Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Birthday Present: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Ukita Satchel

This past Sunday was my 25th Birthday. I celebrated the big 2-5 with a BBQ on the terrace of my apartment. It was a nice day and a calm way to celebrate my birthday. My apartment is now overflowing with all the flowers I was given. I ran out of vases and surface area to put them!

My boyfriend gave me a gift before people arrived and I was THRILLED when i opened the package. He gave me the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Ukita Satchel. I used this bag in Weekend Shopping Look of the Week. I love the bag. It is a gorgeous dark grey. It slouches beautifully and the leather is super soft. He did a great job picking out the gift and I can't wait to use it!

Over the weekend I wrote a Guest Post for Amanda of A.Co Est. 1984 while she is on her honeymoon in Mexico. The post is all about my recent love for leopard print. Check it out HERE.

Also, Today is the LAST DAY to enter My 100 Followers Giveaway. Click HERE to enter.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Carissa Vicky

Name: Carissa Vicky
City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Occupation: Student


Who is your fashion inspiration?
Wow, really, if you ask me about this one, I might have to attached a list of it. I get inspired from a lot of different sources, but well, mostly it comes from the blogosphere. But to put it simple : Miroslava Duma, Annabel Ly from Blushing Ambition, and a girl name Henriette I found from The Streethearts.

What is your favourite place to shop?
Zara, and.. anywhere else where I could find a good stuff with good prices :) even eBay is listed as favorite, only if they shipped to Jakarta.

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
Well, I'm not so into what's in or what's out so I can't really answer this. I wear stuff I'm comfortable with and I don't really mind if it's a bit old-fashion, as long as I love it, it's fine with me.

What is the current trend you dislike the most?
I don't know if this is the current trend or not, but I despised leggings as pants under a tunic. Gosh! Hurts my eyes whenever I see that. Especially if it's an 3/4 leggings.


Why did you start your blog?
Because I'm an exhibitionist. LOL, okay, no. It's the same with other bloggers, you (fashion)blogwalking much and slowly but sure, that desire to start your own fashion blog will grow. So, here I am.

How would you describe your style?
Down-to-earth. I like it clean and simple without too much accessories.

What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
This definitely got nothing to do with summer, but I'm dying to buy a vintage Dooney & Bourke/Coach Briefcase Messenger style bag and a pair of JC, any pair will do. I'm a die-hard JC fans.

What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
A red dress, not so worth the price :/


What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
This is difficult, I didn't really keep a track on the least expensive thing I buy. Okay, I'm totally clueless. I think it's a band shirt.Maybe

What is one thing that you regret buying?
That red dress I mentioned above :'(

If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/ a fashion icon who would it be?
Karl Lagerfeld! Gosh, I adore him too much, I don't know what to say.

What is your favourite vacation destination?
Europe, especially Italy! Never been there before, but that place is oh-so-amazing. I need to go and ride on a gondola at Venice one day.

To see more of Carissa Vicky's looks go to her blog La Petit Poucet

Photos: lapetitpoucet.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Look of the Week: Casual Day Look Under $100

My grandmother requested that I do some Looks of the Week that were less expensive so I decided to challenge myself to do a look under $100
Slubby Breton Stripe Tee $32 TopShop.com
Dark Mineral Wash Skinny Jeans $17 ModaXpressOnline.com
Sunglasses $5.80 Forever21.com
Gabriel Necklace $5.80 Forver21.com
Lattice Heeled Thong Sandal $7.50 Forver21.com
Twist of Fate Bag $28.80 Forver21.com
Polished Bangle Set $4.80 Forver21.com
The grand total was $101.70. I went over by a $1.70..Sorry! LOL

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Foley + Corinna Disco City in Light Leopard

I am a big fan of convertible bags. I love being able to have a large tote style bag and then a smaller more casual style bag once it's folded over. I especially love this Foley + Corinna bag because of the fun light leopard print. It would look great worn with black. A bag like this isn't necessarily the most versatile due to the leopard print although the fact that it is light makes it a bit more wearable. If you have a lot of bags in your closet then adding a fun piece like this is a great idea.
What do you think?

