Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Purchases

2012 Q1 Purchases

2012 Q1 Purchases by aquagenie

I did not expect to be such a prolific shopper in the first three months of the year but somehow I managed to assemble the above 12 items plus a DKNY winter coat that was not depicted.   The items I bought which are slightly different from depicted are:
3.  I bought a Banana Republic version of this jacket
6.  I bought a Zara version of the shirt
10.  Mine is in gray/blueish leather but in the same cut
11. I asked my jewler to re-set my diamond earrings back to studs similar to pictured

In the spirit of self examination, I have not included three items that I purchased and donated to charity this year.  They were a Covet coat that was a tad too small (but bought on final sale), and two white dress shirts.  Lessen learned: do not buy things on final sale no matter what the price tag says (if it does not fit, a dollar spent is a dollar wasted).  Another observation is white dressy shirts are not for me. I simply don't feel myself wearing them either alone or under a jacket in the office.  However, I do feel at ease with casually cut white shirts, such as item 6 (which makes wonderful pairings with jeans and other casual items in the summer).

My favorate acquisition is probably the leather Gap jacket (#10) in their vintage 1969 denim jacket cut, which is a surprise find at the Gap.  I have been going to Gap only for their GapBody stuff but was amazed to find a good quality leather jacket with soft leather and no leather smell what so ever!  The Zara pants (#7) makes the favorite list too.  Overall it has the skinny jeans look with zippers at the bottom of the legs.  The fabric is of medium thickness which can be worn spring/fall and summer.  Items 1 to 4 are some basics from Uniqlo.  The breton tops are of fairly good quality with woven in stripes (not painted on).  I will consider doing a look back / review post on these items after I have broken them in. 

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