We all have a maximum price we are willing to pay for something. We might not always be that great at sticking to this self-imposed limit when we come across something that we truly love, but we try to control ourselves, as we like to feel that we are getting value for our money.
Though we all have an upper price limit, this threshold might be at a very different level from person to person. I’m not proud of it, but I have a much higher budget than my friends — I’m probably damaged from reading too many fashion blogs and magazines, possessing a high level of knowledge of what is available and earning a higher salary. Still, I too have a limit and I feel uncomfortable paying too much for something that I feel I can’t fully justify.
The less fabric is used, the cheaper the fabric and the less embellishments there are on a garment, the less I’m willing to pay. For a classic winter coat that will last me the rest of my life, the upper limit is quite high, while a sleeveless top that I can only wear in summer has a fairly low limit.
My budget restrictions went into overdrive when I first saw the blue top I’m wearing today at DAY back in the spring. It was love at first sight, as the top combines three of my greatest loves in fashion — a purply blue colour, lots of sparkly sequins and an unusual cut. Because of the unusual detailing, I suspected the top would be expensive, but I got sticker shock when I saw that it was Nok 1.800, way above my limit! Sad and disappointed, I forced myself to walk away.
Fast forward until this week, when I popped by the same DAY store on my way to Fashion Week. There I found “my” top, marked down to 70 % off, making it a quite reasonable Nok 500ish for both colour, sequins and pleats. I almost jumped with joy in the store, but I managed to control myself until I got home and did lots of joy jumping when I shot these photographs!
When I come to think of it, this is the second day in a row that I’m jumping for joy. Life is good!
If you live in Oslo and are into DAY, you should pay the Skøyen store a visit, as they have lots of great things left at 70 % off from both DAY and 2ND DAY. I’m sure there are treasures to be found in Hegdehaugsveien as well. The sale is also online, but with lower markdowns than in store.
White fedora is a souvenir from Vernazza, Italy (similar) // DAY Birger et Mikkelsen blue top // H&M white denim shorts (similar) // Zara snakeskin sandals (similar, similar) // Coach tan/orange handbag (similar) // Silver earrings are souvenirs from Bali // Armani silver/brown watch (similar) // Next2 beaded cuff
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