Luxury on SALE
I have always aimed to experience the best things in life. This of course is defined differently by everybody, but I define it as having STANDARDS and that comes down to personal taste. It takes time to work out what you like to wear and what suits you as well as the look that makes you feel confident in yourself. I read about fashion and I enjoy looking at fashion but what someone is wearing today will already be out of fashion on the other side of the world. I think that it's more about knowing yourself and being honest about who you are. Do you want to be noticed by being outrageous? or would you prefer to be elegant and remembered as someone who makes the appropriate choices? There are a few simple choices you need to make before investing in a lifestyle. Will this piece be a classical piece? Will it keep it's shape and always look good?
Handbags are an essential accessory in a girl's wardrobe, but there are a myriad of possible choices depending on how much you want to invest and what purpose it will serve. My first choice is LEATHER of course and colour, then size. QVB in Sydney has an abundance of choices to offer women of all ages. At Oroton from Christmas Eve about 4pm almost all items are 50% off. You can sign up to the Oroton Club online and get the latest news first.
I have chosen the Metropolis Black patent range as my first suggestion. A patent brief case at $295, a matching clutch at $170 and a wallet at $90 will give me great versatility and take me from home to office to drinks or dinner. Your wardrobe is an investment and choosing appropriate pieces that you rally love is important. you may have to make some New Year's Resolutions and cull some of your previous choices which you may regret.
Some of you will love this classical look and it will never be out of fashion. It is fairly easy to look after and comes with it's own cover bag. The same designs may suit some of you in plain black leather and you'll need to take more care over the fingermarks but you could mix and match a leather wallet and a patent handbag. If you want to step it up and be more "in fashion" then you could consider their Zebra or leopard clutch at $245 or a zebra or leopard wallet at $145 which is gorgeous, but will not be always in fashion.
If you want to add a POP of colour for an evening clutch to have at work, then maybe consider PINK with your black outfit and the anouk is on sale at $195 or the flore mini bag is cute. The mesh jacquard across body small evening bags are not yet on sale and they are currently $245.
All of these choices are handbags that will keep their shape and continue to look stylish. The BIG hobo handbags are still in fashion but they do not look quite as sleek. Do we really need everything that we carry in our handbags? I've recently culled my makeup bag down to lipgloss and mascara and a small parfum spray. Want some colour in your capsule wardrobe? Well, it could be a handbag or you can POP your colour with your shoe choice. If you want that RED colour in your options, the venice soft tote is quite striking at $345 or if you prefer a tote for work and weekends, the Henrosa shopper tote is $245. I'd pick up a few accessories whilst they're on sale and this fashion harm hair elastic at $20 come come in handy when you need to rush out the door and it's available in 3 colourways.
If you went with the Black story and you still yearn for the animal print, then a less expensive option could be the scarf at $45. If you plan ahead to have girlfriends' birthdays organised, then there are some cute chroma charm keyfobs at $25 or even nail polish at $10 for dare I say, Kris Kringle 2012.
Truly, now is the time to buy those birthday presents and tick them off the list. Everything kicks back to full price for the same thing after the january sales ad then your well earned money will not stretch so far.
I find that if I am serious about putting my next season wardrobe together at this time of year, I need to sit down with a coffee and think about the big picture and how much I want to achieve in one day. Coffee shops abound in QVB and there are options on all floors.
Refreshed, I have to head for the shoe boutiques and I love MIMCO shoes. I've already picked them out online and I want to look at the patent black shoes to go with the Metropolis Oroton range.
Just to cover all occasions, I will need heels $135.20 kitten heels $95.20 and flats $111.20 and $79.20.
By adding the pancake colour, it will extend my capsule wardrobe and add a day to evening option.
I love the slip bags provided by Mimco. The boxes are gold and I can use them to store Christmas decorations but I will store the shoes in pinklily shoe boxes. I am pleased with this selection and they will be comfortable for all occasions.
I can't carry anything more and I need a Silver service cab to take me home to watch the New Year's Eve Fireworks. Chin Chin! Happy New Year for 2012!
It is important to enjoy your purchases but also on a practical issue, I bought Luxury accessories on sale.