Sometimes on this site, I think I focus on eliminating/reducing items in my closet (well that’s really just because I have quite a bit still)….aka talking about the items that I shouldn’t have/wished I hadn’t purchased. Today I thought I would talk about an “opposite” topic…a few items that I wish I had picked up, but never did (and now they’re gone forever). I’d love to hear yours!
1. Chanel 11C (cruise) cashmere cardigan. Oh, I love this cardigan so much. In all colors, red, navy and white. I didn’t have the crazy Chanel sale ninja training that I have since been provided, and never snagged this one (not to mention that the smaller sizes mostly sold out at full price). It’s perfection. If they made another one now, I’d snap it up in a heartbeat!
2. Aritzia eyelet dress. I couldn’t find a picture of this dress, but years and years ago Aritzia made a few amazing eyelet items that I loved. They were perfect – buttoned down the front, super flattering, all cotton, stretched to fit. They had a top version, and a dress, both in white and black. So I bought a white top, a black dress, and wanted to buy the black top and a white dress, but left those on the shelf. “I’ll find another version I like better later on,” I said to myself.
Well…it’s been more than five years, and I’ve now worn both out, and I still can’t find a better version. My top and dress are both stretched out and drabby. But I can’t throw them out yet, and Aritzia hasn’t made anything similar since (plus whenever I go, I end up shopping next to pre-teens…).
3. Jimmy Choo black suede “Private” sandals. I have these in nude patent, and they are still one of my favorite pair of sandals ever. Super tall and quite comfortable as well. I thought they were a classic that Jimmy Choo would just carry on season after season, forever and ever, but I should have realized that danger signs were coming when they started to discount even the classic colors. I didn’t jump on the black suede fast enough and poof! They were gone. What’s even worse is there are still some pairs 50% off on The Outnet, taunting me, but they don’t have my size and my heart was always set up on the suede.
Because of my scare with the black Privates, I recently picked up a pair of black patent Saint Laurent Tributes – these are still my other favorite “comfortable” sky high sandals, and I’m not letting these be discontinued without picking up all my staple classic colors!
All right, now how about all of you? What are some of the shoes, bags, clothes – that have gotten away?