Wishlist Wednesday: Shiny Shiny Things

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Call it a symptom of my unrefined taste or even an antidote to dark economic times-- but I'm crushing hard on metallics right now. Here are five online buys (four of them on sale!) that are bling-tastic. I wouldn't necessarily recommend wearing them all at once; although they would make one memorable ensemble, wouldn't you say?

Blue metallic Cristalette dress from Stand Up Comedy @ Dream Sequins
above: blue metallic dress by Cristalette [via Light Vision Store]

above: silver Mulberry Bayswater [30% off at La Garconne]

Silver Crochet Lattice Collar Necklace by Arielle de Pinto from Stand Up Comedy @ Dream Sequins

above: silver crocheted collar by Arielle de Pinto [reduced at Stand Up Comedy]

Red by Wolves hybrid sandal booties from Brittique @ Dream Sequins

above: Red by Wolves hybrid sandal-bootie [40% off at Brittique]

Nicholas Kirkwood gold platform sandals from Seven New York @ Dream Sequins

above: gold platforms by Nicholas Kirkwood [25% off at Seven]

I've noticed a slew of radical markdowns recently, and while I've been buying items here and there, I haven't been going too crazy this season; I'm still waiting for a few great sample sales next week (which I'll be sharing on Friday; believe me, they're good ones) and I'm happy to stash some extra cash for future buys.

Question of the Day: Are you shopping the spring/summer sales with vigor? Or are you holding out, as I am, for that one great find?

32 comments:

Lily G. said...

ooo, loving the shiny bling bling, hehe

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh love that necklace...

I am SO over spring and summer! Definitely saving for fall...and the upcoming Sample sales. :)

Brigadeiro said...

That Arielle collar is gorgeous! Save up? What's that? j/k :)
xx

Rachel said...

Oehh, love the items! Especially the shoes.

I'm mainly saving. At least, haven't really been splurging yet. Trying to save my money for Berlin.

A little Princess said...

I love summer lights, but my big splurges are always in the Fall, new jackets, beautiful accessories, and stunning boots! xoxo

janettaylor said...

I want a hibrid sandals toooo! :)

XoXo

Najeema said...

I spent the spring indulging in quick buys and now I'm cycling towards saving up for some more unique pieces. Ii is hard to avoid the sales though- they're so tempting!

WendyB said...

The Kirkwood shoes are amazing.

la petite fashionista said...

love the silver crocheted necklace, what a great concept! it's so unique!

tenthings. said...

first photo reminds me of Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders. Cool.

xtinagirl said...

Hiii I just stumbled upon your blog through random links I was clicking. I like it!

And I feel like my closet's getting smaller and smaller so I'm waiting for the one big item. I'm heading to San Francisco next week. Hopefully I can find something cool!

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

TEXTSTYLES said...

mulberry droooool. kirkwood more drool from the other side of the mouth...
foaming.

*bisous*

The Socialite said...

I'm saving for one big great thing I can't do without - it's also because I'm super broke though?! haha

Love the silver crocheted collar there! ;)

nookie said...

I'm holding out because I think I'll need money for college(I don't know yet if I'm onscholarship or tax) so until next week no shopping for me.
love the first pair of shoes.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Love the necklace and (you knew this was coming...) the Kirkwoods, even though I'm more of a silver girl. Aside from the splurge during the sales I posted about, I've been pretty good. Then again, everything I bought during the sales were planned purchases from the beginning of the season. I've gotten a few more staple pieces, but all for a very reasonable non-designer price. Don't actually have a Fall wishlist yet... I'm trying to enjoy the summer as much as I still can!

Hanako66 said...

NICE!

I've started saving for fall!

♥Jozee said...

I've been meaning to get a Bayswater for awhile and love the idea of metallic (have a silver purse already) but THAT silver Bayswater looks a little cheap in the photo!! I've not seen it in person so maybe it's just the photo...

Really pretty necklace/collar.

SoHo Accessories said...

Shiny, Shiny, love shiny. Metallics will be in style for a long while. Love it!

fashion herald said...

Holding out this summer, big time! But that's pretty much maternity related:)
Funny, I've been really attracted to shiny bronze shoes lately, and I love that first dress.

Diana said...

i'm waiting for fall 09 marc bags!

wreckedstellar said...

Love those gold/black bootie sandals! I'm actually trying to refrain from buying any more summer clothes. I've always favored summer clothes and my summer wardrobe probably triples my fall/winter wardrobe so I'm saving for warmer weather clothes!

InnyVinny said...

I'm holding out, too. But what sample sales are these that you speak of? Can I be in tow? LOL

PinkBow said...

can't wait for autumn/winter fashion - how bad am i!

{this is glamorous} said...

the last pair are perfection!

drollgirl said...

that necklace is RAD!!!

i am always holding out for good deals. ha hahahah. i know that is horrible, but i can't afford what i want, so i wait. and wait. and HOPE! :)

Liv Lundelius said...

oh Yeah! lets get shiny!

Denise @ Swelle said...

That crochet collar - I want to fondle it!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Oh! And to answer your question: I bought a light turquoise Fendi patent B bag and some Fendi raffia wedges, both of which were 40% off and are just awesome. And now I'm trying to be good!

Lynn said...

oh my! i keep on putting stuff on my shopping cart but never clicking on the buy button. all these amazing sales are driving me crazy!!!

Kristin said...

The bag and the necklace. SO gorg! Love the glitz!

Mint Harvest said...

i loove those gold shoes!
Olivia

GUGAW said...

love metallics, loving sequins too at the moment....yum

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