CaRELiNE

Winter sales!!! Yeha!

More good nice stuff in less money(an important factor to every student who tries to make it in the big cruel world on his/hers on)

So between work and school (the finales are so close), I found the time to go to Super Pharm (the Israeli drag market with a successful, really good beauty department) and looked for something that I need and really think I’ll use (space– another factor I need to consider since I live in one bedroom apartment with the boyfriend)

So I bought:

–  A black dip liner

–  An ever last glitter eyeliner

–  A black polish nail (the pervious is finished!)

–  A blush (you can carry it with you in your purse)

– A PINK polish nail = check on item no. 2  on my wish list (https://littledosesofstyle.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/121/)

All products are by Careline– a makeup company I like and use for long time now

Shoe market and the Carmen shoes

Last Friday I attended the “Zugot” event in Tel Aviv (for the Israelis- זוגות)= also means pairs, this event is sort of a shoes and begs sale – important to mention it’s mostly with the participation of  Israeli designers!!!

Most of the shoes and bags that can be found there are handmade- and in most cases made of leather. Obviously a poor student like moi can’t afford this kind of shoes, which is way I was waiting for this sale market!

The rainy morning (yes- out of all warm winter days we have in Israel this one had to be rainy bhh) started with a large breakfast with my dear lovely friend Shiri in our favorite coffee place ENJOY (yep that’s the name), afterwards with cups of coffee in one hand and umbrella in the other we entered the event and felt so excited just from seeing all this shoes!!!

After one round through the booths I turned all my attentions toward my favorite designers- and bought super comfy, beautiful, black oxford shoes that I was craving to get for the last 6 months.

[check on 2 items no.3 and no.5 on my wish list: https://littledosesofstyle.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/121/]

Here some photos from the Imelda booth:

Some more purchases made by Shiri and The best I saved for last– I approached to the booth of an amazing, talented designer  that mostly known for her bags collections and only couple of years ago got in to designing shoes. Her name is Ellen Ruben (you can google her)

I fell in love with all of her shoes but one particular pair got my attention few days before (while surfing her home page). When I asked Ellen if there is stillon pair in my size she told me with a brilliant smile:” the last pair” – I was ecstatic!!!

 Once on my feet  I didn’t want to take them off- by far that was one of my best perches in the last 5 years!!!

Hrer is my Carmen shoes:

Summarizing=> the shoes in the event were in the best quality there is ( because most of them are small designers their collections are exclusive and handmade from the best materials), the items were cheap for such got quality, unique and stunning designs– and it wasn’t crowded at all ( unlike I expected from a sale event to be). I’m already looking forward to the next “Zugot” event!!!

Saturday night my boyfriend’s sister had her 22nd birthday(congrats’ J),  we celebrated with his family at an exclusive chef restaurant in Tel Aviv.

For this occasion I wore a high waisted black shorts, puffed sleeves blouse, a brown leather jacket and my new Carmen shoes- tell me what do you think…

Color Block

It’s the second season in which the COLOR BLOCK  trend is accompanying us, in the summer the bright, neon shiny colors ruled this trend and this winter it’s done with warm, wintery colors like brown, gray or burgundy (it’s also the safest way to wear it and not look like an ice-cream or a clown).

Here 2 suggestions to wear the color block trend in a daily casual look and outgoing (ppppaaarrrtttyy) look. The colors are very 2011-12 -winter Season- mustered, brown, black and turquoise.

(made via Polyvore)

For those who are not sure how to work this trend in the right way=> you can use some accessories in the in the spirit of the color block trend like suggested here:

(made via Polyvore)

I wore a color block dress (blue, gray and black) with gray cardigan, white tights and scarf and blue flats (a present to my 21st b-day from The boyfriend). I added the new thing that’s is seen everywhere now=> buttons shirt with all the buttons done up!!!

So what do you think?

sorry for the bad quality of the pictures- but my camera’s lens is broken and this is the best we could find (a bloody iphone)– thank you Liron for helping me 🙂

(Military) Socks

Combat boots require proper, comfy, warm (and mostly gray) socks- but what you can do with this socks after you finish your army duties??? Usually you just leave them in the bottom of your socks drawer and gradually forget about them…

By now you probably think I’ve gone crazy…well no (at least not yet)- I’m guessing it’s time for some explanation…

As I mentioned before I live in Israel (I actually grow up here) and for those who don’t know: most of the 18 years old boys and girls recruit to serve in the army for 2-3 years of their lives!

