Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 322/365: Thank *goodness* for dress-ups!

Lafont glasses, handmade earrings, vintage Sussan cardigan, Ken Done t-shirt donated by Sarah, Oroton belt from op shop, vintage Anthea Crawford skirt from op shop, Lacoste boots, Ken Done tote.

Get this *great* story... the t-shirt I'm wearing today comes from a lovely woman called Sarah. Sarah's children go to the same school as my nephews, and Sarah heard about What Ken Be Done through my sister-in-law, Susan. One day, Sarah is down at a holiday house in Portsea (Victoria) and finds this *amazing vintage* Ken Done shirt in the dress-ups box. She remembers our wee little 1980s charity fashion project, and so she ran the top through the washing machine and donated it to our cause. Wonderful!! And can I let people know: pristine condition too! Bless people creating dress-up boxes; I'm pretty sure half my wardrobe has come from them!! :-)

Thanks Sarah for your eagle eye and donating spirit, and thanks Susan for keeping the Ken Done Word out there! xo

5 comments:

Frances said...

This outfit is the best. Love the kitsch cardi, love the blue skirt, love that amazing tshirt. I wish to steal it.

Anonymous said...

Blue is a very sensible colour for a Monday at work.

Lyndel said...

so---- thanks to Sarah and her children you are officially 'Dressed Up' today. Wonderful! great look today, agree with Annon. Blue is Good*

Anonymous said...

That dress up box outfit is excellent - pristine condition you say - perhaps the 1980s look hasn't quite been a popular theme for the children to aspire to just yet. But give them time!

What Ken Be Done? said...

Frances: well with a comment like that, and with your amazing salmon jeans in mind, I just HAD to put the t-shirt up immediately on eBay for our charity donations - stealing is not an option - but perhaps there is another way :-) *good luck*!

Anon: Yes, as you can see, *sensible* was the driving thought for the outfit this day!!

Lyndel:Thanks, lovely. I don't actually feel like a wear that much blue... but the *joy* came from this outfit because I could 'match' blue and black. I always like to re-test those 'silly' fashion rules like no red and pink, no blue and black, etc. Yeay to Sarah!

Anon:Yes, exactly - all these parents keep digging back into the box over the children, saying things like:

"We have a 1980s party to go to - what's in here?" OR

"Oh hold on, maybe that t-shirt really isn't so *bad* - it could work with jeans..." OR

"Now I'm sure I have a Ken Done item in here to give to that crazy lady..."

xo