Since one of my loyal readers was wondering what else was hiding in my closet, I’ve decided to introduce a few of my favorite items:
Mohair & Wool Sweater, Miss Sixty @ Beverly Center; Appx. $250
A bit pricey, but definitely worth the investment. I get a ton of compliments everytime I wear it. Doesn’t it look more like a piece of art than a sweater?! I think so.
Double-breasted Vest, Club Monaco @ South Coast Plaza; Appx. $100
One of handful of items that I paid full price for, yet no regrets whatsoever. It’s versatile (I like things that are versatile, if you haven’t noticed already)- I wear it with a plain white T, a button down shirt with a ribbon, a tank top, skinnies, a skirt, etc. I wore it to a mall a few weeks ago where I was asked by a number of strangers on where it’s from. Girls were literally following me around looking for a right moment to ask. But honestly, I’ve had this vest for almost a year now and worn it more than I should have, yet it’s so high-quality that it remains on top of my fav. list even after a year. Friends, it’s all about quality, after all.
Yellow Leather Gloves, Club Monaco @ 3rd Street Promenade; $29
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a thing for accessories. Whether it’s sunglasses, gloves, earrings, or a bracelet, accessories can upgrade any look. You are probably saying at this point, “But YELLOW GLOVES?!” Yeah, yeah, I know. They may not be very practical, especially in sunny California, but do I care? Apparently, not. The truth is, I got them because they were on sale for $29. What a deal!! Leather’s very soft, and as with other Club Monaco products, they are very well-made, and my small hands fit perfectly in them!
Leather Bracelet, Kitson on Robertson; $79
I love going to Kitson because there’s just so much to see, but everything’s so overpriced that it makes me puke. Then, one day, I met this hottie. Ugh, I’m such a softy when it comes to bracelets, and it’s very rare that I actually get to find something I like. So this was it- and there was just no way that I was going to leave it hanging when it was apparent that we were meant to be.
Oliver Peoples, $50 (Originally around $300), Loehmann’s
If you read my previous post on hot shades, you know I’m a big fan of Oliver Peoples. Their glasses/sunglasses just fit so nicely on me for some reason- the only downside is that they cost an arm and a leg. So you can imagine how stoked I was when I found these babies for 1/6 of the retail price. I wear these like everyday, as you can see from my photos in previous posts (but these are not the only pair I own; siblings to be introduced at another occasion). Great quality, and very, very stylish.
Long Black Leather Gloves; Club Monaco @ South Coast Plaza; $39 or 29- can’t remember
I didn’t think that I would end up introducing so many of my CM friends when I first started writing this post… It might as well be called “Club Monaco Special”… but in all seriousness, I shop at other places as well- I actually don’t own THAT many items from CM, I promise. Anyways, these are another pair of gloves that I got on sale last year. I saw how they had them on every mannequin in the store and thought it was interesting that all of them had a sleeveless top on. An average person thinks gloves are worn with winter clothes, you know (well, myself included)? I thought the styling was very refreshing, which was made even better with a touch of sparkles on a bracelet worn on top, which I also picked up for $5 (it was originally about $20). Such may not be feasible in other areas, but in California, anything goes.
Btw, please bear with the mess while I set up a decent studio in my bedroom.