Friday, September 4, 2009

Recent buys: High-low from Topshop to Stella McCartney


Thank you so much to everyone who has replied to my previous posts' questions, I am thoroughly enjoying reading your answers, and am taking note of the questions you are asking me. If you haven't written your questions, and would like to still, please feel free to do so here! I love getting to know more about you.

I will (hopefully) accumulate more questions from you so I can answer them all in one post. I will also work on trying to answer some of your requests (e.g. post of my 'interior design', a group bag shot, and figure out how to do a group shoe shot, haha, might have to break it down to a few groups...)

Quote Selena's response to a question: "
i believe it's all about how you put an outfit together rather than being completely covered in labels." (uhm, by 'you' she was not referring to me but to 'someone')

I totally agree! Although my ratio of high to low has been changing as I distill my wardrobe down, and get older, I still thoroughly enjoy dressing high-low.


Purchases
Recent buys:

Topshop matte square sequin blazer (close-up PIC)
Topshop black harem pant (I have used mine so much I need another for 'rougher' wear, or for lounging around the house in ultimate comfort)
Topshop grey cropped harem pant

Topshop draped tulip skirt with pockets (can you believe I accidentally ordered TWO of these? I sized up, as my size US2 friend, who bought a size US4 skirt and found it too small warned me their skirts ran small, so mine's a size 6 if anyone's interested...)
Swarovski Nirvana ring
Stella McCartney mesh sandals with lucite heel (close-up pic)

Stripes with red
I have been searching for a red skirt for quite some time, and envision wearing it in a variety of outfits, including with my favourite look: nautical/stripes. Pictured is my Chloe striped & jewelled top (have yet to acquire a nice black boyfriend blazer, the one above is by Stella McCartney). Also pictured: Dries Van Noten buckle sandal, Swarovski Nirvana ring, and Chanel necklace (which I do not own).

Nude & grey outfit

Two of my purchases I am absolutely ecstatic about, because I have been wanting them for ages. The Swarovski ring I have been literally eyeing for years, since it first appeared on net-a-porter under the label 'Swarovski Rocks',. In the last few years I have been hinting terribly to hubby that I would love that ring, and it would be so much nicer to receive it as a meaningful token (e.g. anniversary) than for me to buy it for myself. Alas, I finally gave up and got it myself, haha, love it (it is my upgrade from one of my favourite rings, I call it my 'ice cube' ring, which I bought from Sportsgirl for $1.50 and have worn to death the last 5 years or so). I also really want in 'Jet' (black).

www.swarovski.com

H of Pret-a-Porter just pointed me towards a stunning editorial from Vogue September's Issue, featuring this ring. Love the editorial not only because is it an homage to Tina Chow, but it was the story was styled by Melanie Huynh (love her work). The ring on Tao's fourth finger (right hand) looks like an expensive version of my $1.50 ring, I must take a close-up of it sometime...

www.models.com

The other purchase I am ecstatic about is the Stella McCartney nude mesh & lucite sandals. Ever since I saw these worn on the runway October last year, I was obsessed with finding them, and that exact combination in my size was hard to find. But all's well that ends well...

www.style.com

I plan to wear these a lot with the upcoming warmer weather. There's something about the nude combined with the lucite that I love. The stiletto version in black is hot too...

53 comments:

  1. Beautiful Buys well hunted

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  2. Love your Topshop picks (I'm a topshop whore)

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  3. adore all the transparency, i just DIY-ed a pair of heels to look like the ones you bought, i never realized any like that existed though!

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  4. those stella mccartney sandals are incredible. i want i want i want!! i love that the heel is lucite. that's so cool. gotta love the topshop picks, their harem pants are incredibly comfortable, i've been living in mine!!

    XXX

    ps can i make a request for a wardrobe shot again? i love seeing how people order their clothes.

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  5. Gorgeous purchys, darling!
    Love that red skirt!
    I am doing your tag this weekend, btw :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Me encanta la falda tulipan roja!!
    estoy enganchada a los drapeados, my last obsession...

    Y las sandalias de Stella McCartney!! Son como "refrescantes".

    Besos!

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  7. The red tulip skirt is incredible! & the ring is gorgeous, I love that it's so clear.

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  8. So jealous! Summer is leaving us but you are getting it! Love those shoes too.

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  9. love Lucite honey and the Stella McCartney heels are fantastic,love them so much.
    xx
    marian

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  10. That ring is amazing! Buying a present for yourself is sometimes almost as fun as receiving them =]!

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  11. Olá! Tenho um blog sobre sapatos. Dá uma passada para conferir!
    www.maniadesapatos.blogspot.com

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  12. Hey sweetie,
    i hope all is well!
    amazing purchases - i have the same harem pants by topshop - they're very cool and versatile!
    and when i'm fit again i'll look for a striped top (i was having the same chloe top - but sold it two years ago... :( it's just a wonderful top....) YAY to the stella mccartney's!
    enjoy your weekend!!
    xoxo, s.

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  13. congratulations on your 1st yr anniversary! time flies by so fast when you are having fun, huh? :)

    you have such great taste! these choices are fabulous!

    it's weird that you are now preparing for warmer weather and we are preparing for colder weather. :)

    have a great weekend!

