Monday, July 7, 2008

Simply Boring


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.

7 comments:

Copycat Sasha said...

Oh that's disappointing! I was just thinking of checking out the Vera Wang stuff but I guess not since it sounds pretty bad!

I love your blog, you have a great writing style!

Little Miss Quirky (a.k.a. Gabby) said...

Thanks so much! I was so excited for Simply Vera, too -sigh-.

Anne said...

I don't have any Khols where I live, but that really sucks about the Simply Vera Wang collection.
But, did you like Catcher in the Rye? I love that book!

Little Miss Quirky (a.k.a. Gabby) said...

Yes! It was so good! I'm trying to read a bunch of classic books this summer, in attempt to become a little brainier haha. Next up is The Great Gatsby or Franny and Zooey.

La Femme Chic said...

goodness! i was so excited about the Vera Wang collection at Kohl's! how let down i am!
ooooh!!! i read the Great Gatsby this summer. loved it!!

Tara said...

Agree about the kohl's thing pretty much all the clothes fit bad and are over priced. i feel like every thing there is short and wide

Richel said...

I've become a quick and fast fan of Vera's Lavender label. It's such a fun collection and not to mention friendly to my wallet!