What I bought: April 2018
WHAT I BOUGHT
Nothing much this month, mostly tried NOT to buy anything, but I couldn’t resist secondhand boots especially since I love my booties SO MUCH that they’re really getting worn down to the nubs.
……and then once the spending floodgates opened. WHOOSH!!!!!! I spent about $500-ish bucks this month on secondhand stuff.
First, foundational items — some nude tights from Calvin Klein Ultra Bare:
I normally would not bother with tights AT ALL — I don’t mind bare legs — but during autumn and winter, it looks very strange as it’s cold outside.
I also picked up these DKNY micro fishnet nude tights that looks like my bare skin but better.. they are definitely darker than my actual skintone so it looks a bit odd to me, but not terrible:
I had zero intentions on buying a t-shirt of all things, but when you find the perfect charcoal grey tee, you BUY IT.
And this.. THIS!
I went hunting all over the city for great black booties (I only have light cream booties and dark brown ones that I wear to death), and I found that for some of my outfits I had to change the bottoms or the look because I really needed a pair of BLACK booties.
I tried on the Margot booties the other day, and realized that as a US 7 I needed a 7.5 in Rag & Bone boots. They all run half a size smaller.
I picked these up secondhand online for $161 CAD total, when they retail for $800 if I were to buy them at retail, so I scored BIG. They look to be in very good condition and worn only a few times.
I love the Margot style and the little dip in front is nice. They do have a cap toe style in the front which I don’t hate, but it doesn’t have a minimalist, sleek look like my Club Monaco booties.
AAAAND I got these olive suede booties as well… for a lighter look:
EVERYTHING LISTED WAS UNDER $50, AROUND $30…
As for flats, I picked up these old M. Gemi black flats — I know they’re old because I remember coveting that exact style when they first debuted the company and I could never find them again because they never made this exact style again, so this is KISMET.
They look like plain black pointed flats, but have a sleek black patent curve that goes around the toe, and the style is “Doppio”. I picked these up for $35:
As for tops, I picked up this pretty cobalt blue accordion pleated J. Crew top for $15:
And this other J. Crew tuxedo-style top (the body is this super soft light grey cotton), for $25
And this final striped J. Crew top for $6 — YES SIX DOLLARS:
And two J.Crew skirts I have been eying since last year:
OBVIOUSLY Michelle Obama’s skirt.. although not her actual one 😛 from J. Crew called “Dazzling Dots” that is mint green but has gold dots that give it a gold sheen that cost me $32:
And this lovely tuxedo silk skirt.. DYING to wear it. And style it with a similarly casual shirt that cost me $20:
Now these two DESIGNER dresses that, I scored for $100 each.
This one from Charles Chang Lima cost $1300 at retail. $1300!!
Stunning, white thick silk, pleated skirt and top.. WITH POCKETS.
EMERGHERD THERE ARE HIDDEN DRAPED POCKETS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!
Just look at the workmanship:
And the bottom with POCKETS:
And the way the sleeves curve around the side!?
And this Marissa Webb dress with a tuxedo side and silk skirt cost about $700 at retail:
It has a nice blazer tuxedo bit off to the right and a silk skirt. Both masculine + feminine perfection.
I also picked up a white Theory Wrap dress for $25 because I am a sucker for three things:
(A) White (B) Wrap (C) Dress …
An All Saints Jumper with a metallic gold and copper sheen for $53 because it is stunning with copper down the front and shoulders, and gold panel on the body & sleeves:
That was it. About $500 for all of the above. 😉