In our recession ridden times…… blah blah blah, it occurs to me that suddenly being ‘thrifty has become in vogue. Highlighted by the scary miss money penny in channel four’s Superscrimpers: make do and mend programme. However on closer inspection most of the housey, and customising tips are ideas that us mere poor people have been doing for years……… I mean in one episode they drew a heart on a black t shirt using bleach, I discovered the fun of bleach when I was about thirteen! Now although I love the make do and mend attitude, I find this programme so tame!
Why can’t make do and mending be presented in a current, trend led manner, something in which enables to be more resourceful and therefore creative. Not sweet old grannies using lemon to clean their taps (which is a great tip I may add) Let’s make this movement for our generation; it’s a blessing in disguise……. Now take the scissors to your t shits, the bleach to your jeans and turn that curtain into a dress, the time is now!!!!!
Today’s outfit attempt-
I tell you what I’m bloody sick of layers now…. Take this outfit for example, perfectly cute and simple with an added cardigan and jacket, i have run out of ideas on how to work layers! It must be so easy to dress when you work in a heated office and get driven door to door, I work in a freezing and drafty shop, roll on spring days!
Vintage school blazer- Portobello market
Granddad cardigan/dungarees/jodhpur boots/bag- charity shop
Necklace- by Future Folklore