Saturday, November 30, 2013

Moments of November 2013

Upper Row: 1&2. Pattern Play. 3.Put Together. 4. Fiery.
Middle Row: 1. Batik and Bougainvillea. 2. Time for Royal Coziness. 3. Red Wine Experiments. 4. It's Fun To Have a Secret.
Lower Row: 1. Leopard on Leopard. 2. Cold Days... Old Days... 3. Fisherman's Jumper. 4. Pilgrim.

My own little tradition is to post a collage of my outfits at the end of each month. I posted a lot in November! I guess it's a good sign. :) I like what I am doing. I am having a good fun as my daughter used to say when she was little. Not all of my November outfits are included in the collage though. I thought that some of them were not too different from what was just next to them. So I picked 12 the most different ones. I hope you enjoy. Happy holidays! And have a good fun with your friends... or just with yourself! :)
~ Natalia 

Friday, November 29, 2013


Thanksgiving is my favorite of all American holidays. It is quiet and homey, tasty and warm. But more than that, it is a story of my own pilgrimage and the new continent where I eventually found many miracles and true happiness, much like those English pilgrims when they finally met Squanto... This is my twelfth Thanksgiving, and every single one of them differs from the previous one, and every single one of them is special to me. I can write my whole personal American history following just one single day of a year - the forth Thursday of every November. I will most probably do that one day. :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fisherman's Jumper

Cable knit jumpers (or sweaters) are trendy once again, though they have never actually fallen out of fashion - they seem to become a timeless classic, much like jeans or a little black dress. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cold Days... Old Days...

We have an unusually cold week here in Seattle. What I love about these days - the sky is perfectly clear almost all the time (rare, rare for us). The temperature is in the 40s during the day and 30s at night. It is so cold - it even made me get my very old and dear to my heart camel coat out!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Twirly November

I combined the golden denim jacket from previous post with this lovely lace skirt which I simply adore. It has perfect fall colors (a bit turkey-ish I would say ;), beautiful shape, it is made of lace (!), and it twirls in the most wonderful way! This outfit is a staple of my wardrobe during the whole month of November.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Leopard on Leopard

There is so much going on in this outfit - I am not even sure that it's legal. It occurred to me to try one leopard I have (shirt which was first shown here) with another leopard I have (skirt which was shown here). They sure were way too much next to each other (predators, you know), so I separated them with a black cardigan and a belt, just as I separate our two little fuzzy predators (who love imagining themselves being leopards) when they get a bit too crazy.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's Fun To Have a Secret

What it is with me and dresses these days? This one is another of my new Old Navy maxi dresses (I talked about them in my previous post). I love the color and how comfortable the dress feels on my body. It is always fun to wear these soft maxi dresses, although I am aware of the fact that it might not be the most flattering style for my body type.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Out and About, or New Casual

Another of my 2-in-1, or more like 3-in-1 posts. :)
I enjoy dressing up, but equally I appreciate lazy "comftubl" days when I don't have to get out of cozy home clothes. Considering that being in such a homey mood doesn't always prevent us from going out, it's a great idea to have a few outfits which feel comfy yet still look elegant. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Red Wine Experiments

"I have never done it before..."
I am pretty sure I made a statement like this in my blog not once at this point since I find myself trying more and more things I haven't done before.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time for Royal Coziness

Sweater dresses are fun, cozy and elegant all at the same time. I remember wearing them years ago when I was still a college student. Have they ever fallen out of fashion? I can't remember! But I have fallen out of them for a while. Until I discovered this 100% wool sweater dress at Chico's clearance sale (for only about $30 or so it was an irresistible offer).

Monday, November 11, 2013

Batik and Bougainvillea

Justin and I went out for lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant, and I knew I wanted something colorful, rich, detailed, balanced and sophisticated... just like Indian cuisine! And without a doubt, this is the best Indian food I've tried! (Check it out if you live nearby - East India Grill.)

Sunday, November 10, 2013


It was a windy, but sunny Sunday a week ago. I found something looking as a folded wool blanket in an antique mall the day before. We call such cozy blankets плед -- plaid -- in Russian, and the most common pattern would be tartan, or plaid. :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Put Together

I had a chance to take a couple of quick photos of the outfit I showed yesterday (those photos were taken last weekend), but with a black cardigan. It gave me an opportunity to do one of my "2-in-1" posts. The cardigan changes the mood very much, yes? Which of the two is your favorite? To see more details, click on "Read more" below...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spirit of the Sea

It's my favorite fashion season now. I love all the layering opportunities Autumn brings to us. I love the wonderful warm colors of the season. But, I enjoy Spring as much as Fall. And for quite a while now, I have been thinking to include some of my older photo shoots with Justin, the ones we did before the beginning of In The Writer's Closet. This one is from last Spring, to be exact on Mother's Day which was May 12, 2013.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pattern Play

I spotted this New Look Inspire midi skirt at the ASOS site a little while ago. I don't have many midis, and I don't have a lot of tribal patterns in my wardrobe either. Now, when it is on such a good sale, you just can't go wrong with it, can you? So I thought, and I decided to give it a try.