Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Black pencil skirt: Mango
Nude bodysuit: Opera
Snake belt: only says "made in Italy"
Snake bag: Vera Pelle
Black studded sandals: Nine West
The skirt has two kick-pleats in the back.
I loved it so much that I bought it in two colors,
the other one is gray-beige. This is me at home, trying to demonstrate the pleats... Or a pleat.
And the sandals... They are so comfortable! Even though when I take them off, my feet are stripey from the pressure.
Good chance to show off my fresh pedicure :)
My office happens to be at the shopping mall. The worst place imaginable! Of course, it's convenient, you don't have to go far when you urgently need something. But what about those things you don't need? What about Zara and Nine West? What about jewelry, bags, cosmetics? It's a challenge, especially for someone like me who loves shopping.
At least my dress had stripes on it.
Gold hoops that you can't see
You can see that Snooker helped me pick the dress today. He is checking out the jewelry box in the background. He had his shots and worming pill last week, he's growing like the garbage cat that he is. Every night I wake up because something or other fell down in the house. Or he jumps on me at three in the morning and gnaws on my arm. Last night he knocked over a fan in the Kid's room.
As you have guessed already, I love him to bits.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We received a bonus from the boss for best sales. An evening out at the venue of our choice. So we decided that our life was not sweet enough and booked an evening at a small chocolate shop in the city of Yehud, owned by Neta, a young woman who passionately loves all things chocolate. Her tiny shop is filled with truffles, pralines, chocolate flavored liqueurs and lots of other things that drive you crazy as soon as you walk through the door.
(photos courtesy of http://www.chocolata.co.il/)
Neta locked the doors and led us upstairs. She gave us each an apron and the fun began. First we tasted different kinds of chocolate. Some of us preferred bitter chocolate, but milk chocolate was the clear winner. Neta said that just by looking at the people entering the shop, she could tell by their demeanor what kind of chocolate they liked.
But we did not come there just to eat and talk! We got down to business.
Headless shot with dirty hands. One of the girls brought along her 4 y.o. daughter, she had a great time.
And this is the final result. One tray was not enough. Doesn't it make you dizzy?
A fun evening with nice people - we definitely should do it more often.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I've ordered them sometime ago and they are here! Durango RD 3122 in sage. With a spur ledge. By the way, for those who don't like spurs. I couldn't hurt a horse even if I tried to. I'm wearing the boots around the house today, trying to break them in. These are my "powerful boots". And the spurs finally started to make that clicking noise when I walk. I feel so cool that I forget about the silly helmet we're supposed to wear.
God, I'm so shallow!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
That strange thingie hanging off my side is a small decorative belt, it's meant to be there.
Here is a close-up of the top with the studs. The material is a bit clingy so you have to stand up straight to avoid showing any muffin top or other possible rolls that exist in the midriff area. Good motivation.
But that was yesterday. I fell asleep on the couch watching CSI with a small white cat wrapped around my neck. So I had absolutely no energy to blog. Today I wore this (another fuzzy picture):
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Pay no attention to the date in the corner. Honestly, it was February 2009, I'm just too lazy to erase it (I confess, I'm not sure how to do it).
So now I'm beat. And what am I going to do for the rest of the weekend? The answer is in this photo taken by my cousin. Paris, Seine, sunny day, man having a siesta. Why not?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Now that I think of it, I probably shouldn't have bought all that food. I've gained some weight in Turkey sitting on my lazy butt. Even my dog-walking pants feel too tight around the waist. Guess I'll have to do more dog-walking now.
Denim-like skirt: consignment store
Top: Crazy Line
Shoes: Fratelli Rosetti
Bag: Vera Pelle
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We spent the week at his girlfriend's house, enjoying good international company, good conversations and great food. I'll share some of my pictures with you.
View from the mountain not far from the village we lived in.
Turkish breakfast at the Cinar restaurant.
This is before:
And this is after:
Turkish restaurants are usually full of well-fed cats, but here we were greeted by a flock of rather pesky chickens. And cats, but they had much better manners.
If you come to the Marina with a loaf of bread and throw bits of it in the water, this is what you'll see. My Kid had lots of fun.
Speaking about the Kid. He's always been a great traveling companion, he loves going to restaurants and ordering... well, mostly chips. And after that -
This is in 2005
And this is a week ago. The chairs keep
I overpacked as usual and didn't wear most of the stuff. I "dressed up" twice. This is one of them. We went out for dinner to a waterfront restaurant "Orange". Those guys have great steaks.
I'm leaving you with this photo I took in town. Enjoy :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
just a quick update. I'm not posting now because I'm in Turkey, lucky me! Usually we go there every year but last year we didn't, and we missed it so much. I'll be home at the beginning of next week and hopefully I'll have some nice pictures to share with you.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Here is the bag and the shoe close-up. I've spent over a year searching for perfect skintone pumps that are supposed to elongate your leg and so on. I got some BCBGirls on ebay and still have them, but they're really uncomfortable. I got the Goya wedges I wore couple of days ago but they still didn't give me what I wanted. So when I spotted these Clarks at 30% off I was really happy. Now I can check that off my list.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Today I got busy taking pictures and left the house 10 minutes later than usual. Lucky for me, the roads are quite empty this week due to Succot holiday. No school for kids and lots of people are on vacation.
Skirt: can't even read
what is says on the label (in turkish)
Belt: my friend's shop
Bag: Vera Pelle
I love this jersey skirt.
It looks like denim with
brown stitching but it's really soft.
I took a picture of the ruffle
detail on the front sitting
in my office chair. There's also a ruffled pocket on one side.
Ah, the shoes. When I bought these heels they were tough like iron. The first time I put them on I crawled home from the car barefoot, they killed my toes. So I took them to the cobbler for stretching. Now they are perfect and there's even room for an extra cushion. Aldo shoes can be tricky that way. Comfy in the shop but horrible in real life and may need some help to make them "normal".
So I combined pony-patterned shoes with a snake-patterned bag. Yes, I like my animal prints. Normally I wouldn't wear two "animal" things together but the print on the bag is so neutral that I decided to give it a try.
I had to edit this post maybe 15 times to get the layout right. The photos in the "preview" are not where they end up in the actual post. And I am graphically challenged :(
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
So now he is officially The cat, formerly known as Prince...
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I had a bit of a crazy day today, both jobs required my attention simultaneously. It's like being at two different places at the same time. One job is at the office and the other one is wherever, just add laptop. So I had to juggle and I won today (I think).
Top: Promod (gift from my Mom)
Art on the wall: Kid
I totally forgot I had this skirt. You can't really see in the photos but it has two layers. Long ago I had a similar style dress and one day a lady approached me on the street and whispered in my ear: "My dear, your slip is showing!" So I whispered back: "I know!" Well, nobody said it today, what a relief!
Slightly better pictures today, because my Husband took them. You can see a bit of nature in the background and... the toilet. Oops, should have closed the door.
Can you see that I'm sucking in my stomach?