new in from holland17.08.2012
After posting the last outfit from The Netherlands I realized I also promised I’d post what I bought while I was there. As readers of my blog you probably know me as fashionista that buys clothes whenever she gets the chance. This time I came home with only one clothing item – that denim vest. As my suitcase was already overflowing with clothes when I landed in Amsterdam and my closets back home have been threatening to fall apart for quite sometime now, I figured I don’t need another shirt or jacket or skirt. Besides, why waste money on what you can also buy in your own town? Instead, I spent most of my time (and money) exploring the city and finding antique book stores. There are not many stores that sell used and very old and cheap books and magazines in my country, so I was ecstatic when I learned it’s quite the opposite in NL. I managed to find David Hamilton’s photography monograph from 1971, “Dreams of a young girl”, for only 15 euros (new one retails for about 400 euros!). And in that pocket sized booklet with leopard print cover was a “Dear someone” card. I don’t know what it says because it’s written in Dutch but I love the fact that there’s a story attached to it! At first glance, all of those don’t seem so special, but be patient as I’ll show you what I intend to do with the books I bought in sometimes in the future.
The last piece is this tiny glass container I got for only 25 cents. It’s perfect for storing rings, change or other small things. Or maybe lighting a candle in it. I’m sure a lot of the people would say I should remove the price tag but I fell in love with it just the way it was when I first saw it. Looks like a small piece of art reminding us that quality and the real value shouldn’t be judged through the price that’s stuck to it.