WIW: I got back my camera!

My son went away for a week and took my camera with him. I tried to take pictures with my hubby's camera  but did not have much success  - hence no outfit post last week.:-( However my camera is back now so here we go!

pic #1 Blush and white
These are my Gap khaki pants from last year - and I think this is their last season. As much as I loved and wore them last summer I just do not feel the same love this year. I still like the color and slouchy vibe but I think the reason is the fabrication. Cotton khaki is too casual for my liking and not crisp enough. I think I will take them to my Utah hiking trip in September and then say good bye...but I would love similar style blush trousers in dressier fabrication!
I am also no thrilled with the whole outfit - this is what happens when you dress in the morning in a hurry. I should have not used a gold belt and silver tote here, somehow they do not play together...oh well!

pic #2 Blue, black and white
Another outfit I was not 100% happy with and the reason is this skirt: it just does not fit well anymore! It bunches on the hips and on the back :-( After that day it went into Goodwill bag right away! 
This is JCrew navy linen tee and I really like how easy it drapes. I have tried a new tucking technique with it here: grabbed the hem on the side, twisted a couple of times and tucked into the skirt. How does it look?
I have washed this Zara jacket for the first time and it was a success: I did not even have to iron it (except the lining). Gotta love white blazer which is machine washable!!!

pic #3 Blue again...
This day I was much happier.These mini-windowpane tuxedo trousers from Long Tall Sally are similar in style with Gap khakis but fabrication is dressier and holds better through the day (khaki got all wrinkled from sitting). Paired with indigo silk sweatshirt from Le Chateau (which looks more like cobalt in this light) and white blazer from Melanie Lyne. 

pic #4 ...and more blue!
Even happier today...or was it because today is Friday? :-)
Anyway I like to pair light blue and navy together and throw some white in as well. I still like these white Editor trousers from Express but they are on the brink of being too big for comfort so I am wearing them now while I can. I like how they move and swish around - such a nice change from tight skinnies!
(sorry, could not resist to insert that picture in the middle just for fun pose)

So here was my week. As usual all comments and suggestions are very welcome.
Have a great weekend!

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  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Sveta, you never look less than fabulous. But I must say, I agree about the fabrication of those GAP khakis. They always look amazing on you. But you know, I had to get rid of my sagey-olivey ones. I gave them to my daughter. And, in exchange, I took her BF shorts in the same fabrication! 

    Funny, I like it for shorts but it felt too casual for pants for me, also. I tried to make myself wear them last year and after two valiant attempts, simply could not do it. Now the same colour of shorts in the same fabric are a casual wardrobe staple for me this summer. Go figure! 

    I also hear you on that skirt in #2. The fit is not right so it had to go. However, I will be copying your technique for sideways semi-tucking with the linen tee. I absolutely adore my linen tees from J. Crew -- yet another wardrobe workhorse for me this summer, and they promise to give me a lot of wear next year also. 

    #3 is fantastic. 

    As for #4, that one puts me into the stratosphere! 

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Suz, this is a great idea: after my Utah trip I will cut those khakis into shorts! Genius!
    I also tried to twist and tuck the linen tee on both sides and it works - looks like a short top with curved hem. This tee is fun to play with. (to let you on a secret my mom made a pleat on the back to make the neckline smaller because it was gaping on me).

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    What a week! Fab as always. I was thinking the same as Suz re the blush khaki's Do you wear shorts in the summer? I bet they would make a great long BF short (with enough length to roll the hem). I normally mix my metals, but I agree with you that the gold/silver aren't quite playing right together there. Perhaps because the gold looks more brassy (lots of yellow)? #2 is a great silhouette, and I quite like the twisted side-tuck. That blazer shape is gorgeous, and really works well with a pencil skirt. The colors in #3 are super on you! I prefer the look without the jacket (assuming cold AC isn't an issue of course), because that top looks so great on you and we miss out on its fabulous slouchiness with the topper. And #4, well now that one makes me happy too :D My Editors fit like this (i.e. very large) and I just loooove them because they're such a different vibe than normal wide leg (or even normal slouchy) trousers. You somehow look even taller than usual in those beauties! Gah, I totally want a white pair now. Love!

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    I think #1 looks great, but I know what you mean about fabrication - if it doesn't feel right, you won't like wearing them and they must go. I like the semi-tuck in #2 and will have to try tucking on the side like that. That's too bad that the skirt doesn't fit well - it looks good in the photo. #3 and #4 are absolutely divine - you wear trousers better than anyone! #4 is absolute perfection, I love everything about it.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Aida, unfortunately I need blazers for work as I am freezing in AC - to the point that I am coming out of the office into 27C and do not remove the topper because I savor the toasty feeling. It is especially bad this year and I don't know if my weight loss has something to do with getting cold easily or if I I have some circulation problems...although our summer is incredibly cold this year. We sleep under winter warm  blanket in August (no AC at home) - unbelievable!

