My wish list.

 

 

Just as I told you in the previous post I am no longer sales’ lover. I try to skip that calories burner and more often take the opportunity to count my steps during pilates sessions than running shopping malls. It doesn’t mean I stopped shopping at all. Having a wish list is a really great idea. You can write your dreams, think about them, change your mind few times and at the end continue with that journey or skip it. But for sure your decision gonna be honest and you will probably gain more and spend less.

 

Celine trio bag was on my list for a few years. It was the most instagram’s friendly bag for  few seasons in a row. Some people love it some just opposite. I always wanted black one, no way I could consider different color. Celine fashion house is probably more famous from that piece. The day I have heard the rumours Celine creative director’s Phoebe Philo is going to leave Celine at the end of this year just pull the trigger. I love strong women and Phoebe is for sure one of them. She converted underperforming brand into a  blooming one, so at the time you read that post I am probably a happy owner of my Celine dream. Yes, I am emotional. And of course my love to Paris designers is very strong . For me Celine fashion house looks like minimalism came out of traditional background. Yep, that’s my words believe or not.

 

Second and last place on my wish list belongs to little blue jewelry box. What’s inside? We will see or not depends on the Santa. Maybe next year?

 

Do you have your wish list?

 

Kasia

 

 

How to survive between holidays?

 

 

 

I am not writing about food, high blood pressure and high sugar intake during holiday season’s feasts. I am writing about your wardrobe, shopping and all forthcoming sales. This year my Thanksgiving’s party outfit was old. Nothing new, nothing from sale.

 

I was always shocked when read someone’s posts about skipping sales. How is that possible? That is the way we can save money buying something cheaper and still at the beginning of the season (we know how early all sales start). Being  sale’s lover I was always on a hunt. And actually spent more money than having a wish list and skip impulse shopping. After a long ride with my sale habit I realized that I always take rid of the stuff I have bought on sale. I did not even remember what I really hide in my wardrobe after purchasing. That makes me wonder… Why we shop on sales?

 

 

 

 

First we think it’s a bargain. We are more wise than the seller because we gain, they loose. But why we need to buy third sweater or second parka? Is the color so important? Last season khaki was on top this sezon it is navy. Do we really need to have a leather jacket in all rainbow’s color? New boots, new skirt, new everything…..

There was a time I thought new is better than old. But having read lots of book about Parisian style which I love I have changed my mind. I am more nostalgic and romantic about my clothes, my style. I no longer think I need more, I feel confident and satisfied with my closet content. Of course I can always improve some departments, add some pieces for occasional wear but for my everyday look I am covered. Now I have more fun with playing and matching my clothes than playing with credit cards and asking myself for more.

 

That was a long journey but now everything fits. I can take any trousers: denim or tailored from my lower rack and any top from my top rack and they all fit together. What a relief. No “I do not have anything to wear”. No uncomfortable shoes, too big or too small purchased because they were so cute, or very cheap, no comfort sacrifice.

If you like me crossed the long bridge and have the same feeling just let me know.

 

Have a great no-shopping experiences during holidays season.

 

Kasia

 

Real hunt. H&M and ERDEM.

I was little bit uninformed and overslept about the day H&M &  Erdem collaboration’s released. So day after I went to Dallas Northpark mall even as previously informed they were sold out, but I needed to check by myself.  I still listen my inner voice…

That was a good decision, I still could get some great pieces as you can see below.

Here in States you can return unused stuff 30 days after purchase, so it was probably surprising ERDEM pieces you could return till 8th of November. Only 5 days. It is 10th and I still have them in my closet. Lucky me. I was waiting till that day because I wanted to be sure I write a post about a stuff I really keep. Otherwise I could be unreliable, let’s say.

I did not see all collection in real but I can say all the pieces I saw looked great. Prints, fabrics, shapes, everything.

 

 

 

Not to “screamy”, toned colors but still trendy like leopard print coat. I am not very into florals but shoes and t-shirt look really great. Could be my “statements” for the whole looks.

 

 

 

When my daughter saw the little tiny clutch she said: “it is too cute to return”.

 

 

 

That was my first time I could buy sth from H&M collaboration and I am definitely going to be on a hunt next Fall.

 

 

 

Have a great Fall weekend,

 

Kate.

 

 

 

 

My summary at the end of 10×10 spring remix.

Now I know myself even better than before 10×10 remix or, let’s be honest I have confirmed some theories about myself.

Firstly, what is the strongest: my day outfit is completely dependent on my mood. My morning coffee and my husband’s morning face expression 🙂 can fully decide about my appearance. Weather is also very important in choosing my outfit. So now you know, my spirit overwhelms everything.

I started spring challenge full of optimism, same as last time, but after 3 days I felt bored, not fit in, restricted and tied. So I quit. I also learn a lot from that experience. I need always, for sure, feel free and independent. I am the kind of person who cannot be guided, when I fell a pressure, I escape, when someone wants to tell me how to behave, how to do certain things me, same as my teenage boy, want to do totally oposite. I am a total rebel.

