Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jumbled Decades

Well, let's see. There's my new haircut - that's the teens (current). I am pretty sure that the penchant for the side shaved head on a lady of my age hasn't been a style in any decade except now.
My top is from the '70s, the skirt is from the '60s, the scarf and the bracelet are from the '80s, and the boots, earrings and belt are from the aughts.

  • Top - B. Altman & Co., by Hal Fentman, vintage '70s, thrifted; last seen here when I was Carol Burnett in October
  • Skirt - Hettemark's of Sweden, sold from W&J Wilson, vintage early '60s, thrifted; last worn here way back in January 2014 with Etro
  • Boots - Kope Tiam Coffee, Fluevogs; last worn here in January 2014 with a bigass leather skirt

I was stuck with how to wear this big scarf - it's soft and breezy, but too much up around my face, and too thick to tie into my hair, and yet too short to go around my waist. I wanted to wear it for indoor wear, not just as a scarf with outerwear. I really liked how it looked on the belt. I basically folded the scarf in half (into a triangle, not a rectangle) and then tucked half of under my belt. Easy!
This skirt is the bottom half of a suit; you may recall I just wore the jacket part here just two days ago.

The stuff:
I love my Kope Tiam booties. They are heavenly to walk in; just perfectly balanced.

Lush bling:
My genuine Pierre Balmain of Paris scarf, just thrifted last weekend for $15.50.

  • Scarf - Pierre Balmain of Paris, vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Belt - Plum
  • Bracelet - fake Gucci, vintage 80s, gift from Mom and Dad
  • Earrings - local, 5th anniversary gift from L

I'm off to cook some beef stew for dinner. I think I just might have some wine with that!


  1. "From the aughts," sounds so much better than "from the zeros." I love how you wear this scarf. Great idea! And I cast my eye at your footwear. Your hair is schwing as well. Doesn't it feel great? Gimme a new haircut and I can conquer the world.

  2. Aha! Scarfspiration! Never seen it done this way before.
    The jumbled decades look great! Who knew :-) Jazzy Jack

  3. Very, very cool haircut! I love how you take chances and change up your 'do. Great decades-mixing too - it all works. xox

  4. Leave it to YOU to come up with such a creative way to wear that fabulous scarf! Wearing it this way, you can see the whole pattern and design on it YOURSELF! GREAT haircut!

  5. Great mixing from various eras! The new hair is fab - I've seen more and more older women with funkier haircuts lately, and I'd like to think I've been an inspiration ;)

    The scarf on the waist is a nice touch and adds a nice splash of pattern against the solid skirt.

  6. I jumble up the decades all the time, it's the best way - no one wants to be a vintage purist (or snob!) Love the mash-up, and the haircut! xxx

  7. I love how even after years of blogging we still have nearly the same hair cut!! (I did a home cut on my bangs afterwards though, they weren't falling right)

  8. Great idea on how to wear the scarf… it would have never occurred to me !


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