Friday, November 23, 2012

Typically unusual

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating! I'm home with angina (tonsillitis) and after just two days home I feel like I'm losing my mind. So to keep myself occupied I'm drawing stuff. Above - dream shoe.
 Fancy dress with feather like detailing and below a casual look. I'm in no shape to be taking pictures (the bags under my eyes are far too big) so in order to have something to post, I thought I'd share this. I realized that I got my scanner/printer last year for Christmas from my sis and have hardly used it since! Was definitely time to fix that! I can't believe it's almost Christmas again - and so behind, usually I'd already have some gifts bought but this year I only have two gifts for the boy and that's it! I like to have everything ready ahead of time so that I don't stress myself out. Any gift ideas for parents and the boy's parents?? I find those the hardest to pick out!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lady in Red

 It's gotten uber cold here in Prague - which I guess is a mixed blessing. On one hand I love layering and I adore my boots (the ones I'm wearing today are a recent purchase - yesterday at a thrift store: new never-worn boots for less than $14? yes please - "Just Women" heeled boots in tan) but on the other hand, I hate the cold.
 So basically I suffer through the winter months and pray for an early spring and a long summer. Sadly, spring time comes late to Prague and summer is never very long. But, nevertheless, I'm trying to enjoy the time before the snow comes and the freezing cold sets in. Today I took a walk to the Pankrac mall (I went in to buy a cookbook that the boy wanted) and was super happy that I took my camera with me. The sky was lovely and so were all the leaves everywhere!
 My red coat was a really nice contrast against the background. Unfortunately, people kept walking by and it got a bit awkward. The blogger's curse of taking self-photos, what a cross to bare! (The close-up pictured above was taken while I was idly standing too close to my cam so that the passersby wouldn't walk next to my camera, but at least you can really see the texture of my coat, right?)
Wearing: Camad. coat; Esprit shawl; Zara jeans; Bershka sweater; Bershka t-shirt (not seen); H&M tank top (not seen); thrifted Just Women boots; Mark B for Topshop bag (bought in Dubai <3>

Boots | Everybody, Everywear


 A while ago my Kindle died, it was a sad sad day. But on the plus side, I got to order a new one. After a stressful wait, my new Kindles arrived. Yup, that's right: kindleS. I got two: one for reading (as I find the ink display to be best for reading e-books) and one for playing (the new Kindle Fire, I have been lusting after a tablet for so long...). Although I had higher expectations for the tablet Kindle (which weren't met mainly because I live in the Czech Republic and there are A LOT of area restrictions) all-in-all I'm quite happy with my purchases (but I am still hoping that Amazon will fix the apps so that they will be downloadable in the rest of Europe).
 Another fun part of buying the new devices was picking out cases for them. For my old kindle I had a really boring black cover and it had gotten all grubby over time. I was quite excited about throwing it away and getting new covers with a bit of fun to them. So I got one in hot pink and one in bright red. They are so me. And they go well with my Piglet cell phone cover too.
What can I say? I love a happy ending!! (*there's a cover on my kindle fire display to protect it, that's why it looks so weird.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swimmers and Bananas

 Today I opted for a fun outfit. It was very grey outside and I wanted to lighten the mood while walking the pig: so I put on my "swimmers" Zara skirt. Here's a close-up of the print:
 I don't think I've ever worn it before. To be honest, it's not the easiest of skirts to wear. The problem is with the styling - you want something simple with it and yet it can't be too boring either. Enter my favorite Zara V-neck sweater:
 I love the color of this sweater, but sadly it has a permanent stain on it (from the washing machine - totally the boy's fault!). So I had to add a pin onto it to hide the stain and what better pin than Mr. Banana?
 Mr. Banana is awesome. You can't see my shoes but trust me I'm wearing a pair (of leopard print flats). Oh and have you noticed I colored my hair? It's a darker brown now. So now my hair is more or less all the same color. Totally unexpected, right? Till next time, xo, Miss V

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Reading this book for my Minority Lit. class:
Going to watch the film over the weekend but I doubt it will be like the novel. The start of the book was so... harsh. Plus the way it's written (as letters to God), it's, well, you just can't do that in a movie. But still, I want to see it.
Speaking of "want", I bought these shoes two weeks ago and have worn them once but it's already way too cold for them:/
Otherwise I would be wearing them non-stop. I love studded slipper flats! (These are from Topshop.)

As some of you may know, my kindle broke during the weekend. It was a sad affair, but the good news is I'm getting a new one and it's gonna be the fire hd!!! I cannot wait for it to arrive!!! So excited! The only down side and uber annoying factor is that doesn't ship kindles to Prague, Czech Rep. and only ships the older versions. So I'm shipping it to relatives in the UK and then hopefully they'll ship it asap to me. Which basically means the wait will be a tad longer but still, I'm happy with the outcome for it was the best possible one given the situation. On a completely different subject, I'm currently inspired by:
The Twigster. I'll be attending a Halloween party over the weekend so maybe I'll go as her, maybe. I also really loved this couple's costume idea:
Kinsey and her beau as Mr. & Mrs. Fox, just perfect! For more ideas check out abeautifulmess :)