March 28, 2011

In my closet or: A cautionary tale.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 9:59 pm

Yep, that’s me. In front of my closet. The photo is bad, but I couldn’t be bothered to take another, a better one. Because – and that’s very obvious: I already feel uncomfortable. My arms pressed against my body, my hair covering the cleavage … and what the hell happened to my legs? I couldn’t look any clumsier. The reason is simple: it’s the top.

Let me tell you something: There are people, real bargain hunters, who score the coolest stuff during sales. And there is me. I saw that Thomas Wylde top on sales, unbelievable 70% off. It has this funny urban camouflage print, it’s made of two kinds of silk – the back is transparent, the front is… erm not transparent. On both sides it has a zipper from the top all the way down. And frills. The whole box-shaped, frilled camouflage construction is held by two super thin straps.

I knew that sleeveless thin strapped tops don’t suit me. I also knew that side-frills make me look chunky. But 70% off – and I was sold.

Note to myself: stop buying on sales. The small-sized stuff is already gone anyway, and big discounts or low prices trick my ability to judge if something looks good, different or just ill-fitting. Sigh.

(By the way: I do have other pants, but these are obviously my favourites.)


  1. hey! the top is great, throw in some bright colored belt, high platforms and long skirt – and you are the most stylish girl in town 🙂

    Comment by Lena — March 28, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

  2. I know what you mean! How often have I bought something because it was SO CHEAP and then it rotted in my wardrobe… Whereas some of the expensive stuff has become very cheap when you look at price/wear. BUT before throwing it out perhaps it needs some ‘experimentation’… If you still don’t like it I guess it’s one for a ebay or a friend who TOTALLY loves it.

    Comment by Sabine — March 28, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

  3. I like the print … it is a pity it doesn’t fit that well. I like Lena’s suggestion though 🙂

    from ©

    Comment by Tanvi — March 29, 2011 @ 1:02 am

  4. You know that when I opened the post I thought “OMG Kazuko looks so good” and then bam! words and worda of hate for your top LOL

    I think it suits you (and I really like the style) but I know that when you feel uncomfortable in it there’s nothing to do, you’ll never wear it even if the rest of the world will tell you that it’s the best thing you’ve ever owned.

    Give it a last chance with other styles (I would try a black short micro jacket/cardigan, maybe web-like, to get away the feeling of naked arms that disturbs you and very skinny jeans to balance proportions)and if it doesn’t work, e-bay it is 😀

    I’m like that too though, with items on sale… Problem is that often I do like this also with full price stuff! 😀

    I love your jeans (I’m thinking of buying a pair of black skinny levi’s and wear them like that) I really understand why you love them so much!


    Comment by Al — March 29, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

  5. i LOVE the photo!! those shoes are fabulous:)

    Comment by Kaleido Mind — March 30, 2011 @ 7:14 am

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