It’s been a while since I did a Wardrobe Raid post.. probably because it’s Winter and I’m just too tired of layering to keep warm. Having layers also mean putting on additional bulk onto the body something that I really do not feel so hot and ‘sexy’ about. I keep irritating the Man with my ‘I’m so fat’ statements. He just keeps rolling his eyes at me.
So when the Man said he felt like going out for a nice dinner, I jumped on it for I was in the mood for dressing up (never mind that I’ve been out in the snow for almost 4 hours). Been wanting to don on this DVF blouse for the longest time! I think I bought it almost a year ago (thanks to Fashionista Cat’s astute fashion sense) but never quite gotten around to wearing it back in Singers. This time round, I was determined to try to bring it out for a fashion spin! So I threw the tunic over some black jeggings and paired it with my metallic cardi to keep warm.
To dress up the entire look for an evening night out, I put on my brown leather boots with kitty heels. I love these boots. I can’t believe that I have them for almost 5 years now! They used to give me such bad blisters when I wore them during our time in Tokyo but now that they have been rather seasoned, I actually enjoy wearing them now than before. BUT… I just realised that because I haven’t worn them for a very long time, the rubber soles have broken as well. DARN! Does anyone know if the cobbler can fix this?
I kinda feel that the ‘Retail Therapy’ Gods (if any) are looking down on me during my vacation back in Singapore. I told myself that I wasn’t going to be shopping much this trip, afterall, there wasn’t much I could get, unless it was going to be knit-wear. But I did manage to score some really good buys this time around!
First-up, some really cool graphic knits and tops from my favourite UK high-street fashion brands. Next, a pair of cool navy blue sneakers from Feiyue (A French sneaker brand that originated in Shanghai and was later acquired by a French entrepreneur who gave the brand a fresher look that appealed to a wider audience). I was going to get me a pair of casual sneakers since I was doing a lot more walking in Geneva, so I couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon to score me these new kicks. Unfortunately, my online shopping experience wasn’t quite a breeze for the shoes took more than 2 weeks before it eventually reached me.
Finally, the cherry on top of this all? End-season-sale bargains from some of my fave brands.
Arh.. retail therapy really does wonders for the soul! Hope your weekend was a happy one!
Published 5 October, 2011
Lady J in Geneva , Lady J's Essentials , Wardrobe Raids
Tags: Accessories, Chanel, dressing up, Fashion, Hermes, Jewellery, Lady J's Musings, Shopping, Statement accessories, Statement Jewellery, Top 10 Essential Pieces, YSL
Nothing updates a wardrobe or changes the look of an outfit more than accessorizing with key statement accessories. For me, they often finish off my look and add instant glamour where needed. This is why ‘Statement Accessories’ is definite essential in my wardrobe.
I’ve read somewhere that statement accessories is like something you wear to celebrate feeling good about yourself. For me, it often works as a perk-me-up when I’m feeling blah or when I feel that I’m in a fashion rut. There are days where I wanted to just be dressed in a plain tee and jeans with flip-flops, but don’t want to look like a drab. So depending on how I feel, I either throw on a simple necklace and pile on the bracelets or put on a statement piece of jewellery and instantly I feel fabulous already!
How does one start to acquire these statement accessories? They are plenty of stores out there that you could start with. I like heading to Accessorize, Diva Jewellery and even M’phosis to check out the different types of fashion accessories. They are often inexpensive and it’s fun to mix-and-match the accessories according to latest trends. It’s also worth investing in a couple of classic pieces that will last you through the years. The above statement accessories are my treasured pieces and they travel almost everywhere with me for I know they can help up jazz up any look that I want to achieve.
Click here to read more about Lady J’s Essential Wardrobe pieces.
The Bestie and I couldn’t resist adding these to our bag collection. Miss Rosie baby E belongs to the Bestie while Miss Rouge belongs to me.
And to make the bag a little more wearable for work, we’ve shortened the straps into half and tied it with a twilly to ‘prettify’ the look.
It’s been ages since I’ve put on a denim top and it had been a dilemma wondering how to pair it with the right bottom (in my case, clearly, it wasn’t going to be denim). So I went with black jeans and completed the look with an eye-catching arm candy.
Loving the printed lace detailing on the floaty denim top. The size looks a little huge but I’ve been told that it’s supposed to be the slightly baggy style. I guess the top is perfect for the days that I wanna just gorge on food and not worry about funny bits sticking out of my apparel. Hehe. But for a Friday, this get-up is great for the semi-casual office code.
Go on raid my wardrobe!
Today marks the first day of work for me back at the X-Company as a contract staff for the next 4 weeks. I’m kinda excited heading back to work, meeting familiar faces and working on a couple of projects. It feels good to have my brain-cells slowly getting in on the corporate action after a hiatus.
My workwear for the day: a Polka-dotted top from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel scored at a whopping 60% off it’s original price! When I first saw this top on Net-a-Porter, I was soooo tempted to get it but the price was still a little high. Well, what luck! Saw the very same top with my size going for a great discount at Galleries Lafayette Paris and I knew it’s ‘destined’ to be mine. Oh, and I don’t mean to be ‘flaky’ but the top matches my phone-cover too! Hehe.
And if I may just end off this post with some ranting on my part – I admit I’ve been really lazy… I set myself out with a ‘List of things to do in Geneva’ but I never really got round to doing them. Among the many things that I was supposed to do, cooking was probably the only thing that I could check off the list. I bought a stash of books that I was supposed to have finished in the 3 months that I was there, but I got really distracted and ended up being a couch potato watching sometimes-mindless shows to while my time away. Sigh! Now I feel like beating myself up! Urgh!!!
So, I will ‘mentally’ beat myself up first. Then, I’m going to pick myself up and tell myself to do something about it instead of whining about it! Hmph!
Go on raid my wardrobe!
I couldn’t resist pampering myself with just a little retail therapy, especially not when I’m in Paris.
Just some accessories to dress up my outfits with. ♥