Monday, July 7, 2008
My Fourth of July weekend turned out to be pretty good (how was yours, dear reader?). My outfit turned out to be a success and I even had the pleasure of devouring a red velvet cupcake with red,white, and blue sprinkles. Unfortunately,though, my weekend at the beach turned out to be more like 3 hours at the beach when it was interrupted by clouds and thunderstorms -sigh-. In attempt to cure my boredom (the house I was staying in had no TV or computer, I had finished The Catcher In The Rye (the only book I brought with me),my oh-so-generous sister wouldn't share her laptop, and just the thought of visiting another ice cream shop made my hips expand), we drove to a Kohl's outside of the beach town to explore the Simply Vera by Vera Wang collection. Last fall, I'd seen a spread about the collection in Teen Vogue that made the clothes look absolutely fabulous and had been curious since. Dear reader, I was dissappointed. The design of the clothes was alright, but nothing spectacular. It was obvious that the clothes were not flying off the racks, as there was an abundance.The quality did not match the price point (think Forever 21 clothing at J.Crew prices). The few items I did try on were ill-fitting and, again, overpriced (a jersey dress was marked down 25% to $51). The accessories and shoes were not much better. Now, if Vera could only design something like this Vera Wang Lavender Label dress, below, in a cheaper fabric, we would be in business. Ahh, how I wish we lived a world where the clothes were cheap, but the design and quality weren't.
Posted by Gabby at 8:05 PM