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Showing posts with label Valentino. Show all posts
Since Christian and I didn't get out to take photos this weekend I thought I'd bring back my How I Wore It series. We're headed into Spring so I'm focusing on florals and bright colors.

Hopefully we'll go for a walk this weekend so I can take some outfit pictures for next week. I'm not a huge fan of taking pictures in front of our house (don't want the neighbors to think I'm a weirdo) so not sure I'll want to take them at home. But we'll see how desperate I become!

I hope everyone is staying as safe as possible during all this Coronavirus craziness. Christian has been on high alert since January so luckily we were stocked up on food before the national freakout the past couple weeks.  At this point all anyone can do is stay away from people as much as possible. Luckily I already work from home so I will be trying not to leave the house, except perhaps for walks, for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately Christian still has to go to the office, even though they have the ability to work from home. Hopefully his boss allows that soon.

I posted some looks from Valentino's Fall 2015 collection last month and decided to recreate one of the looks. It just so happened that I had jeans EXACTLY like a pair they had, so how could I not try and replicate it? The only difference with my jeans is they're longer, so I took one photo with them pulled up so you could see how it looked! I had a hard time deciding between blazers but in the end went for my blue Marc by Marc Jacobs one, but I took a couple photos with my Etro blazer just to see how it would look. Which do you prefer?

Blazer: Marc Jacobs (eBay), Top: DKNY Jeans,  Jeans: Free People (Marshalls), Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale)

(stupidly I bent my leg in the picture with my jeans shortened so they look uneven! GAH!)

And here's the other jacket by Etro (from Roundabout Resale)
I'm not usually one for over the top gowns, but how gorgeous are all of these Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 looks?! Some are obviously more wearable than others. For example, the beautiful black dress with leather detailing - to die for! I might have to recreate this look with my light wide leg free people jeans, can definitely get a similar vibe!

Last week while browsing through Net-a-Porter's "What's New" section, I came across this gorgeous Valentino purse, which has since sold out.  I decided to bring back an old post; Lust, Love, Less and find similar bags so we could get the look without spending a fortune.

This would also be fun to DIY, if you found a nice tan shoulder bag for a reasonable price you could create your own design with embroidery thread and/or buttons.  I may go that route because I've been wanting to do something crafty for a while (but I'll probably be too lazy).

Valentino Purse: $3195
Ash Handbag: $225
MMS Purse: $19.95

A very close second for the "Love" bag, but the other one had the colors better.
Patrizia Pepe Handbag: $222

Honorable Mentions:

Antik Batik Bag: $133

Anya Hindmarch Handbag: $465

Saldarini Clutch: $75
This jacket has become my official Easter jacket. I feel weird wearing it most of the time, but the light yellow shade makes it perfect for Easter.  This was what I wore for our celebrations on Saturday with my Dad's side of the family.  This Carven dress is already getting lots of use! I am already planning to wear it again for a blogger get together next month, unless the weather doesn't cooperate.

Song of the Day: Yellow & Rose by James Taylor

Dress: Carven (Yoox), Jacket: Valentino (The Outnet - $2 sale), Heels: Marc by Marc Jacobs (net-a-porter sale), Sunglasses: Etienne Aigner c/o Marshalls, Bracelets: Ten Thousand Villages, Necklace: Gorjana Griffin, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports & Mom's

I had an outfit post planned for today, but got a fun email from The Outnet last week letting me know that a ton of great Valentino pieces would be added to the site today!  From the press release: Valentino's iconic designs epitomize Italian glamour. Renowned for show-stopping red gowns, delicate lace dresses and luxe leather accessories, this is the label to be seen in this season. Make like Rachel Bilson, Alexa Chung and Amy Adams and embrace Valentino's exquisite style - at up to 65% off at THE OUTNET!

Many of you may recall that I got my first (and only) Valentino piece via The Outnet's 2nd birthday sale for $2! It is a gorgeous jacket that retailed for $8,000 - see it in this post. Below are some pieces along with their pricing on The Outnet. I will update them later to include links once they are live on the site!

Bow-embellished leather jacket $965
Ruffled silk and leather gown $1785
Satin-trimmed tiered silk-velvet skirt $1195
Studded Sandal $495

Tiered silk-chiffon dress $965

Twill straight-leg pants $198
Here are the outfits I wore for Easter this past Sunday. Yes, I said outfits. I couldn't decide what to wear so I wore one for church and the other to go to my Grandma's. They both centered around my $2 Valentino jacket, figured I should get some more wear out of it while I can.

Jacket: Valentino via The Outnet $2 Birthday sale, Dress: Jason Wu for Target, Heels: Marc by Marc Jacobs (net-a-porter End of Season sale), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La)

And outfit number 2.  This one cost $22 if you don't count the shoes. If you count the shoes it was $102, so still not too shabby for all the designer names.

Jacket: Valentino via The Outnet $2 Birthday sale, Skirt: J.McLaughlin (Coco's), Top: Emanuel Ungaro (Coco's), Heels: Lanvin (Roundabout Resale), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La)
Remember how I said I have a blazer addiction? This is the proof.  Last month I made this fun video featuring my blazers, 17 of them.  Since creating it I bought 2 more: a Marc Jacobs denim jacket and a PBM over-sized camel hair blazer...oops! At least they were both $10. Enjoy! (My favorite part is right before the credits ;) )

And, for your viewing pleasure, here are all the outfits from my blazer challenge. (a couple are missing, but this is pretty much all of them.)  You will see a lot of duplicate items in here as well. I would have liked to have added skirts into the mix but I am too lazy to wear them on the train (gotta be more careful when sitting and getting up, and I hate being ladylike) ;)

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