There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing

Cold gray days, cold winter weather – how to make it not boring? Of course, by giving the opposite contrast – warm, colorful and thinking of the positive aspects. If it’s not cold, how could we wear our nice warm coats, hats and gloves and how could we enjoy the coming of the spring.

My outfit today is based around trendy colorful accessories – a warm pink-black Nike beanie and a pink small bag, which make the look interesting and give a colorful feeling, like in summer. Normally in winter we wear cream, black, gray, beige or otherwise neutral colors, but why not some bright ones in addition. They somehow convey these cute and happy feelings.

I matched those accessories with a mint colored teddy coat from Bershka, a white warm Calliope sweater, Pimkie jeans, Michael Kors sneakers, all in the same palette and my white H&M gloves. So, thus the cold is less cold and the gray day is less gray.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Why not?

This week the temperature outside is sub-zero, there is the ongoing lockdown, but a why not a walk outside, when properly dressed, of course. My pictures today are from Stadtpark in Vienna – a favourite place of mine for a stroll.

A thick coat and a sweater, warm pants and good shoes and… what else… a cute beanie! I am once more with my winter NA-KD coat, a C&A sweater, faux leather pants from Calzedonia, a great pair of high combat boots matched with a bag from Zara and of course everything combined in a fashionway.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Dreaming of a white Christmas

I always imagined Christmas with everything covered with snow, cosiness at home and the whole family gathered together. Sadly this strange year we got no snow in Vienna (as usual) and travels to meet the grandparents is out of the question due to the Covid restrictions. We also used to travel to the Alps for some skiing every year, but as it seems that will also not be possible now. But I compensate the lack of the snow white feeling by wearing white-cream outfits.

I wear all white more often in summer, but like now, when it’s very grey and cold for so long, I feel like going for something brighter. White outfits immediately make you look fresh and lift (at least for me) the mood. In order not to look like a snow hare, I added a cream jacket and shoes to the otherwise all-white cozy soft Zara trousers and shirt. Meanwhile I was not eager to wear this type of trousers as they make the legs appear wider, but they are really very comfy.  

Photography by Plamena Mileva

White and cream colored

I love wearing shades of white and cream color no matter the season and especially now to bust out in the winter… to really lighten things up.

White coats look great in all cuts and styles and because this season belongs to teddy coats I choose again one of them in white.

Why pick a white coat? Because it looks glamorous and refined, rich and sophisticated. There is something about a white coat, an all-white look in the cold season or a classic white coat on top of any colored outfit – it screams impeccable style.

But how to wear a white coat without feeling like polar bear? Some black accessories like a black bag, sunglasses or tights as accents and funky gloves always works so fabulous with a white coat. Very trendy and chic.

Here I’m sharing one of my favorite winter white cream outfit – a MONKI coat, cardigan, skirt and sweater, a pair of white Fila sneakers, Calzedonia tights and a Christian Dior bag.

Photography by Marg Basarova

If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax

It has become difficult nowadays to find time to relax. But relaxation allows us to be more agile in our ideas, have a better mood, avoid illness and spend more pleasant moments with our family and friends. In other words, staying relaxed gives us a better quality of life. It’s also for me very difficult to find the time to relax, but when I do things that I love – like swimming for example, they give me energy to move my work and my tasks forward.

For me when I am satisfied with the work I have done, then I am also feeling relaxed, or also when people around me are happy and content. So, relaxation is way of life – knowing how to live, do your best and combine everything in life.

Quote from Christian Louboutin

Skiing in Carinthia

Carinthia is situated in the southern part of Austria and is called „The land of sun“. In winter it is snow covered and as in most other parts of the country, skiing is the main activity. The mood is more relaxed with a Mediterranean touch as it borders with Italy – nearly everyone down here speaks Italian.

One of the biggest resorts in Carinthia is Bad Kleinkircheim, which is quickly moving up the rankings of the ski resorts in Austria. It has over 100km of pistes, 24 lifts and a slope steep enough to get included in the world cup circuit. There is enough snowfall throughout the season, but the sunny days are abundant as well – as you can see for the several days I was skiing there it was sunny all the way.

The hut at the top of Kaiserburg, situated 2019 meters above sea level, is a notorious one, with the fine views it offers and a traditional interior, as you can see from the pictures. Service and the food quality are very traditional for the region.

Love skiing

I was a 2,5 year old little girl when I started skiing and since then my love for the sport never faded away. It is a great feeling each winter to get on the skis, but it’s also a very good exercise, especially when you are good at it.

This year I was in a very beautiful resort – Bad Kleinkircheim, situated in the Carinthia part of the Alps. I enjoyed every bit of it – from the great weather and fantastically well prepared slopes, to the marvellous views the Alps presented, as you can see on the pictures. I planned to write a lot about it, but no words are really needed when the photos can talk for themselves. It was like a winter tale.

What makes me different makes me beautiful

I have many favourite quotes, but this one from Coco Chanel is in my top ten: „Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself“. That said, I have always believed that being yourself is priceless and it’s what makes you beautiful.

Of course we still have to follow all trends, news and the fashion in general in order to be up to date. But the fashion world is like an endless ocean we must learn to swim in, every season, year, month, week and day.

And what best to fit the winter season than the white, even when it blends into the snow around us. It goes even better with a pair of black boots and fluffy coat, to achieve the always trendy black and white combination. Though high heel boots are not typical for the real snowy winter I like them very much and they make me feel elegant in this outfit, because elegance is not only standing out, but being remembered.

So be you, be different, be yourself!

Photography by Marg Basarova

Adding some winter white

It is still winter but I’m looking so much forward to spring that when adding some winter white to my wardrobe I choose not only winter clothes (like a thick sweater and a cap), but also a short skirt and over-knee socks which would be more suited for a warmer season.

But before taking the challenge of wearing white, you should know that winter white is rarely pure white because of the wool material. It’s often closer to ivory or even slightly grayed out white, like ecru. But do you know – it’s worth it – take the challenge to wear white in your winter outfits, that way you will brighten up the gray cold days.

Photography by Marg Basarova

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas

On this holy day i want to give you a red ball full with health, happiness, love, longevity, peace and prosperity.

„May lovely, happy times decorate your holiday season, may warm, special memories brighten your new year, may the wonder of Christmas be with you forever.“

Merry Christmas!

Photography by Marg Basarova | quote by Peg Bracken