IT’S SALE TIME. I am not normally one to advocate ‘BUY MORE IT’S SALE.’ BUT, I firmly believe that we should all be buying fewer-but-better material items (I’ve written whole blog posts talking about my strive for this). The problem is, ‘quality’ is almost always synonymous with ‘expensive.’ As it should be; good, ethical items should cost more, right? But not all of us have the budget for it. Which makes sale periods the perfect time to invest in quality items you will love season after season. Net-a-porter — purveyor of beautiful designer clothes I wish I could be draping myself in all the time — have just announced their sale. Here’s what I’m lusting after (and what I’ve already snapped up!), all under $300. Because mama still needs money to buy tacos.
I’m in a very annoying (yet exciting) position, guys: I have moved here with about 15 pieces of clothing. And because I’m not quite yet ready to take on minimalist ways — and because we don’t have laundry in our apartment anymore (yay America, sigh) — I am in definite need of some new clothes. It’s about the only time I’ve heard Stag say, “Yes, I support you buying more clothes” (THE. DREAM).
I essentially get to start my wardrobe from scratch: a rare opportunity to choose quality over quantity, take my time choosing items, and make sure each item that comes into my closet is one I really, truly love.
But, of course, because I not only need clothes but FURNITURE and food and everything else as well, I have so very little cash. Luckily for me, it’s Black Friday time. Which hopefully means snagging some deals — and hopefully you can, too. I am a crazy bargain hunter, trowling big websites bit-by-bit to find some amazing deals. Some would say “Maybe you should find a hobby” — to which I say, “Ugh, you’re probably right.”
NET-A-PORTER SALE: MY PICKS UNDER $300
1. Bella Freud Starry Starry Nights Sweater // 2. Frame Le Boy Jeans // 3. Ganni T-shirt // 4. Equipment Stacey washed-silk dress // 5. Stuart Weitzman Bow Velvet Sandals // 6. Ganni Floral Print Silk Midi Dress // 7. J Crew Leopard Print Belt // 8. Saint Laurent Glasses // 9. Joseph Merino Wool Sweater // 10. Maje Leopard Print Coat // 11. Sam Edelman Taye Suede Ankle Boots (also in Leopard) // 12. Marc Jacobs Shutter Bag in Red // 13. DKNY Linen-blend pants
1. Vince Charleen Suede Mules // 2. Alice & Olivia Eliza washed silk maxi dress // 3. Calvin Klein Triangle Bra // 4. Equipment Sonny washed-silk shirt // 5. Marysia Scalloped Bikini // 6. Victor Glemaud sweater // 7. Chinti & Parker cotton top // 8. Cami NYC Silk camisole // 9. Loeffler Randall suede & leather shoulder bag