Fashion Casserole

I am old enough to not allow myself to get too dispirited when I am unable to purchase a certain piece of fashion or art. That's why there's the little thing called window shopping or virtual style gazing if you will.


Not in the slightest moment of weakness would I dare to punish my vogue desires. Sometimes virtual style gazing sessions may provide encouragement to take risks with one's own individual style—then giving you an inspirational booster shot to ease worthy fashion outbursts and gasps of excitement.

Have you ever seen an item so beautiful that it almost made you cry? I have! But, that's a whole other vintage diaries post that I will save for later.

Personally, I do occasionally prefer to virtually indulge a bit before committing fully to the "buy now" mode of possession. Certainly there are many fashion wants, wishes, and loves; and virtually taking it all in helps me to consolidate those tailored desires in one place. As time passes I may delete or add an item here and there.
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Afterward, I make a purchase and just like the perfect wine pairing with a meal the chosen selections make sense, complementing its surroundings. It becomes the fashion ingredient that my style deems necessary to thrive amongst those modern and dated recipes of my wardrobe. It's the fashion soup that my body never forgets to digest as it braces volatile climates, and inhales sumptuous threads of cashmere or remembers the luxe touch of silk draping effortlessly even as I sit in an uncomfortable chair.

Yes, it's okay to desire special items that enhance your style. It's okay to acquire pieces that you might even label as your splurge of the season! And, when you're uncertain whether or not to choose between the two, it's even better when you can appreciate an item's style potential.

You know, those items that you gaze at once, then twice, or even granting it a third stare as you're analysing the pros and cons, pondering, "do I need this? Can I make this or is it even worth the price on sale?" And the only words that you can really think of is ... "Get in my closet!"  Yes! Well, here are a few pieces on my list at the moment!

 
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Globetrotting: This is my favourite type of luggage that I've always admired since I was little girl. It's what I've always imagined myself travelling in ... none other than the iconic  Globe-Trotter  Style. Their vanity and trolley cases are the best in my opinion! They have also designed an exclusive James Bond collection inspired by the new film SKYFALL seen here.


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As a fashionista most people think that we simply obsess over everything! That may be so for some, but I just have several main obsessions: vintage, lace, travelling accessories, Dries Van Noten, Erdem, and Carven! There may be a couple more, however these are some that quickly come to mind. Of course, this Carven dress was a key desire to be added to my dream closet. I mean, it's only 1,120.39 USD!

 

As Mr. Fashion Tales slightly gave me the WTF! facial expression on a couple of these shoe styles above, I stand by them regardless! Cleverly crafted, marvellous, artful, and by all means exactly what the shoe doctor ordered! 
 
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This stunning leather accordion Marni creation has been on my radar. It definitely makes a wonderful gift, wouldn't you say?


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Thanks to Curvatude for introducing me to Navoh handbags, which are more of a realistic price point for my lifestyle. Now, I just LOVE this style and the rust-orange colour is my favourite!


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Lastly, these beautifully printed trousers really need to be in my life. There's definitely nothing shy about this pair and I even have the perfect accessories for them!


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  1. francesca romana capizzi01 November, 2012

    If money grew on trees I'd buy those nicholas kirkwood  booties!! I am lusting over them!
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  2. very inspiring selections!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  3. I kind of want everything especially the cool coloured trolley cases! That would be travelling in style for sure!
    wish I could get away with printed trousers! These are gorgeous!
    x.o.x.o

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  4. The Dainty Dolls House01 November, 2012

    I enjoy all your picks here, even the trousers, they are fun and the design is gorgeous! I need to win the lottery ;) Have a great day doll xx

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  5. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gpiBvc6l1lY/UJGJPpafUpI/AAAAAAAAG_0/pWyF4uC9VSE/s640/FASHION+TALES_+Top+TravellingLuggage.jpg - I want them all :D

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  6. Hi lovely,

    Really great post, I really enjoyed reading this and can completely understand what you are saying. Those Simone Rocha shoes are a dream and like all Carven shoes those flats are beautiful. I also have to say that those printed trousers are amazing and even though heavily printed I can imagine all the different way one could style them! :) 

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  7. love the shoes! the animal print looks so perfect! :-)

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  8. I am all about aspirational pieces- I think they inspire your current closet and when acquired become a piece of a collection.  

    Love the trunks!

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  9. Wow, that dress is amazing!

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  10. Absolutely! Thanks for your comment Alexis. xx

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  11. Thanks dear. I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading it. Carven just does not wrong! :) xx Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  12. I seriously like to decorate my space with things that make me smile, which I think is always an extension of my style. 

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  13. Jelena Zivanovic01 November, 2012

    My definite favorites are: Carven dress, Fendi boots and both bags!:) Lovely choice my pretty!!!

