WIW - the joy of NOT living out of suitcase!

I still owe you a trip report but I got back from my vacation into a frying pan at work! My relaxed and refreshed post-vacation state lasted until Monday afternoon - not even a day long! I also have to work this weekend :-( The report is coming, I promise!
Anyway  here is my WIW report for the first week back - and boy, what pleasure it is to NOT dress out of a single carry on!
Canada welcomed us back with snow and cold so this was definitely a sweater week!
Looking at the pictures I find that I dressed in mostly monochrome outfits with one added color in a single item - completely unintentional I must say.

pic 1 Mostly grey with a punch of orange
Cold day so cashmere sweater was very welcome. Paired with a Halogen  grey skirt and layered over a thin wool grey tee. Also grey patterned hose and grey Franco Sarto boots.

pic 2 Black and white
Snow came at night so tall waterproof boots were in order. I was running late so this was my FFBO outfit.
Gap sweater, BR Martin skinny trousers, tall Blondo boots

pic 3 Cream and navy
That was on March 21 - the first official spring day and I decided to wear booties and light colors.
BR Monogram trousers, BR striped sweater, Tahari white shirt, SE Petty python booties.

pic 4 Purple and grey
Snow again. I planned to wear a skirt but in the last minute decided to go with skinnies and boots. I used my Sarah Pacini Pinterest pins as inspiration here - hope it worked.
Purple tunic - Le Chateau, grey cardigan - Gap, greyMartin trousers - BR, Franco Sarto boots, snakeskin belt from a discount store.
As usual all comments and suggestions are welcome.
Have a great weekend!
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  • MsMary replied 4 years ago
    Beauty and elegance times four!

    #4, especially, has me swooning with delight!  LOVE!!!
  • Liz A. replied 4 years ago
    wow... very chic!  i'm loving the first outfit.
  • Mo replied 4 years ago
    These are all great, especially #4.  I also wear neutrals with sometimes one pop of color, but it's completely on purpose.  I can't handle more than one bright at a time lol.
  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago
    My favorite is #4, that purple is amazing on you!  I also like outfit #1 and the color combo of the grey with orange.
  • Eliza replied 4 years ago
    Like them all. Two and four really have that Sveta wow factor.  The perfect fit of your boots takes great outfits to the next level. 
  • Ingunn replied 4 years ago
    I know how it is in the frying pan - sigh! Good luck with the weekend catch up. I love all outfits, but #4 is my favorite if I must choose. You look so effortless chic in all of these. 
  • O replied 4 years ago
    Sveta, Sveta, Sveta... this is exactly why we miss you when you disappear. What a perfect round. Clever, fantastic combinations which you wear so effortlessly; fab individual pieces which always look new. Wonderful. I, of course, want to copy everything but before that I have to steal everything (especially your BF ;-) )

    I'm sorry to hear the work had swallowed you, but I hope the batteries have been recharged enough to sail through the transition back to work. 
  • replied 4 years ago
    Love all four outfits. You look great and I am sorry work has been crazy!
  • Krista replied 4 years ago
    Welcome back, Sveta! These outfits are fab fab fab.  #1 and #4 are my faves.  I can't believe those boots are Franco Sarto - I love that brand but I haven't seen that style.  Are they a recent purchase? They are a perfect neutral boot!
  • Thistle replied 4 years ago
    All four outfits are so fab, Sveta. I am really loving 2 and 4. And welcome home!! Sorry Canada's weather is less than inviting.
  • marianna replied 4 years ago
    Wow, these outfits are super. So simplistic yet chic and strong. Love!
  • Liz A. replied 4 years ago
    Franco Sarto makes beautiful shoes but they seem to run narrow to me. And I have narrow feet!
  • Angie replied 4 years ago
    Sveta, I have missed you so much! I can't wait to hear about your trip :)

    I made it past precisely one outfit before I had to faint from your insatiable fabness. That would be #1. That's how to de-bombshell a pencil with rugby stripes. WOW!

  • Day Vies replied 4 years ago
    Sorry about the frying pan feeling :-( but you look so chic and fashionable. I love them all but #1 and #3 are my favorites. I love the pop of orange with the gray in #1 I also love the proportions and texture with the neutral tall boots. #3 is definitely androgynous chic and I love it with stripes. The snake print details add texture and the white trousers just say ahhhh -- refreshing and spring. Marking for copying and inspiration:-) 
  • Kyle replied 4 years ago
    You look like a long cool drink of water in outfit 4. Layered winter fabness. One of your best.
  • Raisin replied 4 years ago
    Welcome back!  Canada missed you!  You look great in all of these, I especially adore 2.  Have fun using your whole wardrobe again!
  • Debora replied 4 years ago
    Welcome back, Sveta. All fabulous post-vacation outfits! I especially love #1 and #4. Looking forward to hearing about your trip when things calm down. We missed you!
  • Lyn D. replied 4 years ago
    Hi Sveta. Adore the grey and orange outfit in pic #1 especially!
    The grey hose are such an interesting addition of texture, and that skirt looks to fit to perfection.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago
    Welcome home you gorgeous woman! These outfits are stellar - every.single.one.

    #1 and #4 in particular have me positively swooning...
  • replied 4 years ago
    Hooray, a Sveta post!  I have really missed seeing your style.  I love all these!
  • christy replied 4 years ago
    Sveta, as always I love all of your outfits and cannot pick a favorite. #2 keeps catching my eye - mostly because it's so simple and yet still perfect.
  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago
    We've missed you, Sveta!  You've certainly attacked a difficult week with top of line style.  Brava!  I'm particularly partial to #1.  Love the color pop and the boots.

    BTW --- You look taller.  Did you grow on vacation?  Change your camera placement?  lol
  • Joy replied 4 years ago
    You look fantastic!  I'm living out of a duffle out of a carryon in order to fit luggage into a station locker on a side trip.  Right now I'd like to toss everything .  It will be so good to see my closet again.
    the first outfit is my favorite.
  • Sveta replied 4 years ago
    At last I am off the weekend work and can reply on your lovely comments.
    Thank you so much for them, they really made my working weekend day a bit easier.
    Krista, these grey boots are Franco Sarto. I bought then in the fall of 2010 and they were my favorite tall boots for 2 seasons. They also came in black but it is this grey color which made them so special.
    Liz, I also did not have much luck with Franco Sarto brand because my feet are on the wider side but these boots are very generous in size. Ideally I would need to go 1/2 size down in them but they did not come in half sizes so I had to add inserts.
    Angie, I missed you too! The trip report is coming, I promise. I just have to go through 5000 pictures my hubby took...:-(
    Beth Ann, I hope you are wrong - I cannot afford to get taller, I have troubles finding long enough clothes already!:-)
    Joy, I get what you mean so well! I was not in a hurry to launder all my trip clothes because I don't want to see any of them for a while - even my favorite slouchy trousers!

  • Scarlet replied 4 years ago
    Ah, I see how well those booties work on you (3)! Great to have the visual. Your first outfit is very striking, but for some reason I am loving the chic simplicity of 2. I Iike 4 as well.
  • Sveta replied 4 years ago
    Scarlet, I hope you keep the pythons. I find the pattern striking but not loud. I have quite a few outfits with them in my YLF blog  - with full length pants, cropped or rolled up jeans and skirts. I LOVE these booties!
  • shevia replied 4 years ago
    Eyes popping out! All four are so stylish and interesting and showcase your stunning good looks!
  • rae replied 4 years ago
    Big love! Especially the one with the orange sweater and patterned tights. Summer hasen't even happened yet and you have me longing for Fall again! I cannot wait to hear about the trip. :D

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