I spent a good couple of hours friday in the stores. I rarely spend that much time in stores, but then I also rarely go shopping with someone.
I don't consider shopping a social activity, on the contrary it's personal and egocentric.
Don't get me wrong, I care for my friends and want their appreciation, it's just that I'd rather spend times with them before a good meal or watching an exhibition but not in the stores.
It's my personal space and time. I want to try anything I want, even if it looks utterly foolish on the rack, enter a store and exit it 2 minutes later, take a 30 minutes walk to check my favourite designers, and so on. So I deal with my fashion habits on my own.
Yesterday though, I changed the "rules" and having company was really pleasant and not overwhelming, the time limited enough to avoid frustration and impatience on either side.
So we checked Uniqlo, le Printemps and h&m, funnily enough, each looking for trousers.
I tried on a +J pair at Uniqlo with a boyfriend fit and was appealed by the nonchalant allure it gave. It almost made it but:
- I found it not versatile enough
- I had doubts on how flattering the cut was. In theory and on pictures, I like this kind of trousers but whenever I try some I really can't get over the sagging front and bottom.
- And the coup de grâce : the tag mentionned heavy piling of the material. I want nonchalant but not négligé.
Until I eventually find a decent pair, I checked out h&m's new collection and finally tried the zipped leather pants but again it's not working on me.
knit and trousers: Etoile