Monday: Here I am wearing it with the black long sleeved cotton tee shirt also from Butterflies ($2) and the refashioned denim skirt from Presbyterian Yellow Shop ($1).
The skirt is actually very dark blue but in the photo it looks black. To accessorise I chose the oversize red belt, Hospice shop ($1), red tights (retail), bangles (all thrifted) and black ring which was a 40th Birthday present from my dear work colleague Sonya.
|Red resin stretch bracelets from Savemart $3 each|
Cream and gold bangle from Butterflies (it is stamped but its so tiny I can' read it) $2
|Close up of red belt|
|My favourite black furry shoes from St V de P|
Tuesday: I wanted a completely different look so I picked out the turquoise pleated skirt which I grabbed at the Port Chalmers School Fair for less than twenty cents. I wanted to wear my new necklace from the Salvation Army ($4) and I thought this would look good contrasted on the Sonny Knitwear sweater ($2 from St V de P). I like the effect of the white and turquoise but something was missing: a belt. I am not exactly a tidy person and frequently things stay on the floor near my dressing table for a couple of days before I get around to putting them away. My eye fell on the belt.....red...oh, red and turquoise go together! I finished the look with black opaque tights and red shoes:
|Black polyester cocktail dress|
Homemade and bought in Oamaru
|Ballet flats bought retail.|
Thursday: On Wednesday lunchtime I did a quick walk around the block (via the Hospice shop) and to my delight found a lovely pink/purple/blue paisley patterned Bonds dress. I love the colours and when I got home I gave it a wash and dried it carefully beside the fire. Voila! Here it is with the ubiquitous grey cardigan, purple opaque tights (not visible) and cream boots. I love this dress - it was just the right warmth and very comfortable to wear.
|Bonds dress $5 from Hospice Shop|
Grey cardigan from Recycle Boutique $4.50
Blue agate pendant $5 Trademe
Bangles - various op shops.
Friday: following the great tradition of my fellow bloggers I decided to wear a frock - another previously unworn frock. So I spent Thursday night carefully cutting 33cm off the bottom of two maxi dresses and then when I decided which one I would wear, I hemmed it.
|More serious photo|
So, there you are, a day by day photo shoot. Thanks to my very patient husband for taking the photos, and thanks to my darling daughter for letting me use her camera as mine had flat batteries.
I am planning a quick trip to Toffs and to Savemart in the weekend as I would like some new flannelette pj pants - the cold Dunedin weather is getting to me! Also, I need to spend some time on my knitting project, which since you last saw it has been completed unpicked, re-done in a different pattern and unpicked again. I think I have been too tired in the evening to see properly and that has made knitting more of a challenge.
All for now, hope you all have a great weekend, Penny-Rose xx