Coat – Anywho x Kobra, Sweater – Gmarket, Dress – COS, Shoes – Nine West

I know my way around the neighbourhood, and Guess is not an alley I usually go down. Of course, having the tendency of an alleycat when it comes to blogging, I gave it a good snooping session at the Vogue & Guess Jewellery event in February – a sniff here and a nibble there. Turns out it’s not all just bling + all-American girls + bedazzled enviable chest lumps. This is not me saying hey sparkle-overload, you’re awesome, but they do have the odd great item that shine among the bling. Ironically the ‘treasures’ – the simpler items – were hidden amidst the classic Guess forest. For me the only thing that can sparkle on the chest is when I’m a loser vampire in a badly written book.

Thank you Charlotte for inviting me down; and thank you Abi for the outfit shots!

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  1. hmm…i don’t really do guess either..
    but the event looks like it was cool!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Nostalgic Senses

    http://nostalgicsenses.blogspot.com

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  2. really love the guess watches

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  3. ahh i love the drapery in this outfit. that coat is beautiful and so are the wedges.
    love the green belt too!

    xx

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  4. Awwwwwwww man, i can’t believe you don’t like Twilight!!
    I find that Guess is sort of like that Bebe store, ya know?

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  5. What is the style name for your booties? I love them!

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  6. ..haha….so i guess you’re no fan of the twilight series!!…i’ve always had this fondness for guess watches…but their logo annoys me..not sure why:D

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  7. Cat

    Digging the way you styled your sweater with that belt. And any party with champagne is a good one, right? ;)

    p.s. I didn’t pick up on the Twilight reference until I read the comments, but in the event that you HAD liked it, I probably would’ve stopped reading your blog! haha.

    -Love, Cat

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  8. Oh gosh, now this is the kind of Guess I like! Gorgeous! And I just love your look! The shoes are beautiful!

    x
    http://www.lostinthehaze.com

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  9. Not going to lie… when I saw those Guess glasses in the first shot I was questioning whether I had come to the right blog. It was only that perfectly positioned boca and cheese-tastic title that convinced me it was the Park & Cube I knew and loved…

    To be honest, I wish the last photos were you in all tight denim, red leather, and layered jewels… sitting in the back of a convertible with your hair blowing in the wind.

    I guess we can’t always get what we want… but I suppose even if I’m not mad about Guess logos or their bling there is something a bit iconically glam and a bit trashy to their brand. Hey, if it works… xx

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  10. Stunning pics! I love your outfit, colours are so beautiful

    xx
    http://maddenim.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful photos Shini and I’m drooling right now!! Can I ask which lens you took these on…the Tamron 75-300mm f4? Amazing colours and quality x

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  12. Guess just provides that bling and glitz that everybody wants at some point, their bling does happen to be rather fantastically ott, but good for what it is!!
    lovely photos……!

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  13. Hello from Leeds!

    I’m spamming your comment box.

    Well done to Abi for the outfit shots :P

    P.s Guess is a no go zone for moi.

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    @kit thanks :) I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to match your usual quality of pictures!!

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  14. Really great pictures here, love the shoes with the wraparound fabric!

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  15. you look absolutely wonderful. that coat.. amazing.. just the whole darn outfit! had fun going through your blog again. great (funny) writing and just.. no words. *you are stunning*

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  16. amazing outfit! you look very pretty ^_^

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  17. Nice Post Shini! I was wondering when/if you were going to put this up.
    x

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  18. I really like the booties and that over-sized coat, the proportions work wonderfully.

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  19. Thats cool ! I love this pics !! The shoes are amazing !!
    Kisses from Morocco !

    http://www.facebook.com/safiablog

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  20. Ah apologies Abi I just read that they are YOUR beautiful shots! amazing, love them :) x

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    Ah the shots were taken with my Canon 5D Mkii + Canon 50mm f1.4! ;) Abi so kindly snapped the outfit shots for me :D

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    @Shini, Thanks for this Shini:) I just bought the Canon 50mm 1.4 last week and I’m waiting for it to arrive so cant wait to start using it :)

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  21. i love these photographs, guess watches are fabulous.

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  22. love the colour of the dress against the rust coat — have you shown it w/o it layered? love every item, really.

    oh and sometimes you could find nice and affordable (driving factor for me) simple shoes for work. i wore out two such pairs to the ground. zero bling, zero hardware, only classic colours like tan.

