Donnerstag, 26. November 2009

Dress for less - Oasis

I've only recently come across the UK brand Oasis and its online store. The concept is pretty similar to Topshop only with a slightly higher price point and a more mature style. They have both trendy items and basics, shoes, jewellery and handbags. I like that some of the items look pretty expensive. You can also find designer inspired items. I found a Balmain-esque dress with shoulder pads, YSL tribute knock offs, KJL-ish ring, Phillip Lim inspired ruffle cardi, a faux suede and shearling drapy jacket in the style of Rick Owens and the denim blue suede biker jacket somehow reminds me of Alexander Wang.

If you live in the EU, you can easily order from their website. Shipping is only 10€. While most of the online stores are based in the US and shipping fees are high plus you get charged customs fees, this is a great alternative and also a nice change from Topshop.

Sonntag, 8. November 2009

Outfit post

I was looking for a high waisted pair of suede shorts for quite some time now. I actually thought the perfect pair would be vintage but it's kinda hard to tell how they fit from pics alone and not having the chance to try them on in person doesn't really help (I'd have to buy them online). So I was very happy when I found these Weekday ones for a very resonable price too.

I can already see many different outfits. They would look good with a blazer and boots.
details: striped shirt: H&M, cardi: Express, shorts: Weekday, tights: Urban Outfitters, sandals: Divided Exclusive

Donnerstag, 5. November 2009

Pick the bucket!

This type of handbag is anything but new. In fact there are several vintage styles of this around atm. Chanel's bucket bag might be the most famous. I've noticed that they've made a comeback. I've seen everywhre from Urban Outfitters to ASOS to Miss Selfridge.

All of these bags are slouchy bucket styles with a drawstring. Thye seem so versatile. While they are big enough to hold everything from make-up bags to wallets, they are not too big and can easily transition from day to night and function as evening bags aswell.

Here's a selection to choose from. It's entirely up to you if you select a classic black one or a cream one with studs all over. The options are endless.

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Dienstag, 3. November 2009

Zebra on the loose...

I made a pleasant discovery this morning. I went through my closet and found this dress I had almost forgotten about (I hardly wore it. At least I don't remember wearing it often). It's like going shopping in your own closet without having to spend any money.

Animal prints are still big right now so I don't have the feeling that the dress is outdated or anything. It's 100% silk from Zara. I like the A-line shape and bell sleeves. So mod. As it's too cold to just wear it like that I put over a cashmere/silk mix cardigan and suede boots.

I'm sure I'll get much more wear out of this dress now even though it's almost winter.

Did you ever find anything in your closet again that you'd already forgotten about?