Getting a bit obsessed with this colour scheme, aren’t I? That’s the sort of thing that I seem to do–when I find a new set of colours that I love, I wear them out at any opportunity–and this situation is no different. It just so happens that these colours are also quite on-trend for Winter 2013 anyways, so who’s complaining? Not me!
This is also one of the first times I’ve had the opportunity to wear the badges that I bought from AliExpress. As you know, I’m big on the coordinating. The jewel is in the same tonal range as the pants and the (brown) giraffe is wearing a blue suit. Perfectly matching, just the way I like it. These badges are also useful because it felt kind of weird wearing a necklace with this top (I blame the asymmetrical buttons to the side of the neck), but at the same time, my chest felt kind of empty without any sort of accessory whatsoever. I had to make-do with badges, and I think they suit perfectly.
Anyways, without further ado, the rundown:
Striped Breton Shirt (Cobalt) – Mix Apparel, $10
Giraffe & Gemstone Badges – AliExpress, $1.60 (80c each)
Wine and Gold Bangle – Rubi, $2
Mouse Ears Watch – ASOS, $12.50 (Had a 20% off code for it!)
Tan Leather Belt – Myer, $5 (In a “take a further 75% off reduced items” sale. I have a brown one too, as seen in an earlier lookbook post.)
Bamboo Handle Gatsby Bag – Dotti, $10
Houndstooth Jacquard Cropped Pants (Cerise) – Target, $15.86 (At first I bought them at $35 but then I realised they were selling very slowly so I returned them and waited for them to go on special, and they did! Just goes to show you folks–never pay full price for anything!)
Low Heel Tan Oxford Shoes – AliExpress, $20
Black Sockettes – Target, $1 (Not visible–well, maybe a bit in the below picture..)
This isn’t a bad total, would be cheaper if I didn’t include the bag but I thought I may as well, seeing since the total is way under $100 anyways and I really love this bag. It hasn’t had many opportunities to make an appearance on my blog, but ever since I bought these tan oxfords from AliExpress, I’ve been wearing it heaps because it just goes with them. And you know how nuts I am about the matching, and all that.
On a side note, I really desperately need to sew belt loops into all my pants and shorts. (It kept slipping up all day on these pants and it was annoying the carp out of me. I just want you to sit down if that’s okay with you, Mr Belt??) I love wearing belts almost as much as I love wearing cute jewelry and my collection is a bit crazy. As soon as I get a few bits and pieces from eBay to help me organize my belt collection, I’ll show you–and then, and only then, will you know the true extent of my belt-related madness.
P.S. How many times can you spot Hugo in these photos?? He was being a real smoochy-bear today and just wanted to hang around me while I took photos. Bless!