My Rachel Comey sailor dress arrived yesterday--it's lovely and the fabric is really beautiful. I will photograph it, but the fabric is iridescent so it may not show the detail. The plaid silk is embossed with a diagonal pattern, from what I can see, making it look almost black at some angles. There's also a lot of workmanship (the inside of the dress is beautifully finished) and the sleeves are lovely. I'm glad I got an L as this season definitely runs small.
I just ordered the RC Wayfarer dress from Kick Pleat. This weekend, their 50% stock is marked down to 70% off, so it came to under $150 with shipping. I've not tried this one on and hope it fits, given the odd sizing from this season, but it just goes to show how overpriced the RC sample sale was--this season's dresses were over $200.
Getting this makes up for the disappointment of losing yet another ebay auction for a Mayle dress in the last seconds earlier this week. It also makes me realize that I have to economize a lot this fall as I've ended up getting a lot more clothing in the last few weeks than I thought I would.
In addition, I hit up the Club Monaco sale yesterday after acupuncture. I've been disappointed in the store for the last couple of years--it seems to have lost its way, both in the sense of repeating old staples to the point of boredom and trying new things, many of which never quite work even if the ideas and fabric are fundamentally sound. Their sale selection--and prices--are not so good these days either. On the plus side, they give a discount with a faculty or student ID. I went to the 5th Ave store yesterday and their sale section was packed with merchandise (I think they may ship here from other stores). I got a long soft lightweight tan cashmere v-neck cardigan with pockets for around $72 (it was $89 before the faculty discount) and a cropped cotton cardigan with short bell sleeves in grey for around $33 (was reduced to $39 from $99). I liked both when they were full price--they were two of the few items that gathered my attention. Both were in relatively short supply so I doubt further reductions would occur in those colors, but if the v-neck cardi is further reduced in the other colors (two greys and a blue), I'll grab another.
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