Well, that's interesting. I meant for the title of this post to translate as "Low Fashion", inasmuch as "bas" means "low". ("Couture", for the record, means "sewing".) However, Google Translate tells me that the phrase "bas couture" means "seamed stockings". Go figure. So, I present to you: Low Fashion, or Seamed Stockings, as you prefer.
I have been doing a little spring shopping. Initially I wasn't much in the mood for it, however I've managed to outgrow some of my summer work shirts, so I thought I'd better hit the mall.
The mall let me down. 90% of this season's clothes are black, white, and grey. I am not entirely against neutrals - they obviously have their place - but after this dreary winter I'm craving colour. Who's with me?
(The entire city of Toronto, stripped of its blanket of snow, is such a stunned, grey-beige landscape at the moment that we may need a mega-sized set of defibrillator paddles to shock some life back into the land.)
In the meantime, I spent this weekend at a couple of thrift shops, in search of inspiration. I found it. Here is photographic evidence of my haul. Excuse me while I gloat about my bargains.
This dress fits as though it were custom made for me. It was a steal at $13.
I don't usually go in for drapey blouses, but I couldn't resist the roses on this one. It's 100% polyester, so static is going to be an issue, but I have a can of Static Guard, and it's sure going to be easy to launder. It was a reasonable $9.
I always get chilly in air conditioning, and I didn't have any cardigans that would work with this particular top, so I bought one. So cozy! It was $7.
If there's anything I don't need more of, especially at this time of year, it's pullover sweaters. But this one called my name. I figured, what's 8 bucks for a chance to wear half the rainbow?
You get a closeup of this shirt, so that you can appreciate the pink Hawaiian print. So cute! (This one was $5.)
In the end, I managed to fill a big bag with clothes for under $50. Now that's what I'm talking about! I was willing to pay full price at the mall, but they didn't have anything that I wanted. More's the luck for me. Not to mention that I found $2 in the change room. Score! Now I just have to run all my finds through the laundry (some of them do smell a little odd) and I'm all set.