love this styling:
Pockets and canvas and vinyl oh my! loving this snap pockets tote with fake leather details:
Color has always been one of the most important components of my wardrobe. I can recall phases in my life that have been ruled by particular colors: my pink stage, my green years, my happy yellows and of course the blue period. Lately I’ve been quite blah with color – sticking to black and cream and navy blue. Not sure what that means but I think it’s high time I jazz it up a little and bring back some full color.
And how about these muppet green chino pants:
While I’m gearing up for our huge move back to the states in a couple of months, I’m also eyeing home decor everywhere. Since we’re looking to buy an apartment all I can think of is: new start, new home, new color, new warmth. My favorite nearby restaurant, called Puah, has the most beautiful eclectic decor. Each table, table cloth, plate and glass is unique and vintage. It’s styled down to the flower vase, knife and fork. I have to take pictures next time we go because I think that place will be my inspiration.
I regrettably didn’t do anything nice with our apartment here in the Middle East. It’s quite pretty on it’s own too… has very unique old sliding eastern doors, a great new kitchen and creamy tones all over. For our next place, I plan to add tons of color and warmth; maybe starting with this floral, smear-dyed duvet cover & sham set. But I’m a sucker for any pretty bed linens.
Yeay! Urban Outfitters finally just publicly released their holiday items online. I posted a peek to their lookbook a few weeks ago here. These are my favorite pieces (minus the zebra print jacket… it’s not online yet) in newly photographed angles with links… gotta have this sequin cardigan!
I, by no means, am feeling any sort of holiday spirit where I am, but this Urban holiday lookbook, courtesy of Refinery29, had me singing Christmas carols like a chorus champ. I want to dance around to the Nutcracker, wearing sparkly necklaces and silk, zebra printed smoking jackets. Weeeeee…
Fake leather, zippers and frills. What a lovely combination! I’m coveting these two pieces…
I don’t know about you, but at times, a lighter and airier fabric can make for a lighter and airier me. I love these mix and match navy, black and white pieces. Cowl sleeved tanks and thinly layered fabrics make summertime seem more bearable and just looking at these pieces make me feel cooler.
As some of you may have noticed, I’m an avid online shopper at Urban Outfitters. I post far too many items that I find there, including my recent shoe purchase, which I gleefully displayed few posts ago, the black cutout oxfords.
This new, special shoe brought me immense pleasure and felt like real love at first sight, but all feelings for them soon quickly evolved into a destructive love-hate relationship.
What happened was my cutout oxfords collapsed and tore up everywhere after just one wear, and only became worse. After just 5 wears I could no longer frolic around town comfortably in them.
I sent an email to complaints department at Urban Outfitters a few days ago, explaining my dilemma and requesting a solution. I didn’t expect much from their customer support so I was happily surprised when an email came my way from a Miss Julie Barna offering not only her sincere apologies but also a gift card in the amount of the cost of the oxfords.
Lesson to be learned: Stop bitching and do something about it. When you buy a product you’re not happy with, write a letter and you shall most likely be compensated for your misery, and in my case earn a mini shopping spree out of it!
Has anyone else ever complained about something they bought and were compensated for it?