I nicked back into the stores to check out the sales again this week. It’s a hard life but someone’s got to do it.
Here is quick run down of my hot buys in each stores: it could be sale item or something new in. If your head spinning in a crazy world of many bargains and you don’t know what to buy: Never Fear FiFi is here: read on…
The new store has been renovated in WBJ and it looks great.
My picks here are the Just Jeans own label jeans: I a not a fan of snazz-a-licious designer jeans ( I would rather spend the money on handbags) and I love the Just Jeans S Fit straight vintage jeans $79. Why is that? These jean have no obvious stitching and are a little faded and wrinkled. A bit like me. Bless. Tip: if you find jeans that fit really well buy two pairs. The way to wear jeans is to roll them up so they are short above the ankle with your fabulous heels. Like Virginia Smith from American Vogue below in her black jeans . Otherwise get them taken up so they sit ruched on the ankle such as Valerie Bolster from American Vogue below in her fabulous fur and grey marle Tee. J’adore.
If you want a simple zip front soft crinkle biker jacket with a round neckline you can’t go past the black leather jacket here on sale for $150 ( $50 off the $199.) Outrageous ! The leather biker jacket is a wardrobe staple and because this is a softer jacket you can wear it into spring, I am sure, over a grey marle Tee with your chinos or jeans . Rolled up, of course, to show off your purple/red/blue stompalicious heels. Zanna Roberts gets the look below left here at Street peeper . Still stuck on how to wear your jeans? Bless; just check out these shots and apply to your own style. It’s easy : You shall be not a dag forever. I promise.
My pick here is the black or navy cord or velvet blazer: You need a blazer: NEED. Repetez , Repetez; There doesn’t seem to a lot of great blazers around at the moment and this is the pick in the cheap but chic department: $149. Yes, I have reported this number before so don’t go thinking I am drunk and delirious. That will happen tonight. I see a winner so I must remind you. Why is that? It has a snug fit which is flattering. It is stretchy. Just like your waist. And the fabric is more interesting than boring old black twill. Yawn. snooze. Velvet with denim jeans rocks: Toss a velvet jacket with a pencil skirt for work and you have jacket that is adorable. It will do what it’s told in every situation. Just like your children.
The good news here is that the Dion Lee for Cue is all on sale right now at outrageous prices. My pick is the black/grey/ navy dress with cute little short sleeves, a round neckline and a waist panel; It’s a very school girl style of dress : but with a groovy touch and great for work now $100. It’s trans-seasonal too. Wear now with opaques and then into summer. Also check out the crop trench /jacket in black cotton now about $100. Sorry no photos: so annoying that Cue doesn’t have an online store.
The new store is renovated in WBJ and it certainly looks better. I’m not sure about the clothes: sorry to say but I think the fabrics look cheap. Yes, it’s true. Bless. I think they will be in trouble with Zara opening up where the fabrics look expensive and they already have in store copies of summer’s Celine and Prada. Plus the jackets at Zara are a great cut for $69. Shut up! Anyway back to Portmans: I had a very good snoop and I spied one thing: a chic black or caramel leather A line skirt ( which is probably too short pour moi ) $129. Remember leather is a big trend for next season so it’s not a one hit wonder and over by next season. Oh No. BTW the store has a fabulous collection of fashion books…
It’s sale time. My sneaky, snoopy pick? You must have the black slim line, cuffed, front pleat pants. These are what I call peg leg pants. Love the fabric in these pants: expensive looking and they fall softly ( and they don’t even cry ). They are already short so that you get that cropped look plus they are, wait for it…slimming! It’s a miracle. Yes, I have tried them on over my muffin hips and I have dressed my shopping clients in these pants. Scientific evidences reports they are a great fit over most people’s ’situation’ on their waist. They sit on the waist but are not looking too scary high waisted. Also this fabric is, yep, you guessed it…trans-seasonal : so wear them when it’s warmer with wedges/sandals and an equipment shirt and an Hermes belt for good luck. I see on the witchery site these pants are still available in a few sizes so hop to it and buy. $79. P.S I also spy the very Givenchy style hobo slouchy black bag now on sale $179 and the lace suede heels now $99.
Still on sale but my picks this week of non-sale are the fabulous high waist wide leg denim style pants:$149. They tick all the right boxes in the FiFi Report card: a fabulous flattering cut: tick. Trans seasonal : tick. Dress up or down: tick. Very Celine inspired. Tick. You can wear with a faux fur. See how to wear the look a la Hanelli below: she rocks it with a cute little furry bag and platforms. Also new instore is a camel straight skirt with side pockets and a cute front split $129; this little number will work back with all your black or grey or navy: fabulous with long knee high boots and perfect going into summer with a Tee. Yes, please.
It seems to have had a groove injection here. My pick this week is the grey sleeveless drape cape $249; on. It is in a light grey and so right. Love it with pale skinny jeans and a stripe Tee like the Celine cape from last season below. Love it with red jeans or a leather skirt. I am always looking for jackets or capes you can wear at dinner. Who wants a jacket that you have to take off? ( what do you wear under it? Jackets are your friend and cover a lot) . This number can be worn at the table if you toss the drape over your shoulder so it doesn’t fall into your soup. Ouch. Yes, it does look like something Darth Vader would wear in this photo but trust dear FiFi Report readers, Trust. Then try it on. Light Saber optional.
CK Calvin Klein:
Amazing sale here: There are the chicest grey or black slouchy, loose tops for just $160. Adore the fabrics which are so chic. Also check out the men’s Tee’s: so handy for wearing under jackets: on sale for about $40. Plus also check out the racks of fabulous little black or grey dresses: all very minimalist ( but some are too short for my muffin knees. ). The prices are fabulous here for the quality.
Big sale continues: I have two best buys here; The first is the navy velvet blazer (See the write up in Esprit for all the reasons and why you need it and how to wear it) Now reduced to an outrageous $127.. Shut up and buy it. You will have no regrets. BTW: always, and I repeat always, wear your blazer with the sleeves pushed up. Why? Who knows. It’s groovy. Love it . Also buy the green cuffed cotton chinos for $44 and the sneakers $29. You know how to wear chinos because I tell you every week. Bless.
On sale at the Galeries in George street : I LOVE the designers here like APC as well as Acne. My picks are the APC khaki parka now $420 (Love how they show it over a stripe Tee.) You know that Parkas and anoraks were all over the next winter runways so the sporty trend in not going anywhere except on your back. Also buy the Acne navy and black sheer knit tank now $100. Divine ! And then just to finish off the day I suggest you nab the T by Alexander Wang grey long sleeve Tee now $100. There are also Marc by Marc Jacobs Bags with 20% off. Yes, please!