On Shopping

I’m pretty proud of this here outfit. Those who have known me awhile have surely seen the coat and the shoes here MANY times. I got this coat after much deliberation and many trips to the MJ shop in the West Village in New York back when I lived in Manhattan. You know those purchases that you make after obsessing over the item for a few days? That was this coat. Plus it was 90 degrees the day I bought it and I couldn’t even wear it for a few months, but boy did I get some use out of this coat! Oh and it also has a removable fur collar!

These Chanel flats were a different kind of purchase. I got them during a visit to New York, before I had moved there, on Christmas eve. They were marked down 60% and me being a Chanel devotee, snatched them up without a second thought. I’ve had them twice resoled.

How do you guys shop? Impulse buys? Leave the shop without the item for a few days and only return if you are still thinking about it? I clearly do both.

Coat: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: YSL, Last Call
Tights: Target
Flats: Chanel
Necklace: Kendra Scott

December 19, 2010

19 Responses to On Shopping

  1. Cocò (daddysneatness) says:

    I'm in love with that skirt and I adore your burgundy coat. Amazing!

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  2. tanvii.com says:

    Absolutely LOVE your skirt. Gorgeous color and print!

  3. Annebeth says:

    adorable colorcombo! the coat is gorgeous, the shade really flatters you :)

  4. Two For Tea says:

    Mmmmmmm I am just drooling over that delightful coat! That colour is magnificent and it's a great pop with your yellow skirt!

    <3 Cambria

  5. Kassie says:

    Love the outfit. I usually think a big purchase over for a very long time. I've been known to think about buying something for so long that its no longer there when I decide haha.

    Stolen Stiletto

  6. Collette Osuna says:

    These colors are fab together….I know how you feel about your coat…I have a few pieces Ill never part with…you look great:)

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  7. Sophi says:

    I honestly never spend much money on anything. The most expensive thing i have is my $189 leather jacket. After that, it's a pair of $80 jeans. I buy tooons of clothes, they're just almost all thrifted.

    I loooove the color of that coat with tights. In fact, the colors of this outfit are just generally amazing.


  8. Eva Karen says:

    im loving the outfit !

  9. Emily, Resplendent Tranquility says:

    I do a little bit of both when shopping. Though I do try to make more decision based purchases than impulse ones…

    I really like the color scheme of this outfit. It's a neat take on the primary colors, but in different hues. Very pretty :)

    Those Chanel flats are so sweet looking. Definitely resole worthy!

  10. Mikhaila says:

    I definitely do both too. Since I started thrifting though I've become more frugal and think about purchases a lot before actually buying. It's kind of annoying because I can talk myself out of anything and sometimes I regret it!

    You look adorable in that outfit, I love the skirt!

  11. Shallow Mallow says:

    Great coat and such cute mary janes too :)

    I do both as well. Sometimes I deliberate for days and can't get my mind off garment of desire, other times I make an instant, unplanned grab :)

  12. Lynzy says:

    I love your pops of color in this outfit, so cute!

    xo Lynzy

  13. Francesca says:

    thanks for your amazing comment. i will take your advice on that one. cute outfit btw :) ** 😉

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  14. MONKEYFACE says:

    Ooo, I can't wait to see the coat with the fur collar, too! And yeah I tend to deliberate for DAYZ on what I'm going to purchase unless I'm at Target and then all bets are off. I can't help myself there :/

  15. Kenziefaith says:

    You are adorable! I looove this outfit. The colors are amazing! :)

    KF x

  16. veronika, tick tock vintage. says:

    the only think i spend money on is shoes – if it's a nice pair and it's on sale, i'm all over it.

  17. Amanda, The Upside of Wonder says:

    That coat is amazing! I absolutely adore that color on you. Too bad it's going to be 80 here tomorrow!

    Lately I don't shop, bleh. I only thrift which isn't too bad I suppose. Tis the life of a broke college kid.

  18. Amber Rose says:

    I love this, but the dog leash puts it over the edge! :)

    The eclectic mix of colors is unexpected but so lovely! You are just darling.

    Anyhow, glad to have found your piece of web, swissy missy.

    Have a lovely holiday!
    -Amber Rose

  19. Jennifer and Sherry says:

    i love how you matched all these colors together! it's so cute and wonderful! i really like your hair too!!


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