Saturday, May 6, 2017

July in the City // Июль в городе


This linen kimono and trousers set is one of my absolute favorite purchases ever. I bought it back in March, and when the parcel arrived from London, I just couldn't wait for the weather to get warmer. It so happened that I had to wait for almost 2 months! I know it's still only early May, but to me, it's an ultimate summer city outfit, and when we got a couple of summery days (which ended with an unbelievable for this city series of thunderstorm), I was eager to wear it.

Этот льняной брючный костюм стал одной из моих самых любимых покупок. Я выписала его из Лондона еще в марте и просто не могла дождаться теплой погоды. А ждать пришлось почти 2 месяца - затяжная нынче весна! И хотя на дворе всего лишь начало мая, для меня это идеальный летний городской наряд, поэтому когда к нам на пару деньков заглянуло лето (закончившись невероятными для этого города грозами), мне не терпелось поскорей нарядиться.


It strangely connects me with myself 20 years ago - it's hard to explain, but as I deconstruct this outfit, I can see why it does what it does. There are so many things I've always loved here: linen, orange color, variegated stripes, wide pants, a pant suit, the "concise" Asian-inspired style. And even though it has some very up-to-date details and seems super trendy, it also has a timeless quality, and I think it will be my favorite for years.

Странным образом этот костюм связывает меня с самой собой 20 лет назад - это трудно объяснить, но если попытаться деконструировать, я могу понять почему. Здесь так много всего, что мне всегда нравилось: лен, оранжевый цвет, пестрые полоски разной ширины, широкие брюки, брючный костюм и наконец лаконичный азиатский стиль. И хотя у костюма очень современные, ультра-модные детали, его линии вне времени, и я уверена, что буду любить и носить его много лет.


I don't always get accessories on point, but this time I really like this little embroidered velvet bag, it seems an inspired choice to me. My comfortable chunky sandals are just right for a day in the city. The ring and earrings are from my collection, about 10 years old.

Не всегда удается столь удачно подобрать аксессуары, но на этот раз мне очень понравилось, как с полосатым костюмом сочетается эта бархатная сумочка с вышивкой, удачный и вдохновенный выбор. Удобные сандалии на платформе идеально подходят для дня в городе (у меня были очень похожие когда-то давно, только светлые). Кольцо и серьги из моей коллекции, им уже лет 10.


We were lucky to find this gorgeous location for our photo shoot, with a view of downtown Seattle and Lake Union as a background, and magnificent pre-thunderstorm skies.

Нам повезло найти это великолепное место для фотосессии, с видом на даунтаун Сиэтла и озеро Юнион, к тому же на фоне прекрасного предгрозового неба.


I'd wear this outfit practically anywhere, to work and play. Would you wear an outfit like this or does it remind you of jammies too much?

Куда бы я пошла в таком виде? Практически хоть куда - и на работу, и на прогулку, и в театр (может быть, заменив обувь и украшения, хотя летом и так хорошо). В общем, и в пир, и в мир, и в добрые люди. А вы бы так нарядились, или слишком напоминает пижаму?



Linen kimono and trousers // кимоно и брюки - Elvi 
(kimono is sold-out, trousers are still available in a few sizes on their site)
Sandals // сандалии - via Nordstrom Rack (last year)
Purse // сумка - via antique mall (old)
Ring, earrings // кольцо, серьги - Chico's (old)
Glasses // очки - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant (old)

Linking with Visible Monday

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13 comments:

  1. Natalia you look sooo fabulous! Oh yes I would wear it, I love the colours and shape.You pictures are great. I know seattle only from Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan :) and , tada... Natalia;)
    This cute little bag is perfect, the cherry on the cake :) ♥
    Big hug and kisses, Tina

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I love that movie! I'm a big fan of Nora Ephron movies, and Sleepless in Seattle is one of my most favorite ever! <3

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  2. looove linen with woven stripes! it is such a timeless fabric - you can find such all over the world from the beginning of times on. its archaic and elegant at the same moment.
    and of cause orange and you - totally fabulous!
    and - yes! - it is pajama style - but this style is (and always was) a very cool (not in the sense of temps!) and elegant way to be dressed in warm climates. if i would wear long pants i would sew me endless pajama style suits for summer in linen, silk and cotton.....
    the sandals and bag are perfekt with it! whats with your new striped coat - the one from the klimt exhibition? :-)
    sending you lots of love! xxxxx
    p.s.: i can see the thunderstorm already in the sky behind you!

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    1. Your words are balsam to my soul! Yes, that long tapestry coat (by the same company) is perfect for this outfit too! I feel like I am moving away from some elements of my old style towards this - more natural fabrics, simple lines and timelessness.

      The thunderstorms were crazy that evening. They are very rare here, don't know why.

      <3

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  3. Cool patterns and the fit is splendid.

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  4. That trouser suit is fabulous, and the embroidered flowers on that wonderful purse matches it exactly. I'm getting a real summer feeling from your photographs, with the marina in the background, even with the pre-thunderstorm sky. I love dramatic skies! xxx

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  5. You look splendid in this outfit - no wonder you enjoy it so much. Love the color and the pattern, and of course the fantastic view. Thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  6. They remind me of beach pyjamas, those wonderfully glamorous outfits the well-heeled donned to stroll the esplanades of the Mediterranean back in the 1930s!
    Wonderful outfit, the print, colour and style are so very you! The little bag is adorable! xxx

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  7. ooohh, I love it, and I think that I love it because of the same reasons you've mentioned, love a linen suit, love orange color, love stripes and love that 'oriental' kind of vibe!
    You look absolutely comfy&cool, elegant and very summery! love your Little bag too!!
    besos

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  8. I really like this on you , the style , the stripes, the colours , just perfect and it must be so comfortable to wear. Oh yes, I would wear this in a flash. Your little bag and sandals are so on point. The backdrop is just fabulous too.

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  9. Natalia,
    I adore the striped linen suit, can I all it that I wonder? It its so chic and comfy looking! I also love the vintage bag with it, those one of a kind details really evaluated an outfit, but you know that.
    The skies! Gosh , that is surprising for where you live!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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  10. The outfit is really cool and I like how you chose the shoes and earrings. I'd wear the kimono set for sure. It looks super comfy!

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