Its nice to wear something you've thrifted before when you are actually thrifting as I was today for about an hour. This big blue shirt with trusty shoulder pads is a purchase from a few months ago. There's always SOMETHING interesting that can catch your eye in a charity shop, once you have a good root around. I like to browse and see what I like, if I'm lucky, I'm able to find something I was actually looking for on the high street but with a more original feel. A word of advice- go where the old ladies go! That's where the best cheap vintage stuff will be! Get the trends of today... from their first outing! Ok I sound like an ad now... Hurray for charity shops anyway!
If there has been a blanket ban on all pastel shades until Spring/Summer 2034 I have not been made aware of such. For all of our talk of being unique, us 'fashion people' do like to slot in with the trends in some shape or form. Does this mean forgoing the pastels of recent months and hopping aboard a flight to GOTHam AW12? Say it isn't so! Pastels aren't just for Summer, they're for life! Not that my bulging wardrobe of mints, creams and yellows and pitiful bank balance has influenced this campaign in any way ... Click HERE to sign the petition! (OK so that wasn't a hyperlink) But please, enjoy your pastels right through winter kids! I know I will be!
Meticulous and painfully organised dresser that I am, it was a great surprise when I discovered that this outfit was in fact, quite a trend-zy bit of co-ordination. It's almost impossible for anyone even remotely concerned with their clobber to ignore the TRENDS. #fact Yet I put on these shorts and cardigan feeling quite the sorceress more than anything... there's an etheral, witchy vibe to the cardigan.
Looking back through the photos, the swirls on the cardigan spoke of
an era so much more than just 'vintage'. My top and shorts are velvet
so with this lovely merge of texture.. I get a lovely merge of casual
and luxe. I think
I've said this before in one of my eh, many posts, you can become
somebody else when you're dressed entirely in vintage clothing. Would I
have been Rembrandt's muse?