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Friday, August 10, 2012

1920s ball outfit co-ordination!

In a few weeks time I have a 1920s ball and I need to find something to wear!

The more research I've done, the more I have fallen in love with the 20s. The tones of the era are neutral or dark, and towards the late 20s there was plenty of lace, heavy beading, sequin and feather detail on the dresses and in the hair. The 20s is also associated with fur collars on coats, the mary jane heel, gaudy bangles, pearls, tassle earrings, cloche hats and elaborate headpieces...

I bought a dress on Asos for the occassion but returned it. In fact, I have found almost all of my recent Asos purchases to be very dissapointing. I returned 7 out of 9 items from my past 2 orders! I really have got to stop shopping on there, it costs money to return things (Australia Post is not cheap!) - it's such a waste. Have you been happy with any Asos purchases lately? Maybe I just choose badly!

Despite the Asos dissapointment, I am loving online shopping. I don't know how people survived before you could buy everything online. I am literally in the office for a minimum of 12 hours per day. It is VERY rare that I get a lunch break. Weekends are jam packed with social events, household chores and quite often, some work as well. As a result, I have had to buy everything online.

The good news is that I now have a parking spot at work. It's costing me $6000 per year, which is a huge amount of money on my stupidly low salary... but I decided I can't put a price on my health or safety. I don't feel comfortable walking to the bus stop when I leave work late at night, and I am spending so many hours at my desk at work, any time that I can salvage to do something healthy (like go for a walk, or to a gym class etc) is very important!!!

I'll keep you updated with what I decide to wear to the ball... :-)


  1. I love the 1920s fashion! I am planning on having a 1920s theme for my next birthday :) Can't wait to see what you wear!

  2. We get heaps of people in to our opshop looking for things to wear to fancy dress parties. You would not believe some of the themes!
    Holy Cow, $6000 is an appalling amount of money to pay just to park your car! We do need the damn things though, don't we. Sigh...

  3. 1920s fashion is one of my favourite fashion periods. Unfortunately I have found that vintage clothing from that era costs an arm and a leg. :(

  4. Ohhh I love the 20's (however being curvy the styles don't suit me at all) I saw this today (and remembered this post) and thought of you http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1101-crme-noeud-5.aspx

    1. Thanks, that's such a simple but gorgeous dress :)

  5. Was this the YLC Ball last night? I wasn't able to go this year, but I heard everyone had a great night. I hope you did, too. :)


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