26 March 2011

Black and gold



(Miss Shop bow headband, Karen Walker necklace, H&M top, leather pleated skirt from Atseoul, pompom heels)

The Decision Making Process

All marketing students will understand this theory. I thought I would use it to frame my post today because this is how I shop. I like to think of what item I need beforehand, which prevents me from being impulsive.

1. Problem Awareness- In love with this pleated skirt trend but I have none (this was before I found that $5 skirt on Ebay!).

2. Information search- It's 9pm so I stick to online stores. I browse all possible places that could sell pleated skirts such as: Asos, Topshop, YesStyle, Atseoul, Ebay, Pixiemarket etc. I choose to focus on Atseoul.com as they have a HUGE selection.

3. Evaluation for Alternatives- All items of interest are opened in a new tab each. Now I start going through and closing the tabs that I won't be purchasing until I'm left with one tab.

4. Purchase- Add item to cart and double check sizes and shipping.

5. Post-purchase evaluation- My parcel arrives 2.5 weeks later. The skirt fit perfectly and was exactly as described. Very happy. I highly recommend Atseoul.com if you're my size because Asian stores carry smaller sizes. My leather skirt was a 'one sized' garment, and it fits my size 6-8 waist smugly. They have excellent customer service too.
Thus ends this mini marketing lesson hehe.

xx


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123 comments:

  1. Perfect outfit, the skirt is beautiful and the top is amazing

    comeintoourroom.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE the leather skirt! You're so pretty!

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful outfit! The skirt is lovely! I enjoyed the marketing lesson...haha! My boyfriend is a marketing major and he loves it.

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  4. This is so cute. And your outfit is gorgeous! I love the gold top and the pleated skirt!!

    Everything, amazing.

    Fox Whiskers

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  5. Hmm.. great decision making process. It reminds me of my marketing subject when I was in college. great outfit :) you're pretty. :)

    ellenreviews.blogspot.com

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  6. leather pleats! very nice. i always go shopping with a couple of certain items in mind so i don't wander around aimlessly for hours looking at things i'm not going to buy.

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  7. I love it..so simple yet so chic!..The skirt is beautiful..and I love the marketing lesson..very interesting

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  8. love this post. not just another "here's my outfit blah blah blah" like from many other bloggers. i love that you have depth AND style! and i learned a little something about marketing too. awesome, truly

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  9. I love the outfit, the skirt is so beautiful. You look great.

    Hugs from:
    www.fashionsaveur.blogspot.com

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  10. This is such a gorgeous outfit! That headband is such a great piece.

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  11. The pleated skirt is gorgeous and yes, it fits you perfectly. Great buy.

    Miss Bias
    www.missbias.blogspot.com

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  12. look great!)

    http://nuppi-nuppi.blogspot.com/

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  13. great outfit! you've inspired me to dig into my closet and find my alice + olivia pleated skirt... i'm followin you!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  14. I should probably apply your method to my shopping regime.. I always end up with impulsive buys that sit in my wardrobe.

    That skirt looks lovely. I love that it's leather.

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  15. Haha loved the step by step process. I've been looking for a skirt similar to that for ages. Especially after seeing the H&M? Zara? version all over the European blogs. You look fantastic, as per!

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  16. wow i love your skirt, the pleats are gorgeous

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  17. You look SO lovely! Really loving the skirt x

    myheartstumbles.blogspot.com

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  18. ooh, i love the pleated skirt and the necklace you accessorised with :)

    Mollie from we-are-the-crowd.com
    x

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  19. You look great on this outtfit!! like your blog!

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  20. so pretty, I like

    kisses
    AzaharaJS

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  21. OMG! I love those skirt!

    -Aily-
    http://urwhatuwear-aily.blogspot.com/

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  22. i love that outfit! especially your skirt!
    xx

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

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  23. Simple but amazing!! You look gorgeous!

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  24. You look gorgeous ^^
    I saw a similair leather skirt at H&M! They had it in brown aswell..

    Anyway xx

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  25. Thank you so much for your comment on my update at underage!!
    Ah, and this looks beautiful!

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  26. That looks amazing ! I love your outfit !

    xxx

    pretty-ontheoutside.blogspot.com

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  27. The skirt is really pretty! Matches well with the golden top. Funny mini lesson ;-)

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  28. LOVE that outfit!! It is soooo cute, every bit of it!! Loved the decision making process, awesome! : )

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  29. Beautiful! I love the pleated skirt x

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  30. loving this simple look. the top and skirt go so well together! you look great!


    visit my blog, follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat
    and visit my store, xo
    xo, zebra and meerkat.

