THAT SHOP IS NOT THERE ANY MORE

I was rummaging through the rails in my favourite shop when I spotted a black dress. I immediately knew it was The One. The One that would not get away.

Przegladajac wieszaki w moim ulubionym butiku z ciuchami zobaczylam czarna sukiente. Od razu wiedzialam, ze to ta. Ta, ktora nie zdola przede mna uciec. 

It was perfect. On thin spaghetti straps (90’s alert!)(actually, it was the end of 90’s so…), looking positively underwear -like, yet very chic, I knew I had to have it.  Later that day I got a phone call. It was from a girl who saw me wearing the dress. She knew who I was and found my landline number (hands up who’s got a landline nowadays :)) to ask me where I got it from. Reluctantly, I told her. Well, how you know, sisterhood and all that…

black dress

black dress

black dress

black dress

black dress

That was over a decade ago. The shop, which specialised in Italian clothes is not there any more but I still wear the dress. I love wearing black in the summer. I find it very easy. All you need is a simple dress and a few quality accessories and you are set. I don’t remember who (perhaps it was Hubert de Givenchy but I’m not 100% sure) said that to look chic, all a women needs is a black cardigan, a black skirt and an arm of a man- as long as everything is of good quality. And amen to that.

PL

Byla po prostu perfekcyjna. Na cieniutkich ramiaczkach a la spaghetti (w koncu byly to lata dziewiecdziesiate), w stylu bieliznianym i w moim mniemaniu bardzo stylowa- wiedzialam, ze musze ja miec. Jeszcze tego samego dnia zadzwonil telefon. Zauwazyla mnie na ulicy dziewczyna, ktora znala moje nazwisko i zadala sobie trud aby znalezc moj numer domowy (reka do gory kto dzis ma telefon stacjonarny :)) aby zapytac gdzie kupilam sukienke. Troche niechetnie ale zdradzilam jej tajemnice. W koncu solidarnosc kobieca i te sprawy…

To bylo ponad dekade temu. Dzis sklepu, ktory specjalizowal sie we wloskich ciuchach dawno juz nie ma. Sukienke wciaz jednak nosze. Wbrew pozorom noszenie czarnego koloru w lecie jest bardzo proste. Wystarczy prosta sukienka i kilka dobrych jakosciowo dodatkow, i gotowe.

Nie pamietam kto powiedzial (byc moze Hubert de Givenchy jednak nie jestem tego w stu procentach pewna), ze kobiecie aby wygladala elegancko wystarczy czarny kardigan, olowkowa spodnica i ramie mezczyzny- pod warunkiem,  ze wszystko jest dobrej jakosci. I jak tu sie z nim nie zgodzic.

I’m wearing:

Dress- old, the label faded years ago

Jumper- Joseph

Pumps & bag- Chanel

Sunglasses- Dior 

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