Sale PSA: An embellished clutch from Figue, now 60% off/under $150 (this is SO cute and a fabulous price – for some reason it’s not showing up if you search on Matches, I just had it bookmarked from earlier), classic brogues with a slight platform from Church’s, now 40% off, an easy padded summer slide from Cole Haan, now under $66, and a pretty bi-color rib dress from Kenzo, now 60% off/under $200.
I know I just did a recent purchases post last week about some of my sale scores, but I thought I’d show you some of my other goodies/full price purchases as well. Yes, I’ve been very, very bad.
First up – the most practical purchase, this excellent hat. I love my Eric Javis wide brim hat so much – I pretty much wear it every day – and it’s one of those pieces I know will last me years. So I ended up buying another one – a smaller brimmed fedora.
And of course, I’ve already worn it tons. I chose the black band as I almost always have something black on, and I find the fedora style a little easier to wear for certain occasions. It’s also handy on the playgrounds – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve smacked myself on the head on the bottom of a play structure because my larger sunhat has blocked my view, it’s truly embarrassing. Highly recommended.
Lately, I’ve had an obsession with the brand Veronica Beard. I don’t know where it came from, because I rarely “fall in love” with contemporary brands (I’d rather do either Zara or just wait for premium designer to go a zillion percent off), but for some reason I’ve been VB crazy. First with this jacket:
I have a special fondness for field jackets, and ever since I saw this one, I’ve been drawn to it. I thought it would go on sale for spring, but didn’t (WTF? I basically expect all contemporary to go on sale), so I ended up just biting the bullet for now. I love the lace details – it really reminds me of Valentino. Unfortunately I have no idea how it looks on yet, but here’s a very convincing example from the Veronica Beard Instagram.
Then, while I was being reckless, I decided to pick up a few more dresses. I love shirtdresses, especially ones made out of comfortable fabric, without zips. So I ended up also adding the Sierra ruched shirt dress (in the mail, yet to arrive) –
And the excellent Campbell ruched dress, which has arrived, but I won’t be modeling it as to preserve my $500 investment from splitting apart at the seams. I love this one. The fabric is soft and sheer but double layered across the butt so no need for a slip. SO pretty! And both can be buttoned down for breastfeeding, making them practical. Right? Right?
Finally, I’ve received a few questions about my Reformation purchases – who knew there were so many fans? I’m typically a late joiner for everything, so I hadn’t figured there would still be interest. I bought four dresses, and I’m sad to say that three of them didn’t work out – I could tell that even without trying them on that they would be too short (and I’m 5’1!). The fourth one, the Memphis, I kept mainly because my husband said he would throw a fit if I ended up returning it.
I love the design, but still think it’s a little too “young” for me. That being said, for some reason this pregnancy I have been more attracted to buying some more youthful, flirter pieces – maybe as a reaction to having been pregnant and/or breastfeeding basically the majority of the time these past three years. It will be nice to feel just like myself again, instead of a mom/preggo. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this point…and if you think this white dress is an overcorrection, please do let me know! What is that term, mutton dressed as lamb?