6.01.2012

SPLURGE & SAVE

Some photos of the things I picked up this week. 
A splurge and pretty treats from a  much needed drugstore run. 
A few months ago I decided that I "needed" a Helmut Lang Jacket
Im typically apprehensive when it comes to splurging on lavish items that aren't considered classic pieces, but I have been totally lusting over it and when I was offered a slight discount, I decided to take the plunge. After months of not being able to find the size I thought I needed, I finally did but it still fit oddly, and I wasn't going to settle just because I loved the way it looked on the hanger. 
I fell in love with the distressed and wrinkled body and edgy leather arms but it was just not made for me. I was about to leave the store and forgo the discount when I saw This white with leather detailed option, which slightly more tailored and fit like a glove..... and $100 less! 
Overall I would say that they are lovely, well made jackets, made in the US, but a definite splurge. 
 I haven't been to the drugstore in what feels like ages. 
I stocked up on glosses I thought looked pretty and flirty lashes. 

38 comments:

  1. wow, perfect outfit! <3 your style and your photos and things you buy are so big inspirations for me. sorry for my bad english :)
    love from far away germany!
    xoxo
    http://alinaswonderland.blogspot.de/

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  2. love it
    check out my blog
    caughtupinpink.blogspot.com

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  3. That jacket was such a good investment, and congrats for having the courage to make a splurge purchase like that- I always chicken out LOL.
    <3, L.
    www.missionfashionable.com

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  4. love the jacket!! xx

    http://theh-way.blogspot.com/

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  5. Alex, this white jacket is made for you, it looks stunning on you. If if wouldn't be so expensive I would get my hands over it as well. Nice matching with the jeans shots and your casual zara boots.

    Wearing my favourite sheba necklace from your collection in my latest blog post, if you find the time, feel free to check it out.

    Much Love from Lake Constance
    Ani <3

    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  6. You're right, you did "NEED" that jacket! It is fabulous:)
    xo, Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  7. I love it!! I think it was a great splurge.

    http://heydahye.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am obsessed with Helmut Lang jackets right now too! I think the one you bought will end up being a classic item in your wardrobe. A white blazer is always in style and the unique cut and drape sets it apart. Great investment piece!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  9. This jacket is gorgeous! I think it's worth every penny! I love the shorts too, I saw similar ones in H&M a couple of days ago.
    http://curlijuli.blogspot.com/

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  10. Alex, you look amazing.! I think that you made a good decision. I just want you to know that you and your style have made a huge impact on me for the past eight months. XOXO.

    http://dressupforyourlife.blogspot.com/

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  11. The jacket looks great on you! I love how crisp & white it is and all the details.

    xo, alison*elle

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  12. Are those loreal lip glosses on baby blossom and ravishing red?? If so, *twinsies and cheers to great tastes!

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  13. I picked up a Loreal Le Gloss about a month and a half ago, and I must say, for a silly little drugstore lip gloss, it's surprisingly great! I've been wearing it non-stop ever since, and I find that it's not too sticky, has great color, and wears really well! I'm surprised there isn't more of a buzz about these glosses in the blogosphere/beauty community. I'm also very eager to try out the new Lip balm stain from Revlon, because I've heard lots of raves. Would like to hear your impressions!
    Love your style bitty!

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  14. Loving the jacket. Seeing those lashes,I need more. You're such an enabler. Lol

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  15. wow 500 dollars for a jacket! it's beautiful, but wow! what people do for fashion!

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  16. in love with the blazer!

    foreverindenim.blogspot.com

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  17. this jacket is amazing!


    eva-style.blogspot.com

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  18. the jacket is just great!!!
    http://justfromeurope.blogspot.de

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  19. The jacket looks amazing on you, definetly a great investment!
    xo Jo

    josscrapbook.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi from Oslo :)
    The glosses look pretty!

    Have a great day

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  21. Just invested in my first Helmut Lang jacket and it was so worth it! They are so timeless, enjoy!

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  22. I love that Jacket so much and looks great on you :)
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I love the outfit! I could never pull it off, but you do it so well :)

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  24. I so wish I could pull of this look.
    You look gorgeous!!! =]

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  25. beautiful jacket, a worthy splurge.

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  26. What an amazing buy! I have definitely fell into the traps of buying things that look good on the hanger...but don't necessarily look good on me. It takes a lot of self-control to pass of those items! But I'm glad that you found a jacket that not only fits better, but also for better deal! :)

    -Annie
    Lab Coat Ambition

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  27. I love that jacket! You look great!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  28. i can't believe it took me so long to find your blog! love love love it, follow back? xx

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  29. That white jacket looks gorgeous on you and loving the entire look! x

    http://ravesndramblings.blogspot.nl/

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  30. The jacket looks fantastic! I love the entire look.

    xx Jasmine
    superficialthingsss.blogspot.com

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  31. What a great outfit! First time on your blog today and I love it :)

    thissideoftheatlantic.blogspot.com

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