I need to address something…

And it’s not my hideous habit of taking bathroom selfies (although that probably needs some work at some point). It’s this:


I kind of look like a Von Trapp child modelling the latest in curtain material fashions crafted by Fraulein Maria… Anyway, I have been blinded by an obsession for a print that, let’s face it, is probably well past its use by date already. I know that because once you can purchase something in Kalgoorlie (the top in the top right corner) you know it must be dead everywhere else. I swear to god the kids only just got tamagotchis here.

But even armed with this knowledge check out what’s lurking in my ASOS saved items:

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More black and white squares. Two of those dresses look exactly the same only in reverse with an $83 price difference?! I have no why, seeing as they are both 100% polyester.

I like to think I don’t buy cheap, poorly made disposable fashion, but I do (anyone remember the neon phase?!). So I’ve been trying to justify these purchases by telling myself that black and white is classic, timeless even, that I will be wearing these long after we quit obsessing over kale, bunting and gourmet food trucks. But am I kidding myself?

Will these items simply go the same way as my Stevie acid wash jeans; into the ‘I would have to be drunk and temporarily vision impaired to even consider wearing these to paint the house’ pile? I eagerly await your response. I also want you to tell me what the stupidest ‘on trend’ item you’ve ever purchased is. Extra points if you shelled out far too many clams for it….. And go!

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18 Responses to I need to address something…

  1. Embraham says:

    My Jeffery Campbell “lita” shoes. A giant clod-hopper platform boot that I paid a pretty penny for because they were on-trend. I think I wore them once and realised I looked like a weirdo trying to walk in them. YOU LIVE AND LEARN BEC, you live and learn…. Maybe.

  2. Claire says:

    Oh lordy… My high school years were pretty terrible; favourites during this period included teeshirts which I had tie dyed myself and a skintight fluorescent yellow tank top from Supre that I never took off. More recently however, a certain snap crotch bodysuit with overall-esque straps springs to mind- that thing cost a fortune and I don’t think I wore it once. Ouch. Also- clogs. Ah, the perils of working in a shoe store; when its 45% off and ‘on trend’ you don’t think twice about wearing those That 70s Show rejects with the furry faux sheepskin lining…

  3. Lauren says:

    I am such a fashion nana that I make a point of buying non trendy clothes. I tried it once when I was 15, AND THEY JUST DON’T SUIT ME. *sob*

  4. Currently realising that black and white stripes, grey marle and polka dots overrule my life :/

    • Bec says:

      Turn that slanty frown upside down! All those colours/patterns mean you can wear bright lipstick ALL OF THE TIME. I’d chalk that up as a win.

  5. TJM says:

    I really wish I could narrow it down to just ONE item. I think that perhaps the pink and white Ralph Lauren RUGBY jumper from my “Preppy” phase is the biggest (and most expensive $250) faux pas. However I could list out the mistakes and their value in clams but I’d rather think about my next (non-trend driven) purchase- Fluro Nike Fly Knits anyone???

    • Bec says:

      I think that rugby jumper probably had more longevity than the Roy stone wash distressed denim mini skirt that cost at least $200… Haha!
      You’re right about neon trainers though, they’re here for the long haul 😉 (I should know, I have two pairs).

    • Bec says:

      Actually scrap that, I have 5 words for you: Bettina Liano denim corset top.

  6. lotdeux says:


  7. lotdeux says:

    and I don’t even care what you say, I love this print on you – werk it girl. and I want that drape top so hard!!!!!!!!!!!

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