Heat Wave

I don’t own a lot of expensive clothes because, well… I just can’t afford them. Expensive shoes are bad enough, I can’t imagine if I bought designer clothes too! Then I’d have to find a designer cardboard box to live in.
When I was in New York I went to Century 21 for some seriously discounted designer goods. It’s pretty amazing there if you’re willing to take time to dig for hidden treasures. For us West Coasters, think Lohman’s but WAY bigger and with some seriously high end designers.
While digging I found some great Vivienne Westwood Anglomania stuff, including this…

It’s like a flowy vest type thing but can be buttoned and belted and worn like this..

I love the bold print. I guess I’d describe it as a sort of baroque tribal print. The original price was outrageous! I think it was like $350 but Century 21’s price was $160 and with my 50% discount (we sell to them so we get hooked up)… $80 Not bad, right?? I got a few other pieces from her that I just love. I got some great Marc by Marc stuff too :)
Yay for not paying retail!

I love these clunky chunky shoes by Celine. They’ve taken quite a beating with me wearing them all Summer, but the leather wore in really nicely :)

The pop of color on the top inspired my to bust out my Heat Wave lipstick by NARS. Pretty appropriate since we are in the middle of a scorching heat wave!!

(shorts- Siwy, tank- Sparkle and Fade, top- Vivienne Westwood, lips- NARS’s Heat Wave, shoes- Celine)

Filed under: celine · century 21 · discount · new york · shopping · siwy · vivienne westwood


  • Carly Oct.08.2010, 2:55 am

    Where did you get your necklace? Looks like NY Jewelry Designer Regina Pierallini, but I would love to know for sure! I love it. :)


  • Jennifer: Ruthlessly Absurd Oct.07.2010, 9:54 pm

    Okay, the last picture convinced to order the braided headband in my hair color. I ordered three for more dramatic looks. Can’t wait till they arrive.

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  • Alice Oct.06.2010, 8:23 am

    This whole outfit of yours are a combo! Yeah, I agree with you in finding the time to really dig for “treasure”. We have certain shops here that sell discount clothes and you’ll never really know what you’ll find but somehow I ended up with the best.

    My favorite in your outfit is the vest, though. Love the flower design.

  • jennine Oct.05.2010, 11:30 pm

    love century21! you did so good!
    i went there recently, and didn’t have time to make it up to the designer clothes section. it’s a dangerous place!

    you look gorgeous, but you always do!

  • Annie P. Oct.05.2010, 12:00 pm

    GREAT FIND!! Century 21 is great but sometimes I lack the patience to go on a scavenger hunt for things just cause it’s so chaotic especially the one in Manhattan, the one in Rego Park is a bit more organized since it’s less crowded!

  • Anonymous Oct.05.2010, 6:03 am

    Manolo Blahnik is going to be at Neiman’s at Fashion Island tomorrow. You should go! He’ll sign you a pair of his shoes and a new book he has released. Sounds like a good deal to me.

  • Amy Oct.04.2010, 9:56 pm

    I love the lipstick. I’m also jealous that you’re experiencing a heat wave out there. It’s much colder than I’d like over on the East Coast.

  • kkist Oct.04.2010, 6:32 pm

    Love the lips! They look great on you! Also I love digging through Century 21. I do not however dig the dressing rooms….but it’s worth it!
    Need a NYC trip asap!

  • DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' Oct.04.2010, 5:52 pm

    gahhh I searched high and low for your celines but in black, but had no luck so I settled for mine, the ones with the criss cross front and separate heel. They have been the ultimate summer shoe!

  • agnes Oct.04.2010, 12:50 pm

    oh la la j’adore tes chaussures, très jolies photos, et un super look

  • Anonymous Oct.03.2010, 8:20 pm

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  • Mila Oct.03.2010, 9:28 am

    Love your outfit and your make up =D

  • jamie-lee Oct.03.2010, 9:18 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog, and all I can say is, well, I love it! Your shoes are just incredible.

    I know what you mean about designer shoes being an expensive habit too! I’ve bought a couple pairs this year but that’s about all I can afford x


  • Heaven Of Shoes Online Oct.03.2010, 2:30 am

    wow that is a really hot outfit and shoes. Great job.

  • Closet Fashionista Oct.02.2010, 3:28 pm

    Ooh that is so fun! My mom and I were actually planning on going there for my birthday shopping! :D

  • mazzawack Oct.02.2010, 1:36 am

    Great buy, you look ridiculously wonderful. I love Century 21 and could spend the day in there whenever I visit NYC. Others, however, do not share my enthusisam. My man was was so over it after half an hour, then I conveniently lost him!He was ready to kill me when I finally appeared. he looked like he was going to burst into tears LOL.

  • Jasmine Lee Oct.01.2010, 4:51 pm

    love the pictures!! especially the last one lol.

    xoxo, jaz

  • lizzie Oct.01.2010, 3:02 pm

    Your hair looks so cuuute.

    I wish Century 21 was like an all over thing:(

  • ❤Cate❤ Oct.01.2010, 2:56 pm

    Damn girl you need to take me shopping there I love that, i want it, I need it in my life xoxo

  • Shamini Oct.01.2010, 2:23 pm

    gorgeous top!!
    that’s a really good price you paid!

  • Ancia Oct.01.2010, 12:51 pm

    That lipstick suits you so much! And I like the pattern of the vest. Is it a vest? Doesn’t matter looks fantastic!

  • J. Oct.01.2010, 8:03 am

    Such awesome finds! I’m jealous!

  • J. Oct.01.2010, 8:03 am

    Such awesome finds! I’m jealous!

  • bravegrrl Oct.01.2010, 7:33 am

    LOVE those shoes!

  • A Lot Like Fashion Oct.01.2010, 6:57 am

    I love the flowy cover you got yourself and the multiple looks you can create with it!:)

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  • healy Oct.01.2010, 5:12 am

    I love the look and the lipstick. . .the vest is so cute and the dog lol

  • Karolinka.cy Oct.01.2010, 4:24 am

    Celine, you look amazing in this vest and I love your lipstick! Good done with this smart buying!

  • Lyndsea Tim Tim Oct.01.2010, 4:02 am

    i love how your dog always wants to be a part of the photo shoot. so cute. love that store, but it’s so overwhelming! glad you found good deals!

  • WendyB Oct.01.2010, 3:28 am

    Awesome lip color!

  • Mala Sa Jadrana Oct.01.2010, 2:43 am

    love the vest!!!! and lipstick is awesome, have the same color too and when I feel courageous i use it too :) !!!

  • Fashion Rehab Oct.01.2010, 2:30 am

    really cute vest!!

  • hiyaluv Oct.01.2010, 2:09 am

    wow! killer discount:) reminds me of the progressive commercial. okay not really b/c you are WAY cooler than that. but seriously love a post with pics of you in it:)

  • FASHION SNAG Oct.01.2010, 2:08 am

    I love your lipstick and the top and shoes are fabulous Celine! You got a great deal. x


  • lamb83 Oct.01.2010, 1:46 am

    You look SO pretty! Congrats on those discounts :)

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