Yes, it could be said that sales are my downfall, or you could say that I just like a good bargain. In this installment of “Confessions of a Bargainista” I will be sharing with you some of the many purchases I made at French Connection the last few weeks. I mean how could one possible resist the giant black and white signs advertising this most tempting of vices? “I’ll just take a quick peek” I told myself, standing on the snowy wind swept corner of Spring Street and West Broadway. Well a “quick peek” turned in to forty five minutes, and I walked out with three “I must have these garments” in my possession, and then I went back a week later and bought two more items. So bad, I know. However I will have something to wear to fashion week. This long-sleeved, quilted “Rocky Road Sweat” pull over retailed for $118.00 was marked down to $69.99 and then was an additional %40 off. I am sure you can do the math, but oh yes, I was one happy Bargainista.
And the trousers retailed for $178.00, were marked down to $109.00 and yup you guessed it—an additional %40 off. I live for these kind of sales and I actually do get a thrill when I feel like I “cleaned up” as they say. Though I must admit, in recent years I have come to appreciate the slow burn of paying full price for a quality item I truly covet. It is a different kind of satisfaction, but just as addicting. And we all know these addictions do need to be fed now and again. I hard a particularly rough week at work, and I also experienced the trauma of a bad haircut for which I received a full refund. So I convinced myself that the only way to spend this new found money and to reward myself for surviving these injustices was a new wallet—which I do desperately need. I am currently running around with a plastic $20.00 special that is peeling and fraying. The only thing that stopped me was the weather and being to lazy to put on the all the layers needed to trek off to the shops. But, there is always next week. So there just may be a Michael Kors wallet out there with my name on it. I thought I would style this top and pant with these booties from Donald J Pilner and this necklace that I picked at the Brooklyn Flea a few years ago. I think this is Fashion Week worthy ensemble, yes? But with the uber frigid temperatures I will probably ended up wearing my knee high Cole Haan boots instead. But hey, it’s all in the name of fashion! French Connection is still having a sale, so if you are in need of a fix, do stop by.
I have come to appreciate the slow burn of paying full price for a quality item I truly covet
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