Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

My-Wardrobe.com sale sale sale . . .

My-Wardrobe is currently having a sale with up to 50% off various items. I took the liberty of doing a little six-piece shopathon on your behalf, and picked out what I think are some really gorgeous, not to mention timeless, …

Wed, Jun 23, 2010, 10:00

   

My-Wardrobe is currently having a sale with up to 50% off various items. I took the liberty of doing a little six-piece shopathon on your behalf, and picked out what I think are some really gorgeous, not to mention timeless, pieces. Because, let’s face it, when paying upward of €150 on an item, most of us want to think we’ll get wear out of it above and beyond this season.

Clockwise from bottom left you have a strapless lime green dress by DKNY, at €194.90 (reduced from €324). I particularly like the length of this dress; as the days get warmer, dresses that seemed an acceptable length in winter, coupled with opaque tights, are now feeling just that little bit risqué when accompanied by the bare legs these balmy days demand.

Next, Vivienne Westwood‘s Fake Alien dress, at €268.80 (from €384). Pricey, but Westwood dresses do not date – and fit like a glove: think Joan from Mad Men and you’ve got the figure Westwood’s designs favour. Richmond is a label I’m not overly familiar with, but this silk beaded wrap dress is just divine. At €231.60 (from €463.20) it might require an event to wear it to, but it’s one of those really versatile day-to-night pieces that will always come in handy. And the pale grey won’t date; just look at Armani for an example.

The duffle coat might seem a little out of place with the dresses, but I have a real soft spot for utilitarian outerwear, especially when coupled with delicate floral fabrics. This one, by YMC (€138, down from €230.40), is a lovely androgynous shape that will go with denims and dresses, and will carry you from a cool autumn to an even cooler winter with the addition of some clever accessories (extra-long woollen scarves, anyone?).

I’ve been in love with this dress (€134.40, from €190) since seeing it in the Nicole Farhi store in London; its swirled pattern reminds me of my grandmother, and for that it has a place in my won’t-date category. Then, last but not least, another piece of Westwood (because really, Westwood at a bargain is so worth it), a brighter pick but one that will look as good with bare legs as it will with opaques and a man’s blazer in winter time. It was €253.20 and is now €176.40.

Now, myself and my credit card (we’re not getting along) are going to sit in a darkened room, away from the temptations of the internet.

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