As a true patriot my beloved boyfriend did his army services and wore combat  boots for long time- hence he had a lot of gray military socks that are to warm and thick to wear with regular shoes!

So yesterday while looking for some socks I was doing some digging in our joint socks drawer and in a shaken voice asked “ohhh what’s this horrible things doing in our closet?!?!” (of course no answer from the future  accountant- the boyfriend) – so what am I going to do with the socks?

One glance out of the window convinced me there is some hope for this socks=> my feet are going to enjoy some warm moment in those!

My brain wheels started to work and I was thinking really hard of how to wear this socks in a comfy nice outfit…within minuets I had an amazing match – causal, sporty style with some glittery stripes 🙂

So what do you think of this outfit- did it rock the socks or not?

Gray socks (from my boyfriend), sport boots (Sektor town), gray cardigan (from mom), stripe dress (Renuar), scarf (grandma), white tights (some market in Tel Aviv), necklace(daddy got me in Toronto)

Summer dress/ Winter time

This morning I got inspired by a the black-and-white flowers pattern on a an amazing summer dress that my daddy got me in a small boutique in Canada (no, he wasn’t on a vacation- it’s time to mention my family lives in Canada while I’m here in a small, amazing country called Israel).

Then black- and white it is…I took out my lather high heels sandals (for those who don’t know Israel is a warm country- even in the winter) and started to match some jewelry to the outfit, when my sweet boyfriend (also time to mention I have one of those for the last 6 and half years) announced-it’s going to be a freezing day with some moments of rain according to my smartphone (thank god for inventing smartphones)!

Well it is the middle of the winter, what on earth did I expect, a sunny warm day???- hem hem (some throat clearing)..…YES, I DID!!!

[To be honest they did mentioned something about snow up north and winds here in TLV (also known as Tel Aviv)-] that is a bummer!!!!

Through the window I could see the poor trees swaying from side to side (very violently) because of the strong, upsetting wind=> all my plans to the black-and-white inspiration outfit were gone (along with my smile).

BUT (and this one is a big but) some clouds and wind won’t prevent this need of mine to wear that particular dress!!!

So I got my white long sleeve body suite, black tights (someone once told me the right word is pantyhose…ammm interesting I just thought there are both right only preannounced differently in the States and UK) and a black handmade scarf mom got me!

And VOILA:  I managed to wear summer items in a wintery cold day.

It’s all about doing the right matching and you can wear that summer dress or shoes you like so much even in the winter!!!

Here are two suggestion to wear the same summer dress in different looks:

(made via Polyvore)

Here you can see the finished product- tell me what do you think?..

Summer dress (from a small boutique in Canada-thank you daddy), shoes (Aldo), bodysuite (small store in a small city named Lod), handmade scarf (from my mommy), tights/pantyhose (Golden lady), cardigan (Canada)

[pictures by Liron Tichon]

Bangs and Layers!

LAYERS

 the reason why mixing outfits in the cold season is sooooooo F-U-N!!!

There are few ways to wearing layers this season- it’s all about what you like, what’s the occasion and how daring are you?

  • First– keep up with the TREND

One of the strong trandes this season us printes- so wearing layers of different prints can work amazingly but it’s also very bold

(lookbook by Zara)

  • Secound– RECYCLING (good for the closet and for the wallet)

We all have that drees/skirt that look’s great in the summer and we wish we could wear it now- well we can!!! with the right winter items the summer dress/skirt can look very wintry!

(lookbook by Zara)

  • Third– CASUAL (you can never go wronge with the safe side of it)

Matching some  T-shirts with different sleevs length and different colors, or a tank top with blouse and a jacket all in different length- it’s fun and easy!!!

(my creation made via Polyvore)

I wore layers in a very easy, comfy way- 3 T-shirts in different colors and length with a jacket, jeans and knee high boots

A small new change- I got my bangs cut- I just adore the “Doll face” look…what do you say, suits me or not?

Autumn prints!

Very popular this season (and happens to be exciting and one of my favourite) is mixing different prints together in one outfit!!!

You can wear different prints toghether and don’t look  trashy as long as you keep it balanced and feel comfortable in it.

It can work by mixing different prints (like polka dots and floral print) or combining items with the same print in different colors, size and shape (like different animal printing or horizontal and vertical striepes)

(made via Polyvore)

My choice of mixing printing was a floral dress, floral scarf with leopard tights

tell me what do you think of this ensemble?