When my good friend and lifestyle blogger extraordinaire, Stephanie Fusco, notified me via Facebook of a 25% in-store friends & family sale at kate spade new york this past weekend, I immediately knew it was bad news for my wallet.
Steph and I quickly planned a little Saturday morning shopping trip to Yorkdale before our afternoon workout class at BarreWorks Toronto. The two of us are a dangerous combination for a shopping trip but there was a sale to conquer!
I’d always wanted to add a Kate Spade bow ring to my jewellery collection and I thought this sale would be a good opportunity to do just that.
You should know that I’m just a tad bit obsessed with anything with bows on it. I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to bows – my personal kryptonite.
Of course, I walk into the store and lo and behold, I spot a bow ring. In rose gold, no less.
Originally priced at $48 plus tax, I scored this beauty for $40, taxes included. I think I’m in love.
We continued onto the shoe section at Holt Renfrew. While Steph was trying on a gorgeous pair of patent pink Gucci loafers (which she ended up snagging), I was contemplating the patent Tory Burch Caroline ballet flats. I’d been eyeing them for months but I resisted making the purchase since I knew they would go unworn all winter and told myself I would purchase in the spring. So with spring just around the corner and flats slowly creeping back into my daily wardrobe, I decided to finally take the retail plunge.
As soon as I slipped these babies on, I knew I wouldn’t be leaving without them. It was love at first wear. It was also good to see that these flats start in size 4. Even though I wear 5 (…or a children’s size 3 but that’s a story for another time), it’s good to know there are brands out there who still accommodate small-footed gals like me.
I don’t think I’ve ever worn flats so comfortable and I consider myself quite the flat connoisseur. I can already see myself buying these in multiple colours and styles but for now, I’ll kick off spring with this one.
These days, I’m trying harder to invest in key pieces that I can appreciate for years to come, instead of always buying cheapies that are only good for a season or two and quickly fall apart. So I would consider this trip a success! I contemplated these two little additions for months before I finally decided to buy.
Do you spend time mulling over your purchases or buy on a whim?