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7 October 2013

I go sailing

For the first time on The Wardrobe's Not Enough blog!
Welcome a VIP guest! The real Powerpuff Girl!
My main cheer-leader and motivator!
The one who always looks cool, polished and on trend!
My good old friend AChekrizheva!

24 September 2013

Grey duck

Autumn colours are both greyish & bright… The same applies to your autumn mood.
One day you think splashes of orange, yellow & lilac would best compliment the scenery; whilst the next day you choose a plain short suit… In which you look like a grey duck :)

20 September 2013

Supertrash

I suppose it is about the right time to introduce a special category: "Stuff I Didn't Buy and Now Regret I Didn't"!
Meet the first contestant: structured leather and suede python-look clutch bag by Supertrash.
This bag has a contrast clasp on the front and a detachable shoulder strap.
Noticed it online for 70 Eur (instead of original 200 Eur), but apparently was hesitating for too long...

18 September 2013

New boots

Quick wardrobe update: got these Hilfigers by chance yesterday in a second-hand shop for 27 Lvl/ 40 Eur.
OK, mine are less shiny, yet still in a great condition (worn some 5 times).
A little bit off trend, but never really out of fashion.
Considering the chilly countryside walk-season I believe it to be a real bargain!
 

17 September 2013

Vaide

 
Seriously, oriental cut turquise coat with bright poppies was the last thing I expected to find at Vaide!

13 September 2013

"From War to Piece"

Some snapshots from an exibition "From War to Peace" by fashion historian Alexander Vassiliev devoted to the time between the 1940s and 1950s.

9 September 2013

Milk & buttermilk

So it was that time of the year when all my stylish girls come together to attend yet another exibition by fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev. This time it was devoted to fashion between the 1940s and 1950s and was called "From War to Peace". But I promise I'll provide you with an overview from the exibition in a separate post. Meanwhile my OOTD:

20 August 2013

Sequin skirt

Among the other bargains I grabbed recently on my "hunting tour", there was this all over sequinned skirt from H&M.
The only remaining piece turned out to be a bit big for my hips, but I just couldn't put it back minding the 10 Eur tag...
And while my strict judges (t.i. mom and BF) aren't much fond of it, I myself am proud of my find!

19 August 2013

@kiseynaya's instants - 3

It has been a while since I last posted my Instagram stuff, but that's partialy because of my two-weeks' illness (and I didn't take much photos of my medicine, you know ;)

Anyway, below is the usual mix of my looks, landscapes, flowers, food and streetlife... Hope you enjoy and start following me!
My discreet tiger top with bold accessories

15 August 2013

Linen dress

I found this dress on a sale rack in Seppala the other week.
I could have bought it without trying, as one glance was totally enough to appreciate this modest gem.
Linen/viscose blend in a neutral pale pink shade, classy silhuette in the office-appropriate length with a flattering neckline - all of this for just 15 Euro!
My mom didn't like it's simplicity saying such a robe is only worth wearing to the garden works (apparently she shares the same blue blood as my grandma, you know... ;)
While I see a "value for money" here: a basic piece, which can easily be accesorized with a scarf or a necklace for either work or leisure.
A "more true" picture from www.seppala.fi
 



14 August 2013

Family reunion

 
Last week my little brother was in town!
I hadn't seen him for a year, and I was glad to move to my parents' house for a while to spend some time with the reunited family.
Although we didn't have much of activities and spent most of the time just hanging around the house, it was very nice to be so close again!

9 August 2013

Polka dot spin

Another hello! from a sweet ladylike me! :)

I was pretty sick these past two weeks, yet one evening I felt like I could stay home no more...
I wanted to picture this outfit in a bright sunlight, emphasizing its' summertime romance, but (naturally) by the time we managed to get ready, the sun was long gone ;)

8 August 2013

Candy-floss skirt

Kiseynaya proudly presents: the pink skirt from my mother's youth!

Back in spring browsing through Versace's collection in yellow and pink shades, I suddenly remembered of this skirt, which had been hiding in mom's wardrobe!
She didn't want me to take it away, because in her opinion this was just a shabby skirt I'd rather avoid.
But sometimes it is better not to listen to your mom when it comes to clothing ;)
The skirt was in great condition and only the old fashioned zip could betray its true age.
Besides the cool baby pink shade it is also of a trendy below-the-knee length!

