Saturday, 10 January 2009

..."Don't You Mean French Connection?"..."No Stupid, Have You Never Heard of Femme Connection??"

Today was the first day I have been out of my house since Monday, even if it was just to go to work (for approx. 4hours...). I finished at 1 and thought I'll take a quick stroll on my high street to run some errands, such as, buying some tights. This 'quick stroll' turned into two hours! And you wouldn't believe which shops I went into....(more below)!! I also went into my local poor excuse of a Topshop and saw that they are now selling DODGY looking rope chains. WHY TOPSHOP? I know I wear them, but it is not the overly chunky piece that is so big its practically floating of your chest. These are horrible, and so are the ones in Topshop. TUT TUT. Below is what I wore to work, looking at this picture, I think I unintentionally went for the theme of stinky-pinky. Don't you just love my bag?? And my tee? Its a Nike Just Do It one and in the motif it has lots of mini, colourful trainers - Dunks, Blazers, Air Max's, AF1's - you name it, its on my tee! If you are wondering why all I wear is kicks, its because I work in a trainer shop!

This is what the title of this post is based on:

It is one of those shops on every high street; including Oxford Street, that sells cheap, tacky, and down right nasty clothes. I haven't been in one of these since I was like 13/14, when everything from these types of stores were made of horrid Lycra and extremely fashionable for my age group....[sending shivers down my spine]. Well I broke that streak today when I saw a lovely colourful floral print! As I approached the store with caution for a closer inspection, acting as if I was merely walking towards that side of the pavement, I spotted this lovely print was on a rail labelled "£1". I was like "Wwwhhhaaaa What! How!". I gave a quick once over behind my shoulders and shot into Femme Connection (HA!). I was a bit disappointed when I saw the lovely print was actually made into a horrendous shirt. I picked it up anyway, just to see if there was a way I could work with it but soon realised it was not to be. After a quick rifle on the rail, I noticed another item with the same print! Alas, it was a skirt!! A high waisted one too! You would not have believed my excitement...the shop assistance must have been thinking "look there at the mad girl, finally we have found a fool who will rid of that old lady crap from the wonderful femme connection." As soon as my excitement was at an almighty high (I piked up two more for my friends: a bargain at £1!), it went straight back down. This wonderful 'skirt', was actually a pair of SHORTS when I tried them on!! I bought them anyway, shorts can easily be turned into skirts, and £1 is no biggie. I also found this loose-style (well that might not be the style, but hell, thats what it looks like on me!) summer dress for £1, teamed it with my Asos belt below and I think it looks pretty darn good!


This is the one time my '£1 shopping frenzy' has gone right. A few years back me and a friend was on the bus and spotted a saw a guy selling cropped trousers on the street corner for £1. You wouldn't believe how fast we got of the bus to snap up these bargains, but boy were we wrong when we got home and tried it on. Till this day we still get ridiculed by Stephie once in a while, and yeah, bad shopping times...do not know what possessed me...! Oohhh and I got this velvet and gold sequin shrug type thing for £3.....!

10 comments:

Ana said...

Haha I love finding cool stuff at tacky stores.

Rachie-Pie said...

you'd be surprise at what crap you find for a squid!

Chester said...

Cute outfit and lucky that you got to go shopping.
I'm hopefully going shopping soon.

GoldDustGirl said...

Love the photo collage at the top!

FashionSqueah! said...

ace first photo! you look great :)
sea @ fashionsqueah! x

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

they have the same store on swanson street in melbourne and more I didn't know it was also available in london. You are right the clothes are cheap but you can find treasures.

LANA said...

Nice blog and love your outfit with the Nike shirt :D!

Taylor said...

wow i really like this. a lot :)

Behind the Seams said...

i like the bday outfit! very fun ;)

giggleness said...

love the outfit :)
and the black dress!