On a bad hair day, when I spend the morning trying to make my (desperate for wash) hair look as if they were supposed to be in that messy knot / odd plat / head scarf on purpose, compliments on my hairdo come flying at me all day long. Are they just being sarcastic or do people really think that my dry shampooed + backcombed + tonnes of hair clips really work for me?! The same applies to clothes. I could put so much thought into an outfit… which goes unnoticed. Anything thrown together in a rush on the other hand is usually considered the coolest outfit ever!
It also applies to branded clothes, or rather, their lack of. I’ve recently experienced it again so best if I just tell the story (if you’re still with me).
I was at one of Siopella’s now famous sales in aid of A Dogs Life. Browsing through the clothes I was stopped by a fellow shopper for a quick chat. I was quite happy with what I wore that day and my outfit roughly consisted of: Michael Kors trench, part-leather pants from COS, Italian leather bag and an encrusted collar. Imagine my amusement when the said shopper complimented on my boots, which, as anyone from Dublin will surely know the answer, were from Penneys! The girl left delighted with my answer surely heading for Mary Street and I, yet again, was left wondering what really the point in spending money on clothes is…
Olivia Palermo (most likely in designer) & Penneys version