I’ve had Girl From Mars by Ash in my head for days! DAYS! It’s disturbing me because my usual trick of playing the earworm on repeat isn’t working, and the 90s grunge song is still there. #hiss
Anyway, ignoring that 1996 anthem, let’s talk about this tunic! You know when you see an item of clothing and you have to have it? It doesn’t happen to me very often, and when I do spy something I love it is usually not my size, but, when I was on Brunswick Street with my sis looking in the upcycled shop Larry Clothing, I saw this dress. I pulled it out from between some secondhand Gorman and some paisley print frock and looked at it. My sis stopped her rummaging and let out a noise that can only be described as an ‘indoor voice squeal’. And why wouldn’t you let out a miniature ‘eeeep’ when seeing this wonder? It’s obviously a one-off as there is no label but the sewing looks mighty good, so my guess is it was commissioned by someone for a tailor to sew, and for whatever reason unbeknownst to God they got rid of it. HA – lucky me! I tried it on and it fit perfectly, a sign that I must have it. Upcycling isn’t cheap though. No no, this was Brunswick Street. I paid a handsome sum for this baby but I can’t even grumble about it because this tunic is just too too perfect! The print shows elephants, a line of ants carrying food, monkeys, ducks, a sausage dog, and all manner of a fantastic picnic scene in a park where imagination is the only thing holding you back. The cut has adjustable straps, low sides with buttons if I needed them, subtle ruffles and a pouch! YES, pouch!
I think you can understand that this dress is my spirit animal.
Hey, Happy Tuesday! It used to be my favorite day of the week when I was a child because that was the day we had art class in Primary School.
Dress: Larry Clothing Socks: DAISO Shoes: thrifted Hat: Dotti Glasses: thrifted Lipstick: Velourlips
I’m actually home sick today from work with a cold, but sitting in the sunshine drinking tea with my slippers and a blanket is sorting me out nicely. I need to plan my lessons for tomorrow and really get cracking on organizing PHO sizzle‘s promo tags and postcards for our winter Year Of the Goat collection, because the shipment has left Hanoi! YAY! YAY! I might just have to add that I adore everything in this 7 piece collection and will have to resist purchasing it myself… it’s a shame we didn’t have the finances to make this collection up to a size 20, we had to stop at size 16, but, we have plans to release our next capsule collection (5 pieces), inspired by loafing about and candy, in July that will include up to size 20, possibly 22…
It’s all a balancing act. If we had unlimited funds we would totally make every collection a full size 6-22, but, considering how hard it is for a small business, we have to concentrate of the sizes that sell the most, which are 8 and 10, closely followed by 16.
Anyway, enough biz talk. YAY for my spirit dress, and, I’m calling it – I won’t be able to top this dress this year. This is Dress of the Year for me, I know it’s only May but I’m calling it!