Given that I don't preach make do stuff on a daily basis, I felt it was timely to do a post with a personal making do round up. Particularly as I metaphorically spent about £2k the other day for my wifely golf outfit.
But in real life after a few years of having it all, a wedding and a move to London, it taught me the errors of my ways, I don't like being in debt. In truth it is jolly hard living within ones means and I've hardly done myself any favours by undertaking an MA - seriously denting my income.
I have no money now to buy any new shoes or clothes and being creative is my only asset. I've always been a keen follower of fashion and whilst once I was a setter of trends in my youth, I'm more an early adopter type these days. However, of late I have been inspired to just thrown it up and go for glory. I worry not about the current trends, although I keep on eye on it just to be able to adapt my wardrobe and wear it in a way that gives a nod to the current.
I've also rediscovered fun with clothes (thank you Style Bubble, Susie loves her style, is adventurous and inspired but always retains the fun lovin' element), I've learnt to think about only buying clothes I love, this top tip was from a Disneyrollergirl comment on a post and it made me think. Plus I was inspired by Rebekah Roy's talk at the Barbican. I love the pics everyone posts on their outfits and all the worries about dressing that people share. This all helps when your funds are limited, I've even embracing secondhand foraging although my first time cost me dear. I need to get Sharon Rose's thrifty fingers!
I've stepped away from Grazia, the fast and furious in, out, on trend, off trend patter is a roller coaster of nothing. I'll buy one occasionally because it's a great weekly magazine but I've had to stop the impossible wants.
One day I hope to plan my seasonal wardrobe and add a few key items but for now you'll find me using whatever I've got to full effect. If you see someone on Oxford Street on the way to London College of Fashion with a sequin black cape over a skinny polo with skirt, tights and holes in her shoes be kind!