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July 30, 2012

The snake-effect shoes and the statement necklace



Necklace - Zara
Peplum leather top - H&M (similar here and here)
Snake-print shoes - Michael Michael Kors
Jeans - Zara (old)

I have been looking for a pair of heels not too high to be able to wear to work for an entire day but high enough to make my legs longer and slimmer. Let me tell you, this isn't an easy task. When I saw these shoes on Net-a-Porter I thought that they would do the job and ordered them immediately. I was right because my size sold out in less than 24h. Well, it's a known fact that if a pair of shoes comes up on Net-a-Porter for 110 € they usually don't last long (unless if they are extremely... ugly). I think it's a psychological effect, most shoes on Net-a-Porter are over 300 €, so a pair for 110 € is a bargain and systematically sells fast. I have to say that I wasn't entirely convinced when I saw them online but took a chance because with free returns I wasn't risking big. I admit, they don't have the quality of designer shoes, but obviously I didn't pay the price either. They are however quite comfortable, look good,  and come with the same Net-a-Porter black box as anything else you order from them, so they feel as special (ok, I'm a good marketing prey, I know). Verdict: I found what I was looking for !
Here I'm wearing the shoes to go out, with my leather peplum, which I'm sensing to be the biggest hit this fall, basic grey jeans and the super bling statement necklace from Zara. Wearing this necklace makes me feel like Marylin Monroe in Diamonds are a girl's best friend and who doesn't want to feel like that ? I know I want. I remember this video clip from when I was a little girl and if I knew that it only took me some fake bling jewelry to feel like that I would have invested in a princess set for little girls with jewelry and tiaras a long time ago !

How about you, any big necklaces in your wardrobe ?

xx Marta

ps: we're leaving tomorrow to Austria for another 2 weeks of holidays, and for the first time I have planned some scheduled blog posts so I won't feel like abandoning the blog. I really hope you like them !

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24 comments:

  1. Very nice look, Marta.
    It's funny what you say about those NAP "bargains". A pair of shoes (or almost anything else actually) at NAP for €110 there does seem like a bargain and might have a psycological effect on stimulating purchases.
    Anyway, these shoes do seem a great buy. I have a lot of trouble in finding shoes with the perfect heel height... I'll keep an eye on Michael Kors from now on.

    Regarding necklaces, I tend to go for the smaller kind... I've an old big necklace from Massimo Dutti that I love and I used to wear quite a lot, though. Need to bring it back :)

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    1. Hi Sonia, the price of these shoes on NaP definetly stimulated my order :))
      You should definitely try the Michael Kors, they also have them in black. They are really super comfy and the height is perfect for day wear. And yes, you need to bring your old necklace back ! xx

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  2. WHOA! Marta, you look AMAZING!! These Michael Kors heels look amazing. I can't tell them from the more expensive ones either. Will check them out now.

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    1. Oh thanks, dear, I'm blushing :) I'm very happy with the heels indeed, you should chekck them out ;) xx

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  3. Love the jeans and the shade of them. And the shoes go so well. It's strange how you can price bracket a shop and only expect to pay so much at one and be prepared to pay a different limit at another.

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  4. Yes, I love the shade on these jeans too but to be honest they are not very comfortable. I'm in fact looking for jeans with the same color but with a different fit: slightly less legging look and shorter inseam. I haven't found them though, if you have ideas, please shoot !
    xx

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  5. j'adore, ces escarpins sont superbes et ce haut peplum te va bien couplé à ton slim gris c'est parfait!
    bises
    valentina

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    1. Merci :)) tu es toujours adorable xx

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  6. Elles sont pas mal, ces chaussures python. Mais j'aime par dessus tout ton jeans, qui fait un effet canon!

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    1. Figures toi que ce jeans est vieux et pas confortable, j adore la couleur mais je le mets tres rarement ! xx

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  7. Je viens de découvrir ton blog et il est super!! tu es magnifique, j'adore!

    Je te follow bien sûr, ça serait génial si tu pouvais suivre mon blog aussi ^^
    Pleins de bonnes choses pour toi <3

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    1. Oo merci :) je vais evidemment passer voir ton blog ! xx

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  8. loving the top


    xx

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the leather peplum top with the gray skinnies. The pumps add a little glam but still keep it simple. Hmm... might need to find some peplum to add to my closet.

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  10. Hi Teresa, thanks for the sweet comment ! And yes, I think you should give peplum a try, i wasn't super excited about it but now I m sold. It s super flattering and gives an instand modern vibe to your look ! xx

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  11. I love the peplum top in leather!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  12. Super jolie tenue ! J'aime beaucoup les strass avec le cuir !
    Bises, Lucie http://the-camelia.blogspot.com/

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  13. I have appreciate all things that make to speak... Speak mean "exist"!!!

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  14. Love your peplum top :) I checked several shops but unfortunately it is very hard to find a similar one nowadays... :(

    http://styleforfortysomething.blogspot.com/


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Thank you for passing by and taking the time to write a comment, I really appreciate it !
xx Marta