Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Truth be told, I've been feeling a bit… underwhelmed by fashion lately. Part of it is due to the fact that I don't really desperately need much at the moment, and part of it is the annual Christmas money crunch, where my spare change is going towards the gifting of others. Part of it is that I haven't seen much that has excited me lately, and part of it is that the rest of the world is busy sporting leggings and knit tunics and leather boots (oh my!) and we here in Singapore are still sweating in our cotton sundresses. It's my first winter in the tropics, and I haven't quite figured out how to embrace cold-weather trends without quickly (and, I suspect, rather embarassingly) overheating.
(Side note: Which doesn’t mean I haven't spotted some valiant efforts to pull off leggings and tights here lately. In 90 degree weather. It kind of blows my mind.)
Of course, I haven't stopped shopping cold turkey (me? never!). Here's a few unique things that I've deemed worthy of my dollars in recent weeks (clockwise from top left):
--Amazing vintage dress (I'm planning to chop it short and use the bottom part for another project), $25 on eBay.
--Funky print dress, $16 on eBay (just look at that pattern!)
--Adorable letterpressed bird print, $13, from Round Robin Press' etsy shop.
--The fantastic book Inspired: How Creative People Think, Work and Find Inspiration, $35 on Amazon.
I think maybe I'll wrap them up and put them under the tree "from Santa."