London is not short of sample sales this week and under normal circumstances there is precious little chance of me going to any of them. My office is located in North London and unfortunately a lunch break does not give me enough time to secure good bargains. Another problem, I suppose, is that I always know precisely what I’m looking for and these selected items never seem to be up for grabs! I used to have an unquestioning readiness to spend money on useless dresses or shoes simply because I could get them all for a significantly reduced price but I’m entirely happy with my more mature approach: no sample sales unless they’re truly too good to ignore (usually in Paris) and I’m guaranteed entry before the general public. The result of my restricting demands is that I hardly ever get to these sales (although this is by no means a problem since I never find anything anyway). But sometimes an unforeseen day off combined with a sister intent on conquering the world of fashion results in several pairs of fingerless Christopher Kane's gray and black leopard-print cashmere gloves. One for me and the other a Christmas present for a very special friend.
I’ve also recently discovered a Dutch based jewelry online shop selling delightful pieces at affordable prices. Fashionology offers a small selection of on trend products, essentially Pamela Love inspired with gothic and punk accents. I followed my instincts and ordered the necklace, ring and bracelets pictured here (along with the Christopher Kane gloves). The package took less than a week to arrive and the quality of the jewelry has exceeded my expectations! The claw ring in particular is everything I wanted. Feminine and mystical.
Jewelry pictures courtesy of fashionology and collage is mine