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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Experiencing Withdrawal

I honestly can't remember the last time that I made a fashion-related purchase, and I am going through serious withdrawal. My mum has cut off my funds, so to speak, and it has been an incredibly damaging blow to my happiness. Fashion is an integral part of my life, and I feel that I am rapidly running out of clothes that tickle my fancy. I have outgrown the style of most of the things that I own, and I'm craving something new and pretty. Materialistic? Maybe just a little, but I can't help it. This is a fashion blog, after all.

Here are a few cures to my current ailment:

Knee Socks - They have always reminded me of the movie Clueless, which is not entirely a bad thing. I remember attempting to dress like Cher and friends with little skirts and white knee socks when I was younger, and the resurgence of this style brings me back. It's very nostalgic for me, so I suppose that is why I am digging it so much. The styling of the socks today is more cheeky-sophisticate than ditzy teen. I love the way they look with oxford heels and full skirts, and I really liking the way Peaches pairs them with her Hunter wellies. They are also great to pull up over tights on cooler days, and I really like layering two pairs in contrasting shades. I would love to have an array of colors and textures to play with.
Oxford Heels & Ballet Flats - I am in desperate need of new shoes. I really want something with a little quirk, because I feel that shoes are a perfect outlet for self expression. I don't know how much I want to spend here, but these Forever 21 oxford heels (pictured above, but I really like them in black too) are dirt cheap and cute to boot. I also really love these. Green and on sale? Yes, please! Let's not even get me started on flats. I once had an adorable, patent cream pair with little bows. I bought them about two years ago, and loved them dearly, but then my doggie Coco decided to have them for lunch one day. This has prompted me to be a bit wary of purchasing cute shoes. I won't go into too much detail here, but all I can say is that my shoe collection now is almost entirely made up of, um, flipflops. Yea... enough said. I really don't want to waste all of my shoe money yet, however, since I am trying to save up for the Miu Miu F/W08 heels that I blogged of a few posts back. They are basically love =)
Ruffled Skirts - There was a time when all I would wear were frilly, flouncy skirts. I owned a formidable collection which contained an array of colors, shapes, and sizes. The magnitude of my skirt assortment has since dwindled, thanks to the fact that I have given most of them away. I once let a girl borrow my favorite of the bunch -- a peach, ruffled, silk chiffon confection -- only to have her return it to me with the tiers half torn off, stained, and utterly destroyed. Very sad, I know. I think I might have cried a little. I now mostly live in denim, but I would really like to build my now-tiny collection (if you can even call it that) of skirts back up to its previous magnificence. It's warming up, and I am in need of something stylish and heat-friendly. I'm drooling over the satin tiers of one pictured above, which can be purchased here, and I really love this post from The Vintage Society. While the outfits are lovely, the 90's theme completely draws me in.

Speaking of the 90's, I have to admit that it will always be my favorite era. It is the time of my childhood, and I have so many fun memories from back then: the music, the clothes, the Spice Girls. I miss all of that, so I am ecstatic that the style of that decade is back with a vengeance. I am really tempted to throw a 90's themed party sometime this summer. Everyone will dress in Clueless style, I'll play No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom, and we will watch Spice World and Good Burger (does anyone remember that movie?). Ahh, I can just see it now....

So, who wants to come? Party time!



Hannah Bee said...

I completely agree. I feel like nothing in my closet is fresh enough! I am always looking for more. But I don't think it is materialistic. We just like fashion.
I like all those styles, but the oxfords take the cake. Knee socks kind of rock also. Try American Apparel for an array of coloured knee socks.
I would love to trade links! Your blog is neat. You will find yourself under my "other blog gems" link section!
P.s. thanks for the comment on my blog :)


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Caroline said...

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