Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm taking you guys (window) shopping!

It seems like high street shops are really upping their game. After being super impressed at all the AW collection from the Arcadia blogger event a couple of weeks ago, I received some press images for New Look. I was particularly taken by this gold cardigan...
After work, I headed for New Look and tried on the glitzy number. It's very gold and very lovely! Unfortunately it stayed in the shop as £50 is a little too much to spend when I know that Christopher Kane for Topshop is due to hit stores on Friday. I actually don't know whether I will buy anything from Kane as I'm about to become very poor as I start back at uni on Monday. I don't know how many of you are Birmingham based (probably none at all?) but the Bullring Topshop is stocking the majority of the collection!I also hit Topshop to get my fix of all things floral. I really love this blazer.I like the dress too but I have a pet hate for things that I deem 'lazy' clothing. In this case, a jumper with an attached skirt. It is CUTE though so I'm on the fence about this one. I DID however, buy some shiny new shoes. I spent my Topshop gift card from the Aussie Treasure hunt on these purple flats. Hello new shoes. Finally, a quick thank you to the lovely YSL people who sent me the manifesto and tote! I had the hugest smile on my face when the postie handed me the package. I love it and it's going to be the BEST book bag for uni. If you haven't checked out the micro site (it went live last Saturday) then go check it out! I thought I would share this with you guys! My best friend ingeniously explained the concept of window shopping to her boyfriend.

Dan "I've never understood why girls shop without money"
Chrissy "Well...Why do you watch football games when your team (Sheffield Utd) isn't playing?"
Dan "Because it's not quite as good but I still enjoy it.....oh!"

The penny drops, brilliant! It's so true!
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65 comments

  1. OMG!, I need that floral blazer in my life!, its so effortless and chic ;) cool blog btw!

    GizGaz :)

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  2. Um wow, how did you get them to send you the tote bag?!? I was doing other things so couldn't go get one. And I got the New Look images too, love the Idol collection and can't wait to post about it!!!!

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  3. that blazer is gorgeous! aah :)
    and love the explanation of window shopping your friend is funny.

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  4. I know how u feel about spending money on Chris Kane..I .may only buy one thing, as i have more important things to pay for at the moment, and i'm not sure if i can be bothered to get up at 6am to snare the bodysuit. The jumper/dress hybrid looks nice, but can be easily achieved with items you already have, plus it looks more original. It always annoys me when clothing is joined together. Love the shoes.

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  5. A jumper with attached skirt? LOL. For people who are too lazy to put on a top and a bottom????

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  6. love those shoes, such a good colour

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  7. so lovely, you found some great things!

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  8. This was great. Love the purple shoes!

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  9. That floral blazer would go with so much. Cool post!

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  10. I love your shoes! So cool in an 80's kind of way! And that sequined cardigan is magical!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the idea you had here! I enjoyed shopping with you... and God I want that TOTE!

    I knew you would get one, lucky girl:)

    See you soon.

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  12. Cute! For some reason I'm obsessed with anything sparkly lately.. and I'm usually a classic gal!

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  13. lol that's the perfect way to try to get ANYTHING across to a boy: football

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  14. I love the jacket, blazer and purple shoes! Why is everything I love too expensive for me?

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  15. oh oh oh! get that glittery jacket! love it!

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  16. Hi there-the gold sequin cardi looks gorgeous on and well done for getting the YSL tote!!

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  17. Hi Winnie,Im back what a great post! I love the sequined cardi from Topshop, can see why you were drooling after it.I may have to treat myself!Good luck with starting back at Uni! Sharon xx http://mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

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  18. Cute purple shoes! Totally awesome purchases!

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  19. hahahaha! that last comment is magic!

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  20. gya those blazers are to die for ! want want want want ! haha . and your girl friend is so brilliant xD

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  21. GIMME GIMME GIMMMMEEE..love thos disco purple pumps!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  22. You're SO SO lucky getting sent the YSL tote! perfect uni bag - glad i wont be having seminars with you cos id want to steal it! love the newlook jacket - as you know, I think New Look is fab x

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  23. The tote! I've seen it around a lot and I want one. (;
    Btw: that little conversation with your friends is super funny and very cute. xoxo

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  24. im a total magpie,loving that gold number x

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  25. OMG WANT THE TOTE!

    yes the cardigan is nice but the kane collection is marvellous. If i had money, id blow it all on the croc tshirt, reallly is my favourite thing!

