I shall not fear the winds…

I shall not fear the winds…

So maintaining two blogs was never going to be a good idea so alas SBDW will probably cease to exist soon.  Unfortunately that does mean outfit posts, the type where I have nothing to say other than "This is what I wore today" will be merged into this blog.  However, I will try to keep them as sporadic as possible.  I didn’t get a chance to play around with my Toga jacket yesterday due to a stonking hangover that is still plaguing my brain (you might detect an expression on my face that says "I need expresso and some Nurofen…now"). 

Today, it seems appropriate to wear it out as it’s that annoying inbetween weather where it’s not yet cold enough to start breaking out with coats and the like but you need to be protected because of the bloody wind.  Underneath is the Christopher Kane for Topshop dress which most people will probably have banished to the back of their wardrobes as I never see them out and about, unlike two years ago when they were everywhere.  I still love it despite it’s distinct oldness.  I do believe that was the last time I ever queued for a highstreet/designer collaboration.  Sweet memories of hysterical girls running through Topshop Oxford Circus…



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  1. Maddi

    2008-10-20 at 10:16 AM

    So jealous of that umbrella. Love it. And the Toga jacket too, it’s so cute =] I want themmmmm. <3

  2. Brigadeiro

    2008-10-20 at 10:28 AM

    Love the outfit, from umbrella to toe! And I definitely won’t be complaining about more outfit posts here, as I love ’em! 🙂

  3. songy

    2008-10-20 at 11:01 AM

    Didn’t even know that you had the other blog. Well when everybody is not wearing the thing that is the time to take it out I guess. That’s what I always do. 😛
    polka dot umbrella is the highlight of the day!

  4. mary

    2008-10-20 at 12:48 PM

    Love your outfit and the polka dot umbrella is such a cool accessory

  5. Sian

    2008-10-20 at 1:47 PM

    Post as many outfits as possible! Your personal style is part of the appeal of StyleBubble!

  6. SOS!

    2008-10-20 at 1:50 PM

    you’re right, i totally forgot about my christopher kane dress. Must take it out for some fresh air soon!!

  7. songy

    2008-10-20 at 2:24 PM

    oh Susie.. did you really? Well, now you know. SFW is pretty huge compared to Perth Fashion Week (well anything could be huger than PFW for that matter).I guess it’s not as attractive as NYC or Paris. Really if I was in the industry I’d have gone. With my full time job here in Australia that’s simply out of the question. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I didn’t think you’d have time to visit other blogs. 🙂

  8. gnarlitude jen

    2008-10-20 at 2:38 PM

    Love this look a lot. I was so into the Kane dresses when they came out but the minutes of availability online passed right by me. I’m glad to see you still wear yours, I can’t imagine moving them to the back of my closet! Obviously love the jacket as well..

  9. dapper kid

    2008-10-20 at 3:11 PM

    Looove the dress and the polka dot umbrella is super, I’m currently on the lookout for a comic book one lol.

  10. WendyB

    2008-10-20 at 3:23 PM

    Nice palette.

  11. juliet

    2008-10-20 at 3:28 PM

    Very cool boots!
    juliet xxx

  12. taghrid

    2008-10-20 at 4:21 PM

    love the muted greys with the contrasting leather jacket! i adore your style, amazing as always

  13. moodboard

    2008-10-20 at 4:49 PM

    I love how you captured the movement of your skirt in the wind Susie. Beautiful.

  14. Miss B

    2008-10-20 at 5:16 PM

    Love it! That jacket really completes the whole outfit. So great!

  15. lady coveted

    2008-10-20 at 5:17 PM

    i totally missed sbdw… where was i?
    and has it really been 2 years? holy crap.
    you look lovley, that zipper really brings the whole outfit together oddly enough.

  16. ambika

    2008-10-20 at 5:42 PM

    Adorable! & I, too, love the grays.

  17. miss woo

    2008-10-20 at 5:55 PM

    Its always a treat to see SB outfit posts, you truly rock the patent leather jacket!

