Inspired by Swasta Ani Masta, here are some pictures of stuff I bought recently.
I love, love, love the Simpsons. This Maggie t-shirt is soft and worn looking and feels lovely. Also it makes me look very nice and skinny. I like clothes like that. Scored for Rs 50, off one of those little cycle stalls on Hill Road where the guy yells, “Fif-tee, fif-tee, FIF-TEE!” and the other guy tosses loads of t-shirts into the air and there are women shoving you and rummaging. My trick is to go by feel, so I grab and if I like the material of what I grab, I pull it out and look at it. Quicker, and usually gets me some really nice stuff.
Everyone needs a plain black cotton skirt. Especially for period-y days, when you want to look pretty, but your pants just make your bloated stomach look all that more bloated and you feel blah and your thighs hurt. THAT is when you’re like, oh look, my long, black cotton skirt! Let me add my pink tank top and I will not look period-y at all! Yay! (I think ahead like that.) Scored for Rs 150 from another little shop on the pavement on Hill Road, next to a stall selling underwear. This skirt stall had some GORGEOUS Zara tunics, but alas, all much too big for me.
Checked playsuit, which I SWEAR looks better on than off. See that elastic waistband near the bottom? Well, you sort of pull the top down so it hides the waistband and stick your hands in your pockets and voila! You have the cutest summer outfit ever! I was a little sceptical about playsuits, I admit. It was all too “what am I? Three?” for my liking, but then I saw this one, and I took it home and tried it on, and oh my god, you guys. It is SO flattering. Especially for someone short like me. It actually lengthens my legs and gives me the impression of actually having a longer torso. The only hitch is that it has no zip or anything, so you have to crawl into it. Scored for Rs 200 at the little shop near Elco.
Gorgeous, gorgeous dress, and just look at that fancy back. So you’re all like, oh, look, I’m in a summer dress and then you turn around and hey, it’s backless (practically.) I like the colours on this one particularly. It’s a little long, but I’m going to wear it with my calf length silver glads or my black wedge heels and be the belle of the ball. Or the wherever. It has a lining, so you’re not all panties showing, and it is so pretty, I’m dying to be asked to some nice monsoon house party so I can swish around it. Scored for Rs 250 at the same shop as the playsuit, and I saw loads of the same all over Hill Road, so just look and you should be able to find it.
Shopping is one of my favourite forms of exercise. What have you bought recently?