|Jacket: H&M, Dress: Thrifted, Shoes: Marks & Spencer - all old as the hills! ;)|
So last year, I wanted to wear this exact outfit, but the summer got too warm, too fast. I had to settle for a pink belt instead. But I recently remembered about this not-yet-worn, favourite-outfit-in-my-head, and since the temperature was just right, I could finally put it on! Ah, whenever I wear this striped dress I can't help but be astonished by all the mileage I've gotten out of it - it's a thrift store find that's more than paid for itself, that's for sure!
Speaking of stripes, I was just forced to throw out my favourite T-shirt (which had stripes on it), and the grief is like a little fist closing around my heart, I tell you. (Drama queen, much? Yeah, I know.) But seriously, just thinking about it makes me sad. What happened was, my mother and I both bought this shirt in different colourways, and both of them shrank so much over the past couple of years that they became just about unwearable. I don't even own a tumble drier, yet when I put it on, I looked like I'd stolen the shirt from a small child. So, in a fit of house cleaning, down the trash chute it went. ("If I can't have you, no-one will!") Because a T-shirt that doesn't even touch the bottom of your ribs is an unwearable T-shirt.
And what brand was this T-shirt, you ask? Pilcro. And you may recall I have had issues with Pilcro before. I own a few Pilcro shoes and they are all fantastic quality, but when it comes to clothing, this brand sucks. I've only owned three garments by this brand, and of the three, I've been forced to throw away two - and I have a feeling the third one is headed that way, too. It's a striped, long-sleeve shirt that's become bizarrely scratchy - again, mother has the same shirt - and the only reason mine isn't coming apart at the seams as fast as hers, is that she's worn hers more. So now, I've vowed never to waste my monies on this brand again. All together now: "GRRR! BOO! HISS!" *shakes fist*