Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Like a Lady...

Felt like I could blend right in to a 1950s tv series when I wore this outfit that I scored from Anthropologie this past weekend. I stopped at wearing a double-strand pearl necklace though. That may be pushing it a bit far...pearl earrings will have to do.  

Anthropologie - dakota dress navy 
The dress has pockets!!! I super love it now!

Dress - Anthropologie Dakota dress in Navy
Belt - Ann Taylor
Shoes - Christian Louboutin New Declics 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Copycat Style - Classics

There's to be a wedding related event in a few weeks for one of my old school friends (and I mean really old...I've known her since I was 10) and the theme was to be prim and proper English high society. Which, honestly, it is right up my alley due my partiality towards buttoned up classics.

Kate Middleton was given as a style example that fits the dress code.

It's been a very long time since I've looked towards the rich and famous for wardrobe inspiration - so I really had no idea what her style was. So being the surfing-nerd that I am, I Googled.

And I love it. 

Especially what she wore to the Olympics.


Blue, Navy, Navy, Navy, Blue. 

I like blue. Navy in particular. I think she does too. Found one of those color personality charts via Seleta and this is what they say about those who likes that deep rich, saturated hue:

This is my partial-copycat outfit:

J.Crew Schoolboy, Minnies

 Polo - Aeropostale
Blazer - J.Crew Schoolboy in Navy
Pants - J.Crew Minnie in Stretch Twill (with bottoms folded in -- I really need to try on the petite version)
Necklace - J.Crew
Wedges - Mossimo brand from Target 
Bag - Louis Vuitton Neverful MM


The navy schoolboy blazer from J.Crew is by far the best fitting schoolboy on me. I'm not sure if it is because it's one of the classics in their line, or because of the heavier fabric compared to say, the Herringbone, but I love it the most. Plus, it's navy. Blazers look good in navy. Sizing, per usual for the schoolboy, is one size smaller than my regular J.Crew size.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Anthropologie Dressing Room - Review

I received an email this morning announcing a surprise sale at Anthropologie for 20% off all full-priced clothing and accessories for all Anthro members.

 I cannot turn down a sale.
And I was enthralled by a particular ensemble in their "Like a Lady" feature.

 I am a sucker.
First off -- Outfit of the day:
J.Crew cropped matchstick jeans

Sweater - Mossimo from Target
Jeans - J.Crew Cropped Matchstick (one size larger than my normal size)
Shoes - J.Crew
Bag - Louis Vuitton Neverful MM
Necklace - J.Crew (25% off in stores now)
Yes, still in white jeans. Bite me.

Lapis Lace Pencil Skirt by Moulinette Soeurs

image via Anthropologie

Listed as an online exclusive, which is obviously not true, since I found mine in the store.
First impression -the material is not worth the retail price of $118. But I was still curious and since I was there, I may as well try it on.
Fit -- love it. I'm wearing a size 2. I brought the size 0 in with me, but didn't bother trying it on. Perhaps I should have, just to be sure, now that I've read the other reviews online saying it is true to size.
The color - gorgeous lapis blue (not reflected in the picture though)

Anthropologie Lapis Lace Pencil Skirt

I was on the fence, but having the 20% off helped. Therefore, I bought it.
Would I wear it often? I don't know. But I love pencil skirts, and I don't have one that can be used for more dressy events.
Do I go to a lot of dressy events? No.
Hello. My name is Bagfashionista, and I am a hoarder.

Dakota Dress in Navy/Marine by Moulinette Soeurs


I have been eyeing this dress on the sale racks for awhile now, but have never tried it on because it was still priced at more than what I wanted to pay. Today, I noticed that it was reduced to $39.95 (retail $148) so I took it to the dressing room with me.
I love the dress.
Don't love it with the fabric belt -- makes it a tad cutesy for me. But easily removed to be replaced by a patent belt.
Anthropologie Dakota Dress in Navy

And I didn't realize that it had a high-low hemline until I saw the side profile. Details like this makes it veer towards the more trendy side, which is a slight con to me. Thankfully, it was not an exaggerated high-low.
But, I love the dress and its fit. And for $40?

Bought a whole bunch of home related knick-knacks as well, which is what I typically go to Anthropologie for. All in all, I spent more that I planned. Per usual.
Have a great weekend! 

Friday, September 07, 2012

Faux Pas Alert!

White pants after Labor day?? Say it isn't so!

Ah well.

This is an ode to sale items from J.Crew --- they are still running the additional 30% off sale items online using code MUSTSHOP, so I am going to include a review-type commentary for anyone who's pondering about the items that I took a plunge with.

J.Crew Herringbone Schoolboy in Neon Pink

Pants - J.Crew Bootcut Jeans 
Necklace - H&M
Shoes - Manolo Blahnik
Bag - Chanel Mini in 12A Red Caviar SHW

The colorblock top runs true to size, to slightly loose --- I'm wearing my normal size 0 here -- it has a relaxed fit, easy to slip on and off. The color says it's neon -- I don't think it is bright enough to be categorized in that grouping. I like this top --- and when I like something, I tend to buy multiple the Festival Green is on its way to me (at a cheaper price, I might add, from when I bought this pink one. Darn you, J.Crew and your pricing strategy!)

Jeans are jeans. There are no True Religons, but I've wanted white jeans this past whole year, and I got these for $30. Can't complain. They are quite soft, so will have the tendency to show wrinkles as you go about your day. Sizing is consistent with the "high-end" denim brands (Joe's, TRs, etc)

 I have a weakness for blazers. Probably because I grew up in a tropical country and there was no opportunities to wear them, unless I wanted to walk around, drenched with sweat. 

This is my 4th Schoolboy blazer. Is it the perfect, tailored-for-me-and-only-me fit? Probably not. The waist-bust area could be improved. But as I said, I have a distorted view on blazers, and when I find something I like, I'll buy multiples (from sale) 

The color is pink. Not bright, obnoxious pink. Just...a happy pink.And I have on a size 00, because they run big.

I seem to be in a very pink frame of mind these days.