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Monday, August 31, 2009

on the cheap

wearing: zimmerman silk blouse, siren shoes, supre ripped jeans, vintage chanel bag, sportsgirl pearls, utech cuff.

i love this bag i found it at one of the little vintage stores on crown st. the lining was all torn up and horrid, but i loved the colour and how massive it was so i ended up getting it. i still not too sure if its real chanel or not, but once i touched that buttery leather i didnt really care. yeah its the chanel that caught my eye but its how awsome the bag looks and feels that got my heart, so i guess it doesn't really matter. however getting the lining fixed up cost me more than the bag. I haven't worn it out for a good half a year, i almost ended up selling it because i thought id never wear it, no matter how much i loved it, just because my Nightingale goes everywhere. but then i realised its only because it was winter and now that its sunny and beautiful it really does look good with whitewashes, pastel dresses and sheer fabrics. the jeans were also either 5 or 10$ from supre, i realised it cause they must be ancient, they have a flare at the bottom.. which i cuffed to save myself from horrid young teenage memories of me wearing flared jeans and boobtube tops. mmmmm appealing i know ;) ive had heaps of people ask me about this cuff, its from a little shop in the galleries of victoria called utech, and i believe they're closing down or renovating? anyway... they had plenty, on sale last week when i visited.

20 comments:

  1. I love everything about this outfit! The shoes, the jeans, the jewelry, the purse, the shirt,... Did I miss anything?
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  2. That bag is amazing especially the colour! Gorgeous!

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  3. The bag looks great, I would have bought it too!

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  4. Oh that bag is awesome! And your pants is so cool. ;D


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  5. i love the jeans. and the bag is a great piece, dont give it away ever! :)

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  6. LOL flares, I unfortunately remember this too back in the day. You've folded it up very nicely :)

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  7. I am soooo in love with that cuff! I am in the USA, so visiting that store is not an option :( Any chance you'd be able to pick one up and ship it to me? I would paypal you for it and love you forever!!

    -Sarah

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  8. wah you are so gorgeous... your hair is splendid; you look like a goddess! haha

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  9. what a kickass find. regardless of whether it's a genuine or not. love it.

    you look great!

    x

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  10. ohh i can see that you are also loving Chanel:) By the way. Great, great blog !

    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow that chanel bag is gorgeous. I think it was a good buy even if the lining was torn up. I would have bought it too!

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  12. Beautiful post. Love the bag - funny how it costed more to fix up the lining though! haha. Oh flares look like they're making their way back, i'm a bit anxious about them because I've never been a big fan, I hope it's only a momentary hype!! eek

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  13. The cuff is just perfect!! Love your look!! And absolutely love your blog!! Kisses!

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  14. god, your bag is super. love it, so classic :DD! well, basically, i love your outfit as well.

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  15. lady, you are looking so sweet. I'm coming to Australia in December!!

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