Style reflections: Best 12 of 2012

I’ve been meaning to do this post for so long, and with life getting in the way, I’ve only just found myself with the time to reflect on what have been the best 12 additions to my wardrobe in 2012. So, in no particular order…

1. Charlotte Olympia kitty flats
2. Celine taupe leather wallet
3. Mimco starlight embellished necklace
4. Givenchy gold sequinned heels
5. Lover white magick lace dress
6. Glassons peplum top
7. Alexander Wang emile tote bag
8. Chloe new susan biker quilted boots/Chloe susanna studded boots
9. Zara crochet knit jacket
10. Equipment white sleeveless blouse
11. Karen Walker iris print boat pants
12. Girl. by Band of Outsiders white woven skirt

From one of my first purchases of the year, to one of my very last, these have already proven to be the 12 best wardrobe investments I’ve made in the last year. Some, were lucky sale purchases or eBay finds, some were impulse purchases, and some were planned and well thought out, all of which seems to reflect the fact that you never know how much you will wear or use something until you take it home. Additionally, the price points differed drastically, which proves the point that you don’t always need to spend a lot of money to find something well-made, that will last, although in my case when I have splurged and spent a little more on an item, the materials have been of considerably higher quality.

For 2013, I’m expecting or hoping some of my best additions will include things like a new pair of leather sandals, sweet and simple silk blouses, a new trench coat, and a handful of statement necklaces, but only time, and my shopping impulses, will tell.


  1. Vulette January 27, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Wow your list is so so good. So super in love with the kitty flats and Chloe boots. I see a trend going on with your purchases, majority are either white or black!

    I almost want to go back on mine and revise/add/change a few things. I think I limited myself to too few with just 5!

  2. indi January 27, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    Love these!

    I think my faves would be the flats, necklace and AW bags. I really love your taste, your style is always lovely.

  3. rachel January 27, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    love this post! those boat pants are amazing, and of course those chloe boots x

  4. Annemieke January 28, 2013 / 4:44 am

    Wow girl what a beautiful stuff
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  5. Theresa January 28, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    All such great additions to your wardrobe and one of my faves out of the bunch would def have to be the Lover dress! πŸ˜‰


  6. Rhiannon January 28, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Ooh you managed to nab the KW Resort boat pants – nice one! I remember going into KW Wgtn a week or so after the Resort collection came out, and there was pretty much nothing left πŸ™

    • jamie-lee January 31, 2013 / 9:06 am

      I managed to nab these ones brand new off Trade Me – made for a much better price! I went in the day resort came out but even then a lot of stock was already allocated πŸ™

  7. Mary January 28, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    Oh, what lovely photos! You really do have the most fantastic wardrobe (and judging from these 12 picks it’s not hard to see why). I can’t wait to see what you buy in 2013 and how you wear these pieces of course x

  8. Maria January 29, 2013 / 2:08 am

    Those gold shoes are beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  9. mystyle January 29, 2013 / 5:33 am

    Hi there-very well planned and stylish purchases, these are solid timeless pieces that will be so versatile for you!

  10. Stephanie / FAIIINT January 29, 2013 / 5:58 am

    This is such a good idea! I shall definitely have to do similar next year, it’s always nice to reflect on things like this & I bet it’s a good way to help you spend a little smarter the next year too!
    The Alexander Wang tote has to be my favourite, but I love the Chloe boots & Kitty flats too. All of them are so classic though, perfect investment pieces that you’ll still be wearing many years from now.

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  12. steph January 29, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    so envious of your beautiful wardrobe, both pairs of those chloe boots are gorgeous! nice little edit i think, i might keep this in mind for next year x

  13. Kristin January 29, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Love your boat pants (of course I do!) and quilted Chloe boots. And your Lover dress, I have the same one, it’s just so pretty. I was thinking of buying a red sleeveless Equipment blouse. But do you think it would show marks easily (baby dribble etc)?

    Any idea when the new season Karen Walker is set to arrive? And what pieces are on your wish list? I like the star print jacket and cropped pants. Don’t think I want nothing from Lover this time around.

  14. findmeamuse January 31, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    You did some seriously good shopping last year! Great ideas for this year too. I’m also eyeing off a trench. How are we missing this from our wardrobe?!

    xx Mandi

  15. Canny February 2, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    Awesome photos. If you feel like letting your Karen Walker boat pants go. I will Buy! πŸ™‚

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