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Trip to the Loft Market

August 12, 2010

My Dear Readers, it is almost Friday and I can only hope that it will be as great as my last Friday. Let me tell you about it!

I had just finished a tough week in school and decided to treat myself to something I haven’t done in ages – shopping. Shopping has become pretty much forbidden territory for me since I took a month of unpaid leave from work to study full time in Grafton Academy – and also decided to take on surfing (c’mon White Rabbit, why don’t you give yourself a break and stop having a new hobby every week, maybe then you will also stop  moaning that you are too busy and tired) as a new hobby. But you know what, I haven’t really missed it that much, at least not the high street version of it –  I find trends more and more predictable and oppressing, and after visiting two or three stores displaying exactly the same styles, I was filled with boredom and frustration. Why get rid of hard earned cash for something everybody wears now and that will become disposable next year? It is funny because I actually love browsing magazines and blogs  checking out new directions and looks but once they hit the stores I lose interest. 

So I headed straight for the Loft Market in Powerscourt Shopping Centre. It is a place I  love to visit to browse through original clothes and accessories and chat to the designers. Even when I don’t buy anything, the Loft is an amazing source of inspiration where I always feel welcome.  I like the feeling of getting to know the clothes and the story behind them before taking my favourites home.  So I would back again and again and when I am ready and if my chosen piece is still there I’d buy it. And if it is not you can always arrange with the designer to make something similar for you. It is the most unique shopping experience!

 So since I heard that they had some really good  sales on, I knew right away  that was the place I would exhaust my shopping budget. I left over an hour later, with a warm feeling in my heart and my bag full of treasures. Well, maybe not so full, but definitely rich with three amazing pieces – slouchy wool pants from Sinead Doyle’s  AW 09/10 collection (I have been eyeing them for ages!), a jersey beach dress by Karolina Schlagner which will be great for apres surfing ;), (I know the summer is almost over but that is why I love timeless pieces!), and a quirky Lady Umbrella tee in bright yellow! Keep an eye on the blog because the looks styled by White Rabbit are coming soon!

My happy Friday continued with listening to some lovely jazz music by Colette Quartet in candle lit D-Light Studios while sipping wine and ended by getting totally hammered in Toast after a few more glasses! I don’t think I will repeat the experience tomorrow but hey, all in moderation! 🙂

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2010 10:23 pm

    I didn’t know you bought the trousers! Hope you enjoy wearing them.

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    August 13, 2010 6:01 pm

    I am sure it will be one of my favourite pieces once the autumn kicks in! It suits almost every piece in my A/W wardrobe!

  3. August 14, 2010 3:38 am

    Congrats on the successful hunt. And the enjoyable aftermath. We need days like that!

  4. August 17, 2010 6:50 pm

    Loooooove those trousers! X

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