Sunday, 19 September 2010
(navy dress - Peter Jenson, brogues - Olivia Morris for Grenson, skirt - Whyred. all available from Urban Outfitters. fur collared jacket - Opening Ceremony, striped shirt - United Bamboo, blue chambray top - Creatures of Comfort. all available from Creatures of Comfort)
i always find myself fawning over more clothing a week before payday, i do that thing where you like something you see then just 'add to basket' for the heck of it, knowing that you'll never be able to afford half the things. i think my basket on Urban Outfitters' website currently amounts to something like £1,000, whoops! oh well, i think as long as you dont beat yourself up about it or get super depressed that you'll not ever own these items its just a bit of fun!
funny enough i've always had people ask me how i can bare to go round places like Liberty or Anthropologie or just shopping in general when i'm broke, and i think the thing is i dont ever take it too seriously. yes i would love to be able to just walk up to the counter with several items from Acne or that Mulberry Alexa (that haunts my dreams) and just buy them, but i am realistic about it. i probably wont be able to afford anything like that in the next few years but i can take inspiration from them, look for a vintage version on Etsy or something similar in Cos or even in Topshop. that makes your bargain/vintage finds all the more exciting! i sometimes even sketch a few inspired ideas in a note pad for that one hopefully day i actually have time to sit down at my sewing machine and knock something up.
anyone else feel the same?