Other Stories top , Zara jeans, Hackett panama hat, Hermes Cape Cod watch, K.Jacques St Tropez sandals, Chanel nail varnish, Uniqlo shorts, Chanel sunglasses, Hermes H belt.
When I'm obsessed with L' Objet du jour, I'm like my sister's beagle. I won't stop till I've sniffed it out. With summer approaching, I've decided that I'm going to beat the crowds by stockpiling a few pretty blouses, namely voile cotton tops. Thank goodness the Isabel Marant Olympe ruffled top, even at an eye-popping price of £390 is sold out everywhere. At least the carrot's no longer dangling just beyond my reach.....but I've popped my email address on the list just in case my size miraculously reappears. Anyways.....Annmarie gave me a tip - Other Stories blouse for an extraordinarily low price of £29. Thank youuuuuuu!
My first attempt was a size 36 (supposedly a size UK 8, HAH!). The elastic band squeezed my waist so tight I felt my innards being shoved up to my chest. I had a major panic moment when I realized that I may need someone to cut me out of the blouse. Size 40 was the perfect fit particularly for someone like me who has a rather *ahem* rotund waistline. It didn't help that I'd decided to treat myself to a feast just before trying on the clothes at Other Stories. Ladies, don't have a massive meal and then go into a fitting room where there are mirrors on all sides. You'll never see yourself the same way ever again.......
I've been wearing my new K.Jacques St Tropez sandals at home to break them in as the leather straps are a little stiff. It was a bargain buy from Net-A-Porter for £55. In fact, I rarely pay retail price for most of my high end designer clothes and accessories. Take the Hermes H belt for example. I bought it secondhand on eBay more than a decade ago for USDS $120 or thereabouts. It's also my one and only belt (hmmm....that's rather sad) and I've worn it to bits. So today, out of curiosity, I decided to check out the blindstamp to see the year it was made. Crikey! It was 1996! 18 years old and going strong.
I managed to nab a brand new H belt for my husband at the Hermes sale in Paris for less than half the retail price years ago. If you ever plan to attempt the massive Hermes sale ...... remember to put on your armor, gird your loins and be prepared for battle.