“Visiting any shop for the first time is exciting. There’s always that buzz as you push open the door; that hope; that belief – that this is going to be the shop of all shops, which will bring you everything you ever wanted, at magically low prices.”
– Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic takes Manhattan
You know that feeling when you go out shopping for a particular thing, and end up buying lots of other stuff instead? That happened to me today: I went out in search of a new dress to wear at the annual summer party at work next Friday. I bought many lovely things, but no summer dress to fit the event. The first place I went to was Rude where I found the purse in the pic above and the 60s dress in the pic below. But no summer dress for the party.
Then I tried my luck in Kongens Klæ’r (Rosenborggade 10). An amazing shop where I found the perfect-for-autumn-dress in the pic below. But no summer dress.
I also bought the red sun glasses in the pic below, and on my way home I came across another vintage store (don’t remember its name) where I found the best purchase of the day: a red vanity case! Isn’t it adorable?
I finally came to terms with the fact that this was one of those shopping trips where you find anything but what you’re looking for. That’s quite an expensive search! So I gave up and returned home. I looked through my closet, just for the fun of it, and what did I find? The perfect summer dress, just hanging there, never worn! I bought it last summer and had forgotten all about it! Five minutes later, I had hair, shoes, purse and nail polish all figured out!
But I’m glad I went shopping anyway, because I got all these other goodies. When I unpacked I discovered a little extra bag with a card and some candy from Kongens Klæ’r – what a nice gesture 🙂
4 thoughts on “The quest for a dress”
Brilliant, you had it all along!! Sometimes I do that too, I recently discovered a fab dress bought last year and forgotten, that will be PERFECT for a few events I have coming up. Love seeing all of your treasures, good haul! P x
Yeah, it’s brilliant, right? Almost like getting a present 😀
That vanity case is amazing! And the dress. And the sunglasses.
But it’s typical really… If you are trying to find something, you can’t find it but you can find everything else you ever wanted!
And it happens every time!