Thursday, April 30, 2009

Advertising For Free

I'm often puzzled by humanity and this morning was no exception. Perhaps I should have studied psychology!
But anyway, what is it with people (mainly women) who use a paper shopping bag with a company logo to lug their crap around in?
In Melbourne the most common are Kookai bags ( and here I am giving them an inadvertent plug in this rant!) Although, this morning at the station the offender was sporting a "Review" bag.
Now perhaps I'm being hasty in my judgement and maybe she doesn't own a decent enough tote bag or the only other bags at her disposal were plastic supermarket bags but I tend to think that these bag carriers want everyone to know where they buy their clothes. And to add more clout to my argument, I recall seeing on Ebay a while back, a listing for paper Louis Vuitton bags and they were up to around $25 - Oh Dear - Why on earth would one pay to advertise and for a paper shopping bag? I mean, logo t-shirts and bags are thankfully on their way out. I guess buying your way into a high end label is as close as some people will get to wearing the stuff. I'm getting off the point here.
Personally I find it silly and embarrassing to be advertising for free. If your outfit has style no matter how much lucre you parted with, then you shouldn't have to tell people by carrying the shopping bag - end of rant :)
Oh yeah, and I like some of the clothes in Review.
About my outfit today: Notice I've worn the same hat 2 days running - I have this tendency to wear things until they're threadbare.
Dress from Valleygirl
Leggings from Gripp
Turtleneck from Country Road
Belt from Salvos
Hat from Sportsgirl
Shoes by "Naughty Monkey"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grungy Tuesday..............

My posting frequency has been all over the shop lately, so I shall try and post more regularly.

My outfit today has a kind of grungy/pretty feel and a little French flavour thrown in with the hat. I love that the weather is cold in that I get to wear tights - Yay!

Normally jeans or pants are de-rigeur for me - in fact, so much so that it has become like a uniform. It occured to me recently that I have so many lovely dresses and skirts in my wardrobe that are just sadly hidden away and frankly it's a waste. So from here on in I plan to steer away from the skinny jeans uniform and embrace some femininity :)

Hat from Sportsgirl

Dress from Salvos

Belt made by yours truly

Turtleneck from Country Road

Tights by Wicked

Shoes from Mollini

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, Monday..............

This is what I wore today as it's freezing ass cold in Melbourne. The dress was a gift from my darling yesterday, the belt came from an op-shop ages ago - it's French and the shoes are "Naughty Monkey" brand and I'm not used to wearing high heels, they hurt! But I love wearing them, so I will persevere :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Look What I Made......

I saw a belt just like this in a magazine for around $180 and thought "I could make that" and so this is the result. I would like to make another though, with a softer leather and make the belt part shorter in length.