Just a quick outfit shoot for it was one of those Tundra-like days! I rarely wear gloves unless it’s bitter cold out, so that should explain the lack of gloves with my winter outfits. Yes, I have Winter blues and can’t wait for the warm & humid weather in a few days!
Since I’ve been making an effort to blog about my outfits, I have been trying to be more creative and wearing everything in my wardrobe instead of sticking with the tried and true. The navy shirt is an example. I can’t remember the last time I wore it prior to today and I’m leaning of sending it to the donation pile since it isn’t a flattering fit. What do you think?
Every so often I like to go window shop at the high-end departmental stores i.e. Saks, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus to check out the latest and sale items they have in store. I haven’t been to the high-end stores since my birthday at the end of May, so I decided to hit them up today as I was curious to check out the new Fall/Winter collection items. Specifically, I wanted to check out the new Marc Jacobs scarves and bags and of course Chanel is a must! Heh. However, the Marc Jacobs scarves weren’t in store yet and there weren’t many bags from the new collection on display either. I did however, checked out the gold and bronze reissue colors for Chanel’s Fall Act I.
Here’s what I wore for my window shopping trip…
Shorts: The Limited (from TJ Maxx) Shoes: Banana Republic(Ebay find!) Bag: Marc Jacobs Christy in Bordeaux as posted here
Necklace: Forever 21 and white gold necklace with star pendant
Bracelet: Glass beaded necklace as posted here
Brooch: Chanel as posted here
As you can tell, my black ballet flats are a staple and I consider it to be my signature style. While shoe browsing at Bloomingdales, a lovely sales assistant asked if my shoe size was 8.5/9 to which I responded “Yes!” He told me they received a pair of Chanel flats as a return and if I wanted to try it on. Without much hesitation, I said “Yes, pls!” I mean, Chanel is my weakness! The pair of capped two tone ballet flats was lovely and very classic but a tad too small. Even if it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be purchasing it coz the price is just Chanel, you know?
Chanel Two Tone Ballet Flats (pic nicked from Ebay seller authentic.lv)
I also tried on the new Ferragamo bow ballet flats which was lovely but the leather was rather stiff. I think I like the Varinas a bit better coz they fit snugly and I didn’t want to take them off the last time I tried it!