I did very well in the months of January and February in terms of purchases- one item of clothing and one accessory item. The little devil of wants came in March.
My clothing item pick of the month was this jersey dress by Katie Hoskings (here) who is an Australian designer and her clothes are made in Australia.
This is the photo taken from the website.
When I received the dress, I found that it was way too big even though it's a size S. The sash is detachable which meant it looked shapeless unbelted. Even with the sash tied, it didn't stay where I wanted to stay. The fit and styling for me was all wrong. The material was lovely and soft though!
Anyway, I gifted it to a lady at work who is pregnant as it will make a good maternity dress.
While I was waiting for that dress to arrive, I spied a cute pair of shorts on eBay:
Zimmermann silk black lace shorts
I saw this on their website last year during the Christmas sales but while I was dilly dallying, they sold out. So I've been looking for them on eBay since. They aren't those butt cheek short shorts, the lace extends the length and looks cute paired with a blouse- silk of course! :-)
So I did end up buying 2 clothing items, but only kept one... so I'm still ok?
Now onto accessories...
A McQueen skull padlock bag
I wanted a bag that was smaller than my Chloe bag (here). Also that Chloe bag is very heavy when empty and this is very light. I realised I have also bought bags in November last year (here) - the Alexander Wang one is also very heavy- so no more bags for the rest of the year!
While buying the bag, I saw a pair of flats by Lanvin. I've read about their padding and hidden heel. Although I don't walk around as much as I was in London, I am on my feet at work so I need some support.
I came in on another day to try them. There was one in 38.5 (I'm usually a 37.5 or 38 depending on the fit) and that fitted perfectly. Walking around the store, they are indeed very comfortable.
The bows are actually removeable so you can get three styles from one pair of flats!
A flowery clip with a pearl
Or just have them as plain black flats
These flats retailed at $795 (!!!) but they were on sale at 40% off which made them a slightly digestable $477.
I also saw this pair but they were mismatched sizes.
The left side is a 38.5 and the other is a 39.5. I put an insole in the right side shoe and it fits better- also more cushioning. My right foot is slightly larger than my left anyway. They were also on sale and I got an extra discount because of the mismatched sizing.
Have a read of these two blog posts on their experiences with Lanvin flats-
Wonderfelle World (here)
You can find the Lanvin flats at Cultstatus (here) in Claremont or the city if you are in Perth. Otherwise if you already know your size, you can buy them online or eBay. I'll definitely be looking out for them when I get to London. No more flat flats- Lanvin flats are the way for me now :-)
So that's my March purchases!
I'm off to London at the end of April until May and will carefully select my purchases. Til then!