You can buy it through PiperLime.com $215

Don't forget to Enter My 100 followers Giveaway. It closes August 31st!

Photo: piperlime.com

*Closed* 100 Followers Giveaway

Walk of Fashion hit 100 followers last night so as promised I am doing a giveaway. I want to thank all of you who read the blog and are helping it grow. I am giving away a copy of Who What Wear Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life. It is written by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr of WhoWhatWear.com, which was one of the fist style websites I started to read.

How to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
1. Click Follow in the left side-bar through Google Connect.
2. Leave a comment on this post answering the question "who is your style icon" and leave your email.

Additional Entries:
1. Blog about the giveaway and post a link below in the comment section so I can see it
2. Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet in the comment section


As long as Amazon.com ships to your country you are eligible to win. Here is a list of all the places they ship, which is pretty much anywhere!

The Giveaway will close on August 31st

Thanks again everyone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alexander Wang Daria Small Duffel Bag

It looks like my obsession with Alexander Wang bags won't be ending anytime soon. I am pretty sure that I have an addiction to bags and there is nothing I can do about it. The Daria bag is simple and chic with a tiny bit of edge with the three studs on the handle. I love the simple shape and the roomy size of the bag. This bag is definitely not a show stopper but it would make a great addition to my closet as an everyday bag.

What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $850


Photo: shopbop.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Wynne

Name: Wynne
City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Occupation: Law student

Who is your fashion inspiration?
I don't have a particular person to look up to, everyone inspires me really, from the top celebs like Alexa Chung, fictive figures like Serena van der Woodsen, to world-wide fashion bloggers.

What is your favourite place to shop?
Thrift stores and local independent stores, definitely. High end stores are great for inspiration, but why spend more if you can look just as fabulous at lower price. :)

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
Pastel colors and vintage maxi skirts.

What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Dislike is a strong word, I prefer saying that I'm not feeling the comeback of flare pants yet.

Why did you start your blog?
I love seeing how people who aren't in the media spotlight are so passionate about fashion and their street styles and blogs inspire me so much. I love fashion as much as they do and would love for myself to inspire other people as well.

How would you describe your style?
Eclectic, but with my own touch of simplicity and vintage. I don't always go with trends, most of the time I try to come up with more and more ways to wear vintage stuffs that I have in the back of my closet. I always try to be creative with what I possess instead of racing to follow trends.

What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
My answer to this question will always be: All kinds of shoes. A girl can never have too many shoes. :p

What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
A Jimmy Choo bag. Which is such a guilty pleasure, because well, I shop in thrift stores. Hahaha.

What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
A pair of flat boots bought in Australia for only $5 AUD.

What is one thing that you regret buying?
A pair of grey ankle boots, because they were the wrong size, and the shop refused to do something about it. :(


If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/ a fashion icon who would it be?
There are so many genius fashion designers I'd like to meet (and hopefully receive a gift from, tee hee) but since I'm not a designer whatsoever, I'd die to meet Alexa Chung. She makes looking stylish and fabulous so easy.

What is your favourite vacation destination?
Call me a classic, the answer is Paris. Beautiful city with amazing atmosphere, splendid sceneries, and ultimately superb fashion spots and people.

To see more of Wynne's looks visit her blog Fashion Geek's Closet.

Photos: fashiongeekscloset.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Look of the Week: Fancy Dress Party

Today I'm going to a Fancy Dress Party. Yes, Really. Dressing up for no reason at all. Should be fun! According to some "Fancy Dress" means "Slutty Dress" but I don't roll that way.
Alice + Olivia Kellye One Shoulder Dress $297 Shop.AliceandOlivia.com
Brian Atwood Drama Patent Leather Pumps $660 Net-A-Porter.com
Greenwich Jewelers Diamond Earrings $675 GreenwichJewelers.com
Jessica Jensen Classic Envelope Clutch $164 Endless.com
Tola & Layla Bezel Set Tiny Ring $359 (on sale) ShopBird.com

Also, only 4 more Google Connect followers before a giveaway is happening so if you read but haven't clicked follow FOLLOW :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Elizabeth & James Elephant Ring

This statement piece from Elizabeth & James is amazing! This kind of ring is definitely not for everyone but, if you are a fan of big bold pieces then go for it. Elizabeth & James jewelry is quickly becoming a favourite of mine for their quirky and unique pieces. I would not wear this with crazy prints, simple is best when wearing a piece like this.


