My Anthropologie order I mentioned came today and although I adore Anthro I couldn't help but be a teeny bit disappointed. One of the tops I ordered never arrived, and out of 8 items I only wanted to keep 4.
I was reminded of why I sew, one of the tops was a cheap spandexy material and had overlocker thread hanging out of the seam between the armhole and the sleeve. Original price? £68! SIXTY EIGHT POUNDS!? It was fabric I could pick up at Goldhawk for £2.50, sew together in an hour or so and still get a better result! It was a tenner in the sale but regardless I didn't want to pay that for it when I saw it. 4 items didn't wow me. I bought all mediums and two were oversized hot messes. The items I kept were the most expensive but worth their price. I feel like I have a nice level wardrobe for now.
I'm the first to admit I have an addictive personality and I love beautiful things.
I've had to restrain myself from clicking the buy button on the new Colette patterns and some fabric to match. At first I wasn't wowed. But Colette are very good at making simple shapes and classic design. My brain needed some time to catch up with creative ideas. The two dresses are sweet. A bit two shoulder happy for me at my current size but a cardi would fix that. I've seen some great gray Liberty poplin that would make Hazel look fabulous!
this last image of the Lily sort of won me over. Lavender is so not my colour. (Bridesmaid nightmares) but I have recently bought an aqua cardi like this and the combination is stunning... Hmmm Better hide my Debit card...