THRIFT ALERT: This is NOT a thrifted dress, but I did buy it at a closing sale for less than 50% off its retail price. I love the tattoo-inspired print of this Critical Mass dress. The Lacuzzo sandals are from the same sale, as is the Bibi necklace, which I will show you in a sec.
THRIFT REALITY: I've had this gold-tone 1970s shawl for about six years - in fact, it was one of the first items I thrifted when I moved to Toronto. The funny thing is: I've never, ever worn it. Instead I've used it around the home, as a tablecloth and then as part of a headboard. I thought of it the other day and figured, with this chilly English weather, that I'm going to have to learn to layer if I want to stay warm. So I plopped it on and tried it as a shawl. I think the look is pretty sexy, even with the crazy print of this dress.
THRIFT REVELATION: Suddenly it hit me. I could layer on the shawl with a boy blazer (bought new in Canada) and wear it as a SCARF. If my neck is warm, I'm warm. The result: Boho Chic.
NEW AND VINTAGE BLING: Toss on a silver-tone boho ring (bought new at a US airport kiosk) and a vintage bracelet bought in Toronto that's so small it barely fits me, and I think we're ready to party. Now, can someone take me to a party, please?
I HEART BIBI: I normally do vintage costume bling, but this new Bibi necklace, originally priced beyond my means but also on sale, went so well with the dress. V-necks make me look like a giraffe as my neck is so long, so I like filling the space with baubles. I'm really into hearts these days, and this baby had the perfect balance between hard and soft, rocker and pretty.
Have a fab weekend everyone!