2 August 2013

The Tall Ships Races 2013 in Riga

Cheers babes!
I had no post in a week and oh how I wish that was because of some exotic vacation with no internet, not because of that nasty summer flu... Doh!
Ironically enough, the fact I have a legal excuse to stay home and "do nothing" in practice means less free time compared to my usual daily routine! Taking care of yourself, your sweetheart and your home plus answering all the lovely queries about your health ain't no joke when your powers being low! And then the doctors also remind you have to rest more...

Anyways, here is a brief report from the Tall Ships Races event, which the city of Riga hosted over the last weekend.
As you can see, on my way to the port I ran into this Fantomas' Citroen perfectly matching my new holdall.
Still wondering whether Fantomas himself had been in McDonalds round the corner
meanwhile...hmm... ;)
In honor of Friday I kept my outfit casual, throwing on my new knitwear over beloved jeans.

What a majestic view!
On the artisan market I tried on this funny hat...available in lots of different color combinations ;)
The place was extremely crowded!
Later on we sneaked onto  the deck of frigate "Shtandart", as some friend of my BF was sailing on that ship!
The frigate is the (pretty old) copy of the same named ship of tsar Peter The Great
Painted samovar in the cook-galley
Riga Port by night...
I was wearing:
  • Cardigan - Reserved, appr. 13, Eur
  • Jeans - Reserved, appr. 11, Eur
  • Bag - Centro, appr. 15, Eur
  • Shoes - Oasis, appr 35, Eur
  • Necklace - Seppala, appr. 5, Eur
  • Earrings & bracelets - no name, gifted
Total cost of the outfit: appr. 79 euro



24 July 2013

Lavender

We're heaving such a windy rainy weather lately, that it is absolutely wonderful to recap hot & sunny "girls' day out" Sunday a week ago, when we headed over to a lavender fest. This sweet field in the middle of Latvian countryside did give us a Provance feeling for a moment. The whole place was nicely polished and there was various home-made lavender stuff for sale. We got to try lavender lemonade and lavender biscuits! :)

Plenty of photos and the story behind my outfit below ;)

22 July 2013

B&W

 
Finally! I was wanting to photoshoot this dress since May probably!
And as soon as I had these studded shoes delivered I knew I would wear them along!
But it wasn't until last Tuesday when we finally had a chance to take this outfit out.

Much more pictures and text as follows!

18 July 2013

Beauty philisophie

During the lack of outfit posts (all the pictures are stuck in transition between the camera and laptop, muahaha!), let me share some of the philisophic thoughts currently occupying my mind...
 
To the point: this particular photo of Kristina Bazan wouldn't leave me in peace since I first saw it a couple of days ago...
Picture from KAYTURE.COM
Ok, let's put it straight that Kristina looks gorgeous here as she usually does.
The story is not about her. She is just an example.

So now... just for a second try to imagine it is you in that pic!
Wearing a crinkled pouchy dress and the sandals which in my humble opinion don't look nor elegant neither flattering (even though designed by legndary Choo)... How would you look?
Well, I'll speak for myself: I would look like a mess!!!

So how the hell does she do it?! :)
I am wondering whether it is all about a perfect make-up? or a skinny body? or a well done hair?..  that makes chic even a scruffy look?
Why do we admire the Hollywood stars wearing their most unconstrained oufits & still looking like celebrities?
 
My mom says there is a category of girls, "who could wear a potato sack - and still look gorgeous". So which criteria defines you're in that category?
What are your thoughts? :)

 

15 July 2013

ASOS order review

Major sales are ongoing globally and I know it is hard to keep calm...
Tempted by the impressive reductions on Asos site, I ordered a pile of this and that recently.
Here is an overview of what arrived in a big box the other day.
Hope this adds some value, just in case you were considering any of these pieces too! :)

