Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mixin’ 101

I wish I could say that matching and mixing different colors and patterns comes to me naturally. Alas, it does not. However, since I have started my blog, I have been more willing to dive into the sea of patterns and be more experimental. This outfit is pretty much as far as I would go as of this point and it is something I would have not done before. Specifically, dress shirt in purple stripes and gray sweater with lace. Surely matching gray with black would have made me comfortable back then but sounds quite boring now. What makes mixing patterns easier?

– Mixing patterns from the same color family (blues in this case)
– Looking at small patterns as solids. You know how you can read and understand something written in reverse order. I think the brain works the same way with small patterns and can see them as solids (gray skirt in this case).
– Space out pieces of similar/same color or pattern (white shirt breaks up the gray skirt and gray sweater).

I can’t wait to take my outfits to the next level.

xoxo,

Teodora

Shirt – Banana Republic
Sweater – BCBG
Skirt – Target
Shoes – Kelly & Katie from DSW
Jewelry – Betsey Johnson, Talbots

Istanbul

Hello everyone,

I would like to share with you some pictures from my recent trip to Istanbul. I could not have dreamed for a more wonderful trip – with my favorite people to one of the most spectacular places in the whole world. I wanted to post only 4-5 pictures but you understand how this is not possible. What place would you like to visit?

xoxo,

Teodora

White after Labor Day

Hello my dears,

I can’t remember growing up if wearing white in Bulgaria in the winter months was ever a taboo. It seems like it is more of a “unwritten law” in the US than in other parts of the world. Besides some practical reasons, I don’t see why I cannot wear my favorite colors all year around. Here are a couple of suggestions how:

– Pair white with fall or winter colors – black, grey, earth and jewel tones. It also stands out so much more.
– It is preferable that whites are made of winter, heavier materials and textures such as wool and denim. This also helps with keeping your bum warm 🙂

Sweater – Max Azria
Jeans – Keneth Cole
Purse – Michael Kors
Shoes – Jean-Michel Cazabat

Perfect Shape

Hello my beauties,

I have to admit that I am one of those people that get tempted by the latest trend and don’t always dress with what is best for my figure. I have a pear shaped body and that is wider hips and tights, smaller bust and shoulders. With this outfit, I checked off most of the requirements for a pear-shaped outfit. I wore:

– A top that drew the attention to the upper part of my body
– Additionally, I tried to direct attention to the area below the knee to draw outward and lengthen that mid area
– A top that finished at the top of hips -maybe shorter 🙂 – but manged to emphasize my waist

Do you ever think about what is best for your body shape or are you like me and decide in the spur of the moment if an outfit looks good or not?

xoxo,

Teodora

Dress- Cache
Clutch – Cache
Cape – Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
Shoes – Jean-Michel Cazabat
Jewelry – Coach, Talbots

Little Sneak Peak

Hello lovelies,

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I wanted to share with you my latest self-made gift – a striking pair of Jean-Michel Cazabat. They are from endless.com. I felt really good about this website of awesome shoe deals until I figured I am one of the last people to know of it. Free shipping both ways – can’t beat that:)

In my search for cool shoe blogs, I ran into a story about shoe queen Tamara Mellon. I really get into a motivated mode when I read stories about young, inspiring women who have climbed the success ladder, don’t you?

Some will say, “Well, she did not start from nothing, with a hefty loan from dad”, but look at the Jimmy Choo brand today, worth almost half a billion pounds. While working for Vogue, she asked Jimmy Choo, a cobbler at that time (cobbler???), to make shoes for her fashion shoots. It was, however, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw who put the killer heels on millions of wish lists.

Some say her personal life is a little sketchy, but I decided to stick to the good and positive side of the story. I hope your story for the rest of the week is more than good.

xoxo,

Teodora

P.S. Almost forgot, the news is she is leaving the brand. I wonder what is next. Any suggestions?  What would you do if you were in her Jimmy Choo shoes and had millions in your account?