Monday, 30 March 2015
I remember growing up in Greece by the begining of 70s. Greece at that time was a slow paced, rather poor country where human relations were of more importance than possesion of things. Not that people didn't aspire to a better life. It was more that they didn't need many things to be happy. Of course, as I was growing up I absorbed all values of those years and deep in my heart never really believed in the "I am what I have " bubble. I always took it for what it is, a bubble, certainly not something you can built your life on.
Cherrising items, refashioning, sewing, exchanging and passing down things were great parts of the culture before commersialism swept everything away. I'm considering myself lucky because I had a taste of this life before it changed for good during the 80s and 90s. During the 00s the credit card culture swept the nation and everybody bought like crazy. A huge culture of life style tv shows, magazines, celebrities, advertisements, luxury goods, luxury cars totally was the norm in my small country. It all happened so fast
Me and my husband and our growing family mostly stayed out of this. We worked hard, saved and rarely used our credit cards and if we did never mindlessly. As a result, when the crisis took over Greece we had no debts and had even a small amount saved to invest in our rent a car business.
I was inspired for these thoughts by my knitted white sweater. It's cherised, 20 years old, knitted by my mum and excellent quality cotton. Ι know I say this everytime I wear this sweater but now you know where my love of old things comes from.
I'm writting this post after I was inspired by my favorite bloggers Natalia Natalia and Beate who recently refered to their love of old or thrifted things.
On another note this outfit is based around my newly thrifted navy blue cardigan. I somehow need to stock up in browns, navy blues and greys and thrifting is a good way to do so. The white shirt is given to me by my mother and the grey jeggings are new but something I needed for so long. A basic piece that helps me create new outfits with what I have already.
Now that i look more closely on my accessories, it's animal print everywhere but I never did this on purpose!
Monday, 23 March 2015
I chose to start the week with a floral patter introduced by the thrifted blouse and the floral scarf. But because one pattern is not enough for me there is also animal print and geometric print on the skirt.
This is my nail art for this week! 100% diy and web inspired. Yet another way to uplift my outfits!
I love how my bracelet, by chance of course, echoes the colors on my niece's outfit!
This outfit is based on my newly thrifted military jacket. I've been looking for a jacket like this and I finally found it, the perfect fit, too. And because it was a cold day, I put my thrifted woolen vest on.
I'm so in love with this style of jewellery lately, totally 70s inspired look.
Yet another newly thrifted item to style! The floral cardi, it was lying there waiting to be brought to my house, hah ha joking! It is also perfect fit and fotographs greatly. I think it's highly versatile, too.
The shirt is also thrifted and the skirt is real leather from the 80s given to me by mum. The fleece jacket is from a Lidl line called Esmara.
I had been waiting for this military jacket for so long that I wanted to wear it again this week. This time with a floral wrap dress to give a more feminine twist!
Ooops! Yet again the same jacket this time with one of my favorite dresses and my denim shirt! Animal print is essential, too.
For a Sunday morning out in the town I wore my also newly thrifted denim dress by H&M. I had been looking for a flattering one and I was lucky to find it. It fits like glove. i'm sure I will be remixing it and maybe add a little something to lenghten it.
I almost forgot to mention my navy blue cardigan also thrifted recently which is so soft as it's 25% cashmere wool. It's 100% what I want from a cardigan and it only cost me 2 euro.
Primark earrings and a reminder to have my hair dyed this week!
Have you noticed the dots on my nails? An easy way to give some rest to my nails from constant polishing and yet have something decorative on them!
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Monday, 16 March 2015
A casual outfit for a busy Monday morning. I love to style the white long cardigan. It's not much of a fancy cardi but rather an old fashioned one so I always feel challenged to style it and give it a fresher look!
Cardi gifted, shirt thrifted and pants by M&S. Shoes are new St. Oliver, and the jewells an assortment of what I have with American Indian influence! The necklace is new from Berska.
Continuing the American native theme here is an outfit based on my favorite huge scarf.
It seems that this vintage thrifted dress has become a favorite and I love to style it. This is not a minimal version as I have included lots of colors like gray,yellow musturd and burgundy.
Accessories and my late love for nail art transform the outfit and make everyday dressing so interesting!
I just now noticed I wore the musturd cardi my mum gave me twice this week. It's from the 80s but excellent quality cotton and looks totally new although I remember my mum wearing it!
By far my favorite this week. I have the boots for 15 years and totally love hoe the leather becomes better with time. Also I have an intuition that square toes will be back soon in shoes. dress from Primark/ Holland. I had just under half hour to go around this huge shop and grab a few things a bit blindly without trying anything. So I had to rely on my intuition and 47 years of experience in shopping.
This is the most theatrical outfit of the week. I love how the scarf totally transforms the look! See that Primark dress from yesterday worn as a top? I love when I remix my clothes like this.
I so love the 40s vibe from this outfit.
PS It's a bit of a photo bombing but I'm better with photos than words at the moment!