  • Debbie replied 7 years ago

    What a great week! Love the black and white outfit!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    You know, I've found that weight loss really affects how warm/cold I get. I run a little colder now than I did a few years back when I was ~20lbs heavier, and actually get warmer even more quickly now than I did then.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Debbie.
    Karen, the skirt  does not look too big in the picture but it does have excess fabric on the hips and on the rear - and this is after I pull it down to the hips so it does not gape on the waist. I thought to have it altered but it is in it's 3rd summer, was pretty inexpensive ($30) and fabric is thin and getting tired too.
    Aida, I only hope it is the weight loss and not some health issues... 

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    I like them all.  Perhaps it is because you are quite tall and have long legs but I really like the loose fitting trousers on you.  The blush and white is a really nice combination and those shoes in #2 are gorgeous.
    Looks like you had a really nice fashion week Sveta.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    I LOVE the last two, you always look fab :) Your comments are really interesting - it's amazing how much difference the wrong/right fabric makes to me too.

  • Missey replied 7 years ago

    I don't even have the words to describe how amazing you look...oh wait, you are drop dead gorgeous!  You look amazing and the clothes are just frosting on the cake.  Bravo!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Sveta, you don't even end advice - you are so good at sorting yourself out. Love your decisions and your happy outfits, although I still like the blush chinos. :)

  • Emily replied 7 years ago

    You are elegant and fabulous in all of these, but especially the last! The white trousers manage to look crisp and drapey all at once.

  • marianna replied 7 years ago

    How do you manage to look SO good every single day? :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    I can't get past those drapey white trousers in you Sveta - just incredibly chic and elegant! They remind me of trousers Katherine Hepburn would wear.

    I can understand about the blush khakis- although they look great on you and pair beautifully with white, how they feel is more important. Bye bye.

    I am sad to hear about the skirt in #2 though. I love that piece on you. But no need to keep a tired piece.

    You are looking fabulous!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    #1 and #3 = Killer to the power of Killer (Yes. I know you don't like the fabric of the blush pants - but I can't tell on the photo). 

    You are so elegant, Svetlana. xo

    I got these this year - dressy blush trousers  - and I LOVE them.

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    My order of love 4,3,2,1! Matches your happiness quotients :). The last outfit is so gorgeous I have looked at it 4 times now! The white pants are super drapey and chic.

    Psst Angie ... Those blush pants are beautiful!

  • Alana in Canada replied 7 years ago

    oh, to be as elegant as you are! I am so glad you got your camera back. Such a treat to see your outfits and hear your thoughts. Thanks.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    dianthus, Neel, Shannon, Emily - thank you for validating that these white trousers are still passable. I am always afraid they are not well fitting anymore - although wearing a long top helps to hide a n imperfect fit on the back :-)
    Caro, high five on the fabric pickiness!:-)
    Missey, Alana, Marianna - thank you.
    Una, don't worry - they will become blush BF shorts for the next summer! :-)
    Angie, two K2K ratings - wow! I did not expect them - thank you! I love you new blush trousers and selfishly hope to see them in your outfits as they are to short for myself :-)

  • LAR101 replied 7 years ago

    So lovely and polished as always.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    I remember the blush trousers from last year and I still like them.  Isn't it funny how tastes can change so much from one season to the next.  Yet another reason to own less clothes, in case they fall out of favor after one season.  I really appreciate your layering for a/c settings, I'm always in layers in the summer and it's not always easy to figure out how to make summer layers interesting.

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    So glad you got your camera back!

    You looked fab all week, but I think #1 just steals the show!

  • Kimberley replied 7 years ago

    So nice to see your WIWs again, Sveta!  You look impossibly chic in every single one of these.  Love them all on you!

  • K. Period. replied 7 years ago

    WOW! Sveta, how did I miss this? These are all fantastic looks.  I'm not surprised at all that you got a few K2Ks in there.  I am surprised that you weren't in love with all of these...but I also understand how sometimes you fall out of love with a piece and you are done with it, no matter how nice an outfit you can make with it.  You look totally fab.  

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Love the Editors on you.  Please do not purge.  They look achingly chic to me -- just the perfect drape.

    ETA -- Also love #1 -- very Lauren Hutton.  Maybe look for another pair of khakis with the fit you want, although I think these are not bad.  I never would have noticed your complaints until you pointed them out.

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