Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Something Old, Something New

You know when you buy something, or get given it, but then end up never wearing it? It's one of the worst things about shopping, because it's so hard to predict...

Luckily, there's hope for these unworn garments, because sometimes all they need is a bit of time. Thanks to the lovely Francis at Mud on My Teadress here is a slideshow of some of the pieces in my wardrobe, left unworn before being rediscovered and becoming staple items. Please excuse over-use of alliteration.

Eclectic 'boho' - one of my first 'me' purchases from Accessorize circa 2000 these earrings were abandoned in favour of sweet studs. But the stunning colour combinations have wooed me back...

Leopard lining - I have no idea what the label says; I can't decipher it! Given to me by one of my relatives, I didn't wear it for several years because it was too 'far-out' but kept it because of the beautiful leopard-print silk lining. But recently I have discovered its versatility, it can brighten up pretty much any basic outfit and fits like a well-fitting glove.

Scruffy satin - bought when I was a LOT younger and girly, I soon realised how impractical satin is in rainy London and then how prissy it looks in the safety of the evening. Scruffed up with some lack of care, they have become a lot easier to wear.

Lovely layering - too tight, mickey mouse, sheer... not for me. But the gorgeous colour and texture looks perfect underneath looser layers.


  1. What a clever writing style you have. I really like the way you described your not-so-loved items, and the slideshow was brillo. I saw Mud's slideshow yesterday with the spotty tights, and loved that, too.

  2. Wow, thank you, that's really sweet!

  3. nice to read
    keep it up
    nice all picture