Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Purples, Browns and Bows...

Purple is a color that looks GOOD on me, quite good actually. I think so, my mother-in-law thinks so, most people think so. My husband thinks purple looks good on me even and it is not his favorite color, to say the least. =P My husband doesn't quite like Purple, at least 2 specific shades of purple/violet. However, I think it is a bright, cheerful, bold, cool color. It was my most favorite color when I was a young girl. It is still a color I love but probably not in the top 3. =)

Anyway, my velvet blazer is actually more of a burgundy color but it looks like a dark wine and under certain lights or paired with certain clothes and/or colors it even looks like plum or dark eggplant. I love this jacket. It was a great Winter 2010-2011 Purchase from White House Black Market. And this scarf that features Ombre Leopard Print, quite wide and it's a light pashmina material (what's not to love!?) was a gift I purchased for myself to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th. I gifted myself two light, pashmina-like scarves that day, both for $12, less than the original price of one of them. Score!! These brown pants and these brown shoes, I wore quite a lot this Winter 2011-2012 season. I have only had these shoes one season so far but they got their money worth let me tell you. They are a super-cute and super-comfy Oxford Wedge. =) Now where do the bows come in, you ask? Well, the neckline of my pretty purple tee features a built-in-bow, on my left side (your right). The other bow comes in the form and shape of a soft golden leather headband - one of my favorite headbands in my huge headband collection. I wore the bow on the same side as the other bow (on the top).

Well, that's it. You get two posts today (within hours from each other). Have a Great Evening & Good Night.

Brown, Wide-Legged, "Drew" Style Pants: The Limited.
Violet, Short-Sleeve Tee w/ Detail on the Neckline: The Limited.
Burgundy, Military-Style, Velvet Blazer: White House Black Market.
Purple & Pink, Leopard-Print Ombre Pashmina Scarf: A Street Boutique in Tirana.
Red Crystal & Silver Rhinestone Beaded, Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Gold, Leather Headband w/ Skinny Side Bow: J.Crew.
Silver Bracelet w/ Oval-Shaped Flat Links (Left Hand): JC Penneys.
Brown, Patent Leather & Faux Suede, Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.

Wonderful Wednesday!! April 11th 2012.

Hello Everyone. I greet you all from this grayish, dreary, chilly Spring day here in Tirana, Albania.

However here are some things that make this Wednesday Wonderful, things I am happy & thankful for, this week.

*Yesterday April 10th it was my Aunt's Birthday. I love and miss her so much. She is back in Michigan with the rest of my family but I am happy I got to call her the previous night, chatted with her for a little and wished her a Happy Birthday, as well. =)

*Yesterday was also the Birthday of My Cousin-in-Law. She married my first cousin, last July and they are now expecting a baby (in November). I am happy for them.

*There is another SUPER-SPECIAL Birthday for me this week and it belongs to one of the most important and influential people in my life, but I will talk more about this in next week's Wednesday Feature.

*Despite being quite cold, dreary and not having a ray of sun outside today, I am wearing a pretty outfit which starts with super-bright shoes on my feet (they are beautiful flats I love). Dressing in cheerful colors (like a hot pink or magenta - as I am wearing today) can secure a girl of being in a happier mood. ;-)

*I had a Hot Tea earlier this morning with a Good Friend. And after her, I met up another Great Friend at a different bar/cafe for freshly-squeezed juice. Seeing them both and chatting a little with them both, was quite nice.

*My Easter (I am Orthodox) is this coming Sunday so tomorrow I get to color the eggs. I will do the classic red color since this is my very first time coloring them by myself. In previous years my mom did the coloring. Next year I will go crazy with all kinds of colors and designs, I am keeping it simple this year. Also, our newest, big Orthodox Church here in Tirana will be opened for the first time this Easter Sunday and I plan on going with a girlfriend, her mom & my mother-in-law.

* It is the middle of the week so Happy Hump Day!!

I will have a brand-new outfit for you, posted in a few hours. Take Care and Enjoy the Rest of Your Wednesday & the Rest of Your Week!!