December 28, 2009

Christmas Loot

Dotted button down by Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, Micro Plaid Oxford by Patrik Ervell, Sky Shirt by Yigal Azrouël, Check Cashmere Jumper by Burberry, Tie T-Shirt by Burberry Prorsum, Damier Canvas Speedy 35 by Louis Vuitton, Calf Skin Degrade Bag by Burberry

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! How generous of you to celebrate by having everyone exchange gifts! Here is a full frontal of my (fashion related) holiday loot. The Speedy, literature, and Spa certificate were gifts. The rest were gifts to myself. I will not deny that I shop a lot. In fact, I can never really pass up a good sale. Christmas brings family memories, cold weather, and the best darn deals on designer goods ever! I noticed a few trends on my wishlists this holiday season that will probably forecast my look for the new year.

There seems to be a growing number of patterned shirts and jumpers in my closet, particularly in white and blue hues. This comes somewhat as a surprise, seeing as I swore by T-shirts and black-and-white for a very long time. I suppose graduating to a more mature look involves more tailored pieces and skillful use of color. Besides, I adore the polishing a sharp collar can add to an outfit.

As my bag collection continues to grow, so does my fashion library. I received The Sartorialist book and Bringing Home the Birkin, both of which were on a wishlist to my partner. Scott Schuman's blog has served as an inspiration to many in fashion. I regret missing his visit to San Francisco, but at least I have his book. Bringing Home the Birkin is also an interesting read for two reasons: 1) Any strategy and inspiration for getting the holy grail of handbags is a good thing and 2) Gay love and fashion is an entertaining mix (to me anyway). Finally, the Teen Vogue Handbook is something I wish I had in college. It serves as an outline for breaking into the industry. Reading it now is insightful, but I think the post-graduate crisis is still in effect.

I also received the Real Simple: Solutions book. I haven't had time to read it through, but flipping through it I can tell that it is going to be handy! I need storage solutions for my closet and my entire home (which are slowly becoming the same thing aka instant New Year's resolution). I cannot wait for next year. I am thankful for my family, my partner, my health, and my friends. And my wardrobe is one really really really awesome perk too!

- jerome


  1. Jerome,
    I hope that you enjoy reading my book, Bringing Home the Birkin.
    Happy New Year!
    michael tonello~

  2. so like, "let me borrow that top."


  3. @MJT

    I am loving every page, Michael! It is a wonderful read, and I am training (and saving) for my first attempt!

    - jerome