Sales galore this week! Keep calm. Take a big deep breathe. Remember to think ahead to next season. Then if the brain can cope think ahead to next summer. Then before you get whipped into a frenzy think ahead to to what’s hot on the runways next winter. You need to get mileage from your wardrobe. Buyers remorse be damned! The trends for next summer are brights , white and pastels and yes, florals. Rule number one: Ignore pastels. Why? Because next winters’ shows in March were all about black gothic and the girl with dragon tattoo. Nuf said. The resort collections are now showing. These collections give a hint of what’s to come for next summer. So what to buy now? Anything in leather. Black, white and any graphic print tops and pants. Any Floral if you can cope and you are under 40. ( otherwsie forget it : florals add years). Bright jeans, of course. Oversized man-style coats. Accessories to add colour. oh and leopard print. If both Celine and Stella showed it in resort 2013 it’s officially a trend.
My picks for the week…
Country Road colour block top.
This top (above) has no hanger appeal. Bless. But throw it on and watch it do it’s thang. Love the V neck and the way it cuts into the neck making it seem longer. Love the sleeves that sit wider over the shoulders. You will adore the way it skims over the muffin situation but then hangs on the hips. Meaning? You won’t look like Octomom. Perfect to add colour but without going crazy. Wear now under your black coat and then into summer. now $74.25
Saba grey cable sweater.
I have been on the look out for the chunky sweater that won’t make me look it. This is great. It’s a narrow cut with the Celine inspired shorter front and bum cover back. Love it in grey. Love the cable. Love it with a leather skirt. Red jeans, white jeans, or grey jeans etc. Not on sale but it’s a great buy. Yes, please.$229.00 80% Acrylic 10% Wool 10% Alpaca.
Trenery coloured jeans.
New in store; these jeans are a great fit. I have chosen red but please don’t roll your eyes thinking I am repeating myself. again. You have got the message about red, pants. The thing is I love the dark grey colour but on this page the red is more exciting. There are also a few other colours such as orange, cream. camel : go crazy! A must buy. Wear with heels or back with your fav leather converse. $99.
YSL Large Leather Tote from Saks
It’s on sale. You want it. You need it. You are dying to have it. The stand- up tote is the look you want. It’s casual. It’s low key chic. It’s luxe. It’s a winner. Love the animal print lining. You are sure to find your wallet in there. Throw it over your shoulder or tote around in the crook of your arm. I mean do I need to say anything else except YVES SAINT LAURENT. Shut up. was AUD $1274.56 Now AUD $892. I die.
SABA zulu print pants
You saw these in my FiFi style session from a couple of weeks ago. Now they are on sale. (By the way the photo on the SABA website is so bad it will put you off buying them. Note to SABA: Please don’t wear a belt with these pants. ewww.) I’ve pulled out the shot of lovely model Angela again to show you how fab they are. TIP: f you are going to rock the print pants - and you can - go for black and white unless you are brave and confident with the legs to match. Bless. Wear with heels so that you don’t look like you got off the plane from Denpasar. $79
Pour La Victoire Women’s Loelle Pointed Toe Patent Pump from Endless.
You need a red pointy heel. But you knew that because I’m always reminding you. It will add colour to your all black/ grey /brown wardrobe. It will say ” I am groovy “. It will say” I am cool”. It will say smile and say ” I am only $124.98 Please buy me” Now go AS fast as you can to the endless site. it’s my new find. They have just recently opened up international shipping through Amazon. The shipping is $5. OMG! Not a typo. FIVE dollars. Scientific tests have proved it because I bought some fabulous loafers from the site last week. Five dollars shipping and they arrived in a week. Whaaaat?!! The other great news? My fav Micheal Kors pointy heels - which are sooo comfortable- are also here at $89..Oh la la …It’s a fabulous site…
white Suede black leather jacket.
The leather jacket is a wardrobe must have. Of course. But do you need another biker jacket? main non!. What you need is the leather jacket to throw on like a cardigan. This little number at White suede is the just right. It’s the kind of jacket to throw over a tee or knit and wear day to night. Problem: A biker jacket has to come off at dinner. Then the dilemma of what to wear under it can make you hyper ventilate. Put down the paper bag. Toss this jacket over a fine knit or T-shirt , with a skirt or jeans. Eat dinner. Look fabulous. Relax. George will kiss you. Then you can keep wearing it into summer. Love. A great price of $379
Katies Sale: everything is $15!
Oh la la! Everything is $15! How can that be? Italian Vogue is more expensive. My pick? The pleather brown pencil skirt. I’m not sure of the quality but really, it will cost you more to park your car in valet. There are some great jeans for $15 as well. Love this skirt with the cream poloneck and the leopard trend. cool. dude. WAS $49.95 NOW $15.
Sass and Bide Leopard trench.
As I was saying it looks as if leopard print is a big trend for the resort 2013 collections. If Stella MCCartney and Celine both show the look then it’s time to take notice. Love this trench because it’s, um, er, a trench. How can I resist? The print is in tres chic colours. I like the funky zip and gold hardware sporty details. Plus it’s now on sale. I say ticks all round. Wear over everything including your PJ’s. Now $320.00 was $550.00
Sportscraft white poloneck wool roll neck sweater.
I’ve been looking for a white poloneck sweater. I’m inspired by Celine. You may remember the white poloneck as the item du jour way back in The FiFi Report in March 2011. Love it. I see what I need at Sportcraft. the cut is greaty: it’s not too loose so it will fit nicely under a jacket. But it will skim over the bits . It’s not too cling fit . It’s in merino wool. Also white next your face takes 10 years off. Oh look at that : I’m now officially 25. cough cough. $119.95