What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $325

Photos: shopbop.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A.P.C Leopard-Print Cotton Sweater

The description of this sweater calls is leopard print but I think it looks more like a graffiti print and I really like it. The price is a bit high for a cotton sweater but this blog is like a virtual wish list so price doesn't really matter. This sweater would be great for chilly lazy days. Throw this on with a pair of jeans and you will look put together.

What do you think?

You can buy it through Net-A-Porter.com for $150

Photos: net-a-porter.com

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alexander Wang Darcy Slouchy Hobo

I love this hobo by Alexander Wang. It is a simple yet modern and chic bag with a bit of unexpected edge with the suds on the bottom. I love that he has taken the studs we all love from the rocco duffel and worked them into this hobo. I love the way it slouches and the pebbled leather looks like it is very soft. I would love to have this bag in my closet.


What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $850

Photos: shopbop.com

Bird by Juicy Couture Zoe Blazer

I have already declared my love for blazers and my love of chic stripes. So, that makes this blazer pretty much perfect. I know it is still summer but fall is just around the corner and I'm always cold. I like the way it has been styled in this photo but it could definitely be dressed down a bit more with denim. Try and keep it simple though, you don't want to look like a clown.
What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $298

Photo: shopbop.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: T

Name: T
City: Formerly of Chicago, now living in Greece
Occupation: Self-employed

Who is your fashion inspiration?
I am a big fan of street style, but if I had to name specific women who wear the types of clothes that I am most drawn to, I'd have to say Giovanna Battaglia, Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian (I always feel like I have apologize for this last one, but it's true! Ha! I really do like a lot of the individual pieces she wears day-to-day.)

What is your favourite place to shop?
In the States, it's definitely Loehmann's. I hate paying full price and I love finding buried treasure. Here in Greece, I am still getting familiar with the shopping, so I really can't name a favorite (yet!).

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
I am really happy to see leopard print back in the spotlight.

What is the current trend you dislike the most?
I would not be sad if the knee sock thing disappeared forever.

Why did you start your blog?
I started blogging in 2007 as a way to have a little more fun with my writing. I wrote about anything that came to mind related to fashion and pop culture. But after moving to Greece I found myself pretty out of the loop when it came to what was going on back in the States, so in the spring of this year I decided to refocus my blog and turned it into a personal style diary.

How would you describe your style?
I think my style is pretty streamlined, but I like to mix it up with an interesting silhouette, fun pattern, or chunky piece of jewelry.

What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
A sleeveless lace dress. I had my eye on one on Shopbop, but I dragged my feet on actually purchasing it and when I was finally ready to hit the order button, it was sold out.

What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
Hmmm ... I think that would be my black Gustto bag.

What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
A brushed stainless steel bracelet for 50 cents at a thrift store in Red Wing, Minnesota about twelve years ago. It was originally one dollar, but the entire store was 1/2 off!

What is one thing that you regret buying?
Honestly, my wedding dress. It wasn't that I didn't like it, I did, I just wish I looked around more before I made my final decision.

If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/ a fashion icon who would it be?
Diane von Furstenberg. I want to be her when I grow up.

What is your favourite vacation destination?
Ooo, tough question because my favorite vacation destination used to be where I currently live. But since I now call an island home, I think I would choose somewhere that has a little more of a city feel - maybe Monte Carlo. We went there on our honeymoon and it was fabulous.

To see more of T's looks go to her blog Fashion-Butter.com.