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  31. Baaaaaaaaahaahahaa your Mini Marketing Lesson sounds exactly like my plan of attack when "needing" "something" haahaha... it's always at 2am that I go on these searches too... gah.

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  32. love this outfit!
    you are natural beauty

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  33. I love this outfit!

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely Blog my dear. Thanl you for your comment. Follow you. Would appreciate you following back :)

    www.overdivity-fashion.blogspot.com

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  35. you look so chic.

    loving the solour palets. thankyou for your marketing tips will definitely come handy on me saving money <3

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  36. Sooo gossip. In love with your outfit.
    xoxo
    www.armarioenduddas.blogspot.com

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  37. really nice combination! very simple and chic! inspired :)
    x

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  38. - great outfit!

    http://alabasterlover.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love this outfit!!
    Thanks for your comment and for visiting :)
    Hope you'll follow me..I follow you right now!!!
    Have a nice day!
    Elena

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  40. Amazing outfit! Love the shoes and the skirt =)

    http://cammiew4.blogspot.com/

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  41. wow, you look awesome:) I like the combination of gold shirt and black skirt:)
    xx
    Sasha

    http://perfectionistsdiary.blogspot.com

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  42. What you wrote is so funny. Aha. The skirt looks incredibly cute on you. Great decision :)

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  43. cute black dress :D

    juilletclair.blogspot.com

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  44. love your chic style :D

    juilletclair.blogspot.com

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  45. gold and black is a beautiful combination!

    Travel In Style

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  46. That outfit is so cute. I love the heels!
    Black and gold's a good colour combination (:
    x

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  47. niice

    !!http://likemousseauchoco.blogspot.com/

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  48. The skirt is so cute! I love the top and the necklace :)

    xoxo ;*
    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  49. wowowowowow you have an amazing body and your face is so lovely!
    that outfit looks so nice on you

    Shall we follow each other (via google friends)? I'd be happy. Let me know
    Have a nice day
    Mariloé
    http://tumeretrouverasaparis.blogspot.com/

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  50. lol thnks for the lesson. i wouldnt think that that was a leather skirt awesome it looks so feminine and adorable with that top and headband
    http://simplyblanca.blogspot.com

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  51. Fabulous outfit!!!

    http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

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  52. i'm glad i'm not the only marketing nerd out there! i'm studying it in college and i spend most of my time reading articles about advertising and marketing trends and i secretly enjoy all of my classes and the textbooks. love the skirt!! so pretty! xoxo

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  53. love the outfit! amazing! thanks for the comment!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  54. Ohhhh wow.... beautiful... makes me almost speechless...

    xo thefashionguitar

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  55. love your outfit, the gold + leather combination's really cool :)

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  56. I'm so in love with this outfit!!! And I love the fact that you shop from ebay in such low prices... :) xoxo
    http://thesugarplumfairysmagic.blogspot.com/

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  57. Love the outline strategy :)

    I just got a skirt like that the other day - I've never been able to wear pleats before but so far it's been working out fabulously!

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  58. I love that Zara skirt I wish I had bought it when I saw it!

    www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

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  59. So organised! I got my last pleated skirt because my male friend told me to buy it instead of some leggings. That's pretty much how I shop - haphazardly!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    K xx

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  60. Big fan of leather! Your skirt is pretty.

    Your shopping habits sounds like mine!

    Heidy
    lovethymuse

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  61. thank you so much for stopping by!..much appreciated :-)

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  62. I love this outfit! You're amazing
    and I follow u <3

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  63. have the same dress in cream color Love it !

    http://leblogmodedejulie.blogspot.com/

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  64. Very nice outfit!
    Love your blog, xx

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  65. me gusta mucho tu blog, las fotos son muy bonitas!!

    http://elbasaez.blogspot.com/
    http://beyourselfp.blogspot.com/

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  66. I love this look so much :-D, simple yet stunning! Thanks for the comment.

    Cristina

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  67. Pretty outfit! I love how is basically so simple but lOoks so chic.. You pulled the look perfectly!

    Cheers,
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  68. Super cute outfit. I love the skirt and the head band. Thank you for checking out my blog. I am now following yours. Nekiah

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  69. the skirt and shoes are really gorgeous! :)

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  70. this is totally a genius combinatian!!
    love the blouse.. your hair pieces is so cute!! remind me to Lanvin F/W 2011 fashion show :)

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  71. Yes marketing! Good thinking to apply it to your shopping process. I need to start doing the same... Currently waiting for my package via ASOS (very excited)! Hopefully everything fits lol

    Cute outfit, really like the top!

