogue-earrings diy

Kids play seek and hide with friends in the house while I try to write this post. They are noisy and full of life. That's exactly how I felt during the day and it had a lot to do with my new Convers All stars. It was a well planned addition and they look as good as they feel on my feet. On holidays , there is always a lot of running around involved.
With the addition of my coat and the stripes I think I have an all american -french outfit. Voila ! global in a good way !

Friday, 16 December 2011

Forgotten skills

What you see here is how a small addition can give new life to an outfit . I've already remixed all the parts of the outfit many times and I wanted a little lift. So I grabbed a piece of ribbon and added it to the necklace.
It's not rocket science it's just that lately I see so many jewelery or clothes that are sold and I think that I can make those myself.
I also think that there was a time , not long ago, that women made practically everything in their homes like food ,sweets ,clothes, carpets, embroidery, marmalades ,grew vegetables, fed and then killed and cooked little chickens or rabbits or pigs...... I know I take it too far but where did all these skills go? We buy practically everything and there is litlle space for us to be creative.
These were my thoughts while I put the ribbon on my necklace. Please share yours.
P.S Don't forget to check Visible Monday post over at Patty's. You will see many beautiful bloggers and read their thoughts.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

How to revamp your earrings

Last evening I needed a pick me up thing to do and revamping my old earings seemed the right thing to do. I changed my old earrings into something festive and
So my outfit for today had to be as simple as possible so my red earrings and red nail polish  pop out.( the photo doesn't show the earrings clearly but you get the real thing in the tutorial that follows)

This is what you will need : Just old earrings ,colorful thread/string in any color you fancy and this simple gold chain or any other kind of chain you like .

You grab the thread and the chain and hold it together . See which way is easier for you to fold the thread around the chain and start.
Keep on folding...It gets easier and easier.

                                                     That's the end result in less than a quarter.

                                   I 'm so proud of the end result so I hope you don't mind another photo.

P.S If you feel inspired enough to revamp your earrings please send me a link to your blog to check and comment. Have a nice weekend to all.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

What to wear today? Well, let's try Klimt

source :theviviennefiles
When it comes to inspiration you can litterally find it everywhere ! One of my favorite bloggers vivienne posted a collage which was inspired by the colors in the paintings of Klimt . This collage got me hooked and I put today's outfit together based on these colors.
Apart from this, I'm on the third month of not buying anything. It wasn't planned but there is a huge finantial  insecurity in Greece at the moment that buying anything else than the things that are really necessary is out of the question.
Waiting for better times to come I remix  , I refashion and I plan to sew a few new clothes from fabric I already have during Christmas holidays. Getting creative is the key word here and for that I'm sort of happy that I get a chance to explore my creative side.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Refashion sweater & necklace

When it comes to comfort ,jeans and a sweater is my top on the list . but how can I make an outfit like this seem a little more boring? That was the question on my mind today so I looked for inspiration on my files . And this is what I came up with.
I layered my sweater over a long black t shirt and I put on my favorite black necklace. By the way ,there is a story behind this sweater. My mum gave it to my husband last winter but he decided it wasn't his style. So, here I was with a men's sweater that was way too big for me. So, what can a smart smart girl do? Refashion it.
It took me an hour of trial and error on my sewing machine to make it tight to fit my body. 
The end result you see it here and I'm glad I gave life to an otherwise throw away sweater. Have you ever tried to refashion something? Was the end result to your liking?
Visit Patti's Visible Monday series for more beautiful everyday outfits. It's inspiring to see how other women dress for everyday!