Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Item of the Week 023

Hello everyone. I am back from my unexpected absence.  I made such an effort to post regularly during the holidays but somehow the last week and a half got away from me; it passed by so extremely quickly that I didn't have much time for posting. This was largely because of the Olympics. Keeping updated with both the tennis and swimming was very time consuming. I even got up at 4.30am every morning for a week to watch the swimming. The early mornings were challenging for a person who usually sleeps until the afternoon but it was completely worth it; I enjoyed it immensly.

Today I am featuring my 'I Told Them Nothing' cardigan from Alannah Hill which is my most recent purchase. I mentioned a number of weeks ago that I am on a spending ban in order to save money for the myriad of expenses that I will have to incur at the end of this year. I wrote rather extensively about my situation here.  I temporarily broke my spending ban to purchase this cardigan but only because I recently won $750. I saved the majority of the money and thought it was justifiable to purchase one item for myself. Overall being on a spending ban has changed my way of thinking. I actually don't have the temptation to buy clothes as often knowing that money is not as readible available as it used to be. Also, an item must be of an incredible or amazing standard now for me to justify purchasing it . In the past I'd buy pretty much anything that was reasonable or I liked just a little. I'm proud of the way I'm changing my spending habits. Also, unemployment has been difficult. In my experience there are few things more damaging to one's self esteem than the inability to get a job. But I've found a couple of alternative ways of making money which make me feel better. I believe some will run out in the near future (there are only so many items I can sell on ebay) but for now, I'm happy with the progress I've made. Anyway, onto the cardigan...

I couldn't decide whether to purchase this cardigan in dark blue or pink. I knew dark blue was a much more sensible option (it would have gone with so many of my clothes) but I can never resist a pink item since it's my favourite colour. I simply had to choose pink! I love how this is such a statement piece. It sparkles so much in real life. I adore how the three types of sequins form a beautiful arrangement. The buttons are equally lovely. I also like the shorter length. Crop cardigans are so hard to find that I generally snap them up immediately. I cannot wait to wear this cardigan. Unfortunately I don't have any upcoming events in the foreseeable future but hopefully I can make an opportunity arise. It is a very special piece to me. (I also got it for a heavily discounted price)

I've been back at university for a week now and it is as boring as ever. Fortunately it's my last semester and  I have one less subject than usual!



It's actually more pink than orange; I just have a very average camera.


Natasha said...

Oh wow, this is such a lovely cardigan, I love the sparkles and the way the buttons are arranged. I hope your finances sort themselves out soon, I know the feeling trust me! Also, I will get that letter off to you properly this time - I just need to buy some stamps. xxx

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Jana Faith said...

I really like the sequins on your cardigan. Sequins always add sparkle and shine!

Bonnie said...

I go back to class in a couple of weeks, and I am NOT excited about it. It seems like school never ends! We will be finished sometime, though, right? :)

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous cardi!
I have been enjoying the Olympics too :)


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Jessica said...

whoa this is definitely a statement piece!


Sherin said...

I love the sequins on that cardigan! It looks so incredible. I bet it looks great on.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

What a pretty cardigan. So shiny too.

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Soooo pretty, I cant wait to see you do a outfit post wearing it.

The Desert Fox said...

so sparkly-- definitely a great eyecatcher especially for the holidays coming up!


Borjana said...

Ohhh how I love this cardigan,honey!;)

Clara Turbay said...

Dynamic, modern and tasteful.

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I love this cardigan!! Have a nice day!
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Street Fashion Paris said...

Wow...that is really cool!!! love it xxx

Kezzie said...

No, no no, in my head it's RED! It's the ultimate 'Ruby slippers' cardigan and I love it!!!! SO pretty! Can't wait to see how you style it!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Lovely cardigan! Sequins, yay!

Georgie ジョジ said...

Gorgeous cardigan! I can imagine the sequins look amazing when it catches the light! x

erica marie said...

fun cardigan, love all the sequins.

xo erica

Audrey Allure said...

Such a cute cardigan - loving the sequins!

Tere Ávila said...

great this sweater, i really love ittt


Benedetta (Daddy's neatness) said...

I love your red cardigan. It seems the cardigan of love! ;D




Fashion Tales said...

The red cardigan is a great colour. I enjoyed the Olympics as well, & especially liked the closing ceremony. Enjoy your week dear. xx

Izzy said...

omg! congrats on the win. you totally deserve it and with this unexpected bit of luck there's nothing wrong with lashing out on a new purchase! the cardigan is really cute as well. it totally suits you! :) enjoy the rest of uni haha. We will get through the last leg of this seemingly neverending law degree together! :D


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