In one of my previous Wishing Wednesday post, I wrote about what I liked about the ZARA wrap mini skort that’s a popular item among bloggers. Yet, I expressed why it wasn’t for me as the length wasn’t work appropriate. Well, fast forward some weeks down the line, my lovely sister had one made for me by a tailor that she frequents when she’s in Hong Kong. Yes, made exactly color-blocked and at the length I preferred! Thank you, kajia! The finished product lacks pockets but I’ve received plenty of compliments on it each time I’ve worn it! 😀
I wore it this past weekend, keeping to a monochrome palette with a pop of color from my bag to hang out with a friend who also kindly took my outfit pics. Thanks, E!
When I saw Marionberry’s trend of the month link up was yellow, I had an outfit in mind that I would wear and post. Somehow, the yellow top that I had in mind can’t be found anywhere. Gremlins, anyone? My only other yellow top was the DvF for Gap Kids printed top, so I tried to make that work appropriate by layering that under my new tweed jacket. I felt something was amiss still and decided to layer yet another blouse underneath the yellow top. In my experiments with mixing prints and patterns, I’ve come to realize that polka dots works as a great neutral, so here’s my second outfit featuring polka dots and print! (the first was here.) You can check out the other yellow outfits from the link up here.
In an effort to wear layers and create a new outfit, I layered a sleeveless button down on top of my shirt dress which resulted in an outfit that Mademoiselle Chanel would approve of! I previously wore the same top to create another outfit channeling Coco Chanel here. I think a Chanel brooch adds a touch of class to just about any outfit. I also took Chanel’s advice – “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” as I had thought of wearing my long pearl necklace as a bracelet but decided otherwise. Looking back at this outfit though, perhaps I should have worn red shoes but I wanted to to keep the outfit as neutral as possible and let the bag be the pop of color. What do you think?
While perusing ShopBop’s site after receiving an email on the Spring Shopping Event(sale ends Feb 28, 2013!), I came across this beautiful pair of Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Lapis. While I may not quite seem to get his bags, or rather the designs, I am definitely in favor of his shoes albeit mostly in heels (the Liya, Aminata and Emma comes to mind). I love the simple, minimalist yet unique design of his shoes. This pair of Elsa Cuff Flats quickly made it to my wishlist, and it’s the flats version of a cross between the Liya and Aminata. I envision myself wearing the Elsa Cuff Flats a lot and would likely purchase them in black (here) but I’ll gladly take both pairs at any given time! So, where do they keep the money trees these days? 😉
I had some time to kill earlier while waiting to meet a friend so I stopped by at the Barney’s Co-op in Georgetown since it has been a while since I went in there. As usual, first thing of order was to check the bags in the store!
I finally got to see some of Sophie Hulme‘s bags in person after seeing them on blogs and on celeb sighting pics. Of all the bags, I was drawn to the Sophie Hulme Soft Flap Bag. I tried it on and I love that the bag was relatively light, as I have heard that the Tote Buckle Bag weighs quite a bit. The interior is lined with suede, much like my Bottega Veneta’s Medium Veneta and I love the clean and minimalistic design. My only gripe would be the thin straps that seems to be really popular with designers albeit completely impractical! The strap would definitely dig into one’s shoulder when the bag is being carried cross-body. (I am Miss Practical and strive to find stylish items without sacrificing comfort!)
Sadly, I wasn’t able to find much in terms of reviews for this bag but I think this would be a great addition to my bag collection! (Yes, it’s Wishing Wednesday after all!) Do you like the Soft Flap Bag?