maandag 26 januari 2009

I'm just waiting 'til the shine wears off...

Ok, so it has taken me forever to write a new post, but here it is:

First of all, Paris was great. The hotel was amazing as it's location was utterly convenient, and it's interior made me feel like I was sleeping in a giant Versaillesque dollhouse. I already showed you some of the photographs I took in the previous post (and thanks everyone for leaving such nice comments about them!) and here are a couple more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbon_monoxide/

When I returned from Paris, having bought nothing more than some underwear and a striped cardigan, I convinced myself that it was ok to indulge in some (online) shopping to acquire those much needed essentials. Like a pair of creme coloured converse sneakers for spring (haven't owned a pair of those in years), a couple of lightweight v necks, and a loose silk cardigan. Yet I still feel like I'm nowhere near wardrobe completion. Sometimes I think that I'm never going to reach the point of having that perfect wardrobe I'm so "desperately" aiming for...

I've also been once again thinking about which direction I want my 'style' to take this year (typing that out makes it sound so silly) and to be honest, I don't think it's going to change much from where it's been going during the past year. I think I have a pretty solid idea of what I like these days, and therefor I've decided that I can afford a bit of experimenting. So now I'm kind of contemplating on how I should do that. The idea is to add some sort of 'bold' piece of clothing or accessory to my wardrobe.

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One potential candidate is this skirt from APC's spring collection. I love it's colour and the shape of those pockets is pretty magnificent, but it's 100% woolen and I think paying 130 euros for a woolen skirt that's meant to be worn during spring and summer isn't exactly the most sensible thing to do.

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On a totally different note, has anyone checked out the Vanessa Bruno website lately? If you haven't, you really should, because it's a little piece of heaven. The new campaign featuring Lou Doillon is so stunning! And I simply love the new Athe collection! The colours, the designs, it's wonderful ♥

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23 opmerkingen:

Heart in a cage zei

Ja, ik hoop ook ooit de 'perfecte garderobe' te bereiken maar dat lijkt nu nog wat ver weg... Het APC rokje is inderdaad vrij duur maar wel ontzettend leuk. En bedankt trouwens voor het eventueel mogen mee bestellen! Ik keek gisteren nog op de Vanessa Bruno site. Die campaignefoto's met Lou <3<3 Ik heb trouwens dezelfde all stars.8)

Esmée zei

Nice blog:) You have very good writing skills;) Like your blog:)

xxx

notebookdoodles zei

wow. i would love to get my hands on those vannessa bruno pieces. they look so nice!!

❤sb

Robine zei

Goed om te horen dat Parijs leuk was geweest! Kan ook niet anders haha.
Mooi APC rokje trouwens! Net zoals de collectie van Venessa Bruno <33

steve zei

wow good to se you like Ou Doillon, she is uber cool. She has a clothing collection with Lee Cooper which is really great. Also it is on sale at the moment at the site www.leecooper-online.com
Check it out its great

July Stars zei

You've just made me realize that I miss Paris much more than I thought! Kiss from London

Michael Oats zei

Hi! I posted a new photoshoot today!

POUR LE SOIR
Photographed by Michael Oats

http://www.michaeloats.blogspot.com

I hope u like it

Anoniem zei

From experience its best to spend your money on good quality classic pieces.... some of my favs right now are rick owens and sandra backlund-one of a kind craftsmanship and timeless is my style.

thesearchforchic zei

Love your posts, and your way of writing...

I think the pieces which you should spend most on are the most timeless.. one could get sick of a certain color..

What are you looking for in a 'perfect' wardrobe? Perhaps you are looking for items which would be more fun to buy but not necessarily add anything to your goal..

I love the Vanessa Bruno dress that you bought it really seems true to your style.. I have not been inspired lately usually I make a list I find that helps. :)

Take care!
x
Silje

TheMinx zei

I love that skirt, it's actually perfect! You never know, you might get a lot of wear out of it. It looks pretty versatile. You could wear it in the cold weather with tight and boots, no?

Ashley L. zei

The title of this post is my saying for the year. I love coldplay's lyrics. Your blog is lovely.

Roberta Jane zei

Yes, love that APC skirt... It would make a lovely addition!

deep_in_vogue zei

Love the Athe collection! And I absolutely agree about the woolen skirt, 130 euros is a bit steep!

Rosanna zei

love those vanessa bruno looks :) great blog!

www.littlemissdressup.com

Valentine zei

this completely solidifies my love for vanessa bruno.. and i didnt even know that lou is the face of her newest campaign. thx for the info!

xo

V

elsa zei

You have a lovely blog, and I can see that, like me, you are a bit obsessed with APC, its funny I had the exact same reaction when I saw that skirt! I used to work there when I lived in France, and I miss it so much (I'm in San Francisco now) xoxo

donna zei

I've been seeing bits and pieces of VB's name out there in the media, but didn't realize she was even a clothing designer; I though she designed purses/accessories.

Either way, both Lou's photospread and the collection are amazing. It's nice to see the smaller names coming out to shine. I'm so over A.Wang already....

Unrealized Fish zei

I love that red skirt.

Indie.Tea zei

What a lovely skirt...the color is bold yet elegant.

calangute-beach zei

unique collections...

womens dress designer zei

I love the red shirt and the collection looks lovely!!

London Shirts zei

I love the looks here!

Gio Goi Tops zei

Love the outfits here!!