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.

Day 3

August 7, 2009

It’s a Friday, good enough an excuse to bring out the big guns. This is my ‘Floella Benjamin’ as she is queen of the jumpsuits. I love a jumpsuit, they say ‘ready for anything you can throw at me’. Except being really quick in the loo as they require the wearer to get fully undressed. Otherwise, they’re definite action wear.

This is also a tribute to John Hughes as I like to think it’s something he might have dressed Molly Ringwald in.

August 003

These shoes are vintage Carvela, I wear them too often for what is really an evening shoe because I absolutely love them. Occasionally, I prolong their life by masking the scuffs and marks with a good spray of gold craft paint. It works pretty well, but sometimes I end up with gold knuckles, as is the case today. I suppose it’s cheaper than jewellery.

Vintage 80s Jumpsuit – Laura Ashley via Jumble Sale
Vintage Carvela Sandals – Carvela via Help The Aged
Vintage Gold Leather Belt – not technically mine.