Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Clover Canyon Christmas


2013 was a great year for me - a fresh job, a fitter lifestyle and a wonderful new husband. Ending the year on a high made making 2014 goals a little contrived. Regardless I like thinking about style resolutions - which on a fundamental level really means shopping a little less. I pledge to, however, continue to be smart about my purchases, and only add items to my wardrobe that are like nothing I currently own. 

Ergo, you saw the new kicks and hat, now let me introduce you to my latest obsession - Clover Canyon. This is a brand I've known of for months but while they appealed to my print-loving personality, their initial designs didn't quite rock my boat. Also the scuba-like fabric that appears in a lot of their designs can be rather unforgiving when used on slim silhouettes. 

Then they go and release an art-deco-inspired collection. Boom, dead. Come at me, neoprene. 

Stuart Weitzman Half n Half boots

I wore this outfit on Christmas Eve. Per tradition, we went to Gramercy Park for carolling (just like in 2011 and 2012). Except this year we skipped the singing part and pretty much just hung out on our favourite bench. There was Maialino as usual too - which nearly didn't happen as yours truly was too caught up with something called a wedding to think about making a reservation. 
Stuart Weitzman Half n Half boots


Back to the dress. I think Clover Canyon's upcoming designs are fantastic - I love the Robot Flamingo print in this peplum top, the Cuban Tile print in a breezy top and slim-cut pants , the Banana Scarf pattern in a sweatshirt, this architecture-print in a midi-skirt. But my jaw dropped to the floor upon setting eyes on the Greece collection for Summer 2014, which is on pre-order at Moda Operandi for another few days. I loveeeee everything - the exquisite pleating, the Greek vase/sculptures motifs and the all-round use of the colour blue! I am prepared to sell my soul for this dress, in particular.

Stuart Weitzman Half n Half boots
Clover Canyon Gatsby dress (on sale here and also available in a flippy-skirt version here), Alexis Bittar earrings, Spanx Tight-End tights over Plush fleece tights, vintage Chanel, Stuart Weitzman Half  N' Half  boots (GREAT for narrower calves)
Stuart Weitzman Half n Half boots

Until next time!

8 comments:

  1. This dress is AMAZING. I love the print. It looks great with your bold red lip and dark complexion. If Clover Canyon was more suited to my budget I would be all over one of those sweatshirts. Also, I love the boots - I'm glad you found a pair you like ;)

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    1. CC is an expensive habit to have.. they tend to go on sale (which is how I picked up the pieces I have). Though they are getting increasingly popular, my days of picking up a good piece at a discount are numbered I think. The boots are fantastic Lisa - I am glad my search is over.

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  2. Wow, you look FAB in this dress - that piece was made for you!

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    1. Happy new year to you too Elle! And thank you!!

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  4. Happy New Year!! (work kickin' my butt...so i'm really running behind!) this dress is incredible and what a fantastic New years option! Amazing Start to the year, girl!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah and same to you! I owe you an email my dear friend!

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