samedi 8 janvier 2011

The list: Final follow-up

Back in August 2010, I settled on a list of items I wanted to get for the Fall Winter season. 

Here's the original August list:
  • (Saving for) a Balenciaga city classic
  • pleated skirt
  • new trench
  • tweed jacket/coat
  • wedge boots
  • knee high flat black boots
  • and if I find a decently cut and not overpriced one, a shearling coat/jacket.

Then in September I made a first follow-up :
  • (Saving for) a Balenciaga city classic
  • pleated skirt
  • new trench
  • tweed jacket/coat (technically the Etoile one is not tweed but it fits the bill!)
  • wedge boots
  • knee high flat black boots
  • and if I find a decently cut and not overpriced one, a shearling coat/jacket.
I'd given up on the shearling coat/jacket and was considering instead a duffle-coat. Otherwise I was still saving for the Balenciaga and looking for the knee high flat boots.

By December I had the money to get the City but could not go through with the purchase and after a long search, still couldn't put my hands on the perfect coat.

Now, I'm done with this list:
  • (Saving for) a Balenciaga city classic : bought the Daria by Alexander Wang instead.
  • pleated skirt: Zara
  • new trench:  Zara
  • tweed jacket/coat : The Isabel Marant Etoile jackets.
  • wedge boots : Got a pair from Minelli and then in André and New Look...
  • knee high flat black boots : realized my knee-high biker boots and Isabel Marant-like flat ones were enough.
  • a duflle-coat : Couldn't find one that met my expectations and except if I find one in sales, it's not a priority anymore.  I actually bought a Kookai camel peacoat which is nothing I was initially looking for but has a classic cut and is so nice to wear in the midst of all that greyness. I think it'll be also very useful come the transition season.
I didn't get everything I had in mind back in August. 

Reality got in the way (budget really was the heart of the matter on most purchases),  I changed my mind on some items (the shearling jacket/coat, the flat knee high boots) and added more wedge boots than I truly need (but each model has a different purpose... hem...)

As the sales are about to start, I'd like to add up a few items (more on that later) but nothing worth getting anxious about.

 

2 commentaires:

lin a dit…

It's impressive, how you managed to keep to your list quite closely, and made some very rational decisions. If only I was as goal-oriented, but I seem to wander all over the place. Can't wait to see what you have in mind next...are you enjoying the sales?

Aïssa a dit…

Thanks Lin! It's funny because I think blogging has actually helped me being more focused and responsible in my purchases.

No sales yet in Paris. We have to wait till Wednesday, we must be the last place to start. But I have my mind set on a few things...