Buuuuut, I didn't buy it.
Not at all :(
In fact I had almost reconciled to the idea. That was until taking my Mum shopping this afternoon. I saw just one remaining - one left, and firmly clutched in the arms of a woman who quite frankly would've looked jaundiced in camel damn it! So yeah. Bitter and twisted much? I did crack this one out though...
It's from Dotti - who have some verrrry cute things this season - and a very nice warm ochre colour but I am not sold just yet, the detachable fur collar is the only thing that gives its cheaper price away - it seems uneven and just doesn't sit right for me. Not sure, I love it in theory, but will keep an eye out for another I think.
So, in the interests of getting back in the saddle, I spent the day with my parents in town today. I wore my afforementioned $11 striped top, a pair of $10 dark, skinny jeans from K-Mart, Rubi ankle boots and one of my favourite Cue coats from last season (read: $400+) I love that the majority of my outfit cost about $60.00 but how easily a look can be transformed by adding a punchy piece.
Anyhoo, the purpose of today was primarily to find my mother a dress she could wear to a wedding we are attending later this month. We found an elegant, stunning, and very versatile aubergine sheathe dress by Anthea Crawford (I think), but she wasn't convinced it was wedding-y enough and ended up buying a fitted shimmery sea-green dress. It looks very pretty and she has a figure to die for but I think it's gonna need some amazing accessories to amp it up a touch - I have my work cut out for me hehe!
As for me, what on earth do I wear? Being on a verrry strict budget (anathema to me *sob*) I am having a hard time finding something that I love. I found a gorgeous strapless Charlie Brown number today with a c-c-crazy bird print all over it. Charlie Brown is a bit of a hit and miss for me most visits; sometimes they have something beautiful but mostly I find a lot of the prints a bit dated or "loud". But. This dress, while still being loud-ish would look pretty awesome with neutral accessories, so I am considering a layby if I pick up another job (eek!) On the more practical side, I found a sweet Cue dress which would be incredibly versatile and trans-seasonal but again with most versatile dresses; not very wedding-y - what to do, what to do?
Will sleep on it ;) my first shift in (an additional) new job tomorrow, so should have been in bed four hours ago - tut tut. Goodnight all xB