My Carven Crush.
Photos by Aimee Rudd
Striped top – H&M ; Neckaces – H&M ; Skirt – Carven from Doyles Designer Fashion ; Watch – Storm ; Shoes – Boutique 9 from Shopbop
A few weeks ago, I went into Doyles, a haven of womens designer fashion local to where I live for a little browse, a little dream, and a big chat with the lovely ladies who work there. As I walked into the shop, I almost had one of those epiphany moments but it wasn’t an epiphany. It love at first sight for a Carven skirt. Literally. I picked it off the rail, held it up, twizzled it around so I could see its beauty from all angles and then imagined myself making a huge purchase. I tried it on, hoping it would look awful, but it fit me, like Cinderella’s glass slipper. It was supposed to be mine. However, and this is a big however, I wasn’t quite in the right frame of mind to spend £310. Not for a skirt and not for a skirt I had not planned on buying. So, with my head held low, like a naughty school child, I moped out of the shop and tried to stop big, bulgy tears from popping out of my eyes.
A few weeks later, I received a tweet from the lovely Natasha from Doyles, informing me their sale was starting and it was like being prodded by the fashion Devil. Up to 40% off. That was it. I was going to battle. But then, other more important family stuff cropped up, and my trip to Doyles was off for that week. The saga goes on….then I got another tweet from Natasha, prodding me again, saying the Carven skirt was waiting for me with 50% off. By this point, I’d had enough of this ridiculous temptation presenting itself to me. I took myself off to Doyles, tried the beauty on again, then exchanged half the original price of cash with said skirt. Yes, I know. Still a ridiculous amount of money to pay for a skirt, however I can justify this to you. It’s Carven. Its exquisitely tailored. It was half price. It’s a classic skirt which I shall wear until I am 101. And it’s Carven. And it was half price. It was a dilemma but I know I made the right choice.