Plus 6% off the pie-print dress for Carbon Chic readers!
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me..! Here are a few of my biggest birthday wishes for August, a couple of which I’ve already bought for myself and I’m so glad I did.
- Pie Printed Dress – Aliexpress, $49.90 (Plus bonus discount for readers of CC)
- Tan Waist Belt w/ Tassels – AliExpress, $5.30
- Pony Bag – AliExpress, $15 (Three different colour combos!)
- Bee Brooch w/ Diamantes – AliExpress, $4 (Also available in silver)
- Tan Genuine Leather Penny Loafers – AliExpress, $51
- Embroidered Sailor Collar Blouse – AliExpress, $15.50
- 18k Gold Plated Rolo Chain – AliExpress, $2
- Grey and White Sailor Stripe Shorts – AliExpress, $11.50
A few of you may recognize the Modcloth “My Kind of Pie” Printed dress, that one that RRPs for $90 (yikes!), that one that dozens of bloggers around the world are seen wearing because of the cute print and flattering silhouette. I’m getting a little more into–I suppose–“vintage” silhouettes, so searches for “vintage” and “rockabilly” come up quite frequently on AliExpress, and that’s how I found this seller, Jenny Living Hall, and an amazing(ly cheap) replica of the pie-printed dress Modcloth sells. Through chatting with the owner, I found out they supplies many rockabilly stores in Australia, so I have a feeling I’ve found a little gem right here. Also, as a gift to Carbon Chic readers, if you mention that you’re a reader, you’ll be entitled to 6% off your purchase of this glorious pie-print dress!
Instructions: Add the dress to cart, click “buy now” and before you get to adding in your payment details, leave a note (something along the lines of “Demi sent me from Carbon Chic and said that you would offer 6% off for her readers?”), and wait for the price to change. When it does, you can continue with your payment.
You can’t be truly twee and not have a pie printed dress, guys.
Anyways–As you can probably tell from the rest of the wishlist, I’m starting to really gravitate towards better-quality items, natural materials, and more timeless cuts of clothing. The dress, the shorts, and the blouse are made from cotton, as I find it makes my skin a little happier, especially in the hot Australian climate. In addition to Jenny Living Hall with their good-quality cotton rockabilly dresses and aprons, the seller that sells that blouse has a whole range of naturally-made clothing fibers, which, for someone who has a wardrobe full of polyester, is a dream come true. I sometimes fantasize about selling all my clothing and buying a whole wardrobe full of natural fibers, but I like how chiffon blouses drape too much to give them up, realistically.
As for the gold-plated chain, I decided to myself that I was going to try living my life in a few higher-quality pieces, and start with stuff that really makes a difference, like jewelry. You have no idea how sick I am of having necklaces that turn black after one use–it’s been driving me nuts. Whether it’s because I don’t drink enough water or I eat too many bags of chips, I have the most acidic skin. If my neck doesn’t turn green, the costume jewelry turns black, or sometimes even both. I’m a danger to my own accessories. So I’m going to build up a small collection of variously-sized gold-plated chains and just mix and match the pendants that I like to wear–hopefully that’ll solve the problem for the meantime, and it’ll help my costume jewelry get more bang for their buck as well.