Photos: fashion-butter.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Look of the Week: Weekend Shopping

H&M Tee (I bought this while I was home and had the tail cut off by a seamstress...I thought it was too dramatic)
Ksubi Raw Low-Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans $175 Net-A-Porter.com
Forever 21 Strappy Sandals $18 Forever21.com
Dorothy Perkins Mixed Metal Bangle Set £10.00 DorothyPerkins.com
Gucci Sunglasses £149 Sunglasses-Shop.Co.Uk
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Ukita $498 Zappos.com

Friday, August 13, 2010

Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffe in Ocean Blue

I've already posted about this bag and in yesterdays post I told you how this bag in black is next on my wish list. Well, I just happened upon this Barney's exclusive Rocco in a beautiful ocean blue. Its a good thing I'm not in a position to buy at the moment because I wouldn't be able to decide between black or ocean blue.




What do you think?

You can buy it through Barney's New York for $875

Photos: barneys.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My New Project: WayuuMochilaBags.com

I'm off to a bit of a late start this morning thanks to a car bomb that exploded a few blocks from my apartment building early this morning. I awoke to the loud nose and windows shaking...in my 1/2 asleep state I wrote it off as a really bad thunderstorm. My boyfriend on the other hand got out of bed saying it was an explosion. WHAT?! We went to our terrace and could see a plume of black smoke in the sky just a few blocks away. We figured the gas station in that area had had some kind of accident and back to bed we went. Twenty minutes later the phone rang and a friend who had turned on the news called to see if we were ok and to tell us it was a car bomb. Helicopters have been circling the area all morning so I've been a bit late in getting my day started. You can read more about it here and here.

Now on to todays post. A few weeks ago I posted about my vacation to the coast and the purchase of Wayuu Mochilas. You can read about it here. I am now happy to share that the website WayuuMochilaBags.com and online shop is up! I hope to be getting new stock within a month or two. Some of the readers of Walk of Fashion have been asking when I'm going to show my face. I was a bit apprehensive because I liked being an anonymous blogger and no one in my "real" life knew about my blog. Well, my boyfriend was googling Wayuu Mochilas and stumbled upon the first post I wrote about our vacation to the coast...so, I guess there isn't as much of a point in being so anonymous anymore. LOL. So, with that being said, here are some shots that were taken for the website of me wearing a few of the mochilas.


Note that my sleeves are uneven. Haha.

Perhaps one day soon I'll do an outfit post.

Go to WayuuMochilaBags.com to see what we currently have in stock.

Photos: wayuumochilabags.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shopping Tales: A Louis Vuitton Purchase 10 Years in the Making

I recently added some pages to the blog and one of them was an About Me page. I answer all the questions I ask Girls of the Blogosphere. One of the questions is - What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer? My answer - "A Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. I've been saving up for it. I've wanted one since I was 14, now I'm 24. This purchase has been 10 years in the making. LOL"
I'm actually almost 25 so I like to think of this purchase as a nice early 25th birthday gift to myself.

I knew exactly what I wanted so I didn't spend much time deliberating in the store. That is what happens when you think about buying something for 10 years. There is no need to spend any more time thinking about. LOL.

I am a bit of a bag freak. I spend ridiculous amounts of time looking at bags on online shops like ShopBop.com and Net-A-Porter.com. After I left the Louis Vuitton store I headed across the street to Holt Renfrew where I spend about an hour looking at all the bags I look at online. The bag addiction will NEVER end. I decided that my next purchase will be the Alexander Wang Rocco Mini in black with brass studs and a strap. I hope I don't have to wait 10 years for it! For now I am going to enjoy using my Speedy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Olga

Name: Olga
City:Vigo (EspaƱa)
Occupation: Personal fashion adviser
Blog: OStyle


Who is your fashion inspiration?
My current inspiration is whatever. Pictures, bloggers, landscapes, friends, magazines,movies, fashion editors, men and women unkown. I don’t agree when someone says : “I inspire myself”, that’s not true at all. Even if you are a creative person , every inspiration comes from sth more, from a previous and conscious (sometimes unconscious) work. And I can say that for me, the best way to be inspired is learning from the best.

