High Low

Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Second day of Spring and the weather in Sydney today was beautiiiiful.  One of those days which makes you feel so grateful to be living in this amazing city. Mind you, currently tonight there’s this charcoal smell in the air because Daenerys Targaryen and her ADHD dragons decided to play hide and seek.

What a glorious night in Old Sydney Town.

MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I spent our morning having brunch with one of her close friends, his lovely wife and their cute baby boy at a very fancy cafe in the city named “The Grounds of Alexandria”, a most peculiar name considering it is neither grounded nor anywhere near Egypt.

Her friend is employed for a very well known fashion label as a regional manager in procurement and is heading off to New York to assess the latest styles, glitz and trends to bring back to Oz.

The topic of conversation naturally progressed to what is “trendy” these days and he introduced me to the concept of High-Low.  High-Low?  Isn’t it buy low, sell high I asked him? No, no he said, its all about mixing expensive items with budget ones, “kinda like wearing $650 sneakers and a $20 T-shirt”.

“What if you wear $20 sneakers and a $10 T-shirt?”.

“Then you become Flo Rida”:

High Low eh, what a strange concept! I mean firstly where do you buy sneakers worth $650? Anything with a dollar sign and the number six after it better have the word “for” following, $6 for this dragon egg or $6 for this bag of magic beans Jack – not a further two numerical digits.

Heck, I’m still trying to move away from the BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) signs. Those get me every time.

Secondly, what madness is it to buy $650 sneakers AND a $20 T-shirt? If you spent $650 on sneakers surely you can spend more on a T-shirt? Are there people who walk around specifically looking at your feet but not at your torso?

I googled this concept further and found “WHEN Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet for the premiere of “A Mighty Heart” last week wearing a $26 dress from Los Angeles vintage store Wasteland paired with $600-plus Christian Louboutin heels, it was official: High/low is having a moment.” Angelina, honey, hate to break it to ya, but if I saw you walking down the street, I would be looking at a lot of other places before I get to your feet.

I don’t care about your face woman, show me your FEET!

Then it hit me! If all you need to do to be fashionable is to buy expensive shoes and cheap outfits, then I’ve got it pretty much down pat. Pretty much because usually I walk fast enough that you can’t really tell which sneakers I’ve got on my feet anyway.

Success! I too am a fashionista.

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