Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wardrobe Wednesday.

Nothing too exciting today, it's not an exciting sort of a day.
This dress is one of my all time favourites. It's quirky enough to be fun but simple enough that it can be dressed up or down (it is black.. not sure what is going on the with the lighting in my photos.) It's not the most flattering piece that I own but it is perfect for 'hiding' under on body conscious days. I wore it a lot in early pregnancy, until it was too snug in the, erm, boobs.
But you know the very bestest thing about this dress? It was $25! I found it in one of those cheap and nasty stores that sell Asian rip-offs of labelled clothing and horrendously tacky faux-mink blankets. You know the ones, aye? Aesop likes to look at the toys and one day I happened to spot this. Stoked!
(Random sidenote: The shop like this in Whakatane is called 'Jingle Bells'. It has a sign in the window that says 'Smile you are in the camera'. It makes me smile every single time.)
The tights are boring old Farmers ones, the striped top is the very same one from last week (fits like a glove, I would wear it most days if I could) and the brooch is one I made.
The shoes are falling apart. In fact, all of my shoes seem to be falling apart at the moment. I guess that is the joy of only being able to buy $20 or $30 shoes from Number 1 Shoe Warehouse, they really only last me around a month or two. 
One of these days I'll fit some decent shoes that I love ( and that actually fit!) but at least Summer is on its way.. jandals ahoy!

Have a great day, ladies!

14 comments:

  1. Nice! I LOVE that dress!! Lovely brooch too :)

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  2. You look just lovely! What a beautiful brooch, making pretty flowers is on my list of 'things to work out how to make'. :) I love the stripey top under the black dress, it's very cool.

    Our Big Adventure

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  3. Can you do me next Wednesday too?

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  4. Um, LOVE that dress. Good score x

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  5. Haha that story about the Asian shop sure put a smile on my face on a pretty glum day for me so thanks:)Always think I should accessorise more with brooches and scarves and things. Who's Aesop? Is that your child? What a cool name!

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  6. Oooer, that didn't come out right :|

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  7. Very, very cool dress. I agree with Clare, good score! x

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  8. Love the dress and the top!

    Are jandals what Aussies call thongs or sandles?

    :)

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  9. Great little outfit - I'm feeling you on the stripey top and the brooch (ahaha). I love bargain finds and that dress looks like a goodie. As for the shoes - well I can feel your pain, I don't have any sneakers that don't let in the rain, every time I do the No1 Warehouse I end up disappointed. I say save your pennys and get some really good ones that will last and last.

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  10. love the brooch! and I hear you about the shoes. I'm trying to put all my money in one pair of good quality sandals for summer this year in the hope they last me more than one summer!

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  11. You look awesome, as usual :) Stripes rock my world really. It's nice to have clothes that you don't need to think about, they just look good. I can't believe that dress, it's so funky!! You should make another one. I really love how you accessorise with such cool bold pieces. Oh and I've had a crush on your tattoos since forever. Hope your 10 week challenge is going well xx

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