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

Dude shirt = Lady dress

I’ve seen this before, especially since I love Pinterest.  I’ve seen the photos like this one, but I’ve never really seen how it was done.

And then, someone from Facebook posted the adorable video of how this girl did it.  It just motivated me to do something like this with my brothers’ old shirts.  I wish I can say I’ll use Dylan’s but he’s not really a long sleeve guy (I am yet to make him believe that he really does look dashing when he’s all dressed up).

And I strongly suggest you try it too! :)

Interesting isn’t it?  And inspiring too.  Now, where is that shirt…

Enchanted

I saw these pieces the first time on Pinterest.  They immediately caught my eye, mainly because everything seems to be so dreamy.  So I explored the site and I am introduced to BHLDN.

Originating from a Dutch word meaning “to keep”, BHLDN prides itself for creating dreamy, inspired pieces for not-so-ordinary occasions, making it far more memorable and inspirational than one can even imagine.

These cover-ups are just so adorable.  I think I mostly loved them for their styling, but you cannot deny the fact that these are well made clothes.  Well made INSPIRED clothes.



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