What a naughty blogger I am! Actually it's obvious, havn't blogged in a while. Life has such crazy twists and turns. It changes so quickly. So it's made blogging more of an after-thought than a priority.
I'm catching up still from buying and buying and buying. Let's just say my better half wasn't happy with last months credit card bill. But Chloe Alice at 60% off and grabbing one of the last pairs of Balenciaga Ceinture boots offered on Balenciaga's webshop was too tempting to pass up. Above retail on eBay isn't an option. Now add a pair of Balmain jeans from the Outnet yesterday spells D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R. (Hope they fit.)
The Topshop leather jacket purchased last season was one of my best buys, and the Arty in rosegold and deep navy matches the darker shades of my wardrobe well.
I was completely thrilled to be in touch with MyTheresa at the right time to pre-order the highly anticipated Memphis boots from Isabel Marant. I'm just thinking though, "Too much?" Is it too much? Too much bling bling and yee-haw? I dunno. Thinking..........
I'm craving some new spice in my life. I especially love the Woodland Bomber Jacket. Real leather and embroidered flowers are the perfect match. The tapestry trousers are sold out in my size in a normal length but Petite is also available. Extra cropped! Love the overall Autumn feel.
I made a very unexpected purchase on Monday. It arrived quickly and I'm in love! Just not in love with the price tag. One bag in, three bags out. Sacrafices are sometimes a must.
The Paraty.... already around since a while and doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. The new military style was an interesting twist. I just didn't get the color combos offered. Odd really. But this baby hit the scene and I was like "WHOA!" It would be a dream to get one. Then MyTheresa stocked them. As I didn't think anyone in Europe would offer it, instant pouncing was neccessary. She's a perfect match with the studded Susanna boot and fits my wardrobe perfectly.
Stella McCartney Falabella at Farfetch
So I got an email from Farfetch offering a Falabella give away. Uh, yeah! Sign me up!!! The soft rose pink is really gorgeous and would go nicely with so much in my wardrobe. Take a look at other Falabella bags offered at Farfetch. They have a fantastic selection! Sign up here for your chance to win this lovely bag.
About a year ago this gorgeous swimsuit was on sale at NAP, (and sitting on the fence as I often do) it sold out!!! Disappointment was an understatement. I snagged the last one that spontaneously showed up on The Outnet a short while back. Despite the fact that it was quite difficult to squeeze on (I heard seems popping) and my rear-end looked less than flattering in it, I'm not sending it back! It's the motivation I need to get myself back on the treadmill and using my Brazil Butt-Lift DVD's. I need to pick it back up off the floor if you know what I mean.....
A spontaneous walk around our house yesterday evening brought us an unexpected surprise. The distant frantic cries of a kitten. The kind of cries that expressed desperation, lonliness and extreme hunger. He was cautious and notably relieved to have found someone. We live in the country with few neighbors and lots of forest land. My guess, 12 weeks old and either lost or abandoned. Fortunately I had a spare litter box and lots of food on hand. Although our resident cat was less than hospitable, we can manage our new guest for now. I was going to post a recent purchase, but instead decided to take the opportunity to share our new little friend. I'm always happy to open my arms to anything screaming at my back door for food and shelter. Kitty has given back to me 10 fold what I've given to him the last half day.
I couldn't help but photograph his swirl print. He has one on each side and it's literally a full swirl. He's by far the most snuggly cat I've ever had the pleasure of being aquainted with.
getting rid of it!
For my anniversary Mr. Maryjane surprised me with a trip to France. I was first led through the house with a series of clues to find the next "mini-gift". It was the most amazing gift anyone has ever given me. Pics to follow soon......
1. Alexander Wang Diego bag from Farfetch
2. Alviero Martini bag from Forzieri
3. Marni Porthole terry cloth bag from The Outnet
Last season I fell for the really tall wedge version. But now that I'm switching over to more practical styles of shoes, the kitty flat was a no-brainer. Problem this time around is the selection! Too many fun colors to choose from. With so much black in my wardrobe, I can't go wrong with the obvious. At the present though, only the green is in my size on Charlotte Olympia's site. I need a pair! Yes, need.
Pink, royal blue, red, black????
