Sunday, July 3, 2011

Seafoam Green, Ocean Blue N Matahari Mal Artha Gading Grand Opening

I was going to title this post "Seafoam Green, Ocean Blue N Sunshine" at first, because Matahari is an Indonesian word for "The Sun". But anyway, Matahari is a famous Indonesian department store. I used to shop there a lot when I was in high school because they have one near school and the prices are quite affordable. Like Kohls or Target in the US, I guess. This thrifty gal loves bargain shopping so I'm so excited that now they're opened in Artha Gading Mal, close to where I work and live! Talk about convenience!
On the day of grand opening, which was June 24, I went there straight after work for a 4-hour shopping excursion, with satisfactory results, I might add, and this seafoam green top (or you can call it pistachio ice cream green) is one of them.

Blue wedges: Voir (Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur). Pistachio green bag: Les Catino (50% off at Sogo Emporium Pluit). Scarf: thrifted from Miami. Peacock blue pants: Elle (from high school years, cropped and rolled up). Seafoam green top: Details (20% at Matahari MAG). Blue bead necklace: DIY. Bracelet: Naughty MKG. Turquoise earrings: (art market at Sydney, Australia).
Here are some closer snaps of the little details.

Les Catino has been one of my favorite bag brands for like, years now. They're colorful, fun, affordable, and when I get bored of one or cannot carry it anymore from wear and tear, I don't feel guilty to either toss it away, make it over into a DIY project (like in this post), or give it to someone else because I know it didn't cost an arm and leg! Cannot do that to my branded stuffs! Once I carried a leather Aigner bag my Mom got me in Paris to an outdoor project site, and when it rained, I chose to cover the bag instead of my own head. Silly me. Luckily I didn't end up with a cold!
With Les Catino, I feel free to carry it, have fun with it, abuse it (kidding) and do whatever I like with it. If the bags gets dirty or soiled, so what? It creates the perfect excuse to get a new one, haha!
These Elle pants were cropped on purpose because I thought they're too... well, blue. But I only roll them up for this look only. They are a bit flared at the bottom, which make my legs look like tree trunks with this top.
I bought six pairs of shoes from Matahari. Duh! I try to assuage my guilt that I only do my major shopping trips twice a year anyway, and the last time I bought shoes before Jakarta Great Sale 2011 was July 2010, AND they are 50% off, but still, I'm scared to think what my next month's credit card billing statement would look like!
Here are some snaps from the Matahari shopping excursion.

Being a fashion merchandiser must be fun! Look at the creative ways they arrange and dress these manequin dolls! Absolutely love it!

Colorful shorts are all the rage now for the summer.
And of course, the summer staple: navy striped style!
Big sale for the 3-day grand opening only. Lucky me!

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Divina Joy said...

Now I'm craving for Pistachio Ice cream! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the combination.

Mita Adindayu said...

wow nice outfit!

Mani said...

Love your outfit! Classy and beautiful!
Great color combination!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Thank you All for your sweet comments. You made my day! Comments like these encourage me to continue trying new combinations and break out of my comfort matchy-matchy zone. ^__^

LeeAnne, Style N Season

Erica Louise said...

Love the colour choices of your outfit! very summery and fresh. Thank you for sharing with Recycled Fashion Finds!

Anonymous said...

I tend to forget that there are parts of the world where spring has sprung. The sea foam is a beautiful color to pair with these pants.

Jaime said...

Hi there! Just passing through. I love your style and your blog.
I have a giveaway going on right now for an awesome statement necklace and just thought you might like it.

I'll keep checking back with your fashion updates. Love them!


Chatty Chics said...

Love all the Spring colors! So refreshing!

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