Outfit: Travelin' in style


Just a quick post from the road because it was completely impossible not to take these photos on a train that was practically empty yet filled with beautiful sunshine. And we had 6 hours of time to kill. Also how can you not love old Polish trains? All the large windows, comfy and cozy compartments, tacky furniture and ugly bistor curtains... By the way, this is a rare sighting of me wearing trousers. Not my most favorite style --and for good reasons. Just look below to see how a shirt tucked into my low-rise jeans manages to do werid things with my proportions. I've never tried high-rise jeans, though. Do you have experience with those that you could share?

Regardless of the style, it's a practical and pretty comfortable outfit for travelling and lugging around a heavy backpack and a bicycle. A much better choice than a dress, at least!

I'm wearing an old pair of jeans, Primark blouse, old boots and a vintage belt, pin by KWT Designs (sold out).


I'm wearing an old pair of jeans, Primark blouse, old boots and a vintage belt, pin by KWT Designs (sold out)

Photos by Bartek.


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Outfit: The latest flowers


It was my dream ever since it's gotten warm this year, to have a photoshoot with lots and lots of colorful flowers. Somehow that never happened during the spring and summer but I'm so glad it did now. Even though we only caught the last light of the day and the colours were already less saturated, it makes me happy that we grabbed these last, warm hues of summer before we head into autumn. This lovely patch of simple flowers are grown by Bartek's granny --along with some cucumbers and tomatoes which we cleverly kept out of frame.

I'm wearing an old dress that I made, found blouse, sweater, old oxford flats and a thrifted vintage backpack.


The dress I'm wearing is one of the first things I've ever sewn and still one of my favorites. It has its flaws --and lots of them! --but it is made out of a magical fabric (vintage printed upholstery-weight jacquard) and I just keep on loving it. I actually like it better here styled with a sweater on top, as it makes the whole outfit more toned down. I find that without the solid colour close to my face, it's a bit too cutesy for my current cropped hair. This hair makes me look much more like an adult than I'm used to, and I keep forgetting about it and wearing things suitable for 'younger' or more yin/softer me which keep clashing with my current appearance. I should make a post about it under the 'style musings' label because there's a lot to be said about how hair changes one's whole look, pronouncing that yin or yang in our face and body. But that's a story for another time.


I'm wearing an old dress that I made, found blouse, sweater, old oxford flats and a thrifted vintage backpack.

Photos by Bartek.


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Outfit: In the garden


In Poland, we have garden plots. They are large pieces of land in the cities and towns, where people can own a plot they can use in whatever way they desire: usually they create small orchards and vegetable gardens and such. It's a beautiful way for every owner to be close to nature in the city and to grow their own produce or flowers. They put tiny houses on their plots, much like the one I'm sitting by, and they cultivate... well, stuff. Bartek's parents' one is filled with pears and roses and zucchinis and apple trees and strawberries and some decorative flowers. It was my first time there and I honestly loved it! I was wondering if there garden plots like this in other countries... or is it a Polish/post-soviet thing?

I'm wearing a found sweater, dress (sold out), old oxford flats, 'Be brave' pin, denim jacket. thrifted vintage backpack.



I'm wearing a found sweater, dress (sold out), old oxford flats, 'Be brave' pindenim jacket. thrifted vintage backpack.

Photos by Bartek.

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Outfit: Black gold

Whenever I pick a location for photos for the blog, I think of a place that is easy on the eyes and beautiful--albeit in a pretty standard way. You know that I like a forest or a field, an old building or a small town are always welcome, even a railroad track is romantic in its own way. So when we came upon this coal silo by total surprise and Bartek took out the camera eager to take photos here, I was hesitant at first. I thought: is that a backfrop pretty enough for people to enjoy looking at? Then I decided to jump right into it because, well, I loved the place. You see, I have a soft spot for all things that are abandonded and on the verge of falling apart and, as in this case, industrial and made out of concrete. I thought it would tell an interesting story and show something else on this blog filled with simple and pretty pictures.

thrifted skirt, vintage belt, top, denim jacket, old oxford flats (similar) and purse and beret (will update links when my internet connection is better).

In the end, I'm glad I went for it. This may not be the most creative outfit on my blog, ever (although I am wearing a knit tee which is highly unusual for me) but the pictures are so different this time. Are they challenging? Perhaps. Most of all, though, they document a very authentic moment in my life: when we stumbled upon an intruguing place and crouched under a fence to get closer to it. Exploring something out of the ordinary is exciting and memorable and what better way to remember than take a picture?

I'm wearing a thrifted skirt, vintage belt, top, denim jacket, old oxford flats (similar) and purse and beret (will update links when my internet connection is better).

Photos by Bartek.

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Outfit: Low key


Maybe it's the upcoming vacations or maybe the weather turning on us, or , whatever, really, but I've felt like I need to slow down --and I mean it about everything in my life, blogging included. On this blog, I've been pushing myself to make the most beautiful posts, to take the prettiest photos and develop them so that they look super attractive. I think somewhere along the way I lost something of myself in the process. Like, my blog doesn't even bring me money so why should I care about followers and numbers and try my hardest to attract new people? Huh. I guess it can get to you, when you're doing something for a long time, and you live in an environment where numbers are crucial for some reason... But I digress. I was just thinking that I want to go back to being a small, low key blogger. Not that I think I'm big, no. But I feel like I'd been blogging in hiding for a long time before I ventured outside. Then, for the past year, I've been curious and brave and opened up to collaborations with a handful of brands and it was pretty fun. It also turned out to be hard. Like I said, I'm serious about the things that I do. While I enjoyed putting together each and every outfit for this blog, sponsored or not, I never noticed when I went kind of far away from my personal style of photography --something that's really important to me. I want to go back to an aesthetic that I enjoy. I don't want to think about engagement and clicks and all, it's not that important after all... So yeah, here's a post that feels more fully me. Slightly subdued colors, nothing too vivid, my old, simple styling tricks and a bit of a cross processed look. I like this.


I'm wearing a dress I made from vintage velvet and pattern (same as here and here), vintage oxfords and scarf, thrifted purse, old jacket.

Photos by Bartek.


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