Patch it up

Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

By the looks of it, it's going to be a long winter, and for once this doesn't bother me at all. I am all prepared now to face the cold days ahead because I got my hands on the warmest winter coat ever with these cute embroidered patch details. And I got it on sale, of course! I never buy winter coats at full price because they are ridiculously expensive, I always wait until the end of the season when they go on sale. And I always invest in quality, timeless or statement pieces so that I don't get bored with them until next year. Seriously, I am not taking this fluffy thing off until spring. The issue I have with most coats you find in stores nowadays is that they are not very thick and warm, they have very little wool in their composition and they're not properly lined, especially along the arms. What can I say, I am growing old, and the cold affects me more and more as time goes by. This aspect would not have bothered  me at all if I was still in high school. Ask a teenager if they ever feel cold. Right?
I have to admit I've been admiring the patch trend from a distance these past few seasons but up until now I refrained from investing in a piece because I figured this is just a fad that's not going to last very long. I am glad I waited until now, because I am convinced that I'll be wearing this coat for many years with the same excitement I am wearing it right now. Without the patches it would have looked plain and uninteresting, they certainly make it look more modern and up to date. Now that's what I call a great investment. It stands out on its own, so I kept all the other pieces of my outfit very basic: a simple black top, boyfriend jeans and flat lace up boots. What do you guys look for in a winter coat?  Have you found the perfect one for you yet?

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coat: here
jeans: H&M (similar here)
boots: 5th Avenue
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Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

Skinny Buddha lamb wool coat embroidered patches

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Where's the revolution

Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag

Hello, my dears! I have to begin again by apologizing for my lack of posts lately. I haven't been very active on social media either, but with the recent political events in my country, I think you'll find this perfectly understandable. When people decide to take to the streets for what they believe in, certain things or activities suddenly become trivial and less important. Although I was not able to go out and join the protests every night, as my baby girl was feeling a bit under the weather, I kept my eyes peeled for any relevant news or updates from the streets. I couldn't be prouder of my people right now, especially of all my friends who were out there every night, some of them with their kids out in the cold, making their voices heard. Even when faced with our government's defiance, I truly believe that if we stay united we can really make a difference. 
But now it's time to get back to business, so to speak. I know Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and maybe you're looking for inspiration in case you haven't decided what to wear yet. Sorry to disappoint but I'm not really a romantic, and therefore not into this holiday, but maybe I can still give you some pointers. If it was me, I would totally wear this outfit out on a date. The peach skirt with  a metallic gold print looks precious enough for the occasion, and that daring high front slit will certainly make a statement. I love showing my legs, but I like to keep it classy as well. The chunky cardigan was my choice for the day,  but you can always opt for something more form fitting, maybe even a bit see through. Go for a pair of stilettos if you want to knock them dead, but if you want to keep it cool and casual like me, put on a pair of two toned ankle boots with a chunky heel. They're super comfortable and chic. I might have gone a bit overboard with the two tone theme here, but I felt this needed another pop of color, and therefore added this purple bag with golden accessories. Hope you guys love this as much as I do, and maybe you can give it a try sometimes, be it on a special occasion or just an ordinary day. Cheers!

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sweater: similar here
boots: Bonprix
bag: Bonprix
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Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag two tone brown boots

Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag

Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag two tone brown boots

Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag

Skinny Buddha two tone brown boots

Skinny Buddha metallic gold front slit dress purple bag two tone brown boots

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Take the time to waste a moment

grey hat houndstooth maxi scarf

Hello my dears and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and relaxed during this short vacation, I know I did! It's been an awesome year filled with lots of adventures: motherhood for one, buying and decorating a new apartment, a bit of travelling and lots of fashionable events. I know everybody wishes the new year to be better than the previous one, but I think we should start with becoming better versions of ourselves first and then everything else will fall into place. Now it's time to get back to work, start making those dreams come true. This year I did not make any resolutions, I just decided to enjoy these nine more months I get to spend home with my baby girl and take it easy.
Last night it started snowing and for me it's such a magical thing and I've been cherishing it since I was a little kid. Back then you did not have to worry about slippery roads, shoveling snow from your car or being stuck in traffic. You just went outside and played with your friends, built snowmen, went sledging or ice skating. So this morning I took my daughter out to get some fresh air and marvel at the snow that covered everything around us. She's super curious and delighted with all these small things that we as adults don't appreciate anymore.   

