Friday, August 31, 2012

Liebster and Outfit.

Earlier this week Megan Mae whom I follow religiously, posted these answers from a Liebster Award she got. She then awarded/had her own set of questions for each one of her followers to answer. But first, today I decided to answer the same questions she answered and on a later post I will answer Megan's questions, too.

1) Besides fashion, what other types of blogs do you follow?
Blogs on lifestyles, arts, crafts and DIY, cooking/baking blogs, jewelry blogs, etc. Mostly these are all on Blogger but sometimes I check out Word Press and Tumblr.

2) Riskiest thing you've ever done?
Leaving United States last November and coming to Albania (my home country) with my husband, after living in US for half of my life. I cannot say that I won't ever go back at the States but for now Tirana (Albania's capital) is home to me. I plan on visiting US for at least two months next year, though. I miss so many things about the States, especially my dear family.

3) Flight or invisibility?
Oh this is so difficult to choose. Both are great powers to have. Maybe flight, a tiny bit more.

4) Phobias?
I have a slight fear to heights and closed-up or small places, like let's say an elevator. No big phobias or anything.

5) Earliest memory?
I remember quite vividly the day they took me to the hospital to get my tonsils taken out. I was 3 years old.

6) Favorite toy from childhood?
A stuffed dog that had a dress on and the cutest long ears.

7) How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Over 150 pairs. Probably close to 200. Half of them are still in US but still I can get them shipped anytime I want. I would have to get rid of some of the shoes I have here though. My space is limited. I love shoes. They have always been a weakness of mine.

8) Favorite thing about blogging?
The warm, welcoming blogging community. The best part about blogging is the people I get to 'meet', and secondly the style - learning more about style and fashion. I love how almost everyone has a set, beautiful, personal style and their own aesthetics. The blogging community is great when it comes to supporting each-other and giving awesome, constructive advise, too.

Now, you are all welcome to answer these questions as well. =) I always love reading more about each of you individually. This way we all get to know each other a little bit, better.

Let's move on to today's outfit. I am doing a soft, muted Olive Gray Monochromatic Look. Yet I have mixed prints too, because the pants are pin-stripped and the top is this gorgeous spider-print. It is a beautiful silk blouse by bebe and the color is between gray and olive green. I love the soft colors of the top, too. Kept on the muted theme with the baby pink ballet flats and the off-white headband. I got some sparkles on though, on both my hand and my neck with those pretty silver pieces from White House Black Market. Have a Great TGIF - the last day of August!!

Gray & Ivory, Spider-Print, Silk Chiffon, Ruffly Top: Bebe.
Army-Green, Pinstripe, Casual, Cropped Pants: Target.
3-strand, Silver Statement Necklace w/ Sparkly Mirror-Like, Twisted Pieces and Rhinestones: White House Black Market.
Silver Bracelet w/ Geometric-Shaped Rhinestones: White House Black Market.
Ivory, Grossgrain Ribbon Headband Featuring a Wide, Double-Bow: Forever 21.
Baby Pink, "Eyelet" Open-Dot, Ballet Flats w/ Skinny Bows: DSW.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yellow, Black and White.

Hello All. I have had a good Thursday thus far except for a very weird, obnoxious, psychotic, foul-mouthed publisher that had nothing to do with his day bue insult, scold and yell at a young woman like myself, while I was completely being calm, cool and collected despite his nonsense and his foul language. This doesn't happen very often, but it has happened a couple of times around my job, however none worse than today. What a creep! Anyway, I am a positive, up-beat person in general so I don't even want to give him the time of the day any longer.

So, have you ever paired yellow with black and white before? I have done it a few times and seem to love the combo. Usually bright, bold, sunlight, crayola yellows are the ones that look best. You don't want your yellow to look close to your white. I own many shells and cute, girly tops and a lot of them are 100% silk. When I buy my silk, I make sure the majority of these items can be hand-washed or machine-washed. I rarely use a dry-cleaner and considering how many silk items I own, that's quite an accomplishment. Anyway, this is a beautiful yellow top that also looks golden, under the right lights. I love the color. I paired it with a Geometric Black & White Skirt. This seems to have been my favorite skirt this summer. I have worn it at least 5-6 times if I remember correctly. I love this little skirt I purchased last summer at WHBM. Unfortunately despite its elastic waist it is getting too tight for my growing belly bump. It is after all an XSmall which would be a size 0 or a 2. I kept in with the yellow accessories yet didn't wear yellow on my feet - even though I do own yellow sandals. I kept my feet neutral with these beauties from Nine West.

