A few weeks back my local Petits Riens second hand store was offering a sale on skirts, everything at 2.50 EUR. Score! (and before this sounds too pathetic and penny pinching - allow me to qualify that this is the shop that I once found a vintage Gucci bag in great condition for 50EUR!!).
My first discovery was the skirt above, a high front slit makes it a little sexy, but the otherwise conservative cut and colour keeps it the right side of tasteful (or that’s at least what I tell myself to justify being able to wear it to work).
Les Petits Riens
Chaussée de Wavre 826
I actually got this in August and I always feel so chic buying new season in August or February, while others are still trawling the leftover sales items.
Speaking last post of being a print novice, here’s me going print all the way with this AW12 dress by Conni Kaminski. I feel like this is a really special collection and it features prints designed by Sarah Robin. It brings the dress to the next level.
Conni Kaminski recently launched her official Facebook page. Why not show a little love and ‘like’ the page?
Additional notes on this post:
1) Whew! so happy to be back to talking about Belgian designers!!
2) ALSO so nice to be talking about a collaboration that is NOT high/low!!
I have to admit that blue is my favourite colour and so I’ve been waiting to make a bracelet in the perfect shade. I stocked up on lapis beads and added a bit of onyx to balance with a plated gold clasp. Love it!
(forgive the crinkly background - I photographed it on a white paper bag so the colours would show up more vividly)
… to go shopping at and actually find something I like at Zara.
But here is the silk (!) skirt I found at Zara for 9.99 EUR.
It is a super pretty flower print in gray/black/white. And still as a print novice this is a gentle introduction.
I is super thin so I don’t think I’ll get much wear out of it in the winter, but for the autumn and maybe with tights and boots, it could last till November and come back out next spring (no idea if Zara clothes last that long).
Just hope it doesn’t inspire the ‘oh she got that at Zara’ eye roll.
Worn here with my new COS top (see last post). Oh dear I’m going all high street and not Belgian at all! Quick bring on some love for Belgian designers!!
It is probably beyond too late to still be talking about purchases made in the summer sales (although, since the SS 13 shows are underway maybe it’s somewhat appropriate to be talking summer? Or is that just wishful thinking/justification for the lateness of this post?)
Anyway I bought this Humanoid dress in the sales and it was a lifesaver during the super hot days in the summer (more in Portugal than Brussels). And I am completely convinced that it will have lots of layering potential come autumn!!
As I “discover” new layering options, I’ll be sure to share them.
Side note: I bought this online and though I’m still hesitant to make all my purchases online, I trust the Humanoid webstore.
(just managed a Tori Amos reference on my blog - yay)
Now that I’ve resumed blogging I can tell you about some of my fun sales purchases (you knew there HAD to be some). Though I have to say this year I was very restrained and only bought 2 items. Here is the first:
It is my first real leather jacket and I feel that it is really an investment piece that I’ll wear for years to come. The leather is super luxe and I can really feel the quality. Although it was expensive, compared to even high street prices it was reasonable for a real leather jacket.