As you may have noticed, I love to have lots of clothes, but I’m a cheapskate and very rarely buy full-price clothes in 'real shops'. I dig around for treasures in charity shops occasionally, but mostly I just rely on the charity of others and tend to collect various bargains and cast-offs that my friends and relations generously donate to me.
Today’s Boring Outfit Post is the result of an act of charity on the behalf of my sister, who kindly loaned me this pretty cream lace dress to wear on Christmas Day:
I was a little bit sad when a few weeks ago she blogged about how she was in the process of dying the lace dress purple.
Sadly for Stephanie, the dye only took around the edges of the lace flowers, and turned the dress a wussy lilac instead of the strong purple she was hoping for. In addition, the outer layer shrunk slightly, making the lining (which had resisted turning purple but had gone a dingy beige) stick out of the bottom. She didn’t care for the end result and decided to fling the dress my way. Wahey! Thanks, Teff!
Dress: Primark, via ebay, via sister
Purple tights: Christmas present
Boots: Second-hand shop
I like the way that the cute little buttons turned pink in the dying process.
And if my badly-dyed, lining-exposing, third-hand dress weren’t shoddy enough by itself, I wore it with the most dilapidated, leaky, liable-to-disintegrate-at-any-moment boots in the world. Aren’t they a state?
I love them and refuse to get rid until they literally decompose beneath my feet. AND it’s been bleedin’ cold at school today, so I’ve been shuffling around the corridors with a very student-scumbaggy, non-work-attire hoodie over the top. Hooray!
Previously on Bette on Toast…
Just in case anyone was wondering how my catastrophic cake turned out the other day, here is a picture of the finished article:
Shame the birthday girl was too hungover to fully appreciate it, mwahaha!