Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black + Nude


Chanel beige classic flap

I wore this outfit earlier on Tuesday to run into the city for a few hours. 

faux fur coat black faux fur coat womens vintage coat Chanel vintage classic flap black skinny jeans black fur coat
Coat: Second  hand/thrift. Check my YouTube video for my fave vintage finds!  Jeans: Zara (DIY ripped). Jumper: Topshop. Bag: Chanel (found on eBay read this post).  

 This is a second hand coat that so reminds me of Anna Sui.  It straddles that rock/retro line and as a woman in Starbucks said, it's the right length.  We both got into a conversation (while waiting for our drinks) about hating jackets that stop at the waist making us look like we have short torsos.    I love how fashion can make two complete strangers get into this kind of deep discussion.

ps.  I made another YouTube video about my absolute fave vintage finds.  Click here to watch! 

pps.  The Black Friday week sales are on.  Me being so strong willed and all that have already bought a couple of things.  I know - weak.  Since there are so many sales,  I'm listing my favorites all this week and next. 

POPULAR SALES SO FAR: 

My-Wardrobe: 50% off
Net-A-Porter: Up to 50% off
Shoescribe: (love this site!):  40% off. Extra 25% off sale items. Code: Cyber14 (this is a reader rec!)
Madewell:  25% off Code: GIFTON.  I ordered the 'Mira' heels before my size sells out.  
JCrew:   30% off select items. Extra 40% off sale items + free ship! Code: HOLIDAY
Need Supply: Exta 30% off sale items 
French Connection: 30% off everything.  Code: 30FCBF
Dolce Vita:  Up to 60% off.  Extra 20% off sale items + free ship.  I love these studded brogues. Code: BLACKFRIDAY14
L.K. Bennett: 30% off. Code: AW14
Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off. I saw this reversible fleece/leather jacket. 
NineWest:  50% off all boots.  These pointy boots are only $50 WTF??



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Island Life


St. Maarten Birkenstock sandals

Michael's old Bob Marley sandals and my Birkenstock sandals. 

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Dress:  Buffalo Exchange. 

St. Thomas

St. Thomas

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Thin rings: Catbird

Antigua

Climbing a narrow stairwell of approx 80 steps (then ladders) to the roof of a local church in Antigua. 

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The water in St. Maarten.

Bao Bao Issey Miyake tote

Left to right: Bao Bao Issey Miyake prism tote.  Bao Bao Issey Miyake clutch/make up case. Madewell 'Transport' tote (25% off site wide: Code: GIFTON).  Chanel mini.

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A local girl at the beach in Antigua

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St. Thomas

White lace dress

Dress: NastyGal

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A local girl outside church in Antigua.

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A local beach front bar and restaurant in St. Kitts.

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St. Maarten

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Michael on the upper deck of the ship.

St. Kitts

One of the monkeys at St. Kitts.

Issey Miyake silver tote bag

  Bao Bao Issey Miyake silver prism tote.  Ray-Ban Clubmasters. Bikini (old). Adidas Gazelle.  MAC Lady Danger.  My back up camera: Nikon D90.

St. Thomas
Beach bench in St. Thomas

It took me a while but here are a few photos taken during our cruise last month.

We visited St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten and hung out at local places on each island.

Check my Instagram for more photos taken while away.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Psychedelic


sequin skirt

I have found myself increasingly avoiding the usual black and camel neutrals and feeling more me in bright colors. 

leopard print kitten heels Jcrew edie bag Ray Ban wayfarers fuzzy sweater gold sequin skirt leopard print heels
Fuzzy jumper: Forever21 (runs small - mine is a large). Skirt: Vintage. Try Dorothy Perkins.  I want this green one!  Bag: JCrew.  Shoes: JCrew (30% off with code SHOPNOW). Topshop or Gianvito Rossi. Socks: Topshop. Shades: Ray-Ban foldables. Lipstick: Wet n Wild 'Dollhouse Pink.'

Maybe it's because colour makes more sense (in my head) for the winter when days go dark so fast or  it's just appealing to my eccentric side. 

The vintage sequin skirt (seen before with all black here) is my neutral every year although I have to say that this multicolored pencil is my new favorite.   This gold one though is older.  It has a couple of rips in it now which as always makes it even better.  The fuzzy jumper is slightly boxy and is soft and fuzzy enough without crossing into dodgy bird-like territory.

ps. I'm glad that the below Chanel post guide was helpful! 

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