Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nautical, New Year & New Look.

Nautical is pretty rife on the high street at the moment with plenty of anchor prints and Breton stripes to splurge on. The Nautical look insists on returning every year (whether you like it or not!) but it does mean that it's much easier to avoid buying more nautical inspired goodies, when you have things in your wardrobe from the years before. It's almost impossible to not look nautical when you combine the colours of blue, white and red.
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Dress (Chi Chi) Cardi (Topshop) Belt (Vintage) Shoes (Office)

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As it's Chinese New Year this weekend, it's Chinese tradition to buy new clothes to wear on New Years Day (Sunday 14th) and it seems like the perfect excuse for a bit of retail therapy. Even if it isn't always kind to my bank balance, but hey, this is one tradition that I'm going to keep!

My friend Carly walked into New Look a few days ago and as a treat to herself she splurged. Not on one dress, or two, or three. It was in fact, Seven! She even triumphantly sent me a photo. I enviously stared at all her beautiful new dresses, such lovely prints for Spring Summer!
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Speaking of New Look, here are some of my favourite images from their SS10 lookbook. I'd already seen most of these things at the Paris Press Day last year.
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I adore the little red skirt and will be looking for that when it hits stores as well as this gorgeous little lace blazer. I cannot wait for warmer weather so I can wear these without throwing on a coat over the top!
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As I recall, the bows and polkadots were from the Cupcake Collection and polka dots are everywhere at the moment, it's hard not to nice them. All the high street stores have cute heart/bow/polkadot prints in stock at the moment and I love it.
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This little pale pink faux leather jacket is really lovely. I love how the toughness of the leather jacket is counteracted with the soft, marshmallow pink...oh and er the bunny ears.
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  2. nice outfit! your friend's dresses look really nice too. I cannot wait for spring. as it continues snowing up to over a foot outside...

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  3. Owh nice dress...the pink polka dot is my fav...Happy Chinese New Year to you and ur family:P
    gong xi fa cai and wan shi ru yi:P

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  4. I love that lace blazer. I wish there is a New Look store near me.

    I love your take on the nautical look. The ruffled top is so cute. xoxo

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  5. I adore your studded brogues, and those lookbook pics!

    Have fun on Chinese New Year :D

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  6. ooooooh cute as! i want spring to come already so i can wear some florals!

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  7. I love that dress! Plus the 7 your friend bought also look fab, you can never have too many! CNY sounds fun, can't wait to see what you get up to. I know I'll be jealous if there's food involved!

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  8. Happy New year my dear!! A fab outfit and loving the pink biker style jacket too!

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  9. what I fell in love with was the Zara new collection! And I seriously love your outfit!

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  10. woah 7! thats a splurge and a half. i heart your dress big time

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  11. Lovely look! I have striped items in my wardrobe come S/S every year, i can't resist the nautical look

    Kirstie Marié
    x

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  12. what a great tradition! LOL
    love that ruffled dress on you.
    happy new year!
    xoxo

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  13. I can never get sick of sailor dresses, and your ruffle esque one is adorable!

    And I'm looking forward to Chinese New Year too, but I'm sadly too old for 'red envelopes' these days. I want money T_T x

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  14. This is such a cute nautical look! I love the ruffles on that dress.

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  15. I adore your dress, and the New Look photos look so pretty :D

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  16. That dress is awesome ! And the shoes too!!
    I can't wait to celebrate the chinese new year in San Francisco :)

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  17. this demin dress !! at the moment that I saw it, I know I HAVE to buy it :D
    It's so perfect (but maybe a little bit shorter arg)
    I'll be in London in 2 weeks, I can't wait to see if their new look have it !
    Now we only need spring to wear these dresses :)

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  18. your outfit looks beautiful and love the nautical ensemble!

    Much love always,
    Glendy

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  19. so obsessed with nautical.
    youre outfit is too damn cute.
    xoxox.

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  20. cuteee love the dress!! :D :D
    looking adorable :)

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  21. LOVE the shoes! and I'm so incredibly jealous of your friend right now... wish I had that much money for new clothes! *sigh*

    When I saw that lace blazer at the London press day I just knew I had to have it!

    LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    xx

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  22. Lovely outfit and your first must be very pleased with all her new drsses!

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  23. wow, seven dresses?? i'm jealous. ;) and i love the lookbook for new look too...

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  24. i love the pieces from the cupcake collection. i love that you have an excuse to buy a new outfit. and i love that your friend bought 7 new dresses!!!!!

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  25. Happy Chinese New Year, Winnie! We're going to fight the crowds and go out for dim sum.
    And I luuuurve your version of nautical-wear. Seriously it's one of my favorite Winnie outfits!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Ohh what a great look Winnie ! Love the dress and your shoes are amazing ! I can't wait for CNY , hope I'll get a lot of Ang Bao hahaha . And how I wish we have New Look here ! The collections are so great . The dresses . Ahhh . You make me jealous . x) Anyway , happy CNY and happy val's day !

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  27. hey winn, though i better leave a comment seeing as it's my dresses that feature on here! love it! i'm wearing dress 3 of 7 when i go out tonight! i'll look forward to getting another mention in your next post, which your blogger friends are gonna LOVE, right!! happy CNY for tomorrow, see you next week xxxx

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  28. Love your nautical outfit!
    And happy new year :)

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  29. I adore your nautical outfit! ♥
    I fall in love with the nautical look year after year as the summer comes around.
    Love those dresses and the New Look photos as well!

    x

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  30. cute outfit! i generally don't like new look stuff, but the things in these photos are really cool.

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  31. your dress is so cute. really like it

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  32. Yes there are definitely some trends that just keep on coming back. A great excuse for buying investment pieces in these trends. I love your nautical dress.

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  33. so short and sweet! love your shoes!

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  34. Happy Chinese New Year!

    I love your dress Btw

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  35. cute outfit! that dress is great!

    P.S. I just redid my blog. Glittering Bones is now going to be about fashion, feminism, and activism. Check it out at: http://glitteringxbones.blogspot.com/

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  36. Your shoes are lovely, and I work at New Look and have seen the look book and it really is amazing, I was really surprised but happy knowing that I'll probably be buying everything in the look book :) love your blog!

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