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I’ve been slowly accumulating a few designer things over the past few months, and I thought I’d do a post with all the pretty girl things in one go. Of course, 99.9% of things in my closet are not designer, and I don’t think it’s necessary to have designer things to be fashionable… but I do have a thing for brands (I can admit it!) and I like to have a couple pieces in my wardrobe that are designer. Plus, with friends like Liv, Kelsey and Jennifer (not to mention my best friend Christie who works at Net-a-Porter) feeding you constant fashion news, it’s hard not to get swept up in it all.
So, here we go with a few purchases I’ve made over the past couple months for Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion…
… a blush pink Hugo Boss Orange leather belt. Really into this colour for spring…
… very comfortable Cole Haan buckle slingback shoes that are great for work…
… and yes, I visited the Salvatore Ferragamo store on Robson with a couple items in mind: a new purse, and new shoes. Years ago, I wouldn’t have been interested in Ferragamo at all because they always seemed a bit “old” to me. However, I tried on dozens of shoes on in Holt Renfrew from Louboutins (blah) to Jimmy Choos to Manolo Blahniks… and guess what, Ferragamo seemed the most comfortable for my shape of foot and the most well-made and I like that their shoes and handbags are made in Italy with good quality leather.
… so I completely fell in love with these coral/pink bow Ferragamo peep-toe pumps. Soooooooo comfortable and I really like the colour. They are quite pink but for some reason the lighting makes them look red.
Every couple of years I buy a new purse and then I proceed to completely wear it into the ground. My Fendi purse is now completely covered in dirt, frayed, and unusable. Liv was shocked when I told her that I only have one purse and I bring it everywhere — from restaurants to surf trips. Yep, I know. It’s almost a crime. But I really only want one purse at a time. So, I hopelessly fell in love with this blue Ferragamo leather purse. Here’s why: it’s small (I only like small purses), it’s structured so it will hold it’s shape, it’s got a gorgeous grain and design in the leather, I can wear it anywhere, and it can be worn for any season.
My favourite thing about it is the blue colour and the silver link detailing in the straps. The colour is great for Spring 2010 but it’s pretty unique as well.
Of course, every woman at one point in her life could use a little French lingerie
I’ve updated my wardrobe a bit for spring with some new colours… the rust colour is really big right now and some light blues and pinks as well to wear to work…
… I am smitten with these necklaces from House of Harlow 1960 that I picked up at Holt Renfrew. The studded horseshoe necklace is really long and works with so many different outfits, and the key necklace is perfect for a more subtle look.
Lastly, of course I picked up a pair of coral Tory Burch jellies to wear to the beach and walk around town. They are made in Brazil, but they aren’t as well-made as a leather pair of shoes but it should be fun to wear these and at least they can get wet without much trauma.
And that’s it! Any new purchases for you in the last few months that you love? What is on your wish list for Spring/Summer 2010 fashion?