Tuesday, 6 March 2012
The Rite of Spring
If only our yucky Ontario spring allowed us to frolick in the woods in gossamer gowns like the Botticelli Babes. Well, this ain't Tuscany and it will be at least 6 weeks before we can rid ourselves of those horrible salt stained parkas and Uggs. But it's never too early to go hunting and gathering for wood nymph apparel. At The Wild Rose, you'd think it was the middle of May- tra la tra la! Spring frocks abound in delicious ice cream colours. Plus a new shipment of Hue tights in happy hopeful shades of purple, blue, pink pale green and marvelous mauve. Hooray! I picked up a pair of the new wide waistband leggings- no more muffin tops! Perfect to wear with a short dress or tunic top.
Rosie is pining to wear open-toed shoes again. Started drooling so much over the YSL starfish wedgies on Net-aPorter that I water damaged my keyboard.These darlings are a mere $1600. Almost make me want to forego paying the rent. Seriously, I'm not a spendthrift, I only look like one. It's an art to be fabulous and frugal. You just have to be a savvy shopper and follow these rules: Never ever pay retail. Buy consignment or eBay and wait for the sales. If you don't wear it-consign it. And always pay your rent. Happy shopping. We'll be dancing in the daffodils before you know it.