This is March’s wishlist post and you’ve guessed it, I’m not ready to let go of pastels yet.
In fact, having found that various shades of peach, pink and cream actually suits my Irish complexion (while not actually possessing an Irish background, but I have pink undertones and red hair, so that was the only name I could find that describes it in one word, negated by the fact I just had to explain it to you in a different run-on sentence) quite well, I’ve dug my heels stubbornly in front of the trendwagon because I just don’t want all these pretty colours to go away!
I know there’s a lot to be said for the deep, bold hues coming out in preparation for Winter or the military palette hovering around for the onset of Autumn, but dammit, does every single baby colour have to vacate the stores just yet?!
So my plan for a smooth transition into Autumn is to buy these little numbers and accessorize with pieces that will be able to seamlessly carry over to the new season, with hints of brown leather and gold mixed in.
1. Off Duty Button Through Dress – Dotti, $20
2. 14k Solid Gold Name Necklace – eBay, $122 (This is not a frugal purchase, but in comparison to Goldmark, who wants $300 for the same thing, you betcha it’s good value)
3. Gold Sequin Character Shoes – AliExpress, $37 (These are technically dance shoes, but I am currently addicted to the pursuit of that shape of shoe–comes in silver too, btw)
5. Petite Playsuit w/ Beaded Bows – ASOS, $26
6. Twin Dogs Leather Belt – AliExpress, $8.40
7. 1&20 Blackbirds Contrast Satchel – The Iconic, $32 (sale price–20% off right now)
8. Scissors Double Ring – eBay, $1
For today’s frugalista lesson, it pays to see potential in items and think outside the box.
With the ASOS playsuit, you’ll see that the shorts are attached separately at the back with a zip, so my plan was to alter (well, divide) the playsuit into a cute pair of shorts and a versatile top. It’s not difficult–just sew in a loose piece of elastic along the bottom of the newly created top and you’ll still have the pleated effect! That scissor double finger ring looks like a bit of a pain to wear and slightly hazardous for the particularly clumsy person, but I plan to break off the rings and attach a brooch back to turn them into an adorable oversized kitschy kinda brooch to wear on my coats or attach to my bags.
Tell me frugalistas, do you ever specifically buy clothing with a mind to re-purpose them into something new, or am I the only one??