Thursday, June 23, 2011
Come sail away
tee - H&M, skirt - Lands End Canvas, shoes - Banana Republic, necklace - Forever 21
Shopping in Canada definitely has it's drawbacks. We are deprived of some of my favourite American stores like J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Lands End Canvas, Piperlime, US Amazon... I could go on and on. Of the stores that do ship across the border, the extra costs can be insanely expensive and I hate the "unknown" of not knowing how much customs will slap on as duties/taxes/etc. Not to mention, there's the extra hassle of returning if the item doesn't work out. But once in a while, sometime comes up that I'd really love to have at a price I don't mind paying. In that case, I ship to my top secret connection (shh... that means my friends and relatives who live in the US and will bring back or ship to me) and take a leap of faith.
Case in point, this skirt for Lands End Canvas. It was the first item that I ever ordered from them. I had the page bookmarked forever, stalking prices and pouring over the sizing reviews. But the risk of ordering something that didn't work for me scared me away. When this skirt hit their "classifieds" page during the fall for $7.50, who could resist hitting the submit button?
Well, it turned into one of my favourite purchases for the season. Not a huge surprise since it has so many of my favourite elements.
Basically, it is awesomeness in skirt form.
So maybe it was a sign when I decided to pull out this skirt today because not long after, I found myself deliberating on whether or not I should order from the Leifsdottir sale. (DH will attest that I spend way too much energy shopping or thinking about shopping). The prices points were irresistible and made my trigger finger itch. But spending money on a great deal that doesn't work for me is not a deal at all. I finally decided that the shape, print and price point of this dress...
Leifsdottir dress (clipped to polyvore.com)
was enough to put me over the edge. It'll soon be on it's way to my uncle's place in Las Vegas. I probably won't see it until August (boo). Hope it's worth the wait!