Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winter, Come Faster

Playing: Shake It Out-Florence + The Machine
Reading: For Fashion Models, Quirk is In by Marisa Meltzer
Despite the intolerable warm weather we've been having in Southern California, my mind has largely been on fall and winter styles. If I can't be at NYFW right now, at least I can buy cool clothes, right? This Zara coat has a silhouette similar to what I would expect from Alexander McQueen and I really like the edgy leather and zipper details on it. The breezy tank top also from Zara is super comfortable and I've been wanting something Rumi Neely-esque this whole summer.
My favorite part about fall is layering up and I can't wait to start pulling sweaters over collared shirts. I like the print of this Cooperative sweater. It reminds me of the scene in Coraline, where the Other Mother's world falls apart into white space. I've been wanting a denim jacket too, since I like the way Eric Halvorsen pulls one off and the easiness of pulling one over a tank top and still looking good. The McQ blouse was an awesome price and I like the contrasting stripes, so I just decided to get it too.
Trying on this D&G dress made it impossible for me to leave the store without it. It made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the universe and any piece of clothing that makes you feel that good about yourself needs to be bought immediately. To justify purchasing this dress, my mum told me I have to go to prom, so my friend, Sophie, should feel pretty excited that I am going this year. (Boys, if you're taller than me in heels and are nice, attractive, and/or funny, you should take me.) The slip is really easy and I'm hoping to style it with some boots and a sweater this fall.
For the most part, I got everything for an amazing price. The major splurge of this post is this Balenciaga purse. Being the huge Alexander Wang fan that I am, I couldn't pass up this purse, when I saw it in the store window. I love the mixed colors of the hardware and how the hardware makes the rather traditional purse look modern. I really like the sleek lines of it, the defined shape, and the modernity of it. The sales lady told me there were only seven shipped out to California total and I bought the store's last one. This is my early birthday present and it's so perfect.

PS I reached 300 followers, so I'll be hosting a giveaway soon! Stay tuned, please!

35 comments:

  1. Audrey, the dress is beautiful... I remember I went shopping about 7 years ago for a pair of pants... I saw a dress, I had to have it... I fell madly in love with it... I still have it, it always makes me feel pretty... gotta love those dresses ;-)

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    1. That's so cool that you still own that dress. And is it still makes you feel wonderful, then it was money well spent!

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  2. oh wow! amazing amazing designer shopping haul!! you have seriously generous parents.. they told me to get a job when i asked for a LV purse in high school HAHHA. love that D&G dress.

    oh i can solve that for you.. kumamoto oysters! i use to live in the bay area.. and the bay area's actually known for oysters.. from hog island.. but i'm telling you kumamoto.. they're from washington state.. BEST oysters i've had ANYWHERE i've traveled in the ENTIRE world.. and that includes.. all of the US, Europe and Asia! try them!!!

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    1. THANK YOU! When my brother comes to visit, we'll have to go find some and try them. Any specific toppings that we should try on it like lemons or something?

      Also, my dad doesn't mind buying me nice things because I take good care of them and they'll look brand new for years. We have a sort of deal that as long as I bring home good grades, I can buy nice things. ^^

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  3. D&G dresses are always what I end up lusting over. Now that you have one, I can vicariously live through you.

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    1. Haha, well if you want, you may borrow it. I always dream of owning Dolce and Gabbana/D&G clothing, so getting this dress is seriously a dream come true. Now I just need a Dolce and Gabbana crown and heels, right? ;D

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  4. Haha I am the opposite... I am like, please Spring hurry up! I hate the cold so much.

    xx opinionslave.com

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    1. Haha, that's funny. I actually don't mind spring. I just can't handle summer because it gets to be over 90 degrees, where I live.

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  5. Can't wait for wintner to come either!
    Loved all your pieces, they're so gorgeous esp that lovely dress (D&G?)

    Congrats on you 300 followers, you've got a lovely blog, so count me in as +1 :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it's a D&G dress.

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  6. What a beautiful Balenciaga purse, oh my goodness! You have a lot of great items here, it's so nice to enjoy some winter clothing :)

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    1. Thanks! It's always nice to try out the new styles at the beginning of every season.

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  7. Could you wear the D&G dress and show it to us? I can imagine how it would look like for you to buy it before leaving the shop. The Balenciaga bag is lovely. It has those very classic handbag look.

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    1. That's what I liked about the Balenciaga purse. It's classic enough for me to be able to use it for years, but the modern metal details make it young enough for me to use.

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  8. ooh nice black jacket! and gotta love the denim jacket trend again!

    Sparkle & Chic

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    1. I used to wear denim jackets all the time in elementary school, so it's funny that I've returned to them years later.

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  9. you always find such amazing deals! and man I'd love to see you in that dress!

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    1. When prom comes by, I'll definitely post an outfit shot!

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  10. Thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment!

    Looks like you are all set for Fall, great jacket!

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Yeah the good thing about fall/winter
    is the layering part c: Nice haul!
    Love the black Zara jacket!
    Xx

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    1. Thank you! You seem to be the queen of layering dresses during winter! I love the tights and socks you layer with all your cute dresses. ^^

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  12. Yeah the good thing about fall/winter
    is the layering part c: Nice haul!
    Love the black Zara jacket!
    Xx

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  13. Holy Dolce.... That dress is amazing! You will be the talk at prom! Hope you have fun. I know I did! And the bag is so great, SoCal weather is so crazy right now..

    xo
    thedeathlyfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, now I just need to find a date, but I've got several months to figure that one out.

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  14. so many amazing items. and same here, wishing for cooler weather. can't wait to layer and wear jackets.

    x http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's technically fall, where I live, but everyone I know, including myself, is still wearing shorts!

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  15. really love your coat and your bag!!!!!
    xx CHarmaine

    charrmyn.blogspot.com

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  16. That handbag. My gosh. I just can't. It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. And that D&G dress is a stunner as well. I love statement dresses like yours. xo

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    1. Thank you! I still can't get over the dress and I want prom to come faster so that I can wear it and show everyone already.
      (I'm more excited over the dress than the actual dance!)

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