If I’m honest I don’t really want to publish this post. I was rushed and only remembered I had to do it at 4pm with only 30 minutes of decent sunlight left to take the pictures. I didn’t do my make up, just whacked on some lipstain and you might be able to tell I’m in desperate need of sleep from my puffy face and barely there eyes. This week is officially kicking my arse with a to-do list a mile long, a demanding family schedule and an even busier blogging one but here I am typing after midnight getting stuff done. Like a boss.
$50 used to be a lot of money for me to justify spending on clothes, now I’m a little shocked to realise that most pieces I invest in and adore are worth a lot more. Sure there are the odd secondhand purchases, the pieces I got on sale yadda yadda but if I really look at my wardrobe I’m drawn to quality fabrics (sometimes hard to buy for under $50) which also explains why I still enjoy buying in store.
In 2010/2011 I bought a lot, anything and everything but these days I’m much more selective and have learnt more about my body, it’s shape and can recognise a true investment when I see it. I’m not spending more money than I did back then, I’m just spending it on less things that cost more. You could say I’ve been enlightened but that doesn’t mean you wont find me digging through a discount bin, you never know where your next wardrobe gem will come from.
For this week’s theme I pulled out all the things I paid very little for and threw them on the bed, scrambling to put an outfit together before dusk. Looking at the pictures I’m not entirely sure I’d style it that way again, this is when I punish myself for rushing. It’s the cardigan, it’s buttoned up wrong. I published them anyway because I thought screw it, I don’t have time to redo them and a lot of the time I do leave the house in a rush without looking 100% put together (the way I initially envisaged) and that’s ok. Not every outfit needs to be heavily curated, just worn and loved.
- $15 Cardigan – Modcloth
- $5 Tank – Crossroads
- $10 Skirt – Crossroads
- $0 Bracelet – Palm Beach Jewellery gift
- $10 Glomesh Bag – Vintage
- $5 Shoes – Payless Shoes
- $5 Cat & Mouse Brooch – Lovisa
- TOTAL + $50.00