1. ASOS A Novel Clutch Bag

Pretty book-alike clutch in floral print with a tassel.
Looks exactly as in the pic.
Not very practical, but I think I am rather keeoing it :)
2. ASOS BLACK Leather & Canvas Tote
Leather & printed canvas bag from Asos Black collection.
Supposed to be carried around in a folded mode.
Interesting design, but totally not handy if you are using your bag for its actual purpose :)
3. ASOS Blazer In Soft Floral Print With Colour Blocking
Thin, synthetic and loosy... Not my cup of tea.
The print is exactly as pictured.
4. ASOS Bomber Jacket in Pastel Metallic
Very interesting mixture of shiny pastel tone & sporty bomber.
Looks pretty chic and great for summer!
I originally intended to wear it with a retro midi skirt below, but then realized bombers just don't suit me...
It also tends to make a make a "bubble" below the breasts...
5. ASOS Midi Skirt in Multi Spot
I love this retro polka dote midi!
The only thing that upset me - this skirt consists of four pieces and the seam in the middle is way too visible...
Apart from that the spots are lovely!
They are in fact transparent and create a flirty vibe when on the go, as the fabric is very lightweight.
Though it also requires a proper ironing, I am sure it is a keeper and will be featured on my blog soon!
6. ASOS Pencil Dress In Colour Block

Stylish colour block design, but I am wondering what shape of a body should one have in order to wear it...
According to my resumee, you have to be very tall, square-bodied and breastless, as otherwise the blue line is getting distorted...
7. ASOS Premium Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses
Probably more appropriate for a small face, these sunnies didn't fit me.
And despite the "cat eye" shape, these actually look quite childish...
8. ASOS SALON Playsuit In Floral Lace
The body of this seductive playsuit is more yellowish in the real life, which I don't like.
As well as the fact that it has a button up back... which is undeniably sexy, but meaning you'll never be able to put it on your own...
9. ASOS Sleeveless Shirt With Brushstroke Placement Print
The front is very cool, but the back is long and baggy.
If unfitted shirts are your style, go for it!
But still make sure to pick a smaller size than usually.
10. ASOS Vest With Asymmetric Placket In Geo Print
I liked the assymetry of this top and the white trimming.
It is not that sky blue in reality; it is more blue&green.
Comes bigger than expected, so had to order a smaller size.
11. Jeepers Peepers Lily Cat Eye Sunglasses
Yeah! These sunnies are sooo like the ones my granny has! :)
Although these don't look expensive (just because they're not!), these are definetely glamorous!
I am actually thinking of having this model in both white and black.
12. Warehouse Denim Colour Block Shirt
I fell for this shirt once I saw it on WhoWhatWear.
It is cool, but I am still not sure if it is not too "western"...

11 July 2013

Blue pencil


I belive I will surprize nobody by saying florals are a must this summer... just like any other summer in fact! :)
Until recently the blooming print in my wardrobe was only represented by the sunderesses, but this season the main floral piece is this light blue pencil skirt.
The reason behind: it's a perfect officewear!

I matched it with a pale yellow tank top, which was lying on the shelf for years and a light blue denim jacket, which is brand new, though it looks pretty worn out! ;)
I didn't quite like the idea of wearing blue outfit with black shoes+bag, but I didn't have much choice to be honest... however at the end I quite liked the overall result!
I accomplised the look with a black leather strap bracelet, the rose enameled watch, gold&turquoise necklace and a yellow hair clip.

10 July 2013

@kiseynaya's instants - 2

Hi there,

just in case you're not following me on Instagram yet (button on the right!) here's a selection of my recent snapshots!

- My looks and outfits:
Wearing my new crochet lace yoke shirt with an up-do
A preview of my funny T with a vintage skirt
Marine outfit accessories
One of my favourites: bold colourblock dress
Rocking my new denim shirt the same evening
So glad I finally found this jacket in my size!
Can't wait to wear this outfit!
A splash of watermelon juice for a "casual Friday"
Another way to wear a denim shirt: combining it with romantic maxi
 
- Some funny moments reportage:
I wasn't meant to be so... that was an accident!
Isin't that tiny rug sweet? :)
A bit exausted after a good workout
The view from my gym terrace
Couldn't let her pass by! Great outfit, don't you think so?
About wearing socks with sandals... :)
Trendy seller atthe central market

The sharp braid ;)
Strange stranger's legs
"Chanel"
Out for a city walk
Latvian song festival
I want to ride my bicycle!
Swarovski bicycle. Glamorous!
On a yacht trip
And some landscapes/still lifes too:

Latvian wild orchid
Desert theme
Sunset over Daugava
The view of the National Library
Creepy!
Suburbs of Riga
On the beach
Peculiar sunset
Loch Ness cloud
Greenhouse
Evening with my girls
One of Riga's parks
One of Riga's houses
Another beautiful sunset!
 
 I hope you enjoyed it!