5.05.2009

Unseasonal and unaffordable.


One of the many reasons I wear vintage: Affordability.
Yesterday my mother and I were in Portland and stopped by "Nordstroms Rack" and a high end consignment shop "Seams to Fit". At the rack I found two pairs of boots, a fun over the knee fringed suede boot I couldn't help but dance in, and the most comfortable green boots I kept on and just looked at until it was time to leave. But both had price tags over $200, so it was a brief affair.
At "Seams to Fit" I found a Chanel jacket that was so luxurious I wanted to wear it morning and night. But again I just wore it until it was time to leave ;) It was a really unique design, with a built in vest front, and fit perfectly! I have a Chanel addiction, so its probably good I don't have anywhere near the funds to feed it. I did manage to trade in clothes at "Buffalo Exchange" last summer for a killer pair of sunglasses, and have the Mademoiselle perfume, but thats about the extent of my collection. I have wanted a Chanel jacket since I did a report on Coco Chanel in 9th grade, and have tried a few on, every time not wanting to take it off. It's one of those things that will be on my "wanted" list for a while. The jacket was actually on sale for $399, which is a pretty good price....If you dont have to eat ;)

6 comments:

Jodine said...

I love the green boots, very cute =)

Hexotica said...

I hear you there. I wish I could feed my Anna Sui addiction, but it's probably best that I can't. Vintage is more interesting as well, I think!

Casey said...

Totally agreed! ;) I tend to prefer to take my chances with finding some great things in the thrift shops, than pining away for designer items that I will never be able to afford. ;) Plus, it just intensifies the thrill of the hunt: will I stumble upon some amazing designer gem?

That Chanel jacket is gorgeous though; I love the slightly 30s feel to it!

Dizzy Dame said...

I LOVE coco Mademoiselle perfume..its my favorite in the whole world :)

Amanda said...

I love the green boots too. And the Chanel jacket is to die for!

Poke Salad Annie said...

those boots are disgustingly gorgeous!