One of my less charming readers pointed out to me that I’m not a “real single mother.” Well, this was quite exciting news for me. I spent the balance of the day running around my house looking for the live-in partner or husband that must surely be hiding under the sofa cushions or in the laundry basket.
I turned up nothing but a couple of goldfish crackers and some lego. It’s for the best: it might have complicated things with my lovely boyfriend.
I’ve been zhushing a little to try to bring on spring. I’ve put out a few Easter pieces from the spring decor storage bin.
I put out some springy flowers in front of my little desk in the kitchen (3 bunches of tulips for $10 at Longo’s!)
I’ve pulled out my Lilac Diptyque candle. Apparently the scent is discontinued so my lovely stockist at Soap and Water on Lakeshore (Plain and Simple Home online) gave me the unused tester when I bought the last one in stock. BOGO on Diptyque is a nice thing indeed!
I tried to introduce my children to the glories of Bringing Up Baby.
They prefer The Next Step, but I do try…
The shopping gods were smiling on me today. I have been continuing to clean out my closet and pulled out a few pieces that I wanted to consign. When I was waiting at my favourite local consignment shop in Oakville (By Consignment), I spied a pair of pristine Ferragamo driving mocs in my size.
As I revealed in my “11 things about me” post, I am a pretty major germophobe. I’ve heard the urban legends of people scoring Chanel at their local Value Village. How nice for them: I cannot do it. I need to go where everything has been dry cleaned and steamed and some pieces are new with tags. I both buy and sell there and it’s a really great way of getting some superb pieces at insta-fashion prices.
Like these babies.
They ended up costing me $18.
OK, I’m cheating a little here. The shoes were $78.40.
I got them for $18.40 because I had a $60 credit from something I’d sold previously.
The key to selling pieces at this store is that they have to be in mint condition, only a few seasons old (or vintage pieces that are timeless in style), and a designer label (think Holt Renfrew or Saks.) The owners attend Fashion Week each year and know what they are doing. They price things to sell. Hence the attractive price on the shoes.
I love me a good driving moc. They are the shoes I wear most in the summer as they are so comfortable. These are shoes that currently retail for US$395
. They look brand new, which is rare for driving mocs as sidewalks chew through them. I’d be willing to bet they were bought on sale on a trip to the US, worn once or twice, deemed too large or too small, and then sold to me. Some new shoes on sale racks have more wear.
Doesn’t it feel good to pay less!