Stealing Emmanuelle Alt's style: My new Balmain!

I'm sure if you have followed my blog for a little while you will have realized that I have an obsession with Balmain.  I used to be firmly placed in the category of just dreaming of Balmain ownership.  That all changed for me over the past few months due to the Balmain sales on the www.theoutnet.com.  So as my run of luck would have it, I happened to stumble onto the site yesterday for a random look and what would be there yet again? More Balmain!  I swear it pays to be patient and wait for the sales. Who am I kidding? I never waited.  Pa-lease! I could just never afford it at full price!

Anyway, it is feeling like Christmas has come early for me this year because I managed to scoop up this gorgeous navy double breasted wool blazer.  Yippee!  Sorry, did I mention yippee?  I'm still a little overwhelmed by my luck of recent and considering the numerous (too many) occasions I had eyed this baby off on the superbly stylish Emmanuelle Alt who is one of my favourite style icons.  And now it's mine.  The same blazer as Emmanuelle's and all for £400? Unbelievable! A stark contrast to the retail price and justifiable to my budget.

Photo credit: www.theoutnet.com

Photo credit: www.jak&jill.com

Photo credit: http://mystylefest.wordpress.com

I must say though, in my sheer, desperate and utterly frantic attempt to purchase this blazer before anyone else, I forgot to change my shipping address to my current (holiday/family) address in the UK.  So unfortunately the blazer won't see the light of day in the UK this time round.  Sigh... On the up side, the blazer is getting sent to my home address so at least there will be a lovely parcel awaiting my return to Melbourne in the new year. Not something to gripe about at all. 

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous16.12.11

    I swear you are the luckiest person I know with our timing on the outnet! I love Balmain also but would only buy it like you at greatly reduced prices. You've encouraged me to check the outnet more regularly. Hopefully I can find a steal too soon.

    Would love some modelling pic's when you get home. It's just too gorgeous.

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  2. I was eyeing this Balmain jacket too! I had no idea Emmanuelle Alt had worn it. I just love the look of it. Good on you. Gosh, that stash of yours at home is growing by leaps and bounds. On the flip side, you don't have to pay VAT.

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  3. Thanks ladies. There will be action shots on the blog when I get home.

    It's definietly a nice bonus not having to pay VAT. I'm excited about my pressie stash. It will keep me busy

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  4. wow this is a beautiful early christmas for yourself!!! love the blazer! would love to see you wearing it :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  5. What a great purchase. The blazer is amazing!

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  6. Great post, so inspirational!
    I’m definitely going to have to visit more often.

    I hope you can check mine and follow me

    www.moldiva.com

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  7. you r so gorgeous as alawyas love

    www.moldiva.com

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  8. You lucky lady. I've loved this jacket since I first saw it on Alt. It's timeless and classic- such an excellent choice:)

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  9. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies and for stopping by my blog. I'll be back posting some pic's soon. I've been so sick this week! Argh.... xx

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  10. Ohh you are so lucky to own this blazer, i fell in love with it the moment i saw it on e. alt.
    its magical
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

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    1. E. Alt just has a way of selling anything she wears. What a fashion icon! Love her styling.

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