30 Jun Memorable or Forgettable? Vogue 8570
“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” Coco Chanel
This snappy print is featured all over the website in the form of a skirt, a top, a dress, handbags and other accessories all seen here.
Would I have if I indulged in one of these memorable pieces of clothing if I were shopping this year? I’d like to think not at $238.00 for the skirt, $238.00 for top, $398.00 for the dress and now $498.00 for a silk dress of the same print at Saks, but who knows…….
Realizing these cute clothes have a short street life, I probably would have worn my purchase more than it was intended just to get my money’s worth.
“There she is wearing that black and white paisley again….”
Fortunately for me, $10.00 of fabric and a pattern from my stash
cured the urge to splurge!
I found the fabric on Mood Fabrics website and decided to make a tunic version of this pattern I’ve admired for years. Now I have my own memorable garment for the summer. I hope I can avoid wearing it around the same people repeatedly 🙂
For now I’m opting to wear a pin at the neckline in lieu of the button, allowing me to change the look for different occasions. Here I’m wearing a pin my aunt made from antique buttons.
I know my tunic is no Kate Spade but it serves the same purpose as the $400.00 dress and I won’t feel bad should it receive an early retirement.
It is actually one of my best sewn garments inside and out!
Memorable or forgettable?
The clothes – most likely forgettable. The year – definitely memorable.
Best wishes for a great weekend!