Saturday, November 21, 2015

On my wish list right now

I do plan to do some more online shopping in the next few days, but I am trying to prioritize between all the wants I have currently, as I am trying to shop a bit less in general. I feel like I have so much stuff, yet do not use most of it, so I try to be sure that I will actually use what I buy now before I make a purchase. 

But two of the top candidates for coming purchases are definitely:

A pair of black Lanvin ballet flats, as I feel these would probably be an investment I would get a lot of use out of. I have spent so much money on basic black ballet flats over the years that just fell apart after a season or two that I feel I need something of better quality this time around. 
A Bottega Veneta silver bracelet. I tend not to use that much jewelry on a day to day basis, but if I do wear something, it is almost always a bracelet, so I think I would use this, pretty basic, yet still very unique bracelet a lot if I owned it.

Shopped at La Redoute recently

I have mentioned how much I like La Redoute and their French style clothing and accessories previously, but now that it is winter, I decided that it was time to get some warm, yet timeless pieces again, and nobody does basic sweaters and cardigans in nice materials, like cashmere for a better price than La Redoute in my opinion, so of course it was my to go to place for warm purchases.

What I got was this:

A grey cashmere cardigan. I already had the black version of this, I got it last winter and was so happy with it that I decided to get another one, in another color. I think I might be getting more colors as well!
A grey cashmere cowl neck sweater. Because I need more cashmere in my closet, especially since I managed to ruin some pieces I had had for years last winter.
A navy striped sweater. Because I am into stripes at the moment and made a decision to get more navy pieces, as navy is truly a classic color, that I really like, but I feel like I don't have enough navy pieces as of yet.

If you are at all interested in La Redoute's products, I can really recommend giving them a try, as the shipping is really fast and their products very nice (qualitywise as well) indeed.

(this post is NOT sponsored by La Redoute in any way, but truly a heartfelt recommendation from my part)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I have got the auction bug!

And I am not even talking about Ebay, although I am a big fan of Ebay as well, to be honest.

But no, this time I am referring to actual, old fashioned auctions. You see, I never realized you can find very chic items indeed at auctions too. I mean, you should see some of the jewelry for sale in the auctions I have been going to!

But as a newbie at auctions, I decided to not start with the expensive jewelry, but rather to go for smaller pieces to begin with, like this vintage Hermes ashtray:
I was quite pleased to be the winning bidder on this one, as I have seen people use these gorgeous ashtrays for jewelry storing purposes (Rachel Zoe is perhaps the person who is best known for doing this), and I thought I would do the same, as I am planning on finally getting myself a pretty vanity for our bedroom. And what would look prettier on it than a piece of Hermes?