Pass it on

November 17, 2009

There are three things you can do with clothes you no longer want. The first is to put them on Ebay, the second is to give them away and the third is to cut them up and bodge them into temporary cushion covers.

I put things up for sale on Ebay a lot simply because I buy so many clothes and a lot of them are so bizarre that they can’t be worn too often. Of course, there are some things I own, such as an awesome Pepsi & Shirley cocktail dress, that I could not part with them. Otherwise, I am not emotional about my clothes. I lend them out and give them away all the time. There will always be more clothes.

So here is my latest Ebay lots. The first being this amazing plaid jumpsuit. I should love it but it’s the colours that don’t do anything for me. I’m not a fan of Autumn colours, I should be as they probably suit me but it’s still brown and brown and I are not great friends. The fit is lovely, it’s really comfy but those shades are just not me.

This next jumpsuit is however, totally me. I’ve had it years but never worn it, I am just a little too tall for it to fit comfortably. I could lengthen the straps but I am worried I’d ruin the lines of it. It’s gorgeous gold metallic pinstripes on a black patterned fabric.

At the other end of the scale is this oversized jumper. I bought it because of the colours but I am just never going to be a woolly person. It’s kind of geek chic too, which is good but not with peroxide hair.

So they did not make it as permanent residents in my wardrobe, along with a few other bits and pieces all listed on my Ebay I hope they go to good homes.

And so to the cushions. I love a cushion and I like change so tonight I ran up some covers from two tops, a dress and a jumper. This is one of my favourite wastes of time. They are never perfect as they are never meant to last that long; there’s always a queue of clothes waiting to take pride of place on the settee.

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Day 22

August 26, 2009

What a dreary day. What’s needed on a day like this a little ra-ra.
silk
I have had this dress so long that I don’t remember where it came from, I just know that it’s super comfortable. As is my weird teacher’s gown top. I am having to be inventive now as the bramble scratches are still raging away on my calves, thank goodness it’s coincided with a lull in the hot weather so I can keep my legs under wraps a little longer without melting.

Vintage 80s Silk Ra-Ra Dress – Marks & Spencer via Charity Shop
Black Batwing Gown Top – H&M
Black Leggings – Ebay

Day 16

August 20, 2009

Ahoy! Despite getting up early, I still managed to run late hence the damp hair. Part sailor, part washed-up mermaid. I am aware that the salute is probably more Boy Scout than Sailor but who has time to learn these things?
I bought this dress on Ebay about 5 years ago and have worn it once since. I wish I could remember the name of the seller as she had some lovely clothes, all customised and screen-printed.

anchors

I love anchors and indeed anything nautical. It’s an obsession I have to rein in for fear of amassing another collection, but this one was just too good to pass up on.

Vintage Customised Anchor Dress – Ebay

Day 6

August 10, 2009

After a weekend of practicality, it’s back to the frocks. When I was little, I had a red shift dress with oversized white polka dots, a frilled skirt around the waistband and a huge white bow. I loved it so much that I would wear it at every opportunity. My red adoration has endured and polka dots continue to be the pattern I wear most.
polka
The shoes are one of the first things I ever bought on Ebay, many years ago. Doing up the ribbons around the ankles reminds me of Saturday morning ballet lessons and never quite being able to tie my own shoes. I can just about manage it now.

Vintage 80s polka dot dress – Mondi via British Heart Foundation
Metallic red ballet pumps – unknown via Ebay