Well, for like two minutes it felt like fall here in Texas. Something about the cold, crisp, morning air that makes me feel so calm and relaxed, and a bit nostalgic for my home in Russia. Where beautiful, tall goddesses, wearing stylish wool coats, high heels clattering down the concrete runway and the smell of coffee in the air. I feel envious of places that have legit 4 season, you bust out your fall/winter garments from the back of the closet and pack up all the summery things. But if you are here in Texas with me, you know that's not the case for us. We bust out the few fall'ish/winter'ish things that we own, with all of our summer arsenal on stand by.Read More
On Halloween, my BF and I celebrated out 10 year anniversary. I feel like the way we spent our day reflected our relationship... Supper chill and hassle/pressure free. We woke up late, spent the day in bed watching movies, then got our selves put together (more like I put both of us together) for our fancy dinner at the Five Sixty. I definitely recommend visiting this place at least once in your life time. I was a bit bummed out that we just missed the sunset (every one talks about how gorgeous it is up there) but Dallas night skyline is just as beautiful in its own way. The food, of course was to die for! We started with fried calamari and a rainbow roll, followed by Atlantic salmon for me and steak for him, and finally apple crumb ice cream ( for him... #toomuchsugar ). I was very happy with our experience at the restaurant, the staff was super friendly, atmosphere on point, the spinning floor made me a bit dizzy and disoriented at first, but a couple glasses of Chardonnay seemed to balance me out.
What we wore...
Me - Haute Hippie embellished wrap dress with Brian Atwood suede boots.
Him - Hugo Boss velvet blazer, Joe's Jeans dark blue denim and Calvin Klein dress shoes.
How do you celebrate you're anniversaries? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you all.
Time for an updated Totally Rad post... As I've mentioned, over the past few month I've discovered some products that became part of my daily beauty routine. Lately, along with some other great products, I've been using a lot of Kiehl's, their line is one of the more affordable ones and made from all natural ingredients.Read More
Ahh, fall is here! And although it is still hot as balls in Dallas, as long as I wear something light on my body, I can and will pull on some thigh high boots (THB). Boots are most definitely one of my favorite trends. Be they over-the-knee, thigh-highs or crotch-high, I just feel like they can make you feel so damn sexy and yet so bad ass. Wear a cute little black mini dress, a sweatshirt/sweater dress, skirt, a pair of winter shorts or even trendy cut off short, throw on a pair of thigh highs and they will elevate your entire look. Opt for a higher heel, this will crazy elongate your legs. Now style with a garment which stops where the boot stops for a little skin peek-a-boo when you walk or sit. Or with something that will give you about 5-6 inch gap of skin to sex it up. I personally like to show a bit of leg above the boot, because I'm short and this gives an optical illusion of longer legs, which in turn gives the illusion of height. Styling black THB with jeans however isn't something I would recommend. You've got your boots, then a pair of skinny jeans and a top. While this has been a huge trend through out the years, it isn't my favorite. I feel like, visually this styling breaks your body up in blocks. Unless you're a tall, skinny, runway chick, this look isn't very flattering. But if this is how you like to wear THBs, go with denim that is same or close in color to your boots. This will make your legs flow, lengthening them, rather that being cut off at the thigh.
Play around with this look. Pull out a few different pieces out of your closet and have a styling session, you may be surprised how some of these pieces will look completely different styled with thigh-highs.
Tag a selfies on Instagram with #silentimageryTHB or send it to me directly @mashamv I would love you see your looks.
*make up tip
If you are like me and tend to wear darker colors, black in my case. Go for a softer make up. Pale rose cheeks and lips with a defined brow is all you need.
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