Although I've had my share of half-and-half moments, I seem to get a disproportionate number when I sport these 3 items.
Item #1: The gray toque with the flower (H&M)
I wore this hat everywhere the first time I was in NYC back in February; it was so cold and I had no idea how windy it could get in the Big Apple. I think I averaged one half-and-half moment a day as people in various stores said, "I love your hat! Where's it from?" The half-and-half moments were especially acute when I was in some of the ritzier stores on Fifth Avenue.
Item #2: The white wool coat (Sirens)
Photo by Yvonne Chew
Sirens is a bit like the Canadian version of Forever 21; think cheap fast fashion and, at times, clothes with loose buttons and funny seams that look like they're falling apart before you even wear them. Given Sirens's reputation, this coat was quite the surprising find. Compliments that have induced the half-and-half moment include:
- My former manager being flummoxed by the source and price of said coat on a day we met for lunch and window shopping. We popped into a Yaletown boutique and saw similar white coats being sold for $250, and she emphasized again what a great find she thought mine was.
- A former intern thinking that I'd splurged on this white coat while I was in NYC.
- A volunteer at BC Fashion Week who said, "Who's your coat by? I love it! I've been looking for a white coat just like it."
Item #3: The little white evening jacket (Target)
I wore this jacket to my toy store staff Christmas party last week. My manager and a coworker seriously believed I'd bought it in Paris. On my last night in NYC, I wore this jacket out for dinner with Mark in Williamsburg and the waitress asked if it was vintage. Um, yeah...I found it at a little vintage shop in the Village St. Paul called Le Boutique de Tar-jay. :P
Have you ever experienced a half-and-half moment? Do you have items in your wardrobe that evoke more HaH moments than others?