Over the last few months I have developed a rather dangerous obsession with all things Isabel Marant. It’s always been a brand which I have been drawn to and a brand that a lot of high street stores like to well ‘rip-off’ for want of a better term. Now I may have waved farewell to the handbag dupes you knew me so well for (but for those of you that want a good dupe, I always say head to Jessica Buurman) but I still love a high-end looking high street piece. If you follow me on Snapchat then you’ll have seen that I hit a few sample sales (I always find the dates here on Anna’s blog) last week and on Friday it was the turn of Isabel Marant. I arrived super early and managed to secure my place 3rd in the queue, it’s safe to say I was pretty darn chuffed with myself. The doors opened and we all rather calmly walked in, this was a totally different story from the previous day when I hit the Browns sample sale and as I entered there was a 70 year old woman running around in her bra and pants screaming…I can only assume she bagged a pair of the Celine heels which I sadly missed out on, therefore, nakedness and screaming totally justified. Anywho the Isabel Marant sale was very calm, polite and I freakin triumphed with a few great bargains. I went with a few things on my ‘hit list’:
Ra Ra skirt
Shoes were number one on my list as they tend to be the best buys and they go very quickly. Luckily for me I’m a size 40/41 which is sample size for models so they always have 40’s & 41’s (and normally 37’s which are the normal samples). They were letting 20 people in at a time and the location was pretty spacious so this was a very civilised affair and I felt like I was just having a leisurely shop without the crazy pushing and shoving of the Browns sale. I waltzed straight over to the shoes and within 2 minutes I had swept the table clear of all 40’s and 41’s, I stashed them under a table in the corner where I constantly kept a beady eye and then worked the rails of clothing. As with all sample sales I picked up way too much but this is when I take myself off to my little corner and figure out what is being kept and what’s going back on the rail. I came away with a gorgeous pair of khaki ankle boots (at £400 off) a green Etoile ‘Ra Ra’ skirt (for £20!), a pair of flat studded sandals which in fact are the flat version to my new ‘Jaeryn’ sandals that I have on in this outfit and last but not least a khaki sweatshirt which I didn’t need at all but thought I just looked pretty ‘cool’ in. As with all sample sales there is an element of disappointment and there were some things I didn’t manage to get as they simply didn’t have any in the sale but all in all I think I did pretty well.
Forever unsatisfied that I haven’t got enough clothes I then hit Oxford Street and picked up a few extra bits. This rust colour ‘Ra Ra’ skirt (£29.99) grabbed my eye immediately and with Marant on the brain my shopping radar instantly identified this as a great look-a-like (FYI it also comes in Navy). To keep the look in with my love of a neutral colour palette I teamed the skirt with this blush coloured sweatshirt which you may recognise from that epic Snapchat haul a couple of weeks ago. Teaming feminine pieces with casual basics creates a look which say’s ‘I care…but not that much’ and that sums me up to a tee.