Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back To School Shopping

Hi All,
While perusing the latest fall fashions hitting stores, a thought struck me: I've missed out on "Back to School" shopping my entire life. Having worn a uniform kindergarten through high school, the phenomenon was totally lost on me. Now, on a university student budget, who can afford it? Anyhow, In celebration of my last week of summer freedom, I thought I'd put together my virtual Back to School Wishlist. (Dad, if you're reading this, you can also consider this an early Christmas list.)
My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a coat-a-holic. I’ve already bought approximately 50 coats for winter and absolutely don’t need another... except for these ones. Shearling is so huge right now, and unfortunately, so are the prices. I’ll be trying to get my hands on the Bebe version, which is sitting pretty under $200. (Clockwise from left: Vince, Burberry Prorsum, Helmut Lang, Burberry Prorsum from Net-A-Porter)Also LOVE this We the Free Sherpa jacket and MuuBaa sheepskin vest, both from Free People.Also in coats, (err, cloaks?) is there anyone who isn't into Navajo print right now? This one by Lindsey Thornburg is so, so good... and yours for only $1200 CAN at Rac Boutique in Yorkville (also available here). I found a doppelganger for about an eighth of the price, but you'll see that soon enough.Lastly in coats, I love this Graham and Spencer leather jacket. It's a cheaper alternative for the interim period until I can finally afford The Holy Grail.Moving along, in-a-rush, last-minute-party dresses are necessary staples. I like these inexpensive ones from Motel at Karmaloop. Pair with opaque tights and sky high platforms and you’re set. I drive my mother crazy because, if while thrifting, I see a long-sleeved velvet minidress, I absolutely cannot leave it behind, despite that I already own a rainbow of colours in the exact same style. I don’t, however, own one in this particular colour, or one with, how shall I say.. boob pockets?! Anyhow, if I happened to blog this Shenan Blue Velvet Sandy dress from Bonadrag, I could title the post with one of the many epic Blue Velvet quotes, a movie I love (that also gives me nightmares) making this dress doubly awesome.Proenza Schouler. Yes, they're from the summer collection, but they're both on sale at La Garconne right now and finally affordable (sorta), so I'd rather consider them the perfect transition pieces.
Love VPL bras for layering, and dying for this set from Jean Yu. (All at Net-A-Porter.)
This ring only comes in size 6 which is heartbreaking as, fun fact!!, my fingers are size 4.5, like a toddler. But hey, this is a “wish” list after all. Pamela Love, I love you. (At Bonadrag)
Ksubi tshirt. I call my naughty friends “Baddies”, to their faces of course. Clearly, Dan and George had me in mind while making this shirt. ($65 at Net-A-Porter)
I'm not such a fan of the pants genre, but I do need something to tuck the Baddies shirt into. These pairs from IRO and Helmut Lang look uber cool, but comfortable enough to wear to 3-hour lectures.
Balenciaga Giant City in Sahara. I thought I was over this purse... I’m not. Ditto for the Mulberry Alexa. I saw this purse in a pale pink colour and just about had an aneurism. (Note: Also not quite over the Proenza Schouler PS1, Givenchy Nightingale and Acne Pistol boots #justsayin)I wore Swedish Hasbeens at the Aritzia Fashion Show and as comfy as they were at first, my feet hated me by the end of the night. Regardless, I’ll give them a second chance in the form of these high-heeled jodhpurs. Chasse Gardée on Queen St. W has a somewhat similar (and more affordable) pair by Jeffrey Campbell, that I'll pick up if they haven't sold out already. (Also seen here).
Do these even need a caption?? Black boots are a necessity. All I need to do is figure how how to justify buying all four pairs. (Clockwise from left: Jeffrey Campbell All Stud, Kelsi Dagger Bronte , Dolce Vita Storm and United Nude Block Double Booties)

So, that's all for now. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
xox E

41 comments:

  1. Haha I know the feeling "how can I justify buying all of this????" and I NEEEEEDDDDDDDDD that proenza tie dye green dress.

    great post.
    :)

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  2. nice :)


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  3. What a wonderful wishlist my dear! I simply adore the Lindsey Thornburg cloak..if only it wasn't so terrifyingly expensive! I'm very excited to see your doppelganger version of it.

    xxxx

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  4. Girl... you have exquisite taste! I love absolutely everything in your back to school wish list. Growing up I used to always look forward to back to school shopping, but I also loved get hand-me-downs from my sister. I know a lot of my friends hated that, but I never did. I was always grateful. Maybe it had something to do with "wanting to be like my older sister". hee hee. Well, hope you're having a wonderful day!!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  5. everything is killer. the velvet minidress is the best though.