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  14. Amazing post, darling!
    Especially loving the luggage.
    And those pants are spectacular!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. Wow,what's not to love about it honey,right?Amazing;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  16. Adore the Fendi boots!!

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  17. There were so many 'sighhhhs..I want that!' when I read this post, that white dress is beautiful, wow, so angelic! And the white bag os pure class, such fantastic picks!

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  18. That white dress is so so divine!!!

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  19. I love the lace dress-I need to purchase! :) Your blog is absolutely fabulous-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!! 

    

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  20. oh wow, those bags are gorgeous! :D

    <3, Mimi

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  21. Great post!! I think everyone will have things that they aspire to. Things that we want are unlimited but we have limited means don't we. I have been dreaming of owning a Globe Trotter luggage too.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  22. You're such a beautiful writer, and I could completely relate to your introduction.  I was just thinking tonight about the 100+ item wishlist I have on Modcloth going on right now, but I haven't splurged for anything quite yet.  I'm waiting for the perfect piece, and the perfect moment.

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  23. I am an impulse buyer..I always tried to control myself..and try to wait and think....but I can't. The pot in the first photo is so cute..sth I will buy..lol

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  24. Nice picks1! You know I tried that Carven dress in that colour in Selfridges just out of curiousity - it is divine! Beautifully made, beautiful fit. But yeah, what a price tag! I quickly ran away!

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  25. Janice Lunes02 November, 2012

    Great post!

    Lovely picks !! And nice title as well ;)

    Have a great weekend ! :)

    Love,
     
    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.com

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  26. This post left me drooling !! Kisses

    Win precious earrings worth $135 !!
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  27. That lace dress is so beautiful!
    XO
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  28. Great inspirational post. The pants are so cool <3
     xo

    glamDevils

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  29. Bravoerunway02 November, 2012

    Indeed many many beautiful items and the printed trousers are my fav too!

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  30. I LOVE the vintage look of that luggage. It makes me think of the Titanic. I seriously want to decorate with those pieces!!  :)

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  31. I have alot of the same dilemmas when is comes to needs wants and loves...theres so much out there that should be in my closet but can i afford it? is there longevity...sigh...firstworldproblems ; )

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  32. Those patterned pants are SO gorgeous!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  33. This post is basically just proof why I love you. You have such exquisite and GOOD taste. That luggage is perfection. And that bag. Sigh. My heart is racing just eyeing all this fabulousness.

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  34. Oooohhh my gosh. That dress. I build shopping carts all the time online, make wish lists, all that stuff. It's fun, it semi settles the shopping lover in me, and there's no money spent. 

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  35. Oh, you are so sweet. That means so much to me, I love so many things, lol! Thanks doll for reading! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. x

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  36.  I really need to get there on my next visit. That dress is so special! But, yes pricey! :)

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  37. Thanks again for your comment. Yes, I do need to check out Modcloth soon! I forget about that shop sometimes.

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  38. Yes, I often have the 'get in my closet' moments! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. Oh to Be a Muse02 November, 2012

    I agree, it's definitely OK to add splurge items to your closet or some other part of your home...especially if you've been window shopping and obsessing over it for quite some time. That Marni bag is the perfect example for me.

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  40. madison, i found this post to be very interesting. as i get older, i question what i'm about to buy a lot more than when i was younger. i use to buy buy buy and not use or wear things. that's a sin! i really look at durability, style and can this last for several years. i'm past fads.
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  41. FifthnSixthcloset02 November, 2012

    OMG! All in one post! Enjoyed reading this, and we totally relate to it. Lusting over that Carven dress, its breathtaking. The Marni purse too OH MY! We got a thing for prints, so the pants are definitely on the favs list.

    Have a great weekend!
    xx
    5th&6th

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  42. echoing the sentiments of exquisite taste!! Why aren't you famous yet?? All the celebs need your style. ellesees.blogspot.com

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  43. Seekingstyleblog03 November, 2012

    Swooning over those trousers!
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. Adore the white doily dress!  So chic. . .

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  45. Amazing selection! Love the luggage.
    LUXESSED

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  46. Maria bastida Guinea03 November, 2012

    Love the casserole! fashion is everywhere, not just in clothes :P

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  47. I like window shopping too!

    Thank you for the comment!

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  48. Thanks, yes those are my favourite as well. xo

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  49. Funny you should feature those cases I was just looking at some Louis Vuitton ones yesterday while my friend was shopping in the store.

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  50. Great picks!

    I'm in love with rusty red this fall, so that oversized bag looks absolutely fab.

    Kisses!
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  51. Perfection and Harmony04 November, 2012

    Amazing bags, all of them!


    I hope you will visit my blog:http://www.perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/and maybe follow if U like.

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  52. I love those globe trotter trunks.  They'd be so inconvenient for actual travel, but they are so beautiful.

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  53. Thanks! They are so beautiful though! :)

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