One of the things that I used to spend literally hours doing that I have had to sacrifice due to that thing called 'work' is spending a hideous amount of time on Yoox browsing through the copious amount of Italian brands that I've never heard of.  The bulk of the items have a slight fuddy-duddy quality to them but sometimes a gem or two might emerge if enough browsing is dedicated hence why I used to waste away my hours doing this.

Sadly my shopping has been heavily curtailed, both online and in person but a very 'accidental' stop (we were SUPPOSED to be looking for chests of drawers) at Bang Bang on Saturday yielded this very odd leather string embroidered bra top by a label called Clips.  I gather they show during Milan Fashion Week and aren't some deadened out brand but as far as I know have no website.  Oh well, all i know is it's another bra/crop top thang to add to the growing collection that I've accumulated this summer for layering purposes.

Going back to the chest of drawers situation, basically my wardrobing system is precariously on the brink of complete collapse.  Which has forced me to consider the possibility (it's only a possibility…we all know I'll never chuck anything away…) of editing down my clothes or more likely, wear more of the things that are stuffed at the back.  So yesterday, out came a Rifat Ozbek skirt that I loved a little too much two years ago and an unworn chiffon leopard print cape from Rumi's Treasure Chest Vintage in an outfit that is probably a bit too fussy for a day of lazy Breakfast Clubbing in Angel… 


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DSC_1934 (Ann Sofie Back for Fred Perry dress, vintage leopard print cape, Clips bra, I Heart Norwegian Wood cage belt, Louis Vuitton purse (twas' a gift…), COS necklace, Rifat Ozbek skirt, YSL heels)

Comments (37)

  1. Jaime says:

    That bra piece is AMAZING. What a great random find (and I’ve been dying for those nude YSL heels! Awesome outfit.

  2. Lilisfashion says:

    WOW, you look so gorgeous! I canยฌยฅt chunck anything myself… Everything sort of have a meaning, and in a few years you can use it again… hmm I guess Iยฌยฅm a gatherer..

  3. LaurenSchoon says:

    this outfit is so cute! i love your unique style!

  4. Barbro says:

    You shoes are amazing, and I love your layering!

  5. Ava says:

    That bra top is TO DIE FOR. Super hardcore outfit!!!

  6. Sally says:

    Who needs a chest of drawers when you’ve got that bra. For your chest. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

  7. If only I could dig around the back of my closet and pull out such beautiful pieces! Lovely layering.

  8. Once again with the mad layering skills, love it.
    But brrrr….is it not chilly in London Susie? I know I’m in wet Wales but it’s seriously freezing here!
    Also, I’ve really not mastered the art of daytime heels yet. I always feel like I’m over-dressed which is an annoying and silly feeling. Perhaps I’ll brave it more often when I live in London. Just need to master the art of walking further than bar to dance floor..

  9. Gina says:

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  10. amanda says:

    really great layering! that bra top thing is super rad too.

  11. Ashely says:

    maybe it’s the animal print, maybe it’s the neutral shoe, but something about this outfit makes you seem older (in a good way, of course). You look simply divine and refined, yes that was a rhyme…

  12. dust says:

    animal print, nude heels, transparent black, pedigree purses.
    Soo Italian, brava!!!

  13. Olya Baileys says:

    wow, awesome look!

  14. susie_bubble says:

    Well observed people! I was actually consciously growing up for the day….
    Dust: My inner Italian self was being unleashed…

  15. jennine says:

    you look so sophisticated! i like this look on you.

  16. I love your layering skills! I hate to part with things to, so I started to hide them in my attic – now I cant get up there as the bags have blocked the door!

  17. val says:

    i love this necklace
    i have the same and i just can not be separate from it
    love it
    and i love your blog to

  18. Brigadeiro says:

    LOVE the Clips bra, it’s brilliant, as is this outfit, love it! Oh, love the necklace too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Annie says:

    Speaking of hidden gems on Yoox:
    The styling they use is completely inappropriate… but who cares when you can get runway Balenciaga for under $300?

  20. MATTAMORPHIS says:

    I love this neckpiece. Such a great statement look.
    Gorgeous honey.

  21. Aroha says:

    the bra is absolutely incredible!
    great outfit

  22. Alicia says:

    Damn fussy. You look amazing. The texture on the top you got is very, very nice.

  23. PRIMOEZA says:

    love this outfit! the palette, the shapes and textures. i’ve never seen leopard print look so arty before ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Sister Wolf says:

    God damn it, I wanted to say you look sophisticated! I guess the early bird get the worm.

  25. adreamer says:

    unexpected finds are the best!
    i love the shape of this bra and how you’ve worn it.
    cmon susie. you know you’ll have to ebay some of that exploding wardrobe some day…

  26. She looks gorgeous to her fabulous outfit. i love the way she dress up. most especially her outfit it seems very attractive. keep it up!

  27. D&L says:

    Love the necklace, COS do the best accessories EVER.

  28. D&L says:

    Love the necklace, COS do the best accessories EVER.

  29. S says:

    That looks really cool. The bra is like filigree. Good usage of the utility belt look too! You could clip loads of stuff on it.

  30. Constance says:

    Love the outfit, you finally look like a woman(not a girl), it suits you.

  31. Natty says:

    Amazing outfit. Seriously – one of the best outfit posts on here and that bra was such a good buy!
    And snap! I got that COS necklace too!

  32. KD says:

    What a find! And a super super super outfit!

  33. olga says:

    absolutely fantastic outfit ! that skirt is fantastic ! the bra is really something !

  34. You look amazing – LOVE your site ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Isabel says:

    I pretty much adore how you wear leopard print. You look so classy!

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