Easy and affordable fashion updates

New colour nail polish

We have a store here where they sell magazines that didn’t sell at the newsagents. Effectively we can buy high end magazines at a fraction of the price we would have paid. The caveat – they are a month or three out of date. When it comes to fashion magazines, we are 6 months behind the northern hemisphere. So who cares?

Why am I telling you this. Just because. What I wanted to ponder in this blog was the cost of designer items. My head does an almighty spin when I see a pair of shoes or handbag that equates to the cost of a flight around the planet. I always take a look at the designer bags and shoes at the international departure halls to try and see what exactly it is that justifies such humongous prices. I swear they look the same as a Nine West or Aldo bag or shoe to me. Maybe I just don’t get it. Maybe?

In the meantime I buy into trends such as mint green nail colour or orange lipstick. There are easier ways to follow trends without maxing out the credit card. And hey … I love a good salad or a great cup of tea as much as I love a new bag or scarf. It’s about balance. Well mostly.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.