Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Reversible skirts - perfect holiday clothes!

Here's a line up of our new and current reversible skirts. With the holiday season approaching fast (two months to Christmas, eeek!), it is nice to have clothes that can multi-task.

They are effectively two skirts in one so are brilliant for travel and holidays. The skirts have POCKETS in one side and like all our skirts are FLEXI-SIZED due to the snaps that close it across the front. Snaps are about 5cm (approx 2 inches) apart and you can change size by closing more or less snaps. 

This one has quite a vintage vibe about the print:

Minnie + Ree reversible skirt in new vintage

This one continues our poppies theme but is much brighter and goes so well with the blue/green/teals on the other side:

Minnie + Ree reversible skirt in new poppies

These are the blacks that we put together a couple of months ago. The plain black side is a fabric that is already wrinkled so you don't need to worry about this one getting crushed in your bag:

Minnie + Ree reversible skirt in black sunglasses

We've just made a new batch of these beautiful summery butter and raspberry skirts:

Minnie + Ree reversible skirt in raspberry butter

And there are still a very few left of the grey floral with spots:

Minnie + Ree reversible skirt in grey floral

Which one is your favourite or what colour combo would you like us to do next?

Monday, 19 October 2015

Wardrobe planning ... the case for expensive clothes

Last week I came across this article by Marc Bain in The Atlantic. It starts off saying:

If you’ve ever found yourself buying clothes just because
they’re cheap, or if shopping itself has become a form of entertainment for you, I’ve got a proposal: The next time you buy something, spend a whole lot on it. Enough that it makes you sweat a little.

The point is to make you pause and ask yourself, “How much do I really want this?”

In the U.S. and much of the industrialized world, cheap clothes are everywhere. At any fast-fashion chain store, you’ll find piles upon piles of jeans that cost less than $20. The problem is, all that low-cost clothing is produced, sold, and finally discarded in mass quantities, which has serious consequences for the environment, the workers paid poorly to make them, and even the mental well-being of the people buying them.

As a fashion reporter, I like clothes probably more than most. But I also know all the troubling facts represented by those cheap t-shirts and jeans. For more than a year now, I’ve set myself a simple goal for every clothing purchase. It’s an entirely personal choice that I feel helps me buy less and enjoy my purchases more. My hope is that it also reduces how much I contribute to some of those issues mentioned above.

The goal is to spend at least $150 on each item of clothing. And I propose you give it a try.

The immediate reaction I get when I tell people about this goal—and I call it a goal because I don’t always live up to it—is that $150 is a lot to spend for a piece of clothing.

The rest of the article is here if you want to read further:

Now this article makes me think. As I wrote in my last blog post about Courtney Carver of Project 333I am trying to plan more and buy less clothing, especially the cheaper throw away type. I have recently noticed that I spend less overall and make better decisions if I am not tempted by a bargain or a sale item. I do much better when looking for a specific item to fill a real need in my wardrobe. And I make a more considered decision when it is full price.

Now the big question is WHAT IS MY MINIMUM PRICE? $150?

What do you think?