So yay! Today, a outfit post WITH my kicks for the people who enquired about my footwear/outfit selection! This is what I wore to work on Saturday:
Ahhh MY BEAUTIFUL NIKE AIR DIGGS! I love them to death, these are definitely my number 1 out of 100 or so! Believe it, I think I love them more than my Nike x Liberty Dunks! I wore them with my off-shoulder H&M dress; which is fast becoming my favourite basic-body-hugging-black-dress, and a faux-denim shirt. Yes, you read it right FAUX DENIM lol! I've wanted a denim shirt for a while now, so I could use it to lure me out of my constant wearing of plaid shirts, but I found the ones on the high street to be a bit pricey. I know they remind most us of the tacky 90s and makes us remember the days when our mum's AND dad's wore them, sometimes matching too! The way they wore the push-button denim shirts done all the way up... *cringe*, I would have never thought I would one day want one. I knew my mum and dad had a couple, so I went rummaging through their wardrobe in search - it had to be somewhere! I am sure my dad wore it only a few months back..but no luck. So I interrogated every member of my household only to be told my fashion student sister had cut it up and cemented it on a broken mannequin for a project. Annoyed I was.
A few months down the line and the denim shirts are in full swing in all the high street stores. For a minimum of £20. No way mate. On Friday, I took advantage of my free day -no work, no University - and went to the market/car boot sale with my mum and found this faux-denim number - my workman's shirt! I think that was its original purpose but whatever it looks nice. And the price was even nicer: £1.50!!! Indeed people, nice price indeed. It was brand new too, with the labels still intact. And, my mum, being my mum, even tried to haggle it down to £1: FAIL, but she tried ^_^! Granted, it is not made of denim, but I saved at least £18.50 and it looks like a washed-out denim shirt which is all that matters...maybe not so much in the photos...but just believe me! I also got some other really, really good bits too! Lets just say every item was 50p or less! But that my beauties, that is for another post! Promise!
And my wedding hair bow! Love it! I got a "Ooo Katy Perry style" comment. Blah! Perry is not the only bow-wearer, sweet cheeks. My hair clip is big, white satin, and finished off with 80s style polka dot lace which reminds me of a wedding veil. Oh and £1 from Primark ;-). Ahh the love/hate Primark. How you please me some days, and fail me on others.
Everybody loves freebies. Especially freebies that you actually want, or ones which has associations with a passion or love that you possess. I have mentioned many of times about my part time retail job which I like to describe as my crack dealer. Sneakers being my crack and the store surrounding me with the newest kicks, luring me to buy the "crack"; hence why it is my crack dealer! I work in Footasylum which is a sneaker and men's fashion retailer (BOO! Wheres the women's wear at homes!) and as it is a relatively small company, they get some of the best brand POS (point of sale, promotional stuff basically) out there! I'm talking: Framed Nike Dunks pictures, Adidas Lamps, Adidas Cushions, 6ft tall Nike Dunk photo prints, Nike stickers, Nike badges, Nike chairs, Pointer Canvas bags, 3-D Adidas stickers, Hot keyrings ect. Over the last 2 years I have collected quite a bit of stickers and badges which I love, because they are all related to kicks! All the framed pictures and canvases are promo stuff for the season and they don't get used for very long. This is where I, being the eager beaver, come in and snatch up all the "unwanted" goods. There are a few of us working in the store so the name of the game is to be on point and place dibs quickly! You guys may have spotted I have a framed picture of a purple and white Nike Dunk in my room. It is huge and my pride and joy! Well know I have these to add to my collection - not that I have any room left!
Number 1: This was a one of 3 or 4 wooden framed canvases the store received for the 25th anniversary of the Nike AF1 back in 2006/7. It shows a classic photograph of the 6 basketball players that were originally chosen to promote the all white AF1 mid. 25 years later, the image is used again! I love it! I have been waiting for this piece for so long now but I finally have it:
I couldn't really find anywhere to put this up as my room is FILLED TO THE MAX with photos, framed Mickey prints and this other piece by a modern Swedish Illustrator who's name slips my mind. But my sister, the one who tore denim shirt and cemented to mannequin, eventually found the perfect prime spot to hang the hotness:
EDIT: ARRRGGGGG I HATE PHOTOBUCKETTTT!!! I have apparently exceeded the bandwidth so all my images have been disabled until the 10th April! WTFFF!!!! That is too far away! I don't want to pay for the service, and blogger images upload too small...is there a free photo/image hosting site that any of you guys recommend?! LET ME KNOW ASAP!