I wanted to wear something a little special, because it was All Hallows Eve.
But then I needed to go to work, so you got this:
You got me midway.
The top is a bike riding top by N-Zo dirtwear. I was about to go for a summer series orienteering run before I remembered I had to take a photo.
Wrap Skirt. – something silky synthetic from a million years ago. It’s long. It’s got flowers on it. It’s really flattering. I’ve had it for at least 10 years, but I think I got it from a wardrobe raid.
Accessories this time are super white.
I wore a set of white and “gold” clip on earrings that I showed you two days ago. I have a big triangular shaped ring with a white stone insert which you can see. This is a set size ring, with an elastic band connecting the top and bottom halves of the ring.
Thank goodness that’s over.
And I did alright at the summer series run.
I’m glad I only did this for 12 days. It’s exhausting! It also shows that I am probably *not* the target market for this kind of campaign, since I wear the same thing all the time.
I remember when I first took the girls to a Salvos store. They were stepping gingerly around as if they would catch some disease just from being in the same air pocket as second hand stuff. Now they quite happily visit the Savers store in Brunswick VIC and browse for hours.
Yet another shirt from the Thai tailor.
Aasymmetrical woollen skirt from M-one-eleven.
Orange coloured wooden bead necklace, made by Rare Rabbit, purchased at Maiocchi Brisbane. I really like the orange colour.
Since my outfit is much the same as it has been on previous days, I’ll show you the button detail on the tan coloured cardigan:
It’s a horseshoe, a set of stirrups and a whip. The cardigan comes from the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
We had planned to go to the Fresh from the West festival together. But then it turned out an overseas friend was turning up on her doorstep. Tomorrow. With 24 hours notice.
So I dressed, took a photo, and then changed into cleaning clothes. After I assisted in some of the house cleaning, I headed out for festival frivolities, and changed back again.
In the background you can see one of my preferred cleaning products when it’s an emergency and you just have to use a spray: Murchison-Hume. Plant based cleaning products, food and people friendly, free from ammonia and bleach. I originally spotted their product in Accoutrement shop Mosman, but I have also seen it stocked in Victoria’s Basement. There is something about citrus smells that just screams *clean*, No?
Grey knitted top from Cotton On.
Black/Green skirt from Lush, Melbourne.
Firucchi fuchsia coloured belt with interlocking “leaf” belt buckle. Purchased yesterday at the Surry Hills Festival. But I made sure it was second-hand first. And I had to have it. My search engine also tells me that they are an Australian company. Yay!
Getting all dolled up for the Surry Hills Festival. The weather was warm in the sun, but with a bit of a cold edge in the shade. I hadn’t planned to go, but I wanted to meet up with my friend M and rescue my cake carrier from her before any more lemon meringue pie ended up on my car’s back seat.
Grey long sleeve knitted top from Cotton On. My mate had a job to clear out a house when some parents kicked their adult kids out, and he came away
with a bag of clothes. This was one of them. I like it because of the extra
body length. I don’t have bare my midriff.
Blue cotton spotty skirt – rescued from my mum’s wardrobe during a recent cull.
Red cummerbund from Ammo, Melbourne.
New black cardy from China.
Green pashmina from HangZhou, China.
Black and pink Dunlop volley shoes. I got these when my walking boots were giving me blisters.
Oh hai, you caught me running out the door.
Ojay striped shirt.
M-one-eleven asymmetrical skirt.
Mizuno trail runners. I have yet to run on a trail with these.
Global Corporate Challenge backpack (in the background). Have you heard about this? It’s a scheme devised to try and improve the health of sedentary office workers by getting them to increasing their level of incidental exercise.
My goal this year was to get a team average of over 10000 steps per day. We achieved about 12500 per day, and my average was about 13000. You gotta be happy with that!
I was going to wear almost the same thing as I wore for Days 23 & 24, but then I thought that would be *boring*.
That’s the problem with themed things like this; it almost encourages you to amass a stash of stuff so you can parade it during November. Catch-22, much?
Fake flower, worn in hair.
This was purchased during the 1950s fair at Rose Seidler house. Now that was a huge excuse to overcharge. I saw earrings for sale there for $50; later on I saw a really similar set at my local vinnies for $2.50.
Shirt, Thailand tailor.
A-line striped skirt with button detail from Lush clothing, Melbourne.
Tan coloured cardigan – saved during a recent cull of clothing from my mum’s wardrobe. There’s some lovely detail on the buttons.
Granny boots from shappere. I’m pretty sure they were purchased a year after the cowboy boots.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, ’tis off to work we go.
“It comes and Goes” skirt from Alannah Hill via the ClearIt! Shop in Melbourne. Their range is always so much better than the Sydney store. This skirt is like wearing a pink and green tapestry cushion.
Striped shirt, from a Thai tailor in 2011.
Pashmina, received as a gift. I think it came from HangZhou, China.
Red handbag, Vinnies, $2.50 in 2011.
Cowboy boots, Shappere.
Camera – bought three years ago. BUT, I have to tell you that I just got the light sensing array cleaned to remove an artefact rather than buy a new camera. I hope this makes up for the next bit.
My slight confession. That cardigan you see there I just bought. But it was a replacement for my nine-year-old indestructable cardigan with the shiny elbow patches. And I left that one on a statue in China so someone else could have it (Second hand shops just don’t exist there).
Have I broken the pledge?