Daytime adventuring

3.1 by Phillip Lim sweetheart top, Karen Walker skirt, Alexander Wang kori oxfords, Karen Walker necklaces

It’s not very often that I’ve left the house at 9:30am to head into town. It’s also not very often that I become so enamored with a piece of clothing that I wear it three times that week, which, when being completely honest, is still four times less than I really wanted to wear it. As far as I’m convinced, that’s the sign of a good purchase just there, fulfilling the oft hopeless wish that whatever purchase you have made will make a feature more than once or twice in its lifetime considering the proliferation of fast fashion.

While I spent most of the day either in cafes or at the shops, there was no hidden pretense today. Karen Walker’s new collection ‘Fantastique Magnifique’ literally hit the shop floor as of today, and I clearly could not keep away. Unlike most other seasons, which are spent trying on virtually every garment style available, in each and every colourway, I instead gravitated towards the shoes; which, can we talk about these for a moment? Undoubtedly in my mind one of Karen’s best yet collaborations with Beau Coops, with the contrasting colours allowing for an interesting point of difference. I somehow managed to have almost every shoe available stacked up outside my changing room as I deliberated over my options in both style and colour. Potential double ups coming my way, but then when can a girl truly ever have too many shoes?


  1. victoria February 9, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    That’s a gorgeous outfit- I don’t blame you for wanting to wear it so much! It looks like you had a fabulous day in town and those heels on the very left are just amazing- hopefully you ended up buying those.

  2. Louise February 9, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Love love love that skirt and you are completely right you should wear the things you love as if there is no tommorow (or a giant closet in your room full of other stuff :D)

  3. mystyle February 9, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    Hi there!! You look lovely, it’s certainly a very stylish outift and the Karen Walker shoes are fabulous!

  4. paristempslibre February 10, 2013 / 1:59 am

    oh you look so amazing!!! i love the dress!!!!

  5. Iris February 10, 2013 / 7:31 am

    I love that top! It goes so well with the skirt!

  6. Maria February 10, 2013 / 8:39 am

    Such a lovely outfit, I love those shoes!

    Maria xxx

  7. Sue February 10, 2013 / 11:25 am

    It would be so hard to choose between the colours of the loafers – you’d better get them all :o)

  8. Theresa February 10, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Very pretty ensemble! Both pieces are so lovely and wow, those shoes are totally cool. Hope you snagged a pair!


  9. Kezzie February 10, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    Hey Jamie-Lee! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment! Tis lovely to ‘meet’ you! I agree that those shoes are stunners- they are so classic yet a new zest to them! Love your oufit- that top is really hot in a demure way!!!

  10. rachel February 10, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    you look gorgeous! I love that first photo of you. sounds like a great day, those shoes are amazing! can’t wait to see what you got x

  11. Nina February 10, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    wahh! Pretty shoes! I hope you get the pink one too! All amaze. x

  12. Kristin February 10, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    Very chic outfit. Love those cream/mint loafers. I would wear those every day. I also like the heels in the same colour, that are sort of half way between a pump and a bootie. *If* I were a heels kind of girl, I would go for them πŸ˜‰

    • jamie-lee February 11, 2013 / 8:32 am

      Oh the Titans! My friend is planning on getting a pair of those I think. I just love the combo, it’s so refreshing

  13. Amie February 10, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    Hehe, I recognised the photo of the food straight away as Sweet Mothers Kitchen (I think?!) My FAVE place to eat when I’m in Wellington! xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

  14. Filipa February 11, 2013 / 8:56 am

    Love the outfit, your blouse is the cuttest thing on earth (next to cats of couse!!) πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the coment, loved the blog, gonna follow for sure!

  15. Jessie February 11, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    So into those Karen Walker shoes – I haven’t walked into a KW store in years but I have always loved her work – especially her coats. You should def get the loafers ha x

  16. Lindsay K February 12, 2013 / 8:26 am

    Great outfit! I never thought I was a shoe girl, but I think I totally am. So, I agree you can never have too many shoes.

  17. SilkPathDiary February 13, 2013 / 2:16 am

    I adore this outfit and think you look wonderful!

  18. Tia February 13, 2013 / 2:18 am

    What an adorable outfit! I love the top and I think you paired it really well.

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