Friday, 19 July 2013
bursts of colour in the middle of winter
In this last week I have made some wonderful colourful vintage additions to my wardrobe. Not dresses – vintage scarves. Vintage scarves are one of those things that I always think will be easy to find without really looking, or even something that I already have, and I do have some. But when it comes to it, they can be that little bit more elusive. I'd realise I didn't have the right shade of blue, or a red one, or the perfect combinations of golden browns. So I was chuffed when I picked up four at a big sale at a Melbourne vintage shop. I hadn't rummaged in a box at a vintage shop for the longest time and it was a nice reminder of how it really can be fun. And then I found a fifth one at an op shop. It was just there in the window, and for $2.50 it was mine. I am especially enjoying wearing scarves in my hair at the moment. Melbourne has been crazy windy lately! Lots of colours, and lots of flowers, of course. A novelty print. This one is an office theme, and has a telephone, an ink pot, and a desk lamp. And this one is a tourist souvenir! I love the pink and blue. The red floral one is the op shop find – and I think red looks great on red heads!