Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Buy One What This Season?

Common query found in magazines each new season: "If you could only get one new item this season, what would it be?" I think I'd be really interested in the answer if the ante were upped. As in, "Dear Fashion Editor/NYC socialite/other big shot: You can only get one new item this season. For real. Name it!" Certainly it will no longer be "long cardigan layering piece," but "Balenciaga LBD! No, wait, the YSL pants! Nooo, shit, a Balmain dress!"

Here's something I had to buy right away this season:

No, this isn't my pick. But last winter I didn't look for fingerless gloves till December. And then they were nowhere to be found. So when I saw these at H&M on 34th Street, I snatched up two pairs (one extra to make up for last year's pain; they're $7.80). These gloves aren't even exactly what I wanted. And once home I thought "totally impractical for winter!" Then I thought "layering piece!"Anything dumb you buy this year can be dubbed "layering piece."

And you, is there something you have to have? If you'd like to play, pretend it's the only thing you can buy till the end of this season. Here's my pool of candidates from two favorite designers (photos from style.com):

I really want those Demeulemeester lace-up boots with the furry vest, the Azrouel leather pants, or one of his dresses (first & second pic):

This game is really hard to play.

H&M, 34th & 6th @ Herald Square

17 comments :

The Seeker said...

You're so right, a game really hard to play.

Must I choose just one thing?
Well I'm going to tell 3.

Heelled oxfords shoes, long gloves, lace dress (or another shirt).

But I could go on telling more... lol

xxo

WendyB said...

I wore my fingerless gloves all last winter. They kept my hands (mostly) warm while enabling me to still be fairly dexterous. I thought they were quite practical!

Kira Fashion said...

Maybe a Zara Blouse in flower print!

a kiss!!!

Farren said...

this really is a hard game to play. umm. if i had to choose i'd say marc jacbos boots. either the zip up ones or the buckle ones. and since i could only have one i'd just choose black. although the pink ones and purple ones i'm obsessed with. they're the boots as my header on here. =/ so nice. so out of my price range. haha!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh i want so much. i don't think i can just pick on then she will be lonley in the closet! : )

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Well since the seasons are reversed in Australia, my must have is a Helmet Lang jersey t-shirt dress.

I soo miss NYC and Herald Square.

enc said...

Leather pants. Not that I'd have anyplace to wear them.

Sharon Rose said...

One item-A thrifted black leather bomber jacket please!!

Songy said...

purple number and the lace ups.

just want them!

Sister Wolf said...

Yay, I can play this easily! Yesterday, I said to my bet friend, "Let's agree that if we get ONE THING this winter, it'll be a leather dress!"

So far we've seen two ugly but affordable ones, Mark Jacobs and chloe.

The search is on!

Sal said...

Ack! The pressure! OK, I'll go with the charcoal wool pleated Jil Sander shift that enc posted about this week. That would keep me happy for months.

You are brilliant for dubbing all ill-advised purchases as "layering pieces." And it's so crazy, it just might work.

arms.akimbo said...

Did you look at Jonathan Saunders @ target? divine..

fashion herald said...

Whaaat??? am i losing it or what? when was the saunders released?? going to target.com asap!

Jillian said...

I love those arm warmers!

Nancy said...

One item only? The thought kills me. Those long fingerless gloves are pretty kick-ass. I saw them at H&M also and now I'm regretting not buying them...

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