Today, summer decided to throw us a random day of sunshine, and with the weather forecast promising plenty of rain for the next couple of days, I was quick to pull my thrifted, sleeveless, silk, "Out Of Africa" shirt off the hanger. I paired it with a pair of viscose summer pants I picked up at a flea market recently and, of course, the Margaret Howell sandals, which arrived yesterday in all their glory. The bag is from the charity shop, and unfortunately it really stinks. I hope I'm not delusional when I say you don't notice outdoors.
Jun 18, 2012
I've howled and sighed, fearing we would be destined to suffer the same fate as me and the Church's derbies I lost my heart to last year. But this morning when I opened my web browser to Net-a-Porter territory, the red sales sign finally flashed before my eyes, and with a 50% discount these Margaret Howell babies are now on their way home to me as a very late (but worth the wait!) present from my guy. Halleluja.
Oh. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY blog! I can't believe it's been a year already - a good year in which my wardrobe grew considerably as a consequence of diligent thrifting and in which I had heaps - as the Aussies would have it - of fun experimenting with all of my garments and managed to leave the house more than once feeling deliciously giddy about what I was wearing. More often than not, however, I didn't catch the ensembles that tickled me especially, but I plan to document more of these outfits this coming year. Hip hip HURRA!
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
This is how I looked yesterday: scruffy from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Excepting my Peter Jensen x Topshop t-shirt with the glittery squirrel and heart print, which injects a recuperative touch of glam into what would otherwise be a decidedly baggy and grey affair. You've seen the rest before; the thrifted Henri Lloyd cardigan and second-hand Docs most recently; the thrifted dark grey Acne jeans ages ago. Sometimes I think it's only impatience that keeps me from getting everything second hand. Eventually, whatever it is I covet - or at least its equivalent - turns up second hand. On a side note, speaking for my impaired vision, which otherwise wouldn't have a voice, I'm happy to say that my hair is one day away from a haircut.
Jun 3, 2012
Whoever said you should always wear black tights was obviously not thinking straight. Just look at two-time America's Next Top Model runner-up Allison Harvard who shows us a way to make red tights WERQ. I'd actually go as far as to give the red tights the credit for elevating her outfit to the level of interesting and unexpected. Also, yes, I did just reference ANTM. Although most of the people I know in real life have given up on the show by now, I have to admit that it's still one of my most favorite guilty TV pleasures. I have in no way grown tired of Tyra Banks' articulate self-absorbedness and have come to terms with the fact that I probably never will. (What can I say? I'm an amoeba.) Although few and far between, inspiring contestants do also come along on the show, such as Harvard, whose style and general aesthetic are just phenomenal.
Obviously, I didn't exactly translate above inspiration literally when I finally got around to testing out my red tights. However, I did manage to incorporate a colourful cotton blouse, which has been begging me to wear it ever since I thrifted it a couple of months ago. Now it's on the blog - can you believe its luck? The skirt is Acne and the ankle boots Billi Bi. It's pretty obvious which part of the world I'm in.
Harlequin; for comparative purposes.