The tailored blazer and a rant about money
Wow have I been MIA or what *nervous laughter* I have a really bad problem – I am just terrible with money. I think it would be an amusing hobby for you guys to just sit back and watch how I spend my okane (tis the japanese word for money) Let’s break down my shopping addiction in simple point form so you can fully understand how much of a
savvy obsessed shopper I can be am.
♥ Every morning when I reach work, I check my emails like a good, responsible employee…but as Gmail loads, I’m busy looking at another tab which has Forever21.com loaded (MY GOD AREN’T TABS THE GREATEST INVENTION AFTER MOZILLA FIREFOX?!) F21 updates their website daily every morning (about 8:20am Singapore time) and as much as I feel that pretty much 60% of their stuff are trashy, the rest are good if you want to get some basics for layering or one-off pieces.
♥ SHOES, duh. I have no qualms spending a maximum of $150 on a pair of shoes I really really like. Whenever I see a pair I die over and while most girls would just take a step back and take some time to think “Hrm, would I wear this?” “Is the heel too high?” “Is it practical?” “Do I have clothes in my closet I can actually pair the shoes with?” “Do I have something similar already?” – well you can shove it, honey because I’m already at the counter paying for the shoes.
♥ Zara and Mango sales are bad for the wallet. Srsly. Most months I can *somewhat* manage my finances and some months I’m just dead broke. Those months I’m short of cash? You can trust that a Mango or Zara sale happened sometime in those months. Anyway, side tracking here – HOW CRAPPY WAS THE MANGO SALE LAST SEASON OMG?! The clothes were uninspired, dull and just gross (well, luckily for my wallet there was nothing much to buy lol).
♥ Ion Orchard. This shopping mall opened less than a month ago and already I am proclaiming it my favourite mall in Singapore. It’s just…beautiful. I love the architecture, the range of shops (from Louis Vuitton, miu miu to high street brands like New Look, Topshop etc) Obviously Topshop isn’t something new here but the clothes in their store in Ion seem to look better and their racks are more organised somehow? It could be just a placebo effect but whatever, I love it.
I actually bought a blazer from Topshop a week ago because one day I woke up and randomly decided to buy one more blazer to add to my teeny tiny collection. Ok no, I lied. I was just walking into Topshop at Ion Orchard and omg they had so many pretty blazers on display! I eventually fell in love with this peachy nude blazer, such an unconventional color I know raitttt – which was tailored pretty well for Topshop standards and it was slightly nipped at the waist so OK MUST HAVE, PEOPLE, MUST HAVE.
Blazers are actually versatile pieces any girl (or guy) should have. Wear the slouchiest outfit you can manage, throw in a beautifully tailored blazer (if you have the money, I would suggest getting one from Yves Saint Laurent but if you’re poor like me – Topshop & Zara aren’t bad) and you have casual chic going on bb.
Nippon Vogue actually had a feature on the tailored blazer in the issue last month which I thought was nicely done, so here they are!
And since the images are huge ass, I’ve magicked up a read more link out of some wool and yarn so your bandwidth won’t die on me ^_^
Pick out a favourite If-I-had-the-money-I-would-so-totally-get-it blazer and tell me in the comments! I really loveeeeee the Yves Saint Laurent one, if it wasn’t evident enough already.
img credit: topshop uk, 5d1g.com