What is Wrong With Me?
This annoying thing happens to me every time an item either falls into or creates the fashion zeitgeist where I suppose defensively, I want nothing to do with the thing in question but then two seasons later, bam! There I am google-image searching and eBay perusing and Yoox moseying on a ripe scavenge for the very garment or shoe or sometimes but not frequently handbag that I deliberately, violently and previously eschewed.
Second-to-most recently, this happened with Isabel Marant’s knee high fringe boots (I found them on eBay last summer for $320), but then it happened again yesterday when I was looking at pictures from New Years Eve, marveling in the funny-ass tulips at the bottom of my consignment-shop-score Miu Miu pants from Fall 2010 (I got them for $44), when I said to myself, self, why don’t you wear more leg sleeves?
Leg sleeves, of course, spiraled into a salient memory from Givenchy‘s last Pre-Fall showing and so began a frantic search for the knee-high kankle boots that everyone had and exploited last Fashion Week season, will probably still have but opt not to wear this season.
And because Kim Kardashian is the ultimate, unwitting one-upper, she has them twice.
If I were to find them, would I actually get them? Could it be that they might become mine at a fraction of the initial price offering, which was a cool $1895?
These questions were no longer hypothetical when I did find them languishing on several sites unscathed from the surrounding sale price drop-offs which made the answer to my incipient question a definitive no: I would not get them. But then SSENSE showed them to me for 30% off this morning which was still not enough and here I am –
Look and re-looking at the below image figuring out how to approximate this look without forgoing a penny.
Does this ever happen to you? Please tell me it does.