Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Mini Leopard

Boots & Leather Jacket: TopShop. Skirt: Courtesy of storets.com
Shirt: Courtesy of Club Couture. Bag: Mulberry mini leopard Alexa. Beret: Vintage

Ooooooooh I cannot even begin to tell you the drama I had getting my hands on this bag. It was a birthday gift from the boy and his lovely family (thank you Goldbergs!) and was ordered in advance of my birthday from Net-a-Porter. First there was a delay getting the bag delivered, then when it eventually arrived I wasn't sure I even liked the bag anymore and spent a week comparing and contrasting it with every other 'Alexa' in the world, then when I finally decided to stop being crazy and admit my love for the bag.... IT BROKE. I wore her for one hour to Sainsbury's and the postman's lock broke. I do not even have the words to express my anger. The following few days were spent on the phone to Net-a-Porter's customer care team (hello Jane!) who arranged to have the broken bag collected and then sent me out a new one. So now here she finally is: My patent mini leopard Mulberry 'Alexa'. And let me tell you something, after all that drama- I love her.

The white shirt I'm wearing comes from Club Couture. I am of the belief that you can never have too many shirts. This one has sparkly buttons so it's completely different from the 6 other white silky shirts in my wardrobe. At least that's what I tell myself ;)

Props to storets.com for this gorgeous skirt.... Makes me feel like a ballerina and since it's black that must mean I'm a black swan ballerina. Yes I am!

p.s Have you noticed Oscar peaking at me from the corner of some of these shots? He gets so excited when me and the boy go outside to take the blog pictures. I'm trying to make a gif of him ambushing me during this shoot. 

p.p.s This outfit was only made possible by the two pairs of Uniqlo heat tech leggings and my M&S thermal vest worn under it. God bless thermal!





48 comments:

Jill said...

Very cute bag! Adore the hat as well.

-Jill
http://stuffjillloves.blogspot.com/

RX-SZ said...

I appreciate the honesty about the layers of the outfit. Not many people admit to such things.

gembear said...

i can't believe it broke! i would have cried. i mean, allllllll that money for an expensive bag and it brakes after the first use.
guess it goes to show no matter what you pay - things are still breakable.
at least they sent you another pronto!

i really want the brown one. i was crusing selfridges at the weekend. how many years is it for stealing?? nawh i kid kid!

or do i?

:)

Nita -Karoliina said...

Oscar is the cutest.

That bag is amazing! Alexa is the new Bayswater.

Tish said...

Dear Ashley,
I love your blog. But, could you make your posts' font a little bigger? It's hard to read. :(
Love,
Tish

Lluvia said...

You look great! The bag is beautiful :)

xx
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Julia Calhoun said...

hugeee love for the second picture! love ur face while smiling! ;-)

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LOVE from NYC
Julia

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lydia-lee said...

beautiful bag :)

midi length is so on trend right noww x

Doni Brown said...

I can't get over those...*drooling*...boots!

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Irene's Closet said...

Love your skirt and shoes ;)

xo
Kisses from Florence!! :)
Irene's Closet

Lulu Rose said...

Is that Oscar the cat I spotted in the picture? xx

FromGemWithLove said...

:O such love for that bag x

Marella said...

Love the bag dear!

Kim said...

The bag is lovely, good think you admitted your love for it :) That does sound like a lot of drama! I'm not sure I would be patient enough for all of that :)
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Jenny said...

What a great outfit. You're so pretty :)

x Jenny

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Kb said...

Love the boots and glad you got the bag fixed in the end, it's a beaut! I've been wearing a lot of Heattech too recently, it makes all my outfits possible!

FASHION ICE said...

that bag is so cool! and i love ur beret, ive been living in them lately! great boots too! xxo

Camilla. said...

that alexa is quirky, but very very cool, it suits you

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choicesmultiple said...

Really like your boots. They look good with the black maxiskirt!

Jessie said...

Gorgeous boots and bag!

Gee said...

Those boots are so beautiful (as is the mini Alexa), lovely pics, can see a cat also wanted to get involved too (yours??)!

Valentine said...

Love the second pict!!

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Julia said...

the 2nd picture is stunning!!! so great, your smile is so beautiful!
aaand nice bag of course :)

Lela - seaseight said...

Love the skirt!

EmmyLou said...

Umm, this is my favourite of all the outfits you have ever posted. EVER x

rebecca said...

eee, oscar! <3 and i can't believe you almost sent the bag back (willingly), it's perfect (:

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Rachel said...

Hi Ashley,

I'm planning on buying an Alexa very soon as a present to myself but I can't decide which size to get. Can you tell me if yours is the normal Alexa or the 'oversized Alexa' as I like how the size of yours looks.

Thanks! Love your blog x

fashion.gossipmk said...

Love your new bag. Glad it all turned well in the ned. And Oscar is so cute!! M.

Chloe said...

Your bag broke??!! I would have been heartbroken...:( But it was sooooo worth it to get a replacement, that bag is AHHMAZING!!

The Alexa is so perfect. LOVE your outfit!!

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Ring My Bell said...

Tish- Something is up with blogger. I'm using the font size I always have but for some reason it's extra small now :( I've changed font type because you should have seen what the size was like with my original font! I had my nose to the screen to read it. Unfortunately the next size up is HUMUNGOUS.

Rachel- Mine is the oversized :)

Gee- Yep, that's Oscar...

Iana said...

The Alexa is the bag of my dreams...jealous. I have the flat version of those TopShop boots - the leather is SO soft it's unreal. Loving the outfit! xox

emily//the lesser panda said...

I love the pops of white in your outfit!

Emily//TheLesserPanda

Birgitte said...

I am in love with your bag! WAUW!!

Xoxo Birgitte
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sight said...

The bag is great, you made the right choice with the colour and the design, it's subtle in the full outfit shots, then totally sexy up close!
Loves it!!!

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Neekoh said...

Oh hey cutie!! You look adorable here!
I checked out the storets pants, but was unsure which ones you got. Mind sending the link?

Thanks!

Live Love LA

Ring My Bell said...

These are the storets pants I am wearing: http://www.storets.com/trousers/blackb-side-zipper-drop-crotch-sweat-pants-2colors.html

xo

Anna Bonfiglio said...

I want your bag! :)
Come to me and if you want follow me!I will be happy to follow you :)
Anna

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Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

so cute and amazing look!!!

SEAFAKEDAYS said...

i want your shoessss .. beautiful

nikkistyle said...

Cute!!

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Elle M. said...

ahhhh the mulberry alexa is the best one ! i want it so bad, you're lucky !
haha oscar, how adorable :)

Beckerman Girls said...

That bag is sooooooooooo freakin' hot!!! I'm goin' GA GA GOO GOO over here...it's just soooo beautiful! WHATTA story too..you and your bag already have a "history" together!!!hahah
And those red laces in your boots are killer cool.
Big hug and lots of love!
kisses
xoThe Beckerman Girls

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women suits said...

I love your handbag...the leather is captivating plus your cap is lovable.

Sara Louise said...

adore the texture of that skirt !

Adorable said...

I'm totally in love with your leather jacket! (:

A.

**OnYxStA** said...

loving this look TOO much! I really love how you wear your blouses but i dunno whether its my shoulders or some other bodily malfunction but they just dont look that cute on me :(

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Temi said...

I love your blog!! It's not often a celebrity has a blog where they actually talk about more than themselves!! You have a really good sense of fashion!

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