What is your favourite place to shop?
Definetely Zara which have three important requirements to shop there like good quality and price and of course the latest trends.

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
Seventy's fashion trend

What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Everything matched in the right way can be weareable but of course I don't like extremes in any kind.

Why did you start your blog?
I am peronal fashion adviser so it was the main reason and because of that is the best way that I can express myself.


How would you describe your style?
I’d say that my style is a mix between classic and trend with a touch of urban style. But anyway I´m continually drenching myself with new stuff to put in practise then what I learn.

What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
Any sort of shoes, always shoes!!!

What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
A pair of platforms.

What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
A Panama hat


What is one thing that you regret buying?
A handbag or a pair of shoes made of synthetic leather.

If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/ a fashion icon who would it be?
Only one?

What is your favourite vacation destination?
Well, every place has its charm but one thing is sure I do love the beach!

To see more of Olga's looks go to her blog OStyle.

Photos: opmstyle.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Free People Kitty Cat Cardigan

I never used to like animal prints but lately I have been loving them. It is a bit strange. I am totally drawn to this cardigan. It is simple and cute and the leopard print makes it extra fun. Paired with a white tank or tee like in the photo, jeans and flats make this a perfect casual look.



What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $128

Photos: shopbop.com

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Joie Irisa Absract Argyle Sweater

I love to layer tanks and tees with different types of sweaters. This is a great sweater because it is unstructured, I am a big fan of loose fitting comfortable sweaters and this seems just right. The evenings have been getting cooler and this is a great piece to transition from day to evening with for those casual nights.
What do you think?

You can buy it through ShopBop.com for $258

Photo: shopbop.com

Monday, August 2, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Nicole

First Name: Nicole
City: Terrigal, NSW, Australia
Occupation: online vintage store owner


What is your fashion philosophy?
To not dress for anyone but yourself. Once you stop caring about what other people may think, your style and confidence just come naturally.

Who is your fashion inspiration?
I wouldn't say I have one in particular, I am constantly inspired by the everyday girls I see whether it be on the street or online. I admire Japanese street style as it is always so effortlessly chic and perfectly executed, there is absolutely no fear with what they wear and that's hard to come by these days.

What is your favourite place to shop?
Well that's a given, opshops.


Why did you start Gary Pepper Vintage?
I started Gary Pepper because firstly, I am a vintage addict. Secondly, I was hoarding large amounts of vintage clothes that I had never worn but could not leave behind in the store for someone else to buy. It was a little bit selfish, I know. I realised that a lot of people either don't have the time to go opshopping or they don't know what to look for. I wanted to create an easy and memorable shopping experience for everyone and anyone and therefore, Gary Pepper Vintage was born. I knew I was always going to own my own vintage store but I just didn't realise it would happen so quickly!

Why do you love vintage clothes?
I fell in love with vintage clothes because it not only offers a creative outlet to express my personality through fashion but also because it meant you could walk down the street and there wouldn't be a girl ever wearing the same thing as you. Plus, I love vibrant prints and outrageous designs, two things that are impossible to find in stores these days.

Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog purely for self documenting. I wanted to look back in three years time and read what I was doing and what I was thinking. Knowing me I'll probably cringe and say "why did I write that!?" I'm surprised people actually take the time to read it at all so thank you!

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
I adore the tie dyed hair grunge look. If I had any other hair colour I would change mine in an instant. It looks like so much fun!


What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Ah, clogs! I don't care what people say, they didn't work in the 70's and they still don't work now.

How would you describe your style?
One part chic, two parts Japanese school girl.

What is the one thing you are dying to buy this spring?
A trip to New York and a YSL green aventurine stone ring. Amazing.

What is your favourite vacation destination?
Anywhere in the world with the people I love. Right now, take me to the Greek Isles, please.

Check out Nicole's blog and online shop Gary Pepper Vintage

Originally published 02/21/2010

Photos: GaryPepperVintage.com
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