Saturday, August 11, 2007
second chance a.p.c.
a beautiful saturday afternoon meant a bike ride along the Charles to Newbury St. i wanted to stop by Dress and Barneys. i was bored by much of what i saw, especially as every other item was 3.1 phillip lim. i know lots of people love his work, and god knows the man can deliver, but i'm not convinced that the quality is up to par. i feel like his designs are basically a more expensive version of what h&m can do. MARC by marc jacobs is like that, too, sometimes, especially with those $80 t-shirts. i love lots of his coats, though. phillip lim? not so much. some of his knits are lovely, but you could probably buy something similar for less.
the one thing i forgot to check for was band of outsiders new women's label, 'boy,' which is apparently only being carried at barneys and opening ceremony. sometimes i wish i were a boy, or at least had a straighter, leaner figure. that must be why i love shopping for my husband.
anyway, being so disappointed in my shopping excursion and $2 bagel and cream cheese at the food court, i decided to stop by stel's. their 60% off summer sale is still going on, and to my surprise, i found this lovely a.p.c. dress that i had wanted so badly last fall. the cut is a little bit depression-era tenant farmer's wife, which i secretly love. but it's the print that really kills me. sometimes i hate a.p.c.'s prints. like the butterflies that touitou likes to do? no. no. no. my sense of irony is not refined enough to appreciate such things. but this particular geometric print is awesome. i tried to buy the blouse version last december in chicago, but they were out of my size.
so, when faced with an opportunity to buy something i figured would only make appearances on ebay, i couldn't say no.
a.p.c. fall '06 dress--$185, on sale for $85 at stel's