A lot of things happened over the last few years and fashion (together with my wonderful family and friends) kept me sane.
I woke up one day and I said to myself that I need a new look. It’s like having a new hair cut or a new hair colour. Something needs to be done.
After a deep and meaningful conversation with myself in front of the mirror, I then told my friends that this year will be a new me; the year of boho!
Boho is drawn from the bohemian and hippie influences. I have never done something like this. To note, my wardrobe is not even close to boho. I have been true to being preppy chic my entire life. Ralph Lauren and Miuccia Prada would be so proud of me.
I know for some fashionistas the “boho” is extremely yesteryears. But I am doing this as a personal project. A reinvention of myself. A Personal Journey. And there is no better time than Easter to kick start this “boho-ness”.
I’ll make sure that I’ll have lots of fun. A mixture of colours. A dash of earthy tones. A truck loads of accessories. And one “It Bag” (if my wallet permits).
Let the journey of “Boho-ness” begins!
I have been in front of the computer for hours now. Clicking Away. Searching. Then another click and another tab is opened. The joys of online (window) shopping. My latest target at the moment is Forever 21.
The closest I could get to Forever 21 is through my Internet browser. It is unfortunate to say that we do not have this ubiquitous store in Australia. My Bag currently has 24 items. I do get carried away. The swift maneuvering of the mouse and the simple clicking of it make shopping effortless.
Since it is Autumn in Perth, I thought it’s the perfect chance to change my look. As I work in a corporate environment from Monday to Friday, weekends are the days when I experiment with my fashion style.
I promised myself last night that I will stay away from monochromatic blacks and greys this Autumn/Winter.
My aim is to be different from the previous Autumn/Winter years I had dressed myself. This 2012 I will embrace a different look. Prints, patterns and colours this Autumn/Winter 2012. I do not have an excuse to be comfortable with my monochromatic blacks and greys! This is my challenge this Autumn/Winter.
So what clothes am I looking at?
A nice pair of stockings or leggings matching with a denim jacket and psuedo-cowboy boots for a complete feminine chic weekend look.
Alas! Casual Friday and I woke up without any idea what I should wear to work. With this usual panic attack, I really don’t have anything in mind.
First thought…”What’s the weather like?”
I felt a good breeze from the garden. That’s a good start!
Second thought…”What’s the most wonderful thing to wear when weather permits to wear anything?” Got it!
So I rummaged in my box of Autumn/Winter items and grabbed my tights. I then went straight to my closet and literally pulled the first thing my eyes saw.
My Friday was neutral extravaganza. A striped, ruffled Vneck top teamed with a babydoll top cum tunic (both from Portmans). To cap off my attire, I put on a long sleeveless cardigan to create another layer in my attire. This cardigan will sufficiently cover my bum if my flowy top keeps blowing upwards. Another excellent reason as an after thought when I put it on. My workplace is still a corporate office so I do not really want to cross the line of Friday casual to Friday inappropriate clothing. I have a reputation to keep…wink wink.
Wearing neutral can be dubbed as boring so I chose a few intricate pieces to spice things up.
1. A green emerald neckpiece.
2. Orange scarf to accessorise my handbag.
3. My wonderful ribbed shoes.
I am like a little kid today…too excited to attend my very first sewing classes. The morning class is sewing 101 and the afternoon is draping a dummy.
Meet the team: My ever faithful sewing machine called Ralph and my wonderful dummy called Lauren.
Can you tell who my inspiration is in the fashion world?