October Closet Editions

Editing this month was not that fructiferous. A blue and yellow print dress I made, the first ever. Finishing was not up to par so I will let this go and try to make a new one. Also the turquoise sequin and straw bag that I had already fixed peeling handles for (see how I fixed it here). The handles and bag were looking too worn out.
Two satin tops: one black Peter Pan collar horseshoe and horse print top from Via Vai and a black striped top from H&M. The horse print one got a 2.75 USD CPW, worn just 8 times since 2012. The one from H&M has been around since about 2011 and worn just about 8 times. Both of these were not great fitting and did not get much wear, so off they go.

A pair of black leather boots made in Spain. They did some traveling but lately they have not gotten much wear. 
Finally a red bracelet a friend gave me years ago, the red cord began to peel. Before letting go I removed the charm and repurposed it ;) You know I am a recycler-hoarder at heart.

6 items this month. How are your closet edits coming along ?

New in October

Gold sequinned Crossover Burberry dress on super sale 42.80 USD, 
available here at a higher price

French vintage bright orange wool blazer by Mathilde Paris  and this colourful vintage printed blouse no brand tag, each for 1.00 USD. It was a pop up vintage sale I did not expect !
Current Elliot The Reformed Frayed Denim dress originally priced at almost 300.00 USD, I paid 13.65 USD. 

Three vintage blazers: a purple brocade one by Oscar de la Renta Red Label for 5.42 USD and a blue striped Louis Feraud Contraire blazer for 1.07 USD. Also a men's Riba Style houndstooth print blazer for 5.42 USD. Quite the steal. 

A short front-long back top by Zara for 2.14 USD and blue G.H. Bass gingham shorts for 7.50 USD. 

A small blue cross body bag from Cole Haan for 12.85 USD and a Versace Jeans brown cardigan for just 9.65 USD. 

A total sum of 102.50 USD for October.

Escada Sport worn

Jeans Saltworks - White button down shirt Forever 21 - Vintage striped white and fuchsia scarf Escada Sport, similar in black and white here - Yellow shoes Tsubo, similar  - Black tote bag Roberto Cavalli, similar under 30.00 USD here 
When I spotted the new with tags, yet vintage, striped scarf months ago in the consignment shop my heart skipped a beat. At first I thought it was a square scarf but then realised it was a long one, the type its difficult to wear. At least for me. However I held on to it as I browsed the store and then began to play with it in front of the mirror. I kept on asking myself the usual: "How would I wear it?", "Would it be worn often?", "What could I wear it with?" I could not answer these questions. Then the sales girl made a compliment and that was it. 
Like I said, this was months ago and today was its first wear.  I used it to cover a stain spot on this white shirt... a use I did not even consider upon purchase. 

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Shopping with...

White trousers Red Valentino, similar - Nude patent heels Flexi - Black tote bag Roberto Cavalli

Tassel rope belt self made, almost identical here - Black Peter Pan collar print top, pretty one in lace here
When it comes to shopping we all have a different approach. In my case I don't mind being on my own and just taking forever until I make up my mind. I also prefer brick and mortar. How about you ? Who do like to go shopping with ? or are you a lone shopper ?

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A Zurich TB

Original post here
A quick throwback to Zurich, exactly three years ago today...  

Last thrift

Blue and white gingham shorts Bass, similar here in several colors - White button down shirt Gina Tricot, similar 

Blue Bee Happy loafers C Wonder, identical in nude here for half the price I paid ! 

Brown Madison tote bag Coach, similar here 
My last thrifted item was this pair of gingham shorts, what was yours ?

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Vintage is always a good idea

Black trousers Zara - Vintage blouse - Burgundy heel loafers Koaj - Black tote bag Roberto Cavalli

If you're attending an event and everyone seems to be going in "trendy" outfits, go the other way: vintage is always a good idea. If you know me you know one thing I fear is running into someone wearing the same garment as I....
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Would not spend money on..