Crew-Neck, Sleeveless, Silk Shell w/ Ruffled Detail on the Neckline: The Limited.
Black + White, Geometric-Print, Flowy Skirt: White House Black Market.
Plastic, Yellow, Circle, Post Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Bright Yellow & Olive Green, Peacock-Print Bangle: Forever 21.
Oval-Shaped, Olive Green, Plastic Sunglasses: Old Navy.
Blush-Colored, Strappy Sandals, Featuring a Big Beaded Flower: Nine West. 
P.S. I am also linking this outfit today with Rolled Up Pretty. What a cute blog name hmmm? I just found her page today and absolutely love it. I know today is Thursday but this is a blog link-up where you can link an outfit throughout the week. =)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beige Polished.

Hi all. Wednesday already hmmmm? Since I am tempting to watch a movie while writing this I will keep it quick today and move on to the outfit. I haven't worn beige a lot this summer but I certainly love it. It is such a natural, beautiful, rich color. Love this silk button-down blouse with military detailing and of course these super-cute, flat sandals featuring that big flower made of glass-looking beads. The skirt, has mostly beige stripes in two different shades, so I am bringing out more the stripes of the skirt too, by wearing this blouse and sandals.

Sleeveless, Button-Down, Military Style, Beige Silk Blouse: Express.
Black, Multi-Colored-Stripped, Silk, Midi Skirt: The Limited.
Stretchy, Plastic, Yellow Bangles: Charlotte Russe.
 Ivory & Gold-Edged, Flower-Shaped, Stud Earrings: Parfois
Blush-Colored, Strappy Sandals, Featuring a Big Beaded Flower: Nine West. 
P.S. I am also linking this outfit today with Fresh, Tall & Fabulous Lindsey.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tealed-Off and Bow-Tied.

Hello All for the second time today. Ahhh I am so exhausted. I got home from work around 6.05 PM, had some fruit and tried to take a nap at least for an hour to 1.5 hours. I started reading (I am currently reading something really good - but more about this on a different day) and before I knew it I was 60 pages through the book. I was still tired and sleepy but couldn't fall asleep so I woke up around 7.30. It's a good thing I didn't sleep because I really wanted to do a bunch of cleaning today. I have felt so tired and lazy and at times sick, the last 2-3 weeks so our home has been left aside. It's not very big, a 750 square feet Loft-style apartment but you know two people live there so things can be messy if left for a long time. So I took over two hours today to sweep, clean counters, remove clutter, dust and wash the floors real well. The whole apartment is clean now. I gotta work on our bedroom tomorrow. It's not that it is dirty, more disorganized than anything. I know it will take me at least 2 hours there so I left that for tomorrow. I have no time or no power anymore today. By the time I was done it was 9.30 PM. And after this post I am going to call it a night: read a few more pages off my book and fall asleep. =)

After a quick and simple dinner, I am now blogging an OOTD from last week. I love this dark teal silk dress. I like the length of it - falls right at the knee and its empire style. It sort of looks like a Maternity dress but it certainly isn't. It has that nice, flowing A-line shape from under the bust all the way down, nice and loose so I will make sure to wear it at least a couple more times during Fall. I also like the grosgrain ribbon detail on the back. You can see the dress details even better with my hair pulled back. =)

Empire-Waist, Sleeveless, Dark Teal Dress w/ Pleated Detail on the Front & Black Grosgrain Ribbon Front to Back: The Limited.
Floating Pearl Necklace (Real Pearls): JC Penneys.
Silver, Flower-Stud Earrings w/ Little Pearls in the Middle: Parfois.
Golden-Beige Plastic Hair Claw w/ Silver Rhinestone "Chanel" Logo: Chanel. 
Navy, Green, Teal, Turquoise & Seafoam, Leaf-Print, Silk, Strappy Thong Sandals: Simple Shoes.

Green, Paisley and Round Belly.

Good Morning Everyone. It is almost 10.00 AM here and I have a few free minutes at work so I figured I should benefit and squeeze in a post, early in the morning. You might get a second post today, in the evening (when I am home), since I have quite a few outfits not posted. Anyways... it continues to be hot here through the day. However early mornings (let's say until 8.30 AM) and later in the evening (passed 8.00 PM) we get a cool breeze. It gets even cooler later in the evening so that's good. At least we can sleep a little easily through the night. Though, truth be told I have my fan on all night, in our bedroom. While I am welcoming the temperature drop, even if it is just early mornings and evenings/nights, it makes it harder to dress for work. By the time I leave work it is so freaking hot that you definitely need short-sleeves, sleeveles, skirts, dresses or shorts on. I think I need to start carrying cardigans or light pull-overs to throw on, in the morning when I go to work or in the evenings.

