Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Experience of Life

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“Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde
I overhead someone ask someone else in a judgemental tone "How can you not know this?"and my mind sent a reply "Because, I have not had the experiences that taught you about it"
Everything in life is about experiences and like Oscar Wilde said; you can't get it for nothing. Academic experiences teach people to read and write. Relational experiences teach people to work better with people. Being street smart, book smart or 'fashion smart' doesn't come cheap.
Some experiences cost money, some cost time, some cost peace of mind.
Learning to only purchase shoes that I can wear over and over again has cost me physiological pains and money, but I have learned.
I applied the lessons learned to the purchase of these shoes and if you read My Small World often you'll know it's been a valuable lesson.

Arte shoes / Liz Claiborne shoes / unknown brand shirt 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Restyling a Bridesmaid's Dress


Having been a bridesmaid twice and being completely unable to restyle both dresses I know what a downer that can be, so when I was invited to join in the November Challenge to restyle a bridesmaid dress at Weddington Way I was glad and I had fun with it. 

For the traditional bridesmaid look I chose a subtle colour blocking of traditional Fall colours to give it a Christmas-y feel.

Then I dressed it down for a casual day with a denim jacket. I couldn't decide between print mixing polka dots and leopard and a simple glitter of sequins with leopard. 

I did a few more styling, told you I had fun with it ;-) and put in some mysteriousness with metallics, black jewellery and lace-up boots

A patterned cape, because it's chilly in most parts of the world now, and a fringe bag for the free-spirited.

Lastly, I styled my inner glamazon with the embellishments she craves; pulling the outfit together with a bad-ass leather jacket. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grey Skirt::: Pink Shirt

“I've never wanted more, until I met you. ---- Christian Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey” 
― E.L. James
Dear Lord, it is sacrilege to waste such a sentence on a grey pleated skirt, but I couldn't get the damned sentence off my mind.
I couldn't also let this skirt remain buried away. Not when the pleats beckoned me. 
Wore it with this pastel pink shirt and pointy black shoes for a simple secretarial look.

Steven by Steve Madden  shoes / Ivy club skirt / random shop shirt 

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