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    From GUESS? Must take another look then.
    The only time I wore that dress unlayered I think was… here! http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=4885

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  23. i like the jacket on the last picture! especielly the colour :)

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  24. uh – mazing.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  25. i looooveee the drape of your coat shini !
    and the boots are pretty as well :)

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  26. Those shoes have such an amazing shape and the sweater looks beautiful–what material is it?

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  27. Ohh I like it, I like it!

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  28. Beautiful photos Shini! I would have never of guessed this was a Guess event. Totally obsessed with your jacket here, you are such a beauty! xx

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  29. love all this make up. I don’t know why, I love make up products pictures !! and the high heels shoes are wonderful I like these colors.
    Have a great we, following you on facebook !
    xoxo

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  30. welovefur

    I love it
    Your blog is amazing!!!!
    take a look at my blog http://www.welovefur.blogspot.com
    with love

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  31. Gorgeous outfit, those shoes are exactly the type of thing i’ve been on the hunt for! xx

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  32. I would never think to look at Guess either, I tend to find it overtly glamorous, and not very subtle. I think it works for some and is great at what it does, just not for me. But from the photos that you’ve shown, maybe adding the odd accessory from Guess wouldn’t be too bad. I love all the accessories you’ve shown especially the watches. They look like j12s.

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  33. Beautiful photos! If only I have such talent and the right equipment (have neither atm). Like your outift, too. You always have such nice things from GMarket :)

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  34. I love guess as well..Actually i was working on guess jeans here at my place.

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  35. likey the wedge shoes..

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  36. You take THE BEST photos. I want your secret. Also, those boots are amazing. I need some juuuust like them.

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  37. Well, i always try to get some Guess apparels every time i’m in states and every time I’ll find some gem which i will love till forever!

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  38. I’m confused about the sparkly chests…?

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    I’ll take comfort in the fact that you haven’t read the awful Twilight book. Apparently the protagonist male vampire sparkles at the chest when he’s emotional or whatever… it’s gay.

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  39. Agata

    Hello :) I’ve seen you on that “Fashion Show” today :) How did you like it? :) Really big greetings

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    Loved it! Why didn’t you come say hi :D?

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    Agata
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    @Shini,
    I wanted, but I’m kinda shy person and I didn’t want to disturb you then ;) I know you were talking with sooo many people. I’m happy you liked it :) How long do you stay in Warsaw? :)
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_aaR1OyyOA0A/TaIOJZ4FP_I/AAAAAAAAEwE/97Ab_nbW0ow/s720/2532632823932.jpg
    ;) Now I regret I didn’t come ;)

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    OMG you paparazzi (I look so dumb there hhaah) I’ll be at the Mustache Yard Sale, maybe see you then!
    x

    Agata
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    haha, paparazzi? I wouldn’t say that ;) I’ll check it out.

  40. indolence_breaker

    how did you navigate your way through gmarket?! it’s so hectic with those flashing pictures prone to seizures. do they even ship international?

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    I knooow, it’s only navigate-able for Koreans i think hahaa – here’s a tutorial I made ages ago, they ship international and take paypa… but now I think it’s best if you go to Yesstyle.com since most of the sellers in Gmarket sell there too.

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  41. i agree, i am not too sure about guess..
    i love your outfit in this picture (as always!)

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  42. Roz

    The last line there made me laugh – although I do have a bit of a weakness for anything that sparkles. However, my tastes lean much more towards costume jewellery than Guess. I have a glass bowl on my windowsill full of glittery paste brooches and necklaces. They look amazing when the light shines through them.
    Lovely outfit, and I like the detail of the olive belt.

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  43. Very beautiful pics! I would never have expected Guess to have good jewelry.

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

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  44. Beautiful photos and amazing style!!!

    http://WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

    Kisses!

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  45. Love the black wedges. My goodness, how have I not stumbled upon your blog sooner? You are incredible!

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  46. What a gorgeous post!! Those heels are show stoppers and that champagne looks delicious. Beautiful blog.
    xxx

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  47. The UK outpost might be lacking in the bedazzled dept. but the stateside Guess’ are all about the sequins and minis, the chest bumps and the fist pumps…even I don’t dare venture into Guess and I’m allllll about the bling babe :D Glad you were able to find some diamonds in the rough and we’re not talkin’ bout those pesky CZ’s!

    Love that slouchy oversized coat S! Definitely something I’d be living in all through our transitional weather!

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  48. OMG your blog is love

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  49. Jewellery Channel

    Lovely pics!!! those shoes and bracelet look awesome and you are as always looking very pretty.

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