I was inspired the other day when my friend came over and brought this amazing leather jacket for me. She said she'd kept it in the cupboard for ages and never worn it. A week earlier she had seen a pair of my jeans and said she'd always wanted red jeans. I had immediately thought, well I never really wear them anyway, and I was probably just going to cut them up and make something, but instead I just said "you can have them." I wasn't expecting anything back, I just knew that she'd use them and love them alot more than I did so therefore they were better off with her. I recently did the same thing with another friend when she gave me a few clothes she didn't want anymore, I gave her my favourite pair of pants because she liked them and they suited her.
It feels so good giving things away and not expecting anything in return. Life usually rewards you anyway, whether it's a physical thing or just a good feeling inside.
I got the fringe top at Paper Bag Princess in Wellington. When the guy at the counter was trying to put it in a bag for me it kept getting caught on everything it touched, he asked why the hell I wanted it and how I could possibly wear it without getting stuck. I love it though, so I went around cutting every single loop in half so that it wasn't so bad. Was very tedious but worth it.
I associate fringe tassels with either 20's flappers or 70's hippies so I combined it with vertical striped stockings and denim shorts, and the leather jacket just ties it all together.