Now that I am living by this French regime (shopping rules with my own little gestures here and there), there is this little voice that can not stop popping up in my head every now and then to point out these magic word combinations.
The first of these combinations is sold out. What is it with us women that make us want something only after we figure out it is nowhere to be found? This happened with my Balenciaga boots and it is happening now with the Jenni Kayne d’Orsay flats that are high up on my 5 Piece French Wardrobe list, but are nowhere to be found in my size ánd with a black sole.
I seem to turn into this shopping monster that does not stop until she is satiated. Nothing similar will do the trick, only the exact item on the wish list can satisfy.
Then, we have limited edition. Ahhh limited edition. Those two words make my heart beat faster than speeding light. Even though I know it is only a matter of giving the amount of pieces that are produced a number – I mean, is 1.000 still limited edition? Does it depend on the type of item? – and I knów these words are designed to make hearts beat faster, it still works as some sort of spell on me.
Also, handmade… When something says ‘handmade’ it does not really make me want it more very often, but it does make me automatically want to splurge on it a little more. ‘Cause handmade means there is nothing like it, right? Right?! For instance, how cool is this hand slashed leather jacket I spotted at the Acne showroom a few weeks ago. (PS: It also comes in white! Yum!)
I feel like the worst of them is sold out, since I strongly believe there are always ways to still get to the unfindable. The only magic charm that does not seem to work on me is sale.
Good morning Los Angeles (and good night Amsterdam?!)!
Forgive me for being absolutely obsessed with things that look like you just woke up in them. Like this shirt I found on super sale, that looks like something I randomly grabbed from my grandpa’s pyjama drawer.
With the the denim issue slowly coming to an end (prepare for a month full on summer in July, including trips to Gran Canaria and LA!), I was thinking it is not really complete without a proper mention of Acne’s Pop denim. It has been around for a few seasons now – in all kinds of colors (including bright ones) and washings – and the first one I bought was the Trash version.
I remember doubting and wiggling around for about an hour in front of the mirror of the Acne store in Amsterdam (trust me I love that store, but their mirror gives me the fattest reflection I could possibly get), it almost convinced the girl working there that I changed careers and became a mystery shopper. Turns out it is one of the best super-doubt-but-got-it-anyways items I ever bought.
With the holes of that Pop Trash jeans getting bigger by day, I figured Acne made a ‘clean’ version to make me want to start all over again (with possible holes only appearing after wearing them to death, literally). Yep, I fell for it.
Since it has been and will be raining all week, I thought it would be a good idea to splurge on a pair of sandals on sale. You know, just because if you own a pair of Birks, you have to have a more subtle pair of toe-barers as well.
Ahh, this is one of those items (I think) no one could have pointed out for me and yet it is that perfect feminine touch for the mostly kind of boyish looks I like to create around skirts. I am thinking unfitted t-shirts and sweaters – anything really as long as it is from my boyfriends closet – and Balenciaga boots, Birkenstock sandals (ok, just maybe) or a cool flat sandal.
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.