Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Coloured Tights...

I love coloured tights - they are my new best friend!! I got these on sale along with a blue pair too - I'm stocking up for winter (although its been rather cold here these last few days so I've been able to bring them out!!).

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Thank you all so much for your support in starting up my Etsy shop – I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to get sewing and making (as soon as my sewing machine arrives safely back in my lap and my over locker arrives soundly!!). As I said, I have many a design in my head that I hope you will all love and I will be taking on custom made items if requested and if time permits!


Talking about buying bans and money in general, during these somewhat hard times I know that a lot of us are feeling the pinch and I’m proud to say that I’m actually quite good with my money would you believe? I’m part of Kiwisaver, which is the NZ retirement scheme, they take away a percentage of pay each round and invest it and when you turn 65 you’ll be a millionaire!! Ha! Not quite.


I always take rent and bills out of my pay first, then I pay back my credit card if I’ve used it and then put money into savings and when April comes around this year I can officially pay off my $30,000 student loan because I’ve been so diligent in my savings (I’ve saved for this payment since high school) and the government taking out money from my pay each time.

So, hopefully at the end of all the stuff that needs to be taken out of my pay I have some play money for treats for me and sometimes David - he’s a student now and therefore technically a kept man!! (Agreed David? I know you’re reading this!!).


So why at the end of all of that do I always just feel a little bit guilty when I buy fun things? I even feel guilty if I have to buy basic things that I need to have (shampoo, food, tampons anyone?). I love buying clothes and fabric and all things related but I always get a little pang of guilt and a voice saying “you don’t need that, that money could go straight into your savings!!” so I tend to have to either justify my spending to myself or someone else (which normally turns out to be David). Does anyone else have problems with this or is it just me?


XX

Jen





35 comments:

  1. Love the tights and the skirt...cute outfit!

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  2. I definitely have to buy yellow tights this spring, they look so great on you. I wish you a powerful start to sell on Etsy.
    Do you want to link me ?

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  3. Ooh! Colored tights! Love this look with the aviator inspired scarf.

    I have to justify everything I buy to myself, too. It usually relates to how cheap something is (so, the money isn't being wasted) or how I've had an unpleasant day and need a pick-me-up, or something is just so unique I know I'll never find it again if I pass it up.

    I'm working on seeing your tv debut, but it's taking forever to load.

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  4. I just found your blog through flickr, and I love it! You have such lovely style. I've added you to my list of favorite fashion blogs. :)

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  5. I think I missed the guilt gene, thats probably why I shop so much!
    LM
    x

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  6. You pull off the colored tights look very well. And your hair always looks so fabulous!

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  7. I love coloured tights too! These mustard ones are lovely. Oh, and that skirt in the post below is really nice... where is it from?

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  8. I love coloured tights too - I am amassing a collection haha. I can't wait to see your etsy shop up and running.
    You were great on TV! Very nice and natural and gorgeous!

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  9. I think every clothes loving woman on earth has to justify themselves to themselves sometimes.

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  10. You're rock'n those tights! It's the perfect outfit touch... xxx

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  11. Cool looking forward to it!
    I might pop into Louise's wedding, I have a family lunch/party/thing so I'll see how long that goes. Where abouts is it? I'd be keen to come and hang out with you and Sarah.

    I've been meaning to get my wee shop up for like a year now! Such as hassle. Anyway I've finally got pictures taken etc etc so I'm hoping to get it up tomorrow... we'll see. It's just going to be on Felt.co.nz to start off with.

    Anyway talk to you soon!

    Ps. Nice interview on channel 9 :)

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  12. i thoroughly enjoyed watching you on TV!!! great interview, btw, and lovely outfit, as usual.
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  13. Jen!!! Don't be silly! Sorry, totally not intending to offend, but please remember that you have an interest free 30,000 loan, and if you invest that money you could garner a fair bit of interest over the next few years (until you want to go overseas and then have to pay interest), so... invest invest invest!!! There is nothing, nothing to be gained by paying off that loan now.

