The Last of the Summer Sales

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1. Helmut Lang SS13 Pixel Suiting Jacket – $280 (Retail $670)

This is a gorgeous piece that I snatched up and I could not believe that it was just in my size too! The quality of HL’s stuff can be a hit or miss. I find myself looking at the details tag in a very obsessive way and I’m in awe at the material used (often polyester) and made in ___non-USA___ country. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that the quality is actually really great for this piece: 75% viscose + 23% virgin wool with 100% lambskin accents, and lined in 95% silk. The cut and design is really nice too with the angled sleeves.

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^Neiman Marcus with Pixel Suit in Fever

Ready to wear Fall Winter 2011 Helmut Lang New York February 2012

^Helmut Lang Runway 2012 (picture credit Moda Operandi)

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^Marie Claire September 2012

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^Cobie Smulders as Robin Sherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother

 

2. Vince SS13 Linen Sweater – $35 (Retail $150)

I’ve been pretty obsessed with sweaters lately by Vince. They’re incredibly comfortable and the quality speaks for itself as their clothing last and last forever.

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3. Equipment SS13 Sleeveless Blouse in White Silk – $80 (Retail $160)

Love Equipment’s silk blouses! Well made and so chic!

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Finally A Dedication to Shanghai

Charles Philip Shanghai SS13 “Yasmine” Butterfly Satin Slippers – Neiman Marcus Exclusive

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^Picture credit Neiman Marcus

It’s been a while since fashion has returned to Asia. Many people have forgotten the glory of Shanghai in the beginning of the last century when the country suffered in poverty and people roamed the streets with dismal hope for decades later. Its cultural riches in traditional handmade works continued to live on. So I’m really glad that this newcomer brand has chosen to base its production in Shanghai which is known for its fabrication of pearls, shoes, and cheong sam. By the way, I am very fond of Shanghai Tang, such an exquisite mix of Chinese tailoring and modern fabrics and cuts. I need one of their dresses one day! 🙂

Anyhow, this reveal is about my new CP flats which is very comfortable. I am actually really impressed with the quality, and thus a dedicated post is needed for them! The insole is leather, outsole is rubber, and the lining is CP’s signature cotton twill. The box is sturdy and comes with a matching dustbag. Not only so, what I was blown away by was the attention to detail – have you seen such cute shoe pillows with bamboo pins to hold their shape??!!! I should also mention that they retailed for US$155 and I got them for a steal at $55!

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Bloomies’ 25% Off

First person to contact me will receive unique code for 25% off total purchase online. Expires Aug 5, 2013. Excludes cosmetics and designer exceptions apply. See below.

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Take 25% off your order with code. Offer valid online only July 30, 2013 through August 5, 2013. Offer excludes Women: B.temptd, Burberry, Canada Goose, Lafayette 148, Moncler, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, The North Face®, Wacoal, Karen Millen, Coast, Reiss, Ted Baker, Women’s Designer Collections: Agnona, Akris Punto, Armani Collezioni, Barbara Bui, Blumarine, Burberry London, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein, Carr, Chanel, Christian Cota, D & G, Donna Karan New York, Escada, Gio Guerreri, Giorgio Armani, Herve Leger, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jerome Dreyfuss, Kevork Kiledjian, Lela Rose, Libertine, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Narcisco Rodriguez, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Plein Sud, Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Rick Owens Lilies, Sonia Rykiel, St John, Temperley London, Vera Wang, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen. Shoes: Burberry, Chloe, COACH, Giuseppe Zanotti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, UGG® Australia, UGG® Collection, Gucci, L.K. Bennett. Handbags: Burberry, COACH, Longchamp, Marc Jacobs Collection, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch. Accessories: Burberry, COACH, Michele Watches, Pandora, Salvatore Ferragamo, The North Face®, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, UGG® Australia. Men: Burberry, Canada Goose, Moncler, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Salvatore Ferragamo, The North Face®, UGG® Australia, Gucci, Ted Baker. Kids: Bugaboo, BabyBjorn, Burberry, Ergobaby, Maclaren, Moncler, The North Face®, UGG® Australia, Under Armour, UppaBaby. Home: Dyson, Miele, Furniture, Kitchen Electrics, Mattresses, Michael Aram, Rimowa, Rugs, Tabletop, Tumi. Offer excludes Cosmetics & Fragrances, Gift cards, items included in the Home Flash Sale on 8/1. Offer valid for one-time use online only. No adjustments to prior purchases. Cannot be combined with any other certificate offer. All employees of Bloomingdale’s and its affiliates are excluded. Offer not valid in Bloomingdale’s stores.