January (YSL) Bargains

Wow first post of the year! Where have the months gone by?

As usual, some of that time has been spent with me spending (pardon the pun) and in January I have been on somewhat of a YSL spree.

I mean since when can you actually nab a bargain from such a high-end brand?? Amazingly, I nabbed 4 in just 2 days!

Like most wannabe fashionistas (I do not pertain to actually be that stylish) I have had my eye on the cult classic YSL Arty Ring for over a year now. While I have been eyeing off the navy with gold flecks version (still available at Net-A-Porter here), my second favourite was the Aqua version of the ring, which by some miracle became available for 50% off at Net-A-Porter..and also went on sale on actual pay-day, i.e. it has to have been fate!

Well you didn’t have to ask me twice, I snapped this up immediately and all rings were sold out within a day or two.

I must say, I am kind  of glad I was enticed out of my comfort zone colour wise, because the colour is stunning in real life and will add a real pop to an outfit.

YSL Arty Ring in Aqua

YSL Arty Ring in Aqua

My YSL Arty Ring arrives at work, distracting me from work

My YSL Arty Ring arrives at work, distracting me from work

Now, the very next day after making my Arty purchase I  was told about a YSL Sample Sale in town. It has been a long time since a coveted brand, such as YSL, had a sample sale in Hong Kong and I knew this would be mayhem at best.

Luckily I was able to attend the preview for “Friends & Family” of staff, but even then, getting there for the opening there was a line stretching two floors!

YSL you are one of the few brands I would brave this for and boy did my determination win out. Leaving the sale with two pairs of HOT YSL high heels.

1) YSL Opyum Pump at $130USD! Retailing for $793USD usually and on sale and sold out on Net-A-Porter for $412USD – what-a-bargain! This is the beauty of being an expat in Hong Kong, my normal Western size average feet are a larger size in Hong Kong, leaving me the best choices at sales.

You can see a photo of the actual colour combination (blue and black, my favourite combo) below on nothing less than a Victoria’s Secret Angel, naturally.

Doutzen Kroes loves her YSL Opyum Pump's in blue and black!

Doutzen Kroes loves her YSL Opyum Pump’s!

2) While the Opyum Pump will serve me well when power meeting etiquette is required, I couldn’t resist another pair of YSL Sandals, that will be ideal for a night on the town.

I don’t know the name of this shoe, but perhaps a less platform version of the famed Tributes. Black and gold are a fail safe combination for dressed up occasions and at $150USD the credit card got another work out.

YSL Black and Gold Sandal

YSL Black and Gold Sandal

Now having blown my clothing budget within 24 hours of pay-day I definitely resolved that this would be it…until that is, my long-awaited navy YSL Belle De Jour clutch appeared on eBay.

Navy is one of my favourite hues; YSL one of my favourite brands; and the Belle De Jour one of my most long desired items..surely I can starve for the remainder of the month for the sake of fashion.

And starve I will. The clutch was purchased for $293USD, with a little wear and tear inside (the outside is spotless), considering the clutch retails for $750-800USD (Net-A-Porter selling a few here) I can make do with some dust marks.

YSL Belle Du Jour Navy (Used)

YSL Belle de Jour Navy (Used)

A celeb favourite owned by everyone from Paris Hilton, Anna Paquin, Dita Von Tesse, Shakira, Emma Roberts, Carmen Electra, Christina Hendricks and Eva Longoria. The classic large black version has been a go to staple for reality stars Kristin Cavallari and Kourtney Kardashian.

Kourtney Kardashian loves her Belle de Jour

Kourtney Kardashian loves her Belle de Jour

So much so, she uses it again and again..

So much so, she uses it again and again..

And again (KK rocking the large black version)

And again (KK rocking the large black version)

As for no-name me, there will be no more YSL for me for a little while, but seeing the brand has been controversially re-branded as Saint Laurent, I am just going to consider these purchases all invest pieces/pieces of history.

Happy Shopping!

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