But back to my wardrobe, I am in love with whites, nudes, reds and navy colors. Simple, minimal cuts also for shoes. Here you have some examples:

First Easter outfit: me all in nudes and it’s shades.

 

Shoes from Everyone, my favorite, why I have even waited week to order them? They are just perfect, my perfect pair of shoes.

 

 

 

Breton stripy top also won last days. My signature red lips on my beloved stripes…. hmmm best marriage ever. No need to explain more.

 

And finally (if you are still there) my pajama silky shirt which I was hunting for so long but worth my effort. Navy with white details. Couldn’t find better solution.

 

 

I have bought some summer clothes lately to add to my wardrobe and my suitcase 🙂 but be patient, next post is coming soon.

Have a nice end of week.

Kate

 

10×10 spring remix

Thank you Caroline Joy from Un-fancy for next challenge. This time 10×10 spring remix.

Everyone is invited. Just pick 10 clothing items (shoes included) and create 10 outfits for ten days. Share your choices on Instagram today and your first outfit post on Monday with #spring10x10  and have fun. I have already chosen my pieces as below.

 

These are my favorites and I hope they won’t disappoint me.

This challenge is little harder because I needed to include all my Easter outfits. As far as I (and weather forecast) know weather will be similar as today, no sudden changes, no heavy rains or tornados on horizon. Cooler mornings and evenings and warm nice middays. I know that in my church AC is freezing so I needed to include 2 outer layers: one trench coat and one jacket, also 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 pairs of shoes.

I hope you like my choices and please, tell me if you like that challenge.

I will post all my outfits on my likekate Instagram and also give you my thoughts during the challenge  so you are informed with details.

Other bloggers who have joined spring 10×10 remix:

www.lesslessyes.wordpress.com

 

Have a nice weekend.

Kate

Spring wardrobe is coming to town…

Hi there, still working on my style but I am closer and closer everyday. No mess with Texas, no mess with me. Less jewellery, less branding. I can describe my style like Parisian-inspired, urban-minimal with always reddish lips. That’s me, like you could only visualize. I hope my husband read this so he can confirm or deny.

My comfort zone colors are: navy, blush (pinkish blush my mummy always says powdery rose color), nude with all shades, grey with the same, white, red, blue and black.

Fabrics mainly natural: wool, cashmere, silk, denim, leather, cotton, linen.

By the end of next week I hope to have all my wardrobe done so I can share with you. Like now, color palette is ready and waiting to post.

 

 

 

 

These are my real clothes’ colors, black and white everyone knows and no need to picture them.

So, I think next week will be very interesting for all of us, I can’t wait to share with you my full spring pieces.

Stay warm, I plan to have a family weekend as spring breake is in the middle.

Love, Kasia

My current striped obsession.

Probably all of us had in some point of time pattern obsession. Could be everything, earrings, sweaters patterns, bags shape etc. I have one also, just like now, I can say it is mainly blue or navy, black, white or creamy with lines or stripes.

Regular straight lines this is what concerns me most. When I am shopping, only stripes catch my eyes. Maybe because I want to simplify everything in my life. I had a lot of colors, florals, shapes in my closet so now I need something classic, pure and simple.  And that formula is also just into fashion like now.

 

So let’s look what I have got for you as an example.

 

 

 

Not only lounge wear or sleepwear is my striped friend. Also formal wear goes on the same path.

Linen from ages was my favorite textile. Love that fabric because is like wine, the oldest the better. I have some pieces for more than 10 years and look great after so many washings. Everywhere I go I always search for a good linen clothes. Their shape mostly classic and easy to wear. My best linen color is natural: creamy with brownish visible parts of that miraculous plant.

 

 

As I said before it is my obsession, but not curable one.

 

 

My latest addition is that boxy, crop top on the top of my pile. Soft, snuggle, comfy. My comfort zone is filled in 100%.

Take a look at my whole stripes collection, there is everything starting from shorts to shirts. I am all covered.

 

 

Tell me what are your fav patterns, colors and fabric.

 

Kate.

 

 

 

 

How to pack up for a weekend in a town during winter.

Seem to me very difficult but finally I did it. First time quite efficiently and light. No overweight, no unused items, even with some space for shopping (if only had time to do). Look at inside my suitcase. Only “must have” for a colder weather in Atlanta. Packing up for a weekend in town is different than for a weekend outside let’s say on countryside. No need for lots of lounge wear, slouchy sweaters (sorry for those who wears them all the time for all occasions, I wish I could). Everything looks like put together and smart. So let’s start:

 

 

 

Grey cashmere sweater for the warmth, Halloween pajamas for a sleep ( I rarely buy seasonal items but this year and of course now I need to bother).

Leather like leggings, brown merino wool t-shirt, stripped grey and white first layer, black occasional lacy top (very, very light), plastic Birkenstocks, trainers and cosmetic bag. And of course my camera. I was so proud, I did huge progress after I read ” The Life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo.

Let’s try to be more organized and more weight-friendly considering your next trip.

 

With all theat lightness

Kate