hello! Welcome to my blog. Have you ever wondered how much people spend on their clothing? Do you live for bag sales at thrift stores? Do you have clothing in your "DIY makeover" pile?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may enjoy this blog. So pull up a chair, grab a cuppa, and read on!
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Lately I've been obsessed with cobalt blue. I found this skirt at Bianca Nygard, but I balked at paying the $90 they wanted for a length of gauzy material (no matter how pretty), sewn to an elastic waistband. This pleated skirt is blue, white and black...I loooove this skirt.
Cobalt crush pleated skirt
I checked out other fashions at Nygard. I found a lot of blue prints, bold 80s colors (think hot pink, fuschia, forest green, canary yellow), and it made me yearn for new spring clothes. So what do I typically do when I'm obsessed with a certain color, or a certain item of clothing? Why I hit the thrift stores looking for a substitute of course!! Luckily I bumped into a 50% off sale at the Salv Army.
Blue and aqua tie-dye blouse - Jones of New York. Think I paid about $3 for this.
Aqua, purple print blouse. Jones New York $3.
Blue, aqua and purple print shirt, Old Navy, $3.
Another trend I've been obsessed with is eyelet fabric and lace. When I saw this eyelet blazer I snapped it up. It's a bit biggish, so I'll have to tailor it down a notch. It was about $3.
Eyelet fabric goodness!!
There are some things I have a hard time resisting. One of them is muted granny prints. Behold this chambray shirt with a sublte floral pattern.
Obsessed much with closeups?
So for about $15 I bought some new (to me) spring clothing...I did go back for the skirt a few weeks later when it was marked down to $45. I got the last one!! All I need is to find a slip to wear it with. One of my favorite blogs is my edit a few years ago she did a great post on.thrifting slips
I'm going to take Jentine's advice and hunt down a slip to wear with my new maxi skirt.