This is the way Andrei, my beloved brother greeted me on my birthday this year. :)
Now I can tell that I was born twice, both times in May. First, in 1973, in a far away town in Siberia, as a little girl named Natasha, with long red hair and blue eyes (as mama describes me). Second time, in 2016, in America, as a book author Natalia Lialina, though my red hair is now short, and my eyes became green.
A one-minute video dedicated to my very first book.
If you speak/understand Russian, check also the Russian version of this video on my channel.
Andrei and I worked on this book for several years. From my heartfelt fairy tale that I sent him back in 2007, to his inspired illustrations, when the characters came alive, to AnyaStories, the web site for children that we launched in 2012, add finally the book. I don't want to give away too much information all at once, but we are working on an English translation, as well as companion books, bilingual books and fun new stories.
I started a Facebook page for our book series: https://www.facebook.com/AnyaStories/
If you are on FB, please help us spread the word about our book, Andrei and I appreciate your interest and support!
My birthday was wonderful. I'll show you my birthday outfit in another post soon, but today I wanted to share this fun large polka dot dress. I bought it this Spring and wore it a couple of times. It's another eShakti dress. I think I changed a couple of things from their original design. I chose a Peter Pan collar and longer length, the more polka dots the merrier. I absolutely adore eShakti dresses and sincerely recommend that you give them a try. Keep in mind that you can not only modify a chosen design, but also pick your own unique measurements over a generic size. It fits well, it's made well, it's unique, it's affordable. In my book, it's heaven. And I am not even paid to say these words. :)
The dress is pure cotton and fully lined. Such an easy piece to style. This time, I just added a cardigan, my pearl jewelry and cat's eye sunglasses. Sweet and feminine.
And of course topping off an outfit with a sequined red hat never hurts...
... nor does topping it off with a red nose!
Dress - eShakti
Cardigan - Lane Bryant (old)
Shoes - Josef Seibel (old)
Purse - practically ancient
Pearls - gifts
Red hat and red nose - Walgreens
Linking with Visible Monday
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