Dancing up Vintage Lace:
Prior to mentioning my choice of apparel, I must admit I couldn’t stop dancing to Beyonce long enough to take a decent shot–my great grandmomma Virginia would be glad to find me dancing in her scarves. Especially because she was as much of a Lady as is Beyonce, and we can all use little reminders of such empowering Ladies in our daily creative inspo(s).
As for the vintage get-up:
First and foremost, my red cuff is as bold as it it tough, handmade by my step-father from an old Velvet: America’s Smoothest Smoke box. I purchased it from my parent’s super-rad Etsy shop, The Virginia Rose, where I have helped carve out a sentence or two from time to time. Their shop features vintage items, some of the handmade variety like this. To see more, check them out at their shop here.
I’ve paired a recent thrift vintage blouse that I adore for it’s wrinkle-free rayon blend, and for its extra room round the arms–ideal for chasing the boys in my life/boys chasing me. *insert milkshakes and yards* I needed a bit of fancy-ing for a work meeting, so I tied my great-grandmomma’s silk scarf round the mock collar (my collection of scarves was gifted to me by my nana, and thus stem from her collection as well as my great-grandmomma’s, I presume). This allowed the collar to become more recognizable against the scarf, i.e. Business Shirt Success!
The top was haphazardly tucked into my cuffed high-waisted jeans–find similar ones here at Express. The dark wash pair nicely with these vintage styled pumps I found on a (winning) shopping venture to target’s clearance hole/rack. The bad boys were saved from a most untimely demise, and they are not that uncomfortable. I cannot recall the brand, at moment’s notice.
Some of my great-grandmomma’s scarves are cut into such interesting shapes that I can easily spend twenty minutes figuring out precisely how to wear it best. Sometimes it simply befriends the handles of my handbag all day. How do you like to wear your vintage scarves?