Before I was a bit “flippet” but that was tamed a bit when I got back to sydney. Now I am trying to look nicer, not dressed up, but well-dressed.
Although it is hard when I am not allowing myself to buy clothes at the moment – partly because of money, partly I don’t want to stay at this size, and it’s supposed to be extra motivation.
At the moment I try to buy classics, I have a lot of black and white clothes and tan leather and black suede shoes/bags. Plus some colours to accent. I think it looks nice, but it’s so boring compared to what I used to wear. I am happy to spend more on clothing that I think (hope!) will last. Not that happy at the moment with some new shoes I bought, the leather inners are coming out already :(
out in Glebe and Newtown. Two or three weeks ago I went shopping at the Salvos shop on the corner of Glebe pt rd and I bought a great dress and floral skirt which I today cut up. It was really long, but the pattern was great and it was kind of pleated, but really small pleats all the way round. So I cut it off to just above the knee and wore it with boots tights and a top today. Was good.
hey, at least I am figuring out what suits me. I’m sticking mainly to basics. I think I wear too many t-shirts. Will try not to buy any more, and go through the ones I have.
My recent purchases, a top, scarf, belt, dress, necklace have all been awesome, with special details or patterns or something that makes them interesting.
At least I am helping to recycle!
my individuality has vanished since ive come home – I keep buying new clothes from shops, not markets or 2nd hand places. But at least I am concious of what suits me, meaning that I do sort of keep to a “style”. I think i looked hot last saturday night going out in the city anyway! :) And I’m not just buying for brands or specific trends – I evaluate each piece I encounter, and it seems that I can usually pick out a few things that suit and look good instead of the disappointing shopping trips i used to have
What makes me sad is that the style I cultivated in Greenland and Denmark does not work at all in Australia.
I liked especially to layer, but right now it is amazingly hot so I can´t.
I´ve bought a lot of dresses, but I feel very mainstream again – I still refuse to buy things that advertise brands – but even so. It must be because I haven´t been into an op shop in more than a month now (I´ve been buying things at normal shops, and have as a consequence seen people in clothes I´ve liked). I like the unusual and the unexpected.
I’ve been looking at 50s fashion – seems that there was a trend for a figure, an hourglass one, like mine kind of is, not all this stick-ness…
and i love the dresses! and all the accessories, the gloves, the coiffures … the shoes, but the heels were too chunky.
am very jealous of my grandmother and will be raiding her cupboards when i get back to sydney just to check if she still has anything from back then… who knows? Plus the op shops/vintage shops… should be fun. Also would love to make my own in the future.
Once my hair has grown a bit I’ll try some of the old hairstyles, but after the research will also try to be kempt at all times – in any case when I’m out.
A great site is http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fifties.htm
I have a pattern for this dress. I think it’s great and I want to make it.
Could be hard, as I’m not the world’s best sewer – I have actually had projects from cushion covers to a skirt before and finished them without too many problems.
But the pattern would require some tweaking as my waist is smaller than they have, but bust and hips are a little larger. And I don’t have anyone here who can sew. Plus there’s the material issue.
But I’ll have a look around – there is a material shop in Nuuk, so this could happen!
When I was about 11 I was obsessed with labels, you had to have roxy, billabong, quiksilver, rip curl… etc
That continued for a few years but when I was 15 I decided that I would not be advertising for major companies unless they paid me, instead of the other way round. So I’m working on that all the time.
I only really started to shop in second hand shops earlier this year with the encouragement of some “flipper” friends. If you’re in Copenhagen I highly recommend the “Røde Kors Genbrug” just near Rådshuspladsen It’s great because it has a lot of stuff and it’s all divided into size, which makes everything a lot easier. It’s a bit more expensive though.
Up in Nuuk there is only one second hand shop, but there’s a reasonable turnover so each time I go (about once a week) several things manage to catch my eye. (Though unfortunately I’m not the size s that most people who donate seem to be, so a lot is too small).
Last week though I picked up an original Loden Frey coat for 50kr, though I’m not shopping for labels. I bought it because it was good quality and extremely warm. I only found out later, when someone recognised it.
So I guess what I’m trying to do is build my wardrobe with clothes that are good quality, tasteful, interesting in some way and suit me. Make sure the clothes I buy look good on me. It doesn’t really matter where I buy them from, and I’d also like to start making some, especially dresses because it will be summer when I get back to Australia.