April 2015: What I bought, watched and read
WHAT I BOUGHT
OK this is more of what I saw…
This hideous frog purse. Anyone wanna guess how much it cost?!
I did NOT BUY THIS.
I also became an adult and bought these gorgeous cards (blank notecards) to be able to write thank you notes and other things to people properly. The artist is Sofia Perina-Miller and her work is just stunning.
[RETURNED] BURBERRY SUEDE BIKER JACKET – $2500
I couldn’t stomach the price. I love it, but not for that price. It’s double what I’d pay for something that everyone has correctly pointed out is SUEDE meaning it cannot be worn in the rain, and has to be treated with kid gloves.
For $2500, I can’t be babying a jacket no matter how amazing it is. I’d rather save that money, but I will be on the lookout for something else as a gift.
It was really pretty. Look!
[THRIFTED] OSCAR DE LA RENTA SILK SCARF – $65
It originally retails for about $900 USD so.. $65 seems like a steal to me.
And it’s vintage.
M0851 CROSSBODY CLUTCH IN IRIS – $125
Bought this at the m0851 famous sample sale in Montreal. It was insane, let me tell ya. I should have taken pictures there were so many people, so many things, tons of tables.. NUTS.
Anyway, I’ve been eying this clutch for a long time. It’s soft, has 2 zippered compartments and looks like a great, quick bag to use.
JURLIQUE HAND CREAM TRIO – $127
I LOVE Jurlique hand creams, so during the Sephora sale with 10% off, I picked up two sets of the trio of Rose, Lavender and Citrus.
I love all the scents, especially Lavender.
HELMUT LANG SONAR WOOL JACKET – $488
After Belle’s glowing review of it, I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s 100% wool, made in the U.S. and it looks divine…!!!
Let’s see how it does.
[RETURNED] BANANA REPUBLIC MIXED STRIPED SKIRT – $47.50
I like the print and so on, but it’s a little long. I don’t know if I want to keep it. Midi is not my thing but… it would be so cute with a pair of heels..
I also kind of feel that I can find this skirt for cheaper.
Too long, too heavy, too thick. TERRIBLE.
Not suitable for my skinny hipped body. There was WAY too much fabric. It would have been better as a pencil skirt.
[RETURNED] BANANA REPUBLIC COTTON MOTO JACKET – $85
I love me a good moto jacket. The cut, the styling.. I could collect these in all forms.
The colour however, has put me off. It’s more chili red rather than the kind of deep blue-ish red that I like.
Actually now that I think about it, I’m returning it because it reminds me too much of Michael Jackson’s red leather jacket from Thriller. It was just too close for comfort.
[RETURNED] BANANA REPUBLIC HIGH-RISE INDIGO SKINNY JEAN – $40
I have high-rise skinnies in a medium blue but not in a deep dark indigo blue which is why I gave these a shot.
But they’re too thin, they’re not THAT soft, they don’t have a nice weight to them. They’re not worth the cheap price.
I’d rather spend more money and buy Second Yoga jeans (Montreal-made) or another pair of Citizens…
These aren’t great jeans.
[RETURNED] BANANA REPUBLIC NAVY COTTON BIKER JACKET – $91.50
Pricey for sure, but it’s mostly cotton and I can never say no to a nice looking jacket.
I like the styling, the plainness of it… it looks great over anything.
I already have a kind of navy blue jacket, plus another one that is sort of belted.. but none that are BOTH and so incredibly cute.
The only problem is that when I shrugged it on, it felt like corduroy fabric but the fabric was textured. It was very weird.
Also, it’s loose, boxy, felt thin, and I don’t like the belt hanging off on the bottom in the end, and I would have kept it, for maybe $30, but not almost $100.
It’s a nice jacket to shrug on as outerwear but it just didn’t make me squeal.