Okei, kahe ühesuguse nahktagi omamine pole tõesti kuigi mõistlik. Seepärast ma otsustasin üht neetidega natukene vuntsida. Ebayst needid tellitud, maniküürkäärid kätte (mul ei ole naasklit, pean ostma või jõuluvanalt paluma) ja tööle. Ega seal midagi keerulist ei ole ja tulemus jääb üsna uhke. Ainuke asi, et esialgu on (psühholoogiliselt) pisut raske korraliku nahktagi sisse vabatahtlikult auke teha. Ehk et enne, kui asja kallale asute, mõelge üheksa korda üle ja alles siis torgake auk sisse, sest tagasiteed ei ole.
Still speaking of rationality, it’s not rational at all to have two identical leather jackets (even I know that color difference doesn’t count). So I decided to pimp one of them. After ordering studs from Ebay, I was ready. What I loved about this DIY is that the work you put in is rather minimal, but the outcome is really effective. The only obstacle (if I can even call it that way) was that at first it was psychologically quite difficult for me to push holes into a leather jacket that has no fault. So make sure that you are absolutely firm about your plan as there’s no way back.
Don’t you just love when one season starts becoming to another and you will get all anxious when planning what to wear in new season. My stomach actually flips sometimes. It was burgundy, navy and jewel green last fall that messed around in my head and this year I might say it’s happening even stronger. Man, I’m such a fashion victim (saying so, I actually don’t think I am as I’d like to think I’m quite rational). Anyway, I’m in era of needing anything burgundy (wine, oxblood, maroon or whatever you’d like to call it).
Speaking of rationality, I thought I’d need a new pair of converse, something in darker tone (they’re actually very good for fall as they don’t get wet that easily). When I saw there are maroon ones, I knew I had to have them. When I stumbled on leather ones at office.co.uk ebay shop, my decision was made. So I fought like a mad woman determined to win the auction and they were mine. Great success!
Speaking of irrationality, I also had to have this Mango leather jacket (that I already have in beige). As I couldn’t find it in stores, I needed to pull all the strings I have and ta-daa, straight from Spain (where Mango is actually around 25% cheaper, Zara too). Ahem, this might be the right place where to thank all the people who I have convinced in bringing me stuff from different places around the world – Thank You!
So I’m finally done. My first handbag, done properly as it has to be. It took time, but I enjoyed all of it and it was indeed worth it. Of course there are faults, there are things I wish I could’ve done better, but hey this is the first one and I’ll learn something every time I make one. I’m really pleased with the end result. And I’m especially pleased that I can (and I want to use) it. So here you go, I’ll let pictures do the talking.
I know, I know, round glasses have been around for some time now. I like the trend but the thing is I tend to look like Harry Potter wearing them and that’s why I wasn’t quite willing to buy them. Until I met those. I reckon I don’t have to tell you what happened when I saw them at 50% off.
For most of the times I’m not much of a beauty junkie. For example, I’m too lazy to use multiple products for make-up removal and I just wash it all of with a bar of soap. It’s easy and it works (as long as you don’t forget to moisturise afterwards). Probably that’s the area that drives me the most as lotions, moisturisers and stuff like this is what I enjoy buying and using. The other important thing next to product’s main job, is that it has to smell good. So these two bottles are my latest find. Everybody who likes Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea products, will like those as well. It might be psychological (doesn’t “Provance” evoke good emotions in you?), but they seem a bit more interesting to me (or I might as well be tired of Elizabeth Arden’s everybody’s fave product). Anyways, they’re worth a try if you are interested.
Say hello to my first (and probably not last) pair of TOMS. If you haven’t heard of them, then these are simple canvas (or some other fabric) shoes that carry a charitable message: with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. You can read about it here and here. I think the idea is beautiful (and I also think this is a good business model).
To be honest, I’d buy them without the charitable factor as well. But this doesn’t mean I don’t feel a bit better person when wearing them.
If you like them, ASOS has quite good selection. At least I had tough time deciding.
It’s been a while since last post and it’s been a whole load of work. I didn’t actually think I’d feel this way as I do know, on the night of London 2012 Opening Ceremony. I feel happy-sad and sad-happy as this project I’ve been working on for more than past two years is wrapping up. Somebody said that London 2012 is my baby. I know it’s a clear overstatement, but this is kind of how I feel tonight.
As it’s been busy-busy July, I’ve opted for casual look on every opportunity (to feel comfortable and to focus on what I’m doing). This is one of them. The skirt, jacket and trainers are old, but the t-shirt is from Bershka’s men department. I don’t know why exactly, but I find it just very cool.