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Falling for Kate

For those of you who just tuned in to my blog (naks), I want to state right off the bat that I am not a girly girl.  I am subtle girl.  Pogi girl if you may.  But there’s only one thing that turns me into a full on floral loving, bow donning, polka dot hugging girly girl:  Kate Spade.

They have a couple of local stores here in the Philippines.  Although I really love the accessibility, I have to hate customs and taxes for almost doubling the price of their products.  Worse, I can’t even buy online when they’re on sale because they’ve already set up a local store.  So while I look for ways to buy their sale items, I explore their new arrivals.

The Spring 2013 catalog is filled with golf references but these are the pieces I fell in love with the most.

L-R:  Avery Capri, Robbie Skirt

L-R: Avery Capri, Robbie Skirt

L-R:  Dawn Dress, Rhys Dress, Rosina Dress

L-R: Dawn Dress, Rhys Dress, Rosina Dress

L-R:  Roslyn Top, Shannon Top

L-R: Roslyn Top, Shannon Top

The clean lines, solid colors and simple shapes just draw me to this collection.  They’re quite preppy too.

But of course I cannot deny that I loved Kate Spade bags primarily.  I mean, who wouldn’t?

 

Clockwise from top:  Battery Park City Ruthie, Cabana Tile Sydney, Garden Grove, West Valley Valentine

Clockwise from top: Battery Park City Ruthie, Cabana Tile Sydney, Garden Grove, West Valley Valentine

Come on!  You have to admit these pieces are just charming.  I like the fact that they’re so tastefully crafted that these can easily go from corporate to casual.

And let’s not forget, those charming iPhone cases!

L-R:  Petula Stripes, Get Carried Away

L-R: Petula Stripes, Get Carried Away

These two are fantastic additions to an already witty line.  I swear if I just didn’t drop my phone so much, I would have opted for these charming ones instead of a clunky Otterbox.

Which, by the way, I am very grateful for, given that I drop my phone for some reason at least twice a week.

Le sigh.  I wonder what else could come my way.  Looking at pretty things certainly brighten my mood, but the fact that I have decided to be more prudent and channel my funds to more meaningful causes just brings so much pain to my heart.

Or rather my shopping heart.  It’s a different one altogether.

And given that I had a pretty awful day in the office, I’m glad it’s these sweet little nothings that perk me up.

These and phone calls that last forever.

Good night everyone.  See you tomorrow.

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Images from Kate Spade | Shop their latest collection here

I cannot delay these anymore!

At the risk of sounding shallow, I am about to post all the things that are essential to my wardrobe and whims.  Hahahaha.

But really, these are the things that I have constantly postponed getting because I keep telling myself, they won’t run out, or that they’re always there.  Now that I have school and I actually feel the need to be constantly mobile, I have to remind myself that I lack the following:

Photo from Villman

I didn’t really think I would need additional storage so soon!  It was a couple of weeks ago when my external hard drive started flashing red.  I only have about 20G of space left in the 500G baby, so yeah, I need space and I need it soon.

Photo from Sabo Skirt

Some of you might think a good pair of denim shorts is not essential but it is.  Ask my family.  They would know.  BWAHAHAHA.

 

Sage Ballet Flats by Ichigo Shoes

Again, let me just reiterate:  one can never have too many shoes, particularly flats.  Now that I am constantly everywhere, trying to accomplish a smoother work-study-life balance, I need good comfortable shoes to keep my feet light and quick.  I already got my running shoes, so yeah, these commuter babies are the next ones I need.

And last, but certainly not the least,

Oxford Laptop Bag by Beabi

I currently use the gigantic laptop issued to me at work.  Because I am so behind in documentation, I take it wherever I go, and it’s becoming really hard to lag around a Havaianas canvas tote bag.  I mean, if I have that bag, I shouldn’t really expect to be taken seriously.  I need something that looks official and holds all my shit together.  Coz I have so much shit I don’t know where to place.

So there.  A blog especially dedicated to the list I have been avoiding for the longest time.  Now where’s that long overdue bonus?!

Alexander McQueen Prefall 2012

Since his demise, it has always been a wonder if anyone else can live up to the legend that is McQueen.  Architecture, finesse, structure and composure all at the same time spell the gigantic talent that rocked the runway with horned heelless shoes, decorated clutches, and an armor that would be the envy of every woman.

I am very happy that Sarah Burton has been living up to that standard.  You have to admit that when you saw the wedding dress, the first thought in your head is that she will not be a disappointment to the brand.  True enough, when I saw these pre-fall pieces, I just died.

Ah.  Maz.  Balls.  Zing.

The mistake of browsing Piperlime

I’ve been wanting to make a purchase on Piperlime.  It’s part of the Gap stores (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta), so when a friend of mine asked about Gap, it was almost instinctive to click on Piperlime.

Piperlime has all the things a little lady like me wants.  The bags, the shoes, and the Rachel Zoe picks.  I mean, come on.  She’s the most sought after stylist in Hollywood and the fact that she gives her two cents worth means this store is fashionable, stylish and (because of its consortium) affordable!  So yeah, I did some Web window shopping of my own.

I love that this bag transforms to however I want it to.

I have always loved Kate Spade for her colors, but most of the time, I can't really "work" them. I'm not a color gal. Imagine my glee upon seeing this big bowed beauty. Ahhhh. Just precious.

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