Yes, it’s true: Topshop has now hit California at The Grove in Los Angeles! The official opening was yesterday, and I just couldn’t get away to check out the festivities. But rest assured that I will make the trek out there one of these weekends to go on a little shopping spree…but only after Lent. I gave up my favorite sport for Lent before realizing what that meant, and now I will have to wait until after Easter to enjoy the spoils of shopping at Topshop. Those of you who are in the area or who are able to make the trip, enjoy and have a great weekend!
It’s so hard to think of fall when the weather is still incredibly warm here in San Diego, but I think I’ve got the infusion of shoes that I need to end my summer and begin the cooler fall weather. It began with the Topshop studded flats that I bought while I was in London, but I also bought a couple of pairs of shoes from Labor Day sales. I’m also trying to embrace flats, lower heels and lower wedged heels as part of my fall office wardrobe, so you’ll see a bit of a trend with my most recent acquisitions. I again included prices because I think anyone can really get a good deal if you sign up for special mailing lists, or get the shoes you want at a better price if you time your purchase with a good sale.
Matiko “Monaco” in nude from Ashbury Skies (On sale for $59 from $179.95. Received email for $20 off during Labor Day. Final price with free shipping: $29!)
Ego and Greed “Bowler” in grey printed python from Solestruck. I LOVE the Shoe Addict bandage that came in my package. (On sale for $59.95 from $119.95. Received notification for exclusive Facebook discount. Final price with free shipping: $35.97!)
VECTRA4 Canvas Studded Slippers from Topshop (£28 when I purchased them in London, which converted to $45.)
Bamboo “Alive 04” penny loafers in navy blue from Lulu*s ($25)
Steve Madden “Frankie” studded engineer booties from Macy’s (Originally $149, but I got them for $130 with free shipping because of a discount during a Labor Day sale.)
I know I mentioned that I would do some outfit posts while abroad, but alas, that never came to be. We were just too busy having fun, running around eating, taking in the sights and sounds for me to be worried about what I wore out there. I mainly just wore tank tops, jeans and flats, which wasn’t exciting enough to put in an outfit post. I did do a tiny bit of shopping while out there, and these pants were a part of that spree. All the polka-dot pants I have found before were more of the mini-dot kind, where the dots looked sprinkled about. I like that these dots were a larger pattern, and that they were not denim. The bracelets I’m wearing are also a new addition to my growing jewelry collection and are by Cutey, a company out of the UK, from their Shamballa collection. They really complimented the dots and added a bit of shine to my outfit. I’ve worn them quite a bit since I received them and because they sparkle, they can be worn dressed up or down.
(Next week, I’ll be posting about our tea at Harrods, our walk towards Tower Bridge, and the Rewind Concert at Henley-on-Thames, cheers!)
Outfit – Old Navy shirt; Topshop pants; Bamboo shoes; Recbecca Minkoff purse; Bon Look “Honeybadger” glasses; Michael Kors watch; Wendy Brandes ring; Shamballa bracelets c/o Cutey
FTC Disclosure: I received free product and was asked to review the product in return. Although I did receive free product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.
The Full Time Fabulous blog event for June is to create a visual post using one or more of the Spring/Summer 2011 trends as inspiration. Two of my favorite sites, ASOS and Topshop, both have Asian inspired outfits as part of their lookbooks, which is fitting as May was Asian-Pacific month. But what really inspired me was Keiko Lynn’s outfit from a couple of weeks ago called “Puppy Paradise“, where she wore a self-designed floral bed jacket. Each of those looks inspired my visual presentation and outfit, which is themed around the Kimono.
I’m gathering ideas from all over on how to re-vamp my wardrobe, which has caused me to revisit some pieces that I’ve had in my closet for a while. I got this tunic top at Topshop in London on Oxford Street back in 2008, and it’s actually a maternity top. I didn’t gain too much weight when I was pregnant, so I got something that was close to my normal size, which means that I can still wear it as a regular part of my wardrobe. What’s great about the top is that it ties in the back so that I can cinch it to make it more slimming.
I bought this sweater over three years ago and instantly fell in love with the sleeves. I’ve only worn it a handful of times, so it’s fun to try to find new color palettes to wear it with. I kept this outfit very neutral right down to the boots, so I felt I needed to anchor it with a dark denim legging.
Outfit: Burberry sunglasses; Unknown brand sweater; Topshop maternity tunic; American Rag black denim leggings; Urban Oufitters scarf; Steve Madden Luxe boots (seen here)
I’m very glad that I treated my new suede boots last week because we received an unexpected shower today. You can see water the beading on the boots, which is a good thing (the rain just shook off of them when I got inside). We only stayed out in the rain long enough to capture a few pictures of my military/utilitarian outfit today, softened with a pretty umbrella, vintage looking cameo and sparkly scarf. If the rain persists this week, I may have to set aside my boots for when the weather is more permitting.
Outfit: Coach umbrella; Old Navy jacket; H&M top; Topshop jodhpur pants; ASOS leopard print scarf; Forever 21 cameo brooch and ring; Steve Madden boots (seen here)