I've recently been inspired by various fashion/thrifting blogs and have been thinking of maybe starting another blog just about what I wear or have found thrifting. In fact just the other week I was having a fashion conversation with Anita over at Castle Crowns and Cottages. Did you know that when I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer?
Well, we'll see about the new blog but in the meantime I thought I'd do a little test post and you can tell me what you think. I scoured the depths of my closet to find something of interest and here it is...
...the sweater in question looking a little forlorn just by itself. I got it from Ross Dress for Less about a year ago and have never worn it! I was attracted to it by the color and then by the sleeves which are ruched and it just seems vaguely Victorian to me, a period I have always found fascinating.
I've never thought of wearing grey before but I've now got two sweaters in that color; this one is a pewter and the other is a light grey. I've been trying to figure out how to wear it. I'm not a fan of the belt and will be getting rid of the belt loops. I got the brilliant idea to use the belt as sort of a necklace like this...
...and I've paired it here with a vest.
How about a flower with little sparklies? This one is my great-aunt's brooch. I love little keepsakes like this.
A really pretty pink pin from a neighbor's garage sale, she said it was from the 50s or thereabouts.
This is a 50s pin I picked up at a thrift sale back home
I've never been one to wear a rosary as jewelry but thought it might look ok.
It looks gold but it's really silver. The rosary was given to me by Rene who thought it might help me through a serious illness I was going through. The crucifix is an antique from France and he fashioned the rosary together himself. I really love it as it is beautifully crafted and has a lot of personal history behind it. I will probably never wear it as jewelry but it was a thought!
Ok, here I am in the getup. Photo taken in my bathroom because of the wonderful light that shines through! The John Lennon glasses were a gift from my friend Sandi who picked it up at the Beatles Museum in Liverpool. I was jazzed! I'm also wearing an oversized pearl bracelet and dark grey magnet bracelet. (Remember when they were the rage?)
All ladies are quite individual and I think they rock their style. Rock on ladies!