Tag: Dolce&Gabbana

One Item, Three Ways – Witchery Pencil Skirt

ONE ITEM//THREE WAYS

 

I came up with a couple of looks that you could wear with this skirt. From left to right: a day-time/dinner out look, an office look, and a club/night-out look. I love the skirt, and it’s actually in the sale right now ($99.95 AUD), but keep in mind that it ships from Australia and there’s very few sizes left. I’ve found myself loving Australian fashion recently. I’m not sure how things work down there though. Being on a different hemisphere, the seasons are different. So when most designers show their Spring/Summer collections, it’s September and going into autumn. But if they did that in Australia, they would actually be going into the spring and I don’t know how orders could be placed and production completed in time for it to go to retail. I’m guessing they reverse the seasons? Does anybody know for sure? I’d be interested to find out. Anyhow, check out Witchery. It’s an online members shop, but you don’t have to be a member to place an order (you get special rewards if you sign up though, like free delivery and store credit when you spend a certain amount), and it has lots of really nice stuff. If I weren’t worried about import costs, I’d probably place quite a few orders. I’ve only ordered from abroad twice (well, outside of the EU), and both times have been hellish. The first time my order took 2 months to arrive, and the second time, my custom charges were £17 on an order that only cost £35… Not worth it! It sucks because there are so many stores that I want to shop at more often (Nasty Gal for example), but unexpected, or unexpectedly high, custom charges put me off. I digress. Anyway, I love this skirt and if I bought it, this is how I’d wear it – except my shirt would be Zara and my bodysuit Boohoo, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of dreaming, right?

Dolce Gabbana white blouse
£455 – farfetch.com

Boutique crop top
topshop.com

Witchery black skirt
£51 – witchery.com.au

Manolo Blahnik black pumps
£385 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Stuart Weitzman leather shoes
£260 – saksfifthavenue.com

Sophia Webster leather sandals
£570 – farfetch.com

MaxMara black handbag
£525 – farfetch.com

Acne Studios black purse
£650 – acnestudios.com

Yves Saint Laurent black handbag
£1,355 – mytheresa.com

SHOPPING FINDS: Bikinis

Summer bikinis

 

Since spring has now sprung, all I can think about is summer. There is a psychological connection between sunny weather and happiness, and I truly believe it to be true. There was one day of brilliant sunshine last week, and I went out and sat in the park with my friend, people watching and eating an ice cream, and it definitely left me in a good mood for the rest of the week.
I thought what better way to commemorate summer than by doing a bikini post? So here it is. Sadly, I’m not going on holiday this year. It sucks. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming, so here is my fantasy wish list of bikinis. Some of them are quite similar (I really like the shape of the Zimmerman styles I included), and there’s not many bright colours, but that’s just me. For example, the Seafolly bikini (black with twisted halterneck) is available in almost every colour you could imagine. Also, a lot of these bikinis are pricey and don’t really reflect what I’d actually buy if I were going abroad, because I don’t have £100+ to spend on a bikini… Some websites that I’d suggest for cheaper alternatives are H&M (x, y, z) and also Forever 21 (x, y, z). Also, if you’re in the UK, definitely check out Primark (they don’t sell online unfortunately) as they always have a great selection at an incredibly low price point. Quality doesn’t matter that much for a bikini because you’re not going to wear them for years and years anyway, in my opinion.
Now excuse me whilst I daydream about being on a private yacht in Greece or somewhere equally as beautiful…
PS – Click on the images of the bikinis to be taken to the website where you can see prices, sizes, and purchase (if you wish to).