Damsun floral

equipment fr sleeveless blouse ellery floral skirt celine cabas tote gusset
equipment fr sleeveless blouse ellery floral skirt celine cabas tote gusset
equipment fr sleeveless blouse ellery floral skirt celine cabas tote gusset

Equipment silk blouse, Helmut Lang blazer, Ellery floral skirt (similar), Isabel Marant poppy heels, Celine cabas tote with gusset (more affordable option), Le Specs sunglasses

I’ve been trying really hard to stay away from the sample sales. And I mean really hard. It’s a little disarming to live in a city where a sample sale seems to be on every week (or every other week), touting discounts of up to 70% off (and sometimes more) and one-off pieces which never made the full collection. Sounds tempting, right? And when it’s Ellery.. well, there really was no question about whether or not I’d be going.

A little tip for the unitiated – sample sales can be a treasure trove of hidden gems; dresses you never knew you needed, or a slick trouser suit which would just be perfect for that event you have this weekend. As tempting as it is, don’t get too carried away. I generally like to go with a piece that I’m after in mind, just to help me stay on track.

My one thing? A piece in this pretty damsun plum toned floral, which was really reason enough.

For those of you keen on a nabbing a bargain this weekend, you’re a little spoilt for choice, as Manning Cartell and Josh Goot are both holding warehouse sales. It’s probably a good thing for my bank account (and complete lack of restraint) that I’m busy all weekend…

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  1. Closet Fashionista November 14, 2014 / 11:54 am

    I love the print of that skirt! Such a great buy!!
    I’ve only been to one sample sale, for Current/Elliott and Equipment. I got 2 shirts and a pair of jeans. I dont wear one of the shirts a lot because I sweat too much and it shows…haha. The one I wear a lot is sheer, so its fine XD Growl!

  2. Theresa November 14, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    I know what you mean about sample sales, it can def be way too easy to get carried away for sure. Awesome that you were able to restrain yourself and love what you ended up with. That skirt is beautiful and looks so slick the way you styled it. You look beautiful!


  3. steph / absolutelyfuzzy November 14, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    oh tell me about it! i try my best not to go but i do love the josh goot one 😉 this is such a pretty piece!

  4. Ania November 15, 2014 / 2:19 am

    Wow! you look fantastic !!

  5. Miranda November 16, 2014 / 1:56 am

    Oh, but sample sales are the best though, right? I love the mix of floral with menswear. Very chic!



  6. Joy. November 16, 2014 / 2:14 am

    Love this entire look! And the floral skirt makes it so unique!

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  7. Laura November 18, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    Jamie you look absolutely stunning here! Love this entire outfit! X

  8. WhisperingStyle November 20, 2014 / 3:59 am

    First of all, you look stunning. That floral skirt is great for this season!
    It would be hard for me too if I had sales like that going on.
    have a good day.

  9. Tanya November 24, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I like the outfit!


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