Monday, 17 December 2012
When I moved out of my parents' house I did a bit of a clear out of my collection, and these are the ten that made the cut. Since I did a wardrobe clear out at the same time I've become a bit bored of all my clothes, and I think that's because I'm not really making the effort to wear many accessories - scarves and hats and jewellery are mostly packed away and it just seems like too much effort to get them out on a cold and dark morning.
I really want to get a bit more excited about getting dressed in the morning, so I got all my scarves out this weekend to have a proper look at them, instead of just leaving them piled in the scarf box.
Left to Right 1. My most recent acquisition - It's from one of the Orla Kiely for Uniqlo collections and Reda brought it back for me from New York. 2. This was sent to me by Moody's and is probably the scarf I wear the most as it just goes with everything. As proof I am currently wearing it with my pyjamas and a big cardigan as I write this post (what? It's cold!) 3. This orange one was from H&M when I was 18 and went to Copenhagen with my mum. I can pretty much wrap myself up in it - it's so big! 4. This Ralph Lauren one gets a lot of wear as it goes perfectly with my red coat, but it does not fold well, as evidenced by the photo.
The bottom row are more dressy scarves, for neckerchiefs and headscarves.
1. This was a gift from my aforementioned scarf denying flatmates. It is a really lovely rich colour and I always think of them when I wear it. I'm still practising my scarf tying skills so I can wear it like Keiko Lynn's headscarf. 2. My dkny scarf was a gift to myself in the sales way back in 2011. It's the perfect size for a neck scarf. 3. This little one is my pretence at a Liberty scarf (one day!) - it was from a collection Liberty did for Comic Relief and I found it in TK Maxx (possibly my only real bargain I've ever found in there - I don't know how some bloggers do it!) 4. This yellow and blue vintage one was from London Fashion Weekend absolutely years ago. True fact: I did my very first blogpost about that London Fashion Weekend back in 2008. That's a bit scary! 5. This is from a collection Celia Birtwell did for Topshop. I love it but I don't really wear much green (my school uniform was green and so I have an irrational hatred of the colour) so it doesn't get out much. 6. Finally my absolute favourite: This is a vintage scarf I purchased at an art deco fair at Eltham Palace. It has the most stunning sea scene on it, and although it is a little stained it is just beautiful.
So there we go: hopefully a scarf wearing outfit post will be coming to your screen soon!