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Monthly Archives: January 2013
We’re in that great time of year where the new exciting Spring/Summer lines are beginning to line the shelves. If you’re sick of winter already, you can at least picture yourself on the horizon, sporting these lighter fashions. It’s also a time for incredible sales on the leftover pre-Christmas inventories. You can score big, and still get a few months of in-year utility till spring. I’ll continue to share these as they come in.
I’m focused on the new ultra light puffy vests. I find the Uniqlo and Northface brands in particularly interesting, both for warmth and fashion. As I mentioned in a previous blog Trending: an Overcoatless Winter, these warm, sleek vests can fashionably replace the winter overcoat.
I was at the midtown NYC Uniqlo this week and tried several on. There are tons of great, pastel colors, and they are truly super light. Thin too. I’d say about 50% less bulky than the Lands End one I own (which isn’t all that bulky either). Only one issue – they WEREN’T ON SALE!
Now at $49.50, they are very affordable. I’d put them at parity for quality and fashion against the Northface (selling for $130). But this is the season for DEALS, and $49.50 is the everyday price! I’m in stalking mode for the big sale. Will keep you posted.
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Loving these kicks! Adding them to my acquisition list.
I took the Mike’s out for their public debut last night.
What a debut!
I had tickets to go see Empire at the Spiegeltent and was walking through the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park before the show.
The reaction to my footsies was fantastic!
Nearly everyone I passed looked down and simply stared at the shoes.
I passed a child, who tugged on his Mother’s arm excitedly. “Wow! Mummy! Look at the man’s shoes!” A fashion guru in the making, there.
I was then accosted by a small group of middle aged ladies, who politely asked if they could take a photo of me with them. I kid you not.
One of them then noticed the parrot motif on the trousers and got down to have a closer look.
Now if there was a photo taken then, I want to see it. A man in bright yellow shoes, standing in…
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5 weeks later – how’d everyone do? I put on three pounds, well within the range of norm (and this is the day after New Years eve and where many an IPA was had, plus the 3AM pizza).
Cable knit zip with a faux fur collar. Loving the faux, and craving more. 2013 could be the year of faux.