Scarves – as in silk ones, or silk like – are something I have a lot of and always mean to wear more often, and winter has got to be the best time to do this.
I got this amazing vintage leaf print one some months ago and Autumn would of course have been ideal for it, but here we are in winter and it is going on anyway!
This vintage dress is one I've had for a while and really should wear a bit more often. This kind of thing, with the buttons and the pocket structure, is a favourite of mine, as is the colour. The scarf might or might not be helping hide a collar that got crumpled on one side while hanging in a too-full rack, and absolutely is hiding some inexpert darning I did on a couple of small holes, which of course had to be slap bang in the middle of the front. Still, such is life.
The scarf has light brown leafies that match the dress and the vintage cashmere cardigan perfectly, and, having that oranges and browns (sounding all very seventies) theme, rusty orange tights were the choice to go with. Well, I feel like I missed a bit of Autumn so I am making up for some lost time now.
And as I was in such Autumnal colours I decided to complete the golden rainbow and add my mustard yellow flats, a gift from Ballettonet (who are now actually having a sale, these ones included). I was so thrilled when these arrived, as I have wanted a pair of mustard shoes for ages, and after my three weeks of Dunlops in Europe, I am well and truly converted to flat shoes. The comfort!
After I ordered them I did worry a bit about the mustard being too yellow, and the points too pointy, but I needn't have: when they arrived two days later they were perfect on both fronts. They are handmade in Italy and butter soft, and were super comfortable immediately, which means I have been thrashing them a bit since I got them – very naughty, as I haven't taken them to get a protective layer put on their leather soles yet. So, until I do, they are now strictly indoor shoes, and here I am just waggling them about in the safety of home, which evidently delighted Babycat.
Also would like to note my joy at toning so nicely with my living room, although please ignore the miniature spaghetti junction that lives near the bookshelf, servicing the fridge, the internet, a lamp, chargers etc... (What would Pinterest have to say about that?!) One magical day in the future, cables will be an annoying and unsightly memory, and maybe before then I will find a way to hide at least some of them. Hope springs eternal!