So along with having some big thoughts about what on earth I’m going to do about all this fashion stuff in 2017, I also made the big decision to let my beloved Plymouth go. The Plymouth (what I affectionately called her) and I had been together eight years; she was my first car, my first big purchase and I loved her a lot. So, as you can imagine, it was a tough decision to make.
I mentioned in the What I Learnt section that I have come to the realisation that this day and age is not a great time for running a fashion label, and I shared some ideas on that matter, but said I’d share more at a later date. Well, with the closure of yet another established NZ fashion brand this week, it seemed only appropriate to address my ideas of consumer concern now.
I hope 2017 treated you well, and that you were challenged to achieve/create things that you are truly proud of. There is no greater feeling than when can you can say “I made/did that, and it is/was MAGNIFICENT!” Loving what you do is such an important part of loving the life that you lead. Whether that’s making things, or making things happen; helping to create joy for others, creates joy for you too.
Last year I rounded up lots of lovely local makers and businesses as options for your Christmas shopping or wish list. It’s hard to beat that list, it’s still a good’n for this year too. So this year I thought I’d feature specific items that I looooove or caught my eye in 2017. All items are under $100 and are from either local NZ makers/businesses, or from some of my fave international female makers.
This is a new version of my most favourite, most versatile skirt in my wardrobe. I love this skirt so much that I have two of them, both in red, and I wear them TO DEATH at work, all throughout spring, summer, and autumn. Team it with some thick tights and a cute sweater and you can rock the Sherry Skirt through winter too!