February 2012: What I bought
I’m starting to understand that this post might become monthly — a ‘haul’ post, so to speak of what I purchased this month.
I’ll only put the interesting stuff, because no one cares about groceries 😉
REPLACEMENT CASHMERE WRAP – $300
My lovely ivory wrap I just bought in January was stolen this month 🙁
Yes. I paid an eye-popping $300 for a cashmere travel wrap because I travel SO MUCH and need something like that, and it got stolen in the hotel.
Don’t even ask me how.
Anyway, I ended up being morose and depressed for weeks until I found the right replacement for my perfect travel wrap.
I ended up buying a second-hand Herve Leger (yes THAT Herve Leger) cashmere wrap at a consignment store called REmix Clothing @ 639 Queen Street West (Yelp Review of REmix Clothing), and it was almost exactly the same price as my stolen one and it looks like this:
This time, I am gripping on to it for dear life and not letting it out of my sight.
BIONIC WRAP DRESS (GENIA) IN KHAKI = $50 + $7 alterations (SALE)
These dresses by Mark Foreman of the Bionic Woman dress line normally go for $150 – $180, so to see one on sale for $50, that was a size 6, but as it was a wrap dress, it fit me surprisingly well, is a steal because they were having a sale on his Fall/Winter stuff.
I also paid $7 to get it hemmed so it would be more flattering on me.
The style is Genia, and it looks like this:
MANDALA SKIRT IN BLACK & WHITE — $52.80 (SALE) + $7 Alterations
I also got a jersey pencil skirt in a black and white pattern and had to get it altered down in the hips because it was too large on me.
The designs are by Mandala Designs, and it looks exactly like this:
I love the cross-hatch pattern and it’s a pencil skirt which is flattering on me.
I also love that I can eat in it, because it’s STRETCHY 😀
JASON WU FOR TARGET = $90 (TORONTO POP-UP SHOP)
ONE DAY ONLY!!!!
I stood in line for about an hour and a half, before I was let in at 12:30 p.m.
I got to see the Target dog (I feel bad for animals with spray paint on their faces and bodies 🙁 ), and I got a little stuffed Target dog to boot. And a cup of free hot chocolate 😉
Then I waited WAY too long for the stupid change rooms (only 5!) when I should have just stripped down in the store on the communal changing platform and tried on the items over my clothes 😐
Anyway, lesson learned. Next time, I just do what I want instead of waiting for a dressing room.
I picked up a bicycle-wheel printed scarf ($10), and two dresses for $35 each.
The scarf I got ($10):
They had two other scarves in teal with flowers on it (daisies?) and a cat one that had a pretty graphic black and white print on it too.
The scarf feels heavy, wonderful, not at all like polyester — more silk-like, and it looks and feels fabulous.
I picked up this t-shirt like striped red, pink, and navy dress ($35) which is not as short on me as it is on that leggy model.
This second dress went like hotcakes! I was #30 or at least #50 in line, and the smallest size I could snag was a US 6 off the rack.
Luckily, I used my brains and managed to get it traded for a US 4 which fits perfectly without being tight.
It isn’t quite as shiny as in the photo, and it isn’t as short on me as it is on this model. It also screams for a belt (did not come with the black belt), so I’ll be having fun with that! ($35)
All in all, a great haul.
MICHAEL MICHAUD CLOVER NECKLACE = $120
Michael Michaud is one of my favourite jewellery designers. He casts the jewellery from actual items in nature (no two pieces are alike), and although his stuff is pricey (yikes!), it’s very beautiful.
HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 PYRAMID PAVE RING – $98
LOVE this ring. I can’t believe Nicole Ritchie designs the line. It’s glamourous, tough and still delicate and modern at the same time.
I know it looks like fangs or claws, but it looks even better on and not so strange.
That’s it. That’s all I got this month 🙂
*looks at budget sadly*