Would you know what to wear this black and white fur vest with? Well there are hundreds of options and I’ll show you a few – including a dress, jeans and shorts! Last winter I was on the lookout for a fur vest and Mum and I ventured into a shop in Hastings, of all places, and found two! This was only $20 and possibly the last one left. That’s what I like to call a ‘God-incidence’. I don’t believe in fate, I know we have a heavenly Father who adores his girls and wants to pour his favour and blessings on us. See how awesome God is, and miles ahead, given there’s now a saturation of fur vests and coats in the groovy shops and most cost more than $100. I was informed last week by a super spy that they are selling some in a shop in Patterson Lakes.
A white or neutral background of clothing highlights the vest but it is equally effective on red and looks great over black or silver for a more formal evening look. This red dress was a bargain and being the queen of detail, I loved the cut-outs along the arms. Don’t be afraid to ask for a better price girls, particularly if you are power-buying. I had 30 minutes to spare before school pick-up one day and scored four winter dresses for $120, including this red number. If you don’t ask, you don’t get – the sales lady took $40 off after I asked for her best price. The necklace was reduced from $25 to only $5 during a Diva sale. The silver shorts (pictured) were $4 from a shop in Southland called Reaper. And no, that was not a typo error!!! Brand new and $4…is that even possible!
Shoes glorious shoes! Most of the time I’m in flats – I mean who can strut around in killer heels all day when you have two little boys. However, every opportunity I get to dress up, I’ll dig out the heels – the higher the better! As a dedicated Chapel Street fashionista, I never would have dreamed of wearing second-hand shoes but alas, times have changed. The $40 black pumps were a one-off find last year at the factory outlets; the black shoe-boots – a prized purchase for under $20 at a Target shoe sale; and the red court shoes snapped up for the cost of a decaf mocha. Yes now you know all my secrets girls – I can’t drink real coffee! It sends me troppo, shaking and bouncing off the walls all night long. SSSShhh don’t tell my hubby, he might consider ordering the real deal next time!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11