Christmas went by, sales went by, we’re few days into the New Year and I’m properly in my ‘new’ workplace for the first time tomorrow. ‘New’ cause the employer hasn’t changed. Just the location and the job itself. All for good though, so I’ll surely be overworked for the next few weeks but I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also very close to Grafton Str now… dangerous 😉
Following all the changes, my wardrobe got a bit of an update too; a re-organisation, were clothes suitable and un-suitable for work have been separated. Since not much has fallen into the first category, sales came handy and helped me to start off my new working wardrobe, filled with knee-length skirts and pretty blouses (hello 9 to 5 ;).
I was on the way of finally sorting through things that have been waiting for too long. I threw myself at 2 little DIYs that I’ve been putting off for ages.
1. Vintage jacket. Got it for few € in Oxfam but was in serious need of some repairs. Stitching was coming apart & there were no buttons. I spent ages today in Hickeys (OMG I love that place now) trying to find the right type and finally settled on these… and so, another little contribution to my wardrobe. It’s an amazingly cheap one as well so I’m planning to do way more shopping in the charity shops this year!
2. My boy’s old shirt. This little Armani number has been stained with antiperspirant and sitting crumbled in my storage for months. After a lot of ‘Vanishing’, ironing (a pity my boy never thought that does wonders to shirts 😉 and general cleaning up, I was left with a great shirt just a tiny bit too manly-fitting for my liking. So all I’ve done was; got 2m of pretty ribbon in Hickeys, I’ve rolled up the shirt’s sleeves (one of the most visible differences in men’s shirt, wider sleeves) and got sewing… only so much so that the ribbon would stay in place hence if it’s ever to be taken back (by the boy who suddenly remembered he needs it) it wouldn’t leave marks. I also made an extra bow that can be attached to the collar. Way girlier, way better 🙂 Below two ways to wear it… officially and casually.
Shirt – Armani
Shorts – DIY, done from my older sis’ old jeans
Runners – Converse
The moral of the story? Get into local charity shops willing to do a little bit of work on your purchases and never ever let your boy throw clothes out… unless it’s underwear of course 😉