I was excited to see a top model step up and sport a shorter do for more than one season. I've spent the last 4 months debating should I cut or go longer? When I go shorter I feel the regret. When I grow it out, it ends up in a bun almost 24/7. I think I need to go for it again. Long hair is so safe and predictable. I love love change. Gotta admire Arizona Muse and her forward push with cropped and short do's.
But as a teen I had an ongoing hair crush on Meg Ryan. I don't know if anyone did short hair better than she did. Not since and probably not ever. Her mid 90's chopped locks were envied and really timeless.
Pullovers are seriously lacking in my wardrobe. I can never commit to one. Always fussing over how it will wear, will the material wad up into those little pilling balls? But I'm loving the selection so far this season. Not only what Topshop is offering. A pair of boyfriend jeans from Shopbop and studded boots are the perfect wardrobe staple for any season, day or night.
Ok, atleast a line-up of some of my personal favorites. My current collection consists of 4 already. But I've found them to be a fab staple to my wardrobe. I'm wearing a lot less jewelry these days. But what I do wear, I want to stand out. And that's exactly what these rings do.
I'm loving too the new rose gold option. You can find a couple of them at Net-A-Porter including the one shown below.
I've tried ignoring it. I've tried avoiding it...... Where I live Nike or Reebok trainers with flared jeans are the thing to wear. And I despise and abhor it. Fashion at it's worst. How can you even call that fashion? It's not. It's just throwing on what's convenient and comfy to get from point A to point B. I mean, whatever floats your boat I guess. Other than a pair of Nike sneakers my husband twisted my arm into buying at the flea market for 5€ I havn't owned a pair for as long as I can remember.
When Isabel Marant came out with her hidden wedge sneaker I wasn't impressed, at all. Then Willow appeared and I got curious. Now Bekett showed up and I was hooked. Hooked enough that I actually grabbed a pair. (Just happened to be sitting at the computer at the right moment when NAP sent their "What's New" email to registered customers.) Knowing how hard they are to come by I just accepted the possibility that I wouldn't be able to get a pair of my own, so decided to find an alternative. I adore Yoox and checked out their selection. After a lot of back and forth I just couldn't pass up this sweet little pair for 26€ after discounts. They remind me of the skater/alternative fashion that was big in the 90's. Grabbed a pair for myself and my teeny. If you're a 35.5, last chance!
Gorgeous color combos, that makes it hard to choose.....
Over the top or not? Love them or not? Growing on me? Maybe.......Biggest personal question, how to wear them??? I'm kinda liking the ones underneath. Find Isabel Marant Willow sneakers at mytheresa.com.
I hate Winter. On the bright side it forces me to do the early Spring cleaning and actually have the time to enjoy Spring when it arrives.
Since the closet purge I can't help but start to restock.
The angora mix heart sequin pullover was a great buy from H&M for 10€.
The remaining items were from my favorite retail store TK Maxx.
In all my little shopping spree cost 290€. I'm super pleased being that the Tory Burch trousers alone were 295€ new. Have you been enjoying sale time as much as I have???
When I found out that Chloe was re-launching the Susan boots now calling them "Susanna", I was stunned. My heart fluttered, could it really be?!?
Yes I am completely caught up in the mania and have now found myself with three pairs racked up my husband's credit card! Yikes I'm in trouble! Ok, rational being that I got a re-stock notice from mytheresa saying a pair in my size popped up. With the issue of the size running large I figured it would be smart to get my paws on them to try them on basically now. The black and red pair I've pre-paid for won't be here until March-ish. This way if they run larger than I expected, I can hopefully amend my order.....Hopefully.
I don't normally go this crazy but figured it's a last chance opportunity. I'd always wanted the red pair but they never came up. For those of you over indulging on Susanna's......enjoy girls!!!
I'll be getting my hair cut tomorrow. What was originally going to be a trim and slight layering up may actually turn into something a little more extreme. After reading up what I could find on new trends for 2012, I was left a little bored. I decided to look back on some of my favorite looks.
What better hair inspiration is there than Kate Moss. She has covetable locks season after season. She wears bedhead elegantly and my hair tends to lean that direction.
For a more classy and refined look, Keira Knightley wears a shorter bob like no other.
Last favorite- Daria Pleggenkuhle looks simply divine. Maybe a lovely transition when a shorter look starts coming back. I tend to hate that in between faze.