On not so cold Fall days, I replace my coats with travel wraps or ponchos. Here is a fine one in burgundy, grey, and black colors matching perfectly with this pair of leather burgundy boots and bag. You probably already noticed that I like to create a color scheme with each outfit, and also a harmony of tones and/or prints. This look delivers both a mix of colors and prints!
Last week we had welcomed the first day of summer, which means more time to spend outdoors. The first few days were quite indecisive in the weather department (a mix of sunshine in the morning with some showers and wind in the afternoons) and since we had already plans to spend one day with the kids at the Longwood Gardens (once again) I dressed for all the unexpected temperatures. Casual and light as always for a day at our favorite garden but with a cover-up for the hot sun in the morning and even for some unwelcome wind in the afternoon. So here I was playing with my scarfand poncho from Kinross Cashmere and also from their new collection I was wearing a classic (and a must have) white tank top I completed my look with white jeans and hat, a pair of espadrilles and a straw bag all tone- on- tone. Here today I show you how to be prepared for the unpredictable weather while you enjoy the outdoors and you don’t have to compromise in being chic, casual and comfortable!
The "Coat Weather" has slowly arrived, which makes the light sweaters or cardigans things of the past. Somehow I am excited about what is to come, probably some of you may know that I have a "mini" obsession for -c o a t s - / -colorful coats...Here I am with my most classic one: The Camel Cashmere Coat!
Just because I have a strange attachment for cashmere in general, and this coat in particular, I feel like wearing it again and again. I bet you know the feeling! But here is something new in a striking color :) This green candy bag is kind of an unexpected element paired with this classic look. Well, is an interesting pairing and I’m loving it!
COAT: vintage, available options Here, Here and Here / BAG: c/o PISIDIA Here / JEANS: Zara, similar style Here and Here / SWEATER: Calypso St Barth options Here, Here and Here / RING: c/o Ona Chan available Here / SUNGLASSES: Ralph Lauren similar Here / BOOTS: Mango ( last season) similar style Here and Here
PITCHER & GLASSES: Vintage, similar options Here, Here and Here/ TABLE AND CHAIRSCAST IRON SET: Antique, options Here, Here and Here
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We enjoy spending time outdoors by visiting public gardens as well as hanging out in our own garden at home. Here are some shots from one Sunday when we brought the garden set under this lovely floral tree, and enjoyed cold drinks. The floral pitcher & glasses are vintage and lately I purchased a few floral sets like this which can only mean I am planing to spend more time outdoors because this is the season of garden parties & picnics. The beautiful ramie floral dress is from one of my favorite lately discovered brands and you have seen me wearing another piece from them, the one from Caroline's birthday seen Here. So, yes it is a floral celebration all over again!
It was the first time this year enjoying a day at the beach with the kids and they’ve been really excited. It was a sunny but windy day, so we have been on the move continuously and as predicted, we didn’t bring our swimsuits, but rather all of us had matched in casual pink outfits. I gladly accepted Brooks Brothers' invitation to share some Mother’s Day moments & outfits and here are some shots from that day! Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there, enjoy your day, you most certainly deserve it!
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COAT: Vintage, some new options Here, Here and Here/ SWEATER DRESS: Kinross Cashmere, similar style Here and Here/ BOOTS: Donald Pliner, another great option Here/ BAG: Sparrows Weave (out of stock), other great options Here, Here and Here/
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First and probably the last look with a sweater dress now when the winter comes at its end, but at least I can mark check ✔️on this category. Sweater dresses are my go-to essential pieces for winter but not this year (it’s a first ). We were covered in snow and hit by low temperatures so I didn’t take many outfits photos this season. Well, I will do it for sure next winter, if I don't have the chance to wear them again these days.
P.S. I don't have photos with Caroline together this time, but I managed to take a few snaps of her sitting on the bench in the conservatory.
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CASHMERE PONCHO (in fawn): c/o Santicler Here/ CASHMERE TRIANGLEBANDANA (in fawn): c/o Santicler Here/ BASKET BAG: Vintage, great options Here, Here, Here and Here/ PANTS: J.Crew, options Here, Here and Here/ SHOES: Carlo Pazolini, similar styles Here, Here, Here and Here/ SUNGLASSES: RL, options Here and Here/
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I crave long walks and greenery surroundings, so with these winter low temperatures it’s only one place to retreat myself even for a few hours. Two weeks ago we enjoyed all these at Longwood Gardens conservatory. We chose to go in the middle of the week to avoid the crowds. Dressed casual, I was ready to spend the day with Caroline, while Noah was at school, wondering around, even getting lost through so many rooms. I was wearing a beautiful cashmere poncho and scarf from a newly discovered knitwear brand santicler.com ethically manufactured in Romania, where the owner is originally from, and also my birthplace. Definitely happy to support a fellow Romanian with such a timeless and qualitative range of products! I must say that I loved wearing this duo pairing and my appetite for head scarves just increased a lot more...
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CASHMERE CLOAK: Linen Naive Here/ DRESS: Vintage, some great modern options Here, Here and Here/
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Another look taken last fall in the fields wearing this beautiful cashmere yellow cloak from Linen Naive The vintage maxi dress has been showcased here before but I wanted to wear it again, this time against the bold yellow color. It feels ideal for a fairy tale scene, and I felt like it.
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DRESS: Custom made, some great options Here, Here and Here/ SHOES: Sarah Flint Here, more similar styles Here and Here/ CASHMERE WRAP: Kinross Cashmere, more styles Here and Here/
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This great weather is already gone and the yellow leaves are all on the ground. But let’s comeback to one morning when we went to the garden's deck to enjoy a perfect fall day, while Noah was at school. Tea and pumpkin pie while Caroline was playing around, this sums up that few hours under the November's sun. This cotton dress is from last year, another lovely custom made shirt dress that works on every season.