Ever since I can remember I’ve always been obsessed with fashion, so much so that one day in my early teens, whilst sat in the beer garden of a local pub discussing future career options, my parents suggested I become a designer.
From that moment on it was my dream. Of course at that age I thought that anything was possible, and it probably was. But alas after I’d completed my GSCE’s I set off to college to study Fashion design. Thinking back I wish I’d tried harder and stuck it out, but at the time I was dead set on not going to University after the years of hell I suffered at school.
After about 6 months into a two year course I started to really struggle. I was working part time at a local hairdressers for just £1.50 per hour, which just about covered my bus fair to and from the college, but on top of that I had to buy all my own materials, special pencils, scissors and even a sewing machine.
I’ll also admit I’m not exactly a brilliant artist, at best I would say I was mediocre. I was ok at drawing objects and copying pictures, but I couldn’t draw images from my imagination, which is pretty important in design.
So I dropped out, I got an office job and was reasonably happy with my career path, until a couple of years ago, when I realised I wanted more. I wanted to do something I‘m passionate about.
Even all those years between leaving college and now, I’ve been a serious fashion addict, even getting myself into debt for this seasons must haves, until I realised I couldn’t carry on that way. A couple of years ago I started paying off my debts and reduced my spending severely, including my regular shopping sprees. This resulted in your average Jeans, Vest, Jumper, a few dresses style, which is great if that’s what your happy with, but it wasn’t me, I didn’t feel like an individual and I felt I was missing out.
So until recently when I happened to stumble a across one or two fashion blogs, I was in a bit of a fashion rut. My wardrobe was full of ‘staples’ or ‘classics’ but very little that separated me from the crowd. I was stuck because I couldn’t afford to buy anything new or keep up with the latest trends, that was until I discovered the beauty of thrift shopping. Suddenly a whole new world was opened up to me, I was getting three or four one of a kind pieces for £10, and that really is where this blog begins.
I’m currently looking into studying fashion again, but not as a designer. In the meantime, I'm happy with my little eBay shop and keeping busy on my sewing machine.
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