  18. ccee

    2008-10-20 at 5:55 PM
  19. fashionherald

    2008-10-20 at 6:07 PM

    the dress is so pretty, love it with the jacket.

  20. Mimi

    2008-10-20 at 7:51 PM

    Love the skirt.

  21. Anonymous

    2008-10-20 at 8:16 PM

    i like your outfit posts.

  22. Lady Julianne le Fay

    2008-10-20 at 8:50 PM

    I love black and grey so much at the moment, and that dress is lovely.

  23. ...loveMaegan

    2008-10-20 at 9:31 PM


  24. Janavi

    2008-10-20 at 10:32 PM

    Dress is great- could also see it with chartreuse tights.

  25. KD

    2008-10-20 at 10:35 PM

    I think that at this point this is redundant given my extreme fan-girl-ness, you look AMAZING and THAT JACKET IS FABULOUS!!!! GAAAAAAH!!!!!!

  26. SweetLuna

    2008-10-20 at 10:48 PM

    old, schmold! I LOVE that dress. Alas our midwest version of H&M thinks that we are plain-jane here in MN so we never really see the likes of things this amazing. There are other stores though but for some reason H&M gives us no fashion credit! I say wear it as much as you want! It’s awesome!!

  27. Becky

    2008-10-20 at 11:27 PM

    I check e-bay, literally three times a week looking for that Topshop Christopher Kane collection. Occasionally something comes up but it’s either the wrong size or the price goes to stupid places.
    I wanted the hoodie, the strapless blue/black dress and your lovely grey version. Oh! The Unbearable Agony of Living in Norfolk! I’d wear those dresses everyday if I had them!
    You’re flying the flag proudly though. Even through my jealousy, gotta say you look awesome-cool.

  28. Lady Smaggle

    2008-10-21 at 12:33 AM

    NOOOOOO! I love your outfit shots! Just whack one up there along side all your other stuff. That way the people who don’t want to see them (can’t imagine who though!) can scroll and past and those who love them can bask in the glory! Outfit shots are awesome. Please do them as often as possible.

  29. Hailey

    2008-10-21 at 12:59 AM

    Stunning look today!!

  30. enc

    2008-10-21 at 2:15 AM

    It’s a great-looking dress, regardless of age. I love the jacket.

  31. Snapshot Fashion

    2008-10-21 at 2:45 AM

    this look is fabulous!

  32. Becca

    2008-10-21 at 3:31 AM

    I love your skirt!

  33. a dreamer

    2008-10-21 at 7:20 AM

    oh i love the CK for TS dresses… i’d never banish them from my wardrobe…if i had one anyway.

  34. kirstie

    2008-10-21 at 11:16 AM

    don’t hold back on the outfit posting, i loooove it!

  35. june

    2008-10-21 at 10:58 PM

    oh! you did improve, thanks god!!! you look lovely in this one, not trying too hard like the others and you look swell.

  36. FIona

    2008-10-22 at 10:37 AM

    I have that dress, i love it, but i ruined the pleats by hand washing it, i actually wanted to cry!!!

  37. Pui

    2008-10-26 at 11:48 PM

    I’m with the others – please don’t make an effort to lessen your outfit posts. They’re part of what makes this blog unique.
    As for this outfit: great stuff. There’s only a handful of things I regret not getting from TopShop – one is that Christoher Kane dress, and another the Richard Nicoll shirt-dress. I get twinges of sadness every time I see pics of them in the blogosphere! Really have to get over it, haha.

  38. selina

    2008-10-28 at 1:08 AM

    i’ve never associated outfit posts with the Bubble of Style (hoho) but I think it could be marvy! Your blog is great for the thick wedge of details and descriptions with each post so thoughts on outfits are always inspirational

  39. Hutchi

    2008-11-01 at 3:02 AM

    the neon exposured zipper with grey is really cool. I really like this outfit

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