Monday, 24 September 2012
Today’s ensemble is just a little bit devious. You see, recently my Boyfriend went on a trip for work, one of the stops of which was London. Of course, his luggage went missing, and he needed to buy new clothes for a conference he was attending. I had asked him to stop by the T.M. Lewin store in London to pick me up a set of Collar Stays, so naturally, he decided to kill two birds with one stone and grab some work Shirts and Ties there. The shirt I am wearing today is one of those.
Monday, 17 September 2012
In my charge back to dressing corporately while at work, I completely managed to forget that while I love a good Necktie - there are other things that go just as nicely with a decent Business Shirt. Case in point - the strand of carved Ox-bone Skull Beads which I paired with a fairly conservative blue Oxford cloth Shirt today.
Friday, 14 September 2012
I’ve been strictly opposed to both the colour orange and Polo Shirts for quite a while now, so today’s ensemble is something of a shock for me. I’m slowly letting go of my colour hang ups and embracing everything orange – as it is my favourite colour, and I’m now aware that it doesn’t actually make me look as washed out as I previously believed. However, Polo Shirts are a whole other kettle of fish. My problem with the humble Polo Shirt stems from having worked retail for a cumulative total of roughly 9 years. As a result I still associate Polo Shirts (and black Slacks, for that matter), with work uniforms.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Today's post is a dedication to the amazing craftsmanship of Melbourne Jeweller Alicia Hannah Naomi, whom most of you probably know as the leather-clad creatrix behind SeaofGhosts. I am a huge fan of Alicia's work, and so when I saw her post about the Pan ring prototype she had created, I contacted her immediately to find out whether I was able to commission one for myself. It arrived this afternoon.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Part of planning my ensembles up to two weeks in advance is realising that there are, realistically, a finite number of different combinations of clothing I can plan, before I either have to do something REALLY drastic, like cut the crotch out of some jeans and wear them as a Sweater; or to wear a repeat-ensemble. This actually happened sooner than I had thought, on account of my being lazy actually, and looking back through my previously planned ensembles for inspiration for new ensembles.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Let’s not pussy-foot around the issue here people, today’s ensemble was a mistake. I had intended this week to be an All-Star week of my little book of planned ensembles, as I have been rigorously planning what I wear weeks in advance in a new book for ten-whole weeks as of Sunday. However, yesterday evening passed me by in a haze of honey chicken, True Blood and FanFiction, and I awoke this morning in a rush, and all my careful planning went out the window.