Goodbye books, Hello prints and patterns!

15 January 2010

After what seems like the longest time, I am back from the most stressful and exhausting exams ever. After a week spent drinking nothing but coffee, surrounded by thick textbooks and endless revision notes, I can now return to a normal sleep routine, browse all your fashion blogs and do a bit of shopping too!

This video of TOPSHOP's Spring Summer 2010 collection found it's way into my inbox and I am excited to see these things hit stores. I am loving the soft layers, florals, pastels and the grungy festival look that is beginning to hit stores now. It makes me long for the summer months which is a world away from the icy conditions that threatened to send me tumbling down on the way home tonight. I'm actually pretty scary.



I know my last post was all about Japanese magazines (I have a fair more I'd like to scan/photograph...so hope you guys don't get too sick of them). Anyway, here is a little collage I made up featuring some girls from DropSnap wearing a whole lot of patterns and textures. I would wear them all!

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Seeing as I've not been able to take an outfit post yet...here is a wishlist of things that are taking my fancy...

37 comments:

  1. Japanese gals are sure creative with their styles. I used to chew on coffee beans straight when I had exams in university.

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  2. Yes, you really have to watch Youth In Revolt ! Awesome movie :) (well, awesome actor ^^)
    Hihi, well I mean, I do work to and sometime it's not all that fun- but I make the best out of both my work-time and my free-time, but yea I do have a lot of fun !! :) And ne, can't really say that it feels like a "real job"... :P
    Love the Dropsnap collage ! :)

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  3. I feel for you ..with the bad weather. This morning..fog that makes things icy. Ugh...

    I so hope you get some rest now. Love the lace and tights.

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  4. Oh my, I like all these things too!

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  5. Shivers..still cold here..love seeing all these warm and sweet things. Hope you are getting to take a breather from the classes.

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  6. Truly..I do love dropsnap stuff...
    Hope you are getting a rest. Oh, I don't get to see Hollyoaks like I want. Only on You Tube.

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  7. I miss you girl.

    I love these items. And I love that video. xoxo

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  8. great selection. hope you are not feeling too stressed :)

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  9. Welcome back, Honey!

    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the Three Birds Designs giveaway!♥

    Good luck!


    X♥X♥

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  10. Topshop is amazing ! I wish it can be cheaper here so I can buy :( Well , Japanese gals are so lovely ! They have the confidence :)

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  11. I love surfing through Dropsnap! Your wishlist is amazing, love the floral leggings.
    xx

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  12. i've always got love for topshop but not their prices *sigh*. I like the selection you've chosen from DS especially the girl in the bowler hat, i want

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  13. I am glad the hardest part is over- congrats on your exams!
    have a lovely weekend, xoxo

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  14. hope your exams went well! love the Cavallini Swirly tights x

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  15. Love your collages, I need to put together a Spring wishlist soon. Did you see fashion pirates post of all the japanese blogs she visits?

    http://jamaloo.livejournal.com/5605.html

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  16. Japan has insane style! Completely quirky and fearless!

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  17. Hi there-well done for completing your exams!! Hope you bag something on your wishlist too!

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  18. loving your picks!
    sorry, we have a link exchange, im lottie from thepelicanand me? anyway just letting you know, i changed my blog name, now its - itsfashiondamnit.blogspot.com . so yeah- is it ok for you too change your links? thanks.
    lottie

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  19. Love this! & I'm loving that grungy festival look too - will be sporting it all summer! great post sweetie :)

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  20. i'm heart the japanesse girl's pictures! they cute

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  21. Congratulations for finishing exams, I'm so pleased you can now have a break. I think finishing a big set of exams is one of the best feelings. I love your wishlist. I would wear everything that you have selected. I especially like the clutch and the shoes.

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  22. I love this post! The Topshop SS collection looks so good! Thanks for your lovely comment on The Fashion Smoke, we're following you now, hope you can follow us too :)

    http://thefashionsmoke.com

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  23. I can see you in all these looks, Winnie. You can wear ANYthing!

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  24. Congrats for making it through, Winnie!! I think that you should reward yourself with some of those things on your wishlist ;)
    I love the collage of the Japanese fashion, we don't really get a lot of Japanese mags in this part of the states, so you are my source for all things colorful and fun.
    Hope you are having a fantastic and relaxing weekend!

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  25. love your post !!

    congrats for your exams !

    xo from paris
    ameliea

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  26. I love Dropsnap and all those brightly, printed Topshop clothes!

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  27. Totally loving those nylon's... I love topshop clothes..

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  28. The topshop video made me excited for spring. Love all the dresses! Love your wish list! I really like the floral lace dress and the green shoes. Those spiral leggings looks so fun That patterns and textures and layer of your collage are awesome.

    Retail marketing sounds like a really cool topic for your dissertation. i'm sure you'll do great. And K pop is pretty fun. lol!

    Congrats with finishing with exams! It's always a relief and I totally relate how you feel with tons of coffee and no sleep! he he. And shopping and blogging is always a fun relief! :)

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  29. I adore the collages! Well done with finishing the exams, I know how mind numbing they can be!! Although I haven't done my BIG BIG ones yet =D Good luck and I hope you get the score ur after!
    xxx

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  30. not liking a lot of the sport topshop stuff, but totally love the festival look, pretty dresses with parkas! yey!

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  31. I'm glad your exams are all done! I know how stressful and exhausting that can be.

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  32. Winnie!

    I didn't recieve the package yet, I hope I can get it soon!
    I keep you posted about it ;)

    all my kisses,
    I am just watching the video! Thanks a million...I am crazy about Topshop! I can't wait to visit the store soon!

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  33. I really like the collage you made- especially the blue shoes and floral leggings! And you're right, there is something lovely about florals.
    Thanks for the nice comment.

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  34. love this post!! the old Adidas shirt is amazing!!

    xoxo

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