Wednesday, 12 June 2013


This was completely unplanned. I was on route somewhere else, walked past Matches and saw the 'SALE SALE SALE' stickers in the window. I said to myself (I kid you not): 'if there is no traffic coming and I can cross the road without walking up to the pedestrian crossing, then I will go in.' That is the way I roll. 
Of course, the road was traffic free. One might say it was meant to be. Even if it had not been, it might have been one of those Truman Show traffic stopping situations just to make it so. 
Three things caught my eye that I'd added to my mental wish list in the past, but had to walk away in the interests of financial good sense. A beautiful silver Isabel Marant bomber jacket (still in the £400s, so still emphatically not happening despite the love I feel), YMC for Matches cashmere crew necks and Duccio Venturi sandals. I tried the jumper in a beautiful crushed berry shade and the sandals in black suede as well as tan leather with bright orange laces. I noticed these sandals AGES ago, and so naturally jumped all over them when their price was slashed. I left the cashmere behind, which may have been a mistake. It is hard to buy things for predominantly autumn/winter wear in the summer. But I would have congratulated myself later in the year. Hey ho, you can't win them all and I think bagging these brilliant sandals just before my trip to New York is victory enough. 



  1. HAHA I love that - it's probably how I would approach it too. Or I'd think bugger that I'm going in. Good on you for showing some restraint. I think the jumper is lovely but there will be plenty more options come winter. Ah, and don't get me started on those sandals! :)

  2. Haha this is how I shop! I work practically opposite Selfridges, it's going to take every ounce of willpower I have not to go in there tomorrow. The sandals are gorgeous, I love the pop of orange! xxx (By the way, your blog is fab! I don't think there's a way of saying that without looking insincere haha genuinely like it though!)

    1. Thanks Josie! That's so kind, I really appreciate it. I was SO tempted to get the sandals in black suede as well, but managed to get a hold of myself. X

  3. Fantastic sandals!

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  5. The sandals are gorgeous (and look comfortable as well). And I think you need to get a jumper of that same colour. It looks great on you. And now it's already time for jumpers anyway... X


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