Daily outfit: 22/1/2014

Cleaning out your closet has all kinds of benefits.  Aside from the obvious ones (making more space, getting rid of crap you don’t wear) you sometimes turn up a treasure or two.  When I was cleaning out my drawers earlier this week, I stumbled across a rainbow crocheted tank top that I’ve never worn before.

I made this top way back in July.  At the time it was freezing cold, and I popped it in a drawer, thinking that I’d wear it once summer rolled around.  I promptly forgot about the top.  Until yesterday, when I found it again.

DSCF9370I’m especially proud of this top because it’s the first piece of crocheted clothing that I made all by myself.  If you like it and you want one of your own, you can get one made to order through my etsy store.  I can do them in all colours and sizes (and you get a choice of lightweight cotton or heavier acrylic yarn).

But now, back to my outfit…


DSCF9371I am wearing:

– Rainbow crocheted top (handmade by me)

– Vintage butterfly flared jeans from Threadsville

– Black and gold Novo platforms

– White beads (thrifted)

– Japanese hair ornament (gift from my old housemate)

– Opal earrings (Nana’s)

– Resin ring (thrifted)

– Rock ring (thrifted)

– Swarovski crystal ring (found at uni one day)

– Multi coloured gem ring (gift from a mate)

DSCF9373I realised later that this outfit was especially appropriate, because I wore it on Janis Joplin’s birthday.  Janis was one of my earliest style icons, and I find that so many elements of her style still creep into my outfits.  I love her relaxed, hippie-chick vibe and the slightly tomboyish air that her outfits had.  I think my habit of piling on the rings and necklaces came from my early love of Janis Joplin.  So happy birthday Janis!

DSCF9377In future, I think I’d really like to get a cute bikini top to wear underneath this tank.  I also want to try to modify the pattern to make this into a long-sleeved top for when the weather gets a bit cooler.  What do you think?

DSCF9374Do you ever find items of clothing that you’d forgotten about?  What’s the best long-lost treasure that you’ve uncovered?


    • Thank you so much. I was instantly drawn to these jeans because they have butterflies on them. I am a sucker for butterflies (Vanessa actually means Butterfly) and I was so excited that they fit. They’re vintage 1970’s and I just love them.

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