White trousers Red Valentino, similar - Houndstooth print blow blouse H&M, similar in black here- Nude heels Flexi -
Doctor's bag Venezia - Vintage wooden earrings 
If there is an item I refuse to spend money on its socks. I have like 5 pairs and never, ever wear them. Maybe if I am sick or the a/c is too cold at night or maybe with sneakers out for a walk. But none of those happen often.  
How about you ? What's that item you don't like to spend on ? 

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In Theory

Black Gabe blazer Theory, identical  - Black tote bag Roberto Cavalli 
Asymetrical blouse Sam & Lili, similarBlack trousers Zara - Nude pantent heels Flexi, similar 

I usually don't review clothing, however if there is an item I am really happy I brought into my closet its this black blazer I am wearing on the first picture (scroll up). While I cannot locate exact date of purchase I think it must have been sometime in 2015 and incredibly since then its been worn almost thirty times. This blazer has a great cut, is available in other colors and is so versatile that it elevates any outfit in seconds. Today I wore it to take a casual look to an elegant one in order to adhere to the "casual elegant" dress code. 

What item are you grateful you to have brought into your wardrobe ? 

Jackie did not

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A few weeks back I wrote a post about Jacqueline Kennedy's 10 style commandments. The post was meant to highlight how she wore certain items and her go-to accessories. Interestingly enough those were styles you expected her to wear, it was somehow part of who she was. 

Of course, we all know that style is not just what you wear, but also how you carry yourself. In that train of thought there were things Jackie did not do. 

Here is a list of what Jackie never did:

1. Swore: according to her swearing indicated "one did have enough vocabulary".

2. Used her hands to explain herself or gestured, as she would look less composed.

3. Pointed a finger.

4. Spoke broken words, always said  "yes" not "yeah".

5.  Crossed her legs. When sitting, her knees and ankles remained together, her legs were not crossed. If she did cross, it was just her ankles.

6.  Slouched. Her shoulders were rolled back to avoid bad posture.

7.  Left her hands dangling. She always placed them slightly on her lap or the sides.

8.  Looked like she made an effort. But she always did make an effort, she just never let it look like she did.

Which of these do you also do not do ? 

source http://www.instyle.com/celebrity/jackie-kennedy-natalie-portman-etiquette-guide#1654048


Striped top Stradivarius, similar - Blue polka dot sweater Liz Claiborne, similar 

Jeans Salt works - Red block heel sandals Zara, similar - Doctor's bag Venezia 

Silver monogram pendant Tiffany, similar here

I have not been around much. I've been quite busy and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said "All life in an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Out and about

Paper bag waist skirt Carolina Herrera - Peter Pan collar printed black top Via Vai, similar but in lace here
Nude heels Flexi, similar here - Doctor's bag Venezia 

Linking to I Do De Claire's

2014 Flashback

Original post here 

Just three years ago I was hunting for a dress that I was to wear to formal fragrance event. It would have been simple if the event had been where I live or just a warm place. This, as I have at least two dozen long formal gowns due to constant weddings invites. However, the location of the venue totally changed the game as it was in Switzerland, at night and it would very likely be cold. On this very same day 3 years ago I tried on this vintage English dress that at the moment I had mixed feelings for.  I did not buy it and now I totally regret it: #theonethatgotaway

Acid wash

Current Elliot The ReformedFrayed denim shirt dress, another raw hem dress here - Red sandal heel Biviel 

Current/Elliot denim dress, similar raw hem dress here - Red canvas tote bag Tommy Hilfiger 


I saw this dress and negatively thought of the 80's acid wash denim trend, but, then I began to examine it: raw hems, lightweight fabric and pockets. I was sold, hate turned to love in just a few seconds. I tried it on and had second thoughts as the upper part of the dress feels big, regardless I took it home. While wearing this dress today I am still thinking that it will need a trip to the tailor... 

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