Boy, the last few weeks were hard.
I had every intention to blog about my progress every week for my #NoSpendber challenge but the second week of November was jam packed with marking so there was no chance. However, the week that just passed also saw me participating in a different style challenge which is a good reason to blog about both.
I mentioned in my post about the #NoSpendber challenge I’m currently undertaking that I discovered I had 8 striped shirts. In this blog post I’m going to share how I refashioned one of my striped shirts to become a lace up shirt.
As part of the process in building a slow fashion, sustainable wardrobe, it’s also important to take care of shoes so that they last the test of time, without having to buy a new pair every couple of months or so because of damage or dirt. When King Ranch Saddle Shop asked how I cared for my leather shoes, I thought I’d share how I keep my favourite white sneakers clean and protected.
With summer knocking on Sydney’s door I’m so excited to start busting out my collection of graphic tees. Graphic tees are a great way to express your personality and style in one simple item of clothing. For this post I thought I would break down the different types of graphic tees available, my picks for which ones to add to your wardrobe to make sure they last the test of time, and my favourite ways to wear them!
Wide leg pants (also known as palazzo pants) are quite the trend, but a wee issue I have being a petite person is the length. They’re usually waaaay too long for me so that I have to chop off a good portion of the leg, and by the time I chop it off the leg shape has changed and it kind of sits funny. I’ve tried culottes as wide leg pants but this only works for a certain cut of culotte. Here I’ll talk about how I made a pair of my own DIY wide leg pants as well as how I style them from a 5’0″ point of view.
While on my way to work for a meeting last week, a bout of rain caught me by surprise, so I popped into the Salvation Army op shop to grab an umbrella. As I had a little bit of time to kill before my meeting, I didn’t think anything of having a browse in the shop. Famous last words.
It’s pretty safe to say that given my ankle boot collection (currently sitting at about 8 pairs,and this doesn’t include pairs I’ve owned in the past) I am slightly obsessed with them. They’re a great choice of shoe for the transition seasons, and work so well with pretty much every item of clothing.
However, being 5’0″ AND having athletic legs means not all ankle boots are made equal – one pair that look amazing on my more lithe, long-legged gazelle counterparts can make my own legs look stumpier and shorter. So I decided I’d share my thoughts and tips with you on what ankle boots work best for me (and hopefully for my fellow petite readers).