I think it is because the pattern (at least from afar) reminds me of Japanese cherry blossoms somehow, and I have always loved those, as well as dreamed of going to Japan to see them in bloom one day. And the turquoise background color is pretty pretty too!
... this gorgeous Alexander McQueen double breasted blazer.
I love hounds-tooth patterns as you may know, and I have a rather new fondness for blazers, too, after my beloved navy blue Yves Saint Laurent blazer went missing during my move a couple of months back (I am still in mourning!!), so I am trying to find a new absolutely stunning blazer to replace it with. I am not sure this blazer is as versatile as much YSL one (although it does look pretty darn perfect for work), but it's definitely a contender!
My weekend started in a great way this week, since not only did my husband return from a business trip he had been on, he also brought presents, both for me and the little one. Some of those presents were eatable, and sadly now gone, but the present from Furla I got still remains:
It happened to be a very simple and very chic black handheld bag from the brand, which happens to be a brand I adore anyway. (So much so that my husband has given me presents from this brand in the past as well, including last year)
I don't know if it's because of the season, but I am really into dark, simple pieces when it comes to accessories right now, as opposed to the colorful and trendy versions that I usually go for. They just seem more timeless somehow. Or maybe I am just growing up?
Hope everyone will have a great weekend, no matter how it started for you!
Another online store, that I was actually not so familiar with, that I recently discovered delivers worldwide FOR FREE is the amazing Next.co.uk. Since I discovered that, I have been getting quite a few things from there, so I was pretty surprised now that I noticed that I haven't blogged about almost any of them, with the exception of my Adidas Black Orchid set, that I also got on Next.
Some of the other things I got lately are:
A Paris themed sweater. Not really so surprising, considering what a huge Paris fan I am...
(You know how I love matching sets, even if only me and my family are the only ones to see these particular sets. So I just couldn't resist getting the whole set each time...)
(on top of all this, I also got tons and tons of stuff for my son, Next is even better for kids than it is for adults, so if you happen to have kids, I totally recommend checking Next.co.uk out!)
And I still have quite a long "to get" list left! (Living outside the European Union, I can't order everything I want in one go, sadly, as that would mean paying a lot of tax whenever the stuff gets here, so I have to order a few pieces at a time)
When I lived in my native Sweden, I used to shop at La Redoute, a French mail order company, quite often. I am a big fan of the French and their sense of fashion, so I actually really missed being able to shop at La Redoute after I moved away from Sweden. This is why I was thrilled to see that La Redoute actually do ship to the country where I now live these days (I am pretty sure this did not use to be the case), so of course I had to order something immediately after noticing this.
I settled on some sweaters, having noticed recently that I simply do not have enough pretty ones, so I really needed a couple of new ones anyway. I liked what La Redoute themselves call a fisherman sweater, in grey and navy blue, so I got that.
I think this will look great with blue jeans!
I am also a big fan of owls, and my sister in law actually has the cutest owl sweater, that I would love to get as well, but by the time I discovered that I wanted her sweater, it was long sold out, so that is just not going to happen. That is why it was great to see a cute owl sweater over at La Redoutetoo:
They have this sweater in both black and ivory, but I decided to start by getting the black one. If that one is nice, I might get the ivory one too.
At the moment, I am desperately trying to catch up with the Black Friday deals that are still running (there are quite a few place where you can still get good deals, during the entire weekend), so I think I will have some finds to post soon. Meanwhile, Modcloth has pretty nice discounts on a lot of nice stuff, so I just got this maxi dress (you all know how I love my maxis, right?) in forest green over there:
This color just speaks to me, and the shape looks flattering too, so it was really a must have, for under $27 and all!