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June 5, 2013

Fiscal freedom, shmiscal shmeedom…show me the clothing.

…Or: another riveting round of Things That Are Expensive, But Not As Expensive As They Were Before.

I know we talked about The Black Hole briefly last week but that was only in favor of maintaining self control and not succumbing to the deluge of inventory available on the heels of this season’s summer sale. We’re way passed that now, though, and wholly ready to forfeit fiscal freedom at the behest of dropped peplums that may render completely dated next season but seem entirely vital and appropriate right now. It would have been a strange brand of cruel, after all, to deny ourselves the right to yellow satin embellished mules, impractical under any circumstance but necessary under all, now wouldn’t it?

Sale shopping is difficult in that while one may find herself blinded by the label under full price circumstances, under sale circumstances, she’s likely far more inclined to find herself blinded by the price tag, which, as far as I’m concerned, is a more detrimental disease to plague your shopping. Do I really, I mean really, “need” that purple printed patent leather, cotton lined, ankle length trench coat, seasonably appropriate for the precse one day a year of spring? Probably not. This is precisely why in combing through the Internet’s highbrow bargain bin equivalent, we settled on several of the more basic, wearable, hard-to-get-sick-of pieces to share.

While we offer no blouses to pair with your new shorts, or new skirt, or to place underneath that navy blue satin Acne blazer which is now under $200, we’re hopeful that you’ve already picked up on the two inconspicuous memos we’re trying to relay and have either a. purchased your own Lands’ End blouse or (please let it be this one) b. sided in favor of the abolition of shirts, period. There is a bra in here,and I’d be hard pressed to tell you not to wear it out as a udder-bearing shirt. If and when anyone should ask why you’re wearing your nipples out, you can just say something like, “I’m being ironic.”

Patent leather Kenzo loafers, (perfect for walking shorts that will inevitably make you, too, look like an off duty gym teacher), $203 at Net-a-Porter

Charlotte Olympia Domino clutch, $494.57 at The Outnet (it is 59% off, not to be confused with a more traditional 60.)

Embellished satin mules by Oscar de la Renta, $328 at The Outnet

Esteban Cortazar satin and twill peek-a-boo shorts (flash everyone, show nothing), $262 at Net-a-Porter

Printed skirt by Peter Pilotto, $754 (which, I understand is still very expensive but if you wear this skirt with white sneakers, which you should, or with satin mules, which you should, I can almost argue it’s as worthwhile an investment as say, a good white shirt) at Net-a-Porter

Elle Macpherson’s So Pretty It Hurts (I swear that’s what it’s called) soft cup bra, $47 at Net-a-Porter

Acne Studios shiny-ass awesome navy blue blazer, $195 at La Garconne

8 Other Reasons “Showtime” Necklace, (see, this is also a fantastic alternative to bras, period) $70 on Shopbop

Mykita cut-away sunglasses, $350 (sorry) at Opening Ceremony

Thakoon Addition vested dress, $343 on Shopbop

Well? Well? Well? WELL? Tell me something. Anything.

  • Nico
  • monkeyshines
  • Marina Martinez

    I’m wondering if pasties will make a comeback as a sly layering technique under that “so pretty it hurts”, which may well implement the actual name into your said ensemble…

  • http://thescarletthread7.blogspot.com/ Kara L

    funny stuff!

  • Katya

    You left out the best sale of the season, silly! Moda Operandi is where its fucking at. $130 Aquazzuras? Yes please.

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    That skirt is gorgeous!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

    nips out, full hearts, can’t lose.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.com

  • brunetteletters

    I love how you come up with a whole spiel about something so simple…great post as always!

    Brunette Letters Blog

  • rager problems

    @ragerproblemss

  • Kristina

    How’s possible that none of the sales (except mytheresa) are available for Europe? Seriously, the moment I switch to my country the sales window disappears. Tell me about serious depression

    • Leandra Medine

      That is a fascinating observation!

    • Esther MK

      It’s because different countries have different sale regulations. Basically, you can’t have a sale whenever you fancy and usually US have early sales while France debut it late June/early July.

  • Hudson Berry

    Thakoon. Swoon.

  • Paperstarz

    Every piece of clothing is an investment. :)

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    You know good stuff…

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic
  • Tory Abuin

    It is indeed so pretty that it hurts

  • sisters go bananas

    my favorite here is the thakoon dress

  • Jenny Nguyen

    really good post, im looking to buy the acne blazer but its not found!

  • http://www.simplyonelove.com/ erica jensen

    Love the necklace!

    simplyonelove.com

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  • anna

    In scandinavia people think jews have a very strange face, especially the nose is very bad-looking,kinda scythe-like they say, . They call it ” Ful nasa”. the word “ful” is pronounced like the english word “fuel”. i kind of feel sorry for them, but maybe its the testosterone.. i´ve heard it increases the tissues inside the nose, especially bone mass.

    It´s intresting to note that the hebrew work “nasa” can mean both “to marry” and “to lift” and “to desire” among many other verbs..

    In scandinavia people think jews have a very strange face, especially the nose is very bad-looking,kinda scythe-like they say, . They call it ” Ful nasa”. the word “ful” is pronounced like the english word “fuel”. i kind of feel sorry for them, but maybe its the testosterone.. i´ve heard it increases the tissues inside the nose, especially bone mass.

    It´s intresting to note that the hebrew work “nasa” can mean both “to marry” and “to lift” and “to desire” among many other verbs..