Monday, January 31, 2011

Companionship Day


 Coat: Corina Vladescu
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Kate Preston
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Last night as I was having dinner at Cardero, a woman dining alone caught my attention. It was obvious she wasn't waiting for someone, or that someone stood her up.  Rather she had decided to brave society's misconceptions about dining alone and went out to enjoy a lovely meal out even if she actually didn't have anybody to share it with. 
Although I strongly appreciate her courage ( knowingly very well that if I would be in that position I could never do it), I started to think about how lucky some us are to actually have someone in our lives to share all these little things. It makes you realize how we take some things for granted and we don't truly value them.  
So lets make today January 31st, Companionship Day and thank someone very near to us for just actually being there.

46 comments:

Ginger Snap'♥ said...

Beautiful outfit, i love them tights!

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AzaharaJS said...

Amazing jacket, and shoes

kisses
AzaharaJS

Gabriela Ciobanu said...

lovely coat! I like Corina Vladescu creations!

plentyforpennies said...

SUCH a gorgeous coat and you're sooo brave to sit on the sidewalk with it! I'll eat lunch alone and have traveled alone and I go to the movies alone but I have yet to have dinner alone. I will try it one of these days.

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Veronica Biliboc said...

You are so right: it`s very hard not to have someone to share your dreams, talk or other banal things like having diner, or go to a movie. I like your initiative. P.S: Your jacket it`s so pretty and Corina it`s very talented (I really like her creations).

MARiZA Munich, Germany said...

Hello lovely :)!

thanks so much for your comment :)!

i love love love you new post...great photos...looking so good!!! love those shoes....

Wish you a great start in the new week :)

with love
Mariza
http://mar-iza.blogspot.com

BlueVanilla said...

That coat is perfection!!
xx

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Michelle Chic said...

i love ur coat! adore the dynamic shape of it!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

that coat is SUCH a statement piece. you look gorgeous and so chic!

Alice in vintageland said...

I love how you wore this beautiful coat - it looks super good with the mini leather skirt. As for going alone to the movies, shopping and stuff I actually prefer it sometimes. :) Kisses:)

Elisse said...

Mina, wow! I love this coat on you!

And I would challenge you to have dinner/lunch by yourself some time in the future. I'm an only-child and appreciate alone time - sometimes I will go for lunch on my day off ... I bring a book. It's very liberating :)

Brittney said...

i know what you mean--i've had those same thoughts seeing people go to the movies alone. not that there's anything wrong with it, but i, like you, am just glad i have special people around to do things with. beautiful coat, btw.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog)

modniza said...

Fabulous!!atat.te pup

Andreea said...

So true:) Many times i find myself grateful for having somebody with me(well, the bad thing is i never say anything:D)
I'm so in looooooooooooove with your coat, i absolutely love the cut! Looks great with your leather skirt! Amazing Mina, you have one of my favourite weardrobes!<3

Kisses

Style-Pursuit said...

I'd never be as brave as that woman,, that's why I'm actually grateful every single day for having my friends and family with me whenever I go out...
Anyway, beautiful post and most amazing outfit!!! :o)

x

Alice said...

That jacket is insane!!!!!!!
Love

Sarah Bianchi said...

wow you really look like a model!! o.o
perfect!
kiss

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Anaivilo said...

That is so sweet.. It's indeed nice to share life with someone close to you, but still I wouldn't mind dining alone as well, if I really feel like eating something special or feeling fancy in a fancy restaurant :)) haha. I reallly loove the coat, it has such a great design, very unique! Of course, Corina is amazing :D
Great outfit!

fhen said...

omg your coat is totally amazing. it's one of a kind
so jealous that you can rock that gorgeous coat there! it's impossible to wear any kind of coat in singapore since it's been hot hot trpical island

xoxo

The Hearabouts said...

The last picture's great! So magazine-streetstyle chic! I love it. Of course, the coat contributes a lot to the overall image of this edgy, yet feminine ensemble.

Anyway, I don't see myself ever dining out alone, either. I therefore have to be thankful for having someone with whom to share these moments, as you said.

Hugs,
S.

Andreea said...

Arati super! si hainuta este ffff frumoasa! great blog post&great pics xoxo

Laura Tenshi said...

What a gorgeous coat, it looks incredible. I like how you styled it in a simple way because this way the coat shines. It really needed the spotlight.
About the girl at the dinner, I can relate to her. I don't know if she was waiting for someone or not, I know I am not. I just enjoy spending quality time with myself and I never thought about how that looks to the outside world.
Women can be on their own, (acum imagineaza-ti melodia de la Destiny's Child, Independent Woman, playing ) :))

Promise said...

That coat is a statement piece, couldn't help but notice how amazing your skin is, flawless..x

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cats said...

love you jacket!!!!!!!!

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Kimberlee said...

All I could think was "OMG DON'T DIRTY UP THAT COAT!" haha I hope you didn't :p But great outfit, that coat is fierce! I've done some things alone that supposedly are "taboo" like going to the movies. It's no big deal.

StyleMeBAD said...

Gorgeous outfit!

And you never know if she decided to go eat alone just because she wanted to! Ive done it quite a few times and I have many friends and have been in a relationship for years. Its liberating to do things alone.

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

This is... very unusual! Love it! Especially the coat you're wearing and the shoes... ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

Ilse said...

that coat is a true dream. ♥ you look gorgeous! and about the previous post.. I hadn't seen those H&M shoes before but I THINK I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE. there, you have a fellow addict.

Marella said...

You look stunning dear! <3

"this fashion lark." said...

That coat is stunning!!! Such a wonderful piece x

Venus In Virgo said...

That outfit is stunning! I want your coat XOXO

Kate said...

What a striking coat! So unique! You look gorgeous here!

The Savvy Frugalista said...

Beautiful. I've never seen anyone wearing a coat like that in Vancouver. Very unique and original! When I saw the photo of you sitting down on the edge of the curb, all I thought was "Oh no, the coat is going to get dirty!" Haha, I'm sure it's fine though.

Those are some killer shoes! I saw them on Beyond the Rack a couple weeks ago, but sadly I didn;t end up buying them. They look great on you!

Lianna
www.thesavvyfrugalista.com

Susu Paris Chic said...

I've had wine or coffee alone many times... but prefer company!

You look very trendy in this outfit - vanilla soft meets licorice liney, snappy and all-adorable modern city look!

Claudia Paola. said...

Your red lippy and blue polish are absolutely gorgeous- they bring such a punch of color to a classic outfit.

*Claudia* x
Molto ❤ Fashion

Cecille said...

beautiful coat!

tanvii.com said...

BEautiful Coat ... Lovely Skirt!!! :) You look stunning as always!

KellyAnn said...

what a beautifully uniquely designed coat, the fabric looks luxurious! very chic!

The Odd and Chic said...

Wowowowowwww!!!! Love this outfit!!!

Thanks so much for your kind words - means even more coming from someone as stylish as yourself!

I'm your newest follower :-)

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xxx

De Vero said...

Oh all those clothes from Corina Vladescu you have, I'm so envy! And they fit you so great,just made for you!!

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classiq said...

Black and white outfit and a red lipstick. Every single time it turns out to be a perfect combination, a fantastic look!
Ada

Aurélie. said...

Theses pictures are so sweet! And your coat is so original and so beautiful! Love it

xoxo

Aurélie.

Special K said...

You're just too cool :x

Chloe said...

I'm SO in love with the cut of that coat! Amazing...absolutely amazing.

Happy Companionship dayyy! :)

chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

chuck n. said...

i looooooooooooooooove this outfit. great job!