Monday, January 28, 2013

I learned to read the map before I hit the road


Zara top, Michael Kors leggings, Zara ankle boots, Belle Noelle wishbone necklace (similar here and here), Forever21 ring, Alexander Wang Rockie (similar colour here)

Meet the latest addition to my humble bag collection: the Alexander Wang Rockie in Mercury. 

I first laid eyes on this style back in the summer in a beautiful red colour, Cayenne.. and of course, by the time that I realized I really wanted it, it was six months later and completely sold out. I scoured the web in hopes of finding one in stock somewhere, and my search proved fruitful... but I still didn't take the plunge. I've always wanted to add a red bag to my collection, and while the Cayenne is gorgeous, it just wasn't THE red bag.

After watching the auction end on eBay and feeling a twinge of sadness and regret, I came across the Mercury (which was also sold out everywhere) and I knew that this was definitely the one. I found mine on eBay at a great discount, and of course, no tax! In Ontario, HST is a whopping 13%, so that was a savings in itself! In the end, it wasn't what I was originally searching for, but I couldn't be happier.

If you decide to purchase a bag from eBay, make sure to get it authenticated via The Purse Forum. The ladies there are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in distinguishing fakes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Those three words are said too much, they're not enough

We had two glorious days of spring-like weather, only to be plunged back in to below-zero temperature. Mother Nature is such a tease! In other news, I picked up these fantastic ankle boots at Zara's sale (they just went through a second markdown!). I own exactly two pairs of winter shoes (my UGGs, and the knee-high pair that you have seen repeatedly over the years) so it was nice to finally add another pair to the mix. The suede material makes it tricky to wear in the wet weather, but a few dates with a can of protector spray and it looks like we're ready to go!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's like chasing the very last train when it's too late



Zara drape-front top, GAP boyfriend jeans, ALDO booties, H&M hair ring (similar here)

Sometimes it feels so refreshing to not wear any jewelry!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I won't ever be too far away to feel you


Zara cardigan (similar here and here), Joe Fresh l/s, Forever21 faux leather leggings (similar here), Diba boots via Winners, Forever21 necklace (similar here)

It was instant love when I managed to pull this cardigan out of a huge pile of sale sweaters, but one glance at the sale tag and I immediately put it back down. PN convinced me to try it on, and when I did, I knew I was taking it home.  It is a heavy cardigan with a beautiful peplum offset by a chain trim around the waist. The vents in the three-quarter sleeves also have the chain trim. The body is fully-lined, so in retrospect the warmth is well worth the price. I can't wait to take full advantage of the peplum and pair this with a full skirt!

I can't seem to find this knit on their website, and I don't remember ever coming across it during my weekly browsing, so for those of you who are interested in trying to locate one in-store, here is the article number taken from the tag: 0263/801/712

What has been your favourite sale purchase so far?