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hat: here
sweater: Nowistyle
pants: H&M
scarf: here
boots: 5th Avenue
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grey hat houndstooth maxi scarf

grey hat houndstooth maxi scarf

grey hat houndstooth maxi scarf

grey hat houndstooth maxi scarf

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2016: the year in review

skinny buddha 2016

As the countdown for the New Year is starting, it's time to take a look back at the year that is coming to an end and examine my sartorial choices. It's been a wonderful year and I can definitely notice a change in my style since I became a mom. I might not have been as active this year on the blog as I have been in the past, but I am sure you can all understand that. On the other hand, I think I have participated in a lot more social activities and fashion related events, and my daughter was there with me most of the times. I've been a lot more active on my other social media platforms such as Instagram (@skinny_buddha) and Snapchat (@skinnybuddham), so make sure you keep up with me there as well. So, before I reveal my favorite outfits of 2016 I want to wish you all a Happy New Year full of happiness and great style!

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

2016 outfit review

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Frozen

camel suede lace up a line skirt

Woke up this morning and everything around us was covered in a light coat of snow and frozen solid. It seemed surreal, eerie and beautiful at the same time. That's one of the benefits of living outside the city and being surrounded by an open field. The trees looked like cotton candy and everything was silent and still. It seemed like a good idea to add some color to the scenery, so out I went to snap some outfit photos. I've been dying to wear my new lace up suede skirt, although I knew it wasn't really weather appropriate. I put on the thickest skin color tights I could find, and the brightest red turtleneck to make the outfit pop. I know red is such a cliche color for the holidays but I really love this color mix. I can already see myself wearing this while sipping a cup of hot chocolate and decorating the Christmas tree. Am I the only one who hasn't decorated it yet? Anyway, hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas, and I'll see you after the holidays!

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coat, bracelet: Topshop
turtleneck:  thrifted
skirt: here
boots: Bonprix
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camel suede lace up a line skirt

camel suede lace up a line skirt

camel suede lace up a line skirt

camel suede lace up a line skirt

camel suede lace up a line skirt

camel suede lace up a line skirt

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The age of the understatement

Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

We've had an exceptionally sunny winter day yesterday and I couldn't be happier. I've been in sort of a sulky mood lately, hence the lack of posting and activity on social media,  and this was just the kick I needed to stop procrastinating and get some things done. First on my agenda was to get out and take some outfit pictures for the blog. I only managed to snap one of two outfits because we were losing the light, but it all turned out for the better because I wasn't totally happy with my second outfit anyway. I then stopped by for some shopping therapy at the Fashion Fridays Christmas Fair.  If you are in need of some cool gift ideas for the holidays and want to give Santa some help, our local designers have plenty to offer, so make sure you check out their selection. The fair is open today as well. Of course I went to the voting station as well, but since the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections look kind of gloomy, I will not get into the subject.

Now let's move on to the fun part, and that is the outfit I am wearing. I ditched the coat for the sake of the photos, but as I was saying, we had a pretty warm day yesterday so I did not freeze for a change. I started putting together this outfit around this pleated midi skirt in a beautiful scarlet tone. I love the elegance of pleated skirts and they way they move when I walk or swirl. Yes yes, even grown ups swirl. I kept everything else in muted tones so that the skirt would stand out. But I guess this cozy criss-cross sweater is an eye catcher as well. I've been kinda obsessed with laces lately, and this sweater definitely stole my heart. Love that you can wear it off the shoulder as well and show off some skin (*wink*). Pairing knits with fluid materials is one of my favorite mixes the result is super stylish. 

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sweater: here
boots: Bonprix
bag: Nowistyle
bracelet: Adina Mircea
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Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

Skinny Buddha criss cross sweater pleated midi skirt

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