January 25, 2016

Winter Layering with Over The Knee Boots (& a Visit to Ripley's Aquarium)

Jeans Zara, boots Aldo, jacket Danier old (similar jacket or check out Ebay), bag Chanel (vintage), scarf unknown, fur sole vintage

I hadn’t planned to post this outfit on the blog, only on Instagram, but I had too many beautiful pictures of my excursion to the Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium that I just had to share. If I had shared even half of them on my Instagram account, I’m pretty sure complaints would start coming in for posting too much, and inundating the Instagram feed hehehe. Anywhoo, I have a few pictures of the outfit too, so this still counts as an outfit post right?
Winter has finally arrived to Toronto (temperature wise, but still no snow) so it was quite cold to walk outside, but my layering skills have improved over the years so I can now tolerate the cold. I used to wear bulky sweaters or shirts to keep warm but have realized that it’s not the thickness that counts (I am talking about clothes, please get your mind out of the gutter!), but the number of layers and materials you wear. On this day I also used one of my summer scarfs as an extra layer but also to add to the interest of the outfit. It gives the outfit more dimension and therefore it’s more pleasing to the eye.
This gorgeous lined jacket is from Danier Leather but it’s at least 3 years old. It’s warm yet the leather is really soft and allows for ease of movement.
Over the knee boots are a perfect way to add layers to your bottom and keep you extra warm.
Oh by the way, before I forget, I just wanted to say I recommend to everyone to visit the Aquarium. It’s not just for kids. It’s very relaxing and before you know it, you will have spent 3-4 hours observing the life under the sea. I gotta say, it’s not the same as scuba diving, but if you never did that, this will come close. Enjoy!

Ciao!

Sasha<3 

January 17, 2016

Color Block Maxi Coat

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Coat Sheinside, pumps Privileged (Heels), backpack David Jones (Winners), earrings JLO (old), sunglasses Aldo, turtleneck (H&M), jeans Joe Fresh

As promised yesterday on my Instagran account, a new outfit post is here. I have been taking it easy this holiday season, so this new post is a little over due. Actually, if you walked into my house now, you would still think it’s Christmas. My tree is still up. Well, I have a few reasons for it. First, Orthodox Christamas and New Year which I celebrate are on the 7th and 14th of January, so I have a good reason to keep the tree up longer. But also, I just love the warmth it gives to the home, so I choose to keep it longer for that reason too. I am not however going to mention that I hate undoing the tree and storing away decorations, cause you may think I am lazy. God forbid! J

I have been wanting to show you this coat for quite some time. Of course, it’s an imitation of a designer coat, but my version is waaaay cheaper and affordable for most people. I got it off the Sheinside website back in December and have been wearing it quite a lot since it arrived. I may be wearing the most bland outfit underneath, I just throw it on and it looks amazing. I love the bright colours, especially in the darkness and gloominess of the winter. It is not warm enough for those extremely cold days, but I have figured out a layering technique which saves me every time. One of my longer cardigans I own turned out to be the best layering piece for even the coldest weather. So I just wear it underneath when necessary and I take it off with the coat when I arrive at my destination. Easy.
Today I opted to wear it with boyfriend jeans, a must have thin black turtleneck and pumps. Yes I opted for a floral print in the winter. Why not?

Ciao!

Aleksandra <3
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January 3, 2016

Rio

Rio, Doberman, man`s best friend

We’ve all said goodbye to the 2015. I love New Year celebration for many reasons, but mostly because this is a period of the year we all take the time to look at the year behind us. I would hope we all take that time to go over our successes and everything that we should be thankful for, but also to take time to think of how we can be a better person in the new year; not necessarily more successful, but better as humans. It is also a time to spend thinking of those whom we’ve lost. For me one of the hardest periods of this past year was a loss of my silly, loving and gorgeous dog Rio.

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you a post about him, and share a few pictures of us, taken over the last 10 amazing years. As hard as it is not having him in my life any more, I can’t be but thankful for every moment we did have together. He has made me happy every single day, been there for me through tough periods, made me smile countless times and, I would like to think, made me a better person. I won’t write too much as I don’t want this to become a sappy post, but just a post in memory of one of the most amazing beings I have had the privilege to share my life with. I love and miss him every day, but life does go on. And though I hate New Year resolutions, I hope all of us make at least this one: spend as much time as possible with your loved ones and with those who make your life better, because we never know how much time we have. And even if we are lucky to get a lot of time, when they are no longer there, it still doesn’t feel long enough. So Love, Laugh & share your life with those who matter the most!
Happy New Year!

LOVE

Aleksandra <3
My favourite picture of us of all time <3
Rio, Doberman, man`s best friend
Lights, Camera, Vogue :))))
Rio, Doberman, man`s best friend
My handsome boy at 1.5 (above) and 10 years old (below)
My angel eyes <3
His favourite sleeping spot as a puppy: by the stove on the newspaper (who knows why!)
He LOVED nature
He hated taking selfies but in the last couple of months he let me do whatever I wanted :)))
He sought attention, ALWAYS!