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  26. oh gosh I WANT that tote! :))
    love the new flats, too :)
    xoxo

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  27. hello hun (:
    I'm just reading the old blogs and saw your kind, kind comment over on my little blog (the erm slight fashion rant).

    I just really wanted to say its made my day so much better knowing about your friends turn of good luck.
    I really appreciate your super sweet words/advice.
    *HuGe ThAnK YoUs*
    peace...
    prettyneons XxX

    PS...Those sequins goodness me!

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  28. The gold sequins look so good on you and so do the shoes!

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  29. Wow, that jacket is sequins on a totally new level.
    & that conversation made me laugh.

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  30. I'm in love with those purple sequined shoes!

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  31. Oh my gosh, I need that gold jacket. It's so gorgeous :]

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  32. the shoes ar super cute .. glad you took pics of them ..

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  33. lovelt style i love that tote

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  34. I love the outfit! gold sequins! How exciting! I love the floral blazer and skirt! the purple flats are so cute and such an awesome tote!! Totes are so great especially for books and everything else! :)

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  35. oh my god, those shoes, bag and that floral blazer are efffffing amazing.

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  36. love the blazers and the shoes!!!... =D

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  37. those shoes are looking quite shiny stunning on you:] and the gold cardigan?? whew. beautiful.

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  38. Haha, that explanation is totally genius! I love it. Also, the cardigan is awesome and I'm digging the purple flats. I really want flats in bright colors, but I have so many flats already...

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  39. I wish there was Topshop in Canada :( The gold jacket is absolutely brilliant. And the floral blazer looks fabulous on you, hun. I love your necklace! What a bold piece that will go with every outfit. And the YSL bag, so cute! You'll be the most stylish girl on campus.

    I know all about the pains of being a student and not being able to shop or spend money on things you really like. Good luck with classes on Monday, Winnie.

    Carrie

    P.S. I added you to my blogroll as well :) Thanks for adding me.

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  40. The shoes are very flashy. I love the gold top.
    pin

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  41. congrats for YSL!!! and that explanatio is the best ^.^
    kisses

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  42. Great finds! I love window shopping too. Thanks for taking us.

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  43. Great finds! I love window shopping too. Thanks for taking us.

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  44. The shoes are very flashy. I love the gold top.

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  45. Hey there,

    I love the gold jacket! :)
    btw, I was thinking we can meet up sometime! :)

    Lemme know if you're up to a blogger meet up lol! :)

    have a nice day!xxxx

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  46. haha I love that quote! And everything you're wearing :o!!!!!!

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  47. awwwwwww the purple shoes~~~ :)

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  48. I love the blazer and the shoes are so fun.

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  49. oh my god. that golden blazer is so great!

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  50. Hi Winnie! :) Sorry for such a late response! Summer school's been over and now I'm just trying to enjoy my one week before school starts! How's school and work for you?

    I love your YSL tote! I definitely need something like that for school. Florals, sequins...your post is definitely eye catching!

    -xtina
    www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

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  51. what a fun shopping trip. i love the gold sequin jacket. : )

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  52. Looooove the gold cardigan! And those purple flats are so cute. Haha, that has to be the best explanation of window shopping I have ever heard. Hope you're having a fabulous day :)

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  53. New look emailed us too, i realy liked their new lookbook!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  54. florals always look best on a black background, although i have no idea why...

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  55. I love the floral blazer and the glitzy cardigan, looks beautiful on you!

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  56. I'm with you on the lazy jumper/skirt dress. If you wanted to get that look why don't you just wear a jumper and a dress!;)

    Absolutely adore the purple sparkly shoes. They're fabulous! And lucky you for getting the ysl tote! :)

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  57. OMG..I want the YSL tote so badly! I'm jealous

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  58. oh my gosh love the gold nd floral blazer <3 <3
    cute skirt nd amazing purple flat shoes .,

    bissous xoxox

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  59. please continue to go window shopping for me!! this brings me great joy! i'm hitting birmingham in two weeks for the weekend and i am going to shop 'til i drop!!!!!! i actually miss new look!

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