Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Yes, I'm rocking the peasant blouse once again - this time with much more of a gypsy feel, complete with crystal ball! When I wore this to the car boot sale one gentleman actually asked me if I was Romanian.
I wore my candy coloured gingham skirt sans petticoat for a more relaxed, early 50s look. Overall I went for easy, breezy summer style, leaving the blouse untied at the neckline and paring down my usual stack of bangles to just three (in vanilla, pink and butterscotch to tone with the colours in the skirt).
The hair style you see in the pictures wasn't actually entirely intentional, it started out a little more 'styled' at 7:30 in the morning, but relaxed somewhat over the course of the day (these photos were taken just before sunset) into a slightly Gibson girl affair.
I thought the venetian glass bead necklace with crystal ball pendant was perfect - except the length, the reason I've never worn it before. I shortened it with a tiny safety pin through two of the links. The adjustment I made was hidden under my hair. I added further gypsy touches in the carved (bone I think) rose clip-on earrings, and a pink polka dot scarf tied around my ponytail.
Gypsy blouse, New Look (yes, I bought new clothes from an actual shop! It comes in different colours too); Vintage 80s gingham skirt, charity shop; Shoes, similar in my shop; Vintage Deco-era glass necklace and carved rose clip-on earrings, found in the attic; Polka dot scarf, from a random market stall in India; Bakelite and plastic bangles, various.
PS: I also just added two more catalogue pages to yesterday's Red, white and blue post - somehow I forgot to upload them before!