May(de): Token

Top: Gap

Dress: Nina Kay

Tights: Ambra

Shoes: Wittner

I’m indebted to my friend AdeleΒ for convincing me that even though this polkadot shirt was labeled “denim” I should still buy it. I’ve been wearing it regularly ever since then, as the slightly heavier fabric is a bit warmer than my other blouses, and surprisingly resilient to crushing. I’ve even worn it with jeans… which I guess is “double denim” a wardrobe statement I swore I’d never do. Oh well, it’s not the first time I’ve had to eat my words.

My May(de) item today (unless you consider Nina Kay an indie designer… I’m not sure I would) is a very tokenistic brooch from Etsy shop Smil

It’s seen better days (and has gone through the wash more than once, oops!) but I still love it to absolute death. I bought it in 2007 for $16, and I definitely think I’ve got my money’s worth.

Tragically, they don’t make it anymore (at least in felt) but they have a fancy schmancy enamel version for a little under $20, and I must say: I’m preeeetty tempted. It’s considerably smaller, and only in blonde, otherwise I’d already own it.

14 thoughts on “May(de): Token

  1. Hi! I love your style! Just wanted to say that it had never really occurred to me to wear a shirt under my dresses, so thank you for the wonderful idea! I check your page daily for style ideas and tips! I learnt a whole lot from layering and combining clothing together to find the perfect style, as I never really learnt how to do that until now! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. It’s nice when you can completely justify a purchase by comparing what it cost and how many times you’ve worn it! The shirt and dress look great together πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely! I used to have this policy that you had to wear something enough times to warrant the number of hours that you would have worked to pay for it. It’s too easy now that I’m working a real job, and I get paid more than $12 an hour, lol!

  3. Love the look today.

    Must confess am tempted by the enamel brooch, but I resolutely disabled my Etsy account as it kept MAKING me buy things I never knew I NEEDED! (tee hee)

  4. The shirt is great and looks fantastic with the dress and then the brooch adds a little touch of whimsy!

  5. Hey, I’m going to be in Melbourne until June 7th. Is there anything I should look at/visit while I’m here?

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