Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Moments of October 2013

Upper Row: 1. Valley Walk. 2. Strong Female. 3&4. Teal, Toffee&Tweed.

I am pretty sure I won't have a new outfit post this month, so I've made this collage of all the outfits I posted in October. This is meant to be my own little tradition at the end of a calendar month. You can find all the similar entries by clicking on the tag "monthly moments".

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Justin and I got a chance to go to a symphony this weekend. I had been craving for an inspiring classical concert for a while now, and not that there is no ways to attend one in Seattle, of course not. :) But these tickets jumped right in our hands, and it was something completely new to us -- Tacoma Symphony which we have never heard before. And another unexpected thing was that Tacoma Symphony is at this time in the process of choosing (interviewing) their next music director/conductor since maestro Harvey Felder is retiring after 18 years of great work taking the orchestra to a new level.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Feminine Shine, Clogs & Frogs

The Feminine Shine Utility jacket by Chico's was one of those items which sell fast. It's pretty unique and got my attention right away. When I found it on a 40% off rack in a store, it was the only one of this kind with all sort of other jackets, and just like a little girl, I made a wish that it would be in my size. :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Our unusually foggy weather calls for cozy lately. I didn't want to get out of these soft and comfy leggings (first shown here) even for my library work. (Did I tell you that I am a storyteller?) I decided to give it a more professional look by wearing a white office shirt and a bright cardigan to break the two week long fog!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Russian Platok

In every country and every culture in the world, women traditionally wear shawls, scarves or headscarves which serve us as both unique accessory and warm cozy clothing item. In Russia, we have a few traditional types of scarves or shawls which we call ПЛАТОК (platok) one of them being the gorgeous colorful shawl traditionally made in Pavlovsky Posad, a town just 68 km (42 mi) East of Moscow. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dancing Hipster

Hello! It's me, Anna again. I wanted to show you some of my latest fashion. I wore this outfit about a week ago. I got inspired to wear this outfit because the new dancing video game (I love dance) Just Dance 2014 has a song with a really nice outfit for the avatar. Since most of my clothes was in the laundry, I had to try and find a solution. The avatar was wearing skinny jeans, a tank top, a vest and a beanie (the hat). I loved the look and I did a little accessorizing to make it my own by adding a fingerless glove and a tie.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Special Day

It was a special day calling for a special mood and special outfit! As I have told you before, dresses and skirts are on my mind lately. Yet, I wasn't satisfied with anything from my wardrobe on that particular day. While pants are staples of my everyday wardrobe, and seem like nothing special as a general rule... yet there are no "general rules" when you are trying to create something special! Do you agree? These pair of Hue leggings were very unusual for me. They created just the right playful and sexy mood I wanted that day. Why? It was Justin's birthday! And everything was special about that day! :) 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Le Rouge et le Noir, Naturally!

When, after a long mostly quiet period, while we were wearing neutral, "safe" colors, we suddenly choose a piece like this gorgeous boiled wool jacket in "Sultry Red", it makes a statement to the world and, most importantly, to ourselves: I am me, but I am a changed me.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Girl's Rainbow

Hey guys! 
I am happy to finally introduce another style and fashion fan in our family -- my daughter Anna (pronounced Ana). When she was a little one, I used to buy her outfits from such cool brands as Hanna Andersson and Gymboree (I still love them and miss their styles :). Sometime after 7, I think, Anna started developing her own sense of personal style. We got this idea to blog about our experiments with style together, as a mother and a daughter who both enjoy playing with fashion doing it in our own unique ways. Here she is, my almost 11 years old Anna who, by the way, is a very talented writer too. :)
~ Natalia

We are 100!

50 + 40 + 10 = 100

Monday, October 14, 2013

Teal, Toffee & Tweed

It was a lovely half sunny fall day when Justin and I had a few errands to do, and then went shopping for presents for his upcoming birthday (and well, of course, some presents for myself as well) in the evening. Based on our activities and my mood, I changed from the more romantic outfit I had on earlier in the day, into a sportier one later. Both, in my opinion, were classy and cozy at the same time. Just what I needed for this autumn. :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Strong Female

The sunny weekend was calling for a trip, a stroll in town, and a visit to a newly rebuilt library.

In the many years of my living in America, I so got used to wearing pants (mostly jeans in the last 5 or 6 years) that I almost forgot how it feels to wear a dress or a skirt. And I used to love wearing them back in Russia. Of course, I had a few pairs of pants and jeans in Russia too. But they never were a staple of my wardrobe. Here in America we are always on the go, at least if you live in a small town or suburb (not city) and have to drive your family and yourself a few times every day. I am sure Americans know what I am talking about. :) 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Valley Walk

This weekend, we had such gorgeous sunny, warm, mild and very inviting weather here in Seattle after a couple of weeks of heavy rain. I had two photo shoots, and one of the outfits I actually wore twice this weekend. First time, for an informal but fun family lunch (I invited a friend of mine and her kids to share that lunch with us). Second time, for a nice walk on a very pretty, very long and very easy trail in the valley. I was dreaming of taking this walk since summer! I knew this outfit would be quite perfect for it. :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013