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  14. you have no idea how dangerous this post is for me to read!!

    just the other day i was in swarovski!! ive been intensely scrutinizing the rings on this Tina chow inspired editorial. which features your NIRVANA RING!!!.

    @ the story about the ring: men dont get the "subtle" hints at all!! LOL!!!

    the nudey blush color of the TS blazer is absolutely lovely. that color is fantastic because it not only goes w/, but it looks BEAUTIFUL with virtually any other color too.

    im considering getting another pair of genie/harem pants too. After wearing mine as pjs they've begun to stretch out at the ankles from riding up. i found a similar pair at f21 that was cheaper, has pockets!!!, and has elastic at the waist and ankles, so im thinking it wont stretch out as much...? it just bothers me to have 2 of the same thing. but these really are better.

    congratulations on the stella wedges!!! and i really like the sailor stripe shirt + red tulip skirt set.

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  15. Thanks for your lovely replies everyone!

    Fashion&Such: you DIY'd heels?!? Wow! That's amazing!

    hrose: sorry I never got to take a wardrobe shot, from messy (when you asked) it only got worse & worse...I was/am embarassed, will try working on it ;)

    modediktat: such a shame you sold your Chloe top! Hope you find a replacement soon ;) LOVE striped tops! Hope you feel better soon!

    h-: thanks for the link! Such a great editorial! *lol* re: rings, my hints were subtle at first, then just pretty lessened in subtleness to: please buy me this ring.

    I highly recommend getting another pair, these by Topshop are so comfy! I thought my last pair were great, these feel amazing on the skin, aren't as voluminous, wish I had bought another to wear as PJ's...

    xx
    CC

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  16. love the shoes. i have them and i can say breath taken. xxx enjoy

    check my blog

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  17. i think the one you're referring to is baccarat rock ring $200 USD. the ring that she is wearing in the picture they list it as swarovski's Nepal ring, but it looks like your nirvana to me. i cant find a pic of this nepal ring. i know in one of the other pics from the editorial they list it as the nirvana ring. who knows maybe they made a mistake...?

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  18. Ahh that's the very sequinned cardi I've been lusting after since my first visit to Topshop in the city!!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  19. awesome

    http://rickyjamesflynn.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have the Nirvana ring as well its really funny you posted this today I wore mine as well everyone is always floored by how sparkly it is. Lovely purchases as well.

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  21. I love the Nirvana ring because I'm addicted and the red skirt is divine.

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  22. P.S. I did your lovely anniversary tag today ~ so fun, thanks!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. Found your blog through Couture Carrie's post- lovely items and outfits you created! I am going to follow you now :)

    Check out my blog- laviejaime.blogspot.com

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  24. Those Stella McArtneys heels are beautiful!

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  25. I really like that red skirt. Very nice with some intense colors as summer is coming to an end.

    Glad that there are more people that apprecite Tao Okamoto's talent and editorials.

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  26. ah, love everything u got!!! and congrats on a year of brigadeiro! woot woot to many more years to come!

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  27. love the rings in vogue..!!!
    very inspirational.
    you have a great taste.

    love your profile photo btw:]

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  28. Puuuurrfect buys.

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  29. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

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  30. Hello to you on another cold sunday here in Germany ;)--- "summer" is expected to be back in
    the middle of the week ;)

    You always know how to catch some extraordinary accessoires!!!
    Love your red Topshop draped tulip skirt with pockets!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead

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  31. Such hot picks, can't believe it! Looking forward to great outfit pix :) nice blog u got girl!

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  32. the red skirt is marvellous!

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  33. I just love that 2nd polyvore, what ever colors!!
    The girl on the cover is insanely gorgeous...

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  34. your collection is wonderful and I saw IRINA, WICH ExCITING !!!!! My dress was delicious, the designer married with the ssame dress last year, amazing !thanks for the comment darling and ME ENCANTA TU FALDA ROJA MUY TRENDY Y COMBINABLE , te quedará genial

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  35. I love the mesh heels, ever since i saw them on m.k or ashley olsen I wanted them!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxx

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  36. those stellas are KILLER!
    congrats!
    xx
    L.

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  37. Congratulations on your 1 year! <3 You're one of Australias most stylish bloggers :)

    Love high-low too, that's how I do it! I admired those SM heels too, so I'm super jealous but very happy for you - they're beauties! xxx

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  38. Oh i am so in love with the stellas' heels !! I thought they are all sold out everywhere....

    And I love your topshop red skirt too...thinking to get one for myself too hahaha

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  39. Darling- I'm so happy to see that you're answering reader mail :) I definitely mix high-low all the time, with more of an emphasis on low these days, as I can't afford the designer splurges as I used to... I agree about Topshop sizing. It does run a wee small. Compared to other places!

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  40. that's a crazy ring!!!! stella is one of my faves

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  41. super cool blog . nice to find yours.
    it's nice to know you . hehe . by the way, please add my twitter . issyemargaretha . thanks :)

    issyeperfecto.blogspot.com

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  42. Hey there,
    Love your stella mccartney heels. Where did you buy them? Cos I've been searching for these forever and I'm not as lucky as u! =(

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  43. minnie - I'm afraid they were a one-off find on a Lulu's blog, I agree that they are almost impossible to find! Good luck with your search ;)
    xx

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