I haven't ventured out much this month, between the rainstorms, snowstorms, and "thunder snow," except to go to the gym and go thrifting. As always, I've scored some amazing items... so many, that I need to split my "February Haul" post into two parts. (Hey, it means I'll have more than just two blog posts for the entire month!)
The pants are Album by Kenzo, a diffusion line originally sold at The Limited in the late 1970s - mid 1980s. Some thought selling a lower priced line would kill the Kenzo label - much like Halston III at J.C. Penney or the Loehmann's Balenciaga licensed handbags - but Kenzo survived, and it's still as fabulously avant garde as ever. In fact, the label was quite ahead of its time, considering that nowadays everyone from Missoni to Marchesa is offering diffusion lines through mass-market retailers.
Personally, I find these pants a bit... ridiculous, honestly. As in "Holy Eighties, Batman!" ridiculous. They're too high-waisted and harem-style to flatter my curvy figure... Not to mention, the label reads size 10, but they fit like a size 4. But I bought them because they're a piece of fashion history. I may never wear them - even if I dropped an extra 15-20 pounds - but they're too interesting and rare to end up in a thrift shop.
The brown Furla cost $6.99 at the downtown Chicago Goodwill. It was a little more than I'll usually pay, but it's my first Furla bag, and unbelievably, I didn't own a dark brown handbag. Furla bags usually sell for $300-$400, so it was still a total steal!
Tomorrow, I'm planning a little "birthday party" at a local bar & grill with a few of my neighborhood friends. Nothing too outrageous, but I still need to do something to celebrate being... wow... 32 years old. And of course, I'll be back tomorrow with part 2 of my epic February thrift haul!