samedi 4 juillet 2015

Sales




Woo oooh!!! Major score!!

Crossed one of the oldest element of my wishlist: the Play Comme des Garçons striped t-shirt.

Just couldn't believe my luck when browsing one of my favorite consignment store, Violette et Léonie's eshop, I spotted it in my size, dropped it in the cart, paid then next day stopped by the actual store to inspect it from every angle, tried it on before contentedly confirming my purchase. 

It's one of those items that is very popular - it seems like every trendy fashion blogger has one non? Haha! Just joined the club! - but very expensive (in my opinion) for basically the added value of a cute logo on a striped tee. 

Still it didn't stop me from crushing hard on it and I spent many years toying with the idea of buying this item but never willing in the end to spend so much cash for it. 

Already tagged at a decent second hand price and further reduced for sales to 66 euros, suddenly owning it could be reality. 

Voilà! So far, best and only - oh yeah I returned the bermuda...- sales purchase. 

By the way am I the only one a bit let down by the sales at the moment?  Have you found anything?

They only started last week in France, the weather gods [I'm finishing reading "American Gods"  by Neil Gaiman and his deity/mythology concept just keep bumping in my mind. It's really great by the way if you're into subtle fantasy with existential brainstorming] have granted us sunshine and heat (a bit too much dare I say) and thought it would be the right occasion to add a skirt and maybe a dress. But actually what's on discount is rarely my cup of tea and when I find something suitable for the season and to my tastes, it is obviously not on sales. Story of my life. Ok, maybe I'm exagerating a bit there... Haha!

12 commentaires:

  1. I never got the fascination w/ this thing either, but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants. all the better that you got it on sale. I've been shopping, mainly looking for workwear esp. pants, but have picked up some casual pieces.

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    1. You'd think that the "appeal" of getting business clothes at a discount would be enough to avoid being sidetracked by the cool cute things you can't wear at work but no, that's such a trap!
      Re: the CDG tee, I suspect that like with many popular items, the attraction has a lot to do with a bandwagon phenomenon amplified by internet and the status they convey... Anyway doesn't prevent me from liking it! ;))

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  2. It's always very good to get a long sought after item on sale! Not so many sales or too much shopping for me in the US because I haven't had so much time to browse this summer.

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    1. Yes that's the best, satisfaction level reaches new highs when you get something you've wanted for a long time at a good price! Though honestly I'm not very good at waiting for sales... The bright side of being busy is that you avoid temptations more easily and that's a good thing, non? ;))

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  3. I unashamedly love them and support the trend haha! I don't have the stripes, but the black T / black heart combo and white T / red heart combo and I wear both a fair bit. If you've been thinking about buying for so long, I think it's a safe bet. Hope you get a lot of love from wearing it :)

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    1. Haha!! Yes, it's one of those trends that I don't mind at all either. It's hard to remain immune to so much cuteness right?! Besides the tees are actually good basics and seem to be good quality. What's your take on it by the way? Do they quickly show signs of wear? I'm considering getting the polka dots now...;))

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  4. Oh good - I'm so pleased for you and especially if you managed to get it discounted too. I've never regretted getting mine and I'm sure you won't regret getting yours. My heart loves the little red heart. Maybe it's a bit cultish and it's been over popularised but still ... it's good. I'm after the black one now. I'd better get saving!

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    1. Yours is so cute! I don't think I'll regret that bargain and I'm already thinking of getting another one!

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  5. yay! that shirt still sells out and never goes on sale - excellent find!

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    1. Thanks! Definitely what I thought too, especially after much going back and forth to the CDG store just to be able to try it on and not being able to because it had sold out...

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  6. I love mine! I really want the PLAY button-down shirt as well, who knows why exactly, it's just a shirt with the funny little heart on it! Ah well.

    I borrowed the e-book of American Gods from the library but work got so busy and I wasn't able to finish it, so I had to queue up again... maybe I'll just buy the damn book, but I don't like owning books I've never read! Argh.

    Enjoy the shirt! It's very well-made, very sturdy, I stick it in the washer/dryer, no problems ;)

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    1. Sorry for the long delay to publish/answer your comments, hadn't received any notification from blogspot!
      It has been so surprisingly hot this summer, I haven't been able to wear the CdG top yet! In an attempt to control my budget, I've renewed my registration to my library and boy I'm glad I did, not only do they have a very satisfying range of english books but that saved me from buying disappointing books!

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