Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

This and another post will be on the topic of transforming your summer dresses so that they are appropriate to wear for the winter.  I know that we’re coming into spring, but to be honest, in New Zealand at least, our springs aren’t much better than winter.  Americans out there, you’ll be coming up to fall soon, so you’ll want to note these tips as well.

The basics: You can layer long-sleeve shirts underneath the dress.  This works very well with sleeveless dresses, like the one in this outfit.  Use a colour that complements, but doesn’t stand out too much.  The feature of the gathered sleeves on mine adds a little variety to the outfit.  Thick tights or leggings also adds the extra warmth that you legs need in the winter.  Blazers or coats are a must in the transformation of your outfit.  They add warmth, and a formal feel also.

The accessories: Scarves are an accessory that are essential for me.  I love them, they add colour, variety and warmth for the winter months.  Add a pretty pair of pumps and you’ll be away.  Oh yes, and funky cardigans can be fun too, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. 😉

If you’re trying to save a bit of cash like me, you’ll find that these tips are very useful.  You won’t need as many dresses for all the different seasons.  Just put a bit of this into action and your dresses will be set up for the whole year long.

Enjoy!

I haven’t actually worn this dress very much, but when Lydia and I put this outfit together, it held a new interest for me, and to be honest, I liked the look of this summer dress far better after it was transformed into winter wear.

Hope this inspires and helps you!  Of course, this may not work for all dresses, but have a go, you’ll be surprised 🙂

Esther

P.S.  I have a new hair cut… stay tuned… for the next photo shoot!

What I wore:

  • Retro dress – Shanton, $30
  • Black long-sleeve – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, part of a pack (cheapo)
  • Dotty cardigan – Pagani, $20 SALE

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model & Writer – Esther

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I  know what you’re thinking… but I can explain myself!  Before I do however, I would like to say sorry.  Sorry for being slack… but here is the fashion photo shoot you’ve all been waiting for!

Ok, the explanation.  I’ve been sick, yep, down with the flu.  Also I’ve been procrastinating.  I was prepared to write a fill in post until the photos were ready, but that’s when I got a fever.  Anyhoo, I’m on the way to recovery, and will make up for my lack of writing and presence on this blog.

Alrighty, I’m sorry peeps, here it is again, but I just love this skirt SO. MUCH. that I had to share it with you again.  If anything, that’s a good thing, because it will show you how to style a basic staple piece in many different ways.  If you’ve been following Creative Touch long enough, you will have noticed that the last time we styled this skirt, it was summer.  This time, it’s winter.  Very versatile don’t you think?  In summer, I wore a sleeve-less top, bare legs, and a light cardigan.  In winter, tights, a coat, and a slightly warmer top.  If you do this, it will mean that you get much more wear out of your clothes without having to repeat your looks.  This advice goes for any of your plain skirts, trousers or tops.  Be creative, it’ll pay off.  You won’t have to buy as many items either, which will in the end save money.  I’m not saying don’t buy a piece of clothing here and there, because let’s face it, I’m a normal female too, but I am saying that you now have another option.  Besides, rare splurges are much more fun than frequent impulsive buying which you you always regret later on anyway.

Ok, enough advice… bring on the photos!

Thank you very much everyone!  By the way don’t be afraid to comment.  We love comments!  If you have any ideas for another hair tutorial, just let me know, as I haven’t got any ideas put into place at the moment.

We are working on an accessories post as well.  We have a couple more photos to do, but it should provide some variety to our usual fashion shots 🙂  I find them interesting too, and you’ll be able to see what shoes we have and our massive, and I mean MASSIVE, collection of scarves.

Enjoy the coming weekend!

Esther

What I wore:

  • Pleated Skirt – Valley Girl, $10
  • Floral Top – Op-shop, $7 I believe (it’s worth it to op-shop or thrift!)
  • Navy Blazer – Ezibuy, $50 – 53 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, $can’t remember…
  • Black Shoes – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $30

Stylist – Lydia

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Model and Blogger – Esther

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