Cleopatra style earings

Posted: March 23, 2014 in Shopping

My antique shop finding – a pair of Cleopatra-esque earings

I fell in love with those the moment I saw them. Not sure what stone it us, but the metal is 925 silver. I much admire the design and the unique look

J. Crew Aficionada

Posted: March 18, 2014 in Shopping, Wardrobe

Last Sunday my wonderful husband took me to J. Crew to check out their spring arrivals. I vowed to myself not to shop during Lent but could not resist the temptation of 50% off. Here are my purchases:

And of course I found something for my boys as well. A baby blue polo shirt for my husband (unfortunately picture does not do it justice) and a pair of navy blue slacks for my son:

The scarves are very thin and flowy, the t-shirt just thin enough but not too thin to be uncomfortable, the shirt has just enough stretch in it, and the clutches look like I will get enough wear of them this spring and summer.
Overall a very successful shopping day.

Fluted skirts

Posted: March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I stopped by Banana Republic during lunch. They are having 40% off sale on the entire purchase with very few exclusions.

I got a couple of fluted skirts, one gorgeous in black and whote stripes and the second one with metalic thread in it.

Normally I do not like anything shiny, but this skirt looked pretty nice and I blame giving in on pregnancy hormones:)

Both skirts are in size 0. I was going to get a 2 to be on the safe side, after I deliver but read those skirts run a little too large.

Gamine #6

Posted: February 17, 2014 in Style, Wardrobe
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Gamine #6

Lace top

Red pantyhose

Blue skirt
$33 -

Gucci saddle bag
$1,740 -

Casual chic

Short sleeve shirt
$30 -

TIBI leather jacket

Carvela Kurt Geiger yellow shoes
$165 -

5 key pieces to try in spring 2014

Posted: January 27, 2014 in Style
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5 key pieces to try in spring 2014

Pinafore dress
$58 -

Grey shirt
$57 -

  1. Pinafore dress
  2. Graphic sweatshirt
  3. Combat boots
  4. Ballerina wrap sweater
  5. Oversized raglan sleeve cardigan

How to take care of leather sandals

Posted: January 27, 2014 in Misc, Wardrobe
  1. Do not store leather sandals in a plastic bag to avoid molding
  2. Clean the sandals with a damp cloth with a small amount of soap on it. It is best to use saddle soap. Dampen the cloth with water, apply a small amount of soap and rub the cloth to get a light lather
  3. Wipe the sandals with that cloth and then use another cloth to wipe away the soap very gently
  4. If there is any odor on the sandals, mix a bit of vinegar with some warm water and wipe the sandals with the mixture
  5. Sun dry the sandals
  6. Apply some mink oil onto the dry sandals and gently run it in with a piece of cloth. Never apply the oil directly, put it on the cloth and then work it into the sandals with the cloth

Gamine #5

Posted: January 26, 2014 in Style
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Gamine #5

Milly short sleeve shirt
$245 -

Cashmere cardigan
$245 -

Denim miniskirt
$33 -

Nylon stocking

Combat boots

Gamine #4

Posted: January 26, 2014 in Style
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Gamine #4

Velvet lightweight jacket

Fiorelli black purse
$105 -

Brooks Brothers scarve

Just dance

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Style
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Just dance