November 22, 2015

Monochrome Look Doesn't Have to Be Boring

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Sneakers All Star, jacket Zara old (similar leather jacket or budget friendly), sweater Express, scarf Joe Fresh, sunglasses Aldo, jeans old unknown (similar gray jeans), cross body bag (unknown)

It has been about two weeks since my last post. I had full intention on sharing today’s outfit with you last weekend, but my weekend had a sad twist to it. My dog of 10 years passed away last Saturday and I have not been myself since. I’m getting better from day to day. Slowly. Finding the norm without him in my life. I will be putting up a post about him in a few days. I know that this blog is about fashion mostly, but here and there I also share with you some of my opinions, experiences and personal stories. And he was at centre stage of my personal life story.


When these pictures were taken, he was still with us; in fact, he was making this shoot difficult as he kept getting into every shot heheheh. I won’t talk much about him here. This post will be just about this fall outfit. Well….from now on anyway.

I don’t do too many monochromatic outfits, as I love colour, but I love different textures of this look. Textures and different shades keep the look interesting. I love the little sparkle of the sweater next to the leather of the jacket. And as sneakers are still very "IN", you can still feel fashionable even in a casual outfit. This is an easy but chick outfit for a casual day or a dog walk. All of the items worn today are at least a year old, so I am sure most of you will have something similar in your closet to pull a similar outfit. It just goes to show that you don't have to buy everything new in order to pull a modern and an on trend look, right? These pictures were taken while some leafs were still on the trees so the colours of the fall just perfectly compliment this look. As fall this year has been very mild, you can still very easily pull this look, even though it’s still November and even though you may be living in Canada. I could not be happier about it. You?

Ciao!

Aleksandra <3
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November 8, 2015

Chicago Part II - Sporty Chic in Leather Pants & Sneakers

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Pants New Yorker, sneakers H&M, cropped top Forever 21, jacket Material Girl (The Bay), cross body bag Rebecca Minkoff, scarfs H&M & Forever 21, watch Michael Kors, wrist scarf H&M, ring The Bay

Today I’m sharing with you my second outfit from Chicago. I will not share all of the outfits I wore. Honestly, we were too busy walking, having fun, laughing, enjoying the views and taking selfies (hehehe), that taking outfit pictures was not a priority. Also, as I already said in my previous post, I had not packed well enough for this trip so the outfits were not, in my opinion, the most photogenic for the blog.

This outfit today I wore for a day of shopping and eating. I wanted to wear something that comes off easily when trying on clothes in the changerooms. There is nothing worse than when you wear a cute but layered outfit that takes forever to take off. You end up getting tired from just that and it ruins your shopping day. I also needed comfortable shoes as it was another long day of walking, so I opted for these black and white H&M sneakers. I will be honest. I have been looking for black sneakers with white soles for some time. However, as I wear mostly heels, I did not want to spend $150 on a pair of sneakers that I would just wear on occasion. I came across this pair in H&M just before my trip for just $40 and thought they were perfect. They were comfortable as well.
I paired them with theses imitation leather pants or sweatpants I got back in March when I was visiting Serbia. I bought it in a store called New Yorker of which I have never heard of here in North America, so I cannot tell you much about it. It’s similar to Forever 21 for example. I love sweatpants and these ones, because of the material, are dressy enough to wear out in public. They are very cute with sneakers but can look really hot with heels. Pair it with a feminine blouse for a softer look.
I wore it with a cropped top but I pulled them high so they looked like they were high waist pants. They are actually intended to be worn more relaxed and lower on waist, but I love the fact that the style gives me options on how to wear them.
So this concludes my brief talk about Chicago trip. It was fun walking the Michigan Avenue, visiting the Bean at night, shopping, taking the boat tour, getting lost in the city, walking a marathon in heels looking for fun places to eat and drink, enjoying the pier, talking to people, riding the train and so much more.

Oh talking about the train (I’m sorry but I have to share this), Chicago is very unique. Chicago transportation system is mainly made up of trains, not subways, trains. These trains for the most part are above ground so depending where you are it may be passing you over head as you are walking or driving on the street. What is more interesting, in the downtown area or the loop, some of the lines pass between the buildings, the high-rises as well as the residential buildings (as you can see in some of the pictures below). And they are not very far from them at all. You could be sitting in your office and the train passes by you just couple of meters away. They are also pretty loud. It’s not necessarily the most appealing view but it definitely makes Chicago unique.

Ciao!

Aleksandra <3
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November 1, 2015

Chicago Part One - Chelsea Boots & Jersey Dress

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Dress H&M, Chelsea style booties Express, scarfs Forever 21 & H&M, backpack David Jones Paris (Winners), Denim jacket old

I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks since my trip to Chicago. I'm only getting around to posting these pics today. It was the first half of October and we were going to a "windy city". Though I did know what the real reason for its nickname Windy City was, I still knew it actually was a windy city. It is located on the border of a great lake, just like Toronto, therefore it is bound to be windy. Especially considering it was fall already. To be honest I was in one of those style ruts where you don't feel inspired to dress, plus I left it for the last minute to pack. Needless to say I was not properly packed for this trip. First I brought the most random pieces of clothing and second, I brought too many warm clothes. And by the pictures here,  you can tell I did not need any of them. It was a beautiful fall long weekend in Chicago with temperatures between 22-23 degrees. A summer day was more like it.  Improvisation was the key here. 
This is where those classics come in. If you have enough classic well fitting items in your closet, you will be able to dress no matter what style rut you are in. Luckily for me I brought this simple cotton dress from H&M. It has become one of my most worn items. It's comfortable yet has a bit of sex appeal as it is fitted. It is just as good for wearing with sneakers as it is with some killer heels for a night out. 
Being a tourist in this big city, I knew I was going to do a lot of walking. I had opted for flats and this time another item I have been wearing a lot lately, my Chelsea style boots from Express. 
Out first day was spent visiting the Pier, taking architectural tour on a boat (a MUST when in Chicago!!!) and a deep dish pizza, another must have ( I highly recommend Giordanno's as their pizza is not too fatty or saucy, and the dough is not too thick either). We walked the streets and enjoyed the sights, some on purpose and some because we kept getting lost. Well, lost may be a hard word. We kept going the opposite way every time we decided to go somewhere. For example, when we got off the train and decided to walk to the Pier, instead of going towards the Pier, we went the opposite way. And since both my friend and I are chatterboxes, we were so deep in our conversation plus enjoying the views, that we did not realize that we had been walking for almost an hour before we noticed we are nowhere near the Pier. Luckily, I wore my comfortable Chelsea boots so the walk back was not so bad. We just opted to take a different route back to view some new things. 
I brought a backpack to stuff my jacket in it as it got warmer throughout a day. It's definitely more practical then a purse but keeping it in leather (imitation) material, it looked grownup rather then childish. I wore two scarfs here. Neither one of my leopard print scarfs are thick enough therefore they don't have much volume when wrapped around the neck, so I opted to wear them both. I liked because both different colours made it look even more interesting. You could do this also with scarfs with different prints to create your own, unique look. For cooler weather, throw on a cool parka instead of denim jacket to stay warm yet still look stylish.

That's it from me for my first post from Chicago. Second one will follow in a few days. 

Fun fact: The building in the second last picture is so big, that it has it's own zip code!

Ciao!
Aleksandra <3
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