Monday, January 24, 2011

Where the wild things are

I love animal print. And I want to turn this love into passion.

In my closet, I have few pieces with animal prints such as
- my Forever 21 leopard ballerina flats (that will soon give up on me)
- another pair of leopard flats that I purchased at home
- a leopard print scarf that my best friend gave me for my 17th birthday (yep Marieme, I still have it)
- and a sleeveless bubble hemmed dress (that I wear as a tunic) in grey leopard print
As much as I am satisfied with these items, I have the feeling that my collection of printed wild things is not complete. Hence for 2011, I decided to add a few puppies to my wardrobe. And here are the things that I am looking for:

- a leopard print long sleeves dress
- a zebra print granny sweater
- a leopard print cardigan
- a leopard print ruffle shirt (in silk)
- leopard printed pumps
- leopard print huge scarf

Thanks to H&M January sales, I already found my long sleeves leopard print dress. It is see through but I can remedy to that. And the print is very subtle. However, I still want something more out there, because as we all know there are leopard prints, and leopard prints. The one I have is very dark. And I want a dress in silky material (if not silk) with a very wild and outrageous leopard print. I saw this picture of this dress in Attaturk Airport in Istanbul during the holidays and fell in love with it. The plan was to have the same dress made back home but I lacked the time. My mother also told me that those kind of prints were very popular back home. She even owns a Kaftan made with a very wild print that I so wanted to steal. Anyway, the search is still on....

H&M Leopard print maxi dress

I have been looking for a zebra print or leopard print cardigan all Fall long with no success. There was always something wrong with the pieces I found (not long enough, not enough leopard print, too cute for my taste). Then I went online and found these jewels. And with the January sales, the prices are not so bad. However, I have a fear of shopping online particularly when some of the reviews are not favorable. I would rather keep on looking in shops until I find what I want because as my new motto for 2011 would indicate: cheap is not always better....

Zebra print for 3900Y

And do not even get me started on my search of leopard printed pumps. I have been looking since 2006. I started with the Baby Phat wedged rounded toe pumps, adorable but were killing my toes. As much as I love fashion, I am not willing to sacrifice my toes for it. So I let them go. And I have been looking everywhere for something similar but more comfy. Can somebody please offer a hint as to where to look in Japan to find a beauty like these.

Ruffled printed shirt as so classy. Every woman needs one in her closet. I do not go out much often to fancy places or even to work. But that does not mean that I should not invest in something as fancy as a printed ruffled shirt. It may sleep in my closet for a while but I would make a bang wearing for a interview at a fashion magazine or just a lunch with rich lady friends (not that I do not see any of these things happening in 2011 but I am keeping my fingers crossed)

And I already found my printed scarf. And it has ruffles. Nice!

                                                             Leopard print ruffled scarf

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)

I am in love with this video clip. I particularly love when she is wearing the two pieces frill. When she twirls, it is pure new fashion inspiration. Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Un tour a H&M

It is sales time in Japan. And as a true shopaholic, I decided to see what they were all about. I started at Zara. I saw many cute long sleeves tops with prints and sequins, and animal designs. And they were really cheap: 990Y each. Unfortunately they did not have my size since almost all of them were XS or M. I was about to buy a cardigan top in green with elbow patches that was so cute. The size was L but by the look of it, it was way too small for my body. So I let it go and headed for H&M instead where I was sure to find things in my size.
Upon entering the store, I was surprised by how low the prices were. And I was happy that I had enough money to purchase all the cute things on sale. I started with the men section. I got a men's shirt in white and blue horizontal stripes. Then, I went for the kids and got them some shirts and winter accessories. Every article was for 300Y or less. Finally I went downstairs to the women section and landed in heaven. They were so many goodies, I felt dizzy for a minute: sexy party dresses for 500Y, shoes for the same price, maxi dresses for 1000Y, cardigans for the same price, accessories for 100Y. I bought things for a value of 7600 Yen. I left the store tired, hot and with a heavy bag. My only regret is that they did not have coats for sale.
Upon arrival at home, I started to think that this sale was too good to let it go. I had to make a business opportunity out of it. So, the next day, I headed to H&M again and bought things for a value of 9000Y.I got 3 floor length dresses, two skirts (long and short), 2 shoes, 1 clutch, 1 top, and some other things for me such as scarf and accessories. I was completely satisfied. Upon leaving the store, the cashier told me to come again and I let him know that I was there twice already, therefore I was done with H&M for a while now.

Men's shirt 1500Y

                                                                  Maxi dress 1000Y

                                                                    with lace at the back

                                                                    Leopard print maxi dress

                                                                  with long sleeves (youpie!!!)

                                                                     Long satin tunic 500Y 

                                                                         with lace sleeves

                                                                       Clutch 1000Y

                                                                    with red roses

                                        Headand with flowers 100Y and red stripped scarf 300Y

Girl's beret with sequin 100Y and animal print ruffled scarf 300Y

                                              Fake snake skin ballet shoes 500Y (they are supposed to be room shoes but they are too pretty to stay inside. I also bought another pair in black)

                                                               Bangles 100Y both (that is my baby's hand. He was laughing loud when I was taking pics on the timer)


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