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

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  6. That is some amazing list right there!!! loving the cloak and helmut lang sherling coat. Just started my blog..

    http://theeyeforstyle-sk.blogspot.com/

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  7. i want it all but ESPECIALLY the under garments!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  8. Suuch amazing stufff. Love that navajo-esque cloak wrap, and all the boots. I actually did a post just a while a go with that Vince shearling in a group of stuff I'm lovinn. It's sooo lust worthyy!


    www.lightsdrivemysoul.blogspot.com

    XXSea

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  9. im totally with you on the jackets - waaay too many ..BUT a shearling is kind of a must :p ...so.. if you dont already have one ...

    oh and I think you mentioned loving 69 vintage? Anyways, I passed by there yesterday and fell in love with everything from the layout to the actual merchandise .. new fave!

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  10. so many incredible pieces here... I"m drooling over everything! This is my first year not going back to school and I still want to do back to school shopping.

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

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  11. omg i just drooled all over my desktop staring at all those amazing items! i looooove all of them and now i want them all! :P i definitely want a shearling coat for fall, and those boots are awesome!

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  12. need, not want, but need: shearling, leather, black boots, night dresses, velvet, everything on this post!

    too bad its almost spring down here =(


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  13. i like the jacket but i can wear it in indonesia cz here is so hot...

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  14. I absolutely have to buy an aviator jacket and a Balenciaga bag!

    www.abitoffashion.com

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  15. Yes, the Balenciaga and Mulberry Alexa...never will I get over it until I finally get my hands on them (one day...I hope).

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  16. perfect!! Poncho!!! As in the good, the bad and the ugly! Love it!
    And aviator jacket! As in Rambo!!

    Wow, I DEFINITELY love your list! ;)

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  17. . i'm in love with the awesome Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket!!


    . your list is great!!


    . love, rina.



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  18. OMG, those coats are amaaaazing. Burberry Fall 2010 is BEYOND!

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  19. After going out for A/W shopping myself, the first thing I brought was a coat. After considering my wardrobe I also have something to confess..
    Hello, my name is Katie and I am a coataholic too. Cant wait to wear them all.

    http://bespokerose.blogspot.com/
    x

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  20. Really amazing clothes!
    Check out our TV SHOW, we are always searching for inspiring styles/looks!
    All the best
    Midnight Couture Girls

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  21. I am in desperate need of some new fall pieces and a shearling jacket has been on my brain since mid-summer. Want want want!

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  22. Great header! Loved the post too! I recently did a post featuring shearling jackets also!

    Adele – http://moltocuriosa.com

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  23. Great pics! I love the shearling!

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  24. You are so hilariously funny.
    I love the shearling, balenciaga, velvet and the boots


    x

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  25. Ah, such an amazing list!! I love the dresses, the bras and those boots! I'm on a budget too and it's killing me to see things I can't afford! xoxoxoxoxoo

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  26. Ahh yes back to school. For you guys anyway, im still in school (university) and its still cold wintery weather.

    Anyway some awesome outfits here :)

    Your title back to school reminded me of this video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTyGWtPzqw

    I thought it was funny...

    Dope ass fucking container full of chinese food :-P

    Love your blog!

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  28. i want the rings!
    love your blog :)

    http://www.littlemiss-v.blogspot.com/

    v.

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  29. love your blog! now following.

    follow at
    http://bleachvintage.blogspot.com

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  30. I too always wore uniform throughout my whole life in school. But not anymore : ) at least in college no uniform! I pretty much want a lot of things on your list...like the ring, baddies shirt, iro pants, and all those pieces from free people!

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  31. aaargh why does Jeffrey Campbell always make shoes that are absolutely to die for, I want the studded boots so badly! x

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  32. i love this post! this is a good back to school wish list!! :) x

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  33. So many great picks. I am with you on the fabulous coats- there are so many I am wishing for.

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  34. wow, i am impressed by the great clothing, too good shirts, jackets and shoes, one can really become a fashion guru themselve if they follow this website regularly :) - i am an ardent follower of Annie's Online Store and buy clothing and shoes from there only

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