Saturday, December 19, 2009

A present for myself


Sometimes you need to get yourself a little treat (or three!) as well. So that is what I have been doing in the past few days: I've spent quite some time on Ebay, and I eventually ended up getting three cheer-me-ups (I'm so tired these days!) for myself:

the Hello Kitty foot warmer (you connect it to your PC through a USB connection and it heats up your feet) in the picture, as well as a black leather weekend bag (I really need some nice luggage that doesn't cost a fortune!) and a Michael Kors peasant-style dress.

And now I am trying to figure out if I should also splurge on a piece of vintage Lanvin-jewellery... that's a nice way to start a weekend, don't you think?
(the pics are from Ebay)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Today I'm loving...





Net-a-porter.com has such great stuff lately!

I'm really loving these Marc Jacobs flats and the matching bag.

Lovely classics with a twist!

They make me smile

Ever since Carrie dissed the Judith Leiber-bag Mr Big got her on Sex and the City, Judith's bags have been seen as somewhat tacky. But I don't care, whenever I see the new styles that come out, they still make me smile as I think they are so cleverly made.

Here's The Beehive and The Package.

(that said, I would probably never carry one of these bags, they ARE slightly over the top, but I still think they are fabulous!)

Today I'm loving...



... another cardigan, this fantastic Tuxedo-style buttoned cardigan from Paul & Joe (Net-a-porter sells it) to be precise.

I just think it's such a fun item, that can be combined in a million ways yet never get boring. I'm seriously considering getting this!

Today I'm loving...



... this Marc by Marc Jacobs Sequined merino wool cardigan from Net-a-porter.com.

It's a great and simple way to add some sparkle into your every day life.

(I actually have a completely sequined jacket that looks a bit similar, but a jacket is much more structured and... not as fun to wear as a cardigan... so I'd actually prefer this cardi, by a lot!)

New purchase

I've been thinking about getting a studded bag for a while now. But since a bag with studs might be something I might find myself quite sick of soon (it is one of those super-trendy items you just HAVE to have one moment, and that you can't stand the next, after all) I didn't want to buy something high end.

You see, I think it's a waste of money to spend a lot of money one something you will just be using for a few months ago, so I've been checking out bags on Ebay instead, and in stores around the area where I live. And a few days ago I found my first studded bag!

It's not too crazy, it's a bit plain even, but that's exactly why I like it... studs are enough as it is, you don't need a weird shape or color to go with them as well... (You can close the entire zipper though, I was just too lazy not to do it when I took the photo!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My wishlist, part 2

Eric Daman's book You Know you Want It.

Eric Daman is the costume designer for Gossip Girl, and he was also an assistant designer on Sex and the City so I'd love to read about his views on fashion!

(the book will be released on the 15th of December and I personally can't wait to read it!)

(pic from Elitegossipgirlstyle)

I thought I'd write down some of the things I am hoping to recieve myself during this holiday season.
The first item I really need and want is a pair of Converse, but not just a plain pair or anything. I would want something a bit more unusual, with a cool design, or why not something limited edition?

(pic from Freshnessmag)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Twinkle, twinkle little star

I don't know anything about Miley Cyrus, mostly because I've never seen or heard anything featuring her in my life (as far as I can recall anyway), so it's actually really surprising (to me, anyway!) that she would be mentioned here.

But she wore a great little dress recently. And I really, really want to post a pic (from The Frisky) of it here. Too bad I don't actually know of anything even remotely Miley-related to write to go along with it...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blogawards

The lovely Noemie K from No's Land has sent me a Blogaward. Thanks Noemie!

Here are the rules :
- thank whoever gave this to you
- copy the award
- repost it in your blog
- tell us seven things that your readers don't know
- link seven new bloggers
- notify the winners of the award with a comment on their blog

So here are seven things about me for my readers :

1) I'm a bag-a-holic. I love bags and have been collecting them for years (I haven't counted how many I have in a while, and I've also tried cutting down on bag purchases, but I still think I have around 70-80 bags (that I use! Everything I don't use I give away to friends... or my sister).
My collection includes brands such as Givenchy, Versace, Longchamp (of course!), Dior, Dolce and Gabbana (just one, but it's great!), Moschino, Celine, YSL, several other high end brands, and tons of bags without any label or from lesser known brands.
This might sound like a lot, and sometimes people think I'm completely crazy when they hear about this, but keep in mind that I've been collecting them for quite some time. It's not like I bought 40 designer bags in one week or anything, it took me some time to build this collection. And it is still growing!

2) I don't take very good care of my bags though. I am a bit ashamed of this, but it's not like I really abuse them or anything. I just don't bother with cleaning them, putting them in their dustbags and filling them with paper and all that stuff you are *supposed to* do every day. (I do it from time to time though, so don't you guys worry!)
This is partly because I don't have time to do that and partly because they seem to be fine even if I don't.

3) I don't like knock offs, and never buy them. I have gotten a knock off on my hands once or twice when I bought something on Ebay (which I love!) but immediately got rid of these.

4) I used to think Herm├ęs Birkin was my dream bag for a long time, but now I mostly dream of Bottega Venetas fantastic leather goods instead. I don't own any (yet!) though...

5) I also have quite a large collection of scarves. Which is a bit strange, to tell you the truth, since I don't really wear scarves that much. But a lot of scarves are just so pretty and so hard to resist!
This collection got started when I accidentally saw a big lot of vintage designer scarves being sold dirt cheap on Ebay a few years ago. I placed a bid, the auction was in the wrong category and so I won. So once I had 30 lovely scarves (one of the scarves was a white Dior-scarf that is still one of my favourites to this day) it was hard to resist adding a few more to the collection...
I think I have around 60 scarves as well. My favourites are a lovely Alexander McQueen one that looks (and feels) so delicate I rarely use it (I'm scared I'll ruin it) and a mint green Valentino-one (that I use, it already has a small stain on it that doesn't go away so no need to worry about ruining that anymore!)
A lot of the scarves are vintage, but some are new as well. I like a lot of H&Ms scarves, especially from the designer collections they've had over the years.

6) I love the smell of Nivea products. And I'm rather big on all sorts of beauty products in general, too!

7) Alber Elbaz is my favourite designer at the moment. I also adore Stella McCartney.

Here are the bloggers I tag :

Cafe Fashionista
A Daisy Chain Dream
Squarectomy
Fashion Titbits
(if she has time... I know she is a busy bee these days...)
True North Style
Pop your fashion pill
Hottest Heels
(pic from Frillr)