Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by May Kasahara, Sep 24, 2007.
An olive, moss green maybe.
Glad you like it . It's quite 50s I think? I was thinking a contrasting colour like purple but I've tried putting it with a purple top and it doesn't quite seem to work, maybe it was the wrong shade of purple. I've got a reddy/orange cardi which works quite well.
Or else it's a complementary colour like beige or olive green like Captain H suggests.
They are FIT!! v nice
I just won this on NZ's version of trademe...
Made by a local designer working out of her garage , it's a wrap skirt with the lovely big tui-bird on one side, and this on the other...
...So I can wear it on two consecutive Friday frocks and get away with it! I love the quirkiness of the bird (and the colours in it means I can have fun with accessorising and a top) and I think the green on the other side is lush. cost me $50 including P&P, so's about 20-odd in old money.
I'm discovering some quite nice, quirky local designers. A lot of kiwis work with pretty patriotic/local designs that'd seem a bit suss if you saw the equivalent back in blighty but that I think work quite well over here...
That is gorgeous treefrog!
lush skirt treefrog
Thirded, that skirt is so cool
I just got these. I had ordered them in blue as well but I think I am going to send those back as the blue is a really strange shade. Which is really annoying as blue is my favourite colour and I have wanted a blue pair of shoes for agggeesss.
TY everyone, I'll post up pics when I get it
Me76, can we have some pics of the blue ones?
£4 plain blue polo shirt.
Will try to get some photos up later. Be good to know it you all approve.
I will take some pictures before I take them back today and then try and post them up tonight. Hopefully the colour will come out as weird as it is. They are on the Next online but the blue is completely different in those pictures.
I may have bought a cheapy summer dress don't think I'll finish (or start) making mine until autumn
What about your new sunglasses, ey?
I hope you cherish them for all eternity
Free from a magazine or found in the park?
Their cut is weird... I have variously fitted into small, extra small and medium depending on the item there
As I mentioned in my post, I think, I tried on two dresses but there were issues with the fit of both ultimately.
Luck of the draw, I guess!
Here you go - pics of the blue shoes.
As much as I love blue I tend to go for blue blue or teal. These are a kind of deep turquoise, which is nice, but just wouldn't match anything else.
I went for the fact that if I kept wrinkling my nose then they weren't the shoes for me. especially at £40. If they were £20 I probably would have got them anyway.
The nude ones are lovely though and I feel so lady like in them. I very rarely wear heels, even those these are only baby ones.
edit - how do you re-size pics by the way? those are big!
trainers for going on holiday next week
Like the honeycomb sole.
For my own hols in September.
Hurray! The M&S dress came back into stock, it came and fits and is nice: http://www.marksandspencer.com/Pure...ss/dp/B0036JAK5M?_encoding=UTF8&mnSBrand=core
I'll probably customise it in some way as it really lends itself to that - probably take the sequins off and put braid on instead, maybe do some applique.
Although this time it came, the tracking info screwed up. Not very impressed by their performance on all this.
Oooh, I can see you in that Rubes... tis lovely
I must have left them at his house.
I finally got a stachel from Urban Outfitters, will find a pic
it's not green though, it's a light tan/natural colour, may need some leather cream to soften it I suppose??
vintage Levis Big E cord jacket and some Doc Marten shoes
Just been paid and I've been down the road and have purchased:
Long flowing black summer dress (strappy)
Smartish sleeveless short dress for work in marl grey but lightweight material
Flowing black skirt to show off my belly
Black flip flops to aid the ones i currently live in.
couple thin leather strip bracelets I'll wear round my ankles as anklets
And a full work outfit - lightweight, almost seethrough cream flowery shirt, some lightweight cream pants and some red ballet pumps.
PLEASED! I was in DIRE need for some new summer clothes and most of the purchases were in the sales! woot!!!!!!!!
I seem to be on a bit of a spending spree at the moment. I bought a skirt in a charity shop for £6 - green silk and knee length in a slightly floaty shape with a bit of a pattern. I've found there's a charity shop near where I work where they sell the good stuff that's donated. I also bought a john smedly merino jumper there for £8 the other week.
This week I also bought a pair of cropped dark jeans in tk maxx. I didn't get to try them on before I bought them as the shop was about to close but they fit perfectly so I'm very happy with them.
These wedge sandals, in red
This dress.......... bloody Frday frocks making me buy stuff!
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