My Christmas is here!
You might think that with my Asian heritage, my hair would be straight and shiny and no problem at all. Well, yes, until I was about 20 or so, it fairly much was like that. But then something happened and now it has weird waves in random places and frizzes out like nobody’s business if there’s even a hint of humidity. So discovering products that work on it is definitely something to celebrate.
Something else to celebrate was finding this skirt and shoes (in such obviously Christmassy colours that I couldn’t resist this festive-themed post). The skirt is pure silk, reminds me of Keira Knightley’s infamous dress in Atonement, and (drumroll) was $5 at Uniting Care’s op shop in Dandenong. I was kind of trying to channel Keira’s look and hair when I put this outfit together (very “kind of”!!).
I’m not sure when I’ll get a chance to wear it as there are no parties on the foreseeable horizon, but pure silk? For $5? As if I could say no!! I had been thinking of using some green cotton in my fabric stash to make a similar long skirt to wear when I get in a Frida Kahlo mood, so I’m now wondering if there is something to The Secret* after all (I shall now concentrate my energies on thinking about magically finding enough money for a house, plus the solutions to all life’s mysteries, under a tree in the backyard).
After the joy of finding the skirt, I found the Bally Jeunesse shoes for $5.99 just down the road from Uniting Care at the Salvos (Dandenong is a lazy op-shopper’s haven, as Uniting Care and Vinnies share the same carpark and the Salvos is about a minute walk from there, and all three stores are huge).
*Personally, I prefer The Chaser’s version of this “law of attraction”…