Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Outfit Post: Shopping Spree





 Coat: Elie Tahri
Sweater: H&M
Shirt: American Apparel
Shorts: H&M
Boots: Urban Outfitters

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Ray Bans
Socks: The Gap
Tights: H&M

Yesterday I went on a mini shopping spree with my giftcards and money that I got for Christmas. Thank you family and work! I hit up the Alexander Wang store where I had the hardest time-- if you've been reading this blog for awhile you know I'm crazy obsessed with A. Wang and his bags. I've had my eye on the Rocco bag ever since it came out but since I had this money in my pocket since Christmas I had been seriously thinking of spending it all and then some on this bag or the Diego bag. I did however do some heavy investigation into both these bags before going to the A. Wang store I went to Barneys Coop to check them out and after feeling them I really had second thoughts. These bags are BEAUTIFUL but practicality seriously comes into play. These are HEAVY bags (which I guess is why the have such a big price tag). So with this in mind I still strolled into A. Wang and headed straight to the bags looking them all over picking each one up and testing them. I honestly came VERY close to buying the Black Angela Clutch bag....my problem is it isn't an every day bag and online kinda fakes you out-- it looks like it can zipper from the top side but it's more cylinder and really opens weird. It came down this bag and the Zest Hoodie Poncho. Which one would I use more? (since I loved both and did have a serious commitment problem...I almost bought both). But as usual it came down to being practical and use. I already know that I'm going to live in the hoodie. It's so comfy and has that lime green that I love. Can't lie though- I do sort of wish I bought both. WAH damn me and my practical thinking! I'm thinking that I can save on each of my paychecks and I still have some money left over I might have to go back and buy it *break down*

Anyway then went to Bloomingdales where I found a poncho-esqu t-shirt from DVF in the most perfect bubble gum pink shirt! Yes more brights! I tried it on and instant love! It felt so spring! You can see what I looked in both here and here (gotta love changing room photos!). O the shopping didn't just stop there then had to spend my Sephora gift card on some much needed make up (blush, eyeliner, and eye-shadow). Then Victoria Secrets was my last stop and as I thought VS would they pissed me off. First and foremost why do they they think everyone is a B cup and up! They have VERY limited bras in A cups (yes ladies and gentlemen I am a A cup and proud of it!). This trip reminded me why I hate bra shopping and why I dislike VS so much.

Here is a picture of the goodies:


When you go shopping for investment pieces do you thinking about practicality?

28 comments:

  1. I love the DVF shirt. I feel like you can just play around with the styling with anything. <3

    For your question, I do think about practicality when it comes to investment pieces. I mean, we are talking about the things we are gonna use for a long time. So it has to be practical. Otherwise, it'd kinda be a waste of money to buy and just keep it in the closet. But of course, some exceptional pieces apply here.

    xoxo,

    Lynn

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  2. Absolutely love this outfit!

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  3. This outfit is perfect for shopping, if I go shopping I put myself in clothes like that. but I´m especially in love with your shoes. xx J.

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  4. You look so cute, perfect for a shopping trip! I adore the beanie hat and gorgeous coat <3
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  5. Love Love this outfit...now following :-)

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  6. love your layered shopping outfit!

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  7. so cool I so need a beanie in my life:)

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  8. Obsessed with A. Wang too...and I know what you mean about being an A cup! I don't even try VS anymore unless it's for swim/underwear/lingerie.

    Love the blog!
    xLauren

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  9. love your outfit....me gusta¡¡
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  10. I am living vicariously right now, I wish I had some holiday dough to spend on clothes and other fun things. I like your picks, I thought it was interesting to read your inner shopping dialog, I do the same thing when I am in stores.

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  12. I always opt for comfort as well. Glad you got some shopping in though.

    Wow. Shorts and tights really do look good together. I hope to get enough courage to wear this.

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  13. Your outfit is wonderful! Makes me excited for a Sydney Winter and my own winter shopping spree!!Going to take note of all your winter tips.. so ta.

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    x

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  14. p.s also A.Wang obsessed!! I am saving for shoes and and a bag pronto!! x

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  15. omg i totally would have bought the bag!!! haha i think practically most of the time unless its a must have!!! if i have enough money i'll buy it haha

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  16. Beautiful purchases! I really love the colors of both. When I'm shopping for an investment piece, I really have to think about how much wear I'm going to get out of it... well depending, on how much of an investment it is exactly! PS, I am an A too. We can wear sexy shirts, low neck lines without looking trashy. ;)

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  17. Cute ensemble Dear and that coat is super adorable
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  18. so pretty! fall in love with that coat ;)

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  19. I hate VS now too - they've redone all the stores to have the "sexy" area and the "PINK" area which is fine but there's more fragrance in the store than panties and I can't find shit. Gonna blow my gift card with them online once I find a free shipping deal!

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  20. So many great garments. Thanks for sharing! I love your coat. Great post. :)

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  21. Heather ur totally rocking this look!! The coat is Fab. i do feel the same abt dropping a big /amount of money on clothes /accessories but some reason i do take them as investment..
    xx

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  22. ooh i love the feeling after a good shopping trip! love the spring colors you picked up! so perfect


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  23. Completely agree with the A Wang decision - I have the Rocco and it is WAY too heavy, drives me mad after a while. Love that DVF shirt, it's given me pangs to want to come back to NYC. London just isn't the same. Love your blog, just found you on bloglovin - you totally have a new follower xx

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  24. love your purchases! those colors especially. I've been thinking about trying tights and shorts...you look fabulous! I might have to give it a go!
    xx

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  25. Aww too bad you didn't get the A. Wang bag you wanted :( I like that you got a lot of color - keep the wardrobe fresh!

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  27. love the color of those jeans! i've been looking for affordable colored denim lately..



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  28. Love these neon pieces!

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