Wednesday, October 20, 2010
what she said
I can hear my Jewish inner (non) fashion voice saying "Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it!"
Rule Nr 1: That's not the voice you want to listen to when looking at an item of sale clothing that (no matter how long you or it lives) is just NEVER, ever, going to come back in fashion. This purchase hardly ever makes it out your wardrobe (Note to self: recycle bubble skirt)
The other precious voice is very... positive... "Awww they only have size 10's left (I am a size 12 - on a good day). Mmmm... Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it! It will fit you when you lose weight. Think of it as an incentive to diet..."
Rule Nr 2: No amount of buying the wrong size makes you lose weight. Ever. There is nothing worse than feeling a bit gezundt around the waist and hips added to the pangs of guilt that you now have more clothes you can't fit in to. In fact that feeling alone (the pang of guilt) you will read as hunger, and it will actually make you eat more. This is not a healthy fashion purchase.
But my worst inner voice is that very scary, competitive one: "Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it for god sake before somebody else does and then you'll be sorry." It comes back louder if, for a second, you put the sale item down, and another (real) person picks it up. Oh hell, that will do it. The Voice then turns into the audio from The Exorcist "You see! I told you to buy it!! Stupid idiot! See what you've done! You've just lost out on the bargain of the century and it was (suddenly) gorgeous."
So you end up hovering around the vessel praying to every known fashion god to let the beeyatch release it... put.. it.. down. And if and when she does you then snatch, run, swipe and eeuww.. you just hate it when you try it on at home.
Rule NR 3: When it comes to buying fashion sale garments just run your own race. Do not look behind you, do not look next you. Just keep focused on the item in your hand and ask yourself the important epiphany-resulting question... "How would you feel if your best friend bought this for you as a gift?" That should put it all in perspective and things should work out quite nicely after that.
Now because I have been involved in retail therapy for over 20 years, and because I am your New Best Fashion Friend you will no longer have to rummage, search, fight and trawl the sales because today I am heading into Fashion Sale Territory for you, and I will post my fabulous SALE fashion finds over the next couple of days. Sit back and relax the good stuffs coming over.
it's all happening
The Designer fashion garage sale is on on the 25th & 26th of March at nr 8 Edgar Road, Hout Bay. Melissa shoes for R120!! Seeriyas!!
The Toffie Market is on from today till sat at the City Hall... best Vintage threads!
She delivers vintage to people.
Gorgeous, affordable vintage fashion with great customer service.
Stock is uploaded once a week, Wednesdays for Handbags and Thursdays for Clothes.
It’s a blogging fashion bargain
Visit these fashion blogspots and websites for the best in (local) online vintage fashion and affordable buys:
the vinatge fashion market at The Labia in Cape Town
I luv Babette's store it has the most gorgeous oh-so-very pretty retro dresses and she seriously has the most unbelievable collection of retro shoes and boots in a variety of sizes, that I have yet to see! I could have bought her whole table of footwear!! I shall start working through it on Saturday!
Babettes details: Barbara 082 563 4004
You'll find them at 55 Kloof Street Groote Kerk Centre, opposite the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street Gardens Cape Town.
For more info contact 072 972 2044
Fashion bargain heaven
There are rails and rails of fashion bargains, with items from R3 to R50 I kid you not!! Heaven!! Shop for you, your kids, your man without an inch of guilt.
Here's what I found for you for under R30!!
You'll find Clear Out at 517 Sable Square, Shop F03 Block F, Cnr Bosmandam & Ratanga Road Milnerton, Cape Town. Contact: 021 551 6029
I love being your personal shopper. And I love nothing more than a fashion bargain. No really, nothing more. And I am just so filled with love right now having found Planet Love. Without any aid of lentils or illegal substances I actually fell upon this shop, Planet Love, no really, that's what it's called, Planet Love, 315 Main Road Sea Point (right opposite Nando's) and they actually have the most fabulous, affordable fashion... almost everything is R210 but wait, there's more... buy ANY 2 items and you only pay R300, yes fashionsistas, you read right... 2 garments for just R300! Ready, steady, shop!