Friday, July 31, 2009

hot hot heat

we're hitting record-breaking temperatures here. frankly the heat is not my cup of tea, but i wasn't going to get me down yesterday. i got dressed and went to go check out the new sephora that opened up here, but was disappointed by the brands. the only one they had that i was looking for was korres, a greek brand focused on natural ingredients.

July 30th 2009
(sorry for the crappy picture- too lazy to set up the tripod and clear away a blank wall)

in tokyo i bought a CA4LA straw hat that came in handy for blocking the sun. they had such a wide selection of headwear. i had fun trying on hats for a while at the shibuya location, until some of the other shops opened. when i bought it i also got a hat box, which is something i have always wanted. i think there's something kind of glamorous about a hat box.

CA4LA Hat

i won the acne guide dress i'm wearing on ebay. i have the top version from last spring, but i really wanted the dress, so i'm glad i finally found it!

Acne Guide Dress

i wish my nails were a different colour- like mac's seasonal peach, which i just got in the mail.

13 comments:

Hanna said...

I love this outfit!

erica said...

super hot and gross here, too. the guide dress looks like it would be perfect for this humidity. love the hat, too. i usually just wear a wide-brimmed straw gardener's hat--nothing special or particularly interesting.

-h said...

great dress! and that hat looks pretty cool too.

i assuming sephora varies brands by location...

Courtney said...

Goodness-everything about your outfit is perfect!

Erica said...

The dress is super on you.

PAGE NUMBER 3 said...

I love Korres! They have really cool store in Helsinki!

Gold Sphere said...

The dress is really great, I like the colour of it. I often find Acne clothing a bit too sterile for my liking, but you found a good piece here.

I can't wear any type of heel when it's really hot.

pachuco said...

Bath and Body Works sells Korres brand here in America.

ignitemy said...

I have the top version of that dress too, but I find the back detail makes it kind of hard to wear. What do you wear it with?

Stephanie said...

thanks- i've worn this dress a ton since i got it. it's perfect for warm weather.

gs- i know, i wanted to toss the heels after an hour! it was the first time i wore them since i got them last spring. i just felt like the length of this dress needed a heel.

ignitemy- i wear an aa bandeau bra under it (mine's metallic pewter) so you only really see it on the sides. i like it bet tucked into black jeans, but i wear it with skirts and sometimes shorts too.

talesfromabarstool said...

Great dress! I have yet to head into Sephora... I'm not really a makeup person and think I'll be overwhelmed by it all. I think I'll just stick with my go-to Bobby Brown makeup counter at Holts.

Stephanie said...

tfab- thanks! i'm really not much of a makeup person either (i don't like brightly coloured makeup) i'm more into skincare/haircare and tools. but it's not really a big location, so if you've been to a sephora before it won't be overwhelming at all.

ignitemy said...

Thanks for the suggestion!