Tuesday, December 31, 2013

No repeats

Top - XOXO - Dillard's
Pants - Zenana Outfitters
Shoes - Rock & Candy - Marshall's
Stingray Purse - family gift
Necklace, earrings -  coworker gift

I wanted to challenge myself and wear as many outfits from my closet as possible without repeating the main ingredients (top, bottom, jacket). This excludes shoes, accessories, and jewelry. So this is my last combination without a main ingredient being repeated. As some of you have previously read on my blog, all of the outfits here is what I wear to work, excluding two outfits that are special occasion dresses. I think we all tend to forget how many things we have in our closets (right girls?), so I wanted to pull out some of those forgotten items, and try to find new ways to wear them. I don't generally stick with a rule of  "if you don't wear it for a year, get rid of it". I get rid of things if they are worn, torn, stretched or shrunk. I have some things that are over 5 years old, and just a couple that are over 10 years old. Dressier items that aren't worn as often are kept for a while in my closet as well. There are also life events that can temporarily prevent you from wearing certain clothing items such as weight gain, weight loss, pregnancies, nursing. I have two young children (age 1 and 3 ), so some of the clothing that I didn't wear during the two pregnancies, stayed in great shape. So this is my 31st work outfit without repeats. Some of the floral summer dresses and blouses couldn't be worn in the middle of the winter.


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Windy day

Top - Chloe K - TJ Maxx
Cardigan - Weekenders - thrifted
Pants - Tracy Evans Limited - old
Shoes - Nine West - Marshall's
Belt - thrifted
Earrings, bracelet - family gifts

I wanted to try a bulky cardigan cinched with a belt look, so when I got this cardigan, that's exactly what I did. I like the length of this cardigan as well, being on the tall side, 5'11, I always have trouble finding the longer cardigans. This is perfect for a windy day.


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cocktail dress

Dress - Express - thrifted
Shoes - Xappeal - Rack Room Shoes
Pearl necklaces, earring - family gifts

Happy Sunday to everyone. I wore this dress last month to a friend's wedding here in Florida. I added several strands of pearls and a pair of pearl earrings to complete the look. The colors of the reception were pastel pinks and blues, and even though we weren't asked to wear specific colors, when I saw this dress, I thought it would fit well with her color scheme.


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Company Christmas dinner

Dress - Betsy Adam - Dillard's
Shoes - I.N.C. - thrifted
Necklace - family gift

Last week we had a company dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is the dress I wore for the occasion. The silver necklace is set with garnet and cubic zirconia, it was a gift from my home Yakutia, Russia. I wanted the necklace to be the center of attention, therefore I left off the earrings and bracelets. The red shoes with silver heels are coordinating colors with the red garnet and silver in the necklace. I had a different hair style and makeup on the day of the dinner, the pictures for the blog were taken on a different day.

Thank you for reading.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Checkered or plaid

Top - Divided - H&M
Pants - Jones New York - thrifted
Shoes - Nine West - Marshall's
Necklaces, earrings - family gifts

Hello everyone!! Christmas was great, hopefully all of you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Having family over is the best thing ever, and of course gift giving and receiving. I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing family.
Checkered or plaid is what I call these pants. I looked up both, but the description wasn't clear. The black and white trend is in, so here is my take on it.

I also just got a haircut, not a huge change, but a subtle one.


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Silver belt

Sweater - Planet Gold -Macy's
Pants - H&M
Shoes - Nine West - Marshall's
Belt - thrifted
Earrings - Chico's - about 11 years old
Brooches - family gifts

Hello everyone!!! As I have told you about the long sleeves, you are going to see more and more of that...every now and then. It's still pretty warm here in Central Florida. I decided to play around with some of my brooches and put two of them symmetrically on the sweater. The brooches are similar shape, but one of them has a pearl in in and other has cubic zirconia in it. I added a simple pair of earrings and a simple silver belt in order not to distract from the brooches, as they are supposed to be the focal point.


Friday, December 20, 2013


Dress - Ronni Nicole - Sears
Shoes - Restricted -TJ Maxx
Earrings, bracelet - family gifts

Happy Friday!! I purchased this dress in 2011 and it has held up pretty well. I really like the the bead embroidery on this dress, which make it very unique. Sometimes it's just so easy to throw on a dress and get out the door. You can go with minimal amount of accessories, because the dress is a statement itself.


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Thursday, December 19, 2013


Top - Loft - thrifted
Jeans - Express - thrifted
Shoes - Nine West - Marshall's
Earrings, bracelet, russian gold necklace - family gifts

Is it Friday yet? I can't wait for next week. Seven years ago I would not have been caught in stripes, but lately I have been getting more shirts that have stripes. I like this Loft shirt because it's very soft and comfy. Also, these Nine West shoes have been getting a lot of wear recently. I might need to replace them soon with something similar. Don't these earrings look like red caviar?