Filippo Fanini bag

Classic Holiday Style

I have been thinking a lot about the holidays and what makes them special versus any other time of year. It has nothing to do with Cyber Monday, which just happened last week.

classic holiday style

I was chatting with a like-minded fashion friend of mine with an enviable wardrobe, about what she scored on sale. I was disappointed to hear that she only purchased a serving tray for her dining room and a few knick knacks for her home. It got me thinking a lot about the lack of interest in the public’s eye to snag a good deal. It was heart-breaking to learn that even me, The Fashion Hunter couldn’t persuade her to buy anything new even at 50% off. And, she trusts my judgement implicitly.

Am I failing, with a capital F to provide those supposedly highly coveted style tips on SALE? Or has the public lost interest in high fashion? Sure, there are great pieces out there, but not good enough even for me to light that fire to purchase goods in the name of taking out a second mortgage for. Honestly, I just bought a few things for myself like this bag, and a swimsuit for the warmer months. I am saving up for the holidays which started already, shopping for friends and family.
More importantly, here is what I learned. Solid fashion, I mean great pieces that will last you more than a season, are worth the investment. This season, I bought a single-button down Chanel blazer from one of my favorite vintage shops which I will have forever or gift to my daughters one day. And that makes me happy. Hashtag #Score.

classic holiday style

 Vintage Chanel blazer

Sting Ray leather pouchette by Filippo Fanini

Mother jeans

Celine boots

Hermes scarf

classic holiday style

So, maybe our collective mindsets about shopping has changed. But is it only a matter of time before Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the like, fall by the wayside, too? Are we so desperate for sales to now call it Cyber Week? I am not sure. We remain in consistent pursuit of the best deal because it’s always ready to be caught. The Real Real and Vestiaire Collective and The Outnet and Yoox and regular sales on full-price platforms that run for periods far longer than the span between Thanksgiving and Christmas make this possible.


Bag: Filippo Fanini 

Watch: Shore Projects

I have too much stuff and selling mine here. We, collectively, collect too much stuff. Admittedly, I get overwhelmed by the vastness of product out there. I know plenty of people who have said that even though they love a deal, it’s just easier not to buy anything. And to quit Cyber Monday. But not before Hannukah is over.

What did you get on Cyber Monday?

Chanel jacket


Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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