Monday, June 25, 2012


I haven't blogged for a bit. Things have been unpleasant at work, they seem to have normalized a bit now but who knows. I haven't really been in the mood for taking my own pictures. And to put too much thought in my outfits. Or maybe the heat is making me lazy. Plus husband got laid off again. Back to the job search we go.

Anyway, don't want to complain and bore anybody too much.
Here are some of my past outfits. This white peasant top is nice but a bit shapeless. Good for the summer heat though.

This top will make a full circle if you spread it around. It's so nice to the touch.

Not quite office apparel but i put my work shirt over it and it was fine.

Love the view from above.

This was a nice outfit, can't remember which shoes I wore with it though.

And this is a lovely dress that fits me like a glove. But OMG, the fabric is so crappy! After one day it was full of snags in the front. But you can't really see them unless you get really close. But my husband doesn't like polkadots, so I won't be wearing this dress when we're going some place together. And nobody else will get close enough to see those pesky snags.

The great Zara end of season sale has started. I told myself that this is the only store I can spend some money this month. I already bought that very same pink coat that I poo-pooed in my earlier post... Sorry, pink coat, I love you and I welcome you in my wardrobe (and I'm grateful for the reduced price).

There are some other things I'd like to get, like a certain blouse that I can't find on their site, will have to take a picture tomorrow (it it's still available). The sale will be going on for at least a month with extra price reductions every Thursday. Lots of shoes there but nothing caught my eye as yet. Correction: those heels that I like are really uncomfortable. And the other stuff is not for me. Ah, just as well  asI don't have free money aroung these days.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Of Cars and Pearls

This week I wore my pearls twice. I love pearls but sometimes they seem too dainty to wear. So I just piled them on. With a pale pink top and an ancient Mango skirt that I bought under the influence of InStyle magazine (they featured a dark blue skirt with gathered sides in their Instant Stylist section a while back).

This is me after a 15 min walk from the bus. Took a different bus and had to walk from the highway. It was invigorating, I might do the same tonight.

And here I mixed the pearls with a fat chain. I rattled a bit all day but enjoyed the look.

As I arrived at work yesterday, a surprise was waiting for me at the mall. The "Vintage Festival" has begun with a display of four really cool cars. I hang around for a bit and took pictures.

This is a 1942 Ford as you can see. Looks like it saw some action in Cyprus (see the photos).

This is an old Fiat station wagon, didn't remember which year. Looks very much like an early Russian made LADA 2102 but longer. The Russians must have used this design (Lada was basically a Russian Fiat).

1969 MG Roadster. Just add James Bond.

And the star of the show - 1965 Mustang 5.7. Oh My God (like Chandler used to say it). What a beauty!

I wonder if anybody ever drives this car!

Hopefully I see this horse again today.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I Found Them!

I am talking about shoes (but of course!)

But first - my "ladies" tunic. Meaning it's a tunic with pictures of lovely ladies on it. It's a bit sheer but I love it anyway.

Just add jeans and - in this case - flats.

Actually, it's the flats I wanted to parade here. Plain black patent flats, right?

Not! There is nothing plain about them.

Remember those Zara sandals I was crying about? Here is the link. They are still on the website but not in shops as it was last winter collection. But I'm not crying anymore because I found these beauties in Caligula (local chain).

Comfortable and stylish, I say. The only drawback is that they are not leather. Oh well, I think I'll live.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Couple of Days in Haifa

The weekend (or rather pre-weekend) was OK, even though you cannot call it a vacation. The first day was filled with seminars and lectures. And it was boring. If I hear words "customer service" one more time I'm going to kill somebody.

They starved us till 9 p.m. - all we had was coffee and pastries. The so called lunch consisted of picked and salty fish, sliced veggies and some cheese. It was pathetic, I guess the company tried to save money. So we pigged out at dinner - barbeque and stuff.

This was our hotel.

This dress was my show-off piece for the day.

My partner and I have a reputation to uphold - we are among the better dressed in the company.

I got lots of compliments.

We got a huge room on the 12th floor just for the two of us. Too bad we spent maybe an hour in it (I don't count the night of course).
Large living-room.

The hallway.

Master bedroom.

Spare bedroom.

The best view one can dream of. Even lying in bed you could look at the sea.

Not sure what those columns are... Not the best spot to look at.

This is much better.

Went for a walk in the evening. Saw some nice buildings. This one is a bar.

And this is their floor. There is an ancient wine cellar under it. Didn't photograph well but it looks really cool.

My outfit for the evening. We were told to wear comfortable shoes, so I went for my leopard flats with the floral pants a-la Olivia Palermo.

 Kind of...

photo from Fab At Any Age

And this is what I wore in the morning for breakfast and trip back home.

Went back to work yesterday and wore my red Zara dress with more leopard shoes. Flats for the road.

Heels for the office.

Here they are. Both comfortable and fun.

Picture-heavy post, I know.
Have a great week everyone!