Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another post about skirts

What's your panacea when the blahs hit?
A large G&T perhaps, or a hit of sugar?
Or maybe you prefer something more spiritual?

I'm a shallow beast. I find online shopping very soothing when life is causing me stress.

While Dani has been buying gold elephants, I've been indulging my inner gypsy:



I spotted this online (oh the dangers of surfing high-end clothing sites).
It's cotton and not too full, and yet not a pencil skirt. I have reached peak pencil skirt, so no need for another one. Or at least for now.


I nipped into Max Mara in the city to see if they had it in store and to try it on to see.
I like it. I reckon it will work well for casual summer days, and I can spice it up at night with a posh top and heels. It's hitting 35 degrees C this week, so cool and airy is the order of the day.


Guess how much it was in the store?

$460. Yes. Double the price of Matches.

I honestly have no idea how prices work these days. It seems that any store in Australia automatically charges at least 50% more than the O/S equivalent.

So, despite wanting to support local retailers, I did the only sensible thing and ordered it online.

More pics when it arrives. 

What's your cure for blahness?

27 comments:

  1. My cure: time, flowers. But shopping too.
    The skirt is fab x

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    1. Time is a great cure. Flowers are lovely but don't last long.....

      Thanks Ms Cilla!

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  2. Candy Crush! I'm slightly addicted to the stupid game. You kind of are a gypsy these days. I do love the skirt on you. Higher priced items seem to fluctuate quite a bit on the internet...worth doing a search to get the right price.

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    1. I've heard of Candy Crush - a couple of colleagues are addicted. Is it really that good?
      The Internet is like the wild west of retail, isn't it?
      Hope you've recovered from your trip to the Windy City

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  3. Baths, a walk and googling homes in Arizona. Skirt is cute. Retail pricing is just so silly...loophole anyone?!

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    1. It's cold snd getting dark at 4! Plus you get a pool it seems automatically with a home purchase!

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    2. I was wondering why Arizona!!!

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    3. I also thought...Arizona? The secret life of online chums!

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  4. You have every reason to be stress buying clothes! Love the skirt and also wonder about Australian pricing. Max Mara is ridiculous - I only buy it online now, and wonder why they double it for Australia… surely everyone else has worked out the price hike by now and shops it on the internet instead?
    As for my blahness fix, well…I'm the same as you. My blog last year was one long stream of renovation posts coupled with Internet shopping. And the new Jimmy Choo shoes and bag I wore on Saturday night to the ball were purchased a few weeks ago after a rather stressful few weeks. Better than hitting the bottle I suppose?! xxx

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    1. I had no idea just how inflated Max Mara prices are here as I've only bought it overseas in the past. I was shocked at the price difference. I'll be buying from Matches from now on, and use the local store as a place to try on and check sizing. Such a shame how much $$ local retailers must lose due to their silly prices.
      I remember your stress purchases last year! Love the Jimmy Choos, they are such a beautiful colour!
      How are the shoes of shame, by the way?

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    2. Very well, thank you for asking! They go with a surprising amount of outfits, and have had many airings. Not sure on a cost per wear basis that they've yet paid their way, but still…. I can honestly say that a hot pink pair of statement shoes go with a lot of outfits!

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    3. incidentally… did you get that matches fashion offer of spend 600 get 200 off? Temptation at this time of year I have to say!!

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    4. Hot pink is practically a neutral; after all, it's the navy blue of India!
      I did get that Matches offer. Shame it came after my skirt purchase..... ,

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  5. I am the baths and walk and new lipstick brigade. Am trying to break stress shopping, but it's hard!

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    1. We have no bath in our house (but there will be one post reno!), so no baths for me :-(
      Walking is a great stress-buster, but can't be done while working, unlike online shopping!!!

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    2. No bath, good God - no showers here!

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  6. I also go shopping when under stress. Very bad habit, and deadly for the bank account, especially since it seems like I am constantly stressed out. Beautiful skirt, I can't believe the price difference!!

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    1. It can get very expensive if you're stressed a lot!
      I haven't been buying much recently, so a few skirt splash-outs aren't too ruinous, but the shopping reigns will be back on in the New Year as our new Monster Mortgage will kick in post renovations!!!

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  7. That skirt is gorgeous and those prices in Australia are ridiculous, why oh why?
    Yes you know my game, it's fantasy party clothes shopping all the way to take my mind off things...of course I also have large glasses of wine!

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    1. Thanks Dani - prices here are mad. I think Canadian prices are inflated slightly compared to US prices? We are just ripped off here. I think retailers just thing that because we're so isolated we will suck it up. But they are wrong!

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  8. Baby Doll Ruth,
    You do know these pics have a red rag at bull effect on ol' GSL as he is one who likes to give fashionable skirt good chase.

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    1. Snort! You are a naughty chap!
      Hope to share a few jars one day!

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  9. Ruth, you've dropped off my list so saving you now to my reading list. I turn to Starbucks - yes what a saddo but a hot soya milk sweet drink cures all ills in my book.

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    1. Tabs I keep looking for Bourbon & Pearls and forget you've changed your name.
      Nothing sad about enjoying warm milky drinks!

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  10. Oh you had me at MaxMara, I bought some of their tan sneakers in London - full price, I'm an idiot but oh well, and I have not taken them off. Love it

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    Man Pasand Shadi

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