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Day 335 – RIP this shirt ITS LAST WEAR EVER!

Only one month to go so time to start the great purge!
This shirt was purchased in H&M outside Toronto during my big Canada & USA tour in 2008. I had bought a lovely grey jumper that needed a button up shirt and collar under it and this was the chosen shirt. The combo went on many journeys together and plane rides across the continent then, upon returning to Australia, to work, with various pairs of pants and pencil skirts. This is the first piece to be purged after being afraid of throwing anything out in case I reached the end of the year with nothing to wear but my old school uniform. Yikes!

We felt a menswear catalogue photo shoot with a retrospective theme shot in the reflection of a safety mirror would be a fitting farewell… For some reason! We may have got carried away in a creative moment … But the menswear look works well with my navy Esprit pants. For a girlie touch I finished the outfit with a pink belt and pink sandals.

Tomorrow I need to make room in my cupboard so that the dressing up can come out of the spare room and into my cupboard and the spare room cupboard can officially belong to my boyfriend (and his seven shirts…I may be being mean … There might be 8). Wish me luck for the purge and let’s hope I find 31 brand new outfits to get me from here to 2013!

Day 298 – could there be any more patterns?

Yesterday I saw a girl wearing a leopard print top with a striped skirt. I thought it was brave and I wondered if I could get away with it … So today I decided to mix and match my horizontal and vertical stripes oh and don’t forget a dash of red flower action thanks to my Hamb T.


Day 277 – Spotted at Work

Spotted at work … Finally after being stuck in traffic and stopped at every light! It was just one of those trips to work, unfortunately. Got there just in time and this cheery outfit kept my spirits up.

I decided to pose with this painting today because I have been talking about paintings with my class over the last few days and they told me about some gorgeous Chinese brush paintings so I showed them this one today. It’s called friends in winter.

Day 271.2 – Dressing-Up Box Borrow

The first time I wore the dress I had on earlier today I explained that it was originally purchased for the dressing-up box but it made it into my wardrobe one work day when I was looking for colour. This shirt similarly was purchased for a punk love Valentine’s Day party from H&M in Hong Kong, where I shopped a lot for dressing up purposes and ended up with lots of great things for my everyday work wardrobe after a bit of mixing, matching and fashion mashing!
I headed into town briefly today after work and had 5 wardrobe minutes to choose what to wear, get dressed and out the door… I seem to be going through this Miami Vice jacket and jeans phase.


Day 263 – Swotting up on conference

Up early to get to the ferry to the conference but very excitedly from the Luna Park ferry stop! Last time I was here was 1987 and I wasn’t big enough for the UNLIMITED fun pass! When your day starts like this, looks like I’m in for a good day.



Day 229 – more experimental fashion

I guess things are going to get pretty experimental from here. Not every day but I should probably warn you … I’ve been through experimental fashion phases when I wasn’t trying to wear everything in my wardrobe and something different every single day for a year so let’s just say I’m not afraid!
Over the top of my black H&M pants (those ones I bought for a costume for a Madonna party but decided to go with the leotard, leg warmers and roller skates instead) and black Zara turtle neck, I have a silk, hand-me-down Trent Resort dress from my Mum that’s 2 sizes too big so I wear it as a coat type over layer. It’s kind of lemony limey yellowy green so not really my colour but I figure – as usual – if I wear it with lots of black and popping Mac Rebel lipstick I can get away with it.
What do you think? Too much yellow for me? Do I look like an extra from Godspell?


Day 226 – Court Out

My students are on an excursion to the Court House today and asked me to come along. We have a long list of rules to follow. When it comes to fashion I never follow rules but today I will be sure not to break a single one! Oh I’m not talking about fashion … I’m sure my sister told me something about my cream tights but I can’t remember – I hope they don’t offend!