Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Wool Coat with Contrast Leather Sleeves : Kenneth Cole from Nordstrom,
Pink Painted Long Back Sweater : Zara,
Scarf Shirt : Zara,
Dark Blue Jeans : Zara, Sale $35.99
Knit Basic Pants : Zara, Sale $29.99
Printed Tropical Trousers : Zara,
As you can see, I was pretty happy when I saw the SALE signs outside of Zara. The floral print trousers were a size too big, but it was the last pair left. I was debating between getting those and getting these. But I decided the bigger print would look better, not to mention I've been lusting after this pair ever sine Zara launched their spring campaign months ago. The scarf shirt was also another piece I had been eyeing for a while - since I saw Céline S/S11. The knit sweater has a longer back, an aspect I love. It also has the white-sweater-painted-pastel look I fell in love with previously at H&M. I bought the sweater, along with the knit pants (warmer than jeans), hoping to beef up my winter wardrobe. I also bought some leggings from United Colors of Benetton at the San Marcos Outlet to wear under my jeans. I've been shopping around for some warmer clothes since I'll be in New York soon!
Also, check out my industrial garment rack! Finally completely finished, outfitted with hooks on the sides and a wood platform for shoes, etc.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|via Oracle Fox|
So I've been lusting after these Isabel Marant jeans for over a year now and I keep telling myself it would be so easy to DIY a pair. But of course, I kept delaying since I didn't want to have to make up the design. However, I recently stumbled upon a blog with the designs already.
Just print out the designs on some iron-on transfer paper or use them to create stencils and use fabric paint. Now I just need to go find a pair of jeans!
Patterns for Black
Patterns for White
Of course, if you are (as I am, on more than one occasion) having a lazy day, there are more convenient alternatives. Here are some Lux for Less options.
|An Isabel Marant inspired pair from Urban Outfitters by BDG, $78|
|A pair from ebay by Sasoo, $59.15|
I will most definitely try out making my own pair as soon as possible and will post the results!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
|Shirt Blouse : H&M, $12.95|
Color Blocked Blazer : H&M,
So I finally checked out H&M here - the Willowbrook location since I heard it was larger than the Baybrook one. It was actually a lot larger than expected, with women's, men's and children's sections. As expected, the clothes were cheap, or as I heard a mother shouting to her daughter in the dressing room stall next to mine : "Get whatever you want, honey. The prices are so cheap you can't beat it!" She continued this shouting while passing more clothes to her daughter continually. Most definitely the funniest dressing room experience I've ever had.
The best pieces, in my opinion, were placed near the front - the Spring/Summer collection. However, I heard prior to my trip that H&M is known for targeting their stores by location : A rumor that proved disappointingly true. Majority of the store was stocked with simple basics and common clothes like T-shirts. I scoured around and originally had about four pieces I wanted to buy, but since three of them were blouses and two of those were sheer, I only got these two. I need to get my blouse obsession under control since I won't be able to run around in sheer tops in New York in December...