Sunday, 25 October 2009


I love to wear my scarves as headbands. And as I don't have time at the moment to bleach the roots of my hair, I've been wearing headbands almost every day, tied into a do-rag, a turban, or a flapper bow. These are couple of outfits showcasing two of the rainbow of scarves I bought while opshopping the other day.

In academic news, I've finished my damn thesis. It goes in tomorrow, and then I WASH MY HANDS OF IT. YAY. And then it's back to painting like a wildebeest being chased by a stampede. Or something. Anyway, I'm so close to the end of my degree I can almost taste it.


This is what I wore to paint on Friday. The shirt is from a 1950's two-piece set I bought ages ago. I don't think it's ever been worn. The shorts are deadstock 70's Stubbies I also bought while opshopping this past week. It ended up being such a lovely day that I drank cheap beer on the grass outside and lolled around in the sunlight.

silly painting outfit

• 1950's strawberry print shirt, part of a two piece set.
• Mint green 'Stubbies' shorts, 1970's. Opshopped. They're beautiful quality, actually.
• Black stockings, supermarket?
• Rose pink scarf, opshopped.
• Black ballet flats from some cheapie store.

I wore this outfit - which is now one of my favourites, ever - last night to have dinner at a friend's place. I've been waiting to wear this supercrazy dress for ages. Every time the Boy is around and I pull it out of my wardrobe, he recoils with horror because it's so "goth". So I put it back. Last night I decided it was time to prove that I could wear it without looking as if I carve Robert Smith lyrics into gravestones every month during the full moon. I think I succeeded! Not that there's anything wrong with carving Robert Smith lyrics into gravestones during the full moon or anything. But you get my drift.


But holy bananas Batman, check out those sleeves. I love them so much!


With a cape. The perfect outerwear.


• Black lace 1960's mini dress, eBay.
• Yellow OTK socks,
• Black 80's oxfords, eBay.
• Vintage yellow scarf, opshopped, worn as headband.
• 1970's white knit cape, opshopped.


Andi B. Goode said...

Those are definitely some impressive sleeves!
-Andi x

Kasmira said...

Love the shorts outfit!

And I'll have to try your scarf trick next time I'm needing a root touch-up.

Anonymous said...

Both these are pretty much perfect and adorable, and I don't think it would really be possible for you to look goth anyway. So never fear!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous ! You're lovely !

Pony said...

Thanks, everyone :)

The Sequin Cat said...

Congratulations on imminent completion of university, mademoiselle!

Adventures of a Sequin Cat