    -Kris

    http://thekrisbliss.blogspot.com

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  72. Great concept... as a fellow marketing student (now graduated!!!) I totally understand where you're coming from.

    This outfit is perfect... black and gold can look somewhat tacky but girl you've got it right!!

    x x x
    I'm Just a Gal

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  73. Haha I took a Marketing module last sem and I totally get what you're saying. That was how I studied for my finals, too, using shopping for clothes as an example. Ooooh I love the skirt! Atseoul did you say? I love them! I think they're offering free shipping atm, too. Awesome!

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  74. oh my, it's perfect! i LOVE this outfit :)

    http://fashioneggplant.blogspot.com

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  75. OMG! the skirt fits your perfectly...love it paired with the neutral top! <3

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  76. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS OUTFIT!

    and your blog is absolutely adorable,
    definitely following!

    x chelsea

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  77. your skirt super gorgeous! i'm loving it! nice blog, dear :)

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  78. I´m in love with that skirt:D I might have to get me something pleated..

    xx Piia
    http://aninspirationburstuponher.blogspot.com/

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  79. Great Skirt! And also great shopping lesson!

    Thanks for your sweet comment! I didn´t know your blog but I think I´ll stop by quite often from now on! Following you!


    www.ebolisworld.blogspot.com

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  80. Super look!!! J aime !!!
    Biz
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  81. Hi Sweetie,

    You look so cute in your outfit, I LOVE the heels!!

    How cute are heels wth pom poms!! ♥♥


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  82. this is so pretty, love the skirt! xx

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  83. Perfect outfit! so chic!!

    xx

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  84. Perfect outfit! so chic!!

    xx

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  85. love that skirt- was trying to figure out the material until i read that it's leather, so cool! you look lovely and i enjoyed the mini marketing lesson. :)

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  86. you actually look like a model!
    your so pretty!
    love this outfit!
    Krissy xoxo

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  87. the skirt is gorgeous and i love how you broke down your method of selection =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  88. Completly in love with your look! Can't wait to see your new article.
    Thank you for your comment on mine, I hope you will come soon, and I promise I will write a new article in a few days, or maybe tomorrow.

    See you soon

    Justine

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  89. Such a lovely and cutesy outfit :)
    The leather pleated skirt is one of a kind.


    <3

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  90. that skirt is divine:) you're definitely rockin' it. love this little post!

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  91. Loove the skirt and top, and headband :)

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  92. super look, et j'adore ta jupe.
    Magnifique.....

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  93. LOVE your outfit!!!
    you look so pretty!
    great blog!
    xx

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  94. I did indeed read this post and thought it was awesome, such a great way to shop. I've only recently hopped on this train of thoughtful shopping and I already love it! You also get so much more excited/appreciative of the item because you know how much you really want it.

    I feel like I relate to you too, we pretty much have the same taste of what's tacky and what's great haha!

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  95. Damn! What a GREAT skirt! Love the way you combined it, DEF HOT!

    Following now!

    (thx for your comment, hon)

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  96. this is stunning! black & gold are such a lovely combination.

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  97. You look so pretty ! I love your skirt

    :)

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  98. Absolutely gorgeous! Love that skirt! You look divine. Now following ;)
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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  99. Loves it!

    Thanks for all the skirt research <3

    www.catwalkcity.blogspot.com

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  100. LOVING!!!!!!



    mandsyyy.blogspot.com

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  101. This is so beautiful. It's interesting that with the addition of pleats to a leather skirt, its just adds a whole different dimension to it. looks fresh again ;)
    Love the pairing up with the lurex top too.

    I'm now off to check out atseoul heheh

    xx
    <a href="http://www.accessoryofcrime.com/>a.n.e</a>

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  102. The leather skirt is perfect! Great look! Thanks for the marketing lesson & thanks for dropping by my blog today. I hope you will drop by again soon.

    I am a new follower!

    http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

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  103. love the outfit so much!
    the heels and skirt are amazing
    and so is your hair
    I have a thing for long hair!
    hugs,Nana

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  104. LOVE the application of the decision making process to your skirt purchase. marketing is a so definitely a subject that is transferable to everyday life!

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  105. You are so gorgeous! xx

    www.greasestain.blogspot.com

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  106. this look is totally stunning!


    by any chance: themerrimari.blogspot.com
    i'd be honored!

    xx m.

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