26 November 2009

Anninthewinter Gets Cold




Grandma-made over-sized sweater; Forever 21 tee, faux leather skirt, thick tights and fringe purse; Target boots; birthday present from the boy body chain <3

This is the perfect outfit for walking around SoHo on a drizzly Thursday. This sweater my grandma made me is a bit heavy for LA most days, but it certainly kept me warm and snuggly during the day in NYC.
TopShop was a bit of a disappointment. I apologize for the whining/rant ahead of time...
I feel like everything I see out there today is so unoriginal. Everyone is following the same trends. Spikes, shoulders, sequins, ankle booties (the exact same ankle booties at that)... you get the idea. Don't get me wrong - I love these trends, in moderation. I'd love to show a bit of sparkle and add some flair on my shoulders and, let's face it, ankle boots are really functional! But I'm kind of uninspired when I keep seeing the same trends being done the same way each time. Show me something fresh! Add some color; add a different texture, a different length.
Anyway, that's mostly why TopShop didn't induce a bank-breaking spree. I did buy a couple of rings (a ram's head and a gold wrap-around leaf) that seemed pretty unique and I'm happy with that purchase. In fact, I'll try to post those sometime in the next few days.
Tomorrow is Black Friday. I work steps away from the Third Street Promenade (and yes, I have work tomorrow). I can only imagine the hoards of anxious shoppers filling the parking garages. I'm not going to lie: I will spend my lunch browsing and hopefully gaining back some inspiration.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Don't forget to enter the Perricone Giveaway! I will announce the winner THIS WEEKEND!

8 comments:

  1. Hey, Love hoped you had a blessed Holiday... from Jinx and the Evans family... God bless you...

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  2. That sweater is so crazy, I love it!

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  3. I <3 the gma sweater and the body chain! More NY pics, please!

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  4. The stores in Australia is very much the same. Very trendy and a lot of sequins, bold shoulders, and studs. All the girls look alike and there's hardly any originality and style.

    I always thought TopShop would be so amazing but it's nice to read your honest perspective of it.

    Hope you enjoyed your time in NY. I'm heading there next spring :) I can't wait!

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  5. Hi Neekoh, hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    and that sweater your grandma made looks sooo comfortable! wish my grandma knew how to sew, haha.

    I also hear you on the whole fashion thing, and I'm guilty of purchasing all that you mentioned..besides the flair on the shoulders. :P

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  6. Booo for Topshop being a letdown!! I love that sweater- soo fun! xo, Mel

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  7. You look amaaazing i love these. That street compliments your outfit perfectly. I want a sweater like that. Lucky you.

    xx Jorgia

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