Hi, friend! How are things? 🙂 Is it really cold where you are? Or is it warm and kind-of-summery like here in LA?
Well, coming from a place where the winters were really-REALLY cold, (just in case you don’t know – I grew up in Russia. Talking about cold winters, huh? 🙂 ), I LOVE this “summery” winter here in LA! And it isn’t only the warmth, – it’s the whole California lifestyle where people are relaxed sitting in those outdoor coffeeshops and where the flowers bloom all year long!
Yet, at the same time… I miss the white snow and the real-winter’s beauty!
Well, what can I say? It’s probably most wise to enjoy what we have, right? And the ever-blooming flowers (in particular these white roses that bloom all year long) – it kind of feels like they’ve become my friends as I see them every day and if I stop to enjoy them for a moment – they always make me feel so good!
The Versatile Shift Dress
OK, now about this dress: it is one of those items that I always look out for when I happen to be shopping! Easy to wear as it doesn’t restrict your motions or breathing after a nice big meal (lol!), yet it doesn’t look shapeless or baggy. And yes – it is so versatile as you can wear it to a Sunday brunch, to run your errands, or even to a business meeting!
And here’re just a few ideas how to style it:
- Alone with a pair of sandals or flats for a pretty-casual look.
- With a pretty fur jacket and a pair of cute booties to elevate it to a nice dinner-worthy outfit.
- Finally, if you want to add a bit of edge to your look, wear it with a leather biker’s jacket and a pair of cool boots (just make sure that they aren’t over-the tops grudgy, as this will really conflict with the dress’s feminine style!)
Oh, and this is one of my favorite places to stop for my daily dose of joy (aka a cup of coffee!). It’s this little shopping center right at the corner of Coldwater Canyon and Venture blvd. in Studio City. Conveniently located next to the Ralph’s grocery store and equipped with my favorite Coffee Bean and an array of beautiful white roses! 🙂 A few quick minutes here – and my soul is rejuvenated and ready for the next round of chores! 🙂