Living in the US definitely has its flaws. Especially in sale season. How come it starts so early in the States and we poor Europeans have to wait until Christmas. This marketing strategies are driving me crazy. Good luck to have friends abroad or simply not being a shopaholic and waiting till sale season starts officially. Anyway, i still picked out some of the greatest gifts one can make to oneself or your beloved other half or whoever you want (spending money is the priority here!)
The Spring 17 RTW Prada show had me from the beginning on. I don’t know why, but my inner self tells me to look like a tomboy/grandma from the 60’s from now on. Resort 18 carries a lot of similar items, but Spring 17’s are on sale right now! So here are some of the best picks available!
Cropped Knit:Prada, Poplin Shirt: Prada Printed Cotton-Poplin Shirt, Pumps: Prada Metallic Kitten Heels, Kitten Heels: Prada Black Heels, Pants: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC striped wool pants, Knit Bra: Prada Knit Bralette, Skirt: Prada mid length skirt, Coat: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC textured coat, Boots: Oscar Tiye eva embellished black sock boots, Boots: Balenciaga lace Knife Boots, Boots: Marco de Vincenzo PVC-trimmed mirrored faux leather ankle boots, Earring: Balenciaga gold tone acrylic clip earring, Earrings: J.W. Anderson gold plated earrings, Earrings:Cornelia Webb gold plated pearl earrings
Without starting with all that talk about how important shoes and handbags are and what good investments one can make with them, because you will wear them for ages and how they will always be classics, i will deny it straight forward. Actually there are no good investments with designer shoes.
No shoe can be worth 900$. I know it. It does not make any sense. Not to humankind.
Still, though. I do not write this stuff to be rational or reasonable.
The only reasonable thing is, buying them when they’re on sale.
Which is officially not the case right now, buuuut some shops started, so why wait and why talk more, just look at what i found. All under 500$.
from up left to right: dorateymur, toga, j.w.anderson, givenchy, dorateymur, j.w.anderson
all via farfetch.com
from top left to right: marco de vincenzo, oscar de la renta, marni, marco again, rochas and again marco. i have this thing with ruffles.
all via modaoperandi.com and netaporter.com
We are waiting for it the whole year. Since i am living in the northern hemisphere, we approximately calculate somewhat like 2-3 good weeks of summer. Well real summer i mean. The rest is usually a moody cocktail of cloudy, rainy, but sometimes also shiny weather, which makes you loose all of your optimism concerning wearing those satin leather slides you just got on a discount, but were still too expensive to tell your mum.
Of course going on holiday exists, but seriously, how long are you going to stay at that pool? Since there is no „i love to travel“ on my bio, this means 1-2 weeks.
Long story short. Go buy some stuff you can wear in summer, but ALSO in colder times.
1. Such as: a good midi skirt. Its a skirt right? So its providing you with air between your legs. That should be enough. Otherwise just wear some jeans beneath it, to make it weather appropriate. Some examples will follow.
2. Slides, you can also wear with socks. This does not suit to every kind of slide or mule in my opinion, but to most of them. Clash the styles, use thick wintery socks for your embroidered Dries Van Noten mules, wear shiny nylon socks with classic Slippers.
3. Sleeveless Tops. Even turtlenecks are in fact. And hey they would look great with that midi skirt and mules you just bought.
Wear an off-shoulder longsleeve top beneath it, when you’re scared of goose bumps.Or even a thick turtleneck, whatever you wear, it will look cool.
All pictures via net-a-porter.com, mytheresa.com, modaoperandi.com