Today's outfit is sort of Monochromatic. True the skirt is beige and the top is dark green, but the skirt has a small paisley print in a lighter green. These soft cotton T-shirts are so comfortable. I own them in 4 colors, from The Limited. I purchased them last summer. They are a little stretchy too and fit quite nicely over the belly that is growing. It is funny though, with some clothes, you can definitely tell I am pregnant though still little, and with others, not. In this outfit, my belly is quite round for you all to see. Usually with longer tees over my skirts, the shape looks better and the belly comes out more. =)

Forest Green, Scoop-Neck, Short-Sleeve, Soft Cotton Tee: The Limited.
Silk, A-Line, Beige Skirt w/ Light Green Paisley Print: Gap.
Black, Jet Stone, Glass-Beaded, Dangly Earrings w/ Silver Accents: White House Black Market.
Vintage-Looking, Dark Gold, Butterfly & Rhinestone Cocktail Ring: Parfois.
Black & Silver, Gladiator, Strappy Sandals: Il Cammini.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Black and White with Dangling Beads.

Hello all and Happy Monday. Here is to a new week!! I have been so busy at work today. My eyes are stuck on Excel cells, titles, numbers and formulas. But its towards the end of the work day for me and it seems like my work for today is done. It is time for a new OOTD as well as a Visible Monday Post.

So withour further ado I present you a simple black and white outfit. The tank-top here is the white version of the dark red sequined tank top in yesterday's post. I own it in Black and Purple also.The skirt is actual a satiny silk in a floral lace print. It looks like black lace over a white lining but that's not the case. The fun part about the skirt is the tiny black glass beads that hang like fringe, on the bottom. I have a fun floral-shaped, sparkly pin that is made of the same exact black glass beads so I figured I should pin it to my tank top. The earrings are also a black jet, glass stone. And there is more sparkle (in silver) on my strappy sandals.

White, Cotton Tank-Top All Sequined in the Front: Express.
Black+White, Satin, Lace-Printed Skirt w/ Tiny Black Beaded Fringe on the Bottom: JC Penney.
Flower-Shape Pin w/ Tiny Black Beads: The Limited.
Black, Jet Stone, Glass-Beaded, Dangly Earrings w/ Silver Accents: White House Black Market.
Vintage-Looking, Dark Gold, Butterfly & Rhinestone Cocktail Ring: Parfois.
Black & Silver, Gladiator, Strappy Sandals: Il Cammini.
P.S. I am linking today with Visible Monday as I mentioned earlier in this post.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Red and Redder.

I realize I have brought you a lot of bright reds and pinks (magenta) lately but here is another dose of them. I love how fun, girly, bright and cheery this outfit is. I am after all wearing my Favorite Color - Red. Red is a Power Color, a Feel-Good Color, a Feminine Color and a Color that I think looks good all-around on all women, despite their hair color or skin color. =)

So, pleats were huge this summer and I have worn my fair share of pleated skirts, even-though not every outfit has made it to the blog, because some weekend outfits have remained unphotographed. I love the delicate Tomato Red on the skirt, paired with a darker, fuller, let's call it "Blood Red" on top. Plus, as if this outfit wasn't bright enough I got sequins on top. I have several of these sequined tank tops from Express in different colors, and similar ones from The Limited also. They are great mixing and matching pieces. Allso, this is one of my favorite sets of jewelry from White House Black Market. I own a ton of jewelry from there (you have seen some of it in my blog), love their pieces. They have some great Statement Necklaces, especially. =) What do you think of this outfit? I actually adored this outfit. I felt at least 5 years younger in it. I took a bunch of photos that day, too, didn't even post all of them. But my favorite of all is the very last one. Yes I carry a little sweetheart inside my belly. =)

Wishing you all had a great relaxing weekend and a fun Sunday, I will see you all tomorrow for a brand new week. =)

Dark Red, Cotton Tank-Top All Sequined in the Front: Express.
Red, Chiffon, Pleated, Flouncy, Short Skirt: The Limited.
Circle, Black, Jet Crystal Necklace + Circle, Black, Jet Crystal (Matching) Earrings: White House Black Market.
Vintage-Looking, Dark Gold, Butterfly & Rhinestone Cocktail Ring: Parfois.
Ivory and Red-Printed, Silk, Strappy Sandals: Simple Shoes.

P.S. I am linking today with Cute Molly Buckley for Yolo Mondays.