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Wishing Wednesday… Burberry Bespoke

It’s been a while since I last did a Wishing Wednesday post! I’ve been working on culling my wardrobe since my move from across the pond and I’m slowly trying to assess what, if any items do I need. While today’s post isn’t so much about a need, it’s definitely a want even though I do have a trusty trench coat. Check out the clip below (if you’re on the home page you may need to click the post title to see the movie player):

I must have been living under a rock, for I only recently discovered Burberry’s Bespoke trench coats. (They were launched in November 2011.) The name however, is misleading since it’s customized and not really made from scratch per se.

Burberry Bespoke Trench CoatMy personalized Burberry Bespoke trench coat

On Burberry’s website, one can choose to customized their very own Burberry Bespoke trench coat.  There are six designs to choose from, of which one can then customize the length, fabric, color, lining, collar, buttons, belt, and monogram. Each additional item has a different price which is tallied to the total as one goes through the various customizations.

Customized lining for Burberry Bespoke Trench CoatRed Cashmere Lining

For my Burberry Bespoke trench coat, I would chose the Kensington style in longer length with a detachable warmer lining in red cashmere. The detachable lining would be a great add-on as I can then wear this coat even during rainy days, which is aplenty here in London!

Monogram initial for Burberry Bespoke trench coat

I would keep the rest as is and would only add my last name as initials for monogram. The trench coat however, is still far from perfect for me as I would ideally like a detachable hood. Yes, I love hoodies and they’re totally functional to me! Alas, folks at Burberry probably thinks it takes away from their classic trench coat, making it less classy. Oh well, a girl can dream… 😉

Shopping haul from KL/Singapore

Here’s the shopping haul from my trip back to mother land in December/January. I bought 3 pairs of shoes – flats, sandals and a pair of pumps – a shirt dress, a trench coat, scarves, and a wrap-around skirt.

Faux snakeskin embossed bejeweled flats from Tangs

Shirt dress from G2000

The shoes and the shirt dress were purchased from Singapore. I was not able to take pics of the sandals and the pair of pumps for my battery died when I wanted to do so today, and by the time the battery was done charging, no more natural light. Just my luck! By the way, the purple shirt dress came with boring purple buttons which I did not fancy. I bought these gold vintage-looking buttons and replaced them instead. I know, trying to be a fauxionista and giving it my personal touch!

Trench coat from a local boutique in Bangsar, KL.
Close up of the embroidery on the coat
My sister and I went to the local boutiques around Bangsar area after our facials and as soon as we stepped into this boutique, she exclaimed that I had to buy this coat! Yes, without even asking to see if they have it in my size! Thankfully it was, and it fit my broad shoulders albeit a tad snug but whatever, I’ll survive. I wore it out once with a friend to Sephora to help her pick out some stuff and almost all the staff in the store complimented me on the coat! *beams*

Hand-painted silk scarves from Central Market

Batik wrap-around skirt from Central Market
I went to Central Market, our local handicraft market to pick up crafts for friends as gifts and ended up spending more on myself than my friends! Did I mention that I am a shopaholic with expensive taste on a beer budget? Heh.

Red dress from charity event

I didn’t purchase this dress but my sister did. She saw it at a charity event and decided to buy it for me as it was only SGD$10. It fits me like a glove and I am always happy to add more dresses to my wardrobe, so SCORE!

Marc Jacobs Swirl Paisley Scarf

Last but not least, my Marc Jacobs scarf which I patiently awaited for to go on sale. Yes, I missed out on the Cartoon Paisley scarf, but nonetheless this scarf is just as gorgeous and I paired this with the G2000 purple shirt dress to work and got plenty of compliments!I will try to snap pics of the other two pair of shoes tomorrow, should the weather permit (if there’s enough natural light!). This has been an entire week of work-from-home snowcation which equates less productivity at work. Heh.

New arrivals at ZARA and lemmings at H&M

As promised, here are some of the new arrival items that caught my eye, or rather pieces that I can easily incorporate into my existing wardrobe! Heh. I have some major wardrobe cleaning to be done. I have garments from a decade ago, which admittedly still fits me like a glove but my sense of style has definitely changed and therefore, those garments should be cleaned out! I am definitely in the process of streamlining my wardrobe and of course everything else that I have. One of my resolutions for 2010 is to have less clutter! Be forewarned that I am not responsible should you be experiencing some cross-eyed effect from all the stripes! Okay, no more rambling, let the pics galore begin…

I am definitely considering to purchase the navy raincoat as my current rain jacket is 2 sizes too big. Not to mention, the raincoat is only $19.90! Being greedy, I’d also like to add the trench coat ($129) to my wardrobe although I already own one but similar to my rain jacket, it’s a tad big and doesn’t quite fit as well although I have received countless compliments on it. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade? Hah, maybe, just maybe. But it’ll have to be on sale (yes, I am not shelling $129 for a trench coat!) I have to say till date, I have yet to step into ZARA upon return from mother land and perhaps it’s a good thing.

I went to Bloomingdales and H&M at the mall across my work building on Wednesday and boy, it took quite a bit of willpower to leave empty-handed! I still have my eyes on the H&M pleated skirt and strapless LBD but we shall see how long I can hold out before I break down and purchase it!