December 2015: What I bought, watched and read
WHAT I BOUGHT
THRIFTED: GUCCI VINTAGE SHOULDER BAG / CLUTCH = $375
Original Retail in Today’s Dollars: $3000 — Paid 12% of the price
EMERGHERD YOU GUYS….
I saw this and thought: Oh that looks cute… *yoink*… and before you knew it, I couldn’t put it down.
The ONLY THING stopping me from wanting to buy it immediately at first was the strap.
It’s sewed into the flap and that’s annoying because it looks great as a clutch.
But.. problem solved!
I wrapped the shoulder strap around it and now it looks fabulous as a clutch.
And here are 4 ways I can wear my #newtome @gucci : over the shoulder, cross body, clutch or handled clutch!! #style #chic #fashion A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on
Similarly priced items (modern Gucci, perhaps not as well made? :P) cost around $1500 – $3000.
The closest match to the folio clutch style I found was $3000.
I paid $375.
[THRIFTED] HERMES DARK BROWN BELTED ANKLE BOOTS – $575
EMERGHERD X 3000 YOU GUYS…
A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on
I saw these boots in the store (ironically I was there to PICK UP A CHEQUE from consigning items), and I immediately, IMMEDIATELY HAD TO TRY THEM ON.
Bad mistake. Big.. bad.. mistake.
They were soft. Buttery. I loved the belt wrapped around the front. Comfortable. Not pinchy like my Stuart Weitzman’s I ended up consigning, and … HERMES.
I have wanted an Hermes item for so long (not their oversold, overplayed, ubiquitous silk scarves please, too normal now and not my thing) … and THESE BOOTS.
CUYANA ALPACA WOOL CAPE IN CAMEL – $250
I have been dying for this cape for a long time. I FINALLY OWN IT.
It’s long but not too long (like to the knees), it looks chic and I can wear it to work.
CUYANA NAVY TURTLENECK – $55
I tried on American Apparel turtlenecks but found them too thick for layering.
This one promises to layer. We’ll see.
TORY BURCH DERBY RIDING BOOTS IN ALMOND – $250
Original price was $500 – I paid 50% of retail price!!!!
Such a deal. Normally $500 I think.. or way more expensive for us Canadians anyway.
It was marked down, and ANOTHER 30% off!!
I am still not sold on the logo yet, but it is not in your face & annoying, so I think it’ll be fine.
Might even just be a cute detailed design for those who don’t recognize the TB logo. *phew*
I just like the look, colour, the strap, the tucking-into-jeans easiness and that it is a smooth sleek leather not like my Frye pebbled casual boots.
When I get ’em I’ll review them.
I’m also glad I didn’t dither around, hemming & hawing on that Black Friday sale when I saw the email on Wednesday.
The Almond boots sold out almost instantly!!!!!
I bought them at around 9 a.m. and by 3:30 p.m. they are all gone from the Black Friday Pre-Sale
THIS IS GROUND LAPTOP ORGANIZER – $600
I have wanted this from This is Ground for a longgggg time.
I picked up this laptop (13″ Macbook Air) organizer with a space for a tablet in French Grey. Love the colour Goes well with my m0851 traveling items above.
PLUS THE BOOKISH INSERT – $100
Got this one in “bone” (a white clay colour to match)…
THIS IS GROUND TECH DOPP KIT – $300
..and a matching Tech Dopp kit to hold earphones, plugs, and everything else in between.
I almost want to buy my partner one too. He would find it handy when we travel.
I will review it all once I get it!
M. GEMI BOLLA SHOES IN GUNMETAL – $198 USD
I will do a full review once I wear these lovely M. Gemi Bollas.
I am going to finally toss my old ballet flats. They are grody and they really need to be trashed or at least set aside as “spare / emergency car flats”, but they cannot be worn any more.
I went up half a size as suggested because they said the elastic was tight, so let’s see. I’m normally a 37 (7 US) exactly, but sometimes I go up to a US 8 in boots because I put inserts (Birkenstock half heel inserts) to make them even more comfortable.
M. GEMI TUTA SHOES IN NUDE – $198 USD
I will do a full review once I wear them. I promise.
Aren’t they pretty!?
Neutral flats, suede, gorgeous… and fancy without being too fancy. They’re casual but stylish without being a pair of heels.
MANOLO BLAHNIK METALLIC LINEN HEELS – $500
Remember how my beloved Manolo Blahnik, thrifted-for-$60 neutral heels died? Well.. I bought what I think could be good neutral replacements for work.
I paid $500 though *tiny sob*.. We’ll see if they work out or not.
I may or may not return them.
MANOLO BLAHNIK DRAGONHIDE….ER..I MEAN IRIDESCENT SNAKESKIN HEELS – $860
I hate. .HATE.. HATE snakes.. but they apparently make good looking shoes?
Apparently they look like dragonhide instead (which I prefer over snake), so we’ll go with that.
“DRAGONHIDE HEELS” .. how can you say no?
I may or may not return them.
BANANA REPUBLIC COBALT JACQUARD SQUARE SKIRT – $30
I bought this skirt on a whim. It was excellently made, beautiful and fits like a dream.
ZARA WOOL COLOURBLOCKED PONCHO IN CREAM AND GREY – $70
BANANA REPUBLIC METALLIC JACQUARD PENCIL SKIRT – $130
I found it a bit stiff but it was just so pretty and wonderful!!
The size 2 was really too large for my hips, the 0 fit perfectly but was a bit tight in the waist.