    I hope you take my advice seriously, since it does sound like you have a lot of wisdom when it comes to money.

    :-)

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  14. You make me want to wear my yellow tights out <3 Congrats on being on the tv! It must have felt great!

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  15. Cute, the mustard goes really well with the brown shoes.

    Good luck with your etsy shop, that is really exciting! I'm at the same stage as you I think - a transitional phase... am trying to decide what I'd like to do with my life as I think my current career has too little creativity, although I might not mind doing it part time. Hence the travel (or escape, lol). Good luck with your soul searching and the etsy... and have fun with your overlocker (I would so love one of those!!!)

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  16. Where did you find your coloured tights? I've scoured Christchurch for some, but can't find any! Only the hideous footless kind.

    Wow, you are good with money. My student loan is still a sword of Damocles over my head.

    And I'll definitely check out the news item! :D

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  17. Hi there-such a lovely outfit, the colour of the tights really makes it!! You sound like you have a good balance between saving, paying your student loan and spending-you shouldn't feel guilty, keep up the good work!

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  18. Love the tights!

    I know what you mean with the feeling guilty. I save money every month, but I still feel a little guitly buying things, including splurgy food (and I love splurgy food). For some reason that guilt doesn't apply when I spend it on going out - weird! But I've been trying to relax a bit and tell myself that after I've put the allocated amount away each month the rest is mine to do with as I want, and if that means overpriced vintage dresses, then that's what it means.

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  19. I watched you on TV!!! That was sssoooo cool!!!! I almost bought some colored tights today!!! maybe I will!

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  20. Sigh I have money remorse too. Even when you've saved, you can always save more. it never stops. I can't give you any insight into this subject. I have the same problem!

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  21. I have a pair of tights that are just like those! Was it from Cotton On?

    I'm constantly feeling guilty whenever I purchase anything too. Even if I'm buying something on sale or a $2 bargain at an op shop! I'm always thinking long and hard before I make a purchase - which can get really annoying.

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  22. Just saw your interview - you were terrific! I know I couldn't have been that calm with the cameras on. :) Well done!

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  23. The tights are fab, lady - can't believe you need them in the middle of summer! And my GOSH I hope you make your peace with spending. Feeling guilty for buying soap and basics must be so wearing ...

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  24. I adore the color of your tights - they are the perfect contrast for all the black. Your sense of style is amazing :).

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  25. Congrats on paying off your student loans! I work my way through school, so hopefully I won't have too many by the time I am done. That's amazing that you have saved though... that's something I need to work on. :P

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  26. I'm a HUGE fan of coloured tights, I don't have mustard/yellow though...they look great.

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  27. Looking sooooooo fab, dear.
    I love coloured tights too.

    xoxo

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  28. i love this outfit, and your blog. very cute :)

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  29. Very cute outfit--the tights really pop. Congrats on the interview--very cool.

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  30. you look gorgeous! I love the yellow tights, they make the whole outfit pop! Those booties are adorable too

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  31. You look so awesome in those mustard coloured tights. I've been a bit afraid of such a bright colour but you give me faith that if i do i won't end up looking like a wee kiddy.

    Nice interview too. I actually think you look lovely. You work for OUSA? I could've totally walked into the office and said hello! You silly thing :O haha. Seriously though i will if thats alright but i'll probably bump into you at some of the events. Ooh, so this is why you've been so busy lately! Can't wait and it seems your team are doing an excellent job on organising everything too!

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  32. Hmm, sometimes Blogger gives me trouble when I try to leave you comments and they seem to get lost in inter-space. Let me try this one again ;)

    I really enjoyed your interview! You didn't seem nervous at all and it was fun for me to watch a NZ news broadcast - I had never seen one before :)

    P.S. I don't think watching Antiques Roadshow is nerdy. I watch it too! In fact, I watch both the British & American versions ;)

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  33. Aaaahhhh....I'm so jealous I can't pull this off...Love the shoes!!!

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  34. LOVE those tights!

    Thanks for reading my blog .:)

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Jen