Things I Bought – Facing the Inevitable

Posted by danielle on September 16th, 2012. Filed under: I Buy Things, Recent Posts.

It’s the middle of September and I’ll have to face the inevitable. Summer is almost over.

This is a reality I accepted earlier this month when I was stocking up on socks and tights at the Zeller’s liquidation sale. I’m as excited as the next person to have a Target store here in Canada, but I’m also really sad to see Zeller’s close. The clearance sale is easing the pain though. It’s incredible – I think I’ve bought enough hosiery and underwear to take me into the next decade.

When I wasn’t cleaning out the intimates section of my beloved, ill fated department store, I was doing my usually sweep of my local thrift stores. Here’s what I came home with:

I debated buying this Ben Sherman dress. I love it, but I think it would have been much more suited for me 10-15 years ago. I don’t think there’s a particular age where one has to stop wearing mini dresses, but there comes a time when you just look like you’re trying to hard to look young. I teeter on that line a lot.

I was on a roll, and bought another little Gap dress that’s probably too juvenile for my demographic and few years out of style.

It’s going to look even more ridiculous when I wear it with coloured tights.

This Banana Republic skirt is made from some weird, thick polyester that reminds me of the “slacks” my Nana used to wear. I also love this colour.

It’ll be a nice pop of colour in my otherwise neutral fall wardrobe.

These are going straight into the closet. I don’t plan to wear them for a few months yet.

Long live summer!

7 Responses to Things I Bought – Facing the Inevitable

  1. Lara

    Never heard of Zellers but man, that sounds like a great clearance sale!
    So glad you finally got a Target!

    Love your picks! I think with tights, a cardi and some flat knee boots, the Ben Sherman dress won’t look twee at all!

    I have a dress super similar to your Gap one. I had forgotten all about it! Need to dig it out.

    “slacks” ha! I know exactly the texture you speak of.

    Oh! BTW, are you ever ordering anything from Uncommon Goods? I’m still waiting to ship your stuff back to you! 🙂

  2. Lyddiegal

    What lovely picks! and how could you not want to take advantage of the end of season sale?

  3. H&K Style Journey

    These are all three great finds! The first dress would look great with thick black tights and boots, the 2nd dress would look great belted with a cardigan, and the skirt is a really pretty color.

  4. Ellinor

    Your header is so cute. I love the black top. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

  5. Meg

    i like that pop of color in the red skirt! definitely a fall must for sure

  6. Unknown Mami

    I have a very similar Gap dress that I bought at a thrift store. I forgot all about it. I haven’t even work it yet and yes I’ll be wearing colored tights with it as well.

  7. anna

    hey danielle I really like the pink skirt 🙂 here where I live, Barcelona, it’s not that cold yet, but i’m willing to buy new clothes for the fall season 🙂

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