Friday, August 20, 2010

Shop Bop Buys

Just the other day, I was lucky enough to win a $100 gift voucher to ShopBop from the lovely Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen. I went shopping (online) straight away and an hour later I had updated my spring wardrobe with three fantastic accessories.

The first item I ordered was these Tory Burch Reva Straw Woven Flats. I love the contrast of the black and cream patterned straw and I really needed a new pair of flat shoes (and not sandals) for spring/summer. I definitely plan on channeling Jackie Onassis with these in a pair of crisp white denim capris, a black tee, and my oversized sunnies. Even though people think a patterned shoe can be hard to wear, I can see myself wearing this with a whole lot of different items. As well as the Jackie O outfit, I think these would be perfect with a breezy linen sundress or a denim skirt and coloured tank.

The second piece I ordered was this fab House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Ring. I loved the graphic contrast of the black leather against the gold, as well as the size of the piece. The ring is 2" (5cm) in diameter, so will make a real statement in a retro 1970's kind of way. I think it will add just the right Sophisticated Anachronism touch to both a casual outfit (such as simple black shirt and jeans) and a more dressy one (like a black jersey maxi dress). It would also be great with my Jackie O outfit above!

The last piece I ordered was this gorgeous Peacock Cocktail ring, also from House of Harlow 1960. Like the Sunburst ring, this ring is a huge 2" (5cm), but the nature of the design makes it feel a bit lighter. Can you tell I like statement jewellery?! I already know that I will be wearing this ring a lot over summer.

I had never shopped at ShopBop before, but I was very impressed and will definitely be shopping again, for accessories at least. I was disappointed that they only stock clothing up to a L/12, since they had some amazing pieces, but I guess this is probably more in the hands of the brands they stock rather than theirs. For shoes and accessories, however, they had a fab range that is obviously not limited by size! When browsing, I found it really hard to limit myself to just these three pieces. If I had unlimited bank account, I would have absolutely gone on a major spending spree!

What I really loved about ShopBop, though, was that they offer FREE 3 day shipping worldwide (minimum $100 spend for non-US customers) and free returns for US customers. This makes it risk free to shop online, which is something I really appreciate, since things do not always look as good in real life as they do on the screen. So a really big thankyou to Allie (and ShopBop) for giving me this prize, and giving me a headstart on my spring/summer shopping!

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1 comments:

Kalee said...

Congrats! And what great choices!

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