06 May 2011

things that are very important to me

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I got myself some Comme des Garcons. ♥___♥~~~ If you didn't know, there is a sample sale going on at the Croatian Church on 41st and 11th and  CDG is up to 70% off: all past collections. It was a madhouse! I had some ridic touble buying this dress but I did it and I'm so so so happy with it I could cry. Legit, one of the top three most important things in my life??

Twitter said I should do a haul video so here it is, if you don't subscribe to my youtube channel. It might still be processing by the time this post is put, but oh well.



I am also wearing a Junko Koshino Jacket. Koshino was one of the first Asian designers to ever leave Japan and find commercial success elsewhere, she showed in Paris before Kawakubo and Yohji did I think? They were the first wave of otherness to freshen up the Paris runways. I am very fond of this jacket, if you've been a long time reader you might recall seeing the skirt that accompanies this jacket. I don't wear it very often.

It's weird because I'm really stingy IRL, like, most of my outfits don't cost more than $10, I shop exclusively at vintage and thrift stores, but when it comes to CDG and designers I really love I'll fork over $$$ and not bat an eyelash. It's worth it to me, it is an investment, I cherish my favorite items of clothing like people would cherish their chlidren. When I am sad I put on my favorite thing and it makes me feel better. I don't regret buying this at all, I only regret not having more money to spend on more! This splurge was a long time coming. What's the most memorable thing you've splurged on? Do you regret it?

31 comments:

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Great outfit! Love the jacket and skirt <3

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jamee dyches. said...

I'm absolutely in favor of special items that you splurge on. A Comme dress is art. It's not just a "dress." Anyone who has read even a small portion of your blog knows how much you love Comme, so I'm happy to see you finally got this amazing dress! It's great and I love the way you styled it.

Kimberley said...

Looks great. Wish they had sample sales like CDG

Anonymous said...

what is your youtube channel called?

eat me said...

Ooh, you look mahvelous in it dahling! And you work plaid to your favor because some people just can't pull it off. So cheers to you! :)
My last splurge was when I spent practically nothing on a pair of bewts that would have cost me somewhere up in the three digits if it weren't for the internet. So, hooray to that!

Arabelle said...

eeeee thank you so much for comprehending my love for cdg jamee <3

Ria said...

Luckiest girl in the world right now. THAT dress, I'm dying and flailing and dying again.

Claire said...

Soooo jealous! This is absolutely perfect! You actually are the best print mixer ever.

Cristina said...

Everyone keeps rubbing the sample sale in my face now that I don't live in NCY anymore! Regardless...that dress looks like it was made for you so kudos for you! I love your ability to mix prints and fabrics btw. I wish I could pull of looks that bold.

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Fashion Intel said...

You are so cute!

rachel said...

You look so amazing. You must be so stoked! Yaaaaayy.

Yajaira said...

cute hat

Savannah Burton said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I am beyond jealous right now!!!!! I might as well kill myself! I'll never have enough money!! how do you make your photos so large without them becoming blurry??

meagan said...

holy shit, that dress is NEXT LEVEL. so beyond worth the money! it looks absolutely dazzling on you, especially with the stripes. A+

god, if i had a penny for every time there was a sample sale in new york that i can't go to, i wouldn't even need to worry because i could afford non-sample sale prices. haaaa... ;___;

Arabelle said...

lmao i know right! i have basically been saving up for comme forever, but the time is never right. i wish this sample sale went on forever so i could go back whenever i made enough $$$.

also, my camera takes pictures at like 4210x2832 or whatever, i save them as 1000x600 so they perfectly fit within my post frame. :) i save them on flickr because flickr has better upload quality than blogspot.

Two Lovers of all Things Fashion said...

Oooh!!! Such a great deal, I wish we had sample sales where I live.

MERMAID HAIR said...

i'm glad you got a PIECE!!!! (there is almost nothing from that collection left !!)

Roma said...

may i get a hell yes?! I love the cage part of the skirt, it looks super edgy AND SORT OF AWESOME!!! Is the sample sale online? I don't live close enough to the city to buy at the store. Comme is ammaaaaazzzinnnnggg

Lydia said...

I love the ruffly harness part! So cool.

Arabelle said...

eri!!! yes it's one of my favorite collections, i NEEDED to find something from it. so glad i went that day.

Laura. said...

Oh wow glad you picked up some lovely things. :)
I try and buy pieces I really will get my wear out of now.

http://www.aforteforfashion.co.uk

the fashion turd said...

forget the dress...that purple side-ponytail is what it's all about! :-)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

Lea said...

Looks great!!




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Madeleine said...

I dont think I ever spent tons of money on clothes...or wait I just remembered I spent quite alot of money on a dress I spent six months to get money for. Really love silk dress with djungle motifes. Otherwise it is just vintage, second hand shops and stuff like that.

Madeline and Sophie said...

AHGGG That's so cool! I love plaid, I wish I could afford CdG even on sale, your super lucky! I hope you get good wear out of it!!

nicolette said...

it's like perfection on top of perfection ON TOP OF PERFECTION I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE IT.

if my entire weekend wasn't devoted to pulls and trying to quell my anxiety (i.e. avoiding the crowded clusterfuck that was the cdg sale) i would have ventured out. kind of (okay, really) kicking myself for not sucking it up and going.

Savannah Burton said...

thank you for taking the time to comment and read my blog :) It really means a lot to a teeny bopper like myself. I think I'm going to try and make this dress or a variation of it myself...hmmmm..

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