Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wardrobe Wednesday #2
This was not the outfit I wanted to wear for Wardrobe Wednesday this week. No sirree, yesterday I had one a pretty dress/cardi/flats combo that was all set to grace this page and wow the world (or something), but I somehow forgot to photograph it. So you get todays outfit instead.
Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike this outfit, it's just not as 'put together' as I want the internet to think I look. Maybe that's a good thing? Maybe being 'real' sometimes is just as important?
Anyway, this is what I am wearing today while I hang out at home, do the school runs, vacuum the floor, deal with the non-sleeping child (who really wanted to be in the photo) and, hopefully, fit in a spot of sewing.
The shoes are my current favourites. I love how fun they are, I rarely find fun shoes in my size. They're from The Warehouse and were a whopping $18. Can't beat it.
The scarf is thrifted. I love how delicate and almost lacy it is. I'm usually a 'big and chunky' accessories sort of a lass so this is a nice contrast.
The top and the skirt are, believe it or not, two of the most expensive items of clothing I own. They don't look very flash, but they're both made by NZ designers which makes them pricier than my usual opshop/Glassons garb.
The top is by Nes Clothing and doesn't look like much but is the best quality top I have ever worn. I'd pay the money again and again for this top.
The skirt is a tricky one. I bought it from the Nelson store 'Go Clothing' just after I started losing weight post-Aesop. I had to layby it for two months to pay it off, and then got it home and realised it is really hard to style. I can't figure out, other than black and charcoal, which colours could possibly go with both beigey pink and khaki green.
I've just never felt very 'hot' in it, a bit like a skirt version of trackpants. It was also a funny length and I thought that might be putting me off, but shortening it hasn't made me feel any more confident in it. Perhaps the pockets are too far apart, broadening my hips/thighs too much? Any ideas? Either way, it is still very comfy and I'll wear it around the house for many years yet.. I need to get enough wear out of it to justify the price afterall!