A Glimpse of Fall

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This time of the year in Moscow is equally splendid and elusive – blink and you’ll miss it. Nature’s final grand show before the long and lifeless winter takes over, that brief moment when it almost seems summer will be victorious… It never is, of course, which gives this season the most bittersweet taste.

I took this Farfalla bow-tie for a stroll beneath some maple trees, and we’re both satisfied with the outcome. You and I can now live vicariously through these photos while melting snow is being mixed with dirt by thousands of scurrying feet outside. And if you live in a mild winterless climate, just… just don’t talk to me right now. What’s your favourite season?

Black trousers, white shirt and marsala bow-tie outfit on A Handful of Stories.Wide-brimmed hat & dark lipstick on A Handful of Stories.Black trousers, white shirt and marsala bow-tie outfit on A Handful of Stories.Wide-brimmed hat & dark lipstick on A Handful of Stories.Marsala bow-tie & dark red peonies on A Handful of Stories.

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Hi! I'm Yana. I'm here to inspire you to try new things in fashion, travel and in life. I'm a fashion stylist, cat lady and a food enthusiast with an endless list of travel goals. Check out my contacts to stalk me on social media and don't forget to subscribe to monthly A Handful of Stories recaps at the bottom of the page!

  • Such a great outfit for this time of year. I love the braids. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/11/20/black-friday-holiday-gift-guide/

  • I’m quite certain you hear this all the time, Yana, but I enjoy your stories. Very much. Adds so much flair and personality to an otherwise “just another outfit” post. And, I’d happily trade places with you any day. Houston never ever gets chilly.

    I’m currently talking about legacy on the blog. What it means to me. And how I want the world to remember me. That and my weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live, and will be up until next Thursday. I would so love for you to come over and join in, and perhaps leave me a comment, you know I always love to hear from you xoxo


    • Thank you, Sheela. I do not hear this all the time, and it means a lot coming from you 🙂 I’m going to read your post right now, this issue is something we all care about.

  • You look sooo cute a mix of Annie Hall and i don’t know but someone hahah LOVE IT

    Life is just Rosie

    • Annie Hall is goals 😀 Thank you!

  • ADA

    You rock that burgundy bow-tie and those wide-leg trousers. But my favorite is the combination of the big hat with your skinny braids. Looking gorgeous. One of your best looks yet, Yana!

    Come share your great style with my linkup every Thursday. A brand-new one was posted just yesterday. Would love to see you linkup.

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend!!


    Ada. =)

    • Thank you so much, Ada! I’ve been loving skinny braids lately <3

  • Such a lovely post.
    I am so glad to connect

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Dear Yana, such a wonderfull outfut. The colours are great and you look so beautiful.

    • Thank you so much 🙂

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great bag!