I wanted this McQ Alexander McQueen coat sooo badly. I featured it back in November (remember?) when I first discovered it at The White Space at the Bay, and proceeded to visit it many, many times before finally taking the plunge.
It’s one of my favourite pieces right now, and it’s all because of that tail. It serves no real functional purpose, but with it I could be a magician, or marching band member. Or perhaps a girl on her way to a Mackage fashion show. Who knows?
McQ by Alexander McQueen coat / D&G shirt / Elise Overland leather pants / Gucci shoes / OBJECT for Danier clutch / YSL ring / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Hope all is well with you, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and the elves up in the North Pole! I know we only just saw each other at Mr. Backseat Styler’s company Christmas party last week, but I thought I’d write to you to remind you of our discussion at the time. As you know, I’ve been a tad overindulgent this past year, so I probably only deserve a lump of coal in my stocking. However, should you decide – in all your infinite, jolly wisdom – to give me a free pass this year, I have taken the liberty of listing out what I would most like to see in my stocking. In the unlikely event that 3 days is not sufficient time for the elves to cobble together these items, I’ve also included where each item can be purchased. The prices I’ve listed don’t include the Kris Kringle discount though – I’m sure you could do much better.
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I may not be able to afford a luxury ski trip to the Swiss Alps (nor do I know how to ski, but that’s besides the point), but I can damn well look the part. I’ve been imagining myself sipping Bailey’s hot chocolate by the fireplace in a fabulous ski chalet wearing my chicest après-ski wear ever since I fell in love with D&G’s Fall 2010 collection. You may be thinking, really, S - a blouse with giant snowflakes printed on it? To you I say, YES. I am just that festive. And literal of a dresser.
The blouse is currently stocked at Holt Renfrew in Canada and is also on sale at Neiman Marcus (reg. $515, sale $386). And in case you’re wondering – yes, it will indeed fit in my stocking. Merci beaucoup in advance!
P.S. The model’s nose-in-the-air pose is a tad amusing, n’est-ce pas?
M, P and I made the trek to Buffalo recently for a highly successful day of outlet shopping and Cheesecake Factory gorging. We also paid a visit to The Box, where some purchases have been waiting for me for quite some time. I finally picked up my Alexander McQueen button trim boots and Smythe white equestrian jacket from The Box. I’m in love with both!
I also finally got the Ferragamo Varina flats I’d been eyeing for over a year now. I’d had no luck catching the black patent version on sale until Saks’ Friends & Family sale a few months ago. I can’t wait to wear them…but am dreading breaking the patent leather in.
A few cute tank tops were also at The Box. I was surprised to find that the D&G bow tank is rather sheer, so I’ll have to find creative ways to wear it without showing the world my not-so-rock-hard abs. The Marc by Marc Jacobs tank has a great pattern to it that gives it depth. It’ll be perfect under jackets and cardigans.
I also finally jumped on the bandage skirt bandwagon. I sprung for this BCBG skirt while I was in Vegas last month because it was 40% off…not too shabby. Now I just need an excuse to wear it out.
Having loaded up the car with all my goodies and finding that I’d already taken up more than my fair share of the trunk space, I didn’t do too much damage shopping in Buffalo the rest of the day. But I’d like to say that I did a great job in enabling P and M! Ahh, the dangers of shopping with a shopaholic.
Just a few days ago, I declared that my search for a navy blazer had ended with this Zara purchase. I am a liar. Because just mere days after my announcement, I placed my very first order ever with FORWARD by revolve for this D&G herringbone blazer.
The jacket’s not perfect, but it was calling to me. When there’s only one left on the site and it’s my size and it’s on sale and I find a code for an extra 10% off, I can’t possibly not click the order button. Besides, all that keeps the blazer from the peak of perfection is fancier buttons. Like the buttons on Emmanuelle Alt’s Balmain jacket.
I’m feeling a DIY opportunity coming on. Usually when I say that I never follow through, but this time I think I might actually mean it. Does anyone know of any fabulous button stores in Toronto (Queen West?) or online (Etsy?)? Share please!
Photo Credits: The Sartorialist, FORWARD by revolve
The red lace skirt is TDF. It makes up for all the cheap-looking polka dots and black lace in the rest of the collection.