February 4, 2012

Bits & Pieces // New In

Commonly know as 'The Gorilla' amongst our BR staff, this amazingly fun piece is now part of my wardrobe! It's definitely a statement piece (seriously, wait until you see it on!) but I couldn't resist when I saw it on sale. My only qualm is the sleeve length is rather short & it falls just above the hip, which can make the body look rather wide. I'm honestly all smiles over it though & am so excited to wear it out & about. I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to style it yet - I would love any suggestions you may have! :)

A new replenishment pot of my favourite shampoo, "Big" by Lush Handmade Cosmetics & some sample conditioner ("Veganese") to test out! That's definitely one of my favourite things about shopping at Lush; they are so wonderful with samples & suggestions :) Have any of you tried these products?

A rather random shot of my upper closet, admittedly not in it's finest state. I do love how vibrant & colourful all my clothes look though! Do you see any familiar pieces? ;) This shot was taken with our oldie Nikon D100, which just got taken out & dusted off yesterday. I had quite the time trying to remember all it's functions & how to actually use them. Although I really adore it, I certainly know enough to be thankful for advancing technology! 

And finally, the fog rolling in just as I arrived home from work this evening. You can usually see the water & the mountains from our balcony, but this rare heavy fog was nice for a change :)

So a bit of a random post, but I just had to show you my new faux fur beauty. Hoping to get in a little photoshoot tomorrow before work, so check back soon!


  1. I love your faux fur jacket!!! It's gorgeous! And the shot of your wardrobe is lovely as well!
    The water AND the mountains? You have the best view!


  2. That's an awesome faux fur jacket. Its too hot to wear one of those down here in FL. but it still looks beautiful.


  3. wow!!! sooo gorgeous my dear!!!!!!!! lovely faux fur jacket!

  4. Oooh, love this mix of photos <3
    And I'm glad you snatched that Gorilla up!! Haha, it's gorgeous! Hmmm, I'm trying to think of what you could wear with it...I'm suggesting a sleek skirt, like those body-con cut types ;) This would be so fun to wear out! I guess for a more casual look you should stick with straight cut jeans though. Either way, I'm sure you'll come up with something fabulous.
    And I've never been to lush! :/ We don't have one around here. Ugh. But I've heard of them. Next time I travel, I'll definitely look them up.


  5. the jacket is gorgeous!
    i've been looking for one pretty much exactly like the one you have recently purchased, but i haven't been as successful (they don't have banana republic in australia)
    hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  6. The "gorilla" looks amazing, and I'm sure it feels the same on you!

    Ioana of Fashezine

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  9. Nice choice darling!
    Thank you for your comment and I´m following you now :)
    Keep in touch!

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  11. I love your gorilla coat! Also I must investigate Lush one of these days, must be pretty awesome considering how much it is talked about in blogland!

  12. Shawna!! Thanks again for your visit! :)
    The views of the pic are simply wonderful!! Here in Spain is so cold, and now is everything snow-covered! I really love it

    Good look with your german classes! It's hard in the beginning but then if you like it's easier! Russian... OMG, I have headache when I leave my russian classes... It's really difficult for me!

    xoxo, Pauline! http://sexdrugsndrockndroll.blogspot.com/

  13. The coat looks perfect for this weather.. At least you'll be nice and warm :-)

  14. Your comments keep getting lost in my "junk" so silly! I love this collection of pictures, especially your messy closet - its perfect chaos! :)

  15. Can't wait to see how you make that coat WERK. Also, yesterday, I was at a mall where there was LUSH store and I wanted to go in, but my friend was put-off by how crowded it was and said "we'd go in there later" but we NEVER did and it was truly upsetting! Some other day, Lush, some other day!

  16. Oooo loving your new coat honey!!!! Super looking forward to seeing how you style it :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  17. great blog!
    love the fur coat
    would you like to follow each other?
    i am now following you
    check out my blog

  18. just found your blog and I love your sense of style! and your posts are so interesting! p.s. I love lush. They make great gifts for other people too!

    i'm your newest follower! can't wait to read more!

    A Southern Drawl

  19. Love the coat, I cant see it looking amazing on you!


  20. I want one it looks so cozy and warm!


  21. the coat is great!!!! good purchase hon :D


  22. That picture of the buildings is pretty.


  23. The coat looks great! Well bought! And the Lush shampoo sounds great as well, I will have a look at it during my next visit in the Lush store.
    Have a great day!

  24. love that fur jacket :)

    thanks so much for following me back!

  25. The view from your place is lovely! I love the faux fur coat too, I'm looking forward to seeing how you style it! I have tried some Lush products, but never the shampoos, they are next on my list though :)! xo


  26. it's fabulous! You have to wear it more, I think. Is it sort of car coat length? Because then I think it might be good to keep a slim silhouette on the bottom as it sort balances it out, you know? But it'd be super fun to mix and match it with all different bits and pieces xx tess

  27. amazing fur, looks sooo chic, beautiful


  28. That coat is fabulous! Love Lush! They have such great products.

    From Brooklyn with love,


  29. I would love to wear this coat with black skinny jeans,chunky heeled boots, a casual top,leather gloves and a leather tote bag so it's kind of glam but wintery and casual! Love your blog and your style :) x

  30. Love your closet girl!! I need to get me some new fur.

    abeautifulmaybe.blogspot.com - xo,


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