Tuesday, 2 September 2008
My Shopping Conquest #23
Marc By Marc Jacobs Cotton And Cashmere Blend Purple Trim Cardigan
(Reveal from 'What A Rainy Day Of Shopping...')
Yes, it's a Marc purchase again, from 2 Saturdays ago. I cannot seem to explain why I am so fascinated with Marc Jacob's designs lately. I just 'switched fashion allegiance' from Gucci and Balenciaga to Marc, I am a 'traitor'!
So for fall winter 2008/2009 season, Marc By Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton, I am shopping almost everything by him now. BTW, I was going to do the Louis Vuitton reveal today, but I had to do my workout and it's late by the time I am done. Tired from a long day of work, I decided to postpone it and instead show this purchase from Blackjack:-)
The story starts with me first catching sight of this Marc By Marc Jacobs Cotton And Cashmere Blend Purple Trim Cardigan at Blackjack (Yes, they stock Marc By Marc Jacobs items too, but slightly different range) which incidentally was also the shopping trip I spotted my Tsumori Chisato shirt. I was immediately attracted by the bright purple trim on the cardigan when I tried it on. And against the charcoal grey overall colour tone, it is both basic and fun:-P Can wear for many seasons to come! Longevity is a key consideration for my recent shopping trips.
To prevent making an impulsive purchase, I asked the helpful SAs in Blackjack to reserve the cardigan for 3 days so as to allow me ample time to consider. In my mind, I have already fallen in love with the cardigan, just that I was not prepared to spend the amount that this cardigan cost at that moment. The price is kinda high to be honest. (I was 'stingy' that Sat.) Plus, I was also worried about dry cleaning the fine knitted garment since dry cleaners here in Singapore are very careless! So time to think was a sensible move.
The following Thursday, I got the Tsumori Chisato shirt first, but asked to extend the reservation period at Blackjack so I can make a decision that weekend. I dunno why I did that when I knew I will buy it. Maybe it is just to comfort me that I am not over spending since I just bought the Tsumori shirt:-) Self consolation. It works! Hehe.
In the end, on that fateful, rainy Sat, after getting my Lanvin brooch and subsequent shopping spree, this cardigan came home with me. It is so soft and lightweight, yet warm enough for the recent rainy days. The purple trim along the buttons is also treated with a resin coating which is really interesting and special:-P Perfect for a geeky look, ala schoolboy chic?:-P Am I too old for that? #$%*&#...What the heck, I just love the cardigan! And I love Marc!
Retail price: SGD $539. Where to buy: Blackjack Boutique at Forum, The Shopping Mall
Source: Model pics from www.saks.com