As you can tell from the title of my subject post, I caved in to the Helmut Lang sample sale -- twice. I half-expected to be pushed and shoved in every direction, but none of that happened. No tantrums. No attitudes. No drama. Just excited and friendly Helmut Lang fanatics looking to score their favorite items for a ridiculous discount. I must've made 4-5x trips to the dressing room during my first visit. For some reason, I kept on finding MORE items on my way out, including this boxy coat. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first -- I knew I was intrigued. It was marked on sale for just under $600 (I received a 10% discount for tweeting about the sample sale!) from $1460. I loved its glossy haircalf details, slouchy funnel neck, and the boxy fit. It was exactly what I needed. I can easily layer another jacket underneath and it fits my chunkiest of sweaters. SOLD.
I also picked up this lavender silk shirt for $85, along with a leather skirt, print dress, and a short trench jacket. I did TOO well. During my second visit, I met the lovely Stefany from Pretty in Thrift in the changing room! We chatted in our unmentionables as we tried on our items, sharing our stories and experience with blogging and a little bit of everything in between.
shoes: BCBG (purchased at Marshall's, also worn on this post here)
jeans: Zara (old, buy similar here and here)
bag: Balenciaga (buy it here)