Totally convincing myself that 2 warm days mean it’s July already, I’m wearing my summery white handknits a little ahead of time! Since my time available for crafty projects is pretty limited at the minute, I’m lucky to have the stock of handknits my mum and I have made over the last few years to call upon, especially as I’ve only grown a few inches during that time. (Yep, I was a 5’7 eleven year old!). Obviously my shape has changed considerably since then, but thankfully handknits are forgiving. 😉 Almost every garment I’ve designed/made has been slim fitting and shaped at the waist: part of what (I hope) makes them classic and wearable for years to come. I’m pretty sure I’ll still be wearing clothes I made age 10 when I’m 20, unless I have a radical change in taste!
How do you feel about wearing clothes you’ve had for years? When I’ve invested so much time into making something I like to think that I won’t have gone off it one year later, and similarly I’m slightly hesitant to buy anything at Topshop scale prices that’s a very ‘of the moment’ style. Given the speed that trends pass through blogland, I think it’s possibly a blogger tendency to feel like new wardrobe injections are needed fairly frequently, in the name of keeping a fresh image. I like a new outfit as much as the next blogger; it is undeniably fun to wear new clothes and styles! On the other hand, I rarely wear/blog an outfit without at least one component that’s been in my wardrobe for quite some time. Included in my ‘2014 goals’ list was to become a little wiser money-wise, and without totting up the figures, I think I’ve done reasonably well on this one! Sticking mostly to the likes of Primark and H&M has helped, and I think that blogging has probably encouraged me to be more creative with what I already own, rather than buying new pieces. How do you think blogging/reading blogs affects your shopping habits?
I think you can just about tell I am actually wearing a skirt from the back haha. 😉
Three more days of school before the Easter holidays and I cannot wait for the break! I’ve decided to throw myself into the Blogilates ‘April Abs’ workout calendar this month so I can wake up with my workouts planned for me. I’ll let you know how I get along; wish me luck!