We are in the second week of the French government’s officially sanctioned soldes, the twice yearly — summer and winter — six week period in which retailers are allowed to mark down their merchandise, thus an opportunity presents itself.
My great friend, Susan, creator of the superb blog, Une Femme, and I decided we would see what we could find at the summer sales to add a little oomph to our wardrobes. As always, I’m looking forward to seeing what she found.
We each bought three new pieces to refresh what we already own. My choices were tops, I don’t need bottoms. In fact I don’t need anything, but that has never stopped me from finding objects of desire.
This time I wandered slightly out of my comfort zone, particularly with the sparkly — although matte, not blingy at all — silver debardeur (a much prettier word to describe a tank top I think) and a long-sleeve navy t-shirt that dips down in the back. The material is silk and linen and two tags “warn” the buyer that they must be washed with care: in a net bag, cold cycle in the machine, “do not hand wash” . . . gentle soap. I’m thinking I may regret these two items, but they are so pretty.
With the debardeur I’ll wear a jacket, no surprise there.
The third item is a big shirt, but not like any big shirt I have ever seen. It’s in a light blue chambray with white beading and embroidery across the back and on the shoulders. It too came with the same meticulous washing instructions.
These pieces are a change for me, but at the same time they go with everything I own — all my navy blue and black — winter and summer.
While I was out and about shopping for me, I also picked up a couple of things for Andrea: a marinière t-shirt dress and a linen sleeveless top in a small abstract print.
For someone who doesn’t need anything and really doesn’t get a thrill out of shopping, I’m quite happy with my finds.
I did love shopping with Susan when she was here last month however. We had so much fun.
Have you been shopping?