Wednesday, 13 August 2008

In which we meet a stripper

This evening I'm seeing another ballet with my mum and her boyfriend, this is my outfit with the skirt I DIYed today (more on that later!).
Skirt - thrifted and shortened, lace shirt - vintage via ebay (I love it but it sometimes looks pirate-y because of the way it ties under the neck...), vest - Topshop, shoes - vintage via ebay.
Today's otufit; jeans. It's weird because as recent as a year ago I'd wear jeans everyday, but now I prefer skirts so it's unusual for me to don the denim. I realised this morning that I'd bought these jeans in Apirl and still hadn't worn them so I decided it was a jeans day. I suppose I'll probably be wearing jeans more when I go abck to uni and when it gets colder and windy...

The shoe are vintage, purchased via ebay and I seem to be wearing them a lot recently, they're really compfy. The jeans are Dorothy Perkins, the biege vest is from Topshop and the tee is etsy (comment/email if you want the seller!). The bracelet was a gift, it's from Dotti.

I threw this Primark jacket over the top as the weather wasn't looking too was another unworn item, puchased months ago. Stop this madness! Why do I buy things then not wear them? Last time I counted, there were 11 unworn items in my wardrobe and since then I've been shopping/

Did a bit of DIY today, nothing to rival Nice and Shiny mind! I mentioned before that I had thrifted some long pleated granny skirts and this is the results of me attacking one of them with scissors! The others will have to wait as they are fraying kind of material and so require hemming *sigh*.

You can see here that the back is longer than the front (the whole bottom is actually a bit Lisa Simpson) but it doesn't bother me and I don't think it's noticeable with the pleats anyway.
I woke up with a great idea for a dress and headed to the fabric shop near my flat to check out supplies. Sadly there was no grey jersey to be had but there was a great deal of amusement! Firstly this young guy was in there, at the counter asking how much of this material he'd need for something or other. The women behind the counter innocently asks him "What're you making?" to which he replies "Rip-off pants". The guy was a stripper making his own costumes...I mean aren't there places you can buy "rip-off pants"? The really weird part is that wehn he said "rip-off pants" I immediatly thought "Ohhh a rip-off of who? Marc Jacobs?" and commenced eavesdropping, I suppose that's proof that I think about fashion more than sex! There was also a middle-aged hippy woman buying some floaty material to make trousers to go with her "Gandhi shirt"...
Char x


Ariella said...

I think your lace-top is really cute!

WendyB said...

Cute jacket!

Anonymous said...

i like the jacket too! and the skirt is really cute, reminds me of the days when i was obsessed with sailor moon:)

Anonymous said...

I loooove that skirt!

DaisyChain said...

I love the lace top!
I'm like you, I'd much rather wear a dress or skirt rather than jeans,

trousers are my kind of...guilty pleasure, for lazy days =)

LaCouturier said...

i love your little story! hahah i really lol-ed.
and cute outfits!

Anjeanette said...

Great skirt! And the lace top is really cute too!


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Dapper Kid said...

Looove the skirt and your lace top is wonderful!!

yiqin; said...

The lace & pleats are fab!!! <3 the leggings as well!