He also has a Euro cut in the Fall Collection which I may go back and try on...I am surprised at how well made these jeans are and the fit is great. They were incredibly affordable...translation CHEAP.
I like to buy pieces that suit me and are classics in multiples
I like this rule of multiples because it is a timesaver and seems a sensible approach to the bare bones of wardrobing.
Have you ever gone shopping and fallen in love with a garment and didn't buy it only to return to the store and find that it has been sold?
Or maybe you've seen two items in different colours and only chosen one and then decide it would be wise to have it in the other colour...and when you return to the store...SOLD OUT!
I found myself at the local mall for an hour this afternoon...
I am still looking for white towels (none came home with me)
I found a new line of Classics from Alfred Sung called MOON...
they are carried at The Bay here in Canada.
There were a large group of well dressed "bigwigs" walking around the store and making notes on clipboards, blackberries and some were taking photos with their IPhones. The staff were all on their toes, interacting with customers and going the distance to help us find garments...
A very cheerful salesgal recommended the MOON line to me and I had never heard of it before today.
I was carrying a Jones of New York 2 ply cashmere black and grey sweater at $300 and an INC grey cardigan for $175 one of which I thought might be my back to work basic to pair with my white tanks, shirts and Tees.
(they were not flattering on me)
I thought I'd at least try some of the MOON pieces on on....they are all in very classic basic colours and styles that are wardrobe basics. I noticed some of the stitching on the dresses was uneven and wavy so I put those back....too bad because for school they'd really work.
Most of the outer wear was exceptionally well made...I do not need outer wear as I have enough already. I perused the sweaters and found a cardigan in charcoal and one in black. The line reminds me of Club Monaco in it's approach to colour and form but the price point is significantly less....
I got both of these for under $100...they may not outlast my cashmere and only time will tell how they perform...it's an experiment...I am attempting to be frugal.
I've been having a little fun with my camera and my accessories as you will see...a cuppa tea is restoring me as I sit here and bang away on the laptop keyboard.
Elita cotton tank top
(I bought 2!)
I have forgotten the designers name who made this necklace, which I was fortunate enough to win.
I have the earrings as well.
(I never wear them both at the same time...too matchy matchy)
My lovely daughter worked at a local jewelry shop when she was at University and the shop had a fundraiser for The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
I had the winning ticket.
I also have several strands of natural baroque and freshwater pearls that I could layer on.
with my long scarf
with the necklace I made of pearls and Labradorite
the vintage eelskin clutch
Artisan Debra Kay necklace
Guy Vidal modernist necklace
Guy Vidal modernist necklace
Modernist Swedish R. Tennesmed designed pin
These two staples are going to be my go to classics for Fall
I can see them with dressy trousers, my black skirt,
black denim jeans, tweed pants and the list goes on...
I haven't even brought out the Hermes scarf collection...they'll work with those as well.
I think the secret to making a less expensive basic look better is to up the ante when it comes to accessorizing...
My new favourite scent
I'll be making a trip to Hermes sometime very soon
I hope they haven't sold out!