i saw this humanoid sweater a few weeks ago on Impulse's blog and thought that it would sell out quickly. on friday i saw it on Le Train Bleu's site and thought about buying it. on sunday they were sold out. Impulse is also sold out. i've emailed a bunch of places, but only Presse in LA has replied. they don't have the exact sweater but will call the showroom just in case. it only costs $148. i should have gone ahead and called impulse the minute i saw it, but i hesitated because, well, i don't really need another sweater. i'm really working on this need/want problem, but it's rough going.
this is the closest thing that the store has in stock. i like it, but it's not the one that i want. i have too many sweaters to buy one that is nice but not perfect.
i'm still searching for the perfect trench. i tried on the uniqlo one, which wasn't too bad in terms of quality. the fit was really off, though. wide shoulders and over-long epaulets. i love the idea of the a.p.c. trench, but every time i try it on, it feels too boxy on me. the 36 seems to fit, but the shoulders are a little tight. and the length doesn't seem quite right, either. but i'd love an a.p.c. trench anyway. that's called stubbornness.
so now i'm looking at burberry. yes, it's twice as expensive. but i also have a mother who wants to buy me one. i tried on this longer version in a light beige and immediately thought audrey hepburn, charlotte gainsbourg, and all sorts of lovely things. it also conjured up difficult stains and dry cleaning bills.
the short version is also very nice, but costs the same amount. $980?
i tried on this banana republic trench today. it costs $228 and has a slightly flared skirt. it fits reasonably well, but the fabric has a different finish than that of the burberry gabardine coats. it's hard to say whether the burberry is worth the price. if i were to buy a trench, it would probably cost me at least $400. i think i'll have to try and practice some self-restraint.