May 23, 2011

cashmere & final sale purchase

My mom randomly sends me gifts every now and then, I think because she misses me :) She recently sent me this gorgeous ann taylor cardigan, but when I looked at what it was made of I kind of freaked out because it is dry clean only (for a cardigan!?!?) and it is cashmere (which I don't know how to care for - hence most likely why it is dry clean only). Also the price tag was hefty for a freakin' cardigan. Mom assured me she got it on sale (although for how much, I will never know) so I just took the cardigan and I didn't want to kick a gift horse in the mouth so I kept my mouth shut about the price. 
Cardigan: Ann Taylor, XXSP
Shirt: Gap, XS
Necklace: don't know
Earrings: Tiffany - gift
Bracelet: John Hardy - gift
Jeans: Gap legging jean, 25
Shoes: Nine west outlet
In other news, I had been lusting after this crazy pair of boots for MONTHS. I distinctly remember sitting on my parent's couch after Christmas looking online, and almost purchasing these boots for 109 dollars, down from 270 *EDIT* down from $398 retail, and $270 on the yoox website. They were green suede and I had no idea how I would wear them but I knew I wanted them.
For MONTHS I constantly checked the website (yoox.com) to see if they had gone down in price. They went down to 79 and I almost bought them. Then they went down to 69 and I almost bought them. Then I forgot about them for a few weeks. I checked back two weeks ago and they were down to 49 dollars, and they were sold out in the green that I wanted in my size! (sad face). However, they did have a really pretty deep purple that I felt would probably go with more outfits anyways, so I took the plunge, and got them for 49 bucks with free shipping. They were final sale though, so I was stuck with whatever they looked like in person...here we go.
Boots: Kathryn Amberleigh suede over the knee boot via Yoox.com
Likes: 1. The quality. They are so well made and you can tell by the feel. 
2. The color - a rich jewel tone, can be worn with a variety of styles and colors
3. they are very unique and I will definitely be the only person wearing something like this when I go out
Dislikes: 1. the height - they are truly over the knee
2. the pointy toe - they aren't "witchy" but they are definitely not almond either, which is more in style now
3. not form fitting at all - the boot is the same width from the thigh to the ankle, so it makes my legs look super wide
4. not a true negative, but the lining is some type of fur, i think sheep. which means it is SUPER warm and appropriate for winter, but not great for miami summer (which it pretty much is right now - reaching 90 every day this week)

Verdict: I have to keep them because they were final sale, but I don't feel so bad about it because for 50 bucks they were a steal (originally $398 - CAN YOU SAY AMAZING). Also, when I visit my parents this winter and go skiing in Vermont, I will make sure to bring them home with me and wear them every day so I get use out of them! And on the rare chance that it hits 50 or below in Miami, I will bust these babies out and hopefully look good when doing so.

2 comments:

  1. were the boots true to size? i'm think of buying them on yoox but they only have one that's a 1/2 size smaller in the color i want.

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  2. thanks for reading! I'd say the boots fit true to size, and because of the narrow/pointed toe box I'd even go up a half size if anything instead of down a size

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