2.14.2009

Girl in the red cape.


I have a list of items in my mind that I am always searching for. I can never settle for something ok, even if finding exactly what I want takes years. With some items it has taken years, but it definitely pays off finding that perfect something I've waited for. Usually between the time I decide I want it, and the time I actually get it, I'll come across mediocre versions that I could settle for if I want it now, but if I am just a bit more patient I know I will find exactly what I want. Sometimes it has to do with price, I'll find what I'm looking for in an item but not in price, or it will be one little detail that just throws me off. These things have stayed in my closet much longer than impulse buys, and are so much more exciting to find and to wear. This winter I found a number of items I've been searching for, including my blue striped pants, Michael Kors bag, and brown loafers.
Funny enough after seeing Confessions of a Shopaholic last night, I had the urge to sort out my closet. I think seeing such fabulous clothes makes me realize I should only keep things I wear often and let go of the so-so items to get amazing ones. It's on ongoing process.
So I took a bag of clothes to Buffalo Exchange (A different location this time, so much better than the other) and was thrilled to find two items I've been searching for. A great red wool Pendleton cape ($21.00), and a leopard print muff ($12.00) with a built in pouch to serve as a purse.

Also bought this great black mandarin dress with fabulous buttons. I seem to have a little collection of mandarin dresses building up, since I just love how they look. The real ones never fit me, but the 50s imitation designs fit like a glove.


How could I resist kittens on a cardigan?


Since I traded clothes I only spent $16.00 on all four items, which I think is pretty darn peachy. There were other items I considered, but I didn't want to go too much over the trade limit, and the ones I have are great finds. I would have taken pictures but the dressing rooms are much smaller than the other store, and for some reason a group of girls decided to stand in front of the big dressing room mirror while they tried to convince their friend the jeans she was trying on did not make her derier look fat.

They did.

10 comments:

Lauren said...

lol at the end story. But I totally agree with you about being picky and settling for nothing but the best!

Light & Shadow said...

Love that red cape. I can't wait to see you in it. We need to go to the bins again!

Caroline said...

ADORABLE CLOTHES!!!

Kate Gabrielle said...

I absoutely adore the muff! I've been searching for one for a while, but I'm trying to find a faux fur one.

rosasunflower said...

All these pieces are so drool-worthy! Which Buffalo Exchange do you prefer?

chelsea said...

I love the cape, I am looking out for a hooded one so i can wrap up like little red riding.

Solanah said...

I like the Hawthorne location better than the Burnside. The Hawthorne building is bigger, and they have all kinds of items for different people, including vintage. The Burnside one has filtered everything to cater to more modern mall lovers, who think shopping at a mall is no longer cool, but get excited when they find a Gap sweater.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Gorgeous, all of them! I particularly love the kitten cardigan.

Rhiannon said...

I don't even like cats but I love that cardigan!!!

Sarah said...

Amazing finds :D I adore the red cape!

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