Do you surprise yourself?
I know we're constantly amused, shocked or outraged by the actions of others, but do you enjoy giving yourself a bit of a fright?
I did a double take when I saw the pics of this outfit.
Yesterday, Australia's Salvo's Stores celebrated Vintage Tee Day in support of sustainable fashion and my choice for the day was this London Underground t-shirt I picked up a few years ago for four bucks.
Or carry a colourful woven bag.
Or even worn a spotty mini skirt.
I feel so much better in this get-up.
More certainly IS more!
In March, 2013, allowing my kitsch t-shirt to grab all the attention just doesn't feel right to me.
I need more colour.
I need more patterns.
I need loads of tack piled on.
Otherwise I simply don't feel "right".
Think back to when you started reading blogs, I'm sure many of you are taking more "risks" than you used to.
For others, well they always had the fabulous thang going on and blogging was just the next step to sharing the love with the world.
I might look like a crack-pot to some, but honestly, what gives my day some zing?
Dressing to impress me.
It's a way to blast some sunshine into my day.
This t-shirt (now with coffee stains dammit) will be washed, put away and pulled out to wear another day or another year.
I get goosebumps at not knowing how I'll be dressing when I reach for it again.
No chocha to see here.
But is that kaka on my shoe?
According to the Salvos, it takes 2700 litres of water to make one t-shirt.
I'm happy to report this outfit is 99% thrifted and the shoes are made from recycled plastic.
T-shirt, bag, bird ornament, all jewellery - thrifted
Spotty skirt - DIY from thrifted fabric and 1970s pattern
VW Melissa Wing shoes - Amazon
Sunnies - shop in Fitzroy, Melbourne
They're awesome and they come with us if the house ever burns down.